AEF Covers

Sale #3042 - United States Postal History
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    "U.S. Postal Agency Siberia Dec 5 1918" hand cancel on YMCA envelope addressed to Indiana, ms "Soldiers Mail" and sender's "A. Finsenman/ Pvt Infantry/ A.E.F. Siberia", light strike of boxed "A.E.F. Siberia/ Censored" handstamp with officer signature, opened at right with a bit of the front side right edge missing (just into address), some light overall aging, Fine use
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 90.00 USD

    Lot# : 2276 AEF Covers

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    "Field Post Office P.B. 66 23 DE 18" British cds on YMCA cover self censored by "Lt BR Taylor/ US Army" and addressed to Wisconsin, Very Fine and choice; P.B. 66 was located at Oborzerskaya and operated under Base Post Office 2 at Archangel.
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    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2277 AEF Covers

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    "U.S. Postal Agency Siberia Apr 10 1919" duplex on an envelope addressed to Illinois, ms "Soldiers Mail/ Pvt. A.R. Frischkorn/ A.E.F. Siberia", light strike of boxed "A.E.F. Siberia/ Censored" handstamp with officer signature, docketed May 10 arrival, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 2278 AEF Covers

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    1919 AEF/ Siberia Covers to Brooklyn NY from an infantry private, two covers and one front with duplex cancels, each marked "Free", front and one cover with boxed censor marking and YMCA cc, one cover with a 4-line "Passed By/ Military Censorship/ A.E.F. , Siberia/ By_____ No.7" handstamp, each with faults from opening or use incl pieces missing, VG-Fine
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    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 70.00 USD

    Lot# : 2279 AEF Covers

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    1919 AEF/ Siberia Covers to Iola, Kansas, four covers from a soldier incl one with "K of C" cc, two with return address of "North Russia" and the other two from "Archangel", three with legible British PO cancels(P.B. 55 or P.B. 2), assorted censor marks/ signatures, one with original enclosure, each with faults from opening, VG-Fine
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    Current Opening : 70.00 USD
    Hammer price : 70.00 USD

    Lot# : 2280 AEF Covers

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    Canada AEF, 1914 (Oct 17) Cover to Canadian Soldier, 2c Admiral tied by Montreal machine cancel and addressed to soldier in the South Lancaster Regt of the British Expeditionary Force, ms "Missing BWP" and a framed "Unable to Trace/ Army Post Office/ Expeditionary Force" handstamp, backstamped "Dead Letter Branch/ Ottawa, Canada/ FE 2 15", opened at top and some small edge tears/ faults along the right edge with a light crease affecting the stamp, still Fine and scarce marking; the Army Post Office was located in the offices of Companie Transatlantique in Le Havre, France; the soldier was most likely a member of the 2nd Battalion of the regiment which landed at Le Havre in August 1914 and spent the entire war on the Western Front.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2281 AEF Covers

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    "Passed by Internment Censor/ Amherst, N.S. Oct 18 1917", initialed 38mm censor date stamp on an envelope addressed to Sackville, N.B., an Amherst N.S. Oct 9 1917 machine cancel overlaps the censor marking, ms "fr. W. Bolge/ Amherst N.S./ Off. Det. Camp/ 842" on backflap and with a Sackville N.B, OC 10 backstamp, light central vertical fold, Very FinernAmherst Internment Camp, an internment camp located at the Malleable Iron Works, operated from 1914 to 1919 in Amherst, Nova Scotia. It was the largest POW camp in Canada during World War I with a maximum of 853 prisoners housed at one time. A few civilian internees were also detained here, the most famous being the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky who was detained on order of British authorities from March-May 1917.
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    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 2282 AEF Covers

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    Canada AEF, 1919 (Jan 18) to Toronto with partial strike of "Field Post Office/ Canadian Siberian Exp. Force" cds, boxed "Passed By Censor 002" handstamp, self-censored at lower left by senior chaplain of the CEF H.M. McCausland, trivial bit of postal wear/ aging, Fine use; censor device 002 was issued to base headquarters in the Pushkinskaya Theater and was used 69 days beginning Dec 9 1918
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 2283 AEF Covers

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    Canada AEF, 1919 (Mar 22) Use to Quebec, envelope with YMCA cc, ms "En Service Actif" and light strike of "Field Post Office/ Canadian Siberian Exp. Force" cds, full strike of "Base Depot Siberia/ Mar 21 1919." handstamp, backstamped Hull AP 14 19, 17mm edge break at left and some smaller faults, still Fine and the earliest recorded use of the Base Depot handstamp (located at the East Barracks on the outskirts of Vladivostok); very few French-Canadians served in the CEF
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 2284 AEF Covers

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    Canada AEF, 1919 (May 26) to Ontario, ms "O.A.S.", "April 11-13" "1919" and censoring signature, "Army Post Office P.B. 2" cancel upper right, oval "PE/C/32" censor handstamp, partial Markham backstamp, cover a bit edge worn with corner bends, Fine rnThe North Russia intervention was part of the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War after the October Revolution and lasted from March 1918 to October 1919. The intervention brought about the involvement of foreign troops in the Russian Civil War on the side of the White movement. The movement was ultimately defeated, while the Allied forces withdrew from Northern Russia after fighting several defensive actions against the Bolsheviks. The Canadian contingent to this international force was the 67th and 68th Field Batteries of the 16th Brigade Field Artillery.
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 140.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 2285 AEF Covers

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    Canada AEF Covers Selection, five covers incl one from the Omar Brown correspondence, one posted March 1919 after requirement to censor rescinded, two with "Victory Loan 1919" cc and "Relating to Victory Loan Business" handstamps over the Halifax cancel, one with a 2-line "Received From H.M. Ship/ No Charge To Be Raised" handstamp over a censor mark and London 1918 postmark, usual mixed condition but a Fine group.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD
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