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Lot No. 1096

Auction No. 27
Category Stamps & Postal History
    Western Australia
      States and Territories
        Australia
Est. $300
Status Auction Pending

 

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1915 WWI Military Mail. 2 x "On Active Service" postcards from Fred (Alfred Sutton) a soldier in the 1st division to Dowerin. One with "PASSED BY CENSOR" cachet in red top right corner which while it has no date arrived in Dowerin 11 JE 15 with neat full cds. The other is cancelled 31 MY 15 with variable strike of the "1st AUST DIV FIELD P.O. B2 at Gallipoli. Magenta boxed "PASSED BY crown No.2200 CENSOR" (A1) in top right corner. Neighbouring Dowerin 6 AU 15 arrival cds. Card has "Battling with the (presumably "Turks") scratched out by censor. Both cards in exc cond. Sold in Linke auction for $500+. A rare & most collectable pair. (2)

 

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