Prestige Philately Auction 236 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal History - Military - World War II
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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal History - Military - World War II
Bundle of mostly Australian commercial covers with strong postmark interest including 'MIL PO MT MARTHA/ 1 /...', 'MO MIL PO DARLEY' & 'MIL PO TATURA No 2' all registered, some very scarce unit cachets, etc, condition variable; also nine ACF & similar unused forms.
Box of Tatts covers with an excellent array of different Comfort Fund imprints & emblems, some useful postmarks & a few registered, condition variable.
(Qty 200 approx)
1941 (Jan 21) usage of formular Air Mail Letter Card - 'INDIA' at L/R erased - with 'POSTAGE PAID/12 CENTS/ JOHORE' in red to NSW, minor blemishes. [Writer states "...we don't know what a letter looks like over here...not has bad has [the papers] make out...nothing worth worrying about..."!] NB: The illustration is above Lot 320.
1943 usage of KGVI 1d green Envelope with straight-line 'AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE CANTEENS' within outline map at upper-left, 'AIF FIELD PO/6JA43/No 8' cds. Very scarce. [These envelopes are believed to have been issued in WA only. Ted Proud records the cds used only in Palestine until 3.11.1942 & in TPNG from 23.9.1943]
LIBERATED POWs: 1945 (Oct 1) usage of GB formular aerogramme endorsed "Lib UK PW" with the message headed "c/o 3 Australian Repl Co / Manila PI" to England with 'AUST ARMY PO/241' cds. [Ted Proud records APO 241 at Hollandia Feb-June 1945, then in Japan from May 1946; Phil Collas records usage at Morotai from Feb 1945 "until late in that year" & in Japan in 1946. Neither mentions usage in the Philippines]
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