Indian Campaigns and South Africa - Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
| BOER WAR-INDIA [INDIAN CONTINGENT] 1902(Nov 1) Heynes, Mathew & Co./Wholesale Chemists printed envelope bearing C.O.G.H. 1d tied Cape Town d/s to Lieut 2nd Gordon Highlanders SAFF & forwarded to Sailkok India with manuxcript "Not in Sailkot" & returned to S.Africa with Undelivered for Reason Stated / Return to Sender at / Address Shown on Cover / From R.L.O., Cape Town h/s in violet & on reverse many datestamps in an attempt to trace & incuding Returned L.O. / Cape Town in violet & D.L.O. Bombay/ 27 Fe 03 h/s in black
| INDIA-SOUTH AFRICA [BOER WAR INDIAN CONTINGENT] 1901(Jan 1) India 2a6p Stationary envelope Overprinted One Anna tied Umballa d/s to Dillon Duffy, Supply Branch, 39 Depot Unit, Army Service Corps, Kroonstad, South Africa & with on reverse Pietermaritzburg (12 Feb) transit & smudged Field Post Office FPO 3 / British Army South Africa (? Feb) arrival d/s................................. (Rare ingoing mail to Indian contingent)
| INDIA-SOUTH AFRICA [INDIAN CONTINGENT BOER WAR] 1902(Sep 9) incoming envelope bearing India 1a tied Poona d/s to Lieut 1st Bombay Lancers & forwarded to 17 Bn. Impl. Yeomanry, much re-directed & with many manuscript annotations including Indian Details Elandsfontein, Stellenbosch on reverse many many date stamps in an effort to deliver the letter.
| GB - INDIA..BOER WAR INDIAN CONTINGENT MAIL FOUND OPEN & DAMAGED... 1901 (Feb 3) Plain envelope to 5754 Gunner Lamacroft, Royal garrison Artillery, Bombay or elsewhere with many manuscript annotations in search of him & with six sided T/10 tax , circular Overland Postage /Due /A /2 hand stamps without evidence of collected tax & on back Devlali Camp (3 Mar) + Nasik (15 Mar) cds + boxed Received Open and Torn /Manager DLO Bombay + boxed D.L.O. /Bombay (16 Mar) hand stamps bearing GB 1d lilac tied indistinct cds ..............From other correspondence it is known that Gunner Lamacroft left South Africa & arrived India on Troopship SS "Assaye"
| SOUTH AFRICA - INDIA..BOER WAR REGISTERED OHMS INDIAN CONTINGENT MAIL ... 1902 (Sep 1) Longer On His Majesty's Service printed envelope registered to Inspector General, Imperial Service Troops, Simla with handstamp from Controller Military Accounts, Indian Contingent, South African Force bearing Transvaal ED V11 1d + Transvaal 4d overprinted V.R.I. tied Germiston cds & with unframed R with manuscript 249 within oval & on back Durban /Natal (3 Sep) + Tuticorin /Reg (1 Oct) transit & Chauramaider (6 Oct) arrival cds .......pin hole through 4d value
| SOUTH AFRICA - GB…BOER WAR BURMA MOUNTED INFANTRY … 1902 (May 18) Plain envelope to Captain J.A.C. Gibbs, West Riding Regt., Goring on Thames endorsed bottom left from C. Sneid, Major, B.M.I. bearing GB QV 1d lilac tied Army Post Office /Bloemfonntein cds & with on reverse Reading (7 Jun) transit cds .....A rare item from the Burma Mounted Infantry one of the smallest & scarcest of the contingents to serve in the Boer War..
| SOUTH AFRICA - INDIA…BOER WAR INDIAN CONTINGENT … 1900 (Nov 4) Plain stampless envelope endorsed On Active Service Stamps not Available to Mrs A.E. Argles c/o S.P. Argles, Pupri factory, Janahpur Road Station Birah cancelled Army P.O. 55 /S. Africa cds & with black oval T /5c alongside circular Overland postage /Due /As /1 hand satmps with on reverse Durban (13 Nov) + Bombay (20 Dec) + Sitamarhi (24 Dec) + Muzaffarpur (26 Dec) cds .....A scarce item from the Indian Contingent with interesting annotation on face "I hope you will not mind my opening this to A. I ..?. wanted to hear his news"