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Lot No. 1685

Auction No. 30
Category First Day Cover
Est. $75
Status SOLD $75



1940 (15th July) AIF set of 4 on "Men, Munitions, Material" illust cover Registered with "Military P.O. Melville, W.A." R6 label & "MIL. P.O. MELVILLE WEST AUST" cds's. Neatly addressed to John Ensby, Guildford Grammar School, East Guildford. Some light water staining not detracting from a very interesting cover as comes complete with original enclosed letter hand written by William Edward Elsey, Chaplain to the Australian Armed Forces during World War II & dated the day before issue with address "c/o 28th Battalion, Military Camp, Melville". Letter is to his son John detailing his missing dinner in the camp & having to dine at The Freemasons Hotel in Fremantle! John latter joined the RAAF as a pilot. Lovely social history relevant to this issue.


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