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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY, OVERSEAS AIR MAIL RATES

    Lot 653
    Estimate: $2,500T

    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 1˝d 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 654
    Estimate: $800T

    1945-65 Post-war 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 including Greetings cards and postcards, etc, some with faults, generally fair/fine (209)

     

    Lot 655
    Estimate: $1,250T

    Selection of commercial covers to overseas destinations (other than G.B.) to 1945 including to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, India (and French India), Ireland, Malaya, N.Z., Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S., various 'A.I.F. Abroad' (one 6/5d Clipper rate), etc, noted higher (6/10d to Germany) and some unusual rates, Late Fees, registered’s, better frankings, terminated airmail markings, etc, faults in places, generally fair to fine commercial quality (77). Useful lot with many scarcer items present

     

    Lot 656
    Estimate: $250T

    1929 (19 Sep) cover (crease at centre) Sydney to Canada bearing KGV ˝d and 4d prepaying internal airmail only and with striking 'INSUFFICIENTLY/PREPAID' in red which together with bicoloured airmail etiquette makes for an attractive item

     

    Lot 657
    Estimate: $200T

    1931 (23 May) first flight cover bearing Kangaroos SM Wmk 9d (2) and 2/- + KGV 1d Green flown Sydney to Holland, cachet in violet. Scarce adhesives on cover

     

    Lot 658
    Estimate: $350

    1934 (13 Dec) KGV 1˝d Brown Postal Card used from Adelaide uprated with 9d Macarthur, slogan cancel

     

    Lot 659
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1935 (2) and 1940 airmail covers bearing Kangaroo 9d pair or 3d Vic Centy + KGV 1/4d paying the ˝oz rate, the 1940 cover with 3/- adhesives paying double airmail rate

     

    Lot 660
    Estimate: $200T

    1935 (18 Mar) airmail cover Melbourne to Kungsbacka bearing Kangaroo SM Wmk 2/- + ANZAC 2d, Athens transit backstamp, minor blemishes. Scarce destination

     

    Lot 661
    Estimate: $150

    1935 (9 Dec) airmailed cover Adelaide to U.K. bearing perfin 'E S' (Elder Smith) 6d Airmail and 1/- Lyrebird tied by slogan cancel

     

    Lot 662
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1937 (12 Feb) airmail cover NSW to Germany bearing Kangaroo 9d + S.A. Centenary 1/- tied by Coogee cds, paying the ˝oz airmail rate. Attractive

     

    Lot 663
    Estimate: $150

    1937 (Nov) airmail cover to Saigon bearing 6d Kookaburra pair punctured 'W/A' tied by Claremont cds, arrival backstamp, filing crease not detracting from this 1/- per ˝oz rate cover, paying air carriage the entire journey to Indo China. Exotic destination

     

    Lot 664
    Estimate: $125T

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

     

    Lot 665
    Estimate: $100

    1939 (Oct) and 1941 (Feb) airmail covers to USA paying single rate at 1/7d and 4/-, the latter with 'PRISONER OF WAR SERVICE' and censor cachets in violet

     

    Lot 666
    Estimate: $100

    1940 (Mar) censored airmail cover Victoria to Italy bearing 6d Sepia Air pair + 9d N.S.W. Sesqui, censor tape at left, arrival backstamp. Attractive ˝oz foreign rate

     

    Lot 667
    Estimate: $100

    1940 (23 Sep) censored airmail cover to London bearing 1/- Lyrebird + 6d A.I.F. tied by Perth machine cancel, censor tape and cachet at left. Attractive ˝oz rate

     

    Lot 668
    Estimate: $250

    1941 (20 Jun) registered airmail to Japan, addressed '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 669
    Estimate: $100T

    1941 (31 Jul) airmail cover Melbourne to Scotland bearing C of A Wmk 2/- (2) + KGVI 5d (2) and 1/- paying 5/10d 'Clipper Mail' rate (endorsed), censor tape and framed cachet

     

    Lot 670
    Estimate: $100

    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

     

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