Prestige Philately Auction 232 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
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Displaying 19 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
Mostly pre-decimal selection of Postal Cards x14 including Coronation x2, modern scenic types commercially used x3, STO 3d for Wallace McGee (Dubbo) & 'OS' 1d green x3; Letter Cards 1925 1½d with Standard Perfs CTO & WWI Gratuitous Distribution with Poem on Reverse unused (a little stained mostly on the back); STO Envelope Star 1d green for Shire of Orbost, KGV Oval 2d on 1½d for Shire of Heidelberg (unused), KGV 1d green for Shire of Colac (unused), QEII 5d pale blue unusual size for LASB registered & 5c long envelope for DA Constructions (Geelong) and 'OS' Victoria 1d uprated with KGV ½d adhesive (unused) & KGV Star 1½d red for Sub-Treasury (Sydney); Registration Envelopes 4d Roo with boxed 'REGISTERED' & KGV 5d with Red Star both CTO; etc, those mentioned are fine to very fine.
POSTAL CARDS: 1923-24 KGV Sideface 1d violet ACSC #P56(1) on buff stock with additional printed advertising for Norris & Skelley Electrical Engineers including illustration of electric motor on face and enquiry form on back, couple of very minor blemishes on back only, unused.
POSTAL CARDS: 1976 Scenic Issue 18c 'Parliament House...' additionally with three inverted impressions of 'Surfers Paradise...', unused. The only example we have seen of this striking error.
POSTAL CARDS - OFFICIAL: 1919 Solid 'OS' 1½d red-brown ACSC #PO3 for Victorian School Committees, used in 1924 with Melbourne British Empire Exhibition slogan, Cat $800.
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POSTAL CARDS - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1921-24 Star with 'POSTAGE' KGV 1d green ACSC #PS22 with 'CITY OF COBURG/Electric Supply' header on reverse, unused, Cat $400. Superb!
POSTAL CARDS - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1928-37 KGV Oval 1d green ACSC #PS23 for Carlton & United Breweries with striking image of 'Victoria Bitter VB Bitter Ale' beer bottle on gold background covering the entire reverse, sent to Berriwillock with Melbourne '3JUN/1930' cancel, small adhesion fault at top. User not listed by ACSC.
POSTAL CARDS - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1928-37 KGV Oval 1½d brown ACSC #PS24 for the NSW Registrar-General with 'OHMS' heading, to Corowa with Sydney machine cancel of 21SEP/1931, heavy fold at left, Cat $1500.
LETTER CARDS: 1966-80 QEII Issues '20c' on 18c Imperforate ACSC #LC97b, unused, Cat $500. [20 examples were purchased at Malvern (Vic) PO in -.2.1980. All had "blind perforations" that do not penetrate the thin card]
LETTER CARDS: 1966-80 QEII Issues '20c' on 18c with Red Printing (the stamp) Completely Omitted ACSC #97c, unused, Cat $600. [At least two examples of this ultimate Missing Colour are recorded: that in our sale of 24.11.2018 sold for $855]
LETTER CARDS - MILITARY ISSUES: WWI stampless Gratuitous Distribution Letter Card with poem on the reverse, a couple of insignificant blemishes & unusually fine for this issue, unused & very scarce thus.
ENVELOPES - OFFICIAL: 1918 KGV Sideface 1d carmine with 'OS'-of-Dots + ½d green with Solid 'OS' ACSC #EO5 for Deputy Commissioner of Maternity Allowances (Melbourne) to Malvern with Krag machine cancel of 17MR/1920 & Malvern arrival b/s of 18MR20, heavy vertical crease & associated minor tear at the top, Cat $2000. [The ACSC states "Approximately six used envelopes are recorded...between Dec 1918 & Oct 1919". This is therefore the LRD by some five months]
ENVELOPES - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1921-28 Star with 'POSTAGE' KGV 1d violet ACSC #ES41 with printed address of the British Australian Wool Realisation Association, unused, very fine without any folds, gummed flap not stuck down, Cat $400. [Most examples have significant folds/creases]
ENVELOPES - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1916 Star KGV 2d violet on surfaced stock ACSC #ES58, plain envelope to London with 'LATE FEE/6SE16/SPENCER ST VIC' cds, minor blemishes, Cat $500. The rate was 1d + 1d late fee. [John Sinfield's similar example - also with minor faults - sold at the Prestige auction of 20.11.2004 for $460. Offered with the PO issue on unsurfaced stock #EP12, CTO, for comparison, Cat $300]
ENVELOPES - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1928-37 KGV Oval Issues used group including illustrated envelopes for Kitchen's Sand Soap, Ferrodor Elastic Paint (knight on horseback), Barnet Glass Rubber (tyre) & Electricity Meter Manufacturing, variety of other brands, logos & imprints noted Onkaparinga Blankets, also OHMS envelopes x7 including 1½d 'OS' in Die & 2d 'OS in Die x3, condition variable but mostly fine.
ENVELOPES - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1937-51 KGVI Oval & 1951-53 KGVI Crowned Circle Issues used group including variety of brands, logos & imprints noted Myer, David Jones, Heinz, Persil, Castrol, Penfolds Grange Vineyards, etc, types including 2d green x2 (Cat $75 each) & 3d red, some OHMS & Shire issues, condition variable but mostly fine.
ENVELOPES - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1953-65 QEII Issues extensive used group for wide variety of users with little if any duplication, including Large Die 3d for Persil (red logo), Small Die 3½d for Turner Manufacturing (Tools), 5d for Grace Bros Sydney (Removalists), Holeproof Underwear & Myer (illustrated inside; unused), etc, etc, a couple of OHMS types, some postmark interest, a few with minor blemishes.
ENVELOPES - MILITARY: KGV 1d red ACSC #M4 to Trooper AO Stengart, C Squadron, 12 ALH, 4 Brigade [Light Horse] with 'TERRORS CREEK/----16/QUEENSLAND' cds (jumbled dateline) in violet, a few aging marks, Cat $400. Terrors Creek PO renamed from Hamiton 1892; renamed Dayboro 24.5.1917.
WRAPPERS - STAMPED TO ORDER: Queen Mother 1d green + KGVI 2d red ACSC #WS21 for Nicholas Aspro (no imprint: see article in Postal Stationery Nov 2015), Melbourne cds with illegible date, folds from having been used to wrap a small box, Cat $1500. A remarkable item, being the only issue of its type. [This is not an uprated item. Because there was no KGVI 3d die, John Ash resorted to this 'doubleton' expedient. 6000 were supplied in 1938-39. Only a handful of complete wrappers are recorded. It is believed that the package contained pharmaceutical samples. Mark Diserio's example sold at the Prestige auction of 8.11.2013 for $2760]
WRAPPERS - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1938 KGVI 3d green large format (225mm wide) ACSC #WS30 with OHMS heading & Victorian Education Department imprint, printed 'Commercial Papers' at U/R, ½d Roo punctured 'VG' added tied 'ALEXANDRA' cds. The domestic commercial papers rate was 3½d up to 2oz]