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    Online General Sale No. 66

    Bidding closes at 5pm AEDT on Monday 19th November 2018 

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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 813
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    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1901 (1 Apr) Governor-General handstamped frank in blue on mourning envelope used in Sydney and addressed to Deputy Postmaster-General, very fine

     

    Lot 814
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $120

    Small group of Kangaroo covers, with d on printed matter unsealed envelope, 1d Die IIA on 1914 picture postcard, 1913 and 1914 (2) covers to USA, franked respectively with d and 1d pair, d and 2d, and 2d (latter with 'PASSED' censor mark), 1918 cover to USA with 2d and d KGV, 1919 cover to Germany with 3d, 1934 Sheard airmail cover to England with 6d optd OS with 1/- Lyrebird Optd OS, and 1936 airmail cover to England with 9d plus 3d Sturt and 6d Kingsford Smith. All very fine (9)

       

    Lot 815
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    Small collection of KGV issues on cover, beginning with a 1d Engraved (slightly oxidised), 1d Red including 1916 underpaid cover to USA with censor marks, most of the basic stamps (on a simplified basis) represented by solo frankings up to 5d (no 4d Violet, but including 4d Blue), also punctured 'OS' usages (d Orange, 1d Brown, 2d Orange, 3d Blue), punctured 'T' (1d Red (2), one redirected with another 1d Red plus 2d Kangaroo also punctured 'T', 2d on 1d), punctured 'OS/NSW' (2d Red), and 1d and 2d optd 'OS' on separate covers. Few minor faults, generally very fine (29)

         

    Lot 816
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1913 (4 Feb) registered cover from Sydney stamp dealer Fred Hagen (embossed red label on reverse), addressed to Stanley Gibbons Inc. in New York, with combination franking of d New South Wales, 2d Queensland and 1d Kangaroo Die I pair tied by 'REGISTERED/SYDNEY' cds. Slight soiling on one 1d, otherwise fine. A 1d underpayment of the 5d U.P.U. foreign registered rate

     

    Lot 817
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1913 (12 Feb) picture postcard to New Caledonia with New South Wales d Green and Kangaroo 1d Die 1 tied by Sydney cds. A fine and attractive combination franking

     

    Lot 818
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    Estimate: $750Starting Price: $575

    1914 (23 Mar) long OHMS registered envelope from the PMG's Department to Paris with combination franking of 3d Kangaroo Die I punctured Large 'OS' and South Australia 2d Blue punctured OS tied by 'REGISTERED/ADELAIDE' cds, and backstamped at Paris 25 4 14. Fine and a very rare combination State/Commonwealth 'OS' franking

     

    Lot 819
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    Estimate: $60Starting Price: $46

    1917 (6 Mar) OHMS cover from The Australian Museum to Washington D.C. with 2d Kangaroo Third Wmk and d Green KGV Single Wmk, both punctured 'OS/NSW', tied by Castlereagh St. cds, fine

     

    Lot 820
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    Estimate: $60Starting Price: $46

    1918 (3 Jan) OHMS cover from Hawkesbury Agricultural College to Washington D.C. with 2d Kangaroo Third Wmk and d Green KGV Single Wmk both punctured 'OS/NSW' and tied by Richmond (NSW) cds, fine

     

    Lot 821
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    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    1920 (3 Feb) locally addressed registered cover with KGV Single Wmk 1d Chocolate (3) tied by Singleton cds, and with red registration label

     

    Lot 822
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1922 (4 Feb) cover to Muscatine, Iowa with KGV 4d Violet tied by Katoomba (NSW) cds, with arrival cds alongside. Clean and very fine. BW cat AU$450 on cover

     

    Lot 823
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    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    1925 (15 Jan) F. Owen French Piano two-sided advertising cover with 1d Red KGV Single Wmk pairs (2) tied Registered Sydney cds to Indiana, USA

     

    Lot 824
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    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1927-51 selection of mostly commemorative and airmail stamps on commercial covers, including 1931 6d Kingsford Smith (3), 3d Blue commems, few advertising covers, condition mixed (66)

       

    Lot 825
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1929 (22 Mar) cover from Thursday Island to Cambridge, Massachusetts with very late use of 1d Kangaroo Die I tied by cds, underpaid and with handstruck '30/CTMS/T' and 'U.S. CHARGE/TO COLLECT/6 CENTS' with U.S. 1c and 5c postage affixed and cancelled in mss. Reverse with advisory handstamp 'This letter was posted insufficiently prepaid./Please advise your correspondent to enquire of/local postmaster cost of correct postage on/matter of future destination.' in purple

     

    Lot 826
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1931 (14 May) commercial airmail cover to 'The Daily Mail' contemporary franking uprate (includes 6d Kangaroo Small Multiple Wmk) of 1/9d for 2d envelope, the whole cancelled by Bruthen (Vic) cds (1/11d per half oz. airmail)

     

    Lot 827
    C ]
    Estimate: $2,500Starting Price: $1,900

    King George VI: Very useful assembly formed with intention of composing a commercial usage exhibit, focussing upon First Definitives, with scarce perf change 1d Red-brown solo, coils (sharp horizontal teeth) 2d Scarlet and 2d Mauve (+ d), 3d Die I 'White Wattles' rare solo (commercial papers rate), parcel labels/tags and bulk postage docket including frankings of Robes 10/- (9) and 1 (6) (approx 250 items), also good selections of 1937 NSW Sesquicentenary, 1940 AIF, 1941 Surcharges, and Second Definitive Series (1942-49), includes advertising covers, imprints, useful rates with airmail postcards, some faults, mostly exhibitable (300+)

           

    Lot 828
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1937 (12 Feb) cover from Melbourne to London franked with 5/- Kangaroo C of A Wmk, 1/6d Hermes and 1/- Lyrebird tied by 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/MELBOURNE' cds, for five times rate. Cover a little shortened at left, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 829
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    Thursday Island: 1940s/2000 cancellations on commercial covers selection including 1944 military 'AUST F.P.O./162' (Higginsfield Airstrip Cape York), 1960s Paquebot cds (2) and very fine handstamp, 1990 rectangular 'POSTAGE PAID' (for additional 5c postage), odd fault (12), also duplicated range and a few philatelic items

       

    Lot 830
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1940 (27 Aug) uprate of KGVI 1d postal card from Rose Slutkin for 9d airmail postcard rate to Palestine, censored at Sydney and the whole cancelled by GPO Sydney cds. Scarce pre-war rate

     

    Lot 831
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1945-48 shipping documents correspondence from Melbourne to Bank of New Zealand in Wellington, sent airmail (one registered) at rates varying from 1/3d to 4/2d, frankings including 2/- Kangaroo (7, with a pair) and 1/- Mitchell (4), generally fine (22)

      

    Lot 832
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1946 (10 Sep) airmail cover from Sydney to Shanghai China, stained and roughly opened, at very scarce 3/6d half oz. airmail rate, Chinese chops (2) and backstamp

     

    Lot 833
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1948 (27 Mar) airmail cover to Peru with 1d Princess and 1/- Lyrebird tied by Hamley Bridge (SA) cds, endorsed 'INTERNAL', indistinct arrival, a rare rate (1/1d half oz. airmail U.S. - Peru only)

     

    Lot 834
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1951 (31 Jul) airmail cover from Collingwood North (Vic) to the unusual destination of Barbados at 1/10d per half oz. rate, short-lived, backstamped on arrival

     

    Lot 835
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1952 (26 Dec) airmail cover from Hobart to Malaya bearing 6d Kookaburra pair (overpays 9d half oz. airmail), missent to Hong Kong, with 'HONG KONG/4-30/31 DE/52' Backstamp

     

    Lot 836
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1966 (11 Oct) registered at Law Courts Melbourne official legal documents cover (folds) bearing 'VG' puncture QEII 4c + 2/- Flannel Flower, a very scarce commercial sd/Decimal combination for registered commercial papers rate

     

    Lot 837
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1970 (27 May) registered cover to Israel bearing Cook minisheet tied by Brunswick West cds, PO label 'Inspected/and safe for/Transmission' (signed), tied by rare double oval 'POSTMASTER/27 MAY/BRUNSWICK WEST 3055' datestamp, printed enclosure from PMG's Dept 'Following explosions in aircraft carrying mail to Israel . . . ', early and rare precursor to today's tight security procedures

     

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