Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueLot 133Catalogue by themeFirst Day Covers
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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Two albums with a heavily duplicated used accumulationincluding Robes x5 sets, also 1934 No Wmk Hermes unmounted block of 4 & KGVI 3/6d booklet x2; then three albums of mostly decimal FDCs including AAT.
Modest collection in Schaubek hingeless album plus an array of FDCs, PO packs & postage as received as new issues.
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
½d green & 1d red tied to 1d Kangaroo Die II Letter Card 'THE TWO BROTHERS/QUEENSLAND' by two strikes of the recut 'CARLTON/VICTORIA - 538' duplex of JA14/13, the cancel on the ½d with the datehead off the card but the 1d clearly dated, the message within is headed "Brunswick 13 Januar 1913" & states - translated from German - "...This is all of the new stamps that have been issued so far", the card with some 'suntanning' mostly on the reverse, Cat $17,500 as a First Day Cover of the Halfpenny Kangaroo. An important recent discovery. [Our vendor has requested that we offer this item at what we consider to be a VERY conservative estimate]
C of A KGV - King George V Issues
1914-35 One Penny dated cancelsextensive collection mounted on pages by Wmk & Perf starting with Reds Single Line Perf (earliest date 20.7.1914), 1d red Comb Perf including block of 4 with clear '-7AU14' (ERD), then Smooth & Rough Papers showing shade progressions plus Die III x58, LMultiple Wmk with one Cooke printing '14FE18' and a quantity of Harrison printings (earliest date 22.12.1919), also Violets (earliest date 16.2.1922), Greens with Single Wmk '-1MY24' and LMultiple Wmk '20MY24' (both First Day of Issue) etc, includes many scarce Sunday cancels, also noted official punctures & overprints, commercial perfins, a few NWPI overprints, variety & postmark interest, overall fine condition; also substantial duplicates in three stockbooks. Offered intact, this presents an excellent study opportunity as well as a fascinating challenge to take the collection further towards completion. [See also Lot 59]
C of A - Decimal Issues
Yearbooks1981-94 complete plus extra 1984, 1985 x2 and 1989-94 x2 each, also quantity of mint stamps from the same period much still in original packaging often duplicated x3 each including some MS's, gutter pairs, FDCs & PSEs, substantial face value, fine condition
1984-88 Marine Life55c with Cyan Printing ('BENNETT'S NUDIBRANCH') Completely Omitted ACSC #1053c (SG 930a) tied to so-called "maximum card" by 'KOOKABURRA SHELL/18JUN1984/Gladstone Qld 4680' cds being the First Day of Issue of the stamp, Cat $2500 (£1500). With a normal stamp for comparison. [The ACSC states that fewer than ten examples have been recorded, all on maximum cards]
C of A - First Day Covers
Huge accumulation of Decimal FDCs in four archive boxes up to 2000s, heavily duplicated in places, condition fine.
Australia Post Official FDCscollection 1970-2015 in albums and on 100s of Hagner pages including 1970 Expo, Royal Visit & Grasslands unaddressed, later issues with M/Ss, se-tenant pairs & strips, sheetlets, etc, also some AAT, condition fine.
1947-49 RobesThin Paper 10/- purple exceptionally centred marginal example tied to JC Thompson OHMS cover by 'GPO SYDNEY 130/17NO48/NSW-AUST' cds being the First Day of Issue ACSC #215y, Cat $7500. Superb! [The ACSC states "At least two first day covers exist on PMG's Department envelopes cancelled at the Sydney GPO"]
1948-49 Arms5/- 10/- marginal & £1 corner example on registered FDCs, Cat $1250; plus a faked £2 FDC on Wesley illustrated cover with backdated Largs North cds. [JM Gower was postmaster at Largs North (SA). He was notorious for supplying collectors with backdated strikes; often these can't be definitively exposed but there's no doubt about this one, as this style of cover was not introduced until the 1960s, and small nylon date wheels in the cancel were first introduced in Australia in 1956]
(Qty 4 covers)
1954-63screen-printed Ogden covers for 1954 Red Cross, 1955 Cobb & Co and USA Memorial, & 1963 Red Cross, all signed "E Wm Ogden", unaddressed.
1970 National Development9c Bauxite pair on oversize Alcoa FDC with enclosed promotional booklet for the company; also Qld Geographical Society 1946 Leichhardt x2 different, one with QGS Leichhardt brochure, and 1946 Mitchell x3 different, one with QGS fundraising brochure. Unusual lot.
(Qty 7 items)
No longer available
C of A - Postal History
Five albums with Aerogrammes, Letter Cards, Postal Cards, pre-decimal and decimal souvenirs, last day covers, 1960s to early 1980s FDCs with Royal, Wesley and Post Office types including unaddressed 1970 30c Cook Small Envelope, various philatelic congress and exhibition covers, Scouts including 1962 Hobart Corroboree and registered 1964 Dandenong Jamboree, also some relief cancels, Envelopes including KGV 1½d & QEII 4c STOs, and KGVI & QEII Registration Envelopes, condition varied but mostly very fine.
Africa & Middle East mostly commercial coversincluding KUT 1943 airmail to USA with KGVI 5/-, Nyasaland 1945 parcel tag with KGVI 5/- & 1/-, Transvaal 1908 Registration Envelope with 'PILGRIMS REST' s/l cachet, 1937 to Australia with Ethiopia/Eritrea combination franking, larger group of Madagascar including Military mail, also Senegal, Togo, Guadeloupe, Morocco, Gold Coast, Nigeria, Zanzibar, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, etc, WWII airmails & censorship, advertising covers, taxed mail, postmark interest, also some postal stationery & PPCs, generally fine.
Latin & South America mostly commercial coversincluding lots of postal stationery with some pictorial types, noted Mexico 1937 airmails to Australia x2, Brazil 1925 registered to Guatemala, Venezuela 1893 postal card to Germany with French marine sorter d/s and 1939 airmail to South Africa, then Argentina, Chile, etc, WWII airmails & censorship, advertising covers, also some PPCs, Cuba 1939 Rocket Mail cover and a few other Flights & FDCs, condition generally fine.
Western Europe mostly commercial coverswith Italy 1928 uprated postal card to Manchuria, Switzerland 1915-17 with Melbourne 'PASSED' censor cachets & 1945 airmail to Australia with 'OAT' cachet, France 1939 to US Military Attache in Costa Rica, also Greece, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, etc, a few pre-stamp items, WWII and later airmails & censorship, registered, postage dues, advertising covers, postal stationery and PPCs, some Flights & FDCs, condition generally fine.
Islands FDCsaccumulation from Decimals up to around 2015 including Fiji, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands, also Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, huge quantity and lots of thematic interest.
World arrayin packets & loose with an excellent duplicated quantity of 1940s-1950s Thailand to high values, plus modest Israeli collection and quantity of Israeli FDCs.
AUSTRIA - Postal History
Mostly commercial covers including 1878 to Italy with 10kr tied 'TRIEST' oval d/s and other 19th Century usages from Austrian Empire in Eastern Europe and Foreign POs with quite a lot of postmark interest, range of WWI censor cachets on postcards, then WWII and later airmails & censorship noted many to Australia with values to 20s, quantity of postal stationery and picture postcards, also registered, postage dues, advertising covers, condition generally fine.
POSTAL HISTORY:Mostly covers including 1806 from St Andrews, 1872 mourning cover to Melbourne with 4d & 6d, 1919 PPC to Australia with 'Postal Censor' cachet, 1936 airmail to New Zealand with 2/6d Seahorse, 1945 POW & Forces airletters, other postal stationery and a few Airgraphs, lots of airmails to Australia with KGVI and QEII frankings including Wildings & Machins, registered & official mail, censorship, generally fine.