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NEW SOUTH WALES Datestamps
Liverpool Military Camp:
'LIVERPOOL MILITARY CAMP/15AU16/NSW' (A1) on 1d red KGV on
printed cover to Ponto (NSW), edge blemishes.
PO 25/2/1915; closed 14/12/1918.
Broadmeadows Military Camp (1):
CAMP BROADMEADOWS/16AP17/VIC' (WWW #20 - B1) on South Australian Railways pay card, with printed address, accompanied by photocopy the soldier's service record. [The SA Rly made up the difference between the army pay and the railway pay for their employees.]
PO 17/8/1914; closed 29/3/1919.
FIUME - Postal History
(Sep 12) Anniv of Occupation set of 4 unaddressed FDC with 'POSTA MILITARE/12SETT.1920/FIUME D'ITALIA' special cds. Small nick and light vertical fold away from stamps don't detract from a scarce set on a scarcer FDC.
GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS - Postal History
1958 & 1962 BFPO Mail
two ex BFPO airmail envelopes to England, the first in 1958 (Oct15) to Hampshire with QEII 3d Wilding, the second in 1962 (Feb 2) to the legendary
radio programme at the BBC in London with 3d Commonwealth Games. Each cancelled 'B.F.P.O./(date)/CHRISTMAS ISLAND' cds. [Atomic bomb tests] (2)
PORTUGAL - Military - World War I Period
(Mar 16 - handwritten date) use of colour
PPC by an officer of the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps (at the time, part of the British 5th Army) to Lisbon. Two very similar British Army Postal Service pmks - 'C.E.P/(date)/S.P.C.6.' and '... /S.P.C.8.' (in each case the date is unclear) alongside a enclosed semi-circle 'CENSURADO/No. 6' in pink over which the writer has signed as self-censor, Lisbon arrival machine postmark March 22. [The PPC illustration is captioned 'IF I COULD ONLY MAKE PEACE!']
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