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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, PRE-DECIMAL FIRST DAY COVERS

    Lot 470
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    1927 1d Opening of Parliament House Mitchell First Day Cover (unsealed), tied by Subiaco (WA) cds, 9 MY 27, very fine

     

    Lot 471
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $1,500Starting Price: $1,150

    1928 Melbourne Philatelic Exhibition 3d Kookaburra block of 4 of the sheet format stamps on plain cover cancelled York (WA) cds, 2 NOV 28, with a second strike alongside. The stamps in this block have mesh of paper vertical and measure 20.5 x 25.0mm, compared to 21.0 x 24.5mm for stamps from miniature sheet. Fine and a rare first day cover of the sheet format stamp. BW 133y, cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 472
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1928 Melbourne Philatelic Exhibition 3d Kookaburra on Mitchell First Day Cover (unsealed) tied by Subiaco (WA) cds, 29 OC 28. The stamp measures 20.5 x 25.0mm and is therefore from the sheet format issue, for which the official date of issue was 2 November 1928. This cover would seem to represent a back-dating organised by Mitchell to correspond with the date of issue (in miniature sheet form) at the Exhibition in Melbourne. An interesting cover

     

    Lot 473
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $800Starting Price: $600

    1928 Melbourne Philatelic Exhibition 3d Blue Kookaburra Miniature sheet cancelled with Exhibition cds in red, 29 OC 28, fine on cover addressed to Essendon (Vic). BW 133MSy, cat AU$1500

     

    Lot 474
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1929 3d Green Airmail Type A on plain cover tied by Melbourne cds, 20 MY 29, very fine. BW 134y, cat AU$225

     

    Lot 475
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1930 Charles Sturt 1d and 3d on plain cover tied by Collaroy Beach (NSW) cds, 2 JE 30, very fine. BW 140y, cat AU$275

     

    Lot 476
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $3,000Starting Price: $2,300

    1930 KGV 'TWO PENCE' on 1d and 'FIVE PENCE' on 4d Surcharges on plain cover tied by Lakemba (NSW) cds, 1 AU 30, very fine. The addressee at Lakemba is believed to be the Postmaster. The official date of issue of the 2d on 1d was 1 August 1930, but earlier dates of use are known; the 5d on 4d was officially issued 2 August 1930. This cover, showing the 5d on 4d cancelled on the previous day, is noted by the BW catalogue in a footnote.

     

    Lot 477
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $140Starting Price: $105

    1931 Kingsford Smith set on plain cover tied by Sydney cds 19 MR 31, and addressed to Ceylon, fine

     

    Lot 478
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1932 1/- Lyrebird on plain cover (flap unsealed) tied by Melbourne cds, 15 FE 32, fine. BW 145y, cat AU$450

     

    Lot 479
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge recess-printed 2d (2) and 3d on neat typed FDC (unopened flap), backstamped Brisbane

     

    Lot 480
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $140Starting Price: $105

    1932 6d Kookaburra on registered cover tied by 'REGISTERED PERTH' cds, 1 JUN 32, very fine. BW 150y, cat AU$325

     

    Lot 481
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $450Starting Price: $340

    1934 Victorian Centenary 2d, 3d and 1/- Perf 10 tied on plain cover by Newcastle cds, 2 JL 34, fine. BW 153y, cat AU$800

     

    Lot 482
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1934 Macarthur 2d, 3d and 9d on plain cover tied by Newcastle machine cancel, 1 NO 34, 9d additionally tied by Newcastle cds, fine. BW 160y, cat AU$650

     

    Lot 483
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $220Starting Price: $170

    1934 1/6d Hermes Airmail tied to envelope addressed to England, tied by Adelaide machine cancellation, 1934 1 DEC, fine. BW 161y, cat AU$500

     

    Lot 484
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $220Starting Price: $170

    1935 Anzac Anniversary 2d and 1/- tied to registered airmail cover addressed to Queensland, cancelled 'REGISTERED/SYDNEY' cds, 18 MR 35, fine. BW 165y, cat AU$400

     

    Lot 485
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1935 Silver Jubilee of KGV 2d, 3d and 2/- tied to registered cover from Sydney to England, cancelled 'REGISTERED/SYDNEY' cds, 2 MY 35, fine. BW 168y, cat AU$425

     

    Lot 486
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $1,000Starting Price: $750

    Collection of George VI, no Robes or Arms FDCs, otherwise complete, including 1937-38 Portraits and Fauna on eight covers, 1941 1d, 1d, 2d and 3d Colour Changes on one cover, 1941 Surcharges on one cover, 1943 1d Queen on military FDC, issues from 1945 largely on cacheted covers. Also 1932 Bridge 2d (both types) and 3d, 1936 Cable pair, and 1936 SA Centenary on FDCs. High catalogue value (49)

       

    Lot 487
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    Collection of wholly commercial first day covers, 1937-1982, some with endorsements by recipient although clearly unintentional sendings, condition a little varied in keeping with nature of material, generally fine, and an unusual and elusive lot (114)

      

    Lot 488
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1938 5/- and 10/- Robes on plain cover tied by Sydney cds, 1 AP 38, clean and fine. BW cat AU$450 for 5/- and AU$750 for 10/-

     

    Lot 489
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 1d Maroon KGVI on illustrated first day cover cancelled at Sydney, no back flap

     

    Lot 490
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $2,000Starting Price: $1,500

    1938 1 Robes on plain cover tied by Sydney machine cancellation, 1 NOV 1938, very fine and rare. BW 216y, cat AU$3500

     

    Lot 491
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $2,500Starting Price: $1,900

    1942-44 2d Scarlet KGVI on Hayward Parish FDC cancelled at G.P.O. Sydney, 17 JA 42. BW lists the first day cover for this stamp as 1 January 1942 in Victoria (No. 230y, cat AU$7500). This cover is believed to represent the first day of issue in Sydney

     

    Lot 492
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $2,000Starting Price: $1,500

    1942-44 5d Emu on Hayward Parish FDC cancelled at G.P.O. Sydney 16 FE 42. BW lists the first day cover for this stamp as 12 February 1942 (No. 232y, cat AU$5000). This cover is believed to represent the first day of issue in Sydney

     

    Lot 493
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $1,600Starting Price: $1,200

    1949-50 5/-, 10/-, 1 and 2 Coat-of-Arms on separate FDCs, the 1 and 2 on plain Hayward Parish covers (1 registered), 5/- on plain registered cover to USA, and 10/- on cacheted cover, all very fine. BW cat AU$2750 (4)

     

    Lot 494
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1949 1 Coat-of-Arms on registered airmail cover to U.S.A. tied by G.P.O. Sydney cds, 28 NO 49, fine. BW 270y, cat AU$750

     

    Lot 495
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $1,000Starting Price: $750

    QEII collection in Lighthouse album, 1952-1965 complete, almost exclusively on Wesley Cover Service covers from 1956 on and from 1958 additionally matched with Clarence Street datestamps, and largely unaddressed. Few duplicates and additional better items with 1953 3d (cat AU$4000), 1957 4d, 1959 4d, 1960 5d, 1964 5d booklet panes of 6. A very fine, clean lot (109 covers)

       

    Lot 496
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1959-63 4d Lake QEII Definitive booklet pane of 6 used on Wesley first day cover cancelled at Adelaide 18 March 1959, very fine. BW 354y, cat AU$250

     

    Lot 497
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1959-63 4d Lake QEII Definitive booklet plane of 6 used on plain first day cover cancelled at Canterbury (NSW), 18 March 1959, very fine. BW 354y, cat AU$250

     

    Lot 498
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1959-63 5d Deep Blue QEII Definitive booklet pane of 6 used on Wesley first day cover cancelled at Adelaide 23 March 1960, very fine. BW 356y, cat AU$150

     

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