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Displaying 1 - 20 of 39 Lots in Category - United States Of America
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)
Miscellany with Australia 1937 Perf 13½x14 1/- Lyrebird Ash Centre Imprint block of 4 */**, 1953-77 incomplete collection */**, 2008 Olympics Collection with Gold Medallist sheetlets complete, plus modern decimals **, also United States in expensive Scott "International" album with a smattering of 1920s-60s issues *. (Qty 100s)
Postal history including Australia Postage Due covers and two shoeboxes of United States covers. (Qty 1000s)
Box of mostly Australian cards including 1908 US Fleet (2, used), 1918 Victory Greetings used, "A Survey Camp in the Mallee, Victoria" unused and "Sluicing for Wolfram, Mt. Bismarck" used, etc. (Qty 200+)
C of A - Postal History
1909-43 inward mail with Postage Dues including 1903 to Tasmania with Blank Tablet 3d & octagonal 'T/15 c' h/s, 1934 to Mossman with oval 'TAX 4d' h/s, 1943 to Sydney with 'T20 CTMS.' & boxed 'T.../R h/s in violet paid with 1938 Intaglio 3d, plus additional covers including 1934 cover from Iraq. (Qty 8)
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
POSTAL CARDS: 1908 1d for the Visit of the American Fleet HG 8 to Victoria with Adelaide cds of AU27/08, trivial blemishes. Very scarce commercially used: Hugh Freeman had no internal or inter-State usage. His example to Canada sold for $506 at our auction of 23/9/2011.
CHINA - FOREIGN POST OFFICES
The balance of the collection including unoverprinted 5c blue, 9c orange, Postage Due 5c & 25c all with United States Postal Agency cancels, 5c Grant with 'Military Postal Sta No 1/CHINA' cds in violet, 20c on 10c VLMtd, 6c on 3c, 12c on 6c x2 & 24c on 12c all used, 2c on 1c Plate Number block of 6, 4c on 6c block of 6 on piece, 12c on 6c marginal block of 9 (5 units a little oxidised, unmounted), 16c on 8c Plate Number strip of 3 (**), philatelic covers with 4c on 2c and with 16c on 8c x2, etc, plus a smattering of Shanghai Local Post issues, generally very fine. [Also a couple of articles & auction catalogues] (Qty 100 approx)
1913 "Darrah Overprints" 'S'HAI./CHINA' Type I Handstamp on Parcel Post 1c 2c 4c 5c 10c 15c & 25c, the 1c & 4c with one straight edge, each with undated oval 'US POSTAL AGENCY/R.D./SHANGHAI CHINA' Registration Division handstamp, a few blemishes. Ex John Wesley Thomas: acquired for $US2070. Rare. [John Darrah, the Postal Agent at Shanghai, applied a handstamp and two different overprints to various US stamps. The "Darrah Overprints" are not listed by the major catalogues, but are highly regarded by specialists as forerunners] (Qty 7)
1913 "Darrah Overprints" 'SHANGHAI/CHINA' Type II Overprint on Washington/Franklins 1c to 6c 8c 10c & 50c, a couple of tiny tonespots on the lower values, the 6c is oxidised, each with 'SHANGHAI CHINA RECD/DEC9/1913/US POSTAL AGENCY' cds. Ex John Wesley Thomas: acquired for $US1840. (Qty 9)
1913 "Darrah Overprints" 'SHANGHAI/CHINA' Type II Overprint on Franklin 50c mauve - small gum-stain at upper-left - & Harrison 13c purple-black tied to a small piece by superb 'SHANGHAI CHINA RECD/DEC20/1913/US POSTAL AGENCY' cds. Ex John Wesley Thomas: acquired for $US1495.
1913 "Darrah Overprints" 'SHANGHAI/CHINA' Type III Overprint on Parcel Post 1c with Inverted Overprint (3) & 3c, each with disturbed o.g. Ex John Wesley Thomas: acquired for $US977. [NB: In the Thomas catalogue, these stamps were described as having "tropicalised gum". They don't: the gum has been disturbed as a result of having been lifted from interleaving used to separate the sheets] (Qty 4)
1913 "Darrah Overprints" 'SHANGHAI/CHINA' Type III Overprint on Parcel Post Postage Dues 2c in Black & in Red, 10c in Red and 25c in Black (straight-edge at left) & in Red, unused or with disturbed o.g. as a result of being separated from interleaving between the sheets. Ex John Wesley Thomas: acquired for $US2760. (Qty 5)
1919 Surcharges 2c on 1c to $2 on $1 Scott #K1-16 (SG 1-16) plus 24c on 12c shade, extremely well centred for this issue, a few values to 24c with some gum-loss from where hinges have been removed, also 1922 2c on 1c & 4c on 2c Scott #K17-18 (SG 17-18), fine to very fine with large-part o.g., Cat $US2385 (£2200). (Qty 21)
1919 Surcharges Plate Number blocks of 6 comprising 2c (from the top of the sheet), 6c (right), 12c (base), 16c (left), 18c (top, unmounted), 20c (right, unmounted), 24c (base), 30c (base, unmounted), 40c (right), 60c (left) & $1 (base, block of 4 only), centring rather variable as usual, generally very lightly mounted on only two to four units, Cat $US13,000+. A very colourful, scarce and desirable lot. (Qty 11blocks)
1919 Surcharges '$2' on $1 brown-purple with Surcharge Double Scott #K16a (SG 16a), US POS SERVICE SHANGHAI/ DEC23/CHINA' cancel, Cat $US8000 (£7500). Ex John Wesley Thomas: acquired for $US9775. Philatelic Foundation Certificate (1985). The Double Overprints were among the last stamps placed on sale at the Agency. The Deputy Postal Agent, WH Murray, was aware of the Double Overprints but allowed them to be sold because he was about to retire, and the Agency was about to be closed. [NB: Scott prices this stamp at $US8500 mint, despite it being well recognised that it is much scarcer in used condition. This is reflected by Gibbons which prices SG 16a mint at £1000 less than used]
1922 Local Surcharges Plate Number blocks of 6 comprising '2 Cts.' on 1c from the left of the sheet (the gum a little disturbed) and '4 Cts.' on 2c from the top of the sheet (unmounted, superb!), Cat $US2250.
POSTAL HISTORY: 1905-07 four PPCs with Franklin 1c & 1916 cover (fault) with Washington 2c all tied by 'SHANGHAI CHINA/US POSTAL STA' cancels, 1923 front with 'USS/VILLALOBOS - SHANGHAI/CHINA' cancel, & 1936 PPC with 1c tied by 'USTP SEA POST/SS PRES COOLIDGE' cancel. (Qty 7 items)
POSTAL HISTORY: 1921 apparently commercial printed matter rate cover to Kansas with 2c on 1c (straight-edge at top) tied by cork killer, unoverprinted 1c added & tied by the USPA '1' duplex. Ex John Wesley Thomas: acquired for $US632. [1c - 2c local currency - was the printed matter rate but it required that the envelope be unsealed. As a sealed item, the 2c letter rate applied]
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