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528

cps

Carton of world covers with numerous pickings including lots of Germany, Italy including 1867 to GB with Embossed 40c & Imperf 80c, 1932 Japan to Cuba (!), 1948 India to Mozambique, etc, the best section are airmail covers to Australia from many countries including 1949 East Germany, 1954 Bahrain registered, 1938 Afghanistan, 1939 Indo-China registered, 1951 Gold Coast PPC, GB 1951 with Festival 2/6d & 5/-, etc. (Qty few 100)

500.00

$320.00



C of A KGV - Single Watermark




610

c

a

71zz Smooth Paper 1d red vertical "pair" with characteristic slightly trimmed perfs at right and an unmistakable COIL JOIN between the units + LMult Wmk d green tied to commercial cover to Samoa by Sydney machine cancellation, Samoa censor h/s in violet. An exciting new discovery. This is the first such coil pair we have recorded on cover , making this one of the most important KGV frankings we have handled.

The ACSC records that KGV coils were produced from sheet stock, and that undoubtedly genuine examples - including four attached to coil starters - exist. However, they are neither listed nor priced because of the potential for easily creating fakes. Usage on cover or piece is the best evidence that coil stamps of this period are genuine. A 1920 cover with a single 1d red coil stamp with the join still attached sold at a Melbourne auction of 27.8.2011 for $3220. It was noted there as "...the first proving item..." The cover offered here, bearing as it does a "complete pair" with the join, is a far more desirable item.

4000.00

$4,600.00



C of A - Postal History










710

c/cl

Box of mostly pre-decimal commercial covers the majority to overseas destinations including Brazil, Italy, Hawaii, Ireland, Hungary, Dutch Indies & Sabah, with numerous airmail covers including a few Clipper items & a good range of rates to 9/- including 5d Empire Air Rate, 1/2d Thylacine on PPC to Germany etc, a number of unusual make-ups including with se-tenant issues, many WWII censor covers with variety in the censor labels & cachets, 1945 to GB with rare Queensland red & blue airmail label, 1953 7d Aerogramme uprated with 3d Wheat, 1934 illustrated advertising cover for Warwick Presbyterian Boarding Schools (Qld), condition rather mixed. (Qty 150 approx)

300.00

$320.00






721

c/l

b/c

1916 PPC with KGV 1d red, 1921 cover with 1d red x3 & two 1924 covers each with 1d green x2, all to Greece, the covers with their original letters written in Greek, some faults. Scarce destination in this period. (Qty 7 items)

100.00

No longer available








722

cps

1930s bundle of commercial covers with many to Austria including by air, also a group mostly by air to New Guinea or Papua including one registered & several redirected from Port Moresby to Wau each with 3d Air Mail added, etc, very mixed condition but full of interest. (Qty 48)

200.00

No longer available




726

ps

b

1946 Myer Emporium 5/10d blue Food Parcel Label (slightly trimmed at the base) to Surrey but forwarded to "La Moye/Jersey CI" (Channel Islands), Melbourne parcel roller cancel, a few blemishes.

300.00

$240.00T



C of A - Military - World War I








745

c

Exhibit pages of 1916-18 Troopship mail from the 17th to 41st Convoys with a good range of Censor handstamps many of which identify the specific ships, includes mail from South Africa, Sierra Leone, Cape Verde Islands & Canal Zone, 22nd Convoy cover to USA & taxed, 41st Convoy Ceylon PPC with scarce 'TRANSPORT/CENSOR/CEYLON' cachet, several YMCA items including Melbourne YMCA postcard, Gratuitous Distribution Letter Card with Poem on the Reverse, condition rather mixed. A good lot of this popular material. Ex Michael Blake. (Qty 41 items)

1000.00

$750.00






750

ps

b

1915 usage of 1d Roo Postal Card with three different Prisoner of War handstamps in green, to West Sumatra but apparently missent to GB where superb 'PRISONERS OF WAR/[crown]/INFORMATION BUREAU' cachet applied, unusual usage of LONDON WC OFFICAL PAID' cds in red indicating POW mail was free, superb 'SIBOLGA' arrival cds, corner bends at upper-right & lower-left. A most unusual POW usage to an unusual destination. [The letter, in English, states "...The number of letters we may write is much restricted but there is no limit for letters from abroad. All the prisoners here have to work 4 hours every day with axe and shovel...The war has cost me...a great deal of money..."]

750.00

$900.00




792

c

c

FIRST CONVOY: Use of Adelaide YMCA postcard with lengthy message headed "Aden", from "Ascanius" (A11) to South Australia but with Sydney machine of DE21-1914 & '1D'-in-circle h/s, rather battered with reinforced central fold & creasing. [At Aden, the troops were advised that mail sent from there to Australia would not be censored & that they could write whatever they liked! This consequently fascinating communication states "...We had a collision with the Shropshire we are lucky to be on here to write about it...it was a close thing I can tell you" and "we witnessed the fight between the Sydney and the Emden it was great the Sydney fixed her up in twenty minutes...". Despite the tone of the letter, after leaving Colombo, it was "Ascanius" that rammed "Shropshire"]

150.00

$160.00




804

c

(a-)

BRITISH CENSOR CACHETS: 1915 (Apr 18) OAS cover with very fine 'AUST & NZ ARMY CORPS/HEADQUARTERS/FIELD PO' cds & superb boxed Censor No 2208 h/s in rosine, to Switzerland with Zurich arrival b/s, superb 'T' h/s & mss "20" in blue, Swiss Postage Due 20c tied by Zurich cds, minor repaired tear at the top. [Free postage extended only to British Empire destinations]

200.00

$200.00














818

c

CASUALTIES: MALTA: 1915-16 Capt Ronald Smith Correspondence comprising 9.10.15 from Tasmania forwarded to "Verdala Hospital/Malta", 10.12.1915 registered from Malta to Tasmania, 15.12.1915 inwards from Egypt with British 'ARMY POST OFFICE/SZ7' cds used at Valletta, 17.1.1916 & 11.2.1916 registered covers from Sicily to Tasmania (one illustrated for Excelsior Palace Hotal at Palermo, the other with Italian Red Cross 5c label, 20.3.1916 & 28.3.1916 registered usage of both parts of a Dardenelles Reply Letterette, and 3.5.1916 to Captain Smith on Hospital Ship "Karoola" at Adelaide but redirected to Melbourne (& a PPC of the ship), condition variable including filing holes. (Qty 9 items)

400.00

$900.00



NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History






908

c

a

1826 mercantile entire headed "Sydney 18 Decr 1826" to the Netherlands endorsed "pSteamer/of 13 June" with oval 'POST PAID SHIP LR/12AU12/1827/LONDON' d/s in red & Dutch 'England/...Amsterdam' b/s in red, rated "8" & "50", remarkably fine. Oh that this was what it purports to be; an 1826 entire from NSW to Holland. In fact, it is a duplicate of the original, in Dutch, sent to Schiedam by the London forwarding agent to whom it was originally sent. Even so, it is a remarkable document that proves the existence of trade between Holland and NSW in this very early period.

600.00

$460.00






911

c

c

1859 large-part outer to the Philippines with Imperf Diadems 1/- pale red x2 (one almost very fine, the other a little cut-into) tied by 'NSW'-in-concentric-ovals cancels of Sydney (b/s), largely very fine 'MANILA/31/DIC/1859/ISS FILIPS' arrival b/s, a bit aged, the two panels separated & rejoined with archival tape.

400.00

No longer available






912

c

a-

1868 (Sep 1) cover to a British officer in India "Via Galle" with Diadems Perf 13 6d purple SG 165 x2 cancelled with light but clear Rays '92' Type 1 (rated RRR) of 'CASINO' (light cds at the base), 'STEAMER LETTER/ CALCUTTA/OC16/68' arrival b/s in red, redirected to "Saugor/Central India" with East India 4a green tied by oval 'ANSTRUTHER & Co/FORWARDED BY/CALCUTTA' forwarding agent's handstamp & double-circle 'CALCUTTA/--19/89 - 1 ' duplex - month omitted & year slugs inverted - in blue, hexagonal 'JUBBULPORE' transit & 'SAUGOR' arrival b/s, very minor blemishes. A marvellous forwarding agent cover & the only such item we have seen from any of the Australian Colonies. RPSofV Certificate (2015). [Jubbulpore - the Capital - and Saugor were situated within Bhopal State, now part of Madhya Pradesh State]

3000.00

$2,300.00






913

c

b

1879 mourning cover to Denmark with De La Rue 2d (folded over the top of the envelope) & 6d tied by '26AU/79 - 914' duplex, Sydney transit b/s & '1D' h/s in purple, London transit & 'ODENSE' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.

180.00

No longer available




915

c

b

1901 cover to the NSW Mounted Infantry Quartermaster in South Africa with d & 2d tied by 'WEST MAITLAND/NSW - 64' duplex, Sydney transit b/s, minor blemishes. Inwards mail to the Australian troops during the Boer War is rare.

400.00

No longer available




916

C

a

1901 Robert Jolley PPC ("BOTANICAL GARDENS, SYDNEY") to New Caledonia with message in French, NSW 1d Arms tied by one of two very fine strikes of the French mailboat 'LIGNE T/4/FEVR/01/PAQ FR No1' d/s. [At Federation, NSW only had a "South Pacific" letter rate of 2d - instead of 2d - & an inferred postcard rate of 1d - instead of 1d. The rate was a casualty of the Federal PMG's Department that commenced operations on 1.3.1901. With a duration of only 2 months, this is the shortest-lasting postal rate of the entire pre-decimal period]

250.00

No longer available




919

c

b

1904 & 1907 PPCs from Tonga or Fiji each with 1d cancelled at Sydney & with oval 'SHIP LETTER/ 1D /LATE FEE' handstamp, the first with CofA Postage Due 1d added, the second with message headed "SS Suva", a bit aged. (Qty )

200.00

No longer available

QUEENSLAND - Postal History




952

c

c

1900 from the Boer War endorsed "From Trooper N Carhale [?]/No 250 3rd QMI" (= Queensland Mounted Infantry) with space at lower-left for an officer to countersigned but left blank, Transvaal VRI 1d tied by British 'ARMY PO 55/OC11/00/S.AFRICA' cds, Brisbane transit & 'CHARLEVILLE' arrival b/s, overall soiling.

200.00

$160.00



VICTORIA - Postal History




1107

c

b

1853 (Sep 21) mercantile entire to New York "p Victoria" with Half-Lengths 3d (3 large margins) tied by Barred Oval '1' of Melbourne (d/s alongside), London transit b/s of 12DE12/1853 in red, rated mss "16" & superb American '37' h/s, 'NEW YORK/DEC/26/AM PKT' arrival cds, horizontal filing crease. Not recorded in Ben Palmer's Census. [** FAKED **]

500.00

No longer available


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