Useful Links

Useful links to other military and military postal history related societies as well as to other specialised philatelic societies

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The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors – New Zealand POW Aerogrammes by Jerome V V Kasper


Egypt Study Circle



Far East Prisoners of War Mail:



Military Postal History Society:


Canadian Military Mail Study Group:

(part of The British North America Philatelic Society):


CMMSG Newsletters to 2005:



A pictorial catalogue of First Day Covers and commemorative covers issued by, or related to, The Corps of Royal Engineers.


The collection depicts British Forces mail in Kenya during the Mau Mau period of 1950-59; the post-Mau Mau period through to independence in 1961 and up to about 1963. There are also a couple of later items from 1993/94.  A wide variety of covers and postmarks are shown, many with unit cachets.  Also a few RN covers with POSTAL FRANK / ROYAL NAVY / MOMBASA (two types) and RESIDENT NAVAL OFFICER / MOMBASA. 



Naval Cover Museum

The Naval Cover Museum is a virtual museum that exists only on the Internet and was established in 2000 by Paul Bunter, a naval cover collector and member of the Universal Ship Cancellation Society (USCS).   He is Curator of the Museum.  The 'new' Museum has been set up as a Wiki.  The Museum collection consists of scanned images of naval covers or parts of naval covers and is accessed via several indices.  These indices allow quick access to (US Navy) naval covers associated with ships, naval installations, cachet makers, cachet categories and other miscellaneous categories; it is work-in-progress and new images will continue to be added at a steady rate.  This site provides a facinating insight into US Navy ships postmarks and is an invaluable reference site. 

also view:

which provides details and listings on different types of postmark either by vessel or postmark type.


'Warcovers' offers for sale material covering the postal aspects of all wars & military actions worldwide from 1800 to date covering the Army, Navy, RFC & RAF.


The British Forces Philatelic Service (BFPS) 

A newly formed not-for-profit organisation specially set-up to ensure that the Forces Philatelic Bureau survives and thrives.


Mike White offers Worldwide Postal History, including Censored and Military Mail

Civil Censorship Study Group 

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Founded in 1972, the Civil Censorship Study Group provides a network for those interested in civilian mails that have been censored and/or delayed or interrupted in the post during times of war and civil strife. The group holds a library of publications on the subject.

The Military Mail Man

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Peter Harvey offers for sale a wide variety of Military Postal History and associated letters from his eBay: 


Distinguished New Zealand member and postal historian Gerald Ellott, RDP, has been putting many of his finely researched articles on line, and is kindly making them available to FPHS members. There are many of Forces interest, both Army and Navy. Examples include: notes on all the regiments which were in NZ 1840 –1870; 2nd Burmese War; Zulu War; RN in the Baltic and Crimea; Naval Concession rate Letters; History of the Hong Kong Station; etc etc. These is something of interest to almost all our members.

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