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97  WWII Censored Covers to Australia incl 1940 from Switzerland (2), 1941 covers (4) from Johore or Straits Settlements with '25 CENTS' or '025 CENTS' impressions, 1945 (Oct 15) cover with mss "Liberated/POW Officer" and 'PASSED FREE' slogan type cancel, also cover with '3d AirFeePaid/H.M. TRANSPORT' cachet partially obscured by KGVI 3d adhesive. Also few PPCs, plus 1925 Migration Office, Australia House, London Certificate of Identity, 1948 AAT cover with 'Australian National Antarctic/Research Expedition 1947' cachet. Mixed condition. (20+ items)
Lot 97 [1 of 2]:WWII Censored Covers to Australia incl 1940 from Switzerland (2), 1941 covers (4) from Johore or Straits Settlements with '25 CENTS' or '025 CENTS' impressions, 1945 (Oct 15) cover with mss "Liberated/POW Officer" and 'PASSED FREE' slogan type cancel, also cover with '3d AirFeePaid/H.M. TRANSPORT' cachet partially obscured by KGVI 3d adhesive. Also few PPCs, plus 1925 Migration Office, Australia House, London Certificate of Identity, 1948 AAT cover with 'Australian National Antarctic/Research Expedition 1947' cachet. Mixed condition. (20+ items)Lot 97 [2 of 2]:WWII Censored Covers to Australia incl 1940 from Switzerland (2), 1941 covers (4) from Johore or Straits Settlements with '25 CENTS' or '025 CENTS' impressions, 1945 (Oct 15) cover with mss "Liberated/POW Officer" and 'PASSED FREE' slogan type cancel, also cover with '3d AirFeePaid/H.M. TRANSPORT' cachet partially obscured by KGVI 3d adhesive. Also few PPCs, plus 1925 Migration Office, Australia House, London Certificate of Identity, 1948 AAT cover with 'Australian National Antarctic/Research Expedition 1947' cachet. Mixed condition. (20+ items)
60.00 210.00 sold

REFERENCE LITERATURE

169 L Australia - WWII Military: 'The Postal History of Internees and Prisoners of War in Australia During WWII' by Collas published by RPSV (1982), 82pp, hardbound.
Lot 169:Australia - WWII Military: 'The Postal History of Internees and Prisoners of War in Australia During WWII' by Collas published by RPSV (1982), 82pp, hardbound.
10.00 14.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery - Wartime

848 PS 1916-17 1d Red Military Envelope Inscribed 'A.I.F. ABROAD' Setting 2, cream unsurfaced laid paper BW #ME4A, used Mundubbera, Qld 27AP17, endorsed "POW" in green pencil, Cat $400. Note the electro has a break in the bottom frame below the 2nd N of PENNY.
Lot 848:1916-17 1d Red Military Envelope Inscribed 'A.I.F. ABROAD' Setting 2, cream unsurfaced laid paper BW #ME4A, used Mundubbera, Qld 27AP17, endorsed "POW" in green pencil, Cat $400. Note the electro has a break in the bottom frame below the 2nd N of PENNY.
120.00 105.00 sold
849 PS 1916-17 1d Red Military Envelope Inscribed 'A.I.F. ABROAD' Setting 2, cream unsurfaced laid paper BW #ME4A, used Kyneton, Vic 24AP17, violet 'PRISONER OF WAR' on face, front only, Cat $400. Note the electro has a white flaw behind the roo's shoulder.
Lot 849:1916-17 1d Red Military Envelope Inscribed 'A.I.F. ABROAD' Setting 2, cream unsurfaced laid paper BW #ME4A, used Kyneton, Vic 24AP17, violet 'P
80.00 105.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

912  1944 (Feb 23) use of 5/- Robes and 9d Platypus on long Australian Red Cross Message Service air cover to Geneva, via Portugal
Lot 912:1944 (Feb 23) use of 5/- Robes and 9d Platypus on long Australian Red Cross Message Service air cover to Geneva, via Portugal
200.00 160.00 R

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War I Period

951 Δ Western Australia cut-out of 'PRISONER OF WAR LETTER/CMF/5RH MD' cachet in blue (roughly excised & creased), overstamped with large-part Perth Ship Room '17APR15' datestamp. Believed to the ERD for use of this cachet.
Lot 1035:Western Australia cut-out of 'PRISONER OF WAR LETTER/CMF/5RH MD' cachet in blue (roughly excised & creased), overstamped with large-part 'Perth Ship Room 17APR15' datestamp. Believed to the ERD for use of this cachet.
100.00 This lot is no longer available

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II Period

952  1944 'SERVICE OF PRISONERS OF WAR POST' PPC with 'Landschaft in Australien' illustration in black and white sent from Tatura POW Camp to Germany in 1944, two censor cachets in violet. Scarce and attractive.
Lot 952 [1 of 2]:1944 'SERVICE OF PRISONERS OF WAR POST' PPC with 'Landschaft in Australien' illustration in black and white sent from Tatura POW Camp to Germany in 1944, two censor cachets in violet. Scarce and attractive. Lot 952 [2 of 2]:1944 'SERVICE OF PRISONERS OF WAR POST' PPC with 'Landschaft in Australien' illustration in black and white sent from Tatura POW Camp to Germany in 1944, two censor cachets in violet. Scarce and attractive.
80.00 60.00 sold
953 ✉FA-1944 POW Post Card from No 13 POW Group Murchison to Italy, minor faults. Plus POW Lettersheet from Camp 5 India to Italy, curiously with violet boxed '.../PRISONER OF WAR INFORMATION/BUREAU/MELBOURNE,/AUSTRALIA' handstamp on back. (2)
Lot 1036 [1 of 2]:1944 POW Post Card from No 13 POW Group Murchison to Italy, minor faults. Plus POW Lettersheet from Camp 5 India to Italy, curiously with violet boxed '.../PRISONER OF WAR INFORMATION/BUREAU/MELBOURNE,/AUSTRALIA' handstamp on back. (2)Lot 1036 [2 of 2]:1944 POW Post Card from No 13 POW Group Murchison to Italy, minor faults. Plus POW Lettersheet from Camp 5 India to Italy, curiously with violet boxed '.../PRISONER OF WAR INFORMATION/BUREAU/MELBOURNE,/AUSTRALIA' handstamp on back. (2)
250.00 This lot is no longer available
954  1945 (10 Oct) use of POW postcard (Rural Scene by J. Loxton) to Germany with printed instructions in German with straight line 'P W. GROUP, MURCHISON' handstamp and diamond '3/PASSED/BY/CENSOR/143' cachet, both in purple alongside 'MELBOURNE' machine cancel for Oct 10.
Lot 954 [1 of 2]:1945 (10 Oct) use of POW postcard (Rural Scene by J. Loxton) to Germany with printed instructions in German with straight line 'P W. GROUP, MURCHISON' handstamp and diamond '3/PASSED/BY/CENSOR/143' cachet, both in purple alongside 'MELBOURNE' machine cancel for Oct 10. Lot 954 [2 of 2]:1945 (10 Oct) use of POW postcard (Rural Scene by J. Loxton) to Germany with printed instructions in German with straight line 'P W. GROUP, MURCHISON' handstamp and diamond '3/PASSED/BY/CENSOR/143' cachet, both in purple alongside 'MELBOURNE' machine cancel for Oct 10.
100.00 75.00 sold
958  South Australia 1946 (Jun 22) POW 1/- Airmail Lettersheet to Italy, cancelled at Barmera, SA, arrival backstamp, BW #POW2 Cat $400.
Lot 958:South Australia 1946 (Jun 22) POW 1/- Airmail Lettersheet to Italy, cancelled at Barmera, SA, arrival backstamp, BW #POW2 Cat $400.
150.00 160.00 sold
   
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