Prestige Philately Auction 231 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - First Day Covers
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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - First Day Covers
1950s to modern collection with range of various cachet-makers to 1969 then Australia Post official covers reasonably complete to 2010+, noted 1970 Expo (addressed), Royal Visit (addressed, & unaddressed with pair) & Grasslands (unaddressed but minor toning), some commemorative cancels, also PSEs mostly with FDI cancels, lots of thematic interest, condition generally fine.
Huge accumulation in four large boxes with some Pre-Decimals but majority Decimal up to recent, also some PSEs with FDI cancels and other stationery, commemorative cancels, noted AAT covers with Base cancels, condition generally fine. Weighs 40kg.
Bundle of 1960s & early-1970s issues many unusually with pairs &/or blocks of 4 including 1963-64 Navigators, 1964-65 Birds & 1966 Decimals, etc, also 1970 Captain Cook Bicentennial two sets of long covers with strip & 30c tied by the twelve different pictorial cds, some light soiling but all the better ones are unaddressed.
(Qty 80 approx)
1913-14 Engraved KGV 1d red plus Kangaroos ½d and 1d on Fred Hagen cover to Switzerland tied by clear 'SYDNEY/-9DE13' cds being the official First Day of Issue for the Engraved Penny, a couple of very minor blemishes hardly detract, Cat $7500. [The ACSC states "At least eleven first day covers exist ..." (the same number as known for the Penny Kangaroo, which is catalogued at $15,000)]
1923 KGV 1Â½d green tied 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]
1931 Airmail 6d 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 ½oz x2 = 8d]
1941 War Tax Surcharges '2½d' on 2d, '3½d' on 3d & '5½d' on 5d Ram plus the four Definitives issued on the same day 1d brown-purple, 1½d green, 2d mauve & 3d purple-brown all tied to plain Sydney Press Club cover by 'PARLIAMENT HOUSE/10DE41/NSW' cds, registered with Sydney transit b/s of the same date & 'BALGOWLAH' arrival b/s of the 11DE41, Cat $2375 for five FDCs. Rare & superb! [The only such dual issue FDC we have seen]
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1942-50 Definitives 1d brown-purple pair tied to unsealed plain FDC to USA by 'LAMBTON/1JA43/NSW' cds, scarce ' 2/1 /PASSED/BY/CENSOR/ 12 ' Newcastle censor h/s, ACSC Cat $400.
Buy NowPrice $115.00T + Buyer's Premium