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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - Australian Capital Territory
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1927 Opening of Federal Parliament House 1½d lake vertical pair Imperforate Between BW #132b, remarkably well centred & unusually fresh, weak corner perf at lower-left, lightly mounted, Cat $5000. [The ACSC states "22 pairs have been identified as surviving including a block of 4 in the Royal Collection & a pair in the Australia Post Collection. Many of the recorded pairs are poorly centred and/or defective". The two "Chartwell" pairs - the second with a hinge remainder - sold last year for £1800 & £1680 respectively]
C of A - Postal Stationery
POSTAL CARDS: 1976 Scenic Issue 18c 'Parliament House...' additionally with three inverted impressions of 'Surfers Paradise...', unused. The only example we have seen of this striking error.
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1890 usage of 1888 Jubilee 2d blue postal card inscribed 'For UNITED KINGDOM &c/by the long Sea Route' to Germany with message headed on board "SMS Sophia, Jervis Bay", 1d Centennial added tied by Rays '357' and small part 'TOMERONG' cds alongside, taxed with Sydney 'T' inverted triangle cachet, Bavarian 'KB BAHNPOST' TPO d/s on face, on arrival rated "3d/80" [pfennig] postage due, minor faults. [The pre-UPU 6d Europe ship letter rate should have been paid as the 2d and 3d treaty postcard rates applied only to items sent to the UK]
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: 'NAVAL W/T STATION/22DEC1939/BELCONNEN, A.C.T.' large oval d/s in red on cover to Victoria with 1d tied by 'YASS/NSW' cds, minor aging marks and back flap missing. [The Naval Wireless Telegraph Station opened in December 1939. Its massive long-range transmitter and 600ft high aerials allowed it to reach submerged submarines far out in the Pacific & Indian Oceans]