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Displaying 1 - 20 of 66 Lots in Category - Picture Postcards




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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

MISCELLANEOUS




527

c/?

Motley covers including 1844 Sydney-Melbourne entire with an interesting letter, 1892 from NSW to HMS "Britannia" at Melbourne, Victoria front with defective 1d & 3d Half-Lengths, etc, plus a group of fine PPCs including early Rose cards of Western Australia x4 (one a Trans-Australian Railway type used in 1932) & London x10 (mostly Philip G Hunt/Philco types), etc, and Badges for Victorian Education Department 1919 Children's Flower Day, 1919 Anzac Day Tasmania & 1960s (?) for Rural Youth South Australia.

150.00

$115.00
















533

c

PICTURE POSTCARDS: Carton with Australian cards including a ripper of Aboriginal Boys at Lake Tyers, a quantity of mostly British topographicals most of which are real photo types with Exhibitions, Scotland & a few Ireland noted, others from Canada, Aden, Rhodesia etc, plus some smutty British humour, also a wide-ranging array of "Ladies' Subjects" including Christian Names (notably one hand-painted on New South Wales 1d Postal Card; rare thus), Floral, Glamour, soppy Bamforths, a few "Silks" etc, finally an array of modern collector cards of vintage Coca Cola advertising posters, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. (Qty 100s)

400.00

$320.00



C of A - Postal History




730

c/l

a/b

THURSDAY ISLAND: WWI sans serif 'PASSED BY CENSOR.' h/s (96x6mm) in violet on PPCs ("Thursday Island" and "Hamond Island Natives") to London both with 'SINGAPORE' transit cds; and on 1915 cover - a bit soiled - with enclosed letter headed "Thursday Island/June 13th 15/Radio Station" & a real photo PPC of the sender. [Letter states "...I am in a very funny little place now - such a lot of black people live here besides a lot of Japanese..."] (Qty 5 items)

250.00

No longer available

C of A - Military - World War I






746

c

a/b

Batch of Troopship postcards mostly identified by Convoy, many real photo types including several outstanding photos by JE Barnes (Kew) etc, generally fine to very fine & mostly unused. Ex Michael Blake. (Qty 30)

300.00

$400.00




753

c

a-

1916 real photo PPC of Mitcham Military Camp (SA) featuring dozens of tents, chopping wood, underground oven & a group of bare-chested soldiers on a makeshift raft, a couple of minor inkspots, used under cover. [The writer, Sapper WW Evans, says "...Tell me which you think is me..."]

100.00

$75.00








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






782

c

a/a-

MILITIA: Real photo picture postcards of the 1914 Easter Training Camps at Gawler SA x2 & Burrumbeet Vic, unused. (Qty 3)

200.00

$260.00








786

c

a/b

MILITARY CAMPS: Picture postcards of "Frasers Paddock" (Enoggera) Qld, real photo; HM Baily "Claremont Camp near Hobart" real photo; "The First Australian Expeditonary Force in Camp in Victoria" & "YMCA Soldiers Club/A Corner in the Gardens" St Kilda Road Vic; also Lonsdale & Bartholomew (Sydney) "Our Australian Nurses", a Nurse Outside a Tent (message dated "11/9/14" on the address side), Driver & Ambulance "Presented to our Brave Defenders...22nd Nov 1915" (message dated "13/1/16" states "This is our car. Harry Brown left by 'Medic' yesterday...", and non-contemporary "Motor Supply Column Camp/One of the Meat Waggons [sic]"; unused. (Qty 8)

300.00

$230.00




789

c

b

FIRST CONVOY: Illustrated Brisbane YMCA postcard with printed 'Troopship RANGATIRA' (A22), to NSW with Perth machine of 16NOV14 overstruck with Sydney machine of NO26-1914, tax h/s & 1d Postage Due, redirected to Melbourne, minor defects. ["Rangatira" departed Albany 1.11.2014, indicating this card was embargoed. Letter states "...we have just been informed that all our mail matters is under a strict censorship...Our Band...is to make its debut at the end of the week..."]

The sender, Herbert Birch, was wounded at Gallipoli & returned home on the "Aeneas" in -.10.1915.

400.00

No longer available


791

c

a-

FIRST CONVOY: Western Australian PPC ("Mount Clarence, Albany") with Albany cds of 28OC14 & 'T' h/s plus superb strike of the rare fancy-framed 'PASSED/...' handstamp in violet, to Adelaide where 'T1D' h/s applied.

150.00

$320.00










794

c

FIRST CONVOY: Picture postcards of the ships comprising "Geelong" (Troopship A2) real photo dated Oct 20th, unused; "Orvieto" (A3) pre-War card with 'HMAT Orvieto A3 Xmas 1914/Printed at Sea' overprint, minor faults; "Shropshire" (A9) pre-War card with 'HMA Transport No 9' overprint, superb Melbourne cds & 'T1D' h/s; "Karoo" (A10) advertising card for WG Deuchar Shipping Agent !, unused; "Ascanius" (A11) "Departure of South Australian Infantry/...20th October 1914", unused; "Hororata" (A20) used from Albany with superb 'T1D'-in-oval h/s; also Patriotic Series of Cruiser "HMAS Sydney" (unused) & New Zealand William Nees real photo "Japanese Battleship Ibuki Convoy" (used under cover); generally fine to very fine. (Qty 8)

350.00

$400.00








795

c

a-/b

SECOND CONVOY: Picture postcards of the ships comprising "Berrima" (A35, to Tasmania with manuscript "1d To Pay", and to Adelaide with 'T1D' h/s & very late irregular usage at the GPO of Diamond-Numeral '64'), "Ulysses" (A38, used later in the War), "Ceramic" (A40, with Brisbane arrival cds of 19FE15 so not taxed; and pre-War card with Christmas/New Year greetings on the reverse & imprint 'Printed on Board Troopship A40 by the DAP Press", unused), and "Kyarra" (A55, pre-War AUSN card used under cover, also a photograph 100x75mm as Hospital Ship with a Line of Ambulances on the Wharf & dated 4.12.14), three with the ships' names erased. [NB: from 11.2.1915, postage on OAS mail was free] (Qty 7)

200.00

$150.00




797

c

a-

1915 'AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONNARY FORCE/CAIRO/1914-15' PPC with 'Xmas Wishes' Added at Lower-Left (Type 1b), to Victoria with 5m Sphinx tied by '2nd AUST INF BDE FIELD PO/6JA15' cds, to Victoria, very minor repaired cut. A beautiful item: see Gary Diffen at pp50-51. [Note, the three sub-types all have the word 'Expeditionary' misspelt. The postcard rate was 4m but there was a shortage of 4m stamps so it is commonplace to find overpaid postcards]

300.00

$230.00








799

c

a/b

INDIAN FIELD POST OFFICES: Mail from Australian soldiers comprising PPC with Indian IEF 2a6p tied by 'FPO/No 32' cds used at Ismailia & superb Indian Censor #75 cachet in rosine; Indian Field Service Postcard multi-response type in Hindi (?) but with message in English & IEF 1a tied by 'FPO/No 313' cds used at Ismailia; cover with 'FPO/No 35' b/s used at Alexandria & Indian Censor #84 cachet; and PPC with 'AIF INTER BASE PO/...' cds & Indian Censor #125 cachet; also Ward Lock & Co PPC "Defeat of the Turkish Attempt to Cross the Suez Canal", very fine unused. [The Indian 11th & 12th Divisions, supported by Australian units, provided the main defence of the Suez Canal] (Qty 5)

250.00

$440.00














800

co

OFFICERS CACHETS: Covers (4) & PPCs (4) with cachets comprising fancy-oval 'CENSORED BY/...Lieut/AIF'; 2-line '...Major/CO 2nd Div Sig Coy AIF'; 3-line 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE/...Lieut/4th TRNG BATTN'; 4-line '...CAPT/OC D Company/17th Inf Battn/AIF'; large oval 'AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND/EB Norton/Capt/CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL' & recut with the inner frame removed & rank altered to 'Major'; and 2-line '...Lieut/ADJT CONVT HOSP'; also hand-drawn '("Jas E Herbert") Lt/A Coy 26th'; good to very fine. A very desirable lot. (Qty 8)

400.00

$300.00T










802

c

ADVANCE PARTY: Exhibit pages with (Mar-Apr) postcards x4 (one of HMAT "Suffolk" with the ship's name cut-out) & a cover (repaired tear) all with 'PASSED BY/CENSOR' h/s in violet x3 or rosine x2. Scarce group. [The 3rd Infantry Brigade left Egypt on 28.2.1915, arriving at Lemnos on 5.3.2015. The 2-line censor cachet was used only on Lemnos, & only prior to the landings on Gallipoli] (Qty 5)

150.00

$200.00






803

c

BRITISH CENSOR CACHETS: Exhibit pages with (April) postcards x5 (one of HMT "Galeka" with the ship's name obliterated) & covers x2 (one with a nasty repaired tear, the other from Lt Clement Lane, who was killed 25.4.1915, during the first assault on Gallipoli) all with British-pattern square 'PASSED BY/[crown]/No..../CENSOR' h/s in rosine comprising No 2202 x3 (one on card dated "9/4/15", being the earliest recorded date of usage of any of this type: confirmed by Gary Diffen at page 58), No 2204, No 2208, No 2209 & No 2214, condition variable. [On 8.4.1915, prior to leaving Egypt, all the Australian Battalions were issued with this style of censor cachet] (Qty 7)

200.00

$300.00












807

c

a/a-

THE LANDINGS: Real Photo postcards comprising "Australians Disembarking at Anzac Cove" (ten landing craft being towed towards the beach), "Landing at Anzac Cove (Gallipoli) 25th April 1915", "Dug Outs at Anzac Cove Dardenelles", "Anzac Cove, Dardenelles" & "Anzac Cove" (troops & light railway on the beach), all unused; also an artist card "Australian Troops Leaping Ashore from the Warships' Boats" (used under cover); and three cards reproducing Cairo newspaper photographs "With the Australians at Gaba Tepe", "Not Unlike Albany: the Australian Base at Gaba Tepe" & an uncaptioned shot of a field hospital at the base of cliffs; finally a box-brownie photo of the invasion fleet & four Triumph (magazine) cards of Gallipoli subjects. [The last 3 postcards sent under cover with an interesting eye-witness letter : "...Johnny Turk is going to take a lot of beating...in the last advance in the trenches the lads found bones of fowls and all kinds of luxuries. They seem to have plenty of ammunition again..."] (Qty 14 items)

500.00

$550.00
















813

c

REINFORCEMENTS: Exhibit pages for the Fourth to Sixteenth Troopship Convoys with postcards (mostly) & covers identified by ship & convoy, many with AIF censor handstamps including scarce types notably 'A.I:F,/Passed by Censor No 40' & crowned-oval 'PASSED BY/...LIEUT-COLONEL/CHIEF CENSOR/THE CENSOR' h/s, postmarks including undated 'AIF/POSTAGE/FREE' h/s of Fremantle & 'AI FORCES POSTAGE FREE/VIC' cds, a few YMCA items, Gratuitous Distribution OAS Letter Card with Poem on the Reverse, the best item is an oversize makeshift postcard fashioned from a ship's menu card from the "Borda" (A30; 16th Convoy), condition variable; also 14 mostly unused postcards of various troopships. [Throughout the Gallipoli Campaign, reinforcements continued to arrive, but in ever-diminishing numbers, reflecting the waning enthusiasm "back Home" for what had become a pointless war of attrition both at Gallipoli & on the Western Front] (Qty 55 items)

1000.00

No longer available






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




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