Prestige Philately Auction 205 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal History
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Displaying 13 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal History
Wide-ranging group with many Kangaroo frankings including municipal envelopes, PPCs to Siam & Singapore, 1920 Taxation Office registered cover with Third Wmk 2½d & 6d blue both perf 'OS', many with KGV Heads including 'OS' & 'OS/NSW' perfins & a few with commercial perfins, attractive group of advertising covers, other KGV period with early slogan cancels & an array of unclaimed mail with instructional handstamps, some post-WWII covers including airmails to India Hong Kong & Nigeria, postmark interest especially from Queensland, etc, condition variable. An interesting lot.
Interesting collection with lots of 'PAID AT' datestamps, registered certified & express covers, modern material including Priority Paid, Business Reply & Box Link covers, album of WWII covers from Military Camp POs including Darley (very scarce), two albums of commemorative datestamps including 1938 Bradfield Jamboree on commercial cover (opening faults) & an album of pre-decimal FDCs including an unusual type for the 1936 SA Centenary set, condition variable. Lots of pickings.
Useful bundle including 1912 usage of 1d scanic Postal Card uprated with Vic ½d to Germany, 1914 to GB with 'IRREGULARLY/POSTED' h/s & 'LATE/FEE - STOCK EXCHANGE/VIC' duplex, 1921 & 1924 airmails from 'ROEBOURNE' or 'ONSLOW' to Perth both with 3d Roo & KGV 1½d green, 1954 airmail to USA with Olympics Propaganda 2/- blue strip of 4, two PPCs with 1/2d Thylacine, some useful decimal frankings, etc, condition variable.
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Two cartons of office mail from the mid- to late-1930s, mostly very pedestrian but we did note some registered covers including from 'CRONULLA ____/NSW' ('BEACH' removed x2), 'ELWOOD EAST S3/VIC', 'TENNANT_ CREEK/NT' & 'FIMISTON' (WA) etc, many advertising covers, some commercial & official perfins, also inwards mail from New Zealand, England (at least three with 2/6d Seahorses) & America, plus a few plain FDCs for Cable pair x3 & SA Centenary set x2 (one illustrated), condition rather mixed. Ferrets wanted.
"Australia in the Great War: The Story Told in Pictures" complete run of eight issues edited by HC Smart, condition variable.
Box of long covers with various KGV frankings including many official perfins to 4d orange, 5d with 'OS' Overprint etc, many with instructional handstamps especially from Western Australia, also 1933 with Postage Due Perf 14 1/- (rare on cover) tied by rubber 'POST OFFICE/DEVONPORT____/TASMANIA' ('WEST' removed) cds in violet, many are registered, generally fine.
1913 cover to Austria with 1d Roo only tied by Hobart machine cancel of 17FEB13, 'T ("2d")'-in-oval h/s converted to "80" (heller) on arrival with Postage Dues 20h strip of 4 tied by Vienna cds, damaged in transit & resealed with three 'K K POST-u TELEGRAPHENAMT/Wien 1 Abt 6' pneumatic post labels, opened-out for display. Full of character.
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1913 4d KangarooRegistration Envelope (#RE3) to Switzerland with First Wmk 4d orange tied by 'ULTIMO/NSW' cds, scarce red & black/white registration label, 'WEGGIS' rrival b/s. The foreign letter rate was 2½d x2 + 3d registration.
1914 commercial parcel piece with complete black/red 'INTERSTATE/PARCEL POST' label, rare franking of Engraved Kookaburra 6d pair (the right-hand unit with corner fault at upper-right) & 2d Kangaroo tied by huge rubber parcel cancels, staining well-clear of the stamps. The rate was 1/2d for an interstate parcel weighing between 1 & 2 pounds. [The 6d Kookaburra is very scarce on cover, and this is the only usage with a multiple that we can recall] ** REDUCE TO $1000 **
1914 commercial usage of 1d Roo Letter Card ("CENTRAL RLY STN/BRISBANE" part-oval) to "Rawal Pindi/India" (now in Pakistan) uprated with 1d Engraved tied by superb 'EDGECLIFF/13JA14/NSW' cds, 'RAWALPINDI/4FE14' arrival b/s, minor soiling.
1915 commercial Burns Philp cover to Scotland via Hong Kong (b/s) with KGV 1d red tied by 'THURSDAY ISLAND/ 1 /QUEENSLAND' cds, large 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s in purple applied at Thursday Island, a bit soiled.
1935 commercial airmail cover to Germany with scarce franking of Silver Jubilee 2/- violet + ANZAC 2d tied by 'LATE FEE/7MY35/MELBOURNE VIC' cds, Athens transit b/s, minor postal ink marks at the top. The rate was 2/1d for all-the-way airmail + 1d late fee.
1935 commercial airmail cover to Austria with scarce solo franking of Silver Jubilee 2/-, Athens transit b/s & three different Vienna cds including 'TELEGRAPHENAMT WIEN 1' indicating delivery by pneumatic post , minor faults.