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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal History - Military - World War II


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Starting Price
















442

CPS

Mostly World War II covers including scarce postmarks & cachets including naval types, Forces in Palestine Malaya & Papua including two with 'PASSED/BY UNIT CENSOR' h/s, POW mail including with scarce 'MIL PO TATURA No 4', hand-illustrated RAAF cover, etc; then registered covers from 'MIL PO BENDIGO', '...FISHERMEN'S BEND', '...MONA VALE', '...WATSONIA' & '...WERRIBEE' plus commercial from '...SEYMOUR/No 3' & OHMS from '...ROYAL PARK N2'; BCOF/Korea including HMAS Shropshire & Shoalhaven covers, & a rare PPC usage by air to GB; a few WWI, Viet-Nam & Rwanda items; also peacetime including 1947 with rare 'RAAF TOTTENHAM' cds & huge 'POSTAGRAM/...' cachet, 1950 with rare 'UNKNOWN AT/ROYAL PARK/MILITARY CAMP' h/s & 1957 with the only recorded example of boxed 'Field Post Office/14JAN1957/Scrub Hill Vic' d/s & Mil PO Puckapunyal slogan, etc, generally fine to very fine. A very desirable lot for development or resale. (Qty 78 items)

1500.00

1,150.00R


443

C

D

1941 large-part distressed airmail cover-front to England with KGVI 3d x2 - singed, a third missing - tied by 'AIF FIELD PO/NO 24' cds in use at Hama in Lebanon (Proud "Not Seen), endorsed "Accidentally Burned/ in Transit/28.12.41 [initials]", remnants of four British PO repair labels. [On 27.12.1941, a bag of mail was damaged in transit between FPO 24 & FPO 21 at Rayak in Syria. This new discovery is believed to be the only recorded mail from this incident]

3000.00

2,300.00R
















444

PS

A/B

1941-45 Military Air Mail Letter Cards with wide variety of types, printings and FPO & censor markings, noted 1943 unfranked from Dobodura to Buna endorsed "Island Mail", 1943-45 'POSTAGE/1d/PAID' imprints x6 including two with 'ACF' logo (one naval usage; front only), 1944 to USA with 1d tied 'AIF FIELD PO/No16' at Lae (used for 11 days only) and taxed as concessional rate did not apply to foreign destinations, 1945 from Morotai (Dutch New Guinea) x3 one with Melbourne civilian censor & others with RAAF censors plus from Lutong (Sarawak) with 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/443' d/s, 1946 Indian type with 'PASSED FREE/OF POSTAGE' cachet, etc, generally fine to very fine. [This & the next six lots are Ex Neil Russell] (Qty 68)

500.00T

380.00R
















445

PS

A/B

1941-45 Military Air Mail Letter Cards usages from Australian Forces in Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Syria & Lebanon on display pages with variety of types, printings and FPO & censor markings, noted per favor 'AIF FIELD PO/15JY41/NO11' endorsed "First day of service", another with 'MISSENT TO/ALBERT PARK' cachet, Mosque illustrated types x13 with either 'AIF' or 'Forces' inscriptions - one used England with GB KGVI 3d - plus one of each unused, most to Australia but other destinations include India, New Zealand & South Africa, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 70)

500.00T

380.00R


























446

CPS

A/B

1941-45 Military Air Mail Letter Cards Northern Territory usages including registered x2 one with blank blue R label tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE/4AU42/072' at Adelaide River, the other with 'R/AIR FORCE PO 28' cachet at Fenton, 1942 with typed 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label tied boxed 'AMF' cachet from FPO '0136' at 66 Mile Camp, 1943 special Christmas issue with 'POSTAGE/1d/PAID' imprint and 'AUST ARMY PO/231' d/s at Batchelor, 'UNIT POSTAL STATION' rubber handstamps of '106' at Darwin, 'S78' at Noonamah, 'W14' & 'W15', etc, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 13)

400.00T

300.00

 (1 Bid)










447

PS

A/A-

1941-45 Military Air Mail Letter Cards 1942-43 'POSTAGE/1d/PAID' indicia to NSW with message dated "March 4th" [1943] uncancelled but with Unit censor label & tape & another to Victoria from US serviceman at "15th Weather Squadron/APO 929" with US APO cancel & 'ARMY EXAMINER' censor cachet, also one from the remainder stock re-distributed for Christmas 1943 sent to SA with 'AUST FPO/16DE43/182' cds, plus a 1943 reprint with 'ACF' logo at left used to WA with 'AIR FORCE PO/236' cds & 'RAAF CENSOR' cachet, also very scarce later version with ungummed 'slit-flap' unused, condition generally fine. (Qty 5)

300.00T

230.00R




448

PS

A

1944 Forces Air Mail Letter Card sent to US Virgin Islands (!) with 1d tied 'AUST FPO/27NO44/190' used at Darwin and 'RAAF CENSOR' cachet alongside, 'FREDERIKSTED/FEB10/1945/V.I.' duplex b/s where re-addressed with 'CHRISTIANSTED, ST CROIX, VI' h/s on face.

200.00T

150.00R
















449

PS

A/B

1944-45 KGVI 7d Air Letters to serviceman c/- Australian Red Cross in Ceylon re-directed to Kandy, to Australian Red Cross Superintendents at Colombo & London, to Bangalore (b/s) with Indian censor cachet and to Australian serviceman in Canada with 'BATTLEFIELD MPO 312/ONT' & 'KINGSTON MPO 311/ONT' b/s all with Sydney '2/Opened by Censor' red/yellow labels, also to Dublin with Adelaide red/yellow label and to Durban with 'AVOCA' (Vic) cds with South African label & cachet, plus British formular Air Letter from nurse at RN Hospital, Sydney to "CMF" [Central Mediterranean Forces] serviceman with 'BRITISH FLEET PO/12' cds with red/white label removed & covered by red/yellow label and 'EGYPT/55' FPO b/s, condition mostly fine. (Qty 8)

400.00T

300.00R
























450

PS

A/B

1944-45 KGVI 7d Air Letters military usages from New Guinea x3 one with 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STATION/405' cds, from Darwin x2 and from WA mostly with military censor markings, group to servicemen in England with civilian censor labels including Melbourne red/white labels x2 & red/yellow x2 and Sydney red/yellow labels x2, some with 'RAAF/BASE PONo4' b/s & one to "CMF" [Central Mediterranean Forces], plus 1945 wartime form to Gp/Cpt CF Gordon UK with KGVI 2d x3 tied Perth cancel & 'IAFF' [Indian] 'AIR LETTER' from cadet on board SS Fort Nisqually at Fremantle with Peace 3d pair to UK, plus GB Air Letters x4 including KGVI 1d (half) to "RAAF Pacific" re-directed with 'AIR FORCE PO/24NO45/No236' b/s at Finschhafen, New Guinea, 1949 US 10c Aerogramme from Australian Military Mission in Germany, 1976 United Nations formular Aerogramme 'AUST FPO/1' from UN Emergency Force at Ismalia, Egypt, etc, condition generally fine. (Qty 28)

500.00T

380.00R








451

C

B

1946 Netherlands Indies Government Medical Services (Sydney) envelopes x2 to liberated POW c/- Royal Netherlands Navy HQ, Batavia the earlier franked with KGVI 3d x6 (one faulty), the other with Hermes 1/6d, neither cancelled and no Australian postal markings so presumably carried in closed bag by Recovery of Allied Prisoners of War and Internees (RAPWI) taskforce, both with 'RAPWI/POSTKANTOOR/BATAVIA' arrival b/s (19 & 21 Feb respectively) & 'MARINE POSTKANTOOR BATAVIA/No.6' censor cachets, the first additionally with '.../No.25' censor cachet on face, the latter with 'Voor spoedige bezorging:/ONDERELL/Nauwkeurig vermelden' boxed cachet on back, couple of minor blemishes. (Qty 2)

300.00

230.00

 (1 Bid)


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