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Displaying 12 Lots in Category - Military - Boer War
QUEENSLAND - Postal History
NSW Imperf Diadem 6d grey-brown SG 96, close even margins, concentric-ovals (part of Brisbane duplex) cancel. [Moreton Bay District period]
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1900 Boer War Chrity 1d & 2d SG 374-5, both CTO with the rare 'TELEGRAPH BRANCH/JA1/01/ MELBOURNE - VICTORIA' duplex, minor blemishes, Cat £195. [1/1/1901 was Federation Day] (Qty 2)
SOUTH AFRICA - (Provinces)
BOER WAR: (Oct 16) illustrated advertising cover (featuring the Transvaal flag) to Cape Town with ZAR ½d (fault) tied by Johannesburg cds of 16OCT99, complete 'V [crown] R/OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' label entirely (and unusually) on the reverse, exceptional strikes of the boxed 'STOPPED BY CENSOR/RETURN TO SENDER' & 'Undelivered for Reason Stated/TO BE RETURNED TO ADDRESS HEREON' h/s both in violet. Despite these instructions, the cover was apparently impounded in Natal - 'RETURNED LETTER OFFICE/3 4/00/NATAL' cds on the face - & finally returned in 1901 as evidenced by the Johannesburg arrival b/s of 14JAN01. A truly stunning printed matter rate cover, posted in the first week of the Second Boer War - the Boers declared war on 11.10.1899 - and amazingly with cds of 1899 1900 & 1901!
BOER WAR: 1899 usage to United States of GB 1d Postal Card with FPO cds, message headed "Camp De Aar Dec 4 99" and states "...we probably move to the relief of Kimberley tomorrow...", underpaid but untaxed.
BOER WAR: 1900 illustrated cover with printed 'HEADQUARTERS/Young Mens Christian Association/CANADIAN CONTINGENT/ON ACTIVE SERVICE WITH BRITISH FORCES/SOUTH AFRICA' & crossed-flags at upper-left, GB 1d lilac tied by indistinct FPO cds, to Canada with very fine strike of the oval 'CANADIAN CONTINGENT/APR 18 1900/SOUTH AFRICA' d/s in magenta, Montreal arrival "flag" b/s, readdressed to "Manitoulin Island/Ont", minor soiling & light staining on the reverse. A stunning exhibition item. [Manitoulin is the world's largest freshwater island]
Saint Helena: 1900 Gruss aus PPC (4 views on reverse) to Germany via London with adhesives tied by 'ST HELENA' cds, 'R'-in-circle & oval 'REGISTERED/ST HELENA' h/s both in violet as is the 'CENSOR/ PRISONERS OF WAR' cachet which is initialled "FWA" (FW Alexander), minor blemishes. [PPCs are rarely seen registered. The fee was presumably paid to make it more likely that the card would be forwarded]
Saint Helena: 1902 (June 30) cover to Germany (b/s) via London with adhesives tied by Maltese Cross cork cancels, 'R'-in-circle & oval 'REGISTERED/ST HELENA' h/s both in black, tringular 'PASSED BY CENSOR/ST HELENA/HEAD OFFICE' h/s in violet, endorsed on flap by the sender "Capt CWeiss", vertical fold. [Weiss was a German mercenary who served with bthe Boer forces. The rate of 1/5d was for a letter weighing between 2½ & 3 ounces, plus 2d registration]
South African Provinces: Orange River Colony 1901 cover to a Boer POW on 'ST HELENA' (cds on the face) with OFS 'VRI/2d' on 2d pair & 'ORANGE/RIVER/COLONY' on CofGH ½d pair tied by 'WINBURG/ORC' cds. Most attractive.
South African Provinces: Transvaal 1901 cover to a Boer POW in Ceylon with 'ERI' 1d x5, fine b/s of the oval 'BURGHER CAMP/KRUGERSDORP' d/s in purple & 'KRUGERSDORP/PBC/AE MAINWARING' cachet in violet, readdressed on arrival to Diyatalawa in red, opened-out for display & a bit soiled.