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    Online General Sale No. 74

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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAGE DUES, COVERS

    Lot 565
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1902-07 small group of Monocolours on cover, with 1903, 1904 and 1904 Tattersalls covers with Blank Base 1d pair, 4d and 2d respectively, 1907 cover from SA to WA with 4d Design Complete, and 1902 front from G.B. with d and 1d (2) KEVII, and 1d plus 4d Blank Base affixed. Few cover faults (5)

      

    Lot 566
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    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    1905 (31 May) local Brisbane cover with 1d tied by 'GPO' obliterator, with 'LATE FEE' and 'T3D' in oval, 1902-04 1d and 2d Postage Dues affixed and tied by pencil manuscript crosses. Fine

     

    Lot 567
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    Estimate: $90Starting Price: $70

    1905 (14 Aug) folded 'Aloha From Hawaii' illustrated lettercard to Hobart with U.S. 5c tied by Honolulu cds, taxed 25 centimes, with handstruck '5D' applied on arrival, and with 1902 Blank Base 1d and 4d postage dues affixed and cancelled by somewhat messy Hobart South cds. Card partly split along fold

     

    Lot 568
    PPC ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1906 (3 Jan) unstamped picture postcard from Wellington (NZ) to Manly (NSW), circular '2d/DOUBLE DEFICIENCY TO PAY' applied, and 1902-04 1d Postage due pair affixed and cancelled by straight-line 'MORE TO PAY', very fine

     

    Lot 569
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1908 (15 Apr) cover (opened three sides) from Nowra (NSW) with 1d pair, addressed to a ship's officer at Melbourne, forwarded to Port Adelaide. Boxed 'DEFT 2D/FINE 2D/4d' overstruck by 'T4D' in oval, and reverse with 1906-08 1d strip of 4 tied by Port Adelaide squared circle ds, minor cover faults

      

    Lot 570
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1908 (25 Aug) picture postcard sent from Mount Perry (Qld) using South Australian 1d adhesive, not at that stage valid for postage so left uncancelled with Mount Perry cds alongside and manuscript 'T2d', Brisbane machine transit cancel, addressed to Sydney with 1906-08 1d Postage Dues (x 2, a little damaged due to overhanging postcard) affixed and tied by Markets NSW cds, the card subsequently re-addressed to Grantham, Qld

     

    Lot 571
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1914-1929 group of underpaid picture postcards from Great Britain (4) or Switzerland, underpaid with appropriate tax markings and with d pair, 1d (3) or 1d plus d bicolour postage dues affixed, generally fine (5)

      

    Lot 572
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1914 (26 Oct) cover from New York to Sydney with U.S. 2c tied by machine, underpaid 3c and twin circle 'T/NY CENTIMES/30/A' applied. 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape at left, unusually without tax handstamp on arrival, double deficiency indicated by affixing 1913-21 1d strip of 3 cancelled by the '376' numeral used at the G.P.O., very fine

     

    Lot 573
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    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1916 (6 Apr) 'MORE TO PAY LABEL' (75 x 60mm, printed in black on orange) with 1909-10 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A Thick Paper 3d, 6d and 1/- tied by 'PP/PERTH' datestamps. Minor creases otherwise fine and rare

     

    Lot 574
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    c1920 Shierlaw front with KGV 1d Red-brown Single Wmk tied by straight-line 'POSTED IN LATE FEE BAG', and with framed 'T1D', 1d Wmk Crown over Double-lined A Thin Paper postage due affixed for payment of late fee, tied by manuscript pencil

     

    Lot 575
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1921-36 underpaid picture postcards from U.S.A. to New South Wales (3) or Victoria, with appropriate tax markings and with 1d bicolour postage dues affixed, one 1936 card showing 1d postage due cancelled Neutral Bay (NSW) cds in violet, generally fine (4)

     

    Lot 576
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    Estimate: $160Starting Price: $120

    1921 (Dec) cover from New York with U.S. 2c, addressed to Sweden but underpaid and with twin circle 'T/N.Y./CENTIMES/30/A' applied, Swedish 25 ore postage due label affixed on arrival, but then redirected to Sydney where a 1913-21 1d Postage Due strip of 3 was affixed and tied by 'DELIVERY ROOM/G.P.O. SYDNEY' cds. Fine and attractive, an unusual dual country postage due usage

     

    Lot 577
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1925 (23 Jul) McKenzie & Co. Auctioneers oversize/overweight cover sent from Echuca to Melbourne franked 2d only, oval 'T' and mss 'over 6ozs' and '1/5d', Third Watermark 2d and 5 x 3d postage dues affixed and tied by Private Box Room Melbourne cds, some blemishes, attractive for exhibit

     

    Lot 578
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    Estimate: $90Starting Price: $70

    1925 (25 Jul) picture postcard (Gold Coast Building at the Wembley Exhibition) with 1d Wembley cancelled Exhibition machine, addressed to Cleveland, Queensland, with hexagonal 'T', on arrival the oval 'T1D' was applied and 1922-30 1d Postage Due affixed cancelled in manuscript. Corner crease otherwise fine, and a scarce postage due on cover, BW cat AU$200

     

    Lot 579
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1931 (7 March) U.S. 2c stationery envelope used from Boston to North Adelaide, underpaid 3c for U.P.U. rate and circular 'CENTIMES/30/T' applied, and at San Francisco a five-line informative handstamp in purple was struck relating to the deficiency. On arrival the double deficiency was indicated by the 'T3D' in cartouche, and 1922-30 Third Wmk d and 3d Postage Dues affixed and cancelled in manuscript

     

    Lot 580
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1934 (10 Dec) airmail cover (opened three sides) from Nottingham to Kerang (Vic) carried on the second direct flight from England to Australia. Franked 4d representing only the surface rate plus airmail within Australia, the correct rate was 1/3d and hence 10d underpaid, indicated by hexagonal 'T' handstamp with mss '210' (gold centimes), and with 'T' in oval added on arrival with mss '1/9' double deficiency. Reverse with 1941-36 d pair, 2d pair and 4d block of 4 Postage Dues cancelled Kerang cds 1 JA 35. A fine underpaid air mail cover

      

    Lot 581
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1935 (15 Jan) cover from Tangier to Western Australia with d KGV tied by 'BRITISH POST OFFICE/TANGIER' cds, with handstruck 'T' and manuscript '2d', on arrival 1931-36 2d C of A Wmk Postage Due affixed and tied by Kellerberrin cds, 13 MR 1935. Subsequently marked 'UNCLAIMED' and eventually returned to Ceres, South Africa, various transit datestamps.

     

    Lot 582
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1937 (22 Sep) large part parcel front and back from Gisborne (NZ) franked 1936 8d Pictorial and 1937 6d Coronation tied by roller cancel, with Parcel Post label overstruck 'DUTY FREE' in violet, and Parcel Post Customs Declaration (some tears). Addressed to Sydney and redirected to Camden, 'MORE TO PAY' label affixed indicating 6d due for redirection, and 1931-36 2d Postage Due strip of 3 affixed tied by Camden cds. Some inevitable creasing but an unusual and scarce usage

     

    Lot 583
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1939-49 small group of incoming foreign covers underpaid and with postage dues affixed, origins include Burma, Greece, Pakistan, India, France, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Wide range of deficient postage markings, postage due denominations to 1/-. Few with cover faults, but generally good to fine (17)

         

    Lot 584
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1940s-1950s group of covers bearing postage dues, values to 7d, wide range of rates represented (incl an unusual 1951 taxed registered FDC), and showing a similarly wide range of deficient postage markings. Some cover faults, but a number of useful and attractive covers are included (13 covers)

        

    Lot 585
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1946 (29 Apr) cover from Cardiff, Wales with 3d KGVI pair tied by machine cancel, endorsed 'Over oz' and underpaid for air mail, with hexagonal 'T' with manuscript '4/-' added on arrival in Melbourne. Block of 4 1938 1/- Postage dues affixed and cancelled 'ELIZABETH ST./MELBOURNE C.1' cds. Fine, BW cat AU$125++ on cover

     

    Lot 586
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1952 (19 Nov) cover from Toronto, Canada to Cumnock (NSW) franked 1951 15c Stamp Centenary tied by machine cancel, underpaid for airmail transmission and with circular 'B/T/60/CENTIMES' in purple, converted on arrival to 1/8d double deficiency. Postage due collected by affixing on reverse 1946-56 Redrawn Value Plate 2d Postage Due strips of 3 (2) in combination with 2d Queen Mother and 6d Kookaburra, tied by Cumnock cds, 24 NO 52. Fine, and an unusual combination of ordinary and postage due stamps

      

    Lot 587
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1954 (22 Dec) Business Reply Post cover from Melbourne to South Melbourne, with 1946-56 Redrawn Value Plates 1/- block of 8 and single tied by South Melbourne cds, paying for 9/- worth of reply paid mail, single 1/- damaged otherwise fine

     

    Lot 588
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1956 (Jun) part parcel front and back from Sears, Roebuck & Co., Los Angeles addressed to Hawthorn (Vic) with 3c and 50c strip of 3 precancels, handstruck 'UNSOLICITED GIFT' and with 'INTERNATIONAL PARCEL POST' label affixed indicating weight of 4lb8oz. On arrival of Customs Assessment label was affixed indicating 1/2/2d duty payable, plus a 'MORE TO PAY' label indicating 1/- due for special handling of overseas parcel with customs duty payable. 1953 1/- Postage Due affixed tied by Hawthorn cds. Vertical fold and a few minor creases, an unusual and scarce postage due charge

     

    Lot 589
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1958 (14 Jan) Qantas Round-the-World flight cover with 2/- commemorative, boxed 'T/2F' with manuscript '4/-' as underfranked 2/- for return service, on arrival back in Australia 1953 2/- Postage Due pair affixed and cancelled with manuscript date in pen. A scarce stamp on cover, BW cat AU$200

     

    Lot 590
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1959 covers addressed to The Government Insurance Office OF NSW in Sydney, each underpaid and bearing various deficient postage markings, three covers with solo frankings of 1d, 5d or 8d postage dues, the fourth with 8d and 1/-, tied by G.P.O. Sydney cds, and additionally struck with circular 'AUDITOR/GENERAL'S/DEPT./N.S.W.' in violet, all very fine (4 covers)

      

    Lot 591
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1959 (23 Jun) cover posted at Kempsey without stamps, addressed to Sydney and receiving a faint boxed 'T' handstamp with manuscript '8', 1953 2/- and 1958-63 No Wmk 1d Postage dues affixed and tied by 'DELIVERY ROOM G.P.O.SYDNEY' cds, indicating collection of deficient postage of several covers to the same addressee. The 2/- is scarce on cover (BW cat AU$200)

     

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