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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Eclectic accumulation including bundle of Avoca Township Waterworks Trust documents many with Victoria 1d Stamp Duty revenues affixed (100+), a few covers etc noted 1915-19 State Rivers & Water Supply Commission postcards x7 with KGV ½d green (2), 1d red (2) & 1½d brown (3), then quantity of Pre-Decimals & Decimals used sorted into envelopes, couple of albums with some foreign also, condition variable but mostly fine.
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
Smooth Paper Comb Perf 1d red with White Flaw In Right Frame Opposite Emu's Feet ACSC #71(3)r tied to face of WA PPC by Perth machine cancel clear of the varieties, to India with 'SIMLA' arrival b/s, couple of minor blemishes.
Smooth Paper Comb Perf 1d red with Scratch Behind Emu, Ferns & Broken L/R Corner ACSC #71(4)ia tied to face of WA PPC by Perth machine cancel clear of the varieties, to India with 'BOMBAY' arrival b/s, couple of minor blemishes.
Rough Paper 1d red x3 the left-hand unit with White Dot On 'Y' of 'PENNY' ACSC #72(2)m tied by Brisbane '... ELIGIBLES ENLIST/27JUN18' machine cancel clear of the variety to AP Greenfield & Co Vice-Regal Opticians cover to USA, couple of minor blemishes.
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C of A KGV - Small Multiple Watermark P14
1d green with Secret Mark ACSC #80(4)d and 'D&J/F' commercial perfin tied Adelaide '26JUL/1931' machine cancel on D&J Fowler Ltd window-face cover paying commercial papers rate, both the cancel & perfin are clear of the variety, couple of minor blemishes.
C of A - Decimal Issues
1994-97 Kangaroos & Koalas 45c Kangaroo in Motion Imperforate ACSC #1737Eb (unpriced on cover) tied by Northern Mail Centre (Vic) '1994/OCT/4' machine cancel on Pacific Dunlop Share Registrar cover, light central fold not affecting stamp. ACSC states "A small number of imperforate se-tenant strips of 6 exist ..."
1994-98 Automatic Teller Machines Sheetlets Trial Printing with Stylised Kangaroo Facing Left 45c ACSC #1784E(1) single in pale green, green & copper tied by Gold Coast Mail Centre slogan cancel of 6/MA/1997 to commercial cover to Sydney. [On the subsequently issued stamps, the Kangaroo faced right].
This was a special issue specifically for the short-lived Advance Bank. Trial Sheetlets of 20 incorporating eight different colour combinations were used for testing in the Bank's Sydney ATMs, after which a small quantity were retained instead of being returned to Sprintpak. Only two other usages on cover, across the eight different colour combinations, are noted in the ACSC. In 2002, these were priced at $750 each. In the intervening 18 years we have seen very few additional examples on cover. An excellent challenge would be to acquire a full set of the 8 different stamps on commercial covers. Good luck!
1994-98 Automatic Teller Machines Sheetlets Trial Printing with Stylised Kangaroo Facing Left 45c ACSC #1784E(1) in blue, green & copper tied by Hunter Region Mail Centre (NSW) slogan cancel of 13/NOV/1997 to commercial cover to Sydney.
1994-98 Automatic Teller Machines Sheetlets Trial Printing with Stylised Kangaroo Facing Left 45c ACSC #1784E(1) in orange, green & copper tied by Southern Suburbs Mail Centre (NSW) slogan cancel of '22DEC/1995' to re-usable Telstra window-face envelope, couple of very minor blemishes. This example also shows previously unrecorded variety Kangaroo Misplaced Downwards with the gold printing extending beyond the base of the triangle.
C of A - Postal Stationery - Envelopes
Used selection including Star 1d red with Left Point Broken (uncancelled), 1d+½d x2, 1½d black-brown Die 2, 1½d brown to the Bahamas (b/s) & to USA uprated with 1½d cutout, & 2d orange, Star with 'POSTAGE' 2d scarlet, 'THREE/HALFPENCE' on 2d orange (stained) & 'POSTAGE' 2d scarlet, KGVI 3d Knife 2 ACSC #EP45(2) with scarce Hobart 'COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/1901 JUBILEE 1951' slogan & 3½d registered to Spain, QEII 5d light blue uprated with 4c Coil for internal airmail, etc, fine to very fine.
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 Stationery - Postal Cards
Selection of better used cards comprising Fullface 1d ACSC #P23 with d/s of AP1/13 corrected to MY1/13 & another with drawing of two dogs on the reverse (soiled), Sideface 1d Die 2 #P28da, 1½d brown #P51 used to GB Sweden or Switzerland (with 'CONSULAT DE SUISSE/BRISBANE' cachet on the reverse), 1½d green with Footnote #P54, 1d violet #P56(2) used locally & to UK, KGVI 2½d #P73 uprated to Germany & 3d green uprated to the USA, plus Stamped to Order with 'OHMS' Headings on KGV Oval 1d green #PS23, KGVI 1d green #PS25 & 1½d green #PS29, fine to very fine, Cat $1400.
1911 Fullface Victorian Scenes railway & tramway-related views in a variety of colours comprising 'FLINDERS ST' unused x4 & used, 'SPRING ST' unused x2 & used x2, 'SWANSTON ST' unused x2 & used x4 (two to Germany with either Victoria ½d or 1d added), 'BOURKE ST' unused x4 & used and 'GOLD MINE' unused x3, condition unfortunately mixed but quite a few fine.
C of A - Postal Revenues
Used selection comprising Kangaroo 4d with boxed 'REGISTERED' & 4d 'REGISTERED LETTER' with Large 'T' in 'MUST' x2, Sideface 4d orange/white x2 (one to Canada with 1d Engraved but damaged), 5d with Red Lines, 5d with Text on Back 'Price 6d...', 'FIVE/PENCE' on Sideface 4½d violet opened-out & resealed, 4½d with 'envelpe' on back & 4½d with Red Lines, KGV Oval 5d uprated with 1d green & 'COMPENSATION' h/s, QEII 2/5d '£50 ($100)' with Helecon Ink (opened-out) & 24c, condition variable, Cat $2250+.
C of A - Postal Stationery - Wrappers
Pre-KGVI group used within Australia x11 or to Canada (a repaired front only), GB x4, Gemany, Holland x2 (including KGV ½d with "NEWSPAPER ONLY" h/s of Perth), New Zealand x2 & USA x2 (including STO KGV 1d Die 3, a bit aged), various rates, mostly fine to very fine.
C of A - Commemorative Covers
1956 Melbourne Olympiad '.../[longjumper]/8NOV1956/OLYMPIC VILLAGE...' APM #1154 largely very fine strike on Olympics 4d with printed insignia of the 'FEDERATION OF MALAYA OLYMPIC COUNCIL/...' at lower-left, to "Chairman Olympic Attaché Committee" in Melbourne. Rare commercial usage.
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)
Interesting group including 1916 very fine POW Envelope with printed '.../FREE', 1930 with huge 'DAMAGED BY FIRE/ON SS COMORIN', 1919 'OCEAN LETTER' registered at Adelaide with KGV ½d green & 4d orange, 1930 to USA with 'AUCKLAND NZ/LOOSE LETTERS' cds, 1936 front to GB with boxed 'DAMAGED BY WATER' h/s, 1938 & 1939 phillatelic covers with 'PAQUEBOT' h/s of Tulagi or Gizo, and a few others, condition variable.
KGV frankings including 4d orange punctured 'OS', 4d olive pair & 4d olive strip of 3 etc, a few registered including 1921 with red/white Hobart R label, covers to Italy (taxed), Finland & Java, 1918 'JACK'S DAY' illustrated cover with matching receipt enclosed, 1922 illustrated advertising cover for Blue Ribbon Biscuits, 1928 Waratah-Ulverstone endorsed "Picked/up/in/street"!, etc, condition variable. A good lot.
OHMS group including 1916 registered with Large 'OS' 4d & returned in Adelaide DLO 'RETURNED PAID LETTER' envelope, Tasmania 1897 Telegram form, 1918 with 'Commonwealth/Electoral Papers only' imprint, with allover advertising for Government Insurance Office of NSW and Government Grain Elevators, Registered 'RETURN LETTER' envelopes from Adelaide & Sydney DLOs, KGV period 'FOUND OPEN/.../OFFICIALLY SEALED' label with full unmounted o.g.!, etc, generally fine to very fine.