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Displaying 12 Lots in Category - Parcel Post
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Mostly Rooswith a few CTO including First Wmk 2/- & 5/-, Third Wmk 5/- punctured 'OS' & CofA 5/-, also Arms 5/- Thin Paper fine used & Large Lyre 1/- pair on parcel tag.
(Qty 30 + tag)
CINDERELLAS:WWII Lady Gowrie 6d (68x44mm) horizontal pair with margins at left & right, large oval '[...] BROADCASTING CORP PTY LTD/2UW/SYDNEY NSW' cachet in violet, both units with light vertical creases and minor aging marks. Not previously seen by us. [These large-format labels were intended for use on parcels, hence their extremely low survival rate]
C of A - Postal Stationery
WRAPPERS - STAMPED TO ORDER:Queen Mother 1d green + KGVI 2d red ACSC #WS21 for Nicholas Aspro (no imprint: see article in Postal Stationery Nov 2015), Melbourne cds with illegible date, folds from having been used to wrap a small box, Cat $1500. A remarkable item, being the only issue of its type. [This is not an uprated item. Because there was no KGVI 3d die, John Ash resorted to this 'doubleton' expedient. 6000 were supplied in 1938-39. Only a handful of complete wrappers are recorded. It is believed that the package contained pharmaceutical samples. Mark Diserio's example sold at the Prestige auction of 8.11.2013 for $2760]
Only one other Australian postal stationery issue has the portraits of two monarchs: the KGV 1d+KGVI 1d green Stamped to Order Envelope ACSC #ES88.
No longer available
C of A - Postal History
1957large printed matter article endorsed "Photos..." sent airmail with 1/- Lyrebird x2 tied by Sydney parcel roller, boxed 'EXCEEDS ("11") OZS/TAX ("12/9d")' below, Postage Due Lined Background 3d x3 & Void Background 1/- pair & block of 10 - a rare franking - tied by three impressions of the rare Darwin parcel roller, Sydney GPO 'TORN IN TRANSIT' tape at the top, roughly opened with repaired tears clear of the stamps. Impressive. [The Darwin parcel roller is unrecorded by Ed Williams & these are the only impressions we have recorded]
1973large OHMS cover (404x280mm) sent to Army HQ Canberra endorsed "AIR PARCEL" with Navigators $1 Flinders pair and Pioneer Transport 50c pair tied large boxed 'ANZUK FPO 5/7AUG73/PARCEL' d/s, 'CERTIFIED OFFICIAL/HQ ANZUK Spt Gp' cachet at L/L, large Malaysian 'PARCEL POST/DECLARATION FORM' affixed to back declaring "Official Documents", sealed on back with sellotape and slightly trimmed edges not affecting stamps or markings. [A scarce usage of high-value stamps, which were often not available at overseas Field POs]
FOOD PARCEL LABELS:c.1946 red/green complete parcel label to England with Ram 5d pair & Robes 5/- tied by indistinct '.../SOUTH AUST' cds, minor wrinkles & soiling. [The Food Parcel Scheme was a response to post-WWII food rationing in Britain. Parcels of up to 7Lb (pounds) or up to 11Lb could be sent by surface mail for concessional rates of 3/7d or 5/10d respectively. Postal Stationery labels are recorded only for Melbourne (3/7d & 5/10d), Sydney (5/10d) & Hobart (3/7d)]
FOOD PARCEL LABELS:1946 3/7d magenta for Myer Emporium ACSC #PL3A complete label affixed to slightly larger parcel piece with Melbourne parcel roller cancellation, minor wrinkles, Cat $2000. Rare.
FOOD PARCEL LABELS:1946 5/10d blue for Myer Emporium ACSC #PL4A complete label addressed but unused with full o.g.!, typewriter crease at the base, Cat $2000 unused & $800 used.
FOOD PARCEL LABELS:1946 5/10d blue for Victoria's Department of Agriculture ACSC #PL4B complete label, philatelic usage at Woomera in 1956, most unusually to the United States, Cat $1500. Superb!
FOOD PARCEL LABELS:1948 Myer Emporium label as for the embossed issues but unstamped, to Hampshire with 5/10d meter, repaired internal tear; also similar 1949 Myer label of similar format but with a more formal corporate logo & the text reset, also with 5/10d meter, somehwat soiled. [Remarkably, the sender of the second item was resident in India! Food rationing in Britain ended only in July 1954, nine years after WWII ended]
Oddments including QV 5/- carmine & 10/- ultramarine, Re-Engraved Seahorses 10/- with steel cds, 1925 Wembleys (**), etc, also very fine QV 'GOVT/PARCELS' 1/- green with 'SPECIMEN' h/s.
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea
1888Neu Guinea Compagnie 2mk Lion red & black/blue-grey 'Packetadresse/Parcel Address' card, unused. Superb!: the finest example we have seen.