Prestige Philately Auction 178 CatalogueLETTER CARDS
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1902-12 Issues annotated study on 13 pages with 1902 2d blue x3 shades used (one to New Zealand & one to the Isle of Man, both redirected), 2d blue No Text on Back unused x2, then "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x16 comprising 2d brown unused x2, 2d blue (shades) with Text on Back unused x3 & used x4 (one CTO & addressed), and 'ONE PENNY.' in Red on 2d blue unused x5 & used x3 (one in 1929), condition variable. (Qty 22)
1902 Swan 1d red with heading 'FOR USE WITHIN WESTERN AUSTRALIA' LC1, to a ship's passenger at Auckland uprated with 1d tied by Fremantle duplex of NO4/02, forwarded to San Francisco & returned to Auckland, forwarded again to Palmerston North & finally again to Auckland where it was apparently delivered, instructional handstamps 'NOT ON BOARD' (American?) and NZ boxed 'NOT FOUND' & scarce 'RETURNED FROM/...' both in magenta, not surprisingly a bit soiled. An exceptional contemporary usage of this rare issue. Ex Dr Ed Druce: acquired for $1035. [In WA in 1902, 1d paid the town letter rate only, 2d being the rate both intrastate and interstate, and also to New Zealand & Fiji. The 1d Letter Card is recorded from July 1902 & was withdrawn about October 1902. 2400 were delivered to Perth but very few examples have survived, especially used]
1902 QV 2d brown-red LC2 Die 1 with 'TWO.PENCE', philatelic usage to New Zealand with 'SHIP MAIL ROOM' duplex of OC22/02 & 'DUNEDIN' arrival b/s, intact & sealed.
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1908 No Text on the Reverse 2d blue/greenish LC5 to "Commercial Hotel/Southern Cross" with Perth Krag machine cancel of 5NOV10, very fine 'SOUTHERN CROSS' arrival b/s. Underrated: commercially used examples are rare. [The message concerns the creation of a new mining syndicate "for Flotation in Perth & Eastern States..." Margaret Hamilton had only a philatelic usage]
1912 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY.' in Red on 2d blue LC6 with message dated "Sept 2 1912", to Victoria with Perth Krag machine cancel of 3SEP12 overstruck with Melbourne Krag cancel of 10SEP12 & redirected, ironed-out vertical fold. Very scarce commercial usage. [7 days earlier than the previous ERU for LC6]
1912 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY.' in Red on 2d blue LC6 with message dated "24.11.12", to Canada with poor Perth machine. Very scarce commercial usage. [Remarkably, the sender of both this and the previous item was May Creeth. With her sister, Helen, May Creeth ran an art school in Perth and was involved in theosophy (= divine wisdom), the main subject of this letter]
1912 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY.' in Red on 2d blue with No Text on Reverse LC6, commercial usage within South Australia with 'UNLEY' cds of MR-1-13. Rare interstate usage. [Restrictions on stamps and postal stationery of one State being used in another were lifted as of 13/10/1910]