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Displaying 1 - 20 of 92 Lots in Category - Military - World War I
C of A - Postal Stationery - Envelopes
MILITARY: KGV Sideface 1d 'AIF ABROARD' ACSC #ME3B (flap stuck) & 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE/ABROAD' #ME5A, unused, Cat $600.
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C of A - Postal Stationery - Letter Cards
MILITARY ISSUES: c.1916 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE/LETTER CARD' on Grey Stock with Poem on Reverse, minor blemishes, unused & very scarce thus.
C of A - Postal History
Eclectic group including 1933 airmail cover to London with terrific franking including KGV 1/4d x8 etc (two other stamps missing), WWI POW envelopes to Austria with Free h/s or USA with printed Free, 1d Military Envelope unused, 1943 cover with ACF 'JUNGLE/FIGHTING'S/TOUGH/...' label on the reverse, WWII Army Medal Section 4½d Wrapper superb unused, five different OHMS covers with printed registration lines etc, NSW 1840 part-entire Sydney to "London Docks" & 1852 OHMS part-outer with an enormous Laureate 2d, etc, condition variable.
(Qty 17 items)
Commercial covers accumulation with 1917 'On Active Service' group, 1920 Royal Visit colourful invitation to the 'Official Landing' in special envelope (stamp does not belong), strength in Decimal frankings noted 40c Bird solo airmail to Hong Kong returned, registered and certified items, some used postal stationery, a few PPCs and Colonies items, also range of Victorian & New South Wales Railway Parcel stamps on large pieces, condition mixed but many fine. Weighs 3kg.
1918 two covers endorsed "Letter for enemy country enclosed" to Switzerland each with the rare boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR SD/...' (small letters) cachet in violet applied at Sydney, plus a cover without the endorsement & the standard cachet in red for comparison.
1918 & 1922 two plain OHMS medal envelopes franked with 'OS' punctures KGV 5d Rough Paper (faults, Cat $1500 on cover) or KGV 2d orange + Roo 2½d both registered Melbourne to Yarram, a few faults.
C of A - Military - World War I
1915 (Nov 7) cover with red/white perforated 'On Active Service/NO STAMPS/AVAILABLE' label cancelled with 1st Light Horse cds & tied by Geelong arrival, British-pattern No 2240 censor cachet in violet, redirected with scarce 'CARLSRUHE RLY STN' arrival b/s, non-contemporary endorsement on flap "written from Chalak Dere Gallipoli.../Norman Belcher". The label has not previously been seen by us & is believed to be unique! [Lieut Edward Norman Belcher returned to Australia in mid-1916]
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.
C of A - Military - World War II
Box of mostly WWII mail including a batch of Air Mail Letter Cards mostly from Palestine or Northern Territory one with 'POSTAGE/1d/PAID' in red, 20+ airgraphs one illustrated, RAN honour envelope unused, POW postcard from Thailand to NSW, etc, also some WWI & Vietnam items, BCOF honour envelopes "turned" for reuse x2, condition variable.
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.
1915 (c.) May Gibbs Gumnut Babies 'The/Girls/I left/behind/me' (marching off to war), 'Hope you're still going strong' (badminton), 'We're still/above water!' (surfing on a gumleaf) & 'Flannel/Flower/Babies/Grow/in Australia/(They bring love)' the last a bit larger with plain back (proof?), unused.
1915 (c.) May Gibbs 'We'll keep the Billy boiling, dear, till you come marching home' illustration of Kangaroo & Joey tending the fire, insignificant blemishes, unused with plain back (proof?). Rare.
Box of interesting covers & Postal Stationery with 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.
1926-27 War Orphans' Fund 5fr+1fr SG 453 marginal block of 4, very lightly mounted & the first unit is unmounted, Cat £560++ (mounted).
NEW GUINEA - "N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS" Overprints
1918 large cover endorsed "OHMS" with 'THE TREASURY/RABAUL' oval cachet in violet at L/L, to Melbourne with NWPI 9d Roo tied by 'RABAUL/12JL18' cds & German-type 'Rabaul/(Deutsch-Neuguinea)' registration label affixed alongside Sydney transit & Melbourne '13AU18' arrival b/s, a bit travel-weary. Scarce commercial multiple-rate single franking. [The rate was 1d per ounce x9]
1920 Rev Foster cover to GB with 1d red ab pair & c single, black/white Rabaul registration label, underpaid but not taxed; also Samoa registered cover with Overprints to 3d, soiled.
1921 usage of real photo PPC '45 Jap Town' to NSW with the social message entirely in Japanese, NWPI ½d pair with Rabaul cds, significant corner crease.
1921 usage of real photo PPC 'Rabaul 38' (Treasury Building) to NSW with the social message entirely in Japanese, NWPI 1d x2 tied by Rabaul cds. [The writer was apparently writing about a local prostitute!]
ADDINGTON: 1914 illustrated YMCA cover with '.../CHRISTCHUCH - NEW ZEALAND' imprint to Auckland with 1d tied by fair strike of 'MILITARY CAMP/NZ/ 7 /SP14/--' relief cds (no year slug; LRD), overall soiling. With the matching letterhead, the message headed "Christchurch Military Camp/September 14th 1914" states "I suppose you know by this I am going with the troops..." suggesting he hadn't told his family that he had enlisted, minor repaired split. PO 14/8/1914; closed 14/9/1914 the date of this duo. Ex Gordon Darge. [Trooper Heywood Armstrong of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles survived the war]
(Qty 2 items)
AWAPUNI (1): 1914 real photo PPC of nine soldiers at tea break, ½d (damaged) with very fine strike of the rare 'AWAPUNI/14SP14/NZ' cds (Wooders rated 9), soiling. PO 13/8/1914; closed 3/10/1914. Ex Gordon Darge. [Writer states "...We expect to leave for Well[ington] this week..."]