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World War 1

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WW1:   -   Coronel & Falklands - Naval Battle  -  Western Front (Somme / Verdun) -  Dardanelles / Gallipoli  - Jutland Battle  - Emden sunk  - Airship / Zeppelin  - Hospital / Hopital ships   - Lusitania sunk  - RFC -  Lenin / Pershing / Kitchener  - Tank  -  U-boat / Submarine  -  POW  -  Occupation 



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1914 'gift-parcel' PC FRANCE to GB. APO 44 p/m. '19th. Field Ambulance'

1914 'gift-parcel' PC from FRANCE to GB with d/r. APO 44 p/m. and censor 1973 h/s. From 'Pte. C. Bateson, 19th. Field Ambulance, 19th. Brigade, C Sec.' [19th. FA originally attached to 19th Brigade; 6th Division for 5 days in Oct 14; 2nd Division Aug 15 – Nov 15] Ref: 315-016.

Price: £10.00
1914 (13th. Sept) ps Field Service PC FRANCE to GB. ABPO p/m. 'J Davis'

1914 (13th. Sept) ps Field Service PC from FRANCE to GB with d/r. ABPO p/m. From 'J Davis'. Folded and surface fault. Ref: 315-097.

Price: £8.00
1914 (15th. Sept) real photo PPC 'HM Submarine "D.1". SCARBOROUGH p/m.

1914 (15th. Sept) real photo PPC 'HM Submarine "D.1" with d/r. SCARBOROUGH p/m. [H.M. Submarines D1. Pennant No.: I.71. Complement: 25 [3 Officers, 22 Ratings] May 1914 - July 1915. 8th Flotilla. Oct. 1912 - Oct. 1914 Lt. Cdr. A.D. Cochrane. D1 was the first British submarine to be fitted with diesel instead of petrol engines] Ref: 312-071.

Price: £25.00
1914 (16th. Sept) real photo PPC HMS "COLLINGWOOD" with LONDON m/c.

1914 (16th. Sept) real photo PPC HMS "COLLINGWOOD" with LONDON m/c. From 'Len Gardner'. [Based at Scapa Flow. On 4th Aug. 1914, put to sea and carried out massive sweep of northern waters. Periodically the ships went out on North Sea Sweeps and Gunnery exercises, which usually lasted for 3 days followed by ten days in harbor] Ref: 306-015.

Price: £10.00
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
1914 (19th Aug) PC GB to Germany. UNDELIVERABLE / L.P.S h/s. Outbreak of War

1914 (19th Aug) PC from GB to Germany with UNDELIVERABLE / L.P.S h/s. Not delivered due to the outbreak of War. Printed message refers to: 'Proclamation of the 2nd of August, 1914'. Ref: 317-048.

Price: £25.00
1914 (29th. Aug.) cover GB to USA. German POW at Dorchester Camp

1914 (29th. Aug.) cover from GB to USA with LONDON p/m. and boxed PC / MO5 (H) h/s. [MO5: Military Intelligence. Section H: Postal Censorship] From 'Fredrick Manttels, POW Camp, Dorchester. Very early POW Mail. NB: Tear. Ref: 308-052.

Price: £100.00
1914 (5th. Aug) unused PPC 'German "SS Franz. Horn" captured off Dover'

1914 (5th. Aug) unused PPC 'German "SS Franz. Horn" captured off Dover'. Ref: 305-039.

Price: £9.00
1914 (5th. Oct.) cover 'Prisoner of War'. Ex. FJ Field collection 'German Airman'

1914 (5th. Oct.) cover to 'Shanley Spooner' and endorsed 'Prisoner of War' with s/r. LONDON OFFICIAL PAID p/m. Also s/r. P.C. h/s. Ex. FJ Field collection who states from a German "Airman". Very early POW mail. Ref: 308-050.

Price: £35.00
1914 (Aug) real photo PPC MEXICO to USA. USS GEORGIA p/m. 'Vera Cruz, Mexico'

1914 (Aug) real photo of sailors PPC from MEXICO to USA with USS GEORGIA p/m. at 'Vera Cruz, Mexico'. [In 1914 she cruised in Mexican waters to protect American interests during the MEXICAN REVOLUTION in the troubled Vera Cruz-Tampico area] Ref: 314-026.

Price: £25.00
1914 (Dec) cover CIRENAICA to Italy. TOLLMET p/m. d/r. COMANDO TAP h/s.

1914 (Dec) cover from CIRENAICA [Libya] to Italy with d/r. TOLLMET / CIRENAICA p/m. and d/r. COMANDO TAP h/s. [Cyrenaica is the eastern coastal region of Libya.] NB: Corner nick. Ref: 305-016.

Price: £15.00
1914 (Dec) cover Royal Navy to GB. LONDON 173 p/m. Censored h/s.

1914 (Dec) cover from the Royal Navy to GB with d/r. LONDON 173 p/m. and s/l. Censored h/s. Ref: 301-058.

Price: £9.00
1914 (Nov) cover SAMOA to New Zealand endorsed 'On Active Service'

1914 (Nov) cover from SAMOA to New Zealand endorsed 'On Active Service' with poor s/r. (APIA) p/m. and 'SAMOA' o/p. to ONE PENNY adhesive. [NZ force captures GERMAN Samoa 29th. Aug. 1914. The wireless station was protected by a German-officered constabulary of a few dozen men] Folded and toned. Ref: 301-084.

Price: £35.00
1914 (Nov) PPC 'German Eagles Going Cheap' LEWISHAM m/c.

1914 (11th. Nov) PPC 'German Eagles Going Cheap' with LEWISHAM m/c. [WW1 PROPAGANDA ANTI-GERMAN: Deriding the German Eagle - national symbol.] Ref: 301-109.

Price: £20.00
1914 (Nov) PPC (Aden) HMAT Orvieto to Australia. PASSED h/s.

1914 (28th. Nov) PPC (Aden - ss Salsette) from HMAT Orvieto to Australia with MELBORNE m/c. and PASSED h/s. HMAT Transport A3 to Egypt and then Gallipoli. From 'HSD' to Dad 'Dickinson'. Herbert Spencer Dickinson enlisted with the 5th Infantry Battalion and was allocated the rank of private. Departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Orvieto on 21 Oct. 1914. After serving with his unit at Gallipoli, he was transferred in Feb. 1916 to the 57th Infantry Battalion and sent to the Western Front in France. Dickinson was quickly promoted through the ranks, gaining his first promotion to Lance corporal in Sept. 1914 and becoming a captain by May 1916. Whilst serving with the 57th Infantry Battalion he was mentioned in the despatches of General Douglas Haig on 9 April 1917. Dickinson was killed in action at Polygon Wood in Belgium on 25 September 1917. He was 25 years old. Herbert Dickinson is buried at The Huts Cemetery, Belgium. Ref: 307-114.

Price: £100.00
1914 (Nov.) Field Service PC to South AFRICA. From 'Pte. A. Jackson'

1914 (Nov.) Field Service PC to Mr. G. May, Checker SA Railway, Pretoria, South AFRICA. From 'Pte. A. Jackson' and censored by 'JIS Gordon'. Ref: 317-002.

Price: £6.00
1914 (Nov.) real photo PPC AUSTRIA with barred MORZG p/m. Regiment Prag Nr. 8

1914 (Nov.) real photo PPC [Soldiers] from AUSTRIA with barred MORZG p/m. and s/l. Infanterie Regiment Prag Nr. 8 h/s. Ref: 305-023.

Price: £10.00
1914 (Sept) cover FRANCE to GB. BAPO p/m. censor 1/69 h/s. LONDON PAID m/c.

1914 (19th. Sept) cover from FRANCE to GB. BAPO + p/m. and censor 1/69 h/s. Also LONDON PAID m/c. dated 23rd. Sept. Worn and flap ,missing. Ref: 315-090.

Price: £9.00
1914 (Sept) PPC [Field Marshall Earl KITCHNER] with ALDERSHOT p/m.

1914 (Sept) PPC [Field Marshall Earl KITCHNER] with part d/r. MARLEBOROUGH LINES / ALDERSHOT p/m. From 'Walt Eley'. Ref: 304-145.

Price: £12.00
1914 (Sept) ps Field Service PC W. FRONT to GB. FPO 45 p/m. redirected.

1914 (Sept) postal stationary Field Service PC from the Western FRONT to GB with d/r. FPO 45 p/m. and redirected. From 'Reggie Harland' [Captain HARLAND, REGINALD WICKHAM. Died 30th. Oct. 1914. Aged 31. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Buried at PLOEGSTEERT CHURCHYARD. Hainaut, Belgium. Of The Lodge, Harefield, Uxbridge, Middlesex.] Ref: 308-001.

Price: £35.00