Prestige Philately Auction 227 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
Range including Postal Cards 1925 KGV 1d green with private 'SECOND CLASS MAIL MATTER' endorsements for Acme Cycle used & Stewarts & Lloyds unused, 1930 KGV 1½d brown on flimsy stock unused (minor crease) & used, 1938 KGVI 1½d brown 'OS/NSW' puncture with Maritime Services Board of NSW imprint (light bend & stains), Letter Cards KGV 1d Fullface with 'REPLY' Oblitered "Giant Red Gum' view & 1½d Sideface "Pineapples" x2 unused, also some NSW & Queensland including illustrated, STO, etc, condition variable but many fine.
POSTAL CARDS - OFFICIAL: 1919-23 KGV 1½d brown with Solid 'OS' in Die ACSC #PO3 x7 comprising Type 1, Type 2 x4 & Type 3 x2, also 1924-30 KGV 1d green with Solid 'OS' in Die ACSC #PO5A & KGV 1d green with Dots 'OS' in Die ACSC #PO6, all unused with Victorian Education Department 'School Committee' printed message on back in red, minor blemishes & a couple with light creases, Cat $7600. A recent "find".
LETTER CARDS:1924 1½d red on off-white stock ACSC #LC57 "BURRINJUCK DAM" (in flood), to Newcastle with 'WARATAH/MY6/1925/NSW' cds, a couple of insignificant blemishes, Cat $2500. One of the rarest & most sought-after of all the views, and believed to be the finest of the three recorded examples. [There is no message but the address is a furniture warehouse & we expect the card contained a cheque or money order]
ENVELOPES:1923 'THREE/HALFPENCE' on Star without 'POSTAGE' 2d orange ACSC #EP24, unused, Cat $750.
ENVELOPES - MILITARY: 1916 (Aug) Second Issue 1d with 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE.' at the Base but with the Text Re-Set & 'Regimental Number' now 35mm Long & 19mm Below the Printer's Rule ACSC #ME2 on buff stock unused, Cat $1500. Rare: the finest of the few examples we have seen. [The address on many examples of the initial issue was partly obscured if a machine cancellation was used; this problem was overcome by re-setting the text; this second issue was available for only one month & only two used examples have been recorded]
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REGISTRATION ENVELOPES:KGV to QEII issues all used the majority from Victoria with a range of label types including provisionals, 1938 KGV 5d endorsed "Comp 4d" with KGV 4d added to pay compensation fee, some postmark interest noted 1935 'TPO 1 SOUTH/1/NSW' transit & 1956 'EASTERN VIEW/VIC' cds with typed label, also 1917 'RETURNED REGISTERED LETTER' from Melbourne Dead Letter Office & 1930 'RETURNED SURCHARGED LETTER' from Sydney with Dues, condition mixed but many fine.
WRAPPERS:1924 1d green Die 2 on Thin Glazed Paper ACSC #W13(1), impression of printing forme retaining screw at left; and on Vertically Laid Paper #W13(2); unused, Cat $900.
WRAPPERS - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1915 Sideface 1d red Die 1 ACSC #WS8 for Melbourne Electric Supply Co, minor blemishes, unused. Very rare & unpriced unused. Ex Mark Diserio: sold at the Prestige auction of 8.11.2013 for $2185. [Very few unused Stamped to Order Wrappers have survived]
WRAPPERS - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1915 Sideface 1d red Die 2 ACSC #WS9 on surfaced pale buff stock for an unknown user, 'SYDNEY/----20/-22-' cds just clear of the Die 2 spur, Cat $2000. Rare. Ex Mark Diserio: sold at the Prestige auction of 8.11.2013 for $1322.