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Early "Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 23 NOV 1914 ppc of Cairo Opera house ex soldier ALEXANDRIA to DEHRADUN India, originally marked "soldier" mail w/o franki
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Early "Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 23 NOV 1914 ppc of Cairo Opera house ex soldier ALEXANDRIA to DEHRADUN India, originally marked "soldier" mail w/o franking, which subsequently applied (4m Mi43 1906 ser.), as no free mail available: prior to 24 May 1915, no Army post service avail. in Egypt & all Br. soldier mail handled franked via local civil. PO; frank tied by ALEX.-O pmk type A6 on EKD of use + additional unclear pmk (Indian?) dated 4 DE & "Passed Censor. Bombay." IM h/s. As of 21 Nov (2 days before ppc's dispatch) mail to India from Egypt could be sent free via Indian Army Postal Service (for Forces "E" and "F"). Scarce franking: 1914 Mi47 more commonly used.
SOLD $125.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:10
a50343
Early "Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 5 XII 1914 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv. ex ISMAILIA to ALLOSTOCK(?) tied by local civilian blue pmk on 3rd day o
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Early "Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 5 XII 1914 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv. ex ISMAILIA to ALLOSTOCK(?) tied by local civilian blue pmk on 3rd day of use - this PO working w/Br. milit from 3 DEC; remnants of "Parcel" postal stationary seal on back; bottom tip of flap missing.
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a50344
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 8 XII 1914 stampless civilian stationary cv ex ALEXANDRIA to MANCHESTER, tied by ALEX.-G pmk type A2 on earliest known date of
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 8 XII 1914 stampless civilian stationary cv ex ALEXANDRIA to MANCHESTER, tied by ALEX.-G pmk type A2 on earliest known date of use; cv not marked OAS or by institutional h/s - but not taxed(!) Before 24 May 1915 all military mail in Egypt had to be sent franked (here, 5m) via Egypt. civil. PO - many pieces bearing OAS w/officer signatures nonetheless taxed. Unusual. Flap torn open & repaired, complete.
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a50345
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 IX 1915 stampless OAS ppc of Medinet Habu temple ex CAIRO to CHELMSFORD, tied by CAIRO-I pmk on earliest known date of use &
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 IX 1915 stampless OAS ppc of Medinet Habu temple ex CAIRO to CHELMSFORD, tied by CAIRO-I pmk on earliest known date of use & HERTS. YEOMANY ORDERLY ROOM cachet (FB unlisted) w/officer's signature.
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a50346
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 MR 1915 OHMS "HQ Aust. & NZ Army Corp" stationary cv ex Shepheard's Hotel CAIRO to business BOMBAY, franked 5m per letter ra
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 MR 1915 OHMS "HQ Aust. & NZ Army Corp" stationary cv ex Shepheard's Hotel CAIRO to business BOMBAY, franked 5m per letter rate as stampless mail not yet available to forces (until 24 May) & tied by 2 strikes of hotel/Cairo pmk on earliest known date of use; b/s 26 MAR 1915 BOMBAY GPO arr & Indian Army Bombay censor cachet on front; slit open at top, vertical fold. Austr. forces were under FiE command & paid Egyptian civil. postal rates; as of 21 Nov 1914 mail to India from Egypt could be sent free via Indian Army Postal Service (for Forces "E" and "F").
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a50347
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 9 DE 1915 stampless OAS YMCA stationary cv (FB-YMC3) ex N.M.Y. (North Midland Mounted Bgd. CAIRO) to WOLVERHAMPTON, tied by Proud-D2 pmk - here
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 9 DE 1915 stampless OAS YMCA stationary cv (FB-YMC3) ex N.M.Y. (North Midland Mounted Bgd. CAIRO) to WOLVERHAMPTON, tied by Proud-D2 pmk - here undocumented use in period before Western Frontier Force use from Jan. 1916; endorsed by Officer & passed censor; cut open at top, back-flap & top right front missing.
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a50348
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 7 DE 1915 stampless (OAS) civilian stationary cv. ex PYRAMIDS to WINDSOR tied by local civilian pmk on earliest known date of u
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 7 DE 1915 stampless (OAS) civilian stationary cv. ex PYRAMIDS to WINDSOR tied by local civilian pmk on earliest known date of use & military use of this PO (per FB; consignor notes he has seen 11 NO 1915); endorsed by officer; arr. 15 DE 1915 (manuscript); cut open at top (most of "OAS" missing), tear at pmk - complete.
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a50349
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 16 MY 1916 stampless OHMS Field Report Envelope ex APO SZ 18 (DABAA) to APB ALEXANDRIA, tied by Proud-D1; b/s same day BAPO Z (ALEXANDRIA) trans
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 16 MY 1916 stampless OHMS Field Report Envelope ex APO SZ 18 (DABAA) to APB ALEXANDRIA, tied by Proud-D1; b/s same day BAPO Z (ALEXANDRIA) transit using Proud-D8 with inverted "A" index (6 months before his EKD of use) & ALEX.-X arr.; slit open at top. Sorani authenticated.
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a50350
MEF British WWI military mail in Egypt: 28 DE 1915 stampless (OAS) ppc of Cairo Citadel ex FPO 1Y (1 South Midland Mtd Bgd at MENA CAMP, Cairo) to LONDON, tied by DC DS as Proud-D2
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MEF British WWI military mail in Egypt: 28 DE 1915 stampless (OAS) ppc of Cairo Citadel ex FPO 1Y (1 South Midland Mtd Bgd at MENA CAMP, Cairo) to LONDON, tied by DC DS as Proud-D2 but here with date before month, as such unlisted in Proud & FB; endorsed by officer on back.
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a50351
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 28 XII 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv ex CAIRO to ENSTONE, tied by CAIRO-I pmk on latest known date of use & "B Comp
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 28 XII 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv ex CAIRO to ENSTONE, tied by CAIRO-I pmk on latest known date of use & "B Company | 2/5th POW | Devon Regt" cachet w/commanding officer's handstamp & signature (Cairo; similar to FB FGI4, unlisted); torn open at back, small piece missing.
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a50352
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 29 DE 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv pre-stamped "REST CAMP P.O. | ABBASSIA CAIRO | ON ACTIVE SERVICE | POST FREE" (
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 29 DE 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv pre-stamped "REST CAMP P.O. | ABBASSIA CAIRO | ON ACTIVE SERVICE | POST FREE" (FB-CTE3; at British Barracks) ex BRITISH BARRACKS CAIRO to WOODHAM, tied by Egyptian civilian PO BBC pmk type FB-C7; free posting signed off by lieut. sign.; b/s same day CAIRO-A transit; opened roughly at back, complete.
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a50353
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 18 JA 1916 stampless OHMS stationary cv ex BAPO Z (ALEXANDRIA) to CAMBRIDGE, tied by BAPO Z pmk & HEADQUARTERS | ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT boxed cache
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 18 JA 1916 stampless OHMS stationary cv ex BAPO Z (ALEXANDRIA) to CAMBRIDGE, tied by BAPO Z pmk & HEADQUARTERS | ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT boxed cachet (FB-CDB42) a year and a half before FB's EKD of use; slit open at top, very fine.
SOLD $80.00
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a50354
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 21 I 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv. ex Convalescent Depot LUXOR to STOURPORT tied by "LUXOR" date-bridge civilian p
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 21 I 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv. ex Convalescent Depot LUXOR to STOURPORT tied by "LUXOR" date-bridge civilian pmk on earliest known date of use of this type, endorsed by officer for free mail & marked by LUXOR CD cachet (FB-NHC32); b/s next day CAIRO-ASSIUT TPO transit; cut open at right, few edge tears top & right.
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a50355
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 2 FE 1916 stampless OAS Br. RC Hosp. stationary cv ex APO SZ 10 (CAIRO) to HOVE, tied by scarce date-bridge pmk Proud-D6 6 mont
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 2 FE 1916 stampless OAS Br. RC Hosp. stationary cv ex APO SZ 10 (CAIRO) to HOVE, tied by scarce date-bridge pmk Proud-D6 6 months before his EKD of use & marked by signed violet oval COMMANDANT | RED CROSS HOSPITAL GIZA (FB-NHC8) cachet 6 days before FB's EKD of use (at this time FB says hospital serviced by civilian main PO in Cairo); addresee name cut out of cv; opened roughly & repaired, complete.
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a50356
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 FEB 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv ex MILITARY INFECTION HOSPITAL | SHUBRA CAIRO (similar to FB-NHC9 but unlisted
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 FEB 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv ex MILITARY INFECTION HOSPITAL | SHUBRA CAIRO (similar to FB-NHC9 but unlisted & exceeds his LKD of 4 Feb 1916) to AUSTRALIA; stamped by approving officer's cachet for free postage & same day Egyptian civilian PO CAIRO-B transit; slit open at top, back-tears repaired, complete.
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a50357
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 FEB 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv ex APO SZ 4 (possibly ISMALIA) to BOSTON (UK), tied by strike of Proud-D4 pmk 1 year before his
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 11 FEB 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv ex APO SZ 4 (possibly ISMALIA) to BOSTON (UK), tied by strike of Proud-D4 pmk 1 year before his EKD of use, during period undocumented by Proud & FB (per Proud, Ismalia activities began 15 Feb, per FB on 23rd); not officer-endorsed but passed censor (#3000); opened roughly at back, complete + 3 small holes at front. A discovery piece.
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a50358
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 27 II 1916 stampless (OAS) stationary cv ex Govt. Hospital ALEXANDRIA to CROYDON, sent by Egyptian civilian post & tied by ALEX
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 27 II 1916 stampless (OAS) stationary cv ex Govt. Hospital ALEXANDRIA to CROYDON, sent by Egyptian civilian post & tied by ALEX.-J pmk type A4; cv. marked OAS by IM h/s & tied by signed Hospital cachet FB-NHC2. Slit open at top.
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a50359
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 3 MR 1916 stampless (OAS) civilian stationary cv ex FPO 2Y (2nd South Midland Mtd Bgd in WFF, AGAGIYA Egypt area) to APB ALEXANDRIA, tied by Pro
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 3 MR 1916 stampless (OAS) civilian stationary cv ex FPO 2Y (2nd South Midland Mtd Bgd in WFF, AGAGIYA Egypt area) to APB ALEXANDRIA, tied by Proud/FB unlisted DC DS (wide 2.Y as Proud-D2 and mid-thick bars as D3 - predating both); officer endorsed & passed censor; b/s next day BAPO Z transit & ALEXANDRIA-X civilian PO arr.; slit open at top.
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a50360
MEF British (Australian) WWI military mail in Egypt: 10 MAR 1916 OAS ppc of Aswan Bazar ex APO SZ 4A (ISMAILA - Australian Section) to PROSPECT, Australia, tied by scarce Proud-D3
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MEF British (Australian) WWI military mail in Egypt: 10 MAR 1916 OAS ppc of Aswan Bazar ex APO SZ 4A (ISMAILA - Australian Section) to PROSPECT, Australia, tied by scarce Proud-D3 State1 pmk; with officer's endorsement but not censored; pmk'd 10 days before est. of EEF.
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a50361
BEF British WWI military mail: cutout of 22 MR 1918 strike of Proud/FB undocumented FPO 1Y (used by FPO 97 on Western Front) pmk, with thick "I.Y" letters; also with date before month - this too unlisted (ref. Proud-D2 & later dated D3), tied next to strike of KC-CM6 type censor used only by BEF on continental Europe.
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BEF British WWI military mail: cutout of 22 MR 1918 strike of Proud/FB undocumented FPO 1Y (used by FPO 97 on Western Front) pmk, with thick "I.Y" letters; also with date before month - this too unlisted (ref. Proud-D2 & later dated D3), tied next to strike of KC-CM6 type censor used only by BEF on continental Europe.

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a50362
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 10 MAY 1916 OAS "honour" env. ex BRITISH BARRACKS CAIRO to STOWPORT tied by Egyptian civilian PO BBC pmk type FB-C8 & same day
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"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 10 MAY 1916 OAS "honour" env. ex BRITISH BARRACKS CAIRO to STOWPORT tied by Egyptian civilian PO BBC pmk type FB-C8 & same day CAIRO-A transit & next day CAIRO-F dispatch pmks; as unsigned, checked by censor (not opened); opened roughly at back, part of flap missing.
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a50363
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 12 MY 1916 stampless OHMS cv ex APO SZ 21 (CAIRO) to local business, tied by full strike Proud-D1 state1 pmk on LKD of use; b/s same day transit
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 12 MY 1916 stampless OHMS cv ex APO SZ 21 (CAIRO) to local business, tied by full strike Proud-D1 state1 pmk on LKD of use; b/s same day transit at unknown APO (pmk half struck, probably SZ 10 CAIRO) & CAIRO A arr.; opened gently at back, resealed; vert. fold. Scarce short-lived pmk (3 weeks in use).
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 20 MY 1916 stampless (OAS) civilian stationary cv ex FPO T53 (53rd Welsh Div. Train, WWF Egypt) to APB ALEXANDRIA, tied by rare DC Proud-D2 pmk
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 20 MY 1916 stampless (OAS) civilian stationary cv ex FPO T53 (53rd Welsh Div. Train, WWF Egypt) to APB ALEXANDRIA, tied by rare DC Proud-D2 pmk (in use only 3 weeks: 7-24 May); officer-endorsed & passed censor; b/s next day ALEXANDRIA-E civilian PO arr.; slit open at top. "Divisional Train" provided horse-drawn transport for Div.: usually a small 'Train HQ', 'HQ Cpy', 3x Horse 'Transport Cpys' + contingent of other troops ("Army Troops").
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a50365
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 23 MY 1916 stampless OAS ppc of Cairo cv ex APO SZ 21 (CAIRO) to BARNSLEY, tied by Proud-D1 state2 pmk on EKD of use; not ensorsed by officer &
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 23 MY 1916 stampless OAS ppc of Cairo cv ex APO SZ 21 (CAIRO) to BARNSLEY, tied by Proud-D1 state2 pmk on EKD of use; not ensorsed by officer & passed censor.
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a50366
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 27 JU 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv. (marked "stamp unavailable" - this unnecessary) ex APO SZ 26 (CANAL ZONE) to HAVERFORDWEST, tie
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 27 JU 1916 stampless OAS civilian stationary cv. (marked "stamp unavailable" - this unnecessary) ex APO SZ 26 (CANAL ZONE) to HAVERFORDWEST, tied by full strike of Proud-D1 on 1st day of use per Proud; front officer-endorsed & passed censor; b/s BAPO-T (PORT SAID) using Proud-D2 w/inverted "A" index; slit open at top, right flap tip missing, vert. fold.

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