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Displaying 13 Lots in Category - Medical & Health



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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

C of A - Decimal Issues




691

**

a

1995 Medical Science 45c Sheet C gutter block of 10 Error of Layout BW #1881ze or zh, unmounted, Cat $1000 (2002). With a normal gutter block for comparison. (Qty 2 blocks)

250.00

$280.00T



C of A - Military - World War I


747

c

a-/b

Hospital Ships 1) folded lettersheet with superb straight-line 'HMAHS Kanowna' cachet in violet slightly obscured by 'AUSTRALIAN IMP FORCES/8MA16/BASE/POST OFFICE' cds used in Egypt, to Tasmania; 2) Australian Red Cross cover with triple-oval 'No 1 AUSTRALIAN HOSPITAL SHIP/KAROOLA' cachet - dateline removed - in violet, to South Australia; and 3) 1916 illustrated folder (104x155mm) with portraits of KGV & Queen Mary as used for the 1911 Coronation Postal Cards, with three fabric swatches pinned within headed 'Souvenir/No 1 Australian Hospital Ship/TSS Karoola' & bearing the names of the "cargo" of '448 Returning Wounded Heroes', minor silverfish damage at upper-right otherwise remarkably fine. (Qty 3 items)

600.00

$460.00T








779

c

Hospitals group comprising 1916 cover with superb 'No 1 AUXILIARY HOSPITAL/GEORGE'S HEIGHTS, MOSMAN' cachet; 1915 defective cover front to the USA with '[flags]/No 3 Auxiliary Hospital/STAGHORN/ SOUTHPORT Q' imprint; unused PPC "The Base Hospital, Fremantle, WA"; unused real photo PPCs "Glenroy/ Military/ Hospital" (Vic), "Military Hospital Enoggera" (Qld) & "Portion of Ward Military Hospital Enoggera". Rare group. (Qty 6)

200.00

$150.00T




811

c

(c)

"OCCUPATION": 1915 (Dec 6) crudely produced postcard from "Sig Newman/3rd Sig Troop/3rd LH Bde" to "Pte Les Frayne/4th LH Field Ambulance/Gallipoli" with part-cds in reddish purple & British square Censor No 2627 h/s in violet, ironed-out & reinforced creasing presumably as a result of being stuffed in the recipient's pocket. A very rare item, being the only Gallipoli "local letter" we have seen! [The writer states "...let me know where to find you & I'll trot along for a yarn..."]

100.00

$650.00








814

c

CASUALTIES: Exhibit pages of postcards & covers with Hospital cachets including ovoid 'FIRST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL' x3 (one is superb) at Heliopolis, ovoid 'SECOND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL' at Mena House, '3rd AUXILIARY HOSPITAL/HELIOPOLIS/AIF', oval 'No 1 AUXILIARY/CONVALESCENT DEPOT' (Sep 1915) at Abbassia & another apparently with the top line excised (Oct 1915), two items from HMHS "Assaye" one with oval 'HM HOSPITAL SHIP/ASSAYE' h/s, etc, and a PPC from a Nurse who asks for "...a new pair of feet...mine are too tired for anything", condition variable; also JW Beattie (Hobart) real photo postcard of C Section 3rd Field Ambulance members & real photo PPC of a huge ward full of sick soldiers. (Qty 21 items)

500.00

$380.00




816

l

c

CASUALTIES: Five-page eye-witness account headed "Suvla Bay/4.12.15" speaks of the previous week's storms, of damage to hospital tents on the beach & flooding there, and "...we had another storm next day which happened to be worse...so the Hospital people decided to shift up on to the high ground...& the poor beggars have been shelled nearly every day since...the rain came down in torrents...we had about 7 inches in an hour, & the trenches were just small rivers & they are quite eight feet deep, the men were laying on the top... the snow was quite thick on the ground & had sleet all Sunday, & the wind was very cold which was the worst part of it all, & on the Monday...everything was frozen..." A wonderful if somewhat aged document. [The writer was Herbert Bowden of the RAN Bridging Train. Remarkably, the only comment that was censored was the number of patients evacuated]

300.00

No longer available


817

l

(b)

CASUALTIES: Eight-page (octavo) eye-witness account headed "Hospital Ship/Karapara/.../2 December 1915" that states "...the Turks countermined one of our tunnels & blew it up...we were at it all night, two men at a time lying down behind sandbags firing over them & two men shoving the bags forward...The fumes of the bombs & cartridges made the men lose consciousness, & then they had to be pulled out & other men take their places...The cold was severe...the ground was covered with snow...[a piece of shrapnel] hit me on the back...just like someone hitting me as hard as he could with a hammer...I walked about half a mile to the hospital...We have over 500 patients on board...Some have jaundice, a very common complaint at Gallipoli...[If] the men in the trenches are beaten it will be by the cold...", a bit aged & reinforced with archival tape along the folds. [The writer was Captain Ronald Smith: see next lot]

200.00

$400.00














818

c

CASUALTIES: MALTA: 1915-16 Capt Ronald Smith Correspondence comprising 9.10.15 from Tasmania forwarded to "Verdala Hospital/Malta", 10.12.1915 registered from Malta to Tasmania, 15.12.1915 inwards from Egypt with British 'ARMY POST OFFICE/SZ7' cds used at Valletta, 17.1.1916 & 11.2.1916 registered covers from Sicily to Tasmania (one illustrated for Excelsior Palace Hotal at Palermo, the other with Italian Red Cross 5c label, 20.3.1916 & 28.3.1916 registered usage of both parts of a Dardenelles Reply Letterette, and 3.5.1916 to Captain Smith on Hospital Ship "Karoola" at Adelaide but redirected to Melbourne (& a PPC of the ship), condition variable including filing holes. (Qty 9 items)

400.00

$900.00






819

c

b

CASUALTIES: 1915 undated St John Ambulance chromolitho PPC of a nurse attending to wounded soldiers, message headed "Imtarfa Hospital Malta", to South Australia with superb large-part 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE/ + /MEDTN' cachet in violet, minor bends. Gorgeous! [See Gary Diffen at page 133]

250.00

$600.00




822

c

a-

EVACUATION and REPATRIATION: 1916 HW Cave PPC of "No 1 Australian Hospital Ship/Karoola" from a wounded Australian soldier to England.

100.00

$300.00



NEW SOUTH WALES




885

f

a b1

1897 Charity (Consumptives Home) 2/6d SG 281 tied to philatelic cover - minor blemishes - by 'PETERSHAM - 303' duplex & 'NEWTOWN' cds, Cat 225 x2 on cover.

300.00

No longer available

NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea




1333

c

a-

1889 (Dec 28) inwards cover to Dr Weinland at "Stefansort' (sic) with Wurttemburg 10pf x2 tied by 'REUTLINGEN' cds, largely very fine 'FINSCHHAFEN/24 4/90' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [A similar, slightly earlier, cover sold at our auction of 19.6.2015 for $2340]

Dr Carl Weinland arrived in May 1889 as medical officer for the Neu-Guinea Compagnie. He died of malaria at Finschhafen in March 1891.

1500.00

$1,150.00



NEW ZEALAND


1353

**

a

1931 Smiling Boys 1d+1d & 2d+1d SG 546-7, two sets, unmounted, Cat 300+ (mounted). (Qty 4)

400.00

$420.00




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