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Displaying 1 - 20 of 73 Lots in Category - United States Of America
C of A - Postal History
1913 1913 (Aug 16) cover to Washington DC with 'CANTERBURY' h/s in lieu of R label, scarce combination franking of Kangaroos 1d + NSW 2½d x2 tied by Sydney cds, minor blemishes. [½d convenience overpayment of 2½d foreign rate + 3d registration]
1923 Pender Bros Ltd 'THE AUSTRALIAN BEEKEEPER' printed heading on private wrapper to USA with KGV 1d violet tied 'WEST MAITLAND/NSW' cds, plus another with Pender Bros Ltd cachet only, also sent 1923 to USA with KGV 1½d brown and re-directed with 'FORWARDED FROM AMHERST, MASS.' cachet in violet & duplex cancel alongside, both with some edge faults but stamps fine.
1929 usage of 1½d Envelope endorsed "Per RMMS Aorangi/via Vancouver/Thence Air Mail", to California with scarce combination franking of 3d Kookaburra plus United States 5c Beacon both tied by 'ENMORE/7JA29/NSW' cds.
1934 GB KGV ½d large STO Envelope (245x165mm) for McMillan & Co (London) to Victoria with Australia-London Customs Duty 'ONE/CENT' on ½d red & brown pair tied to face by 'CANCELLED' cachet, plus Royal Institute of International Affairs cover with 'TWO/CENTS' on 1d gold & blue and unoverprinted ¼d 'mixed franking', 1935 with 'THREE/CENTS' on 2d green & orange and 1937 with 1d gold & blue all similarly tied on face of large covers, a few minor blemishes. Apparently stamps overprinted in US currency were surplus to requirements and were sent back to London to be used-up there.
No longer available
1937 commercial airmail covers to USA both via Hong Kong & Philippines per Pan Am FAM-14 'Clipper' service 1) Melbourne-California at 4/8d ½oz rate with KGV 4d olive x2 & 2/- Roo x2, horizontal fold; and 2) Adastra advertising cover Sydney-Ohio at double-rate of 9/3d with Roos 2/- x2 & 5/- + KGVI 3d blue, part of reverse missing. Scarce.
1946 (July 11) oversize envelope (370x243mm) airmail to New York with rare franking of Robes Thick Paper £1 block of 4 (well centred & with only a couple of trivial wrinkles) + 3d purple-brown for the registration fee, US Customs cachet in purple on the face & 'NEW YORK NY/JUL/17/1946/WALL STREET STA' arrival b/s, two vertical folds & some light toning well clear of the stamps. [The rate was 2/- per ½oz x48]
C of A - Flight Covers - Commercial
JAMAICA: 1941 (Oct 9) censored mercantile cover with 9d Platypus & 1/- Lyrebird block of 4 tied by Sydney cds, Clipper h/s in black, central vertical fold & minor soiling. [Martin Walker states the rate was 3/11d air to USA, then surface to destination - which seems unlikely, as the rate to the States was 4/- - or 4/9d by all-up air]
UNITED STATES: 1931 airmail within US only at 11d rate + 1d late fee; 1941 trans-Pacific 'Clipper' covers at 4/-; double-rate 7/11d; quadruple rate 15/9d & quintuple rate 19/8d, the last two each with frankings including 10/- Robes. A very scarce lot.
UNITED STATES: 1929 to California with combination franking of KGV 1d & 2d tied by superb Melbourne cds & US Airmail 'Wings' 8c cancelled in transit at Sydney, a couple of minor opening tears. A rare cover. [Flown San Francisco to Los Angeles]
From 1923, the internal US airmail rate was 8c per zone for each of three zones. Mid-1927, this was changed to a flat airmail rate of 10c = 5d. In July 1928, the fee was reduced to 5c. On 6.7.1932, the fee was raised to 8c = 4d, which remained until 30.6.1934. However, from 1933 the Australian 'Post Office Guide' no longer mentioned the possibility of prepaying the US airmail rate with American stamps. This is probably why the 8c was not cancelled in Melbourne but it begs the question 'Why was the article not taxed?'
UNITED STATES: 1940 (July 12) "Australia-Hong Kong-USA" at 4/8d rate with Koala 4d pair & Kangaroo 2/- pair tied by superb 'CASTLEMAINE/VIC-AUST' cds, Hong Kong transit b/s & Censor #9 h/s in green.
1908 Visit of the US Fleet group including Victoria 1d & 1½d PO issues & Commonwealth stampless '.../TO/ MELBOURNE', two WTP chromolithos used to Tasmania or Natal, HH Stratton (Chattanooga) views of Sailors Disembarking at Port Melbourne, Marching to Melbourne and Welcome to Blackheath NSW, Wellman & Co (St Kilda) Flags & Fleet, and an ugly hand-tinted card; also hand-drawn Flags & Fleet card from NZ (visited 9-15.8.1908), Japanese Department of Communications Admiral Sperry Eagle & Flags x2 (one with very fine commemorative cds); then thirteen US cards of Ships of the Fleet; generally fine to very fine & mostly unused. [See also Lots 1533 to 1547 in Part Two]
QUEENSLAND: 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition (San Francisco) 'semi-official' issues with green frames 'Barron Gorge, Cairns Railway' (used under cover), 'Brisbane from the Observatory...', 'Examining Tobacco leaf...' 'Executive Bldgs...', 'Sandgate...', 'View overlooking Woombye...' & 'Whitsunday Passage', and coloured 'Roma Grapes, WQ', some soiling & minor blemishes, unused.
QUEENSLAND: 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition (San Francisco) 'semi-official' issues with green frames 'Barron Falls', (abrasion caused when stamp removed), 'Barron Gorge, Cairns Railway', 'Picking Grapes for Market, Roma' & 'View overlooking Woombye...', all used in America two with different Panama California Exposition (San Diego) slogan cancels from Berkeley or San Diego. A rare quartet.
Worldwide covers assortment noted Malaya 1940 registered airmail to Sydney with KGVI 30c & 40c, Netherlands 1902 to Cape Colony with Boer War 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' censor label, New Zealand including 'St Heliers, Auckland' Zieher-type Stamps PPC published by Muir & Moodie & 1936 Health 1d Lifebuoy on illustrated FDC, Norway 1938 registered to Victoria sealed with Red Cross cinderella, Pacific Islands, USA 1936 registered airmail to Queensland "per SS Queen Mary and Air Mail England-Australia", Venezuela 1898 "British Consulate, Caracas" to London with 25c, plus range of commemorative & flight covers, etc, condition variable.
Remnants from a 'Philatelic Terms Explained' collection with a few better items including United States with coil separations, 1860 stampless to GB with octagonal 'SUPPLEMENTARY/MAIL' h/s in red, 1907 registered to Rhodesia; American Samoa 1904 PPC to Victoria; Hawaii 1865 5c blue/bluish unused with BPA Certificate (1953); etc. Fun lot!
(Qty 100+ items)
COMPANIES: Hotel envelopes from Bavaria (PPC of the the Hofbrauhaus = Beer Hall), Denmark Skodsborg Badesanatorium, Indochina Grand Hotel Continental (with 15c with '4' Milissemes), Italy for Hotel Continental at Abazzia used at Fiume, Mexico for Bodegas Universales registered, Switzerland for Grand Hotel Seelisberg used in Italy & USA for Hotel George Washington in Florida (1938 registered airmail).
Trans-Pacific per PanAm mostly between USA & New Zealand but including a few intermediates & some scarce commemorative types, noted NZ-Belgium consular cover with boxed 'NEW ZEALAND-USA/FIRST AIR MAIL/DECEMBER 1937' in violet (rare; most were struck in red), a few apparently commercial items including 1945 US Forces cover from 'PAGO PAGO' (soiled & repaired tear), mostly fine to very fine.
NEW ZEALAND: Small group including Maori real photo cards x3, 'RMS Makura' real photo, 'RMS Marama' WWI Allies War Relief Fund concert triplet cards x3 different each with top panel showing Union Steamship Co view of Grand Canyon and the lower panels listing the program, etc, a few with minor blemishes.
UNITED STATES: Richmond VA 'Main Street Depot C&O and SAL Railroads' station and 'Trunk Lines' showing three different steam locomotives & trains, 'Packard Motor Car Company, Detroit' aerial view of factories, 'Amusements at Coney Island NY', Chicago & Philadelphia street scenes with trams, Utah 'Canyon' scenes, Western scenes with cowboys on horse-back (one riding a buffalo!), etc, mostly unused & generally fine.
NEW ZEALAND: NEW ZEALAND - ROSS DEPENDENCY: 1963-90 group of non-FDI covers noted 1963 to New Zealand with 3d and 'USS ARNEB (AKA-56)' ship cachet on face and 'OPERATION/DEEP FREEZE' cachet on back, 1966 to Germany x2 with 'NZ ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXPEDITION/SCOTT BASE' cachets both signed "DH Brown", 1974 endorsed "Via Air Drop/RNZAF ORION/ON OR ABOUT AUG 7th" and 1984 Operation Deep Freeze illustrated cover to Alaska with New Zealand 58c Antarctic Research tied 'SCOTT BASE' cds, 'McMURDO SOUND/DRILL/PROJECT' triangular cachet & "L. Weller, Scott Base, Antarctica, c/o GPO Christchurch" return address, some obvious souvenirs but a couple appear to be commercial.