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Displaying 18 Lots in Category - Postal Stationery - Envelopes
THEMATICS & TOPICALS
ROCKET MAILS: 1964 Bell Rocket "Space Flyer" cover AAMC #R13 with Sydney Showground cds & signed by "GRYaeger", "Ernest Kreutinger" & "Bob Courter", endorsed on the flap "One of six only", Cat $700. [AAMC states 19 carried]
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Other Pre-Decimal Frankings
1962 5d envelope registered airmail to Germany with QEII 2d, 5d Christmas & 10/- Arms added all tied by 'ADELAIDE RAIL' cds, green Customs label on reverse confirming weight (2lbs). [The 10/- Arms is very scarce on small covers - the rate was 2/3d per ½oz x4 + 2/- registration]
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
1970 (April 23) long 5c Envelope to Tanzania uprated with Cook 30c & 5c se-tenant strip of 5, Expo 20c and 5c Royal Visit all tied by 'LONDONDERRY/NSW AUST' cds paying 60c double-rate airmail and 25c registration, minor wrinkles. Possibly commercial!
C of A - Postal Stationery
ENVELOPES: Stack of unsorted issues with a few Roos (unused), lots of KGV types including Surcharges, etc, some uprated & some postmark interest, generally good to very fine & mostly used. (Qty 150+)
ENVELOPES - PTPO: 1916 Star ½d emerald Menuz PE17 & 2d violet PE21 (plus Post Office issue 1d, minor blemishes), CTO at Melbourne, both with archive endorsements at lower-left. Scarce. Offered with no reserve. (Qty 3)
Handy group including 1871 with 6d Chalon & 3d Sideface, 1878 to GB with 4d ochre pair, 1891 OPSO lettersheet with GPO Frank in violet, 1892 OPSO envelope registered with poor GPO Frank, 1897 usage of 2d Envelope with Tablet ½d, Scenic Envelopes 2d "DENISON GORGE" (very fine) & "MOUNT KING WILLIAM" (a little aged) both unused etc, condition variable. (Qty 13)
VICTORIA - Instructional/Functional Postal Markings:
INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS: boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY/ADDRESSED' largely fine strike on face of 1893 2d Envelope to "Binding/Green Vale" with 'GREENVALE' cds (ERD) on the face, endorsed successively "Try/Via/Geelong", "Try Wickliffe Road" (b/s in blue), "Try Heywood" (b/s), "Try via Rutherglen" & a frustrated "not again", DLO b/s in deep red.
RECEIVED OPEN: rounded-boxed 'RECEIVED OPEN/AT G.P.O./WITHOUT CONTENTS' (worn state; several frame-breaks) superb strike on 1892 locally used 1d Envelope.
RECEIVED OPEN: boxed 'RECEIVED OPEN/WITHOUT CONTENTS' (rare type) very fine strike on 1901 ½d Envelope from Natal with superb 'NOODSBERG ROAD/NATAL' cds, some toning.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
Postal Cards 1d PC 10A & 1½d (Perth cds), 1d+1d & 1½d+1½d Reply Cards, 2d Letter Card, 1d 2d (2, one "yellow") & 2½d Envelopes, 3d Registration Envelope RE2 and ½d WR2 & 1d WR3 Wrappers, generally fine to very fine but with some adhesions on the reverse from where they were previously affixed in an official collection, all with concentric circles cancels. For UPU distribution. (Qty 11)
1945 three Indian 1a Envelopes with 'BRITISH MILY ADMIN/BURMA POSTAGE/TWO 2 ANNAS' Overprint x5 (at least two with recognised counter-signatures, 1942 from India with 'SERVICE SUSPENDED' h/s, & 'MILY ADMIN' covers x3, minor blemishes. (Qty 9)
FIJI - Postal Stationery
1878 (May 3) usage of Indian ½a Envelope uprated with East India ½a 1a & 4a, to a British missionary in Lebanon but written as "Lebauon" which was interpreted as "Labuan", an error that set in train an epic journey, in the wrong direction! On the reverse, there are transits of 'OUTW/BOMBAY', 'GALLE/PAID' and 'SINGAPORE/PAID' (in red), an excellent strike of the rare second-type 'LABUAN/JU26/1878' and manuscript "Missent to/Labuan" all in red, the last in the same hand as "Lebanon/Palestine" added to the address. Returned via Singapore (faint transit cds on the face) & placed into the French mail system to 'PORT SAID/EGYPTE' where the manuscript "Pour Beyrouth" was probably added. The absence of a Beirut datestamp at this point suggests the cover was passed to a mission body that attempted without success to find Dr Carslaw & returned the envelope to Port Said (a second b/s). Rather than return it to India, the cover was forwarded to 'JAFFA/SYRIE', Jerusalem (large-part undated 'POST FRANCAISE/[Templar Cross]/JERUSALEM' in blue), and finally 'BEYROUTH/SYRIE'. That would appear to have been the end of the road. Perhaps the elusive Dr Carslaw was finally located. One can imagine his bemusement on finding that his letter from India had taken 4½ months to reach him! The item has been opened-out for display & the "hinge" reinforced with archival tape. Ex Jeidel and Patrick Cassels. RPSofL Certificate (2004). With a typed commentary by Denis Vandervelde.One of the most extraordinary postal history items we have been privileged to offer. It would be equally at home as a key item in a collection of Holy Land, Labuan, or of French Post Offices Abroad, or Missent Mail. A sensational exhibition item of the highest order!
No longer available
KUWAIT: 1947 commercial airmail usage to Bombay of Indian 1½a Envelope with Indian 1a affixed to the reverse, cancelled with the wavy lines cancel of 23OCT/1947, Bombay arrival b/s of 14NO47, minor faults. [Donaldson at p136 states that during the Pakistan Administration Period - August 1947 to March 1948 - "Kuwait continued to use overprinted Indian stamps..." He makes no mention of unoverprinted stamps being used in that period. At p133 he states that "stragglers" of unoverprinted stamps were used as late as January 1947. This usage is 9 months later]
1915 commercial usage of 5m Envelope endorsed "Sudan United Mission/Melut/Upper Nile Prov" at lower-left with 'MELUT' cds, to a New Zealand soldier at Gallipoli!!, 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s in violet, redirected to "Canal Works/Port Said", flap removed & minor soiling. What an exceptional origin/destination item: it should have every collector of Sudan, or New Zealand military mail, salivating!
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1917 usage of 2c Envelope (+ 3c) to a German Prisoner of War at "Concentration Camp/ Blantyre/ British Nyassaland" [sic] with 'PASSED CENSOR/C.4.' & 'PASSED CENSOR/ C /E.A.' cachets, readdressed to Dar es Salaam, minor blemishes. A wonderful origin/destination item.