Prestige Philately Auction 221 CatalogueCatalogue by countryCeylon
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - Ceylon
C of A - Flight Covers
1945-54 Flights accumulation noted 1945 first civilian service to Singapore by Flying Boat 'Coriolanus' (AAMC #1009) and Ceylon-Sydney by Liberator (#1017), 1946 KGVI 7d 'AIRLETTER' overprinted '.../RE-OPENING/ AUSTRALIA-ENGLAND/EMPIRE AIR ROUTE/...' in violet to Singapore (#1036a), Great Britain KGVI 6d aerogramme for Kangaroo Route opening (#1039b), 1947 Norfolk Island-Sydney and Japan pair including 'BCOF' overprint, 1949 Hong Kong pair one with combination franking, 1952 South Africa & 1954 North America flights including intermediates, many with QANTAS labels & pilot-signed, also 1951 Lae-Tarawa-Lae (#P198), 1952 BOAC Comet flights with intermediates & 1953 TEAL Tonga flights, some duplication and a couple with minor blemishes but overall fine condition, Cat $4000+.
C of A - Postal History
Inwards British Commonwealth airmail covers with earlies flown and forwarded by surface mail noted Basutoland 1936 registered with 'MAFETENG' cachet and 'DARWIN' b/s, Ceylon 1931 to New Zealand endorsed airmail "Perth-Adelaide/Melbourne-Sydney" with combination franking, Cook Islands 1934 paying internal airmail with Pictorials ½d x8, 1d & 2½d, Great Britain 1935 'City of Khartoum' crash cover with explanatory note, Kenya 1933 Kisumu Hotel cover to Hudson Fysh, QANTAS with KGV 2/- and 'BY AIR MAIL TO/PAR AVION A' cachet endorsed "Cairo Singapore", Newfoundland 1931 with 'TOORAWEENAH/NSW' cds in red re-directed to the Phillipines, Zanzibar 1935 with 'BY AIR TO KARACHI' cachet, others from Barbados, Jamaica, Nigeria, Northern Rhodesia, St Kitts, Swaziland and more, a few with minor blemishes but condition generally fine.
1939-45 World War II Civilian Censorship modest exhibit with good range of labels and cachets arranged by district including Tasmania x8 and Northern Territory x5, noted 1941 Brisbane label used with Townsville '1/2' cachet & 1945 red-on-yellow label on KGVI 7d 'AIR LETTER', 1942 Sydney blank white label, Newcastle nine-dot labels with altered Sydney cachets x2, Hobart boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR' in red with KGVI 2d tied 'LINDISFARNE/ 24OC39/TAS-AUST' cds, Launceston '6/1' label in black unusually on 1941 cover from Ceylon to Tattersalls, Darwin 7-dot label & boxed 'D2' cachet on 1940 airmail cover plus diamond '7' cachets on 1942 covers from Tennant Creek x2 and on 1943 military mail, mixture of domestic and overseas mail with destinations including British Guiana, Ceylon & Ireland and a few other inwards items, a couple with minor blemishes but overall fine.
COCOS ISLANDS - Postal History
1950-52 TIN CAN MAIL SERVICE: 1951 Leigh Parkin airmail cover to Bucks with very fine strikes of the boxed 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' h/s & straight-line 'Per WAVE BARON' h/s both in violet, Ceylon 75c for airmail affixed & tied by Colombo cds of 22JA/51. [This was the only tin can mail per "Wave Baron". On 5.1.1951, an attempt by RMS "Orion" to collect the Tin Can Mail "barrel" failed. The "Wave Baron" passed the islands on 17.1.1951 & was able to collect the mail. Kim Dwyer's similar cover sold at the Prestige auction of 24.6.2006 for $2185]