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Displaying 1 - 20 of 263 Lots in Category - Postal Stationery
C of A - Decimal Issues
Two cartons of 1970s & 1980s PSEs, heavily duplicated & none of the "good ones" noted, probably 40% are CTO.
C of A - Postal Stationery
Assortment in flat box mostly quite pedestrian but we noted Postal Card 2d scarlet CTO x2, unused Envelopes 'TWO/PENCE' on KGV Oval 1½d, KGVI 2½d x2 3d & 3½d and 18c long Envelope with Albino Impression (unlisted in the ACSC), WWII POW 6d Postal Card to Germany, 'ARMY MEDAL SECTION' 4½d Wrapper (unused, creased), etc. Inspection encouraged.
Useful mostly unused oddments with Postal Cards including Fullface 1d ACSC #P1 & Coronation 1d, Envelopes QEII 4d maroon & 5d light blue both with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, Registration Envelopes 5d on 4½d 18mm Spacing etc, used including Postal Cards Kangaroo 1d for SA Railways with 'OHMS' above Heading, and 1938-39 group to a Melbourne architect with brief messages re required maintenance, condition variable.
No longer available
C of A - Postal Stationery - Aerogrammes
Useful selection with 7d to Forces Overseas unused & correctly used to an airman in London, 7d 'AIR LETTER' to USA (no service at this time) & to UK both with red/yellow Sydney censor label, 7d 'AIRLETTER' uprated to 10d to USA, 1954 usage of 10d to Pakistan with Singapore crash cachet, 1965 Christmas with 'SPECIMEN' handstamp in violet, etc; and OHMS 1952 to New Zealand & with 'Postage/Paid' Misplaced to Right with 'SPECIMEN' Handstamp, 1962 to USA with 'PMG OFFICIAL PAID/MELBOURNE' d/s, etc, mostly fine to very fine.
C of A - Postal Stationery - Envelopes
Unused selection with Kangaroo 1d Original Die, Star 1d, 1d+½d, 1½d black-brown Die 2 & 2d orange (light central fold), Star with 'POSTAGE' 2d scarlet, 'THREE/HALFPENCE' on 2d orange (stained) & 'POSTAGE' 2d scarlet, KGV Oval with Blue Inside & 1962 Royal Agricultural Show 5d, a few with the flaps stuck, Cat $2000+.
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.
CTO group with Star ½d 1d & 2d violet, 1½d brown & 2d orange, QEII 5d light blue with Royal Agricultural Show Overprint & 5d blue Long Envelope (FDI), also 5d red Long Envelope with 'SPECIMEN' Handstamp in violet.
1916-22 Star 1½d black-brown Die 3 (Triangles Removed) ACSC #EP18, unused, Cat $350. Superb!
1928 KGV Oval ½d orange, 1d green, 1½d red (flap fault) & 2d brown ACSC #EP29-31 & 33, all CTO with 'GPO/20DE28/MELBOURNE' cds (the 2d so faintly that it could be mistaken as unused), Cat $1100. Unissued. [All but the 1½d were never available from the Post Office. The ½d & 2d in brown were also never available for Stamped to Order issues, except that the ½d was used for the uprated 1d #ES65]
1937-51 KGVI Oval 2½d red size 120x95mm as ACSC #EP43 but on off-white stock (as #EP41), used at Melbourne with 'KEEP PRICES DOWN/BUY SAVINGS/CERTIFICATES' slogan. Unlisted; the same size on buff #EP43 Cat $300.
1937-51 KGVI Oval 3d red Knife 2 ACSC #EP45(2) with scarce Hobart 'COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/1901 JUBILEE 1951' slogan of 4JLY/1951, minor blemishes. [This envelope was on issue for no more than 6 months. Most examples seen are uprated]
1951 KGVI Crowned-Circle 3½d Knife 2 ACSC #EP48 & another with Albino Embossing both also with Strong Offset on the Reverse, unused. Unlisted. [The ACSC lists an albino embossing on envelopes with Knife 1 - Cat $500 - but not with Knife 2]
1951-57 KGVI 3½d, QEII Large Dies 3d green (unissued), 3½d red & 3½d orange, Small Dies 3½d orange & 4d all with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint in Red (79x12mm), Cat $900.
1960 QEII 5d light blue Long Envelope with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint in Red as ACSC #EP59w but with larger overprint 105x16mm. [The ACSC records only the standard size 79x12mm overprint]
1966-75 Decimal Issues mostly unused with Albino Embossings ACSC #EP67c 69c & 70c, 10c Embossing Inverted on the Reverse #EP71ca, 4c with 'SPECIMEN' Handstamp & Long Envelope with 'SPECIMEN ONLY' Handstamp, Defence Forces 5c unused & used (dubious), etc, generally very fine, Cat $700+.
1966-78 QEII 7c Albino Impression ACSC #69c used at South Perth, improperly taxed & QEII 6c affixed. Curious!
MILITARY: 1916 (Aug) Second Issue 1d with 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE.' at the Base but with the Text Re-Set & 'Regimental Number' now 35mm Long & 19mm Below the Printer's Rule ACSC #ME2 on buff stock unused, Cat $1500. Rare: the finest of the few examples we have seen. [The address on many examples of the initial issue was partly obscured if a machine cancellation was used; this problem was overcome by re-setting the text; this second issue was available for only one month & only two used examples have been recorded]
MILITARY: KGV Sideface 1d 'AIF ABROARD' ACSC #ME3B (flap stuck) & 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE/ABROAD' #ME5A, unused, Cat $600.
C of A - Postal Stationery - Envelopes (Official)
Scarce group comprising 'OS'-of-Dots Kangaroo 1d x2 (one uprated, the other taxed) & KGV 1d red uprated, Solid 'OS' Sideface 1½d brown, Star with 'POSTAGE' 2d scarlet x2, 1½d green & 1½d red (unused), 'TWO/PENCE' on 1½d red x2 (one unused), KGV Oval 2d x2, the earlier issues mostly for the Victorian Education Department, condition variable, Cat $2250.
1919 1d red Die I ('OS'-of-dots) + ½d green (solid 'OS') ACSC #EO5 on grey stock for Deputy Commissioner of Maternity Allowances, Melbourne War Savings Certificates slogan cancel of 9DE/1919. Superb! [John Sinfield's equally fine example sold at the Prestige auction of 20.11.2004 for $1380]