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Auction: 173 - Lot number: 974 << Previous   Next >>

Category: INDIA - Postal History

Description: 1939-44 Forces group with Air Force Nov 1939 air cover & front (faint strike) with crude 'ROYAL AIR FORCE/ CENSORED' h/s on face (stated to be the only recorded examples) & two different RAF HQ 'SECURITY' h/s - one in green - on 4a Airmail Postal Cards; Army 'PASSED BY UNIT CENSOR/ARMY YMCA' & FPO 187 cds on 1945 cover; typed 'OPENED/BY' label (stated to be unrecorded) & FPO 74 (no year slug); & 1943 from US APO 629 endorsed "Via Pouch" with Indian 3Ża cancelled on arrival at Washington DC; and Navy with triple-oval 'PASSED BY CENSOR/23NOV1939/* *' on face of air cover to GB; 'PASSED/BY/NAVAL CENSOR' types including the impressive "Star of David" on two 1943 Navy Office Madras covers to Ireland; triple-oval 'SEA TRANSPORT HEAD QUARTERS INDIA/19FEB40/BOMBAY' b/s on air cover to GB; large-circle 'LANDING CRAFT WING DEPOT/6JUN1945/HMS HAMLA' b/s on air cover to GB; Forces aerogramme with small '[triangle] R.N.' h/s at lower-left & large boxed "honour" handstamp on the reverse; tombstone 'FROM HMI SHIP/...' on 1943 cover and on 1943 & 1944 aerogrammes (different forms) all with '275/ + ' cds; 2-line 'MAILS FROM HMI SHIPS/ON ACTIVE SERVICE' in rosine on 1942 cover; double-boxed 'RECEIVED FROM HMI SHIPS/ON ACTIVE SERVICE' on 1940 (gorgeous!) & 1942 covers both also with octagonal 'PASSED BY/[crown]/ NAVAL CENSOR' & 'POSTAGE FREE' h/s; and triple-oval 'NAVAL-OFFICER-IN-CHARGE/5SEP1941/COCHIN' superb strike & similarly inscribed wax seal on the flap. A very scarce and highly desirable group. (Qty 21)

Listed in: Military World War II , Military - Navy , INDIA , Postal History

Estimate: AUD$ 1000.00T

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