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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, NORTHERN TERRITORY CANCELLATIONS, MILITARY POST OFFICES

    Lot 136
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $280

    Adelaide River: 1942 (16 Jan) 'Turley' registered cover bearing two superb strikes of 'MIL. P.O./ADELAIDE RIVER, N.T.' double-circle rubber datestamp. Williams' early date

     

    Lot 137
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $145

    Alice Springs: 1941-42 selection comprising 'RELIEF/7/SOUTH-AUST' (Williams (a) - fair strike of 15.5.1942) and steel 'MIL.P.O.ALICE SPRINGS/NORTH-AUST' (Williams (d)), fine/very fine strikes on covers for concessional 1d and 4d (airmail) and 5d Official airmail rates, (4)

     

    Lot 138
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $180

    Alice Springs: 1943 (12 Mar) registered cover bearing fair strike (both sides) of 'MIL. P.O./ALICE SPRINGS, N.T.' double-circle rubber datestamp (Williams (b)). Scarce commercial use

     

    Lot 139
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Alice Springs: 1941 and 1942 philatelic registered covers bearing two very fine strikes of steel 'MIL.P.O.ALICE SPRINGS/NORTH-AUST' (Williams (d)), former with provisional label tied by 'MILITARY P.O. ALICE SPRINGS' handstamp, latter permanent label with backstamps include fair double-circle rubber datestamp (Williams (b))

     

    Lot 140
    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $140

    Darwin Military P.O. No.1: 1940 and 1941 'Leek' registered covers cancelled by steel 'MIL.P.O.DARWIN No.1/NORTH-AUST' (Williams (a)) or 'BASE P.O.7 M.D/018', respectively, 'MIL. P.O. No. 1/DARWIN' handstamped provisional labels

     

    Lot 141
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $145

    Darwin Military P.O. No.1/Larrakeyah: 1941 (7 May) 'Leek' registered cover with two very fine strikes of steel 'MIL.P.O.DARWIN No.1 /NORTH-AUST' (Williams (a)), handstamped 'MIL. P.O./LARRAKEYAH' provisional label

     

    Lot 142
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $290

    Darwin Military P.O. No.2/3: 1941 commercial items with 'RELIEF/9/SOUTH-AUST' (P.O. No.2 - Williams (a)) or 'RELIEF/14/SOUTH-AUST' (P.O. No.3 - Williams (a)), very good strikes, latter includes superb strike on Telegram, (3)

     

    Lot 143
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $150

    Darwin Military P.O. No.3: 1941 (28 Jul) 'Gavin' registered cover bearing three superb strikes - one on reverse, of 'RELIEF/14/SOUTH-AUST' (Williams (a))

     

    Lot 144
    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $250

    Darwin Military P.O. (post war): 1947-61 group, earliest registered cover with superb 'MIL.P.O.DARWIN No.1/NORTH-AUST' (Williams (a)), 1958 and 1961 commercial registered covers with differing permanent labels, latter with unlisted sdl datestamp, etc (5)

     

    Lot 145
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Darwin R.A.A.F. P.O.: 1940-79 selection of mostly commercial items, includes good range of the various datestamps and concessional and other handstamps in use during the period, Registered (6) with differently configured provisional or permanent labels, quality of strikes generally fine/very fine (21)

     

    Lot 146
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    WWII Military Establishments: Army 1941-42 selection of 'BASE P.O.7 M.D' datestamps comprising '017' in use at Larrakeyah Barracks, and '018' (3) one with '14th Field Hygiene Section,/Bagot. 7 M.D.' return details, and scarce use when datestamp was at Katherine, very fine strikes, also inwards cover from N.S.W. with 'DARWIN-NORTH AUSTRALIA/ SECTION./28 JUL 1942/ADELAIDE' handstamp (5 covers)

     

    Lot 147
    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $200

    A.I.F. Army P.O.: Selection with '49' at Alice Springs (4) comprising registered with handstamped provisional label, concessional 1d, and 2d and 5d (airmail) rates, and '50' 1945 use at Banka Banka, generally good strikes (5)

     

    Lot 148
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $280

    Army P.O.: Selection of '065' (3) and '066' (7), former regd with handstamped registration details (fine oval 'FIELD POSTAL UNIT/26 JUN 1942/7 M.D. backstamps), or mss provisional or permanent labels, latter with regd (4) handstamped or differing provisional or permanent labels, usages in Darwin, Pine Creek and Winnellie, generally very good strikes (10)

     

    Lot 149
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $750

    Army P.O.: Selection comprising '0117' (2, one registered), '0126' (6, three registered), uses in Mataranka and Darwin, '0127' (10, five registered), uses in Adelaide River, Winnellie, etc, '0128' (5, three registered), '0129' (6, four registered), incl oval 'UNIT POSTAL STATION/3 FEB 1944/L. of C. - X1' and 'X3' backstamps (incorrectly allocated to Katherine at this time by Proud), '0134' (very scarce), good range of censors and registration labels/markings, generally very good strikes of cancellations (30)

     

    Lot 150
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Army P.O.: 1943 (8 Jun) registered airmail cover to Adelaide cancelled by 'ARMY P.O./0135.' datestamp (superb strike on reverse), mss 'APO/Barrow Ck' provisional label. Rare

     

    Lot 151
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $525

    Aust Army P.O.: Selection comprising '227' (Berry Springs - scarce), '228' (2, Censor '1550' - one second '5' omitted), '229' (3, one registered) including very scarce use at Berry Springs, '230' (7, one registered), '231' (5, two registered - one with rare 'BY/DIRECT BAG' etiquette), '232', '233' (2, one registered), '235' (2), '236' registered (2, one U.S. Censor), and '238' (3, one registered), good range of censors and registration labels/markings, strikes of cancellations generally very good (28)

     

    Lot 152
    Estimate: $100

    A.I.F. Field P.O.: '25' selection comprising usages by 19 Bde 6 Div (2, one registered) and NTF PU, very good strikes of datestamp (3)

     

    Lot 153
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $210

    Field P.O.: Selection of '072' with seven registered, differing configurations of handstamped, provisional and permanent registration details/labels, variety of censor tapes/handstamps, generally very good strikes of datestamp (9)

     

    Lot 154
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $440

    Field P.O.: Selection with '089' (5), three registered one of which bears a label with bold lettering not seen elsewhere in the collection, '0102' (5, three registered), '0136' (7) with five registered, manuscript, handstamped, provisional and permanent details/labels, one with fine oval 'FIELD POSTAL UNIT/21 FEB 1943/7 M.D.' rubber datestamp (unusually in black - rare), includes usages when at 66 mile, and '0137' (3, one registered), generally good strikes of cancellations (20)

     

    Lot 155
    Estimate: $300

    Aust F.P.O.: Selection with '163' (3), two registered (one with '072' registration label), '189' (4, two registered), usages at Berry Springs, Darwin and Commalie (defective although not recorded by Williams and unseen by Proud), and '190' (3, one registered), generally very good strikes of cancellations (10)

     

    Lot 156
    Estimate: $6,000 Realised Price : $6,250

    Unit Postal Station: Exceptional comprehensive collection of the difficult rubber datestamps, possibly the best of its kind replete with many rarities, comprising '92' (2), '106' (3, in black (rare), violet and magenta), '140', '149', '1008' (in use Sep/Oct 1943 only), 'D2' (2, one registered), 'D6', 'D9' (2, magenta and pink), 'D12', 'D13' (2), 'D14', 'N8' (3, one registered), unlisted Williams but in Proud are 'N10' (2), 'N24' (2), 'N25/26' (both probably Queensland) and 'N27', 'S17' (2), 'S75' (2), 'S76', 'S77' (2, black and violet), 'S78' (2), 'S79' (2), 'S84' (3, Williams (a) and (b) - one registered), 'S99', 'S194' double-oval (3, varying inks), single-oval registered, and rectangle (2, violet and bluish), 'S195', 'W14' (2, one registered), 'W15' (4, two distinct types, one in pink), 'W16', 'W32', 'X1' registered, 'X2' registered (2, pink and violet), 'X3' registered, last three types as backstamps. The quality of strikes is generally the best available, selected from the Collas, Gavin, Tyler, Taylor and Proud collections. Irreplaceable lot, opportunity for specialist (61)

     

    Lot 157
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,800

    Aust Unit Postal Station: Selection comprising '345' (3) including rare registered use by Police Roper River (21.4.1945), '346', very scarce '347' (2, one registered), '348', '349' (2), '350' (2, one registered), '351' (5, two registered), '352', '353' (2, one registered), '354' (5, two registered and the cover illustrated by Williams p266), rare '355', '356' (in use three months only - rare), rare '357', '358' registered, '359', '416' (2), rare '418' (2, one in blue), '420' (2, one registered), '421' registered, '422', '423' (2, one registered), generally very good strikes of cancellations (39). Outstanding group containing a number of cancels rarely seen

     

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $1,500

    Air Force P.O.: Comprehensive selection comprising '20' (7, three registered), '21' (8, five registered), '22' (9, five registered), '23' (8, four registered), '24' (4, two registered), and '28' (5, three registered), good variety of registration details/labels and censor markings, generally very good strikes of cancellations (41)

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $900

    Air Force P.O.: Selection comprising '25' (7, four registered), '26' (5, three registered), and '27' (4, one registered), good variety of registration details/labels and censors, generally very good strikes of cancellations (16)

     

    Lot 160
    Estimate: $800

    Navy Selection with a number of desirable items incl 'NAVY POST OFFICE No. 1' datestamp (10) with registered (2), applied in black, violet and blue inks, 1942 (Dec) registered cover with stamps unusually cancelled by 'NAVAL /SERVICE' handstamp, straight-line 'NAVY P.O.DARWIN', 'NAVY POST OFFICE' and 'NAVY P.O. No. 1', variety of censor and 'SHIP' handstamps, generally good strikes, scarce group (14), also 1950s covers from Darwin with differing types of 'H.M.A. SHIP' (one 'H.M.A.S.') handstamps (4)

     

    Lot 161
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $240

    Allied Installations: Selection with Australian stamp frankings cancelled by 'AMERICAN BASE FORCES' duplex nos. '920' and '921' (3), 'U.S.ARMY POSTAL SERVICE' duplex on Official War Department cover from APO 925 and on U.S. 'FREE OF/POSTAGE' cover from APO 920, and Australian franking tied by dumb duplex from APO 921, (7). Scarce group

     

    Lot 162
    Estimate: $80

    Picture Postcards: Semi-Official Intelligence and Tourist Bureau cards, different scenes, one slightly aged otherwise fine unused (9)

     

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