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C of A - Decimal Issues



A B1

1973-74 Marine Life & Gemstones 8c Opal with the Black Printing ('8c' & 'opal') Omitted BW #644c (Pierron #1102MCa), unmounted, Cat $500 (500). With a normal stamp for comparison.



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.


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1990-95 imperforate proofs comprising 1990 Phosphate Corporation blocks of 4, and 1991 Flowers 15c 20c 25c & 30c marginal blocks of 4, also 1995 Air Nauru sheetlet of 9 SG 438a & a proof of the nine overprints on ribbed brown paper. (Qty 8 items)


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NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues



A+ B1

1932 Bulolo 2 bright violet & 5 bright emerald SG 204-5, well centred marginal examples from the right of the sheets, unmounted, Cat 1025+ (mounted). Quite delightful!



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