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Mostly mint accumulation in envelopes with Great Britain mint KGV Definitives including multiples with controls **, 1960s commemoratives * or **, Royal Mail Steam Packet Company 10c delivery stamp used; Australia mint including KGV 4d orange, 1930s commemoratives, Cream Paper 5/- Cattle block of 4 **, 1950 issues in multiples, etc, mixed condition. (Qty qty)
PICTURE POSTCARDS - The "Cartophile" Collection
CHINA - FOREIGN POST OFFICES: Album of mostly Chinese PPCs used from the British (29, with Hong Kong stamps), Indian CEF (5), German (28 including 'China' Overprints & Kiautschou, plus a few unused Postal Cards), French (4) & Russian (2) Post Offices in China, some better postmarks & some excellent cards especially in the German section, most are fine to very fine. (Qty 75)
GREAT BRITAIN: c.1905 Bottom & Co double-size 'Panoramicards' of various sections of the London GPO comprising "Australian & American Divisions", "Newspaper Stamping and Sorting", "Letter Sorting", "Preparing Mails", "Walk Sorting 4th Division", "Registered Letter Section" & "West Indian and Brazil Division", also Mount Pleasant views "Letter Sorting", "Parcel Post General Sorting", "Hamburgh Mail Awaiting Customs Examination", "Foreign Parcel Post, Customs Examination" & "Arrival Platform, American Mail Arriving", unfolded & generally very fine to superb! Fantastic group & possibly a complete set (?). (Qty 12)
GREAT BRITAIN: 1911 Frith PPC of "Downderry" (Cornwall) with KEVII ½d pair & 'DOWNDERRY' cds, to "HMS Minotour [sic]/China Station" with superb double-oval 'COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF/224OCT1911/CHINA STATION' arrival d/s in violet, a couple of tiny blemishes. [A very similar card sold for $184 at our auction of 29/3/2008]
GREAT BRITAIN: 1917 (Dec) "A Happy Christmas from the Balkans" (partisan on his donkey) with imprint 'SURVEY COY RE BSF' (= Royal Engineers, British Salonika Force"), OAS to Tasmania with British 'ARMY POST OFFICE/SA 13' cds used at Eurendzik in Macedonia, minor corner bends. Rare.
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C of A - Postal History
1931 apparently commercial cover to England per KLM to Batavia with special flight cachet in violet, with KGV 4d olive + Roos 9d pair & 5/- tied by Caboolture (Qld) cds, endorsed "Not over 1oz" & "6/10" which is the rate paid, flap missing & minor blemishes. [The AAMC states the rate to GB was 3/6d per ½oz but Breckon - "Philately from Australia" (Sep 2007) states it was 3/4d. We suggest both are correct: it was 3/6d for the first ½oz, & 3/4d for each subsequent ½oz]
C of A - Military - World War I
WORLD WAR I: 1918 British PPC headed "3rd Aust Auxiliary/Hospital/Dartford Kent" to an Australian soldier, boxed 'NOT AT/3 OR 4 CAMP DEPOTS' h/s, redirection label added with unusual boxed 'MARCHED OUT/...' h/s.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1856 part-outer to London with London Printing 6d blue (margins just clear to large) tied by light '50' of 'ECHUNGA/=SOUTH-AUSTRALIA=' (cds at left, mss day), Adelaide transit b/s in red, London arrival cds & '3D' h/s both in red on the face, minor blemishes. Ex Lower.
"What Happened to That?" - Delayed in Transit
MISSENT MARKINGS - MANUSCRIPT: 1869 cover from England with 10d brown tied by bold 'CHELTENHAM - 177' duplex to "North Down/Port Sorell", endorsed "Miss [sic] sent to North Down/ 2 20" & readdressed to "Torquay", unframed 'TORQUAY/FE21/1870' arrival cds, minor blemishes.
"What Happened to That?" - Undeliverable ("Dead") Letters
ADVERTISED BUT UNCLAIMED: 1857 cover from England with 1d x2 & 4d tied by '22' cancels & straight-line 'Paddington W' b/s, to "Cocknies Farm/Black Brush/near Hobart Town", Hobart arrival in red at lower-right, largely very fine 'ADVERTISED/BUT-UNCLAIMED' h/s at upper-right, endorsed "Jany 11th 1859/Letter of mine returned from van dieman's land", flap fault & a little soiled.
CANNOT BE FOUND: 1899 postcard from GB with irregular franking of GB ½d & Tasmania ½d (not cancelled) to Launceston with initials of 13 letter carriers, 'CANNOT-BE/FOUND' and 'ADVERTISED/BUT UNCLAIMED' h/s, DLO b/s of Hobart & Melbourne (where 'T'-in oval h/s applied in red), boxed London RLO h/s in violet on the face, minor blemishes. Colourful. Ex Askeland.
"What Happened to That?" - Miscellaneous
FREE OF POSTAGE: 1853 (Aug 1) part-entire from England to "Hobarton" with exceptional franking of Embossed 1/- pair (virtually full margins, the right-hand unit a little cut-into at top), Launceston transit b/s & 'TO BE DELIVERED/FREE OF POSTAGE' h/s (ERD) in red applied at Hobart (arrival b/s of 17NO17/1853), minor soiling. Ex Malcolm Groom and John Cress: sold for $2990 at auction in 2003. Holcombe Certificate (1995). [As of 1/11/1853 all incoming mail was to be delivered free of inland charges. This h/s, of which only 4 examples are recorded, is a forerunner of the Ship Letter Inwards Free markings]
VICTORIA - Revenues
STAMP DUTY: 1960s three Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) share transfers with Perf 11 adhesives including 10/- 15/- & £1 in combination with British Embossings in Orange £1/10/-, £3, & £4/10/- x2. (Qty 3)
VICTORIA - Postal History
1897 usage of 1½d on 1d Postal Card successively to the British Consuls in Honolulu, Yokohama, Ecuador & Martinique for on-forwarding & then to England, Hawaii 2c brown affixed & tied by Honolulu duplex, apparently then sent directly to GB where Camberwell squared-circle added to the face, finally readdressed to the original sender with Jubilee 2d tied by 'PECKHAM SE - 67' duplex, minor blemishes.
CHINA - Postal History
1944 (June 22) airgraph to England from "Kutsing, Yunnan, Free China", written in Chinese, pencilled translation on the reverse, with the delivery envelope.