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THE GALLIOPLI CAMPAIGN: Exceptional 5-frame exhibit formed by Gary Diffen beautifully presented and stored in mylar sleeves in two file boxes, many with cachets not recorded by John Firebrace in "British Empire Campaigns & Occupations in the Near East" - noted below as "(##)" - & numerous very fine to superb strikes, some faults as should be expected but the quality overall is well above-average for military mail. A remarkably comprehensive telling of the ANZAC story from the New Zealand perspective, with an impressive degree of rarity and attractive material throughout..

Composition of the exhibit and highlights: Pre-Embarkation Training Camps x24 including from May Morn & Rangiotu Camps and Trentham Rifle Range plus PPCs x7; Convoy Mail x24 + PPCs x10; In Egypt x26 including Defence of the Suez Canal x3 & Western Frontier Force, cachets including 'OC No 1 H'QRS COY/NZ AND A DIV TRAIN' (##), 'CAPT NZVC/CC No 1 VETERINARY SECTION' (##), 6TH HOWITZER/NZFA' (##), ovoid 'SOLDIERS CAFE CAIRO/FREE/ E ', 'CAMP COMMANDANT/ 3 /BASE DETAILS' (##), etc; Gallipoli x21 including 'HEADQUARTERS/FIELD/3DE15/POST OFFICE/NZ DIVISION' cds (ERD at Gallipoli where recorded for 4 days only), inwards mail from New Zealand & the Sudan (an extraordinary item, being the only mail recorded addressed to a New Zealander at Gallipoli itself), makeshift postcards x6 including one fashioned from a Turkish soap carton, the only recorded item addressed directly to an NZ POW in Turkey, etc, plus PPCs x4 including usage of Deakins Jams & Marmalade advertising card; Instructional Handstamps x7 including 'MISSING/RETURN TO SENDER' (##) & 'KILLED/RETURN TO SENDER' (##); and Hospitals & Hospital Ships x13 including two from Malta, boxed 'NZ EXPEDITIONARY FORCE/No___ FIELD AMBULANCE' d/s (##), two different from NZ General Hospital at Pont-de-Koubbeh & 'NEW ZEALAND CONVALESCENT HOME/HELOUAN' (##). In addition there are about 40 supplementary items, some on exhibit pages held in reserve including with undated 'NARROW NECK/MILITARY CAMP' & 'PAPAWAI/MILITARY CAMP' cds. (Qty 180+ items)


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