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Postal History, Canada continued...

Military Postal History continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1363 CVR   imageShoe Box with About 170 Domestic World War II military Covers, with rates including free, censored, V-mail slogans, OHMS and more. Good variety with some opening faults and various sizes, still lots of postmark interest or other. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1364 CVR   imageWorld War II Mail Bag Disaster Cover, with original St Johns Ambulance Brigade 2 page letter still inside, mailed on SEP.25.1941 from Ottawa to Calgary. Accompanied by an explanatory letter from the Postal Service saying that when the letter left North Bay by plane, one of the compartment doors opened and the bag "rolled out" in the vicinity of Cobalt. An intensive search ensued involving 100 men and it was finally found after three days "in a small lake". The back of the cover is postmarked with a purple ink North Bay Postal Service datestamp on OCT.1 and accompanied by a copy of a newspaper report on this search and rescue mission. Very interesting, unlisted and rare. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (Scan e) (All Scans)

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Est $ 350

SOLD for C$110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1365 CVR   image1945 S.S. Greenhill Park Explosion Cover, being a Salvation Army stationery cover mailed with a blackout machine cancel dated FEB.15.1945 to Islington Newcastle Australia (stamp fallen off). There is a black handstamp on front and back reading "SALVADGED FROM / SHIP FIRE / VANCOUVER BC". Accompanied by an extensive article by Unwin and Scrimgeour published in BNA Topics in 2000 explaining this event and its resulting postal history, and listing the 15 known covers (the owner has added two more, including this one). Wrinkles and roughly opened at left, still a rare and desirable cover, ex. Bill Topping and Bowen. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est $ 350

SOLD for C$275.00
Will close during Public Auction
1366 CVR   imageGroup of 9 World War I Covers, all addressed to Cobalt, Ontario and mailed "On Active Service" with various postmarks, censor handstamps, note a label "opened under martial law", etc. (condition varies). Also includes a lovely felt "Premium" Canadian flag (from a cigar box?). (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$50.00
Will close during Public Auction
1367 CVR/PC   imageBox Full of Camp Borden Postal History, with hundreds of items, including ephemera, giant postcards, WWII postcards, photos, RFC and RCAF commemorative covers, postage due cards, but mostly covers, mostly modern but note some early and some written-up on pages. Condition varies, inspect. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
1368 O/CVR   imageCollection of WWII Postmarks on 31 pieces, 7 covers, many with "V" slogans, 7 are MPO cancelled, note a group of "V" in grids, etc. Also includes a #10 cover mailed from Toronto to New Zealand in 1946, franked with a $1 and 50c War issues paying the double weight airmail rate (75c per ½ oz) via Pan Am clipper service (faults). Lastly there are two lovely WWII poster prints and a group of seven early British Columbia photographs. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (Scan e) (Scan f) (Scan g) (Scan h) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$50.00
Will close during Public Auction
1369 PC   imageGroup of 25 WWII Canadian Military Brewery Tobacco Cards, including examples from Dow, Frontenac and Black Horse breweries. Note card from Egypt, almost all with different orderly room markings, some censored, etc. Scarcer group than the normal tobacco cards. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (Scan e) (Scan f) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1370 PC   imageGroup of 25 Better Canadian Military Picture Post Cards, including WWI patriotics, camp scene and unit real photo cards, Canadian soldiers overseas, armories, etc. Overall very fine. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (Scan e) (Scan f) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1371 PC   image1943 OFLAG VII-B Canadian Prisoner of War Illustrated Christmas Card, with Best Wishes for Christmas and New Year message, mailed from Eichstatt, Bavaria, from Lieutenant GL Drysedale to Ottawa. Edge wear and corner creases as expected, still a scarce card franked with a 40pf Hitler issue. Both sides are scanned online. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$45.00
Will close during Public Auction
1372   imageFull Colour Boer War Military Calendar, for the year 1900, this original chromolithograph calendar is from the T.S. Annandale Grocery Store in New Westminster, British Columbia. Printed by the R.J. Lovell Co. Toronto, it measures 17½ x 22¼ inches, with gilded metal hanging rims at top and bottom. An important and lavishly illustrated Boer War item, with wonderfully rich and vivid colours, with only two light horizontal creases and discoloration at Queen Victoria's neck, still probably unique and quite stunning. Stored in a non-smoking environment and offered in a rigid PVC sleeve for display and viewing. A must have to embellish any respectable stamp room. (Scan a) Est $ 500

SOLD for C$375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1373   imageHistorical Items from WWII Newfoundland Military Soldier belonging to Kenneth Charles Davis of Safe Harbour Newfoundland. Born Aug 13, 1923 Regimental No. B-657 Mr. Davis was a member of the Canadian Merchant Marine until April 1945 when he joined the Canadian Army. This lot includes his Canadian Army's soldier's Service and Pay book. a very rare Newfoundland National Registration identity card (sailor's passport #1386), Canadian Army discharge document, document giving him the right to wear War Service badge, certificate to wear Canadian Army uniform 30 days after discharge, United States Coast Guard id card, five S.S. Fort Amherst mercantile marine certificates of discharge, two official 1944 Newfoundland Department of Home Affairs identification papers, a matted photo of the Ypres War Memorial in Belgium for the 2013 Newfoundlander's pilgrimage, and many other items including decoration, ornament, IDs, his Royal Canadian Legion Baseball cap (new), etc. A rarely offered group of 27 items. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (Scan e) (Scan f) (Scan g) (Scan h) (Scan i) (Scan j) (Scan k) (Scan l) (Scan m) (All Scans)

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Est $ 350

SOLD for C$65.00
Will close during Public Auction
1374   imageWorld War I Intact Soldier's Photograph Album, measuring 4½" x 6½" and 2 inches thick, and includes about 360 photographs. These portray all aspects of the War, artillery, munitions, vehicles, aircraft, railways, camp life, trenches, shell destruction, POW, POW camps, bridges, statues, graves and more. Many are described by him. Loose binding still very interesting. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1375   Box of WWII Soldier's Memories, soldier from Vancouver, with service photo album including 60 photos 8 possibly being the "Dumbbells" entertainment ensemble, etc; 53 soldier's sweetheart letters from England to Canada, each letter is 14 to 19 pages long plus 7 Forces Air Letter Sheets (prolific writer - with much extra postage paid, up to 2/20 on each envelope) RNAS Anthorn, 813 Squadron, Cumberland; 14 WWII domestic soldier's mail, some with enclosed letters; 12 QEII era soldier mail (envelopes and letters), CFB Camp Borden. Est $ 100

SOLD for C$25.00
Will close during Public Auction
1376   imageLake of the Woods Honour Roll Poster, measuring 18 x 23 inches, this poster lists the officers and employees of the Lake of the Woods Milling Company who enlisted in World War I (with many names being annotated by a symbol indicating medals won or whether deceased, etc.). Printed by The Montreal Standard Publishing Co. Ltd. This company was started on May 21, 1887 to take advantage of the new railway and western grain production. Formed by a team from the board of the Canadian Pacific Railway, with headquarters in Montreal and milling operation in Keewatin, Ontario. This location provided transportation via the CPR, access to raw product and water power from the Winnipeg River. The back of the poster depicts seven advertisements from furriers and hatters, coal companies, barristers and solicitors, electric heaters, as well as a Roll of Honour for the Nicholas Chemical Company. Overall good condition, has never been folded but there is a corner crease at top and a few small tape repairs in margins. Offered in a rigid PVC protective sleeve. (Scan a) Est $ 100

SOLD for C$5.00
Will close during Public Auction
1377   imageTwo Original Word War II Photographs of Canadian R.C.A.F Troop Trainees, the first being "S" Flight No. 2 I.T.S. Regina Saskatchewan, September 4, 1941, measuring 13 x 9½ inches, with all 47 air cadets named on front of frame mat. The second is No. 4 I.T.S. Course 40 Flight "P" November 29, 1941, measuring 14 x 10 inches, with all 38 air cadets named on front of frame mat. A rarely offered variety of photographs. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$5.00
Will close during Public Auction
1378   imageWorld War I Alberta 31st Overseas Battalion Service Flag, original photograph showing the ten great WWI Canadian campaigns, mounted on original special heavy backer, 14" x 11", very fine. (Scan a) Est $ 100

SOLD for C$10.00
Will close during Public Auction
1379   imageWorld War II Group of Four Calgary Military Photographs, all real photos mounted on stiff photo card backer, first shows group of servicemen reading "RCOC Return Stores Depot". Second is the Calgary Detachment 13th District RCASC Nov. 1944 servicemen group photo, third is Calgary's Canadian Legion No. 1 Memorial Hall from the late 1940s showing the Calgary Legion WWI War Veterans Club Memorial Hall, membership and dignitaries group memorial photo, and fourth shows Calgary's Canadian Legion No. 1 Memorial Hall in 1950, being a Remembrance Day Parade memorial photo with 23 servicemen in full military dress showing their impressive war medals. All immaculate, with information on photographer. A scarce group. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (Scan d) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$30.00
Will close during Public Auction
1380   imageWorld War I American War Tribute Proclamation of Honor, being an original hand lacquered proclamation of William L. Friary Corp. Co. C, 301st Infantry (US AEF), measuring 13½" x 18", displayed in its original glass frame, double sided, with the Memorial on front and the American Coat-of-Honour on reverse. A unique and outstanding memorial gem, in very fine condition. (Scan a) Est $ 300

SOLD for C$55.00
Will close during Public Auction
1381   imageWorld War I Patriotic Poster, being an original Honour Roll patriotic poster depicting King George V, etc., honouring Corporal Howard Fester WCFF, enlisted September 28, 1915. In its original gilded frame with wood backing, poster size 15" x 20", frame size 17½" x 22½". Poster has a bit of aging, still a very nice item. (Scan a) Est $ 200

SOLD for C$75.00
Will close during Public Auction
1382   imageThree Military CEF WWI Original Historical Photographs, CEF Ottawa 3rd Division Engineers #7 1916.03.09 framed, photo size 7" x 8", frame size 18" x 9½". CEF No.9 Platoon "O" Battalion, Lt. McKinney Commander, framed, photo size 16" x 6½", frame size 18" x 8" (photo has some surface faults). Also a CEF Staff 4th Division Cyclists at Toronto March 1916, framed, photo size 13" x 8", frame size 14½" x 9" (photo has corner faults, still a rare photo). (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$15.00
Will close during Public Auction

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