WWI Ephemera Relating To Harold Vernon “Coggs” Martin
WWI Ephemera Relating To Harold Vernon “Coggs” Martin
WWI Ephemera Relating To Harold Vernon “Coggs” Martin
WWI Ephemera Relating To Harold Vernon “Coggs” Martin
WWI Ephemera Relating To Harold Vernon “Coggs” Martin
WWI Ephemera Relating To Harold Vernon “Coggs” Martin
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WWI Ephemera Relating To Harold Vernon “Coggs” Martin

c1917-1919. Collection of six items comprising a letter in pencil, a field postcard, a certificate of discharge, two vintage silver gelatin photographs, and a complete copy of The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), most items signed and dated in ink or pencil by H.V. Martin, sizes from 8.5 x 13.7cm to 65.5 x 55.2cm. Soiling, wear, crinkles, tears, missing portions.

The eight-page letter from Palestine is dated “30th Aug [19]17” with the comment “Palestine or somewhere near where David slew Goliath, Saul or whatever his name was.” The certificate of discharge from the Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force is dated 19th March 1919, after completion of 2 years and 91 days of service. It states that Martin was born in Adelaide and resided in Sydney. The photographs, which depict Martin, are stamped “Britain Photo Studio,” signed, annotated “Egypt, 26.4.1917,” and inscribed to his siblings Gwen and Archie in ink on image and verso (see item 84). The headline in the November 12, 1918 copy of The Daily Telegraph reads “Official: Armistice Signed.”

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Item #CL174-102

Price (AUD): $990.00  Other currencies

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