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Displaying 21 - 40 of 240 Lots in Category - Postal History
C of A - Postal History
Three volumes of pre-decimal commercial & philatelic covers with better items including 1918 registered at 'JERVIS BAY/NSW' with 4d orange (cover faulty), 1922 to GB with 2d scarlet & 4d violet, KGV 1½d Letter Card "RIVER YARRA" to GB, 1931 'RETURNED REGISTERED LETTER' envelope from Brisbane DLO, 1930s to GB with Vic Centenary 1/-, 1/- Anzac, 2/- Jubilee or 9d NSW Sesqui pair, another at 12/1d rate with 5/- Roo, 1941 Clipper cover to USA with 10/- Robes, 1940s to USA with £1 Robes, 1946 registered to USA with rare rubber 'GLEN IRIS/SE6' d/s, 1950 to GB with Stamp Centenary pairs, 1951 registered air to Czechoslovakia with Customs cachets & labels, 1951 to GB with Federation 3d pairs, 1957 air to USA with 4d booklet pane, 1958 to GB with War Memorial pair, 1963 registered air to USA with 10/- Arms, etc, condition variable. Another very good lot, especially for "usage".
(Qty few 100)
Illustrated advertising covers for Victorian firms including Fosters Lager, Australian Licorice, Hotel Alexander, Cole's Book Arcade, Crompton Lamps, Precedent Radio, Twin City Tractors, etc, also for Norwegian Shipping & Trade Mission to USA (noted as British Naval Intelligence undercover address!), condition variable.
Album of mostly pre-1946 advertising covers with many illustrated types including for Avery Scales, Cliff Howe Ventriloquist, Southern Cross Windmills, HJ Plint Markets (Brisbane), Rosentengel Furniture, Repco Piston Rings, Owen French Piano Factory, John Jaffray Machinery (all-over advert on reverse but damaged on opening) etc, also for Morris Bros (Perth) with text on back "You owe it to your wife...that your home shall have a Refrigerator..."!, Crookwell NSW all-over adverts for local firms & 1935 Bible Sunday, condition variable. An excellent basis for an exciting new collecting interest.
1913double-rate commercial cover with Oriental Hotel (Melbourne) imprint in "gold" to Germany with scarce franking of 5d Kangaroo (Cat $1000 on cover) tied by 'ENGLISH MAIL TPO/OUT' cds, opened a bit roughly at top.
1918postcard from UK to Tasmania endorsed "OAS" unstamped but with circular check cachet and 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet in red, another with cachet in violet, also a few with GB stamps or sent under cover, then quantity of unused 'Art' PPCs, couple of Tasmanian plus KGV 1d green Postal Card with printed 'Second Class Mail' endorsement and Myer advertising used 1932, mostly fine condition.
(Qty 100 approx)
1928(Apr 3) commercial cover from Malaya with FMS 12c Tiger tied by 'TAIPING/FMS' cds, endorsed "By Air Mail only Sydney to Melbourne" but sent via Western Australia where boxed 'FORWARDED/BY AIR MAIL' cachet, 'DERBY' cds & 'T(6d")' h/s applied, on arrival at Brighton (Vic) Postage Due ½d x2 1d x2 & 3d affixed & cancelled with indelible pencil, minor blemishes. A remarkable cover, never before on the market. Proceeds to Walter & Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research.
1928-34Midget 3 meters with unnumbered proof impressions with Herald or Cyclone Fencing slogans, then commercial covers with '16' for C&G (registered), 'A7' for William Adams (large front with 2d & 3d x4), 'B1' for Melbourne Electric Supply Co (registered), 'B4' with 'GLASS CONTAINERS' slogan, 'B7' with Remington Typewriters slogan, & 'D1' for United Press & Pictorial Newspapers.
1930(c) red/black 'INTERSTATE/PARCEL POST' label with 'SARGOOD BROS' h/s in violet & remarkable franking of Third Wmk 9d & 1/- x5 + KGV 2d orange all with 'SB' perfins tied by a largely complete strike of the huge undated 'CHIEF PARCEL OFFICE/MELBOURNE' handstamp, a couple of small faults. [Between 1901 & 1929, the rate was 5/8d for an interstate parcel weighing between 10 & 11LB, the maximum weight permitted. The additional 3d was a registration fee]
1930s-40s groupto Dr SL "Lance" Townsend in Northern Territory x2, at Australia House (London) x2 with 6d Airmail, 1942 in Egypt & 1943 in Ceylon x6, also from him with Northern Territory Administration OHMS x6 variously franked including 1/1d double letter rate + triple air rate, c.1942 Luxor Hotel (Egypt) envelope with KGVI 3d x3 tied Melbourne '1' killer and boxed 'PASSED BY/9625/NAVAL CENSOR' cachet, etc, condition quite mixed.
1933long cover registered to London endorsed "Aust-KARACHI-LONDON AIR MAIL/PER SS STRATHAIRD" with Kangaroos CofA Wmk 2/- & 5/- and KGV 3d & 1/4d tied Sydney '14SE33' cds, by internal airmail with Perth '18SEP33' b/s then ship to India and Imperial Airways, on arrival British 'Found open ...' tape affixed and endorsed "Came to hand in London EC with edge open" on back, heavy central fold not affecting stamps and minor aging.
1935long cover airmail to Capetown with Kangaroos CofA Wmk 5/-, KGV 5d and Jubilee 2d (rounded corner) tied Sydney '2-JY35' cds paying 2/10d first ½oz plus 2/9d second ½oz rate for carriage by QANTAS / IAL to Egypt with '12JL35/RECD PAR/AVION/ALEXANDRIE' transit b/s and Imperial Flying Boat service to South Africa, minor fold not affecting stamps.
1940-41airmail covers to USA & UK per Pan Am FAM-19 Pacific Clipper service including quadruple 19/8d rate to New York with Robes 5/- & 10/-, KGVI 1½d Postal Cards uprated to 2/- x2 (one with AIF 6d) or 1/11d, correctly rated 3/11d per ½oz from Jervis Bay (ACT) airmail to US only and by ship to UK, 5/10d UK rate x6 and 11/8d double-rate x3 (one a small cover with Robes 10/-), a few registered, many with 'CALIFORNIA CLIPPER' cachet & all censored, condition variable but mostly fine.
1942POW Envelope from a POW in Hong Kong to his wife "Hong Kong Evacuee/Hong Kong Liaison Officer/ Sydney"; 1943 from Brazil endorsed ".../Toronto/Canada" on the flap to "Hong Kong Liaison Officer/For Hong Kong Evacuees/Sydney", non-contemporary note "Gripsholm" on the reverse; and 1943 surface & 1944 airmail covers to London to Friends Committee for Refugees & Aliens or the Jewish Refugees Committee.
No longer available
1956oversize airmail cover (306x253mm) to London with extraordinary franking of Olympics 7½d block of 8, 1/- x11 including block of 6 & 2/- block of 12 plus Arms £1 all tied by newly introduced 'MELBOURNE/ AIR / 2 /VIC-AUST' cds with SDL, some creasing & a few peripheral faults that are of little consequence. Impressive! [The rate was 2/- per ½oz x30 = 60/- = £3]
1957-64commercial covers all with AAT frankings including 5d Surcharge surface to GB, 8d Surcharge airmail postcard to Hong Kong, 1/- underpaid to India & taxed, 1/- pair air to USA, 2/- Map stamp including commercial airmails +3d to Rumania, x3 & x4 multiple-rates to GB, pair + 10/- Arms septuple rate to GB, block of 6 - with Flagstaff Retouch - sextuple rate to USA, also single & block of 4 on registered philatelic cover to East Germany. Unusual lot.
1962commercial cover to "NZ Met Station/Funafuti/Gilbert & Ellice Is" with QE 3d only & mss "T 4d", G&E Postage Due 1d & 3d tied by 'FUNAFUTI' cds, roughly opened & flap largely removed.
1970s-2000scovers, stationery & postcards mostly airmail to Europe, noted single & multiple frankings, some registered, special services, taxed & adverts, variety of issues & rates, potential postmark interest, fine condition.
1972-73inwards penpal correspondence including from Kuwait, Zaire, Cuba, British Honduras, Belize, Bermuda, Cyprus, Costa Rica, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, Russia, Malta, New Caledonia, East Germany etc. [NB: these covers are actually to Papua New Guinea]
Another large cartoncrammed with covers, postal stationery & PPCs, lots of instructional markings & datestamp interest including many on piece, etc, condition variable.
Large box of coverswith 1936 with complete 'VICTORIAN RAILWAYS/PARCEL' label, DLO mail, instructional h/s including 1908 tinsel PPC with 'PROHIBITED' h/s, postage due, airmails, commemorative cancels, etc, noted nine items with KGV 1d violet frankings, etc; also an unsorted array of official & commercial perfins including KGV 1d reds & a few covers, and two 1950 ITAA forms with 'TAX/INSTALMENT' values to £1 x8; condition variable.