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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, B.C.O.F.

    Lot 448
    Estimate: $400

    Proofs of Overprints on Thin Paper, comprising the thin seriffed type in Black (marginal), Red and Gold, and the thick sans-serif type in Black. BW J1PP1A,B,C and J2PP(1), cat AU$600 (4)

     

    Lot 449
    Estimate: $2,000

    Proof Overprints in Thin Seriffed Type used on separate pieces cancelled ''AUST. ARMY P.O./241'' dated 18 OC 46, comprising d, 1d and 3d opt in Red, 1d and 3d opt in Black, and 3d opt in Gold. BW J1PP(2), J2PP(2)A and B, J3PP(2)A, B and C, cat AU$4500

     

    Lot 450
    Estimate: $2,250 Realised Price : $1,700

    Proof Overprints in Thin Seriffed Type: d Red opt and 1d and 3d Black opts used on 1946 (12 Oct) cover to Bombay, India, cancelled ''No. 8 AUST. BASE P.O./C datestamps. Two cover folds well away from the adhesives, and a very rare cover. BW J1PP(2), J2PP(2)A and J3PP(2)A, cat AU$2250 off cover

     

    Lot 451
    Estimate: $400

    d to 5/-, with two shades each of the d and 6d, and both papers of the 5/-, fine MUH. BW cat AU$659, SG cat 330+ (10)

     

    Lot 452
    Estimate: $250

    d block of 11, 3d block of 25, 6d block of 5, 1/- block of 8. Crease through one d, and 3d with toned gum, MUH multiples. BW cat AU$548 (49)

      

    Lot 453
    Estimate: $250

    1d, 3d, 6d, 1/- and 2/- blocks of 4 cancelled-to-order with A.F.P.O. No. 3/R.A.A.F. JAPAN'' datestamps. 1d no gum, and 3d with blunt corner, otherwise fine. BW cat AU$524 (20)

     

    Lot 454
    Estimate: $180 Realised Price : $135

    d to 5/- (thick paper) used on unaddressed BCOF envelope, cancelled ''AUST ARMY P.O. 0131'' cds, 30 NO 48. Fine

     

    Lot 455
    Estimate: $150

    Group of covers, comprising d pair and block of 6 on separate philatelic frankings, and pair used with 3d to Australia, 1d single, pair and strip of 3 on separate covers to Australia, and 3d single franking (x 2, one registered). Various cancellations, a few small faults but a useful group illustrating a diverse range of rates (8 covers)

            

    Lot 456
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    3d Purple-brown error ''Overprint Double'' used on cover to Prospect (S.A.) cancelled ''No. 8 AUST. BASE P.O./C'' datestamp, 7 NO 47. Cover roughly opened at back, with flap torn, but very rare. BW J3ca, cat AU$2250 off cover

     

    Lot 457
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    6d Kookaburra block of 4 from top right corner of sheet, the corner stamp (RP R1/8) being variety ''Narrow N of JAPAN'', used on locally addressed philatelic cover, cancelled ''AUST. ARMY P.O./214'' datestamp. BW J4j cat AU$375 off cover, SG J4c cat 325 off cover

     

    Lot 458
    Estimate: $70

    6d Kookaburra cancelled ''AUST. UNIT POSTAL STN./452'' on 1948 (3 Jul) cover (BCOF crest in blue on flap) to Auckland, N.Z., paying the 6d air mail fee on free ''On Active Service'' letter. BW cat AU$100 on cover

     

    Lot 459
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1/- Lyrebird and 3d KGVI used on front of registered cloth bag, cancelled ''AUST. ARMY BASE P.O./215'' June 1947, and sent to Port Pirie (S.A.). Also affixed is a Parcel Post Customs Declaration form indicating the bag contained a vase valued at 10/-. 1/3d represented the forces concession rate for a 2-3lb parcel, plus 3d registration fee. Few small faults, but an exceptional commercial BCOF usage. BE cat for 1/- on cover is AU$150

     

    Lot 460
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $320

    2/- Kangaroo used with 3d KGVI on registered parcel tag cancelled ''AUST. UNIT POSTAL STN./497'' (Kure) to Prospect (S.A.), paying the 2/3d rate comprising 1/9d forces concession parcel rate (8-11lb) plus 6d registration fee. The tag unfortunately cut in half and rejoined, but a rare commercial use of the 2/- stamp. BW cat AU$300 on cover

     

    Lot 461
    Estimate: $500

    5/- Robes Thin Paper cancelled ''No. 8 AUST. BASE P.O./C'' datestamp on 1949 (28 Jan) cover to Sydney, with handstruck ''H.M.A. SHIP'' in violet. A philatelic usage, nevertheless scarce. BW cat AU$750 on cover

     

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