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    Lot 519
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Navy stationery pair of security cancelled envelopes from same correspondence, distinct types, bearing GB KGVI 3d x 4 franking addressed to West Perth, roughly opened flaps, scarce and a nice pair for exhibit (2 covers)


    Lot 520
    Estimate: $100

    1940s airmail cover to Melbourne with enclosed letter, unloaded at Brisbane (likely en route from Papua New Guinea) where cancelled by security 5-bars obliterator, and censor and rare 'SOLDIERS/MAIL' applied


    Lot 521
    Estimate: $125

    1941 (29 Jul) RAAF real photo postcard ('The Captured Messerschmitt Fighter') with clear strikes (tying stamp and on reverse) of scarce 'R.A.A.F. P.O. GERALOTON/WEST AUST' cds error


    Lot 522
    Estimate: $100

    1942 use of Australian Defence Canteens KGVI 1d Brown envelope (flap fault) to East Brunswick, good strike of rare 'UNIT POSTA STATION/S.22/25 JUL 1942' rectangular handstamp in use in Ipswich area, not seen by Proud


    Lot 523
    Estimate: $50

    1943 (13 Apr) 1d Green postal card uprated with 1941 1d Red-brown, used from Melbourne to Summer Hill (NSW) with printed message on reverse from the Military History Section, L.H.Q. regarding the delivery of the Army Christmas book "Soldiering On". Few small marks, otherwise fine and unusual


    Lot 524
    Estimate: $75

    1943 (27 Apr) registered cover from Camp Pell Victoria to unusual destination of Chile, two strikes of scarce 'MIL P.O. CAMP PELL/VIC-AUST' cds (very fine on reverse), manuscript provisional registration label, censored Melbourne, backstampings including New Orleans and Chile


    Lot 525
    Estimate: $100

    1944-45 trio of RAAF registered airmail covers emanating from Port Moresby, handstamped registration details (two types, one stationery registered letter), and dedicated label (3 covers)


    Lot 526
    Estimate: $100

    1944 (7 Apr) 'No Stamps Available' airmail cover bearing superb strike of the very scarce 'AIR FOROE P.O./78' cds error, in use at Higginsfield (Cape York), RAAF censor


    Lot 527
    Estimate: $100

    1945 (16 Mar) registered official cover (265 x 115mm - largely flapless) from Victoria Barracks Queensland to Larrimah NT, bearing scarce 'BY/DIRECT BAG' PO label, tied by 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/414' cds, unusual manuscript provisional registration label


    Lot 528
    Estimate: $150

    1945 (25 Sep) R.A.N. P.O. No. 4 registered airmail cover to Tasmania, when stationed at Morotai, Netherlands East Indies, fine strikes of registration details handstamp on front and the cds on reverse


    Lot 529
    Estimate: $250

    1945 (20 Oct) airmail cover bearing KGVI 3d tied by fine strike of 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/309' cds. Proud states 'Not used?', Collas says 'No adequate evidence of usage'. Extremely rare


    Lot 530
    Estimate: $75

    1946 (26 Feb) registered cover to Bandiana with three very fine/superb strikes of scarce 'NAVAL P.O. HERNE BAY/N.S.W.-AUST' cds, manuscript provisional registration label


    Lot 531
    Estimate: $100

    1946 (27 Feb) registered cover from R.N. Air Stn. Schofields to Bandiana, superb multiple strikes of the scarce cds, provisional registration label tied


    Lot 532
    Estimate: $100

    1946 (19 Jun) cover from Renmark to 'Group 169/R.A.A.F. Pacific', backstamped 'AUST ARMY P.O./197' cds in use at Morotai, Netherlands East Indies, rare 'MOROTAI' handstamp applied and forwarded to D.L.O. Melbourne


    Lot 533
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    Defence Forces Vietnam: Australian stationery cancelled at various Bases to order of Wing commander A.T. Cadd, comprising envelopes (25, some uprates, including three for registration), lettercards (7, some uprated), wrappers (9, some uprated), and aerogrammes (34, with uprates), a few cancelled at ANZUK FPO/5, apparently no duplication amongst configurations, an extraordinary one-of-a-kind assembly


    Lot 534
    Estimate: $100

    1994 (23 Nov) commercial cover from Australian 1st Contingent AFPO 4 Rwanda, which comprised just 308 members, bearing the Operation Tamar handstamp (sought by thematic/topical primate collectors), the Postage Paid handstamp cancelled by fine strike of 'AUST. F.P.O./4' cds. Rare modern postal history


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