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    Lot 1
    Estimate: $120

    Europe: Group of four fascinating inwards covers to Melbourne from the early 1920s, with 1922 (9 Sep) and 1923 (15 Jan) from Berlin franked with 3m Vermilion pair and 50m Slate-black strip of 3 respectively, and 1923 (22 Jun) from Riga, Latvia with 20s, all three showing in addition a large triple-oval cachet 'RUSSIAN FAMINE/I.F.T.U./RELIEF COMMISSION' in violet, also 1922 (29 Apr) cover from Moscow with 7500r on 250r and 22500r endorsed 'I.F.T.U.' at top left. The addressee, Miss E. Moore, was involved in the Peace Movement in WWI. Some small faults, but scarce inwards mail to Australia at this period and fascinating social history (4)


    Lot 2
    Estimate: $600

    British Commonwealth: 1966 Sir Winston Churchill omnibus issue, Imperforate Colour Separation Proofs of the Cerise, and Black portions of the design on gummed stamp paper. We do not recall seeing these previously, rare (2)


    Lot 3
    Estimate: $500

    1967 looseleaf ring binder (24 x 17cm) from De La Rue titled 'Delacryl the Stamp Process by De La Rue' with ten leaves bearing stuck down issues printed by the Delacryl process. There is a total of 29 stamps, the countries represented being Abu Dhabi, Barbados, Botswana, Ghana, Guyana, Iraq, Mauritius, Morocco, New Zealand, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Sharjah, Somalia, St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla, Tristan da Cunha, and United Nations, 17 stamps are punctured 'SPECIMEN' (23 x 4mm), apparently the same punch which De La Rue had used since the 1920s and in a very worn state. Accompanied by correspondence to the Postmaster at Seychelles to whom the binder was sent as samples of the new printing process. Very scarce


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