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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - Postal Stationery - Postal Cards
C of A - Postal Stationery
Range including Postal Cards 1925 KGV 1d green with private 'SECOND CLASS MAIL MATTER' endorsements for Acme Cycle used & Stewarts & Lloyds unused, 1930 KGV 1½d brown on flimsy stock unused (minor crease) & used, 1938 KGVI 1½d brown 'OS/NSW' puncture with Maritime Services Board of NSW imprint (light bend & stains), Letter Cards KGV 1d Fullface with 'REPLY' Oblitered "Giant Red Gum' view & 1½d Sideface "Pineapples" x2 unused, also some NSW & Queensland including illustrated, STO, etc, condition variable but many fine.
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
1908 Visit of the US "Great White Fleet" complete set of the 1d & 1½d Postal Cards for the six States plus the officially issued formular types 'TO/SYDNEY' & 'TO/MELBOURNE', the South Australian with corner bend otherwise very fine unused. Rarely offered as a set. [Numbers sold were NSW 1d x9560 & 1½d x2320; Queensland x5760; South Australia x4500; Tasmania x2000; Victoria 1d x19,008 & 1½d x7404; & Western Australia x9249]
VICTORIA - Postal History
1888-89 mail from Great Britain comprising 1d Postal Cards x2 (one correctly uprated with 1d lilac), cover paid 2½d but taxed 1½d + 4d fine (opening faults), overweight cover from Ireland with 6d Jubilee & '1s/MORE TO PAY'-in-oval h/s of Melbourne, and 5d rate cover to 'HONG-KONG' (b/s) forwarded to Sydney then to Melbourne with '(2d")/MORE TO PAY'-in-oval h/s, two items with remnants of NSW black/yellow 'MORE TO PAY' dockets on the reverse (these are rare).
No longer available
POSTAL STATIONERY- POSTAL CARDS - OFFICIAL: 1905 (circa) 1d with 'OS'-of-Dots in the Die for Board of Advice, local usage at Winchelsea with duplex of JE21/05. Rare. [There are at least four sub-types of the Board of Advice cards. This is Carl Stieg's #D5, of which he records only one usage, on 11.5.1905]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1891 1d Postal Card to Vic with Albany KGS duplex; 1898 Orient Line cover to GB with GB 2½d tied by Albany PO duplex; and 1913 OHMS cover with 2d punctured 'OS' pair, 'CUE' cds & superb DLO boxed d/s.
Box of interesting covers & Postal Stationerywith Flights, commercial airmails, philatelic frankings to Australia including from Berlin & Saar, other strong German content including commercial mail, Third Reich commemorative cancels - noted one with Olympics M/S - & propaganda Postal Cards plus Nazi cigarette cards x16 (superb), 1850s stampless 'DANZIG' to London, Swiss internment camp covers including 1940 with three different Polish camp cachets, Greece 1936 Rotary airmail cover to Sweden, etc, generally fine to very fine.
Carton of non-Australian coversetc including a bundle of 1960s-1970s unaddressed FDCs from Greece, some PPCs, and a quantity of Postal Cards from numerous countries including surcharged Polish types, 120+ unused & used South African scenic issues, etc, condition variable but generally good to very fine.
CEYLON - Postal History
POSTAL STATIONERY:Well-developed collection on pages with Postal Cards x148 including 1879-80 UPU Overprint Essay Rodrigo #P2 2Aa & 3d plus unlisted type with 'Universal Postal Union,' in One Line, then used 6c blue #P4, '2½ cents' on 6c #P7, '2½ cents' on 8c #P8 & with Misplaced Surcharge #P8a, '10 cents' on 8c #P14 (& unused with unlisted Stop after 'cents.'), '5 CENTS' on 6c #P16, good range of KEVII & KGV usages, KGVI No Dividing Line 5c #P102; Letter Cards x13; Envelopes x58 (plus 1857-59 1d to 2/- set of 10 cutouts) including 1d unused & used and 1/- unused, then used including QV 'FIVE/CENTS' on 4c in Black (Inverted) & in Rosine, KEVII 2c, KGV 6c carmine 241x114mm (*), '5 Cents.' on 6c carmine, 5c purple with Trilingual Pricing in Purple (stamps removed) & in Black, KGVI 6c 241x114mm (*); Registration Envelopes x17 with used including QV DLR 10c x2 sizes, KGV 10c 202x126mm x2, formular types x3; Wrappers x11 with used including KGV 6c rose, 3c green x2 (one with No Text & unlisted thus), 3c yellow-olive, KGVI 'THREE CENTS' on 2c, STO QV 2c 'ANNUAL TEA CIRCULAR'; and Aerogrammes x87 including KGVI 10c+10c+10c+10c First Issue #A1a (*), #A2 , #A3-6 group x4, 10c+10c+10c+5c #7-9 group x14 (*), 35c on Rough Buff with Horizontal Wmk Line #A12a, 20c with 'Fold here - ...' only 58½mm long & unlisted thus, Republic 30c+50c #A31 (*) & 80c #A32 (*), 1955 & 1968 different 'OHMS' types (both unlisted); etc.
The condition throughout is well above-average with probably 90%+ grading fine to superb. Apart from the scarce/rare items noted, the strength is in the usages including postmarks, registered, taxed, unusual destinations etc, plus some 'SPECIMEN' Overprints, all providing an outstanding basis for a serious collection or exhibit.
Items priced at £50+ in Chanda Rodrigo's catalogue alone total £12,000+. This doesn't include the Envelopes & Registration Envelopes, which have not yet been listed. Considering also the quality and range of the collection, the estimate must be viewed as being very conservative.
(Qty 320+ items)
GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
POSTAL STATIONERY: Postal cards selection on display pages including 1870 ½d usage on First Day of Issue, 1882 De La Rue 'INLAND REVENUE/CERTIFYING STAMP' handpainted essay, postal markings including 1871 "clipped" at Manchester, 1873 arrowhead perfin at Liverpool, etc, generally fine to very fine.
1900'4 CENTS' on 3c Postal Card (reply half) to the ship's doctor aboard SMS "Möve" c/- the German Consulate at Matupi with superb 'AMOY/ A /FE20/00' cds, apparently missent to Sydney where endorsed in red "Matupi/New Britain", full message headed "Amoy ab SMS Irene 12 II 00", some soiling & repaired tear at right.
WWII Military Postal Cards five-frame exhibit offered intact of Southern Zone usages comprising Star x18, Characters x26, Dove & Helmet x38 and Pictorial x38 types, also Airmail Star x27, Characters (Obliterated) x2 & Naval type with Anchor, and two reply cards from Japan to Sumatra or Malaya, wide variety in the printings, shades & colours and stocks used, including a number of very elusive provisional types, condition variable but many (most?) are fine to very fine and all are used.
It is often difficult to be clear about where these cards originated: included are two from "North Australia", which can't be correct. They are presumably from the Dutch Indies or New Guinea, both of which are north of Australia. Others identified as from Ambon, Burma x12, Indo-China x6 (including two with Cambodian scenes), Java x13, Malaya x25 (including three British-era PPCs with captions obliterated), New Guinea/Solomons x7, North Borneo x2 (very rare, one a scenic type), Philippines x18, Sumatra x16 and Thailand x8 (four identified as from the Death Railway).
(Qty 140+ items)
18827½c Postal Card to France with Weltevreden cds, superb strike of the rare French 'LIGNE P/ 3/JUIL/82/PAQ FR No 1' cds on the face, 'LIGNE N/28JUIL/82/PAQ FR No 9' transit b/s & 'MODANE A PARIS/4/AOUT/82' TPO transit cds in red on the face, Paris arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [The French Ligne P was a feeder service between Batavia & Singapore only. In almost every case, Raymond Salles illustrates and quotes a price or gives a rating for every marking. For Ligne P, he doesn't even provide an illustration, an obvious indication of great rarity]
POSTAL CARDS:Mostly unused group of QV Postal Cards including Specimen Overprints & 6c Reply-Half with 'REPLY' Barred-Out, plus apparently commercial 1911 usage of the '3 Cents' on 6c 'LOCAL' issue uprated with KEVII 2c & 3c, also philatelic usages including three with 'LIGNE T/PAQ FR No 4' marine sorter d/s, condition variable.
POSTAL CARDS: 1906 1d with Multicolured Views full set of 10 different, some minor blemishes, unused.
Two exhibit pages with 1913 master die proof with blank value tablets & faint guidelines in the margins in black on thin card recessed in a larger mount, 6c violet Postal Card in the same design with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, 1936 25c imperf colour trial pair in purple on white paper with ruled blue lines on the reverse, 1936 Jubilee set on registered philatelic cover, 1952 20c & 50c Aerogrammes unused, etc. Ex "Whiskers".