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    Australasia 2009





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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY, INCOMING MAIL TO AUSTRALIA

    Lot 894
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Bulgaria: 1936 (Aug) commercial air mail cover to Australia bearing attractive tri-colour franking, backstamped Athens, Melbourne. Scarce origin/destination pre-war air mail

     

    Lot 895
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $300

    Bulgaria: 1938 (4 Nov) commercial air mail advertising cover to Victoria franked 55l for Żoz air mail rate via Greece, adhesives tied by Poste Aerienne-Sofia datestamp, backstamped Athens and on arrival at Melbourne. Rare origin

     

    Lot 896
    Estimate: $450

    Dodecanese Islands: 1939 (Apr-Dec) air mail covers (roughly opened) from same correspondence Castelrosso to Adelaide, franked at 5.50l and 4.75l respectively, latter censored at Melbourne on arrival (16 Jan 1940). Extraordinary origin

     

    Lot 897
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    Greece: 1935 and 1936 commercial air mail covers from same correspondence Athens to Melbourne, franked at 33d and 58d respectively, former handstamped 'PAR AVION' and latter with early air mail etiquette, arrival datestamp on reverse. Scarce early air mail

     

    Lot 898
    Estimate: $400

    Iran/Bushire British Occupation: 1916 (18 Apr) registered cover (a little reduced) from Captain E W Reynolds, 96th Infantry addressed to 'Mrs Reynolds in Sydney' bearing India 2a 6p (2) tied by very fine 'BUSHIRE/REG/18 AP/16' datestamp, Sydney and Edgecliff backstamps. Exceptional

     

    Lot 899
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Mexico: 1937 (Apr-Jun) commercial air mail covers from same correspondence to Victoria franked 2p 25c, sent via Pacific and Atlantic routes respectively and showing instructional handstamps to those ends, former without backstamps, latter with Paris transit and Melbourne arrival. Attractive duo, scarce

     

    Lot 900
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,200

    Paraguay: UTOPIAN SETTLEMENT NEW AUSTRALIA PARAGUAY: 1925 cover (small faults) with Paraguay Official 1922 'C' opt on 50c (8, two overlap cover) tied by four strikes of 'COLONIA NVA AUSTRALIA PARAGUAY/19 SEP 1925' datestamp, addressed to 'The Bulletin' Sydney, backstamped Asuncion and Buenos Aires. A new discovery to add to the few covers recorded from the Australian Settlement

     

    Lot 901
    Estimate: $100

    Trinidad and Tobago: 1935 (27 Apr) registered Official cover (light crease at base) bearing solo franking of 6d tied by GPO datestamp, backstamped Trinidad, New York, San Francisco, Melbourne, Geelong

     

    Lot 902
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $360

    United States of America: 1965 inwards cover from Association of American Railroads, Washington (USA) to Railway Offices, Melbourne (Aust), charred and 'DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE' and 'TRAIN FIRE IN U S A' applied together with San Francisco cds (9 Jun). Great railways exhibit item

     

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