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Displaying 1 - 20 of 72 Lots in Category - Military - World War II
C of A - Postal Stationery - Envelopes (PTPO)
1937-51 KGVI Oval 1d green ACSC #ES75 with 'AUSTRALIAN/DEFENCE/CANTEENS' within outline map at upper-left and another example with the Map Omitted used at 'MIL PO BATHURST', opened a bit roughly at lower-right.
1937-51 KGVI Oval 1d brown ACSC #ES77 with 'AUSTRALIAN/DEFENCE/CANTEENS' within outline map at upper-left, unused, minor blemishes & the flap stuck, unused, Cat $500. Very scarce.
C of A - Postal Stationery - Miscellaneous
1946 5/10d light blue for Victorian Department of Agriculture ACSC #PL4B with 'MO/76' at lower-left, unused, a few minor gumside blemishes, large-part o.g., Cat $1000.
C of A - First Day Covers
1942-50 Definitives 1d brown-purple pair tied to unsealed plain FDC to USA by 'LAMBTON/1JA43/NSW' cds, scarce ' 2/1 /PASSED/BY/CENSOR/ 12 ' Newcastle censor h/s, ACSC Cat $400.
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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)
1940 cover to Holland with KGVI 3d blue tied Sydney '3 APR/1940' slogan cancel with 'Amsterdam Maart 1948/Door oorlogsomstandigheden/met vertraging ontvangen' label pasted on the face. [The label translates as "Amsterdam March 1948 Received with delay due to war conditions". Applied to mail which was transiting through France at the time of the German invasion of Holland & which was stored in the cellar of a French castle (!) where it was not discovered until early 1948]
1940-44 civil censorship covers 1) 1940 Launceston-USA with rare black/white label with 8 Dots; 2) 1941 Sydney- Forces in Palestine with scarce machine-backstamps 'NOT OPENED BY CENSOR/ 2 ' or '2 PASSED BY CENSOR 1100'; 3) 1943 Brisbane-USA with boxed 'RETURN TO SENDER/NON-TRANSMISSIBLE/...' & diamond ' 1 / RETURN/TO/SENDER' both in rosine; 4) 1944 Forces airmail Perth-Algeria with '5./Opened by Censor.' tape, forwarded to Italy; and 5) undated from a POW at Tatura with rare boxed 'CENSORSHIP/MELBOURNE/...' cachet on the reverse.
1942 POW Envelope from a POW in Hong Kong to his wife "Hong Kong Evacuee/Hong Kong Liaison Officer/ Sydney"; 1943 from Brazil endorsed ".../Toronto/Canada" on the flap to "Hong Kong Liaison Officer/For Hong Kong Evacuees/Sydney", non-contemporary note "Gripsholm" on the reverse; and 1943 surface & 1944 airmail covers to London to Friends Committee for Refugees & Aliens or the Jewish Refugees Committee.
TELEGRAMS: 1941-45 accumulation of Forms & Envelopes x120+ to and from Sgt Ward RAAF in Egypt or England with a variety of Military & Telegraph postmarks and censor markings noted 'PASMEL 91', one cover with 'ADDRESSEE RETURNED TO AUSTRALIA' cachet, and later to him with 'RAAF 6304' or 'RAAF 4111' arrival cds, many with 'POST OFFICE/YARRAVILLE,W18' oval d/s in violet, also bundle of ration cards, FDCs including Pre-Decimal plus some Worldwide, condition mixed but many fine.
C of A - Military - World War I
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.
POW mail from Australia comprising 1) 1/- notelope with rare 'Gefanderer-' for 'Gefangenen-' Error; 2) stampless POW Postal Card to Italy with rare 'SERVICE/PRISONER OF WAR/(CS THANE) Lt Col/Comot HAY' & most unusual 'No 7 Prisoners of War Camp/NSW Australia' cachet; 3) printed notelope endorsed "18 WCCT2 Brighton" (Tas) on the reverse, to Italy with scarce 6/1 censor label of Launceston; 4) 1946 uncensored printed notelope Brighton (Tas) to Italy with superb strike of the rare 'Approved for Transmission by/Camp Commandant' h/s; 5) 1943 PPC to Queensland with 1d only from "TH Halassi/N452195/3 AEC/Mascot", apparently a paroled internee working at Number 3 Army Embarkation Centre; and two others.
Mail to Australian POWs comprising 1) Undated Red Cross Envelope with Three Thin Bars to Changi with camp censor 'H KANNO' chop most unusually in Roman characters!, endorsed "N Paton 6th Nov 44" (= Nakom Paton POW Hospital in Thailand); 2) ditto, with Thick Bar to Changi endorsed "Sime Rd" (a small camp at Singapore Golf Club); 3) ditto, with Three Thin Bars or Thick Bar both from Tasmania to Timor; and 4) ditto, with Thick Bar from Melbourne to Timor; also from Repatriated POWs 5) by air to NSW with 3d tied by 'AUST ARMY PO/513' cds (LRD) in use at Labuan; and 6) 'LETTER CARD' in red/buff with the letter headed "14th AGH/Singapore" with light but fine 'AUST FIELD PO/24SE45/251' cds in violet in use at Changi; finally stampless covers from NSW x4 or Queensland x2 to POWs in Germany or unspecified countries all sent to the Red Cross in Melbourne; plus two different advice of receipt of parcel postcards from the Red Cross at Melbourne & two similar cards from a POW in Germany to the Red Cross; some minor faults but mostly fine to very fine.
(Qty 17 items)
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.
POW group including 1941 airmail postcard to GB from a Dunera Boy at Orange (NSW) dated "July17-1941" with boxed 'CAMP COMMANDANT' cachet and 1/6d pair (convenience overpayment of 1d), also cover from same sender now at Tatura, Horseshoe Route cover with 1/6d & 'PRISONER OF WAR SERVICE' cachet, also two local unstamped covers and one from Tatura with KGVI 2½d, condition mixed but mostly fine.
1941 (Jan 21) usage of formular Air Mail Letter Card - 'INDIA' at L/R erased - with 'POSTAGE PAID/12 CENTS/JOHORE' in red to NSW, minor blemishes. [Writer states "...we don't know what a letter looks like over here...not has bad has [the papers] make out...nothing worth worrying about..."!]
1941 Forces in Greece comprising cover (from Servia) & Active Service "honour" envelope (endorsed on the reverse "Kazani/N Greece) with '1ST BGE HQ PO/M1' cds of 28MR41 or 2AP41, cover with 'DIV HQ PO/13AP41/DM1' cds at Elasson, 'DIV SUPPLY HQ PO/11AP41/SWL' cds at Gerania, & Active Service "honour" envelope with 'RAILHEAD PO/5AP41/RM1' at Gerania, all with 9d Platypus, minor faults/repairs, censor h/s double-boxed 224 225 or 228, British 1916 or triple-circle 'PASSED BY UNIT/ 18 /CENSOR' h/s of the type used only by the AIF in Greece & Crete. [NB: Most postal devices used in Greece were lost in the course of the evacuation]
1941 Forces in Crete airmail cover with 9d Platypus tied by '3RD BGE HQ PO/6MY41/M1' cds in use in Crete, square 'PASSED - BY - UNIT/276/CENSOR' h/s, endorsed on the reverse "From N Hill" (location?). [After leaving Greece, the Australian forces regrouped near Retima on Crete. However, on 21/5/1941, the Germans launched a decisive airborne attack]
1942 (Feb 14) airmail cover from Melbourne to a member of 2/21 Battalion with 'ARMY POSTAL SERVICE/ DELIVERY IMPRACTICABLE/...' handstamp, minor blemishes. [LCpl William James Chung was a member of "Gull" Force comprising 1131 men who were transported from Darwin by sea to defend Ambon. The Japanese landed 20,000 troops on the island & "Gull" Force was forced to surrender. 779 members died either on Ambon - including 229 who were massacred at Laha after surrendering - or after being moved to the Chinese island of Hainan]
1942 (Dec 14) usage at Alice Springs of KGVI 2½d Envelope with very fine ' 7 /PASSED/BY/CENSOR/ 2 ' cachet formerly used at Darwin.