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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1853 outer GB to Australia 'per Sea Snake'. Migrant ship. ADELAIDE p/m.

1853 entire from GB to 'Mr Edwd. Montgomery Martin', South Australia endorsed 'per Sea Snake. 9 Nov 1853' with circ. GPO / ADELAIDE SA receipt p/m. [Feb 9 1954] Migrant Ship for South Australia:- SEA SNAKE arrived Port Adelaide, 09.02.1854. left Liverpool 10.11.1853 with Capt. Gilbert, C. Message inside from 'Mother Susanna Martin'. [Ann and Edward Montgomery Martin and their 7 children came to S. Australia in 1851 on the "Anglia", a three-masted barque. This migration was undertaken to escape the official discrimination in England against people of dissenting religions] NB: Worm damage. Ref: 312-125.


Price: £60.00
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
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
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
1909 (July) PPC GERMANY to GB. 'HMS Cornwall' conducting intelligence missions

1909 (July) PPC from GERMANY to GB with d/r. LONDON 128 p/m. From 'Phillips, HMS Cornwall, Kiel, Germany'. Royal Navy Armoured Cruiser HMS Cornwall on Mediterranean and Baltic tours of duty (while Captain W. R. Hall was spying for Britain) - Observed a number of Naval installation, producing valuable reports on 'Brunsbuttel, Tonning and the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal' as well as on the 'Coast Defences at Kiel'. [Captain (later Admiral Sir) William Reginald Blinker Hall (1870-1943), future Director of Naval Intelligence] Ref: 312-138.


Price: £60.00
1909 PPC SMYRNA to '16th Coloniale, 9th Compagnie, Pekin, CHINA'

1909 PPC from SMYRNA to '16th Coloniale, 9th Compagnie, Pekin, CHINE' [French Regt] with s/r. BRITISH POST OFFICE / SMYRNA p/m. canc. adhesives with 'LEVANT' o/p's. Also circ. ALEXANDRIA, PORT SAID, SHANGHAI and PEKING p/m's. [China] Ref: 308-136.


Price: £60.00
1817 entire JAMAICA to 'New York' endorsed 'Brig Margaret. Capt. George Bell'

1817 (March) entire from JAMAICA to 'New York' endorsed 'Brig Margaret. Capt. George Bell'. From 'Campbell Ellis, Falmouth, Jamaica' regarding "One hundred Puncheons of Rum". Faults. Ref: 310-087.


Price: £65.00
1863 cover GB to 'Lt Col Dickinson, Royal Engineers, Bombay' India

1863 cover from GB to 'Lt Col Dickinson, Royal Engineers, Bombay' India with GLOS 757 p/m. [10d. RATE: 2 x 2d. blue (plate 9) and 6d. (plate 3)] Ref: 320-158.


Price: £65.00
1882 Teligraphes EGYPT. Sir EB Malit KCB. British occupy Cairo

1882 (Sept. 19th) Teligraphes EGYPTIENS from Sir EB Malit KCB, Alex. to Beaman, Brit Consulate Cairo. British occupy Cairo on 15th Sept. and Egyptian army dissolved 20th Sept. "EGYPT 19 Sept 1882. Malit Alex. To Beaman, Brit Consulate Cairo. Following for Gibson will you assist Rousell & take as much work off his hands as possible. I have informed Lord Grenville that I have asked you to transact indespensible domains business until Couterous arrival. Remaining in charge of Rousells duty till his return in November & was then asked by French Armies tralon to accept charge of their business in Alexandria This I had to refuse as I cant not give up my engagement in the L & Settlement Depot. Gibson."

Telegraph. Ref: 319-100.


Price: £65.00
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
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
1879 cover GB to 'Mr JC Rossells, 2nd Officer, s.s. "PEKING", Shanghai, China'

1879 (21st. Feb) cover from GB to 'Mr JC Rossells, 2nd Officer, s.s. "PEKING", c/o Messrs. Butterfield & Swire, Shanghai, China' [6d. RATE] endorsed "via French Packet" with HONG KONG transit p/m. [2nd. April] to rear. Franked by 1874 6d Grey (pl.16; SG146/J186) tied by a very fine BATH/53 Duplex. Rare routing and unusual address. NB: Central crease well clear of stamp & marks. Ref: 311-056.


Price: £75.00
1913 (Nov) PPC PERSIAN GULF to GB. LONDON 173 p/m. 'HMS Swiftsure, East Indies'

1913 (Nov) PPC [Photo of Crew] from the PERSIAN GULF to GB with d/r. LONDON 173 p/m. From 'HMS Swiftsure, East Indies'. On 26 March 1913 to became flagship of the East Indies station until 1915. Captain Raymond A. Nugent served from 25 April, 1913 14 April, 1914. [New Cemetery, Eastern Cove, Khor Jabber, Oman. 'IN MEMORY OF CORP. P.E. SWINERD R.M.L.I. OF H.M.S. SWIFTSURE E. INDIES WHO DIED 17TH NOVEMBER 1913 AGED 29 YEARS ERECTED BY HIS SHIPMATES AS A TOKEN OF THEIR ESTEEM AND AFFECTION R.I.P.] Ref: 311-051.


Price: £85.00
1881 (7th. July) cover and letter South AFRICA to GB with CAPE TOWN p/m

1881 (7th. July) cover and letter from South AFRICA to GB with CAPE TOWN p/m. 1st. BOER WAR ended 23rd. March 1881. mss .. "Col. Hassard expects to retire in December next. I was out hunting yesterday on "Harlequin", no sun. The Mauritius detach'mt have arrived, also three new lieutenants".
From '[Lieutenant (Captain) W.R.H. Crauford of the 91st Highlanders' was present at the battle of Gingindlovu, the relief of Eshowe, and commanded the convoys of the column during the advance of Crealock's Division to Port Durnford. [William Reginald Houison Crauford: 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL. South Africa Medal 1877-79 with clasp '1879'] Ref: 315-051.


Price: £90.00
1846 entire MALTA to France. ''The Three Brothers' ship. 'Captain Lavagna' died

1846 (Sept.) entire from MALTA to France with circ. MALTA p/m. to rear regarding ''The Three Brothers' ship and that 'Captain Lavagna' had died. Excellent letter transcribed. mss .. 'nave "Tre Fratelli" Cap. Nicola Lavagna'. To Messrs. Rocca Brothers, Marseilles': Shipping agents. Ref: 309-008.


Price: £95.00
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
1814 entire 'Musselborough Barracks' to '92nd Regt of Foot, London'. "McPherson, was killed"

1814 (29th. April) entire from 'Musselborough Barracks' [East Lothian: Napoleonic Garrison] to 'Bruce Esq. Agent for 92nd Regt of Foot, London' endorsed 'Copy Letter'. mss .. "Sir, I am informed that you are the Army agent for the 92nd. Regt of Foot for Gordon Highlanders. I therefore beg leave to acquaint, that I have been lately informed that a Serjeant James McPherson of the same Regt., was killed in one of the late Engagements between Ld. Wellington's and the French Army in France .. The said Sergeant McPherson was my brother in law, he joined the 1st. Bn. 92nd. in Spain about 14 months ago, the last letter I had from him was dated 22nd. Dec. 1813 on the Banks of the river Aiduree [ADOUR] in France wherein he tells that at the time there was a balance due to him by the Regt. of about sixteen pound sterling...". [PENINSULAR WAR. Battle of St Pierre: 13th Dec. 1813. Located just east of Bayonne, between the rivers Nive and Adour, in the south-west corner of France, near the Spanish border. Wellington commanded an army of 90,000 British, Portuguese and Spanish troops] Ref: 320-040.


Price: £100.00
1846 (Sept) cover MALTA to GB. Brevet Major 'Napier' after First Anglo-Sikh War

1846 (Sept) cover from MALTA to GB and endorsed 'Napier' to 'Lady Napier with poor circ. MALTA / PAID p/m. Just after First Anglo-Sikh War when promoted to Brevet Major on 3rd. April 1846 and was chief engineer at the siege of the fortress of Kote Kangra in the Punjab by Brigadier-General Wheeler in May 1846. Envelope endorsed "By closed mail via Marseille" with Napier wax seal to reverse. Ref: 309-024.


Price: £100.00
1877 cover GB to 'Hugh Martin Shaw Esq., 17th. Regt., Mhow, Central India'

1877 cover from GB to 'Hugh Martin Shaw Esq., 17th. Regt., Mhow, Central India' endorsed 'via Brindisi' with s/r. MHOW receipt p/m. to rear. [1s. 4d. double RATE] 1/- Plate 12 and 4d. Sage Plate 15. Ref: 312-024.


Price: £100.00