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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - Military - Navy
1945 (Sep 2) Japanese Surrender (VJ Day) group including naval covers x26 from HMAS "Shropshire" x3, "Warramunga" x2 & "Hobart" x3, HMS "Teazer", "Duke of York" x4, "King George V", "Wolf" & "Newfoundland" (with Australian stamp, to Tasmania), HMNZS "Gambia", and USS "Botecourt", "Missouri", "Cecil", "Missoula", "Mount Olympus" x2, "St Paul" & "Delta", many with woodcut cancels/cachets & including some apparently non-philatelic items; also some related commemorative covers & ephemera.
C of A - Postal History
1930s-40s groupto Dr SL "Lance" Townsend in Northern Territory x2, at Australia House (London) x2 with 6d Airmail, 1942 in Egypt & 1943 in Ceylon x6, also from him with Northern Territory Administration OHMS x6 variously franked including 1/1d double letter rate + triple air rate, c.1942 Luxor Hotel (Egypt) envelope with KGVI 3d x3 tied Melbourne '1' killer and boxed 'PASSED BY/9625/NAVAL CENSOR' cachet, etc, condition quite mixed.
Military 1920s real photo navy cards mostly from HMAS "Adelaide" including visits to Rabaul, Misima, Noumea, Vila etc, many with captions on the address side otherwise mostly fine to very fine unused.
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
1908 Visit of the US "Great White Fleet" complete set of the 1d & 1½d Postal Cards for the six States plus the officially issued formular types 'TO/SYDNEY' & 'TO/MELBOURNE', the South Australian with corner bend otherwise very fine unused. Rarely offered as a set. [Numbers sold were NSW 1d x9560 & 1½d x2320; Queensland x5760; South Australia x4500; Tasmania x2000; Victoria 1d x19,008 & 1½d x7404; & Western Australia x9249]
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1881cover endorsed "From W Gibbs Seaman HM Ship Carysfort Flying/squadron Sidney New South Wales Australia" & countersigned "GTL" (Lieut Gerald T Langley), to London with British 1d Venetian red tied by 'FB'-in-bars of the London Foreign Branch, boxed 'LONDON EC/SP6/81' & 'LONDON SE/ AD /SP7/81' b/s both in red. Ex Gerald Sattin and Gerald Ellott. [The Flying Squadron was on a flag-waving world tour: two grandsons of Queen Victoria were along for the ride. This was one of the earliest, and least-known, Royal Visits to Australia]
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1890cover endorsed "From Gunner J Woolley RMA [= Royal Marines Artillery] HMS Curacoa Australia" & counter-signed "IMRG" (Lieut Ian MR Grant), to London with South Australian 2d tied by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/ JY9/90/SA - S.AUST' duplex, 'LONDON-SE/ 10 /AU13/90' arrival b/s in red, repaired flap fault. Rare: the only sailor's letter from South Australia that we have offered. Ex Gerald Ellott: acquired at the Prestige auction of 16.12.2011 for $3450. [The illustration is above Lot 435]
GREAT BRITAIN:Military mostly real photo types of Naval Operations x30 including 1921 Royal Visit HMS "Renown" group with handwritten captions on the back, etc; generally fine to very fine & mostly unused; also 1982 "Falklands Task Force" x51 of 63.
CEYLON - Postal History
1899illustrated cover for an American newspaper's presence aboard US Transport "Sheridan" heading for the Spanish-American conflict in the Philippines, to the USA with 15c olive tied by Colombo duplex, 'WINCHESTER, MASS/24/APR/1899/RECD' arrival b/s, minor flap tear.
NEW ZEALAND - Postal History
1916stampless OAS cover to New Zealand with a very fine strike of the rare 'TRANSPORT/CENSOR/COLOMBO' cachet in violet believed used aboard HMNZT "Ulimaroa" which left NZ 1.5.1916 as part of the last convoy to go via the Suez Canal.
SOUTH AFRICA - (Provinces)
NATAL:1899 stampless cover endorsed "Active Service No stamps obtainable/AEJ Murray RN" (= Royal Navy) & - at lower-left - "Please forward at once to Berea", to Durban with very fine 'FRERE/DE25/99/NATAL' cds, superb GPO cds of the same date & 'DURBAN/26DE/99/NATAL' both on the reverse. Ex Gerald Ellott.