Prestige Philately Auction 173 CatalogueCatalogue by countryAustralian Antarctic Territory
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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - Australian Antarctic Territory
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Collection including Roos First Wmk ½d to 3d * (ex 2d), Third Wmk to 5/- including 3d Die I perf Small 'OS' with Watermark Inverted BW #13ab used, 6d chestnut with Oblique Scratch from Broome to Left Frame BW #21g used, 5/- perf 'OS' used, Engraved Kooka x3 used, Kooka M/S **, 1934 Centenary x3 (one **), 1934 Macarthur **, 1935 Silver Jubilee x3 (one **), 1937 Sesqui x2 **, 1937 3d Die I White Wattles used, 1963 Navigators ** (£1x2), plus AAT 1966 Pictorials x3 **, high values on piece, imprint blocks and large multiples, mixed condition. (Qty 1000s)
AUSTRALIAN: 1911 commercial cover endorsed "No 2/Letter", to Sydney with Tasmanian 1d tied by one of two superb strikes - one on the reverse - of the 'LOOSE SHIPS LETTER/POSTED AT/MACQUARIE ISLAND/[penguin]/ S.Y. AURORA/A.A.E.' cachet, superb 'HOBART/21DE11/TASMANIA' transit cds, damp-spotting. [The sender was Expedition member Charles Francis Laseron, a naturalist & taxidermist. He was awarded the Polar Medal for his book "South with Mawson". In later life he was an auctioneer of stamps & coins]̃̃The "Aurora" departed Hobart on 2/12/1911. She was accompanied as far as Macquarie Island by the supply ship SS "Toroa", on which this cover was carried back to Hobart. [Kevin Dwyer's similar but finer cover sold for $4370 at our auction of 13/9/2008]
AUSTRALIAN: a PPC of the "Aurora" also from the first mail, to Sydney with Tasmanian 1d tied by one of three fine to superb strikes - one on the reverse - of the Macquarie Island "penguin" cachet, superb Hobart transit cds, minor blemishes on the viewside. Marjorie Wharton states: "The very few examples of this card...seen have all been used on the Expedition". [The message is signed "George Dovers", the Expedition's cartographer. Kevin Dwyer's similar PPC with the 'ANTARCTICA' cachet sold for $5290 at our auction of 13/9/2008]
AUSTRALIAN: 1912 commercial cover to Sydney with a largely very fine strike of the 'LOOSE SHIPS LETTER/POSTED AT/ANTARCTICA/[penguin]/S.Y. AURORA/A.A.E.' cachet, Tasmanian 1d tied by 'HOBART/12MR12/TASMANIA' transit cds, ironed-out fold at the base & minor blemishes. [The sender was Expedition member Charles Francis Laseron. The "Aurora" arrived back at Hobart on 12/3/1912]
AUSTRALIAN: 1947-1986 well-presented collection including signed expedition covers (5), registered covers with a range of commemorative postmarks and h/s, 1966 Pictorials (2 sets, one **), plus PPCs, FDCs & a range of photos and related ephemera. (Qty 350+)
AUSTRALIAN: 1947-63 mounted collection of blocks of stamps plus an array of philatelic covers many of which are registered at the various Bases, 1954 Expedition "Cinderellas" sheets of 20, also some photographs, etc. (Qty 72 covers)