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India (Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.India (Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Ethiopia / Military / Mourning

(Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.

£3450

Portugal (Azores) 1943 stampless envelope from a soldier to Lisbon with contents bearing three different violet handstamps, one indicating from the Military and two censors, Lisboa machine backstamp.Portugal (Azores) 1943 stampless envelope from a soldier to Lisbon with contents bearing three different violet handstamps, one indicating from the Military and two censors, Lisboa machine backstamp.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Military

(Azores) 1943 stampless envelope from a soldier to Lisbon with contents bearing three different violet handstamps, one indicating from the Military and two censors, Lisboa machine backstamp.

£55

China (British  Post Offices) 1928 (13 AP) registered cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. and 3d. tied Army Post Office 1 cds, fine handstamped registration label at left, reverse with further despatch, Liverpool and Gosport registered cancels; fine registered item.China (British  Post Offices) 1928 (13 AP) registered cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. and 3d. tied Army Post Office 1 cds, fine handstamped registration label at left, reverse with further despatch, Liverpool and Gosport registered cancels; fine registered item.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Great Britain Used Abroad / Military

(British Post Offices) 1928 (13 AP) registered cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. and 3d. tied Army Post Office 1 cds, fine handstamped registration label at left, reverse with further despatch, Liverpool and Gosport registered cancels; fine registered item.

£95

Germany (British Army Post Office) 1923 (23 AP) registered airmail cover to Glasgow granked KGV ½d. and 6d. tied Army Post Office S. 40 datestamps, further strike repeated on reverse together with violet oval British Rhine M.L./ Patrol Flotilla, Registered London transit; scarce cover but ½d. stamp damaged.Germany (British Army Post Office) 1923 (23 AP) registered airmail cover to Glasgow granked KGV ½d. and 6d. tied Army Post Office S. 40 datestamps, further strike repeated on reverse together with violet oval British Rhine M.L./ Patrol Flotilla, Registered London transit; scarce cover but ½d. stamp damaged.

Germany

Covers and stamps / Germany / Great Britain / Military

(British Army Post Office) 1923 (23 AP) registered airmail cover to Glasgow granked KGV ½d. and 6d. tied Army Post Office S. 40 datestamps, further strike repeated on reverse together with violet oval British Rhine M.L./ Patrol Flotilla, Registered London transit; scarce cover but ½d. stamp damaged.

£75

Portugal (British Military Concession Cover)  1839 (Mar) outer letter sheet to London endorsed from George Stevens on the HMS Donegal in Lisbon and countersigned by Lieut. Duthy. Endorsed ‘1’(d) for the military concession and with London cancels front and back, at bottom left very fine strike of the rare Crowned To be/ delivered/ FREE handstamp indicating no London local charges due. Sold at Cavendish Jan 2004 sale for £1700. Fine Exhibition item. The H.M.S. Donegal landed Portuguese Seamen taken from the slaver ‘Diligente’ instead of prosecuting them for slave trading, as agreed by the Foreign Office.Portugal (British Military Concession Cover)  1839 (Mar) outer letter sheet to London endorsed from George Stevens on the HMS Donegal in Lisbon and countersigned by Lieut. Duthy. Endorsed ‘1’(d) for the military concession and with London cancels front and back, at bottom left very fine strike of the rare Crowned To be/ delivered/ FREE handstamp indicating no London local charges due. Sold at Cavendish Jan 2004 sale for £1700. Fine Exhibition item. The H.M.S. Donegal landed Portuguese Seamen taken from the slaver ‘Diligente’ instead of prosecuting them for slave trading, as agreed by the Foreign Office.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Portugal / Military / Slavery

(British Military Concession Cover) 1839 (Mar) outer letter sheet to London endorsed from George Stevens on the HMS Donegal in Lisbon and countersigned by Lieut. Duthy. Endorsed ‘1’(d) for the military concession and with London cancels front and back, at bottom left very fine strike of the rare Crowned To be/ delivered/ FREE handstamp indicating no London local charges due. Sold at Cavendish Jan 2004 sale for £1700. Fine Exhibition item. The H.M.S. Donegal landed Portuguese Seamen taken from the slaver ‘Diligente’ instead of prosecuting them for slave trading, as agreed by the Foreign Office.

£1175

China (British Military Offices) 1937 (30 Aug) cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. cancelled by Field Post Office No.1 cds, then based at Tientsin. The envelope is endorsed at top left “Posted on mannouvers1937/ Field Post Office No 1/ Headquarters 1st Division/ Youngshung” (Yangtsun). Fine condition and unusual usage of tne Coronation stamp.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Great Britain Used Abroad / Military

(British Military Offices) 1937 (30 Aug) cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. cancelled by Field Post Office No.1 cds, then based at Tientsin. The envelope is endorsed at top left “Posted on mannouvers1937/ Field Post Office No 1/ Headquarters 1st Division/ Youngshung” (Yangtsun). Fine condition and unusual usage of tne Coronation stamp.

£75

Cameroun (British Occupation) 1915 (9.2.) stampless envelope endorsed  “On Active Service/ No Stamps available/ B.C.P/ (Chaplain” to England with fine strike of the German Duala (Kamerun) a cds; a little roughly opened on reverse.

Cameroun

Covers and stamps / German Colonies / Cameroun / Military

(British Occupation) 1915 (9.2.) stampless envelope endorsed “On Active Service/ No Stamps available/ B.C.P/ (Chaplain” to England with fine strike of the German Duala (Kamerun) a cds; a little roughly opened on reverse.

£195

Greece (Crete) 1906 picture postcard English Camp KANDIA to England franked 10 lepta tied unclear cds with, at centre, fine blue framed CAMP POST OFFICE/ CANDIA handstampGreece (Crete) 1906 picture postcard English Camp KANDIA to England franked 10 lepta tied unclear cds with, at centre, fine blue framed CAMP POST OFFICE/ CANDIA handstamp

Greece

Covers and stamps / Greece / Crete / Military

(Crete) 1906 picture postcard 'English Camp KANDIA' to England franked 10 lepta tied unclear cds with, at centre, fine blue framed CAMP POST OFFICE/ CANDIA handstamp

£85

Great Britain (Crimean War) 1855 (JA 22) stamped envelope to Regents Park, London franked 1854-57 Wmk Small Crown, perf 16 1d. pair on blued paper, OG-OH and single HH cancelled by two *(crown)* barred cancels, reverse with greenish POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds and arrival cds; good sound example. Z2 unpriced in S.G., Ex Alan Brown Great Britain (Crimean War) 1855 (JA 22) stamped envelope to Regents Park, London franked 1854-57 Wmk Small Crown, perf 16 1d. pair on blued paper, OG-OH and single HH cancelled by two *(crown)* barred cancels, reverse with greenish POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds and arrival cds; good sound example. Z2 unpriced in S.G., Ex Alan Brown

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Military

(Crimean War) 1855 (JA 22) stamped envelope to Regents Park, London franked 1854-57 Wmk Small Crown, perf 16 1d. pair on blued paper, OG-OH and single HH cancelled by two *(crown)* barred cancels, reverse with greenish POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds and arrival cds; good sound example. Z2 unpriced in S.G., Ex Alan Brown

£675

Great Britain (Crimean War) 1855 envelope to England, endorsed “Via Marseilles/ From the Black Sea Fleet” with manuscript “3” rating, reverse with British Army Post Office cds (used in Constantinople) and English transit and arrival cancelsGreat Britain (Crimean War) 1855 envelope to England, endorsed “Via Marseilles/ From the Black Sea Fleet” with manuscript “3” rating, reverse with British Army Post Office cds (used in Constantinople) and English transit and arrival cancels

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Military

(Crimean War) 1855 envelope to England, endorsed “Via Marseilles/ From the Black Sea Fleet” with manuscript “3” rating, reverse with British Army Post Office cds (used in Constantinople) and English transit and arrival cancels

£165

Great Britain (Crimean War) 1855 stampless ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ envelope with embossed back flap to England, endorsed “via Marseille”, POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds of Constantinople. The cover has been charged “6” in spite of the heading.Great Britain (Crimean War) 1855 stampless ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ envelope with embossed back flap to England, endorsed “via Marseille”, POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds of Constantinople. The cover has been charged “6” in spite of the heading.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / Great Britain / Military

(Crimean War) 1855 stampless ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ envelope with embossed back flap to England, endorsed “via Marseille”, POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds of Constantinople. The cover has been charged “6” in spite of the heading.

£175

China (French  Post Offices) 1879 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain” at Hong Kong, “Division navale des mers de Chine”, endorsed “Voie Francaise par Marseille”, franked at 15c. rate, reverse with Marseille transit; fine condition with long letter contents.

China

Covers and stamps / Hong Kong / France / Maritime / Military / Via Marseille

(French Post Offices) 1879 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain” at Hong Kong, “Division navale des mers de Chine”, endorsed “Voie Francaise par Marseille”, franked at 15c. rate, reverse with Marseille transit; fine condition with long letter contents.

£125

Thailand (French Occupation) Undated circa 1904 stampless envelope to Saigon, endorsed “Troupes d’occupation du Siam”  bearing small dark blue double-ring handstamp ‘DETACHEMENT D’OCCUPATION DE CHANTABOUN - SIAM -’; fine condition without backstamp.

Thailand

Covers and stamps / Thailand / Military

(French Occupation) Undated circa 1904 stampless envelope to Saigon, endorsed “Troupes d’occupation du Siam” bearing small dark blue double-ring handstamp ‘DETACHEMENT D’OCCUPATION DE CHANTABOUN - SIAM -’; fine condition without backstamp.

£645

China (French Post Offices) 1934 stampless military cover to Paris with violet handstamps Franchise Militaire and BASE de SHANGHAI, arrival backstamp.

China

Covers and stamps / China / French Post Offices / Military

(French Post Offices) 1934 stampless military cover to Paris with violet handstamps Franchise Militaire and BASE de SHANGHAI, arrival backstamp.

£95

China (Incoming WW1 censored mail) 1918 stampless envelope from Lumbres, France addressed to Hankau cancelled Army Post Office S.19 double-ring cds of 14 Nov, censor tape and two different handstamps applied together with circular framed ‘S’ (special treatment as overseas mail) and on reverse very fine strike of British Post Office Hankow cds of DE 29. A fine cover coming from the Western Front.China (Incoming WW1 censored mail) 1918 stampless envelope from Lumbres, France addressed to Hankau cancelled Army Post Office S.19 double-ring cds of 14 Nov, censor tape and two different handstamps applied together with circular framed ‘S’ (special treatment as overseas mail) and on reverse very fine strike of British Post Office Hankow cds of DE 29. A fine cover coming from the Western Front.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Censored mail / Military

(Incoming WW1 censored mail) 1918 stampless envelope from Lumbres, France addressed to Hankau cancelled Army Post Office S.19 double-ring cds of 14 Nov, censor tape and two different handstamps applied together with circular framed ‘S’ (special treatment as overseas mail) and on reverse very fine strike of British Post Office Hankow cds of DE 29. A fine cover coming from the Western Front.

£295

Afghanistan (Kurram Valley Field Force) 1879 Officers envelope to London franked India 2a. and 4a. tied by two-line manuscript “Habib Kala20/2/79”,reverse with Kohat and Bombay transits and London arrival (MR 29). From a known correspondence by Bt. Lt. Col. G. de C. Morton after the assault and capture of Peiwar Kotal. A rare cover from the Afghan War.Afghanistan (Kurram Valley Field Force) 1879 Officers envelope to London franked India 2a. and 4a. tied by two-line manuscript “Habib Kala20/2/79”,reverse with Kohat and Bombay transits and London arrival (MR 29). From a known correspondence by Bt. Lt. Col. G. de C. Morton after the assault and capture of Peiwar Kotal. A rare cover from the Afghan War.

Afghanistan

Covers and stamps / Afghanistan / India / Military

(Kurram Valley Field Force) 1879 Officers envelope to London franked India 2a. and 4a. tied by two-line manuscript “Habib Kala20/2/79”,reverse with Kohat and Bombay transits and London arrival (MR 29). From a known correspondence by Bt. Lt. Col. G. de C. Morton after the assault and capture of Peiwar Kotal. A rare cover from the Afghan War.

£1295

ITALIAN OCCUPATIONS (Macedonia) 1942 cover sent from SKOLPJE to Trieste bearing unique Italian Military cachet ITALIAN OCCUPATIONS (Macedonia) 1942 cover sent from SKOLPJE to Trieste bearing unique Italian Military cachet

ITALIAN OCCUPATIONS

Covers and stamps / Italian Occupations / Macedonia / Censored mail / Military

(Macedonia) 1942 cover sent from SKOLPJE to Trieste bearing unique Italian Military cachet "COMANDO MILITARE/ITALIANO STAZIONE/SKOPLJE" of small Italian military unit at Macedonia, manuscript "Zona sprouvista/francoboli" - NO STAMPS AVAILABLE, censored, transit and arrival cds. Unique, ex. Cihangir (lot 3901)

£95

France (Military) 1827 entire to Pamplone from San Sebastian bearing two-line ‘A  Bis/ ARM.D’ESPAGNE’ handstamp, rated ‘2’ decimes; very fine small, neat entire.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Spain / Military

(Military) 1827 entire to Pamplone from San Sebastian bearing two-line ‘A Bis/ ARM.D’ESPAGNE’ handstamp, rated ‘2’ decimes; very fine small, neat entire.

£165

France (Military) 1903 illustrated letter card for the “155”me Regiment d’Infanterie to Hambourg franked ‘Blanc’ 5c. (torn on opening as over selvedge) and ‘Sower’ 10c. (2) tied Commercy Meuse date stamps, arrival cancel at left.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Military

(Military) 1903 illustrated letter card for the “155”me Regiment d’Infanterie to Hambourg franked ‘Blanc’ 5c. (torn on opening as over selvedge) and ‘Sower’ 10c. (2) tied Commercy Meuse date stamps, arrival cancel at left.

£55

France (Military) 1917 (21 Oct) French patriotic propaganda card  to France, unfranked and bearing violet cachet ‘Mission Militaire Francaise En Russie’ then at Petrograd, Russia. Shortly after Bolshevik revolution when town name was changed from St Petersburg.France (Military) 1917 (21 Oct) French patriotic propaganda card  to France, unfranked and bearing violet cachet ‘Mission Militaire Francaise En Russie’ then at Petrograd, Russia. Shortly after Bolshevik revolution when town name was changed from St Petersburg.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Russia / Military

(Military) 1917 (21 Oct) French patriotic propaganda card to France, unfranked and bearing violet cachet ‘Mission Militaire Francaise En Russie’ then at Petrograd, Russia. Shortly after Bolshevik revolution when town name was changed from St Petersburg.

£115