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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, MILITARY

    Lot 594
    Estimate: $125T

    c.1901 OHMS Envelope inscribed 'COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES OF VICTORIA.' and at lower left 'AREA 73B/DUNOLLY.', minor ageing, unused

     

    Lot 595
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $60

    WWI War Savings: Perf 11 6d Deep Blue, fresh marginal example

     

    Lot 596
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $550

    WWI War Savings: Perf 14 2/6d Brown, fine mint

     

    Lot 597
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1915 (6 Sep) cover to C.F. Belcher at Entebbe, Uganda, from his brother Norman, bearing rare 'On Active Service/NO STAMPS/AVAILABLE' adhesive label tied by two strikes of 'AUSTRALIAN.IMP.FORCES/BASE/POST OFFICE' datestamp, backstamped Alexandria, Mombasa, Entebbe. The addressee (later 'Sir Charles') was a Victorian who joined the British Colonial Service and became Conveyancer to the Goverment of Uganda. This cover is illustrated on p249 in 'British Empire Campaigns and Occupations in the Near East 1914-1924' by John Firebrace

     

    Lot 598
    Estimate: $150T

    Military Envelope: 1916 KGV 1d Rose-Carmine 'A.I.F., ABROAD' at base on cream stock, trivial tone, unusually fine unused

     

    Lot 599
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $190

    Military Envelope: 1916 KGV 1d 'A.I.F., ABROAD' for use by Civilians to Servicemen, ASC X2.2, fine unused

     

    Lot 600
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $380

    1916 (9 Jun) reg'd parcel-wrapping front bearing 'A.N.Z.A.C.' illustrated address label and G.B. 1d, 6d, 2d and d tied by London datestamp, sent to Cohuna (Victoria)

     

    Lot 601
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $110

    1916 (29 Sep) stampless censored 'O.A.S.' cover to N.S.W. with oval 'AUS GENERAL HOSPITAL/P.O.' in violet, triangular signed censor cachet below

     

    Lot 602
    Estimate: $200

    1919 (14 Apr) use of 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE.' 'LETTER CARD.' from FPO SW2 at Harfleur, France, with 'From the Staff of the Commonwealth Printing Office, Australia' on reverse, addressed to Tasmania from soldier about to depart, minor ageing, rare

     

    Lot 603
    Estimate: $100

    c.1940s part of censored cover bearing Robes 5/- and 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 604
    Estimate: $350

    1942 and 1951 Official Registered 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 605
    Estimate: $300

    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 in other than N.T. or Papua

     

    Lot 606
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $115

    1945 cover to Victoria bearing KGVI 3d tied by 'TOKYO BAY/JAPAN' cds, 'H.M.A.S. 'SHROPSHIRE'/Official Signing Of/Japanese Surrender.' and 'H.M.A./SHIPS' cachets in black

     

    Lot 607
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $420

    1945 (27 Sep) stampless cover from Australian Serviceman Singapore to Victoria bearing reasonably clear strike (a little smudged as usual) of 'AUST FIELD P.O./251' datestamp, always in violet, in use for two months only at Changi; also another from same correspondence with unclear datestamp. Proud's highest rating of 1000 points

     

    Lot 608
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $280

    1946-48 B.C.O.F. opt d Kangaroo, rare solo franking on British Forces stationery cover to Australia, tied by 'AUST ARMY P.O./20 OC 47/241' cds (Eta Jima)

     

    Lot 609
    Estimate: $100

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

     

    Lot 610
    Estimate: $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 611
    Estimate: $1,250

    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 612
    Estimate: $750

    Northern Territory: Navy selection with a number of desirable items incl 'NAVY POST OFFICE No. 1' datestamp (10, two registered), 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 four 1950s covers from Darwin with differing types of 'H.M.A. SHIP' (one 'H.M.A.S.') handstamps

     

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