Prestige Philately Auction 232 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery - Aerogrammes
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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery - Aerogrammes
1944-65 Collection on display leaves with all issues represented including unused, with FDI/commemorative cancels and commercially used, noted KGVI 7d 'AIR LETTER' (no admonition) unused plus registered to England with Gloucester 3½d & 5½d added and Brisbane '1/Opened by Censor' red/yellow civilian censor label, with Melbourne '3/...' red/white & red/yellow labels & Sydney '2/...' red/yellow labels x3, 1945 'AIRLETTER' registered to India, 1950 registered to USA, 1955 with red 'Penguin' cachet & 'ANARE MACQUARIE IS' cds, 1957 with 'CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN RAIL/STH AUST' cds, also bundles of used & unfolded unused including some Decimals noted 1967 10c Jet 'CANCELLED/SPECIMEN ONLY', etc, GB KGVI 6d Air Letter to Queensland posted on '24AUG/1944' (first day for civilian usage to Australia) with Brisbane '1' censor check digit h/s, condition generally fine.
1952-73 Official issues on display leaves including 1952 'Postage/Paid' unused (with white flaw ACSC #AO1d; distributed in error without 'Specimen' overprint), 'SPECIMEN' overprints x5 one with 'Postage/Paid' mis-placed to right & and used x6 including two with 'HIS' amended to "HER" by typewriter one of which has the 'AIRLETTER' inscription struck-through & replaced with "AEROGRAMME", 1959 Jet 'SPECIMEN' overprint in red, 'SPECIMEN' h/s in violet x7 plus used x3 with 'PMG-OFFICIAL PAID/MELBOURNE' d/s in violet or purple, 1967 V-Jet used 1969, 1974 unused & used, plus 1974 12c Jet regular-issue with 'G/NSW' puncture used from Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, condition generally fine.
1952 Official usage of Post Office-issue KGV 7d 'AIRLETTER' with 'OS/NSW' puncture through the stamp indicia (unlisted in ACSC) sent from Government Printer to England with Sydney '14MAY/1952' cancel & lengthy typed message describing puncturing techniques, very light central fold hardly detracts. Most unusual late use of the 'OS/NSW' puncture; while regularly seen on Postal Cards up until the mid-1940s, post-WWII items generally show use of the 'G/NSW' perfin.
1953 Official Issue 'AIRLETTER' with 'POSTAGE/PAID' in upper-case letters inside blank rectangle, used to England with typed Postmaster-General's Department announcement for Tasmanian Stamp Centenary 3d issue and Melbourne '18SEP/1953' cancel. The 'normal' Official Issue has the text 'Postage/Paid' in mixed-case letters. ACSC #AO2; "less than ten examples ... recorded"; Cat $1200.
1955 Official usage of Territories formular 'AIRLETTER' (similar to Australian 1945-50 KGVI 7d issue with indicia replaced by blank rectangle; white flaw on 'MAIL') with typed Postmaster-General announcement for Australian-American Friendship 3½d stamp dated "18th February, 1955", sent to New Zealand unfranked & uncancelled, treated as unpaid with Airmail indicia crossed out and taxed with Melbourne 'T/('21C')' hexagonal cachet. Presumably used in error instead of an Official Issue which has a similar blank rectangle but with a 'Postage/Paid' impression therein.
1965 10d V-Jet Aerogramme to Pakistan with Dubbo, NSW '23NOV/1965' cancel during the Indo-Pakistani War over Kashmir, carried by regular Qantas service via India where 'SERVICE SUSPENDED/RETURNED TO SEND/CALCUTTA FOREIGN POST' cachet applied on face, light overal discolouration on front. Presumably deliverable had it flown directly to Karachi or via a neutral country, but not allowed to transit through India as an act of 'postal war'; [Message ordering Pakistani stamps signed by Bill Hornadge of Seven Seas].
Formular issues & usages range with different types, formats & Postmaster-General approval numbers including group of commercially used noted 1951 with 1d Princess & 6d Kooka, 1956 with QEII 1d & 9d Platypus, 1967 to Greece with Fish 9c, some meter cancels and a few illustrated, also batch of unused and with FDI/commemorative cancels, ideal for further study, condition generally fine.