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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - Military - Air Force



Image

Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised




1350

C

B

1939 (Sep 5) commercial registered airmail cover to GB with scarce franking of 12c 20c 25c & 75c (Cat 70 x3), two strikes on reverse of the first type 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s (#H.1) & very fine 'PASSED BY CENSOR/MOMBASA/ 3 ' h/s on the face. Very early civil censored mail: War was declared 4.9.1939. [The rate was 12c + R1 airmail surcharge + 20c registration]

300.00

$230.00T




1352

C

B

1943 (Apr 16) registered airmail to GB with 2c plus 9c 20c & 30c pairs, very fine strike of the by-now worn 'PASSED BY CENSOR/-------No 2' cachet (#H.IV.2a) in black, minor blemishes. [Hopson & McCloy state at page 54 "Two examples...are recorded". From July 1942, the airmail rate was reduced to an all-inclusive fee of 1r. This cover may have been carried in a closed bag - which would explain the absence of transit markings - from Seychelles by RAF Catalina that flew to Diego Suarez on 19.4.1943]

200.00

$150.00T




1354

PS

A

1944 (Apr 8) usage of formular aerogramme to GB opened & resealed with plain labels & with superb '[eagle]/ RAF/CENSOR/596' cachet used on Seychelles, 18c cancelled in transit at RAF Mombasa with 'EA/APO 81' cds.

150.00

$115.00T




1355

C

A

1944 vice-regal cover with printed crown on the flap & endorsed by the Governor "WM Logan/Govt House/Seychelles", to GB with 9c x2 paying surface rate tied by cds of JY27/44 but 2c 30c & 50c added to make up 1r airmail rate & cancelled AU2/44. These envelopes with the printed crown on the flap were a local expedient when the Governor's stationery was exhausted: this & the next lot represent a new discovery not recorded by Hopson & McCloy. [Privileged mail was not subject to censorship. Three squadrons of Catalinas arrived 27.7.1944, one plane departing 3.8.1944]

300.00

$230.00T




1356

C

B

1944 (Nov 15) vice-regal cover with printed crown on the flap & signed by the Governor "WM Logan/Govt House", to GB with 1r black. [Hopson & McCloy note at p45 that BOAC's 'Golden Hind' service made five flights Kenya-Seychelles- Kenya, and that "...these did carry...civilian mail but little was sent...". The service was extended from Seychelles to Ceylon on one occasion only. The return flight arrived from Colombo 16.11.1944 & left the next day for Kisumu. Mail identified as per 'Golden Hind' is rare]

300.00

$260.00T




1358

C

B

1944 cover endorsed on reverse "O'Toole/RAF Seychelles/.../I certify on my honour..." & with rare '[eagle]/RAF/ CENSOR/42' cachet (introduced Sep 1944), to GB with 1r black cancelled in transit with 'EA/6XII44/APO 81' cds used at Port Reitz (KUT), light vertical fold & minor soiling. Rare carriage per 'Golden Hind' which departed Seychelles 5.12.1944.

300.00

$230.00T






1359

PS

A

1945 (Aug 6) usage of KGVI 20c Registration Envelope size F with rare albeit philatelic franking of 5r Pirogue on reverse, to Kenya self-censored by the sender with military censor h/s #7428, 'ELDORET' arrival b/s. [6.8.1945 was the last day of military censorship on the Seychelles]

100.00

$75.00T




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