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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - Explorers & Pioneers
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1963-65 Navigators 4/- to £2 blocks of 4, the 10/- & £1 are Cream Paper, centring above average.
1963-65 Navigators 7/6d to £2 optd 'SPECIMEN', the £2 with scarce Overprint at Base #409xb, above-average centring.
C of A - Decimal Issues
1966-71 Navigators part-sheeets comprising 75c (45), $1 (50, with part-Plate number '3'), $2 (50) & $4 (60); also 1973 National Development 35c block of 24.
C of A - Commemorative Covers
2000 Canberra Stampshow pair of Parliament House PPCs with Australia 99 Navigators M/Ss optd for the Exhibition tied by commemorative cds. [Only 100 sets of the M/Ss were sold & only 5 such pairs of PPCs were serviced]
No longer available
C of A - First Day Covers
1927 Canberra & 1930 Sturt pair on plain FDCs.
C of A - Flight Covers - Commercial
1934 (Dec 13) commercial usage of 1½d brown Postal Card uprated for air transit with 9d Macarthur. [Writer states: "...new Air Mail thro from Australia. They have 12 days to do it in; ought to be less after the wonderful flying of the Air Speed Racers..."]
Swedish 1907 (Oct) commercial cover to Sweden with GB KEVII 2½d tied by light double-circle 'FALKLAND/ISLANDS' cds, fair strike of the rare underlined 'PAQUEBOT' h/s (Hosking #2676) alongside and at left an exceptional strike of the rare 'SWEDISH/MAGELLANIAN/ EXPEDITION/1907-1909' h/s in violet, printed PSNC & flag on the flap, 'UPSALA' arrival b/s. The only recorded Falklands cover from this Expedition. [Regarding the paquebot h/s, Hosking states "Pre-1940 dates merit a substantial premium". In fact, only one other example is recorded in the Edwardian period]