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Displaying 1 - 20 of 29 Lots in Category - Military - World War I
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Collector's odds n sods with used KGV Heads & decimals including scarcer values, WWI '[flag]/STICK FOR/ AUSTRALIA' label corner block of 12, commercial perfins including unusual patterns, etc, plus some covers including 1951 Sydney DLO 'RE-ENCLOSED LETTER' envelope registered & a few WWI items plus some PPCs of ships used as Troop Transports, philatelic cover with 'KILLIECRANKIE/TAS-AUST' cds (rated RR), etc.
(Qty many 100s)
Accumulation with 1936 SA Centenary 1/- pair with 'B/Ltd' commercial perfin, Decimals used in quantity & mint plus Yearbooks 1990-93, some Worldwide with pre-WWII Europe, plus small batch of commercial mail noted Austria 1947 tatty cover with 'OFFICIALLY SEALED' labels tied Perth cds, Berlin 1956 airmail to Australia with Buildings 20pf 50pf & Dm2, Roads Board envelope with 'PAID AT ROCKINGHAM/ ½D -6SE57/W.A' cds, etc.
C of A - First Day Covers
AUTOGRAPHED FIRST DAY COVERS:Military Personalities accumulation including Victoria Cross recipients Sir Roden Cutler, W/O Keith Payne, Sgt RR Rattey, Cpl Jim Gordon, Pte Edward Kenna, Jack Daniel Hinton (NZ), Charles Upham, also, Admiral Sir VAT Smith, Rear-Admiral William Dovers, Air Marshall James Rowland, Group Captain Eric Black, BP "Bob" Butler (AFC), JC Hughes, Jim Doolittle, Nancy Wake, Bruce Ruxton, etc, on variety of covers up to 2000s, includes some PSEs, all set out on display pages.
C of A - Postal History
1918postcard from UK to Tasmania endorsed "OAS" unstamped but with circular check cachet and 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet in red, another with cachet in violet, also a few with GB stamps or sent under cover, then quantity of unused 'Art' PPCs, couple of Tasmanian plus KGV 1d green Postal Card with printed 'Second Class Mail' endorsement and Myer advertising used 1932, mostly fine condition.
(Qty 100 approx)
C of A - Military - World War I
German Merchant Seaman Friedrich Schock correspondence from his internment at Liverpool Camp, NSW including his Diary (in German) with entry of 11.08.14 stating taken POW at Newcastle, 1913-14 covers from Germany to him aboard ship x3, 1915-17 postcards to him with Lt-Col Sands cachets x4 and 1918 Federal Commission of Land Tax OHMS envelope with letter requesting tax returns for last three years (!) plus 1919 letter from his employer FA Vinnen & Co, Bremen that he will be paid wages only up until their ship was seized, various other letters to & from him without envelopes including one on 'CONCENTRATION CAMPS AUSTRALIA/PRISONER OF WAR LETTER' stationery (with photo apparently removed by censor), unused 'PRISONER OF WAR LETTER/FREE' envelope, panoramic Liverpool Camp fold-out postcard plus small book of postcards & photographs from prior voyages & captivity including Hockey Club "Germania", Liverpool team photo, condition mixed but generally fine. Fascinating material with enough here to build a One-Frame Exhibit.
POWs in GERMANY:1915-18 mail c/- the British GPO in London or the Australian Red Cross in London comprising covers x4 all with a KGV 1d red, Postal Cards 1d Roo, 1d Fullface & 1d Sideface, and "Star" 1d Envelopes x5, all forwarded under cover to various camps & all but two with camp censor cachets applied on arrival; and mail to POWs sent directly to the camps in Germany comprising covers x2 each with a KGV 1d red, a PPC with the stamp removed (probably by the camp censor), Postal Card 1d Sideface (uncancelled, redirected internally: was the recipient paroled?), and "Star" 1d Envelope (uncancelled), all but the Postal Card without the required POW superscription but all with camp censor cachets applied on arrival, generally fine to very fine; also a 1915 British pamphlet 'COMMUNICATION WITH PRISONERS OF/WAR INTERNED ABROAD'.
POWs in GERMANY:Covers (3) & KGV 1d Postal Cards x2 all to Australians known to be POWs in Germany at Cassel (2, both with large circular camp cachet), Crefeld, Dulmen or Gottingen, the last forwarded to Dulmen, various British & German cachets, also a stampless PPC from Switzerland to an Australian POW at Friedrichsfeld bei Wesel. Nice group.
POWs in GERMANY:1915-16 issues of "In Ruhleben Camp" Nos 1-10 (1915) plus "The Ruhleben Bye-Election" (propaganda for candidate Israel Cohen); "The Ruhleben Camp Magazine" Nos 1-6 (1916-17); and larger format "Prisoners' Pie/ Ruhleben/New Year 1916"; some separation of the covers etc but generally in sound to fine condition. Lots of humorous content, illustrations etc providing excellent insights into camp life. (18 titles); also WWII Mickey Mouse souvenirs x2 & Marching Koalas Christmas Card.
No longer available
C of A - Military - World War II
Australian POWs in Europe group with Acknowledgement of Receipt of Parcel cards to London (unused) & Switzerland, advice of capture card to WA, advice of address cards to London & WA, two 'Feldpostkarte' with 'KRIEGSGEFANGENEN/SENDUNG' h/s in blue both to SA, various printed POW Postal Stationery items including an Envelope to WA with enclosed letter on matching notepaper, two plain covers from Parchim Camp to Victoria both with the enclosed letters, etc, many are fine to very fine. A good basis for expansion.
Box of interesting covers & Postal Stationerywith Flights, commercial airmails, philatelic frankings to Australia including from Berlin & Saar, other strong German content including commercial mail, Third Reich commemorative cancels - noted one with Olympics M/S - & propaganda Postal Cards plus Nazi cigarette cards x16 (superb), 1850s stampless 'DANZIG' to London, Swiss internment camp covers including 1940 with three different Polish camp cachets, Greece 1936 Rotary airmail cover to Sweden, etc, generally fine to very fine.
Box of cards with good Australian selection with real photo types including of Maryborough (Vic) School Carnival & of Carlton Football Team (creased; names written on reverse), advertising from Western Australia, etc, also good Military/WWI selection from GB Germany & elsewhere including naval subjects & political cartoons, Pacific Islands including Tonga x4, Singapore x12, Glamour including "Gibson Girls" x14 + similar hand-drawn card from "Cicero" to "Brutus" with a very gay message, Louis Wain Cats x2, Napoleon x16, etc, condition variable.
1926-27 War Orphans' Fund5fr+1fr SG 453 marginal block of 4, very lightly mounted & the first unit is unmounted, Cat £560++ (mounted).
GERMANY - Occupied & Plebiscite Territories
Single volume collection with good range of WWI Occupation of Belgium, Saar range, WWII Bohemia & Moravia, Allied Occupation including a good range of Posthorn Overprints, French & Soviet Issues with better items, etc. Inspection recommended.
Covers & Stationery including 1855 with ½a blue x2 on yellow envelope (attractive), 1858 part-outer with 1a red, 1858 with ½a blue tied '138' cancel and 'BOMBAY GPO/1 Dely' unframed b/s, 1872 East India Railway Electric Telegraph Department lettersheet with 'LOCAL/TPO BENGAL' oval d/s and North West Provinces 'F/NWP/No3' transit, 1911 with 'ALLAHABAD RMS/SET No1' TPO cds & French postage dues, WWI Forces with 'HS TAKADA/On Active Service' cachet, 1922 insured parcel tag with 'V/P/ESPLANADE/(CALCUTTA)' label, registered & official mail, illustrated advertising & instructional markings noted a couple of 'TOO LATE' types, plus Convention States group including 1903 QV ½a tied 'GWALIOR-STATE/ VICEROY'S CAMP POST OFFICE' hooded-circle d/s and 1910 registered with KEVII 3p 'CHAMBA/STATE' overprints x10 & provisional 'R' cachet on blank label, 1894 ½a envelope 'PATIALA/STATE' with 'BATHINDA RY STN' squared circle & 'POSTAGE DUE' cachet, eight inwards items from Germany & 1877 illustrated US cover to Jubbulpoor, postmark interest, condition mixed but many fine.
(Qty approx 130)
NEW GUINEA - Australian Stamps Used in New Guinea
1913 Kangaroos First Watermark½d to 6d each CTO with 'STEPHANSORT/13' "frozen" cds with no day or month slugs, a few minor blemishes.
NEW GUINEA - "G.R.I." Overprints
Selection with Overprints on DNG to '3d.' on 30pf, 3d registration label SG 35f, a few Overprints on Marshalls, some postmark interest including 'NAURU' on German Marshalls 3pf 10pf 20pf on piece & 50pf, also a few Samoa GRIs to '6d.' on 50pf on piece & '1d.' on 10pf used pair, etc, condition rather mixed.
Selection with simplified Overprints on DNG to '5d.' on 50pf & on Marshalls to '4d.' on 40pf (the '1d.' on 3pf is used), and six different 3d registration labels, generally fine to very fine.
1914-15 6mm Setting'1d.' on 3pf brown SG 1, well centred, 'RABAUL/Oct 17 1914' d/s in violet being the First Day of Issue, Cat £850. A rare and very desirable "Number One".
NEW GUINEA - "N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS" Overprints
Dealer's mostly mint stock ordered by denomination including 5/- x2, 10/- x2 & £1 x3, 1918 Surcharges, New Colours & a few perf 'OS', condition rather mixed.
Neat collection on leaves with values to 5/- including some overprint varieties, and 1918 Surcharges tied to separate pieces by 'KIETA' cds in violet, generally fine to very fine.