(United States War) 1847 (July 10) entire headed “Camp near Matomoros, Mexico” from a Captain in the 10th U.S. infantry to the Paymaster General in Washington. The front is struck with a two-line BRAZOS/ JULY 10 handstamp and inscribed (on Service Mexico) and “Free”; two vertical filing creases ironed out with some staining.
(WWI British Relief Fund) 1915 (11.7.) “On Active Service” stampless envelope to Neuilly, France from S.R.F. 2nd Hospital stationed at Pozarevac, censored by Serbian Military authorities, arrival backstamp, a rare usage of the S.R.F. hospital.
1812 entire datelined “Real Cuidad Rodrigo” to Birmingham, rated “2/6” and bearing green Lisbon F unclear date stamp applied on the Falmouth Packet. The entire mentions battle of Salamanca (Peninsular War) and the appalling conditions sustained during the campaign
1826 (Juin 2) cover with Basse Terre/ Guadeloupe handstamp from the Captain of the Grand Duc de Riviere to a soldier on leave at Moule, Pointe a Pitre transit at top, short military endorsement bottom left and fuller endorsement on reverse together with military handstamp. One of the finest and earliest recorded military letters from this colony. Ex Grabowski, on his album page.
1878 (27 Janv) envelope to Paris bearing mixed issue General Colony 1871-76 5c. Ceres and 1877-78 40c., all with mostly large margins, cancelled Guyane Cayenne, to right octagonal Corr D’Armees Cayenne date stamp of same dat, blue French entry cds. An extremely fine cover.
1879 (9/9) stampless military cover from Ljubinje to Prag bearing ETAPEN POSTAMT No 4 cds on front together with straight-line ‘FRANCO’ , reverse with No.5 transit of Stolac, Sarajevo FPO transit and Feldpost Expositur No.7 transit of Donji Vakuf plus arrival cds; fine condition.
1880 (7 Nov) cover to France franked General Colony 15c. ‘Sage’ imperf top marginal tied scarce blue octagonal Corr d’Armee St Louis date stamp, repeated at top with Paq Fr. J. No.5 octagonal date stamp, reverse with Officers signature.
1881 (7 Sept) cover to Verviers franked General Colony 15c. tied scarce blue octagonal Corr d’Armee St Louis date stamp showing inverted month within cancel, reverse with Officers signature and maritime Corr. D. Arm. Lig.J Paq. Fr. No.6 plus arrival cancels.
1895 (22 Janv) Military Concession rate cover to Bordeaux franked 15c. tied Corr. D’Armees Noumea cds with another fine strike alongside, front and back with violet Colonies Francais Nlle Caledonie/ SERVICE DE SANTE, the one on reverse with manuscript endorsement and signature above. Also showing the rare French Packet Line T transit in red Cor.D.Armees Paq.Fr.T No4; light horizontal filing crease and slight envelope faults not detracting.
1896 (3 Fevr) red bordered envelope to Paris franked 1892 15c. tied by octagonal CORR. D’ARMEES CAYENNE date stamp repeated at right which is overstruck with arrival cancel, military cachet on reverse and manuscript annotation “Correspondance Militaire/ le Commandent des troupes”; small tear in backflap.
1899 (15 Apr) large part cover to Scotland bearing manuscript "No Stamps obtained" and signed, framed Burutu date stamp, incorrectly taxed at 2d. and actually paid 1d.. On reverse Liverpool transit. Some faults to envelope, still a worthwhile example of West African Frontier Force mail.
1914 stampless picture postcard to Natal with Army Base Office/ South Africa 4, large violetTRANSVAAL SCOTTISH REGIMENT ORDERLY ROOM cachet and in similar ink framed PASSED BY CENSOR/ Doorgelaten Door Censor/ No. 4; very fine condition.