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Auction: 231 - Lot number: 1222 << Previous   Next >>

Description: SHORTAGE OF WRITING MATERIALS: Usage of a piece of rough cardboard apparently cut from an ammmunition box, 'HEADQUARTERS/.../4JY15/...' cds & Censor #2039 cachet in rosine, a bit soiled & a concealed tear. The message headed "Trenches/2 7 15" states "...had several narrow escapes...we are giving the Turks what ho? they don't like the bayonet...excuse this piece of cardboard..." [Makeshift postcards are a highly significant element of the Gallipoli Story, and Gary Diffen acquired every example that came his way. They are recorded from between 29.5.1915 & 3.8.1915 only. It is estimated that only some 25 exist from New Zealanders. Gordon Darge's four examples sold at the Prestige auction of 5.3.2011 for an average of $748 each]

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

Estimate: AUD$ 400.00

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Item was sold for: $300.00