Prestige Philately Auction 218 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Military - World War I
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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Military - World War I
1915-17 bundle of mostly printed POW Envelopes to Adelaide from Liverpool or Holdsworthy Camps with some variety in the 'FREE' indicia, text & Sands/Holman censor cachets, five with Adelaide censor labels, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. From a family/business source never before on the market.
Troop Transports 1915 ship PPC posted at sea with superb 'A.I.F./PASSED CENSOR 60.' h/s used aboard "Aeneas", 1915 Melbourne YMCA postcard from Bombay with superb 'A.I.F./Passed by Censor ["31"]' h/s used aboard "Ajana", 1916 PPC from Cape Town with superb 'A.I.F./PASSED BY CENSOR ["signature"]' h/s, 1916 Cape Verde PPC headed "Verde Island" with very fine 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s & 'A.I.FORCES POSTAGE FREE/VIC' arrival cds, and undated YMCA envelope with with very fine "John Bull" 'HMAT/Port Sydney/No Charge To Be/Raised' cachet in green. Nice group.
Annotated selection including colourful "Dardenelles Letterette" used (faults), POW Envelope from Trial Bay to Germany, 1918 illustrated front with 'LIVERPOOL MILITARY CAMP' cds, 1919 postcard from South Africa, 1919 postcard from a member of the Australian Flying Corps in Italy, two with 'ABPO/DECEASED' h/s & another endorsed "Killed", others to Australia from the Western Front & Camps in England including a complete muslin bag registered with British stamps, etc, condition variable.
(Qty 46 items)
OAS cover to Australia with 'A.I.FORCES POSTAGE FREE/14DE18/VIC' cds and fine strike of 'AIF' above 'PASSED CENSOR No 575' cachets in violet alongside (type unrecorded by Emery) and another similar but with 'AIF' struck below, also 1919 covers with 'SMOs OFFICE AIF/HURDCOTT AREA, FOVANT' x2 and 'ORDERLY .../AAMC DETAILS' x2 cachets all with minor faults, then some KGV frankings including flight covers and quantity of later material mostly FDCs, also some picture postcards, condition a little mixed but overall fine.
EGYPT/GALLIPOLI: Annotated selection with many better cachets including Training Battalions, Hospitals, oval '9TH LIGHT HORSE RGT/AIF' d/s x3, the very scarce ovoid 'SOLDIERS CAFE CAIRO/FREE/ E ' in black, etc, also items from Lemnos x2 & Gallipoli x4, condition variable.