Warcovers :: Up to 1914

Up to 1914

Campaign covers, Field Post Office

1854-6 Crimea   1861-7 Franco-Mexican   1880-1 First Boer   1911-2 Italo-Turkish
1856-60 Second Opium   1870-1 Franco-Prussian   1883-5 Chinese-French   1912-3 Balkan
1857-8 Indian Mutiny   1877-8 Russo-Turkish   1894-5 Chinese-Japanese   1899-1901 Second Boer
1861-5 American Civil   1878-80 Second Afghan   1898 Spanish-American   1900-1 Boxer Rebellion

 

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1863 ps cover [9 Kreuzer] GERMANY to '11th. Inf. Reg. in Trient, Sud Tirol'

1863 ps cover [9 Kreuzer] from GERMANY to 'Herr Stiasny KK Capelll meister im 11th. Inf. Reg. in Trient, Sud Tirol'. Stamp embossed in upper right corner. Two lines of inscription in small capitals across the upper right corner 'NEUN KREUZER POST-COUVERT'. Thurn & Taxis Postal stationary. Modern-day South Tyrol, an autonomous Italian province. NB: Stuck down. Ref: 317-022.


Price: £20.00
1865 cover GB to '4th Batt. 60th Royal Rifles, Montreal, CANADA'

1865 (April) cover from GB to 'Lt. Colonel BE Ward, 4th Batt. 60th Royal Rifles, Montreal, CANADA' with s/r. GOREY p/m. and circ. MONTREAL receipt p/m. 2d. blue plate 9 (SG 45) and 6d lilac (SG 84) tied '234' barred numeral. [Lt. Colonel B. E. Ward: served as Aide de Camp to Colonel Viscount Melville during the campaign in the Punjab of 1848-49, including the second siege operations before Mooltan, and battle of Gujarat (Medal with two Clasps). Served with a Detachment of the 60th Rifles during operations in the Euzofzie country in Dec. 18th, and acted as StaQm Officer to the European portion of the force sent against the Afridi's in the Kohat Pass in Feb. 1850 (Medal with Clasp)] Part flap missing. Ref: 320-136.


Price: £45.00
1866 cover + letter to 'Captain TM Kelsall RN' with COLCHESTER p/m.

1866 cover and letter to 'Captain TM Kelsall RN' with COLCHESTER p/m. [Commander THEOPHILUS MOULTRIE KELSALL, R.N. - He entered the Royal Navy ca. 1851, rose to the rank of Captain and commander of several Royal Navy ships, and he retired in 1870. Served on HMS "Phoebe" from 26.09.62 to 29.06.66. Commander 11.04.66. Mediterranean] Ref: 322-037.


Price: £25.00
1870 l/s's FRANCE. Civilian mail in un-occupied area during FRANCO-PRUSSIAN War

1870 (Sept. - Oct.) printed l/s's [3 No.] from Lille, FRANCE to 'Boulogne'. Civilian mail in un-occupied area during FRANCO-PRUSSIAN War: July 19, 1870 May 10, 1871. Ref: 322-114.


Price: £20.00
1877 cover GB to 'Hugh Martin Shaw Esq., 17th. Regt., Mhow, Central India'

1877 cover from GB to 'Hugh Martin Shaw Esq., 17th. Regt., Mhow, Central India' endorsed 'via Brindisi' with s/r. MHOW receipt p/m. to rear. [1s. 4d. double RATE] 1/- Plate 12 and 4d. Sage Plate 15. Ref: 312-024.


Price: £100.00
1879 (12th Nov) cover + letter S. AFRICA to GB. LONDON p/m. [8th Dec] Cape Town.

1879 (12th. Nov) cover and letter from S. AFRICA to GB with LONDON p/m. [8th. Dec] Endorsed Cape Town. mss "I send you by Fellowfield who goes home today by [Steamship] Duart Castle". From '[Lieutenant (Captain) W.R.H. Crauford of the 91st Highlanders' was present at the battle of Gingindlovu, the relief of Eshowe, and commanded the convoys of the column during the advance of Crealock's Division to Port Durnford. [William Reginald Houison Crauford: 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL. South Africa Medal 1877-79 with clasp '1879'] The Anglo-Zulu War (11 Jan.28 Aug. 1879) NB: Very roughly opened. Ref: 311-055.


Price: £120.00
1879 (Dec.) cover + letter S. AFRICA to GB. CAPE TOWN p/m. 91st. Highlanders

1879 (Dec.) cover and letter from S. AFRICA to GB with CAPE TOWN p/m. In Cape Town after Zululand. The Anglo-Zulu War (11 Jan.28 Aug. 1879) From '[Lieutenant (Captain) W.R.H. Crauford of the 91st Highlanders' was present at the battle of Gingindlovu, the relief of Eshowe, and commanded the convoys of the column during the advance of Crealock's Division to Port Durnford. [William Reginald Houison Crauford: 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL. South Africa Medal 1877-79 with clasp '1879']. Ref: 312-055.


Price: £120.00
1879 cover GB to 'Lieut. JH Henderson, HMS "OPAL", Portsmouth'. Await Arrival

1879 (12th. Dec) cover from GB to 'Lieut. JH Henderson RN, HMS "OPAL", Portsmouth' endorsed "To Await Arrival". Returning from Pitcairn Islands? [Lieut. John Hannan Henderson] HMS "Opal", visited the Pitcairn Islands as illustrated in The Graphic, 29 Nov. 1879. NB: Roughly opened and stuck down. Ref: 319-019.


Price: £50.00
1879 cover GB to 'Mr JC Rossells, 2nd Officer, s.s. "PEKING", Shanghai, China'

1879 (21st. Feb) cover from GB to 'Mr JC Rossells, 2nd Officer, s.s. "PEKING", c/o Messrs. Butterfield & Swire, Shanghai, China' [6d. RATE] endorsed "via French Packet" with HONG KONG transit p/m. [2nd. April] to rear. Franked by 1874 6d Grey (pl.16; SG146/J186) tied by a very fine BATH/53 Duplex. Rare routing and unusual address. NB: Central crease well clear of stamp & marks. Ref: 311-056.


Price: £75.00
1881 (7th. July) cover and letter South AFRICA to GB with CAPE TOWN p/m

1881 (7th. July) cover and letter from South AFRICA to GB with CAPE TOWN p/m. 1st. BOER WAR ended 23rd. March 1881. mss .. "Col. Hassard expects to retire in December next. I was out hunting yesterday on "Harlequin", no sun. The Mauritius detach'mt have arrived, also three new lieutenants".
From '[Lieutenant (Captain) W.R.H. Crauford of the 91st Highlanders' was present at the battle of Gingindlovu, the relief of Eshowe, and commanded the convoys of the column during the advance of Crealock's Division to Port Durnford. [William Reginald Houison Crauford: 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL. South Africa Medal 1877-79 with clasp '1879'] Ref: 315-051.


Price: £90.00
1882 letter EGYPT. Sir EB Malit KCB re: Intellegence Depot

1882 letter (embossed HRMS Agency / Cairo) EGYPT from Sir EB Malit KCB thanking English Gvt. for services in Intelligence Depot of Expeditionary Force in Egypt. Ref: 313-151. "HRMS AGENCY CAIRO (embossed) Cairo, November 1882. Sir, Her Majestys Secretary of State for War has expressed a wish that the thanks of Her Majestys Government should be conveyed to Sir Frederick Goldsmid and the other gentlemen who formed the Intelligence Department at Alexandria. I have accordingly been instructed by Gibson Esq. Director General du Cadestre. by Lord Granville to thank you in the
name of Her Majestys Government for the
zeal and ability you displayed when
acting under Sir F Goldsmids orders, in
the collection of information from all
available sources for the use of the officers
in Command of Her Majestys troops
I am, Sir
Your most obedient
Humble servant
EB Malit"


Price: £45.00
1882 Teligraphes EGYPT. Sir EB Malit KCB. British occupy Cairo

1882 (Sept. 19th) Teligraphes EGYPTIENS from Sir EB Malit KCB, Alex. to Beaman, Brit Consulate Cairo. British occupy Cairo on 15th Sept. and Egyptian army dissolved 20th Sept. "EGYPT 19 Sept 1882. Malit Alex. To Beaman, Brit Consulate Cairo. Following for Gibson will you assist Rousell & take as much work off his hands as possible. I have informed Lord Grenville that I have asked you to transact indespensible domains business until Couterous arrival. Remaining in charge of Rousells duty till his return in November & was then asked by French Armies tralon to accept charge of their business in Alexandria This I had to refuse as I cant not give up my engagement in the L & Settlement Depot. Gibson."

Telegraph. Ref: 319-100.


Price: £65.00
1886 cover + letter LONDON to 'Captain WS Scott, Warwick'

1886 (Oct) cover and letter from LONDON to 'Captain (William) WS Scott, Warwick'. mss ... "a few lines of requests to the Sols. (Mr. Wm. Forsters of Frere & Co) & ask whether the Deed of Settlement determined the future division of the Trust Fund out of which the 10,00 was taken, as you do soon find in her Will any provision to prevent your brother George from getting the 10,000.. ". [About 1.2 million today] From Brownlow Maitland, 41 Montagu Square, London. Faults. Ref: 321-093.


Price: £15.00
1890 mint PC CHINA. Shanghai Local Post Card. One Cent

1890 mint PC CHINA. Shanghai Local Post Card. One Cent. Shanghai China Municipality 1 c Local Postcard Postal Stationery. NB: Corner nick. Ref: 318-081.


Price: £15.00
1892 cover GB to 'Royal Irish Rifles, Inquisitor's Palace, MALTA'

1892 cover from GB to 'Rev. WF Socsbie, Chaplain to the Forces, Royal Irish Rifles, Inquisitor's Palace, MALTA' [Used as Military Hospital] with s/r. MALTA receipt p/m. to rear. Part flap missing. Ref: 319-087.


Price: £10.00
1894 cover GERMANY to 'His Grace The Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace'

1894 (Sept) cover from GERMANY to 'His Grace The Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxen, England' and redirected to 'Deepdean, Dorking' with OXFORD, WOODSTOCK and DORKING p/m's to rear. Ref: 318-096.


Price: £25.00
1895 unused PC Carte Postale. Corps Expeditionnaire de Madagascar

1895 unused PC Carte Postale. Corps Expeditionnaire de Madagascar. NB: Fault. Ref: 317-099.


Price: £6.00
1896 cover AMERICA to Spain. 1st. Battalion Spanish Infantry Regiment h/s.

1896 (Mar) cover from Central Latin AMERICA to Spain with circ. 1st. Battalion Spanish Infantry Regiment cachet. Also d/r. CARTAGENA receipt p/m. From Spanish troops during Rebellions/Wars against Spanish domination. Faults. Ref: 309-142.


Price: £45.00
1896 cover INDIA to 'Captain Budd, 12th Bombay Infantry, Saugor CP'

1896 cover from INDIA to 'Captain Budd, 12th Bombay Infantry, Saugor CP' with s/r. SAGOR receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 308-078.


Price: £8.00
1897 cover GB to 'Capt de Salis, 7th Batt. The Rifle Brigade, Hausas, Lagos'

1897 (March) cover from GB to 'Capt de Salis, 7th Batt. The Rifle Brigade, Hausas, Lagos' [NIGERIA] with s/r. LAGOS / WEST AFRICA receipt p/m. to rear. In 1897 The Hausa Force was almost certainly part of the build up of a military confrontation against the French in Borgu (on the NW boundary of the Lagos Protectorate) to prevent further French incursion in that part. British Army Officers continued to be seconded, on a voluntary basis, to the Military Unit. Ref: 308-094.


Price: £100.00