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POEM ON THE REVERSE: On thick unsurfaced pale grey stock, post-Armistice usage most unusually with GB 1½d tied by 'SUTTON VENY CAMP/31AU/19/WILTS' cds. [The writer states "...I am sailing about the 5 Sept on the Plessey...we are going through the Suez Canal where the Euripides is sailing around the Cape..."]
PERF 12Â½ - INWARDS (REPLY) PORTION ACSC #LC32: 'GIANT RED GUM VIC' in red-violet rare overseas Forces usage to WA with British 'FIELD POST OFFICE/ FE24/18/185' cds & censor cachet in rosine, undercatalogued at $200. [The semi-literate writer states "Very many thank fro your Xmas box..."]
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COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY
1914 Campbell & McColl covers both to John Sidney Clunies-Ross in London with Dutch Indies 2½c & 12½c x2 or 10c 12½c & 50c, both with Batavia commemorative cds for the Semarang Colonial Exposition, the latter with JSC-R's personal monogram h/s on the reverse, some staining & truncated at both ends.
1906 (Oct 12) GB cover with KEVII 2½d & 5d x2 tied by London cds, to "George Clunies-Ross/of Keeling-Cocos Islands/co Messrs Campbell MacColl & Co/Batavia/Java", 'BATAVIA/8/11/1906' squared-circle arrival b/s. Believed to be the earliest inwards cover to Cocos & one of the finest of the early inwards covers. [The rate was 2½d x5 for an article weighing between 4 & 5oz]
1908 (Nov 12) GB picture postcard to "JT Stavers/Eastern Extension Telegraph Co/Singapore" with 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE' marine sorter cds on the face, minor blemishes. [In 1901, the Eastern Extension, Australasia & China Telegraph Co extended its submarine cable across the Indian Ocean via Rodrigues & Cocos. JT Stavers commenced duties on Cocos 23.12.1908, soon after the arrival of this card in Singapore]
1909 (May 11) GB picture postcard to "JT Stavers/Eastern Ext Telegraph Co/Cocos Islands" with 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE/ JU4/1909' marine sorter cds on the face & forwarded from Cocos by first available ship, minor blemishes. [A 1909 Stavers PPC sold at the Prestige auction of 24.6.2006 for $977]
1909 (Aug 31) GB picture postcard to "JT Stavers/Eastern Ext Telegraph Co/Cocos Islands" with very fine 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE/ SE24/1909' marine sorter cds on the face & forwarded from Cocos by first available ship.
1911 (Apr 18) large GB registered cover (328x122mm) with KEVII 10d (surface abrasions) to "JS Clunies-Ross/ Keeling Cocos Islands/Eastern Extension.../Singapore", 'SINGAPORE/19MY/1911' arrival b/s from where forwarded by the first available ship, overall soiling & a little truncated at both ends.
1911 (July 2) large GB cover (334x120mm) with KEVII 5d (surface abrasions) to "JS Clunies-Ross/Keeling Cocos Islands/Eastern Extension.../Singapore", 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE/AU19/1911' marine sorter b/s, forwarded by the first available ship, a little soiled & a slightly truncated at left.
1911 (Aug 25) large registered GB cover (318x125mm) with KEVII 1/- (damaged) to "JS Clunies-Ross/of Keeling Cocos Islands/co Campbell MacColl & Co/Batavia" from where forwarded by the first available ship, overall soiling & a little truncated at both ends.
1912 (Mar 12) large registered GB cover (334x128mm) with KEVII 7d pair (surface abrasions) to "JS Clunies-Ross/of Keeling Cocos Islands/Eastern Extension.../Singapore", 'SINGAPORE/22MR/1912' arrival b/s from where forwarded by the first available ship, overall soiling & a little truncated at both ends.
1913 (Nov 28) GB cover to "JS Clunies-Ross/of Keeling Cocos Islands/Eastern Extension.../Singapore", 'PENANG TO SINGAPORE/DE20/1913' marine sorter b/s, forwarded from Singapore by the first available ship, overall soiling & a little truncated at left.
1916 (Jan 8) GB cover to "Sidney Ross/The Palace/Cocos-Keeling Islands" (!) with 1d tied by Edinburgh machine cancel, opened a bit roughly at left, minor overall soiling.
1922 (Oct 22) cover from GB to "JS Clunies Ross/co Caldbeck Macgregor & Co/Singapore", a few faults.
1929 (Mar 13) registered cover (224x150mm) from GB to "John S Clunies Ross/of Keeling Cocos Islands/co Caldbeck Macgregor & Co/Singapore", defective 'R' label, small tear at the top & light overall soiling.
TELEGRAPHIC MESSAGES ON POSTAL CARDS: 1907 (Apr 21) use of Western Australia 1d with Two-Line Instructions, to Scotland with Perth WA cds of 22AP07. Message: "From Cocos. Wrote by Island sailing vessel which sailed for Batavia yesterday...". Acquired at a Perth auction in 2008 for $2420. [Believed to be the earliest such Cocos cable message card]
Brief messages were cabled to Perth where they were transcribed onto Postal Cards for onforwarding. Most such cards are from the period 1907-11 and addressed to Malta. Any other usages are rare. We note that Kim Dwyer had only two such cards, both from the Malta correspondence, as did David Flaat (one of them Ex Kim Dwyer).
TELEGRAPHIC MESSAGES ON POSTAL CARDS: 1911 (Jan 2) use of Western Australia 1d with No Frame on Unsurfaced Stock, to Scotland with Perth cds of 2JAN11, minor aging.
1938 (Feb 8) long registered airmail cover (273x121mm) to JS Clunies Ross care of Caldbeck Macgregor at Singapore with GB ½d & 5d, Singapore b/s of 4MR/1938, two small tears at the top & light soiling. [The Empire Air Mail Scheme - EAMS - was extended to Malaya & Australia in February 1938. This and the next two (or three?) covers are the only Cocos EAMS covers known to us]
1938 (Apr 14) long underpaid EAMS cover (280x127mm) to JS Clunies Ross care of Caldbeck Macgregor at Singapore with GB 2½d only & boxed 'PLEASE ADVISE SENDER THAT/LETTERS SHOULD BE PREPAID/AT 1½D EACH HALF OUNCE' cachet on reverse, scarce combination franking of Postage Dues Straits 1c plus Malayan Postal Union 4c & 10c tied by Singapore cds of 23AP38. [The b/s indicates that this cover was flown to Singapore which is confirmed by the 9 day transit to Singapore]
1938 (June 22) commercial EAMS cover to "JS Clunies Ross/Keeling-Cocos-Islands/co Caldbeck MacGregor Co/ Singapore" with GB 1½d tied by Glasgow Empire Exhibition slogan cancel.