lot # 47 - brit. colonies Australia
Gallipoli Campaign 1915/16: The collection with 1915 card with "A.I.F. / Passed by Censor No. / R. Waugh, Capt." in red and "FPO / T.10" from Australian Hospital on Lemnos, "ARMY POST OFFICE / SZ 5" skeleton cds covers, cover dated 4 Aug 1915 from FPO / 29 (day before landing), covers/ cards from "AUST & NZ ARMY CORPS / HEADQUARTERS / FIELD P.O." cover/cards (4) with one made from Army form, "1ST. AUST. DIV. FIELD P.O." cds on cards (4) and incoming cover from Melbourne, covers (2) with "APO / SZ 6" each from Mudros to Collingwood or Scotland and each with contents, 1915 covers (3) with "2 AUST LH BDE FIELD P.O." cds, card and cover with "3rd LIGHT HORSE / AIF / FPO" cds, card with "4th LH BDE / FIELD P.O." (in violet), "AUST. DIV. FIELD P.O." and BAPO / Z cds on cardboard (2), one from ration box from J.L. McKinlay M.M., "1st AUST. INF. BDE. FIELD P.O." on covers/cards (4) and "2nd AUST. INF. BDE. FIELD P.O." cds's on cards (7), "3rd AUST. FIELD BDE. FIELD P.O." on covers/cards (6), "4th AUST. INF. / BGDE / FIELD P.O." on covers/cards (3), and items from 5th., 6th., and 7th. Brigades, 1st. Divisional Train usages (2), Troops in Egypt usages incl. "B Details / On Active Service / Zeitoun" in violet; New Zealand FPO usages, real photos of Mudros Camp, NZ Force cover with Australia sideface 1 d. red tied "Hobart / Tasmania" in red, cover from Malta with rare circular "ON ACTIVE SERVICE / MEDTN." in violet, 1915 Canadian Hospital on Lemnos covers/cards; cover from Mudros ex 10th Irish Division with "FPO / 30" cds, card/covers (5) with "FPO / G.Z." cds, covers/cards from Imbros with "APO / S.Z.3" datestamps (5), Official cover from Maj. Gen. H.S. Horne to London, 1918 cover from Royal Naval Air Service at Island of Tenedos with Censor handstamp, HM NZ Hospital Ship Marama handstamp in red on Censored card (2), Indian Hospital Ship "Glengorm Castle" cover with violet cachets, Hospital Ship "Navasa" card with cachet, Hospital Ship "Devanha" card with violet cachet and "APO / SZ2" cds, Hospital Ship "Asturias" with red Censor cachet, Hospital Ship "Letitia" with violet cachet and BAPO / Z cds, Hospital Ship "Salta" card with violet cachet, Hospital Ship "Goorkha" with violet cachet, "BAPO / Y" cds on GB 1 d. on card ex Hospital Ship "S.S. Aragon", 1914 NZ Expeditionary Force 1st sailing cachet in violet (Oct 22, 1914) when at Hobart, another three items mailed a week later ex Albany, mailings home from Ceylon (4), group of further NZ Troopship cards/covers, Naval items with "FPO / D.N.L." cover to Harrods; "FPO / N.L.1." ex Helles to UK, cover ex "Simla" on way to Gallipoli to Maj. Gen. Sandbach, card with GB ½ d. with "Posted by Wounded / The Clearing Hospital / Eastleigh" in red, redirected cover with "NO TRACE / AT / MUDROS E" and "NOT MUDROS W", Convalescent Hospitals in Egypt, further covers from the Indian contingent with IEF frankings, Australian S.S. Warilda cover with AIF / PASSED CENSOR 69 in violet, card from S.S. Orvieto with Censor in violet, British Army covers/cards with APO's (9 different) and FPO'S: 29-D54 (30 different), D.Y. (incl. three franked Parcel Post labels), E.Y, H.Y., 1.L.L. (three examples, in use for one month only), 2.L.L., 4.L., M.H.3, N.L.I., S.E.Y., S.W.Y.2, T.10, Telegram form (26) on white or pink paper, during retreat with "Army Telegraphs H0 / YA" datestamp and oval "First Aust. Div. / DHQ / AIF" cachets at base, with album of French Military and Naval forces at Gallipoli with card handstamped "Hopital Chirurgical Flottamt / Du C.E.O." and "Tresor et Postes / 194" cds (Oct 15), French Hospital Ship "Duguay-Trouin" cover, card from Battleship "Charlemagne" at Port Said, concessionary card with Flags handstamped "Cuirasse HENRI IV" and "Tresor et Postes / 198" cds (April 25), cover with "Croisseur Cuirassé / Latouche-Tréville" and anchor cachet in violet, cards/covers from the "Gaulois" (2), "Jeanne D'Arc" and "Suffren", covers from the French Airforce based on Tenedos, French Army with Tresor et Postes numbers 194, 198, 409, 505; autographs of General Sir Ian Hamilton, Official cover handstamped "Kitchener" in violet, together with Pte. Harold H. Hudson's shoulder, cap and collar badges of the 7th Battalion Australian Infantry and his medal ribbon (aged 16 he came ashore from the "Galeka" surviving the slaughter at Fisherman's Hut, later taking part in the charge at Krithia Spur and was invalided home in June 1915 - the rowing boat he landed in is housed in the Australian War Museum); the whole together with vast amounts of photographs or photographic copies, postcards, press-cuttings and the collector's notes and a great deal of relevant literature including the "Gallipolian" magazine volumes 1-50. A wonderful lot in two boxes. Ex collection Keith Tranmer.
Michel Catalogue 291: Europe & Overseas