Prestige Philately Auction 239 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - First Day Covers
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 38 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - First Day Covers
See also Penny Kangaroo First Day of Issue at Melbourne: Lot 43.
1930s-60s selection with variety of producers including 1937 NSW Sesquicentenary on multi-coloured "Northern" Series cover, 1953 Produce Food strips on single covers x2, a number of registered items, a few 'First Day Cards' including 2/- green Olympic Publicity and a particularly attractive Cobb & Co illustrated card, some unaddresed, also various non-FDC commemorative covers & cancels noted 1948-49 Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree on five covers with differently-coloured cachets & 1950 Stamp Exhibition items, etc, condition generally fine.
1949 Henry Lawson 2½d strip of 3 tied by 'SUNSHINE/17JE49/VICTORIA' cds, hand-illustrated perhaps by Eric Ogden but not signed, minor blemishes.
1970 National Development 9c Bauxite pair on oversize Alcoa FDC with enclosed promotional booklet for the company; also Qld Geographical Society 1946 Leichhardt x2 different, one with QGS Leichhardt brochure, and 1946 Mitchell x3 different, one with QGS fundraising brochure. Unusual lot. No reserve.
(Qty 7 items)
ARCHIBALD MOUBRE GUTHRIE: 1954-59 group including Royal Visit registered, Railways block of 4, ANARE block of 4, Olympic Propaganda 2/- blue, US Memorial block of 4, SA Responsible Government block of 4, QEII 7d block of 4, War Memorial pair, etc, several of the later covers are generics, five are unaddressed.
RA KINGSTON: 1946 Peace set tied to cover with printed text by 'CHIEF PARCELS OFFICE/ 5 /18FE46/NSW' cds (rarely seen on cover), faint toning. Cover producer not recorded by Moore et al.
No longer available
RN NOLAN: 1945 Duke of Gloucester set tied to generic cover overprinted with issue-specific text by Sydney cds of 19FE45, registered, a little aged; and a second example unaddressed but with faults.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: Eric Ogden produced a small number of FDCs for most issues between 1949 & 1965. They were variously hand-painted or screen-printed entirely or in part. All those offered here are signed "E Wm Ogden" & are unaddressed.
1949 Henry Lawson 2½d tied to handpainted cover by 'BRIGHTON RD S3/17JE49/ VIC-AUST' cds. [This was the first issue for which Ogden produced FDCs. Six covers are known, all with different designs. Ogden's handpainted covers have often sold for more than $500 each]
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1949 Sir John Forrest 2½d tied to handpainted cover by 'PARKVILLE/28NO49/VIC' cds.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1950 Aborigine 8½d tied to handpainted cover by 'PARKVILLE/14AU50/VIC' cds, a few tiny tonespots.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1952 Scout Jamboree 3½d tied to screenprinted cover by 'COBURG N13 No 1/19NO52/VIC-AUST' cds.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1953-56 QEII Definitives 3d green tied to screenprinted cover by 'COBURG N13 No 1/17JE53/VIC-AUST' cds.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1953-56 QEII Definitives 3½d red on handprinted cover with small photograph of the Queen inserted, tied by 'COBURG N13 No 1/21AP53/VIC-AUST' cds, endorsed "The first stamp portraying the Queen, issued on Her birthday...", a few minor tonespots. [A similar cover for the 3d sold at the Prestige auction of 11.6.2008 for $920]
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1954 Red Cross Society 3½d tied to screenprinted cover by 'CARLTON STH N.3/9JE54/VIC-AUST' cds.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1954 Railway Centenary 3½d Trains tied to handpainted cover by 'THORNBURY/13SE54/VIC' cds. [Unusually, the design is incomplete, with details of the trains not added]
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1955-63 Issues on screenprinted generic covers with Kangaroos Hopping to Left comprising SA Stamp Centenary, SA Self-Government, Broken Hill, Animals 6d - with Numbat pencil-sketch - 11d pair & 1/2d, Flowers 1/6d, NT Centenary, Melbourne Cup, Queensland Stamp Centenary, AAT 5d blue, and Blue Mountains, a few minor blemishes.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1955 Rotary Half-Century 3½d Globe & Flags tied to screenprinted cover by 'MORELAND N13/23FE55/ VIC-AUST' cds.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1955 YMCA Centenary 3½d tied to screenprinted cover by 'COBURG N13/10AU55/VIC-AUST' cds.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1955 Nursing/Florence Nightingale Centenary 3½d pair tied to screenprinted cover by 'COBURG/21SE55/ VIC-AUST' cds.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1957-64 Christmas Issues complete except for 1963 - the 1958 duo on separate covers - tied to screenprinted covers by various cds, a few blemishes.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1958-63 Issues on screenprinted generic covers with Trees & Kangaroos Hopping to Right comprising Kingsford Smith, Flowers 2/5d & 3/-, Queensland Self-Government, Post Office Sesqui-Centenary, Animals 8d, Guiding, Colombo Plan, Inland Mission, CWA & Canberra Anniversary, a few minor blemishes.