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Displaying 1 - 20 of 33 Lots in Category - Censored Mail




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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE




1052

C

A-

1920 (Feb 23) double-rate cover to South West Africa with Kangaroos Third Wmk 3d olive tied by Melbourne machine, superb oval 'SWAKOPMUND-___' defaced German-period TPO d/s & light boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/DOORSELATEN DOOR CENSOR' h/s in violet. [Censorship lasted into the 1920s in most former German Colonies]

300.00

$240.00



MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE




1056

CL

A-

1941 (Dec 12) National Bank cover to Hong Kong with 'SHIPPING DOCUMENTS ONLY' h/s & '2d' on 2d tied by Sydney slogan cancel, 'OPENED BY CENSOR/ .. ' label tied by 'PASSED BY CENSOR/S.63' h/s in violet, 'RETURN TO/SENDER' "fickle finger" h/s & DLO cds of 20FE42 both in red. [d war tax was introduced 10/12/1941 so this is a very early usage. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour 7/12/1941 after which mail to threatened areas was not forwarded. Again, this is a very early example, before the introduction of 'SERVICE SUSPENDED' handstamps]

300.00

$280.00



MAIL TO OTHER COUNTRIES




1075

C

A

1914 (July 29) underpaid cover to Germany with 1d only tied by Perth machine cancel, 'T/30' h/s applied & forwarded, 'UNDELIVERABLE/LPS' h/s in purple applied at London where it was opened & resealed with a London Postal Service label, on return to Perth 'CMF/OPENED BY CENSOR' label (H&P #5CSL 1.1; LRD - recorded 6 weeks only) affixed, large 'PASSED BY/12FEB1915/CENSOR' d/s (H&P #5CC 1.3; ERD - recorded three weeks only) and double-boxed 'UNDELIVERABLE/RETURN TO SENDER' h/s both struck in blue, DLO b/s in red.

An extraordinary cover, having been posted well before war broke out on 5/8/1914, returned from a transit point, and subjected to censorship on its return! Acquired for $1725 at our auction of 5/9/2009 and thus one of the last items added to the exhibit. [Haynes & Pope at page 448 illustrate a similar - but not underpaid - cover & state that the 'UNDELIVERABLE/...' h/s - said to be struck in green - is the only recorded example]

1500.00

$2,300.00






1078

C

B

1915 (Mar 7) advertising window envelope for Bowden Bros Import & Export Merchants with printed 'THE GREAT/TRANS-SIBERIAN/ROUTE/...', to Holland ('AMSTERDAM' arrival b/s) with Kangaroos 2d (Second Wmk?) tied by Sydney continuous-machine cancel, violet/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label, horizontal fold & a few blemishes. Unusual format, & unusual routing from Australia. [The illustration is on page 34]

250.00

$340.00






1079

PS

A

1915 (Apr 27) late usage of Victorian 1d rose Envelope to Switzerland uprated with KGV d green & 1d red tied by Geelong cds, 'PASSED' h/s in violet applied at Melbourne, 'MOUDON' arrival cds. Attractive State/CofA combination usage.

500.00

$480.00






1080

CL

A-

1915 (July 14) large-part linen-lined cover (215x114mm) to Ohio with outstanding franking of KGV d emerald & 4d orange plus Kangaroos First Wmk 1/- blue-green (an unusually dull shade) & Second Watermark 2/- brown all tied by 'REGISTERED/BRISBANE' cds in blue, scarce imperforate red & black/white registration label, superb 'PASSED BY CENSOR.' h/s in violet applied at Brisbane & superb American 'REGISTERED' h/s in violet that also ties the 4d & 1/-, San Francisco transit & 'TOLEDO OHIO/REG DIV' arrival b/s, slightly shortened at left & right. An important cover, especially for the collector of Kangaroo usages: only one other postal article franked with the Second Watermark 2/- brown is recorded.

The postage of 3/4d paid 15 times the 2d rate, for an article weighing between 7 and 7 ounces, plus 3d for registration. The Second Wmk 1/- was issued in August 1915 & the 2/- in December 1914 (though the earliest recorded usage is only in April 1915).

5000.00

$9,000.00






1081

CO

B

1915 (Sep 23) linen-lined cover (280x130mm) to Illinois "per RMS Ventura" with 5-colour franking of Kangaroos First Wmk d green, 3d olive & 1/- blue-green + KGV 1d red & 4d orange tied by 'REGISTERED/BRISBANE' cds in blue, red & black/white registration label, 'PASSED BY CENSOR/BRISBANE' cds in red, American 'REGISTERED' h/s in purple, San Francisco transit & Chicago arrival b/s, central vertical fold. [The rate was 2d per ounce x7 = 17d = 1/5d for an article weighing between 6 & 7 ounces + 3d registration]

1000.00

$1,350.00






1082

PS

A

1915 (Oct 28) triple-rate usage to New York of 4d Kangaroo Registration Envelope uprated with KGV d emerald & Kangaroo Second Watermark 6d ultramarine (a superb well-centred example) tied by oval 'REGISTERED/PERTH WA' d/s, red/white registration label & superb double-boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR.' h/s in violet also applied at Perth, New York arrival b/s. Gorgeous! Acquired for $1430 at our auction of 22/4/2006.

1500.00

$1,300.00






1084

CL

B

1917 (Jan) Western Australian Bank (embossed crest on the flap) to New York "via Singapore" with scarce franking of Kangaroos Third Wmk 3d olive Die I x2 & KGV Smooth Paper 1d red x2 - overpaying the triple rate by d - but not cancelled, badly worn 'PASSED BY CENSOR/[crown]/MADRAS' cachet in violet, worn Singapore 'PAQUEBOT' h/s (Hosking #3394 ?) & the stamps cancelled with large 'SINGAPORE/ B ' cds, minor blemishes. Very unusual.

1500.00

$1,200.00






1085

PS

A

1917 (Sep 21) triple-rate usage of KGV 4d Registration Envelope to Switzerland & endorsed "Contents/Letters for Enemy Territory", uprated with KGV 4d orange & Kangaroo 2d tied to the flap by 'JANDOWAE/QUEENSLAND' cds, scarce red & black/white registration label, Brisbane transit b/s & red/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label, three Italian transit b/s including 'TORINO-FERROVIA/(ESTERO)' TPO cds plus very fine Italian '(16) VERIFICATO/PER CENSURA' & 'MILANO/POSTA ESTERA' h/s the latter tying Italian Censor label. A remarkable usage. [During WWI, appropriately endorsed mail for Axis residents could be sent under cover to accommodation addresses in neutral countries such as Sweden, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Registered examples are rarely seen]

500.00

$525.00



MAIL TO OTHER COUNTRIES




1112

C

A

1939 (Jan 31) cover to Spain with scarce franking of KGV CofA 1d brown pair tied by 'COOMA/NSW' cds, opened & resealed with plain brown tape & tied by boxed 'CENSURA MILITAR/BARCELONA' h/s in violet, mss "Inconnu" (= Unknown; which may have been a political statement) & returned, Sydney DLO cachet in red on the face & Return to Sender label across the flap. [We have seen surprisingly little mail to Spain, in any period]

750.00

$500.00



MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE




1133

C

A-

1940 (June 25) cover to Scotland "Via USA" with QM 1d green, KGVI 3d blue Die II, 5d Ram x3, 6d Kookaburra x3 and 1/- Lyrebird x3 - paying 6/5d + 1d late fee - tied by Sydney cds, red/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR/ .. ' label tied by 'PASSED BY CENSOR/ S. 120' h/s of Sydney, 'VICTORIA/HONG KONG' transit b/s & superb triangular 'PASSED CENSOR/ 9 /HONG KONG' cachet in bright bue, a couple of insignificant blemishes & the addressee's name crossed-out. Most attractive.





On 25/6/1940 - the date this cover was posted - a 6/5d airmail rate via Hong Kong and across the Pacific was introduced. Commercial First Day Covers for any rate are rarely seen, and this is the only 6/5d example we know of. [** This lot is in the wrong section. It should be under "5.9.139 to 9.12.1941 Reversion to pre All-Up Rates" with Lots 1141-1144. We apologise for this unfortunate error **]

1000.00

$750.00






1134

C

A

1940 (June 25) cover to Scotland "Via USA" with QM 1d green, KGVI 3d blue Die II, 5d Ram x3, 6d Kookaburra x3 and 1/- Lyrebird x3 - paying 6/5d + 1d late fee - tied by Sydney cds, red/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR/ .. ' label tied by 'PASSED BY CENSOR/ S. 120' h/s of Sydney, 'VICTORIA/HONG KONG' transit b/s & superb triangular 'PASSED CENSOR/ 9 /HONG KONG' cachet in bright bue, a couple of insignificant blemishes & the addressee's name crossed-out. Most attractive.





On 25/6/1940 - the date this cover was posted - a 6/5d airmail rate via Hong Kong and across the Pacific was introduced. Commercial First Day Covers for any rate are rarely seen, and this is the only 6/5d example we know of. [** This lot is in the wrong section. It should be under "5.9.139 to 9.12.1941 Reversion to pre All-Up Rates" with Lots 1141-1144. We apologise for this unfortunate error **]

250.00

$440.00






1135

=

A

1940 (Nov 21) large OHMS quadruple rate - 5/10d x4 = 1/3/4d - piece endorsed "Aust-New Zealand-United Kingdom" with rare franking of 4d Koala, 1/- Lyrebird, and Kangaroos 2/- maroon & 1 grey all with 'G/NSW' perfins tied by 'GPO SYDNEY/AIR/ 5 /NSW-AUST' cds, diamond ' 2 /NOT/OPENED BY/CENSOR' h/s in violet. A great shame. [We are aware of a client having recently purchased a cover bearing a 1 grey - not a perfin - for $9000] [** This lot is in the wrong section. It should be under "5.9.139 to 9.12.1941 Reversion to pre All-Up Rates" with Lots 1141-1144. We apologise for this unfortunate error **]

1000.00

$1,600.00




1136

CL

B

1941 (Aug 25) double-rate cover to British Columbia with typed "Clipper Mail/Aust-New Zealand-Canada" with QM 1d green, 9d Platypus, 2/- Kangaroo & 5/- Robes tied by 'AIR MAIL SECTION/ 1 /MELBOURNE VIC' cds, red/white '3 Opened by Censor' label tied by boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/V134...' of Melbourne in violet, vertical fold & minor creasing. Scarce. [The "Clipper" rate was 4/- to the USA or 3/11d to Canada. 3/11d x2 = 7/10d] [** This lot is in the wrong section. It should be under "5.9.139 to 9.12.1941 Reversion to pre All-Up Rates" with Lots 1141-1144. We apologise for this unfortunate error **]

500.00

$380.00




1137

CL

B

1941 (Aug 7) quintuple-rate - 5/10d x5 = 1/9/2d cover endorsed "Austrailia-New Zealand-USA-England" with rare franking of KGVI 2d scarlet, Kangaroos 2/- maroon x2 and Robes 5/- & 1 tied by 'AIR MAIL SECTION/ 1 / MELBOURNE VIC' cds, red/white 'Opened by Censor/ ... ' label unusually over diamond ' 3 /PASSED/BY/ CENSOR/ 23 ' h/s in magenta, some minor toning & blemishes. [** This lot is in the wrong section. It should be under "5.9.139 to 9.12.1941 Reversion to pre All-Up Rates" with Lots 1141-1144. We apologise for this unfortunate error **]

1500.00

$2,200.00




1138

C

B

1941 (Sep 9) cover to England via the "Horseshoe Route" with QM 1d green Ash Imprint pair, 4d Koala & 1/- Lyrebird tied by Melbourne cds, red/white '3 Opened by Censor' label tied by diamond ' 3 /PASSED/BY/CENSOR/196' h/s in violet, Red Cross 'VICTORY' label at lower-left, central fold. [Italy's entry into the War on 10/6/1940 caused the air route between Cairo & London to be suspended. The famous "Horshoe Route" - Cairo-Durban then to GB by sea - was instituted immediately. The illustration is on page 48] [** This lot is in the wrong section. It should be under "5.9.139 to 9.12.1941 Reversion to pre All-Up Rates" with Lots 1141-1144. We apologise for this unfortunate error **]

150.00

$120.00



MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE


1141

CL

B

1940 (Nov 19) Goode Durrant & Murphy Ltd double-rate cover to England "Via Aust NZ UK" with KGVI 2d red Die II ('GDM' perfin doubled), 1/6d Hermes & Kangaroos 10/- grey & pink tied by 'PERTH/WA' cds, 'OPENED BY CENSOR/ .. ' label affixed at Sydney & tied by 'PASSED BY CENSOR/S. 260' cachet in violet, superb 'CALIFORNIA/CLIPPER' h/s in violet, vertical fold at left & a couple of minor blemishes. [The rate was 5/10d per oz x2 = 11/8d]

1250.00

$1,400.00




1142

CL

A-

1940 a rather similar triple-rate cover with 1/- Lyrebird, 1/6d Hermes, 5/- Robes & Kangaroos 10/- grey & pink, diamond ' 2 /PASSED/BY/CENSOR/ 527 ' cachet in violet, 'CALIFORNIA/CLIPPER' h/s in red, a couple of minor blemishes. [The rate was 5/10d per oz x3 = 17/6d]

1500.00

$1,150.00




1143

CO

A-

1941 packet wrapping (folded to 225x154mm) bearing Patons & Baldwins Ltd parcel label with typed endorsement "Australia-New Zealand-USA-England", to the company's head office in Scotland with exceptional franking of KGVI 2d red, Kangaroos 2/- pair plus Robes 10/- purple strip of 5 (2 damaged) & 1 grey-blue very fine strip of 4 all tied by 'LAUNCESTON/TAS' cds, boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/V43...' h/s in violet applied at Melbourne. A stunning exhibit item, the total franking of 6/14/2d paying 23 times the 5/10d per half-ounce airmail letter rate for a packet weighing between 11 & 11 ounces. [The only higher franking we have recorded included nine of the One Pound but it was a much larger item, whereas this just fits across an exhibit page]

Patons & Baldwins was a Scottish knitting-yarn manufacturer. The Tasmanian operation was its first overseas venture. The packet probably contained wool samples. Glen Dhu, near Launceston, was chosen for the availability of inexpensive hydro-electricity. P&B was the region's largest consumer of both electricity & water]

5000.00

$6,250.00




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