Prestige Philately Auction 160 CatalogueCatalogue by themeThursday Island (Qld)
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Displaying 11 Lots in Category - Thursday Island (Qld)
QUEENSLAND: 1904 & 1905 Tatts covers to Hobart 1) registered with 2d & 3d tied by superb 'R'-in-oval h/s; & 2) double-rate with 1d block of 4 tied by BN '336' cancels; both with fine to very fine unframed 'THURSDAY ISLAND/QUEENSLAND' cds alongside & Brisbane transit b/s, minor defects. (Qty 2)
1920 (June 16) cover to Brisbane with KGV 1½d brown tied by light 'THURSDAY ISLAND/ 2 /QUEENSLAND' cds, 'TJ Farquahar/Pearler/Thursday Island/...' imprint at upper-left, minor staining. Very scarce island advertising. [The illustration is on the next page]
1921 (Nov 8) OHMS cover to "Station Manager/Thursday Island" with KGV 2d orange perf 'OS' tied by Perth Krag machine cancel, 'THURSDAY ISLAND/ 2 /QUEENSLAND' arrival b/s & 'UNCLAIMED/THURSDAY ISLAND' h/s on the face, Perth DLO 'Returned to Sender' label on the reverse & cds in red on the face, minor blemishes & a little truncated at left.
MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE
1902 (July 23) cover to London with Queensland ½d & 1d pair tied by Rays '148' cancels, 'THURSDAY ISLAND' cds at lower-left. Superb! [The illustration is on page 20]
MAIL TO OTHER COUNTRIES
1913 (Oct 31) cover to Maryland with rare franking of First Wmk Kangaroos 9d violet & 1/- blue-green tied by 'THURSDAY ISLAND/ 1 /QUEENSLAND' cds, scarce red & black/white registration label, Hong Kong & Seattle transit & Baltimore arrival b/s, US 'REGISTERED' h/s in purple. This beautiful cover was previously sold for $1760 at our auction of 29/2/2000 but was acquired by Kevin Nelson at a later date. [The rate was 2½d x7 = 1/5½d for a letter weighing between 3 & 3½ ounces + 3d registration so overpaid ½d]
1939 (July 7) lovely hand-illustrated envelope by Karl Lewis to Kentucky with KGV 3d tied by 'THURSDAY ISLAND / 2 / QUEENSLAND' cds. Acquired for $728 at our auction of 25/6/2005.
1918 (Aug 26) MS Benjamin PPC ("Hawkesbury Bridge, NSW") to London with KGV Single Wmk 1d red tied by 'THURSDAY ISLAND/QUEENSLAND' cds, largely fine strike of the rare circular 'PASSED BY CENSOR/Thursday Island' cachet at the base. [Very late usage of the cachet: the war ended on 11/11/1918]
MAIL TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES
1903 (Mar 23) usage of Queensland 1½d Postal Card ("A Queensland Schoolhouse") to Indo-China with very fine Rays '148' of 'THURSDAY ISLAND' (unframed cds alongside), 'VICTORIA/HONG-KONG' (b/s) & 'HAIPHONG/ TONKIN' transits, 'NAM-DINH/TONKIN' arrival b/s, the message in French, bumped corners.
1905 (Nov 14) real photo PPC of the Thursday Island township to Germany where re-directed to Austria, with Queensland 1d only tied by BN '336' of 'THURSDAY ISLAND' (unframed cds alongside), treated as a letter because the "5 words rule" had been ignored and with '15/CTMS/T' h/s, Austrian 'T' h/s & "30" in blue pencil, Postage Dues 10h & 20h tied by cds in purple but obliterated again in blue pencil.
1912 (Dec 27) usage of Burns Philp advertising PPC to Pennsylvania correctly franked with Queensland 1d only tied by 'THURSDAY ISLAND/QUEENSLAND' cds, minor blemishes. An early example. [From 1/5/1911 postcards could be sent to the United States for 1d, the same as the Empire rate. The concession was revoked on 1/10/1920]
OVERSEAS: 1913 (Sep 15) double-rate commercial cover to "Central University/Dannville/Kentucky" via Singapore & London with rare State/CofA combination franking of Queensland 5d plus Kangaroos First Wmk 1d red & 2½d indigo tied by 'THURSDAY ISLAND/ 1 /QUEENSLAND' cds, very scarce red & black/white registration label overstruck with American registration cachet in purple, Singapore London & Washington transit & 'DANVILLE KT/REGISTERED' arrival b/s in red, re-directed to Massachusetts with 'FORWARDED' handstamp added, Boston transit & 'CAMBRIDGE MASS/REGISTERED' arrival b/s, some minor blemishes & wrinkling, and the cover has been a little reduced at the left. Acquired for $1340 at our auction of 24/5/2008. [The rate was 2½d x2 + 3d registration, so the cover is overpaid ½d]