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The Postage Stamp in War   By: (1882-1940)

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Transcriber's Notes:

In this Plain Text version of the book only symbols from the ASCII and Latin 1 character set have been used.

Italic typeface is indicated by underscores . Small capital typeface is indicated by UPPER CASE.

Irregular ordering and duplicate figure numbering has been retained as in the original. Minor inconsistencies in punctuation and formatting in the original are retained. Detailed corrections and observations on the text are listed in further Transcriber's Notes at the end.

The Postage Stamp in War.

By the same Author.

A new work on the postage stamps of the new British Protectorate of

EGYPT

in the Melville Stamp Book series ( No. 20) is now on the press and will be published in January, 1915, by Stanley Gibbons, Ltd., 391 Strand, W.C. Price 6d. Post free. 7½d.

... THE ... POSTAGE STAMP IN WAR

BY

FRED J. MELVILLE,

EDITOR OF "THE POSTAGE STAMP."

MDCCCCXV PUBLISHED BY FRED. J. MELVILLE, 14 SUDBOURNE RD., BRIXTON, LONDON, ENGLAND.

COPYRIGHT.

All rights of translation and reproduction reserved.

ACKNOWLEDGED WITH THANKS.

To many collectors and dealers we are indebted for the loan of stamps, envelopes, etc., for illustration in this work, including Messrs. E. Bentley Wood, H. H. Harland, W. J. Holmes, Nathan Heywood, J. Ireland, R. Wedmore, Stanley Gibbons, Ltd., Hugo Griebert & Co., Alfred Smith & Son, W. T. Wilson, Whitfield King & Co., Charles Nissen & Co., Lewis May & Co., W. S. Lincoln & Son, Bright & Son, R. Roberts, Bridger & Kay, A. C. Roessler, C. Davies, and others.

Captain Lionel Crouch has kindly assisted in revising the proofs.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

THE POSTAGE STAMP WITH THE FLAG. British Posts in the Crimea The Abolition of the Capitulations The British Fleet in the Baltic Abyssinian Expedition The First Army Postal Corps Egypt Dongola Expedition South Africa The British Army Post in France, 1914 How to Address Soldier's Letters The Postmarks from France The Navy's Postmarks. Page 7.

CHAPTER II.

INDIAN ARMY POSTAL SERVICE China Expeditionary Force British Railway Administration in China Somaliland The Forbidden City of Lhassa Indian Expeditionary Force in France. Page 28.

CHAPTER III.

SOUTH AFRICAN WARS Transvaal Orange River Colony Krugersdorp Kuruman Lydenburg Mafeking Pietersburg Rustenburg Schweizer Renecke Volksrust Vryburg Wolmaranstad The Union South African War of 1914. Page 37.

CHAPTER IV.

FRANCE Napoleon's Minister of Posts The Second Republic The Presidency Empire French Expeditions to China and Mexico Sedan Metz Strasburg The Siege of Paris Balloon Post Pigeon Post Peace Military Frank Stamps The German Invasion, 1914 Red Cross Stamps War Postcards and Postmarks. Page 49.

CHAPTER V.

RUSSIA War Charity Stamps Portraits of the Tsars War Stamps of 1914 Japan War with China The Empress Jingo Triumphal Military and Naval Reviews Kiao chow Belgium King Albert Bombardment of Malines Private Postal Service Germanised Posts Red Cross Stamps Bogus Stamps Postmarks Serbia "Death Mask" Stamps King Peter Montenegro King Nicholas. Page 59.

CHAPTER VI.

THE ENEMY'S STAMPS Germany Austria Bosnia Hungary Turkey. Page 75.

CHAPTER VII.

AMERICAN WARS. United States Civil War Confederate Stamps Hispano American War Vera Cruz Canada Mexican Revolution South and Central America. Page 91.

CHAPTER VIII.

MISCELLANEOUS WARS AND COMMEMORATIONS Patriotic Empire Stamps Victoria New Zealand Barbados' Nelson Stamp A Dutch Naval Commemoration Balkan Wars Greece Albania Epirus Bulgaria Roumania Italy Portugal Spain Mysterious Melillas China... Continue reading book >>




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