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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAGE DUES, COVERS

    Lot 890
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    Estimate: $600Starting Price: $460

    1902 (5 Aug) 'Matheson' cover addressed locally in Perth with Western Australia ½d cancelled 'L.C. ROOM/PERTH' duplex, taxed 1d and with Blank Base 1d affixed and tied by 'P.R./PERTH' cds, very fine and the earliest recorded use of Commonwealth postage dues on cover

     

    Lot 891
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    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1902 (12 Aug) 'Matheson' local Perth cover with Western Australia ½d cancelled 'L.C. ROOM/PERTH' duplex, circular 'T' applied with manuscript '5'. Underpaid 2½d as a letter weighing 1-1½oz, and Completed Base 5d postage due affixed and tied by Perth cds. Couple of small tone spots otherwise very fine and confirming the simultaneous distribution of both the Blank Base and Completed Base postage due issues

     

    Lot 892
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    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1903 (6 Jan) local Launceston (Tas) cover franked with 1d on 3d Platypus Revenue left uncancelled as not valid for postal use, oval 'D/MORE TO PAY' handstamp with manuscript '2' (double deficiency) and 2d Blank Base postage due affixed but not cancelled. Back flap largely missing however a fine and early example of attempted use of invalid stamps

     

    Lot 893
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1904 (17 May) OHMS 'RETURNED UNCLAIMED LETTER' delivered locally in Brisbane, manuscript 'T2d' and with Completed Base 1d postage dues (x 2, Perf 11 and 12 x 11) tied by indelible pencil. Some staining, however an unusual use of two different perfs on the same cover

     

    Lot 894
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1904 (22 Jul) Tattersalls cover from Bairnsdale (Vic) to Hobart, with 1d and thus underpaid 1d, handstruck oval 'T2D', Blank Base 3d postage due pair affixed and cancelled Hobart cds, the 6d due representing payment for three similarly underpaid items. Back flap partly missing, repaired spike hole, fine appearance

     

    Lot 895
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1904 (26 Sep) unstamped cover sent from Adelaide to Hindmarsh rated as overweight and requiring 4d postage, handstruck oval 'T' and bold '8' representing double deficiency, and with Completed Base 4d postage due Perf 12 x 11 pair tied by Hindmarsh squared circle ds. Repaired tear in upper left corner, otherwise fine and attractive

     

    Lot 896
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    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1904 (23 Dec) Tattersalls cover from Sellheim (Qld) with 2d sent to Hobart accommodation address 'Tasmania News', boxed 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE/FINE _____' with manuscript '4d', and with Blank Base 4d postage due affixed and tied by boxed 'REFUSED', Townsville and Hobart backstamps, fine with usual spike hole, scarce markings

     

    Lot 897
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    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1905 (21 May) commercial papers wrapper from London with KEVII 1½d, addressed to Campbell Town, Tasmania, reclassified as Book Post and therefore liable to ½d customs duty as advertising matter. Oval 'CUSTOMS DUTY/TO PAY' applied with '1d' (double deficiency) in manuscript, 1d Blank Base postage due affixed and cancelled at Campbell Town. Fine and a rare usage

     

    Lot 898
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    Estimate: $70Starting Price: $55

    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 899
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    Estimate: $90Starting Price: $70

    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 900
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1906 (20 Feb) cover from Melbourne to Sydney with 1d only, thus underpaid 1d, and with oval 'T2D', 1906-08 Watermark Crown over Single-lined A 1d Perf 12 x 11 (x 2) affixed and tied by indelible pencil. Some minor soiling, however this cover is the earliest recorded use of the Third Series postage dues on cover

     

    Lot 901
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1907 (25 Jul) unstamped picture postcard sent from Adelaide to Burnside, S.A., with framed 'T2D' and 1906-08 Watermark Crown over Single-lined A 2d postage due affixed and tied by Burnside squared circle ds, fine

     

    Lot 902
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    Estimate: $750Starting Price: $575

    1907 (15 Aug) cover from Santa Barbara, California to Sydney franked 5c, overweight and thus 5c underpaid, with handstruck '25/T' and '5D', with 1906-08 Watermark Crown over Single-lined A 1d Perf 11½ x 11 and 1907 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A 4d affixed and cancelled by barred obliterator. Fine, and believed to be the only 4d recorded on cover, BW cat AU$1000

     

    Lot 903
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1908 (6 Feb) illustrated front from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga with 1d, underpaid and with handstruck 'T2D' in oval, 1906-08 Watermark Crown over single-lined A 1d Perf 11½,12 x 11 pair affixed and tied by Wagga Wagga cds, fine

     

    Lot 904
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    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 905
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1909 (11 Oct) U.S. Parcels Declaration label from New York to Sydney, with double circle 'DELIVERY FEE/6D/TO PAY' in violet, and with 1909-10 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A Thick Paper 1d Die I marginal block of 6 affixed, with straight line date 'DEC 10 1909' on selvedge, stamps initialled by indelible pencil. Few minor blemishes, a fine and unusual usage


    Lot 906
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1914-1929 group of underpaid picture postcards from Great Britain (4) or Switzerland, underpaid with appropriate tax markings and with ½d pair, 1d (3) or 1d plus ½d bicolour Postage Dues affixed, generally fine (5)

      

    Lot 907
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    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 Postage Dues strip of 3 cancelled by the '376' numeral used at the G.P.O., very fine

     

    Lot 908
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1915 (4 May) U.S. 2c envelope used from Pittsburgh to Sydney, circular 'CENTIMES/30/T' applied, censored on arrival, and with 1909-10 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A Thick Paper 3d affixed and tied by Sydney cds. A very scarce value on cover, and undercatalogued by BW at AU$200

     

    Lot 909
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1919 (19 Feb) 'RETURNED "MORE TO PAY" LETTER' envelope sent from Melbourne to Bendigo, with 'T' in oval with manuscript '1½d', and 1913-21 ½d and 1d Rose-red and Green Perf 11 postage dues affixed and canclled by indelible pencil, very fine

     

    Lot 910
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1919 (6 Oct) cover from Leipzig to Melbourne franked German 5pf and 10pf pair, German censor label, and with 'T 25cts.' In violet, converted to 2½d due on arrival, 1913-21 ½d Rose-red and Green Perf 11, and 2d Scarlet and Pale Yellow-green Perf 14 affixed and tied by indelible pencil manuscript, fine

     

    Lot 911
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1920 (6 Feb) cover front from Melbourne to Bendigo franked KGV 1d and 1½d pair, sent at printed matter rate but with boxed 'CLOSED AGAINST/INSPECTION' and so treated as an ordinary letter. With 'T' in oval and manuscript '7d' (double 3½d deficiency), and 1909-10 Thick Paper 6d and 1913-21 Thin Paper 1d Perf 14 affixed and tied by manuscript indelible pencil. Vertical and horizontal folds, the latter affecting KGV adhesives. The 6d very scarce on cover, rated AU$200 by BW

     

    Lot 912
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    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 913
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    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1922 (2 Oct) cover from France to Brisbane 25c+5c (2), manuscript tax marking in blue, with oval 'TAX 3D' struck on arrival, Third Wmk 1d and 2d Carmine and Pale Green affixed and tied by Brisbane cds dated 13 NOV 22, fine

     

    Lot 914
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    Estimate: $60Starting Price: $46

    1923 (13 Sep) unstamped cover front from Perth to Melbourne, with 'T4D' in oval, and Third Wmk 4d Carmine and Pale Green affixed and tied by manuscript indelible pencil

     

    Lot 915
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1926 (22 Mar) airmail cover from Charleville (Qld) to Melbourne with KGV 1½d strip of 3, straight-line 'LATE FEE', and with hexagonal 'T' with manuscript '1d', Third Wmk 1d Carmine and Pale yellow-green affixed and tied by manuscript indelible pencil, neatly repaired spike hole, otherwise fine and scarce early internal air mail with late fee

     

    Lot 916
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1927 (23 May) unstamped postcard for Bank of New South Wales from Eastlake (ACT) to Camden (NSW), mss '2d T', with Third Wmk 1d Carmine and Bright Yellow-green pair affixed and cancelled with indistinct double circle ds in violet, reverse with adhesions from previous mounting

     

    Lot 917
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1929 (29 Jun) airmail cover from Port Hedland (WA) to Perth franked 7½d, overweight and struck with 'T' in hexagon with manuscript '9d', irregular block of 3 Third Watermark 3d Carmine and Yellow-green postage dues affixed and tied by Perth cds, very fine

     

    Lot 918
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1932 (8 Feb) cover from WA to Paris with 2d KGV, underpaid and with 'T' in hexagon, French 1f postage due affixed and tied by boxed 'REFUSE' and returned to sender. Manuscript '8d' and boxed 'SEE OVER' in violet, reverse with 'RETURNED TO SENDER' label affixed, and with Third Wmk 1d Carmine and Yellow-green postage due block of 6 and pair cancelled Greenbushes cds, 28 Jul 32. Small cover faults including short tear at top, a fine example of a refused underpaid letter

      

    Lot 919
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1932 (11 April) cover from India to Adelaide franked 9p containing printed matter, and with very scarce oval 'CUSTOMS DUES/T ½D', straight-line 'REFUSED' over which has been affixed Third Wmk ½d Carmine and Yellow-green tied by Adelaide cds dated 5MY32. Attractive and a very scarce ½d solo usage, BW cat AU$300

     

    Lot 920
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1932 (22? Apr) OHMS airmail cover from Pine Creek (NT) to Canberra City franked 2d and 3d KGV punctured 'OS', overweight and needing extra 3d airmail fee paid, so struck with 'T' in oval with manuscript '6d' representing double deficiency. Strip of 3 1931-37 C of A Wmk 2d Perf 14 strip of 3 postage dues affixed and tied by Canberra City cds dated 26AP32. Very fine

     

    Lot 921
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1932 (29 Dec) cover from New York to Kangaroo Point (Vic) franked U.S. 2c, taxed 30 centimes on despatch, and with oval 'T 3½D' struck on arrival. With Third Watermark ½d Carmine and Yellow-green and C of A Watermark 1d and 2d Perf 14 affixed and tied by manuscript indelible pencil. Fine, and an attractive mixed issue postage due franking

     

    Lot 922
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    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 10½d 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 ½d pair, 2d pair and 4d block of 4 Postage Dues cancelled Kerang cds 1 JA 35. A fine underpaid air mail cover

      

    Lot 923
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    Estimate: $600Starting Price: $460

    1935 (24 Oct) attempted use of Australian 1/6d airmail to pay postage on cover from Belfast to Sydney, struck with 'T' in circle with mss '300' (centimes), converted to 2/6d due on arrival, and collected with 1922-30 Third Wmk 3d pair and 1931-37 C of A Wmk 1/- pair tied by 'DELIVERY ROOM G.P.O./SYDNEY' cds. A rare franking, the 1931-37 1/- on cover rated by BW at AU$1000

     

    Lot 924
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    Estimate: $175Starting Price: $135

    1936 (29 Jan) Melbourne cover franked 2d KGV, with boxed 'SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN/VALUABLE ENCLOSURE' in violet, officially registered with Elizabeth St. registration label affixed (overstruck by addressee handstamp), 'T' in oval with manuscript '6d' inserted (double the registration fee), and Third Wmk 6d Carmine and Bright Yellow-green affixed and tied by 'REGISTERED/MELBOURNE' cds, few ink marks on reverse, generally fine and an interesting usage. BW cat 6d solo usage at AU$200

     

    Lot 925
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1936 (4 Mar) airmail cover from Iraq to Coogee (NSW) franked 33 fils, underpaid with 'T' in circle and mss '165c', converted on arrival to 1/4½d. collected using 1922-30 Third Wmk 6d Carmine and Bright Yellow-green pair and 1931-37 C of A Wmk ½d and 2d pair, all manuscript cancelled. Minor tears along top of cover, a very fine mixed issue postage due franking

     

    Lot 926
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    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1931-37 C of A Watermark 1/- Carmine and Yellow-green and 3d Carmine and Yellow-green pair tied by 'DELIVERY ROOM/SYDNEY N.S.W.' cds on 1936 (19 May) cover from London franked 1½d block of 4 thus underpaid for airmail delivery, hexagonal 'T' handstamp and manuscript 'T 1/6'. Portion of back flap missing and some small cover faults. Both postage due values very scarce on cover, the 1/- BW cat AU$1000 on cover

     

    Lot 927
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1936 (20 Oct) cover from U.K. to a passenger on board ship to be collected at Colombo, but arriving too late, with boxed 'RECEIVED AFTER/SHIP'S DEPARTURE' in red applied, fowarded to Melbourne by air, with 'T' in hexagon, with mss '9d', and on arrival oval 'T' with mss 9d (for airmail forwarding). Postage collected with 1931-37 C of A Wmk 1d and 4d pair tied Elizabeth St. Melbourne cds, six strikes of similar cds on reverse while awaiting ship. A fine and interesting cover

     

    Lot 928
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1947 (18 Jul) airmail cover from Kenya to Melbourne franked 1s, with hexagonal 'T' and '7½' in mss, ½d, 1d and 6d postage dues affixed and tied by ?izabeth St. Melbourne cds, very fine and attractive

     

    Lot 929
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    Estimate: $90Starting Price: $70

    1947 (2 Aug) airmail cover from Cape Town to Melbourne franked 1/- with, mss 'T' and handstruck '6D', 6d postage due affixed and tied by Elizabeth St. Melbourne cds, very fine

     

    Lot 930
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1952 (10 Dec) 3½d Red KGVI embossed envelope cancelled T.P.O. 1 SOUTH cds addressed to Melbourne and with double circle 'LATE FEE/2D/TO PAY' applied, 1946-56 2d postage due affixed to pay late fee and tied by Elizabetgh St. Melbourne cds, very fine

     

    Lot 931
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    Estimate: $175Starting Price: $135

    1953 (20 Jul) airmail cover from Honolulu to Sydney franked 50c, underpaid and with 'T' in circle with manuscript '150', converted on arrival to 4/2d due from addressee. With 1946-56 1d pair and 1/- block of 4 postage dues tied by 'DELIVERY ROOM/G.P.O. SYDNEY' cds dated 28 JY 53. Very fine and a high value postage due franking

     

    Lot 932
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    Estimate: $90Starting Price: $70

    1957 (6 Dec) registered Business Reply Envelope franked 1/3d sent from Tumby Bay to Adelaide, 1946-56 ½d and 4d postage dues affixed and tied by Adelaide cds, unusual

     

    Lot 933
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1958 (4 Nov) express airmail cover from Sydney to Melbourne franked 7d paying only the airmail postage, with boxed 'T ......./Air 2' with mss '1/6', with 1d, 5d and 1/- postage dues affixed and tied by Elizabeth St. Melbourne cds, and with boxed 'PAID/Per _____' ds added. Punch hole at lower left, and flap faults. Very unusual taxation of express mail

     

    Lot 934
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    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    1959 (1 Jun) cover from Dee Why to Sydney illegally franked with New South Wales 3d Stamp Duty, taxed double 4d letter rate, and 8d Die I No Watermark affixed and tied by G.P.O. Sydney cds

     

    Lot 935
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    Estimate: $125Starting Price: $95

    1962 (27 Jun) large (230 x 155mm) cover from Melbourne to Albert Park Barracks with 5d, oval 'OVER ONE OZ/6d' in violet, with receiving handstamp, and 6d no watermark postage due affixed and tied by 'DEPT. OF DEFENCE/"A" BLOCK/VICTORIA BARRACKS/ST. KILDA ROAD/MELBOURNE' in violet, Small tear at top, otherwise fine and scarce markings

     

    Lot 936
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    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1962 (19 Aug) airmail cover from Sidi, Ifni (Spanish Sahara) to Sydney with 650p and 25c cancelled Sidi cds, underpaid with appropriate tax markings, and 1958-60 No Watermark 3d and 2/- dues affixed cancelled Sydney cds. Fine and a remarkable origin/destination cover, the 2/- catalogued by BW at AU$200 on cover

     

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