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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 1620
    Estimate: $450

    1914 (28 Jul) use of NSW 3d registration envelope, uprated with Kangaroo 1st wmk 3d Olive Die I used Wagga Wagga to Melbourne. Attractive State/Australia combination

     

    Lot 1621
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1929 (18 Mar) registered crash cover flown Darwin to Sydney, crashing at Cape Don (N.T.), signed by pilots S.J. Moir and H.C. Owens, one adhesive fallen off and mail later carried in June by Lester Brain from Brisbane to Sydney, on arrival a Concord Post Office 'STAMP/MISSING WHEN/RECEIVED AT/CENTRAL/CONCORD P.O. (initialled), AAMC No 130 $AU700. Only 20 carried

     

    Lot 1622
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1935 (16 Jul) airmail cover Sydney to Monaco bearing Kangaroo 2/- Maroon and 1/6d Hermes, representing a double weight letter. Subsequently redirected to London, but a very scarce destination

     

    Lot 1623
    Estimate: $80

    1936 (19 May) OHMS cover to Batavia bearing 3d Cable and 6d Typo Kookaburra tied by 'DARWIN N.T./AUSTRALIA' datestamps, Batavia arrival backstamp, minor soiling. Attractive make-up of 9d per ˝oz rate

     

    Lot 1624
    Estimate: $250

    1938 (1 Apr) OHMS envelope for 'Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations', with all-over written advertising on reverse, bearing KGV 1d Green punctured 'G/NSW', used locally at Singleton. Unusual and the first example we have seen

     

    Lot 1625
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1938 (27 Dec) registered airmail cover from Perth to Italy (re-addressed) bearing Kangaroo 2/- Maroon, KGVI 2d Red Die II (x 2) and 4d Koala, paying 2/5d rate + 3d registration

     

    Lot 1626
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1939-50 extensive range of airmails from Europe mostly to the same addressee in Sydney but a few to London. Including mail from Belgium with 1939 cover franked 12 x 1F75c and pair 1F, Switzerland with 1940 and 1941 censored covers, Saar, Italy with two 1939 censored covers, Greece, Monaco, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Italy including registered express covers. Mixed condition (70)

     

    Lot 1627
    Estimate: $250

    1939 (22 Jul) Guinea Airways cover flown Adelaide-Koepang via Darwin where Netherlands East Indies 45c affixed and tied, signed by the entire crew and passenger J.V. Fairbairn, Minister for Civil Aviation, AAMC #872

     

    Lot 1628
    Estimate: $120

    1939 (20 Aug) airmail cover Prague to Sydney franked with tied Bohemia & Moravia 2K, pair 1.50K and 50h adhesives and struck with the framed 'T..../5A' handstamp on arrival. Additionally franked 3d and ˝d Australian postage dues and tied by manuscript cancels. Tiny tear at top. Exotic taxed item

     

    Lot 1629
    Estimate: $80

    1939 (3 Nov) and 1940 (6 May) (torn and roughly opened at left) censored airmail covers Lisbon to Sydney the first franked 5$ & 1$75, the other 10$, 1$75 & 2$ and both bearing 'PASSED BY CENSOR/S.1 (or S.14)' handstamps. Airmail from the Iberian peninsula rather scarce at this date

     

    Lot 1630
    Estimate: $75

    1939 (23 Nov) and (25 Nov) censored (both with Egyptian censor tape at sides) covers from Genoa, Italy both to Port Said, the first by airmail and bearing 50c & 1L25c adhesives and redirected to Sydney (b/s). The front with framed 'Not Known by Postmen/ CASTLEREAGH STREET' with completed spaces for postmens’ signatures on each of the six days delivery attempts were made before succeeding. The other franked 2L75c & 75c adhesives and re-directed to Colombo and then re-directed to Sydney (b/s). A few peripheral faults although both illustrating considerable efforts to find the addressee (2)

     

    Lot 1631
    Estimate: $70 Realised Price : $55

    1939-50 selection of mainly airmails to mostly the same family business in Sydney from Africa & Asia; including 1939 Ceylon franked 1r, 1939 Egypt to Fremantle, re-directed to Sydney, 1947 KUT registered airmail using decimal and pre-decimal values on the same cover, others from Macau (2), India, Malaya, Aden, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong etc. Very mixed condition (28)

     

    Lot 1632
    Estimate: $70 Realised Price : $110

    1940 (14 May) registered, express, censored airmail cover Oradea, Roumania to Sydney bearing 2 x strip of four 30 lei tied by 'PASSED BY CENSOR' handstamp and with Australian censor tape at right. Backstamped Athens and Sydney. Slightly grubby though a very unusual origin/destination

     

    Lot 1633
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $46

    1941-47 Mail from South America to Australia (one from Uruguay to Shanghai) including several censored airmail covers, two from Mexico, one from Brazil and the others from Argentina. Mixed condition (8)

     

    Lot 1634
    Estimate: $300

    1941 (17 Jan) QANTAS envelope Sydney-Dili (Portuguese Timor), signed by pilot H.B Hussey, 'NOT/OPENED BY/CENSOR' diamond cachet struck in violet, backstamped Dili, AAMC #912, fine. Cat AU$400

     

    Lot 1635
    Estimate: $250

    1942 (2 Dec) cover Melbourne to Scotland franked KGVI 2˝d with censor tape and cachet at right, roughly handled in mail, piece of gummed paper affixed and framed 'ACCIDENTALLY DAMAGED BY/STAMP CANCELLING MACHINE' cachet in black applied. Interesting

      

    Lot 1636

    1945 (7 Sep) airmail cover to Sydney with 3d KGVI tied by ''TOKYO BAY'' cds and with ''H.M.A.S. "SHROPSHIRE"/Official Signing of/Japanese Surrender'' cachet

     

    Lot 1637
    Estimate: $200

    1947 (16 Dec) QANTAS souvenir covers flown Australia to Japan and return service, Grey and Red vignettes affixed, signed by pilots Morton and Harding, AAMC #1128-29 Cat $AU300 (2)

     

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