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Displaying 1 - 20 of 225 Lots in Category - Postal History
Mostly military/wartime covers with a few World War I including 1916 OAS from Tanganyika (?) with black/green 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' label across the flap; World War II including Australian War Savings booklet with "Spitfire" 6d x15 affixed within, Australian POW Postcard - no camp indicated but probably in Thailand - to NSW, China 1940 uprated Postal Card to NSW, commercial airmails including 3 from 'BRITISH CONSULATE/Curacao' to USA, 1942 Guatemala-USA with 'BRITISH LEGATION/V' h/s & franking including a bisect, some parcel fragments including high value frankings from GB & Malaya; post-WWII including Austria 1953 to NSW with Costumes 40g & 10s; etc, condition variable.
(Qty 140 approx)
No longer available
Box of "goodies" with some mostly ordinary stamps, mounted range of 1956 1960 & 1964 Olympics FDCs from many countries including imperfs from Poland & San Marino, then a stockbook of New Zealand Life Insurance (Lighthouse) issues, and a range of postal history including Australia registered parcel front with Arms 10/- x4 (sensational if it had been a single £2!), Hong Kong Sep 1941 by air to NSW with Centenary 5c 25c & $1 x2, three New Zealand parcel tags one to NSW during WWII & censored, 1940s US parcel front to Australia with "Prexies" 6c x2 9c 12c x4 15c 20c & 50c taxed 3/3d with rare parcels 'ASSESSMENT LABEL' affixed; finally a group of monographs on Palestine & Israel subjects.
A real mixed bag with Colombia revenues to $20 with small puncture & 'SPECIMEN' Overprint (15 + 6 blocks of 4); 'BECHUANALAND/PROTECTORATE' KEVII Revenues 2/6d with postal cds; a very scrappy group of pre-1901 South African covers including internal & registered items from Transvaal; 1936 much-travelled cover from USA to Egypt & beyond; & a few others.
Carton of covers with an array of modern Israeli FDCs with high thematic content, Australian illustrated PSEs, an album of German Postal Stationery with many illustrated Reich Postal Cards, 1913 usage of Balkans War commemorative postcard with message in French that speaks about Bulgarian atrocities at Kassill ("...They set fire to the Prison with 29 people inside but at the last minute we managed to save them from a horrible death,,,") etc etc, also a selection of pre-WWI Austrian & Imperial Russian banknotes.
Consignment remainders with many better covers including Australia 1d Engraved on PPC, NSW PPC with 'TRAVELLING PO No 3 WEST' cds, Swedish PPC with 1909 Art Industries Label (fault), etc, Postal Stationery including Australia KGV 1d red Postal Card with 'OHMS' Heading x2 different, Papua 1½d unused in well above average condition, scenic Postal Cards including from Bhutan, Chile, Switzerland & Cape of Good Hope, etc, a few Boer War items including a superb South Australian cabinet card of Corporal Ernest Alexander Becker, also a German Colonies range of stamps "Cinderellas" & Postal Cards, etc, condition variable but most of those mentioned are very fine.
(Qty 150 approx)
Motley covers including 1844 Sydney-Melbourne entire with an interesting letter, 1892 from NSW to HMS "Britannia" at Melbourne, Victoria front with defective 1d & 3d Half-Lengths, etc, plus a group of fine PPCs including early Rose cards of Western Australia x4 (one a Trans-Australian Railway type used in 1932) & London x10 (mostly Philip G Hunt/Philco types), etc, and Badges for Victorian Education Department 1919 Children's Flower Day, 1919 Anzac Day Tasmania & 1960s (?) for Rural Youth South Australia.
Valuable batch of commercial covers including Abu Dhabi 1965 to GB with 50np Antelope & 1972 airmail with 'UAE' Overprints 35f, Dubai Aerogrammes x4, 1942 remarkably fine POW cover from GB to Malaya, Bechuanaland 1893 1d Postal Card with 'MAFEKING/BECUANALAND' cds and 1910 & 1912 PPCs with 'LOBATSI' or 'FRANCISTOWN' cds, Tanganyika 1925 to Italy with Giraffes 10c & 15c, Samoa 1923 with 'ALEIPATA' cds, New Zealand 1954 Rotary International airmail cover to USA with 6d & 10/- Queen on Horseback, Somaliland 1903 defective PPC with faint 'BERBERA' cds & 1946 OAS cover with superb 'HARGEISA' cds, etc, condition variable but most are fine to very fine.
OMNIBUS ISSUES: Valuable batch of commercial covers with 1949 UPU issues from Aden to Zanzibar with better frankings including solos, postcard & formular aerogramme rates, airmail & registered covers, scarcer postmarks, better destinations, etc, condition variable but most are fine to very fine. A solid basis for an interesting collection.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Box with 1958-75 pharmaceutical company First Day Covers for Sigma x50 approximately & other firms x14, modest postal history group x19 with a few better items, batch of limited edition covers, six autographed covers & 1981 Scanlens "Cricket Super Star" cards (10 of 18), condition a bit mixed.
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
71zz Smooth Paper 1d red vertical "pair" with characteristic slightly trimmed perfs at right and an unmistakable COIL JOIN between the units + LMult Wmk ½d 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.
123veb Comb Perf 5d yellow-brown with Major Damage to Upper-Right Corner & Nick in Upper-Left Corner + ½d green on 1920 double-rate cover to the USA with 'KAPUNDA' (SA) cds that intrudes slightly on the affected area at upper-right. This variety is not illustrated in the ACSC. Their illustrations of the four recorded states of the 've' variety are so similar we actually query if they are accurate & if what we have here is, in fact, one of the listed states. Whatever the case, this is a major variety and, as such, an extremely rare usage on cover. [The rate was 2½d x2 + ½d War Tax]
C of A - Postal History
Selection with WWI POW notelope from Holdsworthy Camp & letter on 'CONCENTRATION CAMPS, AUSTRALIA' letterhead from Trial Bay, 1935 registered cover to Czechoslovakia with 1d + Macarthur 2d & 3d, 1937 airmail to Denmark correctly rated 1/9d but with jusqu'a bars of London, 1939 airmail to Sydney with Darwin cds & boxed 'PAQUEBOT' h/s, and 1950 from Hobart with Darwin cds & 'UNCLAIMED' h/s, condition variable.
(Qty 7 items)
Large carton of covers in shoeboxes & albums, mostly Decimal period with a high proportion of airmail covers from a family correspondence to Germany with numerous better frankings including International Stamps, good postmark content, also some FDCs & other philatelic covers, generally very fine.
- two bulging albums crammed with mostly decimal covers from the same source, lots of pickings including scarce postcard usages notably a few NVI types, again many better frankings & good postmark content, also some pre-decimal covers including a very scarce 1939 Empire Air Mail Scheme 3d-rate postcard to the UK.
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)
Huge ledger album of covers from family correspondence with WWII Camps including 'MIL PO DARWIN No 1' x3, 'RAAF PO GERALDTON', 'PUCKAPUNYAL/MIL PO VIC' Krag machine cancels x2, inwards to Caulfield Mil PO with 'NO TRACE/CAULFIELD RACE COURSE' (not previously seen by us), handpainted with '1/AFCC' h/s used in the NT, two philatelic covers with 'VICTORIA/LABUAN' linotype cancels, a few Postage Due covers, inwards mail including five from GB reused with Red Cross address labels, 1940s unclaimed covers from Victorian POs including with 'PAID AT/RELIEF' cds (rated RRR) & 'POSTMASTER/BOX HILL' (RRRR; plus unrecorded rubber b/s), some mostly unused KGVI postal stationery, condition rather mixed. An interesting and original lot.
(Qty few 100)
Mostly commercial mail including a bundle of South Australian 1930s-40s registered covers plus a few advertising covers from smaller towns one with 'PAID AT PORT AUGUSTA/1D 8OC37/SA' cds (ERD by 11 years; rated RR), also two 1948 philatelic covers with scarce 'MILDURA BCH UNIVERSITY/VIC-AUST' cds, Postal Stationery including KGV 5d Registration Envelopes with 'COMPENSATION' handstamp x9 & STO Wrapper 5d light blue for Sydney Stock Exchange, etc, condition variable.
(Qty 70 approx)
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)
Album of pre-decimal solo frankings with a couple of KGV, 1930s 3d Commemoratives, 5d Ram to NZ, 2/- & 2/3d Commemoratives, etc, noted a few scarcer postcard rates, condition variable.
Two huge albums of decimal solo frankings with better items including 5c Bird from Vietnam, 15c Timber & 25c Wool, 30c Cook, 30c Fish & 35c Beef, 35c 1972 Christmas, 1988 63c Christmas, 1990s many $1+ Commemoratives/ Special Issues, postcards including 13c Bird, 8c Ord River, 18c Fauna, 63c Living Together, condition variable but generally fine to very fine.
(Qty few 100)