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Displaying 14 Lots in Category - Postage Dues
SURFACED PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC1: 'BOTANIC GARDENS/ADELAIDE SA' in bright blue, to Launceston with message headed "Westbury/June 8th" & endorsed "1d to pay late fee", Postage Due 1d tied by indelible pencil. Rare. [The ACSC states "These views should be equally scarce in any of the printed colours". This is incorrect: cards printed in black, red or blue are from the second printing & are very scarce. Our vendor stated that fewer than ten cards printed in 'colour' are recorded]
SURFACED GREY STOCK (OFF-WHITE/PALE GREY WITHIN) PERF 10 ACSC #LC43: 'ZOO ADELAIDE SA' (flamingoes) used within Victoria, 'T ("1d")' h/s & Postage Due 1d tied by 'LONGWARRY/ 13OC20/VIC' cds, endorsed "Tax paid by F Wiltshire", Cat $150.
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]
COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY
MAIL PER ROYAL NAVAL FRIGATE: 1950 (Nov 10) cover to "Cable and Wireless Ltd for Cocos/PO Box 146/Singapore/China" (!!) with USA Prexie 3c only, 'T12 CTMS' h/s & 'POSTAGE DUE...CENTS' h/s both in purple, Singapore Postage Due 12c meter impression in green & oval 'COCOS IS/("10 4 51")/PER ("Frigate")' b/s, stained on the face. A most unusual cover. [Delivered 16.4.1951 per frigate en route Singapore-Colombo. There was, of course, no facility for collecting Postage Due on Cocos so the fee was charged to Cable & Wireless Ltd in Singapore &, presumably, recovered through internal accounting]
1949 underpaid airmail cover from England with 'T/("84c")' h/s, to "ER Leigh-Parkin/PO Box 146/Singapore" with superb 'MALAYA/048/POSTAGE DUE' meter b/s of 27XII49 in green, 3-line 'Mail From the/STRATHAIRD/Barrel - Cocos' handstamp & very fine 'C&W LTD/28JAN50/COCOS' arrival b/s. [Absent from Kim Dwyer's collection. David Flaat's cover - not taxed - sold for $1035]
1954 Royal Visit group comprising airmail cover to GB with superb strike of the huge Royal Visit cachet in violet, printed "map" cover to GB with blue & black/white 'Cocos Island' 'R' label, and three covers - one an Arthur Bergen - with Australian adhesives deemed invalid & all with Malay-pattern 'T/CENTIMES/("25c")' h/s, one with Postage Due 2d block of 4 on the reverse.
1955 Opening Day/Inaugural Flight group all with the flight cachet in violet comprising OHMS cover with 'POSTMASTER-GENERAL' imprint at L/L, unusual illustrated - Arthur Bergen ? - cover, large illustrated (map) cover to GB with Australian-pattern 'COCOS ISLAND' 'R' label, usage of Aerogramme Envelope & Letter Card, cover to New Hebrides with 'AERIAL SERVICE/COMPLETED SYDNEY' h/s, underpaid covers to NSW & USA x2 all with Postage Due affixed, and commemorative cover to Hobart with the cachet in rosine (very scarce: Ex Kim Dwyer). [The cachet shows the flight as being from Cocos to Perth. In fact, the route was Cocos-Darwin]
GERMAN NEW GUINEA - Postal History - General
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.
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NEW GUINEA - Stampless "On Active Service" Mail
1914 cover initalled "JW/299" at L/L, endorsed "Garrison at Rabaul" & "Stamps/not available", to London with faint Sydney b/s of OC28-1914 & '1D' h/s, British '1D/FB' h/s & Postage Due 1d tied by London cds of 11DE/14, light horizontal fold at the base.
1916 double-rate cover to a Melbourne department store with Roo 2d type a tied by light 'SAMARAI/PAPUA' cds & with Papuan 'TAX' h/s at L/L, 'T ("2d")' h/s applied at Melbourne & Postage Due 2d affixed. [Probably from Morobe, the southernmost settlement in New Guinea, by sea to Samarai. The New Guinea franking was invalid in Papua but only the single deficiency was charged]
1917 (Mar) overweight mission cover (233x150mm) endorsed "...Lae Port Finschhafen" & "via Rabaul chief Censor", to Queensland with 1d type c (damaged) tied by 'MOROBE' cds, manuscript "Passed by Censor/GC DO Morobe/27 3 17" in red at left, Sydney transit b/s of MY9-1915, superb 'T2D'-in-oval h/s of Brisbane (?), Postage Due 1d & highly irregular usage of KGV 1d In lieu of 1d Postage Due tied by 'BETHANIA/11MY/17/QUEENSLAND' cds, central fold & repaired fault above the stamps. A remarkable item for its origin, the form of censorship & the use of the KGV 1d to pay postage due]
GREAT BRITAIN: 1919 (Aug 29) cover to Dorset with Fifth Setting 1d tied by Rabaul cds, unusually taxed for the unpaid war tax with British tax markings & Postage Due ½d x2 tied by 'YETMINSTER' cds, minor blemishes.
NEW GUINEA - Postal History
TO BRITISH EMPIRE GREAT BRITAIN: Useful batch including 1929 underpaid with GB Postage Due 3d, 1930 with Sydney cds & 'LOOSE SHIP/LETTER' h/s, 1931 with Brisbane machine cancel & 'LOOSE/SHIP/LETTER' h/s, 1932 with huge 'DISTRICT OFFICE/AMBUNTI' cds, 1936 with superb 'EDIE CREEK' cds, 1940 with Birds 6d & 1/- and boxed 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 8' h/s, 1940 with boxed 'AERIAL SERVICE/COMPLETED SYDNEY' h/s, etc, condition variable.
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: 1939 (July 14) double-rate airmail cover with 'KNILM Fairchild Aerial Survey' imprint at top & endorsed on flap "Tadji c/- APC Wewak" with Bulolo 5d 6d x2 & 1/- x2 tied by 'WEWAK' cds, Salamaua & Townsville transit b/s, 'DEVENTER' arrival cds & boxed 'T' h/s, forwarded to Scheveningen where Postage Due 1c pair added. [Correctly rated 1/9d for the first ½oz + 1/8d for each successive ½oz. It appears the 2c fee was charged in Holland for the redirection]