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Displaying 1 - 20 of 48 Lots in Category - Postal Stationery
Postal Stationery from Australia including STO Postal Card for Adelaide Electric Supply Co unused, a couple of scenic Postal Cards & Letter Cards including 1d Fullface "BUSH HUT/VIC" VFU, useful Registration Envelopes including KGVI 5d commercially used to South West Africa, etc; Victorian group including 'One Penny' on 2d Letter Cards used x3 & a nice uprated registered usage of 1d brown Envelope, etc; and a few Queensland Letter Cards including two unfolded unused & the very scarce 1d red used from 'SAPPHIRE' to Sydney; condition variable but lots of fine to very fine items.
MIscellany in carton with strength in German material including an album of PPCs & scenic Postal Cards, a packet of banknotes including inflation issues, postal history including Third Reich covers etc, also a sheet album with low value sheets from Spain Saar & Vatican etc, and a folio of share scrip including some beautiful engraved types.
C of A - Postal History
1914 commercial usage of 1d Roo Letter Card ("CENTRAL RLY STN/BRISBANE" part-oval) to "Rawal Pindi/India" (now in Pakistan) uprated with 1d Engraved tied by superb 'EDGECLIFF/13JA14/NSW' cds, 'RAWALPINDI/4FE14' arrival b/s, minor soiling.
C of A - Postal Stationery
A carton of mostly modern material principally an array of Envelopes including many of the oversized issues that most people don't keep, also a colourful array of NVI Postal Cards, a very fine WWI 1d Military Envelope with 'AIF, ABROAD' at the Base, & a group of mostly pre-decimal Letter Cards including 1d Roo x3, KGV 1½d "CARTING - FAR NORTH" in blue-black, KGVI 2d on Cream & on Grey x2, etc, unused & a few CTO.
KGV "Star" 1d red Envelope with 1d red bisect tied by 'CHELSEA/18NO18/VIC' cds; KGV Sideface 1d Letter Cards "2nd AIF EMBARKING" (wharf) & "TROOPS on board TRANSPORT" (stern), both very fine unused; 4½d on 5d Registration Envelope RE16, very fine unused; and WWII 6d POW Postal Card to Germany, very fine.
(Qty 5 items)
POSTAL CARDS: 1911 Coronation 1d group with all-different portrait-types of KGV x4 (two in sepia), Queen Mary & the Prince of Wales in purple, unused, Cat $600.
POSTAL CARDS: 1923 'ONE/PENNY' Surcharges 1d on 1½d brown with Footnote Deleted BW #P58, unused, Cat $750.
LETTER CARDS: 1915-18 Military Views White Inside Perf 12½ "2nd AIF EMBARKING" (gangway, with 'A32' Deleted ) in purple-black, light even discolouration on the address side, unused, Cat $750. The rarest of the military views.
LETTER CARDS: 1920 2d orange/grey Perf 12½ "BURRINJUCK DAM.../SETTLER'S HOUSE LEETON/showing Distributing Channel/and Bridge", used with South Australia, Cat $500. Rare view & superb!
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
Annotated collection of "Stationery of the Sydney Dead Letter Office" to the 1980s with 1876-99 'RETURNED LETTER' Envelopes x7 (one with 3d Postage Due) & a good selection of later types, registered 'RETURNED LETTER' Envelopes including a very attractive 1900 usage & 13 later types, 'RE-ENCLOSED LETTER' Envelopes x24, large 'RE-ENCLOSED PACKET' Envelope (a rare survivor), 1940 & 1959 'RETURNED SURCHARGED LETTER' types, three 'DEAD LETTER MAIL' Wrappers (unused as always), various 'RETURNED TO SENDER' re-sealing labels, etc, some faults especially in the earlier material but generally good to very fine. Ex Tony Orchard: the basis for his & Bob Tobin's book on the subject, a copy of which is included.
(Qty 75 approx)
Miscellany with a very fine 1835 entire from Hobart Town with no Tasmanian markings but superb British '1' handstamp, a fine 4d Courier with full margins, Star Wmk 4d x5 in mixed condition (one on cover of 12SP1/1855, stated to be the earliest recorded usage), Sideface 3d corner example with Plate Scratch on 1900 philatelic cover, Tablets 2½d unmounted pane of 60 (some perf splitting), Pictorials 1d Imperf single used, Reprints of Chalon 6d & 1/- blocks of 8 and Sideface 4d blue Plate Number '3' block of 4 all without overprint and 'Halfpenny' on 1d Plate Number '1' block of 30 (6x5) with overprint, very fine unused second issue Letter Cards "RIVER DERWENT" x2 & "LAUNCESTON", etc. A very handy lot.
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)
No longer available
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
POSTAL CARDS: 1d die proof in black on thin glazed card (92x61mm) with 'Dec 6, 1878' handstamp at upper-right. Ex De La Rue Archives. [This design was first used in 1879 for Postal Cards. It was used for stamps only from 1890]
POSTAL CARDS: 1917 Re-Issue of Severed Reply Cards 1d(+1d) outward-half with 'THE ANNEXED CARD IS INTENDED/ONLY FOR THE REPLY' Barred-Out BW #P45, the card guillotined through the obliterated text, minor blemishes on the reverse, unused, Cat $8000. [John Sinfield's very fine example with the complete bars sold at our auction of 8/11/2013 for $8625]
ESTONIA: Soviet period covers mostly Postal Stationery with Estonian-related subjects &/or postmarks, some used postally to Australia, generally very fine and colourful. NO RESERVE!
(Qty 110 approx)
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]
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1898 usage of United States 1c Postal Card uprated with 1c blue, from New York to an American missionary at "Singapore/Malaysia" (!!) with largely superb 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE' mail sorter cds. A scarce origin in this period. [This is by far the earliest use we have seen of the term "Malaysia"]
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1912 commercial usage of KEVII 1c Postal Card with 'SINGAPORE/RAFFLES HOTEL' cds, 'IPOH' transit & a partly fine oval 'POST OFFICE/TANJONG RAMBUTAN' arrival datestamp in violet.
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1912 commercial usage of KEVII 3c Postal Card to France with the message headed "Labuan" & largely very fine double-circle 'LABUAN/ D /14AU/1912/LABUAN' cancellation, Singapore transit & 'DEVILLE LES ROUEN' arrival cds. [In 1906, Labuan was absorbed into the Straits Settlements and thereafter used Straits stamps and Postal Stationery]
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1938 commercial usage of Straits KGVI 15c Registration Envelope size G with KGVI 2c green pair & 8c grey tied by three of four light but fine strikes of the very scarce 'RAFFLES INSTN/31MR/1938/SINGAPORE' cds (Proud #3; rated 2250 points) & 'Raffles/Singapore' registration label, to Kentucky with superb 'LOUISVILLE, KY/REGISTERED' arrival b/s in purple, minor opening defect on the reverse otherwise very fine. Raffles Institution is the oldest - established in 1823 by ‹Sir Stamford Raffles - and most prestigious schools in Singapore. The school's post office opened 12/8/1929, replacing the Raffles Hotel PO. [A very desirable item for the postmark, postal stationary, registered mail, or education enthusiast]