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Displaying 16 Lots in Category - Ephemera & Documents
C of A - First Day Covers
AUTOGRAPHED FIRST DAY COVERS:Stamp Designers & Engravers large accumulaton of mostly 1940s-60s covers signed Donald Cameron or Peter Morris with some scarcer cachets and 1935 Silver Jubilee registered FDC (not signed), also blocks of stamps autographed in selvedge, bibliographies, photos and other designs including Christmas cards, plus a quantity of Decimal covers signed Robert Ingpen, Ray Honniset, Celia Rosser, etc; also two original framed artworks by Donald Cameron, pen & ink drawing by Frank Manley and one other.
C of A - Flight Covers
1929(Dec 10) advice on Australian National Airways Ltd letterhead regarding issue of shares, signed "RE Ludovici/ Secretary", with the accompanying Certificate #110 for 100 shares (274x202mm) with large 'CONTRIBUTING SHARES' h/s in magenta and signed by Ludovici, "CKingsford Smith" & "CTP Ulm", embossed with NSW Stamp Duty 6d. A marvellous item that would enhance the finest of airmail - or revenue - collections.
(Qty 2 items)
C of A - Postal History
TELEGRAMS: 1941-45 accumulation of Forms & Envelopes x120+ to and from Sgt Ward RAAF in Egypt or England with a variety of Military & Telegraph postmarks and censor markings noted 'PASMEL 91', one cover with 'ADDRESSEE RETURNED TO AUSTRALIA' cachet, and later to him with 'RAAF 6304' or 'RAAF 4111' arrival cds, many with 'POST OFFICE/YARRAVILLE,W18' oval d/s in violet, also bundle of ration cards, FDCs including Pre-Decimal plus some Worldwide, condition mixed but many fine.
No longer available
C of A - Military - World War I
POWs in GERMANY:1915-16 issues of "In Ruhleben Camp" Nos 1-10 (1915) plus "The Ruhleben Bye-Election" (propaganda for candidate Israel Cohen); "The Ruhleben Camp Magazine" Nos 1-6 (1916-17); and larger format "Prisoners' Pie/ Ruhleben/New Year 1916"; some separation of the covers etc but generally in sound to fine condition. Lots of humorous content, illustrations etc providing excellent insights into camp life. (18 titles); also WWII Mickey Mouse souvenirs x2 & Marching Koalas Christmas Card.
Range from imperfs, Sidefaces including 9d blue Control Number strip of 6 **/*, 'REVENUE' Overprints & fiscal usages, strongest in Pictorials mint & used in quantity with plenty of postmark interest including some later noted bold 'WESTERN JUNCTION/25MR35/TAS' cds in violet on KGV 2d on piece, plus two Deeds with 2/6d St George & 5/- Sideface x7 respectively.
VICTORIA - Postal History
Post Office ephemera including a series of twenty clippings re takings at the GPO in January 1850 (Ex Purves) that prove that the Half-Lengths - available at the GPO from 1.1.1850 - were actually not sold until 3.1.1850; also three pieces signed "A McCrae" as Chief Postmaster of Victoria (1851-53) & as Postmaster-General (1854-1857), four Government Gazette extracts re postal matters & defective 1852 'REGISTERED LETTER' receipt.
(Qty 28 items)
1910-11three large (card table-size) sheets of paper printed with different combinations of table games including Snakes & Ladders and Ludo all folded to 255x190mm & endorsed "Printed Matter" posted locally at Melbourne with 1d pink single (2) or pair tied by Melbourne cds, some aging/soiling & some minor separation along the folds. Truly AMAZING! [Also included is an unrelated batch of receipts, illustrated letterheads etc]
(Qty 3 + documents)
VICTORIA - Postmarks
The 1851 Victorian Post Office Report including the appendix page with very fine to superb strikes of the seven postal markings then in use at the GPO, beautifully bound in quarter-leather. John Gartner's personal copy, and we are unaware of any others having been prepared.
THEMATICS & TOPICALS
AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHS:c.1950s extensive collection of black & white photographs - mostly quarto size - from primitive machines to the "Comet" jetliner including many of flying boats & some really odd contraptions, most with identifiers on the reverse including a great many with company cachets of BOAC, Imperial, Curtiss, Wright, de Havilland, Lockheed, Boeing, Sabena etc, generally very fine. A terrific lot for the aviation enthusiast.
(Qty many 100s)
SCOUTING:World collection of Scouts & Guides in nine albums, mostly modern but some earlier issues including pre-WWII items, numerous imperf stamps & M/Ss noted, a very high proportion is unmounted; the extensive Australian section includes illustrated covers for 1934 Frankston, 1936 SA Corroboree & 1957 Greenbanks (Qld), two plain covers for 1938 Bradfield (NSW); also some early British PPCs, Jamboree souvenirs, unused Scouting letterheads etc; generally very fine.
SCOUTING:Worldwide mostly post-WWII stamps & covers etc in ten albums, pickings including 1936 SA Centenary Corroboree registered cover, meter cancels including illustrated types, lots of M/Ss.
JERSEY:1980s-90s First Day Covers many autographed notably WWII-related issues signed by Admiral Sir VAT Smith (Australian representative for D-Day planning), others by Peter Layton (stamp designer) and Dr PG Law (Antarctic expeditions leader), some publicity cards, also group of 'Transglobe Expedition' covers signed by Ranulf Fiennes, lots of thematic interest, all set out on display pages, fine condition.
GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
EPHEMERA: Collection of autographs mostly 1830s Free Franks on fronts or pieces affixed in three old albums with many notable personages including "Victoria R", "Robt Peel" (PM), "Charles James Fox", "Rowland Hill" (piece) & "Victor Hugo" x7 (pieces), many from peers with abbreviated signatures including "Palmerston" x3, "Norfolk", "Melbourne", "Granville", "Queensberry" (piece) & "Sandwich" plus a brief letter signed "Wellington", etc. The third album is annotated with details of titles/lineage/political affiliation again with numerous peers including "Somerset", "Wellington", "Abergavenny", "St Vincent", "Cardigan" & "Churchill". The condition is rather mixed with most stuck in place & the albums showing their age. A fascinating lot crying out for re-mounting and research.
NEW ZEALAND - Revenues
Complete probate documents with various mostly QV Long Type adhesives 1) 1907-21 x4 with embossed cancels on £3/10/-; 4/- & £2; 8/- 10/- & 45/-; and 10/- & £8 (damaged); and 2) 1930-47 x5 with 'FINE PAID' perfins on 5/- £7 £30 & £100; 30/- £4 £30 £45 & £50; £200 (+ Arms £30 x2); the last two with Arms 8/- £3 & £7 pair; or 15/- & £3; usual folds otherwise generally fine to very fine.
(Qty 9 documents)
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period - Postal History
1943-45 Army 'MESSAGE FORM's for the Australia New Guinea Production Board (PCB) both plain language & enciphered messages, many with 'ARMY/PM---/SIGNALS' d/s or with 'PM' omitted, many with various ANGAUR cachets, one with pre-WWII 'RESIDENT MAGISTRATE/EASTERN DIVISION' d/s, condition variable. A very interesting group of these scarce documents.
REVENUES:1890-1960s array of 940 revenue stamps on 61 documents, noted 1899 Court Fee bicolours & surcharges, Elephant types, many WWI issues, later charity, military & provisional issues, others with annotated varieties, a few rare types, condition variable.
(Qty 61 items)