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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - Official Mail
Interesting postal history miscellany with interesting items from Monaco (1913), Cape Verde Islands (1906), Haiti (1958), Suriname (1958, with 'MISSENT TO BERMUDA' h/s) etc plus 1930s stampless official registered covers including from Mozambique & Colombia, also 1931 registered from the Spanish Embassy in Japan!; an album of pre-WWII Canada with many attractive PPCs including from Newfoundland & lots of postmark content; an album of British pre-stamp mail with some better postmarks; some African & Middle East material; etc etc, condition variable but generally good to very fine. A wonderful lot for a retailer/ebay seller.
C of A - Postal History
Wide-ranging group with many Kangaroo frankings including municipal envelopes, PPCs to Siam & Singapore, 1920 Taxation Office registered cover with Third Wmk 2½d & 6d blue both perf 'OS', many with KGV Heads including 'OS' & 'OS/NSW' perfins & a few with commercial perfins, attractive group of advertising covers, other KGV period with early slogan cancels & an array of unclaimed mail with instructional handstamps, some post-WWII covers including airmails to India Hong Kong & Nigeria, postmark interest especially from Queensland, etc, condition variable. An interesting lot.
C of A - First Day Covers
1953 QEII 3½d, 3d pair & 1d block of 4 and Red Cross 3½d all on Postmaster-General FDCs with appropriate Sydney GPO cds, the first with typed "FIRST DAY COVER" (and overstruck with machine cancellation), the others with two different FDC handstamps, two with different With Compliments slips. Very scarce.
TASMANIA - Postal History
FRANK STAMPS: Group of envelopes with 'CORPORATION OF HOBART', 'CORPORATION OF LAUNCESTON' (registered to England), 'GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN' (a wrapper), 'GOVERNOR' Types 1 & 2, 'INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION' CTO, 'MARINE BOARD HOBART', superb 'MARINE BOARD LAUNCESTON', superb 'RE DUTIES DEPARTMENT' & 'UNIVERSITY OF/TASMANIA' (a postcard), condition a bit variable; also cutouts with superb strikes of 'MERSEY MARINE BOARD FORMBY', 'MARINE BOARD OF LEVEN' & 'THE MARINE BOARD OF MERSEY DEVONPORT'. A very good lot.
(Qty 10 + 3 pieces)
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GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
1840 envelope with 'J RUMP/1839' Watermark headed 'To be posted at the Houses of Parliament only/Post Paid - One Penny - Weight not to exceed ½oz' SG Spec #PE2b, to "Bailieborough/Ireland" and countersigned "John Young" at lower-left, light but clear strike '[crown]/PAID/28JA28/1840/ + ' datestamp in red & '4M/JA30/40'-in-diamond arrival b/s in red (oxidised), horizontal fold & coincident 16mm repaired tear at upper-right, minor overall soiling, Cat £18,000. An important forerunner for a collection of British stamps or Postal Stationery. An early usage, less than two weeks after issue. [A 1d House of Lords Envelope, Cat £25,000, sold at the Prestige auction of 15/8/2014 for $9775]
A consequence of the Uniform Penny Postage introduced on 10/1/1840, was that the free franking privileges of Members of Parliament were abolished. So as not to inconvenience MPs, Rowland Hill arranged the issue of 1d & 2d parliamentary envelopes to the suddenly disadvantaged politicians & peers. The first types were released 16/1/1840. The envelopes were withdrawn when the Penny Black and Mulready Envelopes were issued on 6th May 1840.
The sender was John (later Sir John) Young, MP for Cavan in Ireland 1831-1855, who served as Commissioner of the Ionian Islands (1855-1859), Governor of New South Wales (1861-1867), and the second Governor-General of Canada (1869-1872). In 1870 he was created Baron Lisgar of Lisgar & Bailieborough. On 23/1/1863, during his tenure in NSW, the town of Lambing Flat was renamed Young, in his honour. [Note: Co Cavan is part of Ulster but is one of three Ulster counties that are part of the Republic of Ireland]
Two albums of covers mostly post-WWII to Munitions Manufacturer Mangiarotti (many are stampless official covers with Postage Dues up to 900L added, some registered or express), also 1937 airmail 'FIUME' to Hungary, a couple of WWI military postcards, 1929 registered to London with 2L50c solo franking, 1925 cover & PPC both with advertising stamps for Campari, 1920s gorgeous Printed Matter cover (275x190mm), etc, also post-WWII Revenues on 3 documents, generally very fine.
(Qty 109 items)
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Postage Dues
1960 (March) set of 5 values - the 6d on 7½d being SG D1 - tied to an unaddressed OHMS cover by very fine 'KEREMA/25JU60/PAPUA-NEW GUINEA' cds, Cat £460 (as loose stamps). Superb! Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2002).