CCSG Auction 197 Lot Listing

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CCSG Auction 197 Lot Listing

Postby dannmayo » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:47 pm

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CCSG Auction No. 197
Closing Date for bids Tuesday 6th March 2018

NOTE This auction priced in POUNDS STERLING, with overseas winners invoiced in Dollars or Euros


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Abbreviations: AM = air mail, b/s = backstamped, bcm = blue crayon mark of US Censorship at bottom left, c. = cover, cld = cancelled, co3s = cover opened out 3 sides, (CoA) = Coat of Arms, CS = Censor Station, fkd = franked, h/s = handstamp, m/s = manuscript, nc = not censored, o/w = otherwise, pbt = plain brown tape, pc = postcard, pm = postmark, ppc = picture postcard, ps = postal stationery, RX = International Red Cross, s = surface mail, sf = serif letters, s/l = single line, st = resealing label slit open, t = censor re-sealing tape/label, w/ = with, w/o = without, [ .. ] = CCSG type numbers.
The number after the description [xxx] is the vendor’s reference.
Quality: XF = extra fine, VF = very fine, F = fine, VG = very good, G = good, P = poor.

Lot # Description Reserve in GB£

BOER WAR
1 SOUTH AFRICA INTERNAL CENSOR 1901 (Feb 20) Plain envelope to Lady Grey bearing C.O.G.H. 1d tied Cedarville cds & with black on white Opened Under Martial Law label tied violet triangular Passed / Press / Censor hand stamp with red ink initial in centre & with on reverse various transit & arrival cds [19990] £10.00

World War I
2 AUSTRALIA A.I.F forces in FRANCE 1917 (Jun 13) Plain stampless envelope endorsed On Active Service badly opened with tear top left to Cygnet, Tasmania cancelled FPO 137 cds & with violet oval Passed Field Censor / Crown / 1477 hand stamp. During this 3rd security period FPO 137 was used by the Australian 13th Brigade on the Western Front [19963] £20.00
3 AUSTRIA - GB cover from Vienna (local censor tape) to US in 1915, held by the British and released most likely in early 1919. Franked with WBV (Wiener Bank Verein) perfins. Light stain at bottom of cover £20.00
4 FRANCE - GB IMPROPERLY POSTED & DELAYED 1916 (Apr 6) Plain stampless postcard to Bridgnorth, Salop cancelled Army P. O. 2 /A date stamp located Rouen & with red 6 sided Passed / Field / Censor / Crown / 1510 alongside black fmed Improperly / Posted / Delayed hand stamp with message to mother Arrived Safe & Sound & feeling very fit [19937] £10.00
5 GERMANY-JAPAN 1917 Part strike of Stuttgart civil censor handstamp and Kurume camp censor handstamp on postcard to POW captured at Tsingtau (I.III. See Bataillion) £20.00
6 GERMANY-LATVIA 1918 (June) Koenigsberg censor handstamp on registered cover from officer in RIR 224 at Libau, with overprinted FP 114 registry label £12.00
7 GREAT BRITAIN 1914 (25 Nov). Early censor tape, Graham Ty. 3 tape on cover to Denmark. The Ty. 3 tapes appeared “by mid-October” and the black/white Ty 4 tape “by early November.” Tape split in opening cover £8.00
8 GB Commercial cover from London EC 8 Sept 14 to Haugesund, Norway, with type 1 OBC pink label, no received date £10.00
9 GB Cover from Gainsborough, Lincs 14 Oct 14 paid 2.5d to Copenhagen type 1 OBC initialled and numbered 149, received 19 Oct 14 £5.00
10 GB Cover from London EC 23 Oct 14 paid 2.5d to Gothenburg type 1 OBC label initialled 147 received 27 Oct and delivered next day £5.00
11 GB 1d postal stationery cover with added 1.5d from London 17 Nov 14 to Amsterdam with type 3 OBC pink label #99 with initials over the number received 20 Nov 14 £6.00
12 GB Cover from London W 1 Dec 14 paid 1d x 2, + ½d to Nijmegen, Netherlands with type 3 pink OBC label #20 received 5 Dec 14 £6.00
13 GB Cover from Aberystwyth 12 Aug 16 paid 2½d to Lausanne, CH, type 21 OBC label initialled AR overlaid type 4 label (Block capital on white paper) OBC 872 received 23 Aug 19 roughly opened at back £10.00
14 GB - AUSTRALIAN FORCES in GB 1918 (Jun 3) Plain envelope with missing back flap to Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania bearing GB GV 1½d cancelled Edinburgh / Buy National / War Bonds / Now patriotic slogan (11 Jun) date stamp together with letter written on King George & Queen Mary Victoria League Clubs, Edinburgh paper during a spell of leave. During this 5th security period FPO 198 was being used by the Australian 10th Brigade on the Western Front [19985] £8.00
15 DENMARK Cover from Copenhagen 19 Oct 14 paid 20o (perfin DD of Danish Dairies) to Bromley, Kent, type 1 OBC initialled and numbered 65, no received marking, cover split at top edge by the label £5.00
16 NETHERLANDS Cover from Tilburg, 5 Oct 14 paid 12.5c to Birmingham type 2 OBC label initialled and numbered 65, addressee’s date stamp 8 Oct 14 £5.00
17 Cover from an Antwerp company send from the Hague 19 Oct 14 paid 12.5c tp London EC type 1 OBC label initialled London postmark 22 Oct 14 £8.00
18 Free registered cover from Harderwijk internment camp (probably from Belgian) 11 may 19 to Alfreton, Derbyshire, type 11B OBC label tied by London registered date stamp 6 Jun 16 delivered next day £12.00
19 SOUTH AFRICA - HOLLAND 1915 (Aug 12 & Oct 2) Plain envelopes to same female at Enschede both bearing GV 2 x 1d & single ½d tied Cape Town 13 or Mill Street / Cape Town cds & both with blue 24mm circular Passed Censor / C. 3 handstamps, the earlier one re-directed to Groningen & with bi-lingual Opened By Censor label & on reverse violet oval Censor / 17 Aug 1915 / Capetown handstamp & Groningen (10 Sep) & later item Enschede (8 Nov) arrival cds. Interesting pair [20119] £20.00
20 SOUTH AFRICA - USA 1916 (Mar 6) Plain envelope to manufacturing company in Muncie, Indiana, bearing pair GV 1d & single ½d tied Port Elizabeth machine date stamp & with violet unframed Passed Censor handstamp [20121] £5.00
21 SOUTH AFRICA - USA PAIR CENSORED one is O.H.M.S 1916 (Oct 28) South African Museum, Cape Town printed envelope bearing pair GV 2½d & 1917 (Oct 5) O.H.M.S. South African Museum with small tear at top affecting one 1d adhesive bearing GV 2 x 1d & single ½d both to Museum Comparat. Zool, Cambridg, Mass & tied bi-lingual Cape Town cds or machine date stamp, both with dirty green/blue 25mm circular Passed Censor /C. 1. or C. 13 hand stamp. 2 items [20116] £40.00
22 SOUTH AFRICA 1917 Group 3 covers to USA (2) bearing GV 2½d or 1918 to Delft, Holland bearing GV 2 x 1 & single ½d all tied Johannesburg date stamps & all with bi-lingual Opened By Censor / 21 label & double rimmed circular violet Passed / 21 over 5 / Censor (2 to USA) or blue 21 over 1 handstamps with this last having Delft (15 May) arrival cds [20117] £20.00
23 SOUTH AFRICA - GERMANY POW MAIL undated Prisoner of War, No Stamp Required printed envelope to Leipzig from POW No 174, Barrack B3, Main Camp, Pietermaritzburg & with dirty Blue framed tri-lingual Prisoner of War & unframed Passed By Censor with red crayon E.C. presumably being the censors initials [20157] £20.00
24 SWITZERLAND - USA [REGISTERED] 1916 (Jan 20) Kern & Cie., Aarau printed envelope registered to New York bearing Helvetia 50c tied Arau / Filiale cds with matching Registration label No 944 & intercepted by French with Controle Postal Militaire label tied oval Ouvert / 204 / Par L'Autorite Militaire hand stamp & with on back New York NY / Reg'y Div (10 Feb) arrival cds [1380] £6.00
25 SWITZERLAND cover from Oberdiessbach 7 Feb 19 paid 25c to Devonport fwd to Dawlish type 21 OBC label initialled RK flap missing £7.00
26 SWISS Cover from Montreux 19 Mar 19 paid 25c to London type 21 label initialled WE £7.00
27 TURKEY 1916 Beirut Crescent and Star censor handstamp, partly over-struck by Austrian Feldkirch censor, on bank cover from Jerusalem to Switzerland £25.00

BETWEEN WARS
28 ITALY-AUSTRIA 1919 (Aug) Italian censor handstamp from Pola on registered post card to US £15.00
29 GERMANY-USA 1920 (Feb 4) Plain envelope to Winchester Va bearing Germania pair 15pf & with black on white Auf Grund / ber Berorbnung vom 15 November 1918 / (Riechsgefegblatt S. 1324) Geoffnet label [1686] £9.00

WORLD WAR 2
30 ADEN-GB [RAF CENSOR] 1939(Oct 30) Plain env (Worn & 60% back flap gone) to Darleston bearing 2a & ½a tied Aden d/s & w/circular Crown / Passed By / RAF / Censor / No 65 h/s in violet [1222] £10.00
31 ALGERIA -GB 1940 (Mar 3) Airmail envelope to London S.E. 4 bearing 25c + 2f + 1f on 90c tied Oran / Avion cds & with Controle Postal Militaire label tied pointed oval Ouvert / TB320 / Par L'Autorite Militaire hand stamp [1603] £8.00
32 ALGERIA-GERMANY-VATICAN 1944 Vatican Postal Message scheme form used from POW in Djelfa to Germany, with camp censor but may never have gotten through (no German censor or reply) £15.00
33 ANTIGUA 1943 Local tape (CCSG [2016] Ty. L5; scarcer, 8 of 10 points) on cover to St. Kitts. Tape partly steamed from cover to show opened out. Nice inter-island usage £15.00
34 ARGENTINA-HOLLAND 1939 (Nov 11) Pictorial envelope showing Dove of Peace carrying envelope in flight to Holland bearing 20c tied Buenos Aires cds & intercepted in Britain with PC 66 / Opened By / Censor / 305 label [1357] £3.00
35 AUSTRALIA RED CROSS 1941-43 group of 5 x censored Red Cross related envelopes (one is longer) to Red Cross Bureau for Wounded, Missing & POW, Hobart, Tasmania, from Base P.O. / BWI 1st Bge HQ P.O. / P1 (2) Palestine or FPO 0139 Papua plus Australian Prisoners of War Relatives Assoc. printed envelope from Sydney to POW Bureau, Wellington, N.Z Nice little group [20200] £25.00
36 AUSTRALIA – GB 1942 (Sep 8) Pre addressed Co-Operative Insurance Society Ltd., printed envelope with vertical crease Registered to C.I.S. office in Manchester bearing Kookaburra 6d & GV1 definitive 1½d green tied Manly / N.S.W. cds & with matching Registration label No 3550 & red on white 2 / Opened By Censor label tied violet unframed Passed By Censor / S.326 hand stamp & with on reverse Manly / N.S.W. (8 Sep) despatch + GPO Sydney / R.S. / N.S.W. Aust (9 Sep) transit cds [1511] £7.00
37 AUSTRALIA 1946 POW, 1/ air letter sheet with POW PO Cowra and Sydney postmarks and Camp 12 handstamp, to Italy. 3 small clean tears at top and several pin or staple holes £65.00
38 BOLIVIA – GB 1942 (Sep 24) Plain envelope by registered airmail to Berkhamsted, Herts, bearing Rat pair 75 cts + San Francisco Lapaz pair 2 Bs + singles of 1810-1940 Union Paz 10 cts + Condor 2 Bs + Virgen de Copacabana 5 Bs + triangle Sun Rays from Chalice 10 Bs making total high rate of 22.60 Bs tied smudged cds & with Correos de Bolivia / R / No 4813 registration label & with partial PC 90 / Opened By / Examiner label imprinted 51-929-W & S & with on reverse oval London (13 Oct) arrival date stamp. Only one half PC90 label remains most of portion with Examiner number has gone [1659] £5.00
39 BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS - NEW ZEALAND RADAR UNIT 1944 (Aug 18) Plain stampless envelope to Wellington from NZ413575 F/O McDonald cancelled partial RNZAF / C / NZAPO cds allocated to 55 NZ Radar Unit between 13 Aug 43 to 12 Oct 45 & with framed violet Censored / RNZAF tied manuscript Censored by Signature F/O, RNZAR [19925] £20.00
40 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ca. 1941 scarce local censor on cover to US postmarked Anegada £45.00
41 BULGARIA – AUSTRIA 1941 (Oct 7) Black & white photographic picture post card entitled Sofia Boul. "Marie Louise" to Wien bearing pair Boris 111 x 2 l tied bi-lingual Sofia (8 Oct) cds & with red Obercommando der Wehrmacht / Eagle / Gepruft roller (Riemer G-22) hand stamp + unframed violet 1012 + 1004 + green 201581 hand stamps [1513] £5.00
42 BURMA INTERNAL CENSORED 1945 (Sep 16) Plain envelope used locally within Rangoon bearing Burma GV1 1½a overprinted Mily Admin tied Rangoon date stamp & with PC90 Opened By Examiner label tied on reverse violet lozenge Crown / Passed / DGB - 3 hand stamp [1709] £7.00
43 CANADA-BRAZIL 1941 Airmail cover to civil internee in Camp N, with Canadian Int Op and civil censors. Nearly all of the internees in Camp N at this time were Jewish refugees transferred from the UK £20.00
44 CEYLON-GB BRITISH FORCES using TEMPORARY FPO 1944 (Mar 31) Active Service Honour envelope [B P - 450/G686- 3.6.42 - 5,00,000] endorsed By Airmail to Cardiff bearing Ceylon 1r tied temporary Indian FPO C cds & with violet triangular Field Censor / 57 & circular Unit Censor / X 154 / India hand stamps. The month & Year on date stamp is difficult to read [1969] £5.00
45 DENMARK - GB 1945 (Jul 10) Plain envelope by airmail to Kings Cross, London from J. F. Kaszner bearing definitive 50 ore & 20 ore tied Kobenhavn cds & with continuous Udlandspostkontollen Crown Denmark label tied circular Crown / 340 / Denmark hand stamp in violet [1409] £8.00
46 DENMARK -GB 1945 (Aug 7) J. F. Kaszner printed envelope by airmail to Kings Cross, London bearing definitive 30 ore & 35 ore tied Kobenhavn cds & with continuous Udlandspostkontollen Crown Denmark label tied circular Crown / 371 / Denmark hand stamp in violet [1408] £8.00
47 EGYPT - IRELAND 1941 (Aug 11) Plain stampless envelope to Dublin cancelled APO - U - MPK / 31 cds the S.A.A.F. HQ Cairo & with red framed bi-lingual Passed By Censor / MFF No 420 UDF handstamp [20160] £5.00
48 EGYPT - SOUTH AFRICA 1941 (Jul 2) Plain stampless envelope to Johannesburg cancelled unusually in violet APO - U - MPK / 28 cds located at Port Tewfik & with framed bi-lingual Passed By Censor / MFF No 69 UDF handstamp [20163] £5.00
49 EGYPT - SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES at EL ALAMEIN 1941 (Dec 8) Plain envelope with some foxing to Barclays Bank, Alexandria, cancelled APO - U - MPK / 36 cds & with framed bi-lingual Passed By Censor / MFF No 219 UDF & dirty green/blue oval Deputy Chief Field Censor handstamps & on reverse Alexandria (1 Jan 42) arrival date stamp. APO 36 was located at El Alamein at this time, prior to the 1st battle that took place 1 - 27 July 1942 [20166] £10.00
50 EGYPT - SOUTH AFRICA 1941 (Dec 29) Plain envelope by airmail to East London bearing 6d & 4d tied APO - U - MPK / 35 cds located at Amiriya & with violet framed bi-lingual Passed By Censor / MFF No 244 UDF handstamp [20159] £20.00
51 EGYPT - NEW ZEALAND 1942-43 Stampless censored Plain (3), Church Army (2), N.Z. YMCA (7 some different styles), YMCA Maadi Hut & New Zealand Onward envelopes mostly faulty to Christ Church (8), Hastings (3), Palmerston North, Canterbury or Ashburton all cancelled Egypt 87 / Postage Paid date stamps used exclusively in Egypt by the N.Z. Army Postal Service 14 items [19879] £5.00
52 EGYPT FEMALE ITALIAN CIVIL INTERNEE 1945 (Apr 23) Plain envelope roughly opened at bottom & stained on reverse to Port Said from Andrea Gonzales F4790, Internato Civile Italiano, Campo Ospedale, Geneifa bearing 6 mills tied Alexandria cds & with blue on buff bi-lingual Opened By censor / Egyptian Censorship label & blue six sided bi-lingual Postal Censor Tatty item but unusual from female [1830] £30.00
53 EGYPT - SOUTH AFRICA REDIRECTED MAIL 1944 (Aug 18) Plain stampless envelope to Rondebosch, Capetown & redirected to Bloemfontein then again to Mowbray, Capetown cancelled Egypt Postage Prepaid 89 cds & with blue Crown over Shield Passed By Censor No 1675 & Capetown (11 Nov) & Bloemfontein (18 Nov) Spend less Save More slogan transit date stamps Unusual almost 3 month transit from Cairo to Capetown. [20175] £10.00
54 EGYPT - NEW ZEALAND Plain or YMCA stampless censored envelopes (8) plus one bearing NZ 3d to various places within NZ & all cancelled various M.P.O. / K.W cds 10 items some with faults but mainly fine [19933] £12.00
55 EGYPT-ITALY-VATICAN 1944 Papal Delegation “I am well” card used from a prisoner in Camp 304 (Helwan) to Rome £15.00
56 FRANCE – GB 1939 A. Le Mercier, Commerce de Porcs, Kerivoal printed envelope to Whitstable, Kent bearing Ceres 3f tied partial ???mper R.P. / Istere date stamp & with plain white resealing label tied pointed oval Ouvert / WB 350 / Par L'Autorite Militaire hand stamp [1616] £4.00
57 FRANCE - SWITZERLAND GERMAN OCCUPATION 1942 (Nov 9) Plain envelope to Red Cross Agency for POW's in Geneva bearing Petain 4f tied Fresnoy-le-Luat / Oise cds & with Plain brown resealing label tied red Geoffnet / OKW /(e) ( Riemer E - 23) & with on reverse tiny violet framed 416 [1827] £15.00
58 FRANCE - SWITZERLAND LIBERATION PERIOD to RED CROSS 1945 (Mar 20) Plain envelope to Red Cross Agency for POW's in Geneva bearing Iris pair 2f chocolate tied Saint Cirq Lapopie cds & with black on buff Controle label tied black pointed oval Ouvert / LYZ / Par les Autorites de Controle & with on reverse tiny violet unframed 27 Scarcer mail from smaller towns to Red Cross [1828] £15.00
59 FRANCE - SOLDIER TO SOLDIER MAIL DURING PHONEY WAR 1939 (Oct 2) Des Armees Allies showing Flags of 3 Allies printed stampless card to soldier with telegraph Company at Secteur Postal 200 from another at Secteur Postal 39 cancelled Postal aux Armees (4 Oct) cds The Phoney War was the period between declaration of war in September 1939 & the German invasion of the low countries in May 1940 when war became a harsh reality, mail from this early period is surprising difficult to locate [20268] £20.00
60 FRENCH EQ. AFRICA-CAMEROUN 1944 Attractive dual-censored cover from Bangassou, Oubangui-Chari to US, backstamped Bangui and Douala £10.00
61 GAMBIA 1942 (16 Oct) GB PC 90 tape 5453 on small airmail cover to UK. Slightly rough opening at top £40.00
62 GERMANY - BULGARIA 1940 (Feb 7) Apex, Apothekerwaren-Export printed envelope by airmail to Sofia bearing Hindenburg Pair 5pf & 25pf tied Hamburg roller date stamp & with Obercommando der Wehrmacht /.Geoffnet label (Riemer G-51) tied by Sofia (15 Feb) arrival date stamp [1754] £8.00
63 GERMANY RESERVE HOSPITAL 1941 (Jan 24) Stampless picture postcard entitled Dusseldorf - Rheinbrucke cancelled Neuss 1 cds & with red circular Reserve-Lazaretthaup / Eagle Swastika / Briefstempel cachet. Nice card showing bridge over river Rhine [20269] £5.00
64 GERMANY - SWITZERLAND 1945 (Mar 31) Plain postcard to Zurich bearing Hitler head 16 Pf tied Augsburg / 1 cds & with scarcer red Zensurstelle / d / Gepruft (Riemer D-11) hand stamp Scarcer German censor with Gepruft encased at bottom only used Oct 1944 to Apr 45 this being late use & scarce [1636] £30.00
65 GERMANY 1939 (28 Sept) Koenigsberg censors, Landsmann AP 1.1, APZ 1.1 and AV 1.6on cover to US £15.00
66 GERMANY-HUNGARY 1942 Postal card from a German volunteer, unit not given, sent through the Hungarian PO with German civil censor £8.00
67 GERMANY-POLAND-TURKEY 1944 (June) Postal card with German censor from Warsaw to Mme Kowalska, Turkish Red Crescent Society, Ankara. Undercover address for mail to Polish forces in the Mideast. An order of magnitude scarcer than mail to nearly all of the relief agencies in Lisbon £75.00
68 GIBRALTAR 4 covers with local censor tapes (3) or handstamp. 1943 cover with 2/- stamp is trimmed 10mm at left £15.00
69 GIBRALTAR - GB 1943 (Jan 14) Plain envelope by airmail to Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales bearing Moorish Castle 6d tied Gibraltar /25 machine date stamp & with PC 90 Opened By Examiner / A 6005 label imprinted (C45778) [1641] £6.00
70 GIBRALTAR - GB 1943 (Jan 14) Plain envelope by airmail to Penrhyndeudraeth, Merionethshire bearing GV1 Moorish Castle 6d tied Gibraltar / 25 date stamp & with PC 90 Opened By Examiner / A 6040 label with (C45778) imprint [1527] £5.00
71 GOLD COAST - GB 1941 (Mar 11) Plain envelope with vertical crease to London S.W. 1 bearing Gold Coast GV1 Christiansborg Castle 1d & ½d tied Takoradivihar / Gold Coast cds & with black on buff Gold Coast / Opened By Censor label tied hexagonal Passed By Censor / 8 / Gold Coast hand stamp in red [1425] £5.00
72 GOLD COAST 1939/1942 9 covers with CCSG Ty Ia handstamps, £s 5-9, 11, 12, 17 and 19. £17 is scarce and is on a piece of mail that appears to have a military return address blacked out £25.00
73 GOLD COAST 1941 Service Suspended and local censor handstamps on small surface mail bank cover to Hong Kong. All I can make of the postmark on face is year date. Backstamped in South Africa on return May 1942. Exhibit piece £75.00
74 GOLD COAST-GB 1941 Honour envelope sent through Takoradi civil post office, with GC civil censor handstamp, to military address on the Isle of Man. Very unusual £12.00
75 GB - ISLE OF MAN CIVIL INTERNEE in CAMP "O" 1941 (Oct 24) Plain envelope opened carelessly & repaired with cellotape to 59058 Carlo Fodrio, House No 50, "O" Camp, Isle of Man, c/o Chief Postal Censor, Liverpool with c/o etc deleted in pencil bearing 2½d tied Lytham St. Annes /Lancs date stamp & with PC 90 Opened By / Examiner 4087 label imprinted 51 - 8959 - W.H.H. Ltd. + violet oval Headquarters Post Office /29 Oct 1941 / Intern. Camps Douglas I.O.M. [1832] £20.00
76 GB – USA MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CENSOR 1942 (Jun 19) Machinery, 17 Marine Parade, Brighton printed larger envelope 225 x 115mm to Glendale CA bearing 2½d tied Brighton & Hove date stamp & with violet boxed Examined / By Censor / Postal Section / Ministry of Information (CCSG H18A) with blue crayon 216 inserted Item creased & small piece gone from top but presentable [1936] £4.00
77 GREAT BRITAIN - ROYAL SCOTS Pair of battered stampless envelopes together with letters to St. Helens, Isle of Wight from L/Cpl (later Sergt) Robert Cass 2698371, No 1 Guards Company, No 2 I.T.D. [1] Envelope with flap gone & worn with 5 page letter datelined 11 Dec 42 In Transit & written on Wesley Hall Rest Room for the Forces, Durban, Natal printed paper cancelled Durban / Spend Less Save More (12 Dec) slogan [2] 18 Jan 43 Censored worn envelope with letter cancelled poor 20 Jan unreadable FPO cds from when he reached North Africa Serving with the Scots Guards the oldest British Infantry Regiment of the Line, Cass was later promoted Sergt. taken POW later in 1943 & interned in Stalag V11A located Moosburg until moved to Stalag X1 B located Fallingbostel [19938] £3.00
78 GB - FRENCH COMMITTEE of NATIONAL LIBERATION 1944 (Aug 25) Plain envelope with small portion top left gone to Ministry of Labour & National Service, London EC2 bearing GB 2½d tied London S.W. 1 Post Early in the Day slogan & with violet circular C.F.L.N. / Delegation de Londres / Direction / Secretariat / Services with manuscript 4878 inserted. C.F.L. N. was the French Committee of National Liberation Provisional Government of Free France set up 3 June 1943 see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Co ... Liberation [1722] £20.00
79 GB-ERITREA-EGYPT 1944 (Dec) CCSG Ty. IVb tape + Egyptian censors on registered airmail cover to Egypt. Cover reduced at top and bottom, with extraneous paper on back, but still looks good £10.00
80 GB-IRAQ 1941 (Dec) Military censor tape and handstamp on cover from Habbaniya to GB £8.00
81 GB-TRIPOLITANIA 1945 (May) CCSG Ty. 5B tape on airmail cover to Egypt. Cover definitely reduced at top and bottom and possibly at right, with extraneous paper on back, but still looks good £12.00
82 GB-SOUTH AFRICA-JAPAN Cover from Joburg to H[ector] du P[lessis] Richardson in Japan, modified to Zent[suji] with South African but no Japanese censor. Richardson was awarded a DSO for action at Dunkirk (good account at https://books.google.com/books?id=I0XKA ... QQ6AEIKzAB£v=onepage&q=%22H%20du%20P%20Richardson%22%20RN&f=false). On 1st March 1942 he was Executive Officer of HMS Exeter when it was sunk in the Second Battle of the Java Sea. (Nearly all of the crew survived the sinking, but over 20% of these died in captivity) £30.00
83 GUATEMALA - USA 1942 (May 2) Plain envelope by airmail to Cambridge, Mass. from Coban bearing colourful combination of Captains Palace 15c, 4c overprinted Expreso & 2c overprinted Construccion / 1942 / Un Centavo tied mute wavy line canceller & on reverse Guatemala (2 May) wavy lined slogan & with black on white Examined By / 2030 label applied at San Antonio [1904] £4.00
84 HAITI - USA DOUBLE CENSORED 1944 (Sep 20) Plain envelope registered to New York endorsed Par Avion bearing 1g & 50c with on reverse additional 15c & 5c tied St. Marc cds & with framed R with manuscript 4329 alongside & Sous-Secretariat D'Etat / A L'Information et a la Police Generale / Ouvert Par la Censure label tied partial violet circular Republique D'Haiti / Informations et Police Generale hand stamp & on opposite side US transparent Examined By / 3508 tape with on reverse New York [24 Sep & 26 Sep] transit & New York [27 Sep] arrival date stamps [1905] £10.00
85 HONG KONG 1941 (Aug.) Surface mail cover from Burma to HK with HK not opened by censor handstamp £8.00
86 HUNGARY 1942 I (Mar) Military internee postcard from Polish internee at Szombathely. Barest trace of camp handstamp and Elllenorizve censor handstamp. Unusual to the US £10.00
87 INDIA 1942 (June) CCSG Ty. 6 handstamp, DHQ (then = Madura, 10 points) in incoming cover from Ceylon to Severakottai. Cover opened through tape and has small pieces out at top and bottom £10.00
88 INDIA-IRAQ-US 1941 Long US Foreign Service cover from Bombay to Baghdad with Indian and Iraqi Not Opened censor handstamps £20.00
89 INDIA – ITALY - VATICAN 1942 Vatican Postal Message scheme form used from POW in India to Rome and back, with Indian DHP censor handstamps £20.00
90 INDIA - GB 1940 (Aug 4) Plain envelope by airmail to Malvern & forwarded to Colchester bearing India Mail Plane 12a & Dak Runner 2a tied Darjeeling cds with smudged over inked mauve triangular Passed / Censor / 27 hand stamp [1739] £8.00
91 INDIA - IRELAND 1942 (Nov 27) India 4a printed Airmail Stationary post card to Londonderry from 129929 Sgt. Bresland, 20th Field Battery, R.A.S.C. c/o Army Base P.O., India cancelled Indian Section Base Office No ?? (unclear) cds & with triangular Field / Censor / 22 / India + circular Unit Censor / A 187 / India hand stamps both in violet & lozenge Crown / Passed / DHB 9 hand stamp in black [1438] £7.00
92 ITALY - SOUTH AFRICA 1945 (Feb 8) A.F. W3078 Active Service Privilege envelope imprinted J.D. & Co. Apsley by airmail to Que Que bearing War Economy half size 2 x 3d & single 4d tied APO - U - MPK cds & with violet Crown over circular Passed By Censor / No 8524 handstamp [20187] £7.00
93 JAMAICA - USA 1942 (May 14) Plain stampless envelope to Buffalo N.Y. from Italian POW 563 Filiberto Luzzi. Internment Camp Jamaica with violet oval Internment & P. of W. Camp / 14 May 1942 / Jamaica & with on face lozenge Crown / Passed /D 7 [1831[ £20.00
94 JAMAICA-GERMANY 1943 (Feb.) POW parcel acknowledgment postcard with Jamaica D/5 censor handstamp and Berlin machine censor, Landsmann BDM1.1. 2 punch holes for filing at bottom, otherwise fine £35.00
95 KENYA- SOUTH AFRICA 1941 (Jan 4) Plain stampless envelope to Port Elizabeth cancelled APO - U - MPK /2 cds located Nairobi & with violet framed bi-lingual Passed By Censor / MFF No 49 UDF handstamp [20161] £5.00
96 KENYA - INDIA DOUBLE CENSORED 1942 (May 29) Plain envelope by airmail to Sgt. J.A. Duthy, c/o Messr's Begg Dunlop & Co., Calcutta & forwarded in red ink to RAF Jamshedpur, Tatanaga B.N.P. bearing KUT GV1 Lake Naivasha 1/- + Jinja bridge by Rion Falls 30c tied Nakuyu / Kenya cds & with Opened By Censor / N 121 (CCSG 11C) label N 121 is hand struck tied lozenge Crown / Passed / DHA ? hand stamp in black & with on reverse Calcutta GPO (6 Jun) transit cds & boxed Buy Defence / Savings Certificates / Delivery / 9 Jun 1942 / Jamshedpur arrival date stamp [1456] £5.00
97 MALAYA 1939 (9 Sept) Cover from Sitiawan to US with full Em. 77 tape (split when cover was opened). Tape shows slight doubling (?) at the bottom of the word CENSOR £25.00
98 MALAYA 1940-41 2 Penang censor handstamps (CCSG 6D and 6E2) on covers from Parit Buntar, Perak to India £10.00
99 MALAYA 1940 illustrated advertising cover to US censored in Penang. Lovely except for the missing stamp £4.00
100 MEXICO - GB 1944 (Dec 8) Plain envelope to Dobson & Barlow Ltd., Bolton bearing Mexico 2c + 1c + 5c tied indistinct cds & with violet lozenge Crown / Passed / T.P. 21 hand stamp [1818] £3.00
101 NEDERLANDS – GERMANY 1941(Dec 24) ppc (Xmas & New Year greetings showing Trams & car on round about) to Berlin fnkd 2½c tied Amsterdam slogan d/s & w/circ Wehrmacht Eagle code "C" h/s [Riemer C-5d] in red & small boxed 39 & 40 h/s in violet [1935] £2.00
102 NED EAST INDIES - GB 1940 (Apr 6) Het Bijbelhuis, Bandoeng printed airmail envelope to British & Foreign Bible Society, London E.C.4 bearing Queen Wilhelmina 25c & 20c tied Bandoeng /Seint via Radio fancy styled date stamp & with PC 66 / Opened By / Censor / 3146 label [1561] £5.00
103 NEW CALEDONIA - FREE FRENCH LOCAL MAIL stampless envelope with unclear cds used within Noumea with large violet framed France / Libre / Noumea / Nouvelle Caledonie with Cross of Lorraine above large V in centre plus circular Nouvelle Caledonie et Dependances hand stamps New Caledonia sided with the Free French from 19 June 1940 [20065] £80.00
104 NEW ZEALAND - IRELAND 1942 (Oct 21) Plain envelope by airmail to Belfast bearing NZ Arms 2/6 brown tied Auckland C.I. slogan & with Opened By Censor in New Zealand label tied violet circular Passed By Censor N.Z. / 105 [1715] £10.00
105 NEW ZEALAND - USA 1944(Jul) env to Cleveland, Ohio fnkd Centenary ½d & 2½d chocolate & slate (SG 560 very scarce commercially used) tied Christchurch slogan d/s & w/lozenge Crown / Passed / DDA 11 h/s [1479] £9.00
106 NEW ZEALAND 1945 (May 14) Pictorial stampless Crown over Laurel leaves with flying bird, R.N.Z.A.F. printed envelope to Mrs. McDonald, Wellington from NZ 413575 F/Lieut R.A. McDonald cancelled partial R.N.Z.A.F. / NZ APO cds & with violet framed Censored / R.N.Z.A.F. / Signature & rank with manuscript signature of Lieut McDonald plus another similar envelope from same writer to Capt. K.M. McDonald, 2nd Field Ambulance Coy, R.N.Z.A. Barracks, Fort Dorset, Wellington without cancellation but with manuscript Censored By R.A. McDonald 2 items [19888] £10.00
107 NORTHERN RHODESIA 1941 part of CCSG Ty. I tape (back half is missing) on airmail cover from Colombia docketed via NY £12.00
108 NORWAY - USA 1940 (May 18) Plain envelope to Hollywood CA bearing Norway Rampant Lions 3 c 10 ore tied Oslo /Bruk Dronning Maud Merker slogan date stamp & with Geoffnet / Obercommando der Wehrmacht Eagle Swastika label (Riemer B-54) tied red circular Obercommando der Wehrmacht / Eagle Swastika / Briefstempel - Geoffnet hand stamp (Riemer B-2a) Scarcer German censorship [1811] £8.00
109 PALESTINE – ITALY - VATICAN 1943 Vatican Postal Message scheme form used from Latin Seminary Betgiala (Beit Jala in English; the Latin Patriarchate Seminary was moved to Beit Jala in 1936), with faint hexagonal Palestine censor handstamp. Sent shortly before the Italian surrender; no reply. Not sure what “Ch.” stands for in Italian, but my gut says that this was a civilian religious rather than a military POW £25.00
110 PARAGUAY - GB 1944 (Oct 28) Antebi E. Hijos, Asuncion printed envelope by airmail to Austin Motor Co. Ltd., Longbridge Works, Birmingham bearing President Ortiz 2 x 10 peso + President Alessandori 4 x 30 peso making 140 peso rate tied Correo Aereo Asuncion / Paraquay cds in violet 7629 label Attractive & colourful [1642] £6.00
111 PORTUGAL - GB to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. 1940 S. Manessis, Lisboa printed airmail envelope to Michael Lentakis, Esq., Messrs, George Nicolaou Ltd., Caversham, Reading, bearing Sailing Galleons 2 x 1.75c tied poor Lisbon date stamp & with PC 90 Opened By / Examiner 800 label Later in April 1941 the Germans invaded Greece and within one month mainland Greece was under occupation suffering 400,000 casualties with most of the Jewish community exterminated during the holocaust. Liberated in October 1944 the contribution by the Greek Navy & Merchant Marine in particular was of immense help to the allies. [20272] £5.00
112 PORTUGAL-GERMANY-POLAND 1942 GG postal card to Rua Alexandre Herculano 41, Lisbon (Undercover Address). With German censor handstamp £25.00
113 ROUMANIA - GERMANY 1940 (May 30) Cartea Romaneasca S.A., Bucuresti printed envelope to Unna in Westfalen bearing 1939 pictorial Pair 8 lei with C R perforated indents tied Bucuresti / Gara de Nord slogan date stamp & with Geoffnet / Obercommando der Wehrmacht .. g.. label (Riemer G -53a) tied Eagle Swastika roller (Riemer G -20) hand stamp in red Riemer states the label was not used till June 1940 & the hand stamp till November, I guess that by the time the cover reached Vienna it was at least June but this is early use of both label & hand [1463] £12.00
114 SAN SALVADOR-USA 1945(Aug 9) Dr. Erwin Kosak printed airmail env to New York bearing 8c & pair 15c tied Correo Aereo / Salvador d/s in violet & w/transparent Examined By / 50104 tape [1283] £2.00
115 SIERRA LEONE 1943 Cover from Segwema to US philatelist with CCSG Ty. IV tape £6.00
116 SOUTH AFRICA – ITALY 1943 (Apr 15) Italian Corrispondenza di Guerra, P.O.W. 9 stampless printed letter sheet imprinted G. & S. Ltd. C.T. 500M /11 /42 /M7337 to Milan from Italian POW in Camp 7 Block 2 & with violet unframed South African bi-lingual Passed By Censor + crimson Prisoners of War / Union of South Africa & on reverse violet 773 over 1 within circle & black Ufficio Censura Posta Estera / Verificato Per Censura handstamps. [20153] £20.00
117 SOUTH AFRICA - ITALY 1943 (Jun 6) Italian Corrispondenza di Guerra, Postage Free stampless printed letter sheet imprinted C.T. Ltd. - J180794 / 3,500,000 /3.42 /M7337 with light vertical crease to Milan from Italian POW 41456 Andrea Saudelli, Artigliere, Camp 26 Block 7 & with violet unframed South African bi-lingual Passed By Censor + crimson Prisoners of War / Union of South Africa & unusual Servizio / Postale Speciale / Per L' Italia applied in S.A. & on reverse violet 48 over 1 within circle & black Ufficio Censura Posta Estera / Verificato Per Censura handstamps. [20152] £30.00
118 SOUTH AFRICA - USA NAVY LEAGUE WAR FUND PATRIOTIC 1943 (Jun 21) Plain small envelope to Glen Ridge, NJ bearing War Effort Reduced half size 2d & 1d tied Johannesburg / E datestamp & with bi-lingual UC8 (Small) Opened By Censor label tied on reverse by violet Arms B handstamp with alongside patriotic Our Freedom is Secured by the British Navy help the Navy League War Fund label [20145] £25.00
119 SOUTHERN RHODESIA 1942-43 5 covers with local PC 90 tapes, each with a different print code £25.00
120 SPAIN - GB DOUBLE CENSORSHIP 1941 (Dec 1) Plain envelope roughly opened along top by airmail to London SW1 bearing Franco 20c & pair 1 p tied Palafrugell cds & with black on brown Censura Gubernativa / Barcelona label tied by blue violet framed Censura Gubernativa / Barcelona with on opposite side PC90 Opened By / Examiner 536 label [1717] £3.00
121 SPAIN - DENMARK 1942 (Feb 10) Plain envelope to Copenhagen with blue oval Legation Royale De Danmark a Madrid hand stamp bearing 70c & 5c tied Madrid date stamp & with on reverse black boxed Madrid / C.G. / Extenta hand stamp & on face Ad within circle + unframed 20 + 4 within circle & boxed 30 hand stamps all in shades of bluish violet. [1674] £9.00
122 SPAIN - DENMARK 1942 (May 29) Deusche Northern Pulp Co S.A., Madrid printed envelope to Copenhagen bearing pair 40c tied Madrid date stamp & with Plain Brown resealing label almost totally overlaid by Geoffnet / Obercommando der Wehrmacht / . . d . . label [Riemer D-59] tied violet circular Eagle Swastika [Riemer D-3] hand stamp & with on face unframed 1 + boxed 31 & 37 within circle hand stamps all in blue plus red boxed 2425 & 2441 hand stamps [1695] £6.00
123 SWITZERLAND - GB 1940 (Oct 16) Plain envelope with vertical crease by airmail to W. H. Smith & Son Ltd, Railway Station, Margate bearing Swiss Helvetia Seated 60c tied Chur cds & with PC90 Opened by / Examiner 637 label [1794] £4.00
124 SWITZERLAND - GB 1942 (Jan 23) Dr. G.V. Zurich printed envelope by airmail to Imre Lukacs, Crowborough bearing Swiss historical types William Tell 60c tied Zurich 2 Fraumunster cds & with PC90 Opened by / Examiner 6664 label [1796] £6.00
125 SWITZERLAND - USA 1942 (Apr 7) Plain envelope to Youngstown OOH bearing damaged Swiss Landscapes 30c tied Schonenwe (Solothurn) cds & with PC90 Opened by / Examiner 3701 label with manuscript I.C. Peter Flynn records examiner 3701 as being in Bermuda 20 Oct 40 to 7 Mar 43. [1800] £6.00
126 SWITZERLAND - GB 1944 (Apr 14) Plain envelope with vertical crease to Messrs. Norton, Rose, Greenwell & Co., London E.C. 2 bearing Swiss 1943 Pro Juventute 10+5c & 20+5c tied Zurich slogan date stamp & with Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht Eagle swastika . . x . . label (Riemer X-50) tied red circular Eagle Swastika hand stamp (Riemer X-7) & with PC90 Opened by /Examiner 1999 imprinted 51 - 1473 - G.W.D. label [1814] £7.00
127 TONGA 1940 Faint local PASSED BY CENSOR handstamp on window envelope from Nukualofa. Local stamp dealer handstamp on back, with nothing else £12.00
128 TRINIDAD 1941/46 Pair of covers from Belgium to Argentina, posted in 1941-42, delivered in March 1946, with Trinidad and German censors. Trinidad, unlike Bermuda, was operational into August, 1946, so it held mail was not sent to the UK, hence lack of RELEASED handstamp. Portions of the PC 193 Edge of Envelope labels remain £80.00
129 TURKEY-IRAQ 1942 Movie star mail to "Miss Betty Grabl, Star by the 20 Century Fox Corporation," censored in Iraq £8.00
130 VENEZUELA - GB 1941 (Jul 5) Printed airmail envelope to Falmouth bearing Airs 75c + 5c + 25c + Pair 10c + definitives 5c & pair 10c making 150c rate tied violet Maracaibo cds & with partial PC90 Opened by label with Examiner portion missing [1810] £1.00
131 USA - GB 1940 (Dec 24) Plain envelope to New Ashford, Kent bearing Prexie pair 1½c tied Del rio, Texas date stamp & with violet binocular T / N.Y. / Centimes 20 / 2 Tax hand stamp & PC90 Opened by / Examiner 6836 label No Tax collected perhaps a belated Xmas gift by the authorities [1808] £3.00
132 USA - GB 1943 Pair Blidberg Rothechild Co. Inc., 80 Broad Street, censored envelopes both with faults by airmail to Messrs, Greek Shipping Committee, 71 Park Street, London bearing damaged Prexie 30c tied New York N.Y. / Church Street Annex (5 Jun) & another to same address bearing nice Prexie strip 4 x 30c tied New York N.Y. / Sta P duplex (6 Aug) & both with PC 90 Opened By / Examiner 1340 labels. Greek Shipping Committee, 71 Park Street, London W.1 was the London office of Messrs. George Nicolaou Ltd. London W1 housed Allied Governments in Exile and many other Covert offices, Agencies & Secret entities using undercover addresses with these showing mail connected to the exiled Greek government who provided the use of the Greek Merchant Shipping Lines & Agencies for the Allied war effort during the occupation of Greece. [20276] £30.00
133 UNITED STATES 1942 (2 Jan) Early Los Angeles censor on registered cover from Mexico. Registry backstamps on 1/1 and 1/3 (latter tying censor tape) suggest diversion to the censorship office on Jan. 2 £10.00
134 US 1942 (Jan) Early San Antonio censor on cover from Bolivia, backstamped USPA Cali, Colombia. (Registry backstamps of Miami and Long Beach. Lack of the SA registry backstamp is consistent with Paul Ammons's report in the CZ Philatelist that he had not seen any SA backstamps on CZ mail censored there.) The USPA Cali worked mails from 2 Sept. 1940 through 24 Jan. 1942, closing on 31 Jan., so a very small window for US censorship on such mail £20.00
135 US 1942 (March) Virgin Islands censor, using modified early Puerto Rico tape, with rest of gap covered by glassine tape, on airmail cover from Charlotte Amalie to US. Rare; from a very shot-lived, short-staffed censor office £55.00
136 US 1942 2 covers hand-carried into the US. First (April), with a military free frank handstamp that has been obliterated (I've seen this before, but can't reliably say where it was used), return addressed Pan-Am NY and re-franked with a NY meter, has a censorship enclosure form that matches the examiner number of the tape. Second cover (rounded upper right corner) was censored in Nigeria and again by a US customs inspector in NY, and posted with a Flushing, NY meter. Very scarce from both the airmail and censorship standpoints £120.00
137 US – GB - SWITZERLAND 1942/46 Cover from Switzerland to US, held by British censors for the duration of the war, with NY PO Released Jan 1946 handstamp £45.00

POST WORLD WAR 2
138 DENMARK - GB 1945 (Aug 24) Andersson & Bardram A/S, Kobenhavn printed envelope with light vertical crease to The Power Flexible Tubing Co., Ltd., London N.4 bearing strip 4 x 10 ore tied Kobenhavn cds & with continuous Crown Udlandspostkontrollen Danmark label tied violet circular Crown / 469 / Danmark hand stamp [1598] £10.00
139 FRANCE -GERMANY [POW] 1947(Apr 6) Kriegsgefangenenpost/Correspondance de Prisonnaire de Guerre printed letter sheet to Munden in Hanover from German soldier POW & w/boxed Censure/Depot 401 h/s in blue of Camp d'Auvours [1505] £7.00
140 GERMANY - GB 1945 (Aug 1) Mourning envelope to Crowborough, Sussex bearing Numeral 75pf from Bonn on Rhine & with PC90 continuous Crowns / Opened By / Examiner / 9009 label tied violet circular Military Censorship / 19401 / Civil Mails hand stamp [1746] £6.00
141 GERMANY - GB 1947 (Mar 12) African & Eastern Trading Company (Hamburg) GmbH printed envelope to United Africa Co. Ltd., Manchester cancelled Hamburg / Afrika Import & Export /Messberghof 75pf meter cancel & with PC90 continuous Crowns / Opened By / Examiner / 7057 label tied violet circular British Censorship / Crown / 2415 / Germany hand stamp [1766] £6.00
142 GERMANY - USA …POST WAR ALLIED OCCUPATION…1947 (Aug 7) Plain envelope to Camden N. Jersey bearing Numeral 75pf tied smudged cds & with black circularmUS Civil Censorship /"B" /FFM hand stamp [1744] £10.00
143 GB - AUSTRIA 1948 (May 26) Plain envelope by airmail to Vienna bearing Channel Islands GV1 pair 1d & 2½d tied London N.W. 1 /9 slogan date stamp & with plain brown re-sealing label plus violet V11 within circle & Osterreichische Zensurstelle / 664 / W hand stamps [1820] £4.00
144 ISRAEL - BELGIUM 1949(Mar 27) Pictorial printed env by airmail to Sheffield bearing 5s + 15s + 20s + 40s making 80s rate tied Tel Aviv d/s & w/black on red Hebrew vernacular Opened By Censor label [1259] £7.00
145 POLISH UNTAG involvement in former S.W.A. UNTAG Namibia, UN Transiion Assistance Group in Namibia printed stampless envelope used within Poland (They were one of the many member nations) cancelled Warsaw & with oval Untag-Namibia 1989-1990 with South African Antilope in centre, red unframed UN Tag Naibia & violet unframed Wojskowa-bezplatna hand stamps After WW1 South West Africa was granted to South Africa under a League of Nations mandate & after that partly because South Africa ignored most UN & I.C.J. (International Court Justice) directives trouble was brewing & a catalogue of complex events took place until UNTAG got involved trying to reach a settlement, this is an interesting philatelic item from Poland [19900] £4.00
146 SOUTH WEST AFRICA BORDER PROTECTION from ANGOLA CIVIL WAR1977 (Apr 26) lain stampless envelope to Benoni from 67525442 Cpl. Dawie Fourie, Boksburg Kommando, Kamp Croep IMG, Rundu cancelled with pinkish framed bi-lingual 1 Military Area /26 - 4 - 1977 hand stamp & with pinkish framed bi-lingual Passed By Censor to face & on reverse another strike tied by Signature The Angolan Civil War 1975 - 2002 was intertwined with the Namibian War of Independence 1966 - 1990 however the border areas such as Rundu in the North East on the Angola border were more concerned with insurgents crossing the border and spreading the area of conflict. [19935] £15.00
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