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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 555
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $210

    1898 (27 Jan) 'THE SPEAKER/FRANK STAMP' handstruck in blue on OHMS envelope with printed 'FEDERAL CONVENTION,/PARLIAMENT HOUSE MELBOURNE' cancelled Melbourne cds and addressed to Hobart. Sent by Henry Dobson, former Tasmanian Premier and Tasmanian delegate to the Convention. Portion of back flap missing, otherwise fine and an interesting precursor to a Commonwealth collection

     

    Lot 556
    Estimate: $150

    1898 (Mar) 'POSTMASTER-GENERAL/FRANK STAMP' on OHMS envelope with printed 'FEDERAL CONVENTION./PARLIAMENT HOUSE, MELBOURNE.' at lower left, addressed to Hobart and cancelled in transit by the 'LAUNCESTON' vertical oval obliterator. Sent by Henry Dobson, former Tasmanian Premier and Tasmanian delegate to the Convention. Back flap largely missing, otherwise fine and an interesting precursor for a Commonwealth collection

     

    Lot 557
    Estimate: $300

    1901 (25 Nov) 'GOVERNOR-GENERAL/AUSTRALIA' Frank Stamp in blue on mourning envelope (Governor-General crest on back flap), cancelled Melbourne double circle datestamp and with oval 'VICTORIA/Crown/OFFICIAL PAID', addressed to Great Chesterford, Essex (arrival backstamp). Tears in back flap, otherwise fine. Also a small piece with a superb strike of the Frank Stamp cancelled Sydney datestamp, JA 22 01 (2)

      

    Lot 558
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $210

    1901 (4 Dec) 'GOVERNOR-GENERAL/AUSTRALIA' Frank Stamp in blue on mourning cover to Chudleigh, Devon, cancelled Melbourne double circle datestamp and with oval 'VICTORIA/Crown/OFFICIAL PAID', Newton Abbot arrival backstamp. Large part back flap missing, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 559
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $420

    Range of Kangaroo issues on cover, incl d fronts (2), d perf Small 'OS' on 1914 OHMS postcard (stamp cut by filing hole), 1d on picture postcards (2) and covers (3), 2d (5, incl Third Wmk on 1918 large Pass Book envelope, and 1923 to Samoa), 2d Third Wmk (3) on covers to Samoa, Switzerland and Holland, 6d Chestnut (3), 9d (3), 1/- on 1931 parcel piece to USA, 1/- and 2/- Maroon on separate parcel post labels, 2/- Maroon on 1941 airmail cover to USA. Also ragged piece from a wrapper with 2d, 1/- and 2/- Brown Third Wmk cancelled large Melbourne oval parcel handstamp. Condition variable, but many fine and with useful pickings (28)

          

    Lot 560
    Estimate: $100

    1913 (Mar) cover to San Francisco franked 2d Kangaroo First Wmk tied by double boxed 'PACKET BOAT' and by Wellington (NZ) cds, 27 MR 13, several pin holes at left otherwise a fine paquebot usage on the NZ Marine PO

     

    Lot 561
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $46

    1914 (21 Jan) large advertising envelope for Heindorff Bros. Ltd. Showing illustration of gramophone, addressed locally in Brisbane and franked with d Kangaroo for printed matter rate cancelled Brisbane machine. Peripheral toning and minor tears, but attractive

     

    Lot 562
    Estimate: $70 Realised Price : $55

    1914 (22 Dec) cover with printed 'CHRISTMAS CARD ONLY./FROM/The Daily Telegraph,/LAUNCESTON, TAS' in top left corner, franked with d Kangaroo for printed matter rate and cancelled Launceston machine. Large part of back flap missing and with vertical crease but unusual

     

    Lot 563
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1915 (15 Jan) cover to Pittsburgh, U.S.A. franked 5d Kangaroo with 'HB' perfin (Henry Berry) reversed, cancelled Melbourne machine, endorsed 'per S.S. "SONOMA" Via 'Frisco' and with large 'PASSED' censor mark in violet. Some minor peripheral wear, otherwise fine and a scarce double foreign rate paid with a perfin

     

    Lot 564
    Estimate: $70 Realised Price : $55

    1919 (29 Jul) registered cover from Elizabeth St. Melbourne to Texas, U.S.A. franked 6d Blue Kangaroo Die II Third Wmk (some flap damage), and 1922 (9 Aug) cover from Sydney to New York franked 6d Pale Blue Die IIB Third Wmk cancelled Sydney machine, fine (2)

     

    Lot 565
    Estimate: $100

    1919 (31 Dec) OHMS cover from The Australian Museum, Sydney, to Missoula, U.S.A. franked 3d Kangaroo Die I Third Wmk punctured 'OS/NSW' cancelled Sydney machine. Diagonal bend, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 566
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $125

    1924 (22 Apr) attractive advertising cover (front and back) for Old Gold Eating Chocolate, from Melbourne to New York with 3d Kangaroo Die IIB Third Wmk cancelled Melbourne machine, very fine

     

    Lot 567
    Estimate: $500

    1932 Los Angeles Olympics - two letters from Mary Chambers (the female chaperone for the Australian team) on offical 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 568
    Estimate: $100

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

     

    Lot 569
    Estimate: $200

    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 570
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    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)

          

    Lot 571
    Estimate: $30 Realised Price : $22

    Range of Travelling Post Office datestamps on Kangaroo issues, mostly Queensland and Tasmania, also NSW and Victoria, with d pair, 1d pairs (8) and singles (20), 2d pairs (2) and single (total, 43)

      

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