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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 581
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    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 582
    Estimate: $75

    1914 (3 Nov) official cover (flapless and with tear) with solo franking of 1d Kangaroo Die II Large 'OS', used from Perth to Boulder where unclaimed, scarce WA stepped 1 to 7 Letter Carrier marking and DLO Perth cds on reverse

      

    Lot 583
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $125

    1917 (6 Mar) cover from Hobart to U.S.A. franked Third Wmk 2d Kangaroo Die I (unusually deep shade) + KGV d Green for foreign letter rate. Hobart censor handstamp at lower right

     

    Lot 584
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $250

    1917 (29 Oct) use of 4d registration envelope (BW No. RE6B) cancelled at Mimbi (NSW), but with red and black Quandialla provisional label, addressed to Australian serviceman in UK with 'Please forward/Australia/Forces' lower left, a little soiled, very scarce usage

     

    Lot 585
    Estimate: $200

    1918 (19 Jun) cover to Sweden franked 2d Indigo Kangaroo Third Wmk tied by fine strike of elusive Elizabeth St. 'HELP TO WIN THE WAR/BUY WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES/ELIGIBLES ENLIST' slogan, equally fine Melbourne 'PASSED BY CENSOR 7/3rd, Military District' handstamp, letter from Swedish Consul enclosed, Eskilstuna repeated datestamp

     

    Lot 586
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1920 (11 Oct) real photo postcard (Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne) from Outer Harbour (SA) to U.S.A. franked with Third Wmk 2d Kangaroo Die I, fine example of the elusive 2d foreign postcard rate

     

    Lot 587
    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 588
    Estimate: $150

    1928 (31 Oct) William Ackland souvenir card for Melbourne Philatelic Exhibition bearing 3d Kookaburra tied by red special cancel, unusually fresh aside from minor blemish on reverse

     

    Lot 589
    Estimate: $600

    1932 Los Angeles Olympics - two letters from Mary Chambers (the female chaperone for the Australian team) on official stationery, addressed to Miss H. Hart at Neutral Bay NSW, the first mailed en route to Los Angeles at Pago Pago, Samoa and dated 10 June 1932, with accompanying envelope with U.S. 5c cancelled PAGO PAGO cds JUNE 13 1932; the second dated 20 July 1932 with accompanying envelope from Chapman Park Hotel with US 5c cancelled Los Angeles machine cancel, JUL 26 1932 (1932 Olympic Games perforated label affixed to reverse). Also a third official stationery envelope without accompanying letter with U.S. 1c, 2c (3) and 3c cancelled Los Angeles cds, JUL 2 (1932). Also menu for the Olympic Welcome Home Ball, 15th September 1932. Envelopes with a few creases and/or flap tears, however very scarce mail from an early Australian Olympic Team member

       

    Lot 590
    Estimate: $100

    1933 (13 Jul) Kilners Limited Transport advertising (both sides) cove locally addressed in Sydney, superb Shipping/Automative illustration on reverse

      

    Lot 591
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    1933 (11 Sep) use of multi-coloured Bennett & Wood Limited advertising cover for Speedwell Cycles, Harley-Davidson and B.S.A. Motor Cycles, meter cancel, highly exhibitable

      

    Lot 592
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $75

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

     

    Lot 593
    Estimate: $125

    1936 (25 Sep) registered cover from Tooraweena (NSW) at printed matter rate, bearing rare provisional use of parcel post label in lieu of registration label

     

    Lot 594
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

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

     

    Lot 595
    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 596
    Estimate: $100

    1939 use of Birthday Greetings telegram envelope (flap faults) bearing very fine strike of triple oval 'TELEGRAPH OFFICE/24 MAR 1939/CAULFIELD S.E.8' datestamp, unlisted in WWW

     

    Lot 597
    Estimate: $75

    1941 (23 Apr) received telegram from originating Darwin Military PO, and conveying envelope, both with triple-oval 'COLLINGWOOD/24 APR 1941/POST OFFICE' Victoria datestamp, rare state held together with three pieces of string (!), visible as lines within confines of datestamp

     

    Lot 598
    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 599
    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 600
    Estimate: $250

    1949 (29 Mar) use of parcel post label at Stockport (SA), franked at 3/7d for Food Parcel at 3-7lbs rate to UK, manuscript 'Cake & Dried Fruits', fine condition, considerably scarcer than 3/7d embossed stationery cut-out

     

    Lot 601
    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 602
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $230

    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 603
    Estimate: $250

    1928 - 2000s range of cards or envelopes (34) and cut-outs (24) bearing sample impressions from Midget machines right through to modern types, with and without licence numbers, various denominations, some with multiple impressions, others with handstamped or printed Specimen overprints (18) and with a wide range of advertising slogans, many of considerable thematic interest. A good lot not often seen in this quantity (58 items)

        

    Lot 604
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $85

    Group of items related to Radio and TV licences, with unused 1946 Experimental Licence form, 1955 receipt for amateur radio licence, 1962 TV Licence Payment Card, c1970 Telephone Payment Cards (2, one with a single 50c Dampier, and one with 50c Dampier x 15), 1966 Combined Licence Receipt, 1974 Radio Station Licence Renewal notice, and 'RADIO' window envelope. Unusual material, generally fine (9 items)

          

    Lot 605
    Estimate: $80

    Group of items related to the telegram service, with 1916 telegram and its envelope, 1923 telegram envelope with handstruck 'TELEGRAM/DELIVER BY POST', 1944 lettergram and telegram envelope with handstruck boxed 'LETTERGRAM', 1943 telegram envelope, 1929 unused form for porterage charge and accompanying envelope, 1971 telegram with accompanying envelope, 1977 unused phonogram forms (2), and two further telegram envelopes from Telecom period. Some faults, but a useful group (14 items)

           

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