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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - Military - Boer War
SOUTH AFRICA - (Provinces)
BOER WAR:1900-01 three covers to USA endorsed from "Pte G Whitaker 1st North'nd Fusiliers 4369 South Africa" in the Transvaal all forwarded via London with Great Britain stamps added there to pay the 2½d foreign letter rate, the first two originally franked 1d lilac single (MR2/00) or pair (DE5/00) tied 'FIELD-POST-OFFICE/ 16 /BRITISH-ARMY-S.AFRICA' d/s used at Klerksdorp paying single and double concessional rate respectively with Jubilee 1½d single or pair added tied 'LONDON/CA' d/s, the latter endorsed "Stamps Not Available" and sent unfranked with FPO No 4 cds of JY2/01 used at Heidelberg and Jubilee 2½d added tied 'LONDON/CB' d/s, all with arrival b/s, minor edge faults and the last item with a few aging marks. [Presumably the British Army arranged (and paid?) for these items to be uprated to avoid the recipient having to pay postage due]
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BOER WAR:1900 (May) cover to a soldier with the 2nd Queensland Contingent during the Boer War with 2d x3 tied by 'R'-in-oval cancels & 'REGISTERED/BRISBANE' cds alongside, Durban transit of 26JU/00 & Capetown arrival b/s of 30JU00, British 'ARMY BASE/AU10/00/CAPETOWN' b/s in red, boxed 'GONE - NO ADDRESS' h/s in violet & endorsed "Returned/to Australia", a little soiled. [Mail to the Australian troops during the Boer War is extremely elusive. This is the first example we have seen from Queensland, and only the second registered cover from any of the Colonies]
BOER WAR:1901 cover to the NSW Mounted Infantry Quartermaster in South Africa with ½d & 2d tied by 'WEST MAITLAND/NSW - 64' duplex, Sydney transit b/s, minor blemishes.
NATAL:1899 stampless cover endorsed "Active Service No stamps obtainable/AEJ Murray RN" (= Royal Navy) & - at lower-left - "Please forward at once to Berea", to Durban with very fine 'FRERE/DE25/99/NATAL' cds, superb GPO cds of the same date & 'DURBAN/26DE/99/NATAL' both on the reverse. Ex Gerald Ellott.