Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueLot 864Catalogue by countryUnited States Of America
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 35 Lots in Category - United States Of America
C of A - Postal History
WWII civil censorship covers range noted Darwin plain label and "D2" mss in cachet on 1939 cover front from Manchuria (!) and 7-dot label on cover front from Cuba (!) with 'D1' cachet, 1940 airmail to Palestine with Newcastle 9-dot label and altered Sydney cachet, from USA with '2/1' cachet on 9-dot label, 'CALIFORNIA CLIPPER' cachets on 1940 airmail to Canada and 1941 airmail to Fiji both with Sydney labels, 1941 'NAVAL SERVICE' cover with Papua Pictorials 1d & 3d and Melbourne label, 1942 to Tel Aviv x3, 1943 Red Cross Message Service cover to Switzerland with 5/- Robes and Melbourne '3' check marking, 1944 to British Guiana via internal airmail, Launceston '6/1' label and cachets x2, other airmails to New Zealand and Netherlands x2, couple of military items with civilian censors including typed 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and '1/2' Townsville label & cachet on another, condition mixed but many fine.
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!
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.
1908 Visit of the American Great White Fleet collection with many American cards of ships of the Fleet & three different with local overprints for ANA Sewing Machines, Victorian Government issues, processions in Sydney & Melbourne, coloured illustrations, Postal Stationery Victoria 1d used & 1½d unused & very fine unused and South Australia 1d unused, plus the unstamped issue 'TO/SYDNEY' used to USA from a sailor quarantined aboard ship (very rare but the stamp has been neatly removed) & 'TO/MELBOURNE' unused, etc, condition variable. A very desirable lot.
- WTP six different coloured illustrations, three unused, two postally used & one used under cover. Beautiful cards. [A full set?]
- series of cards from a sailor aboard the USS 'Louisiana' to a young lady in Sydney, from Yokohama x2 with pictorial Fleet Visit cds (one poor), Amoy China (stamp removed), Cavite Philippines x3 (one with poster stamps of the 'Louisiana', 'Minnesota' & 'Alabama', and Colombo x2, condition rather mixed. Very scarce greoup.
1925 Visit of the American Fleet Valentine's for Commonwealth Immigration Office for Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide, rare Lucien Alavoure 'Stamps & Flags', all unused, also a programme for a musical evening at Melbourne's Exhibition Building.
(Qty 5 + pamphlet)
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
Interesting range of mostly pre-1901 covers including ½d grey printed matter x2, 1866 Sydney town letter, 1867 2d pair on invoice apparently used as a wrapper to send a wedding ring & brooch!, 1883 2d on Victorian 'turned' OHMS lettersheet, 1897 to USA with Jubilee 2½d strip of 4 & NZ 'PACKET BOAT' h/s, group to GB including 1881 with 6d x4 including inter-panneau pair, 1896 mourning cover with 7½d on 6d, 1881 with 8d yellow, 1875 with 'NINEPENCE' on 10d & 1888 with 1/- black, 1885-90 five to USA with 'PAID ALL' h/s, illustrated advertising covers for Bennett & Wood Bicycles, Callaghan & Son 'Good Boots', Hotel Grand Central, Loyal Pride of the West Lodge, Nicholson & Son (Bundanoon), T&G Mutual and a gorgeous front for Saxton & Binns Timber Merchants, etc, condition variable but many are fine to very fine and attractive.
VICTORIA - Postal History
1878(Dec 23) cover to New York endorsed "via San Francisco" with 6d blue tied by Ballarat duplex, boxed straight-line 'PAID ALL' h/s in red alongside and 'SAN FRANCISCO/JAN/30/PAID ALL' cds in red on the face, minor edge faults and some gum discolouration around the stamp. Not included in Ben Palmer's Census.
Victoria was not a party to the 1870 treaty between NSW and the USA which gave rise to the Sydney 'PAID/ALL' two-line markings. Up until around mid-1878, Victorian mail passing through Sydney on its way to the USA received these markings to indicate the Australian postage had been paid, but was then assessed incoming steamship fees at San Francisco. The little-known 1878 Postal Convention between Victoria and the USA set an 'all-inclusive' rate of 6d per ½oz and presumably at this time Victoria introduced its own straight-line 'PAID ALL' marking for mail to the USA. In The Informer (SAS/O, Volume 64 No 4, 2000) a cover from Geelong (April 1, 1879) bearing this marking is illustrated, but the marking is attributed to New Zealand (which we believe to be incorrect). This is the only other example seen by us.
1894return usage to Melbourne of (1½d on 1d+)1½d on 1d reply-half Postal Card with 'ST LOUIS MO/DEC26/94' (Boxing Day) cancel & San Francisco transit of DEC30, from Mekeel Stamp & Publishing Co to David Hill but wholly commercial.
VICTORIA - Postmarks
Mildura Branch, University:'MILDURA BCH UNIV/1MR48/VIC-AUST' very fine strike on University envelope to USA, University of Chicago arrival b/s. Rare. PO on site of RAAF Base c.1947; closed c.1950. [Mallee: Sunraysia]
No longer available
Worldwide accumulationin eight archive boxes mint and used with stockbook of Earlies from Australia & Colonies, Fiji overprints, Hong Kong, New Zealand, etc, then Great Britain, British Comonwealth and USA in quantity, China 'Qingdao Beer Festival' book including M/Ss, France 1980s 'Collection Philatelique' folders x20+, modern thematics, also mixture in Hagners, envelopes of loose and on paper plus old Triumph album, will reward careful inspection, condition mixed but many fine.
Worldwide accumulationwith strength in post-WWII issues including album of M/Ss noted Hong Kong 1975 Festivals *, a few pages of China, USA including Year Sets **, also albums of Africa & Eastern Europe mixed mint & used, Channel Islands CTO range, etc, lots of thematic interest, condition mixed but many fine.
Carton of foreign auction catalogues mostly Single-Owner or Single-Subject sales including Dale-Lichtenstein 'Bavaria' (1992), Siskin 'US Colonial Mails 1662-1799' (2005) & Twigg-Smith 'The Pony Express' (2009), others for German States, Rumania, Russia, Latin America, etc, many are hardbound & some have the Prices Realised Lists. A wealth of quality information.
Carton of books including 'The Treskilling Yellow' by Fimmerstad (hb, undated), 'US International Postal Rates 1872-1996' (hb, 1996), 'Postal Stationery of Iraq' (2016), 'Stamps & Postal History of Palestine Mandate' (2001), 'Postmarks of Mandate Jerusalem' (1982), etc, also auction catalogue for Chartwell 'Australian States & Commonwealth' (2018, minor spine fault).
Interesting array with USA 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition x7, South Africa including Zulu group & other native studies, Fiji including 'Cannibals' & many native studies, Egypt including beautiful chromo-lithos x14, a few Lebanon etc, condition variable but many are fine to very fine.
(Qty 180 approx)
JAPAN:1908 Visit of the American Fleet private issues x3 & Department of Communications x2, all unused; also two different 1905 passes for British Naval Visit to Japan.
(Qty 7 items)
NEW ZEALAND:1908 Visit of the American Fleet C&M 'Wellesley Street, Auckland...' plus flags & allegorical figures, used under cover.
UNITED STATES:1906-c.1926 advertising cards for Remington Typewriter (used, rounded corners), Armour & Co (Abattoir), Flanders 20 Pathfinder (Automobile), Rick & Hutchins ("Educators"), Welch Bros (Haberdashery) x4 different used, Andersen's Green Pea Soup & Puerto Rico El Toro Cigars (creased); also PPC of biplane with photo & facsimile signature of "Billy Parker", Columbia Picture fan card of Humphrey Bogart, and Singer Sewing Machine trade cards x4, condition variable.
CHINA - Postal History
MANCHURIA:1922 covers from Russia to Manchuria carried on the Chinese Eastern Railway (North Manchurian Railroad) comprising 1) 10k blue x5 tied Irkutsk (Siberia) oval railway station cancel with Russian Field Post Office transit and 'IMIENPO/17OCT/22' arrival cds; 2) 5k brown x9 (one affixed over edge and torn when opened) on home-made envelope tied Irkutsk oval railway station cancel with 'MANCHOULI' and 'HARBIN' transits; 3) 5k brown block of 9 tied Chita, Siberia oval train '241' Travelling Post Offices d/s with 'MANCHOULI' and 'HARBIN' transits and 'IMIENPO' arrival; plus another with stamp removed; also two 1925 back panels to Australia (!) each with China Junk 10c pair tied 'MA....SHANCHAN' d/s, 'HARBIN' transits and 'WOOLLOONGABBA/QUEENSLAND' arrivals, and 1925 US postal card (hole-punched) to China with two different 'HARBIN' arrivals, minor faults.