Prestige Philately Auction 147 CatalogueCatalogue by countrySouth Australia
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 30 Lots in Category - South Australia
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
1914 registered cover Sydney to New Zealand with 1d Roo x3 + SA 2½d & Vic 2½d, red/black registration label, Fred Hagen (early dealer) advertising label on the reverse, minor soiling.
1915 black/pink parcel label with an extraordinary franking of Kangaroos Second Wmk 1/- deep dull green BW #31C single (small tear) & block of 4 + KGV 4d orange pair all tied by superb ovoid 'PARCEL POST/17MAY1915/ADELAIDE' datestamp, Cat $1250+ as singles (off-cover). The Second Wmk 1/- is not priced on cover. Simon Dunkerley Certificate (2008).An amazing "cover". The 1/- is a scarce stamp that is very hard to find well centred & fine used. But this is also believed to be the only recorded used block of BW #31C.
1919 use of Embossed Star 1d Envelope to Perth retailers Foy & Gibson uprated for registration with KGV 1½d brown pair & ½d green tied by 'ROSLYN FARM/WEST AUSTRALIA' d/s, provisional registration label, opened on three sides, minor toning.
C of A - Commemorative Covers
1966 Scout Corroboree (Woodhouse SA) oversized cover (276x143mm) with Scouts 2½d & 3½d, tied by Jamboree cds, signed by numerous attendees including South Australian Governor and Chief Scout Sir Edric Bastyan, hand-painted by the noted Adelaide illustrator, the late AJ (Jack) Peake .
C of A - First Day Covers
Array including 1934 Vic Centenary & 1936 SA Centenary on registered plain covers; 1930s-50s private producers including Mappin & Curran, Smyth, Hunter Stamp Co and Wide World, 1940s-80s Wesley types from Largs North (the office run by Wesley founder J.M. Gower) including registered & unaddressed, 1950s-60s Royal types; also commemorative cancels including for Mount Kosciusko 1955-56 'ROOF OF AUSTRALIA' (3, Pictormarks Cat $250 each) plus conference & philatelic exhibitions including ANPEX and a few QANTAS flight covers; toning particularly on the earlier material. (Qty 100s)
C of A - Flight Covers
1920 (Jan 1) Victor Harbor-Adelaide per "Red Devil" #33a endorsed "Per Capt Butler's Aeroplane from/Victor Harbor Jan 1 1920" & with 'HARRY J BUTLER & KAUPER/AVIATION Co LTD' h/s in violet, KGV 1½d brown cancelled on arrival, a bit soiled & minor repairs where opened a little carelessly, Cat $1750. With the enclosed letter: "I am sending you the first letter this year and it is to be carried by Captain Butler...We are looking forward to seeing this hughe [sic] bird in the air..." Eustis states that only three examples are recorded. His similar cover - without contents - sold for $3450 at auction on 31/3/2008]
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Collector's bundle from Queensland including 1867 cross-written entire headed "Camp XV Canarga [?] Creek"; South Australia including 1860 lady's envelope with 6d, 1880 very fine with '8 PENCE' on 9d, 1901 OPSO with 2d 'O.S ' No Stop; Western Australia including 1888 with Fremantle duplex, 1899 with 2½d & 3d tied by oval cancel in red, 1911 with small boxed 'DLO Perth' datestamp in violet; etc, also a couple of philatelic covers with combination frankings, mixed condition. (Qty 29)
Bundle of mostly Postal Stationery Wrappers including some uprated to England or Germany, 1866 cover from 'STIRLING EAST' to 'LITTLE-HAMPTON' (b/s), 1899 cover to Victoria with 2d x6 etc, condition rather mixed. (Qty 30 items)
1838 partly cross-written entire headed "Adelaide/April 29 1838" & signed "RLeake", to "John Leake Esqr/Rosedale/near Campbell Town/Van Diemans Land" & endorsed "pAntelope" (?), largely fine & above-average strike of the undated double-circle 'POST OFFICE/[lion & crown]/ADELAIDE' handstamp, landed at Launceston & endorsed "9" for inland postage. A very early inter-colonial letter.Postal operations began on 10/4/1837. Very few pre-1840 letters survive in private hands, of which this is stated to be the earliest & eight months earlier than Harry Lower's entire to London with a very fine strike (that sold for $5060 at our auction of 12/5/2007). The sole postage rate was 1d regardless of destination or distance carried & this was paid to the ship's captain. Although Melbourne was founded 2 years earlier than Adelaide, this item pre-dates the earliest recorded Port Phillip District covers. Robert Leake was one of two sons of the addressee John Leake who settled in South Australia. John Leake was a prominent settler in Van Diemen's Land where he established the Italianate villa "Rosedale".
1842 entire to Port Lincoln with an astonishingly fine strike of the huge '[crown]/GENERAL POST OFFICE/ADELAIDE/SA/19NOV--/1842' datestamp on the reverse, rated "4" for an intra-colonial shipletter, overall minor soiling & some internal repairs with archival tape but you'll never see a better strike of the datestamp. [Far superior to the strike across the flap of Harry Lower's entire to Scotland that sold for $862 at our auction of 12/5/2007]
1853 cover to the "Plough & Harrow" (hotel) with good strike of the 'MORPHETT-VALE/ AU("6")/ 1853/SOUTH-AUSTRALIA' cds & endorsed "4d paid" in red, fine 'A/PAID/ I ' h/s in red applied at the GPO; & 1854 cover to "Emu Hotel/Morphett Vale" with GPO cds & superb arrival b/s (with enclosed letter headed "HM Gaol", the writer worked there); some blemishes. (Qty 2)
1869 small mourning cover locally used with rare franking of De La Rue 2d Perf 11½xRoul SG 165 (Cat £100 x5+ on cover) & GPO cds of AU24/69, minor blemishes. With the contents. [Used in the first month of issue]
1872 long OHMS cover (267x115mm) with 'Education Office/Adelaide' imprint at lower-left & rare but defective franking of De La Rue Perf 10 2d overprinted 'E.B.' tied by poor GPO cds, Kapunda arrival b/s, faults.
1885 much-travelled cover to London with Perf 10 6d pale ultramarine tied by GPO duplex, several times re-directed and with various "Not known" endorsements, two very fine strikes of the London 'M/N R/G' missent h/s, 'RETURNED LR OFFICE/LONDON' & 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/ADELAIDE' (in purple) backstamps, a couple of repaired peripheral faults, opened-out for display.
No longer available
1893 National Bank cover to Scotland with '2½d.' on Perf 15 4d green SG 233 tied by GPO duplex of SE13/93, British 'CARLISLE & AYR/OC16/93/SORTING TENDER' transit b/s. [Gibbons states SG 233 was issued 14/10/1993; this is one full month earlier]
POSTAL CARDS: 1909 Scenic Issue 1d in various colours HG 8 x23 of the 28 views including "CARTING FAR NORTH" (both), "DAIRY FARM", "FAT BULLOCKS" (in scarce violet-blue), "GOVERNMENT BUTTER FACTORY", "HILL RIVER PRIZE MERINO", "PHOSPHATE QUARRY", "POULTRY FARM", "SCHOOL OF MINES", "STACK OF WHEAT" & "WORLD'S RECORD" etc, a few minor blemishes but generally very fine unused. An unusual opportunity. (Qty 23)