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Carton with Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and United States postal history, plus mixed world stamps on-piece with possible postmark interest. (Qty 1000+)
Ex-dealer's postal history stock in five boxes with Great Britain KGV registered covers, QEII Air Letters & Registration Envelopes; Latin America with a diverse assortment of postal stationery; India Aerogrammes mint & used, Israel with Aerogrammes & 1960s commemorative covers; New Zealand mostly Envelopes & Postal Cards (lots of PanPex '77 material); USA mostly Air Letters, Envelopes & Postal Cards. (Qty few 1000s)
Hotch-potch with Canada 1935 set *, 1960s in blocks of 4 ** and back-of-the-book, GB with ½d Bantam Plate 19 pair (straight edge at right) * and 1960s multiples **, Italian Colonies 1930s-40s used, Japan with earlies "as is" plus revenues and 1870s postal stationery, KUT 1941 70s on 1/- Crescent Moon Flaw in block of 6 **, 1960s British Commonwealth, Cambodia, Laos, Somalia & Vatican (in blocks of 4) sets **, plus covers with Canada & USA FDCs. (Qty many 100s)
Postal history including Australia Postage Due covers and two shoeboxes of United States covers. (Qty 1000s)
Worldwide array including Australia with mint decimals, "Ideal" album with mostly 19th century stamps, Great Britain 1d Black with full margins, New Zealand with perforated Chalons to 6d plus heavily duplicated KGV era, also covers and fronts mostly to New Zealand. (Qty many 100a)
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Australia Perth Mint emissions including 1988 1989 & 1990 Holey Dollar & Dump Silver coin sets, 2005 ANZAC with two $1 1oz silver proofs, 2008 Beijing Olympics silver proof, $1 commemorative coin packs x23; also Great Britain Royal Mint 2010 £5 uncirculated, 2008 to 2010 uncirculated coin sets, 2010 Britannia £2 silver coin; Canada 2010 Winter Olympic Games coin set. (Qty Qty)
Assortment including Australian Florins 1914 EF, 1931 EF, 1933 gF, 1936 6d aUNC, 1937 Crown EF, 1966 & 1981 Proof sets, 1966 50c x3 UNC, also GB 1977 Crowns x20, New Zealand 1968 1c to 50c Unc, plus an array of lesser items including South American commemorative medallions x9. (Qty 50+ items)
GREAT BRITAIN: 1877 Half-Sovereign, 1891 & 1910 Sovereigns plus 1918 Bombay Mint Sovereign, aEF. (Qty 4)
C of A - Postal History
Miscellany with inward covers including 1885 from Great Britain to Bundaberg (Qld) registered with "Lilac & Greens" 3d, 5d & 1/- (5, including strip of 4), Austria 1948 censored to Melbourne Patent Attorney undelivered & returned, Barbados 1952 registered via Canal Zone, also Queensland postal stationery, Western Australia 1913 cover to Italy with 1d on 2d strip of 3, Norfolk Island 1947 registered to USA with Ball Bay 1d 2d 3d & 6d. (Qty 26)
CONCESSIONAL MAIL: Airmail Selection to England including 1949 with KGVI 3d brown and 'RAAF/ CONCESSION POSTAGE RATE' & 'PASSED FREE OF POSTAGE' straight-line h/s, 1951 from HMAS Taranga (based at Manus Island) with Hargraves 3d, 1955 FDC with QEII 3d with 'UK SERVICE LIAISON/ON ACTIVE SERVICE/.../STAFF IN AUSTRALIA' cachet used on mail from the Atomic Testing Site at the Montebello Islands, 1956 Forces Air Letter, 1960 with AAT 2/3d tied by 'MIL PO KAPOOKA' cds, 1962 airmail with QEII 3d 'BRITISH DEFENCE FORCES/.../CONCESSION POSTAGE' cachet, 1975 from the British High Commission with 6c Gem & 'BRITISH DEFENCE FORCES MAIL/[crown]' circular h/s in red, plus two others items sent from Woomera, condition variable. (Qty 9)
C of A - Military - Boer War
1900 cover endorsed "From Corp RG Smith BR attached to/New Zealand RR" (= Rough Riders?), to Sydney with poor 'ARMY PO 55/SAFRICA' cds, the first instance we have encountered of attachment of an Australian to a NZ unit; and 1901 OAS cover to NSW endorsed "Fr JHG Auld [?}/Chaplain/1st Aust Bushmen". Ex Russell Stern. (Qty 2)
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1855 large-part entire headed "Adelaide 9 July 1855" to "Kingdom of Hannover/Germany" endorsed "By the Marcopolo", with exceptional franking of London Printing 2d rose-carmine SG 2 very fine horizontal strip of 3 (margins just clear - at upper-right - to large) tied by the GPO lozenges roller-cancel, quartet of datestamps in red comprising 'PAID/JY13/1855/=ADELAIDE SA=', 'AUSTRALIAN/PAID/LIVERPOOL/=PACKET=' and 'LONDON' transits all on the face plus 'AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN' transit b/s, boxed 'NEUSTADT aB/24 OCT.' arrival b/s in blue, paid to Germany only so with German postage due endorsements "5 2/3" in blue & "5m8g", the letter written in German. A beautiful First Issue cover to a most unusual destination, and possibly the earliest recorded South Australian cover to any part of Germany. Ex Floyd Risvold. RPSofL Certificate (2010). [Carried per "White Swan" or "Havilah", departed Adelaide 18/7/1855; and "Marco Polo", departed Melbourne 22/7/1855; via Cape Horn; arrived Liverpool 20/10/1855. In addition to the mails, the cargo included 125,000oz of gold: Tabeart at page 163]South Australia boasts a large Lutheran community descended from Germans who emigrated to escape religious persecution in their homeland. The first group arrived in 1838. Despite the influx of German immigrants, mail to Germany is rare, probably because whole families made the journey, leaving behind few people with whom they wished to remain in contact. The rarity of mail to Germany is highlighted by the paucity of such items in major collections: Jack Beresford (1958) had only one, an 1858 entire newspaper (!); Rev James Mursell (1964) had none; Henry Frenkle (1979) had only one, of 1879; John Griffiths (1992) had only one, of 1880; and Harry Lower (2007) had two, of 1858 and 1863. The Kingdom of Hannover was created by the Congress of Vienna in 1814. It was ruled by Britain's House of Hanover until 1837. In 1867 it was conquered by and absorbed into Prussia.
DEAD LETTER OFFICE: 1852 (Jan 7) entire from GB with an enormous and very fine 1/- Embossed cancelled '897' of 'WISBEACH' (superb b/s) & tied by the Adelaide GPO arrival cds, largely clear strikes of the first-type 'UNCLAIMED' h/s & 'ADVERTISED/ JU ' h/s both in red, some internal reinforcing with archival tape; plus the British "ambulance" envelope (faults) in which it was returned from London to the sender. (Qty 2 items)
Array including Penny Black with three good margins, White Line Added 2d with 4 margins, 1862 1/- SG 90, 2/- blue Plate 1, 1877 4d sage-green, mint Jubilees including 10d, officials including Government Parcels 1887-91 9d x3, 1/- green x3 & 1/- green & carmine, also a 1905 philatelic cover with multiple 'LIVERPOOL/LANDING STAGE' cds, plus pedestrian 20th century including a stockbook with decimal Machins. (Qty 100s)
Stamps and postal history collection in two volumes the first with pre-stamp covers including three with 'Add/½' or '½' h/s, 1850 1d Envelope from Old Rain (boxed b/s) to Aberdeen, Postal Cards & Registration Envelopes, official mail plus London District, Scottish or Irish postmarks; the second volume with 20th century array including taxed covers & postal stationery plus Machins & booklets or booklet panes, condition variable. (Qty few 100s)
Mint collection in blue Rapkin springback album including QEII high values to £2 *, plus 1841 Mulready Envelope, Penny Red covers including 1844 with 'EDGE-HILL' & 1845 with 'SUMMER HILL' h/s in black and 1860 to Geelong via Marseilles (vertical stain clear of the franking), plus additional predominantly modern covers and assorted stamps in packets. (Qty 300+)
Unusual lot with two "Whiting Essays" being facsimiles from the "Art Union Journal" (1848), Prince Regent imperf "dummy stamps" in purple, carmine or blue, array of revenues including a marvellously elaborate playing cards wrapper with 'DUTY/THREEPENCE', two early newspapers with 1d in red, Money Orders QV 1/-, KGV 1/-, QEII 1/6d & 5/-, Great Western Railway parcel stamps (7, mixed condition).
1840 "Penny Blacks" attractively presented selection but definitely the scruffiest group we've ever offered, some apparently plated, a couple with full margins. "Spacefillers", but lots of them! (Qty 29 + 2 covers)
1840-76 "Tuppence Blues" attractively presented single-frame exhibit with five 1840 2d (one with 3½ margins, one with Re-Entry at Upper-Right with 4 margins but thinned, three are poor), awful group of 1841s, some nice stamps in the perforated plates including with bold 'K' cancel of King & Co. (Qty 53)
1841-53 "Penny Reds" annotated collection of imperforate stamps with many varieties and some postmark interest including numbered Maltese Crosses with very fine strikes of Numbers 1 6 8 9 10 & 11, a few covers, the stamps in very mixed condition. (Qty 180 approx)