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Jewish Synagogues: Hungary > Pozsony (Bratislava, Slovakia) - NEOLOG (Reform) SYNAGOGUE in foreground of city overview in colorized photographic postcard by DM (1915 edition), with
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Jewish Synagogues: Hungary > Pozsony (Bratislava, Slovakia) - NEOLOG (Reform) SYNAGOGUE in foreground of city overview in colorized photographic postcard by DM (1915 edition), with Hungarian caption on front. Used as (undated) stampless military mail ("feldpost") written in German & sent to HILDESHEIM Germany, tied by bilingual Hungarian/German boxed field post cachet; pre-printed with 10 fils price for railway postcard sale & stamped at base 5 filler soldiers (katonáknak) price. The Synagogue was built in 1893, survived the Holocaust and demolished sometime later.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $65.00
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a60523
Jewish Synagogues: Czechoslovakia (Austria-Hungary) > Prague - ALTNEU SHUL/JEWISH CEMETARY in montage of colorized photographs on postcard, by D. Kosiner & Co. of Prague (1908 edit
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Jewish Synagogues: Czechoslovakia (Austria-Hungary) > Prague - ALTNEU SHUL/JEWISH CEMETARY in montage of colorized photographs on postcard, by D. Kosiner & Co. of Prague (1908 edition), with German title in Art Deco style on front. Used as EARLY WORLD WAR I stampless military mail, marked "Soldat" in stamp box & postmarked 24-8-1914 from HŘIVICE (Czech Republic) to ROVENSKO (Slovakia) tied by single-circle civilian postmark. WWI began almost a month earlier, on 28 July.
SOLD $75.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
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Early "Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 8 XII 1914 stampless civilian stationary cover from ALEXANDRIA to MANCHESTER, tied by ALEX.-G postmark type A2 on earlies
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Early "Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 8 XII 1914 stampless civilian stationary cover from ALEXANDRIA to MANCHESTER, tied by ALEX.-G postmark type A2 on earliest known date of use; cover not marked OAS or by institutional handstamp - but not taxed(!) Before 24 May 1915 all military mail in Egypt had to be sent franked (here, 5m) via Egyptian civilian Post Office - many pieces bearing OAS with officer signatures were nonetheless taxed. Unusual. Flap torn open & repaired, complete.
SOLD $105.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 14 V 1915 stampless OAS picture-postcard Sherif Pasha St. Alexandria from ISMAILIA to LONDON tied by local civilian black postm
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 14 V 1915 stampless OAS picture-postcard Sherif Pasha St. Alexandria from ISMAILIA to LONDON tied by local civilian black postmark on last known date of use.
SOLD $77.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 19 VI 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from Convalescent Depot at Citadel CAIRO to MANCHESTER, tied by CAIRO-K post
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 19 VI 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from Convalescent Depot at Citadel CAIRO to MANCHESTER, tied by CAIRO-K postmark on 4th day of use & "Major RAMC | Comdt. Convalescent Depot | Citadel Cairo" cachet (FB-NHC46 - predating Firebrace's earliest known date of 25 SE 15) with officer's signature; slit open at top.
SOLD $62.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 IX 1915 stampless OAS picture-postcard of Medinet Habu temple from CAIRO to CHELMSFORD, tied by CAIRO-I postmark on earliest
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 IX 1915 stampless OAS picture-postcard of Medinet Habu temple from CAIRO to CHELMSFORD, tied by CAIRO-I postmark on earliest known date of use & HERTS. YEOMANRY ORDERLY ROOM oval cachet (Firebrace unlisted) with officer's signature.
SOLD $62.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 7 DE 1915 stampless (OAS) civilian stationary cover from PYRAMIDS to WINDSOR tied by local civilian postmark on earliest known
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 7 DE 1915 stampless (OAS) civilian stationary cover from PYRAMIDS to WINDSOR tied by local civilian postmark on earliest known date of use & military use of this Post Office (per Firebrace) & endorsed by officer; arrival 15 DE 1915 (manuscript); cut open at top (most of "OAS" missing), tear at postmark - complete.
SOLD $77.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 9 DE 1915 stampless OAS YMCA stationary cover (FB-YMC3) from N.M.Y. (North Midland Mounted Brigade, CAIRO) to WOLVERHAMPTON, tied by Proud-D2 po
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 9 DE 1915 stampless OAS YMCA stationary cover (FB-YMC3) from N.M.Y. (North Midland Mounted Brigade, CAIRO) to WOLVERHAMPTON, tied by Proud-D2 postmark - here undocumented use in this period before Western Frontier Force use from Jan. 1916; endorsed by Officer & passed censor (Type-2 square #3210 - Staffordshire Yeomanry); cut open at top, back-flap & top right front missing.
SOLD $77.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 28 XII 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from CAIRO to ENSTONE, tied by CAIRO-I postmark on latest known date of use
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 28 XII 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from CAIRO to ENSTONE, tied by CAIRO-I postmark on latest known date of use & "B Company | 2/5th POW | Devon Regt" cachet with commanding officer's handstamp & signature (CAIRO; similar to FB FGI4, unlisted); torn open at back, small piece missing.
SOLD $62.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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MEF British WWI military mail in Egypt: 28 DE 1915 stampless (OAS) picture-postcard of Cairo Citadel from FPO 1Y (1 South Midland Mounted Brigade at MENA CAMP, Cairo) to LONDON, ti
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MEF British WWI military mail in Egypt: 28 DE 1915 stampless (OAS) picture-postcard of Cairo Citadel from FPO 1Y (1 South Midland Mounted Brigade at MENA CAMP, Cairo) to LONDON, tied by double-ring date-stamp as Proud-D2 but here with date before month, as such unlisted in Proud & Firebrace; endorsed by officer on back.
SOLD $62.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: DEC 1915 stampless OAS cover from Indian Expeditionary Force 119 (FPO 99 in Egypt) to Brigadier-General Harry Davis Watson at "Canal Defences" P
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: DEC 1915 stampless OAS cover from Indian Expeditionary Force 119 (FPO 99 in Egypt) to Brigadier-General Harry Davis Watson at "Canal Defences" PORT-TAUFIQ tied by Indian Army censor cachet on front; arrival 31 XII 15 tied by civil Post Office postmark. Around this time Watson was Commander of 20th Indian Infantry Brigade attached to the 54th East Anglian Divsion in Egypt; listed in 9 Mar. 1917 supplement to London Gazette as being awarded Order of the Nile 3rd Class, listed as Colonel but as "temporary B-G". Opened gently at back; bottom flap tip torn & attached to cover.
SOLD $53.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 2 FE 1916 stampless OAS British Red Cross Hospital stationary cover from APO SZ 10 (CAIRO) to HOVE, tied by scarce date-bridge
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 2 FE 1916 stampless OAS British Red Cross Hospital stationary cover from APO SZ 10 (CAIRO) to HOVE, tied by scarce date-bridge postmark Proud-D6 6 months before his earliest known date of use & marked by signed violet oval COMMANDANT | RED CROSS HOSPITAL GIZA (FB-NHC8) cachet 6 days before Firebrace's earliest known date of use (at this time FB says hospital was serviced by civilian main Post Office in Cairo - though this cover may prove otherwise; discovery piece?); addresee name cut out of cover; opened roughly & repaired, complete.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $125.00
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a60827
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 FEB 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from MILITARY INFECTION HOSPITAL | SHUBRA CAIRO (similar to FB-NHC9 but unl
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 FEB 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from MILITARY INFECTION HOSPITAL | SHUBRA CAIRO (similar to FB-NHC9 but unlisted & exceeds his last known date of 4 Feb 1916) to VICTORIA Australia; stamped by approving officer's cachet for free postage & same day Egyptian civilian Post Office CAIRO-B transit; slit open at top, back-tears repaired, complete.
SOLD $50.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 FEB 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from APO SZ 4 (possibly ISMAILIA) to BOSTON (UK), tied by strike of Proud-D4 postmark 1 year
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 FEB 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from APO SZ 4 (possibly ISMAILIA) to BOSTON (UK), tied by strike of Proud-D4 postmark 1 year before his earliest known date of use, during period undocumented by Proud & Firebrace (per Proud, Ismalia activities began 15 Feb, per Firebrace on 23rd); not officer-endorsed but passed censor (#3008 - listed in Daniel for SZ4 in this period); opened roughly at back, complete + 3 small holes at front. A discovery piece.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $250.00
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MEF British WWI military mail in Egypt: cutout 16 FE 1916 full strike of APO SZ 15 (CANAL AREA?) unrecorded postmark - 6 weeks before known establishment of this stationary Post Of
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MEF British WWI military mail in Egypt: cutout 16 FE 1916 full strike of APO SZ 15 (CANAL AREA?) unrecorded postmark - 6 weeks before known establishment of this stationary Post Office + unusual template with space between "ARM" & "YPOST" in legend. A discovery piece.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $375.00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 3 MR 1916 stampless (OAS) civilian stationary cover from FPO 2Y (2nd South Midland Mounted Brigade in Western Frontier Force, AGAGIYA Egypt area
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 3 MR 1916 stampless (OAS) civilian stationary cover from FPO 2Y (2nd South Midland Mounted Brigade in Western Frontier Force, AGAGIYA Egypt area) to Anglo-Palestine Bank ALEXANDRIA, tied by Proud/Firebrace unlisted double-ring date-stamp (wide 2.Y as Proud-D2 and medium-thick bars as D3 - predating both); officer endorsed & passed censor (triangular #3632 - Berkshire Yeomanry, 6th Mountain Brigade per Daniel); backstamped next day BAPO Z transit & ALEXANDRIA-X civilian Post Office arrival; slit open at top.
SOLD $101.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 12 MY 1916 stampless OHMS cover from APO SZ 21 (CAIRO) to Maspero Brothers business, tied by full strike Proud-D1 state1 postmark on last known
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 12 MY 1916 stampless OHMS cover from APO SZ 21 (CAIRO) to Maspero Brothers business, tied by full strike Proud-D1 state1 postmark on last known date of use - scarce short-lived postmark (3 weeks in use); backstamped same day transit at unknown APO (postmark half struck, probably SZ 10 CAIRO) & CAIRO-A civilian post office arrival; opened gently at back, resealed; vertical fold.
SOLD $77.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a60832
MEF Australian WWI military mail in Egypt: 10 MAR 1916 stampless OAS picture-postcard of Aswan Bazar (F. Bruckmann Munich, 1910 edition) from APO SZ 4A (ISMAILIA - Australian Sectio
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MEF Australian WWI military mail in Egypt: 10 MAR 1916 stampless OAS picture-postcard of Aswan Bazar (F. Bruckmann Munich, 1910 edition) from APO SZ 4A (ISMAILIA - Australian Section) to PROSPECT, Australia, tied by scarce Proud-D3 State1 postmark; with officer's endorsement but not censored; postmarked 10 days before establishment of Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
SOLD $62.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 23 MY 1916 stampless OAS picture-postcard of Cairo cover from APO SZ 21 (CAIRO) to BARNSLEY, tied by Proud-D1 state2 postmark on earliest known
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 23 MY 1916 stampless OAS picture-postcard of Cairo cover from APO SZ 21 (CAIRO) to BARNSLEY, tied by Proud-D1 state2 postmark on earliest known date of use; not ensorsed by officer & passed censor.
SOLD $62.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 16 MY 1916 stampless OHMS Field Report Envelope from APO SZ 18 (DABAA) to Anglo-Palestine Bank ALEXANDRIA, tied by Proud-D1; backstamped same da
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 16 MY 1916 stampless OHMS Field Report Envelope from APO SZ 18 (DABAA) to Anglo-Palestine Bank ALEXANDRIA, tied by Proud-D1; backstamped same day BAPO Z (ALEXANDRIA) transit using Proud-D8 with inverted "A" index (6 months before his earliest known date of use) & ALEX.-X arrival; slit open at top. Sorani certified.
SOLD $77.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 31 MY 1916 full strike of skeleton single dateline BAPO ZP LOD (local office delivery; ALEXANDRIA) postmark - unlisted in Proud & Firebrace, tie
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 31 MY 1916 full strike of skeleton single dateline BAPO ZP LOD (local office delivery; ALEXANDRIA) postmark - unlisted in Proud & Firebrace, tied to piece of OHMS cover marked by violet oval "[unclear] TRANSPORT OFFICE | [unclear] Station, Alexandria" cachet (FB unlisted) & next day BAPO Z postmark. Discovery piece: earliest known instance of BAPO ZP postmark, here in actual use. May be a forerunner of the regular BAPO Z LOD postmark (Proud-D1), instituted 31 AUG; Proud suggests that DC BAPO Y postmark was the forerunner, citing April 19 cover - but ZP LOD unknown to him.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $375.00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: cutout of 4 JU 1916 full strike of single-circle single dateline BAPO ZP LOD (local office delivery; ALEXANDRIA) postmark unlisted in Proud & Fi
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: cutout of 4 JU 1916 full strike of single-circle single dateline BAPO ZP LOD (local office delivery; ALEXANDRIA) postmark unlisted in Proud & Firebrace; presumeably a forerunner of the "BAPO Z LOD" postmark. Discovery piece.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $250.00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 27 JU 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover (marked "stamp unavailable" - this unnecessary) from APO SZ 26 (CANAL ZONE) to HAVERFORDWEST,
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 27 JU 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover (marked "stamp unavailable" - this unnecessary) from APO SZ 26 (CANAL ZONE) to HAVERFORDWEST, tied by full strike of Proud-D1 on 1st day of use; front officer-endorsed & passed censor; backstamped BAPO-T (PORT SAID) using Proud-D2 with inverted "A" index; slit open at top, right flap tip missing, vertical fold.
SOLD $62.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: cutout of 13 JY 1916 full strike of BAPO Z LOD (local office delivery; ALEXANDRIA) Proud-D1 postmark a month and a half before his earliest know
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: cutout of 13 JY 1916 full strike of BAPO Z LOD (local office delivery; ALEXANDRIA) Proud-D1 postmark a month and a half before his earliest known date of use & c. 5 weeks before Firebrace's earliest known date of use.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $125.00
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: cutout 6 AU 1916 full strike of rare FPO 161T (161 Essex Brigade train, No. 1 South Section SUEZ CANAL Defences) single-circle Proud-D3 postmark
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: cutout 6 AU 1916 full strike of rare FPO 161T (161 Essex Brigade train, No. 1 South Section SUEZ CANAL Defences) single-circle Proud-D3 postmark (in use only 9-21 Aug per Proud & Firebrace) - here 4 days before their earliest known date of use.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $100.00
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