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1899 Boer War - 1899 censored cover to De Witt Hamer, Prisoner on board H. M. S.Penelope, Simonstown, with a Transvaal 1d cancelled BARBERTON 9 DEC 99. A blue D crayon Boer censor mark is on the front along with a violet Censor Prisoners of War handstamp. The cover had censor tape applied in Pretoria (12 DEC) and again in Durban (23 DEC). A manuscript St. Helena and the H.M.S. Penelope crossed out showed the letter was forwarded to De Witt Hamer, who was sent to St Helena on the first shipment of P.O.W.s. on the Milwaukee which arrived there on 11 April 1900. An interesting cover.
1899 Boer War
1899 censored cover to De Witt Hamer, Prisoner on board 'H. M. S.Penelope', Simonstown, with a Transvaal 1d cancelled BARBERTON 9 DEC 99. A blue 'D' crayon Boer censor mark is on the front along with a violet 'Censor Prisoners of War' handstamp. The cover had censor tape applied in Pretoria (12 DEC) and again in Durban (23 DEC). A manuscript 'St. Helena' and the 'H.M.S. Penelope' crossed out showed the letter was forwarded to De Witt Hamer, who was sent to St Helena on the first shipment of P.O.W.'s. on the 'Milwaukee' which arrived there on 11 April 1900. An interesting cover.
£190.00
Reference: K3177

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1901 Boer War / St. Helena - 1901 censored envelope to Germany bearing a ˝d and 1d pair cancelled by Maltese Cross in circle cancellers. A ST. HELENA NO 16 01 datestamp is on the centre of the cover along with a circular Censor Prisoners of War with the initials A.W.P. with three dots below. This was Lt. A. W. Phelps the censor from the 2nd Gloucester Regiment. A Berlin 11.12.01. receiving datestamp is on the back of the cover. A fine example of this scarce censors strike.
1901 Boer War / St. Helena
1901 censored envelope to Germany bearing a ˝d and 1d pair cancelled by 'Maltese Cross in circle' cancellers. A ST. HELENA NO 16 01 datestamp is on the centre of the cover along with a circular 'Censor Prisoners of War' with the initials A.W.P. with three dots below. This was Lt. A. W. Phelps the censor from the 2nd Gloucester Regiment. A Berlin 11.12.01. receiving datestamp is on the back of the cover. A fine example of this scarce censors' strike.
£245.00
Reference: G2820

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1901c Boer War, St. Helena - Picture post card of Washdag in het kamp (Wash day in the camp) at Deadwood Camp, St. Helena, sent locally in Holland, bearing a Netherlands 1c cancelled 26 JAN 04. This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A fine and very scarce post card.
1901c Boer War, St. Helena
Picture post card of ''Washdag in het kamp' (Wash day in the camp) at Deadwood Camp, St. Helena, sent locally in Holland, bearing a Netherlands 1c cancelled 26 JAN 04. This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A fine and very scarce post card.
£75.00
Reference: G2807

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1901 Boer War, St Helena - Picture post card of Boeren aan den arbeid (Boers at work) Deadwood Camp, St. Helena, sent locally in Holland, bearing a Netherlands 1c cancelled Rotterdam 18 NOV 01 This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A very uncommon camp scene.
1901 Boer War, St Helena
Picture post card of ''Boeren aan den arbeid' (Boers at work) Deadwood Camp, St. Helena, sent locally in Holland, bearing a Netherlands 1c cancelled Rotterdam 18 NOV 01 This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A very uncommon camp scene.
£75.00
Reference: G2808

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1902c Boer War, St Helena - Picture post card of Deadwood Blikkendorp (Deadwood Tin Shack Village) St. Helena, Addressed, but no postage applied, to Utrecht, Holland. This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A very uncommon camp scene.
1902c Boer War, St Helena
Picture post card of 'Deadwood Blikkendorp' (Deadwood Tin Shack Village) St. Helena, Addressed, but no postage applied, to Utrecht, Holland. This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A very uncommon camp scene.
£80.00
Reference: G2806

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1900 Boer War - 1900 envelope to TASMANIA from a Pte. H Chapman, 2nd T. I. B.  / O.A.S. - S. Africa, franked with a pair of O.F.S. overprinted  ˝ds, a 1d and a 3d, cancelled by FIELD P.O. BRITISH ARMY S. AFRICA AP 18 datestamps. At this time this canceller was in use at the Advanced Depot, Bloemfontein, which opened there on 14 April. On the back of the cover are Launceston MY 13 and Zeehan MY 17 00 transit and arrival cancels. A fine and scarce cover from a member of the Tasmanian Contingent of which there were only 126 officers and troops.
1900 Boer War
1900 envelope to TASMANIA from a Pte. H Chapman, 2nd T. I. B. / O.A.S. - S. Africa, franked with a pair of O.F.S. overprinted ˝d's, a 1d and a 3d, cancelled by FIELD P.O. BRITISH ARMY S. AFRICA AP 18 datestamps. At this time this canceller was in use at the Advanced Depot, Bloemfontein, which opened there on 14 April. On the back of the cover are Launceston MY 13 and Zeehan MY 17 00 transit and arrival cancels. A fine and scarce cover from a member of the Tasmanian Contingent of which there were only 126 officers and troops.
£450.00
Reference: K3033

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1900 Boer War - 1899 censored Orange Free State ˝d post card to Dar - Es - Salaam, German East Africa, with a 1d added, cancelled BETHANIEN 7 FE 00. Bloemfontein 7 FE, Zanzibar 11 AP and Dar -Es -Salaam 19. 4. 00 transit and arrival cancels are on the front of the card. The card has a good strike of the Type 2 censor cachet in black. A very rare destination for mail from the Free State during the Boer War.
1900 Boer War
1899 censored Orange Free State ˝d post card to Dar - Es - Salaam, German East Africa, with a 1d added, cancelled BETHANIEN 7 FE 00. Bloemfontein 7 FE, Zanzibar 11 AP and Dar -Es -Salaam 19. 4. 00 transit and arrival cancels are on the front of the card. The card has a good strike of the Type 2 censor cachet in black. A very rare destination for mail from the Free State during the Boer War.
£250.00
Reference: K3031

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1899 Boer War - 1899 censored Orange Free State ˝d post card to Howick, Natal, with a 1d added, endorsed “Via Delagoa Bay”, cancelled FICKSBURG 27 NO 99. A Bloemfontein 28 NO 99 transit cancel is on the back of the card and a Natal DE 7 99 cancel is on the front, along with a fine strike of the Type 2 oval blue censor cachet. Fine.
1899 Boer War
1899 censored Orange Free State ˝d post card to Howick, Natal, with a 1d added, endorsed “Via Delagoa Bay”, cancelled FICKSBURG 27 NO 99. A Bloemfontein 28 NO 99 transit cancel is on the back of the card and a Natal DE 7 99 cancel is on the front, along with a fine strike of the Type 2 oval blue censor cachet. Fine.
£200.00
Reference: K3030

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1899 Boer War - 1899 censored Orange Free State ˝d post card to Cape Town with a 1d added, endorsed “Via Delagoa Bay”, cancelled FICKSBURG 28 OC 99. Bloemfontein 31 OC transit and Cape Town JA 9 00 arrival datestamps are on the front of the card. A fine strike of the circular POSTMEESTER GENERAAL censor cachet in blue is also on the front of the card. The message asks for all books and weekly papers to be held until further notice. A very fine example of this scarce censor cachet in blue.
1899 Boer War
1899 censored Orange Free State ˝d post card to Cape Town with a 1d added, endorsed “Via Delagoa Bay”, cancelled FICKSBURG 28 OC 99. Bloemfontein 31 OC transit and Cape Town JA 9 00 arrival datestamps are on the front of the card. A fine strike of the circular 'POSTMEESTER GENERAAL' censor cachet in blue is also on the front of the card. The message asks for all books and weekly papers to be held until further notice. A very fine example of this scarce censor cachet in blue.
£325.00
Reference: K3029

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1900 Boer War - 1900 censored envelope to Leamington, England, from a British P. O. W. at the Staats Model School, Pretoria, franked with a 2˝d cancelled PRETORIA 26 MR 00. A manuscript blue crayon G (Gezien – Seen) censor mark is on the front of the cover, which was from Capt. Dick of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. On the back of the cover are Lourenco Marques 28 MAR, and Leamington AP 26 00 transit and arrival cancels. It was unusual for mail from P.O.W.s to have stamps on and also not to have any other censor cachets other than this manuscript G !
1900 Boer War
1900 censored envelope to Leamington, England, from a British P. O. W. at the Staats Model School, Pretoria, franked with a 2˝d cancelled PRETORIA 26 MR 00. A manuscript blue crayon 'G' (Gezien – Seen) censor mark is on the front of the cover, which was from Capt. Dick of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. On the back of the cover are Lourenco Marques 28 MAR, and Leamington AP 26 00 transit and arrival cancels. It was unusual for mail from P.O.W.'s to have stamps on and also not to have any other censor cachets other than this manuscript 'G' !
£240.00
Reference: K3019

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1900 Boer War - 1900 censored envelope to Pretoria with a 1d cancelled JOHANNESBURG 4 JAN 00. A Pretoria 5 JAN 00 arrival cancel is on the back. On the front of the cover is a good strike of the very rare purple GEZIEN censor strike. This, by far the rarest of all the Boer censor cachets, has only been seen used in the first week of January 1900. It was thought to be part of a special security effort by the Boers after a special Krygsraad that was held to determine future military strategy after the Battle of Colenso on December 15 1899. Less than 10 covers have been recorded with this censor cachet. A fine and extremely rare item.
1900 Boer War
1900 censored envelope to Pretoria with a 1d cancelled JOHANNESBURG 4 JAN 00. A Pretoria 5 JAN 00 arrival cancel is on the back. On the front of the cover is a good strike of the very rare purple 'GEZIEN' censor strike. This, by far the rarest of all the Boer censor cachets, has only been seen used in the first week of January 1900. It was thought to be part of a special security effort by the Boers after a special 'Krygsraad' that was held to determine future military strategy after the Battle of Colenso on December 15 1899. Less than 10 covers have been recorded with this censor cachet. A fine and extremely rare item.
£450.00
Reference: K3018

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1900 Boer War - 1900 censored envelope to Bedford, England, from the NOOITGEDAGHT P. O. W. CAMP, about 20 miles to the east of Machadodorp, in the Eastern Transvaal, which had become the temporary Z A R capital. The cover has been endorsed at the upper left corner “Gezien / Schulze / Censor”. The cover has a Machadodorp 14 JUL 00 datestamp and a T / 26c tax mark, which was subsequently erased. A Bedford AU 22 00 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. The camp at Nooitgedaght was established in June 1900 after 900 officers and men were removed by the Boers from the Waterval Camp in Pretoria on June 4, the day before the city fell to the British. The officers were quartered in iron buildings and the men in huts. They were released on the 30th August by the Earl of Dundonald. A very rare cover from this camp.
1900 Boer War
1900 censored envelope to Bedford, England, from the NOOITGEDAGHT P. O. W. CAMP, about 20 miles to the east of Machadodorp, in the Eastern Transvaal, which had become the temporary Z A R capital. The cover has been endorsed at the upper left corner “Gezien / Schulze / Censor”. The cover has a Machadodorp 14 JUL 00 datestamp and a 'T / 26c' tax mark, which was subsequently erased. A Bedford AU 22 00 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. The camp at Nooitgedaght was established in June 1900 after 900 officers and men were removed by the Boers from the Waterval Camp in Pretoria on June 4, the day before the city fell to the British. The officers were quartered in iron buildings and the men in huts. They were released on the 30th August by the Earl of Dundonald. A very rare cover from this camp.
£490.00
Reference: K3017

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1900 Boer War - 1900 censored envelope to Middelburg Laager, bearing a Natal ˝d and pair of 1ds cancelled DURBAN JA 11 00. The cover has been censored in manuscript Passed Brooke by the British censors and then censored in Pretoria with Boer Type 3 censor tape that has been tied by a Pretoria 17 JA 00 datestamp. The cover went via Lourenco Marques where it was backstamped 14 JAN 00. A very unusual cover as it would appear to be going to a Boer combatant, and one would think that the British authorities in Natal would have refused its passage to the Transvaal.
1900 Boer War
1900 censored envelope to Middelburg Laager, bearing a Natal ˝d and pair of 1d's cancelled DURBAN JA 11 00. The cover has been censored in manuscript 'Passed Brooke' by the British censors and then censored in Pretoria with Boer Type 3 censor tape that has been tied by a Pretoria 17 JA 00 datestamp. The cover went via Lourenco Marques where it was backstamped 14 JAN 00. A very unusual cover as it would appear to be going to a Boer combatant, and one would think that the British authorities in Natal would have refused it's passage to the Transvaal.
£75.00
Reference: K3015

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1899 Boer War - 1899 incoming cover from England with two 1ds and a ˝d cancelled MAIDA HILL SP 22 99. On arrival in Johannesburg the cover was censored and resealed with Boer Type 1 censor tape and cancelled on the back by a somewhat indistinct but legible JOHANNESBURG 11 OC 99 datestamp. This was the day that war was declared and shows how ready the Boers were for this conflict. This Type 1 censor tape was only in use for a very short time and mainly seen used on October 11 and 12.
1899 Boer War
1899 incoming cover from England with two 1d's and a ˝d cancelled MAIDA HILL SP 22 99. On arrival in Johannesburg the cover was censored and resealed with Boer Type 1 censor tape and cancelled on the back by a somewhat indistinct but legible JOHANNESBURG 11 OC 99 datestamp. This was the day that war was declared and shows how ready the Boers were for this conflict. This Type 1 censor tape was only in use for a very short time and mainly seen used on October 11 and 12.
£190.00
Reference: K3009

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1900 Boer War - 1900 censored envelope, with original letter, to Ermelo, bearing two ˝ds cancelled PIET RETIEF 3 AU 00, that has been opened and censored using the Type 1 Boer censor tape. This is the latest recorded date of use of this tape, although it appears to have been used in the Eastern Transvaal on a couple of other occasions in May and June 1900. An Ermelo 6 AUG 00 arrival cancel is on the back of the cover. The letter was written from Schoongezich on 2nd August. A rare usage of the Type 1 censor tape.
1900 Boer War
1900 censored envelope, with original letter, to Ermelo, bearing two ˝d's cancelled PIET RETIEF 3 AU 00, that has been opened and censored using the Type 1 Boer censor tape. This is the latest recorded date of use of this tape, although it appears to have been used in the Eastern Transvaal on a couple of other occasions in May and June 1900. An Ermelo 6 AUG 00 arrival cancel is on the back of the cover. The letter was written from Schoongezich on 2nd August. A rare usage of the Type 1 censor tape.
£175.00
Reference: K3010

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1899 Boer War - 1899 censored envelope to Durban, Natal, endorsed “Via Delagoa Bay” bearing a 1d cancelled JOHANNESBURG 13 OCT 99. The cover was opened and resealed with the Boer Type 2 provisional censor tape, that was only used in Johannesburg. Durban 23 OC 99 arrival cancels are on the back, showing that even though there was a war, mail could, and did, get through fairly quickly.
1899 Boer War
1899 censored envelope to Durban, Natal, endorsed “Via Delagoa Bay” bearing a 1d cancelled JOHANNESBURG 13 OCT 99. The cover was opened and resealed with the Boer Type 2 'provisional' censor tape, that was only used in Johannesburg. Durban 23 OC 99 arrival cancels are on the back, showing that even though there was a war, mail could, and did, get through fairly quickly.
£125.00
Reference: K3012

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1899 Boer War - 1899 censored envelope to Durban, Natal, bearing a pair of Transvaal ˝ds cancelled JOHANNESBURG 10 OCT 99. The cover was censored (even though at that time war had not been declared !!) by the Boer Type 2 provisional censor tape, which was only used in Johannesburg. It was known used there from 10 – 22 October 1899. A Durban 17 OC 99 arrival cancel is on the back. A little damage to the cover including a closed tear but a very rare usage of censor tape the day before war was declared.
1899 Boer War
1899 censored envelope to Durban, Natal, bearing a pair of Transvaal ˝d's cancelled JOHANNESBURG 10 OCT 99. The cover was censored (even though at that time war had not been declared !!) by the Boer Type 2 'provisional' censor tape, which was only used in Johannesburg. It was known used there from 10 – 22 October 1899. A Durban 17 OC 99 arrival cancel is on the back. A little damage to the cover including a closed tear but a very rare usage of censor tape the day before war was declared.
£190.00
Reference: K3010

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1901 Boer War - 1901 envelope to a P. O. W. at Diyatalawa Camp bearing a 5c cancelled GALKISSA MY 5 01. Colombo MY 25 and Diyatalawa MY 26 transit and arrival cancels are on the back. Mail from Galkissa usually emanated from the near by hospital at Mount Lavinia, and judging by the handwriting, this was written from one Boer P.O.W. to another.
1901 Boer War
1901 envelope to a P. O. W. at Diyatalawa Camp bearing a 5c cancelled GALKISSA MY 5 01. Colombo MY 25 and Diyatalawa MY 26 transit and arrival cancels are on the back. Mail from Galkissa usually emanated from the near by hospital at Mount Lavinia, and judging by the handwriting, this was written from one Boer P.O.W. to another.
£95.00
Reference: G2795

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1902 Boer War - 1902 censored envelope to London franked with a Cape 1d tied by a good strike of the uncommon ARMY POST OFFICE, MAFEKING, JA 18 02 datestamp. A fancy “Passed Press Censor” cachet also ties the stamp. This date stamp was only used from 12 December 1901 to 23 February 1902. A scarce cover.
1902 Boer War
1902 censored envelope to London franked with a Cape 1d tied by a good strike of the uncommon ARMY POST OFFICE, MAFEKING, JA 18 02 datestamp. A fancy “Passed Press Censor” cachet also ties the stamp. This date stamp was only used from 12 December 1901 to 23 February 1902. A scarce cover.
£110.00
Reference: K2814

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1900 Boer War - 1900 stampless cover, endorsed On Active Service to Sydney, Australia, cancelled by the octagonal ARMY POST OFFICE, NATAL FIELD FORCE, STANDERTON, OCT 13 1900 datestamp. A Durban 10 OC 00 transit cancel is on the back. The cover has been roughly opened at the top but an uncommon Australian Contingent item.
1900 Boer War
1900 stampless cover, endorsed 'On Active Service' to Sydney, Australia, cancelled by the octagonal ARMY POST OFFICE, NATAL FIELD FORCE, STANDERTON, OCT 13 1900 datestamp. A Durban 10 OC 00 transit cancel is on the back. The cover has been roughly opened at the top but an uncommon Australian Contingent item.
£150.00
Reference: K2806

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