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This website is designed to show interesting or colourful covers of the whole world. We try to add about 25 to 30 new items each week. Many countries are included but there is particular strength in GB, the French Group & the German Group, as well as world-wide Wartime Censorship in WW1 & WW2, Postage Dues, Mis-routed mail, Special Services and Airmails. Please note items marked with a reference number BPS-xxx are auction lots for viewing only in a Bradford postal auction, not for immediate sale.

Items in category Red Cross, most recent first.
Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Rough paper envelope marked 'Portofrei' in m/s, to the Danish Red Cross POW agency; cancelled with d/r bridged cds Kufstein, Tyrol, 1 April 1917; Red Cross h/s "Freuen-Zweig-Verein/Kufstein"; triangular censor h/s "Zensur Abteillung, Wien"; seal on reverse "Geschlossen von d. Zensur d. GZNB"

Reference: S904
£25.00

Sweden 1945 Red Cross censored to GBSweden 1945 Red Cross censored to GB
20 July 1945 King's Head issues 5, 2 x 10, 15 øre + 20 øre Red Cross commemorative, cancelled Stockholm machine d/s, opened by Censor & resealed with PC90 tape Examiner 1293, & added in MS 2055, airmail to Middlesbrough, no b/s, attractive immediate post war item

Reference: S568
£20.00

Netherlands Red Cross issue 1953 FDCNetherlands Red Cross issue 1953 FDC
Red Cross issue of 5 values 1953 (SG 769-773) on illustrated First Day envelope 24 August, with pictorial red cross cancellations, s'Gravenhage to Sheffield, neat clean Red Cross item

Reference: S560
£20.00

USA RED CROSS & OPERATION DEEP FREEZE 1957USA RED CROSS & OPERATION DEEP FREEZE 1957
plain envelope marked 'Via Air Mail' with 1c Washington, 1931 2c Red Cross stamp & 3c Fort Ticondaroga pictorial, all cancelled 'Pole Station Antarctica U.S.N.' 1 March 1957, with slogan 'US Navy Operation Deep Freeze' to Beverly Hills: an unusual combination

Reference: S541
£20.00

NORWAY MULTI-FRANKED COVER WITH RED CROSS LABELNORWAY MULTI-FRANKED COVER WITH RED CROSS LABEL
Posthorn design 5 x 1, 5 x 2, 5 x 3 øre + 10 & 20 øre (total 60 øre) cancelled with Oslo slogan d/s to Liverpool 13 December 1951(?) with added Norway Red Cross label, no b/s; a spectacular franking

Reference: S510
£20.00

DUTCH EAST INDIES CENSORED RED CROSS ENVELOPE 1940DUTCH EAST INDIES CENSORED RED CROSS ENVELOPE 1940DUTCH EAST INDIES CENSORED RED CROSS ENVELOPE 1940
lightweight airmail envelope inscribed 'NED.-IND, ROODE KRUIS BATAVIA' in red, franked with Dutch E.I. Wilhelmina 35c violet cancelled Batavia 24 December 1940, to the Red Cross Geneva; MS 'By KLM to Iraq'; Dutch censor label 'Door Censuur Geofen', sealed front and reverse with circular 'Roode Kruis' cachet in red; a spectacular Red Cross item before the WW2 Japanese Occupation

Reference: S414
£50.00

AIR RACE HOLLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND 1953AIR RACE HOLLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND 1953
Decorative illustrated envelope from Holland for the Christchurch Air Race 8 October 1953, franked with 5 Red Cross issues, 25c special air stamp & 5c Juliana issue (SG 769-773, 790a, 684), cancelled Eindhoven 29 September 1953 and with special cachet for the event; on reverse Christchurch arrival d/s 11 October 1953; violet h/s on front 'Retour à l'Expéditeur'

Reference: S365
£25.00

BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY FIRST-AID MANUAL 1939BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY FIRST-AID MANUAL 1939
Small pocket-sized hardback, British Red Cross Society First-Aid Manual No 1 by St J D Buxton, 8th edition, Cassells 1939, 340pps indexed, very detailed with instructions and illustrations of how to deal with many situations (ex Manchester Casualty Service); slight wear to spine but in good sound condition (marked in the introduction where a name has been crossed out): (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £5.00)

Reference: S351
£12.00

BOOK RED CROSS INTERNATIONAL, CENTENARY HISTORY 1959BOOK RED CROSS INTERNATIONAL, CENTENARY HISTORY 1959
Hardback work 'Red Cross International & the Strategy of Peace' by James Avery Joyce, Hodder & Stoughton 1959, 270pps with dust jacket, many illustrations, indexed, wth summary of the Geneva Conventions: a centenary history of the organisation since its foundation by Henri Dunant after the terrible carnage at the Battle of Solferino 24 June 1859: (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £9.00)

Reference: S350
£15.00

AMERICAN RED CROSS IN GERMANY 1919, CENSOREDAMERICAN RED CROSS IN GERMANY 1919, CENSOREDAMERICAN RED CROSS IN GERMANY 1919, CENSORED
American Red Cross Post Card cancelled US Army Post Office 729, with a large purple 'eagle' cachet 'AEF Passed & Censored' & in MS 'Soldiers Mail', Landsholm to Middlesbrough 19 March 1919, on a vignette postcard of American troops sat on a truck: not seen by me before and a fine Red Cross item

Reference: S339
£20.00

CANADA METER MARK WITH RED CROSS MOTIF 1952CANADA METER MARK WITH RED CROSS MOTIF 1952CANADA METER MARK WITH RED CROSS MOTIF 1952
Mexican picture postcard with Canada bi-lingual 2 cents meter mark and illustrated slogan 'Help the Red Cross' Ottawa 31 March 1952; text refers to Scout camps

Reference: S310
£12.50

AUSTRIAN RED CROSS WINDOW ENVELOPE FOR INTERNEESAUSTRIAN RED CROSS WINDOW ENVELOPE FOR INTERNEES
Window envelope for official use by the Austrian Red Cross, Vienna c1941 with red cross motif and handstamp 'Service des Internés', endorsed for free franking (Gebührenfrei), all in red; no backstamps

Reference: S309
£15.00

SWITZERLAND RED CROSS, REFUGEES, WAR VICTIMS DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL MAIL 1916SWITZERLAND RED CROSS, REFUGEES, WAR VICTIMS DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL MAIL 1916
Unfranked plain postal card from Lausanne to Zurich, handstamped IMPRIMÉS, with Red Cross slogan roller datestamp, and good strike of the large violet cachet "Bureau International Féministe de Renseignements / en faveur des victimes de la Guerre/ Recherche des Refugiés / OFFICIEL Lausanne" with violet cross in centre; an uncommon cachet and on reverse the text of a particular enquiry and the details of the service 26 September 1916

Reference: S201
£25.00

BELGIUM: 1954 AIRMAIL COVER TO USA WITH RED CROSS STAMP.BELGIUM: 1954 AIRMAIL COVER TO USA WITH RED CROSS STAMP.
1954 airmail cover to Cleveland, Ohio with the stamps cancelled by partial ST. NIKLAAS postmarks dated 12.1.54.

Reference: H285
£10.00

AUSTRO-HUNGARY: 1916 REPLY-HALF RED CROSS POW POSTCARD.AUSTRO-HUNGARY: 1916 REPLY-HALF RED CROSS POW POSTCARD.
1916 reply-half postcard from an Austrian prisoner of war in a camp in Russia. There are Austrian and Russian Red Cross cachets, a Russian censor mark and a blue pencil mark from a postmaster to all it to go freepost!

Reference: H264
£10.00

USA: 1948 COMMEMORATIVE AIRMAIL COVER PARTLY VIA HELICOPTER WITH RED CROSS SLOGAN PMKS ON REVERSEUSA: 1948 COMMEMORATIVE AIRMAIL COVER PARTLY VIA HELICOPTER WITH RED CROSS SLOGAN PMKS ON REVERSEUSA: 1948 COMMEMORATIVE AIRMAIL COVER PARTLY VIA HELICOPTER WITH RED CROSS SLOGAN PMKS ON REVERSE
1948 commemorative airmail cover with the stamp cancelled by a BIG BEAR LAKE CALIF machine postmark dated 11.MAR.1948. On the reverse there are NEW YORK and SAN BERNARDINO CALIF Red Cross slogan postmarks and a SAN BERNARDINO CALIF postmark

Reference: H259
£15.00

USA, AMERICAN RED CROSS ENVELOPE WITH CONTENTS, 1942, CENSORED, SALISBURY (UK) TO NEW YORKUSA, AMERICAN RED CROSS ENVELOPE WITH CONTENTS, 1942, CENSORED, SALISBURY (UK) TO NEW YORK
Small envelope headed American Red Cross Service Club, with MS endorsement APO 519 c/o Postmaster, New York City, datestamped Salisbury 20 November 1942, censored with sealing strip marked Examiner 861: with contents, being a neat typed letter, and 3 photographs of Dick Gardner in uniform. In fine clean condition save for a small tear to the flap on reverse. A scarce World War Two Red Cross memento, which has survived intact and almost pristine.

Reference: S113
£30.00

DENMARK: 1945 REGISTERED AIRMAIL COVER TO SWITZERLAND.DENMARK: 1945 REGISTERED AIRMAIL COVER TO SWITZERLAND.
1945 registered airmail cover from Copenhagen to Basel with SG 322-3 (Child Welfare), SG 338 (Red Cross), SG 342 (Romer), 332g (King's Head) and SG 298 + 307 (Parcel Post) cancelled by KOBENHAVN postmarks dated 10.10.45.

Reference: H005
£12.50

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