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Type

Quality

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Estimate

Realised

DOMESTIC MAIL




1026

CL

B

1921 (Nov 8) OHMS cover to "Station Manager/Thursday Island" with KGV 2d orange perf 'OS' tied by Perth Krag machine cancel, 'THURSDAY ISLAND/ 2 /QUEENSLAND' arrival b/s & 'UNCLAIMED/THURSDAY ISLAND' h/s on the face, Perth DLO 'Returned to Sender' label on the reverse & cds in red on the face, minor blemishes & a little truncated at left.

500.00

$525.00



MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE




1037

C

A-

1901 (Sep 26) mourning cover to "Bulawayo/Rhodesia" with very fine 'PRIVATE SECRETARYS OFFICE/FRANK STAMP/PERTH WA' h/s in violet overstruck with light 'PERTH/WA - GPO/R' duplex, very fine 'PAID/OFFICIALLY/ WEST AUSTRALIA' cachet, poor Durban transit & Bulawayo arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [Franked mail was carried free of postage within the State of origin & also to overseas destinations provided a 'PAID' cachet was applied. The franking system was abolished 31/10/1902]

400.00

$300.00



MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE


1046

PS

A

1912 (June 29) usage of South Australian 3d olive Registration Envelope with SA 2d violet paying the double-rate, to "Chief Postmaster/British Solomon Islands Protectorate/Tulagi" (!), Adelaide cds & red/white registration label, the flap secured with pieces of stamp selvedge perforated 'OS' which indicates that this was official correspondence. An exceptional use of this scarce item, to an extraordinary destination. Ex Nelson Eustis & John Darnell: acquired for $3037 at our auction of 5/12/2003.

3000.00

$4,200.00






1049

PS

A-

1914 (June 29) usage of of 1d Roo Envelope to "Springbok/Namaqualand/South Africa" with First Wmk 3d olive tied by very fine 'SMOKY BAY/STH AUSTRALIA' cds, another strike on the distinctive SA-type registration label, minor blemishes on the reverse only. Gorgeous! Unusual destination. [Namaqualand is an arid diamond-mining region in the west of South Africa]

750.00

$2,000.00



MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE




1052

C

A-

1920 (Feb 23) double-rate cover to South West Africa with Kangaroos Third Wmk 3d olive tied by Melbourne machine, superb oval 'SWAKOPMUND-___' defaced German-period TPO d/s & light boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/DOORSELATEN DOOR CENSOR' h/s in violet. [Censorship lasted into the 1920s in most former German Colonies]

300.00

$240.00



MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE




1053

C

B

1930 (Jan 14) cover to "Pisang Lodge/Kuching/Sarawak" with KGV 4½d violet tied by 'REGISTERED/HOBART' cds, red/white registration label, minor soiling. Scarce destination.

250.00

No longer available

MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE




1055

C

A-

1935 (July 2) cover to "Géomêtre [= surveyor] du Condominium/Port Vila/New Hebrides" with Jubilee 2d & 3d + KGV 1d paying a late fee tied by 'CABRAMATTA/NSW' cds, blue/white registration label. Exotic destination.

300.00

$380.00



MAIL TO OTHER COUNTRIES




1058

C

B

1901 (Oct 1) cover to "Port-au-Prince/Haiti/West Indies" with Victorian 'POSTAGE' 1d & 1½d x3 tied by 'R'-in-circle h/s & very fine 'REGISTERED MELBOURNE/ 4 ' cds below, superb 'REGISTERED/SEATTLE, WASH.' & two different New York transit b/s plus New York exchange office registration label, light 'PORT-AU-PRINCE/HAITI' arrival b/s, a few blemishes. Excellent destination.

400.00

$320.00






1059

C

B

1901 (Dec 30) official cover (embossed Arms on the flap) to "President Sarmiento/Argentine Training Ship/ Constantinople" (!) with Queensland ½d & 2½d purple/blue pair tied by superb 'R'-in-oval h/s with equally fine 'WOOLLOONGABBA' cds (badly worn) & 'REGISTERED/WOOLLOONGABBA' h/s alongside, transit b/s of Brisbane, 'COLOMBO', 'SUEZ' & 'ALEXANDRIA' plus 'BRITISH-POST-OFFICE/CONSTANTINOPLE' arrival b/s, boxed 'Non Réclamé/Not called for' h/s in violet & a different Constantinople cds on the face, light 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/BRISBANE' b/s in violet, minor soiling. An extraordinary destination cover! [Argentine naval ships are usually named after national heroes. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was President of the Republic of Argentina from 1868 until 1874]

1000.00

$1,600.00






1062

PS

B

1903 (Feb 4) usage of NSW 3d Registration Envelope to the Philippines "per JMS/Kumano Maru" with ½d strip of 3 & 1d tied by Sydney cds, superb 'R'-in-oval h/s below & straight-line 'REGISTERED' h/s in lieu of registration label, American-pattern 'REGISTERED/Manila PI' arrival b/s in violet, small fault at lower-left. [The Treaty of Paris (1898) which ended the Spanish-American War transferred control of the Philippines from Spain to the United States. However, this agreement was not recognized by the nascent Philippine Government which, on 2/6/1899, issued a Declaration of War against the United States. The Philippine-United States War officially ended in 1902, though hostilities continued until about 1913. The illustration is on page 20]

150.00

$140.00






1063

PS

(A)

1906 (Feb 6) double-rate usage of NSW 3d Registration Envelope with 1d & 2d pair tied by Sydney cds & 'R'-in-oval h/s, to Germany ('BREMEN' b/s) where readdressed to "Monte Carlo/posterestante", large-part 'MONTE-CARLO T B/PRINCIPALITE MONACO' arrival b/s, ironed-out horizontal bend. [The illustration is on page 20]

250.00

$160.00






1070

C

A-

1913 (May 30) cover to "Empire/Canal Zone/Panama" with State/CofA combination franking of NSW 1d Arms pair & Kangaroos First Wmk ½d green tied by 'GOULBURN/NSW' cds, 'EMPIRE CZ/RECD' arrival b/s.

350.00

$480.00






1074

PS

A

1914 (June 22) usage of Victorian 1d Letter Card to "Poste Restante/Djibouti/Somali Coast" uprated with Roos ½d & 1d tied by 'CARLTON/VICTORIA' cds, 'ADEN' transit & 'COTE FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS/DJIBOUTI' arrival b/s, boxed 'PARTI SANS/LAISSER d'ADDRESSE' (= Left Address) & 'RETOUR/A L'ENVOYEUR' (= Return to Sender) handstamps & superb 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/MELBOURNE' b/s in red. Ex Guy Linfield: acquired for $1760 at a Sydney auction in 2006. An oustanding destination item, greatly enhanced by the State/CofA combination franking.

2000.00

$2,300.00






1086

C

B

1917 (Oct 23) cover to "CM Customs/Kongmoon/South China" with KGV ½d green & 1d red x6 tied by 'EVANS PLAINS/NSW' cds, scarce red & black/white registraion label, superb 'BATHURST/NSW' transit, British 'CANTON/ON19/17' arrival cds (inverted month slug), bilingual Canton & 'KONGMOON' arrival cds, minor blemishes. Scarce destination. Evans Plains PO 1/3/1862; RO 15/2/1918; PO 1/1/1927; closed 31/7/1960. [Kongmoon = Jiangmen, a port city in Guangdong Province. The rate was 2½d + 3d registration so the letter was overpaid 1d, no postage due having been assessed]

400.00

No longer available




1088

CO

B

1917 (Dec 17) cover to "British Embassy/Tokio/Japan" with "From/J Mandeville/British Embassy/Tokio/Japan" on the flap, Kangagoo Third Wmk 2½d indigo (exceptional centring) tied by Hobart Krag continuous-machine cancel, 'TOKIO/JAPAN' arrival b/s & again on the face when redirected to British Columbia with 10s x2 for the forwarding fee tied by Japanese language cds, minor creasing. [The rate was 2½d per half-ounce. It is hard to believe this 209x132mm cover was not overweight: it appears to have escaped penalty in three countries. Was there an international postal convention - formal or otherwise - to turn a blind-eye to consular mail? We have certainly seen other overweight consular and diplomatic items that have escaped penalty]

1000.00

$800.00



MAIL TO OTHER COUNTRIES




1097

CL

B

1921 (March 2) cover to "Christiania/Norway" with scarce franking of Kangaroos Third Wmk 6d grey-blue BW #19E (Cat $450 on cover) tied by 'QUEENSCLIFF/VIC' cds, scarce red/white registration label, Melbourne transit & 'KRISTIANIA' arrival b/s, vertical fold. [The Norwegian capital was originally called Oslo. The medieval city was destroyed by fire in 1624. The rebuilt city was named Christiania, which was officially varied to Kristiania in 1877. From 1/1/1925 the original name Oslo was restored by an Act of Parliament. However, in 2009, the central part of the city was again renamed Christiania! The illustration is on page 42]

350.00

$525.00






1099

C

A-

1922 (Jan 17) Metropolitan & Ipswich Water Supply & Sewerage Board cover to Liechtenstein (!) with rare franking of KGV 4d violet & Roos 3d olive tied by 'REGISTERED/BRISBANE' cds, unusual red/white 'Queensland/ BRISBANE' registration label, London transit b/s, minor blemishes. Outstanding destination.

1000.00

$750.00




1101

C

(C)

1923 (June 28) cover to "Managua/Nicaragua" (!) with scarce franking of KGV 4d ultramarine & Kangaroos 3d olive tied by 'RIALTO/MELBOURNE VIC' cds, scarce red/white registration label, Seattle, New Orleans (Aug 4) & 'BALBOA C.Z./AUG/21/1923/REGISTERED' transit b/s. The cover arrived in the Canal Zone in dilapidated condition. It was crudely repaired with white tape (that largely obscures the registration label) & three rouletted 'BUREAU OF POSTS/OFFICIALLY SEALED/THE PANAMA CANAL' labels. A roneo'd label advising "This piece of mail was included in a/rifled dispatch of registered articles from/New Orleans La forwarded August 8 1923 per steamship HEREDIA' partly affixed to the reverse & bearing 'BALBOA HGTS CL Z/REGISTERED' and two poor Nicaraguan markings. A wonderful & famous cover: acquired for $3220 from a Melbourne auction in 2007.

5000.00

$4,000.00



MAIL TO OTHER COUNTRIES




1103

C

A

1927 (Nov) cover to "USA Trade Comsr/.../Argentino/South America" with KGV 4d olive tied by US 'Packet Boat' h/s (Hosking #1681) in red & Honolulu machine cancel, Buenos Aires arrival b/s & boxed postman's h/s. [The rate paid included 1d late fee]

400.00

$420.00






1108

C

A-

1931 (May 22) Consulate-General of the Netherlands cover to Java with Kingsford Smith 3d tied by 'POSTED IN/OVERSEAS BOX GPO - SYDNEY 2/NSW' machine cancel, Soerabaja machine arrival b/s with airmail slogan & boxed postman's h/s. [The illustration is on page 42]

150.00

No longer available


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