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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Commercial and First Day Covers in three cartons noted some 'Priority Paid', 'Certified Mail', 'Security Post' and registered, also official mail, pre-decimal FDCs, Philatelic Congress and Exhibition covers including '1938 Sydney', then decimals to 1990s. Weighs 19kg.
Selection of 1947-49 Petrol Ration Tickets from NSW SA & Victoria including NSW 5gal red/green tete-beche pair & block of 4, some soiling, some are used; also 1959 NSW Railways 'Go by train/...' postcard with Chrismas 3½d punctured 'G/NSW'.
(Qty 32 + ppc)
C of A - Postal Stationery
POSTAL CARDS - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1928-37 KGV Oval 1½d brown ACSC #PS24 for the NSW Registrar-General with 'OHMS' heading, to Corowa with Sydney machine cancel of 21SEP/1931, heavy fold at left, Cat $1500.
No longer available
ENVELOPES - OFFICIAL: 1918 KGV Sideface 1d carmine with 'OS'-of-Dots + ½d green with Solid 'OS' ACSC #EO5 for Deputy Commissioner of Maternity Allowances (Melbourne) to Malvern with Krag machine cancel of 17MR/1920 & Malvern arrival b/s of 18MR20, heavy vertical crease & associated minor tear at the top, Cat $2000. [The ACSC states "Approximately six used envelopes are recorded...between Dec 1918 & Oct 1919". This is therefore the LRD by some five months]
ENVELOPES - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1928-37 KGV Oval Issues used group including illustrated envelopes for Kitchen's Sand Soap, Ferrodor Elastic Paint (knight on horseback), Barnet Glass Rubber (tyre) & Electricity Meter Manufacturing, variety of other brands, logos & imprints noted Onkaparinga Blankets, also OHMS envelopes x7 including 1½d 'OS' in Die & 2d 'OS in Die x3, condition variable but mostly fine.
ENVELOPES - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1937-51 KGVI Oval & 1951-53 KGVI Crowned Circle Issues used group including variety of brands, logos & imprints noted Myer, David Jones, Heinz, Persil, Castrol, Penfolds Grange Vineyards, etc, types including 2d green x2 (Cat $75 each) & 3d red, some OHMS & Shire issues, condition variable but mostly fine.
ENVELOPES - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1953-65 QEII Issues extensive used group for wide variety of users with little if any duplication, including Large Die 3d for Persil (red logo), Small Die 3½d for Turner Manufacturing (Tools), 5d for Grace Bros Sydney (Removalists), Holeproof Underwear & Myer (illustrated inside; unused), etc, etc, a couple of OHMS types, some postmark interest, a few with minor blemishes.
WRAPPERS - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1938 KGVI 3d green large format (225mm wide) ACSC #WS30 with OHMS heading & Victorian Education Department imprint, printed 'Commercial Papers' at U/R, ½d Roo punctured 'VG' added tied 'ALEXANDRA' cds. The domestic commercial papers rate was 3½d up to 2oz]
C of A - Postal Stationery - Aerogrammes
1952-73 Official issues on display leaves including 1952 'Postage/Paid' unused (with white flaw ACSC #AO1d; distributed in error without 'Specimen' overprint), 'SPECIMEN' overprints x5 one with 'Postage/Paid' mis-placed to right & and used x6 including two with 'HIS' amended to "HER" by typewriter one of which has the 'AIRLETTER' inscription struck-through & replaced with "AEROGRAMME", 1959 Jet 'SPECIMEN' overprint in red, 'SPECIMEN' h/s in violet x7 plus used x3 with 'PMG-OFFICIAL PAID/MELBOURNE' d/s in violet or purple, 1967 V-Jet used 1969, 1974 unused & used, plus 1974 12c Jet regular-issue with 'G/NSW' puncture used from Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, condition generally fine.
1952 Official usage of Post Office-issue KGV 7d 'AIRLETTER' with 'OS/NSW' puncture through the stamp indicia (unlisted in ACSC) sent from Government Printer to England with Sydney '14MAY/1952' cancel & lengthy typed message describing puncturing techniques, very light central fold hardly detracts. Most unusual late use of the 'OS/NSW' puncture; while regularly seen on Postal Cards up until the mid-1940s, post-WWII items generally show use of the 'G/NSW' perfin.
1953 Official Issue 'AIRLETTER' with 'POSTAGE/PAID' in upper-case letters inside blank rectangle, used to England with typed Postmaster-General's Department announcement for Tasmanian Stamp Centenary 3d issue and Melbourne '18SEP/1953' cancel. The 'normal' Official Issue has the text 'Postage/Paid' in mixed-case letters. ACSC #AO2; "less than ten examples ... recorded"; Cat $1200.
1955 Official usage of Territories formular 'AIRLETTER' (similar to Australian 1945-50 KGVI 7d issue with indicia replaced by blank rectangle; white flaw on 'MAIL') with typed Postmaster-General announcement for Australian-American Friendship 3½d stamp dated "18th February, 1955", sent to New Zealand unfranked & uncancelled, treated as unpaid with Airmail indicia crossed out and taxed with Melbourne 'T/('21C')' hexagonal cachet. Presumably used in error instead of an Official Issue which has a similar blank rectangle but with a 'Postage/Paid' impression therein.
1965 10d V-Jet Aerogramme to Pakistan with Dubbo, NSW '23NOV/1965' cancel during the Indo-Pakistani War over Kashmir, carried by regular Qantas service via India where 'SERVICE SUSPENDED/RETURNED TO SEND/CALCUTTA FOREIGN POST' cachet applied on face, light overal discolouration on front. Presumably deliverable had it flown directly to Karachi or via a neutral country, but not allowed to transit through India as an act of 'postal war'; [Message ordering Pakistani stamps signed by Bill Hornadge of Seven Seas].
C of A - First Day Covers
1936 Cable 2d and 3d tied 'REGISTERED/1-AP36/SYDNEY NSW' cds on PMG's Dept OHMS cover to USA with KGV 1d green added for foreign letter rate and blue R label alongside, unusual oval 'RECORDS/1-APR.1936/NSW' d/s in violet at L/L, Californian arrival b/s, minor discolouration at base of cover. [Enclosed PMG's Dept letter]
C of A - Postal History
Box of mostly 1940s-1950s covers with Forces mail including scarce postmarks, bundle of KGV & KGVI STO Envelopes, five 1940s postcards with 'VG' frankings, early-1942 Darwin to Melbourne with 5½d on 5d Ram, 1954 Singapore crash cover, etc, condition variable.
Wide-ranging group of better covers including WWI & WWII censor covers, WWII POW covers, OHMS stampless lettersheets, 1913 registered with Large 'OS' 2d pair, 1920 Avis de Réception form with 2½d Roo, 1918 with superb 'INVEST IN THE/7TH WAR LOAN' slogan, 1938 airmail to USA via Hong Kong at 9/3d rate with 5/- Roo, 1939 quintuple airmail to Germany with 5d Ram + 2/- Roo block of 4, 1950s piece from Express parcel, 1921 5d Registration Envelope + 2d orange to GB, 1959 air from GB twice redirected to Willis Island (!), etc, condition variable but most are fine to very fine.
Large shoebox of covers all with KGV frankings with many better values, official perfins, etc, unusual usages including 1924 domestic triple-rate with ½d & 4d blue, 1928 Wesfarmers envelope endorsed "Sample only Rape Seed" with 1d green, 1930 registered packet-wrapping with 4d olive, 1932 postcard underpaid with 1d meter & ½d punctured 'OS' added, 1930s 'PASS BOOK ONLY' envelope with inspection cuts at the sides & 2d brown, address panel from a parcel with 2d 3d & 4d olive & red 'COREEN' (NSW) registration label, 1932 OHMS cover with printed 'COMMERCIAL PAPERS' & rare franking of 4d olive overprinted 'OS' (Cat $800 on cover), etc, some postmark interest including full 'RELIEF STAMP/NSW' machine cancel on 4d olive, many have minor varieties noted, condition very mixed but those mentioned are generally fine to very fine. Ex "Novocastrian".
(Qty 200 approx)
1923 OHMS cover with scarce franking of KGV Rough Paper 5d chestnut ACSC #124; SG O60 (Cat $1500 on cover) tied by oval 'REGISTERED/PERTH WA' d/s, 'VICTORIA PARK' cds & boxed 'UNCLAIMED' h/s. One of the better quality 5d Rough Paper covers from this source. [With the original insert]
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal Stationery
POSTAL CARDS - Official - Government Railways - Stamped To Order: Arms 1d Printed at Upper-Right with 'ARCH CAVE. Wentworth Falls (2844 feet above Sea level)./From Sydney, 61 miles.' view, without Printed Advice, used to Queensland with 'GLEN INNES/27MY10/NSW' cds, a few blemishes.
POSTAL CARDS - Official - Government Railways - Stamped To Order: Arms 1d Printed at Upper-Right with 'ARCH CAVE...' view, with Printed Advice for District Superintendent's Office, a couple of minor marks, unused.