Prestige Philately Auction 233 CatalogueCOCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY - Use of Cocos Stamps
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY - Use of Cocos Stamps
1963-64 philatelic covers including endorsed "Satellite Tracking Station/Cocos (Keeling) Island" to USA with 8d, registered covers x4 each with 5d & 2/- including with Qantas imprint, with OTC cachet & OHMS with Department of Civil Aviation imprint, etc, also 2/- & 2/3d used on FDI on OHMS cover with 'OFFICE OF THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE/...' imprint registered to South Africa that may be commercial, and post-decimal but permitted usage of 1/-.
1963 use of Mauritius PPC by air to USA with 1/- tied by #1 cds, social message headed "en route to Australia" states "...tonight we land at Cocos Is (get out your maps!)..." [The postcard airmail rate to America was 1/-]
1963 OHMS cover with 'OFFICE OF THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE/...' imprint at L/L, by sea to the UK with 3d Copra & 5d Plane tied by #3 cds. Superb!
1963 (Nov 22) registered commercial airmail cover to Mauritius with rare combination franking of Cocos 2/- Native Yacht & Australia 9d Kangaroo pair tied by #3 cds, sent via Perth to Sydney to connect with the Australia-Mauritius-South Africa service, 'MAHEBOURG/4DE/63/MAURITIUS' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. A remarkable cover, from the husband of the sender of Lot 2497. [The international service did not pick up mail at Cocos in either direction. Mail was thus flown by domestic service to Sydney for trans-shipping. The rate was 1/6d for "other Asian countries" + 2/- registration]
1964 OHMS cover with 'OFFICE OF THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE/...' imprint at L/L registered to Connecticut with 2/- Native Dugong pair tied by #3 cds, Sydney transit & 'GROTON/CONN' arrival b/s. [With letter on matching stationery signed "M Eaglestone" over typed "Postmaster".
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1964 (Sep 22) OHMS cover with 'METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE' imprint at L/L & 'METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE/ 22SEP1964/ COCOS IS' cachet, to India with 1/- Palms, 2/- Native Dugong & 2/3d Bird pair tied by light #3 cds, Bombay arrival b/s of 28.9.64, minor wrinkles. One of the best covers from this period. [The rate to India was 1/6d per Żoz x5 = 7/6d. A similar cover with franking including 2/3d block of 4 - but without the cachet - sold at the Prestige auction of 2.5.2014 for $2990]
1965 use of Cocos PPC ('COCOS ISLAND/ALTITUDE 10 FEET') to GB with 3d Copra pair & 8d Map tied by #3 cds, social message states "This is just a landing field in the middle of the Indian Ocean". [The postcard airmail rate to GB & Europe was 1/2d]
1965 (May 3) cover with 'CLUNIES-ROSS ESTATE/KEELING COCOS ISLANDS' on the flap, airmail to London with rare franking of 2/3d Bird tied by superb strike of the #3 cds.
1965 (Dec 6) cover with 'CLUNIES-ROSS ESTATE/KEELING COCOS ISLANDS' on the flap, airmail to London with 3d Copra & 1/- Palms pair tied by the #3 cds, light vertical fold at left.