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Displaying 1 - 20 of 39 Lots in Category - Postage Dues
British Commonwealth range with GB Wedding £1; Ascension Jubilee set, KGVI 3d SG 42 + Perf 13 2/6d 5/- & 10/-; Bahamas 1954 Pictorials; Falkland Dependencies Ships 10/- & £1; Gambia 1938-46 & 1953-59 sets; Jamaica KGVI £1; New Zealand QEII 2/6d to 10/-; Trinidad & Tobago Britannia MCA 5/-; etc, unmounted, Cat £1200+.
Small stockbook of bits n pieces including Australia First Wmk Large 'OS' 3d to 6d, Third Wmk £1 brown & blue (reperforated) & Bicoloured Postage Dues 3d to 10/- CTO, Great Britain 1883-84 9d with 'GOVT/PARCELS' Overprint & 1/- plus 10/- ultramarine, plus all manner of World odds 'n' sods, condition variable.
1860s-90s mostly scruffy little group of covers to Victoria from GB x12 (three with '1s/MORE TO PAY' h/s of Melbourne) or Canada x2 (one with a stamp missing), and internal Victorian covers x4 (one with handstruck 'GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA' Frank Stamp in violet). Family correspondence: never before on the market. Proceeds to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
HONG KONG: Postage Dues 1938-62 2c to 50c Wmk Script CA SG D6-12 x29 sets with blocks of 8 or 20, plus 1965-72 Block Wmk 5c & 10c, Cat £2800+.
C of A - Postage Dues
Dealer's stockbook stated to include Blank Tablet to 5/- plus Perf 11x11½-12 1d & 2d, Filled Tablets 3d & 4d strips of 3 plus Perf 11 values to 6d x2, Stroke 5/- x2, extensive array of Bicolours with some multiples including Third Wmk 4d corner block of 6, CofA Wmk Perf 11 3d, No Wmk 5d Die II x6, etc, mostly with postal cancellations, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Inspection recommended.
(Qty few 100)
No longer available
Mint range with Blank Tablet to 8d, Filled Tablet to 1/-, later Bicolours to 5/- x3, etc, plus a used array of mostly later issues, condition variable.
1902 Blank Tablet ('NSW' Removed) ½d to 5/- complete, the 5/- top value with Traces of 'NSW' Evident BW #D11f (Cat $500), Cat $850.
1902 Blank Tablet ('NSW' Removed) 1d Perf 11x11½, 2d Perf 12 & 2d Perf 11x11½ all with the Watermark Inverted BW #D3 5a (unpriced used in the ACSC) & 6a, cds cancels, Cat $650 + #D5a.
1902 Blank Tablet ('NSW' Removed) 5/- BW #D11 & Filled Tablet 5/- #D42 blocks of 4, the latter a little aged, cds cancels, Cat $700. Scarce multiples.
(Qty 2 blocks)
1902-04 Filled Tablet 20/- dull green BW #D45, small thin, unused, Cat $6500. BPA Certificate (2008). A presentable example of this rare stamp.
1907 Crown/Double-Lined A ½d dull green with the Watermark Inverted (as usual) BW #D56 marginal block of 48 from the top of the left-hand pane (6x8), some minor perf separation/rejoining, most units unmounted, Cat $3000++.
1907 Crown/Double-Lined A 6d dull green BW #D60, Cat $475.
1909-10 Victorian Design on Thick Paper with Crown/Double-Lined A ½d to £1 complete BW #D76-92 (SG D63-73), all CTO with part-Melbourne cds of SE30/09, large-part o.g., Cat $950 (£475+ for postally used). Superb!
1909-10 Victorian Design on Thick Paper with Crown/Double-Lined A 10/- & £1 BW #D91 & 92, both with 'PRIVATE BOX ROOM/ MELBOURNE VIC' cds, Cat $800.
1922-30 Third Watermark 1d carmine & yellow-green BW #D106 complete right-hand pane of 60 (6x10) divided into two blocks of 30, plus lower-half of the left-hand pane, with listed varieties, most units are unmounted, Cat $1800++.
(Qty 3 blocks)
C of A - Postal History
Batch of covers with Victorian 'RETURNED LETTER' Envelopes x4 (three registered), 1937 Launceston-Melbourne with boxed 'EXPRESS DELIVERY' h/s, inwards from USA with Postage Dues x3, 1939 to Germany with 'UNDELIVERABLE/...' h/s, etc, also WWII War Savings folder with 6d "Spitfire" x17, and four documents with British KGV 'CONSULAR/SERVICE' stamps to 7/6d x2 & 10/-, condition variable. From a family/business source never before on the market.
Selection of taxed mail with a few pre-WWII items, 1957 irregular usage with Revenues, several Business Reply Paid cards with values to 2/- including a 1/- block of 4 (damaged), etc, condition variable.
(Qty 28 items)
1900 (Dec 17) envelope with a superb strike of the 'GOVERNOR-GENERAL/[arms]/FRANK STAMP/AUSTRALIA' handstamp in blue uncancelled but with a Sydney duplex of DE17/00 alongside, embossed 'Government House, Sydney/[arms]' in red on the flap, 'EDGECLIFF/DE18/1900/NSW' arrival b/s. An extremely important cover, in excellent condition, and a marvellous first page for an Australian Postal History collection.
This usage pre-dates Federation (1st January 1901) by 14 days, and is the Earliest Recorded Usage of the Frank Stamp. Although the Earl of Hopetoun had arrived in Sydney from England in mid-December, he was still merely the Governor-General-Designate. The usage of the Governor-General Frank in this period was therefore unauthorised, inappropriate and highly irregular. In fact, Hans Karman has advised that Lady Hopetoun was the offender: the cover bears her handwriting & the addressee looked after her horses. It is telling that the Frank is correctly uncancelled signifying that its validity was not accepted by the post office. However, it was not taxed, presumably as a courtesy to the illustrious sender. [A very similar example of 18.12.1900 - also with the Frank uncancelled, & untaxed - sold at the Prestige auction of 27.7.2009 for $1092]
1966-71 Definitives study of usages with values to $1 represented including single and multiple frankings, domestic and overseas airmails, advertising covers and taxed mail, noted QEII 1c brown punctured 'G/NSW' on local OHMS cover, 3c Coil x10 on local registered cover, two items with Great Britain Postage Dues, 5c Bird sent from Vietnam serviceman, 8c Fish pair 'Special Delivery' to Darwin, 10c Anemone used as Postage Due, 13c Avocet paying greeting card airmail rate, 15c Galah on airmail postcard, 30c Ibis on "Commercial Papers" airmail to England, Business Reply postcards x6 with values to $1 collecting fees payable and various Navigators on registered airmail covers. Great basis for further development.
C of A - Military - World War I
1914 OAS cover with very fine triple-oval '1ST FA BDE AMN COL/AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE' (Ammunition Column) cachet in violet & Albany cds of 29OC14, to Sydney with '1D'-in-circle h/s & Postage Due 1d tied by Sydney cds of 2NO14, minor faults not affecting the very fine appearance. [Bob Emery listed this cachet as CA74, & noted one example of 1.12.1914, after arrival in Egypt. This cover proves it was manufactured in Australia]