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ROCKET MAILS: The balance of the collection with useful sections from Great Britain, Canada & the USA (including 1936 parchute rocket mail mini cover), others from Andorra, Iceland, Italy, Yugoslavia etc, also Cuba 1939 with the world's first official rocket stamp & non-postal block of 4 with Overprint Omitted from Two Units. Colourful lot. The material in this section is Ex Peter ("Joe") Duif from Adelaide. (Qty 52 items)
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
1913 (Aug 25) registered cover Charters Towers to New York ('FLORAL PARK' b/s) with tri-colour franking of First Wmk ½d 1d (3, including pair) & 2d all tied by 'CHARTERS TOWERS/QUEENSLAND' cds, scarce red/black registration label, minor blemishes.
1915 linen-lined cover (280x130mm) to Chicago "per RMS Ventura" with exceptional five-colour franking of Kangaroos First Wmk ½d, 3d Die II & 1/- plus KGV 1d red & 4d orange - paying 2½d rate x7 + 3d registration - tied by 'REGISTERED/BRISBANE' cds in blue, red/black registration label, San Francisco transit & Chicago arrival b/s, redirected on arrival, central vertical fold.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Other Pre-Decimal Frankings
1937-44 "By air in United States only" group including 1937 (Oct 15) with Kingsford Smith 6d & KGV 4d with 'LATE FEE/SYDNEY' cds (late usage - service was suspended in 1937 until recommencing in 1942); also 1943 at 9½d rate including ½d war tax, 1944 & 1945 at 9d rate, some blemishes. (Qty 4)
1938 (June) apparently commercial airmail cover to New York endorsed "Air Mail via London" at 1/7d rate + 1d late fee.
1954 (Dec 18) cover to USA with rare solo franking of 2/6d Aborigine - overpaying the 2/- airmail rate by 6d - tied by Sydney slogan cancel, overall aging.
No longer available
1958 (Feb 26) cover to America with 5½d Australian War Memorial se-tenant block of 4 plus QEII 1d pair paying the 2/- airmail fee, small opening fault under flap. Scarce usage.
C of A - Flight Covers
1933 (June) Australia-England per "Faith in Australia" #313 with KGV 2d uncancelled but with 'DERBY/22JUN33/WESTN AUSTRALIA' cds at top, then 'CUSTOM HOUSE/JUNE1933/RANGOON', 'CIVIL AERODROME/27JUN1933/CALCUTTA-DUM DUM' & 'CUSTOMS HOUSE/("28/6")/KARACHI AIR PORT' cachets all in violet, GB 1½d with 'TK/M' perfin tied by 'LONDON FS/11JLY/1933' machine cancel, finally on-forwarded to the United States with 'UTICA/JUL19/NY' arrival, all markings on the face, Cat $550+. Superb!
C of A - Flight Covers - Commercial
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal Stationery
POSTAL CARDS: 1908 1½d blue for the Visit of the American Great White Fleet HG 35, to South Australia with Sydney machine cancel of SP17-1908, readdressed on arrival, minor blemishes. By far the rarest of all the Fleet Cards, and only the second used example we have offered in 30 years: it makes the more popular Tasmanian issue look positively prosaic! [The message states "...This is an ugly card but it is a special stamp just issued for the Fleet week...The ships were lit up every night & we could see 10 of them from the verandah"]
1858 (Jan 14) cover to USA with Emblems Star Watermark 4d strip of 3 and rouletted (vertically) No Watermark Emblems 1d pale yellow-green pair tied by poor BN '5' of Ballarat (poor b/s) with 'BOSTON/5Cts/MAR/31/BR. PKT.' arrival d/s also tying the 1d pair. Perry Certificate (2009). [This is the earliest recorded date of use of the No Watermark 1d pale yellow-green. Kellow at page 117 states "Only four used copies have been recorded, including the earliest known date (on cover). This shade may have been the first printed and rejected after only a few sheets were printed"]
VICTORIA - Instructional/Functional Postal Markings:
MORE TO PAY: 'ART-2' h/s on the reverse of 1854 stampless entire Melbourne to Massachusetts "per Eagle via Lpool", rounded-boxed '28SP54/LIVERPOOL/SHIP' transit & 'BOSTON/BR PKT' arrival b/s plus American '37' postage due h/s, all postmarks are quite superb but the item has been damaged & repaired at right. [Palmer at page 10 records only 7 examples of the 'ART-2' h/s, between June 1854 & November 1855. This example is not in his census]
MORE TO PAY: boxed 'REFUSED/ON ACCOUNT/OF TAX' double-strike on 1898 US illustrated envelope (dog) with 2c only & superb '40/CTMS/T' h/s, Postage Due 4d pair affixed & cancelled with boxed LC2 h/s (unfortunately sliced-out, but later replaced), also with manuscript "Refused on a/c of tax" on the reverse, returned with 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/F.D.' b/s & "fickle finger" both of Washington, overall soiling. [No surprise it was refused as the tax should have been 4d only]
VICTORIA - Postal Stationery
1909 cover to Wells Fargo at San Francisco via Wellington & Auckland with scarce franking of Torea 2d 6d & 1/- tied by double-circle cds, italic 'Rarotonga' h/s in violet on large registreation label, private cachet 'CHARLES W BANKS/OCT/RAROTONGA' in blue on the flap
PENRHYN: 1910 commercial cover to France with Overprints 2½d pair (underpaid ½d) & large registration label with "PENRHYN/ISLAND" in rosine, 'U.S. SEA POST/REG' transit b/s in blue.
1902 usage of beautiful Pan-American Exposition illustrated envelope to America with rare franking of 1881-99 QV 1/- Perf 11x11¾ SG 67 (Cat £12 x20+) tied by Suva cds, light strike of the boxed registration h/s at upper-left, various New Zealand & US transit b/s, redirected and with very fine 'Forwarded from/Springfield, Mass' h/s in violet. A gorgeous and extraordinary usage. Ex Peter Robertson, Donald Welsh & Hugh Freeman: acquired for $1725 at our auction of 14/4/2005. [Illustrated by Duberal at page 37]