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Auction: 231 - Lot number: 1220 << Previous   Next >>

Description: 1915 commercial usage of Sudan 5m Envelope endorsed "Sudan United Mission/Melut/Upper Nile Prov" at lower-left with 'MELUT' cds, to a New Zealand soldier at Gallipoli!!, 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s in violet applied at Khartoum, redirected to "Canal Works/Port Said", flap removed & minor soiling. An exceptional origin/destination item, and a highlight of the collection. [Inwards mail to military conflicts is always rarer than outgoing mail: this is believed to be the only recorded New Zealand-related item addressed specifically to "the Dardenelles". Given the abject shortage of writing materials in the trenches, it is probable that this item survived only because it was redirected to Egypt. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 27.7.2009 for $1265]

Auction Category: NEW ZEALAND - GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN - The Gallipoli Fiasco

Listed in: Military & Censor Mail , NEW ZEALAND , Postal History , Military World War I , EGYPT , TURKEY , Military - WWI Gallipoli (ANZAC) , MIDDLE EAST , Postal Stationery , Postal Stationery - Envelopes , SUDAN , Missionaries & Mission Stations , unusual origins or destinations , Redirected Mail

Estimate: AUD$ 1000.00

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Item was sold for: $750.00