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Clean pizza box! of military-related covers, photographs etc from Australia including cover to HMAS "Sydney" but returned, range of American covers, etc, condition variable.
Early airmails comprising French ballon monté x3 entires, a part-entire, an unused lettersheet & a post-war reprint, also 1927 Strasbourg Balloon Flight lettersheet with balloon label affixed; India 1911 local cover with KEVII 3p x2 tied by very fine 41mm cachet in rosine; Great Britain 1911 Coronation very fine used envelope in purple-brown & superb unused notepaper; Colombia 1923 SCADTA 20c 'AEROMISIVA', unused; Guatemala 1930 'Memorandum Postal' pseudo-stationery; Siam 1932 'AIR O GRAM' unused, & philatelic usage to GB; & Basque Republic 1937 airmail envelope, unused; generally fine to very fine. Ex Andy Jansen, being "forerunners" from his Aerogrammes exhibit.(Qty 15 items)
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
C of A - Postal History
Northern Territory covers comprising 1939 OHMS with KGV 5d & Flying Boat Base Darwin imprint, 1940 Indo-China to Adelaide with triangular Singapore Censor h/s & Darwin transit b/s, and nine WWII Forces covers including two registered & four with rubber Unit Postal Station cancels, condition variable.(Qty 11)
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 - Military - World War II
Shoebox of Forces covers from all over Australia & probably overseas with an array of postmarks, many with the enclosed letters, a few better items noted. Research opportunity. Ex Ron Collumbine.(Qty 200+)
Folio of mostly humorous illustrated Forces covers with Clarrie King printed types x6 (3 are unused, very scarce thus), then an excellent group of 12 oversized covers from Darwin - one registered from 'MIL PO DARWIN No 3' - several of the Darwin covers are signed "Porter AIF", condition variable & 3 with the stamps removed. Ex Ron Collumbine. (Qty 28 items)
Album of envelopes issued by various Comfort Funds including YMCA, Red Cross, CUSA, Salvation Army, Campaigners for Christ, Baptist National Service Auxiliary, League of Soldiers' Friends etc, also Australian Defence Canteens 1d green x3 & 1d brown Envelopes, a few hand-illustrated covers noted, condition variable. Ex Ron Collumbine. (Qty 90 approx)
Mini-display of censor label covers on 15 pages including scarce types from Hobart Perth & Darwin, some scarce associated cachets, many pages with additional covers inserted behind, condition variable. Ex Ron Collumbine. (Qty 60 approx)
Interesting group with cachets including 'RELEASE', 'UNABLE TO TRACE/...', 'NOT ON RECORDS/ ...', 'DISCHARGED' & 'RETURNEE', 'UNCLAIMED/BASE POST OFFICE', 'TRANSFERED/TO/DEPOT BTN', etc, also manuscript "Killed in action".(Qty 17)
Philatelic covers with Mil PO cds of Enoggera Qld x2, Holdsworthy NSW x2 (one with '__TM__' relief cds), Darwin No 1 & pre-war Mornington Vic with 'RELIEF/18MR39/No8' cds, all but one with provisional registration labels, condition variable.(Qty 6)