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Displaying 1 - 20 of 370 Lots in Category - Postal History
LITERATURE - Subject Headings
Wreck Mail: "Maritime Disaster Mail" by Hoggarth & Gwynn (2003), hardbound with d/j.
LITERATURE - Auction Catalogues
Feldman, David: General catalogues but including the three parts of Rodney Perry's magnificent collection of Victoria (1987-1988), cover faults. (Qty 3)
Siegel, Robert "K.L. Collection of Classic Rarities" (23/4/1996), cover creased; "Inverted Jenny Plate Number Block" (19/10/2005); & "The Rush 1847 Cover" (13/5/2006); the last two are hardbound single-lot sales with d/j. (Qty 3)
LITERATURE - Country Headings
German Colonies: "Handbuch und Katalog der Deutschen Kolonial-Vorlaufer" (= German Colonial Forerunners) by Steuer (3rd Edition, 2003), hardbound, text in German but extensively illustrated and the priced postmark listings are simple to follow. A key reference, in "as new" condition.
German Colonies: Robson Lowe (Zurich) auction catalogue of the "Wilhelm" German Colonies & Post Offices Abroad (12/5/1981), with p/r.
German States - Hannover: Kohler auction catalogue of John Boker's "Hannover: Teil I" (8/2/1997).
Hong Kong: Cavendish auction catalogues of Richard CK Chan's "Hong Kong and Treaty Ports" Parts I to III (2003-2004). (Qty 3)
No longer available
Hong Kong: "The Postal History of Hong Kong" by Proud (2004), hardbound with d/j. New. Out of print. [1150pp crammed with information, illustrations of a multitude of postal markings, plus the Treaty Ports. A "must have" book]
United States: Matthew Bennett auction catalogue (7/10/1995) of the phenomenal Ed & Jean Siskin ollection of "American Colonial & Early United States Mails 1662-1799", with p/r.
1950s-60s Postal Stationery array of mostly airletters, aerogrammes or postal cards addressed to Radio Australia including India with taxed (5) & 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID FOR TRANSMISSION BY AIRMAIL' (2), Malaya & States including uprated, others originating from such diverse locations as Afghanistan, Belgian Congo, Burma, Finland, Israel, Mauritius, Netherland Indies, Nyasaland, Portuguese India, Sudan, Thailand & Zanzibar, quite a few with the ABC's receiving '"clock" d/s. Could prove an absolute goldmine for the postal historian. (Qty few 100)
British Africa mostly pre-1960 array with strong sections of Gold Coast Registration Envelopes, South West Africa commercial mail, Swaziland 1954 commercial registered from 'STEGI', Zanzibar unused Avis de Reception card, many airmails & registered items etc, generally fine to very fine. Ideal ebay or show stock! (Qty 105)
British Commonwealth box including BWI commercial airmails, high-value frankings & used postal stationery, good range of used Irish postal stationery, Cyprus shipmails & 1947 commercial airmail to USA at 20pi rate, Malta 1953 commercial airmail to New Zealand with Self-Government 3d x2 6d & 2/-, BCOF set to 5/- (damaged), Canada Express Delivery covers, 1953 commercial cover from Tristan da Cunha, etc, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 61 items)
Pacific Islands dealer's stock of mostly commercial covers priced between $25 & $400 with so many better items that it would take a couple of pages to give a decent description of them. Suffice to say you will find both quality and range here with lots of ever-popular Fiji, New Guinea, Papua, PNG including Emergency Surcharges etc. Priced to sell retail at $12,000+, or an average of about $80. Sensational value at the estimate. (Qty 150+)
Australia: 1905 commercial cover to United States with rare 'WARNER &/SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS/ .../WEBSTER' perforated label affixed across the flap & tied by New York arrival cancel. The first example we have seen of this label.
C of A - Postal History
1914 to United States with First Wmk Roos ½d & 2d; 1922 to United States with very scarce franking of KGV 4d violet (corner faults); 1926 to Sweden with KGV 3d, a very fine cover; and 1936 philatelic cover with Silver Jubilee set. (Qty 4)
Registered group including 1928 with 3d Kooka x2 tied by Exhibition cds in red & in blue, 1945 makeshift parcel tag from 'MIL PO SHOWGROUNDS/WEST-AUST', 1954 airmail to Germany at 6/9d rate with 5/- Arms & Customs label, 1936 to France with 6d Large Kooka, 1941 & 1943 from Lord Howe Island, Christmas Island Registration Envelopes including 30c with 'SPECIMEN' Opt in red etc, condition variable. (Qty 19 items)