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Displaying 1 - 20 of 25 Lots in Category - Postal History
ONE PENNY KING GEORGE V: 1d tied to cover to Cheshire by Melbourne machine cancellation, minor blemishes, Cat $750 on cover.
ONE PENNY KING GEORGE V: 1d tied to unsealed cover to Missouri by Brisbane machine cancellation & 'PASSED CENSOR/13MR16/BRISBANE' cds in red, 'Printed Matter' h/s in violet at upper-left, Cat $750 on cover.
SIX PENCE KOOKABURRA: 6d + KGV 1½d brown very late usage on 1924 cover to New York with Sydney cds & red/white registration label, oval US Customs cachet in purple, Cat $2500 on cover.
C of A KGV - King George V Issues
ONE PENNY RED: Listed varieties on commercial covers or fronts comprising Single-Line Perf (front only), Complete Compartment Line at Left, Cut in Left Frame [V/1], Dot before '1' (front), Thin 'G' on Rough Paper (front), Ferns (front), Die II both papers (fronts), Dies I-II pair and Subsituted Clichés Die I BW #71(2)ka (trimmed perfs at the top, front) & Die II #71(2)ja, etc; also 2d scarlet Balding King BW #96(12A)e; generally fine.
POSTAL HISTORY: Handy batch of domestic covers with better frankings including 1d red Bisects x2, 1d red perf 'T' used in lieu of Postage Dues x2, 4d blue single & pair on separate covers, 'OS' punctures 1½d green, 2d orange & 2d scarlet on OHMS lettersheets & 5d (Defective Upper-Left Corner variety) on 'WAR MEDAL ONLY' envelope registered etc, also 1930s registered covers including from 'ALBERT/NSW', 'ARGENTON/NSW', 'GOLSPIE/NSW', 'THULLOO/NSW' & 'KULWIN/VIC', etc, condition variable but generally fine.
POSTAL HISTORY: Covers to overseas destinations including 1d red x2 on taxed cover to USA, 1d reds on two covers to USA both readdressed to NSW with US postage added, 1½d green x3 on registered cover to Papua, 4d violet on postcard to USA, 2d overprinted 'OS' to GB, 1/4d on commercial airmail covers to GB x3 & Malta etc, also souvenir flight covers with 1/4d x4, etc, condition variable but generally fine.
HALFPENNY GREEN COMB PERF: ½d very yellow ("Cyprus") green BW #63H - exceptional centring - & 1d violet tied to commercial cover by 'PEELWOOD/1922/NO12/NSW' cds, Cat $1750 on cover.
ONE PENNY RED COMB PERF SMOOTH PAPER: Cover to "Private CW Higgins/Rest Home (Camp)/Macleod/Mont Park" with 1d tied by scarce 'TO HIGHTON/VIC' cds. [The Mont Park Military Hospital at Macleod Military Camp later became a lunatic asylum]
ONE PENNY RED COMB PERF ROUGH PAPER: Single on envelope with pale blue roneo'd illustration 'FIRST MAIL TO CROSS AUSTRALIA OVERLAND/ [train]/ THE LINK THAT BINDS' to Sydney with Perth machine cancel of 24OCT17, minor blemishes; with enclosed letter of same date that states "Am sending this across with our first train..."
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FOUR PENCE VIOLET: Plate 2 Thin 'FOUR PENCE' Retouch BW #111(2)ra tied to commercial cover to Sydney by Brisbane machine cancel largely clear of the variety, Cat $400 as a used stamp. [Even as a normal stamp this is a very scarce franking, paying 2d letter rate x2. Virtually every solo franking we have seen has been paying the foreign letter rate]
FOUR PENCE VIOLET: 4d single & pair + 2d orange tied to commercial cover to Queensland by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/22OC21/ MELBOURNE', opened-out. Cat $450+ for just a single on cover. [The rate was 2d x7 for a letter weighing between 3 & 3½oz]
FOUR PENCE BLUE COOKE PLATES 4d + 2d scarlet tied to commercial cover to New York by 'VANCOUVER/BC - HELP/PREVENT/FOREST FIRES' slogan cancellation. [The rate was 4d for the first ounce + 2d for each additional ounce]
FIVE PENCE CHESTNUT - ROUGH PAPER: Punctured 'OS' (as always) BW #124 - a couple of minor defects from having been affixed partly off the envelope - tied to 1923 OHMS cover by Perth cds, large red/white registration label, 'WILLIAMS' arrival cds, Cat $1500 on cover. Michael Drury Certificate (2015).
ONE SHILLING & FOURPENCE GREENISH BLUE: 1/4d + KGV ½d orange pair & Kangaroo 6d brown tied to airmail cover to England by superb 'CREMORNE/ 13MY31/NSW' cds, 'NETHERTON/HUDDERSFIELD' arrival b/s, Cat $400+ on cover. Superb! [There was some confusion about the correct postage for the 1931 experimental air mails to England. This cover, apparently non-philatelic, was franked 1/11d. Ken Sparks stated that the rate was 1/2d per ½oz; if so, this cover was 9d overpaid. If the standard postage of 2d letter rate + 3d internal airmail per ½oz x2 + 6d Karachi-London airmail per½oz x2 was paid, that amounts to only 1/8d. However, we have recorded many 1/11d covers]
TWO PENCE SCARLET: 2d scarlet with prominent Kiss Print BW #103cb tied to cover to Canada by Melbourne slogan cancel of 15FEB/1935, minor repaired opening tear just clear of the stamp, Cat $500 (on cover). [The ACSC states "Two examples are recorded, on covers dated Melbourne 15.2.1935 or Ipswich (Qld) 17.2.1935". Such kiss prints are very unusual on KGV issues. However, they are a feature of the Kangaroos series where they have often sold for very high sums]
TWO PENCE SCARLET: 2d with typed "Tatter/sall" underprint in red on Union Steam Ship Co cover from Hobart to Samoa. The stamp is not fully adhered to the cover & can be lifted to view the underprint.
THREE PENCE BLUE: Overprinted 'OS' tied to Victorian Forest Commission OHMS cover to California by 'CRESWICK/9MY/34/VICTORIA - 7 ' duplex, Cat $1200 on cover.
PUNCTURED 'OS': 1930 airmail cover with Swan 1½d, Air 3d, Sturt 1½d (rounded corner) & KGV 2d red all punctured 'OS' tied by 31mm 'PARLIAMENT HOUSE CANBERRA/FCT' cds, blue & black/white registration label. [The rate was 2d + 3d airmail + 3d registration = 8d. Both the Swan & the 3d Airmail are Cat $750 on cover]
OVERPRINTED 'OS': Covers 1) 1931 airmail registered to London with 6d x3 (one without overprint) & numerous instructional handstamps; 2) 1932 airmail to King Island with 6d & KGV 2d; and 3) 1930s parcel label with 6d & Roos 2/- maroon (Third Wmk ?). Scarce trio.
COVERS: Opening Day cover with the commemorative slogan cancel & 'SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE/ 1 ' cds; parcel label with 3d Plate Number '4' pair + Large Kookaburra 6d x3; Local OHMS cover with 2d overprinted 'OS'; and window-envelope for the illustrated telegram.
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