Prestige Philately Auction 239 CatalogueLot 364Catalogue by themeFirst Day Covers
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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Accumulation with a few Pre-Decimals noted Navigators set used, then Decimals 1966-82 complete mint in Seven Seas pages with M/Ss (ex Cook) and a few booklets, later issues in packets as received, plus Yearbooks 1981 x2, 1982-86, 1987 Expo edition, 1988 x2, 1989, 1991, 1992 x2, other Australia Post product and a few FDCs, thematic interest, condition generally fine. Weighs 25kg.
Bulk used accummulation including Kangaroos & KGV Heads in quantity, then Pre-Decimals & Decimals, some set out on pages, others loose in glassines, potential postmark interest, also Postage Dues, Booklets & M/Ss CTO, a few mint plus a box of FDCs, mostly fine. Weighs 10kg. Lots of fun in here!
Carton of albums including FDCs 30c Small Cook (addressed) & Gold Medallists, mint BCOF set, etc.
No longer available
Huge accumulation with used Kangaroos & KGV Heads then later in quantity including some on paper, Decimals mint in packets & Yearbooks with substantial face value, big hoard of FDCs and PSEs heavily duplicated in places, lots of commemorative cancels plus some unused, noted 1970 Expo, Royal Visit & Grasslands official Australia Post FDCs unaddressed, also Worldwide including Australian Territories, NZ, GB, Fiji, Gilberts/Kiribati extensive 1976-80s mint collection with official & specimen overprints (lots of thematic interest), Europe & USA in old albums, etc, also small box of coins including a few Uncirculated sets, condition variable but mostly fine. Weighs 96kgs. Leave lots of time to view this one.
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
1d red Die I (short corner perf at U/L) on apparently commercial cover with 'H Best, Masseur' imprint on the flap & tied by superb impression of the Melbourne Krag machine cancel of 4JAN13, being the First Day of Issue in Melbourne, minor tonespots. [The ACSC states at least eleven FDCs cancelled at Sydney 2.1.1913 are recorded, Cat $15,000. Melbourne FDCs are probably scarcer but are neither listed nor priced]
C of A - Decimal Issues
Accumulation of 1980s-90s issues in packets as purchased including stamp packs & booklets, M/Ss, FDCs, PSEs, Maximum Cards, etc, also 'Leather' Yearbooks 1987-95 & other Australia Post 'product', plus bags of used on piece and some foreign material, thematic interest. Weighs 22kg.
PSEs in carton, unused or cancelled FDC with up to ten of each issue. Weighs 9kg.
C of A - Postal Stationery
Album of mostly unused material with Postal Cards including Coronation x3 and 'OS'-in-the-Die KGV 1½d red-brown (creased), Registration Envelopes & Wrappers, generally fine to very fine; also an album of FDCs & Commemorative covers.
C of A - First Day Covers
See also Penny Kangaroo First Day of Issue at Melbourne: Lot 43.
1930s-60s selection with variety of producers including 1937 NSW Sesquicentenary on multi-coloured "Northern" Series cover, 1953 Produce Food strips on single covers x2, a number of registered items, a few 'First Day Cards' including 2/- green Olympic Publicity and a particularly attractive Cobb & Co illustrated card, some unaddresed, also various non-FDC commemorative covers & cancels noted 1948-49 Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree on five covers with differently-coloured cachets & 1950 Stamp Exhibition items, etc, condition generally fine.
1949 Henry Lawson 2½d strip of 3 tied by 'SUNSHINE/17JE49/VICTORIA' cds, hand-illustrated perhaps by Eric Ogden but not signed, minor blemishes.
1970 National Development 9c Bauxite pair on oversize Alcoa FDC with enclosed promotional booklet for the company; also Qld Geographical Society 1946 Leichhardt x2 different, one with QGS Leichhardt brochure, and 1946 Mitchell x3 different, one with QGS fundraising brochure. Unusual lot. No reserve.
(Qty 7 items)
ARCHIBALD MOUBRE GUTHRIE: 1954-59 group including Royal Visit registered, Railways block of 4, ANARE block of 4, Olympic Propaganda 2/- blue, US Memorial block of 4, SA Responsible Government block of 4, QEII 7d block of 4, War Memorial pair, etc, several of the later covers are generics, five are unaddressed.
RA KINGSTON: 1946 Peace set tied to cover with printed text by 'CHIEF PARCELS OFFICE/ 5 /18FE46/NSW' cds (rarely seen on cover), faint toning. Cover producer not recorded by Moore et al.
RN NOLAN: 1945 Duke of Gloucester set tied to generic cover overprinted with issue-specific text by Sydney cds of 19FE45, registered, a little aged; and a second example unaddressed but with faults.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: Eric Ogden produced a small number of FDCs for most issues between 1949 & 1965. They were variously hand-painted or screen-printed entirely or in part. All those offered here are signed "E Wm Ogden" & are unaddressed.
1949 Henry Lawson 2½d tied to handpainted cover by 'BRIGHTON RD S3/17JE49/ VIC-AUST' cds. [This was the first issue for which Ogden produced FDCs. Six covers are known, all with different designs. Ogden's handpainted covers have often sold for more than $500 each]
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1949 Sir John Forrest 2½d tied to handpainted cover by 'PARKVILLE/28NO49/VIC' cds.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1950 Aborigine 8½d tied to handpainted cover by 'PARKVILLE/14AU50/VIC' cds, a few tiny tonespots.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1952 Scout Jamboree 3½d tied to screenprinted cover by 'COBURG N13 No 1/19NO52/VIC-AUST' cds.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1953-56 QEII Definitives 3d green tied to screenprinted cover by 'COBURG N13 No 1/17JE53/VIC-AUST' cds.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1953-56 QEII Definitives 3½d red on handprinted cover with small photograph of the Queen inserted, tied by 'COBURG N13 No 1/21AP53/VIC-AUST' cds, endorsed "The first stamp portraying the Queen, issued on Her birthday...", a few minor tonespots. [A similar cover for the 3d sold at the Prestige auction of 11.6.2008 for $920]