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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1902 ps cover BOER WAR to Jersey, Channel Islands. 'P. Rondel, RAMC Noupoort'

1902 ps cover from the BOER WAR to Jersey, Channel Islands. From 'P. Rondel, RAMC Noupoort' with d/r. Army Post Office / Krugersdorp p/m. Also s/r. JERSEY receipt p/m. to rear. [Royal Army Medical Corps] Ref: 306-050.


Price: £65.00
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
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
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
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 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: 304-066.


Price: £9.00
1904 cover BERMUDA to GB '60th Regiment' crest HAMILTON p/m.

1904 [April 21st] cover from BERMUDA to GB endorsed 'Via New York' with d/r. HAMILTON p/m. and '60th Regiment of Foot' crest to flap. Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Also d/r. WIMBORNE receipt p/m. to rear. [May 3rd] Ref: 300-129.


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 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: 303-128.


Price: £60.00
1905 Christmas Card EGYPT. '2nd South Stafford Regt'

1905 Christmas Card from EGYPT. '2nd South Stafford Regt'. Ref: 303-146.


Price: £8.00
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
1905 PPC SW AFRICA to Germany. part KARIBIB / DEUTSCHE-SUDWESTAFRICA p/m.

1905 PPC [Swakopmund] from South West AFRICA to Germany with part s/r. KARIBIB / DEUTSCHE-SUDWESTAFRICA p/m. and d/r. TIEGENHUF receipt p/m. Ref: 308-058.


Price: £20.00
1905 PPC [Russo-Japanese War: Port Arthur] AUSTRIA to Ukraine

1905 PPC [Russo-Japanese War: Port Arthur] AUSTRIA to Ukraine. Panzerschiffe "Zesarwitsch" u "Retwisan" in der Nacht des 9 Februar 1904. Grubby. Ref: 306-049.


Price: £15.00
1905 PPC [Russo-Japanese War] CHINA To France with PEKING I.J.P.O p/m.

1905 PPC [Russo-Japanese War] from CHINA To France with s/r. PEKING I.J.P.O p/m. canc. 1s Japanese adhesive. Ref: 307-037.


Price: £45.00
1905 unused PPC 'Indian Mutiny & Crimean Veterains at Royal Review'

1905 unused PPC 'Indian Mutiny & Crimean Veterains at Royal Review 15th. Sept. 1905. Ref: 303-024.'


Price: £6.00
1906 (Jan) cover and 9 page letter BURMA to GB. 'The Devonshire Regiment'

1906 (Jan) cover and 9 page letter from BURMA to GB with poor d/r. RANGOON p/m. and 'The Devonshire Regiment' crest to envelope and letterheading. Interesting content. NB: Faults. Ref: 311-041.


Price: £12.00
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
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
1906 PPC [Military Series: 13th. Hussars Band] GB to France. LONDON m/c.

1906 PPC [Military Series: 13th. Hussars Band] from GB to France with LONDON m/c. Ref: 303-010.


Price: £6.00
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