Prestige Philately Auction 147 CatalogueLot 797Catalogue by themePost Office Labels
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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - Post Office Labels
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
1963-67 commercial registered covers with early "cash register"-type labels from Prahran, Reservoir, Richmond South, Shepparton, Traralgon & Warrnambool, opened-out. Very scarce. (Qty 6)
1930 entire makeshift parcel label (200x170mm) still affixed to a slightly larger piece from a linen bag to Switzerland with an amazing seven-colours franking comprising Roos 6d brown, 1/- x2 & 2/- maroon vetical pair (the upper-unit Chopped Neck BW #39d) + KGV ½d orange, 1d green, 'TWO/PENCE' on 1½d red & 3d blue all tied by 'PARCEL POST/ROCKHAMPTON' cds, noted as weighing 150oz or "11 lbs avoid", insured for £50 with a green/white 'INSURED PARCEL' label (not previously seen by us), on arrival two Swiss labels added, some minor blemishes but remarkably fine for such an item. Truly astonishing!With a letter from Richard Breckon confirming the postage of 5/4d for a parcel weighing between 8 & 11 pounds (represented by the stamps at upper-right), plus 1/8½d - the stamps at lower-right - for insurance cover between £48 & £50. Also with the relevant extracts from the 1930 "Post Office Guide". The bag probably contained sapphires as it is from one of the prominent gemstone miners at "Sapphire via Anakie" in central Queensland. Other towns in the vicinity are Emerald & Rubyvale.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Other Pre-Decimal Frankings
1945 surface cover to London with black/cream 'PASPRESS' label.
1907 real photo PPC to England, soiled & heavily creased at the point of despatch - perhaps dropped in the street, & remarkably with a complete example of the rare 'E [crown] R/FOUND OPEN/ OFFICIALLY SEALED' post office label, corner fault at lower-right. An extraordinary item. Ex Hugh Freeman.
No longer available
VICTORIA - Instructional/Functional Postal Markings:
RECEIVED OPEN: 'RECEIVED OPEN/AT/GENERAL POST OFFICE/VICTORIA'-in-oval (31½x19mm) struck on a piece of stamp-selvedge applied as a resealing label, on 1886 mourning cover to Queensland with Naish 2d x2 tied by Melbourne duplex, minor blemishes. [Stated to be the only recorded example of this larger size oval]
1947 commercial airmail cover to Australia with KGVI 1d 8d & 9d tied by 'ST AUGUSTINES NORWICH' cds, London GPO '.../Opened for Customs/examination...' label tied by '[crown]/ CUSTOMS/&/EXCISE' h/s in red, minor faults. Offered with no reserve.
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea
1914 Nacnahme (COD) parcel card from Germany to the Neu Guinea Compagnie at Peterhafen with 20pf & 60pf x4 (only one 60pf on the face) tied by 'ERFURT' cds, very fine 'FRIEDRICH- WILHELMSHAFEN/25 7/14' arrival b/s & partial strike of the FW'hafen Customs seal, minor blemishes. [Peterhafen is on Garowe Island in the Witu Group. It was one of the remotest German outposts. A similar card also to Peterhafen sold for $1092 at our auction of 9/2/2008]