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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, MILITARY, WORLD WAR II

    Lot 448
    Estimate: $30

    Literature: 'The Postal History of Internees and Prisoners of War in Australia During World War II' (1982) by P. Collas, 82 pages, hardbound. New

     

    Lot 449
    Estimate: $150

    1940s ACTIVE SERVICE inscribed envelopes ('R.A.A.F. Form E/E 121') with additional bold inscription 'R.A.A.F.' unused and used (1945), which is rare, and without inscription unused and used, (4)

     

    Lot 450
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    1940s part of censor cover bearing Robes 5/-, 10/-, 1/- Lyrebird and 1/6d Hermes tied by two strikes of 'Director of Military Operations/and Intelligence' in violet, censor label on reverse

     

    Lot 451
    Estimate: $100T

    1940s-45 selection of covers to the one addressee in W.A., all but one with ink illustration, some roughly opened, one stampless and another with missing adhesive (17)

     

    Lot 452
    Estimate: $400

    c.1941 War Savings Stamp 5/- Brown, affixed into 'NATIONAL SAVINGS STAMP BOOK', printed in blue, cream and orange, slight ageing. Scarce

     

    Lot 453
    Estimate: $500

    c.1941 War Savings Stamps No Wmk Perf 15x14 6d Spitfire 'Authority' imprint block of eight, six units unmounted

     

    Lot 454
    Estimate: $250

    1942 and 1951 Official Regd Envelopes inscribed 'POSTAGE PAID/5d' at Melbourne, or '5d' at Sydney ('MELBOURNE' obliterated), former with mss. 'Badge', latter curiously from Army Medal Section to Philatelic Trader, Fritz Feibes, who had been interned as a P.O.W. at Tatura during WWII

     

    Lot 455
    Estimate: $150

    c.1942 P.O.W. Air Mail inscribed envelope fine unused, scarce

     

    Lot 456
    Estimate: $150

    1943-45 selection of WWII Patriotic illustrated envelopes, Military and Civil usages, colourful and different types, odd fault, generally good, scarce (8)

     

    Lot 457
    Estimate: $700

    Queensland: Military Post Offices range with numbers/allocations (per Proud), details lightly pencilled on reverse, several noted as 'not seen' by Proud, the desirable rubber datestamp types (25) include at least one unrecorded, stated to contain no duplication, condition generally good as is quality of strikes (130). Excellent lot

     

    Lot 458
    Estimate: $1,250

    Northern Territory: 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 459
    Estimate: $600

    Northern Territory: 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 460
    Estimate: $400

    Northern Territory: Navy selection with a number of desirable items including '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 461
    Estimate: $200

    Tasmania: 1944 (30 Sep) airmail cover from Australian Serviceman at unknown base in Philippines to Tasmania bearing 1d (3) tied by 'AIR FORCE POST OFFICE/No. 254' cds, RAAF Censor 711

     

    Lot 462
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $290

    Western Australia: Selection of Field Post Offices with differing numbers/allocations (per Proud), details lightly pencilled on reverse, includes the difficult rubber datestamps (7 types), some variable quality in covers, generally good strikes (37). Useful lot

     

    Lot 463
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $260

    Western Australia: 1944 (2 Mar) use of 'AIR MAIL/LETTER CARD' with 'POSTAGE/1d/PAID' in red [ASC.X1.11] to Victoria with datestamp of 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN./351' in use by 2/11th Field Regiment at W.A., minor staining. Scarce usage other than N.T. or Papua

     

    Lot 464
    Estimate: $35 Realised Price : $28

    Literature: The Postal History of Australian Forces in Japan and Korea, 1945-1957' (1994) by P. Collas, 107 pages, softbound. New

     

    Lot 465
    Estimate: $175

    Labuan: 1945 (Jul) covers (roughly opened) from Australian Serviceman to same addressee in Sydney with scarce 'FIELD POST OFFICE/037' datestamp in use at Labuan, one very good strike, others fair only (3 covers)

     

    Lot 466
    Estimate: $250

    Netherland Indies: 1942 (Feb-Apr) covers to L/Cpl W J Chung sent airmail from Melbourne at concessional 9d and scarce 5d concessional airmail rates, showing fine strikes of 'ARMY POSTAL SERVICE/DELIVERY IMPRACTICABLE/RETURN TO SENDER' handstamp [Chung was a member of Gull Force, Ambon Island and subsequently died a P.O.W.]

     

    Lot 467
    Estimate: $125

    Netherland Indies: 1945 Australian Dept of the Army cover bearing 3d tied by very fine Specimen strike of scarce rectangular 'NEDERLANDSCH INDIE/3 DEC 1945/BALIKPAPAN' datestamp

     

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