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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 418
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $140

    Shoebox of Australian covers 1920s to 1990s, about half are first day covers, but the balance includes many useful items, incl air mail rates, postcard rates, postal stationery, and some interesting usages (Produce Food 3d strip on commercial cover noted) (100s)

     

    Lot 419
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1923 (13 Dec) Government Statist's Office Report bearing Single Watermark 1d Violet punctured 'OS', used Melbourne to Richmond. Scarce solo franking

     

    Lot 420
    Estimate: $60

    1925 (12 Dec) registered cover used Adelaide to Hawaii bearing Kangaroo Third Wmk 6d Chestnut, red registration label, Honolulu arrival backstamp, paying 3d 1oz foreign rate + 3d registration, slight toning

     

    Lot 421
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    1930 (9 Aug) registered air mail cover flown Sydney to Melbourne bearing 5d on 4d + 2d on 1d + 1d Green and 3d green Air, flown Sydney to Melbourne. Attractive use of 3d registration + 8d double air mail rate

     

    Lot 422
    Estimate: $75

    1932 (10 Jan) photo-type PPC bearing KGV 1d tied by dubious large 35mm 'HAWTHORN/ VIC' datestamp

     

    Lot 423
    Estimate: $300

    1935 (16 Jul) air mail cover sent from Sydney to Monaco franked 2/- Kangaroo and 1/6d Hermes, representing a double weight letter. Subsequently redirected to London, but a very scarce destination

     

    Lot 424
    Estimate: $100

    1936 (19 May) OHMS cover bearing 6d Kookaburra and 3d Cable tied by 'DARWIN N.T./ AUSTRALIA' datestamps, Batavia arrival backstamp, minor soiling. Attractive make-up of 9d per oz

     

    Lot 425
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1937 (12 Feb) air mail cover to Germany endorsed 'Via Italy' bearing Kangaroo CofA Wmk 5/-, 9d, KGV 1d and 1/6d Hermes pair tied by Melbourne Ship Mail Room datestamps, etiquette handstamped with black cross

     

    Lot 426
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    1937 (5 Jun) 'BRICO' piston rings advertising cover flown Sydney to Coventry bearing 1/6d Hermes + 1d QE paying oz air mail rate + 1d late fee. Attractive

     

    Lot 427
    Estimate: $300

    1938 (1 Apr) OHMS envelope with all-over written advertising for 'Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations' bearing KGV 1d Green (CofA Wmk) used locally at Singleton. Attractive cover and the first example we have seen

     

    Lot 428
    Estimate: $100

    1938 (27 Dec) registered air mail cover from Perth to Italy with 2/- Kangaroo and 2d KGVI (x2) and 4d Koala, paying 2/5d rate plus 3d registration fee

     

    Lot 429
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1941 OHMS printed cover (245x150mm) Sydney to London, bearing Robes 10/- (3) + 5/-, endorsed 'Via New Zealand/& USA', diamond censor cachet and 'CALIFORNIA/CLIPPER' in violet. Although adhesives faulty due to machine cancelling, a remarkable example of the 5/10d sextuple rate

     

    Lot 430
    Estimate: $75

    1945 (2 Oct) underpaid air mail cover Melbourne to New York bearing 1/6d Hermes, framed 'Insufficiently Paid for/Transmission by Air Mail.' in red

     

    Lot 431
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $200

    1946 (21 Jan) registered air mail cover (roughly opened) bearing Robes Thick 5/- and 10/- + KGVI 3d Brown and 1/- Lyrebird used to USA, Sydney and New York backstamps. Correctly paying quadruple 4/- per oz rate + 3d registration

     

    Lot 432
    Estimate: $80T Realised Price : $140

    1946 (27 Dec) air mail cover NSW to China bearing 1/6d Hermes + 2/- Kangaroo paying oz rate, Shanghai backstamp

     

    Lot 433
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $110

    1953 (8 Jun) air mail cover from Wollongong to Essex, U.K. franked with 1d maroon Queen, 3d Coronation and 3d and 3d Produce Food strips of three, meeting the 2/- air mail rate. Very unusual and scarce usage of the Produce Food strips on cover

     

    Lot 434
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $140

    1957 (4 Sep) opened out cover from Melbourne to Amman, Jordan franked with 7d Olympics. Undeliverable with appropriate backstamps and with bilingual 'RETOUR AL'ENVOYEUR' and 'ADDRESS INSUFFICIENT' handstamps in violet

     

    Lot 435
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $110

    1964 (18 Sep) cover from Melbourne to London franked 5/- Cattle, 2/6d Aborigine, 1/- Colombo Plan and 6d Anteater, making up the 4 x 2/3d air mail rate to the U.K.

     

    Lot 436
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $110

    1968-69 covers sent from Woomera (SA) to Essex franked at the British Defence Forces 6c concessionary rate, one with 6c Kangaroo Paw, the other with 1c QEII and 5c Banjo Paterson, and both with circular 'BRITISH DEFENCE FORCES MAIL' in magenta. Scarce usages (2)

     

    Lot 437
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $90

    1970 (11 Feb) air mail cover from Newcastle to Chicago with 5c Alfred Deakin booklet pane of five plus tab paying correct 25c rate. a scarce commercial usage

     

    Lot 438
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $65

    1979-1984 group of souvenir covers in binder (mostly PSEs) celebrating various maritime themes, mostly associated with the RAN for commissioning or de-commissioning of vessels, often with the ship's cachet and signed by the commander or other appropriate personnel. Also a few similar U.S. naval souvenir covers. An unusual and rarely seen group (62 covers)

     

    Lot 439
    Estimate: $125T

    Military: c.1916 Liverpool Camp usage of POW Free printed envelope printed in black, (ASC X3.5 - Emery PSPE.3) to U.S.A. with Col. Holman censor cachet in violet at left (CA.231), 'PASSED BY/CENSOR,S.D.' (CM.43), slight soiling and opened out

     

    Lot 440
    Estimate: $75T Realised Price : $105

    Military: 1916 (27 Jun) cover to Sydney with circled 'PRISONER OF WAR LETTER/ FREE' in violet (Emery type CA.222) and two strikes of Berrima datestamp, some faults

     

    Lot 441
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $46

    Military: c.1940s part of censor cover bearing Robes 5/- and 10/-, 1/- Lyrebird and 1/6d Hermes, tied by two strikes of 'Director of Military Operations/and Intelligence' in violet, censor label on reverse

     

    Lot 442
    Estimate: $80

    Military: 1940-41 censored air mail covers with tape and cachets at left 1940 (Oct) Sydney to Palestine (1/6d), 1941 (Sep) AIF Abroad and re-addressed to Beirut (9d) and 1941 (Oct) Newcastle to Palestine (9d). Interesting trio

     

    Lot 443
    Estimate: $125

    Military: 1943 use of Red Cross POW envelope (solid line at base - ASC X2.8) Sydney to Malaya, censor '3' tape and cachets, Melbourne datestamp, minor soiling

     

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