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OLYMPIC GAMES: Australia 1956 pictorial datestamps on commercial covers - '.../22NOV/1956/[Village Entrance, Olympic Rings & Flags]/OLYMPIC VILLAGE...' APM1151 on 4d Games, 'KEW E.4./VIC-AUST' arrival b/s.
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OLYMPIC GAMES: '.../[torch & map]/22NOV/1956/MAIN STADIUM (PRESS)...' APM1170 (first day of usage) superb strike on ½d & Olympics 4d on Deinhard advertising PPC (an Australian Rules football match at the MCG) with printed message, by sea to West Germany.
OLYMPIC GAMES: '[MCG]/8DEC1956/MAIN STADIUM...' APM1159 (last day of use) largely very fine strike on 10d Olympics aerogramme to Minnesota. [The writer states "I am writing this on the wall of the Mobile Post Office...what a pity the Olympic Games are over...bad luck Russia got the highest firsts. Australia did well but we lost 3 medals over protests..."]
OLYMPIC GAMES: '.../[tandem cycling]/6DEC1956/OLYMPIC VILLAGE...' APM1157 arrival backstamp on registered airmail cover from East Germany to the "Internationale Olympische Komitee" at Melbourne, endorsed in red "Organising Committee" & with Cyclist & Runner cds of 6DEC1956 b/s, minor blemishes. [All inwards commercial mail to short-lived events is rare]
C of A KGV - King George V Issues
Accumulation in stockbook & small tubs, stated to include Penny Reds x1500+ and good numbers of most values & watermarks to 1/4d (including SMult Wmk Perf 14 x3, a bit grotty), 100s of perf 'OS' including better values, some multiples noted & many are on piece, probably checked for varieties but worth evaluation, some postmark interest. [List of quantities available on request](Qty 7000 approx)
C of A - Decimal Issues
Huge carton of PSEs showing a diverse range of commemorative cancellations with thematic interest, plus a large amount of unused material. High initial cost.(Qty 1000s)
C of A - Military - World War I
Annotated collection of covers mostly from the Western Front or Camps in England including Comforts Fund envelopes & letterheads, a couple from Egypt with better cachets, a few PPCs & two silk postcards etc, condition variable. Ex Merv Riddle.(Qty 46 items)
Album with Forces in Egypt including 1915 with superb 'O.C. Aust Field Artillery/Reinforcements' h/s, parcel tag with Egyptian stamps, 1917 "green envelope" to Moascar Camp, 1918 with GB 2d & 'Australian Imperial Force' registration label (2) & two Barbets humorous PPCs (unused); Dardenelles Campaign including from Mudros, Gallipoli x3 & Lone Pine; Desert Campaign including GB KGV ½d Wrappers x3 from the Jordan Valley; Western Front range of covers from Flanders & France with various GB-pattern cds; also GB Camps, 1915 PPC of HMT "Euripides" with 'AI FORCES POSTAGE FREE/VIC' cds, 1917 stampless from Cape Town, 1917 GB PPC with very fine 'T.W.O./No 71 SQDN A.F.C.' h/s, two defective covers from Liverpool Mil Camp & repaired from Liverpool POW Camp with pencilled censor "PO Griffiths" (rare) etc; condition rather mixed. [Many of the pages have notes about troop movements, personnel details, etc, making this a very interesting lot](Qty 72 items)
C of A - Military - World War II
Shoebox of Forces covers from all over Australia & probably overseas with an array of postmarks, many with the enclosed letters, a few better items noted. Research opportunity. Ex Ron Collumbine.(Qty 200+)
Album of envelopes issued by various Comfort Funds including YMCA, Red Cross, CUSA, Salvation Army, Campaigners for Christ, Baptist National Service Auxiliary, League of Soldiers' Friends etc, also Australian Defence Canteens 1d green x3 & 1d brown Envelopes, a few hand-illustrated covers noted, condition variable. Ex Ron Collumbine. (Qty 90 approx)
Mini-display of censor label covers on 15 pages including scarce types from Hobart Perth & Darwin, some scarce associated cachets, many pages with additional covers inserted behind, condition variable. Ex Ron Collumbine. (Qty 60 approx)
Philatelic covers with Mil PO cds of Enoggera Qld x2, Holdsworthy NSW x2 (one with '__TM__' relief cds), Darwin No 1 & pre-war Mornington Vic with 'RELIEF/18MR39/No8' cds, all but one with provisional registration labels, condition variable.(Qty 6)
Northern Territory covers with 'MIL PO DARWIN No 1' cds x2 commercial (one stained) & Gavin cover with 'MIL PO No 1/DARWIN' h/s on provisional registration label; & philatelic cover with rubber 'MIL PO/9FEB1942/DARWIN No 5' cds & 'MIL PO DARWIN No 5' h/s on provisional registration label. [Monica Comrie's No 5 registered cover with superb cds sold for $460 at our auction of 22/2/2013](Qty 4)
Album of covers with 'AUST ARMY PO' datestamps '211' to '241' used within Australia, including 19 registered with a few unusual registration labels, one with 'HM TRANSPORT' h/s unusually sent by air, etc.(Qty 100+)
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Small tin of mostly WA Swans on paper, completely unchecked for varieties or postmarks.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Collection in stockbook with numerals '378' of Brush Grove pairs x2 (R), '395' of Warren (RR), '437' of Mount Pleasant (R), '454' of Camewarra (R) & '477' of Guildford (R), plus values to 5/- including officials, private perfins, mixed frankings on piece, and unsorted Centennial and Jubilee issues. (Qty approx 1000)
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1839 lengthy missionary entire headed "Bathurst 21st June 1839" & signed "Fredk Lewis", to London with a worn but clear strike of the rounded-boxed 'PAID AT/BATHURST' h/s in red & unusually without a Bathurst d/s, rated "1-" (1/-) for 9d inland carriage + 3d shipletter), very fine '[crown]/GENERAL POST OFFICE/SYDNEY' b/s & 'PAID SHIP LETTER/[crown]/SYDNEY' d/s in red on the face, boxed 'INDIA LETTER/BRIGHTON' h/s in red across the flap & London arrival b/s, rated "1/-" for 4d India letter + 8d Brighton-London, very attractive. Carried per "Andromache", departed Sydney 30/6/1839, departed Rio 21/9/1839, arrived off Lewes 19/11/1839. [The writer speaks of "the termination of a long and calamitous drought...threatened us with all the miseries of famine...provisions of every description are [priced] remarkably high..."]