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Auction: 231 - Lot number: 1232 << Previous   Next >>

Description: HOSPITAL SHIPS - USS 'MAHENO': PPCs with 'NZ Expeditionary Forces/No HOSPITAL SHIP' d/s of 19JUL1915 from Adelaide, 5AUG1915 from Colombo & 17AUG1915 from Suez; also Ceylon PPC from the second voyage with rare 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE/NZ HOSPITAL SHIP/MAHENO' in violet (unrecorded by John Firebrace) & 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s in rosine; finally a Stanley Newcomb & Co PPC of the Maheno used New Zealand to Great Britain. [The appalling casualties at Gallipoli inspired the NZ public to raise funds to equip the Maheno as a hospital ship. She departed Wellington on 11.7.1915, made straight to Gallipoli, and spent two months ferrying the wounded to Mudros & Malta] (Qty 5)

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 , Medical & Health , Postmarks , Transport - ships & boats , PICTURE POSTCARDS , CEYLON

Estimate: AUD$ 300.00

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Quality: A/B Get Help on this Item


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Item was sold for: $270.00