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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY, COMMERCIAL AIRMAIL BY RATE

    Lot 591
    Estimate: $2,000T

    Two-volume collection of commercial airmails to U.K., 1929 to 1945 (arranged in flight date order), earlier sent via Australian internal airmail service, noted scarcer and unusual rates including 1934 9d card rate (uprated 1d Postal card - via first regular service), 1934 9/- (5/- Kangaroo (fault) + 1/- Lyrebird block of four), 1938-39 all-up 5d rates (2 x double rate), Clipper rates, multiples of 2/1d rate, useful frankings, registered's, Too Late and taxed markings, etc, also 1935 Australian Govt airmail to Australia, faults in places, generally fair to fine commercial quality (201). Good basis for specialised study of the individual flights, routes and rates

     

    Lot 592
    Estimate: $200

    Single Rate: 1932 (28 Apr) registered cover East Geelong to Bermuda via San Francisco to New York, bearing 1d (2) + 2d + 5d on 4d paying 2d per oz British Empire rate, 3d registration and 4d internal US airmail as this now could only be paid with Australian adhesives, various transit and arrival (6.6.32) backstamps

     

    Lot 593
    Estimate: $200

    Single Rate: 1935 (Jan) cover Perth to Paris bearing KGV 1d Green + 9d Macarthur, underpaying oz rate by 11d, framed 'UNDERPAID/FOR AERIAL SERVICE' in black

     

    Lot 594
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    Single Rate: 1937 (5 Jun) 'BRICO' piston rings advertising cover flown Sydney to Coventry bearing 1/6d Hermes + 1d QE paying oz airmail rate + 1d Late Fee

     

    Lot 595
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    Single Rate: 1938 (8 Apr) use to France of KGVI 2d Red Lettercard uprated with 1/6d Hermes + 1d QE, transit and arrival backstamps. Attractive example of 1/9d oz rate

     

    Lot 596
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    Single Rate: 1941 (16 Apr) airmail cover to England bearing 6d AIF + 6d Kookaburra 'JOHN ASH' imprint pair tied by Melbourne cancel, censor tape and cachet at right

     

    Lot 597
    Estimate: $250

    Single Rate: 1941 (20 Jun) reg'd airmail cover Australia to Japan, addressed to 'Jewish Community of Kobe' bearing 5d + 2/- paying 1oz rate, 3d registration and 3d acknowledgement, censor tape on reverse and cachet, roughly opened. Scarce

     

    Lot 598
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    Single Rate: 1941 (9 Dec) airmail cover Melbourne to Scotland bearing C of A 2/- (2) + KGVI 1/4d and 6d Kookaburra paying 5/10d 'Clipper Mail' rate (endorsed), censor tape and diamond cachet

     

    Lot 599
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    Single Rate: 1946 (7 Jan) airmail cover to Trinidad bearing 3d, 1/- and 2d tied by Launceston machine-cancel, addressed 'His Excellency/Sir Harry Luke...', endorsed 'No Longer at Address/11.2.46/(initials)', Curacao transit (8.2.46) & Port-of-Spain arrival 10.2.46 backstamps

     

    Lot 600
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    Single Rate: 1946 (Dec) airmail cover flown Melbourne to U.S.A. bearing 1/6d Hermes + 1/- Mitchell, the latter particularly scarce on cover, the 2/6d paying the airmail rate for entire trip

     

    Lot 601
    Estimate: $350

    Triple Rate (Domestic): 1932 (10 June) OHMS cover flown Port Hedland to Perth bearing KGV 1d punctured 'OS' + 6d Sepia Air optd 'OS' (2). Scarce combination

     

    Lot 602
    Estimate: $500

    Triple Rate: 1938 (23 Feb) airmail cover flown to Berlin bearing Kangaroo C of A Wmk 5/- Grey and Yellow + KGVI 2d Scarlet tied by Melbourne datestamp, filing crease at left and adhesives with minor blemishes, still an attractive example of the 1oz rate + 1d Late Fee

     

    Lot 603
    Estimate: $400T

    Quadruple Rate: 1935 (30 Jul) reg'd airmail cover (approx 280 x 120mm - crease clear of adhesives) Campsie (N.S.W.) to England bearing 3d Jubilee, 6d Kookaburra pair and Kangaroo C of A Wmk 5/- for quadruple airmail plus 3d registration

     

    Lot 604
    Estimate: $500T

    Sextuple Rate: 1936 (14 Apr) cover to London bearing Kangaroo 5/- and 2/- (2) and KGV 1d tied by Sydney Late Fee machine cancel or Air Mail cds. Attractive example of 9/- sextuple airmail rate (2-3oz) plus 1d Late Fee

     

    Lot 605
    Estimate: $500T

    Sextuple Rate: 1937 (8 Dec) airmail cover (approx 255 x 190mm - crease clear of adhesives) Sydney to England bearing Kangaroo C of A Wmk 2/- pair and 5/- for sextuple airmail plus QE 1d for Late Fee (handstamped 'LATE FEE' at left)

     

    Lot 606
    Estimate: $200

    Postcard Rate: 1935 (23 Jul) real-photo postcard of QANTAS plane bearing 9d Kangaroo + 2d Jubilee flown Sydney to Germany

     

    Lot 607
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    Postcard Rate: 1938 (28 June) KGVI 1d Postal Card uprated with 1932 6d Kookaburra + KGV d Orange + 1d QE paying 9d postcard rate to UK

     

    Lot 608
    Estimate: $400T

    Combination: 1930 (30 Jun) combination franked airmail cover to USA bearing Australia 3d Air pair + U.S. 5c tied by Perth slogan cancel and airmail adhesive additionally tied by Reading duplex, backstamped, minor blemishes. Attractive example of 6d internal Australia airmail + 5c U.S. surface rate

     

    Lot 609
    Estimate: $600T

    1945-65 overseas airmail covers to destinations including Aden, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Fiji, France (one with Postage Due affixed), French India, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Ireland, Malaya, Malta, New Caledonia, N.Z., PNG, Russia, Singapore, Solomons, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., U.S., etc, better frankings including Arms 5/- (2) and 10/- (faults) parcel fragment to British Embassy, Moscow, 5/- Cattle, etc, deficient postage markings, registered's, scarcer rates incl Greetings cards and postcards, some with faults, generally fair/fine (209)

     

    Lot 610
    Estimate: $300T

    1960's-1990's Decimal airmail covers (approx 260) to overseas destinations, mostly commercial, including Canada, Europe, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kenya, N.Z., PNG, Singapore, South Africa, etc, noted higher rates and scarcer Greetings card and postcard rates, generally fair/fine condition, also bundle (approx 80) 1990's philatelic overseas airmail covers mostly with 'Return to Sender' markings (340)

     

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