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COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Military - World War II Period

976  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 use of formular air letter, headed 'SECURITY: - THINK - BEFORE YOU WRITE!!', to UK with good strike of 'FPO/No 46/21AUG45' datestamp, the letter headed "37/13 Ind HAA Regt 1A/SEAC" with fine strike of 'UNIT CENSOR/R.722' handstamp in violet used at Cocos. [On completion of the Cocos airstrip in March 1945, the garrison had built up to approx 5,000 personnel including contingents from the Royal Indian Air Force plus Indian and Sinhalese ground troops]
Lot 976:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 use of formular air letter, headed 'SECURITY: - THINK - BEFORE YOU WRITE!!', to UK with good strike of 'FPO/No 46/21AUG45' datestamp, the letter headed "37/13 Ind HAA Regt 1A/SEAC" with fine strike of 'UNIT CENSOR/R.722' handstamp in violet used at Cocos. [On completion of the Cocos airstrip in March 1945, the garrison had built up to approx 5,000 personnel including contingents from the Royal Indian Air Force plus Indian and Sinhalese ground troops]
300.00 625.00 sold
977  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Oct 25) stampless OAS airmail cover to England with an largely fine strike of the Indian 'FPO/No 46' datestamp used on Cocos, opened a tad roughly.
Lot 977:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Oct 25) stampless OAS airmail cover to England with an largely fine strike of the Indian 'FPO/No 46' datestamp used on Cocos, opened a tad roughly.
120.00 96.00 R
978  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Nov 23) stampless airmail cover to GB with 'FPO No 46/23NOV45' datestamp used at Cocos, opened a tad roughly and some minor blemishes.
Lot 978:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Nov 23) stampless airmail cover to GB with 'FPO No 46/23NOV45' datestamp used at Cocos, opened a tad roughly and some minor blemishes.
100.00 270.00 sold
979  Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Oct 1) stampless OAS cover to England with fair strike of 'RAFPOST 301/1OCT45' datestamp, enclosed three-page letter headed "SECTION H / SECTION 301/RAF/CEYLON AIR FORCES" describes an ENSA concert by Gracie Fields compèred by her husband Monty Banks, but complains "the boys disagree with wasting transport to bring stars to the Far East, when the Government babbles about transport difficulties for getting the lads home;- and mail is held up in Ceylon owing to lack of of air facilities to bring it to the remote Cocos Islands!", cover with minor blemishes only. (4 items)
Lot 979 [1 of 2]:Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Oct 1) stampless OAS cover to England with fair strike of 'RAFPOST 301/1OCT45' datestamp, enclosed three-page letter headed "SECTION H / SECTION 301/RAF/CEYLON AIR FORCES" describes an ENSA concert by Gracie Fields compèred by her husband Monty Banks, but complains "the boys disagree with wasting transport to bring stars to the Far East, when the Government babbles about transport difficulties for getting the lads home;- and mail is held up in Ceylon owing to lack of of air facilities to bring it to the remote Cocos Islands!", cover with minor blemishes only. (4 items)Lot 979 [2 of 2]:Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Oct 1) stampless OAS cover to England with fair strike of 'RAFPOST 301/1OCT45' datestamp, enclosed three-page letter headed "SECTION H / SECTION 301/RAF/CEYLON AIR FORCES" describes an ENSA concert by Gracie Fields compèred by her husband Monty Banks, but complains "the boys disagree with wasting transport to bring stars to the Far East, when the Government babbles about transport difficulties for getting the lads home;- and mail is held up in Ceylon owing to lack of of air facilities to bring it to the remote Cocos Islands!", cover with minor blemishes only. (4 items)
150.00 120.00 R
980  Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Nov 3) usage of formular air letter with a very fine strike of the 'RAFPOST 301' datestamp, the letter headed "Section B/RAF Station Cocos", The writer states 'The sun still shines on the Cocos Islands" and "the climate here is the best to be found in the Far East" & "Mail is still uncertain...", some mild spotting. [On completion of airstrip in March 1945, RAF squadrons '99' & '356' were relocated from the India-Burma region to Cocos, mail was serviced by RAF Post 301 datestamp]
Lot 980:Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Nov 3) usage of formular air letter with a very fine strike of the 'RAFPOST 301' datestamp, the letter headed "Section B/RAF Station Cocos", The writer states 'The sun still shines on the Cocos Islands" and "the climate here is the best to be found in the Far East" & "Mail is still uncertain...", some mild spotting. [On completion of airstrip in March 1945, RAF squadrons '99' & '356' were relocated from the India-Burma region to Cocos, mail was serviced by RAF Post 301 datestamp]
250.00 460.00 sold

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981 * 1916-23 Opts on GB ½d to 1/- Overprints at base, SG #1-12, plus Seahorses 2/6d (one toned perf), 5/- & 10/-, SG # 21-23. Fine mint overall. Cat £500+. (14)
Lot 981 [1 of 2]:1916-23 Opts on GB ½d to 1/- Overprints at base, SG #1-12, plus Seahorses 2/6d (one toned perf), 5/- & 10/-, SG # 21-23. Fine mint overall. Cat £500+. (14)Lot 981 [2 of 2]:1916-23 Opts on GB ½d to 1/- Overprints at base, SG #1-12, plus Seahorses 2/6d (one toned perf), 5/- & 10/-, SG # 21-23. Fine mint overall. Cat £500+. (14)
300.00 320.00 sold
982 ** 1916-23 Overprints on GB ½d marginal block of 4, upper-right unit with variety Short leg to 'N' of 'NAURU' overprint [R 1/8] SG #1(variety), fresh MUH.
Lot 982:1916-23 Overprints on GB ½d marginal block of 4, upper-right unit with variety Short leg to 'N' of 'NAURU' overprint [R 1/8] SG #1(variety), fresh MUH.
40.00 38.00 sold
983 * 1916-23 Overprints on GB 1d carmine-red variety Double overprint, one albino SG #2cb, marginal example, fine mint, Cat £225.
Lot 983:1916-23 Overprints on GB 1d carmine-red variety Double overprint, one albino SG #2cb, marginal example, fine mint, Cat £225.
80.00 80.00 sold
984 ** 1916-23 Overprints on GB 1½d red-brown block of 4, lower-right unit variety Broken leg of 'N' of 'NAURU' SG #3(variety), fresh MUH, Cat £220++.
Lot 984:1916-23 Overprints on GB 1½d red-brown block of 4, lower-right unit variety Broken leg of 'N' of 'NAURU' SG #3(variety), fresh MUH, Cat £220++.
130.00 104.00 R
985 * 1916-23 Overprints on GB 2d orange Die II SG #5, block of 4, upper-right with overprint variety Broken 'N' of 'NAURU', fine mint, Cat £280+.
Lot 985:1916-23 Overprints on GB 2d orange Die II SG #5, block of 4, upper-right with overprint variety Broken 'N' of 'NAURU', fine mint, Cat £280+.
130.00 104.00 R
     
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