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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY, MILITARY MAIL

    Lot 540
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,150

    Gallipoli selection comprising Field Service Post Card (6, various printings), one with Soldier at rest smoking pipe headed 'Trenches/Gallipoli/5th Oct 1915', picture and other postcards (3), one a rare Gallipoli inter-unit item, and other (3) including homemade envelope fashioned from writing paper (used by Lieut Henry Loban Montague killed in action 15.4.1918), OAS cover of 2 AP 15 from Mudros Is Greece (off Gallipoli), and 21 JY 16 use of Troopship lettersheet posted at sea between Gallipoli and Egypt with fine 'A.I.F./Passed by Censor' maritime Censor handstamp in purple, etc, some with faults consistent with misadventure, generally good quality (13). Valuable group

     

    Lot 541
    Estimate: $200

    1944 (18 Jul) rare use of PPC (‘KANGAROO’) from Australia to U.S.A. by U.S. Serviceman, from the series supplied to Australian Forces, U.S. Censor

     

    Lot 542
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $600

    1945 (21 Sep) use of Air Mail Letter Card to Sydney by Liberated POW (British) headed 'Manila/Philippine Is' with handstamped 'PASSED FREE/OF POSTAGE' and very fine strike of rare 'AUST ARMY P.O./243' (3 P.O.W. Reception Camp Philippines). The writer states 'I suppose you will have thought me killed in the 'battle of Java'. Well I was within an inch of it, 80% of my unit were killed.'

     

    Lot 543
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $420

    1946 (28 Feb) reg’d 'Gavin' cover from British Royal Navy barracks, Sydney with adhesives tied by 'C' relief cds, 'R.N. Barracks' cds (inverted month wheels) front and reverse, provisional label. Rare

     

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