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Displaying 1 - 20 of 24 Lots in Category - Postmarks - Instructional/Informative Markings




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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

C of A - Military - World War I




210

cps

b

1917-18 cover, "Star" 1d red Envelope & KGV 4d orange Registration Envelope with Red Star on Reverse (soiled) to soldiers abroad, the first two with manuscript "A" in green indicating the addressee had returned to Australia.(Qty 3)

150.00

$115.00




211

c

b

1918 OAS cover with 'AUSTRALIAN/YMCA' imprint unusually in black, to GB with British 'ARMY POST OFFICE/ 25MR18/SZ 23' "skeleton" cds in use at Beersheba (Palestine) & boxed 'DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/IN SEA WATER' h/s applied at London, a bit soiled. [See Hoggarth & Gwynn at pages 192-5.]

This cover was carried per SS "Kingstonian" which, on 11/4/1918, was torpedoed by German submarine U68 and badly damaged. It was towed to Carloforte (Sardinia) where the mail - which had suffered water damage - was removed. At the end of April, she was again torpedoed by U48 & became a total loss.

250.00

No longer available

C of A - Military - World War II








216

c

Interesting group with cachets including 'RELEASE', 'UNABLE TO TRACE/...', 'NOT ON RECORDS/ ...', 'DISCHARGED' & 'RETURNEE', 'UNCLAIMED/BASE POST OFFICE', 'TRANSFERED/TO/DEPOT BTN', etc, also manuscript "Killed in action".(Qty 17)

150.00

$300.00






232

cps

b/c

MALAYA: Inwards covers to the troops comprising two pre-invasion by airmail (one registered) & four later (two airmail) with boxed 'ARMY POSTAL SERVICE/DELIVERY IMPRACTICABLE/...' h/s, similar h/s on stampless OHMS front to Ambon, and Sep 1941 from GB forwarded to NSW, & Aug 1945 GB 1d Forces Letter to an Australian POW at Singapore, mixed condition. Ex Merv Riddell.(Qty 9 items)

300.00

$230.00



NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History






283

c

b/c

1835-42 group including 1835 (Feb 14) repaired entire to Ireland with poor undated 'PARRAMATTA' h/s; 1835 (Aug 16) entire to Glasgow "p Resource"; 1840 (Jan 5) entire to Sheffield "p Royal Admiral" with rounded-boxed 'SYDNEY/POST PAID' h/s in red; 1840 (Mar 9) entire to Edinburgh "pSamuel"; 1840 (May 15) soiled entire to Cumberland "pr Canada"; 1842 part-outer with largely fine boxed 'PAID AT/MELBOURNE' h/s in red; etc, condition rather mixed.(Qty 11 items)

500.00

$575.00T








285

c

a-

1839 lengthy missionary entire headed "Bathurst 21st June 1839" & signed "Fredk Lewis", to London with a worn but clear strike of the rounded-boxed 'PAID AT/BATHURST' h/s in red & unusually without a Bathurst d/s, rated "1-" (1/-) for 9d inland carriage + 3d shipletter), very fine '[crown]/GENERAL POST OFFICE/SYDNEY' b/s & 'PAID SHIP LETTER/[crown]/SYDNEY' d/s in red on the face, boxed 'INDIA LETTER/BRIGHTON' h/s in red across the flap & London arrival b/s, rated "1/-" for 4d India letter + 8d Brighton-London, very attractive. Carried per "Andromache", departed Sydney 30/6/1839, departed Rio 21/9/1839, arrived off Lewes 19/11/1839. [The writer speaks of "the termination of a long and calamitous drought...threatened us with all the miseries of famine...provisions of every description are [priced] remarkably high..."]

400.00

$675.00T






286

C

A

1841 (Feb 8) part-entire signed "WH Freeman", to London with largely fine strikes of the octagonal 'PORT/ MACQUARIE/PAID' h/s in red & the ovoid 'PORT MACQUARIE/NEW.S.WALES' d/s, rated "7" - 4d inland, even though carried to Sydney by ship + 3d shipletter - & endorsed "paid 7d" at lower-left, Sydney transit d/s in red on the face, faint boxed 'SHIP LETTER' b/s in black & rated "8" for inwards shipletter, London arrival b/s of 2JY2/1841. [A similar entire - the face soiled - sold for $1150 in our auction of 27/7/2009]

600.00

No longer available




287

c

b

1848 OHMS outer with boxed 'FREE' h/s in oxidised red, '[crown]/GENERAL POST OFFICE/MY*30/1848/SYDNEY' b/s. [The 'FREE' h/s may have been used at the GPO. However, the address states "Sydney", which was not usually written on town letters so our belief is that it originated in an outlying town]

250.00

No longer available




288

c

B

1848 outer to the Colonial Secretary at Sydney with rare postmaster's endorsement "Scone/Feb 2 48" at upper-right in lieu of the Scone datestamp, fine strike of the rare rounded-boxed 'SCONE/FREE' h/s in red, GPO arrival b/s, minor defects. [The early datestamps had the year fixed. Each December, the implements were sent to Sydney to have the new year inserted. Mail handled in this period was serviced with manuscript endorsements, all of which are very scarce to rare. This is an unusually late example of such usage, and the only such endorsement we have seen in combination with a 'FREE' handstamp]

1500.00

$1,450.00






291

c

B

1851 stampless mourning cover with large '4' h/s, from Parramatta to Raymond Terrace via Sydney (all fair b/s), repaired flap tears, a bit soiled. Rare. [This type of handstamp was used only at Parramatta on wholly unpaid letters to indicate double the deficiency was payable]

750.00

$575.00



SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History




321

c

a-

1868 small cover with Rouletted 2d tied by 'ANGASTON' cds, to Little Hampton but endorsed "Missent to Kapunda" with 'P-O/ AP27/68/RAILWAY' transit & 'KAPUNDA' arrival b/s, re-sent & with partial 'LITTLE-HAMPTON/ AP30/68/SA' arrival b/s.

400.00

No longer available

SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery

TASMANIA - Postal History


385

c

b

1846 part-entire (the address panel only) from Ireland to "Mary Thea Monmouth/goal [= gaol] South Wales/England" with 'BANTRY/AP19/1846' cds & rated "1' in black, 'RETURNED/For/POSTAGE' h/s in red presumably of Cork or Dublin (?) & rated "1" in red, forwarded to "Transport/on Board" in red & "Sea Queen" in blue but then marked "Sailed" & forwarded to "Hobart Town", a bit soiled & two holes at upper-right. This is believed to be only the second recorded item of mail to a female convict in Tasmania. "Sea Queen" departed England 8/5/1846; arrived Hobart 8/1/1847. [John Cress's entire sold for $6900 at a Melbourne auction on 18/11/2003]

Bantry, in County Cork, was a hotbed of anti-English sentiment, and the home town of Theobald Wolfe Tone who, in 1797, and supported by the French, had lead an unsuccessful rebellion against Ireland's English masters & oppressors.

750.00

No longer available

VICTORIA - Postal History

WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History






501

c

b

1861 (Aug 24) cover to London "Via Southampton" with scarce franking of 1861 Intermediate Perf 14-16 6d purple-brown SG 36 (Cat 110 x5+) tied by poor 15-bar '5', fair 'GUILDFORD/=WESTERN-AUSTRALIA' cds below, London '[crown]/ R ' inspector's h/s & readdressed, minor blemishes. Census #6. Carried per "Benares" from Albany 16/9/1861; & "Indus" from Alexandria. Ex Patrick Pearson and Dr Cecil Walkley: acquired for $1725. RPSofL Certificate (1973) as the then SG 39.

1800.00

No longer available




502

c

c

1862 (Nov 1) cover to London "via Southampton" with Albany cds at lower-left & the stamps washed-off, very fine boxed 'Saved from the wreck of/the Colombo' h/s, London arrival cds of JA1/63 in red, overall soiling. Carried per "Bombay" departed Albany 2/11/1862 for Galle. The "Colombo" was wrecked off Minicoy Island in the Laccadives on 19/11/1862. This item was put aboard "Nemesis" or "Ottawa" direct to Suez, then per "Massilia" from Alexandria 16/12/1862, arrived Southampton 30/12/1862. Ex John Gartner and Dr Cecil Walkley: acquired for $1725.



This was the first incident involving Australian mail to which a wreck cachet was applied. Brian Peace at p107 (2013 Edn) states "Only three items of mail from Western Australia have been positively identified."

1750.00

No longer available








506

c/cl

b

1892-1910 "dead" letters with oval 'INSPECTOR DEAD LETTER OFFICE' d/s in violet (rare; in use for one month only), with 'INSPECTOR' removed in blue & in red-purple, one with 5d perf 'WA', & one other, a few minor faults.(Qty 5)

250.00

No longer available

COCOS ISLANDS




590

c

b

1961 Qantas commercial airmail to NSW with 'BY AIR/FROM/KEELING COCOS/ISLANDS' cachet in blue & 5d Christmas tied by Cocos #2 cds, minor tonespots & stained on the reverse. Rare. [This recent discovery is now the latest of only six recorded usages, and only the second in the Territory period. It may also be the only example in blue. An example on 1957 PPC to England sold for $661 at our auction of 22/2/2013]

400.00

No longer available

MALAYA






628

c

b

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS: 1850 unpaid outer to London via Suez with superb strike of the boxed 'BEARING' h/s (Proud #UP1) & largely superb strike of the boxed 'PENANG/18 August/Bearing ___' d/s (Proud #PS10) on the reverse, minor blemishes.

300.00

$230.00




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