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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - Disaster
C of A - Military - World War I
WORLD WAR II:1943 airmail Hobart to Queensland Construction Camp censored with red/white label (Little #L6-6b) tied by small circular 'CHECKED/BY/ 6/2 ' cachet in violet - unrecorded by Little - on the face, forwarded to "1 Aust Corps/Recp Camp" then to Papua with 'FIELD POST OFFICE/20JE43/019.' b/s, finally 'RETURN TO SENDER/ON/MILITARY BOARD INSTRUCTIONS' cachet in violet on face, some water-staining & other blemishes. Crash mail?
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Interesting batch from Australia & World with better subjects including Disasters, Post Offices, Stamp Cards, etc, also South Australia 1908 1d Fleet Postal Card unused, generally fine to very fine.
NEW GUINEA:Seven real photo cards by EA Hawnt (Rabaul) including two of Native Women & three of Masked Dancers - one a terrific photo of them in canoes - also ten photos of 1937 Volcanic Eruption at Rabaul and aftermath plus a few others including Burial Site decorated with Skulls, all fine; then c.1929 folded brochure 'The Golden Islands' promoting migration to New Guinea (minor edge faults). An interesting group.
JAPAN - Postal History
1940(May 9) Bank of Japan registered parcel label to London via America with 4s tied by 'TOKYO/9.5.40' cds & other stamps washed-off, two strikes of straight-line 'SALVED FROM THE SEA' cachets in violet, Liverpool registration label added when re-posted, minor creasing & staining. [Most likely salvaged from the wreck of SS 'Eros' which was torpedoed 5 miles off Tory Island, Ireland by the U-Boat UB-48 on 7.6.1940]