AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, POSTAL HISTORY
1898-1902 selection of registered Official envelopes with 'LAND TITLES DEPARTMENT' Frank showing various handstruck or mss. 'Unclaimed' or 'D.L.O.' markings, latter in purple, red, blue or violet, generally fine for these (5)
1908 (6 Nov) OHMS registered cover from Perth to Cairns, Qld. with 5d punctured OS. Undeliverable, and with various manuscript endorsements, plus straight-line ‘UNCLAIMED’, chamfered boxed ‘D.L.O./No/’ in violet on face, and Dead Letter Office datestamps for Perth and Brisbane on reverse. Roughly opened and resealed with ‘E (Crown) R/FOUND OPEN/AND OFFICIALLY SEALED’ printed label. Few faults and soiled but spectacular.
1911 (10 Nov) large OHMS printed Returned Letter envelope sent from Dead Letter Office to local Perth address, with oval ‘REGISTERED/PERTH’ d.s., ‘R’ in segmented circle in violet, and Perth registration label. Scarce.
1912 (27 Nov) registered cover from Perth to Maylands with 1912 1d on 2d surcharge strip of 3 and single, undelivered and with boxed ‘UNCLAIMED’, and ‘D.L.O./PERTH’ boxed d.s. in violet on face.
1910 (11th Mar) PPC (Danish) to Copenhagen bearing 1d and ˝d tied by Ship Room cds's, arrival datestamp.