AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, COMMEMORATIVE AND SPECIAL POSTMARKS
Realised Price : $600
1901-37 early commem/souvenir covers in album including 1901 Inauguration of the Commonwealth postcard used in Tasmania 1902, 1917 First Transcontinental Mail Melbourne-Perth unusually with 4d + 1d franking, 1927 Canberra presentation photo on card with 1½d stamp affixed, 1932 Govt House Garden Fete, 1936 Corryong (Vic) Centenary Celebrations, 1936 Showgrounds/Melbourne cds (5) on one cover, 1937 Coronation Day rare postcard by A.J. Shearsby, 1937 FPO Nº1 postcard, many others of 1930s including a number not seen by us previously, condition mixed at places although mostly fair/fine, (96 items).
1928 Melbourne Philatelic Exhibition selection with the special cancel in red (#APM130), various dates, items by William Ackland (2, types), Orlo-Smith & Co, Fred Hagen, and one on inscribed paper for Victoria Racing Club, (5)
1936 (24th-26th Sep) 1st Queensland Philatelic Society Exhibition, Brisbane, souvenir envelopes (5) cancelled by hexagonal datestamp (#APM360) on the three days, including 1925 date error (360-2) and one registered with specific registration label (360-3). APM Cat $450
1948 (14th May) use of 5½d Registered Envelope cancelled by Mt.Kosciusko cds and with mss. provisional registration label
1948 and 1952 Pan-Pacific Scout Jamborees special hexagonal datestamps comprising 1948 uncommon Miller Bros type envelope (dated 6.1.1949) and 1952 O.H.M.S. envelopes (2 types - 28.12.1952), APM790 and 991. Unaddressed (3)
1954 W.A. Stamp Centenary selection mostly illustrated, many scarcer, including three with special WAPEX cancel in red (one registered), generally fair/fine (26)
1954 W.A. Stamp Centenary special cancel applied to the issued stamp (5) and an Exhibition etiquette affixed to inscribed album leaf, in red (2) for first day, yellow-green for 3rd, 4th and 5th, and emerald (2) for last day, also private covers (2) prepared on 15.8.1945 for Victory Day proclamation, (3 items
1955 3½d S.A. Stamp Centenary selection with the red Exhibition cancel, Peck #PM.70, comprising differing envelope types by Royal (3), Wesley (4, one card), ANPEX (registered), APO, and Challis, (10). Scarce group. Peck Cat $800
1961 17th Annual General Meeting of I.A.T.A., APM.1590, registered envelope for first day with handstamped provisional label. Very few registered articles serviced
1962 British Empire Games, Perth, complete set of pictorial cancels on plain envelopes (26), also Scene of Village, two strikes – one unusually without day in month
1963 (7th-12th Oct) Melbourne International Philatelic Exhibition special cancels (APM.1790-91) variously applied to mostly souvenir envelopes on each of the six days, including signed Hovercraft envelopes, and rare souvenir envelope by Arthur Bergen, no duplication, (40 items). Highly catalogued
1970-73 selection of special cancels, some souvenir/illustrated envelopes, noted individual items valued at up to $125 in Australian PictorMarks, generally fair/fine (87). Cat $2200+
1970 Captain Cook APO commemorative sets of the twelve different postmarks with 5c singles and 30c values on small covers and complete set of 5c strip and 30c on large covers, unaddressed (36).
1970 Royal Visit to Australia APO unaddressed commem covers bearing 5c and 30c, (22)
1972 (22nd-27th Aug) ANPEX 72 Australian National Philatelic Exhibition, North Adelaide, special cancels APM.4740 in red (5, one registered), black (5, three dates), and green (2), Hovercraft Mail envelope (2, one Pilot-signed), Camel Mail souvenir envelope, and former 394C in red and in black (4, two dates), including souvenir items (one a telegram), FDCs, etc (20). Good lot
1974 (18th May) use at Broadbeach of Gold Coast Souvenir Cover (Almeida #SE5), one of the scarcer cancels and sent to Malaysia at 5c Airmail Concession rate!
1974-77 selection of special cancels, some souvenir/illd envelopes, individual items valued at up to $75 in Australian PictorMarks, no duplication, generally fair/fine (87). Cat $2100+
1978-79 selection of special cancels, some souvenir/illustrated envelopes, includes 1979 Music Council of which only 178 were made (PM.7800 - small tone - Cat $250), no duplication, generally fair/fine (86). Australian PictorMarks Cat $2800+