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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Accumulation of mint & used including Decimals ** with M/Ss, booklets, stamp packs, etc, also bundle of FDCs from Australia, Norfolk Island, GB, etc, plus Gibbons springback album & pages (as new), condition mixed but mostly fine. Weighs 11kg.
C of A - Flight Covers
1926 Darwin-London AAMC #101 per Alan Cobham to his wife with typed/handwritten 'DEPARTED ("Sept 4th 1926"/ARRIVED ("Oct 1st 1926" & signed "Alan J Cobham" in the same hand, 'DARWIN NT/3SE26AUSTRALIA' cds & on arrival GB 1½d tied by light 'HAMPSTEAD SO' cds, minor flap fault & slightly reduced at left when opened otherwise very fine, Cat $2750 (2008). With a typewritten certificate headed "New York City, January 3rd 1927" & signed "Alan J Cobham" in which he states this is #9 of only 9 covers flown. [There was no example in the collections of John Cress or Tom Frommer. John Crowe's example sold in 2019 for £1320]
1934 MacRobertson Air Race annotated group including per Scott & Campbell-Black (Cat $1250) registered back to GB, per Roscoe Turner, and per Hewitt Kay & Stewart signed "Cyril E Kaye", then a group per 'Uiver' including intermediates & return to Holland plus propaganda printed on reverse of unseparated Dutch 'POSTGIRO' form (unused), plus 1934 (Dec) 'Uiver' crash cover & planned return cover with 'UIVER/BATAVIA-C' cds but carried per 'Ysvogel', generally fine to very fine. A good lot. Ex Neil Russell.
(Qty 13 items)
1938 Clouston & Ricketts covers from GB x3 one forwarded to New Zealand, the first two signed by both pilots, two covers from NZ with Blenheim & Darwin cds, also an uprated ½d Wren Postal Card - apparently the only example recorded from this flight - similarly cancelled & signed "AE Clouston", and a contemporary PPC of the aviators. Ex Neil Russell.
(Qty 7 items)
C of A - Postal History
Post-WWII pre-decimal advertising covers mostly with imprints only but many are illustrated including a number of very attractive items, the collection is from GB so many are addressed there mostly by air with some better frankings including ANZAC 2/3d single & a pair on a registered cover, generally fine to very fine. A really appealing lot.
(Qty 170 approx)
1934 KGV ½d large stationery envelope (245x165mm) STO for McMillan & Co, London sent to Victoria with Australia-London Customs Duty 'ONE/CENT' on ½d red & brown overprint pair on face tied 'CANCELLED' cachet, plus Royal Institute of International Affairs cover with 'TWO/CENTS' on 1d gold & blue and un-overprinted ¼d 'mixed franking', 1935 with 'THREE/CENTS' on 2d green & orange and 1937 with 1d gold & blue all similarly tied on face of large covers, a few minor blemishes. Apparently stamps overprinted in US currency were surplus to requirements and were sent back to London to be used up there.
No longer available
1938-39 Empire Air Mail Scheme (EAMS) collection with a couple of pre-scheme covers at 1/6d, British 'STAGE 3' pamphlet & leaflet re extension of service to Australasia, first day of service from GB including to New Guinea, New Hebrides, Fiji & Nauru, and from Australia including to Singapore & Ulster, one with huge commemorative cachet in violet, about 20 commercial covers from Australia with various frankings & a rare commercial usage of a PPC at the 3d postcard rate, also a commercial cover from Papua to GB, etc. Ex Neil Russell. [The illustration is above Lot 304]
1938-39 Empire Air Mail Scheme EAMS cover to GB with KGV 5d tied by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/6MR39/MELBOURNE' cds. Nothing to look at but this is only the third cover identified as having been carried per 'Capella' which was wrecked on landing at Batavia AAMC #843a, Cat $900. NB: the plane was flying from Australia, not from GB as noted in the AAMC: see Proud 'Intercontinental Airmails Vol II: Asia & Australasia' at page 431 where it is stated 'On 11 March Capella struck a sunken wreck while landing at Batavia...'
1939-45 World War II services 1939 (Sep 7) PPC to GB flown on first WWII service at reverted 9d rate. Ex Neil Russell.
1967 British Forces airmail cover to GB with rare franking of 6c Honeyeater & boxed Naval Concessional h/s.
1970-75 British Forces airmail covers to a Bank in GB with various Concessional Rate handstamps & franked with 6c QEII, 6c Flower (small cover), 6c Gemstone, 2c Floral Coil strip of 3, 1c + Pioneer 5c, or QEII 7c. Scarce group
C of A - Military - World War II
LIBERATED POWs: 1945 (Oct 1) usage of GB formular aerogramme endorsed "Lib UK PW" with the message headed "c/o 3 Australian Repl Co / Manila PI" to England with 'AUST ARMY PO/241' cds. [Ted Proud records APO 241 at Hollandia Feb-June 1945, then in Japan from May 1946; Phil Collas records usage at Morotai from Feb 1945 "until late in that year" & in Japan in 1946. Neither mentions usage in the Philippines]
Useful bundle with some real photo types including 'HARPER'S BAY, GIPPSLAND LAKES' with Double Caption, scarce suburban 'Baptist Church, Armadale', Victoria Consumptive Homes card, advertising types for Cairns Hotel, Illawarra & South Coast Steam Navigation Co and Continental Tyres, etc, also some GB & New Zealand including a couple of better topos, etc, condition variable but many are fine to very fine.
(Qty 60 approx)
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1867 (Mar 28) cover to Wiltshire "via Panama" with Diadem 6d purple tied by Sydney duplex, London transit of 27MY67 & '1D' h/s both in red on the face & 'CRICKLADE' arrival b/s, the stamp a bit soiled. Carried ex Sydney per "Rakaia" 1.4.1867, arrived Panama 4.5.1867; ex Colon per "Tamar" 6.5.1867; ex St Thomas per "Douro" 14.5.1867, arrived Southampton 26.5.1867. The via Panama service operated 1866-69 only.
The enclosed letter headed "Sydney Infirmary/March 27 1867" & signed "John M Creed" states "...appointed surgeon to the South Australian Northern Territory Exploration Expedition...We are going to find a site for a new settlement on the North Coast of Australia...I am going amongst a lot of people who have never seen a white man yet and who are reputed to be cannibals..." [Dr John Mildred Creed, as part of Captain Francis Cadell's party, explored the west coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria & as far west as Port Darwin. Elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 1885, he was an ardent social reformer and opponent of the White Australia Policy]
1881 cover endorsed "From W Gibbs Seaman HM Ship Carysfort Flying/squadron Sidney New South Wales Australia" & countersigned "GTL" (Lieut Gerald T Langley), to London with British 1d Venetian red tied by 'FB'-in-bars of the London Foreign Branch, boxed 'LONDON EC/SP6/81' & 'LONDON SE/ AD /SP7/81' b/s both in red. Ex Gerald Sattin and Gerald Ellott. [The Flying Squadron was on a flag-waving world tour: two grandsons of Queen Victoria were along for the ride. This was one of the earliest, and least-known, Royal Visits to Australia]
QUEENSLAND - Postal History
1912 Thomas Heaslow [?] Grocers & Hardware Merchants parcel tag to GB with rare franking of 3d 5d 9d x2 & 10/- all tied by 'REGISTERED/30AU12/BRISBANE' cds in blue, the 10/- also tied by London arrival d/s of 7OC12 in red, some creasing & adhesions plus some damage to the address side. The only 10/- on postal article that we have offered.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1890 cover endorsed "From Gunner J Woolley RMA [= Royal Marines Artillery] HMS Curacoa Australia" & counter-signed "IMRG" (Lieut Ian MR Grant), to London with South Australian 2d tied by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/ JY9/90/SA - S.AUST' duplex, 'LONDON-SE/ 10 /AU13/90' arrival b/s in red, repaired flap fault. Rare: the only sailor's letter from South Australia that we have offered.
1901 (July 13) Boer War usage of British 2d Registration Envelope to Largs Bay endorsed "From/Lt [?]/IBC" at upper-left, ORC 1d & 6d Surcharges tied by 'HEILBRON/ORC' cds, 'Passed Censor' h/s in violet, Cape Town transit & Adelaide arrival b/s of AU20/01, repaired flap fault. Boer War covers to South Australia are very scarce.
Worldwide accumulation noted Great Britain Penny Black x4 including 4-margin example with red Maltese Cross cancel, British Commonwealth mint pickings, some Australia including Pre-Decimal range mint & used, also large quantity of loose stamps partly-sorted into envelopes, others still on piece, plus FDCs noted AAT Pre-Decimal set on four 1965 registered covers from each Base, etc, condition variable but many fine. Weighs 30kg.
Accumulation of stamps, covers, PPCs, cigarette cards & some coins. Weighs 5kg.