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A "freshening up" from a leading Postal History dealer who doesn't have any rubbish in stock. This British Commonwealth lot includes an excellent group of KGV-KGVI African commercial airmails (some with unusual instructional handstamps), with unusual destinations including Rhodes! (sadly defective), Fiji & Hong Kong; Straits Settlements lovely advertising cover; a few handy Middle East items; HMAS "Hermes" group (sunk during WWII); Fiji 1940 commercial usage of KGV 2d+3d size H2 Registration Envelope; etc, condition a bit mixed but an excellent lot. Priced to sell for £2300 (= $A5000 approximately). (Qty 58 items)
A "freshening up" from a leading Postal History dealer the foreign section from this dealer's "freshening up" with useful Indonesia including items from Bali Lombok & Dutch New Guinea; France 1809 entire from 'CONDOM' (yes, a genuine French letter!); Thai Postal Cards including a couple commercially used & 1947 'AV2' cover; some postcards including an exceptional group of Esperanto types (one of 1916 from a Dutch soldier to Australia!) & 1927 Japan to Ruanda-Urundi!; illustrated covers & postcards for European hotels; condition generally fine to very fine. An excellent lot. Priced to sell for £1550 (= $A4000 approximately). (Qty 47 items)
Aerogrammes commercially used group from Solomons, Singapore (3), Fiji (3, one to New Caledonia) & Grenada, also Australia to Denmark & Czechoslovakia, etc, some are formular types, also some philatelic items. (Qty 23)
British West Indies mostly unused Postal Stationery including Leewards QV-KEVII Postal Cards (21, with eight philatelically used to Germany including with 'A91' & 'ANTIGUA' cancels & KGV oversize issues x7 different), QV-KGV Envelopes (10, including KGV x4 different), Registration Envelopes (5, including 1913 KGV 2d size H2) and Wrappers (9, including one uprated from Antigua to Germany & commercial usage St Kitts to Nevis); also modest selections of mostly unused postal cards or envelopes from Dominica, Montserrat (including 1905 usage of 2½d Envelope to Switzerland), St Christopher & Virgin Islands; generally fine to very fine. Stated to be Ex Ed Druce. (Qty 68)
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Postal History accumulation including Tasmania 1855 large piece with Imperf 2d & 4d, Natal 1900 registered to GB with 'SOUTHAMPTON/PACKET LETTER' d/s, Aden 1942 commercial censor cover to Egypt, India South East Asia Command 1945 Registration Envelopes to South Africa (2, one uprated), KUT 1943 censored air letter to Southern Rhodesia and 1948 Silver Wedding FDC, Palestine 1946 Air Letter to London, Bechuanaland 1966 Registration Envelope from Tsabong; other handy material from British Africa and India including taxed items; condition is very mixed. (Qty approx 100)
Postal History dealer's cleanout with better items from Sudan, Tanganyika, British East Africa, Newfoundland etc, a couple of Ethiopian PPCs philatelically used, lots of QEII period paquebots, also some flights etc. (Qty 200+)
Postal Stationery optd 'SPECIMEN' mostly Postal Cards from QV-KGV era with Ceylon (2), Gold Coast (8, plus a KGVI size F 3d Registration Envelope), British East Africa (4), Mauritius (2), Negri Sembilan (2), New South Wales (4), Selangor, and Zanzibar (3), etc, plus a 1c Envelope (soiling) from United States, generally fine appearance though many have paper adhesions on reverse. (Qty 30)
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
Food Parcel Labels comprising 1946 Myer 5/10d blue & two contemporary red/green Parcel Post labels one with 'INSURED' label, the other with 'INSURED PARCEL' h/s, a few faults. (Qty 3)
OFFICIAL MAIL: Two albums of mostly official mail including electoral items, WWII identity cards, several Avis de Reception cards including two with KGV 3d perf 'OS', 1933 with Bridge 2d optd 'OS' etc, some 'G/NSW' perfins & 'OS/NSW' perfin on KGV 1½d brown Postal Card on Very Thin Stock (the first we have seen), an array of lettersheets etc, condition variable. Ex "Cartophile". (Qty 120 approx)
OFFICIAL MAIL: 1913 usage of Victorian Post Office 'UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION/ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT/AVIS DE RECEPTION' Envelope with Melbourne cds & red registration label, minor blemishes. [A rare item of stampless Postal Stationery: Max Watson was never able to obtain one for his collection of Victorian Registered Mail]
1911 usage of Fullface 1d Postal Card PC1 to Belgium uprated with Victorian 1d (so overpaid ½d) with superb 'VERVIERS' arrival cds & '27'-in-circle postman's h/s. Superb! Ex Hugh Freeman.
1919 (July 24) use of Kangaroo 1d Die I ('OS'-in-the-Die) Envelope for Victorian Education Department, with rare uprating of perf Large 'OS' ½d to pay War Tax and tied by 'WATCHEM/VIC' cds.
1924 commercial usage to France of 'FOURPENCE/HALFPENNY' on 5d Registration Envelope with 1½d green tied by light 'HAY ST EAST PERTH' cds, large provisional registration label with 'HAYSTEAST' (no spaces) h/s.
1937 commercial use of 5d Registration Envelope uprated for airmail transit to Hong Kong (b/s) with 4d & 1/4d tied bt 'DARWIN N.T./AUSTRALIA' cds, 'DARWIN/SOUTH AUSTRALIA' registration label, 'WING WAH LOONG & Co/PORT DARWIN' oval h/s on reverse, minor blemishes.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Other Pre-Decimal Frankings
1953 (c.) large-part wrapper to USA with rare franking of KGVI 2½d chocolate pair tied by weak Melbourne cds. [The rate was 3d for the first 2oz plus 2d for each additional 2oz]
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]
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 - Military - World War I
1916 usage of Gratuitous Distribution Letter Card ("A.I.F. EMBARKING" in brown on the reverse) headed "Tel-el-Kebir/Mar 10 16" to Victoria with 'MILITARY RECREATION/FREE' h/s in red & Cairo cds, minor bends. A rare item in unusually fine condition for such flimsy stock. [The writer states "...This is an enormous camp. It is over 3 miles long and contains nearly all Australians...in a few weeks time we shall be either in England or France...". See also Lot 315.
1917 (c.) POW Envelope from Holdsworthy POW Camp with 28mm '.../FREE/---' printed at upper-right, to Germany with Lt Col Holman h/s in violet & boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR SD' h/s in purple, endorsed "O Picker B26 Eastern Compound/Holdsworthy" on the flap, minor blemishes.