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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 355
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $400

    Selection of unusual commercial mail incl 1919 and 1931 taxed covers to USA, 1932 taxed cover to Sweden, 1934 airmail to Sweden franked 4/3d, 1935 Express airmail cover Sydney to Brisbane, 1938 censored airmail cover to Prague, 1939 registered airmail to Rome, 1941 registered and censored to Sierra Leone, 1941 censored airmail to Manila, 1944 censored cover to Iceland, 1949 surface mail cover to Swatow, South China with scarce ''POSTAL SERVICE SUSPENDED/RETURN TO SENDER'' (due to civil war), 1950 registered airmail to Athens, 1952 illustrated airmail to Bermuda, 1953 registered express airmail to Bangkok backstamped Relief No.29 cds, 1961 1/2d greeting card rate to Germany etc other destinations incl South Africa, Korea, New Guinea, Belgium, Japan and Monaco. A mainly fine and very interesting selection (28)


    Lot 356
    Estimate: $75

    1931 (19 Nov) Christmas Greetings printed air mail cover Melbourne to 'Secretary of the Post Office Department/OTTAWA, Canada', with 6d Sepia Air Mail (2, one optd 'OS') and 2d KGV tied by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/MELBOURNE' cds. Date of posting is just two days after issue of the 6d optd 'OS'

     

    Lot 357
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1934-66 group of registered souvenir covers from Philatelic Exhibitions with special registration labels, comprising Adelaide (1955, 1960), Bendigo (1951), Brisbane (1959), Melbourne (1934, 1950, 1956), Newcastle (1947 x 2), Perth (1966), Sydney (1937, 1959). Few covers with minor stains, otherwise fine (12)

      

    Lot 358
    Estimate: $150

    1937 (25 Mar) printed window envelope for Royal Easter Show, Sydney, with 2d KGV tied by 'SHOW GROUND/SYDNEY' cds; plus 1941 (10 Apr) registered cover with 2d and 3d KGV tied by 'SHOW GROUND/SYDNEY' cds and with printed 'Showgrounds, Sydney' registration label. The Sydney Showgrounds were used by the armed forces between 1940 and 1946; however, Hopson records that the military P.O. was closed between 1.3.1941 and 20.7.1941, when the temporary Show Grounds P.O. was apparently re-opened, but examples are rare (2 covers)

      

    Lot 359
    Estimate: $80

    1937 (5 Oct) souvenir registered cover addressed to Geelong bearing 2d and 3d NSW Sesqicentenary tied by 'AIRMAIL EXHIBITION/MELBOURNE' special postmark and with special printed registration label, also bearing Exhibition sticker, fine. Australian Pictormarks (2013) Cat AU$160

     

    Lot 360
    Estimate: $80

    1949 (29 Dec) registered cover addressed to Rose Bay, N.S.W., from Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree (Yarra Brae, Vic) bearing block of 4 of the 2d commemorative cancelled by special hexagonal postmark, and with provisional blank registration label with handstruck inscription. Australian Pictormarks (2013) Cat AU$160

     

    Lot 361
    Estimate: $80

    1971 (26 Jul) unaddressed registered cover for the Australian Federation of Travel Agents Convention, Perth, bearing AAT 1971 6c and 35c Antarctic treaty commemoratives tied by the special printed, and with handstamped registration label (No. 009). Accompanied by registration receipt bearing special postmark. Only 21 registered items were posted. Few tone spots at top but rare, Australian Pictormarks (2013) Cat AU$150

     

    Lot 362
    Estimate: $100

    1939-50 selection of commercial mail addressed to Sydney including from New Caledonia (7), two from Italy to Egypt and redirected to Sydney, 1940 cover franked NZ stamps cancelled at Suva with PAQUEBOT marking, two censored covers from Portugal, 1939 taxed cover from Bohemia and Moravia with Australian postage dues, 1950 registered from Hong Kong franked $1 KGVI & vertical strip of three 30c KGVI plus a 1941 registered airmail cover from USA to Japan. Mixed condition (14)

     

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