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Auction: 236 - Lot number: 1316 << Previous   Next >>

Category: NEW ZEALAND - Postal History

Description: 1914-15 Gallipoli Campaign material including 1914 PPC with rare 'AWAPUNI' Camp cds, 1914 cover to ".../Expeditionary Camp/Palmerston North" of which there is no record, Convoy mail x6, Egyptian PPC with superb Indian-pattern 'PASSED BY CENSOR/FORCE IN EGYPT/ 14 ' cachet in red allocated to No 2 NZ Rifle Brigade as part of the Western Frontier Force, cover with very fine strike of the rare 'HEADQUARTERS/OTAGO/ 27AUG1915/MOUNTED RIFLE/REGIMENT' datestamp in rosine (ERD) & endorsed at L/L "(initials) OC No 2 Mobile Sect/NZVC", 1916 OHMS cover endorsed "Returned Letter" with largely superb strike of the rare double-framed 'NEW ZEALAND/ADVANCED BASE APO/FEB 17 1916/RETURNED/LETTER BRANCH' d/s in violet, Aug 1915 two covers with scarce 'FIVE RIVERS' cds from different senders to the same soldier at Gallipoli (inwards mail is rare), cover to GB with 'HEADQUARTERS/.../NZ DIVISION' cds of 3DE15 (recorded at Gallipoli 3-7.12.1915 only), two pieces of rough cardboard used as postcards one with message headed "Galipolli/ 4-7-15" [sic], 1915 defective cover to a member of the 15th North Auckland Regiment endorsed "Deceased" in blue pencil & with very fine but confronting 'KILLED IN/ACTION' cachet, cover & two PPCs from convalescent camps on Malta, and 1916 cover with double-framed 'NZ EXPEDITIONARY FORCE/No FIELD AMBULANCE' d/s & 'NEW ZEALAND/RIFLE/BRIGADE/...' cds posted from Egypt after the evacuation of the Dardenelles in December 1915, and just before the troops were sent to the Western Front, condition rather mixed as is to be expected with campaign mail. (Qty 29)

Listed in: NEW ZEALAND , Military & Censor Mail , Military World War I , EGYPT , Military - WWI Gallipoli (ANZAC) , PICTURE POSTCARDS , Postmarks , Postal History

Estimate: AUD$ 2500.00T

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