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Displaying 1 - 20 of 27 Lots in Category - Combination Covers
C of A - Postal Stationery - Letter Cards
1911-18 Scenic Issues including Fullface 'CENTRAL RLY STN/SYDNEY' (error for Brisbane) to Germany with Kangaroos ½d & 1d added opened with edges intact & lengthy message inside (minor blemishes) and complete Reply Card 'HOBART FROM THE BAY' + 'VIADUCT/NEAR ADELAIDE SA' to London (no message); Kangaroo 1d 'CENTRAL RLY STN/BRISBANE' (rectangular) x3 (one a philatelic use to Austria with NSW ½d and Tasmania 1d Pictorial added); KGV Sideface 1d 'RUNDLE ST ADELAIDE', ALBERT BRIDGE/QUEENSLAND', 'SHIPPING BUTTER, BRISBANE' (hinge remainder) and '2nd AIF EMBARKING', condition unfortunately quite mixed but those mentioned are generally fine used except as noted.
C of A - Postal History
Commercial pieces with scarce/rare frankings comprising 1) linen parcel tag piece to "Garden Island/Sydney" with First Wmk 2/- brown (Cat $4000 on cover) & 2d grey tied by 'SOUTH MELBOURNE/JA22/14/VIC' cds; 2) 1913 with First Wmk 1d pair + Victoria 3d pair tied by 'RAINBOW/VIC' cds; 3) 1913 with 3d Roo + Tasmania 1/-; 4) 1916 with KGV 4d orange pair + Second Wmk 1/- in a dull grey-green shade; and 5) 1916 with Second Wmk 1/- irregular block of 5 in an almost grey shade (colour changeling?); the last two tied by scarce rubber 'PARCEL POST/17MAY1916/ ADELAIDE' d/s (ERD)
(Qty 5 items)
Buy NowPrice $300.00
Pre-WWII covers to overseas destinations including 1927 PPC to Czechoslovakia at 1½d, Denmark x3, 1922 to France at 4d + 3d registration, Holland x2 including 1916 with German censor label, Mexico, South Africa registered at Adelaide, 'CHIEF PARCELS OFFICE/NSW' & Traralgon Vic with red/white R label, Sweden x4 including endorsed "Letter for enemy country enclosed" & 1920 at 3d rate, Switzerland 1915 with combination franking of Kangaroos 2d & Queensland ½d, USA x3 including 1915 triple-rate with Kangaroos 2½d & 5d & 1922 4d rate with 2d orange pair, mostly fine. A good rates lot. [The illustration is above Lot 403]
Balance of collection including 1902 inwards from GB with Melbourne 'REFUSED/ON ACCOUNT/OF TAX' h/s and Victoria 1d & 2d Postage Dues (front only), 1912 NSW Railway Refreshment Rooms & Jenolan Caves Hotel advertising envelope with 'JENOLAN CAVES' cds, PPC used with NSW 1d & Queensland ½d combination franking, KGV frankings including 2d red with 'OS' puncture on SA Education Dept cover & 4½d violet on 1930 flight cover, 1953 with red 'EXPRESS' label, 1963 1/2d Thylacine on Philip Island (Vic) tourist cover, KGV 1d red postal cards noted two with 'PASSED' censor cachets, condition quite variable; then quantity of 1938-66 Kangaroo ½d orange ** in larger blocks noted Double Perf In Left Margin strips of 10 x2, a few Framas, etc, plus SAFE Signoscope and some literature including Rosenblum 'Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia' (1966). Weighs 4kg.
1913 (Mar 1) Tasmanian 1d red STO Envelope for Renison Bell Mining Co to Launceston with combination franking of Kangaroo 1d strip of 3 tied by Hobart cds, scarce grey-blue & black 'Hobart' R label (damaged).
1913 (Apr 2) commercial cover to Michigan with scarce combination franking of Kangaroo 1d x2 + Queensland ½d tied by superb BN '712' of 'YUNGABURRA' (very fine cds alongside), curious US 'Please return this/envelope to Post/office.' h/s in rosine. [Illustrated by Bernie Manning in 'Numerals']
1913 (July 24) commercial cover to Austria with very scarce combination franking of Kangaroos ½d & 1d plus Tasmania 2d pair tied by 'AUGUSTA GATE/TAS' cds, mss "Augusta" on scarce grey-blue/white provisional R label, minor blemishes.
1913 1913 (Aug 16) cover to Washington DC with 'CANTERBURY' h/s in lieu of R label, scarce combination franking of Kangaroos 1d + NSW 2½d x2 tied by Sydney cds, minor blemishes. [½d convenience overpayment of 2½d foreign rate + 3d registration]
1913 (Sep 2) commercial cover to Wisconsin with scarce combination cover of Kangaroo ½d + Queensland 2d tied by BN '346' of 'INNISFAIL' (very fine cds alongside), Brisbane transit b/s.
1913 parcel front (245x175mm) endorsed "Book Post - Printed in Australia" to Queensland with outstanding combination franking of Engraved 1d + Victoria 2½d tied by 'ESSENDON' cds, red/white R label, remarkably fine for what is essentially a parcel item. A truly exceptional rates item, being the only such piece we have seen with the endorsement. [The Book Post rate was ½d per 8oz for books printed in Australia + 3d registration = 3½d. If printed overseas, the rate was ½d per 4oz]
1913 1913 to Germany with hand-drawn decorative address and combination franking of South Australia 1d red pair and Kangaroos ½d green all tied 'MARRABEL/OC25/13/S.A' Squared-Circle d/s to pay 2½d foreign rate, couple of minor blemishes.
1915 (Mar 6) commercial cover to USA with scarce combination franking of WA ½d + KGV 1d red pair tied by 'POPANYINNING/WESTN AUST' cds, double-boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR.' h/s of Perth in green, stain at U/R affects the 1d pair.
1929 usage of 1½d Envelope endorsed "Per RMMS Aorangi/via Vancouver/Thence Air Mail", to California with scarce combination franking of 3d Kookaburra plus United States 5c Beacon both tied by 'ENMORE/7JA29/NSW' cds.
C of A - Flight Covers - Commercial
UNITED STATES: 1929 to California with combination franking of KGV 1d & 2d tied by superb Melbourne cds & US Airmail 'Wings' 8c cancelled in transit at Sydney, a couple of minor opening tears. A rare cover. [Flown San Francisco to Los Angeles]
From 1923, the internal US airmail rate was 8c per zone for each of three zones. Mid-1927, this was changed to a flat airmail rate of 10c = 5d. In July 1928, the fee was reduced to 5c. On 6.7.1932, the fee was raised to 8c = 4d, which remained until 30.6.1934. However, from 1933 the Australian 'Post Office Guide' no longer mentioned the possibility of prepaying the US airmail rate with American stamps. This is probably why the 8c was not cancelled in Melbourne but it begs the question 'Why was the article not taxed?'
CHINA - Postal History
1899 German PPC ('Chinese Beauties'; portraits of dozens of women) with Hong Kong 2c pair (small fault) tied by British 'SHANGHAI' cds & Coiling Dragons 4c tied by Chinese cds, 'HONG KONG' & French 'LIGNE N/PAQ FR No 1' transits & 'MODENA' arrival d/s, minor blemishes.
COCOS ISLANDS - Postal History
1938 (May 24) Archbold Expedition cover from New York to Hollandia overprinted to commemorate that flight & the 1939 return via Australia, the Indian Ocean & Africa, with Dutch Indies 10c tied by 'HOLLANDIA/10.5.39' cds, Australian 5d Ram tied by 'ROSE BAY EAST/3JE39/NSW-AUST' cds, superb 'C&W LTD/12JUN39/COCOS' b/s & uncancelled Seychelles 6c, signed by the leader "Richard Archbold". Ex Tom Frommer.
The Australian Government contracted the flying boat 'Guba II' to undertake a survey flight from Australia across the Indian Ocean to Africa to assess the feasability of such a route in the event of disruption to the London-Singapore- Sydney route. After having spent a year flying in and around New Guinea, 'Guba' left Port Moresby 12.5.1939 for Sydney & Melbourne for an overhaul of the plane's systems. On 3.6.1939 it flew non-stop Sydney-Port Hedland (WA), then on towards Cocos & beyond.
GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
1931 Bergen (Norway) to the North Pole cover with submarine cachet in purple & combination franking of Norwegian British & American stamps, signed "Hubert Wilkins".
NEW GUINEA - Flight Covers
1935 (Aug 8) Sydney-Port Moresby-Wau per Fairey Fox #P63 with KGV 1d cancelled at 'ALBERTON' (SA) & Huts ½d pair cancelled on arrival at Wau, signed by the pilot "Ray Parer", Cat $400. [Alan Grey's example sold for $609]
1937 (Jan 9) Sydney-Port Moresby per return flight of De Havilland Dragon #P110b with Huts 'OS' 1d pair cancelled in transit at Brisbane, signed by the pilot "RO Mant", Cat $900. Only 5 covers flown. [Returned from New Guinea by sea to Brisbane. Alan Grey's cover sold for $770]
NEW GUINEA - Postal History
TO FOREIGN DESTINATIONS: UNITED STATES: 1927 Pflum hand-illustrated cover to United States with rare albeit philatelic combination franking of Huts 1d & 2d tied by 'RABAUL' cds plus United States 8c green & 16c indigo Airs tied by San Francisco duplex. Ex Ray Kelly. [Prepayment of the US internal airmail fee of 8c per zone was permitted from 1924. Pflum pre-serviced his covers with the stamps of both countries & examples from Australia & Papua are known with the American stamps cancelled at the point of posting]
Buy NowPrice $380.00T