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Displaying 41 - 60 of 72 Lots in Category - unusual origins or destinations




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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY


2439

C

A-

1949 airmail cover from Cape Verde via Lisbon (b/s) to "ER Leigh-Parkin/PO Box 146/Singapore" with very fine 3-line John Bull 'Mail From the/STRATHAIRD/Barrel - Cocos' handstamp & superb 'C&W LTD/28JAN50/COCOS' arrival b/s. An amazing origin-destination cover.

1000.00

$1,100.00T






2444

C

A

1951 Leigh-Parkin surface cover to South Africa with very fine 'Per WAVE BARON' h/s & boxed 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS KEELING IS' cachet both in violet, Ceylon 15c Orchid tied by Colombo 'BUY/CEYLON/TEA' slogan of 22JAN/1951. This was the only Tin Can mail per the Fleet Oiler RFA 'Wave Baron'. Kim Dwyer's and David Flaat's similar airmail covers to GB sold for $2185 & $1150 respectively]

750.00

$2,600.00T




2447

C

A

1951 airmail cover endorsed on the flap "R MacLean/The Cocos-Keeling Islands/Colony of Singapore", to North Borneo with Orient Line cachet for SS 'Orontes' plus very fine boxed 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' cachet in violet, Australian 3d Parkes & 6d Kookaburra tied by Perth slogan of 28SEP/1951. An extraordinary non Leigh-Parkin origin-destination cover. [R MacLean was the Island administrator. The airmail rate to British Borneo was 9d per ½oz]

After World War II, overpopulation on the islands became a serious issue. More than 1600 Cocos Malays were re-settled, many of them in North Borneo.

750.00

$2,100.00T



COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY






2479

PS

A

1954 use of Jothee & Co formular aerogramme with printed 'Form Approved by the PMG Malaya No 3 (1)' endorsed on the reverse "JR Bartlett/C&W Ltd/Cocos Island", to Peru (!) with Singapore KGVI 20c & Coronation 10c tied by cds of 1MY54. Unusual & rare and a terrific origin/destination item. [Lengthy social letter states "The big news here is still the Royal Visit...It all went off like a bomb...I was one of the half dozen presented to HM and HRH..."]

500.00

$500.00T



COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY


2491

C

A-

1956 commercial cover from North Borneo with 5c Cattle & 50c Clock Tower tied 'JESSELTON' cds, to "Cable & Wireless Ltd/Direction Island/Cocos Islands/Via Singapore" with the last line crossed-through.

150.00

$525.00T






2496

C

A-

1957-63 1957 South Africa-Australia Goodwill Flight with Animals 3d pair 6d pair & 1/-, to Norfolk Island with transits oval 'HM CUSTOMS/MAURITIUS' b/s, boxed 'QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS LTD/COCOS ISLAND' on the face in blue & oval 'SEEN BY CUSTOMS/ 2 /PERTH AIRPORT WA', six autographs.

150.00

$1,100.00T








2497

PS

B

1958 commercial usage of Malayan formular aerogramme to Mauritius with 10d blue tied by #1 cds, lengthy social message headed "OTC Australia/Cocos-Keeling" states "...Cocos isn't such a bad place...We live on Direction Is...in our opinion the nicest island in the group...I'm the only female here...even the servants are male...", a bit grubby. [From the OTC acting manager's wife]

150.00

$420.00T






2498

C

A

1959 real photo PPC (Cocos Malay village) to France with very fine strike of the rare 'BY AIR/FROM/KEELING COCOS/ISLANDS' h/s in blue, 2d Queen Mother & 1/- Platypus tied by #1 cds. The latest recorded usage of the cachet. [This is the best Cocos subject PPC we have seen]

600.00

$1,100.00T






2503

C

B

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]

1000.00

$2,000.00T






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 ½oz 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






















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








2523

PS

A

1993 usage of Cocos 70c scenic Aerogramme (Palu Pandan etc; West Island) from "No 20 West Island Resort/West Island", to "Catering Squadron/RAF MPA/BFPO 655/Falkland Islands" (!), social message states "...have to get this done so it catches the mid-week flight...This is a fantastic place, plenty of beautiful...bathing beaches". A modern rarity, being the only properly used Cocos aerogramme we, or Colin Riddell, have seen.

400.00

$1,200.00T



NEW GUINEA (German) - Forerunners (Vorlaufer)






2530

PS/C

B

1892 stampless envelope with 'Department of Communications of Japan' imprint at U/R & 'Official Business' at L/L, to 'The Director-General of Posts/New Guina [sic]/German Protectorate" with 'TOKIO * JAPAN/24 XII/1892/MEIJI 25' & similar Yokohama cds, Hong Kong & Sydney transit b/s, with the enclosed New Year greeting card in French with gold-embossed stylised Chrysanthemum, both a bit aged. A remarkable origin/destination duo.

500.00

$575.00T






2534

C

B

1897 cover with 'Hernsheim & Co/----97/MATUPI/Bismarck-Archipel' cachet across the flap, to Hong Kong "via Singapore" with 20pf pair tied by very fine 'STEPHANSORT/7 6/97' cds, 'SINGAPORE' & poor 'SINGAPORE/TO HONG KONG' marine-sorter b/s, minor blemishes.

400.00

$260.00T



GERMAN NEW GUINEA - Postal History - General




2539

PS

C

1900 inwards usage of British 2d Size K Registration Envelope with superb 'J & W GOFFEY' (shipping company) cachet at lower-left and rare franking of Jubilees 1½d & 1/- green vertical strip of 3 (one badly damaged) tied by oval 'REGISTERED/EXCHANGE-LPOOL' d/s, to "Ralum/New Britain/Bismarck Archipelago", flap fault & central fold. Ex Michael Courtis. [The rate was 2½d per ½oz x15 = 3/1½d + 2d registration. The addressee was Emma Forsayth, known colloquially as Queen Emma. Born in Samoa & a descendant of King Malietoa, she & her blackbirder (= slave-trader) husband traded around New Guinea from 1878. She moved to the Gazelle Peninsula in 1881 where she established large coconut & cocoa plantations, including at Ralum on Blanche Bay, near Rabaul]

400.00

$300.00T






2541

C

B

1903 cover with Yachts 40pf tied by 'MATUPI/8 4/02' cds & imperf registration label, to Sicily with poor 'PALERMO' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.

300.00

No longer available




2545

C

B

1907 commercial registered cover from "Matupit/Neu Pommern" (endorsed on the flap), to Germany with Yachts 20pf pair tied by 'SIMPSONHAFEN' cds & registration label, large-part superb strike of 'T.'-in-octagon h/s applied at Rabaul (?), 'FRANKFURT' arrival b/s & readdressed to India, largely very fine strike of the unusual boxed 'SEA POST OFFICE/ 6 /BOMBAY___/16FE08/NO...' registration (?) d/s in purple on the face & 'DHARAMTALA/CALCUTTA' arrival b/s, minor blemishes & a little truncated at the top. Ex Michael Courtis: acquired for $977.

850.00

No longer available




2547

C

B

1909 cover to German East Africa "via Hongkong" with Yachts 5pf & 25pf tied by very fine 'HERBERTSHOHE' cds & 'R' label (Einfeldt #8), faint Hong Kong & very fine 'ADEN/REG' cds, light 'DARESSALAM' arrival b/s & redirected to "Kilossa" with 'MOROGORO' transit & 'KILOSSA' arrival b/s. A terrific origin/destination item.

600.00

$650.00T




2553

C

B

1914 Chinese merchant's cover addressed to "Chi Fun/Pororan/Buka" & in Chinese, Yachts 40pf tied by 'RABAUL/.../9.6.14' cds with time at the base, defective 'R' label, small German/French 'Nicht abgeholt/non réclamé' label & presumably returned to the sender, a few blemishes & repaired tear at upper-left. A remarkable internal cover: Pororan is a small remote island off the west-central coast of Buka Island.

500.00

$675.00T






2555

C

A-

1914 (Aug 21) Danish 10o Posthorn Envelope to "New Mecklenburgh/German New Guinea" with Christian X 10o added tied by 'FARUM' cds, re-addressed but no arrival markings, couple of minor blemishes. [This cover may well have got as far as Singapore or Sydney. However, at some point, it would have been stopped & returned as undeliverable]

200.00

$360.00T




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