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Displaying 1 - 20 of 72 Lots in Category - unusual origins or destinations




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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised




2073

PS

A

'QUEEN'S GARDENS/PERTH WA' in purple-black, to Costa Rica with Kangaroo d & 1d added & tied by 'GEORGE STREET/NSW' cds, superb 'SAN JOSE/MAY/9/1914/COSTA RICA' arrival cds in violet. Terrific destination.

250.00

$480.00








2136

PS

A-

'2nd AIF EMBARKING' (Troops boarding 'A32' HMAT 'Themistocles'): Plate B (incomplete orb-lamp at left) with 'A32' Removed from the Plate in blue-black, Off-White Within ACSC #LC27, to China with KGV d & 1d tied by Perth machine cancels, 'KIUKIANG' arrival cds on the face, a couple of very minor opening defects, Cat $400.

400.00

$550.00








2215

PS

A

SURFACED GREY STOCK (OFF-WHITE/PALE GREY WITHIN) PERF 10 ACSC #LC43: 'CARTING-FAR NORTH' (camel train) in grey-brown, to New Caledonia with d green tied by Sydney machine cancel of DE8/1920, 'NSW/T/20' h/s but the fee apparently not collected, 'NOUMEA' arrival b/s, Cat $150. [The foreign letter rate was 3d from 1.10.1920]

100.00

$270.00



COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY




2316

C

A-

1905 (Nov 16) cover with Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank (Batavia) imprint on the flap with 25c tied by 'BATAVIA' squared-circle & 'PER FRENCH MAIL' h/s in violet, to George Clunies-Ross in London, 'WELTEVREDEN' squared-circle transit & London arrival b/s of DE13/05.

150.00

$380.00T






2318

CL

A-

1906 (Oct 12) GB cover with KEVII 2d & 5d x2 tied by London cds, to "George Clunies-Ross/of Keeling-Cocos Islands/co Messrs Campbell MacColl & Co/Batavia/Java", 'BATAVIA/8/11/1906' squared-circle arrival b/s. Believed to be the earliest inwards cover to Cocos & one of the finest of the early inwards covers. [The rate was 2d x5 for an article weighing between 4 & 5oz]

2000.00

$1,900.00T






2319

CL

B

1906 (Nov 7) long cover with Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank (Singapore) embossing on flap endorsed "Cheque Book/...", Straits KEVII 3c & 10c both with perfins and superb registration d/s at lower-right, to "G Clunies-Ross/Keeling Cocos Islands", opened-out & rejoined and slightly reduced at left, minor aging. [The rate was 3c printed matter rate + 10c registration]

1000.00

$1,300.00T






2320

C

A-

1908 (Nov 12) GB picture postcard to "JT Stavers/Eastern Extension Telegraph Co/Singapore" with 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE' marine sorter cds on the face, minor blemishes. [In 1901, the Eastern Extension, Australasia & China Telegraph Co extended its submarine cable across the Indian Ocean via Rodrigues & Cocos. JT Stavers commenced duties on Cocos 23.12.1908, soon after the arrival of this card in Singapore]

500.00

$1,000.00T






2321

C

A-

1909 (May 11) GB picture postcard to "JT Stavers/Eastern Ext Telegraph Co/Cocos Islands" with 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE/ JU4/1909' marine sorter cds on the face & forwarded from Cocos by first available ship, minor blemishes. [A 1909 Stavers PPC sold at the Prestige auction of 24.6.2006 for $977]

1000.00

$1,200.00T






2322

C

A

1909 (Aug 31) GB picture postcard to "JT Stavers/Eastern Ext Telegraph Co/Cocos Islands" with very fine 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE/ SE24/1909' marine sorter cds on the face & forwarded from Cocos by first available ship.

1000.00

$750.00T




2323

C

B

1909 (c.) cover with uncancelled Straits KEVII 4c pair to "G Clunies-Ross/Keeling Cocos Islands" endorsed "c/- Capt Welsh/SS Magnet", docketed "Singapore/Hugh Clunies-Ross", minor blemishes. [The Magnet made regular voyages to Cocos to exchange staff and reprovision the Cable Station. George Clunies-Ross died 7.7.1910 during a visit to England]

500.00

$800.00T






2324

CO

C

1911 (Apr 18) large GB registered cover (328x122mm) with KEVII 10d (surface abrasions) to "JS Clunies-Ross/ Keeling Cocos Islands/Eastern Extension.../Singapore", 'SINGAPORE/19MY/1911' arrival b/s from where forwarded by the first available ship, overall soiling & a little truncated at both ends.

750.00

$800.00T






2325

CO

B

1911 (July 2) large GB cover (334x120mm) with KEVII 5d (surface abrasions) to "JS Clunies-Ross/Keeling Cocos Islands/Eastern Extension.../Singapore", 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE/AU19/1911' marine sorter b/s, forwarded by the first available ship, a little soiled & a slightly truncated at left.

600.00

$650.00T






2326

CO

C

1911 (Aug 25) large registered GB cover (318x125mm) with KEVII 1/- (damaged) to "JS Clunies-Ross/of Keeling Cocos Islands/co Campbell MacColl & Co/Batavia" from where forwarded by the first available ship, overall soiling & a little truncated at both ends.

850.00

$800.00T






2328

CO

C

1912 (Mar 12) large registered GB cover (334x128mm) with KEVII 7d pair (surface abrasions) to "JS Clunies-Ross/of Keeling Cocos Islands/Eastern Extension.../Singapore", 'SINGAPORE/22MR/1912' arrival b/s from where forwarded by the first available ship, overall soiling & a little truncated at both ends.

750.00

$1,150.00T






2330

CL

B

1913 (Nov 28) GB cover to "JS Clunies-Ross/of Keeling Cocos Islands/Eastern Extension.../Singapore", 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE/DE20/1913' marine sorter b/s, forwarded from Singapore by the first available ship, overall soiling & a little truncated at left.

500.00

$440.00T






2331

CL

B

1915 (Aug 5) cover from Ceylon to "J Clunies Ross/Keeling/Cocos Islands" with 6c tied by Colombo machine cancel, Singapore transit b/s of 17AU/1915, light overall aging. [Handwriting has been identified as that of the captain of the Rainbow, the replacement yacht for the Ayesha which had been stolen by the Emden escapees. At Colombo awaiting the relief crew from Cocos]

500.00

$1,150.00T




2333

C

C

1915 (Oct 8) Fraser & Co Brokers cover to Cocos "per SS Islander" with Straits 3c tied by Singapore cds, staining has been reduced. [The Islander was owned by the Christmas Island Phosphate Co. Three times each year she made calls under charter to Cocos. Costs were paid two-thirds by the family & one-third by the Cable Company]

500.00

$800.00T




2334

C

C

1916 (Jan 8) GB cover to "Sidney Ross/The Palace/Cocos-Keeling Islands" (!) with 1d tied by Edinburgh machine cancel, opened a bit roughly at left, minor overall soiling.

500.00

$380.00T




2335

CL

B

1920 (c.) cover to "Governor J Clunies Ross/Cocos Islands" with uncancelled Straits 3c & oval 'FORWARDED BY CALDBECK MACGREGOR & Co/SINGAPORE' cachet in violet at U/R, minor staining. [About this time, John Sidney moved his trading interests away from Batavia & thereafter was represented by Caldbeck Macgregor]

500.00

$380.00T




2336

C

C

1922 (Oct 22) cover from GB to "JS Clunies Ross/co Caldbeck Macgregor & Co/Singapore", a few faults.

250.00

$220.00T




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