Prestige Philately Auction 185 CatalogueLot 211Catalogue by themeY.M.C.A.
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C of A - Military - World War I
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.
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C of A - Military - World War II
LABUAN: 1945 Comforts Fund envelope (opened-out) to Sydney with 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/3AU45/441' (rated 1000pts by Proud) & stampless cover (soiled) with superb 'AIR FORCE PO/22SE45/234', both used at Labuan. Ex Merv Riddell.(Qty 2)