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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - French Community
UNSURFACED GREYISH/GREENISH STOCK WITH COMMA AFTER 'Australia,' ACSC #LC8: 'PINEAPPLES/Q' in black three examples affixed together & tied to each other by the 42mm 'POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES/COLLECTION/DE/BERNE/MADAGASCAR' cachet in magenta, a couple of minor blemishes. Unique! With a fine unused example with the same view for comparison. [The 'strip' is illustrated in the ACSC]
INTACT CARDS ACSC #LC13: 'ZOO ADELAIDE SA' + 'ALBERT BRIDGE/QUEENSLAND', both halves CTO with 'MELBOURNE/10NO/11' cds and with 'POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES/COLLECTION/DE/BERNE/MADAGASCAR' cachets in rosine, peripheral adhesions on the reverse where removed from the archival record-book, Cat $500.
SURFACED GREY STOCK (OFF-WHITE/PALE GREY WITHIN) PERF 10 ACSC #LC43: 'CARTING-FAR NORTH' (camel train) in grey-brown, to New Caledonia with ½d green tied by Sydney machine cancel of DE8/1920, 'NSW/T/20' h/s but the fee apparently not collected, 'NOUMEA' arrival b/s, Cat $150. [The foreign letter rate was 3d from 1.10.1920]
COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY
1905 (Nov 16) cover with Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank (Batavia) imprint on the flap with 25c tied by 'BATAVIA' squared-circle & 'PER FRENCH MAIL' h/s in violet, to George Clunies-Ross in London, 'WELTEVREDEN' squared-circle transit & London arrival b/s of DE13/05.
MAIL PER PRIVATE YACHT: 1951 Leigh-Parkin airmail cover to Buckinghamshire endorsed "By kind favour of M Jaques Yves le Toumelin aboard the sloop Korun, sailing single-handed around the world" & superb 'C&W LTD/15SEP51/COCOS' b/s, Reunion 10fr on 25fr and 25fr on 50fr tied by 'PONTE DES GALETS/6-10/1951/REUNION' cds, the stamps unfortunately torn-off & neatly reinstated. [Only two letters were carried]