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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - NEW ZEALAND - GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN - Forces in Egypt


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Lot

Type

Quality

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Estimate

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1207

C

B

1915 Egyptian PPC censored "LH Jardine" at U/L, & two 'FIELD SERVICE/INDIA/...' postcards (one with 'INDIA' obliterated) all with 'INFANTRY BRIGADE/FIELD/13FE15/POST OFFICE/NZ DIVISION' cds & Indian Censor cachets #77 or #78 x2 in rosine, from the Forces defending the Suez Canal against attack by the Ottomans, this being the first action for the NZ troops. [Lt (later Lt Col) Leonard Jardine was one of the most decorated NZ officers during WWI. The other cards were written by brothers Clive & Frank Statham, both of whom were killed at Chunuk Bair (Gallipoli)] (Qty 3)

400.00

$420.00




1208

C

A-

c.1915 French PPC by a Greek publisher 'Dardanelles. New Zealanders on the March in Egypte', used under cover with message in French, small fault at right.

50.00

$38.00






1209

C

A

1916 Egyptian PPC with racist message headed "Alexandria Jan 1st" with superb Indian-pattern 'PASSED BY CENSOR/FORCE IN EGYPT/ 14 ' cachet in red allocated to No 2 NZ Rifle Brigade as part of the Western Frontier Force. Rare. [On 17.11.1915, a force of New Zealanders Australians & Britons marched into the Libyan Desert to confront the querrelsome Sunussi tribes. The Kiwis were withdrawn at the end of December 1915]

400.00

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1210

C

UNIT CACHETS etc: Exhibit pages with PPCs & a few covers with various cds & all-different cachets including 'CENSORED/("initials")/WMR' (Firebrace #NZC1; LRD), boxed '1st BATTALION NZRB/FRANKED ("signature")' in blue or violet (#NZM21), boxed 'MEX CONCENTRATION CAMP' (not recorded by Firebrace) with message headed "Mex Camp", 'FRD BY OC/("initials")/CMR NZ E FORCE' (#NZM11), 'OC No 1 HQRS COY/NZ AND A DIV TRAIN' (not recorded), '("initials") CAPT NZVC/No 1 VETERINARY SECTION' and another with 'CAPT' excised (both unrecorded), 'No 4 BATTERY/NZFA', '("6")TH HOWITZER/("initials") NZFA' (unrecorded), 'No 2 Coy/NZ & A DIVn TRAIN' (not recorded), fancy-oval 'CAMP COMMANDANT/ 3 /BASE DETAILS' in green (unrecorded), 'SOLDIERS CAFE CAIRO/FREE/ E ' (rare but the card stained), oval 'o/c NZFA/("initials") Lieut/Base Details' on OHMS cover used locally, and a few others, condition generally good to very fine & the strikes are generally fine to superb. Several are Ex John Murr and/or Gordon Darge. A very scarce to rare & desirable lot. [Illustration above Lot 1211] (Qty 19)

1000.00

$800.00






1211

C

B

UNIT CACHETS etc: Cover with very fine strike of the rare 'HEADQUARTERS/OTAGO/27AUG1915/MOUNTED RIFLE/REGIMENT' datestamp in rosine (Firebrace #NZ30; ERD) & endorsed at L/L "(initials) OC No 2 Mobile Sect/NZVC", light HQ cds, minor blemishes & repaired corner at U/R clear of the h/s. Ex Gordon Darge. [The sender was Sgt John Blackie of the Veterinary Corps, who survived the war] The illustration is above Lot 1216.

250.00

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1212

C

A-/B

DATESTAMPS: Egyptian PPCs with boxed 'NZ MILITARY POST OFFICE/DEC 10 1914/EXPEDITIONARY FORCE' from the First Convoy, tying Egypt 4m; 'NZ EXPEDITIONARY FORCE/7FEB1916/TROOPSHIP No 36' ('Tofua') & 'PASSED BY MILITARY CENSOR' h/s; or - to London - with recut 'NZ MILITARY POST OFFICE/JUN 5 1915/-----/EXPEDITIONARY FORCE' ('FOURTH REINFORCEMENT' excised); and cover with oval 'NZ MILITARY POST OFFICE/----JAN 17 1915/EXPEDITIONARY FORCE' ('TROOPSHIP No 8' or '12' excised) tying Egypt 5m. [Such usages after arrival in Egypt are very scarce; Free Mail for soldiers was introduced 15.2.1915] (Qty 4)

300.00

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1213

C

B

DATESTAMPS: Covers & PPCs with locally made steel cds 'HEADQUARTERS/FIELD/POST OFFICE/NZ DIVISION' x2 (one unnecessarily with Egypt 5m, the other to Australia), '.../ADVANCED/BASE/ARMY POST OFFICE' local philatelic usage, 'DIVISIONAL TRAIN/FIELD/POST OFFICE/NZ & A DIVN' to GB, and '.../NO 1/STATIONARY APO', minor blemishes. (Qty 5)

150.00

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1214

C

B

DATESTAMPS: 1916 OHMS cover endorsed "Returned Letter" with largely superb strike of the rare double-framed 'NEW ZEALAND/ADVANCED BASE APO/FEB 17 1916/RETURNED/LETTER BRANCH' d/s in violet (Firebrace #NZ101) & Advanced Base cds, Alexandria arrival b/s, soiled on reverse. Ex Gordon Darge.

250.00

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