Prestige Philately Auction 178 CataloguePOSTAL CARDS
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 38 Lots in Category - POSTAL CARDS
1879-92 Half-Penny ½d die proof in black on surfaced card reduced to stamp-size. [The ½d adhesive was issued only in 1885]
1879-92 Half-Penny annotated study on 12 pages including Post Office band (front only) for 12 cards, PC1 with 'SPECIMEN.' h/s, "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x11, early usage of JA29/1880 with electoral advert, PC6 on White with 'NOT KNOWN/BY LETTER CARRIERS' h/s, PC7 in Sepia/White unused x2 & uprated to Victoria, 1903 Post Office Emergency Issue with ½d stamp affixed below used to New Zealand, etc, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 20)
1879 ½d brown/pinkish PC1 with message headed "Jubilee Celebration Committee/Perth 7 May 1879", minor vertical bend at left, Perth duplex of MY8/1879. Issued 1/5/1879. The PSAC's ERU is 29/1/1880. This is eight months earlier, in the first week of issue & is the earliest recorded usage of WA postal stationery by seven months. [The Jubilee referred to must have been for the 50th Anniversary of the Swan River Settlement]
1879 ½d brown/pinkish PC1 to Sweden in 1894 but not uprated so taxed "5c" amended to "10c" both in blue pencil with superb Swedish 'T' h/s & mss "16öre" also in blue, 'GOTEBORG' arrival b/s. Most attractive. Ex Dr Cecil Walkley: acquired for $977.
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1879 1d blue PC2 to Germany in 1897 uprated with 1d tied by KGS duplex, & to London in 1899 uprated with 2d grey, also ½d brown/white PC6 to England in 1897 uprated with 1d, a few minor blemishes, all apparently commercial. A very scarce trio. [The 1892 Regulations allowed for the uprating of Postal Cards with a ½d stamp only. All other upratings in the Colonial Period were thus contrary to the Regulations] (Qty 3)
1879-1910 Penny annotated study on 42 pages including Post Office band (front only) for 12 cards, PC1 with 'SPECIMEN.' h/s, "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x16, 1902 to NSW redirected to New Zealand, 1894 & 1900 taxed cards to GB & Germany, 1886 irregular usage in GB & taxed; "Melbourne Zinco" PC8 unused x2, 1903 DLR Stereos Used in Melbourne PC9 unused & used x3; "Available only for the Commonwealth..." PC 10A used x3 & with 'NY' Flaw PC10B unused & used x4 (one a new ERU of MR3/04); "Available only for the United Kingdom..." PC13 unused & used x9 (one the ERU of NOV23/1905, one to Singapore); 1907 Original Design Melbourne Printings PC15 unused x2 & used x4 (one to the USA & taxed); Unbordered Issues Unsurfaced PC17 unused x2 (one unusually without Burns Philp address) & used x2, and Surfaced PC18 unused x6 (one noted as "Rare Thick Card") & used x5 (one to India), etc; some postmark interest, condition variable but generally good to very fine. A very good lot. [Includes a comparison of PC18 cards based on Mogens Juhl's description of the "Handpainting Card", & varying height of the Coat-of-Arms in relation to the stamp] (Qty 73)
1879 1d blue PC1 to Perth with poor 15-bars '21' & reasonable 'VASSE' cds of DE17/1879 being the earliest recorded usage of PC2, minor spotting. Issued 1/5/1879. Pope & Reynolds Census #16.
1890 2d carmine PC3 to Germany with 'ALBANY/JY28/91/WA - KGS' duplex & 'HAMBURG' arrival cds of 2.9.91, minor blemishes. Very rare contemporary usage, absent from Margaret Hamilton's collection: most used examples are later philatelic contrivances. Ex Peter Basterfield (sold for £575) & Dr Ed Druce ($172, where the significance of this item was completely overlooked). [Issued 1/1/1890 for the long sea route to GB. On 1/1/1891, the 2d rate - somewhat inadvertently - was extended to all overseas destinations. Two months later, this error was rectified. From 1/10/1891, the overseas rate became 1½d. This item should have been taxed but the rates chaos in mid-1891 probably resulted in many such oversights]
1890 2d carmine as PC3 but on a very unusual translucent white stock, curious 'C12' h/s in violet on the reverse, unused. Possibly a proof in the nature of a card stock trial. [The normal cards are quite opaque. This, however, when held to a light source allows the outline of an object behind it to be discerned]
1890 3d green PC4 with message dated "16/7/90", very early usage to Sussex with superb 'PERTH/JY23/1890/ =WESTERN-AUSTRALIA= - GPO' duplex, corner bend at upper-right. Very rare contemporary usage, absent from Margaret Hamilton's collection: most used examples are later philatelic contrivances. [Issued 1/1/1890 for cards to GB via either Naples or Brindisi. The rate was effectively revoked on 1/1/1891, when the 2d long sea rate was effectively extended to all places beyond the Colony. The 3d cards then became redundant]
1892 ½d sepia PC7, unused. Superb! [The illustration is on our website]
1892 ½d sepia PC7 locally used with Perth duplex of NO13/1895.
1892 ½d sepia PC7 locally used with Perth duplex of OC26/1894, City of Perth election notice on the reverse.
1902 "Melbourne Zinco" 1d dull blue PC8 with printed advice for the Conqueror Tobacco Works, to Collie (poor b/s) with Fremantle duplex & Perth transit cds, minor bend. Very scarce. Ex Peter Basterfield: sold for £149. [This printing is identified by the general rough appearance, distorted lettering below the Coat of Arms, and a Spot after Central Bar of 'E' of 'THE']
1902 1d(+1d) Reply Postal Card message-half to Holland with message dated "August 3rd", uprated with ½d tied by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/AU3/03/PERTH WA - GPO' duplex.
1902 1d+1d Reply Postal Card to London with message dated "12.1.03", uprated with ½d tied by 'FREMANTLE/ JA12/03/=W.A= - PO' duplex, intact. The ERU, being 6 weeks earlier than the PSAC's ERU of 1/4/1903. [The sender writes: "Isn't this a rummy idea. You detach reply card & return. I suppose the theory is actually back blox so that an out of the way squatter can reply at once without travelling miles to nearest Post Office..."]
1902 1d+1d Reply Postal Card with No Stop after 'CARD ' on the Message-Half, philatelic usage in 1905 to Switzerland - no message - with ½d tied by 'ALBANY' duplex,'BERN' arrival b/s. We have not previously been aware of this variety.
1902 1d+1d Reply Postal Card with No Stop after 'CARD ' on the Message-Half, CTO at Fremantle in 1910.
1902 1½d+1½d Reply Postal Card, irregular commercial usage to Hobart in 1908 with message written on the face stating "What do you think of my pet?" & photograph of a thorny devil (a desert lizard) affixed to the reverse of the message-half, 'MENZIES' duplex, minor blemishes, intact. Rare commercially used. [Until 1906, the face of all postcards was undivided because only the address could be written on that side. Therefore, this item would have been an illegal usage at the time of issue. However, by the time of use, it was permitted to place the message on the face]
1905 1d with Admonition "Available only for the Commonwealth..." handstamped 'ALSO AVAILABLE FOR UNITED KINGDOM WITHOUT EXTRA POSTAGE.' in blue PC12, repaired 20mm tear between 'POST' & Coat of Arms, unused. Rare. [On 1/6/1905, the postcard rate to the UK was reduced to 1d. Only 240 were issued, of which many had the Defective 'NY' in 'ONLY' Flaw. Only three unused and three used examples have been recorded. Margaret Hamilton's unused example - discolouration on the reverse - sold for $7475]