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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - Flight Covers - Commercial
C of A KGV - King George V Issues
POSTAL HISTORY: Handy batch of domestic covers with better frankings including 1d red Bisects x2, 1d red perf 'T' used in lieu of Postage Dues x2, 4d blue single & pair on separate covers, 'OS' punctures 1½d green, 2d orange & 2d scarlet on OHMS lettersheets & 5d (Defective Upper-Left Corner variety) on 'WAR MEDAL ONLY' envelope registered etc, also 1930s registered covers including from 'ALBERT/NSW', 'ARGENTON/NSW', 'GOLSPIE/NSW', 'THULLOO/NSW' & 'KULWIN/VIC', etc, condition variable but generally fine.
POSTAL HISTORY: Covers to overseas destinations including 1d red x2 on taxed cover to USA, 1d reds on two covers to USA both readdressed to NSW with US postage added, 1½d green x3 on registered cover to Papua, 4d violet on postcard to USA, 2d overprinted 'OS' to GB, 1/4d on commercial airmail covers to GB x3 & Malta etc, also souvenir flight covers with 1/4d x4, etc, condition variable but generally fine.
ONE SHILLING & FOURPENCE GREENISH BLUE: 1/4d + KGV ½d orange pair & Kangaroo 6d brown tied to airmail cover to England by superb 'CREMORNE/ 13MY31/NSW' cds, 'NETHERTON/HUDDERSFIELD' arrival b/s, Cat $400+ on cover. Superb! [There was some confusion about the correct postage for the 1931 experimental air mails to England. This cover, apparently non-philatelic, was franked 1/11d. Ken Sparks stated that the rate was 1/2d per ½oz; if so, this cover was 9d overpaid. If the standard postage of 2d letter rate + 3d internal airmail per ½oz x2 + 6d Karachi-London airmail per½oz x2 was paid, that amounts to only 1/8d. However, we have recorded many 1/11d covers]
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]
COVERS: 2d & 3d both overprinted 'OS' tied to CSIRO cover by air to "Cloncurry NT" - Cloncurry is actually in Queensland - by 'CANBERRA/28OCT/1932/FCT AUST' machine cancellation, Brisbane & Cloncurry transit datestamps, forwarded to "Burnside Station/Brocks Ck/NT", Cat $800 for just the 3d on cover. The rate was 2d letter rate per ounce + 3d airmail supplement per half-ounce. [Arthur's similar cover - both stamps damaged before being affixed - sold for $1130]
POSTAL HISTORY: Perf 10½ 1/- black on commercial airmail covers to London at 1/2d (1934) & 1/6d rates, also Perf 11½ 1/- black + Roos 2/- pair - on large-piece of a parcel label.
(Qty 3 items)
POSTAL HISTORY: 1935 (Sep 2) usage of Perf 11½ set plus Macarthur 2d Dark Hills & KGV 1d green on 5d Registration Envelope to "Abadan/Persia", large post office label 'TO BE/REFORWARDED BY/AIR MAIL' folded to the front & mss "AV2", 'QUETTA' (India) & 'BASRAH' (Iraq) transit backstamps.
NO WATERMARK: Single tied to airmail cover to London by superb 'AIR MAIL/ 1 1DE34 1/SYDNEY NSW' cds being the First Day of Issue BW #161y, tiny tear at upper-left, Cat $500.
Exhibit pages etc with imprint blocks of 4, 2d Largely Missing (Under-Inked) Right-Hand Frame in a block of 4, 2d imprint block of 4 with Retouched Shading BW #171e, 1/- used block of 4 (a rare multiple), the set on two illustrated First Day Covers , commercial covers with 3d to Chile, with 1/- + 9d Roo airmail to Germany, and with 3d & 1/- + KGV 1d green on internal airmail cover. [Also includes a cover from the Agent-General for South Australia in London with letter of 1.5.1936 advising of no planned issue for South Australia's Centenary]