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World War 1

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WW1:   -   Coronel & Falklands - Naval Battle  -  Western Front (Somme / Verdun) -  Dardanelles / Gallipoli  - Jutland Battle  - Emden sunk  - Airship / Zeppelin  - Hospital / Hopital ships   - Lusitania sunk  - RFC -  Lenin / Pershing / Kitchener  - Tank  -  U-boat / Submarine  -  POW  -  Occupation 



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1914 (13th. Sept) ps Field Service PC FRANCE to GB. ABPO p/m. 'J Davis'

1914 (13th. Sept) ps Field Service PC from FRANCE to GB with d/r. ABPO p/m. From 'J Davis'. Folded and surface fault. Ref: 298-043.

Price: £8.00
1914 (15th. Sept) real photo PPC 'HM Submarine "D.1". SCARBOROUGH p/m.

1914 (15th. Sept) real photo PPC 'HM Submarine "D.1" with d/r. SCARBOROUGH p/m. [H.M. Submarines D1. Pennant No.: I.71. Complement: 25 [3 Officers, 22 Ratings] May 1914 - July 1915. 8th Flotilla. Oct. 1912 - Oct. 1914 Lt. Cdr. A.D. Cochrane. D1 was the first British submarine to be fitted with diesel instead of petrol engines] Ref: 295-004.

Price: £25.00
1914 (17th. Sept) PPC GIBRALTAR to GB. 'OHMS' Excellent content

1914 (17th. Sept) PPC from GIBRALTAR to GB endorsed 'OHMS' with d/r. GIBRALTAR p/m. and LONDON PAID receipt p/m. Excellent content - mss.. "the Middlesex which were on the same boat have got off here. There are 100's of boats here, many of which are German captures you can see .. ??.. Have seen 6 submarines in the dock". The value of the naval base at Gibraltar was soon apparent when WW1 broke out in Aug. 1914. Only a few minutes after the declaration of war went into effect at midnight on 3/4 Aug., a German liner was captured by a torpedo boat from Gibraltar, followed by three more enemy ships the following day. HMS Corwall captured the German merchantman "Syra" on 6 Aug. 1914 - Course as requisite for Gibraltar. [Detained or captured German ships at Gibraltar Sept 1914: Adolf. Emir. Georg. Riga. Schneefels. Syra. Daska (Austrian)] 1/7th Battalion and 1/8th Battalion arrived 17.9.14 in Gibraltar. Ref: 291-079.

Price: £40.00
1914 (3rd. Oct) comic PPC [The Kaiser will drop] with BIRMINGHAM m/c.

1914 (3rd. Oct) comic PPC [The Kaiser will drop] with BIRMINGHAM m/c. Adhesive damaged. Ref: 294-013.

Price: £10.00
1914 (Dec) cover Royal Navy to GB. LONDON 173 p/m. Censored h/s.

1914 (Dec) cover from the Royal Navy to GB with d/r. LONDON 173 p/m. and s/l. Censored h/s. Ref: 301-058.

Price: £9.00
1914 (Nov) cover SAMOA to New Zealand endorsed 'On Active Service'

1914 (Nov) cover from SAMOA to New Zealand endorsed 'On Active Service' with poor s/r. (APIA) p/m. and 'SAMOA' o/p. to ONE PENNY adhesive. [NZ force captures GERMAN Samoa 29th. Aug. 1914. The wireless station was protected by a German-officered constabulary of a few dozen men] Folded and toned. Ref: 301-084.

Price: £45.00
1914 (Nov) patriotic PPC [Our Cause is Just] with d/r. MAIDSTONE p/m.

1914 (Nov) patriotic PPC [Our Cause is Just] with d/r. MAIDSTONE p/m. Ref: 295-053.

Price: £6.00
1914 (Nov) PPC 'German Eagles Going Cheap' LEWISHAM m/c.

1914 (11th. Nov) PPC 'German Eagles Going Cheap' with LEWISHAM m/c. [WW1 PROPAGANDA ANTI-GERMAN: Deriding the German Eagle - national symbol.] Ref: 301-109.

Price: £20.00
1914 (Nov) PPC (Aden) HMAT Orvieto to Australia. PASSED h/s.

1914 (28th. Nov) PPC (Aden - ss Salsette) from HMAT Orvieto to Australia with MELBORNE m/c. and PASSED h/s. HMAT Transport A3 to Egypt and then Gallipoli. From 'HSD' to Dad 'Dickinson'. Herbert Spencer Dickinson enlisted with the 5th Infantry Battalion and was allocated the rank of private. Departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Orvieto on 21 Oct. 1914. After serving with his unit at Gallipoli, he was transferred in Feb. 1916 to the 57th Infantry Battalion and sent to the Western Front in France. Dickinson was quickly promoted through the ranks, gaining his first promotion to Lance corporal in Sept. 1914 and becoming a captain by May 1916. Whilst serving with the 57th Infantry Battalion he was mentioned in the despatches of General Douglas Haig on 9 April 1917. Dickinson was killed in action at Polygon Wood in Belgium on 25 September 1917. He was 25 years old. Herbert Dickinson is buried at The Huts Cemetery, Belgium. Ref: 290-101.

Price: £100.00
1914 (Oct) cover + letter 'HMS ARGYLL' to 'Cornwall'. circ. dumb cross p/m.

1914 (30th. Sept) cover and letter 'HMS ARGYLL' to 'Cornwall' and redirected with circ. dumb cross p/m. [HMS Argyll was one of six Devonshire-class armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy, assigned to the Grand Fleet and wrecked in October 1915] Ref: 292-007.

Price: £12.00
1914 (Sept) 'Order' 2 Royal Berkshire Regt. embarked in HT "DONGOLA"

1914 (Sept) 'Special Battalion Order' for the '2 Royal Berkshire Regt. men embarked in HT "DONGOLA" [TROOPSHIP] at Bombay on 14th Sept. 1914'. 6 No. pages with 'No., Rank & Name and Coy' detailed. 215 x 340 mm. Ref: 299-146.

Price: £25.00
1914 (Sept) cover FRANCE to GB. BAPO p/m. censor 1/69 h/s. LONDON PAID m/c.

1914 (19th. Sept) cover from FRANCE to GB. BAPO + p/m. and censor 1/69 h/s. Also LONDON PAID m/c. dated 23rd. Sept. Worn and flap ,missing. Ref: 298-032.

Price: £10.00
1914 (Sept) PPC [Field Marshall Earl KITCHNER] with ALDERSHOT p/m.

1914 (Sept) PPC [Field Marshall Earl KITCHNER] with part d/r. MARLEBOROUGH LINES / ALDERSHOT p/m. From 'Walt Eley'. Ref: 287-130.

Price: £12.00
1914 (Xmas Day) PPC EGYPT to GB. PORT SAID p/m. 'WH Radcliffe, 2nd. Lieut.'

1914 (Xmas Day) PPC [Assiut] from EGYPT to GB with s/r. PORT SAID p/m. From 'WH Radcliffe, 2nd. Lieut.' mss .. "operating from Pt. Said". Ref: 295-049.

Price: £6.00
1914 circa. PPC [HMS New Zealand in Action] 'HMS New Zealand' to GB. RFHMS p/m.

c.1914 PPC [HMS New Zealand in Action] from 'HMS New Zealand' to GB with RFHMS p/m. From 'Jim Adams'? Ref: 297-006.

Price: £15.00
1914 cover + letter ADEN to Australia. 'details of the sinking of the Emden'

1914 (24th. Nov) cover and letter from ADEN to Australia endorsed 'No stamps available'. From Driver Thomas, No. 1 Company, AASC, 1st Australian Div. on board HMTS Benalla: letter written while approaching Aden & providing an accurate summary of the sinking of the Emden at Cocos Islands. mss .."I suppose you heard of the work our fleet has done already we sailed from Melb. on Oct. 19th arrived at Albany on Nov. 1 & then we went to Ceylor, arrived there on 13th. On the 7th Nov. the mail steamer 'Osterly' passed us going from a German boat, so then our boats started out after her on the 8th. & found her the 'Emden' on the 9th. beeched her then took after the collier a boat that was coaling her. Took the Officers & Crew off the collier sank her went back and sank the 'Emden'. There was 118 killed & wounded with her & there were 2 killed & thirteen wounnded so then took her officers & crew that is including the wounded to Ceylon so that is not so bnad & we reached Ceylon on the 13th November & sailed on the 15th November & we can just sight land which is Arabia I suppose. We shall be in Aden tomorrow morning". Also picture of damaged Emden. Ref: 287-146.

Price: £175.00
1914 cover GB to 'c/o Major CH Villiers-Stuart, 56th Rifles FF, Fort Lockhart, Samara'

1914 cover from GB to 'c/o Major CH Villiers-Stuart, 56th Rifles FF, Fort Lockhart, Samara, NWFP, India' with d/r. FORT LOCKHART receipt p/m. to rear. [British Officers in the Indian Army on 1st Jan. 1912, he was listed as a Captain with the 56 Rifles. He graduated at the Staff College in Quetta and was appointed Brigade Major in Nov.1908, then became DAQMG, DAA and QMG India, holding those staff appointments at Kohat and Simla until Oct. 1914. awarded the Delhi Durbar 1911 Medal as a Lieutenant-Colonel with the 56th Rifles as Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quarter-Master-General, Kohat Brigade] Ref: 299-031.

Price: £15.00
1914 cover GERMANY to 'cabin boy of S. Serak, prisoner, Queensferry' POW Camp

1914 (Nov) cover from GERMANY to 'August Shrebbus, cabin boy of S. Serak, prisoner, Queensferry, Flintshire' [closed May 1915] - POW Camp with s/r. POST FREE P.C. PRISONER OF WAR h/s. [SERAK Cargo Ship. Aug. 1914 The steamship was interned at Swansea by the UK government and taken into the F Leyland & Co Ltd, Liverpool, fleet as a prize of war] Folded. Ref: 297-002.

Price: £100.00
1914 illustrated cover ALGERIA to 'Col. Commandant la Legion de Gendarmerier, Le Mans'

1914 (Dec) illustrated cover from ALGERIA to 'Monsieur Grossin, Colonel Commandant la Legion de Gendarmerier, Le Mans' [France] with s/r. ORAN p/m. [2nd. Compagnie de Cavaliers de Remonte. Detachement d'Oran] NB: Paper remains to rear. Ref: 298-094.

Price: £15.00
1914 letter' Application for Leave' Capt. S Bowers. City of London Rifles

1914 (Dec) letter' Application for Leave' from Capt. S Bowers, City of London Rifles with approval by Brigadier General, Commanding 2nd. London Infantry Brigade, TF. Also various oval LONDON DIVISION h/s's. Folded. Ref: 299-142.

Price: £6.00