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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - Clothing



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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE




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




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



MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE


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 ½oz 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 & 11½ 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



TO EUROPE ASIA & AFRICA

TO THE AMERICAS




1173

C

B

1940 (Sep 9) double-rate registered cover to Argentina with KGVI 2d Die II, 1/6d Hermes, 2/- Kangaroo & 5/- Robes tied by 'PORT FAIRY/VIC.' cds, complete red/white 'Opened by Censor/ ... ' label across the flap & boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/V100' cachet in violet on the face, Honolulu & Miami transit b/s, some soiling. An enigma.

The rate paid was 4/3d per ½oz + 4/2d for the next ½oz (+ 3d registration) for carriage via Singapore & London and onwards by air. However, it was actually sent via the Trans-Pacific route via New Zealand & Hawaii, for which the appropriate double-rate was 9/3d. The postal clerk in Melbourne apparently overlooked the under-payment of 7d because no postage due was assessed.

750.00

$575.00






1174

C

A

1941 (May 15) cover to Argentina endorsed "Australia-NZ-USA" with QM 1d green Die II, 2/- Kangaroo & 5/- Robes tied by Sydney cds, red/white '2/OPENED BY CENSOR' label tied by 'PASSED BY CENSOR/S.82' cachet in violet, faint 'CALIFORNIA/CLIPPER' h/s in violet at lower-right on the face, Buenos Aires arrival b/s of MAY28/1941 & poor postman's delivery h/s. [The 7/1d rate was unknown to Walker and Breckon. However, further research by Martin Walker has confirmed the existence of a short-lived 7/1d trans-Pacific rate to South America. This is the only 7/1d cover recorded by us]

1000.00

$1,200.00



PARCELS - OVERSEAS


1250

C

A-

1938 linen parcel tag to the San Francisco Mint with outstanding multicoloured franking of KGV 5d pair, KGVI Robes 5/- & 10/- + Kangaroos CofA Wmk £1 grey - marginal from the top of the sheet - and £2 black & rose-carmine tied by 'REGISTERED PERTH/25OCT38/WESTN AUSTRALIA' cds, slightly reduced affecting the eyelet (which is of no significance). [The rate was 2d x453 = 906d = £3/15/6d (+ 3d registration & 1d late fee) for a gold bar weighing 453oz. From 1939 export of gold was again restricted, all gold produced within Australia & its Territories being required to be lodged in a refined state with the Commonwealth Bank]

2000.00

$5,250.00




1251

C

A-

1938 parcel piece (118x158mm) with complete Crammond Radio address label, to Holland by air with 1/- Lyrebird + Robes 5/- (corner fault) 10/- & £1 all tied by 'AIR MAIL BRISBANE/ 1 /QLD-AUST' cds. A very attractive item, remarkably with a full set of Thick Paper Robes. [The rate for a package weighing 9oz was 2/1d for the first ½oz + 2/- per each additional ½oz x17 = 36/1d = £1/16/1d, so the article was underpaid 1d! NB: The dateline is illegible but may be 1946. However, the pre-war & post-war rates were the same]

1500.00

$2,600.00




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