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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
a60817
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
a60818
"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
a60819
"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
a60820
"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
a60821
"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
a60822
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
a60823
"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
a60824
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
a60825
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
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
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a60830
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
a60831
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
a60833
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
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a60834
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
a60837
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
a60840
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 8 OC 1916 stampless Field Service postcard (7/16 issue by JJK & Co.) from APO SZ 19 (MERSA MATRUH) to CHESHIRE, tied by full strike of Proud unl
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 8 OC 1916 stampless Field Service postcard (7/16 issue by JJK & Co.) from APO SZ 19 (MERSA MATRUH) to CHESHIRE, tied by full strike of Proud unlisted single dateline skeleton postmark.
SOLD $155.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a60841
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 1 FE 1917 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from APO SZ 24 (SUEZ) to Anglo-Palestine Bank ALEXANDRIA, tied by full strike of scarce 'SZ24
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 1 FE 1917 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from APO SZ 24 (SUEZ) to Anglo-Palestine Bank ALEXANDRIA, tied by full strike of scarce 'SZ24 T' Proud-D3 State1 postmark with inverted B (in use only 2 weeks, 24 Jan - 6 Feb); endorsed by officer & passed censor; backstamped next day BAPO Z (ALEXANDRIA) Proud-D4 transit & civilian ALEX.-E arrival; slit open at top, very fine.
SOLD $77.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a60843
Incoming mail to British WWI military mail in Egypt: 16 FEB 1917 greeting card-sized civilian stationary cover ex LONDON to 271st Brigade (Royal Field Artillery) of 54th (East Angl
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Incoming mail to British WWI military mail in Egypt: 16 FEB 1917 greeting card-sized civilian stationary cover ex LONDON to 271st Brigade (Royal Field Artillery) of 54th (East Anglian) Division of EEF, franked 1 penny per period rate & tied by machine cancellation; front-stamped 10 MR 17 by scarce-period FPO 161 (161st Essex Brigade) postmark where re-routed to "Ammunition Dump MAZAR" - probably reference to Bir el Mazar, former Ottoman airbase & fortified post on Mediterranean coast of SInai, approaching El Arish: rare postal history as this datestamp recorded by Proud as being assigned to #1 (south) section of Suez Canal until 4 April; here used in connection to prepartions for 1st Battle of Gaza (26 March 1917), as the 161st crossed the Sinai desert in stages throughout February. Discovery piece. Slit open at top.
SOLD $101.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a60844
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 16 FE 1917 stampless OHMS long stationary cover from APO SZ 26 (CANAL ZONE) to LONDON, tied by full strike of Proud-D2 "SZ 26 T" postmark on 1st
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 16 FE 1917 stampless OHMS long stationary cover from APO SZ 26 (CANAL ZONE) to LONDON, tied by full strike of Proud-D2 "SZ 26 T" postmark on 1st day of use & oval 20th (NORTHERN) BATTALION, RIFLE BRIGADE | ORDERLY ROOM dated cachet (day before) - FB-FGI12, here predating his earliest known date by 1 day, in violet - unlisted; backstamped same day BAPO Z (ALEXANDRIA) transit; slit open at top, right flap tip missing; very fine.
SOLD $101.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a60851
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 10 OCT 1918 stampless OAS honor envelope (type without serial #) from APO SZ 5 (SUEZ, on its last day prior to Aleppo - per Firebrace) to MARCH,
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 10 OCT 1918 stampless OAS honor envelope (type without serial #) from APO SZ 5 (SUEZ, on its last day prior to Aleppo - per Firebrace) to MARCH, tied by strike of Proud-D1 State3 postmark almost 5 months after his last known date of use; opened roughly at top, left flap tip missing. Authenticated by Sorani.
SOLD $77.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a60852
British WWI-era military mail in Egypt: 18 DE 1918 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from FPO 160 (160 Welsh Border Brigade of the 53rd Division) ALEXANDRIA to Vester Bros bu
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British WWI-era military mail in Egypt: 18 DE 1918 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from FPO 160 (160 Welsh Border Brigade of the 53rd Division) ALEXANDRIA to Vester Bros business JERUSALEM, tied by Proud-unlisted double-ring date-stamp with thick lettering; marked by local & Palestine censors + opened/sealed using FB-OC4 label; slit open at top, cut open at right. The brigade demobilized 4 days later (22 Dec.).
SOLD $101.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a60853
British WWI-era military mail in Europe: 23 DE 1918 OAS honor envelope (type W299-M1950) from FPO 1Z (96 Brigade of 32nd Division, NAMUR area) to MANCHESTER, tied by 1.Z postmark;
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British WWI-era military mail in Europe: 23 DE 1918 OAS honor envelope (type W299-M1950) from FPO 1Z (96 Brigade of 32nd Division, NAMUR area) to MANCHESTER, tied by 1.Z postmark; although signed & not franked for special postal treatment, opened & inspected by military censor - this unusual, especially as post-war; possibly left unsealed as most of gum still on back-flap.
SOLD $83.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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