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Displaying 1 - 20 of 255 Lots in Category - Postal History
Eclectic mix including a modern range of Hong Kong covers with registered mail and a variety of banking imprints and h/s, plus heaps of predominantly used world with strength in Europe and South America including earlies, plus multiples and incomplete sets. (Qty many 1000s)
Postal History including Australia 1966 10d aerogramme uprated with QEII 1c, 1968 last day for use of pre-decimals 10d aerogramme, uprated pictorial Postal Cards (3), plus flight covers, numerous registered and censored items, advertising covers, aerogrammes, lettercards, and PPCs; New Guinea 1936 OHMS large parcel piece, plus covers from Fiji, Malaya, New Guinea, New Zealand and Singapore. (Qty approx 800)
Postal history group with Cook Islands 1901 usage to Germany of 1d Makea Postal Card with Torea ½d blue & 1932 registered cover with Perf 14x13 4d SG 103b block of 4; Penrhyn 1903 registered cover with Opts ½d 1d & 2½d & 1920 registered cover to France with French resealing tape; Niue 1903 registered cover to Germany via Pago Pago (b/s) with New York exchange office registration label; and Samoa 1914 OAS PPC to NZ, 1914 & 1916 both with 'Passed by Censor' h/s, 1918 with light 'SAMOA/[Arms]/GOVERNMENT/HOUSE/OFFICIAL/PAID' cachet, & 1919 commercial with rare black/white registration label. (Qty 10)
THEMATICS & TOPICALS
CENSOR MAIL - WORLD WAR II: The exceptional balance of John Little's remarkable collection of British Empire covers with scarce/rare censor cachets & labels, mostly from islands including Falklands, Fiji, Gilberts, Jamaica, Mauritius x3, Turks & Caicos x2, Zanzibar x3 etc, a few with very rare instructional handstamps or labels, generally fine to very fine. Opportunity: previous estimates $5150. (Qty 34)
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MILITARY: Mostly WWII with a bundle of 32 airgraphs including illustrated types & some with their posting envelopes, a couple of V-Mail forms, a few Forces covers from Malaya, etc; also Spanish-American War 1898 cover & two fronts with 'MILITARY STA 1/PORTO RICO WASH DC - 1' (2) or 'MAYAGUEZ PORTO RICO/MIL STA NO 3' datestamp; WWI 1915 illustrated cover with faked 'DUALA/KAMERUN' cds; 1946 UNRRA cover from China to NSW with 'Through the British Fleet Post Office' h/s; etc, condition variable. (Qty 60 approx)
PRISONERS OF WAR: World War I collection of mail to the Danish Red Cross from or for POWs in Germany Austria & Hungary, mostly stampless but a good number with adhesives & a few registered, good range of POW envelopes, lots of postmark interest, generally fine to superb. Excellent lot. [See our website for lists of the offices of origin] (Qty 385)
C of A KGV - King George V Issues
Beautifully presented collection written-up in Danish with a very attractive array of fine used stamps in all values including Smooth Paper 1d red Pre-Substituted Clichés (both) & Substituted Clichés (both), Rough Paper 1d red Substituted Clichés (both), 4d orange Line through Value, 5d strip of 3 CTO from the Madagascar UPU Collection etc. The strength is in the covers - almost all commercial - including many to Scandinavia (a few with Postage Dues added), others to Italy, France & Chile, better frankings including 1d red Die III on 1920 4d Registration Envelope, 1d violet x4 to Denmark, ½d green 4d lemon & 6d Roo on 1917 triple-rate Censor cover to Switzerland, 4d blue to the USA, etc. All in all a lovely lot, offered completely intact. (Qty Qty)
C of A - Postal History
Wide array of decimal covers with terrific variety of frankings including solos, make-ups etc. Opportunity. (Qty 1000+)
KGV frankings including ½d green perf 'OS' on postcard, 1d red Dot before '1' (sadly damaged), 1d red Die II, 1d violet on Messageries Maritimes PPC, etc, condition variable. (Qty 57)
Mostly pedestrian KGV covers including 1933 to London with franking of SMult Wmk 2d red Die III and 9d Roo, 1934 to Hawthorn with franking of 1d green strip of 5 with transient flaw, two registered covers with franking of 5d chestnut, plus five OHMS covers and a few institutional imprints. (Qty 57)
Consignment balance with a bundle of 1930s-1960s advertising covers including a few better ones, 1/2d Thylacine on five philatelic PPCs to UK, etc, also 1918 Australian Railway Operating Co illustrated Christmas card & a page of South Australian squared-circles.
Postmaster General's Department circular ink-pad & holder (the pad itself badly deteriorated), an unopened pack of "Walkden's Fine British Ink Powder", and a brass 'TOO LATE' handstamp with wooden handle.
Bundle of covers with Kangaroo Penny Reds including varieties (noted "Two Tasmanias"), advertising imprints, 'OS' & 'OS/NSW' perfins, 1914 underpaid to Italy & taxed, returned group with various 'UNCLAIMED AT/...' markings, etc, condition rather mixed. Inspection recommended. (Qty 73)
1916 OHMS cover to Naracoorte with 4d Roo perf Large 'OS' (corner fault) tied by Adelaide cds & red/white registration label, 'UNCLAIMED' h/s & returned to the DLO (b/s); with the 'RETURNED PAID LETTER' "ambulance" cover unusually registered with 'R'-in-oval in red & 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/[crown]/ADELAIDE' impressed in red wax on the flap, both with a vertical fold and opened-out for display . (Qty 2 items)
1913-15 Western Australian 'AVIS DE RECEPTION' forms with Kangaroo frankings 1) with 2½d, to "Wanarra Station via Three Springs" with 'THREE SPINGS MR' arrival cds; 2) with ½d & 1d pair; & 3) with 2d + KGV ½d green, 'PINGELLY' arrival cds; a few faults; 2) & 3) with the registration receipts attached. (Qty 3)
1913-15 ditto, with rare combination franking of ½d Kangaroo & 2d Swan tied by Perth d/s, 'BARTON/WESTN AUST' arrival cds, a few pinholes & a minor repair at left. Rare and desirable. Barton PO from Buchanan 1/4/1905; to Piesseville -/12/1918. [Stated that only one other such WA/Kangaroo combination franking on an AR form has been recorded.]
1914 (Sep 18) cover to the USA with Kangaroo 1d red Coil Strip of 3 (with the characteristic trimmed perfs at right) tied by 'QUEENSCLIFF' cds, red/white 'OPENED BY/CENSOR' label, toning/staining. A very rare usage. [The sender presumably had a supply of coil stamps with him & used a strip of 3 rather than source a ½d to make up the correct 2½d rate. With the enclosed PPC "Ballarat YMCA Field Service Equipment Queenscliff 1914", faults on the reverse] (Qty 2 items)
1914 cover to London with Roos 4d orange (creased) tied by 'NEWSTEAD/VIC' cds, scarce red/white registration label, minor faults but very attractive.