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
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
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
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. 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