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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL STATIONERY

    Lot 374
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1920-24 George V 'Star' Embossed Post Office envelopes cancelled-to-order for U.P.U. distribution, comprising 2d Orange (BW EP21w), 2d Red (EP23(1)w), 1d on 2d Red (EP26w), and 1d Red (EP28(1)w (2, one with 'SPECIMEN' receiving authority handstamp applied in Bechuanaland, but the envelope unfortunately spoiled by an offset of a registration envelope as a result of poor storage conditions). BW cat AU$600+ (5)

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    Lot 375
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1923-24 'THREE/HALFPENCE' on 2d Orange 'Star' Embossed revaluing of obsolete stock, said to have been only 50 envelopes surcharged. Back flap stuck, otherwise very fine. BW EP24, cat AU$750

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    Lot 376
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    1928 George V Oval Embossed Dies d Orange, 1d Green, 1d Red, 2d Brown cancelled-to-order with 'G.P.O./MELBOURNE' cds 20 DE 28 for U.P.U. distribution, few tone spots on three lower values. BW EP29,30,31w,32, cat AU$1250 (4)

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    Lot 377
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    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    1916-18 d Green 'Star' Embossed, stamped-to-order group with various shades, comprising Australian Drug Co. (2, both with '20 POSTED' handstamp in violet); Barrow Brothers; Rocke, Tompsitt & Co. (with '20 POSTED' in violet); and Howard Smith Ltd. (222 x 96mm), the last three users unrecorded in BW. Generally very fine and a scarce group. BW ES25, cat AU$1000 (5)

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    Lot 378
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    Estimate: $300 Purchase Price : $268

    1916-1918 d Green 'Star' Embossed stamped-to-order envelopes on stock similar to that used for the Post Office envelopes prepared for U.P.U. distribution, but without any user identification and almost certainly for the Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Victoria, comprising superb unused in yellow-green shade, and three uprated examples in dull green shade, with 1d and 2d rates to Rev Graebner in Unley (SA) (one taxed but with postage due removed), and a 1d rate to Rev Darsow in Toowoomba, Qld. Very fine and a scarce group BW ES25, cat AU$800 (4)

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    Lot 379
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    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,200

    1922-23 4d Blue King George V Sideface large (270mm x 115mm) manilla envelope for Australia's Commerce Pty. Ltd. used at Melbourne (date unclear). Some faults including a vertical 20mm tear just left of the stamp impression, but a great rarity with only three examples known of the 4d Blue STO envelope, BW ES22, cat AU$5000. Also a cut-out of the 4d Violet King George Sideface from an STO envelope (not recorded on entire) (2)

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    Lot 380
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    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    1920 1d Brown Star Embossed + d Green Sideface stamped-to-order for Vacuum Oil Co., used from Melbourne to Western Australia, 12 March 1921, fine and very scarce. BW ES53, cat AU$6000

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    Lot 381
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    Envelopes: 1930 1d Green + 1d Green George V Oval Embossing stamped-to-order on Texas Company window envelope, used at Melbourne 1 October 1930 (the earliest known date). The envelope has been somewhat roughly opened, but scarce. BW ES66, cat AU$1000

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    Lot 382
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    Estimate: $1,500 Purchase Price : $1,340

    Stamped-to-order Envelopes: 1938 1d Green George V + 1d Green George VI Oval Embossing uprated with 1d Green Queen Elizabeth Die 1 for the 3d foreign rate, used from Hobart to Los Angeles, 2 May 1939. A single order of 1,000 was printed of this doubleton, of which it is thought about six examples survive. Torn flap extending to a small tear into the face of the envelope, couple of small marks but otherwise good. BW ES68, cat AU$4000

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    Lot 383
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    Estimate: $70 Purchase Price : $65

    Group of used Official envelopes, comprising 2d Red 'Star' Embossed with 'OS' in die used by Commonwealth Sub-Treasury Melbourne (22 MY 23) and Commonwealth Treasury Melbourne (3 MY 24), 1d Red 'Star' Embossed with 'OS' in die used by Commonwealth Sub-Treasury Adelaide (25 OCT 28), and 2d Oval Embossed with 'OS' in die used by Commonwealth Sub-Treasury Melbourne (29 MY 31) and by an unknown user. Few small faults but generally fine and a useful group. BW EO12(2),EO15,EO19(2), cat AU$225 (5)

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    Lot 384
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    Group of large (approx 228 x 102mm) Education Department envelopes, comprising 1d Brown Sideface with 'OS' in electro (2, Type 1 electro used from Charlton to Melbourne 11 MR 26, and Type 2 electro used Barongarook to Melbourne 20 MAR 24), 1d Red 'Star' Embossed with 'OS' in die used Rutherglen to Melbourne 14 AU 24, and 'THREE/HALFPENCE' on 2d Red 'Star' with 'OS' in die used Cape Clear to Melbourne 29 SE 24. Condition fine, and a scarce group. BW EO7A,EO7B,EO14,EO15, cat AU$650 (4)

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    Lot 385
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    Estimate: $170 Purchase Price : $152

    1920 2d Orange KGV Sideface with 'OS' in electro stamped-to-order window envelope for Commonwealth Treasury, Melbourne, used 19 SEP 1921. Small portion of back flap missing, otherwise fine. BW EO9, cat AU$500

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    Lot 386
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    Estimate: $120 Purchase Price : $105

    1921 2d Orange 'Star' Embossed with 'POSTAGE' added and 'OS' in die stamped-to-order on window envelope for Commonwealth Treasury, Melbourne, used 15 DE 21, very fine, BW EO10, cat AU$350

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    Lot 387
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    Estimate: $90 Purchase Price : $82

    1923 'THREE/HALFPENCE' on 2d Red 'Star' Embossed with 'OS' in die, large (228 x 102mm) Education Department envelope used from Thornbury to Melbourne, 21 AU 24, fine. BW EO14, cat AU$250

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    Lot 388
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    Military Envelopes: 1916-1919 group of 1d Military Envelopes, comprising 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE' 1st setting (ME1) mint (somewhat grubby); 'A.I.F., ABROAD' 1st setting used from Campbelltown (Tas) with pencil endorsement indicating the addressee was a prisoner-of-war (minor peripheral damage, and stamp impression damaged at top left), 2nd setting mint (3, one addressed but not posted); 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE, ABROAD' 1st setting mint. BW cat AU$1900 (6)

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    Lot 389
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    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $38

    Post Office Wrappers: 1922 1d Violet cancelled-to-order with 'G.P.O./MELBOURNE' cds of - MR 23, folded once horizontally and very fine. BW W11x, cat AU$75

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    Lot 390
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    Estimate: $50 Purchase Price : $45

    Post Office Wrappers: 1951 2d Brown George VI overprinted SPECIMEN in red for U.P.U. distribution, with horizontal fold and vertical crease. BW W25w, cat AU$100

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    Lot 391
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    Stamped-to-order Wrappers: 1924 2d Brown George V on part Illustrated Tasmanian Mail manilla wrapper, addressed to California and cancelled Hobart 1925 cds. Tear at left but very rare

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    Lot 392
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    Estimate: $50 Purchase Price : $45

    Stamped-to-order Wrappers: c1950 2d + 2d Red King George VI Oval Embossed used from Melbourne to California, 3 MR 50. With 'If you wish your mail delivered/by carrier, have it addressed to/Street and number.' and 'Delivery delayed on account/of incomplete address.' instructional markings in purple. BW WS28, cat AU$75

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    Lot 393
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    Estimate: $35 Realised Price : $26

    1949 4d 'POSTAGE PAID' Army Medal Section Registered Wrapper for delivery of medals to Australian servicemen, superb unused

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    Lot 394
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    Estimate: $170 Realised Price : $240

    Duplicated collection, largely mint, from 1950 7d up to 1990s, with virtually all issues up to 1980 represented, incl 1952 (x 3) and 1959 (x 4) Official aerogrammes optd SPECIMEN, FDI cancels, many unfolded. Also Reserve Bank of Australia packing slips for various decimal issues (14). A few small faults, and including some useful pieces (161 aerogrammes, 14 packing slips)

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    Lot 395
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    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $525

    Range of various types of SPECIMEN overprints or handstamps, comprising 1950 7d, 1952 10d, 1953 10d, 1954 10d, 1959 10d, 1960 10d Qantas, 1961 10d Christmas, 1962 10d World Power Conference, 1962 10d Christmas, 1962 Commonwealth Games, 1963 Christmas, and 1965 Christmas, plus 1959 OHMS (both red and violet opts). All folded and very fine. BW cat AU$1500 (14)

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    Lot 396
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $210

    1944 7d Blue on Yellow-ochre paper, superb unused and unfolded, from the special printing with ungummed flap for use in Papua and New Guinea. BW A2C, cat AU$500

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    Lot 397
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    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $300

    1944 7d Blue on Yellowish paper with admonition removed, with Qantas Christmas greetings printed cachet on inside, addressed to Hudson Fysh and used from Sydney to England 13 DEC 44, fine. BW A2d, cat AU$800

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    Lot 398
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    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $5,750

    c1962 10d Stockman Photogravure Trial Printing (design adapted from the 1949 U.P.U. commemorative), used and folded once vertically, with vertical crease at left and a few small marks on address panel and reverse. This was produced as one of the first trials printed on the Chambon photogravure press, with printings made both in London and later in Melbourne after the arrival of the machine. Very rare, and possibly the only example now held in private hands, ex the Nita Wilson collection. BW A13E(1), cat AU$2500

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    Lot 399
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1966 9c Red and Deep Blue handstamped SPECIMEN (35mm x 34mm) in black, believed to be used for presentation purposes, rare. Folded, otherwise very fine

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    Lot 400
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $160

    1966 9c Red and Dark Blue handstamped SPECIMEN ONLY (75mm x 7mm) in violet, for use by P.O. Training School, scarce. Folded, otherwise very fine. ASC A25 variety

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    Lot 401
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $180

    1968 10c Light Blue and Orange V Jet design without 'OVERSEAS SERVICE', with large (58mm x 16mm) seriffed 'SPECIMEN' overprint in bright pink on face, with two additional strikes on reverse. Unused, unfolded and very fine. A rare archival overprint

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    Lot 402
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    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $125

    1968 10c Light Blue and Orange 'OVERSEAS SERVICE' omitted, with 'SPECIMEN ONLY' handstamp in violet-blue, additionally with '5c' surcharge, folded and otherwise very fine, a very scarce P.O. Training School Specimen. ASC A29 variety

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    Lot 403
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1971 10c Red and Green Jet design, error 'All Green Printing Omitted', unused and folded once through middle panel, few other minor creases, rare. ASC A35 variety. (It is possible this error is actually A36 or A37, since with the green colour omitted identification is ambiguous)

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    Lot 404
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    Estimate: $300 Purchase Price : $268

    1971 10c Red and Green Jet design, error 'All Green Printing Omitted', unused and folded, with a few other light creases, otherwise fine and rare. ASC A35 variety. (It is possible this error is actually A36 or A37, since with the green colour omitted identification is ambiguous)

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    Lot 405
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    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $270

    1972 12c Christmas handstamped sans-serif SPECIMEN in blue-violet (55mm x 10mm), and handstamped sans-serif TEST LETTER in violet (51mm x 5mm), both unfolded and superb; also handstamped sans-serif CANCELLED in blackish-purple (59mm x 10mm) (folded and sealed, slight damage at base); and 1971 12c Orange-red and Green Jet design handstamped sans-serif TEST LETTER in violet (51mm x 5mm), unfolded and superb. Very scarce, ASC A37,A39 varieties (4)

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    Lot 406
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    1972 12c Christmas overprinted sans-serif SPECIMEN (55mm x 10mm) in blue-violet, two examples - one unfolded and superb, other folded and sealed with minor soiling, very scarce. ASC A39 variety (2)

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    Lot 407
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1972 12c Christmas handstamped 'TEST LETTER' in violet, unused (folded and sealed, very fine), and two further examples sealed but unaddressed cancelled by multiple strikes of Adelaide machine cancels in 1978 (both creased and somewhat soiled presumably caused by passage through cancelling machinery), a scarce group. ASC A39 varieties (3)

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    Lot 408
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    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1974 20c Red and Green Jet design, error 'Portion of Stamp Impression and Other Printing on Front Panel Omitted', folded and unused, and with several other light creases including one vertically. A spectacular error, ASC 43 variety

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    Lot 409
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $340

    1976 25c Red and Black Jet design, error 'Red Omitted', unused and folded and with few light creases. Apparently caused by a large misplacement of paper fold during printing, as the red 'AEROGRAMME' heading appears printed diagonally on the lower panel. A rare and spectacular error, ASC A46 variety

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    Lot 410
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1976 25c Red and Black Jet design unfolded with large margins at top and left caused by paper fold subsequent to printing but prior to die-cutting, and showing '034540' marginal marking at upper left, and small portion of further marginal marking at right, normally trimmed off prior to issue. Unusual, ASC A46 variety

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    Lot 411
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1980 33c Red and Blue Jet design, error 'Red Omitted' unused and folded, very fine. A rare and spectacular error, ASC A52 variety

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    Lot 412
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    Estimate: $120 Purchase Price : $105

    1983 40c Jet design handstamped 'SUPERSEDED' in violet (57mm x 14mm) (Hang-gliding design, x 2), and another handstamped TEST MAIL in blue (45mm x 9mm, Hot Air Ballooning design), superb and very scarce (3)

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    Lot 413
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $170

    1952 'Postage/Paid' OHMS airletters, three examples used from Melbourne, 23 APR 1954 to Maine, 31 AUG 55 to England and 10 MAY 1960 to New York, last with variety 'White Flaw Between A and I of MAIL' and showing typewritten corrections 'HER over 'HIS' and 'AEROGRAMME' over 'AIRLETTER', all fine. BW AO1, cat AU$175 (3)

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    Lot 414
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    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $1,000

    c1952 'POSTAGE/PAID' OHMS airletter used from Melbourne to Sao Paulo, Brazil, 18 September 1953, inside with typed publicity for the 3d Tasmanian Stamp Centenary issue, very fine. The rare variant with 'POSTAGE/PAID in capitals, BW AO2, cat AU$750

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