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Displaying 1 - 20 of 391 Lots in Category - Postal History
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
Rough Paper 5d bright chestnut perf 'OS' ACSC #124 (poorly centred) tied by 'WAGIN' (WA) cds to 1921 small OHMS cover to 'WOODANILLING' (light arrival cds), 'WAGIN' h/s on scarce red & black/white provisional registration label, mss "AR" in red, unclaimed & returned, Cat $1500 on cover.
C of A - Postal Stationery - Envelopes
Used selection including Star 1d red with Left Point Broken (uncancelled), 1d+½d x2, 1½d black-brown Die 2, 1½d brown to the Bahamas (b/s) & to USA uprated with 1½d cutout, & 2d orange, Star with 'POSTAGE' 2d scarlet, 'THREE/HALFPENCE' on 2d orange (stained) & 'POSTAGE' 2d scarlet, KGVI 3½d registered to Spain, 5d light blue uprated with 4c Coil for internal airmail, etc, fine to very fine.
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C of A - Postal Stationery - Envelopes (PTPO)
Useful group with Kangaroo 1d for H Mathews & Co uprated to Germany, 1d red Die 2 for S Cooke (no flap), Star ½d, ½d+1d, 1d+½d long OHMS window envelope (faults), 1d violet for Harry Shelley (Sydney; unrecorded user), 1d green with all-over advert on reverse for AW Sandford & Co (Adelaide), 1½d brown OHMS for Sydney Sewerage Board, 1½d red-brown for Velvet Soap (ERU 7JA/1922), 2d violet for John Paton (long envelope, folds), 2d orange for Brooks Robinson (ERU 27OC20) and for Government Chalet Mount Buffalo with 'MT BUFFALO' cds (superb!), Star with 'POSTAGE' 2d orange x2, 'TWO/PENCE' on KGV Oval 1½d for Dennys Lascelles Ltd, KGVI Oval 1d brown for Defence Canteens x4, 2d deep mauve (uprated for airmail to WA) & 3d (very scarce non-uprated usage), QEII 5d indigo with Strong Offset on Reverse & 5d light blue with Postage Due 3d block of 4, a few Decimal issues, etc, a few nice usages, condition variable but most are fine to very fine.
C of A - Postal Stationery - Postal Cards
Selection of better used cards comprising Fullface 1d ACSC #P23 with d/s of AP1/13 corrected to MY1/13 & another with drawing of two dogs on the reverse (soiled), Sideface 1d Die 2 #P28da, 1½d brown #P51 used to GB Sweden or Switzerland (with 'CONSULAT DE SUISSE/BRISBANE' cachet on the reverse), 1½d green with Footnote #P54, 1d violet #P56(2) used locally & to UK, KGVI 2½d #P73 uprated to Germany & 3d green uprated to the USA, plus Stamped to Order with 'OHMS' Headings on KGV Oval 1d green #PS23, KGVI 1d green #PS25 & 1½d green #PS29, fine to very fine, Cat $1400.
C of A - Postal Revenues
Used selection comprising Kangaroo 4d with boxed 'REGISTERED' & 4d 'REGISTERED LETTER' with Large 'T' in 'MUST' x2, Sideface 4d orange/white x2 (one to Canada with 1d Engraved but damaged), 5d with Red Lines, 5d with Text on Back 'Price 6d...', 4½d with 'envelpe' on back & 4½d with Red Lines, KGV Oval 5d uprated with 1d green & 'COMPENSATION' h/s, QEII 2/5d '£50 ($100)' with Helecon Ink (opened-out) & 24c, condition variable, Cat $1500+.
Mostly used bundle with Kangaroo 4d Long Envelope with KGV 1d violet added (minor spotting), KGV 4d orange/white, QEII 2/5d with 'CANCELLED' h/s across the 'COMPENSATION' clause, 2/5d Helecon Ink ACSC #RE44, etc, five with red registration labels & some postmark interest.
Used selection including Kangaroo 4d 'REGISTERED LETTER' with 'REGISTERED/BRISBANE' cds in rosine, KGV 4d orange/white uprated to GB, 1919 New Format #RE9 with ½d for War Tax (very fine, Cat $1500), 5d #RE10A with scarce 'REGISTERED LETTER SECTION/GPO ADELAIDE' rubber d/s, Flap Folded to Front 5d #RE11A & B (flap fault), 4½d on 5d #RE16 CTO, #RE17d x2 (one with Surcharge at an Angle), Oval 4½d both sizes, etc, also 1960s 'OHMS 'RETURNED LETTER' Envelope for Sydney DLO, condition variable but most are fine to very fine, Cat $2800+.
1921-22 Flap Folded to the Front KGV 5d Sideface as ACSC #RE11B but with text on the reverse altered in manuscript to 'Price "6d" ... and "1d" for value of envelope' after the 1.10.20 price rise, used to Norway with KGV 1d red Single Wmk strip of 4 affixed tied Sydney cds of '15NO21' paying 3d foreign rate x2 plus 3d registation fee, red RL (faults) alongside, 'KRISTIANIA/27 XII 21/NORGE R' roller cancel arrival on back, slightly trimmed at top.
C of A - Postal History
Eclectic group including 1933 airmail cover to London with terrific franking including KGV 1/4d x8 etc (two other stamps missing), WWI POW envelopes to Austria with Free h/s or USA with printed Free, 1d Military Envelope unused, 1943 cover with ACF 'JUNGLE/FIGHTING'S/TOUGH/...' label on the reverse, WWII Army Medal Section 4½d Wrapper superb unused, five different OHMS covers with printed registration lines etc, NSW 1840 part-entire Sydney to "London Docks" & 1852 OHMS part-outer with an enormous Laureate 2d, etc, condition variable.
(Qty 17 items)
Interesting array with a batch of airmail covers including commercial items three with KGV 1/4d & to Singapore with Large Kooka 6d & 3d White Wattles, 1908 Northern Tasmanian Tourists Association view-wallet, 1916 to USA with KGV ½d & 1d pair with 'AWS' perfins, 1919 registered with KGV ½d green & 4d orange, 1926 with boxed 'CLOSED/AGAINST/INSPECTION' h/s taxed with Postage Due 2d & 3d x5, 1932 with KGV 2d 'OS' Overprint, 1932 Letter Card with 'GOVERNMENT HOUSE GARDEN FETE/SYDNEY' cds (used one day only), 1934 paquebot with Macarthur set cancelled at Naples Italy, 1944 YMCA foldout Christmas card, two items damaged in transit with Post Office advice letters, etc, also NSW 1853 outer with Sydney Views 3d to London "per Harbinger" & a modest group of Tasmanian Postal Cards including a few with added Embossings, condition rather mixed.
(Qty 200 approx)
Commercial covers accumulation with 1917 'On Active Service' group, 1920 Royal Visit colourful invitation to the 'Official Landing' in special envelope (stamp does not belong), strength in Decimal frankings noted 40c Bird solo airmail to Hong Kong returned, registered and certified items, some used postal stationery, a few PPCs and Colonies items, also range of Victorian & New South Wales Railway Parcel stamps on large pieces, condition mixed but many fine. Weighs 3kg.
Small box with some KGV items including commercial registereds from 'MURTOA/VIC', 'TAREE/NSW' & 'TULLAMORE/ NSW', 1920 KGV Sideface 4d Registration Envelope uprated to Denmark with scarce red/black RL of 'TAMBO' (Qld), two 5/10d rate Clipper covers to GB, condition variable; and a batch of 60+ Postal Stationery all philatelic with various Vietnam War cancels.
1901 unused envelope with very fine 'GOVERNOR-GENERAL/[arms]/FRANK STAMP/AUSTRALIA' h/s in blue & embossed arms in blue on the flap. The only unused envelope we have seen.
1910 underpaid Lubin Manufacturing Co (Philadelphia) cover with USA 5c Washington, taxed with 'SEATTLE /T/10/CENTIMES' opera-glass cachet converted on arrival with Sydney '3D' cachet alongside, Postage Dues Completed Design ½d block of 4 and pair affixed tied by 'NSW' concentric-rings cancels, minor edge faults & slightly shortened at right not affecting stamps or markings.
1913 usage of 'TASMANIA/INTERSTATE/PARCEL POST' black/pink label with rare combination franking of First Wmk 1/- (Cat $1250 on cover) & Tasmanian 2d tied by a largely complete strike of the enormous 'CHIEF PARCELS OFFICE/JUL 7 1913/HOBART' datestamp (rated RR) in violet, minor blemishes.
1914-18 covers all franked with Engraved 1d, two used within Victoria, two to "Royal Military College/Duntroon" (FCT) & one at double-rate to England, some soiling etc.
1915 usage of Sideface 1d Letter Card ('RIVER DERWENT') in brown with rare franking of First Wmk 3d Die II (Cat $1250 on cover) tied by 'REGISTERED/24FE15/SYDNEY NSW' cds, red & black registration label, 'MOSS VALE' arrival b/s, adhesion on the viewside. [The letter states "Enclosed please find Money Order £3-7-0..." NB: the Third Wmk 3d was not issued until about October 1915]
1918 two covers endorsed "Letter for enemy country enclosed" to Switzerland each with the rare boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR SD/...' (small letters) cachet in violet applied at Sydney, plus a cover without the endorsement & the standard cachet in red for comparison.
1918 & 1919 usage of KGV 1d Wrappers ACSC #W4 to South Africa with KGV ½d green (very fine) or to California with Kangaroo 2d (opened a bit roughly).
1918 & 1922 two plain OHMS medal envelopes franked with 'OS' punctures KGV 5d Rough Paper (faults, Cat $1500 on cover) or KGV 2d orange + Roo 2½d both registered Melbourne to Yarram, a few faults.