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SOUTH AFRICA continued...

Boer War continued...
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
1451 1902 Cover with a printed handpainted caricature of De Wet talking to a Boer officer with a caption "A long start. Boer Staff Officer: The British are 80 miles off. General De Wet: Saddle up!", addressed to England endorsed "from W. Simons, S.A.C", a G.B KEVII 1d cancelled at Army Post Office, Bloemfontein.

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1452 Service Suspended. 1899 (Oct 15) Cover from England to Johannesburg franked 1d, a "T / 15 / L" charge mark of London crossed out, two differing violet boxed "MAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED" cachets (52x8mm and 101x12mm), Cape Town Returned Letter Office c.d.s (Jan 17) on reverse, fine.

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1453 Registered Mail. 1899-1902 Registered covers, many with censor cachets, some P.O.W mail including covers to Umbilo Camp, Belle Vue, Ceylon and Tuckers Island Bermuda, cover to Bechuanaland, cover to France with a Boer censor label, etc. (24).

Est. £240-280

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1454 Christiana. 1901-02 Covers (3) and a front comprising stampless O.A.S cover and a cover to USA franked by three Cape 1d stamps both with red rubber c.d.s with "CHRISTIANA" and the date across the circle; and a stampless O.A.S cover and a front franked Cape 1d to St. Helena both with red oval "Christiana" datestamp (other words excised from the datestamp), the front with the datestamp applied away from the stamp which was cancelled in manuscript and in transit by a Kimberley c.d.s, all with red Press Censor. A couple with a few very minor faults, otherwise fine and scarce cancels. (4).

Est. £350-400

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1455 New Zealand. 1900 Printed pictorial envelope headed "NEW ZEALAND TO THE FRONT" depicting Britannia and a Maori holding the New Zealand flag, designed and printed by J. Hooker of New Plymouth, posted within Auckland franked 1d. A couple of small opening tears at upper edge, otherwise fine, an attractive and scarce cover.

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1456 Australia. 1901-02 Covers to Sydney comprising G.B 1d envelope headed "From No 2166 Trooper F. Sales, Active Service S.A" with Army Post Office Standerton c.d.s; and 1902 cover headed "From 3718 Sgt. Anderson S.A Field Force" with G.B 1d lilac tied by Army Post Office Bloemfontein c.d.s, both senders in the Third New South Wales Mounted Rifles, both covers with a few edge stains. (2).

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1457 Australia. 1902 G.B KEVII 1d Envelope from F.P.O 9 to Queensland endorsed "From 200 O.H Toll, 1st A.C.C, On Active Service", arrival backstamps, very minor soiling and flap missing. Trooper Osmond Toll served in the Queensland Unit, First Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, in South Africa from March until June 1902.

Est. £80-100

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1458 British P.O.W Mail. 1900 Covers, franked 3d from London (Feb 24) to "Capt W.G Thomson, Suffolk Regiment, Prisoner of War, Pretoria, via Delagoa Bay" backstamped at Cape Town, red Press Censor, violet oval "CONSULATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE S.A.R / PRETORIA" and circular "GEZIEN / 22 APR. 1900 / CENSOR"; or franked 1d from Belfast to "3762 Pte. R. McLaughlin, G. Company Mounted Infantry Detachment, 2nd Royal I. Rifles, 3rd Field Force Division, Sterkstroom Camp" with Cape Town datestamp, Press Censor cachet and censor label, redirected with violet "PRISONER OF WAR / PRETORIA". A fine pair, Thomson was captured at Colesberg on 6th January and McLaughlin at Reddersburg on April 4th. (2).

Est. £200-240

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1459 P.O.W. Mail - South Africa. 1900-01 Covers from Boer P.O.Ws in Cape Town (4) or to P.O.Ws in Green Point Camp (2) all with violet boxed "CENSOR, PRISONERS OF WAR / L. Heyman / Lt. Col.", one cover to Kroonstad received at Johannesburg on May 11th (the day before the British captured Kroonstad) endorsed "Held delivered 24/5/00". A few faults though most are fine. (6).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1460 P.O.W. Mail - South Africa. 1900-02 Covers to Boer P.O.Ws at Castle Barracks Cape Town, New Military Hospital Docks Cape Town (2), Convict Station Cape Town (2), Orange River Station, Barberton (with triangular "PASSED / CENSOR / P. OF W.", usually used on Ladysmith mail), or to Standerton and redirected to 17th General Hospital. Also a cover to a Miss Retief held under house arrest at Wellington; and a stampless cover to Harrismith endorsed "From a Prisoner of War" with manuscript "G", type 2A censor seal and arrival c.d.s. (Nov. 2 1900). A scarce group, one with blue oval "POSTMEESTER GENERAAL / ORANJE-VRY STAAT" censor. (9).

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Est. £250-300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1461 P.O.W. Mail - Ladysmith/Umbilo. 1901-02 Covers (10), fronts (3) and a picture postcard, sent from (6) or to (5) Tin Town Camp in Ladysmith, or from or to Umbilo Camp, the Ladysmith items handstamped boxed "PASSED / CENSOR / P. of W. / S.O.P NATAL" (2), triangular "PASSED / CENSOR / P. OF W." (3, also handstamp applied by favour to unused postcard), oval dated "STAFF OFFICER PRISONERS-OF-WAR / LADYSMITH" (2, both fronts) or double circle "PRISONERS OF WAR / PASSED / CENSOR / LADYSMITH" (4), the two Umbilo covers with similar double circle "PRISONERS OF WAR / PASSED / CENSOR / NATAL", two covers registered, one cover redirected to "St. Helena, S.S Orient". A few faults, the majority fine. (14).

Est. £220-260

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1462 imageP.O.W. Mail - Belle Vue/Green Point. 1900-02 Covers and cards (43) and fronts (3) sent to (28) or from Green Point Camp, or to (13) or from (4) Belle Vue Camp, various camp censors, one cover from Belle Vue to "Militia Ground Green Point", other covers to Green Point addressed to Naval Recreation Ground, No. 3 Athletic Grounds, Green Point Track (4), Proctors Camp, or care of Captain Proctor or "Lt. Col. Heyman, Censor Prisoner of War" (2). Also a telegram to Green Point with arrival c.d.s and "GREEN POINT" cachet, Green Point Track canteen notes for 1/, 2/- or 5/- (2 colours), a picture postcard of prisoners with handicrafts in Green Point Camp and a Photo of prisoners in the camp. (53). (Image1)

Est. £300-350

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1463 P.O.W Mail - India. 1903 (May 5) Cover from Carolina franked Transvaal 1d, addressed to "P.D Grobler, Fort Arbetragie, India, hut no 9". Posted a year after the war ended, only Boers who still refused to sign the Oath of Allegiance remaining as prisoners. Fort Arbetrage does not seem to be recorded as a camp for P.O.Ws.

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1464 Refugee / Burgher Camps. 1902 Cover to London franked G.B 1d tied by Army Post Office Bloemfontein c.d.s, with violet cachet "Superintendent / Native Refugee Camp" signed by F.A Adcock at Geneva O.R.C, and a cover self addressed to Adcock at the Native Refugee Camp, Geneva. Also 1902 cover with G.B 1d cancelled at F.P.O 47, to a nurse at Mafeking Refugee Camp but redirected to Irene Burgher Camp, and 1902 cover from Middelburg to Durban with oval "BURGHER CAMP / MIDDELBURG" dated cachets on both sides. (4)

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1465 Censor Seals. 1900 Covers with British type 2 seals on pink paper including cover to a P.O.W on S.S "Manila" with censor seal apparently having "V.R" omitted (seal partly torn away), cover to Lourenco Marques bearing scarce type 2C seal with the coat of arms inverted in error and handstamped violet boxed "STOPPED BY CENSOR / RETURN TO SENDER", etc. (6).

Est. £150-180

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Censor Cachets & Endorsements
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
1466 imagec.1901 Cover to a P.O.W in Diyatalawa Camp, Ceylon, bearing an uncancelled Cape 1d, handstamped by the circular "cogwheel" type "OV / CENSOR / S", endorsed and initialled "Censored VNY J.P", the reverse with pink type 26 ER censor seal. Also another 1901 cover to Diyatalawa Camp with Cape 1d tied by Leribe (Basutoland) c.d.s (Apr 12) with circular "CENSOR / PRISONERS OF WAR" and the same manuscript "Censored VNY J.P". Very few examples of the "OV / S" censor cachet are recorded (with most of these on fronts only) and its place of use is still not known. A number of the known examples of this censor (and manuscript "VNY" initials) have an origin of Leribe in Basutoland whilst others originated in Cape Town, and both places have been suggested as possible places of use. All known examples are on mail to P.O.Ws and use by the official OVS censor for the British has been suggested. A scarce pair. (2). Photo on Page 218. (Image1)

Est. £180-220

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1467 Aberdeen. 1901-02 Covers, censor types 1 + 2 (2), 1 + 3 (3), 3 (2), one signed by R.F Manley, Intelligence Officer. (7).

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1468 Aliwal North. 1900-02 Covers, censor types 1 (2), 1 + 2a, 2 (2), 2a, 3, 3a (3), 4 (3), 5 (2), one cover from Rietfontein to Gaberones via Kimberley and Mafeking with arrival backstamp. (15).

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1469 Beaufort West. 1901-02 Covers and cards (15), front and a permit to travel by road with censor cachet types 1, 2 (3), 3 (8, one with Resident Magistrate cachet), 3a (3), 4 (2, one on rail permit), type 1 very scarce. (17).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1470 Bethulie. 1901-02 Covers and cards including a cover with both censor types 1 and 2 (the latter as type 1 but the place name excised then applied separately, probably a unique combination), also censors 1 (6), 2 (3), 3, 4, 5 (3, two with separate "BETHULIE" handstamps), 6 (2, also a piece) and covers with "BETHULIE" handstamp between fancy bars (3, unlisted by Prime), one card to the Dutch East Indies. A scarce group. (20).

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Est. £350-400

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1471 Bloemfontein. 1900-02 Covers and cards (45) and fronts (2), various censor endorsements and cachets including types 2 (3), 2 + 3 (3), 3 (2), 6 (2), 7 (2), 11 (only recorded example), 12 (2), 13-15, 17 (only recorded example), 18-21, etc. (47).

Est. £200-240

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1472 Brandfort. 1900-02 Covers and cards (22) and fronts (2) with manuscript "Passed Censor", "not censored" or "Has not been censored" or censor cachet type 1 (2), 2 (2), 3 (3), 4 (3), 5, 5a (3), 6, 6a (2), 7 (2), 7a (2), fine. (24).

Est. £160-180

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1473 Cape Town. 1901-02 Covers and cards including scarce censor types 11, 13 (2), etc. Also a 1d postal stationery postcard used to Germany with view of Adderley Street on the reverse, and a tram ticket. (24)

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1474 Cradock. 1901-02 Covers and a newspaper wrapper with censor types 1, 2 (2), 3, 4 (3), 5 (3), seven with G.B stamps, various F.P.O or A.P.O datestamps. (10).

Est. £150-180

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1475 Durban. 1900-02 Covers, various censors with cover bearing German stamps cancelled by Deutsche Seepost c.d.s sent to Pretoria and redirected to Holland, cover from New Zealand, two covers from Melmoth, Zululand, etc. (11).

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.

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