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Displaying 1 - 20 of 85 Lots in Category - Official Mail




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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised




2056

PS

B

OUTER (MESSAGE) CARDS: 'GIANT RED GUM VIC' in red-violet with seriffed 'OHMS/STATISTICS' Overprint & printed 'STATISTICS ACT, 1907...' notice within, to Ejanding with 'GOOMALLING/JY23/12/WA' cds, very minor opening fault at right, Cat $750. Rare: seen only for Western Australia. [The notice required the farmer to provide information about his operations on the inner (reply) half & return to the local police station]

500.00

$725.00






2060

PS

A

OUTER (MESSAGE) CARDS: 'ZOO ADELAIDE SA' (flamingoes) in bright blue with sans serif 'OHMS/STATISTICS' Overprint & printed 'STATISTICS ACT, 1907...' notice within, locally used with 'DENMARK/28JL13/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' cds, remarkably with the outer margins intact, Cat $750. Rare.

600.00

$900.00






2085

PS

C

'BURRINJUCK DAM NEW SOUTH WALES/Irrigating a young Citrus Orchard...' in dull purple Die 1 Perf 12 as ACSC #LC18 but punctured 'OS/NSW' and with tiny 'MURRUMBIDGEE IRRIGATION AREAS' h/s below the first line of the caption, roneo'd official letter within but the card is unused & apparently damaged on the address side when removed from an official file, Cat $500. Rare & important item: three similar cards - the only Letter Cards recorded with a State Official puncture - were discovered only in 2011]

This example is apparently a proof for the roneo'd letter - see the next lot - which explains both it being unused, & the filing holes. Note that four lines of text have been crossed-through, & these were not included in the final version. NB: the perfins were applied before the cards were folded, as only the stamp impression is penetrated.

400.00

$300.00








2086

PS

B

'BURRINJUCK DAM NEW SOUTH WALES/Irrigating a young Citrus Orchard...' in dull purple Die 1 Perf 12 ACSC #LC18 punctured 'OS/NSW' and with tiny 'MURRUMBIDGEE IRRIGATION AREAS' h/s below the first line of the caption, amended roneo'd letter within, Sydney slogan cancel of JL17/1918 & partial 'ALBION PARK' arrival cds on the face, light reddish stain on the address side, Cat $500. By far the finest of the three recorded examples.

500.00

$500.00




2361

CL

A-

1939 (Apr 15) OHMS cover with 'From/Colonial Secretary's Office SS/...' cachet in violet to "J Clunies Ross/Cocos Island" but endorsed "co The Manager/Ex Australasia & China/Telegraph Co Ltd/Perth WA' & endorsed "[BY AIR MAIL/...]/Darwin-Perth WA" with Straits 5c tied by Singapore cds. An enigma. [The EAMS rate was 8c per oz to Darwin so why was the cover not taxed? Colin Riddell is correct that there was no apparent advantage in sending the cover to Perth only for it to be forwarded by sea to Cocos. He may be right in suggesting that this was an attempt to connect with 'Guba II' in Western Australia. At that time Port Hedland had not yet been selected as the WA departure point]

500.00

$2,200.00T



COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY


2422

C

A-

MAIL PER ROYAL NAVAL FRIGATE: 1950 (Jan 21) stampless OHMS cover with huge 'COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE/SINGAPORE' cachet at lower-left, to "The Civil Administrator/Cocos Island". [A frigate arrived at Cocos 26.4.1950]

500.00

$700.00T




2427

C

A

MAIL PER ROYAL NAVAL FRIGATE: 1951 stampless OHMS cover with 'DIRECTOR OF POSTS/SINGAPORE' cachet at lower-left & Singapore cds of 1FEB51, to "The Postal Agent/Cocos Island". [Delivered 16.4.1951 per frigate en route Singapore-Colombo. To deter collectors sending mail to Cocos, Singapore had denied in the philatelic press that there was a post office on Cocos. This was technically true but this cover proves the reality of the situation]

300.00

$340.00T






2466

C

A

1952 Administrator's cover with light but clear strike 'ADMINISTRATOR, COCOS-KEELING, ISLANDS/[arms]/COLONY OF SINGAPORE' cachet in violet on the reverse, to GB with Platypus 9d pair paying the civilian airmail rate tied by 'RAAF PO/3JA52/COCOS ISLAND' cds. The only recorded example of the cachet.

500.00

$700.00T








2467

C/CL

A/B

1952 OHMS covers 1) irregular use of 'TAXATION OFFICES/...MELBOURNE' envelope with 3d tied 'RAAF PO/23MR52/COCOS ISLAND' cds, minor opening fault; and 2) very late usage of WWII Department of Air propaganda envelope registered to Melbourne with d & 6d x3 with cds of 8SE52, 'RAAF Cocos Island' 'R' label (Qty 2)

300.00

$700.00T






2471

CL/L

B/A-

1953 PMG's Department stampless envelope to GB with fine strike of the rare 'RAAF PO/COCOS ISLAND' cachet in violet & cds of 18AP53, minor defects. Ex Kim Dwyer: acquired for $529. [With the enclosed letter headed "Sgt Warburton KJ/Post Master/RAAF PO". OHMS covers on post office business did not require postage] (Qty 2 items)

400.00

$380.00T






2472

C/L

B

1953 PMG's Department stampless envelope with fine strike of the rare 'RAAF PO/COCOS ISLAND' cachet in violet & cds of 24AP53, to Rex Allison in Melbourne, flap removed & minor spotting. With the testy letter from Sgt K Warburton, the RAAF PO postmaster: "...this Post Office is not run for Philatelists...Cable and Wireless have informed me they have been plagued with letters from you...I have not the time to waste on your personal requests..." Marvellous! (Qty 2 items)

400.00

$500.00T



COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY


2487

C/L

A

1955 Opening Day/Inaugural Flight OHMS cover with 'POSTMASTER-GENERAL' imprint at L/L, to USA with Kooka 6d & Lyrebird 1/- x2 tied 'COCOS ISLAND/23NO55' cds paying the 2/- airmail rate + 6d surcharge paid to Qantas. With the enclosed PMG's With Compliments card. (Qty 2 items)

250.00

$800.00T




















2492

C/CL

1956-57 group with 'COCOS ISLAND' cds including to Chile with huge 'TSS ISLANDER' cachet, uprated Postal Card & Wrapper both to Brazil, with 'CABLE AND WIRELESS LIMITED/MANAGERS/3JAN1956/OFFICE/COCOS BRANCH' cachet, registered with damaged 'COCOS ISLAND' 'R' label, 1959 underpaid with 'T ("1d")' h/s, commercial to GB with 2/-, large OHMS front to Perth with 1d 7d & Arms 5/- pair, and OHMS with 'Official Representative/Cocos (Keeling) Is' cachet registered with 5/- Arms, also an incoming Cable & Wireless Ltd telegram envelope, condition variable. Interesting lot. (Qty 10)

450.00

$5,500.00T




2499

CL

B

1961 OHMS cover with 'DEPARTMENT OF TERRITORIES/COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS' imprint at L/L, to Singapore with 1/- Lyrebird tied by #2 cds, light central fold & the flap is missing.

200.00

$150.00T










2500

C

A/B

1963-64 philatelic covers including endorsed "Satellite Tracking Station/Cocos (Keeling) Island" to USA with 8d, registered covers x4 each with 5d & 2/- including with Qantas imprint, with OTC cachet & OHMS with Department of Civil Aviation imprint, etc, also 2/- & 2/3d used on FDI on OHMS cover with 'OFFICE OF THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE/...' imprint registered to South Africa that may be commercial, and post-decimal but permitted usage of 1/-. (Qty 11)

500.00

$1,000.00T




2502

C

A+

1963 OHMS cover with 'OFFICE OF THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE/...' imprint at L/L, by sea to the UK with 3d Copra & 5d Plane tied by #3 cds. Superb!

150.00

$575.00T








2504

C/L

A-

1964 OHMS cover with 'OFFICE OF THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE/...' imprint at L/L registered to Connecticut with 2/- Native Dugong pair tied by #3 cds, Sydney transit & 'GROTON/CONN' arrival b/s. [With letter on matching stationery signed "M Eaglestone" over typed "Postmaster". (Qty 2 items)

400.00

$1,300.00T






2505

CL

A-

1964 (Sep 22) OHMS cover with 'METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE' imprint at L/L & 'METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE/ 22SEP1964/ COCOS IS' cachet, to India with 1/- Palms, 2/- Native Dugong & 2/3d Bird pair tied by light #3 cds, Bombay arrival b/s of 28.9.64, minor wrinkles. One of the best covers from this period. [The rate to India was 1/6d per oz x5 = 7/6d. A similar cover with franking including 2/3d block of 4 - but without the cachet - sold at the Prestige auction of 2.5.2014 for $2990]

1500.00

$4,000.00T








2510

C/CL

A/B

1966-68 commercial mail comprising 1966 stampless PMG's Department envelope to NSW, 1967 use of 9c Aerogramme uprated with 1c with Cocos address but cancelled at Perth, 1967 & 1968 OHMS with 'OFFICE OF THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE' imprint surface to ACT & to Canada, and 1968 PMG's Department to Canada with huge 'COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS, AUST.' cachet. (Qty 5)

350.00

$380.00T






















2511

CPS

Exhibit pages with a wide variety of frankings on philatelic covers including flights & other commemorative covers, 1984 returned with 'POSTMASTER/COCOS KEELING ISLANDS' d/s & 1994 Security Post with the same d/s, usage of various Australian aerogrammes, Cocos/Australia combination frankings, 1980 from Ireland & 1974 from Argentina both with boxed 'ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN AT COCOS/(KEELING) ISLANDS' h/s (the latter missent to Jordan!), 1989 Cocos aerogramme with Certified Mail label because no registration service for aerogrammes, inwards items missent via Iceland, Kenya & Curacao, etc. Colourful lot. (Qty 73)

500.00

$675.00T




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