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Displaying 1 - 20 of 41 Lots in Category - Military - World War I
DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA
AUSTRALIA: Railway Ticket Voucher with superb strikes of 'AIF DETENTION BARRACKS/20FEB1919/LEWES ENG' d/s & '...LIEUT/ASSIST COMMANDANT AIF DETENTION BARRACKS' h/s both in green, defects.
Predominantly used from Egypt, France, Great Britain & Japan including Hildesheimer, Tuck, Valentines types, etc, plus some modern cards and "Day by Day: A Prayer Manual for those on Active Service".(Qty approx 250)
c.1900s New Zealand and Australia group including "The Railway Accident at Sunshine/Easter Monday, 1908. 43 lives lost.", 'PACKING AND WEIGHING SHELL, TORRES STRAITS.', military cards including 'WITH ALL/GOOD WISHES/From one of the/New Zealand Expeditionary Force', 'In Memoriam, Dardenelles' unused, 'UNITED WE STAND/L'ENTENTE/CORDIALE', plus 1905 New South Wales 5d Jubilee card; toning concerns.(Qty 9)
FRANCE: Anti-German propaganda cards "Voyage en Russie 1902" (Nos. 3, 8, 11 & 12), and three others, minor blemishes.(Qty 7)
No longer available
SUBJECTS SHIPS: WWI to WWII collection with numerous real photo types mostly depicting Australian and British vessels with better items including "Snowball Fight on HMAS Australia", "The Royal Sovereign/Famous Margate Passenger Steamer", "HMAS Parramatta Xmas card", "HM Navy Torpedo Gunboat and Boats" & "SS Tomki Wrecked 14-09-07/Showing Lighthouse & Beach", plus depictions of King George V, civilian ocean liners, submarines, etc. Attractive lot.(Qty 175)
C of A KGV - King George V Issues
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS: 6d indigo Perf 11 & 2/6d chocolate Perf 14˝, the latter with exceptional centring, large-part o.g.(Qty 2)
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS: 1917 'War Savings Stamps/Booklet' with Perf 11 6d x6 affixed within, a couple of minor blemishes but far & away the finest World War I example we have seen. [Stamps to the value of 17/6d could be affixed. The card would then be exchanged for a War Savings Certificate that was redeemable three years later for One Pound]
WORLD WAR I: "Liberty Loan" labels x3 different with Mullett Imprint corner blocks of 4, + a complete sheet of 25 (5x5, some bends) of the "You can fight too..." design, and GB "War Loan" x2 different with Green imprint corner blocks of 4, unmounted.(Qty 45)
C of A - Postal History
1919 parcel tag to "General Hospital/Rockhampton" with 2˝d Roo & 5d KGV both perf 'OS' tied by Brisbane cds, rare red & black/white 'BRISBANE/Defence Dept' registration label (not previously seen by us), readdressed to the Criterion Hotel at Rockhampton, then endorsed "Try Yeppoon" with 'YEPPOON' arrival b/s, rather knocked about but a rare survivor. [According to Post Office Regulations - not seen for the WWI period - the lowest cost for a parcel was 6d & registration was 3d. This article was clearly posted at concessional rates that applied to the mailing of effects of service personnel. Based on other similar items seen by us, we believe that the parcel rate was 3d per unit of weight x2 + 1d registration + ˝d war tax]
C of A - Military - World War I
Annotated collection of covers mostly from the Western Front or Camps in England including Comforts Fund envelopes & letterheads, a couple from Egypt with better cachets, a few PPCs & two silk postcards etc, condition variable. Ex Merv Riddle.(Qty 46 items)
Album with Forces in Egypt including 1915 with superb 'O.C. Aust Field Artillery/Reinforcements' h/s, parcel tag with Egyptian stamps, 1917 "green envelope" to Moascar Camp, 1918 with GB 2d & 'Australian Imperial Force' registration label (2) & two Barbets humorous PPCs (unused); Dardenelles Campaign including from Mudros, Gallipoli x3 & Lone Pine; Desert Campaign including GB KGV ˝d Wrappers x3 from the Jordan Valley; Western Front range of covers from Flanders & France with various GB-pattern cds; also GB Camps, 1915 PPC of HMT "Euripides" with 'AI FORCES POSTAGE FREE/VIC' cds, 1917 stampless from Cape Town, 1917 GB PPC with very fine 'T.W.O./No 71 SQDN A.F.C.' h/s, two defective covers from Liverpool Mil Camp & repaired from Liverpool POW Camp with pencilled censor "PO Griffiths" (rare) etc; condition rather mixed. [Many of the pages have notes about troop movements, personnel details, etc, making this a very interesting lot](Qty 72 items)
1914 (Nov 13) Planté PPC with 'SAIGON PORT/COCHINCHINE' cds, to "Sailors Rest/Fremantle", Singapore transit & superb boxed 'CMF/RELEASED/BY CENSOR' h/s in blue applied on arrival, minor toning. [Sailors Rest was an early seamen's mission]
1916 (c.) two complete military parcel labels with quite different Australian coats-of-arms both to Australia with GB KGV 1˝d & 4d tied by rubber 'F.S.' (= Foreign Section) cancels, one with repaired corner fault. Very scarce.(Qty 2)
1916 'Dardenelles Combined Letterette & Reply Sheet' with Red Ensign on the address panel, the two sheets separated, otherwise superb unfolded unused & rare thus. [See Bob Emery at page 40]
1917 usage of Indian Field Service Postcard to Victoria with very fine "FPO/No 57/21MA17' cds & message headed "Bagdad/16 3 17", ironed-out creases. Very little mail from the troops in Mesopotamia has been recorded. [The writer states: "...You would all be pleased to hear of the great success here. It was rather sudden - in fact we didn't expect to get this far for some time to come..."]
1917-18 cover, "Star" 1d red Envelope & KGV 4d orange Registration Envelope with Red Star on Reverse (soiled) to soldiers abroad, the first two with manuscript "A" in green indicating the addressee had returned to Australia.(Qty 3)
1918 OAS cover with 'AUSTRALIAN/YMCA' imprint unusually in black, to GB with British 'ARMY POST OFFICE/ 25MR18/SZ 23' "skeleton" cds in use at Beersheba (Palestine) & boxed 'DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/IN SEA WATER' h/s applied at London, a bit soiled. [See Hoggarth & Gwynn at pages 192-5.]This cover was carried per SS "Kingstonian" which, on 11/4/1918, was torpedoed by German submarine U68 and badly damaged. It was towed to Carloforte (Sardinia) where the mail - which had suffered water damage - was removed. At the end of April, she was again torpedoed by U48 & became a total loss.
C of A - Postal Stationery
LETTERCARDS - MILITARY: 1916 (March) 1d 'MILITARY LETTER CARD' with 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE' at the Base on grey surfaced stock BW #LCM1, a few very minor blemishes, unused, Cat $500. [Although 50,400 were issued - to just the GPOs in Melbourne & Sydney - not a single used example is recorded!]
LETTERCARDS - MILITARY: 1916 (Oct) 1d 'MILITARY LETTER CARD' with 'A.I.F., ABROAD' at the Base on thin pale grey unsurfaced stock BW #LCM2, unused, Cat $750. Superb! [33,120 were issued, again only to Melbourne & Sydney. Again, not a single used example is recorded! Barry Scott's fine example sold for $632 at our auction of 17/2/2012]
ENVELOPES - MILITARY: 1916-19 KGV 1d red with footer 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE' BW #ME1 (flap stuck), 'A.I.F., ABROAD' Setting 1 with Thick & Thin Lines #ME3A (superb!) & Setting 2 with Two Thick Lines #ME4A (superb!), and 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE,/ABROAD' Setting 1 with Header above Top of Stamp #ME5A (flap stuck), unused, Cat $1500. [See the ACSC at pages 267-269] (Qty 4)