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Displaying 1 - 20 of 52 Lots in Category - Military & Censor Mail
C of A - Postal Stationery - Envelopes
MILITARY: KGV Sideface 1d 'AIF ABROARD' ACSC #ME3B (flap stuck) & 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE/ ABROAD' #ME5A, unused, Cat $600.
No longer available
C of A - First Day Covers
JACK PEAKE: 1958 Australian War Memorial 5½d se-tenant pair tied by Stock Exchange Adelaide cds of 10FE58.
C of A - Postal History
1967 British Forces airmail cover to GB with rare franking of 6c Honeyeater & boxed Naval Concessional h/s.
1970-75 British Forces airmail covers to a Bank in GB with various Concessional Rate handstamps & franked with 6c QEII, 6c Flower (small cover), 6c Gemstone, 2c Floral Coil strip of 3, 1c + Pioneer 5c, or QEII 7c. Scarce group
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]
C of A - Military - World War II
Bundle of mostly Australian commercial covers with strong postmark interest including 'MIL PO MT MARTHA/ 1 /...', 'MO MIL PO DARLEY' & 'MIL PO TATURA No 2' all registered, some very scarce unit cachets, etc, condition variable; also nine ACF & similar unused forms.
Box of Tatts covers with an excellent array of different Comfort Fund imprints & emblems, some useful postmarks & a few registered, condition variable.
(Qty 200 approx)
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..."!] NB: The illustration is above Lot 320.
1943 usage of KGVI 1d green Envelope with straight-line 'AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE CANTEENS' within outline map at upper-left, 'AIF FIELD PO/6JA43/No 8' cds. Very scarce. [These envelopes are believed to have been issued in WA only. Ted Proud records the cds used only in Palestine until 3.11.1942 & in TPNG from 23.9.1943]
LIBERATED POWs: 1945 (Oct 1) usage of GB formular aerogramme endorsed "Lib UK PW" with the message headed "c/o 3 Australian Repl Co / Manila PI" to England with 'AUST ARMY PO/241' cds. [Ted Proud records APO 241 at Hollandia Feb-June 1945, then in Japan from May 1946; Phil Collas records usage at Morotai from Feb 1945 "until late in that year" & in Japan in 1946. Neither mentions usage in the Philippines]
Original album with lots of glamour, comic & greeting cards but noted better real photos including Australian WWI soldiers in uniform, early motorcycle & sidecar and hunting party with shotguns, also Australian Comforts Fund 1916 Christmas card, WWI silk, W Sandford Ltd (Lithgow), NSW blast furnace, tennis match, a few foreign including GB West Ham Infirmary real photo group, condition mixed but many fine.
NEW SOUTH WALES: 1906-13 real photos of 'Liverpool 1906' of troops in uniform & two young lads, '3rd ALH - Part of Braidwood (NSW) Troop' (mounted soldiers) used Christmas Day 1906, 1910 'Area Officers Camp Albury...' panorama of tents & officers, and 'Liverpool 1913' of the Easter Camp after heavy rains, a few blemishes.
TASMANIA: 1914 Spurling real photo PPC of military bugler & catering corps, Pictorial 1d with 'ROSS/AP15/14/ TASMANIA' cds, minor blemishes.
VICTORIA: APOLLO BAY: Fabulous group of real photo cards mostly privately produced including WWI 'Peace Celebrations' poster advertising the "Apollo Bay Brass Band" plus two views of the local march with flag & band, two horse-drawn coaches 'On the Road to Apollo Bay', views of the township, pier, beaches & the Great War Memorial outside local church, 'Souvenir of Apollo Bay' with vignette views, also bridge 'Near Elliott River', 'Wild Dog Creek', 'Skene's Creek', etc, condition generally fine. Wonderful social history that would be impossible to replicate.
VICTORIA: MILITARY CAMPS: Real photo types comprising 'Scottish Bands/Langwarrin Camp 1908', 1910 'Camp Seymour', c.1911 'Kilmore Camp' (lighthorsemen) & 'Kilmore Camp - Buglers', 'Church Parade 1911 Easter Camp at Kilmore', 'ALH Camp/Kilmore 1912' (riders with horsemen behind), 'Gun Section Ballarat 1912' (lighthorsemen but no guns!), 'ALH Camp Burrumbeet 1913' (horses wading & drinking), and 1913 'Wallan LH Camp', a few blemishes. Rare group.
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Pre-World War I military mail with NSW 1d 'OS' Envelope with 'Cadet Corps at ["Casino"]' imprint at L/L, 1900 1d Postal Card to Malta with three part-strikes of the rare 'THE CAMP/NSW' cds (ERD & the only recorded examples on cover), 1901 1d Postal Card with message headed "Paddington Camp", and 1911 PPC 'SCEGS Sanitorium, School House, Library' to a cadet at Waverley with ...Captain/Area Officer/Training Area 19B' cachet in violet (the only such pre-WWI cachet we have seen); South Australia Postal Cards with printed advices for Tatiara Defence Rifle Club (outside) & SA Rifle Volunteer Force, PPC of school cadet, and 1911 'RECORD BOOK' re exemptions from attending military training issued to a schoolboy & details of two unit transfers with 'RIFLES CLUB OFFICE/SA' cachet in red on the reverse; Tasmania mail to militiamen at Ulverstone (1905), Forth (1910 - with '1st Battalion Tasmanian Rangers' imprint - & undated) or Ross Camp (1911 and 1913), also 1916 with 'TASMANIAN RANGERS' crest on flap and 'MILITARY CAMP 1/TASMANIA' cds to Egypt, and c.1911 usage of Fullface 1d Letter Card endorsed "Ross Camp Ross" at left & with faint strike of the rubber 'MILITARY CAMP' cds in blue (rare on cover); Victoria OHMS envelope with '...COMPANY/Victorian Mounted Rifles' imprint at at L/L, minor blemishes, 1895 OHMS postcard with 'C BATTERY/Field Artillery Brigade/Albert Park' imprint at L/L, PPC headed "12-4-09 Camp/Langwarrin", YMCA Field Service Department postcard headed "Wallan/4.3.1913", and 1d Letter Card headed "13th AAMC/Lilydale/10.2.14" with 'MILITARY ENCAMPMENT/VIC' cds; condition a bit mixed. A very scarce group.
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postmarks
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: Batch of mostly commercial covers including 'CAMP ROYAL/ACT-AUST' with 'CAMP ROYAL ACT' h/s on R label, 'CANBERRA/FCT-AUST' (on a FDC, but an unrecognised rarity), 'RAAF PO/ACT-AUST' with mss R "label", 'RAAF PO CANBERRA/ACT' registered, 'DUNTROON/AUSTRALIA' & red R label on 1919 Registration Envelope, 'DUNTROON/ACT' registered, 'EASTLAKE/FCT' & red R label on Registration Envelope, rubber 'TELEGRAPHS/MANUKA ACT' arrival b/s, legible 'MOLONGLO SETTL'M'T/FCT' & a superb strike on stampless OHMS cover, 'RELIEF STAMP 1/NSW' & mss "RHINE FALLS/NSW" perversely on 'FCT' provisional label, 'WEST RIDGE/ACT' ('FCT' recut), etc; also a packet of mostly post-WWII registration labels. See also Lot 285.
(Qty 35 + labels)
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1881 cover endorsed "From W Gibbs Seaman HM Ship Carysfort Flying/squadron Sidney New South Wales Australia" & countersigned "GTL" (Lieut Gerald T Langley), to London with British 1d Venetian red tied by 'FB'-in-bars of the London Foreign Branch, boxed 'LONDON EC/SP6/81' & 'LONDON SE/ AD /SP7/81' b/s both in red. Ex Gerald Sattin and Gerald Ellott. [The Flying Squadron was on a flag-waving world tour: two grandsons of Queen Victoria were along for the ride. This was one of the earliest, and least-known, Royal Visits to Australia]
1900 (Feb 7) Boer War cover with straight-line 'SS EURYALUS' ship's cachet & endorsed "2nd Vict Contingent/Wray Chaplain/for Col Price CC", to Sydney with CofGH 1d tied by Cape Town squared-circle, Sydney arrival b/s of MR2/00, opened a bit roughly with small repair at upper-right. Rare.
1902 (Apr 8) Boer War cover endorsed "From Trooper G Lewis (P51)/C Company/1st Battalion/1st ACC" with Natal 1d tied by 'NEWCASTLE/NATAL' cds, Durban & Sydney transits & Wollongong arrival b/s of MY10/1902, minor blemishes. [The war ended 31.5.1902]