Prestige Philately Auction 133 CatalogueSOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
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1842 entire to the Congregational Church in London rated "8d" & with a largely very fine strike of the huge '[crown]/GENERAL POST OFFICE/ADELAIDE/SA/4JY4/1842' on the reverse, wax-stain on the face. [Harry Lower's entire with the same d/s of April 1842 sold for $834 at our auction of 12/5/2007]
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1855 cover to the Cape of Good Hope with very fine London Printing 6d SG 3 (3½ large margins, just shaved at top-right) tied by very fine '1' cancel of 'PORT ADELAIDE' (equally fine cds at left), oval 'PORT ELIZABETH' transit & 'CAPE TOWN' arrival b/s both in red, the address faded & amateurishly "restored". A very unusual destination. [With the contents]
1885 cover to "His Honour/Mr Justice Scott/High Court/Bombay" & endorsed "Mrs Scott" at lower-left, Perf 10x11½-12½ 6d tied by GPO duplex, Bombay arrival b/s & unusual 'ENQU DEP/BOMBAY' b/s (Reversed 'Q'), redirected to "Khandulla" with very fine 'KHANDALA' arrival b/s, repaired flap-tear. Unusual destination.
1886 & 1889 1d Postal Cards uprated to Europe comprising 1) to Holland with 2d only tied by the scarce first-type 'SHIP MAIL ROOM' duplex, not taxed, very fine; and 2) to Prussia with 2d x3 but treated as short-paid for the 9d letter-rate, superb 'T'-in-triangle h/s & mss "80" in blue stated to be for "20pf deficiency + 60pf letter rate fine", large-part '[PA] RAILWAY' squared-circle transit b/s, the docketing on the face may be an explanation of the fine(?), small faults. A very scarce pair. (Qty 2)
1888 cover to a cigar factory in Germany "Per North German Lloyd/Steamer Nurnberg/Via Brindisi" with DLR 6d tied by 'MORGAN' cds, very fine 'RAILWAY/S.A' & almost fine oval 'FRANKFURT (MAIN)-BASEL/ZUG 4' TPO transit b/s, some light staining.
1890s ½d Wrappers comprising 1) to London, uprated with 2d; 2) to Tonga; 3) to Argentina, with ½d; & 4) to Austria (front only), with ½d & Austrian 2kr pale green Newspaper Stamp (4 margins) tied by 'NETOLITZ/NETOLICE' cds. (Qty 4)
1893 commercial cover to Germany (arrival b/s & unusual 'A'-in-octagon h/s alongside) "per RMS Austral" with scarce franking of 2½d on 4d & De La Rue 6d tied by Adelaide duplex, Adelaide Patent Agent's imprint at upper-left, a couple of minor defects. [It appears the rate was 2½d x2 + 6d late fee]
1900 illustrated advertising cover for Adelaide Brewery with multi-coloured adverts for four different brands - repeated in less elaborate form on the reverse - to 'SHEA-OAK-LOG' (light arrival b/s). Absolutely fabulous!
1901 commercial usage of 1d+1d 'REPLY' Postal Card (uprated with ½d+½d), to Germany and reposted intact! to Adelaide, a couple of insignificant blemishes. A remarkable survivor. Ex Martin Walker/Nelson Eustis. [Under UPU Regulations, such international usages were permitted. However, very few are recorded from South Australia & a usage with both halves still joined may well be unique]
1906 commercial usage of 1d Postal Card (uprated with ½d) to the Director of Posts in New Caledonia.
1910 cover to Germany (b/s) with scarce albeit philatelic franking of Thick 'POSTAGE' 4d 8d & 1/- (all marginal examples) tied by 'REGD ADELAIDE' cds, scarce red registration label with 'Adelaide' h/s. Verry pretty. [ACSC prices the 8d on cover at $750; the 1/- is unpriced]
1910 a companion cover with the 5/-. [Unpriced on cover in the ACSC]
1910 commercial cover to Italy per "RMS/Osterley" with ½d, 1d pair & Thick 'POSTAGE' 3d tied by poor 'SEMAPHORE' squared-circle with a better strike on the large blank registration label, Naples arrival b/s.
1912 commercial cover to USA with 2½d & Thick 'POSTAGE' 3d tied by 'MORGAN' cds also used on large blank registration label, US 'REGISTERED' h/s in purple & curious 'Attention/desired - Please return this/envelope to Post/office' in rosine, insignificant repair at top.
NORTHERN TERRITORY: 1952-62 Turley registered covers from Adealide River, Anthonys Lagoon, Barrow Creek, Borroloola, Daly River (very scarce), Daly Waters, Fannie Bay, Finke, Hatches Creek (1959 SDL, Williams records only one date, in 1958), Maranboy, Mataranka, Nightcliff, Pine Creek, Roper River (1959, with mss "Roper Bar" on regn label but the name was not officially changed until 1969), Ti Tree Well (SDL), Timber Creek, Victoria River Downs, Wauchope Well & Wave Hill, many with provisional registration labels. The quality of the postmarks is very mixed & in some cases the best strikes are on the reverse. A very scarce lot. (Qty 19)
NORTHERN TERRITORY: 1957-59 commercial registered airmail covers from Alice Springs, Alice Springs East, Brunette Downs, Darwin, Katherine & Tennant Creek (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes envelope), and 1939 registered Turley cover from Finke, condition variable. Scarce group. (Qty 7)
NORTHERN TERRITORY: 'MIL. P.O./27DEC1941/ADELAIDE RIVER, N.T.' largely fine strike in violet on ½d Roo & 5d Ram on commercial airmail cover to Victoria, minor blemishes. PO 8/9/1941; closed 3/3/1942.
NORTHERN TERRITORY: double-oval 'C.A.L. of C. POSTAL UNIT/28FEB1944/ALICE SPRINGS' two good to fine strikes (and very fine b/s) in violet on 1d x4 on tatts cover to Hobart, 'Aust APO No 49' registration label. Rare commercial mail. Alice Springs APO -/8/1942; closed mid-1944.
NORTHERN TERRITORY: 'MIL. P.O. DARWIN/6FEB1942/ 1 ' very fine strike in violet on 5½d on 5d Ram on Gavin cover to Geelong, 'Military PO No 1/DARWIN NT' registration label. PO 19/8/1940; closed 21/2/1942.
NORTHERN TERRITORY: 'MILITARY P.O./10SEP1941/DARWIN No. 4' very fine strike in violet on 4d Koala on Leek cover to NSW, 'MIL PO DARWIN No 4' h/s in violet on provisional registration label (fault). PO 7/7/1941; closed 21/2/1942.