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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Kangaroos & KGV Headsaccumulation including 5/- Third Wmk, KGV 1d red x100+, some multiples, official & commercial perfins plus a bag of 'on paper', also Colonies & States with postmark interest noted Tasmania 1950s per favor 'EGG LAGOON/KI/TAS' with jumbled dateline & Mail Bag Seal alongside, Victoria TPO markings and range of Melbourne cancels, etc, plus small group of covers including some inwards mail, generally fine.
Mostly used accumulationincluding KGV 1d reds x300+, 3d blues x400+ and some other values, later in envelopes and loose with potential postmark interest, also coil pairs & strips used plus a couple of starters, a few Decimals **, also some covers & PPCs, then Colonies/States including revenues, condition quite mixed.
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
52£1 light brown & pale blue ACSC #52D, unusual & dubious segmented-cork cancel, Cat $2500.
C of A KGV - King George V Issues
Four albumsof denominations to 2d - but no Penny Reds - including 1½d green x200 approx, 2d orange x120 approx & 2d brown x100 approx, apparently checked only for inverted watermarks, some mostly NSW postmark interest.
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 - Other Pre-Decimals
1913 EngravedKGV 1d collection of dated cancels from -.12.1913 to -.12.1914 with space for additions, CTO x8 and a few mint plus one 6d Kookaburra, range of shades, possible variety interest, postmarks include 'TPO No3 WEST/NSW' and 'HERGOTT SPRINGS/SA' squared circle, excellent study opportunity, overall fine condition. A very unusual lot. [See also Lot 45]
C of A - Postal History
Unused advertising envelopes for Bruchert & Sons Carriage Builders (Bendigo), Allparts Motorcycle Parts (Sydney) x2 & a postcard for Schering's Formalin Soap (Melbourne), also 1861 with 'Not known by/Letter Carrier' h/s, 1938 Bradfield Jamboree illustrated cover with hexagonal d/s & enclosed Jamboree postcard, 1931 Victorian wages sheet with 'RELIEF/STAMP DUTY' values to 2/- x4, etc, those mentioned are fine to very fine.
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KGV Heads on cover noted 1916 ½d green combination franking on South Australia ½d GPO envelope (a very scarce item), 1d red on mourning cover with 'TPO 5/VICTORIA' d/s, 1931 1d green with ½d Postage Dues x4 and 1½d red to USA with 5c Due, two 1930s 'PAQUEBOT' items and a couple of 'OS' punctures, then extensive range of advertising covers including illustrated types for Harcourt (Vic) Fruit Supply [Apple Man], Emu Nail & Nightingale Supply with birds, WE Cash with map of Australia, Lowe Hardware Merchants with tools, Lysaght Bros Rabbit-proof wire netting, etc, some postmark interest, condition mixed but many fine.
Advertising covers with KGV Penny frankings including 1d red 'A&R/LTD' perfin on 1915 Angus & Robertson front, 1d reds on 1917 Citizens War Chest Fund postcards x2 & 1918 Hotel Grand Central (Sydney) illustrated cover, 1d violet on 1924 Whitehead & Co Stationers postcard, 1d greens on 1930 Woodroofe's Lemon Punch, 1932 Yalumba Wines, 1933 'TBS' perfin on Beau Monde Hosiery front, 'HS' perfins x3 on Harris Scarfe Falcon Cartridges showing Hunter with Shotgun, HSL Batteries showing Touring Car & Firestone Tyres, 'WC' perfin on 1935 Winchcombe Carson '2ND CLASS' cover, etc, condition mixed but many fine. A very attractive selection.
Eclectic group including 1913 Registration Envelope 4d Roo with early 'R/NSW/Mittagong' red & black label, bundle of 'ADVICE OF DELIVERY' cards with KGVI 3d blue (many with 'A+R' perfins) x35 including a few to New Zealand, range of Colonial/States postal stationery noted NSW 1888 2d postal card 'Specimen' overprint, Victoria Bantam ½d wrapper with 'THE "FREE CHURCH" QUARTERLY' banner, real photo postcards of Marrar NSW Post Office and four other views including 'AL Weale, Outfitter' shopfront (stained), potential postmark interest, condition quite mixed but inspection will reward.
Accumulation with Flight Covers including 1934 Albury signed "CTP Ulm", 1935 New Zealand signed "C KingsfordSmith" and another franked with KGV 3d blue 'OS' overprint, also BCOF set on registered cover, 1940 Story Bridge Opening cover with label plus other commemoratives, some commercial mail noted 1972 formular aerogramme to Paraguay with 12c Rehab single, then postal stationery used & unused including a few 'SPECIMEN' overprints, condition variable.
1912social usage of Fullface 1d Letter Card 'SETTLER'S HOME' - margins intact - uprated with Queensland 1d for late fee tied by Qld TPO cds. Unusual domestic combination franking.
No longer available
1914unfranked cover from AIF serviceman endorsed "No Stamps available.../On Active Service/Troopship SS Euripides" with '1ST AUST INF BDE FIELD PO/24NO14' cds used at Steamer Point, Aden on face, Sydney '21DE/1914' machine cancel arrival and scarce altered '1D' double-ring circular tax cachet alongside charging single deficiency, a couple of edge faults and light fold. [The Euripides was part of the first convoy to Egypt; this is the only recorded day of use of this Australian FPO d/s at Aden. The free postage concession for Australian troops serving overseas was not introduced until February 1915. In the interim, the Sydney tax marking had 'LATE FEE' excised and was pressed into use to charge addressees for unpaid Soldier's Mail]
1930s-60s commercial mailaccumulation in large box noted 1934 registered airmail to Brisbane with Victorian Centenary 1/-, 1938 registered to Sweden with 6d Airmail single, 1939 OHMS postcard with KGVI 1½d 'VG' puncture, 1959 UK Forces airmail with QEII 3d single, 1961 with Fremantle, WA 'PAQUEBOT' cancel, 1962 PPCs airmail to GB with 1/2d Tiger single x3, also censorship, advertising with some illustrated covers, slogan cancels & meter mail, taxed items, instructional markings, etc, a few stationery items, potential postmark interest, condition mixed but many fine.
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]
1970s-2000scovers, stationery & postcards mostly airmail to Europe, noted single & multiple frankings, some registered, special services, instructional markings, taxed & adverts, variety of issues & rates, potential postmark interest, fine condition.
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]
1978-82 Birds usages accumulation with all values represented including single, multiple & mixed frankings, many overseas airmails plus some on postcards & stationery, noted 45c Perf 14 on airmail PPC, illustrated 'tourist' covers, registered & overseas express delivery, a few taxed & OHMS items. Opportunity to form a 'single issue' modern exhibit.
2001 to recent International Post covers & a few postcards mostly airmail to Europe with range of issues, noted mixed domestic/international frankings, a few stationery items, potential postmark interest. Ideal for study.
C of A - Military - World War I
Mostly WWII with two albums of Australian Forces in the Middle East mostly with Egyptian stamps, album with US Forces in Australia plus some post-WWII material, also a loose bundle including a few naval transport cachets, two Robin Force covers from New Caledonia, 1941 Eritrean Campaign cover with Indian stamps tied by British FPO 186 cds, several from naval personnel in Ceylon with boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/.../Naval Establishment/NO...' cachets, 1945 from Italy to a POW in India forwarded with 'POW CAMP/GAYTHORNE QLD' cachet, 'AIF FIELD PO/7MY45/No 15' used at Green Island (Solomons; Proud 'Not Seen'), some registered, etc; also some later material including Korea 'CANADIAN LEGION' commercial cover with Australia/GB combination franking plus 'AUST ARMY PO/214' cds & GB RL endorsed "214"; and a Vietnam group including 1969 registered with 'AUST FPO/6OC69/ 3 ' & FPO 3 registration cachet, etc; condition variable. Ex Russell Stern.