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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1899 cover SUDAN to 'General Sir E. Collen KCIE, Simla, India'. OMDURMAN p/m.

1899 (July) cover from SUDAN to 'General Sir E. Collen KCIE, Simla, India' with s/r. OMDURMAN p/m. canc. 1 Piastre adhesive [Officers RATE] Known correspondence from 'R.F. Meiklejohn'. MAHDIST War 1881-1899. Lt. Ronald Forbes Meiklejohn [1/R. War. R.] took part in the battles of the Atbara, Khartoum and Omdurman. The Battle of Umm Diwaykarat on Nov. 25, 1899 marked the final defeat of the Mahdist state in Sudan, when Anglo-Egyptian forces under the command of Lord Kitchener defeated what was left of the Mahdist armies. Ref: 315-012.


Price: £190.00
1900 (5th. Nov.) cover CHINA to Germany s/r. Marine Schiffspost No. 23 p/m.

1900 (5th. Nov.) cover from CHINA to Germany with s/r. Marine Schiffspost No. 23 p/m. - 'S.M.S. Worth' at WUSUNG. Boxer Rebellion: 2 Nov. 1899 7 Sep 1901. [German expeditionary force included Wrth and on 25th. Oct. 1900 returned to WUSUNG via Yantai. There she joined the blockade of the Yangtze River and then she was detached to cover the disembarkation of the German expeditionary corps outside the Taku Forts.] Ref: 315-048.


Price: £65.00
1900 (Aug) uprated ps PC BOER War to New Zealand. APO 45 / S. AFRICA p/m.

1900 (Aug) uprated ps PC from the BOER War to New Zealand with s/r. APO 45 / S. AFRICA p/m. Also attractive WELLINGTON slogan receipt p/m. From 'A Nevill Haynes, Copl'. Mixed franking. [First overseas conflict to involve New Zealand troops. New Zealand contingent] Ref: 316-002.


Price: £145.00
1900 (Jan) cover from GB to Russia regarding BOER WAR news.

1900 (25th. Jan) cover from GB to Russia regarding BOER WAR: Good news from the War, although a great number killed. However General Warren has gained ground and fought a terrible battle. (The Battle of Spion Kop 23-24th Jan) "Warren only 20 miles from Ladysmith" endorsed to flap. [From Sir Alfred Milner, British statesman and colonial administrator] The Second Boer War broke out Oct. 1899. Ref: 314-005.


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: 321-071.


Price: £99.00
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 circa. Carte-de-Visite Victorian Photograph. Marine with rifle

c.1900 Carte-de-Visite Victorian Photograph showing Marine with Martini-Henry rifle. [The MartiniHenry 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 cover BOER WAR to 'Colonel Germon', GB. CAPE TOWN p/m. '6521 27 IY'

1900 (July) cover from the BOER WAR to 'Colonel Germon', GB with d/r. CAPE TOWN p/m. 'From 6521 27 I.Y' - Imperial Yeomanry. Folded. Ref: 321-079.


Price: £10.00
1900 cover BOER War to GB. APO 21 p/m. 'JS Craig Lieut. 2/ Cheshire Regt.'

1900 (Dec) cover from the BOER War to GB with s/r. APO 21 p/m. From 'JS Craig Lieut. 2/ Cheshire Regt.'. [During the South African War, The Cheshire Regiment raised three volunteer service companies. [VSC] On 17th Feb. 1900, the 1st VSC comprising three officers Captain S Thornley, Lieutenant J Bates and Lieutenant John Stirling Craig, embarked for South Africa aboard SS Gascon] NB Corner creaded and tear. Ref: 316-049.


Price: £15.00
1900 cover GB to 'Sir Alfred Milner, The Governor of Cape Colony, Cape Town'

1900 (April) cover from GB to 'Sir Alfred Milner, The Governor of Cape Colony, Cape Town' with d/r. CAPE TOWN receipt p/m. to rear. [British statesman and colonial administrator] The Second Boer War broke out Oct. 1899. NB: Very roughly opened. Ref: 313-027.


Price: £10.00
1900 PPC (Theatre de la Guerre. L'oncle Paul, le kanguroo boxant) FRANCE

1900 PPC (Theatre de la Guerre: L'oncle Paul, le kanguroo boxant) from FRANCE with d/r. PARIS p/m. and COMPIEGNE receipt p/m. BOXER WAR. Ref: 314-096.


Price: £15.00
1900 unused PPC BOER War. Queen Victoria as Sphinx Albion + Chamberlain

1900 unused PPC BOER War. Queen Victoria as Sphinx Albion and Chamberlain. Postal card in protestation of the English war against Transvaal. Mortality - Humanity - Liberty. Ref: 313-026.


Price: £20.00
1901 (Feb) cover + letter CHINA to France. Marine Francaise h/s. BOXER Rebellion

1901 (Feb) cover and letter from CHINA to France endorsed 'Corps Expeditionnaire de Chine' with d/r. Marine Francaise / Service a la Mer h/s. From French Navy - 'Anchorage at Chefoo' - BOXER Rebellion: 2nd. Nov 1899 7th. Sep 1901. Refers to 'le paquebot le "Sydney" .. "Typhon" and "Brute". Ref: 320-001.


Price: £175.00
1901 circa. ps "Argus" Newspaper wrapper BOER WAR. Lt. Col. Money, SAF Force

c.1901 ps "Argus" Newspaper wrapper from the BOER WAR to Lt. Col. Money, 1st. Northumberland Fusiliers, SAF Force and redirected to '1st. Battalion NF'. [Siege of Lichtenburg 3rd Mar 1901: The latter part of the year and into 1901 the 1st Battalion was the last remaining unit under Lord Methuen and was still involved in endless treks. By February 300 of them were garrisoned at Lichtenburg along with 200 Yeomanry troops, and the battalion CO, Colonel Charles Money commanded the town. On 3rd March 1500 Boers under de la Rey attacked the place. The assault lasted from 3am until midnight but failed in their attempt. Two officers and 13 men were killed, 20 wounded. Seven other ranks were mentioned for bravery in dispatches] Ref: 312-001.


Price: £25.00
1901 cover BOER WAR to Canada. 'CW Terry' Canadian Contingent

1901 (Aug) cover from the BOER WAR to Canada with s/r. WINBURG p/m. and censors. From 'CW Terry' - Canadian Contingent. Ref: 319-123.


Price: £60.00
1901 cover BOER War to Canada. Taxed and censored

1901 cover from the BOER War to Canada with d/r. HEIDELBURG p/m. and Taxed. Also oval PASSED BY (CENSOR) h/s. Ex. Canadian Contigent with circ. PETITCODIAC receipt p/m. Ref: 314-136.


Price: £60.00
1901 cover BOER War to GB. FPO 1 p/m. '1st. York & Lancaster Regt., Ingogo'

1901 (Jan) cover from the BOER War to GB with d/r. FPO 1 p/m. From 'Band Serjeant DC Baoyery, 1st. York & Lancaster Regt., Ingogo, Natal, SA'. Also s/r. PLYMOUTH receipt p/m. to rear. Slight foxing. Ref: 317-006.


Price: £25.00
1901 PC BOXER Rebellion. CHINA to Germany. MARINE SCHIFFSPOST No. 35 p/m.

1901 (April) PC BOXER Rebellion from CHINA to Germany with s/r. KAIS. DEUTSCHE MARINE SCHIFFSPOST No. 35 p/m. - SMS Weissenburg [One of the first ocean-going battleships of the Imperial German Navy] From 'Wusung, China'. Ref: 321-073.


Price: £65.00