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Displaying 1 - 20 of 23 Lots in Category - Military - World War II
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
REVENUES:WWII War Savings 6d Hurricane Perf 14½ block of 9 (seven **, one stuck down, the other faulty) in green & buff War Savings Stamps 'Here's to Happiness and Victory' gift booklet.
CINDERELLAS:WWII Lady Gowrie 6d (68x44mm) horizontal pair with margins at left & right, large oval '[...] BROADCASTING CORP PTY LTD/2UW/SYDNEY NSW' cachet in violet, both units with light vertical creases and minor aging marks. Not previously seen by us. [These large-format labels were intended for use on parcels, hence their extremely low survival rate]
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)
Selection with used scenic Letter Cards 1d Roo x3 & KGV 1d x2, WWI Service Suspended cover to Singapore, uprated 1½d Postal Card by air to POW in Italy at scarce 1/6d Clipper rate, and a few others.
WWII civil censorship covers range noted Darwin plain label and "D2" mss in cachet on 1939 cover front from Manchuria (!) and 7-dot label on cover front from Cuba (!) with 'D1' cachet, 1940 airmail to Palestine with Newcastle 9-dot label and altered Sydney cachet, from USA with '2/1' cachet on 9-dot label, 'CALIFORNIA CLIPPER' cachets on 1940 airmail to Canada and 1941 airmail to Fiji both with Sydney labels, 1941 'NAVAL SERVICE' cover with Papua Pictorials 1d & 3d and Melbourne label, 1942 to Tel Aviv x3, 1943 Red Cross Message Service cover to Switzerland with 5/- Robes and Melbourne '3' check marking, 1944 to British Guiana via internal airmail, Launceston '6/1' label and cachets x2, other airmails to New Zealand and Netherlands x2, couple of military items with civilian censors including typed 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and '1/2' Townsville label & cachet on another, condition mixed but many fine.
C of A - Military - World War I
WORLD WAR II:Inwards mail to Murchison POW Camp from Germany or Italy a few with Middle East censorship all with 'POW CAMP/MURCHISON' x5 or 'POW/MURCHISON' cachet x4 (two variants), mostly by air, four with the original letters, condition variable.
(Qty 9 + letters)
WORLD WAR II:Naval covers including 'PAQUEBOT' on KGVI 3d blue with 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet (Daynes N604), 1942 with two different 'POSTAGE CORRECT' cachets and Hobart censor label, 1943 with 'HMA HOSPITAL SHIP' cachet, various 'HM TRANSPORT' cachets including one with reversed 'N', RAN honour envelopes, airmail covers, 'PASSED FREE OF POSTAGE' cachets, Naval Shore stations, variety of censor markings including Tombstone 'HM SHIP' cachets and civilian labels, a few illustrated covers, service organisation envelopes, registered mail, also some post-war items including BCOF Japan, condition mixed but many fine.
Scandinavian coversincluding Denmark 1930s-40s airmails to Australia, Finland 1930s airmails to NSW x2, Norway 1915 with Melbourne 'PASSED' censor cachet, Sweden 1932 to Alaska with 'TAKE OUT' d/s, registered & official mail, censorship, meter cancels, postmark interest including TPOs, also some postal stationery and picture postcards, a few Flight & FDI covers but mostly commercial mail, condition generally fine.
Africa & Middle East mostly commercial coversincluding KUT 1943 airmail to USA with KGVI 5/-, Nyasaland 1945 parcel tag with KGVI 5/- & 1/-, Transvaal 1908 Registration Envelope with 'PILGRIMS REST' s/l cachet, 1937 to Australia with Ethiopia/Eritrea combination franking, larger group of Madagascar including Military mail, also Senegal, Togo, Guadeloupe, Morocco, Gold Coast, Nigeria, Zanzibar, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, etc, WWII airmails & censorship, advertising covers, taxed mail, postmark interest, also some postal stationery & PPCs, generally fine.
Latin & South America mostly commercial coversincluding lots of postal stationery with some pictorial types, noted Mexico 1937 airmails to Australia x2, Brazil 1925 registered to Guatemala, Venezuela 1893 postal card to Germany with French marine sorter d/s and 1939 airmail to South Africa, then Argentina, Chile, etc, WWII airmails & censorship, advertising covers, also some PPCs, Cuba 1939 Rocket Mail cover and a few other Flights & FDCs, condition generally fine.
Western Europe mostly commercial coverswith Italy 1928 uprated postal card to Manchuria, Switzerland 1915-17 with Melbourne 'PASSED' censor cachets & 1945 airmail to Australia with 'OAT' cachet, France 1939 to US Military Attache in Costa Rica, also Greece, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, etc, a few pre-stamp items, WWII and later airmails & censorship, registered, postage dues, advertising covers, postal stationery and PPCs, some Flights & FDCs, condition generally fine.
AUSTRALIA:Carton with better titles including ACSC 'Decimals 1966-1975' & 'Postal Stationery' (2013), 'Stamps of the Commonwealth' by Rosenblum (1968, the last edition), 'Chapman Collection', 'Australian Army during WWII' etc.
No longer available
AUSTRIA - Postal History
Mostly commercial covers including 1878 to Italy with 10kr tied 'TRIEST' oval d/s and other 19th Century usages from Austrian Empire in Eastern Europe and Foreign POs with quite a lot of postmark interest, range of WWI censor cachets on postcards, then WWII and later airmails & censorship noted many to Australia with values to 20s, quantity of postal stationery and picture postcards, also registered, postage dues, advertising covers, condition generally fine.
Mostly 20th Century covers accumulation including WWI, Inflation period, a few Zeppelin, DOX & Catapult items, lots of Third Reich with 1938 two large registered covers airmail to Australia each with 5mk Cathedral x2 and 3m Zeppelin (one with Sydney 'OFFICAILLY SEALED' labels) plus a group of Sudetenland covers, 1944 POW postcard airmail to New Zealand with 40pf Hitler, other WWII military, censor & POW mail plus a few documents, quantity of post-war Allied Occupation covers, early West & East Germany and Berlin, then later including airmails to Australia up to modern with registered, taxed, stationery, postcards, etc, condition mixed but many fine.
1941airmail cover to Jewish refugee "Bruno Rachmann, 818/56 Tongshan Road, Shanghai" - inside the Jewish Ghetto - from his relative "Adolf Israel Rachmann" with Hitler 5pf and 60pf tied 'BERLIN-HALENSEE 2/11.9.41' cds, censored locally and sent to Lisbon for carriage by PanAm Atlantic and Pacific Clipper services via USA, censored with Hong Kong label and scarce 'AIR TRANSIT/8' cachet in turquoise on the back, Shanghai arrival b/s, minor edge faults and aging marks. [German Jews were forced to adopt the middle name 'Israel' or 'Sarah' as identification. The airmail service from Germany to China via the USA & Hong Kong was suspended on 8.12.1941 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and America's subsequent entry into WWII]
POSTAL HISTORY:Mostly covers including 1806 from St Andrews, 1872 mourning cover to Melbourne with 4d & 6d, 1919 PPC to Australia with 'Postal Censor' cachet, 1936 airmail to New Zealand with 2/6d Seahorse, 1945 POW & Forces airletters, other postal stationery and a few Airgraphs, lots of airmails to Australia with KGVI and QEII frankings including Wildings & Machins, registered & official mail, censorship, generally fine.
INDIA - Postal History
Two cartons of covers & Postal Stationery from 1860s to 1970s, noted 1876 to Australia "via Torres Straits" with 8p & 4a x2, 1888 2a Registration Envelope to Guatemala via Bombay-Aden 'SEA POST OFFICE' and France, 1934 KGV 4a Airmail Postal Card to French Somaliland, mounted displays of Postal Stationery, WWII Censorship and Field POs, 'LATE FEE' and other instructional markings & labels, advertising covers, registered & official mail, hundreds of postcards with TPO cancels, a few States issues & overprints, lots of postmark interest, also a few stamps and FDCs, condition mixed but many fine.
"Missing, Captured, Killed!: Visions & Victims of Mussolini's Wars" attractively presented five-frame Open Class exhibit on double-size pages chronicling the rise & demise of Benito Mussolini. All sorts of interesting material from propaganda PPCs & Postal Cards including laying claim to Malta, to a complete newspaper re the Sinking of the 'Arandora Star'. Also Occupation stamps, 1935 registered cover to Mussolini, POW mail from Italians in North Africa, Camps in East Africa & Australia, Red Cross & Vatican Information Office covers & forms, German FPOs in Italy & mourning cards for German soldiers killed in Italy, undeliverable mail, etc etc etc. Plus an array of back-up material, also some pre-1922 & post-1945 mail.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to develop this from a necessarily superficial 5-frame study into a more well-rounded 8-frame exhibit. It's a great story that deserves further endeavour.
MALACCA - JAPANESE OCCUPATION:1942 Large Military Administration Seal in magenta on 15c blue SG J52 block of 4, lightly mounted, Cat £500+ as a block of 4.
KELANTAN - THAI OCCUPATION:1943 State Coat of Arms 1c to 10c SG TK1-5, no gum as issued, the 1c thinned at top, Cat £1800. BPA Certificate (2003) for the set.