Lot Number: 63

(Brazil) Triple censored WWII airmail cover, rated R 5400, from Sao Paulo to the River Plate Committee, Finsbury Circus, London (an undercover address for South American volunteers to British Forces), readdressed to No 8 A.O.S.(Air Observer School), Ancienne Lorette, Quebec, large Jan 7 1944 clock receiver verso. Triple sealed with Brazilian tape tied by framed S.P./442 censor mark, and US EB 2853 (San Juan), and GB OBE 562 PC90 censor tapes. Sent to a Britisher from Brazil, now a leading aircraftman/woman in training in Canada. An absolute goldmine of aerophilatelic, military, political and social history. One of the most exciting covers we have come across.

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Date: 1943, Aug 8
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Triple censored WWII airmail cover, rated R 5400, from Sao Paulo to the River Plate Committee, Finsbury Circus, London (an undercover address for South American volunteers to British Forces), readdressed to No 8 A.O.S.(Air Observer School), Ancienne Lorette, Quebec, large Jan 7 1944 clock receiver verso. Triple sealed with Brazilian tape tied by framed S.P./442 censor mark, and US EB 2853 (San Juan), and GB OBE 562 PC90 censor tapes. Sent to a Britisher from Brazil, now a leading aircraftman/woman in training in Canada. An absolute goldmine of aerophilatelic, military, political and social history. One of the most exciting covers we have come across.
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Lot Number: 84

(Ecuador) Panagra F/F Quito, Ecuador to Ipiales, Colombia, b/s, airmail cover franked $2.90, nice strike violet framed flight cachet, uncommon. Small hand drawn map in included with this item. Scarce

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Date: 1943, Mar 2
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Ecuador

Description: Panagra F/F Quito, Ecuador to Ipiales, Colombia, b/s, airmail cover franked $2.90, nice strike violet framed flight cachet, uncommon. Small hand drawn map in included with this item. Scarce
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Lot Number: 150

(GB External) Dual censored WWII airmail from London to Zurich, via Lisbon where airmail label annulled by Lisbon 22 May 43 cds for onward  transmission by rail. Plain cover franked 5d, sealed by GB and German censors, verso black German censor mark applied on arrival in Paris, and red censor mark to clear forwarding to Switzerland. Written in hungarian.

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Date: 1943, May 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: GB External

Description: Dual censored WWII airmail from London to Zurich, via Lisbon where airmail label annulled by Lisbon 22 May 43 cds for onward transmission by rail. Plain cover franked 5d, sealed by GB and German censors, verso black German censor mark applied on arrival in Paris, and red censor mark to clear forwarding to Switzerland. Written in hungarian.
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Lot Number: 151

(GB External) London to Italy WW II, undelivered British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre type 2 airmail lettersheet,  blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion",franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, postmarked Catford wavy line, addressed to Sapper Keeton, Campo PG53, PM 3300, Italy, red octagonal "PW 6061" hs, verso blue duble ring Italian censor mark and black six line "This letter formed part of/undelivered mails which fell/into the hands of the Allied/Forces advancing in Italy./It is undeliverable as addressed and is therefore returned to you" hs

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Date: 1943, Aug 28
Est. price: £75.00
Category: GB External

Description: London to Italy WW II, undelivered British Prisoner of War Post/Kriegsgefangenenpost/Service des Prisonniers de Guerre type 2 airmail lettersheet, blue tablet "Air Mail/Par Avion",franked imprint 2 1/2d KGVI, postmarked Catford wavy line, addressed to Sapper Keeton, Campo PG53, PM 3300, Italy, red octagonal "PW 6061" hs, verso blue duble ring Italian censor mark and black six line "This letter formed part of/undelivered mails which fell/into the hands of the Allied/Forces advancing in Italy./It is undeliverable as addressed and is therefore returned to you" hs
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Lot Number: 152

(GB External) Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air  letter posted and censored on the ship, then blue tomb stone censor mark applied,  fine strike red boxed "FREE/CHRISTMAS/AIR MAIL" instead of postage stamp, addressed to England. Image.

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Date: 1943, Nov 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: GB External

Description: Airmail from ships of the Royal Navy, air letter posted and censored on the ship, then blue tomb stone censor mark applied, fine strike red boxed "FREE/CHRISTMAS/AIR MAIL" instead of postage stamp, addressed to England. Image.
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Lot Number: 172

(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways,  Glasgow-Tiree, then boat to Stornoway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornoway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds,  ms confirmation of arrival on 18/12. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Tiree by Scottish Airways, thence to Stornoway by boat as air service held up by hurricane.

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Date: 1943, Dec 15
Est. price: £55.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow-Tiree, then boat to Stornoway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornoway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds, ms confirmation of arrival on 18/12. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Tiree by Scottish Airways, thence to Stornoway by boat as air service held up by hurricane.
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Lot Number: 254

(Martinique) World War II double censored airmail cover, Fort de France to Philadelphia, USA, franked 8f, rh sealed brown censor tape tied by pointed oval "Ouvert Par l'Autorite Militaire" censor mark, and lh sealed by B&W US EB 4192 (Miami) censor tape, also 'Censore Militaire/2/Martinique' toothed circle censor mark verso.

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Date: 1943, Aug 25
Est. price: £10.00
Category: Martinique

Description: World War II double censored airmail cover, Fort de France to Philadelphia, USA, franked 8f, rh sealed brown censor tape tied by pointed oval "Ouvert Par l'Autorite Militaire" censor mark, and lh sealed by B&W US EB 4192 (Miami) censor tape, also 'Censore Militaire/2/Martinique' toothed circle censor mark verso.
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Lot Number: 270

(Netherlands Antilles ) World War II double censored airmail cover, Curacao to London, imprint etiquette cover franked 165c, black two line 'Par Avion Jusqua ECU/ Airmail to USA', ms 'Airmail to New York, sealed PC90 OBE 5163 Bermuda censor tape overlying plain brown US censor tape.

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Date: 1943, Feb 25
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Netherlands Antilles

Description: World War II double censored airmail cover, Curacao to London, imprint etiquette cover franked 165c, black two line 'Par Avion Jusqua ECU/ Airmail to USA', ms 'Airmail to New York, sealed PC90 OBE 5163 Bermuda censor tape overlying plain brown US censor tape.
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Lot Number: 294

(New Zealand) Dual censored German Prisoner of War Post,  Prisoner of War camp Stalag VIII-B to New Zealand, via Lisbon and the USA, a wonderfully preserved Luftpost/Air Mail letter to New Zealand with clearly legible contents about camp life, blank (no name) 17/1/43 cds tied by red framed 'Tax Percue/...RM.....1' hs, violet 'Luftpost /Airmail' and 'uber Nordamerka' hs's, extra fine strike 'US Censorship/Examined By 322' censor mark on front tying black German (possibly scarce SS) scalloped 'Stalag VIII B.Censor/Nr 37', contents page also stamped with the same censor mark. Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a German Army prisoner of war camp located near the small town of Lamsdorf  in Silesia. In January 1945, as the Soviet armies advanced into Germany, many of the prisoners were marched westward on the so-called Long (Death) March. An exceptional item of museum quality. Image.

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Date: 1943, Jan 17
Est. price: £150.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Dual censored German Prisoner of War Post, Prisoner of War camp Stalag VIII-B to New Zealand, via Lisbon and the USA, a wonderfully preserved Luftpost/Air Mail letter to New Zealand with clearly legible contents about camp life, blank (no name) 17/1/43 cds tied by red framed 'Tax Percue/...RM.....1' hs, violet 'Luftpost /Airmail' and 'uber Nordamerka' hs's, extra fine strike 'US Censorship/Examined By 322' censor mark on front tying black German (possibly scarce SS) scalloped 'Stalag VIII B.Censor/Nr 37', contents page also stamped with the same censor mark. Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a German Army prisoner of war camp located near the small town of Lamsdorf in Silesia. In January 1945, as the Soviet armies advanced into Germany, many of the prisoners were marched westward on the so-called Long (Death) March. An exceptional item of museum quality. Image.
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Lot Number: 385

(South Africa) WWII dual censored cover, Durban to Buenos Aires, bs 2/4/43, plain cover franked 4/- (1/- block of 4), canc Durban cds, fine strike black framed 'Air Mail' hs. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by violet 'coat of arms' /C' , and US EB Examiner 14021 (San Juan) censor tape. Correctly rated 4/- for the Africa-US rate.  Image.

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Date: 1943, Oct 2
Est. price: £35.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII dual censored cover, Durban to Buenos Aires, bs 2/4/43, plain cover franked 4/- (1/- block of 4), canc Durban cds, fine strike black framed 'Air Mail' hs. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by violet 'coat of arms' /C' , and US EB Examiner 14021 (San Juan) censor tape. Correctly rated 4/- for the Africa-US rate. Image.
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Lot Number: 431

(United States) FAM 5 New Orleans service to Guatemala City, New Orleans to Managua, 13/6 arrival de on front, Pan Am red/blue/pale grey souvenir airmail cover, 24cmx 10cm, imprint etiquette "First Flight/Airmail/New Orleans/To/Managua/June 13 1945", large black framed 'Vuelo Inaugural/Ruta/New Orleans-Panama'. Scarce, this particlar leg is currently unlisted.

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Date: 1943, Jun 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: United States

Description: FAM 5 New Orleans service to Guatemala City, New Orleans to Managua, 13/6 arrival de on front, Pan Am red/blue/pale grey souvenir airmail cover, 24cmx 10cm, imprint etiquette "First Flight/Airmail/New Orleans/To/Managua/June 13 1945", large black framed 'Vuelo Inaugural/Ruta/New Orleans-Panama'. Scarce, this particlar leg is currently unlisted.
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Lot Number: 453

(World War II ) Illustrated Christmas Greetings airgraph with shield with St George's Cross, a palm tree and an olive tree, sent the Eighth Army, Italy, to England, passed by censor 8261 hs. Complete with delivery envelope.

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Date: 1943, Nov 28
Est. price: £18.00
Category: World War II

Description: Illustrated Christmas Greetings airgraph with shield with St George's Cross, a palm tree and an olive tree, sent the Eighth Army, Italy, to England, passed by censor 8261 hs. Complete with delivery envelope.
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