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AUSTRALIA - Postal History

1032  1940 (Nov 29) POW postcard (vertical central crease) franked for elusive 2/11d card rate via NZ/US/UK Clipper service ex Sydney, Passed Censor handstamp.
Lot 1032:1940 (Nov 29) POW postcard (vertical central crease) franked for elusive 2/11d card rate via NZ/US/UK Clipper service ex Sydney, Passed Censor handstamp.
100.00 115.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - Military & Censor Mail

1049
 1916-70s Military Covers range from various theatres of war, mostly WWII, though value in WWI including 1916 (Jan) cover to Melbourne with superb strike of 'SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION/ZEITOUN' triple-oval datestamp (British cachet often found used on Australian mail) with additional multiple strikes on improvised resealing label with handwritten "Opened by Censor" in red ink and endorsed "J.H. Hobbs" (censor), 1916 (Aug 7) registered cover to Egypt franked with NSW 2d & Tasmania 2d tied by Prahran datestamps, red & white registration label, 'M.O. PRAHRAN', Melbourne & Cairo backstamps, Egyptian blue and white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and 'PASSED/CENSOR/11' chamfered handstamps in blue x2, 1944 1/- POW Lettersheet to Germany from Marrinup (WA) sent via Melbourne; plus other WWII, few BCOF, Vietnam and other military items. (33 items)
Lot 1049 [1 of 10]:1916-70s Military Covers range from various theatres of war, mostly WWII, though value in WWI including 1916 (Jan) cover to Melbourne with superb strike of 'SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION/ZEITOUN' triple-oval datestamp (British cachet often found used on Australian mail) with additional multiple strikes on improvised resealing label with handwritten "Opened by Censor" in red ink and endorsed "J.H. Hobbs" (censor), 1916 (Aug 7) registered cover to Egypt franked with NSW 2d & Tasmania 2d tied by Prahran datestamps, red & white registration label, 'M.O. PRAHRAN', Melbourne & Cairo backstamps, Egyptian blue and white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and 'PASSED/CENSOR/11' chamfered handstamps in blue x2, 1944 1/- POW Lettersheet to Germany from Marrinup (WA) sent via Melbourne; plus other WWII, few BCOF, Vietnam and other military items. (33 items)Lot 1049 [2 of 10]:1916-70s Military Covers range from various theatres of war, mostly WWII, though value in WWI including 1916 (Jan) cover to Melbourne with superb strike of 'SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION/ZEITOUN' triple-oval datestamp (British cachet often found used on Australian mail) with additional multiple strikes on improvised resealing label with handwritten "Opened by Censor" in red ink and endorsed "J.H. Hobbs" (censor), 1916 (Aug 7) registered cover to Egypt franked with NSW 2d & Tasmania 2d tied by Prahran datestamps, red & white registration label, 'M.O. PRAHRAN', Melbourne & Cairo backstamps, Egyptian blue and white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and 'PASSED/CENSOR/11' chamfered handstamps in blue x2, 1944 1/- POW Lettersheet to Germany from Marrinup (WA) sent via Melbourne; plus other WWII, few BCOF, Vietnam and other military items. (33 items)Lot 1049 [3 of 10]:1916-70s Military Covers range from various theatres of war, mostly WWII, though value in WWI including 1916 (Jan) cover to Melbourne with superb strike of 'SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION/ZEITOUN' triple-oval datestamp (British cachet often found used on Australian mail) with additional multiple strikes on improvised resealing label with handwritten "Opened by Censor" in red ink and endorsed "J.H. Hobbs" (censor), 1916 (Aug 7) registered cover to Egypt franked with NSW 2d & Tasmania 2d tied by Prahran datestamps, red & white registration label, 'M.O. PRAHRAN', Melbourne & Cairo backstamps, Egyptian blue and white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and 'PASSED/CENSOR/11' chamfered handstamps in blue x2, 1944 1/- POW Lettersheet to Germany from Marrinup (WA) sent via Melbourne; plus other WWII, few BCOF, Vietnam and other military items. (33 items)
750.00 600.00 R

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II Period

1058
 War in Asia Australian produced original drop-leaflets, distributed over Japan, comprising images of Japanese POW's (i) eating and apparently contented, (ii) couple sifting rice, former with English instructions, 'J.185' Allied Forces propaganda leaflet to 'Responsible Officers' (English translation with errors, such as 'their', 'surunder', 'loosing'), and the Japanese equivalent leaflet, 'Ticket To Armistice', dropped over Allied strongholds, typical blemishes for 'field' aerially distributed articles. A rare group. (4)
Lot 1058 [1 of 4]:War in Asia Australian produced original drop-leaflets, distributed over Japan, comprising images of Japanese POW's (i) eating and apparently contented, (ii) couple sifting rice, former with English instructions, 'J.185' Allied Forces propaganda leaflet to 'Responsible Officers' (English translation with errors, such as 'their', 'surunder', 'loosing'), and the Japanese equivalent leaflet, 'Ticket To Armistice', dropped over Allied strongholds, typical blemishes for 'field' aerially distributed articles. A rare group. (4)Lot 1058 [2 of 4]:War in Asia Australian produced original drop-leaflets, distributed over Japan, comprising images of Japanese POW's (i) eating and apparently contented, (ii) couple sifting rice, former with English instructions, 'J.185' Allied Forces propaganda leaflet to 'Responsible Officers' (English translation with errors, such as 'their', 'surunder', 'loosing'), and the Japanese equivalent leaflet, 'Ticket To Armistice', dropped over Allied strongholds, typical blemishes for 'field' aerially distributed articles. A rare group. (4)Lot 1058 [3 of 4]:War in Asia Australian produced original drop-leaflets, distributed over Japan, comprising images of Japanese POW's (i) eating and apparently contented, (ii) couple sifting rice, former with English instructions, 'J.185' Allied Forces propaganda leaflet to 'Responsible Officers' (English translation with errors, such as 'their', 'surunder', 'loosing'), and the Japanese equivalent leaflet, 'Ticket To Armistice', dropped over Allied strongholds, typical blemishes for 'field' aerially distributed articles. A rare group. (4)
400.00 320.00 R
1059
 War in Asia Allied produced original drop-leaflets, distributed over Japanese Forces in Burma, comprising Editions 'SJ/51', 'SJ/64', 'SJ/68' and 'SJ/92', inscriptions both sides in Japanese, blemishes typical of means of distribution. Another rare group. (4)
Lot 1059 [1 of 4]:War in Asia Allied produced original drop-leaflets, distributed over Japanese Forces in Burma, comprising Editions 'SJ/51', 'SJ/64', 'SJ/68' and 'SJ/92', inscriptions both sides in Japanese, blemishes typical of means of distribution. Another rare group. (4)Lot 1059 [2 of 4]:War in Asia Allied produced original drop-leaflets, distributed over Japanese Forces in Burma, comprising Editions 'SJ/51', 'SJ/64', 'SJ/68' and 'SJ/92', inscriptions both sides in Japanese, blemishes typical of means of distribution. Another rare group. (4)Lot 1059 [3 of 4]:War in Asia Allied produced original drop-leaflets, distributed over Japanese Forces in Burma, comprising Editions 'SJ/51', 'SJ/64', 'SJ/68' and 'SJ/92', inscriptions both sides in Japanese, blemishes typical of means of distribution. Another rare group. (4)
300.00 240.00 R
1060
 War in Asia Netherlands East Indies selection, comprising original black on orange leaflet with references to Japan and East Timor, 'M108' Propaganda leaflet and the Official English language translation form from Military records (rare), also colour photocopies of Australian leaflets (2) air-dropped over Timor (4)
Lot 1060 [1 of 5]:War in Asia Netherlands East Indies selection, comprising original black on orange leaflet with references to Japan and East Timor, 'M108' Propaganda leaflet and the Official English language translation form from Military records (rare), also colour photocopies of Australian leaflets (2) air-dropped over Timor (4)Lot 1060 [2 of 5]:War in Asia Netherlands East Indies selection, comprising original black on orange leaflet with references to Japan and East Timor, 'M108' Propaganda leaflet and the Official English language translation form from Military records (rare), also colour photocopies of Australian leaflets (2) air-dropped over Timor (4)Lot 1060 [3 of 5]:War in Asia Netherlands East Indies selection, comprising original black on orange leaflet with references to Japan and East Timor, 'M108' Propaganda leaflet and the Official English language translation form from Military records (rare), also colour photocopies of Australian leaflets (2) air-dropped over Timor (4)
250.00 200.00 R
1061  War in Asia British air-dropped leaflet, in Urdu language, addressed to members of the Japanese Indian Force, those Indians serving with the Japanese Army in 1945. Rare.
Lot 1061:War in Asia British air-dropped leaflet, in Urdu language, addressed to members of the Japanese Indian Force, those Indians serving with the Japanese Army in 1945. Rare.
100.00 95.00 sold
1062  War in Asia Allied Propaganda air-dropped leaflet, text in Indonesian, also unused envelope of the type this leaflet was dropped from (Australian, Dutch and US flags front), and another envelope used for such purposes, with Australian and US flags, both envelopes featuring Air Force planes, including 'Liberator', 'Beaufort Bomber', and 'Boomerang'. Rare group, in fine condition. (3)
Lot 1062 [1 of 3]:War in Asia Allied Propaganda air-dropped leaflet, text in Indonesian, also unused envelope of the type this leaflet was dropped from (Australian, Dutch and US flags front), and another envelope used for such purposes, with Australian and US flags, both envelopes featuring Air Force planes, including 'Liberator', 'Beaufort Bomber', and 'Boomerang'. Rare group, in fine condition. (3)Lot 1062 [2 of 3]:War in Asia Allied Propaganda air-dropped leaflet, text in Indonesian, also unused envelope of the type this leaflet was dropped from (Australian, Dutch and US flags front), and another envelope used for such purposes, with Australian and US flags, both envelopes featuring Air Force planes, including 'Liberator', 'Beaufort Bomber', and 'Boomerang'. Rare group, in fine condition. (3)Lot 1062 [3 of 3]:War in Asia Allied Propaganda air-dropped leaflet, text in Indonesian, also unused envelope of the type this leaflet was dropped from (Australian, Dutch and US flags front), and another envelope used for such purposes, with Australian and US flags, both envelopes featuring Air Force planes, including 'Liberator', 'Beaufort Bomber', and 'Boomerang'. Rare group, in fine condition. (3)
250.00 200.00 R
1063
 War in Asia Remarkable trio of leaflets dropped by Australian Forces over PNG, comprising map of Asia/Pacific with message on reverse in Japanese, signed by General Blamey, and Propaganda leaflets (2) distributed by RAAF with native motif or flags of Aust/US, messages in Pidgin. Rare group (3)
Lot 1063 [1 of 5]:War in Asia Remarkable trio of leaflets dropped by Australian Forces over PNG, comprising map of Asia/Pacific with message on reverse in Japanese, signed by General Blamey, and Propaganda leaflets (2) distributed by RAAF with native motif or flags of Aust/US, messages in Pidgin. Rare group (3)Lot 1063 [2 of 5]:War in Asia Remarkable trio of leaflets dropped by Australian Forces over PNG, comprising map of Asia/Pacific with message on reverse in Japanese, signed by General Blamey, and Propaganda leaflets (2) distributed by RAAF with native motif or flags of Aust/US, messages in Pidgin. Rare group (3)Lot 1063 [3 of 5]:War in Asia Remarkable trio of leaflets dropped by Australian Forces over PNG, comprising map of Asia/Pacific with message on reverse in Japanese, signed by General Blamey, and Propaganda leaflets (2) distributed by RAAF with native motif or flags of Aust/US, messages in Pidgin. Rare group (3)
360.00 340.00 sold
1064 ✉PS War in Asia Australian POW Stationery postcards inscribed 'No Stamp Required', editions 'H' and 'I', latter with added address c/o Japanese Red Cross Society, Tokyo, unused (2)
Lot 1064 [1 of 2]:War in Asia Australian POW Stationery postcards inscribed 'No Stamp Required', editions 'H' and 'I', latter with added address c/o Japanese Red Cross Society, Tokyo, unused (2)Lot 1064 [2 of 2]:War in Asia Australian POW Stationery postcards inscribed 'No Stamp Required', editions 'H' and 'I', latter with added address c/o Japanese Red Cross Society, Tokyo, unused (2)
200.00 160.00 R
1065 ✉PS War in Asia Australian POW Stationery undenominated postcard with inscription also in Japanese, unused, scarce.
Lot 1065 [1 of 2]:War in Asia Australian POW Stationery undenominated postcard with inscription also in Japanese, unused, scarce. Lot 1065 [2 of 2]:War in Asia Australian POW Stationery undenominated postcard with inscription also in Japanese, unused, scarce.
150.00 120.00 R
   
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