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"OCCUPATION": 1915 (Aug) opened-out cover & (Sep) illustrated "A Budget from Australia" Reply Letter Card - the 1d stamp has either been moved or doesn't belong - both to Sgt HS Mills in Egypt, both endorsed "Killed in Action" & with superb 'S.O.I.' (= Senior Officer Informed) handstamp in violet, DLO b/s of Melbourne & Adelaide. [The latter item states "...Eight Hours Day is to be called Anzac Day this year...& collections are to be taken for the returned wounded...", the first such reference we have seen to an Anzac Day in 1915! Sergeant Mills was killed on 6.8.1915, during the first assault on Lone Pine]
INDIAN STATES - Convention States
GWALIOR: Overprint on QV Postal Cards Ľa & Ľa+Ľa (both parts used but unsevered & very scarce thus), various postmarks including 'GWALIOR STATE/BHILSA', 'GWALIOR STATE/LASHKAR', 'DLO/GWALIOR STATE/ POSTAGE DUE/ONE ANNA' & 'DLO/GWALIOR STATE/FREE' d/s, a few faults but presentable. Scarce quartet.
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