Prestige Philately Auction 125 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Military & Censor Mail
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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Military & Censor Mail
Diverse group with World War I 1915 magnificent 'AIF/PASSED CENSOR 15' in red on PPC, 1917 inwards cover with stamp removed by censor & 'CENSORED/GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMP/...' h/s; World War II including three with 'ARMY/SIGNALS' cds, commercial covers from 'MILPO COWRA' & with 'MILPO MELVILLE' arrival cds on the face; BCOF with 'HMAS HOBART/XMAS/1945/TOKYO BAY' cachet, & registered with unoverprinted 6d; Viet-Nam airmail front from FPO 3 to Fiji!; and peacetime including 1947 'MIL PO BRIGHTON/TAS-AUST' Closing Day cover, 1949 from Montebello Islands to UK, 1973 commercial with 'ANZUK FPO/ 5 ' cds; etc. Very scarce group. (Qty 17)
Excellent group including WWI two covers both with 'UNKNOWN/2nd Training Battalion' h/s (not previously seen by us) & 'ABPO/DECEASED' h/s; strong WWII range including 16 Forces registered covers, 6d POW Postal Card (2), 1/- POW airmail lettersheet; etc. Don't miss this one.
WORLD WAR I: 1918 linen-lined cover with AIF crest on the flap, to England with GB 2d tied by 'FIELD POST OFFICE/D.62' cds, unusually fine example of the large black/pink 'Australian Imperial Force' registration label.
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