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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - Military - Navy
1908 Visit of the American Great White Fleet comprising CB& Co x2, South Australia 'Australia Welcomes Americans 1908' and 1d Postal Card used, WP Series 'USS New Jersey' used in SA, Oceanic Post Card Co, hand tinted patriotic, F&J 'New Jersey' and 'Kansas' unused, condition overall very fine.
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]
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1890 cover endorsed "From Gunner J Woolley RMA [= Royal Marines Artillery] HMS Curacoa Australia" & counter-signed "IMRG" (Lieut Ian MR Grant), to London with South Australian 2d tied by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/ JY9/90/SA - S.AUST' duplex, 'LONDON-SE/ 10 /AU13/90' arrival b/s in red, repaired flap fault. Rare: the only sailor's letter from South Australia that we have offered.
NAURU - Postal History
JAPANESE OCCUPATION c.1943 Japanese Naval Forces Postal Card with Anchor & Chrysanthemum from a Japanese soldier to Chiba, censor h/s & censor's chop in different shades of red, return address translates as "c/- Yokosuka Post Office U68 U66-1-1". [U68 was Nauru]
TONGA - Postal History
1911 apparently commercial linen-lined cover (240x120mm) to NSW per "HMS Encounter" with rare franking of Pictorials 2/- Sailing tied by 'VAVAU/MY3/11/TONGA' cds & superb triple-oval 'REGISTERED AT/VAVAU, TONGA.' d/s in violet, Sydney arrival b/s of MY15/11, minor spotting & ironed-out central fold. Ex Martin Baxendale.