Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Military & Censor Mail
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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Military & Censor Mail
Mostly WWII with two albums of Australian Forces in the Middle East mostly with Egyptian stamps, album with US Forces in Australia plus some post-WWII material, also a loose bundle including a few naval transport cachets, two Robin Force covers from New Caledonia, 1941 Eritrean Campaign cover with Indian stamps tied by British FPO 186 cds, several from naval personnel in Ceylon with boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/.../Naval Establishment/NO...' cachets, 1945 from Italy to a POW in India forwarded with 'POW CAMP/GAYTHORNE QLD' cachet, 'AIF FIELD PO/7MY45/No 15' used at Green Island (Solomons; Proud 'Not Seen'), some registered, etc; also some later material including Korea 'CANADIAN LEGION' commercial cover with Australia/GB combination franking plus 'AUST ARMY PO/214' cds & GB RL endorsed "214"; and a Vietnam group including 1969 registered with 'AUST FPO/6OC69/ 3 ' & FPO 3 registration cachet, etc; condition variable. Ex Russell Stern.
Range with WWII including Red Cross Prisoner of War envelope airmail to Germany with 1/- Lyrebird plus three to Malayan POWs, Forces in Australia with variety of unit cachets, 'MIL PO' postmarks and service organisation imprints, a few illustrated covers, also groups from Egypt, Malaya noted 'POSTAGE PAID/25 CENTS/JOHORE' x4 and '.../MALAYA' x3, New Guinea, then BCOF Japan including oveprints, Registration cachets, Australian FPO cancels on GB and NZ stamps, plus a couple from Vietnam, condition mixed but many fine.
WORLD WAR I:Gallipoli postcard with '1ST AUST INF BDE FIELD PO/3AU15' d/s, four KGV 1d Envelopes to servicemen abroad and forwarded to UK camps including registered with 3d Kangaroo & red 'NSW/George-st West' label, also 1d 'MILITARY ENVELOPE' (unusually registered but with the 3d stamp removed), 'Active Service' envelopes with various FPO markings including 'MOUNTED BRIGADE', 1916 'PRISONER OF WAR LETTER/FREE' on Liverpool Camp cover, etc, rather mixed condition.
WORLD WAR II:Inwards mail to Murchison POW Camp from Germany or Italy a few with Middle East censorship all with 'POW CAMP/MURCHISON' x5 or 'POW/MURCHISON' cachet x4 (two variants), mostly by air, four with the original letters, condition variable.
(Qty 9 + letters)
WORLD WAR II:Naval covers including 'PAQUEBOT' on KGVI 3d blue with 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet (Daynes N604), 1942 with two different 'POSTAGE CORRECT' cachets and Hobart censor label, 1943 with 'HMA HOSPITAL SHIP' cachet, various 'HM TRANSPORT' cachets including one with reversed 'N', RAN honour envelopes, airmail covers, 'PASSED FREE OF POSTAGE' cachets, Naval Shore stations, variety of censor markings including Tombstone 'HM SHIP' cachets and civilian labels, a few illustrated covers, service organisation envelopes, registered mail, also some post-war items including BCOF Japan, condition mixed but many fine.
WORLD WAR II:1943 airmail Hobart to Queensland Construction Camp censored with red/white label (Little #L6-6b) tied by small circular 'CHECKED/BY/ 6/2 ' cachet in violet - unrecorded by Little - on the face, forwarded to "1 Aust Corps/Recp Camp" then to Papua with 'FIELD POST OFFICE/20JE43/019.' b/s, finally 'RETURN TO SENDER/ON/MILITARY BOARD INSTRUCTIONS' cachet in violet on face, some water-staining & other blemishes. Crash mail?
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