Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal History
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Unused advertising envelopes for Bruchert & Sons Carriage Builders (Bendigo), Allparts Motorcycle Parts (Sydney) x2 & a postcard for Schering's Formalin Soap (Melbourne), also 1861 with 'Not known by/Letter Carrier' h/s, 1938 Bradfield Jamboree illustrated cover with hexagonal d/s & enclosed Jamboree postcard, 1931 Victorian wages sheet with 'RELIEF/STAMP DUTY' values to 2/- x4, etc, those mentioned are fine to very fine.
(Qty 21 items)
Batch of mostly Australian PPCs predominantly Ships including WWI Troop Ships 'Seang Choon', 'Itonus', 'Bakara', 'Persic', 'Mauretania' & 'Omrah', seven advertising cards including Burns-Philp 'Montoro', P&O 'TSS Geelong' & Melbourne Steamship Co 'SS Dimboola', also wharves at Melbourne, Port Melbourne & Williamstown, etc, some British cards, most with ink notations on the reverse; also some covers & Postal Stationery with a few attractive advertising types noted, condition variable. [See also Lots 187 & 830]
Inwards mail to Australia including Boer War commemorative postcard with photo of Ex-President Kruger in green, WWI Indian PPC with 'Service of Prisoners of War/[signature] Colonel/Supt Civil Camp Belgaum' & 'PASSED CENSOR/BELGAUM/WEH' cachets, 1933 registered from Gibraltar, WWII group from RAAF servicemen at various Canadian camps, 1940 stampless naval cover from Hong Kong, c.1940 airmail from Dutch Indies with 'FELDPOST / B /SORTEERKANTOOR' cancel, 1944 registered airmail from Switzerland with German censorship, 1963 airmail PPC from St Lucia, 1960s group from Uruguay including registered items, modern mail to University of Sydney including from Congo, Ethiopia, Iraq, Tanzania & Tunisia, etc; also Gallipoli makeshift postcard dated 18.5.15 with Australian FPO cds to NZ with message "...The only objection I have to the place is the amount of shrapnel & bullets that are flying about..."; condition variable.
(Qty 80 approx)
Selection with used scenic Letter Cards 1d Roo x3 & KGV 1d x2, WWI Service Suspended cover to Singapore, uprated 1½d Postal Card by air to POW in Italy at scarce 1/6d Clipper rate, and a few others.
WWII civil censorship covers range noted Darwin plain label and "D2" mss in cachet on 1939 cover front from Manchuria (!) and 7-dot label on cover front from Cuba (!) with 'D1' cachet, 1940 airmail to Palestine with Newcastle 9-dot label and altered Sydney cachet, from USA with '2/1' cachet on 9-dot label, 'CALIFORNIA CLIPPER' cachets on 1940 airmail to Canada and 1941 airmail to Fiji both with Sydney labels, 1941 'NAVAL SERVICE' cover with Papua Pictorials 1d & 3d and Melbourne label, 1942 to Tel Aviv x3, 1943 Red Cross Message Service cover to Switzerland with 5/- Robes and Melbourne '3' check marking, 1944 to British Guiana via internal airmail, Launceston '6/1' label and cachets x2, other airmails to New Zealand and Netherlands x2, couple of military items with civilian censors including typed 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and '1/2' Townsville label & cachet on another, condition mixed but many fine.
Taxed mail selection noted 1919 Infectious Disease wrapper with 'T 1½D' oval cachet and Dues 1d & ½d (faults), 1930 to USA with 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID FOR/TRANSMISSION BY AIR MAIL' cachet, 1934 airmail to Sweden with 1/6d Hermes and Melbourne octagonal 'T/50c' marking, 1953 airmail to New Zealand with Sydney 'EXCEEDS... OZ/T...CENTIMES/2D' cachet and NZ KGVI 1/- & 4d affixed for postage due, 1957 with NSW 'STAMP DUTY' 3d x3 not accepted & taxed, etc, also group of early 1960s Business Reply Mail postcards with Dues up to 5/- or post-1962 with stamps including 10/- Arms (faults) affixed, condition quite mixed.
Kangaroos frankings noted 1913 4d Registration Envelope with 1d added and 'R/BRISBANE' label (edge faults), 1914 tatty Guilliaux Sydney flight postcard with 1d red (Cat $750), 1d x2 with Adelaide 'T2D' and 2d Due (torn) and ½d & 2d on OHMS cover to Holland, 1935 airmail to Switzerland with 2/- & KGV 1d green, 1937 airmail to UK with 2/- and 1/- Large Lyrebird, 1938 airmail to Holland with 9d and 4d Koala x3, 1944 ½d late use with 3d Kooka tied 'AUST ARMY PO/221' on ACF cover, etc, condition mixed but later mostly fine.
KGV Heads on cover noted 1916 ½d green combination franking on South Australia ½d GPO envelope (a very scarce item), 1d red on mourning cover with 'TPO 5/VICTORIA' d/s, 1931 1d green with ½d Postage Dues x4 and 1½d red to USA with 5c Due, two 1930s 'PAQUEBOT' items and a couple of 'OS' punctures, then extensive range of advertising covers including illustrated types for Harcourt (Vic) Fruit Supply [Apple Man], Emu Nail & Nightingale Supply with birds, WE Cash with map of Australia, Lowe Hardware Merchants with tools, Lysaght Bros Rabbit-proof wire netting, etc, some postmark interest, condition mixed but many fine.
KGV Penny frankings including 1d red 'OS' puncture on Victorian Railways, 1d red 'T' puncture on Tasmanian Government Railways cover, 1d red 'OS' puncture Dot Before '1' on OHMS cover, 1d red 'OS' puncture block of 4 with Notched NW Corner on WA OHMS cover, 1d green Single Wmk 'OS/NSW' puncture on Red Cross Society postcards x2, 1d green SM Wmk Perf 14 'OS' puncture on postcard with 'WARDEN'S OFFICE/RAVENSTHORPE' cachet, 1d green Perf 13½x12½ 'OS' puncture on lettersheet, etc, mostly fine.
Advertising covers with KGV Penny frankings including 1d red 'A&R/LTD' perfin on 1915 Angus & Robertson front, 1d reds on 1917 Citizens War Chest Fund postcards x2 & 1918 Hotel Grand Central (Sydney) illustrated cover, 1d violet on 1924 Whitehead & Co Stationers postcard, 1d greens on 1930 Woodroofe's Lemon Punch, 1932 Yalumba Wines, 1933 'TBS' perfin on Beau Monde Hosiery front, 'HS' perfins x3 on Harris Scarfe Falcon Cartridges showing Hunter with Shotgun, HSL Batteries showing Touring Car & Firestone Tyres, 'WC' perfin on 1935 Winchcombe Carson '2ND CLASS' cover, etc, condition mixed but many fine. A very attractive selection.
Mostly pre-WWII advertising covers with many illustrated types including Aspro tablets, Foster's Lager beer bottle, Gippsland & Northern Co-op 'Twin City' Tractor, HJ Plint Markets (Brisbane), John Hicks Carpets, George IV Whisky, Scotch College (Perth) to USA taxed with Postage Dues, Toowoomba Foundry 1941 airmail to UK, also with all-over adverts on reverse NSW John Jaffray Machinery (damaged on opening) and Grand Hotel (Melbourne) & WS Tong Wholesale Fruiterer, a few airmails, meter cancels and quite a number of WWII censored items, etc, condition mixed but many fine.
Five albums with Aerogrammes, Letter Cards, Postal Cards, pre-decimal and decimal souvenirs, last day covers, 1960s to early 1980s FDCs with Royal, Wesley and Post Office types including unaddressed 1970 30c Cook Small Envelope, various philatelic congress and exhibition covers, Scouts including 1962 Hobart Corroboree and registered 1964 Dandenong Jamboree, also some relief cancels, Envelopes including KGV 1½d & QEII 4c STOs, and KGVI & QEII Registration Envelopes, condition varied but mostly very fine.
Eclectic group including 1913 Registration Envelope 4d Roo with early 'R/NSW/Mittagong' red & black label, bundle of 'ADVICE OF DELIVERY' cards with KGVI 3d blue (many with 'A+R' perfins) x35 including a few to New Zealand, range of Colonial/States postal stationery noted NSW 1888 2d postal card 'Specimen' overprint, Victoria Bantam ½d wrapper with 'THE "FREE CHURCH" QUARTERLY' banner, real photo postcards of Marrar NSW Post Office and four other views including 'AL Weale, Outfitter' shopfront (stained), potential postmark interest, condition quite mixed but inspection will reward.
Accumulation with Flight Covers including 1934 Albury signed "CTP Ulm", 1935 New Zealand signed "C KingsfordSmith" and another franked with KGV 3d blue 'OS' overprint, also BCOF set on registered cover, 1940 Story Bridge Opening cover with label plus other commemoratives, some commercial mail noted 1972 formular aerogramme to Paraguay with 12c Rehab single, then postal stationery used & unused including a few 'SPECIMEN' overprints, condition variable.
1912social usage of Fullface 1d Letter Card 'SETTLER'S HOME' - margins intact - uprated with Queensland 1d for late fee tied by Qld TPO cds. Unusual domestic combination franking.
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1912usages of Fullface 1d Letter Cards 'MOSMAN BAY...' (Ferry in Mid-Distance) & 'LOG TRAIN...' both uprated with South Australian ½d & 1d, the first is superb but philatelic.
1913TH Wood, Seedsman and Nurseryman, Brisbane return-addressed cover with commercial combination franking Kangaroos 1d red and Queensland QV 4d grey tied 'REGISTERED/JU14/13/ROCKHAMPTON' d/s with 'R/ROCKHAMPTON' registration label in red (black numerals) alongside, paying double 1d domestic rate plus 3d registration fee, a few aging marks. States issues remained valid for postage after Commonwealth stamps were introduced in January 1913, but most such usages seen are philatelic.
1914 commercial covers from Germany 1) of 20.7.1914 with 'HANNOVER-BOXTEL/BAHNPOST' d/s, Sydney arrival b/s of AU24-1914; 2) & 3) of 24.7.1914 & 25.7.1914 both with 'HE' perfin & 'HANNOVER-/LINDEN 1' cds, Sydney arrival b/s of AU24-1914 & AU31-1914; all with makeshift censor label & 'OPENED BY CENSOR' h/s in blue, minor blemishes. [Australia declared war on Germany 4.8.1914 by which time these covers were in transit. If posted even a week later they would probably have been intercepted & detained in London]
1914cover to Belgium with Kangaroos 5d brown ACSC #16 (Cat $1000 on cover) and ½d green tied 'NEWTOWN/ 30SE14/NSW' d/s with 'R/Newtown,NSW' registration label in red (black numerals) alongside paying 2½d foreign rate plus 3d registration fee, censored in Great Britain with two 'OPENED BY/CENSOR/241' labels affixed along top edge, re-directed to Netherlands with 'AMSTERDAM/15.1.15' arrival b/s, a couple of very minor blemishes.
1914unfranked cover from AIF serviceman endorsed "No Stamps available.../On Active Service/Troopship SS Euripides" with '1ST AUST INF BDE FIELD PO/24NO14' cds used at Steamer Point, Aden on face, Sydney '21DE/1914' machine cancel arrival and scarce altered '1D' double-ring circular tax cachet alongside charging single deficiency, a couple of edge faults and light fold. [The Euripides was part of the first convoy to Egypt; this is the only recorded day of use of this Australian FPO d/s at Aden. The free postage concession for Australian troops serving overseas was not introduced until February 1915. In the interim, the Sydney tax marking had 'LATE FEE' excised and was pressed into use to charge addressees for unpaid Soldier's Mail]