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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1890 uprated 'Uniform Penny Postage' cover GB to 'HMS Orlando, Australia'

1890 (2nd. July) uprated 'Uniform Penny Postage' cover and insert from GB to 'Capt. W. J. Eastman RMA, HMS Orlando, Australia'. Royal Marine Artillery. Penny Postage Jubilee / South Kensington p/m. [HMS Orlando 1886: Cruiser 1st Class, Armoured 1890 Flag Ship Australia Station. Includes officers borne for duties with stores at Sydney and the Victorian Naval Defence Force] Ref: 307-084.


Price: £250.00
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: 302-048.


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: 301-048.


Price: £25.00
1895 cover PORTUGAL to Gunboat "Rio Lima" Lourenco Marques

1895 (April) cover from PORTUGAL endorsed via ship 'Peninsular' with LISBOA p/m. to Navy Canhoneira "Rio Lima" [Portuguese Navy Gunboat] at Lourenco Marques. EAST AFRICA. mss .. "Received 12 July 9"'. Naval. Ref: 303-123.


Price: £60.00
1895 unused PC Carte Postale. Corps Expeditionnaire de Madagascar

1895 unused PC Carte Postale. Corps Expeditionnaire de Madagascar. NB: Fault. Ref: 300-039.


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
1898 Registered Letter QUETTA to '1st Hampshire Regt, Mooltan'

1898 Registered Letter from QUETTA to '1st Hampshire Regt, Mooltan' with s/r. MOOLTAN receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 306-106.


Price: £15.00
1899 cover French SOUDAN to Senegal. KAYES p/m. 'Camp de N'Dar Couter'

1899 (Aug) cover from French SOUDAN to Senegal, 'Camp de N'Dar Couter' [West Africa] with d/r. KAYES / SOUDAN FRANCAIS p/m. and circ. French Naval cachet. Also d/r. SENEGAL / St LOUIS p/m. to rear. Occupation. NB: Faults. Ref: 309-157.


Price: £35.00
1900 (Dec.) cover + letter BOXER Rebellion to GB. FPO 5 p/m.

1900 (16th Dec.) cover and letter from the BOXER Rebellion to 'Craufurdland Castle' with d/r. Indian FPO 5 p/m. canc. ONE ANNA with 'CEF' o/p. [Chinese Expeditionary Force] Excellent historic letter from Shanghai by Capt. Archibald Houison-Craufurd. 7 Bo. I. Dy. Asst. Adjt. Genl. 2nd Infantry Brigade. mss .. "I was lunching today with some people called Harding – he is something in Customs Service. Last night I dined at the Astor House Hotel, where the German Admiral’s ships band played during and after dinner. The dinner was given by Major Watson and was to have been in honour Mrs Creagh our Generals wife who came up by the last mail …could not come .. the party was only Stewart, myself & Capt. Cradock of HMS Alacrity the Admirals Despatch vessel .. about 200 people there of all nationalities. The night before I was dining at the Germans Mess and had a pleasant evening. They didn't make me drink too many malts. The German officers are wonderfully nice to me. Their Colonel - Graf Schleppen-bach is very English, having had an English mother". 1906 'Craufurdland Castle' PPC. Ref: 307-108.


Price: £175.00
1900 (Mar) cover BOER War to GB. '15th Brigade, Field Force, S. Africa'

1900 (Mar) cover from the BOER War to GB with poor p/m. canc. Spain 25 centimos adhesive and 'H & C' perfin. From '15th Brigade, Field Force, S. Africa'. Also s/r. SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP LETTER receipt p/m. NB: Torn and stuck down. Ref: 309-141.


Price: £20.00
1900 (May) BOER WAR cover to POW, Greenpoint Camp. VENTERSBURG ROAD p/m

1900 (3rd. May) BOER WAR cover to Boer POW at Greenpoint Camp with s/r. VENTERSBURG ROAD RO p/m. Censored by the Boers and British (2A) seals. Also circ. CENSOR / PRISONER OF WAR h/s. [Sent out by the long route: Ventersburg to Johannesburg, via Delagoa Bay by sea to Durban - received 9th. May] Heavy fighting at Ventersburg which fell to Gen. French's forces some seven days after mailing. Ref: 304-002.


Price: £100.00
1900 Boer War Stereoscope card South AFRICA - City of London Imperial Volunteers

1900 Boer War Stereoscope card South AFRICA: Boer War by Underwood and Underwood - City of London Imperial Volunteers just arrived at the Orange River, South Africa. Stereo view card. Ref: 308-040


Price: £6.00
1900 Boer War Stereoscope card South AFRICA: Boer War - Coldstream Company

1900 Boer War Stereoscope card South AFRICA: Boer War by Underwood and Underwood - Coldstream Company on the great Transvaal Campaign, South Africa. Stereo view card. Ref: 309-033


Price: £6.00
1900 Boer War Stereoscope card South AFRICA: Boer War - Lord Roberts advance

1900 Boer War Stereoscope card South AFRICA: Boer War by Underwood and Underwood - Lord Roberts advance on Pretoria, Vet River, South Africa. Stereo view card. Ref: 309-034.


Price: £6.00
1900 Boer War Stereoscope card Underwood and Underwood. South African Light Horse

1900 Boer War Stereoscope card by Underwood and Underwood - South African Light Horse coming down Adderly street, Cape Town. South Africa. Stereo view card. Ref: 307-002


Price: £6.00
1900 circa. Card 'Ps. 20.5. Onward! Christian soldiers Marching as to war'

c.1900 Card 'Ps. 20.5. In the Name of our God. Onward! Christian soldiers Marching as to war'. Creased. Ref: 306-062.


Price: £6.00
1900 circa. Carte-de-Visite Victorian Photograph. Marine with rifle

c.1900 Carte-de-Visite Victorian Photograph showing Marine with Martini-Henry rifle. [The Martini–Henry is a breech-loading single-shot lever-actuated rifle that was used by the British Army. It first entered service in 1871] Trimmed. Ref: 309-050.


Price: £6.00
1900 circa. unused Pictorial court size PPC 'NELSON 1801'

c.1900 unused Pictorial court size PPC 'NELSON 1801'. Also unused 'HMS victory Capt J Quilliam RN' - made First Lieutenant on HMS Victory by Horatio Nelson. Ref: 306-059.


Price: £6.00