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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1907 PPC [HMT "Plassy"] EGYPT to GB. Port Said p/m. Troopship 'Red Sea'

1907 (March) PPC [HMT "Plassy"] from EGYPT to GB with s/r. Port Said p/m. From Troopship in the 'Red Sea'. Ref: 303-031.

Price: £10.00
1907 ps l/s. South AFRICA to Germany. 'SMS Sperber'. CAPE TOWN m/c.

1907 (May) ps l/s. from South AFRICA to Germany with CAPE TOWN / CGH m/c. From 'SMS Sperber' - ("His Majesty's Ship SperberSparrowhawk") was an unprotected cruiser built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), Sperber was reassigned to Southwest Africa, On 27 Jan. 1907, Sperber was present in Lom for the opening of the first railroad line in German Togoland] NB: Adhesive missing. Ref: 305-070.

Price: £15.00
1908 cover SUDAN to GB with 'IX SUDANESE' crest to flap

1908 (April) cover from SUDAN to GB with d/r. KHARTOUM p/m. and 'IX SUDANESE' crest to flap. Major religious uprisings occurred during April 1908. Also s/r. LONDON receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 302-106.

Price: £20.00
1908 PPC (SS City of Paris) INDIA to GB. EXPERIMENTAL PO D-41 p/m

1908 (Dec) real photo PPC (SS City of Paris) from INDIA to GB with s/r. EXPERIMENTAL PO D-41 p/m. mss "SS City of Paris. Maiden Vovage Oct 18th. Nov 13th. - 1908". Ref: 304-132.

Price: £15.00
1908 PPC [Campaign in Maroc] MOROCCO to France. CASABLANCA p/m.

1908 PPC [Campaign in Maroc] from MOROCCO to France with circ. CASABLANCA p/m. French Forces. Ref: 309-090.

Price: £9.00
1908 PPC's ITALY to Ireland. FERROVIA p/m. 'S.S. Cretic' Steamship Ocean Liner

1908 PPC's [3 No. Soldiers] from ITALY to Ireland with FERROVIA m/c. From 'S.S. Cretic, Naples' - Steamship Ocean Liner. Ref: 311-104.

Price: £15.00
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 circa. unused PPC's (5 No.) from FRANCE: Chamonix Winter Sports

1909 circa. unused PPC's (5 No.) from FRANCE: Chamonix Winter Sports. Action shots of skiers and tobogganing. Ref: 302-041.

Price: £6.00
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 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
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
1910 circa PPC The Animals' Rebellion - The Wounded Hero.

c.1910 PPC of The Animals' Rebellion - The Wounded Hero by Nister. Series 181 with d/r. BRECONSHIRE p/m. Ref: 304-127.

Price: £15.00
1910 circa. unused PPC's FRANCE and Germany. English Cargo ship + Water-Boat

1910 circa. unused PPC's (4 No.) from FRANCE and Germany: NANTES - [d'Aiguillon, Cargo anglais] English Cargo ship and Water-Boat [S MART]. Hamburg: Wormann dampfer [Steamboat] in Hafen and Uhlenhorster Fahrhaus. [Taxi] Ref: 302-040.

Price: £6.00
1910 circa. unused real photo PPC 'ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS' Womens Band

c.1910 unused real photo PPC 'ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS' Womens Band. Published Greenock. Ref: 303-016.

Price: £15.00
1911 cover CHINA to GB. Indian FPO No. 1 p/m. Report on MONGOLIA

1911 (15th. Sept) cover and letter from CHINA to GB endorsed 'Via Siberia' with d/r. Indian FPO No. 1 p/m. with CEF o/p. to One Anna adhesives. Chinese Expeditionary Force. To: RMB Otter-Barry Esq. September 11th. 1911. Peking Legations.
My dearest Father, The attach has recommended me to stay on & forwarded on my report on Mongolia. In the covering letter of the latter he again recommended me to stay on, saying I deserve credit for it, and the Minister here endorsed his recommendation. He seems very pleased with my report, and so they ought to be as it cost me 60 and nearly 4 months toil altogether. Phoebe and I went for a Saturday to Monday picnic in the hills 27 miles away last weekend - with the Russian Minister, his daughter, a Russian officer and another Russian lady Perry-Ayscough and a man called George. It was very jolly. P rode with me and the pony strained for her, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and also my talk with the Russian Minister which rather opened my eyes about the Chinese Russian question. They look upon Mongolia as a buffer state & say it is really under Mongolian Rule, which is as a matter of fact a "lie" as it is ruled purely by Chinese officials and Mongolian Princes have no authority whatsoever. 

WITH THE RUSSIANS IN MONGOLIA: Perry-Ayscough of the Chinese Postal Service, FRGS, and Capt. Otter-Barry (B. 1879) of the Royal Sussex Regiment, FRGS, [Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society] travelled through Mongolia at different times, the latter in 1911, just before the Chinese Revolution.

Ref: 306-090.

Price: £475.00
1911 cover FRANCE to 'Le Col. Grossin, Commandant la 4th Legion de Gendarmerier'.

1911 cover from FRANCE to 'Le Colonel Grossin, Commandant la 4th Legion de Gendarmerier, Le Mans'. From 'President de la Republique' and h/s. in red. Hinge remains. Ref: 309-117.

Price: £20.00
1911 PPC 'The Battle of Stepney. The Ararchists' House on Fire'

1911 PPC 'The Battle of Stepney. The Ararchists' House on Fire' with d/r. BIRMINGHAM p/m. [Jan 19th] The Siege of Sidney Street, known as the "Battle of Stepney", was a notorious gunfight in London's East End on 3 January 1911. Ref: 305-127.

Price: £15.00
1911 PPC IRELAND to 'England'. CURRAGH CAMP p/m. '20th. Hussars, Curragh Camp'

1911 (July) PPC [Killarney] from IRELAND to 'England' with s/r. CURRAGH C(AMP) p/m. From Bert Coleman. '6998 'A' Squadron, 3rd. Troop, 20th. Hussars, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Ireland'. mss .. "Troops away in Dublin now with King George". [George V visited Ireland for five days as part of his accession tour in July 1911, he was greeted with such rapture that commentators at the time suggested he might have solved the crisis over Home Rule at a stroke] Ref: 311-042.

Price: £10.00

1911 (Nov) PPC [Tripoli] from LIBYA to Torino with d/r. POSTA MILITARE / TRIPOLITANIA p/m. Franked 5c TRIPOLI DI BARBERIA adhesive. [Italo-Turkish War: September 29, 1911 October 18, 1912] Ref: 303-138.

Price: £12.00
1911 PPC Real photo of Soldiers Khartoum, SUDAN. KHARTOUM p/m

1911 PPC [Real photo of Soldiers] from SUDAN to GB with s/r. KHARTOUM p/m. From 'Geo Woodhead'. Ref: 305-113.

Price: £15.00