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Lot No. 714

Auction No. 19
Category Australia
    Collections, Accumulations and Selections
Est. $250
Status Archived



Military Mail 1939-1945 with a diverse range of material all written up. Incls slogan pieces, covers both stampless & stamped plus a group of covers addressed to Pembrokeshire from Fort Dufferinn (Burma) with Indian adhesives tied by 1921 cds range (13). Also two 1958 B.F.P.O. Christmas Island covers to UK bearing 3d franking & handwritten "Forces Airmail". A display book has cards, covers with 15 Paquebot & related strikes. Many interesting slogans incl morse code with "V", "BUY WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES", "SUBSCRIBE TO THE WAR LOAN" (1941) & a 6 Feb 1939 "KEEP AUSTRALIA SAFE ENLIST NOW" amongst others. Noted boxed censor mark on Oct 1939 newspaper wrapper & 1945 Official signing of Japanese Surrender h/s on piece with 2½d KGVI tied by TOKYO BAY JAPAN cds plus unused 7d airletter "For letters to Members of Forces Overseas", 1945 Airgraph letter & envelope, ARMED FORCES AIR MAIL letter to England with strip of 3x 2½d KGVI tying NSW Coffs Harbour cds & several covers censored before leaving Australia or intercepted before arrival overseas. Also several pieces (some with registration labels) with clear strikes from various military P.O.'s. Many opened out for ease of viewing backstamps, censor marks. etc. Collections like this are hard to find , viewing recommended. (c100 items incl the paquebots)