Prestige Philately Auction 227 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II
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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II
Australian POWs in Europe group with Acknowledgement of Receipt of Parcel cards to London (unused) & Switzerland, advice of capture card to WA, advice of address cards to London & WA, two 'Feldpostkarte' with 'KRIEGSGEFANGENEN/SENDUNG' h/s in blue both to SA, various printed POW Postal Stationery items including an Envelope to WA with enclosed letter on matching notepaper, two plain covers from Parchim Camp to Victoria both with the enclosed letters, etc, many are fine to very fine. A good basis for expansion.
No longer available
Large folio of mostly Forces covers including from Palestine and within Australia, several registered, a few better items including boxed 'Bank Notes must be/registered for trans-/mission through the Post' h/s (not previously seen by us), tiny parcel apparently post free but 3d registration paid, etc, condition variable.
(Qty 100 approx)
Military Camp covers including 'RELIEF/No8' cds with provisional 'Mornington Military Camp' R label (open for 12 days only), 'MIL PO DARBY No1' with manuscript R label (renamed Foster Mil PO 1.8.42), 'DHURRINGILE' (renamed Tatura Mil PO 16.4.40), 'FOSTER No1' with typed R label (closed 14.1.43), 'MANGALORE' (PO 3.8.1942; closed 15.6.1943), 'MT MARTHA' x3 one with 'ARMY/YCR 1V40/TELEGRAPHS' transit, 'OCEAN GROVE' (PO 20.11.1939; closed 19.12.1939), 'SHOWGROUNDS' x2 with different rubber d/s, condition variable.
1941OHMS air cover endorsed "Quartermaster/Parap Camp" (which was Darwin Mil PO No 2) to Cowra Camp (NSW) with 4d pair tied by rubber double-circle 'MIL PO DARWIN/7NOV1941/ 1 ', 'Military PO No 1/DARWIN NT' registration label, central fold. PO 23/4/1941; closed 21/2/1942.
1941Forces in Greece comprising cover (from Servia) & Active Service "honour" envelope (endorsed on the reverse "Kazani/N Greece) with '1ST BGE HQ PO/M1' cds of 28MR41 or 2AP41, cover with 'DIV HQ PO/13AP41/DM1' cds at Elasson, 'DIV SUPPLY HQ PO/11AP41/SWL' cds at Gerania, & Active Service "honour" envelope with 'RAILHEAD PO/5AP41/RM1' at Gerania, all with 9d Platypus, minor faults/repairs, censor h/s double-boxed 224 225 or 228, British 1916 or triple-circle 'PASSED BY UNIT/ 18 /CENSOR' h/s of the type used only by the AIF in Greece & Crete. Ex Russell Stern. [NB: Most postal devices used in Greece were lost in the course of the evacuation]
1941Forces in Crete airmail cover with 9d Platypus tied by '3RD BGE HQ PO/6MY41/M1' cds in use in Crete, square 'PASSED - BY - UNIT/276/CENSOR' h/s, endorsed on the reverse "From N Hill" (location?). [After leaving Greece, the Australian forces regrouped near Retima on Crete. However, on 21/5/1941, the Germans launched a decisive airborne attack. All datestamps used in Greece & Crete were lost]
1942stampless "Sparrow Force" cover to Hobart with small 'HM TRANSPORT' h/s - used aboard HMT "Westralia" or "Zealandia" - overstruck with light but obvious 'FIELD POST OFFICE/18JA42/ 071 ' - Ted Proud "NS" = Not Seen - in violet used at Koepang (East Timor), boxed AIF Censor 305 h/s in violet countersigned "S Frost".
1944NSW POW Control Centres group comprising No 2 (Parkes) 1/- Airmail Notelope; No 4 (Armidale) 1/- Airmail Notelope, opening fault at upper-right; No 14 (location unidentified) stampless Postal Card, creased; and No 27 (Gunnedah; open 7 months only) stampless Postal Card, soiled. Rare usages from tiny camps.
THURSDAY ISLAND:1943 airmail covers from the one correspondence to "Lieut William B Henry/Sh D Stations P & Q/Torres Island Force" at various rates with a variety of frankings, about half with 'FIELD PO/0101' arrival cds used at Thursday Island, condition variable. Proceeds to Walter & Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research.
PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS: All-different selection of Allied issues including in Indonesion dropped over Timor x2; in Malay; in Urdu aimed at Indians fighting with the Japanese; in Japanese dropped over their positions in Burma x4; and Australian group dropped over New Guinea, in Japanese & in Pidgin x2; also two leaflet envelopes with 1) Australian & American Flags plus Beaufort bomber & Boomerang fighter; and 2) Australian Dutch & American Flags plus Liberator bomber & Lightning fighter; plus Japanese "Ticket to Armistice" leaflet dropped over Allied Forces; generally fine to very fine.