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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) 1904 (2 Fevr) stampless envelope to Paris, endorsed “detachment du Siam” bearing large bluish double-ring handstamp ‘DETACHEMENT D’OCCUPATION DE CHANTABOUN * SIAM *’,to left with Saigon Cochinchine Corps Expd cds with inverted centre, arrival backstamp of 2.5.; fine and rare.Thailand (French Occupation) 1904 (2 Fevr) stampless envelope to Paris, endorsed “detachment du Siam” bearing large bluish double-ring handstamp ‘DETACHEMENT D’OCCUPATION DE CHANTABOUN * SIAM *’,to left with Saigon Cochinchine Corps Expd cds with inverted centre, arrival backstamp of 2.5.; fine and rare.

Thailand

Covers and stamps / France / Thailand / Military

(French Occupation) 1904 (2 Fevr) stampless envelope to Paris, endorsed “detachment du Siam” bearing large bluish double-ring handstamp ‘DETACHEMENT D’OCCUPATION DE CHANTABOUN * SIAM *’,to left with Saigon Cochinchine Corps Expd cds with inverted centre, arrival backstamp of 2.5.; fine and rare.

£685

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

France (Napoleonic Mail) 1799 outer letter sheet to “General Laroche” commanding 5th Division at Strasbourg bearing two-line ‘3e D.on/ ARM. DU DANUBE. Rated “5” decimes; fine and clean condition.

France

Covers and stamps / Alsace / France / Military / Napoleonic

(Napoleonic Mail) 1799 outer letter sheet to “General Laroche” commanding 5th Division at Strasbourg bearing two-line ‘3e D.on/ ARM. DU DANUBE. Rated “5” decimes; fine and clean condition.

£275

Great Britain (North Russian Expeditionary Forces) 1918 (26 DE) stampless envelope endorsed “On Active Service” bearing very fine Army Post Office P.B.2 cds and violet oval ‘X20’ censor cachet; a little roughly opened at top. P.B.2. was used at Archangel from sept 1918 to October 1919.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Russia / Military

(North Russian Expeditionary Forces) 1918 (26 DE) stampless envelope endorsed “On Active Service” bearing very fine Army Post Office P.B.2 cds and violet oval ‘X20’ censor cachet; a little roughly opened at top. P.B.2. was used at Archangel from sept 1918 to October 1919.

£65

Nigeria (Northern) 1901 (10 Nov) stampless cover (with original contents) from Wase to England, endorsed “No stamps obtainable/ w.H. Wilkin Lieut/ 2. WAFF”, with manuscript  “Ibi 18 11 01” in violet ink and Northern Nigeria transit cds (additional strike on reverse). Charged postage due on arrival with blue crayon “T” and “1d/620” tax markings and South Molton cds.Nigeria (Northern) 1901 (10 Nov) stampless cover (with original contents) from Wase to England, endorsed “No stamps obtainable/ w.H. Wilkin Lieut/ 2. WAFF”, with manuscript  “Ibi 18 11 01” in violet ink and Northern Nigeria transit cds (additional strike on reverse). Charged postage due on arrival with blue crayon “T” and “1d/620” tax markings and South Molton cds.

Nigeria

Covers and stamps / Nigeria / Military / Soldiers letter

(Northern) 1901 (10 Nov) stampless cover (with original contents) from Wase to England, endorsed “No stamps obtainable/ w.H. Wilkin Lieut/ 2. WAFF”, with manuscript “Ibi 18 11 01” in violet ink and Northern Nigeria transit cds (additional strike on reverse). Charged postage due on arrival with blue crayon “T” and “1d/620” tax markings and South Molton cds.

£995

Austria (Post Offices in Crete) 1898 (24 Nov) printed soldier’s envelope ‘From’ “Lca Sgt F. Pagett 5th Fusiliers Crete”, endorsed bottom left corner “British Forces Crete” , stamp cancelled Candia Oesterreichische Post cds, reverse with Dover Station Office cds; some slight faults to envelope, opened-out for display a rare and unusual item of mail from the International Peace-Keeping Force in Crete.Austria (Post Offices in Crete) 1898 (24 Nov) printed soldier’s envelope ‘From’ “Lca Sgt F. Pagett 5th Fusiliers Crete”, endorsed bottom left corner “British Forces Crete” , stamp cancelled Candia Oesterreichische Post cds, reverse with Dover Station Office cds; some slight faults to envelope, opened-out for display a rare and unusual item of mail from the International Peace-Keeping Force in Crete.

Austria

Covers and stamps / Austrian Levant / Crete / Military / Soldiers letter / Kent

(Post Offices in Crete) 1898 (24 Nov) printed soldier’s envelope ‘From’ “Lca Sgt F. Pagett 5th Fusiliers Crete”, endorsed bottom left corner “British Forces Crete” , stamp cancelled Candia Oesterreichische Post cds, reverse with Dover Station Office cds; some slight faults to envelope, opened-out for display a rare and unusual item of mail from the International Peace-Keeping Force in Crete.

£795

Poland (Przedborz) 1917 (23.XII.) unsealed printed matter rate envelope to Przedborz franked German Occupation 3pf tied Warschau cds, violet handstamped ‘DRUKI’ at left, additionally franked with perforated 2Gr. tied K.u.K. Etappenpostamt Przedborz, Kreis Konsk

Poland

Covers and stamps / Austria / Poland / Local Posts / Military

(Przedborz) 1917 (23.XII.) unsealed printed matter rate envelope to Przedborz franked German Occupation 3pf tied Warschau cds, violet handstamped ‘DRUKI’ at left, additionally franked with perforated 2Gr. tied K.u.K. Etappenpostamt Przedborz, Kreis Konsk

£125

Japan (Russia Japanese War) 1904 cover from Swiss Military Observer, Colonel Fritz Goetsch, Japanese 1st Army HQ, Manchuria, to Switzerland franked 10s. , reverse with Yokohama transit and arrival cds.Japan (Russia Japanese War) 1904 cover from Swiss Military Observer, Colonel Fritz Goetsch, Japanese 1st Army HQ, Manchuria, to Switzerland franked 10s. , reverse with Yokohama transit and arrival cds.

Japan

Covers and stamps / Japan / Switzerland Incoming Mail / Russia Japanese War / Military

(Russia Japanese War) 1904 cover from Swiss Military Observer, Colonel Fritz Goetsch, Japanese 1st Army HQ, Manchuria, to Switzerland franked 10s. , reverse with Yokohama transit and arrival cds.

£335

France (Russia) 1917 (14.8.) picture postcard of Kiev to Seurre, France, unfranked and bearing violet cachet on both sides ‘Corps Automobile Chirugical Francaise En Russie No.1’.France (Russia) 1917 (14.8.) picture postcard of Kiev to Seurre, France, unfranked and bearing violet cachet on both sides ‘Corps Automobile Chirugical Francaise En Russie No.1’.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Russia / Medical / Military

(Russia) 1917 (14.8.) picture postcard of Kiev to Seurre, France, unfranked and bearing violet cachet on both sides ‘Corps Automobile Chirugical Francaise En Russie No.1’.

£70

China (Sino – Japanese War) 1897 (7th April) cover franked with eight 2s. cancelled by Wei-Hai-Wei No. 1 P.O. from 2nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Batalion, 7th Company, to Japan. The cover is likely to be a heavy printed matter rate, only a few items are recorded at this rate.China (Sino – Japanese War) 1897 (7th April) cover franked with eight 2s. cancelled by Wei-Hai-Wei No. 1 P.O. from 2nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Batalion, 7th Company, to Japan. The cover is likely to be a heavy printed matter rate, only a few items are recorded at this rate.China (Sino – Japanese War) 1897 (7th April) cover franked with eight 2s. cancelled by Wei-Hai-Wei No. 1 P.O. from 2nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Batalion, 7th Company, to Japan. The cover is likely to be a heavy printed matter rate, only a few items are recorded at this rate.

China

Covers and stamps / Japan / China / Japanese Occupations / Wei Hai Wei / Military

(Sino – Japanese War) 1897 (7th April) cover franked with eight 2s. cancelled by Wei-Hai-Wei No. 1 P.O. from 2nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Batalion, 7th Company, to Japan. The cover is likely to be a heavy printed matter rate, only a few items are recorded at this rate.

£675

China (Sino – Japanese War) 1897 entire from Shosaku Yoshiggoe, Field Artillery Unit, Wei-Hai-Wei to Banemon Yoshigoe, Toyogo-Mura, Shimo-Takai Gun, Nagano-Ken, Japan, bearing postmark of Ikaiei field post office No.1 30-2-25 cds (Wei Hai Wei 25 February 1897). The  first organised overseas mail service from Wei-Hai-Wei was the field post office.China (Sino – Japanese War) 1897 entire from Shosaku Yoshiggoe, Field Artillery Unit, Wei-Hai-Wei to Banemon Yoshigoe, Toyogo-Mura, Shimo-Takai Gun, Nagano-Ken, Japan, bearing postmark of Ikaiei field post office No.1 30-2-25 cds (Wei Hai Wei 25 February 1897). The  first organised overseas mail service from Wei-Hai-Wei was the field post office.

China

Covers and stamps / Japan / China / Japanese Occupations / Wei Hai Wei / Military

(Sino – Japanese War) 1897 entire from Shosaku Yoshiggoe, Field Artillery Unit, Wei-Hai-Wei to Banemon Yoshigoe, Toyogo-Mura, Shimo-Takai Gun, Nagano-Ken, Japan, bearing postmark of Ikaiei field post office No.1 30-2-25 cds (Wei Hai Wei 25 February 1897). The first organised overseas mail service from Wei-Hai-Wei was the field post office.

£235

Mauritius (Soldiers Overseas Privilege Letter) 1850 (March 8th) part entire with letter page removed to Suffolk, England bearing double circle MAURITIUS/ POSTOFFICE despatch, struck in England with good strike of SOLDIER & SEAMANS LETTER/ 4/ BY SHIP’ (2d for ship captains, 1d for British inland Soldiers letter postage and an additional 1d. fine), blue BUNGAY arrival cds, reverse with part Portsmouth Ship Letter and transit date stamp.Mauritius (Soldiers Overseas Privilege Letter) 1850 (March 8th) part entire with letter page removed to Suffolk, England bearing double circle MAURITIUS/ POSTOFFICE despatch, struck in England with good strike of SOLDIER & SEAMANS LETTER/ 4/ BY SHIP’ (2d for ship captains, 1d for British inland Soldiers letter postage and an additional 1d. fine), blue BUNGAY arrival cds, reverse with part Portsmouth Ship Letter and transit date stamp.

Mauritius

Covers and stamps / Mauritius / Maritime / Military / Soldiers letter

(Soldiers Overseas Privilege Letter) 1850 (March 8th) part entire with letter page removed to Suffolk, England bearing double circle MAURITIUS/ POSTOFFICE despatch, struck in England with good strike of SOLDIER & SEAMANS LETTER/ 4/ BY SHIP’ (2d for ship captains, 1d for British inland Soldiers letter postage and an additional 1d. fine), blue BUNGAY arrival cds, reverse with part Portsmouth Ship Letter and transit date stamp.

£985