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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Four massive lever-arch files of stamps FDCs & PSEs plus pre-decimal used array in packets, large blocks of Postage Dues, modest postmark collection all glued to pages, and some Great Britain. Heavy!
Large carton of First Day Covers.
C of A - Postal History
1934 KGV ½d large stationery envelope (245x165mm) STO for McMillan & Co, London sent to Victoria with Australia-London Customs Duty 'ONE/CENT' on ½d red & brown overprint pair on face tied 'CANCELLED' cachet, plus Royal Institute of International Affairs cover with 'TWO/CENTS' on 1d gold & blue and un-overprinted ¼d 'mixed franking', 1935 with 'THREE/CENTS' on 2d green & orange and 1937 with 1d gold & blue all similarly tied on face of large covers, a few minor blemishes. Apparently stamps overprinted in US currency were surplus to requirements and were sent back to London to be used up there.
No longer available
1939-44 inwards airmail covers including from Argentina 1939 at 1p95c rate, India 1941 twice censored, Panama 1944 at 90c rate with postal tax unpaid but forwarded after additional 1c affixed and cachet crossed-out, USA x2 at 70c PanAm Clipper rate, also surface mail from England forwarded to Trinidad, South Africa with Hobart black censor label, USA to New Hebrides via Sydney, condition mixed but mostly fine.
1939-46 airmail covers to variety of destinations including Belgium, Burma, Canada forwarded to Barbados and back again with transit d/s, China, Denmark x2 with London jusq'ua or 'OAT' cachets, Hong Kong, India, New Guinea, Portugal at 1/11d rate, Virgin Islands with superb 'CHRISTIANSTED/VI' arrival, plus range of surface mail items including to the Azores, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Tanganyika and KGVI 5½d Registration Envelope to India, a few registered, variety of censor markings, condition mixed but many fine.
1940 & 1941 small double-rate Clipper covers Sydney to GB 1) Greenhalgh's Surgical Dressings etc advertising cover airmail with AIF 2d, Hermes 1/6d and 10/- Robes; and 2) with Koala 4d, KGVI 1/4d and 10/- Robes; a couple of minor blemishes.
1940-45 NSW Civil Censor group with various labels & cachets, noted a front only with black/white 'Opened/by/Censor' label (not recorded by Little), Supervisor's Check Numbers '2' '7' '11' '31' '38' & '39' (the highest number recorded), ' 2 / RETURN/TO/SENDER' in violet x2 or rosine, 2½d Letter Card to USA with boxed 'RETURNED FOR/ADDITIONAL POSTAGE/...,' cachet, plus inwards items including from England with superb 'AIR/[crown]/MINISTRY' h/s & Newcastle 2-line '.../N10' h/s another registered with BPA stamp consignment cachet & British 'RELEASED BY/CENSOR' h/s in rosine, from Gibraltar with Newcastle 9-dots label tied by ' 2/1 / PASSED/BY/ CENSOR/ 13 ', from Orkney Islands with small '2/1'-in-circle, stampless from New Guinea to GB with '2'-in-broken-circle h/s, condition variable but mostly fine.
TELEGRAMS: 1941-45 accumulation of Forms & Envelopes x120+ to and from Sgt Ward RAAF in Egypt or England with a variety of Military & Telegraph postmarks and censor markings noted 'PASMEL 91', one cover with 'ADDRESSEE RETURNED TO AUSTRALIA' cachet, and later to him with 'RAAF 6304' or 'RAAF 4111' arrival cds, many with 'POST OFFICE/YARRAVILLE,W18' oval d/s in violet, also bundle of ration cards, FDCs including Pre-Decimal plus some Worldwide, condition mixed but many fine.
C of A - Flight Covers
1919 Ross Smith vignette with margins AAMC #27b, exceptional centring, expertising marks on the reverse of Kessler, Raybaudi & Enzo Diena otherwise unmounted & superb, AAMC Cat $20,000 for mounted mint. Enzo Diena (1988, in English: "...it has intact original gum and is in perfect condition") & Chris Ceremuga ("Extremely rare in unmounted condition") Certificates.
With "The Ross Smith Stamp [sic] & its Postal History" by Tom Frommer (2011) in which the author illustrates every recorded cover, piece, and loose example. He was able to identify only 36 examples with the margins intact, of which this example is #C28, and a further 16 from which the margins have been removed. It is believed that at least half of the 'miniature sheets' are held by institutions.
(Qty 2 items)
C of A - Military - World War II
Australian POWs in Europe group with Acknowledgement of Receipt of Parcel cards to London (unused) & Switzerland, advice of capture card to WA, advice of address cards to London & WA, two 'Feldpostkarte' with 'KRIEGSGEFANGENEN/SENDUNG' h/s in blue both to SA, various printed POW Postal Stationery items including an Envelope to WA with enclosed letter on matching notepaper, two plain covers from Parchim Camp to Victoria both with the enclosed letters, etc, many are fine to very fine. A good basis for expansion.
LIBERATED POWs: 1945 (Oct 1) usage of GB formular aerogramme endorsed "Lib UK PW" with the message headed "c/o 3 Australian Repl Co / Manila PI" to England with 'AUST ARMY PO/241' cds. [Ted Proud records APO 241 at Hollandia Feb-June 1945, then in Japan from May 1946; Phil Collas records usage at Morotai from Feb 1945 "until late in that year" & in Japan in 1946. Neither mentions usage in the Philippines]
LIBERATED POWs: 1945 (Oct 8) Liberated Prisoner of War usage of Comforts Fund cover endorsed "Liberated UK POW" & on the flap "HQ3 Australian Reception Group" to England with 'AUST ARMY PO/241' cds, couple of minor blemishes. [Ted Proud records APO 241 at Hollandia Feb-June 1945, then in Japan from May 1946; Phil Collas records usage at Morotai from Feb 1945 "until late in that year" & in Japan in 1946. Neither mentions usage at the HQ3 POW Reception Centre believed to be at Manila, Philippine Islands]
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1846 (Aug 19) part-entire to Ireland "Per Margaret" with fine strikes of the boxed 'PARRAMATTA/POST PAID' h/s in red & oval 'PARRAMATTA' b/s in blue, 'POST PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' d/s on the face, British b/s of 20DE20/1846 in red plus Dublin (?) transit of DE22/1846 & 'COTTENHILL' arrival b/s in blue, a few faults.
1867 (Mar 28) cover to Wiltshire "via Panama" with Diadem 6d purple tied by Sydney duplex, London transit of 27MY67 & '1D' h/s both in red on the face & 'CRICKLADE' arrival b/s, the stamp a bit soiled. Carried ex Sydney per "Rakaia" 1.4.1867, arrived Panama 4.5.1867; ex Colon per "Tamar" 6.5.1867; ex St Thomas per "Douro" 14.5.1867, arrived Southampton 26.5.1867. The via Panama service operated 1866-69 only.
The enclosed letter headed "Sydney Infirmary/March 27 1867" & signed "John M Creed" states "...appointed surgeon to the South Australian Northern Territory Exploration Expedition...We are going to find a site for a new settlement on the North Coast of Australia...I am going amongst a lot of people who have never seen a white man yet and who are reputed to be cannibals..." [Dr John Mildred Creed, as part of Captain Francis Cadell's party, explored the west coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria & as far west as Port Darwin. Elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 1885, he was an ardent social reformer and opponent of the White Australia Policy]
1881 cover endorsed "From W Gibbs Seaman HM Ship Carysfort Flying/squadron Sidney New South Wales Australia" & countersigned "GTL" (Lieut Gerald T Langley), to London with British 1d Venetian red tied by 'FB'-in-bars of the London Foreign Branch, boxed 'LONDON EC/SP6/81' & 'LONDON SE/ AD /SP7/81' b/s both in red. Ex Gerald Sattin and Gerald Ellott. [The Flying Squadron was on a flag-waving world tour: two grandsons of Queen Victoria were along for the ride. This was one of the earliest, and least-known, Royal Visits to Australia]
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1876 triple-rate cover to Oxfordshire "Via Brindisi" with scarce three-colour franking of 9d red-purple SG 77 & 1/- deep red-brown SG 82 plus De La Rue Perf 10 2d brick-red SG 159 irregular strip of 3 tied to by GPO cds of JA1/76, very fine 'BANBURY/FE14/76' arrival b/s, ironed-out light horizontal fold well clear of the stamps, minor blemishes.
1890 cover endorsed "From Gunner J Woolley RMA [= Royal Marines Artillery] HMS Curacoa Australia" & counter-signed "IMRG" (Lieut Ian MR Grant), to London with South Australian 2d tied by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/ JY9/90/SA - S.AUST' duplex, 'LONDON-SE/ 10 /AU13/90' arrival b/s in red, repaired flap fault. Rare: the only sailor's letter from South Australia that we have offered.
1901 (July 13) Boer War usage of British 2d Registration Envelope to Largs Bay endorsed "From/Lt [?]/IBC" at upper-left, ORC 1d & 6d Surcharges tied by 'HEILBRON/ORC' cds, 'Passed Censor' h/s in violet, Cape Town transit & Adelaide arrival b/s of AU20/01, repaired flap fault. Boer War covers to South Australia are very scarce.
TASMANIA - Postal History
1855 entire headed "Empression Bay 1855/November 25" & signed "Ed BA Hardy/Westmoreland", to Lancashire endorsed "Convict Letter" & at U/L "Exd/AJV/I Kerr" (= Examined), GPO cds & '[crown]/FREE' cds of the same date, 'AUSTRALIAN/LIVERPOOL/26MR/56/=PACKET=' transit & 'KENDALL' arrival b/s, minor defects. Ex Michael Blake.
Impression Bay Probation Station was located on the northern shore of the Tasman Peninsula, on the site of Premaydena. Edward Hardy had the dubious distinction of having been transported three times!, firstly to Bermuda in 1833; then to VDL in 1841 for seven years; finally again to VDL in 1849 for life. This is extraordinary because it was a term of a convict's parole that he was not to return to England. The reference to "Westmoreland" is to the ship on which he arrived in 1841. He states "...I have been in a great deal of trobele through drink...[I] will put myself to better may please god..."
VICTORIA - Postal History
1859 cover from England with very fine 6d lilac SG 70 tied by 'PLYMOUTH/JU8/59 - 620' duplex, to "Mr Ford/Parish of Connaware/County of Grant/Melbourne..." with Melbourne & Geelong b/s of AU8/59, "turned" & returned to Turnchapel !! with Emblems 2d violet Horizontally Laid Paper SG 70 plus Perf 12 4d dull rose SG 83 tied by BN '2' of Geelong (b/s of SE9/59), superb 'PLYMOUTH/NO11/59' arrival b/s, the flaps opened-out for enhanced display, a bit soiled. A truly extraordinary cover. Ex Rodney Perry & Ken Barelli.