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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 578
    Estimate: $400

    1901 (27 Sep) 'GOVERNOR-GENERAL/AUSTRALIA' Frank Stamp handstruck in Blue on envelope (Governor-General embossed crest in black on back flap) used locally in Sydney, addressed to the Deputy Postmaster-General, fine and scarce

     

    Lot 579
    Estimate: $180 Realised Price : $135

    Cradle Valley/Waldheim 1918-23 covers (notations on reverse) bearing KGV frankings cancelled Wilmot, earlier with inscribed 'WALDHEIM/ACCOMMODATION HOUSE/CRADLE MOUNTAIN . . . ' on flap, latter black on blue label 'CRADLE-VALLEY/WALDHEIM/NORTHERN-TASMANIA' affixed on reverse. A rare duo (Weindorfer's established the iconic chalet in 1912) (2)

      

    Lot 580
    Estimate: $100

    1922 (Jun-Jul) pair of covers from same local correspondence registered at Orange (NSW) with differing attractive compositions of Single Wmk KGV for 5d combined registered/letter rate, some blemishes (2)

     

    Lot 581
    Estimate: $480 Realised Price : $360

    1929-59 selection of Jim Bancks (creator of Ginger Meggs cartoon character) 'Please Mr Postman . . . ' illustrated covers, various designs and printings, some faults, exceptional assembly of this iconic series (12)

         

    Lot 582
    Estimate: $40 Realised Price : $1

    1931 (23 May) cover franked with 3d Kingsford Smith paying 1oz foreign letter rate to Java, tied by Sydney 'POSTED IN/OVERSEAS BOX GPO' machine cancel, Soerabaja arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 583
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    1933 (11 Dec) opened out registered cover to Mexico with d, 1d and 1d George V and 3d Sturt cancelled Violet town cds, undeliverable and with numerous Mexican datestamps and markings as attempts were made to find the addressee. Eventually returned to sender with 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/MELBOURNE' backstamp 26 AP 34. A spectacular undelivered letter

     

    Lot 584
    Estimate: $75

    1935 (1 Aug) use of exceptional 'Come to Bribie' Queensland tourism advertising cover, locally addressed at Brisbane

     

    Lot 585
    Estimate: $100

    1937 (12 May) Coronation Day 'Mitchell' cover with 1d and 2d cancelled at Perth, unaddressed and with unsealed flap. Rare

     

    Lot 586
    Estimate: $100

    1937 (21 Jun) 'The Senate' envelope (opening fault) registered Canberra Parliament House, fine strikes front and reverse of 'PARLIAMENT HOUSE CANBERRA/ACT' cds, Canberra transit and Melbourne arrival datestamps

     

    Lot 587
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $90

    1940 (9 Feb) 'United Metal Industries' cover locally addressed at Brisbane at very scarce permit mail printed matter rate, solo KGVI 1d Red-brown affixed for correct rate (1d Printer Matter + d Permit Fee), inscribed 'P.M.G. P.B 78' at base in compliance with regulations. Fine Example

     

    Lot 588
    Estimate: $100

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 d Kangaroo unusual uprate on Perth photographic booklet (minor edge tears) from U.S. Lieut. Comdr. U.S. Navy, sent 1943 (29 Aug) to USA, Passed Naval Censor, stamp affixed and tied in apparent confusion for War Tax, which was not applicable to such mail. Rare usage item

     

    Lot 589
    Estimate: $100

    1944 (23 Mar) cover from Sarina (Qld) to New Zealand at 5d airmail rate, censored at Sydney, and bearing rare propaganda Cinderella 'SET 'EM/ON THEIR/AXIS' on reverse

      

    Lot 590
    Estimate: $150

    1967 (9 Dec) use of uprated 24c registration envelope at Corin Dam (ACT), rare cds partial strike on front, three good strikes on reverse

     

    Lot 591
    Estimate: $200

    Special Despatch selection of this precursor to Priority Paid mail, comprising 1969 (15 Jul) commercial cover from Adelaide to Melbourne, 'SPECIAL/DESPATCH' label tied by handstamped 'POSTED OUT OF COURSE', complete sheet of the label unmounted and fresh, and rare Jan 1968 PO information booklet regarding the newly introduced service. Nice lot

     

    Lot 592
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1970 (20 Jul) registered cover from Moonee Ponds to Israel bearing Cook minisheet, rare Postmaster double oval datestamp and 'Inspected/and Safe for/Transmission' (signed) label at lower left, enclosed PMG's Department memo 'Following explosions in aircraft carrying mail to Israel security aspects of acceptance of airmail to that country are being strengthened'. Early terrorism precursor

     

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