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A "freshening up" from a leading Postal History dealer who doesn't have any rubbish in stock. This British Commonwealth lot includes an excellent group of KGV-KGVI African commercial airmails (some with unusual instructional handstamps), with unusual destinations including Rhodes! (sadly defective), Fiji & Hong Kong; Straits Settlements lovely advertising cover; a few handy Middle East items; HMAS "Hermes" group (sunk during WWII); Fiji 1940 commercial usage of KGV 2d+3d size H2 Registration Envelope; etc, condition a bit mixed but an excellent lot. Priced to sell for £2300 (= $A5000 approximately). (Qty 58 items)
A "freshening up" from a leading Postal History dealer the foreign section from this dealer's "freshening up" with useful Indonesia including items from Bali Lombok & Dutch New Guinea; France 1809 entire from 'CONDOM' (yes, a genuine French letter!); Thai Postal Cards including a couple commercially used & 1947 'AV2' cover; some postcards including an exceptional group of Esperanto types (one of 1916 from a Dutch soldier to Australia!) & 1927 Japan to Ruanda-Urundi!; illustrated covers & postcards for European hotels; condition generally fine to very fine. An excellent lot. Priced to sell for £1550 (= $A4000 approximately). (Qty 47 items)
British Africa flight covers with Kenya & Uganda (8) including 1931 first flight to Tanganyika with 'LOCAL AIR FEE PAID' h/s & 1932 to Nairobi with 'FEEDER SERVICE' boxed h/s; Tanganyika (5) including 'TANGANYIKA TERRITORY/FEEDER/ SERVICE'-in-oval h/s in violet on 1931 registered to Zanzibar and on an internal Postal Card to Tanga; 1934 Imperial Airways/QANTAS to Darwin; others from KUT (4), Nyasaland & Southern Rhodesia, etc, condition variable. (Qty 24)
Mystery box to tempt all the dealers and ebay traders. Offered with no reserve.
1930s airmail covers including to Australia from Great Britain 1934 underpaid & taxed 1/9d with Postage Dues 6d BW #D112 strip of 3 (Cat £100 each on cover) & 3d added and 1935 from Germany with 1.75mk five-colour franking of 1934 Airs; three lesser items, condition variable. (Qty 5)
THEMATICS & TOPICALS
AIRMAILS: Album of mostly Australian & New Zealand material, mostly philatelic with a few better items & some commercial mail, condition variable. Ex "Cartophile". (Qty 180+)
ROCKET MAILS: The balance of the collection with useful sections from Great Britain, Canada & the USA (including 1936 parchute rocket mail mini cover), others from Andorra, Iceland, Italy, Yugoslavia etc, also Cuba 1939 with the world's first official rocket stamp & non-postal block of 4 with Overprint Omitted from Two Units. Colourful lot. The material in this section is Ex Peter ("Joe") Duif from Adelaide. (Qty 52 items)
ROCKET MAILS: AUSTRIA: 1933-35 covers per rockets V18 K1 & N1 (3g Envelope) all signed "Schmiedl", plus five 1960s items. (Qty 8)
No longer available
ROCKET MAILS: BELGIUM: 1935 per K1 signed "GZucker", 1935 "Belgica" signed "KRoberti", 1935 "Zeemeeuw", 1936 "Barbara" signed CRoberti", and 1962 "Europa" & M/S both signed "GZucker". (Qty 6 items)
ROCKET MAILS: FRANCE: 1935 "Paris P27" (2, one with label on the reverse), 1935 "Guynemer" with accident cachet, 1935 "La Douce France" & "Garrot" both with 'Expérience Interrompu/...' cachet and the M/Ss in red or blue. (Qty 7 items)
ROCKET MAILS: GERMANY: 1933 "Herta" night firings (8), 1934 Winter Relief (3, two with sets of imperf labels), two more 1933 "Herta" covers (one re-carried on 1960 Jubilee flight), 1960-67 colourful group, most items signed "GZucker". (Qty 67 items)
ROCKET MAILS: NETHERLANDS: 1934 "Meteor P9" with minor burn-marks & two contemporary photos of the preparations & the explosion, 1935 Roberti & Zucker flights + 8 labels & two M/Ss (one with no selvedge at left but Imperf Between Vertically), & 1945-62 group. Colourful lot. (Qty 37 items)
ZEPPELINS: 1931-36 selection comprising Brazil to Germany (15) with various cachets applied including eleven commercially used to Reimers & Loessl in Hamburg one with a 8400r meter franking; others from Czechoslovakia, Germany (3, including 1933 to USA via Barcelona) and Uruguay, condition variable. Colourful and appealing. (Qty 21)
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Interesting bundle with better items including Free mail, Queensland 1d Postal Card for Esperanto chain-letter, advertising group including 1938 Toowoomba promotional envelope & a few unused post cards, shipping lines lettercards, Kangaroo frankings including 5d chestnut, KGV frankings, etc, a few Colonies & non-Australian items, condition variable. (Qty 50 approx)
1918-1937 selection including 1918 Melbourne local cover with ½d & '20 POSTED' h/s, 1919 Pass Book wrapper with perf 'OS' 1½d brown, 1922 Brisbane registered to Argentina with 1d violet x3 & 2d red x2, 1921 taxed PPC to England with 1d Secret Mark, 1924 unsealed to United States with 1d violet & 'CIRCULAR ONLY' h/s, 1923 to United States with 4d blue solo franking, 1928 Brisbane local registered OHMS cover with 4½d, 1934 to England with 1/4d (+ Macarthur 2d), condition variable. (Qty 19)
1937 commercial use of 5d Registration Envelope uprated for airmail transit to Hong Kong (b/s) with 4d & 1/4d tied bt 'DARWIN N.T./AUSTRALIA' cds, 'DARWIN/SOUTH AUSTRALIA' registration label, 'WING WAH LOONG & Co/PORT DARWIN' oval h/s on reverse, minor blemishes.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Other Pre-Decimal Frankings
Array including 1935 6d surface rate to Sweden via Singapore, airmail 1935 to England with Large Kooka strip of 3, 1936 registered to Germany with SA Centenary 1/- x2 and jusq'ua airmail to Denmark via Singapore with 1/10d franking including late fee payment, 1938 to Germany with Hermes 1/6d x2 & KGV 5d; also postal stationery covers or fronts including PTPO, mixed condition. (Qty 48)
1937 (Dec 15) commercial airmail with attractive multiple franking of 6d Large Kooka pair, NSW Anniversary 3d pair & 2d, KGV 5d & 1½d pairs and 4d all tied by multiple 'LATE FEE/MELBOURNE' cds paying double-rate plus 1d Late Fee, minor blemishes.
1940 (Sep 8) censored cover to United States endorsed on reverse "Via New Zealand Clipper Mail" with AIF 6d pair, 3d block of 4, 2d pair & 1d plus 9d Roo, KGV 4d & Small Kooka 6d paying the 4/- clipper rate, all tied by multiple 'CUE/W.A.' cds, light staining & some stamps with faults.
1940s-50s airmail covers with higher rate frankings including 1943 Red Cross censored to Switzerland with 5/- Robes, 1/4d magenta strips of 3 on 1945 to USA & on 1946 to England (with 6d Small Kooka), 1959 large-part parcel front with 16/6d franking including 10/- Arms; also uprated Registration Envelopes 1949 to USA with 5/- Robes and 1952-54 to West Germany (2, both with customs labels) or England with 5/- Arms used in the make-up frankings, condition variable. (Qty 11)