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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - Postal Stationery - Envelopes
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
UPU Distribution Issues Envelope 2½d blue (flap stuck) & Registration Envelope 3d brown size F (small spike-hole) both additionally with 'ULTRAMAR' h/s in blue, some spotting/toning especially on the 2½d Envelope. Ex Portuguese India Post Office Archives. (Qty 2)
1902-12 Issues annotated study on 29 pages with 1902 1d unused x2 (different knives) & used x13 (including registered Tatts usage, 1904 from 'PADDINGTON', 1908 from 'ONSLOW' & 1912 from 'MARBLE BAR', also 1912 with Birk's Pharmacy label), then "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x9 comprising unused x2, used x6 & CTO; 2d orange/yellow x2 & used x9 (including 1902 from 'BOULDER', 1904 from 'HOPETOUN', 1906 from 'WAGIN' & taxed, 1908 from 'BREMER BAY'), then "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x11 comprising unused x5 & used x6 (including 1906 from 'WAGIN', 1906 registered from 'DERBY' to Perth & 1910 to Germany); 'ONE PENNY.' in Blue on 2d orange/yellow x5 unused (one a "lemon-yellow" shade); condition very mixed. (Qty 51)
1902 1d EN1 in carmine, Pope & Thomas's "Die 11" with Decapitated Swan, locally used at Perth 3DEC10, very minor blemishes. [A new supply of envelopes in 1912 was printed in deep shades of carmine on rough unsurfaced stock. Carmine examples from earlier requisitions are rare. Pope & Thomas's reference to "dies" should be to "electros". The Decapitated Swan electro was used for the 1908 1d Fleet Card]
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1902 2½d blue EN4, flap stuck & some very faint spotting, unused. Rare: probably fewer than a dozen unused examples have been recorded. [A very similar example sold for $1035 at our auction of 29/11/2008. Margaret Hamilton's unused example sold for $2530: at the time it was believed to be the only recorded unused example. This and the next two lots each have the Apostrophe Between 'T' & 'E' of 'WESTERN' variety]
1902 2½d blue EN4, to Holland with 'FREMANTLE' cds of 10OC08, 'AMSTERDAM' arrival b/s of 10-11/1908 & postman's 'B 430'-in-capsule h/s on the reverse, minor blemishes. Rare: possibly the finest used example of the six or so recorded. [Although printed in 1902, it seems that none were actually issued for some years. This example, the ERU, is more than two years earlier than the PSAC's ERU of 12/11/1910! Margaret Hamilton's used example to Canada - torn through the stamp - sold for $1955]
1902 2½d blue EN4, to Holland uprated with 3d tied by 'SUBIACO' cds of 31MR1910, rare large red/white registration label, Perth transit b/s of the same date & 'AMSTERDAM' arrival b/s, a bit spotty. A great rarity, being the only registered example recorded.
1908 2d yellow EN5 with manuscript date "21/6/09" at lower-left, to Sydney with 'WAVERLEY/JU22/09/W.A' cds, very fine 'ENGLISH MAIL NSW' machine backstamp, minor spotting at right. Very rare. [Absent from Margaret Hamilton's collection]
1909 Large Die (23½x19½mm) 1d rose-red EN6, unused. Very scarce. [The paper is a good quality surfaced laid stock. Unused examples sold for $862 & $368 at our auctions of 29/11/2008 & 5/12/2009 respectively]
1909 Large Die (23½x19½mm) 1d rose-red EN6, local usage at Perth 4NOV11. Rare. Ex Dr Ed Druce: acquired for $862.
1909 Large Die (23½x19½mm) 1d rose-pink EN6var, unused. Very scarce & unlisted in the PSAC. [The ink is infused with eosin, which glows brightly under ultra-violet light]
1909 Large Die (23½x19½mm) 1d rose-pink EN6var, to South Australia with Kalgoorlie cds of 7AP13. Rare & unlisted in the PSAC.
1912 Intermediate Die (22½x18½mm) 1d deep carmine on rough unsurfaced wove stock EN7, to Sydney with poor Sandstone cds of DEC12, ironed-out vertical fold & a couple of minor repaired opening tears. Rare & underrated. [Brian Pope lists the 1912 printing but doesn't note that it is in a distinct shade, on a different type of paper, or that the die is of an intermediate size. These three factors are all important for identifying these rare envelopes, of which no unused example, and only a few used examples have been recorded]
1912 Intermediate Die (22½x18½mm) 1d deep carmine on rough unsurfaced wove stock EN7, to Fremantle with 'DAY DAWN' cds of 18JE13.
1912 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY.' in Blue on 2d orange EN8 local usage with 'MRR PERTH' cds of 26OC12, unusually opened at right & slightly truncated. Scarce.
1912 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY.' in Blue on 2d orange EN8var on Highly Surfaced Stock, to London with Perth Krag machine cancel of 4NOV12.