Prestige Philately Auction 153 CatalogueLot 217Catalogue by themeCommemorative Covers
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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - Commemorative Covers
C of A - Commemorative Covers
Assortment including 1956 Melbourne Olympics with different pictorial cds (21), 1960s-70s QANTAS flight covers mostly for overseas routes, 1970-94 array in three albums many with Pictormark-listed listed cancels, also 1982 VFL, 1984 Ausipex & 1988 Expo collections, some of the earlier covers with toning, generally fine. (Qty Qty)
1929 Kookaburra 3d pair taken from a M/S (lower-left corner sheet postion) tied to 'INTERNATIONAL PHILATELIC EXHIBITION' envelope by a typically light strike of the Exhibition '29OC1928' cds in green BW #133MSwa, some light tonespots. The first example of the green cancel we have seen on cover.
1955 Sir Colin McKenzie Sanctuary illustrated cover (koala) with QE 3½d & scarce 'HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY/15NO55/VIC-AUST' Opening Day cds.
1956 Olympics set of 52 unaddressed covers each with a single 4d adhesive each tied by a different pictorial cds, Olympex cover with complete set and a 10d commemorative aerogramme both with similar 12NOV1956 Torch Bearer cancels in red; also three 1955 Clifford Park Scout covers; condition generally fine. (Qty 62)
2009 First National Philatelic Pub Crawl cover (230x162mm) with 'P' stamps featuring a full beer glass ('RAISE THE ROOF...') & then a skulled (empty) glass ('I SURVIVED...') tied by the infamous 'ONE/BASTARD/FIRKIN' pictorial datestamp, signed by noted philatelic imbibers including Martin Walker, John Walker, Arthur Bergen, John Bell, David Figg, Steve Meharry and Richard Breckon. The cover features a thoroughly sloshed vagrant who bears more than a passing resemblance to [CENSORED]. [Proceeds to the SA Philatelic Council]
1899 usage of Indian 2½a Envelope to Transvaal (b/s) with 'YERCAUD' squared-circle; & 1937 illustrated Coronation cover to Jamaica, with 'BURMA' Overprints on KGV 9p. (Qty 2)
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GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
1911 First UK Coronation Aerial Post postcards in brown (with printed Organizing Committee message) or in dull red (written message "...this one comes by aeroplane..."), or envelopes in green or purple-brown, Aerial Post London cds #1 (2) 3 or 4, a few blemishes. Reasonable offers considered. (Qty 4)