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Displaying 1 - 20 of 33 Lots in Category - Censored Mail
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Accumulation from Kangaroos including Second Wmk 2/- used, Third Wmk 6d blue Die II wmk inverted used (tiny tear) & 2/- brown *, SM Wmk 5/- 'OS' puncture CTO, CofA Wmk 5/- 'VG' puncture & 10/- used, 6d Engraved * & used, 5/- Bridge commercially used, KGVI 3d White Wattles & Die Ia both **, 'BCOF' set *, etc, a few pre-decimal booklets, some FDCs and commercial covers noted censor mail & advertising, quantity of used with potential postmark interest, also Decimals up to 2001 including mint; plus Colonies in album & loose in packets, and 'Victoria: The Half-Lenght Portraits' by CL Pack in fine condition; rather disorganised but definite pickings throughout, condition mixed but many fine.
C of A - Postal Stationery - Aerogrammes
1944-53 group noted 1944 KGVI 7d First Issue with admonition on yellow paper x2 one with Brisbane '1' censor cachet, the other with Melbourne '3.' in circle check mark and on stone paper x2 one to India with Melbourne wide white censor label cut in half, the other with Qantas Re-Opening Flight overprint in red (not pilot-signed), Second Issue without admonition x2 one with Sydney yellow censor label, 1945 New Format Qantas overprint in red (not pilot-signed), also 1952-59 Officials 'SPECIMEN' h/s plus used x3 including 1953 with 'spur on AI' flaw and 1960 with 'HIS' & 'AIR LETTER' crossed out & over-typed 'HER' & 'AEROGRAMME', condition generally fine.
1944-65 collection including mint, FDI and commercially used noted 1944 First Issue with admonition on yellow paper endorsed "First Day Cover/11th Sept 1944" but with 'CHATSWOOD/12SE44/NSW' cds and on stone paper x5 including with Sydney white censor label cut in half to South Africa, with Melbourne wide white censor 'half-label' to UK, with Adelaide '4' in circle check mark to "RAF, Ein Shemer, MEF" and with Perth '5' in circle check mark to Southern Rhodesia, Second Issue without admonition x7 including with Brisbane '1' in circle check mark, with Sydney censor label (format as for yellow labels but on buff stock; unusual) and with Melbourne yellow censor label, etc, also Officials 'Postage/Paid' used x2 one with heading in indigo & 'SPECIMEN' h/s x2 plus 'OHMS' Plane used, 'SPECIMEN' overprint & h/s, condition generally very fine.
C of A - Commemorative Covers
1940 Fahnestock South Sea Expedition (Oct 29) cover to USA with huge Expedition cachet & 'YACHT DIRECTOR II' both in blue plus 'Great Barrier Reef/...' h/s in red, AIF 3d tied by 'GLADSTONE/29OC40/QLD' cds, Brisbane 'NOT/OPENED BY/CENSOR' h/s in violet. [On 18.10.1940, the boat was wrecked near Gladstone & the Expedition abandoned]
No longer available
C of A - First Day Covers
1942-50 Definitives 1d brown-purple pair tied to unsealed plain FDC to USA by 'LAMBTON/1JA43/NSW' cds, scarce ' 2/1 /PASSED/BY/CENSOR/ 12 ' Newcastle censor h/s, ACSC Cat $400.
C of A - Postal History
1915 (Mar 6) commercial cover to USA with scarce combination franking of WA ½d + KGV 1d red pair tied by 'POPANYINNING/WESTN AUST' cds, double-boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR.' h/s of Perth in green, stain at U/R affects the 1d pair.
1939-45 World War II services commercial mail with four 1939 items including two uprated Postal Cards, 1941 to Hong Kong at 9d, 1942 to California via Horseshoe Route then trans-Atlantic to USA, 1942 at 4/2d double-rate surface to USA then air to GB, 1942 to Switzerland via Portugal at 1/11d, 1943 9d surface to USA & internal air to Mississippi, 1944 registered by trans-Pacific service & returned, etc, inwards covers including 1941 from China via Hong Kong, condition variable. Ex Neil Russell. An interesting lot.
1939-45 WWII Civil Censorship group noted 1940 airmail to France with 9d Roo & 1/- Lyre and Perth 5-dot label, two 1941 airmails to India at 1/1d rate with Sydney labels, 1941 airmail to UK with Hobart 6-dot black label (plus three surface-rate items with red '6' labels), 1941 from Papua with Cairns '1/3' diamond cachet, 1942 to USA with Sydney '2/RETURN/TO/SENDER' cachet in red x3, 1943 via 'FIELD POST OFFICE/072' with Darwin '7/PASSED/BY/CENSOR/6' civilian cachet, c.1943 with KGVI 3½d and 'US ARMY/CENSORED' cachets, 1944 OAS cover with Townsville '1/2' label & cachet, two with Newcastle '2/1' cachets & 9-dot labels, a few 'NOT OPENED' cachets, some advertising, other destinations include Ireland, Mauritius & New Zealand, also Southern Rhodesia 1941 airmail to Victoria with Melbourne label & cachet, plus Papua airmails to UK in 1939 with local 'OPENED BY CENSOR' complete labels x2 & 1940 with local 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet, condition mixed but many fine.
1940 cover to Holland with KGVI 3d blue tied Sydney '3 APR/1940' slogan cancel with 'Amsterdam Maart 1948/Door oorlogsomstandigheden/met vertraging ontvangen' label pasted on the face. [The label translates as "Amsterdam March 1948 Received with delay due to war conditions". Applied to mail which was transiting through France at the time of the German invasion of Holland & which was stored in the cellar of a French castle (!) where it was not discovered until early 1948]
1940-44 civil censorship covers 1) 1940 Launceston-USA with rare black/white label with 8 Dots; 2) 1941 Sydney- Forces in Palestine with scarce machine-backstamps 'NOT OPENED BY CENSOR/ 2 ' or '2 PASSED BY CENSOR 1100'; 3) 1943 Brisbane-USA with boxed 'RETURN TO SENDER/NON-TRANSMISSIBLE/...' & diamond ' 1 / RETURN/TO/SENDER' both in rosine; 4) 1944 Forces airmail Perth-Algeria with '5./Opened by Censor.' tape; and 5) undated from a POW at Tatura with rare boxed 'CENSORSHIP/MELBOURNE/...' cachet on the reverse.
1943 (Aug 26) airmail cover with 1/6d to Fanning Island endorsed "via Auckland-Suva-Honolulu", censored at Sydney & Honolulu, minor blemishes. [Neither Breckon nor Walker notes any trans-Pacific air services at this time. The absence of transit or arrival b/s suggests the cover was carried by sea but....]
ADVERTISING COVERS: KGVI-QEII group with many illustrated types noted 1940 C Scholtz Gunsmith Rifles & Target airmail to UK, R Treleaven & Sons Removals Truck to NZ and Mullard Master Valves to USA, 1941 Allen's Irish Moss Gum Jubes to USA, 1946 Dunklings The Jewellers Diamond, 1948 Australian Sewing Machine Co Sewing Desk airmail to UK, 1952 Lucas Batteries and Ecks Beer, 1953 Simpson's Self-Raising Flour Packet multi-coloured with Brisbane meter, 1960 His Master's Voice illustrated meter, a few censored, registered including 1946 from St George's Terrace, WA with 'GEO TCE' provisional label, plus c.1942 lovely hand-painted watercolour view of house covering entire front of cover with 'H.M.AUSTRALIAN/SHIPS' cachet on back and KGVI 3d tied 'PAQUEBOT' boxed h/s, condition variable but many fine.
C of A - Military - World War I
1915 (Nov 7) cover with red/white perforated 'On Active Service/NO STAMPS/AVAILABLE' label cancelled with 1st Light Horse cds & tied by Geelong arrival, British-pattern No 2240 censor cachet in violet, redirected with scarce 'CARLSRUHE RLY STN' arrival b/s, non-contemporary endorsement on flap "written from Chalak Dere Gallipoli.../Norman Belcher". The label has not previously been seen by us & is believed to be unique! [Lieut Edward Norman Belcher returned to Australia in mid-1916]
Worldwide commercial covers accumulation from an old-time hoard never before on the market spanning early 1900s-70s with much of the post-war material being inwards airmails to Australia, huge range of countries, many larger covers often with high-value frankings, brief inspection reveals Argentina 1937 'Condor-Lufthansa' & 1939 'Air France' advertising postcards airmail to Germany, Canada 1954 OHMS with 10c & 20c x2 'G' overprints, China 1946 airmails to UK "via India-Cairo" x2, Egypt 1947 registered with 50m Officials x2, Hong Kong 1971 packet with QEII $2 solo, Netherlands 1967 2½g & 1g x2 on express printed matter, Panama 1927 2c Envelope with USA 'CANAL/ZONE' overprints added, Switzerland 1940 'DETAINED IN FRANCE/DURING GERMAN/OCCUPATION' h/s, Yugoslavia 1938 registered airmail to Australia with Greek currency control, also WWII censors, stationery, postage dues, meter cancels, advertising, etc, condition mixed but many fine. Weighs 6kg.
SOUTH WEST AFRICA: 1917 South Africa ½d Postal Card with 'KARIBIB' cds and '105' censor, two 1919 German Postal Cards to Swakopmund both with 'PASSED BY CENSOR' English & bilingual cachets, 1924 Germany PPC to Windhuk with South African overprinted ½d & 1d Postage Dues, postmarks including two with Railways ovals (one on 4d 'SWA' overprint Registration Envelope alongside 'ARIAMSVLEI' cachet), 'EXHIBITION' and 'MARIENTAL' altered German-era cds, 1936 1d 'SWA' Postal Card uprated for 6d airmail rate to Germany, etc, condition variable.
BRITISH WEST INDIES
JAMAICA: 1942 airmail to Australia with KGVI ½d and Pictorials 2d 2½d 3d 4d 1/- & 2/6d, gorgeous Coruba Jamaica Rum advertising label on face, scarce 'CPS/16AP42/SYDNEY' cds in red overstruck with 'UNCLAIMED/SYDNEY' cds and returned, couple of minor edge faults.
POSTAL HISTORY: Huge accumulation of 1930s-60s commercial mail never before on the market with much of the post-war material being inwards airmails to Australia, larger covers often with high-value frankings up to 3mk Heuss, brief inspection reveals 1930s scenic Postal Cards used (one with GB 2d Postage Due), airmails to UK with 2mk Lillienthal solo & with Berlin 'Rohrpost' pneumatic mail labels x2, 15pf Hindenburg reply card used from Italy to GB taxed, Allied Occupation 1948 Baden 10pf & 1mk registered to UK, postage paid in cash x3, West Berlin with range of 'BERLIN' overprints, Buildings & Bells frankings, quantity of West Germany & a little DDR, also meter cancels, advertising, etc, condition mixed but many fine. A 6kg 'goldmine'.
POSTAL HISTORY: 1940 cover from Occupied Poland sent to PO Box 506, Lisbon, Portugal with Generalgouvernment 50z tied by 'KANCZUGA' cds, German censor tape tied by Lisbon b/s, yellow readdressing label tied by Thomas Cook & Son d/s on face, British censor tape and London arrival b/s, KGVI 2½d 'TC/S' perfin added but not cancelled, a few blemishes. [Portugal was neutral. PO Box 506 was the Thomas Cook undercover or accommodation address for mail from Axis and Axis-Occupied countries intended for Britain]
GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
Accumulation of 1930s-60s commercial mail never before on the market with much of the post-war material being inwards airmails to Australia, larger covers often with high-value frankings up to KGVI 10/- x3 and QEII Castle 10/- x3, brief inspection reveals 1940-41 'WOMEN'S INTERNMENT CAMP/ISLE-OF-MAN' cachets on cover from Port St. Mary and on postcards from Port Erin x2 (plus card without cachet), 1940 to Holland & 1941 to Greece both with 'NO SERVICE' cachets, other destinations including Japan & Russia, 1954 KGVI 10d solo on airmail newspaper wrappers x2, 1960 Wildings 1/3d with Australia Postage Dues 1d x6, some Regionals & Commemoratives frankings, also official mail, perfins, meter cancels, advertising, stationery, etc, condition mixed but many fine. Weighs 11kg.
(Qty many 100s)
1939 (Sep 29) cover to Finland with rare double-framed 'No 001317/Opened by Censor/Mauritius' with Hyphen below 'o' label (Little #Li) re-examined & re-sealed with plain brown tape tied by triple-oval '*PASSED BY CENSOR*/ MAURITIUS' h/s L#HiiA, 25c & 1r with 'BEAU BASSIN' cds & registration label.