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: 309-028.


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
1840 (Dec) cover to 'Captain Henderson, HMS Gorgon, Malta'. PAID p/m.

1840 (Dec) cover to 'Captain Henderson, HMS Gorgon, Malta' with PAID p/m. [HMS Gorgon, 1837 Frigate. 3rd. Nov, 1840 bombardment of St. Jean dAcre. 8th. Dec 1840 had arrived Marmorice Bay, Turkey from England. Ref: 314-075.


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
1901 ps PC BOER WAR 'Our Brigade has just come down from Zululand'

1901 (Oct) postal stationary PC from the BOER WAR to GB with d/r. DURMAN / NATAL p/m. mss .. "Our Brigade has just come down from Zululand were about 75% of us got fever. We were a week at Eshowe .. where Gen. Elliot is waiting for us. .. I heard Milner's speach yesterday". Ref: 313-134.


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: 303-029.


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: 303-014.


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
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
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
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
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
1906-11 PPC's EUROPE to 'Guy Ellison Esq, X Lincolnshire Regiment, Aldershot'

1906-11 PPC's [15 No.] from EUROPE to 'Guy Ellison Esq, X Lincolnshire Regiment, Aldershot'. One with d/r. ALDERSHOT receipt p/m. July 1911. (Four not addressed to Camp) From Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy. [Major Guy Moreton Ellison 1st Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment. (1883-?): Entered Lincolnshire Regiment, 1902; Captain, 1913; Major, 1917. MONS [AUG. 23RD, 1914] It was in Cuesmes that Captain Ellison of the Lincolnshire fired the first shot by the Regiment in the war, at a German aero plane which flew over the village] Ref: 301-009.


Price: £25.00
1911 unused real photo PPC. The Vickers Airship No. 1 Mayfly broke in two

1911 unused real photo PPC. The Vickers Airship No. 1 Mayfly broke in two. [His Majesty's Airship No. 1 was designed and built by Vickers, Sons and Maxim at their works in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, as an aerial scout airship for the Royal Navy When it was moved from its shed in Cavendish Dock to conduct full trials on 24 September 1911, it broke in two] Photograph by 'J Parker, Barrow-in-Furness'. Ref: 307-077.


Price: £25.00
1912 cover + card MOROCCO to France. 'General LYAUTEY'

1912 cover and card from MOROCCO to 'Colonel Grossin', France with s/r. CASABLANCA p/m. and circ. Republic cachet. From 'General LYAUTEY'. Hubert Lyautey: Born 17 Nov. 1854 - a career soldier - served in Indochina, Madagascar and Algeria before his appointment as resident general in Morocco in 1912 to 1914. A devoted colonialist and protg of General Gallieni, Lyautey devoted all his energies in Morocco to securing French interests in the newly established protectorate, and was often required to adopt the tried and trusted colonial policy method of 'divide and rule' among the local tribesmen to maintain French dominance. Hinge removed. Ref: 309-118.


Price: £25.00