Warcovers :: Up to 1914

Up to 1914

Campaign covers, Field Post Office

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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: 320-080.


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: 320-078.


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: 318-074.


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
1908 cover + note SOUTH POLE to New Zealand. (HMS) "Nimrod"

1908 cover and note 'from the neighbourhood of the SOUTH POLE' to New Zealand with s/r. BRIT. ANTARCTIC EXPD. p/m. canc. 1d. adhesive with KING EDWARD VII LAND o/p. Note endorsed " 31 Dec. 1907 via South Pole per (HMS) "Nimrod". Also WELLINGTON receipt m/c. to rear [8th March 1908] Ref: 316-110.


Price: £150.00
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: 319-129.


Price: £20.00
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 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 real photo PPC 'ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS' Womens Band

c.1910 unused real photo PPC 'ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS' Womens Band. Published Greenock. Ref: 320-081.


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 LIBYA to Torino. POSTA MILITARE / TRIPOLITANIA p/m

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: 320-155.


Price: £12.00
1911 Times of India. 'GULF ARMS TRAFFIC. The Fighting at Dabai' KOWIT

1911 Extract from the Times of India, Jan. 21st 1911: 'GULF ARMS TRAFFIC. The Fighting at Dabai'. Refers to MUSCAT and KOWIT. {Kuwait} Lieutenant Noakes was with the search party in the skirmish at DABAI, Persian Gulf and his conduct was favorably noted by the Admiralty. [Cyril John laugham Noakes RN] Includes a list of 6 British Casualties and 10 wounded. The Arabs lost at least 37 men. [THE DUBAI INCIDENT, 1910: A GUN BATTLE THAT DAMAGED BRITISH RELATIONS WITH THE TRUCIAL COAST] 210 x 350mm. Creased and faults. Ref: 318-154.


Price: £350.00
1911 unused real photo PPC. The Vickers Airship No. 1 Mayfly broke in two

1911 unused real photo PPC. The Vickers Airship No. 1 Mayfly broke in two. [His Majesty's Airship No. 1 was designed and built by Vickers, Sons and Maxim at their works in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, as an aerial scout airship for the Royal Navy When it was moved from its shed in Cavendish Dock to conduct full trials on 24 September 1911, it broke in two] Photograph by 'J Parker, Barrow-in-Furness'. Ref: 307-077.


Price: £25.00
1912 (Dec) PPC LIBYA to Corino. POSTA MILITARE / BENGASI p/m

1912 (Dec) PPC [Bengasi] from LIBYA to Corino with d/r. POSTA MILITARE / BENGASI p/m. [Italo-Turkish War: September 29, 1911 October 18, 1912] Ref: 313-113.


Price: £7.00