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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - Military - Boer War
C of A - Postal History
Inwards mail to Australia including Boer War commemorative postcard with photo of Ex-President Kruger in green, WWI Indian PPC with 'Service of Prisoners of War/[signature] Colonel/Supt Civil Camp Belgaum' & 'PASSED CENSOR/BELGAUM/WEH' cachets, 1933 registered from Gibraltar, WWII group from RAAF servicemen at various Canadian camps, 1940 stampless naval cover from Hong Kong, c.1940 airmail from Dutch Indies with 'FELDPOST / B /SORTEERKANTOOR' cancel, 1944 registered airmail from Switzerland with German censorship, 1963 airmail PPC from St Lucia, 1960s group from Uruguay including registered items, modern mail to University of Sydney including from Congo, Ethiopia, Iraq, Tanzania & Tunisia, etc; also Gallipoli makeshift postcard dated 18.5.15 with Australian FPO cds to NZ with message "...The only objection I have to the place is the amount of shrapnel & bullets that are flying about..."; condition variable.
(Qty 80 approx)
1900 Boer War Charity1d imperforate colour trials in deep blue-green, pale yellow-green, indigo & a pair in violet-blue, plus the issued stamp CTO.
2d imperforate colour trial/plate proof in violet (close to the issued shade) on ungummed unwatermarked paper, small thin at upper-rtght. Rare. [We estimate that 1d & 2d proofs exist in a ratio of approximately 100:1. Bernie Manning's example sold at the Prestige auction of 13.6.2009 for $3105] [** The thin spot was not noted in the catalogue. Estimate/reserve reduced to $1200/$900 **]
Box of coversincluding 100+ from small BWI post offices in the Caymans, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts Nevis and St Lucia; Leeward Islands Postal Stationery including 12 items with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint; lots of military mail including 1901 Boxer Rebellion postcard with message in morse code!, several Boer War items, WWI with PPC bearing 'Soldaten-/Brief/...' stamp, Swiss PPC with 'Internement des Prisonniers de Guerre/MURREN-SUISSE' cachet, POW covers from Belgaum Camp in India, WWII noted Belgian cover with re-addressing label & 'Regiment Cycliste Frontiere/...' h/s, GB Used in Belgian Congo airmail to SAfrica with 'TROUPES COLONIALES/CENSURE MILITAIRE' label, GB 3d POW Postal Card to Thailand, and Nyasaland 'NOT EXAMINED/BY CENSOR' h/s & 'PASSED/Q5' h/s, etc; also BEA 1901 Mombasa to India, 1938 Gibraltar airmail to Ceylon at 3/- rate, Uruguay airmails to South Africa, etc, condition variable. A very interesting lot.
(Qty 250 approx)