Prestige Philately Auction 178 CatalogueREGISTRATION ENVELOPES
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Displaying 17 Lots in Category - REGISTRATION ENVELOPES
1899 Stampless Formular Types McCorquodale Size F REF1, official usage to England with the remarkable combination of 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/...' Frank h/s in violet - not valid for mail to overseas destinations - and 5d Swan - for 2d postage + 3d registration - tied by 'R'-in-oval h/s, GPO cachet of 30MAR00 in violet at lower-left, on arrival readdressed to "4th Staffordshire Reg/Lichfield" with 'WHITTINGTON BARRACKS' b/s & then to York (b/s), minor central stain. A great rarity of Australian postal stationery: acquired for $3450 at our auction of 19/10/2007.ÞÞA total of a mere six formular registration envelopes - all used - have been recorded, in three sizes. This is the earliest of the three recorded Size F examples. Margaret Hamilton's example - used after the release of the 3d issue in mid-1902 - sold for $3740 at the Macray Watson sale of 30/3/1999. The other, a very colourful philatelic usage in 1901, sold for $4140 at our auction of 20/1/2007.
1899 Stampless Formular Types McCorquodale Size H2 REF4, to England with scarce franking of Postal Fiscals ('I. R.' Surcharges on 3d lilac) 2d x2 & 3d x3 tied by 'R'-in-oval handstamp, fair Perth oval d/s of 7JUL00 in violet below, London transit in red & superb oval 'REGISTERED/EASTBOURNE' arrival b/s, heavy vertical fold at left & a bit soiled. Rare: only the second example recorded. [Margaret Hamilton's example - "few faults" - from the same correspondence sold for $5750]
1902-12 Issues on 7 pages with Text in Red unused x4 & used x2 (one with scarce 'ENGLISH MAIL/NSW' transit b/s), & with Text in Brown with Smaller 'REGISTERED.'-in-Box used 'PADDINGTON' to NSW x2 (one with scarce 'ENGLISH MAIL/NSW' transit b/s) & Perth-Sydney (poor), condition variable. (Qty 9)
1902-06 Text in Red Size G 3d red-brown with Knife 1 RE1, unused.
1902-06 Text in Red Size G 3d red-brown Knife 1 RE1, to New Jersey with 1d & 2d (overpaying foreign rate by ½d) tied by 'R'-in-oval h/s, oval 'REGISTERED/PERTH WA' & boxed 'STAMP ISSUING OFFICE/4JUL1904/G.P.O.' d/s in purple on the face, New York transit b/s. Underrated used.
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1902-06 Text in Red Size G 3d bright red-brown Knife 2 but with the lower flap cut at 60 degree angle RE2, to Germany with 2½d tied by 'R'-in-oval h/s, rubber oval 'REGISTERED BRANCH/30AUG02/KALGOORLIE, W.A.' d/s, Perth transit b/s of 1SEP1902 & 'MAGDEBURG' arrival b/s. Sub-type unlisted in the PSAC. A highly desirable item, being the earliest recorded usage of any WA stamped Registration Envelope. ÞÞThis item is symptomatic of the problems with the PSAC listing. RE1.1 - red text, brown stamp, Knife 2 - was printed only in 1906. However, on the face of it, this item is RE1.1, used four years before it was printed!! Not only has the knife not been properly identified, the PSAC's ERU for RE1 - Knife 1 - of 30/8/1902, surely refers to this item, which is definitely not RE1.
1902-06 Text in Red Size G 3d red-brown Knife 2 RE3, unused. This is believed to be the only recorded unused example of this rare printing. [The basic stock was unstamped remainders of a Victorian issue. In 1906, 2000 were supplied to WA]
1902-06 Text in Red Size G 3d bright red-brown Knife 2 RE3 with the Text & Registration Lines at a Pronounced Angle, to Perth with 4d tied by unframed 'BALINGUP/NO7/=W.A=' cds (no year slug), very fine strike of a distorted chamfered 'REGISTERED/ 8NOV1902/PERTH, W.A.' b/s in red-violet, opened-out for display. Believed to be the only used example recorded. [The illustration is above Lot 385]
1903-10 Text in Brown Size F 3d red-brown RE5 to Albany with 1d pair tied by 'CRANBROOK/MY1/7/WA' cds in blue, oval rubber 'REGISTRATION BRANCH/POST OFFICE ALBANY WA' arrival b/s in blue, a few blemishes & opened three sides. The Size F issues are very scarce. [This is the ERU by 6 weeks: the PSAC ERU is 15/6/1907]
1903-10 Text in Brown Size F 3d deep brown with the Text in Bistre RE6, unused. Only one other unused example has been recorded. [This is PSAC #RE2.2. Printed in December 1910, only 3975 were supplied to WA]
1903-10 Text in Brown Size F 3d deep brown with the Text in Bistre RE6, to London with 1d Kangaroo tied by 'REGISTERED/KALGOORLIE WA' cds, scarce red/white 'KALGOORLIE' registration label, London arrival b/s in red, a couple of very minor blemishes. The only recorded used example, and a very desirable States/Commonwealth combination cover.
1903-09 Long Format Size H2 3d red-brown RE7, minor blemishes, unused. Rare. [Absent from Margaret Hamilton's collection. Dr Ed Druce's example was badly stained]
1903-09 Long Format Size H2 3d red-brown RE7, to "The Registrar/Supreme Court/Perth" with scarce franking of 1885-93 DLR 1/- olive tied by 'WILUNA/JU24/05/WA' cds, very worn 'R'-in-cogwheel h/s alongside, rubber oval 'REGISTERED/30JUN1905/ PERTH, W. A.' arrival b/s in blue, minor repaired flap fault clear of the printed stamp & ironed-out vertical fold. Rare. [Margaret Hamilton's example - tonespots - & Dr Ed Druce's example - three vertical folds - sold for $1100 & $1207 respectively]
1906-12 New Fonts & 'REGISTERED.' in Box 31x8mm 3d RE9 with Text in Red-Brown & Stamp in Yellow-Brown, unused. [The PSAC identifies six printings in various shades of brown. However, the descriptors used to separate the printings don't conform to the empirical evidence of used examples. The shades are graduated and can be very difficult to separate. Because the shade is the only point of difference, we see little value in assigning separate catalogue numbers to this group]
1906-12 New Fonts & 'REGISTERED.' in Box 31x8mm 3d RE9 with Text & Stamp in Red-Brown, double-rate to East Prussia with 'BULONG/JA26/09/WA' cds & 5d tied by 'R'-in-oval h/s, Perth transit b/s, small flap fault clear of the printed stamp. [This example highlights the problems with the PSAC listing. The March 1912 printing is the only one described as "Text & Stamp in Red-Brown". However, this example, used three years earlier, is the only one in the collection that conforms to that descriptor]
1906-12 New Fonts & 'REGISTERED.' in Box 31x8mm 3d RE9 with Text & Stamp in Olive-Brown, to England with 2d tied by Albany cds of MY3/11, red/white registration label, Perth transit & London arrival b/s, vertical fold & opened-out for display.
1906-12 New Fonts & 'REGISTERED.' in Box 31x8mm 3d RE9 with Text & Stamp in Yellow-Brown, to England with 1d Kangaroo x2 tied by oval 'REGISTERED/PERTH WA' datestamp, red/white registration label, minor toning mostly on the flap. A desirable State/CofA combination franking. [Dr Ed Druce's similar usage sold for $1207]