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1937 (Sep 2) Myer cover with KGV ½d orange strip of 4 & KGVI 3d blue Die I tied by scarce 'SANDY POINT/ 2SP37/VIC' cds (note 'SP' instead of 'SE') & late usage of scarce red/white registration label, 'FISH CREEK' transit & Melbourne arrival b/s. PO 1/7/1927; closed 28/1/1994.
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1913 (Jan 24) sextuple-rate cover to Massachusetts with exceptional States/CofA combination franking of Victorian 2d violet + Kangaroos First Wmk 1d red Die I & 6d ultramarine horizontal pair - paying 2½d x6 - plus an additional Victorian 2½d indigo paying the late fee all tied by 'LATE/FEE - STOCK EXCHANGE/VIC' duplex, a little reduced at left. Ex Arthur Gray: acquired for $489 (= $A679) in 2007. An important cover for the Kangaroos specialist: at this date, in the first month of release of the Kangaroos Series, only the ½d 1d 2d 5d & 6d had been issued and this is believed to be the earliest recorded commercial usage of the 6d.
1917 (Oct 23) cover to "CM Customs/Kongmoon/South China" with KGV ½d green & 1d red x6 tied by 'EVANS PLAINS/NSW' cds, scarce red & black/white registraion label, superb 'BATHURST/NSW' transit, British 'CANTON/ON19/17' arrival cds (inverted month slug), bilingual Canton & 'KONGMOON' arrival cds, minor blemishes. Scarce destination. Evans Plains PO 1/3/1862; RO 15/2/1918; PO 1/1/1927; closed 31/7/1960. [Kongmoon = Jiangmen, a port city in Guangdong Province. The rate was 2½d + 3d registration so the letter was overpaid 1d, no postage due having been assessed]
DOMESTIC: 1908 (June 25) local usage of The Colosseum Drapers advertising postcard with 'POST CARD' scored through, very fine strike of the rare 'PAID AT PRAHRAN/ ½D /VIC' cds (LRD; recorded 11 months only). Lovely example of a bulk-paid usage.
PARCELS - DOMESTIC
1913 (May 23) irregular interstate usage of complete 'VICTORIA/INLAND PARCEL POST' label unusually affixed to a parcel tag to Launceston with rare State/CofA combination franking of Victoria 4d olive Perf 11 pair (Cat $80 as singles; not priced on cover) & Kangaroos First Wmk 1/- emerald tied by three partial strikes of the scarce 'STOCK EXCHANGE/MELB VIC' cds (ERD), a couple of insignificant defects. An exceptional item. [The rate was 1/8d for a parcel weighing between 2 & 3 pounds]
1917 (Mar 22) parcel piece with complete black/red 'INTERSTATE/PARCEL LABEL' and rare franking of KGV 4d yellow-orange x2 & Kangaroos Third Wmk 2/- brown tied by rare 'VICTORIA STREET/RICHMOND VIC' cds, minor wrinkles. Victoria Street PO 3/12/1906; renamed Richmond North (2) 1/11/1924. [The rate was 2/8d for an interstate parcel weighing between 4 & 5 pounds]
1917 a similar item with rare franking of KGV 2d orange & Kangaroos Third Wmk 2/- brown vertical pair all with 'OS' perfins & tied by a large-part strike of the huge undated rubber oval 'CHIEF PARCEL OFFICE/MELBOURNE' cancel, vertical fold across the 2d but along the perfs between the 2/- pair. [The rate was 4/2d for an interstate parcel weighing between 5 & 8 pounds]
1938 complete red/pink 'C.O.D.' label with KGVI 3d blue Die II & Kangaroos 2/- maroon tied by the unframed 'P.P./22FE38/PERTH' d/s (PMI #L-b State 4; LRD by 6½ years!). Very scarce.
OVERSEAS: 1915 Standard Bank of South Africa cover to New York with scarce franking of Kangaroos Second Wmk 2½d indigo pair - 2½d postage + 2½d late fee - tied by the unusual 'LATE/FEE - STOCK EXCHANGE/VIC' duplex, 'Passed' h/s in violet.
DOMESTIC: 1913 (Sep 9) registered cover from Switzerland to the "University Conservatorium/Melbourne", redirected to 'TOORAK' (b/s) & re-registered with Kangaroos 1d red & 4d orange tied by 'MO&SB/CARLTON' cds, scarce red/white registration label, most of the back section missing. Most attractive & unusual. [The addressee, Felix Gade, was an antiques dealer]
OVERSEAS: 1901 (June 5) triple-rate usage of NSW 3d Registration Envelope to Massachusetts uprated with NSW ½d green, 1d red & 6d orange tied by Rays '104' of 'NEWTOWN' (cds alongside), 'R'-in-oval h/s & oval 'REGISTERED/NEWTOWN NSW' d/s in rosine at lower-left. San Francisco transit & 'NEWT.CEN.MASS.RECD/ NEWTON STA' arrival b/s. [The rate was 2½d x3 + 3d registration = 10½d]
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DOMESTIC: 1901 (Oct 4) usage of Western Australian AR form to Perth with Swan 2½d tied by boxed 'MONEY ORDER OFFICE,/CUE, W.A.' d/s (unrecorded in PMI) in violet, Perth arrival b/s, 'NOT IN...DELIVERY' h/s & two different Dead Letter Office d/s, minor repair at the top. Most unusual.
DOMESTIC: another 1913 example with WA Swan 2d yellow & Kangaroos ½d green tied by oval 'REGISTERED/ 25FE13/PERTH WA' d/s, scarce 'BARTON/WESTN AUST' arrival cds (recorded 1909-1916 only), the original Post Office registration receipt affixed to the face, a couple of minor peripheral repairs. Stated to be one of only two recorded examples with WA/CofA combination franking.