Prestige Philately Auction 233 CatalogueLot 2785Catalogue by themeCombination Covers
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 34 Lots in Category - Combination Covers
'MOSMAN BAY...' (Ferry in Mid-Distance) to Germany, superb but philatelic; & 'LOG TRAIN...' to Holland, commercially used; both uprated with South Australian ½d & 1d. Scarce CofA/State combination frankings.
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THICK WHITE ENAMELLED STOCK (OFF-WHITE TO CREAM INSIDE) ACSC #LC11 'SETTLER'S HOME VICTORIA' in bright violet with margins intact, to Brisbane uprated with Queensland 1d for late fee tied by Qld TPO cds. Unusual domestic combination franking.
1938 (Apr 14) long underpaid EAMS cover (280x127mm) to JS Clunies Ross care of Caldbeck Macgregor at Singapore with GB 2½d only & boxed 'PLEASE ADVISE SENDER THAT/LETTERS SHOULD BE PREPAID/AT 1½D EACH HALF OUNCE' cachet on reverse, scarce combination franking of Postage Dues Straits 1c plus Malayan Postal Union 4c & 10c tied by Singapore cds of 23AP38. [The b/s indicates that this cover was flown to Singapore which is confirmed by the 9 day transit to Singapore]
INDIAN OCEAN SURVEY FLIGHT PER 'GUBA II': 1938 (May 24) Archbold Expedition cover from New York to Hollandia overprinted to commemorate that flight & the 1939 return via Australia, the Indian Ocean & Africa, with Dutch Indies 10c tied by 'HOLLANDIA/10.5.39' cds, Australian 5d Ram tied by 'ROSE BAY EAST/3JE39/NSW-AUST' cds, superb 'C&W LTD/12JUN39/COCOS' b/s & uncancelled Seychelles 6c, autographs of "Richard Archbold", "Russell R Rogers Pilot" & three other crew members, a bit stained on the reverse.
The Australian Government contracted the flying boat 'Guba II' to undertake a survey flight from Australia across the Indian Ocean to Africa to assess the feasability of such a route in the event of disruption to the London-Singapore- Sydney route. After having spent a year flying in and around New Guinea, 'Guba' left Port Moresby 12.5.1939 for Sydney & Melbourne for an overhaul of the plane's systems. On 3.6.1939 it flew non-stop Sydney-Port Hedland (WA), then on towards Cocos & beyond.
INDIAN OCEAN SURVEY FLIGHT PER 'GUBA II': 1939 (May 12) Archbold Expedition cover from Papua to New York via Australia, the Indian Ocean & Africa, with Papua 1/- Air tied by Port Moresby cds, Australian 5d Ram tied by 'ROSE BAY EAST/3JE39/NSW-AUST' cds, 'C&W LTD/12JUN39/COCOS' b/s, Seychelles 2c x3 tied by VICTORIA/JU17/39/SEYCHELLES' cds, KUT 15c tied by 'KISUMU/23JU/39/KENYA' cds, Belgian Congo 50c tied by 'COLQUIHATVILLE/24-6-39' cds & USA 2c tied by New York arrival cancel of AUG4/1939, faint blemishes & small closed tear at top clear of the stamps. [Kim Dwyer's similar cover - with the Cocos cds on the face - sold for $2300]
INDIAN OCEAN SURVEY FLIGHT PER 'GUBA II': 1939 unaddressed Archbold Expedition cover with map of the Trans-Indian Ocean Flight & small photograph of the crew affixed, with Australian 1d tied by 'PORT HEDLAND/4JE39/WA' cds, Dutch Indies 5c tied by 'BATAVIA/6.6.39' cds, superb 'C&W LTD/8JUN39/COCOS' b/s & John Clunies-Ross' monogram on the face, initialled at Chagos (no post office), Seychelles 6c & 'VICTORIA/JU18/39/SEYCHELLES' cds & KUT 15c tied by 'MOMBASA/23JU39/ KENYA' cds, light even soiling. Only 6 such covers have been recorded. [Kim Dwyer's similar cover sold for $1322]
INDIAN OCEAN SURVEY FLIGHT PER 'GUBA II': 1939 cover to New York with appropriate stamps & postmarks of Australia, Seychelles (obscuring a superb strike of the 'C&W LTD/COCOS' cds), KUT, Belgian Congo & the USA, minor soiling.
INDIAN OCEAN SURVEY FLIGHT PER 'GUBA II': 1939 (June 3) Sydney-KUT-Sydney boomerang cover with superb 'C&W LTD/12JUN39/COCOS' cds on the reverse, registered for the return flight per Imperial Airways with KUT 50c tied by 'KISUMU/23JU/39/KENYA' cds, Sydney arrival b/s of 6JY39, minor stains on the reverse. [Kim Dwyer's long registered cover sold for $1092]
INDIAN OCEAN SURVEY FLIGHT PER 'GUBA II': 1939 cover with Seychelles 12c tied by 'VICTORIA/ JU17/39/SEYCHELLES' cds & KUT 20c tied by 'KISUMU/ 23JU/39/KENYA' cds, most unusually to India with 'AHMEDABAD CANTONMENT/28JUN39' arrival b/s, minor spotting on the reverse. [The only way to account for five days delivery to India is that the cover connected with Imperial Airways to Egypt, then to Karachi]
INDIAN OCEAN SURVEY FLIGHT PER 'GUBA II': 1939 cover with uncancelled Australia 3d blue & sender's Sydney return address on the flap, to Holland with KUT 15c & 30c x2 tied by 'MOMBASA/23JU/39/KENYA' cds for the Imperial Airlines route to Egypt & on to London. [This apparently commercial cover was presumably carried per favor of PG Taylor: see also Lot 2365]
1952 Australia-South Africa flight various intermediates x5 plus invitation to Sir Hudson Fysh to witness the departure from Sydney & a large piece of the ribbon cut for the occasion; also 1948 Sydney-Johannesburg-Sydney covers flown in both directions with the two different Qantas labels & signed by the pilot "LR Ambrose".
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1963 (Nov 22) registered commercial airmail cover to Mauritius with rare combination franking of Cocos 2/- Native Yacht & Australia 9d Kangaroo pair tied by #3 cds, sent via Perth to Sydney to connect with the Australia-Mauritius-South Africa service, 'MAHEBOURG/4DE/63/MAURITIUS' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. A remarkable cover, from the husband of the sender of Lot 2497. [The international service did not pick up mail at Cocos in either direction. Mail was thus flown by domestic service to Sydney for trans-shipping. The rate was 1/6d for "other Asian countries" + 2/- registration]
Batch of modern Cocos PPCs all by air to GB with various Cocos or Cocos/Australian combination frankings.
NEW GUINEA "G.R.I." Overprints - Postal History
MAIL TO AUSTRALIA: 1915 (Jan 14) overpaid but apparently official cover endorsed "Garrison Duty/Rabaul" at U/L & "No 118/HLH/ Treasury" at L/R plus "Censored/[?] Capt/14 1 15" in red, to "Captain Carter/HMA Transport/Eastern/co Gibbs Bright & Co/Sydney" with remarkable combination franking of '2d.' on Marshalls 20pf plus NWPI 1d & 2½d and 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33 all tied by oval Rabaul d/s in violet, 'REGISTERED/SYDNEY NSW' arrival cds ties 'KAISERL HAUPTKASSE/[eagle]/RABAUL' wafer to the flap, horizontal fold.
MAIL TO AUSTRALIA: 1915 (May 18) cover to NSW with rare combination franking of unoverprinted KGV 4d orange plus 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/(Deutsch-Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33d tied by oval Rabaul d/s in violet, seriffed 'CENSORED' h/s in violet on both sides, 'PETERSHAM/3JE15/NSW' arrival b/s, light vertical fold affects the 'R' label.
MAIL TO AUSTRALIA: 1915 (June 8) Burns Philp cover (seal on flap) to head office in NSW with rare combination franking of Australian Kangaroo 3d punctured 'OS' plus 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/(Deutsch-Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33d - stained by the adhesive used - tied by superb oval Rabaul d/s in violet, superb 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s of Rabaul, 'REGISTERED/21JE15/SYDNEY NSW' arrival b/s, a few blemishes. RPSofV Certificate (1985).
MAIL TO AUSTRALIA: 1915 (June 22) cover to Kodak in NSW "Per SS Morinda" with rare combination franking of NWPI KGV 1d (perf fault at L/R) plus 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/(Deutsch-Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33d - exceptional centring, a couple of short perfs & a little grubby - tied by oval Rabaul d/s in violet, 'REGISTERED/10JL15/SYDNEY NSW' arrival b/s. Ex "Ello": sold for $1150.
MAIL TO ENGLAND: 1915 (June 8) linen-lined cover to London with scarce combination franking of NWPI 1d plus 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/ (Deutsch-Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33d tied by oval Rabaul d/s in violet, London 'REGISTERED/ 2 / 4AU15/WDO' arrival b/s, central horizontal fold.
MAIL TO AMERICA: 1915 (May 10) cover to New York State with combination franking of NWPI ½d & 2d plus 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33 tied by oval Rabaul d/s in violet & American 'REGISTERED' h/s in purple, 'CENSORED' h/s in violet of Rabaul & scarce 'PASSED BY CENSOR/25DE15/=CS=' cds of Sydney in rosine (NB: Christmas Day), red/white 'OPENED BY/CENSOR' labels tied to the reverse by the rare 'PASSED/ ("31.12.15")/DCC AUST' cachet of the Deputy Chief Censor, Chicago transit b/s, light horizontal fold at the base & a little aged.
GREAT BRITAIN: (June 11) cover to London with scarce combination franking of NWPI ½d & 2½d + 'G.R.I./3d. - Rabaul/(Deutsch-Neuguinea)' registration label SG 33d tied by oval Rabaul d/s in violet, London 'REGISTERED/ 4 / 4AU15/WDO', forwarded to the Isle of Wight with 'RYDE' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.