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Displaying 1 - 20 of 124 Lots in Category - Postmarks
Carton with Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and United States postal history, plus mixed world stamps on-piece with possible postmark interest. (Qty 1000+)
Colourful world mix of predominantly modern commercial and philatelic mail with better items including New Guinea 1941 registered censor cover with 1d Gowrie label tied by cds and 'NATIVE HOSPITAL/2OCT1941/ RABAUL' b/s, Canada 1936 registered with 2c & 10c perf 'LA' tied by 'HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PO' cds & 1970 Bhutan commercial cover with oval Medical Unit h/s in violet, homemade album of Victorian postmarks, etc. (Qty 100s)
Postcards with ship mail cancels comprising German Schiffspost No 25 from Singapore, No 43 from Hong Kong & No 65 from China & from Singapore, '.../OST-/ASIATISCHE/HAUPTLINIE' from Port Said also with 'LIGNE T/PAQ FR No1' d/s, 'LIGNE N/PAQ FR No2' from Shanghai & as a cancel on Straits 3c from Singapore, condition variable. (Qty 7)
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
Five Shillings array comprising Second Wmk (2), Third Wmk (47, including 'L'-shaped strip of 3), SMult Wmk (19, one with fine '(RA)VENSTHORPE/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' cds), CofA (64, including a pair), mixed condition, approximately 50% with heavy or parcels cancels, high catalogue value. (Qty 133)
C of A - Postal History
Large carton with predominantly pre-decimal registered covers with some better items, registered Australia Post internal mail with possible postmark interest, many items are of epic proportions! (Qty 100s)
1917 (late) stampless cover to England apparently from Western Australia but with a faint strike of the undated 'TRISTAN/DA/CUNHA' cachet Type I (SG C1, Cat £4000 on cover), superb strikes of the worn 'FREMANTLE/ ESTERN AUSTRAL ' transit cds & hexagonal 'T/20' h/s, endorsed on the flap "No Date/Received 8-3-18", minor spotting on the reverse; with the enclosed letter headed "Tristan dacunha" & signed "Sophy Rogers". One of the most extraordinary origin/destination covers we have ever offered. The unpunctuated handwriting appears to be that of a child: "...I hope that the war will end soon as it is a very cruel war...We have not had a ship for 18 months now...we are all looking forward to seeing the wailer [sic] again this month ther [sic] is no news at present...wishing you Compliments of the season from all on the island". Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island on the planet, even more isolated than Pitcairn. In 1816, it was formerly annexed by Great Britain. "Rogers" is one of only seven surnames shared by the islanders: an eighth was added only in 1986! Communication with the outside world has always been difficult. IAt least until the 1930s, Norwegian whaling vessels were the most regular visitors. Several covers from Tristan to Europe via Australia are recorded from south-bound voyages. Jack Cole's famous Tristan collection included an almost identical cover to this: Lot 17 (1998).
1920 (c.) parcel piece with scarce franking of KGV 4d orange & Kangaroos Third Wmk 1/- x5 (including a vertical strip of 3) all perf 'OS' - paying the rate for a parcel weighing between 10 & 11 pounds (the maximum allowed weight) - tied by a large-part strike of the enormous 'CHIEF PARCEL OFFICE/MELBOURNE' undated rubber cancel (no serifs). Ex Mac Clarke.
1920 (c.) parcel piece with complete black/red 'INTERSTATE/PARCEL LABEL' and rare franking of KGV 5d brown & Kangaroos Third Wmk 3d olive & 2/- brown horizontal pair all perf 'OS' - paying the rate for a parcel weighing between 8 & 9 pounds - tied by a virtually complete strike of the enormous 'CHIEF PARCEL OFFICE/ MELBOURNE' undated rubber cancel. Ex Mac Clarke. [A very rare usage; Kevin Nelson's rather similar item sold for $2875 at our auction of 27/11/2010]
1930 cover with 'RMMS Aorangi' imprint on the flap, to Manly with KGV 2d tied by one of three strikes (one on the reverse) of the rare 'QUARANTINE/__JA/30/NSW' cds, two corners clipped as was common for disinfected mail, light vertical fold. [The Quarantine Station, situated at North Head, was used to quarantine people arriving aboard ship on which an infectious disease had been reported. The earliest such event recorded was in 1828. In 1853, the burial ground was moved so it was no longer the first thing seen by new arrivals! Occasional use was made of the facility until about 1960, after which events were infrequent. The last occasion was for the "Nikki Maru" in 1972. The "Aorangi" was quarantined twice, in 1930 & in 1935, on both occasions for smallpox. Some form of postal service was available from the 1870s. The post office was finally closed c.1939]
TELEGRAMS: Wide variety of forms and envelopes including numerous illustrated commemmorative types unused (some quantity, noted NSW Sesquicentennial form & envelope) and used, unused 'PHONOGRAMS' & WWII "Fatal Casualty" telegrams, used Ure Smith 'TEL-U-GRAM', unused group of stampless OHMS wrappers pre-addressed to Telegraph Accounts at Melbourne GPO. etc, some postmark interest, lots of duplication. An interesting lot that will appeal to new collectors or specialists. (Qty 250+)
C of A - Commemorative Covers
1936-1999 array - some illustrated - with a wide variety of pictorial cancels including 1956 Olympics complete on piece, 1962 Commonwealth Games, and exhibition covers plus Sydney Harbour Bridge covers and postcards, a few registered items and many Opening Day covers. (Qty 100s)
C of A - First Day Covers
Predominantly decimal FDCs and PSEs with FDI cancels and pictorial cancels with some better items including 1970 Captain Cook M/S (2), 1971 Christmas blocks of 7 (2), plus Antarctica including 1947 with ANARE cachet, 1954 Expedition postcard used, registered covers, and FDCs. (Qty 100s)
C of A - Military - World War II
Bundle of New South Wales commercial & philatelic covers with registered covers from Mil POs at Dubbo, Glen Innes, Holdsworthy with 'Holdsworth' error on registration label, Hume (2, one oversize OHMS with 'DG/NSW' "relief" cds), Ingleburn, Kenmore with 'CK/NSW' "relief" cds & Showgrounds x2 (one with provisional label) etc, RAAF POs at Deniliquin, Evans Head & Parkes, also rubber 'MIL PO GLEN INNES/NSW' on registration receipt & superb double-circle 'MIL POST OFFICE/SINGLETON NSW', condition variable with some toning. Ex Russell Stern. (Qty 24)
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Large box with selections from all Colonies including South Australia Long Stamps to £1, Tasmania Pictorials to 4d including covers, PPCs, postmarks & perfins, Victoria with values to 5/-, plus TPO postmarks, railway stamps, perfins, and a range of covers and postal stationery. (Qty 100s)
Postmarks accumulation in a large plastic tub, some early material but mostly KGV-QEII period, noted group of Tasmanian TPOs, folio of Canberra material & 3 volumes of modern rubber datestamps. There may be lots of little nuggets because our quick assessment yielded up 'PO GOULD/VIC', small 'COLLINGWOOD/POST OFFICE' cds (only the second example recorded), 'MILDURA BCH UNIV/VIC-AUST', 'ENG MAIL TPO/S AUSTRALIA', 'LHI'-in-Bars on Roos 1d on piece with cds & ½d strip of 3. Ex Mac Clarke. (Qty Qty)
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postmarks
Mostly post-WWII collection in 4 albums, 'A' to 'S' have been picked-over, 'T' to 'Y' are untouched, lots of very fine strikes, numerous closed offices and some scarcer items noted. (Qty many 100s)
BARRED NUMERALS: Selection on Laureates 1d (2, one with full margins) or 2d (10, various printings) comprising '2', '10' (rated R), '21', 23', '37', '47', '48', '55', '66', '67' (rated R), '68' and '69' (rated R), condition of the stamps is a bit mixed but the strikes are very fine to superb. (Qty 12)
BARRED NUMERALS: '94' of Eden very fine strike on Diadems 1/- SG 101 (margins just touching - at upper-right - to huge, Cat £80). Rated RRRR.
No longer available
BARRED NUMERALS: '107' of Dundee light but very fine strike on Plate II 1d gooseberry red SG 10 (margins close to good, minor corner crease at upper-right, Cat £500). Rated RRRR. [The post office opened on 1/1/1852, by which time the Sydney Views had been generally replaced by the Laureates. Rather similar to Hugh Freeman's example that sold for $719 in our auction of 23/8/2011]
Small Chalons on batch of album pages including 1860 Imperf 6d, 1860-61 Small Star Clean-Cut Perf 14-16 2d & 6d (3), Perf 14 1d *, Rough Perf 'REGISTERED' (6d) *, Truncated Star Perf 13 1d *, 1880 Litho 2/6d * plus 10/- & 20/- (2) fiscally used, duplicated later issues used, some postmark interest including BN '98' (Nerang Creek) & '107' (Kilkivan) both rated RRRR. Untidy presentation makes for difficult assessment but sure to be other better items lurking. (Qty 100s)