Warcovers :: Up to 1914

Up to 1914

Campaign covers, Field Post Office

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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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1904 Registered cover JAPAN to 'Major RR Mellor, c/o Thomas Cook, Yokohama'

1904 (Dec) Registered cover from JAPAN to 'Major RR Mellor, c/o Thomas Cook & Sons Esq, Yokohama'. From Kobe. During this stay in Japan, he served as an observer in Russo-Japanese War? [2nd Volunteer Battalion, the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Captain R. R.Mellor is granted the honorary rank of Major. Dated 10th September, 1904] Ref: 320-147.


Price: £60.00
1904 real photo PERHAM DOWN CAMP. d/r. FIELD POST OFFICE p/m.

1904 real photo of PERHAM DOWN CAMP with. d/r. FIELD POST OFFICE p/m. From 'Sgt. Godsen'. Ref: 321-006.


Price: £10.00
1904 PPC GB to 'HMS "Sphinx", Persian Gulf' redirected to 'Lapwing'

1904 (June) PPC from GB to 'Mr H Phillips SBA, HMS "Sphinx", Persian Gulf' and redirected to 'Lapwing, Karachai' with s/r. MUSCAT and KARACHI p/m's.

Gunboat diplomacy: At the turn of the century the Royal Navy maintained control of the Persian Gulf with three patrol ships, only one of which - HMS Lapwing [small gunboat]- was on permanent duty. 1904 was the year of the massive Persian oil strike in neighbouring Abadan. [SBA: Sick Berth Attendant, Royal Navy] Ref: 311-114.


Price: £275.00
1904 circa. unused 'New Year Greeting' PPC from JAPAN: Himeji Castle

c.1904 unused 'New Year Greeting' PPC from JAPAN: Himeji Castle - a relic of the Russo-Japanese War memorial. Ref: 321-107.


Price: £9.00
1904 (Sept) PC SW AFRICA to Germany. KD FELDPOSTSTATION Nr. 1 p/m.

1904 (Sept) 'Feld-Postkarte' PC from S.W. AFRICA to Germany with s/r. KD FELDPOSTSTATION Nr. 1 p/m. and s/r. DANZIG receipt p/m. Used during the Herero uprising. Ref: 307-057.


Price: £45.00
1904 (July) cover S.W. AFRICA to Germany. KD FELDPOSTEXPED p/m. 'Herero'

1904 (July) cover from S.W. AFRICA to Germany with d/r. KD FELDPOSTEXPED / SUDWESTAFRICA p/m. 'Herero Wars' with d/r. HELMSTADT receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 309-029.


Price: £40.00
1904 'Feld-Postkarte' PC South West AFRICA to Germany. HERERO Rebellion

1904 'Feld-Postkarte' PC from South West AFRICA to Germany with circ. K.D FELDPOSTEXPED. / SUDWESTAFRICA p/m. HERERO Rebellion period. [The Herero Wars 1904-8 were a series of colonial wars between the German Empire and the Herero people of German South West Africa] Ref: 320-085.


Price: £35.00
1903 PPC TANGANIKA to Germany. DAR-ES-SALAAM DEUTSCHE OSTAFRIKA p/m.

1903 PPC from TANGANIKA to Germany with s/r. DAR-ES-SALAAM DEUTSCHE OSTAFRIKA p/m. canc. 3 PESA adhesive. East Africa. Ref: 315-133.


Price: £15.00
1903 cover CHINA. Postal services for German Forces. TIENTSIN p/m.

1903 cover from CHINA endorsed "Militaria". Postal services for German Forces with s/r. TIENTSIN / DEUTSCHE POST p/m. and s/r. TONGKU / DEUTSCHE POST receipt p/m. Also circ. OSTAS. BESATZUNG-BRIGADE h/s. [Eastern Garrison Brigade] post Boxer War period. NB: Surface fault and folded. Ref: 316-109.


Price: £30.00
1903 cover + letter GB to 'Capt JJT Perkins, POW, The Castle, Cape Town' redirected

1903 cover and letter from GB to 'Capt JJT Perkins, Prisoner of War, The Castle, Cape Town, South Africa' and redirected to P of War Worcester'. Also s/r. CAPE TOWN and WORCESTER receipt p/m's to rear. [Captain J. J. T. Perkins, Western Rifles, to be a Commandant of Prisoners of War, graded as a Deputy-Assistant Adjutant-General. Dated 2nd March, 1900. Staff in Africa] Ref: 318-032.


Price: £30.00
1902 Registered cover BOER War to GB. 'F Madan Lieut 74th Sqd. IY'

1902 Registered uprated ps cover from the BOER War to GB with KIMBERLEY p/m. and boxed PBC h/s. From 'F Madan Lieut 74th Sqd. IY'. [Imperial Yeomanry - British Army] Ref: 314-129.


Price: £25.00
1902 ps [4 Cent] PC HONG KONG to 'Captain, 9th. Colonial Hanoi'

1902 ps [4 Cent RATE] PC from HONG KONG with d/r. VICTORIA p/m. (May 9th) to 'Captain, 9th. Colonial Hanoi' and d/r. HANOI / TONKIN receipt p/m. Ref: 314-090.


Price: £60.00
1902 ps PC S. AFRICA to 'Lieut. Arthur Hagwell, The Royal Regiment of Skaraborg, Sweden'

1902 ps PC S. AFRICA to 'Lieut. Arthur Hagwell, The Royal Regiment of Skaraborg, Skahl, Karlstad, Sweden' with oval PASSED CENSOR / JOHANESBURG h/s. with receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 313-062.


Price: £10.00
1902 PPC PORTUGAL to Gunboat "Diu" Macau. HONG KONG transit

1902 PPC from PORTUGAL to Canhoeira (Gunboat) "Diu" Macau, Asia with d/r. HONG KONG transit p/m. and circ. MACAU receipt p/m. Ref: 311-125.


Price: £50.00
1902 PPC ANGLO-BOER WAR to GB. BRITISH ARMY PO 100 p/m.

1902 (April) PPC (Klerksdorp Railway Station) from ANGLO-BOER WAR to GB with d/r. BRITISH ARMY PO 100 p/m. From '12th Brigade Field Hospt., Col Von Donops Column'. [COLONEL VON DONOP'S DISASTER: (London, March 5,1902) DETAILS OF THE FIGHT. SPLENDID CHARGE BY THE BOERS. HEROISM' OF THE NORTHUMBER LAND FUSILIERS: Further particulars which have been received in regard to the disaster to Colonel Von Donor's convoy state that an attempt was made to pack the waggons in the convoy across the road, but that movement failed, owing to the native drivers bolting and the mules stampeding. The guns from the higher ground shelled vigorously until the Boers, charging with tremendous impetus and great spirit, captured the convoy. There were a few minutes of confused fighting, and then all was over] Ref: 320-152.


Price: £50.00
1902 cover GB to 'Capt. Renny, 1st. South Stafford R, Field Force, South Africa'

1902 (July) cover from GB to 'Capt. Renny, 1st. South Stafford R, Field Force, South Africa'. [2nd. Boer War ended 31st. May 1902] Ref: 314-025.


Price: £6.00
1902 cover BOER WAR to GB. HARRISMITH ORC p/m. 42nd. Black Watch

1902 cover from the BOER WAR to GB with s/r. HARRISMITH / ORC p/m. [Orange River Colony o/p. to adhesive. Also '42 Nemo me Impure Lacessit crest to flap - 42nd. Black Watch. Redirected to 'Houseboat "Nautilus", Windsor'. Ref: 319-150.


Price: £15.00
1902 cover BOER War to GB. APO p/m. 'S. African Light Horse' crest

1902 cover from the BOER War to GB with s/r. APO p/m. and 'S. African Light Horse' crest to flap. South African Light Horse (Natal Squadron) features three feathers over a cross this with central ‘1899’ and ‘SALH’ in the four arms. The bottom scroll ‘Usiba Enjaloh Ngapambele’, Motto in Zulu. Ref: 312-123.


Price: £12.00
1902 cover BOER War to Canada with PASSED PRESS CENSOR h/s

1902 cover from the BOER War to Canada with d/r. PRETORIA p/m. and tri. PASSED PRESS CENSOR h/s. Endorsed from 'R.C.J' - RC Jones with s/r. TORONTO receipt p/m. Ex. Canadian Contingent. Corner nick. Ref: 314-135.


Price: £45.00
1902 (May) cover BOER WAR to GB. '1st. NZ Brigade'. NEW ZEALAND Contingent

1902 (May) cover from the BOER WAR to GB with d/r. ARMY POST OFFICE / POTCHEFSTROOM p/m. From 'Trooper W. Southern, 5256. 1st. NZ Brigade'. [Trooper William Southern, NZ North Island Regiment, B Squadron, 8th. Contingent embarked from North Island on SS "SURREY" on 1st. Feb. 1902] Late NEW ZEALAND Contingent. Ref: 315-044.


Price: £200.00