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1918 (Mar 22) OHMS cover to 'CUBALLING/WESTN AUST' (light b/s) with scarce franking of KGV Smooth Paper 1d red block of 4 comprising two Die I-II pairs - well centered, the left-hand units with Compartment Lines at Left - perf 'OS' tied by Perth cds, large red/white registration label, endorsed "left/no address" at lower-left, large Perth DLO d/s in violet on the face, the flap removed. [The ACSC prices a Die I-II pair perf 'OS' on cover at $750]
1921 (May 4) OHMS cover to Ultimo with rare franking of KGV Rough Paper 5d chestnut with Damaged Upper-Right Corner BW #124f (Cat $1000 on cover, with significant premium for the variety: Cat $400 compared with $175 for a normal stamp) tied by light Sydney cds well clear of the variety, red/white registration label, a couple of very minor blemishes. [This is one of the most appealing covers bearing this stamp: it is not from the WA Titles Office hoard & we have noted only one other cover franked with a listed variety of this scarce stamp]
PARCELS - OVERSEAS
1930 entire makeshift parcel label (200x170mm) still affixed to a slightly larger piece from a linen bag to Switzerland with an amazing seven-colours franking comprising Roos 6d brown, 1/- x2 & 2/- maroon vertical pair (the upper-unit Chopped Neck BW #39d) + KGV ½d orange, 1d green, 'TWO/PENCE' on 1½d red & 3d blue all tied by 'PARCEL POST/ROCKHAMPTON' cds, noted as weighing 150oz or "11 lbs avoid", insured for £50 with a green/white 'INSURED PARCEL' label (not previously seen by us), on arrival two Swiss labels added, some minor blemishes but remarkably fine for such an item. Truly astonishing! Acquired for $7762 at our Postal History auction of 27/7/2009.The rate was 5/4d for a parcel weighing between 8 & 11 pounds (represented by the stamps at upper-right), plus 1/8½d - the stamps at lower-right - for insurance cover between £48 & £50. Also with the relevant extracts from the 1930 "Post Office Guide". The bag probably contained sapphires as it is from one of the prominent gemstone miners at "Sapphire via Anakie" in central Queensland. Other towns in the vicinity are Emerald & Rubyvale.
Advice of Delivery (Avis de Reception)
DOMESTIC: 1923 (Aug) internal usage of AR card with 'ACKNOLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT' error, KGV ½d green & Kangaroos 2½d indigo tied by oval Perth d/s, KUNUNOPPIN/WESTN AUST' arrival cds.