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World War 1

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1918 OHMS PC FRANCE to 'Major RFG Bromhead, 2 Lincoln Regt, BEF' APO S.38 p/m

1918 OHMS PC from FRANCE to 'Major RFG Bromhead, 2 Lincoln Regt, No. 6 Rest Camp, BEF' with d/r. APO S.38 p/m. Printed from 'The Command Paymaster, Base …. credit to your account'. Imprint: W794-6851 100,000 4/16 HWV (P351) / 8256-R389 10/16. Ref: 316-051.


Price: £35.00
1918 PPC to 'Driver SA Roberts, W. Sound Ranging Section, BEF'

1918 patriotic PPC [now serving his King & Country] from GB to 'Driver SA Roberts, W. Sound Ranging Section, BEF, France' redirected to 'c/o Major Hemming, Canadian Corps. HH' with 'CCSS' in mss. [Canadian Corps Survey Section] Sound Ranging: method of determining the coordinates of a hostile artillery battery using data derived from the sound of its guns firing. Ref: 317-135.


Price: £35.00
1918 real photo PPC GB to Germany. oval P/W No. 2344, CATTERICK, YORKS h/s.

1918 real photo of German soldier PPC from GB to Germany with oval P/W No. 2344, CATTERICK, YORKS h/s. Prisoner of War. Ref: 307-033.


Price: £35.00
1914 (17th. Sept) PPC GIBRALTAR to GB. 'OHMS' Excellent content

1914 (17th. Sept) PPC from GIBRALTAR to GB endorsed 'OHMS' with d/r. GIBRALTAR p/m. and LONDON PAID receipt p/m. Excellent content - mss.. "the Middlesex which were on the same boat have got off here. There are 100's of boats here, many of which are German captures you can see .. ??.. Have seen 6 submarines in the dock". The value of the naval base at Gibraltar was soon apparent when WW1 broke out in Aug. 1914. Only a few minutes after the declaration of war went into effect at midnight on 3/4 Aug., a German liner was captured by a torpedo boat from Gibraltar, followed by three more enemy ships the following day. HMS Corwall captured the German merchantman "Syra" on 6 Aug. 1914 - Course as requisite for Gibraltar. [Detained or captured German ships at Gibraltar Sept 1914: Adolf. Emir. Georg. Riga. Schneefels. Syra. Daska (Austrian)] 1/7th Battalion and 1/8th Battalion arrived 17.9.14 in Gibraltar. Ref: 308-110.


Price: £40.00
1915 PPC USA to 'Tasmania', Australia. SAN FRANCISCO 'Exhibition' slogan m/c.

1915 PPC from USA to 'Tasmania', Australia with SAN FRANCISCO 'Exhibition' slogan m/c. and s/r. CL / PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. [Unnumbered type from Launceston] Ref: 309-035.


Price: £40.00
1916 PPC CEYLON to Australia. HM Transport A9 - ss Shropshire

1916 (April) PPC from CEYLON to Australia with s/r. AUSTRALIAN IMP FORCES / BPO p/m. and s/l. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. Also 'Convoy 19' in pencil. From HM Transport A9 - ss Shropshire. Ref: 306-113.


Price: £40.00
1917 cover GB to 'Cpl. PT Turner, Australian I Force, France' with "Killed" in mss.

1917 (June) cover from GB to 'Cpl. PT Turner 2048, 48th. Batt., Australian I Force, France' with "Killed" in mss. Also boxed ABPO / DECEASED h/s. and d/r. AUSTN. IMP. FORCE / POST OFFICE p/m. to rear. [TURNER, PERCY THOMAS. Rank: Corporal. Service No: 2048. Date of Death: 12/06/1917. Regiment/Service:
Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 48th Bn. Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE)] Ref: 306-077.


Price: £40.00
1917 cover initialed 'G.W.R' [King George V] to 'Mrs George Rendel, London'

1917 (Nov) cover hand addressed and initialed 'G.W.R' [King George V] to 'Mrs George Rendel, London'. Initialed 'GWR' in the period shortly after change of name to Windsor. Embossed Royal crest to flap. King George V (reigned 1910-1935). Ref: 306-085.


Price: £40.00
1917 Registered Letter PALESTINE to GB. FPO D.74 p/m. tri. censor 3895 h/s.

1917 Registered Letter from PALESTINE to GB with d/r. FPO D.74 p/m. and tri. censor 3895 h/s. Also s/r. APO SZ 14 transit p/m. Ref: 317-066.


Price: £40.00
1918 cover MESOPOTAMIA to India. BASE POST OFFICE / MEF p/m.

1918 (Dec) cover from MESOPOTAMIA to India with d/r. BASE POST OFFICE / 4TH DESP / MEF p/m. and d/r. PASSED / D /CENSOR h/s. From 'CR Watkins, Chief Collector of Customs, MEF'. Ref: 310-155.


Price: £40.00
1918 cover SIERRA LEONE to GB. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s.

1918 (Mar) cover [Nippon Yusen Kaisha - NYK: Japan 's largest shipping company] from SIERRA LEONE to GB and redirected with s/l. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. No. 1. h/s. Also HALIFAX WAR BONDS m/c. receipt. Roughly opened. Ref: 316-125.


Price: £40.00
1918 l/s. FRANCE to GB. APO S.104 p/m. censor 6762. '37 Casualty Clearing Station'

1918 (Nov) l/s. from FRANCE to GB with d/r. APO S.104 p/m. [HQ Independent Force, RAF] and censor 6762 h/s. Printed letter from '37 Casualty Clearing Station, BEF, France'. Ref: 310-104.


Price: £40.00
1914 POW cover GB to France. POST FREE 'Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth'

1914 (Dec) POW cover from GB to 'Lieutenant Colonel Francois Bellanger', France with s/r. LONDON OFFICIAL PAID p/m. and part circ. POST FREE h/s. Also s/r. P.C h/s. From 'Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth'. Ref: 306-080.


Price: £45.00
1914-18 cover TURKEY to Germany. Turkish member of I Seebataillon

1914-18 cover from TURKEY to Germany with boxed censor h/s. and circ. red paper seal to rear. From Turkish member of German I Seebataillon in Kiel. [German Navy] A small number of Turkish Officers were trained in Germany during WW1. Ref: 313-147.


Price: £45.00
1915 (Aug) 'Flags' PC GALLIPOLI to Egypt. TRESOR et POSTES 194 p/m.

1915 (17th. Aug) 'Flags' PC from GALLIPOLI to Egypt with d/r. TRESOR et POSTES 194 p/m. and s/r. CAIRO receipt p/m. (27th. Aug) From '1st. Brigade, 1st. Division, 17 js de Ligne, CEO'. [CEO at the Dardanelles from 22nd. Feb. to 4th. Oct. 1915. Postal Sector 194: Gallipoli (Dardanelles) from April 16th. to Oct. 2nd., 1915] Ref: 304-048.


Price: £45.00
1915 PPC (H.I.M Battle-Cruier "HARUNA") JAPAN to Bangkok

1915 (Dec) PPC (H.I.M Battle-Cruier "HARUNA") from JAPAN to 'SS Kumakata Maru, c/o Imp. Japanese Legation, Bangkok' with circ. SINGAPORE transit p/m. and d/r. BANGKOK receipt p/m. [Haruna: On 13 December 1915, after eight months of trials, she was assigned to the Third Battleship Division of the Second Fleet] Small nick to adhesive. Ref: 306-119.


Price: £45.00
1915 PPC GREECE to GB. PASSED BY CENSOR / HMS CORNWALLIS h/s.

1915 PPC from GREECE to GB with RFHMS and unframed PASSED BY CENSOR / HMS CORNWALLIS h/s. [In Jan. 1915, Cornwallis was ordered to the DARDANELLES and left 20 Dec. 1915] Ref: 306-079.


Price: £45.00
1916 (Dec) Field Service PC DARDENELLES to 'Lieut, C Casar Torreggiani, Malta'

1916 (Dec) Field Service PC from the DARDENELLES to 'Lieut, C Casar Torreggiani, KOMRM, Malta' with weak d/r. APO SZ3 p/m. From (Capt.) AJ Gatt of the Royal Malta Artillery (RMA). Both Maltese Contingent. [KOMR: King's Own Malta Regiment] Ref: 306-037.


Price: £45.00
1916 (May) cover KENYA to China 'On Active Service' d/r. Indian FPO 315 p/m.

1916 (May) cover from KENYA to China endorsed 'On Active Service' with d/r. Indian FPO 315 p/m. to rear and 'Censored' in mss. Also I.E.F "B" -FPO No. 3(15) / POSTAGE FREE h/s. East Africa. From 'RE Gordon'. [Captain Ronald Eagleson Gordon, Royal Engineers. 1918 New Year Honours (MC) Military Cross - won in G.E.A. and received Afghanistan NWF 1919 bar.] NB: LH edge damaged. Ref: 317-015.


Price: £45.00
1916 (Sept) cover TANGANYIKA to China. Indian FPO 343 p/m. censored

1916 (Sept) cover from TANGANYIKA to China endorsed 'via N.Y.K line' with d/r. Indian FPO 343 p/m. to rear and weak boxed PASSED BY / POSTAL CENSOR h/s. Dar-es-Salem, East Africa. From 'RE Gordon'. [Captain Ronald Eagleson Gordon, Royal Engineers. 1918 New Year Honours (MC) Military Cross - won in G.E.A. and received Afghanistan NWF 1919 bar.] NB: Creased and corner missing. Ref: 316-021.


Price: £45.00