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Displaying 21 - 40 of 38 Lots in Category - Postmarks
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Numerals
12-BARS: '26' of New Norcia three fair to fine strikes tying 1d x3 (one defective) to 1893 cover to London, largely superb strike of the rare 'POST-OFFICE/SP4/93/NEW-NORCIA' cds at lower-left, Perth transit & London arrival b/s, some toning especially on the reverse. Pope & Reynolds Census unlisted: the earlier of only 2 recorded covers. [New Norcia is a Catholic mission 42km SSE of Moora. It is renowned for its religious architecture and art]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
Mostly commercially used group with Postal Cards x14 (including 1d "Melbourne Zinco", '1½d.' on 2d, both unbordered types & 'ONE PENNY.' on 2d); Letter Card 2d blue with Text on Reverse; Envelopes 1d, 2d, 2½d (CTO) & 'ONE PENNY.' on 2d yellow (a front only); Registration Envelopes Size F (CTO & addressed with 2½d stamp affixed), Size G Red Text, & Size G Brown Text with Small 'REGISTERED'; and Wrappers - fronts only - Double Border 1d & No Border ½d both sizes; seven are uprated, some postmark interest, condition a bit mixed. A worthwhile lot. (Qty 25)
1879 1d blue PC2 to Germany in 1897 uprated with 1d tied by KGS duplex, & to London in 1899 uprated with 2d grey, also ½d brown/white PC6 to England in 1897 uprated with 1d, a few minor blemishes, all apparently commercial. A very scarce trio. [The 1892 Regulations allowed for the uprating of Postal Cards with a ½d stamp only. All other upratings in the Colonial Period were thus contrary to the Regulations] (Qty 3)
1909 New Style 1d blue on Unbordered & Unsurfaced Stock as PC17 but smaller size (126x77mm) with Wagin Agricultural Society notice printed on the reverse, locally used with 'WAGIN' cds of 25APR10, redirected to Perth, minor corner bend at lower-left. Unlisted & the only example we have seen. [PC17 measures 126x90mm or slightly larger. NB: The printed notice is perfectly positioned for the smaller-size card]
No longer available
1908 No Text on the Reverse 2d blue/greenish LC5 to "Commercial Hotel/Southern Cross" with Perth Krag machine cancel of 5NOV10, very fine 'SOUTHERN CROSS' arrival b/s. Underrated: commercially used examples are rare. [The message concerns the creation of a new mining syndicate "for Flotation in Perth & Eastern States..." Margaret Hamilton had only a philatelic usage]
1902-12 Issues annotated study on 29 pages with 1902 1d unused x2 (different knives) & used x13 (including registered Tatts usage, 1904 from 'PADDINGTON', 1908 from 'ONSLOW' & 1912 from 'MARBLE BAR', also 1912 with Birk's Pharmacy label), then "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x9 comprising unused x2, used x6 & CTO; 2d orange/yellow x2 & used x9 (including 1902 from 'BOULDER', 1904 from 'HOPETOUN', 1906 from 'WAGIN' & taxed, 1908 from 'BREMER BAY'), then "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x11 comprising unused x5 & used x6 (including 1906 from 'WAGIN', 1906 registered from 'DERBY' to Perth & 1910 to Germany); 'ONE PENNY.' in Blue on 2d orange/yellow x5 unused (one a "lemon-yellow" shade); condition very mixed. (Qty 51)
1908 2d yellow EN5 with manuscript date "21/6/09" at lower-left, to Sydney with 'WAVERLEY/JU22/09/W.A' cds, very fine 'ENGLISH MAIL NSW' machine backstamp, minor spotting at right. Very rare. [Absent from Margaret Hamilton's collection]
1902-06 Text in Red Size G 3d red-brown Knife 1 RE1, to New Jersey with 1d & 2d (overpaying foreign rate by ½d) tied by 'R'-in-oval h/s, oval 'REGISTERED/PERTH WA' & boxed 'STAMP ISSUING OFFICE/4JUL1904/G.P.O.' d/s in purple on the face, New York transit b/s. Underrated used.
1902-06 Text in Red Size G 3d bright red-brown Knife 2 but with the lower flap cut at 60 degree angle RE2, to Germany with 2½d tied by 'R'-in-oval h/s, rubber oval 'REGISTERED BRANCH/30AUG02/KALGOORLIE, W.A.' d/s, Perth transit b/s of 1SEP1902 & 'MAGDEBURG' arrival b/s. Sub-type unlisted in the PSAC. A highly desirable item, being the earliest recorded usage of any WA stamped Registration Envelope. ÞÞThis item is symptomatic of the problems with the PSAC listing. RE1.1 - red text, brown stamp, Knife 2 - was printed only in 1906. However, on the face of it, this item is RE1.1, used four years before it was printed!! Not only has the knife not been properly identified, the PSAC's ERU for RE1 - Knife 1 - of 30/8/1902, surely refers to this item, which is definitely not RE1.
1902-06 Text in Red Size G 3d bright red-brown Knife 2 RE3 with the Text & Registration Lines at a Pronounced Angle, to Perth with 4d tied by unframed 'BALINGUP/NO7/=W.A=' cds (no year slug), very fine strike of a distorted chamfered 'REGISTERED/ 8NOV1902/PERTH, W.A.' b/s in red-violet, opened-out for display. Believed to be the only used example recorded. [The illustration is above Lot 385]
1903-10 Text in Brown Size F 3d red-brown RE5 to Albany with 1d pair tied by 'CRANBROOK/MY1/7/WA' cds in blue, oval rubber 'REGISTRATION BRANCH/POST OFFICE ALBANY WA' arrival b/s in blue, a few blemishes & opened three sides. The Size F issues are very scarce. [This is the ERU by 6 weeks: the PSAC ERU is 15/6/1907]
1903-09 Long Format Size H2 3d red-brown RE7, minor blemishes, unused. Rare. [Absent from Margaret Hamilton's collection. Dr Ed Druce's example was badly stained]
1903-09 Long Format Size H2 3d red-brown RE7, to "The Registrar/Supreme Court/Perth" with scarce franking of 1885-93 DLR 1/- olive tied by 'WILUNA/JU24/05/WA' cds, very worn 'R'-in-cogwheel h/s alongside, rubber oval 'REGISTERED/30JUN1905/ PERTH, W. A.' arrival b/s in blue, minor repaired flap fault clear of the printed stamp & ironed-out vertical fold. Rare. [Margaret Hamilton's example - tonespots - & Dr Ed Druce's example - three vertical folds - sold for $1100 & $1207 respectively]
1906-12 New Fonts & 'REGISTERED.' in Box 31x8mm 3d RE9 with Text & Stamp in Red-Brown, double-rate to East Prussia with 'BULONG/JA26/09/WA' cds & 5d tied by 'R'-in-oval h/s, Perth transit b/s, small flap fault clear of the printed stamp. [This example highlights the problems with the PSAC listing. The March 1912 printing is the only one described as "Text & Stamp in Red-Brown". However, this example, used three years earlier, is the only one in the collection that conforms to that descriptor]
1902 with Thick & Thin Border-Lines ½d emerald WR1, to Victoria with superb 'BUNBURY/MY16/3/=WESTERN- AUSTRALIA= - B ' duplex.
1902 with Thick & Thin Border-Lines 1d rose-carmine WR2 with 'CUBBALLING/OC21/03/WA' cds & 'P R/PERTH WA' arrival b/s.
1903 with Thick Border-Lines ½d emerald to "Cave House/Yallingup" with 'VASSE/SP3/04/=WESTERN- AUSTRALIA= - V ' duplex. [Used 9 days earlier than the PSAC ERD]
1909-10 with No Border-Lines - 110mm Wide ½d emerald as WR5 but on Wove Paper, to Victoria with 'MRR PERTH' cds of 6AU10. Very few used examples have been recorded. [The PSAC states that this issue exists only on vertically laid stock]