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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, 1927-65 OTHER SD ISSUES, PRE-DECIMAL FIRST DAY COVERS

    Lot 516
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    1928 3d Kookaburra Miniature Sheet on Orlo-Smith & Co registered FDC, with scarce unnamed Exhibition registration label and special red datestamp (also on reverse)

     

    Lot 517
    Estimate: $250

    1930s-70s FDC collection, appear largely private cachet-makers, some less often seen types, includes 1932 1/- Large Lyrebird with machine cancel (date unclear), later with values to 5/- noted, condition a little mixed at times, generally fair/fine (approx 250)

     

    Lot 518
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $300

    1934 Victoria Centenary Perf 10 2d, 3d and 1/- on individual plain typed address FDC's cancelled at Hornsby, peripheral faults (3 covers). Cat AU$600 on one cover

     

    Lot 519
    Estimate: $300

    1935 Silver Jubilee set on plain registered typed address FDC cancelled at Grafton

     

    Lot 520
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $65

    1936 Cable 2d and 3d on plain registered typed address FDC cancelled at Warburton

     

    Lot 521
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    1937-80 FDCs unaddressed apparently all different, mostly illustrated private cachets, a little toning noted in some (approx 200)

     

    Lot 522
    Estimate: $350

    1938 5/- Robes Thick paper + 3d Blue Die II on plain registered typed address FDC cancelled at Sydney

     

    Lot 523
    Estimate: $150

    1941 KGVI 1d Green tied by light although definite 10 DE 41 Naracoorte (SA) cds to plain FDC. Cat AU$500

     

    Lot 524
    Estimate: $400

    1942 QE 1d Green tied by 1 DE 42 Rozelle (NSW) cds to plain FDC. Cat AU$800

     

    Lot 525
    Estimate: $350

    1944 KGVI 2d Purple block of four from lower right corner of sheet on 'Hayward C Parish' FDC registered at Matraville (NSW), also backstamped. Parish was employed at G.P.O. Sydney and is known to have produced FDCs for perforation changes, unwatermarked paper, coil perf, and other rare FDC permutations for himself and J.C. Thompson

     

    Lot 526
    Estimate: $5,000

    1948 No Wmk 1d Princess upper pane imprint block of four on 'Thompson' Official FDC, cancelled at Chief Parcels Office, NSW (5 AU 48), red ink mark at top right of no significance for a unique item. The only FDC recorded

     

    Lot 527
    Estimate: $3,500

    1949 No Wmk d Kangaroo right pane imprint block of four on 'Thompson' Official FDC, cancelled at G.P.O. Sydney (15 SE 49). Five FDC's recorded, this possibly the only imprint block

     

    Lot 528
    Estimate: $350

    1949 Arms 1 Blue on plain registered written address FDC, cancelled '28NO 9' Barmera, BW 270y

     

    Lot 529
    Estimate: $750

    1950 Arms 2 Green on plain registered typed address (re-addressed) FDC, cancelled at Brisbane, also with 'EXPRESS' handstamp

     

    Lot 530
    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $240

    1953-70s 'Sigma' FDCs including additional items from other Pharmaceuticals - Hoechst, Essex, Ames, also Alcoa and Alfred Hospital. Seldom seen covers, typically mixed condition for these over-size items (91)

     

    Lot 531
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $950

    1953 QEII 3d Booklet pane (with upper and lower selvedge) tied by G.P.O. Melbourne cds (8 JY 53) to unaddressed 'Wide World' generic FDC. One of the finest of the small number of panes on FDC

     

    Lot 532
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $130

    1959-64 QEII 4d Lake Booklet pane on WCS unaddressed FDC

     

    Lot 533
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $170

    1959-64 QEII 5d Blue Booklet pane on registered label address WCS souvenir FDC

     

    Lot 534
    Estimate: $1,000

    1964 Air Mail 5d, showing the major Re-entry to second 'A' of 'AUSTRALIA', BW 423d, a rarity used, this is the first example on FDC that we have recorded. The ACSC statement that '... sheets seem to have been only distributed in South Australia' is corroborated by this item being cancelled at Adelaide

     

    Lot 535
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $140

    1964 QEII 5d Green Booklet pane of six on 'WCS' label address FDC cancelled at Adelaide

     

    Lot 536
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    Victoria Datestamps: Extensive collection wholly on FDCs (and therefore generally very fine cancellation strikes), 1940s-1970, apparently all different, many with 'WWW' numbers lightly pencilled on reverse along with rarity ratings for 'A' to 'M' offices, noted CNS (Box Hill #120A), RRRR (12), RRR (43) and RR (82) ratings, few others marked as 'unlisted variants' of otherwise listed cancels, some datestamps not in regular use also noted, covers generally fine and include some of the more unusual cachet-makers (approx 840). Very useful lot

     

    Lot 537
    Estimate: $1,500

    Postage Dues: 1954 (17 Feb) New Value Plate 1/- Carmine and Yellow-Green on unaddressed inscribed FDC by Arthur Bergen, stamp tied by 'TRANS AUST RAILWAY/1/PAY TRAIN' cds (another strike on reverse). Extremely rare (possibly as few as 10 prepared) and FDC unlisted in ACSC

     

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