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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - United States Of America
C of A - Postal History
1922 double-rate cover with printed "No Dutiable Matter whatever is contained in this letter", to Pennsylvania "per SS Makura" with scarce franking of Third Wmk Roos 6d milky greyish blue (Cat $500 on cover) tied by very fine 'SPECIAL/=SYDNEY=' cds. The rate was 4d for the first ounce + 2d for each successive ounce.
1933 commercial cover with Hudson Motor Car Co imprint & typed endorsement "By SS Maunganui", to the company's Detroit HQ with KGV 1d green x4 paying 3d rate + 1d late fee tied by the scarcer 30mm 'POSTED SHIP SIDE/SYDNEY' cds.
1936 philatelic cover from New York USA to Victoria "Via Zeppelin Von Hindenburg" with Times Square cancels & large Lakehurst Zeppelin cachet in purple at left, Melbourne arrival b/s of 30MY36. Very scarce. [Rodney Perry's commercial cover from the same flight sold at auction for $5290. It was noted there that the covers were carried from London per Imperial Airways " Aurora" which developed engine trouble at Penang. A similar cover sold at our auction on 6/3/2015 for $1521]
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C of A - Flight Covers
1934 (Oct 21) Brisbane-Fiji-Honolulu-San Francisco AAMC #455 flown by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith & PG Taylor in a Lockheed Altair 8D "Lady Southern Cross", Fiji transit cds on KGV 3d and Hawaii cds on USA 3c, Los Angeles arrival b/s of NOV5/1934, signed by Kingsford Smith, Cat $3250. This was the first eastward crossing of the Pacific by air,
VICTORIA - Postal History
1860 mustard-coloured envelope to New York "Pr Columbian/via England" with Emblems 2d brown-lilac Horizontally Laid Paper SG 69 (folded over top of the envelope) plus Octagonal 1/-, very fine oval 'B MORTIMER & SON/...' cachet at upper-left (affected by a repaired opening tear), BN '1' & Melbourne b/s of JA17/60, London cds oif MR12/60 & New York cds of 28/3/1860. Despite the repaired tear, this is a most appealing cover. Carried per "Columbian", departed Melbourne 18/1/1860, arrived Port Louis 6/2/1860, arrived Suez 25/2/1860; then per "Pera", departed Alexandria 27/2/1860, arrived Southampton 11/3/1860. This was the second-last P&O homeward voyage via Mauritius. Ex Ken Barelli.
MALAYA - Postal History
1873 cover to Pennsylvania "via Hong Kong/& San Francisco" with 8c orange & 12c blue tied by small bars "killer" (Proud #K17), very fine 24mm 'SINGAPORE/MR28/73/PAID' cds in red & superb strike of the boxed 'PAID ALL' Postal Convention h/s (#PD2; rated 5000 pts on cover), no American markings, dessicated & with extensive archival tape repairs still attractive.
1888 (Dec) cover with printed 'United States Consulate/at ("Singapore")' at upper-left to the USA "Per German Mail/SS Preussen/via Brindisi", 8c orange & 10c slate tied by light but largely discernible 'CONSUL OF THE UNITED STATES/SINGAPORE' intaglio seal in red & Singapore cds, light boxed registration datestamp at the base, New York arrival b/s in purple. A lovely cover. Ex Derek Clayton: sold in Singapore 4/7/2009 for $S2160.
NAURU - Postal History
1927 Pflum cover to Pennsylvania "Per Air Mail/via Sydney/& San Francisco" with rare albeit philatelic combination franking of Rough Paper Ships 1d strip of 3 tied by 'NAURU/21SP26/CENTRAL/PACIFIC' cds plus United States 24c Airmail cancelled at San Francisco, 'PHILADELPHIA PA' arrival b/s. [During the 1920s, the United States allowed their own stamps to be affixed at overseas destinations to pay the US internal air mail of 8c 16c or 24c depending on how many sectors were to be flown. Even philatelic examples from any of the Pacific Islands are seldom seen and examples from Nauru are rare]
NEW ZEALAND - Postal History
1901 & 1902 commercial covers 1) to New York with NSW 1d & 2d x2, some toning; & 2) US 2c Envelope from California to Adelaide with 3c violet, trimmed at left on opening; both with boxed 'LOOSE LETTER.' cancel & 'NZ MARINE PO/RMS SONOMA' cds in greenish blue. Also an American advert for the Oceanic Steamship Co with "Sonoma", "Sierra" & "Ventura" (and on the other side a lovely Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway advert for "Golf in California"). Ex Roger Hosking.
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONFEDERATE STATES: 1861 Baton Rouge First Issue with Maltese Cross Borders 5c green & carmine Scott #11X2, large margins, shallow thinning, Cat $US1500 (2010).