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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 557
    Estimate: $80

    1930s-45 pieces or 'PARCEL POST' fragments with 3d Sturt (6), 2/- Jubilee (2), piece with 1/6d (2) + 3˝d (3) + Robes 5/- and 10/-, etc, (5 pieces)

     

    Lot 558
    Estimate: $250

    Cover/postcard group comprising 1928 covers to Perth from Carnarvon, Derby and Port Hedland with rectangular 'FORWARD/BY AIR MAIL' cachet, 1949 airmail cover Sydney to Argentina rated at 2/3d for ˝oz rate, 1946 Peace set on regd OHMS cover to USA, postcards (3, two with Japanese inscriptions), Sth Australia 1907 cover with Southern Railway backstamp, Austria 1922 PPC to Adelaide with 'CALLED TO POS...', and framed 'NOT KNOWN/LETTER CARRIER/ADELAIDE', mixed condition (10 items)

     

    Lot 559
    Estimate: $100

    1936 (26 Dec) illustrated Scout Jamboree cover with 'SCOUTS CENTENARY CORROBOREE/BELAIR S.A.' cds

     

    Lot 560
    Estimate: $350

    1950-60s Victorian registered standard-sized covers/stationery with different registration labels (from mostly different Post Offices), Abbotsford-Yarraville, many scarcer postmarks, appear mostly average commercial quality (235). Good basis for expansion

     

    Lot 561
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $750

    Victoria Datestamps: Unusual collection entirely on FDC's, 1940s-1970, apparently all different, many with 'WWW/Premier' numbers lightly pencilled on reverse along with rarity ratings for 'A'-'M' P.O.'s, noted CNS (Box Hill #120A), RRRR (2), RRR (23), and RR (33) ratings (and likely to be other scarcer items for balance of alphabet), others marked as 'unlisted variants' of listed cancels, quality of strikes given nature of their use on FDC's is usually very good (420 approx). Useful lot for specialist

     

    Lot 562
    Estimate: $125T

    Military: c.1901 OHMS Envelope inscribed 'COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES OF VICTORIA.' and at lower left 'AREA 73B/DUNOLLY.', minor ageing, unused

     

    Lot 563
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    Military: 1910 (25 Apr) OHMS printed envelope for '1st Battalion Tasmanian Rangers' bearing Tasmania 2d Pictorial tied by Ulverstone cds and Forth arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 564
    Estimate: $200

    Military: 1919 (14 Apr) use of 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE.' 'LETTER CARD.' from FPO SW2 at Harfleur, France, with 'From the Staff of the Commonwealth Printing Office, Australia' on reverse, addressed to Tasmania from soldier just about to depart, minor ageing

     

    Lot 565
    Estimate: $400

    Military: 1942 and 1951 Official Registered Envelopes inscribed 'POSTAGE PAID/5d' at Melbourne, or '5˝d' at Sydney ('MELBOURNE' obliterated), former with mss. 'Badge', latter curiously from Army Medal Section to Philatelic Trader, Fritz Feibes, who had been interned as a P.O.W. at Tatura during WWII

     

    Lot 566
    Estimate: $300

    Military: 1944 (2 Mar) 'AIR MAIL/LETTER CARD' with 'POSTAGE/1d/PAID' in red [ASC.X1.11] used to Victoria, with datestamp of 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN. /351' in use by 2/11th Field Regiment at W.A., minor staining. Scarce usage other than in N.T. or Papua

     

    Lot 567
    Estimate: $200

    Military: (18 Jul) rare use of PPC (‘KANGAROO’) from Australia to U.S.A. by U.S. Serviceman, from the series supplied to Australian Forces, U.S. Censor

     

    Lot 568
    Estimate: $100T

    Military: 1945 cover to Victoria bearing KGVI 3d tied by 'TOKYO BAY/JAPAN' cds, cachets of 'H.M.A.S. 'SHROPSHIRE'/Official Signing Of/Japanese Surrender.' and 'H.M.A./SHIPS' in black

     

    Lot 569
    Estimate: $250

    Military: 1946 (28 Feb) registered 'Gavin' cover from British Royal Navy barracks (Sydney), adhesives tied by 'C' relief cds, 'R.N. Barracks' cds (inverted month wheels) front and reverse, provisional label. Rare

     

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