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AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery

458 PSA1940s Comfort Funds Writing Paper: with red text on buff, logos for Salvation Army, ACF and YMCA. Designed for writing home. Plus plain Royal Australian Air Force sheet with blue text, odd tone spot. (2)
Lot 458 [1 of 2]:1940s Comfort Funds Writing Paper: with red text on buff, logos for Salvation Army, ACF and YMCA. Designed for writing home. Plus plain Royal Australian Air Force sheet with blue text, odd tone spot. (2)Lot 458 [2 of 2]:1940s Comfort Funds Writing Paper: with red text on buff, logos for Salvation Army, ACF and YMCA. Designed for writing home. Plus plain Royal Australian Air Force sheet with blue text, odd tone spot. (2)
5.00 4.00 R

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II Period

657 ✉FA-1940 use of ½d roo x2, cancelled with 'MELBOURNE/15APR/430AM/1940/VICTORIA - EAT APPLES/FOR HEALTH' (A1-) machine, on cover to Richmond, with straight-line '2nd Australian General Hospital/A.A.M.C., 6 DIV.' (A1-) in purple & boxed 'DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY/CONCESSION POSTAL RATE' (A1) in purple, some mild tone spots.
Lot 657:1940 use of ½d roo x2, cancelled with 'MELBOURNE/15APR/430AM/1940/VICTORIA - EAT APPLES/FOR HEALTH' (A1-) machine, on cover to Richmond, with straight-line '2nd Australian General Hospital/A.A.M.C., 6 DIV.' (A1-) in purple & boxed 'DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY/CONCESSION POSTAL RATE' (A1) in purple, some mild tone spots.
19.00 15.20 R

AUSTRALIA - WWII Military Postmarks

663 A B1Aust Army P.O. light 'AUST ARMY P.O./10MY45/197.' (Morotai, DEI), on 3d brown KGVI, on air cover to Melbourne, Vic, with light boxed 'AUSTRALIAN/MILITARY FORC[ES]/PASSED BY CENSO[R]/553' (B2). [Rated 100 by Proud]
Lot 663:Aust Army P.O. light 'AUST ARMY P.O./10MY45/197.' (Morotai, DEI), on 3d brown KGVI, on air cover to Melbourne, Vic, with light boxed 'AUSTRALIAN/MILITARY FORC[ES]/PASSED BY CENSO[R]
13.00 14.50 sold

VICTORIA Datestamps

2340 ΔA A2+Balcombe Mil. P.O. (2): - WWW #10B 'MIL. P.O. BALCOMBE/17DE82/VIC-AUST' (Last day) on 15c Tortoise on piece.
Renamed from Mount Martha Mil. P.O. No. 2 PO c.1952; closed 17/12/1982.
Lot 2340:Balcombe Mil. P.O. (2):
- WWW #10B 'MIL. P.O. BALCOMBE/17DE82/VIC-AUST' (Last day) on 15c Tortoise on piece.  Renamed from Mount Martha Mil. P.O. No. 2 PO c.1952; closed 17/12/1982.
5.00 4.00 R
2884 ΔA A2Showgrounds, Melbourne R.A.A.F. P.O.: - WWW #20 double-oval 'MIL. POST OFFICE/18FEB1942/SHOWGROUNDS - MELBOURNE' in violet on 5½d Merino overprint.
Renamed from Showgrounds, Melbourne Mil. P.O. PO 2/4/1940; renamed Ascot Vale R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 14/4/1942.
Lot 2884:Showgrounds, Melbourne R.A.A.F. P.O.:
- WWW #20 double-oval 'MIL. POST OFFICE/18FEB1942/SHOWGROUNDS - MELBOURNE' in violet on 5½d Merino overprint.  Renamed from Showgrounds, Melbourne Mil. P.O. PO 2/4/1940; renamed Ascot Vale R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 14/4/1942.
35.00 28.00 R

GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History

3593 ✉FA1920 use of stampless black & white PPC of 'ST. GEREON' in Koln, cancelled with double-circle 'ARMY POST OFFICE/8/4JA/20/4' (A2), with boxed 'HEADQUARTERS/TRUCK KITCHEN/BATTALION/CALAIS DUNES/Name.../Date...' (B1).
Lot 3593:1920 use of stampless black & white PPC of 'ST. GEREON' in Koln, cancelled with double-circle 'ARMY POST OFFICE/8/4JA/20/4' (A2), with boxed 'HEADQUARTERS
35.00 28.00 R

GREAT BRITAIN - Military - World War I Period

3599 ✉FA1917 use of Field Service Card cancelled by partial Army Post Office S.6? addressed to Shropshire.
Lot 3599:1917 use of Field Service Card cancelled by partial Army Post Office S.6? addressed to Shropshire.
6.00 4.80 R

RUSSIA - Soviet Union (1923-1991) - Postal History

4109 ✉FB1942 use of stampless humourous PPC of 'A GERMAN KNIGHTS DILEMMA' (showing German soldier in woman's dress choosing between male & female toilets), some staining. [Message translates in part as "The German-Fascist army and its allies are a barbaric band of professional looters and murderers. Death to the German occupiers!"]
Lot 4109:1942 use of stampless humourous PPC of 'A GERMAN KNIGHTS DILEMMA' (showing German soldier in woman's dress choosing between male & female toilets), some staining. [Message translates in part as "The German-Fascist army and its allies are a barbaric band of professional looters and murderers. Death to the German occupiers!"]
32.00 26.00 R

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Postal History

4274 ✉FA-1956 use of 6c red airmail pair, 2c carmine Jefferson & 1c green on green Washington, cancelled with 'ARMY-AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE/20JUL/1956/25/A.P.O.' (A1) Schofield Barracks, Oahu, HI, on air cover to London, also bearing straight-line 'RETURNED FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE' (A1-) in mauve, some mild creasing.
Lot 4274:1956 use of 6c red airmail pair, 2c carmine Jefferson & 1c green on green Washington, cancelled with 'ARMY-AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE/20JUL/1956/25/A.P.O.' (A1) Schofield Barracks, Oahu, HI, on air cover to London, also bearing straight-line 'RETURNED FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE' (A1-) in mauve, some mild creasing.
11.00 8.80 R
   
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