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Displaying 1 - 20 of 22 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - First Day Covers



Image

Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised


261

C

A

1923 KGV 1½d greentied to plain cover by superb 'PARKVILLE/7MR23/VIC.' cds being the official First Day of Issue ACSC #88y, unsealed & unaddressed, Cat $10,000. [The ACSC states "Only one first day cover can be traced". This was Arthur Gray's registered cover - a few blemishes - dated 6MR23 (!) which was sold at the Mossgreen auction of 30.10.2015 for $4370]

4000.00

No longer available












262

C

1927-50 collectionincluding Canberra 1d, Kooka 3d with red Exhibition cds, Airmail 3d, Swan 1d, Sturt pair, Kingsford Smith set on very fine illustrated Mitchell cover, Kooka 6d on registered generic Mitchell cover, 1934 Hermes 1/6d on airmail cover to UK, Macarthur set tied by 'NEDLANDS/WA' cds on registered cover, Silver Jubilee set, illustrated covers with ANZAC pair, Cable pair & SA Centenary set, 1938 Platypus 9d on attractive multi-coloured hand-illustrated cover, Queen Mother 1d brown strip of 3 and 1d pair, then variety of privately-cacheted covers plus a few OHMS types, also a few non-FDI covers, condition variable but many fine. [The illustration is above Lot 263] (Qty 69)

800.00

$1,000.00






263

C

A

1928 International ExhibitionKookaburra M/S on plain cover - Exhibition advertising in blue on the flap - by the Exhibition cds of 29OC28 in red with another strike alongside, unaddressed & the flap unsealed so it can be opened-out for display, Cat $1500.

600.00

$625.00






264

C

C/A

1930 Lord Howe Island ProvisionalSturt 1d endorsed in manuscript "2d paid/PM/LHI" uncancelled on commercial cover to a Sydney solicitor with 'LORD HOWE_ ISLAND/22AU/1930/NSW' cds alongside, a few faults but presentable & the stamp is very fine, Cat $3250 (for usage on 22 or 23.8.1930). From the first despatch of provisionals from the island, with the earliest recorded date of 22.8.1930, making this a rare & generally unrecognised First Day Cover. [Most later covers were organised by collectors & invariably have the cds tying the stamp to the envelope]

2400.00T

$1,800.00T




















265

C

1931-65 collectionin high-quality Ka-Be pages & album with a variety of cachet-makers noted 1931 Kingsford Smith set on Mitchell cover, 1934 Macarthur set, 1935 ANZAC pair with 2d Plate Number single, 1936 SA Centenary on HMS "Buffalo" cover, 1953 Produce Food strips on one cover, 1956 Olympics with 'STATION PIER' cds (not FDI), 1962 Empire Games with 'VILLAGE-PERTH' cds & R label, Navigators on six covers, the majority unaddressed, mixed condition but many fine. (Qty 121)

600.00

$600.00






266

C

B

1931 Airmail6d sepia tied by 'GPO MELBOURNE/4NO31/ 2 ' cds ACSC #144y on Blogg Brothers registered airmail cover to Perth with Kingsford Smith 2d alongside, a couple of minor aging marks, Cat $700. [The rate was 2d letter rate + 3d airmail surcharge per oz x2 = 8d]

400.00

No longer available


267

C

A

1932 Large Lyrebird1/- green tied to Doodlakine Farmers Co-Operative Company Ltd cover by 'DOODLAKINE/ 15FEB32/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' cds (damaged frame) ACSC #145y, Cat $375.

200.00

$150.00






268

C

B-

1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge2d 3d & 5/- tied to plain cover by 'BUNBURY/14MR32/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' cds ACSC #148y, plus two covers with 2d & 3d only to the same address, all with some toning/aging that can probably be professionally improved, Cat $5000. (Qty 3 covers)

1000.00

$1,400.00






269

C

A

1934 Victorian Centenary Perf 10 2d 3d & 1/- tied to Eustis cover by 'REGISTERED/2JY34/ADELAIDE SA' cds ACSC #153y registered Adelaide to Alberton & endorsed "Special Delivery" with 'EXPRESS' cachet, Cat $750.

400.00

$300.00




270

C

A

1937-49 KGVI DefinitivesPerf 13x14 3d blue Die II Thin Paper tied to plain cover by 'GPO MELBOURNE/ 3 / 21DE38/VIC-AUST' cds ACSC #192y, Cat $1250. [The ACSC states that the issue date was 20th December, but Frank Pauer has confirmed that is an error]

600.00

$460.00












271

C/CL

A

1937-73 collectionof generic APO covers in five large albums from 1937 NSW Sesqui virtually complete to 1971 - no Robes or Arms, & the 2 Navigator is a private cover - including Navigators to 1, 5d green Imperf at Sides & Imperf Between Pair, 4c booklet pane & 30c Cook (rare on small envelope), with numerous extras including many blocks of 4 to higher values, long envelopes (many of which are very scarce) including with booklet panes of 1968 Famous Australians & 1969 PMs, 1968 Soil-Medical gutter block of 4 & 1969 Flight block of 9, etc, a very few are non-official types, virtually all unaddressed & generally very fine. (Qty 450+)

2000.00

$2,300.00






272

C

A-

1938-49 Robes Thick Paper 5/- & 10/- tied to plain cover by 'REGISTERED/1AP38/SYDNEY NSW' cds ACSC #212y/214y to Scotland, a couple of minor blemishes, Cat $450 (for the 5/-) & $750 for the 10/- but no price given for the two values on the one cover.

400.00

$300.00






273

C

A-

1938-49 Robes Thick Paper 1 dull blue tied to generic KGVI FDC by 'WOLLONGONG/1NO38/NSW' cds ACSC #216y, registered express to Jamberoo (arrival b/s), a couple of minor blemishes, Cat $3500. A rare cover.

2000.00

$1,500.00








274

C

A-

1949-56 Arms5/- & 10/- (registered) on illustrated covers, 1 & 2 on plain registered covers, cds of 11AP49, 3OC49, 28NO49 & 16JA50 respectively, a couple of minor blemishes but the 2 is very fine, Cat $2750. (Qty 4 covers)

1200.00

$900.00
































275

C$

A

1966-2013 collection in high-quality Ka-Be pages & albums noted 1968 Soil/Medical gutter pair unaddressed, 1970 official AP covers for Expo & Royal Visit addressed plus Grasslands unaddressed, also AAT 1958-2009 including Base cancels etc, plus 60+ PNCs including 2000 ANZACs, Victoria Cross, Olympics pair, 2001 Army, 2002 QEII Accession & Coronation, 2004 Eureka, 2007 Ashes Victory, etc.

600.00

$800.00






276

C

A

2010 Melbourne Cup150th Anniversary 60c gold stamp on limited edition "046/500" Prestige FDC in wooden presentation box.

150.00

$115.00




277

C

A

2016 Adelaide Emergency Printing30c Type B ('2016' printed 7mm from edge of stamp) set of 6 tied to a plain unaddressed cover by 'SALISBURY/ 1 /8JAN2016/SA 5108' cds. [In January 2016, the base letter rate was raised from 70c to $1. A shortage of 30c values in Adelaide resulted in an emergency printing using an old Monarch counter-printing machine & remainder stock of 1994 self-adhesives. These were distributed only to the GPO & some suburban post offices in Adelaide & were on issue for only a few days, pending arrival of regular 30c issues from Stores Branch. No publicity for or notification of the issue was given & no examples were provided to the Philatelic Bureau or otherwise for distribution to New Issue Service clients. Usage on commercial piece has been recorded from 6JAN2016 but no covers from either the 6th or 7th. Collectors became aware of the issue on 8.1.2016 on which date a mere 16 "FDCs" were processed]

750.00

$650.00










278

C

A

AUTOGRAPHED FIRST DAY COVERS:1960s Pre-Decimals on APO Hermes, Royal & WCS covers autographed by the relevant stamp engravers "PE Morriss" or "Bruce Stewart" including 1964 Airmail pair also signed by artist "Kevin McKay", plus 1969 Flight Anniversary x2 signed "HN Wrigley" who flew to Darwin in early-1920 to meet Ross & Keith Smith, many unaddressed. (Qty 66)

300.00

$220.00














279

C/?

A

AUTOGRAPHED FIRST DAY COVERS:Stamp Designers & Engravers large accumulaton of mostly 1940s-60s covers signed Donald Cameron or Peter Morris with some scarcer cachets and 1935 Silver Jubilee registered FDC (not signed), also blocks of stamps autographed in selvedge, bibliographies, photos and other designs including Christmas cards, plus a quantity of Decimal covers signed Robert Ingpen, Ray Honniset, Celia Rosser, etc; also two original framed artworks by Donald Cameron, pen & ink drawing by Frank Manley and one other. (Qty 100s)

400.00

$300.00




















280

CPS

A

AUTOGRAPHED FIRST DAY COVERS:Famous Australians accumulation including Gough Whitlam, Mark Oliphant, John M Young on 1948 Yarra Brae/Wonga Park Jamboree covers x4 plus two self-addressed covers from Frank Manley (designer) and his son Owen (model for the stamp), Lawrence Hargrave (with $20 notes x3), PG Law (Antarctic explorer), Archbishop Frank Little on 1971 Christmas block cover, Zelman Cowan, William Dargie, Nancy Bird Walton, Little Pattie & Normie Rowe, Tommy Hanlon Jr, Lindsay Fox, Bruce Ruxton, Dacre Smyth, etc, on variety of covers up to 2000s all set out on display pages, includes some PSEs. (Qty 100s)

300.00

$230.00




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