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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Accumulation with 1936 SA Centenary 1/- pair with 'B/Ltd' commercial perfin, Decimals used in quantity & mint plus Yearbooks 1990-93, some Worldwide with pre-WWII Europe, plus small batch of commercial mail noted Austria 1947 tatty cover with 'OFFICIALLY SEALED' labels tied Perth cds, Berlin 1956 airmail to Australia with Buildings 20pf 50pf & Dm2, Roads Board envelope with 'PAID AT ROCKINGHAM/ ½D -6SE57/W.A' cds, etc.
C of A - Postal History
1918postcard from UK to Tasmania endorsed "OAS" unstamped but with circular check cachet and 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet in red, another with cachet in violet, also a few with GB stamps or sent under cover, then quantity of unused 'Art' PPCs, couple of Tasmanian plus KGV 1d green Postal Card with printed 'Second Class Mail' endorsement and Myer advertising used 1932, mostly fine condition.
(Qty 100 approx)
1930s-40s groupto Dr SL "Lance" Townsend in Northern Territory x2, at Australia House (London) x2 with 6d Airmail, 1942 in Egypt & 1943 in Ceylon x6, also from him with Northern Territory Administration OHMS x6 variously franked including 1/1d double letter rate + triple air rate, c.1942 Luxor Hotel (Egypt) envelope with KGVI 3d x3 tied Melbourne '1' killer and boxed 'PASSED BY/9625/NAVAL CENSOR' cachet, etc, condition quite mixed.
1940-41airmail covers to USA & UK per Pan Am FAM-19 Pacific Clipper service including quadruple 19/8d rate to New York with Robes 5/- & 10/-, KGVI 1½d Postal Cards uprated to 2/- x2 (one with AIF 6d) or 1/11d, correctly rated 3/11d per ½oz from Jervis Bay (ACT) airmail to US only and by ship to UK, 5/10d UK rate x6 and 11/8d double-rate x3 (one a small cover with Robes 10/-), a few registered, many with 'CALIFORNIA CLIPPER' cachet & all censored, condition variable but mostly fine.
1942POW Envelope from a POW in Hong Kong to his wife "Hong Kong Evacuee/Hong Kong Liaison Officer/ Sydney"; 1943 from Brazil endorsed ".../Toronto/Canada" on the flap to "Hong Kong Liaison Officer/For Hong Kong Evacuees/Sydney", non-contemporary note "Gripsholm" on the reverse; and 1943 surface & 1944 airmail covers to London to Friends Committee for Refugees & Aliens or the Jewish Refugees Committee.
No longer available
TELEGRAMS: 1941-45 accumulation of Forms & Envelopes x120+ to and from Sgt Ward RAAF in Egypt or England with a variety of Military & Telegraph postmarks and censor markings noted 'PASMEL 91', one cover with 'ADDRESSEE RETURNED TO AUSTRALIA' cachet, and later to him with 'RAAF 6304' or 'RAAF 4111' arrival cds, many with 'POST OFFICE/YARRAVILLE,W18' oval d/s in violet, also bundle of ration cards, FDCs including Pre-Decimal plus some Worldwide, condition mixed but many fine.
WWII CIVIL CENSORSHIP- NEW SOUTH WALES: Group with various labels & cachets, noted a front only with black/white 'Opened/by/Censor' label (not recorded by Little), Supervisor's Check Numbers '2' '7' '11' '31' '38' & '39' (the highest number recorded), ' 2 /RETURN/TO/SENDER' in violet x2 or rosine, 2½d Letter Card to USA with boxed 'RETURNED FOR/ADDITIONAL POSTAGE/...,' cachet, plus inwards items including from England with superb 'AIR/[crown]/ MINISTRY' h/s & Newcastle 2-line '.../N10' h/s another registered with BPA stamp consignment cachet & British 'RELEASED BY/CENSOR' h/s in rosine, from Gibraltar with Newcastle 9-dots label tied by ' 2/1 / PASSED/BY/ CENSOR/ 13 ', from Orkney Islands with small '2/1'-in-circle, stampless from New Guinea to GB with '2'-in-broken-circle h/s, condition variable but mostly fine.
WWII CIVIL CENSORSHIPQUEENSLAND: Group with wide variety of Brisbane labels one maroon/white (recorded 10 days only) & cachets including 'RELEASE' [sic] x2, one with boxed 'PRIVILEGED MAIL/GOVERNOR OF QUEENSLAND/...' cachet, two with American Forces red/grey labels & defaced machine cancels (one excised & covered by part of a second label !), range of destinations including Penang, Denmark with huge 'OAT' cachet, Ireland, India, Singapore & France censored in Ireland (!), also inwards mail from Singapore, Persia, Papua, New Guinea including 1941 mission cover from Madang with '1 /NOT/OPENED BY/CENSOR/ 7' cachet and Australian & American Forces covers with '1'-in-circle h/s, plus Townsville x20 with various '1/2' labels & cachets, one with boxed 'UNIT POSTAL STATION/S57' d/s used at Thursday Island, generally fine to very fine.
WWII CIVIL CENSORSHIPTASMANIA: Hobart cachets & labels including boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/...' (Little #H6-1) in rosine on 7SEP/1939 airmail to GB - the earliest recorded censor cover from Tasmania - and 18OC39 in blue, various black/white Six Dot labels (Little #L6-5a & 6-5b) or red/white '6 OPENED BY CENSOR' (#6-6a) labels plus inwards from China, from Gibraltar with 'EXAMINED BY/GIBRALTAR/POSTAL CENSOR 20' label on the reverse & Palestine, also range from Launceston noted black/white with 8 Dots x6 ' 6/1 OPENED BY CENSOR' black/white x6 (one by air to Canada), & red/white x7, some with ' 6/1 /PASSED/...' cachets, generally fine.
WWII CIVIL CENSORSHIPVICTORIA: Inwards covers including Aug 1939 from Germany, Sep 1939 from Greece, Oct 1939 from Hungary, Mar 1940 from Java, Dec 1940 from Palestine, May 1941 from Java with 'By air to Australia and/onward airtransmission' cachet (note 'airtransmission' is one word), Nov 1941 from Fiji with 'When Opened by The Censor/Melbourne.../("there was no/enclosure")' label on the reverse, Feb 1942 registered from a Jewish refugee in Mauritius, Feb 1943 from Russia, Nov 1943 from the USA with label across the address "tied" by green/white 'RETURNED/TO SENDER/BY CENSOR' label, & a few others, generally fine to very fine.
WWII CIVIL CENSORSHIPWESTERN AUSTRALIA: Airmail group with Perth labels including fancy types Little #L5-4 (on inwards cover from Greece) & #L5-5, standard types with 5 Dots #L5-6a x5, various ' 5 /Opened by Censor' red/white types x7 & enigmatic black/white type - with no cachet - believed used by a military censor (to a ship's officer in Ceylon at 1/3d rate); cachets with various boxed types with or without dots, or diamond types; also crude 'OPENED BY CENSOR' h/s (#H5-4; recorded on only three covers, all to the Red Cross in Switzerland; this a long cover rated £1/3/9d including damaged £1 Robes) on the reverse; generally fine to very fine.
C of A - Military - World War I
German Merchant Seaman Friedrich Schock correspondence from his internment at Liverpool Camp, NSW including his Diary (in German) with entry of 11.08.14 stating taken POW at Newcastle, 1913-14 covers from Germany to him aboard ship x3, 1915-17 postcards to him with Lt-Col Sands cachets x4 and 1918 Federal Commission of Land Tax OHMS envelope with letter requesting tax returns for last three years (!) plus 1919 letter from his employer FA Vinnen & Co, Bremen that he will be paid wages only up until their ship was seized, various other letters to & from him without envelopes including one on 'CONCENTRATION CAMPS AUSTRALIA/PRISONER OF WAR LETTER' stationery (with photo apparently removed by censor), unused 'PRISONER OF WAR LETTER/FREE' envelope, panoramic Liverpool Camp fold-out postcard plus small book of postcards & photographs from prior voyages & captivity including Hockey Club "Germania", Liverpool team photo, condition mixed but generally fine. Fascinating material with enough here to build a One-Frame Exhibit.
POWs in GERMANY:1915-18 mail c/- the British GPO in London or the Australian Red Cross in London comprising covers x4 all with a KGV 1d red, Postal Cards 1d Roo, 1d Fullface & 1d Sideface, and "Star" 1d Envelopes x5, all forwarded under cover to various camps & all but two with camp censor cachets applied on arrival; and mail to POWs sent directly to the camps in Germany comprising covers x2 each with a KGV 1d red, a PPC with the stamp removed (probably by the camp censor), Postal Card 1d Sideface (uncancelled, redirected internally: was the recipient paroled?), and "Star" 1d Envelope (uncancelled), all but the Postal Card without the required POW superscription but all with camp censor cachets applied on arrival, generally fine to very fine; also a 1915 British pamphlet 'COMMUNICATION WITH PRISONERS OF/WAR INTERNED ABROAD'.
POWs in GERMANY:Covers (3) & KGV 1d Postal Cards x2 all to Australians known to be POWs in Germany at Cassel (2, both with large circular camp cachet), Crefeld, Dulmen or Gottingen, the last forwarded to Dulmen, various British & German cachets, also a stampless PPC from Switzerland to an Australian POW at Friedrichsfeld bei Wesel. Nice group.
POWs in GERMANY:1915-16 issues of "In Ruhleben Camp" Nos 1-10 (1915) plus "The Ruhleben Bye-Election" (propaganda for candidate Israel Cohen); "The Ruhleben Camp Magazine" Nos 1-6 (1916-17); and larger format "Prisoners' Pie/ Ruhleben/New Year 1916"; some separation of the covers etc but generally in sound to fine condition. Lots of humorous content, illustrations etc providing excellent insights into camp life. (18 titles); also WWII Mickey Mouse souvenirs x2 & Marching Koalas Christmas Card.
C of A - Military - World War II
Australian POWs in Europe group with Acknowledgement of Receipt of Parcel cards to London (unused) & Switzerland, advice of capture card to WA, advice of address cards to London & WA, two 'Feldpostkarte' with 'KRIEGSGEFANGENEN/SENDUNG' h/s in blue both to SA, various printed POW Postal Stationery items including an Envelope to WA with enclosed letter on matching notepaper, two plain covers from Parchim Camp to Victoria both with the enclosed letters, etc, many are fine to very fine. A good basis for expansion.
Large folio of mostly Forces covers including from Palestine and within Australia, several registered, a few better items including boxed 'Bank Notes must be/registered for trans-/mission through the Post' h/s (not previously seen by us), tiny parcel apparently post free but 3d registration paid, etc, condition variable.
(Qty 100 approx)
Military Camp covers including 'RELIEF/No8' cds with provisional 'Mornington Military Camp' R label (open for 12 days only), 'MIL PO DARBY No1' with manuscript R label (renamed Foster Mil PO 1.8.42), 'DHURRINGILE' (renamed Tatura Mil PO 16.4.40), 'FOSTER No1' with typed R label (closed 14.1.43), 'MANGALORE' (PO 3.8.1942; closed 15.6.1943), 'MT MARTHA' x3 one with 'ARMY/YCR 1V40/TELEGRAPHS' transit, 'OCEAN GROVE' (PO 20.11.1939; closed 19.12.1939), 'SHOWGROUNDS' x2 with different rubber d/s, condition variable.
1941OHMS air cover endorsed "Quartermaster/Parap Camp" (which was Darwin Mil PO No 2) to Cowra Camp (NSW) with 4d pair tied by rubber double-circle 'MIL PO DARWIN/7NOV1941/ 1 ', 'Military PO No 1/DARWIN NT' registration label, central fold. PO 23/4/1941; closed 21/2/1942.
1941Forces in Greece comprising cover (from Servia) & Active Service "honour" envelope (endorsed on the reverse "Kazani/N Greece) with '1ST BGE HQ PO/M1' cds of 28MR41 or 2AP41, cover with 'DIV HQ PO/13AP41/DM1' cds at Elasson, 'DIV SUPPLY HQ PO/11AP41/SWL' cds at Gerania, & Active Service "honour" envelope with 'RAILHEAD PO/5AP41/RM1' at Gerania, all with 9d Platypus, minor faults/repairs, censor h/s double-boxed 224 225 or 228, British 1916 or triple-circle 'PASSED BY UNIT/ 18 /CENSOR' h/s of the type used only by the AIF in Greece & Crete. Ex Russell Stern. [NB: Most postal devices used in Greece were lost in the course of the evacuation]