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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Collector's odds n sods with used KGV Heads & decimals including scarcer values, WWI '[flag]/STICK FOR/ AUSTRALIA' label corner block of 12, commercial perfins including unusual patterns, etc, plus some covers including 1951 Sydney DLO 'RE-ENCLOSED LETTER' envelope registered & a few WWI items plus some PPCs of ships used as Troop Transports, philatelic cover with 'KILLIECRANKIE/TAS-AUST' cds (rated RR), etc.
(Qty many 100s)
Accumulation in albums & loosewith some Roos, KGV Heads & Commems, then Decimals with considerable face value, 1906 "Rowland Hill" album with a few Colonies noted Victoria 1/- Octagonal imperf with full original gum (crazed & creased) & WA 3d Swan 'Medical' overprint, range of covers from 1930s to modern noted 1937 NSW 2d & 3d imprint blocks on separate FDCs, 2002 QEII Accession PNC, also some worldwide stamps in tubs & loose, condition mixed.
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.
Two cartons of consignment remaindersmostly from Australia including a stack of 1950s-70s FDCs many with blocks of 4 & 1971 Christmas blocks of 6 !! x3, some mint including Robes 5/- Tinted Paper blocks of 4 x2 & Newcastle 2½d half-sheet punctured 'VG', used quantity sorted in envelopes, array of Postage Dues, large bag of covers including some earlier meters, also a quantity of inwards mail from all over the world; etc.
Large box with "Cinderellas" including sheets, unused post office stationery including various PO labels, many oversize items, generally very fine.
REGISTRATION LABELS:Mostly Victorian collection with a strong Gippsland flavour including a good range of "Reds", lots of "Blue & Blacks", four pages of RAAF types some with Security Numbers, etc; then a range of registered covers with a few better postmarks noted; condition variable.
(Qty many 100s)
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
123vebComb Perf 5d yellow-brown with Major Damage to Upper-Right Corner & Nick in Upper-Left Corner + ½d green on 1920 double-rate cover to the USA with 'KAPUNDA' (SA) cds that intrudes slightly on the affected area at upper-right. This variety is not illustrated in the ACSC. An extremely rare usage on cover. [The rate was 2½d x2 + ½d War Tax]
124Rough Paper 5d bright chestnut perf 'OS' ACSC #124 (poorly centred) tied by 'WAGIN' (WA) cds to 1921 small OHMS cover to 'WOODANILLING' (light arrival cds), 'WAGIN' h/s on scarce red & black/white provisional registration label, mss "AR" in red, unclaimed & returned, Cat $1500 on cover.
No longer available
1948-51commercial covers with Spelling Errors in the registration cachets 1) with UPS 453 cds & 'SEAVICE' for 'SERVICE', a bit wrinkled ; 2) with UPS 388 cds & 'Servise' for 'Service'; 3) with UPS 496 cds & 'Servise' for 'Service'; & 4) with APO 215 cds used at Kure, & 'POSTAR' for 'POSTAL' in blue, opened-out.
C of A - Postal Stationery
REGISTRATION ENVELOPES:KGV to QEII issues all used the majority from Victoria with a range of label types including provisionals, 1938 KGV 5d endorsed "Comp 4d" with KGV 4d added to pay compensation fee, some postmark interest noted 1935 'TPO 1 SOUTH/1/NSW' transit & 1956 'EASTERN VIEW/VIC' cds with typed label, also 1917 'RETURNED REGISTERED LETTER' from Melbourne Dead Letter Office & 1930 'RETURNED SURCHARGED LETTER' from Sydney with Dues, condition mixed but many fine.
C of A - First Day Covers
1930 Lord Howe Island ProvisionalSturt 1½d endorsed in manuscript "2d paid/PM/LHI" uncancelled on commercial cover to a Sydney solicitor with 'LORD HOWE_ ISLAND/22AU/1930/NSW' cds alongside, a few faults but presentable & the stamp is very fine, Cat $3250 (for usage on 22 or 23.8.1930). From the first despatch of provisionals from the island, with the earliest recorded date of 22.8.1930, making this a rare & generally unrecognised First Day Cover. [Most later covers were organised by collectors & invariably have the cds tying the stamp to the envelope]
C of A - Postal History
Array of mostly 1930s commercial airmail covers plus some WWII Comfort Funds stationery (very fine unused), a few advertising items & souvenir flights, £1 Arms First Day Cover, 1960s 'The Cupid/WEDDING CAKE BOX' with the original tin (but no cake!; the only example of this remarkable item we have seen), etc, very mixed condition but those itemised are presentable.
Box of mostly Tasmanian 1950s-60s covers with loads of registered items from around the island, also slogans - many of these are very scarce from Tasmania - & meters, a few KGV Postal Stationery Envelopes including Star 1d red for Mt Lyell Mining & Railway Co, 1924 to Ulverstone with KGV 1½d x2 & 'TPO WESTERN LINE/TAS' cds, also 1931 commercial airmail cover to Holland with 'MT KOSCIUSKO/NSW' cds and a few PPCs including advertising for Fry's Cocoa used at Sydney & British "Aston Villa Football Ground" during a soccer match; finally 100+ mostly 1980s inwards covers mostly from Germany but also noticed China & Malaysia.
(Qty 750 approx)
Military Mail mostly from WWII with Field POs etc within & outside Australia, many registered items including from Northern Territory & Papua plus from several Mil POs & a couple with Security Number cds, a few later including BCOF & Vietnam registereds, 1950s OHMS with 'PAID AT AFPO PEARCE/WA' cds in black & in red, etc, also 1938 'FIELD POST OFFICE/No 2/VIC AUST' AIF Gold Day registered PPC x4, condition variable.
(Qty 120 approx)
Commercial mail including 1938 airmails via Hong Kong to ship passenger at Hawaii x2 both at 3/4d rate the first forwarded to California, the other returned with 'TOO LATE FOR STEAMER' cachet, plus to USA x2 one paid 3/7d & taxed mss 'T16 2/3', the other paid 9/3d double rate with Roos 2/- x2 & 5/- (roughly opened), then KGV frankings, advert covers, Stationery including PTPO envelopes noted KGVI 1½d for Shire of Newham and Woodend, also Victoria with postmark interest including 1905 'FOSTERVILLE' & BN '1982' both in blue, 1938 'PAID AT/KYNETON VIC', 'WOODEND NORTH' unframed with poor BN '414' & 1952 cds on 1d Postage Due (faults), Glover Onians & Co cover with 'GO/&C' perfin, etc, condition very mixed but those mentioned generally fine.
1923-34 Registration Envelopes comprising Sideface 5d, 'FOURPENCE/HALFPENNY' on 5d & 4½d x3, Oval 4½d & 5d x2 used, all but one with red R labels; also small Colonies group including Victoria 1893 1d Lettercard with 'LIST ROOM/No1' oval d/s, and 1903 2d Lettercard to Straits Settlements with 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE' marine sorter cds on face, etc, some minor blemishes.
KGV frankings on covers & postcards including PPCs, noted municipal users, frankings including Engraved 1d x2, ½d green solo, many 1d reds, 1½d greens, 2d oranges, etc, unchecked by us for varieties, rather mixed.
Carton of International Post covers & a few postcards mostly airmail to Europe with range of issues, noted mixed domestic/international frankings, potential postmark interest, duplication but ideal for study, fine condition.
Group including 1915 Sydney postcard wallet with KGV 1d red x2, 1923 to UK with KGV 2d and boxed 'DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/IN SEA WATER IS' h/s, 1925 registered with large red 'DARWIN' label, 1938 with 'GEELONG CENTENARY' cinderella, 1941 POW postcard airmail to England, STO envelopes for Brooke's Coffee (illustrated) and Australian Glass, also batch of Pre-Decimal FDCs and commemorative covers with range of cachets, etc, condition generally fine.
KGV to QEII covers with some instructional handstamps including 'DAMAGED BY SEA/WATER' on 1930s cover to UK, better destinations including 1928 to Morocco (damaged), 1931 per KLM to Holland at 13/9d rate, 1937 to Egypt, 1938 to Hungary, 1951 to Hawaii, 1951 registered to Nyasaland, 1959 to Dominican Republic & 1965 to Gilbert & Ellice Islands, also c.1945 cover with 'PRESS MATTER' label to USA, etc, condition variable. A good lot.