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PUNCTURED 'OS': 1930 airmail cover with Swan 1½d, Air 3d, Sturt 1½d (rounded corner) & KGV 2d red all punctured 'OS' tied by 31mm 'PARLIAMENT HOUSE CANBERRA/FCT' cds, blue & black/white registration label. [The rate was 2d + 3d airmail + 3d registration = 8d. Both the Swan & the 3d Airmail are Cat $750 on cover]
Exhibit pages etc with Plate Number blocks of 4 of the 1½d '1' to '8' x2 sets plus 3d '1' & '2', imprint blocks of 4 & registered First Day Cover, also a Lord Howe Island provisional forgery .
PUNCTURED 'OS': 1½d Plate Number '8' block of 4 (unmounted) & 3d blue Plate Number '2' block of 4 (lower units unmounted), both with clipped corner at upper-left, Cat $900+ (mounted).
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PUNCTURED 'OS': 3d blue Plate Numbers '1' (large-part o.g.) and '2' (no gum) blocks of 4, both with clipped corner at upper-left, CTO with different Melbourne GPO cds, Cat $1150+ (mint). [Much scarcer CTO than mint because most CTO stock was divided into singles for collectors' sets]
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LORD HOWE ISLAND PROVISIONAL: 1½d with manuscript "2d/Paid/PM/LHI" manuscript endorsment on Burns Philp envelope to the company's Sydney offices, with 'LORD HOWE_ ISLAND/OC4/1930/NSW' cds BW #139c, Cat $1250. Unusually clean.
LORD HOWE ISLAND PROVISIONAL: Amalgamated Wireless letterhead to prominent collector Alec Rosenblum with typed 'LORD HOWE ISLAND/6th Sept 1930/Herewith please find 5/- worth Sturt stamps, as requested per Radio of 3rd inst", signed "SFenton" & with a light but legible strike of the oval 'RADIO STATION/6SEP1930/LORD HOWE ISLAND' datestamp. [While it is not specifically stated that the stamps bore the manuscript endorsement, the request was made after people in Australia first became aware of the existence of the provisionals. "5/- worth" = 30 stamps]
Exhibit pages etc with blocks of 4 including 2d Dark Hills x2, 9d gutter block of 4 (**), imprint blocks of 4 - including 2d Dark Hills - from the upper & lower sheets, etc, most units are unmounted, also 3d block of 6 on airmail cover to England & 9d strips of 3 on both sides of an unaddressed parcel tag.