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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
EXPRESS SERVICES: Airmail selection including Special Delivery 1969 to England with 50c Dampier and to Czechoslovakia with 20c & 30c Flowers; Overseas Express Delivery 1979 to Scotland at $2.05 rate & 1988 to West Germany at $5.20 rate; International Priority Paid Zone 5 rate for articles up to 500g comprising 1984 to Netherlands at $14.40 rate and 1985 to UK (minor spotting) at revised $15.75 rate, both with $10 Paintings, mostly fine. Elusive group. (Qty 8)
1853 stampless cover to Sydney with embossed 'ADAMS & Co/AMERICAN/&/EUROPEAN/ EXPRESS/MELBOURNE,/NSW' embossed in blue on the flap, 'MELBOURNE/[crown]/OC*31/ 1853/VICTORIA' d/s but no evidence of postage having been paid, 'SHIP LETTER/[crown]/NO6/ 1853/SYDNEY' arrival b/s & rated "4" for an inwards shipletter, minor soiling. A famous cover: one of only three Adams Express covers recorded from Melbourne. [Adams & Co was an American company that acted as a forwarding agent. Letters from the States were received at Melbourne & put into this style of envelope for onwards transmission. Had the postage from Melbourne been paid in cash, a 'PAID' marking should have been applied. We suggest that Adams & Co had an arrangement with the the post office whereby they accepted letters for transmission & invoiced the company on a regular (monthly?) basis. Other suggestions are welcome!]
1950-51 bundle of covers to Zumstein in Switzerland all with various types of 'Groszy' or 'GROSZY' provisional handstamps on an array of issues from a number of towns, many registered & some with red/white 'Exprès' label, some including an uprated Postal Card are definitely commercial, generally fine to very fine. Interesting lot. (Qty 37)