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Postal History, Canada continued...

Military Postal History continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1383   imageCEF World War I Historical Poster for Private Armand Melanson, who enlisted in the Moncton NB on Nov. 8th, 1915. 140th Battalion "A" Company. This is a standard "Patriotic-Poster-of-the-Day" where a photo was attached to the stock poster and the Soldier's information was printed thereon. In its original wood frame, the poster is clean, with no tears, repairs or tape. This condition is seldom seen on these, very fine and poster measures about 14½" x 20½". (Scan a) Est $ 300

SOLD for C$120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1384   imageFramed CEF Maritime Soldier's Portrait, dated 1917 and signed by the photographer (C. Osborne), with photo size 9½" x 11½", frame size 19½ x 23¼". The finest of these we have seen. (Scan a) Est $ 200

SOLD for C$20.00
Will close during Public Auction
1385   imageFour WWII Original Military Photographs, with Air Operation Section, Flying Squadron No.2 Wireless School Calgary 1945.03.22 rare photograph by Alberta's prominent photographer H. Pollard 16" x 7". CWAAF B. Flight No. 3 Squadron training depot, Toronto 1942.02.05 photo size 16" x 7". CWAC Military Band No. 3 (B.) T.C. Kitchener Ont. professionally framed, photo size 20" x 6", frame size 23" x 9½". Lastly, a Camrose Platoon II "C" Company C.A. (Res) #131 January 1941 photo size 17" x 8", in immaculate condition, with many soldier's IDs penciled on back. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$25.00
Will close during Public Auction
1386   imageTwo Matching Framed Original Reconnaissance Maps of Passchendaele Offensive, both in museum conservation frames. these were printed in red and grey pastel inks so that strategic notations could be made and easily seen. They came from front-line soldiers, as such, one shows some "battle fatigue". Two different editions (printings) as German trenches changed. 1A (29.09.1917) and 1C (24.10.1917), parts 20 and 28. Maps measure 23" x 20" and frames measure 26" x 23". A rare offering. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est $ 750

SOLD for C$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1387   imageThree Military CEF WWI Historical Photographs, first is a framed 131st Westminster Battalion CEF at Vernon, BC 1916, a rare original photograph with several aging cracks, photographed by H. Smith (includes a digital remastered photocopy) 20" x 8". Second is an original framed newspaper (partial) print "Our First Canadian Army - 1st CEF" reviewed by King George V on Salisbury Plain Feb. 4, 1915. 18" x 8½". Third is an original WWI photograph by MacLaughlan (Halifax) Attached Officers R.S. of I. Class Oct. 1915 on original matting board, in excellent condition, 19" x 7½". (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$5.00
Will close during Public Auction
1388   imageWorld War I and II Posters, with a WWII cigarettes broadside poster depicting a complete set of 25 (cigarette) ship cards affixed thereon, measuring 11½" x 23"; A Canadian Soldier (cigarette) Silks complete set of 55 poster print, size 23½" x 17"; World War I CEF 13th, 42nd 73rd Bat. recruiting framed poster print measuring 18" x 24", frame is 24½" x 28" (small break in corner of glass). Also includes a Montparnasse derailment October 22, 1895 poster depicting the Granville to Paris Express which overran the buffer stop at the Gare Montparnasse terminal (the engineer was fined 50 francs!) frame and poster measure 15½ x 19½. Est $ 100

SOLD for C$25.00
Will close during Public Auction
1389   imageLovely World War I Print "Banners of the Empire" by Herbert Schmalz, depicting several flags of Canadian regiments placed upon General Wolfe's tomb in Westminster Abbey "Dedicated to our Brave Canadian Soldiers" while men were still fighting in France. A truly outstanding item, of museum quality with original float glass and wood frame, the painting was done in 1906 and is signed by the painter lower right corner (in pencil), alongside additional annotations from the painter at bottom. Image measures 13½" x 19" and frame 25" x 31". A rare opportunity to acquire a great showpiece. (Scan a) Est $ 300

SOLD for C$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
1390   imageThree WWI and WWII Posters, original WWI USA poster "Your War Savings Pledge", campaign to buy was savings stamps, professionally dry mounted, with some edge wear and small tears, 21" x 32"; Canada WWI theme framed poster, being a scarce contemporary fault-free linen print"Amazing Grace" by "The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards" 18" x 28", professionally dry mounted and framed, very fine; a German WWII poster (1969 reprint) with German message reading "The Victory will be Ours!" from the original residing in the Imperial War Museum, 18.5" x 27.5", very fine. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$20.00
Will close during Public Auction
1391   imageGroup of Four WWI Posters, "An Untold Story of British Valor - Victoria Cross Winners" poster size 20" x 16" (framed); "Defender of Canada" from a De Laval milk separator calendar poster size 10" x 14" (stain lower corner, framed), "The Victoria Cross" poster size 12" x 15" (framed) and "The Air Force Cross" poster size 12" x 15" (framed). (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$20.00
Will close during Public Auction
1392   imageFramed Winston Churchill Poster, titled "The Heart of the Empire", produced for The Ogilvie Flour Mills Co. Limited, poster size is 13½" x 17½" in period wooden frame. (Scan a) Est $ 100

SOLD for C$45.00
Will close during Public Auction
1393   imageLovely Framed Presentation of "Navy Knots", with 45 different actual knots mounted and annotated with brass name plates, all in a lovely shadowbox frame measuring 31" x 23½". Also comes with a WWII anti-Hitler contemporary print measuring 23" x 34" (framed but should be matted). (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1394   imageThree Unframed WWI and WWII Tobacco and Cigarette Posters, WWI contemporary Canadian poster print - Seas Club "Our Boys want Smokes" 17½" x 24"; original USA George Washington pipe tobacco poster, The Big Value Smoking Tobacco by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Ltd. 11" x 15" (originally folded in four for mailing, minor soiling away from image otherwise fresh colours); Rare original WWII poster for Sportsman Cigarettes, 13" x 20" with strong and brilliant colours on heavy card stock with counter display back support (never opened), with two thumb tack holes used to display it in store. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$20.00
Will close during Public Auction
1395   imageCollection of Seven Military Aviation Framed Items, an interesting group which includes an RAF Toronto original WWI photo Nov.26th, 1919 frame size 10½" x 8¼"; a rare WWII Lancaster Bomber, Cold Lake (Legion Br 211) Fly over with "escort' original photo presentation to the Calgary Legion Branch 264, frame size 12¾" x 9¾"; WWII era Pan Am Clipper contemporary framed poster reprint frame size 15¼" x 19¼"; original RCAF Wing Parade frame size 13" x 11"; WWII Pilot Hero in memoriam tribute for Sir Douglas Bader, professionally matted and framed size 11½" x 22¼" with an interesting letter from Alberta House, London UK; British Bulldog, Union Jack and aircraft contemporary framed print, frame size 15" x 12¾" and an original poster"High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. RCAF - a written sonnet about freedom in flying, written note to his mother, complete bio and description affixed to poster frame backing size 12¼" x 15½". Owner notes that this group includes items which have been officially deaccessioned. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (Scan e) (Scan f) (Scan g) (All Scans)

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Est $ 300

SOLD for C$65.00
Will close during Public Auction
1396   imageOriginal Framed Photograph of Vimy Presentation in Ottawa, showing seven dignitaries, this came from the estate of Edwin W. Brunsden (standing 2nd from right, bio included). Mr. Brunsden was a Member of Parliament (Medicine Hat riding) from 1958 to 1962, the background painting hangs in the House of Commons (Railway Committee room) entitled "The Ghosts of Vimy Ridge" by William Longstaff. The date "April 10th 1967" is inscribed in the lower left margin (50th anniversary of Vimy) - a very rare photo, with frame measuring 12" x 10½". (Scan a) Est $ 350

SOLD for C$10.00
Will close during Public Auction
1397   imageGroup of Four Framed War Items, with "In Flander's Fields" by John McRae, illustrated artwork by John Spitta, contemporary framed print 10" x 13"; WWI contemporary print of 181st Batt., Brandon, Manitoba Canadian Church Support, showing CEF soldiers receiving bibles in 1916, prior to their April 1917 departure overseas to England; CEF Alberta 31st Batt Campaign flag, showing the 10 campaigns they participated in - Vimy, Somme, Cambrai, Ypres, Passchendaele, etc. Lovely framed print, frame measures 14½" x 11½"; Canadian soldiers CEF 75th Batt. Vimy Anniversary Dinner, April 15th, 1939, an original framed photo by Panorama Co. of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War (slight aging), frame size 23¾" x 18½" (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$15.00
Will close during Public Auction
1398   imageThree World War I and II Related Items, with a colour map of the WWII 79th Armoured Division (16" x 5"), a WWI CEF rare real photograph of officers wearing cap badges which appear similar to British Columbia Dragoons (?), mounted on contemporary thick fibre-board, photo measures 9½" x 7½". Also a real photograph of women in RCAF, the three in front row centre wearing RCAF pilot's wing badges, rest have WWII Royal Canadian Air Force cap badges. Measures 7" x 16", with corner creases, else fine and scarce. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Est $ 75

SOLD for C$20.00
Will close during Public Auction
1399   imageTwo War Photographs, with a rare AUG.4.1914 "Canada's Rally to the Empire - Answering The Call of the Motherland", an original War Naval scene poster print measuring 10" x 42½", well preserved with only a couple of trivial wrinkles not noticeable from the front. Also an original Canadian Legion Dominion Convention photograph dated June 4-8, 1944, being a large group photo measuring 8" x 27", very fine but with two small emulsion cracks mentioned for the record. Both photos are accompanied by good quality smaller reproductions. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$10.00
Will close during Public Auction
1400   imageGroup of Four War Related Framed Posters, with two different depictions of Churchill, with frame measuring 22" x 28" and 14½" x 18½". Also a quote reading "Never was so much owed by so many to so few" depicting some airforce pilots, with frame 12" x 16". Finally, an A. Hider litho of a bulldog under a British flag, with war ships rushing by. with frame 15" x 17". (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$110.00
Will close during Public Auction

Postal History, Foreign

Worldwide Postal History and Postmarks
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1401 CVR Australia image1949 Cover with Complete Set of B.C.O.F Overprinted Stamps, being Scott #s M1 to M7, each tied to cover by Australian Army Post office cancels, addressed to Victoria. Clean and very fine and catalogue value for the used stamps alone is $278. (Scan a) Est $ 150

SOLD for C$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1402 CVR Australian Military imageGroup of 54 Military-Related Covers, mostly all mailed from Australia, a few mailed to Australia. A good variety, with censored (tapes and handstamps), FPO, MPO,Air Force, Korean War, World War II, Registered, patriotic, rates, frankings, etc. Destinations include Papua, USA, Dutch New Guinea, Tasmania, etc. All are sleeved and moderately priced, overall fine or better and rarely offered. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (Scan e) (Scan f) (Scan g) (All Scans)

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Retail $ 1,003

SOLD for C$140.00
Will close during Public Auction

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