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Lot #153

GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue

1916 (18 Sep) registered cover (captured "Deutsch Ost-Afrika" stationery) franked with four different "N.F." overprinted stamps, tied by F.P.O. 1 cds and sent by General Northey in Neu Langenburg to a lady with the Red Cross in Nyasaland, with Zomba (25 Sep) transit and Blantyre (26.9) arrival pmks, backflap missing, apparently the earliest known use of the 1sh value and the double circle FPO 1 canceller. The Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force (2600 men in all) moved across the border into Southwestern area of German East Africa in late May 1916. Appalling terrain and insecure supply lines often thwarted the Force's effectiveness. Nevertheless, its commander, Major-General Sir Edward Northey, took command of a colonial force in Nyasaland in the East African Campaign, later becoming Governor of Kenya), is now considered the ablest of the Allied generals operating in GEA
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Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #154

GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue

1916 "N.F." overprints, set of five blocks of four, 1sh n.h., others used on piece, fine-v.f. (SG N1-5)
Box *O
Catalog #N101-105
Catalog Value £400

Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #155

GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue

1916 two OHMS covers to Rhodesia and England, franked with 1/2d and 1d overprints, cancelled by F.P.O. pmks, with arrival markings, fine-v.f.
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Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #156

GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue

1916 (Oct 15) registered OHMS cover franked with 1d and 4d overprints, tied by two strikes of "F.P.O. 3" cds, addressed to Johannesburg, written by staff Sgt Mereoso (2nd South African Rifles) with Col. Rogers' column at Malangali, southwest of Iringa. At that time, the Field Force was attempting (unsuccessfully) to block Genl. Wahle's withdrawal from Tabora to the south. This is the only recorded registered cover from the F.P.O. 3., some faults, with Zomba Nyasaland and British Concession Chindale (15.11) transit markings
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Lot #157

GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue

1917 (Oct 3) cover franked with 3x1/2d and 1sh, cancelled F.P.O. 3, addressed via Bulawayo Rhodesia, filing folds away from the stamps
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Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #158

GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue

1918 (6 Aug) registered cover (4p Nyasaland Protectorate registration entire) sent by Brig. Genl Northey from headquarters in Songea to his son in London. Additional franking on this overweight cover ("contents only are a watch-guard") is mixed franking of Rhodesia (1 1/2d and 3x1/2d) and "N.F." (2x1/2d), faulty but very rare, earliest known "F.P.O.1" from Songea
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Price Realized
$500.00

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