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Displaying 1 - 20 of 143 Lots in Category - Registered Mail & Registration Labels




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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised




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






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






2337

CO

B

1929 (Mar 13) registered cover (224x150mm) from GB to "John S Clunies Ross/of Keeling Cocos Islands/co Caldbeck Macgregor & Co/Singapore", defective 'R' label, small tear at the top & light overall soiling.

500.00

$380.00T






2352

C

A A2

DATESTAMPS - 'FILLED AT BASE': 'COCOS ISLAND/16NO/1935' (Proud #D2) largely very fine strike on Straits 25c Jubilee on philatelic cover to GB with rare 'Singapore' registration label No '82' overprinted 'Cocos Island', Singapore transit b/s. Only three registered covers are recorded: the almost identical cover with 'R' label '83' - stated then to be unique - sold at a Perth auction in 2007 for $10,175]

6000.00

$9,000.00T






2358

CL

B

1938 (Feb 8) long registered airmail cover (273x121mm) to JS Clunies Ross care of Caldbeck Macgregor at Singapore with GB d & 5d, Singapore b/s of 4MR/1938, two small tears at the top & light soiling. [The Empire Air Mail Scheme - EAMS - was extended to Malaya & Australia in February 1938. This and the next two (or three?) covers are the only Cocos EAMS covers known to us]

250.00

$1,000.00T






2366

C

B

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.

850.00

$850.00T






2377

CL

B

1941 (Jan 3) registered cover from WT Lee to JS Clunies-Ross c/- Caldbeck Macgregor for fowarding to Cocos, superb Singapore arrival b/s of 8MR/1941 & plain brown tape tied by 'PASSED/CENSOR/ A ' h/s in violet (not recorded by Morenweiser for Singapore), minor blemishes. [In late-1940, the intensified bombing of London caued Lee to remove his London operations to Sussex]

400.00

$460.00T






2379

C

CL

1941 (May 5) registered surface mail cover from WT Lee in Sussex to JS Clunies-Ross c/- Caldbeck Macgregor for forwarding to Cocos with British '.../Opened for Customs examination and duly closed again at the Post Office' label tied by '[crown]/ CUSTOMS/AND/EXCISE' cachet in rosine, Singapore arrival b/s of late-May 1941 & triangular 'PASSED FOR - TRANSMISSION/ 67 ' cachet in violet.

500.00

$380.00T






2392

CL

B

INDIAN ARMY FPO 46: 1945 (Nov 3) envelope front affixed to previously used Indian OHMS cover registered to "GHQ/New Delhi" with exceptional franking of Indian 1a x3 paying 4a registration fee tied by 'FPO/No 46/ 3NOV45' cds, transit backstamp of No 9 ABPO in Colombo & 'NEW DELHI GHQ APO/10NOV45' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. The only recorded usage of Indian stamps on Cocos.

1500.00

$4,800.00T



COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY




2416

C

A-

MAIL PER TSS 'ISLANDER': 1950 OHMS cover with 'DIRECTOR OF POSTS/SINGAPORE' cachet at lower-left & 'Bulletin de Verification/Pour Bureau de Postes/["Cocos Island"]' address handstamp, 'SINGAPORE/21AUG50' b/s & superb b/s of the second-type 'C&W LTD/10NOV50/COCOS' cds. [The official nature of this cover, containing registration receipts, shows that the Post Office in Singapore treated the Cocos Cable & Wireless Station as a de facto postal agency. NB: this item highlights the delays experienced if mail missed a regular thrice-yearly sailing of the 'Islander']

1000.00

$1,300.00T






2419

C

A-

MAIL PER TSS 'ISLANDER': 1951 philatelic registered cover from Holland with Singapore transit b/s of 7SEP51 & oval 'COCOS IS/("2-12-51")/PER ("Islander")' arrival b/s in violet. [Another example of an almost-3 months delay in Singapore]

250.00

$290.00T






2426

C

A-

MAIL PER ROYAL NAVAL FRIGATE: 1950 Leigh-Parkin airmail cover to the United States with makeshift 'R COCOS/0002' label & superb 'C&W LTD/ 29NOV50/COCOS' b/s, Singapore 15c & $1 tied by 'MAXWELL ROAD/11DEC50/SINGAPORE' cds & Singapore 'R' label added, three New York backstamps. [A frigate departed Cocos 1.12.1950 for Singapore]

Singapore recognised Cocos' de facto postal arrangements when it suited them but drew the line at purporting to register mail from there, requiring that the process be done in Singapore. Such registered covers are rare: makeshift 'R' label #19 is on a cover dated 11JUN51, suggesting an average of fewer than three articles per month.

1250.00

$2,100.00T






2459

C

A-

1951 stampless OHMS cover with 'DIRECTOR OF POSTS/SINGAPORE' cachet in violet at lower-left, Singapore b/s of 23MAY51 b/s & unusual 'SINGAPORE 41' 'R' label, with 'Bulletin de Verification/Pour Bureau de Postes/("Cocos Islands")' address h/s in violet, makeshift typed 'QANTAS/SURVEY FLIGHT/CATALINA/VH-EBA/ DARWIN-COCOS/ VIA DJAKARTA' label tied to the reverse by superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/30MAY1951/COCOS' arrival b/s.

2000.00

$3,000.00T






2461

C

B

1951 (June 12) Return Flight Leigh-Parkin cover to Devon with huge 'COCOS/SYDNEY' "lightning bolt" cachet & small makeshift 'R' label 0013, typed 'PER QANTAS/CATALINA/VH-EBA' label tied to the reverse by superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/11JUN1951/COCOS' cds, Australian 1/- Lyrebird x2 tied by 'GPO SYDNEY/ AIR /20JE51/ 7 / NSW-AUST' cds, 'REGISTERED/17JU51/TORQUAY, DEVON' arrival b/s, minor defects. [The Cocos 'R' label had no validity but as the postage - 1/6d airmail + 6d registration - was correct, the cover was accepted as having been registered]

2000.00

$1,500.00T






2462

C

A-

1951 Leigh-Parkin cover to Devon with huge 'COCOS/SYDNEY' "lightning bolt" cachet & small makeshift 'R' label 0015, typed 'PER QANTAS/CATALINA/VH-EBA' label tied to the reverse by superb strike of the second 'C&W LTD/ 11JUN1951/COCOS' cds, Australian 2/- Aboriginal Art tied by 'GPO SYDNEY/ AIR /20JE51/ 7 / NSW-AUST' cds, 'REGISTERED/17JU51/TORQUAY, DEVON' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [Only eight registered covers were carried on the return flight. Kim Dwyer's similar cover - label 0019 - sold for $3450]

2500.00

$2,900.00T








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



COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY




2485

C

A

1955 airmail cover to GB with Singapore Ships 5c 20c 25c & 50c tied 'COCOS/8NOV55/ISLAND' cds, blue/white 'Cocos Island' 'R' label. [From 1.4.1953, the rate to GB was increased to 70c + 30c registration. Mail posted after 6.11.1955 was held until after the transfer to Australian administration. Such post-closure items are rare]

400.00

$750.00T



COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY






2490

CPS

A/B

1955-66 cover & various Registration Envelopes to Australia with registration labels inscribed 'COCOS ISLAND', 'COCOS (KEELING)/ISLANDS AUST' x3, 'COCOS ISLAND/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' or 'Cocos (Keeling) Islands/ Indian Ocean' x2, four different Registration Envelopes are commercial. (Qty 7)

500.00

$900.00T




















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


















2493

C

1957-63 'COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS/INDIAN/OCEAN/AUST' cds exhibit pages with #1 & #2 both registered 18FE57 being First Day of Use with similarly inscribed 'R' Labels No 5 & 19, commercial airmail to GB at 2/- rate, Second-Class Airmail at 1/- rate to Charles Clunies-Ross in Virginia (faults), with Singapore stamps & TSS 'Islander' cachets, covers cancelled during visits of the Queen Mother, Prime Minister Menzies and Sir Charles Gairdner Governor of WA, 1959 underpaid registered to New York, 1961 with 11d Bandicoot & red/white 'CERTIFIED MAIL' label, 1963 with 'COCOS ISLAND/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' 'R' label, 1963 with 6d Bandicoot & 'OFFICIAL LAST/DAY OF ISSUE' h/s, etc. (Qty 20)

400.00

$1,050.00T




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