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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1901 PPC CEYLON to Germany. weak oval RAGAMA CAMP / CENSOR h/s.

1901 PPC from CEYLON to Germany with s/r. RAGAMA p/m. and weak oval RAGAMA CAMP / CENSOR h/s. Also d/r. COLOMBO transit p/m. Ref: 309-011.


Price: £40.00
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
1808 entire to 'Serjeant James Macpherson, 2nd. Battalion., 92nd Regt., Edinburgh'.

1808 entire to 'Serjeant James Macpherson, 2nd. Battalion., 92nd Regt., Edinburgh'. From 'Colonel (D) Macpherson of Cluny. [NE Scotland] mss … "it is not in my power to comply with your request .. with the Duke of Gordon & Sir James Grant, in that .. I cannot make any further application to either of these gentlemen".
Ref: 312-064.


Price: £35.00
1838 entire Indian Navy Fund re: Death of Lt. Thomas Clendon, Indian Navy

1838 (May) entire from the Indian Navy Fund, London to 'Geo Clendon, Deal' regarding the Death of Lt. Thomas Clendon, Indian Navy. [Thomas was a Lieutenant, Bombay Marine Midshipman May 19 1819, 2nd Lieut Nov 10 1824. From Oct 1819 to Dec 1824 he served … Died 1838.] Ref: 310-001.


Price: £35.00
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
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
1905 PPC South West AFRICA to Germany. WINDHUK / DEUTSCH SUDWESTAFRICA

1905 (Jan) 'Feldpost' PPC [DSW AFRIKA Herreros] from South West AFRICA to Germany with circ. WINDHUK / DEUTSCH SUDWESTAFRICA p/m. HERERO Rebellion period. Ref: 317-069.


Price: £35.00
1906 PPC (Phil May) HONG KONG to GB. "VOTE FOR WOMEN" on shawl

1906 PPC (Phil May) from HONG KONG to GB with d/r. VICTORIA / HONG KONG p/m. and "VOTE FOR WOMEN" on shawl. Policeman says: SHE SPEAKS YET SHE SAYS NOTHING, WHAT OF THAT? HER EYE DISCOURSES, ROM. & JUL. II. II. [Shakespearean reference] The movements shifted sentiments in favour of woman suffrage by 1906. The militant campaign began with the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). mss. .."If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all: Pope". Corner crease. Ref: 320-080.


Price: £35.00
1907 PPC AUSTRALIA to 'RAMC, Tientsin, China' FPO No. 4 p/m.

1907 PPC (Sydney) from AUSTRALIA to 'Sergt Cantrell, RAMC, Tientsin, CHINA' with s/r. ARMIDALE / NSW p/m. and d/r. Indian FPO 4 receipt p/m. CEF: Chinese Expeditionary Force. Also d/r. VICTORIA / HONG KONG transit p/m. [Royal Army Medical Corps] Ref: 314-094.


Price: £35.00
1913 cover MADAGASCAR to 'Commandant la 4th. Legion de Gendarmerier, Le Mans'

1913 (Feb) cover from MADAGASCAR to 'Monsieur le Colonel Grossin, Commandant la 4th. Legion de Gendarmerier, Le Mans' [France] with s/r. TANANARIVE p/m. and s/r. LE MANS / SARTHE receipt p/m. to rear. NB: Part flap missing Ref: 313-118.


Price: £35.00
1860 cover to 'Captain Curtis, 8th. Regt. M.N.I., Mangalore, Madras Presidency'

1860 cover to 'Captain Curtis, 8th. Regt. M.N.I., Mangalore, Madras Presidency' [6d RATE] endorsed 'Per Steamer via Southampton & Bombay' with weak circ. MANGALORE receipt p/m. to rear. [Madras Native Infantry] Ref: 313-018.


Price: £30.00
1901 PPC CHINA to Germany. TONGKU / DEUTSCHE POST p/m.

1901 German 'Feld-Postkarte' PPC from CHINA to Germany with s/r. TONGKU / DEUTSCHE POST p/m. German Army. [Hand illustrated] Ref: 316-104.


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
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
1905 cover S.W. AFRICA to Germany. 'II Kolonnen-Posteiling / 3 Kolonne Erfurt'

1905 (Nov) cover from S.W. AFRICA to Germany with s/r. WINDHUK / DEUTSCH / SUDWESTAFRICA p/m. and circ. 'II Kolonnen-Posteiling / 3 Kolonne Erfurt' Unit cachet. Herero Wars. Faults. Ref: 309-030.


Price: £30.00
1906 Feld-Postkarte S.W. AFRICA to Germany. KEETMANSHOOP / DEUTSCH p/m.

1906 Feld-Postkarte PC from S.W. AFRICA to Germany with circ. KEETMANSHOOP / DEUTSCH / SUDWESTAFRICA p/m. and circ. Unit cachet. Herero War. Ref: 309-031.


Price: £30.00
1811 entire to 'Col Macpherson, Cluny'. From 'James Macpherson, Sergeant 92nd Regt'

1811 (Jan.) entire to 'Colonel Macpherson, Cluny'. From 'James Macpherson, Sergeant 92nd Regt. recruiting Edinb'. mss. .. "your kind promise of recommending me for a commission in either the Abedeen or Invennes Milita .. recommendation of me to Colonel Cameron of the 92nd Regt., I was appointed Serjeant in 1804 .. my age is 26 unmarried". Faults. Ref: 312-064.
[John Cameron of Fassiefern. Born Inerscadale 1771; served on Corsica 1796; served in Irish rebellion 1798; served at Helder 1799; served in Egypt 1801; Major in 92nd Foot5 April 1801; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 25 April 1808; Lieutenant-Colonel23 June 1808; commanded 1/92nd Foot 1809 to 1815; served at Walcheren1809; served in Peninsula October 1810 to April 1814, wounded four times; commanded brigade in 2nd Division in Peninsula June and July 1813; brevet Colonel 4 June 1814; wounded and thrown from horse at Quatre Bras 1815, died shortly afterwards]


Price: £25.00
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
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 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