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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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
1909 PPC (Melilla) GIBRALTAR to GB. Autominus city of SPAIN

1909 (30th. Sept) PPC [Melilla - soldiers] from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. GIBRALTAR p/m. Melilla: Autominus city of SPAIN - an enclave - Morocco. Message refers to war. In 1908 two companies, under the protection of El Roghi, a chieftain then ruling the Rif region, started mining lead and iron some 20 kilometres from Melilla. In October 1908 the Roghi's vassals revolted against him and raided the mines, which remained closed until June 1909. By July the workmen were again attacked and several of them killed. Severe fighting between the Spaniards and the tribesmen followed. Ref: 306-103.


Price: £45.00
1909 uprated Registered Letter GB to 'Capt AM Delaware, BERMUDA'

1909 uprated Registered Letter from GB to 'Capt AM Delaware ASC, Headquarters, Prospect, BERMUDA' with 'A & N CSL / No. 13 Dept' wax seal. [Army and Navy] Part d/r. BERMUDA receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 306-101.


Price: £45.00
1862 cover GB to 'Col. Baumgarlner, Commanding the 27th. Inniskillings, India'

1862 (Dec) cover GB to 'Col. Baumgarlner, Commanding the 27th. Inniskillings, Gondah, India' [9d. RATE] and redirected with various back stamps. [BOMBAY, ACRA, LUCKNOW, FYZABAD] Ref: 312-023.
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Julian Baumgartner, C.B. Commander of the 27th Inniskillings in India. 1814-1895. The regiment marched from Gwalior on 26th December, 1861, for Gondah in Oude. On arriyal at Lucknow on 16th January, 1862, the battalion was halted, was inspected the 20th January by Brigadier-General Kenny, C.B., commanding the Oude division, continued its march on the 26th January, and arrived at Gondah on the 1st February. Musketry after taking part in Indian Mutiny.


Price: £50.00
1875 cover GB to 'Col. WW Taylor, Commandant, 5th Bombay Native Infantry, India'

1875 cover from GB to 'Col. WW Taylor, Commandant, 5th Bombay Native Infantry, Belgaum, Bombay, India' with s/r. BELGAUM receipt p/m. to rear. [Colonel W. W. Taylor Commanding. Regiment was under his command from 1864 to 1868, and in March left for Abyssinia, returning to Belgaum, and in May marched to Poona, where it was in 1877] Cover franked 1/- Plate 11 with 1d. Plate 162 paying the Late Fee; confirmed by the boxed L1 in red. Ref: 310-043.


Price: £50.00
1879 cover GB to 'Lieut. JH Henderson, HMS "OPAL", Portsmouth'. Await Arrival

1879 (12th. Dec) cover from GB to 'Lieut. JH Henderson RN, HMS "OPAL", Portsmouth' endorsed "To Await Arrival". Returning from Pitcairn Islands? [Lieut. John Hannan Henderson] HMS "Opal", visited the Pitcairn Islands as illustrated in The Graphic, 29 Nov. 1879. NB: Roughly opened and stuck down. Ref: 319-019.


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 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
1913 PPC GB to '2.M.Sys W Howard, AOC, Tientsin, North CHINA'

1913 PPC [Dover] from GB to '2.M.Sgs W Howard, AOC, Tientsin, North China' [Army Ordnance Corps] with d/r. Indian BASE OFFICE B / DELY receipt p/m. CEF: Chinese Expeditionary Force. Ref: 314-095.


Price: £50.00
1831 (July) entire to 'Lieut. Geo. Vaughan Hart. RN, HMS Victor, Portsmouth'

1831 (July) entire to 'Lieut. Geo. Vaughan Hart. RN, HMS Victor, Portsmouth' from his father. Mentions his meeting with 'Sir Thomas Hardy' [Nelson fame] and 'Admiral Dundas'. 1842 sailed from Vera Cruz for Halifax: all lost] Letter transcribed. Ref: 314-057.


Price: £60.00
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