Prestige Philately Auction 231 CatalogueNEW ZEALAND - GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN - Miscellaneous Subjects
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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - NEW ZEALAND - GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN - Miscellaneous Subjects
INVALIDED: 1915 (Feb 3) cover from Invercargill to a member of the Third Reinforcement with triple-oval 'NEW ZEALAND GENERAL HOSPITAL/PONT DE KOUBBEH' cachet (Firebrace #NZ33) on reverse, superb boxed 'INVALIDED NZ' cachet (Firebrace #NZ55) & boxed 'Returned/New Zealand' (#NZ54) both in violet, minor faults. [Wounded at Gallipoli, Pte Arthur William Vyner was sent home & discharged. He re-enlisted 1.1.1916 & was killed on the Somme]
INVALIDED: 1916 (Jan 25) cover from Hastings to an officer with the Taranaki Company Infantry directed to "Luxor/Hotel/Luxor" (used as a hospital) where small 'INVALIDED TO/NEW ZEALAND' h/s (Firebrace #NZ131) applied in violet, 'PRESENT ADDRESS unknown' (not recorded by Firebrace) & double-boxed 'NEW ZEALAND/ADVANCED BASE APO/MAY 21 1916/RETURNED/LETTER BRANCH' b/s (#NZ101; LRD), superb 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/NZ' arrival b/s, minor soiling. [Lieut Eric Morgan was badly wounded at Gallipoli. He arrived back in New Zealand on 20.8.1916]
MISSING: 1915 (Sep 8) usage of KEVII 1d Letter Card (front only) from 'MAYFIELD' to a member of the Third Reinforcement endorsed "Missing" & with huge 'MISSING/RETURN TO SENDER' cachet (not recorded by John Firebrace). Ex Gordon Darge. [Trooper George Duncan Abbott was killed 28.8.1915 during the second assault on Hill 60]
DECEASED: 1915 (Apr) cover from '[?]OANGA' to a member of the 15th North Auckland Regiment endorsed "Deceased" in blue pencil & with very fine but confronting 'KILLED IN/ACTION' cachet (not recorded by John Firebrace) in violet, overall soiling & minor defects.
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DECEASED: 1915 (July 14) cover from Timaru to a member of the "Main Expeditionary Force" endorsed "Dec'd" in blue pencil & with appallingly blunt 'KILLED/RETURN TO/SENDER' cachet (not recorded by John Firebrace) in violet, minor peripheral defects. Ex Gordon Darge.
DECEASED: 1915 (Aug & Oct) covers from different correspondents to the same member of Otago Infantry Battalion, the first endorsed "Killed" & "Deceased", the other "Deceased", both then endorsed "Believed dead" in rosine & with boxed 'Reported Killed/Return to Sender' cachet (Firebrace #NZ102), both with double-boxed '.../ADVANCED BASE APO/FEB 1 1916/RETURNED/LETTER BRANCH' d/s (#NZ101; ERD) b/s & 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/NZ' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.
HOSPITALS IN NEW ZEALAND: PPCs of 'Queen Mary's Military Hospital, Hanmer Springs', 'KGV Hospital, Pukerua, Rotorua' (used) & 'Returned & Wounded Soldiers & Australian Nurses Dunedin', and PPC-size real photo 'Military Hospital/Featherston MC'; also 1919 (May) PPC 'NZ Contingent passing the Law Courts, London' & 1925 real photo PPC of the NZ Memorial at Chunuk Bair (used under cover).