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Auction: 229 - Lot number: 154 << Previous   Next >>

Category: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal History

Description: 1914unfranked cover from AIF serviceman endorsed "No Stamps available.../On Active Service/Troopship SS Euripides" with '1ST AUST INF BDE FIELD PO/24NO14' cds used at Steamer Point, Aden on face, Sydney '21DE/1914' machine cancel arrival and scarce altered '1D' double-ring circular tax cachet alongside charging single deficiency, a couple of edge faults and light fold. [The Euripides was part of the first convoy to Egypt; this is the only recorded day of use of this Australian FPO d/s at Aden. The free postage concession for Australian troops serving overseas was not introduced until February 1915. In the interim, the Sydney tax marking had 'LATE FEE' excised and was pressed into use to charge addressees for unpaid Soldier's Mail]

Listed in: Postal History , AUSTRALIA , ADEN , Postmarks , Military World War I

Estimate: AUD$ 500.00

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Item was sold for: $400.00