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    Australasia 2009

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    Lot 129
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $90

    1911 (2 Nov) PPC to Berlin bearing 5pf with Herbertshöhe cds and on a range of other values and two examples of the Rabaul cds on the 10pf (6)


    Lot 130
    Estimate: $400

    1935 (22 Feb) intact parcel tag from Wau bearing extraordinary franking of Undated Bird Air Mail issues including £1 block of four (a little wrinkled - sound), which catalogue £330+ as used stamps alone. Rare survivor from gold shipment ex Wau Goldfields


    Lot 131
    Estimate: $500

    1935 (15 Apr) cover with printed 'Per/PACIFIC AERIAL TRANSPORT LTD.' flown by Ray Parer and Geoff Hemsworth, Brisbane to Port Moresby, AAMC P79. Guarantee cachet on reverse


    Lot 132
    Estimate: $150

    1935 (29 May) commercial cover Wau to Australia with typewritten 'Port Moresby Airmail' bearing Undated Bird Air 1½d and 3d, mss. 'TAX 9d' over-scored, redirected from Vienna upon arrival and backstamped. Scarce internal air mail service item to foreign destination


    Lot 133
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $160

    1936 and 1938 commercial air mail covers to Germany at 2/1d rate via Greece (backstamped Athens) and 1/9d Aust-Italy rate, from Lae and Rabaul respectively, small handling tears not unduly detracting


    Lot 134
    Estimate: $200

    1937-59 cover range on leaves to or from New Zealand or addressed locally (incl registered and air mail) cancelled Lae cds, range of rates and frankings incl surcharges, one inwards from Auckland with three Relief No. 6 backstamps, also 1955 (4 May) registered Sohano to Buin and a 1955 (7 Mar) air mail cover to NZ with PNG 3d (2) and 3½d used in Solomon Islands. Mixed condition (15)


    Lot 135
    Estimate: $100

    1943 (20 Apr) US censored cover to Sydney cancelled with 'APO/503' datestamp then in use at Oro Bay with original letter included, showing the extreme form of censorship by scissor cuts removing sensitive information. [Oro Bay was heavily bombed 6 days earlier]


    Lot 136
    Estimate: $150

    1943 (6 Dec) inwards use from Sydney of Air Mail Envelope with printed details for general military use, censored with tape and diamond cachet, addressed '6th Aust Line Section/ 18th. Aust L of C Signals/N.G.'. Seldom seen


    Lot 137
    Estimate: $150

    1945 (3 Apr) air mail cover with 'R.A.A.F. POSTAL CONCESSIONS/RATES' cachet in violet and typed 'ON ACTIVE/SERVICE', manuscript 'BOUGANVILLE - MOROTAI', addressed to 'R. Simpson/R.A.A.F - PACIFIC' bearing ½d Undated Bird Air tied R.A.A.F. Base No. 2 datestamp


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