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Section 4 will commence no earlier than 4:00pm AUSTRALIA | Booklet | First Day Covers 1621P * A1952 KGVI 3½d Complete Booklet Pane of 6 tied to a plain FDC envelope by ‘ELIZABETH ST P.O./1JY52/2/ MELBOURNE’ cds, Cat $2,000, minor stain. This cover was prepared by John H. Hawker of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. [BW states “At least six first day covers are recorded cancelled on the first day of issue of the booklet, 1 JULY 1952”.] Rare. A 1953 QEII 3½d Red booklet pane of 6 on Guthrie FDC envelope ‘G.P.O. Perth 5OC53’ cds 1622 * 1623P * A 1956 QEII Definitives No Watermark 3½d red complete booklet pane of 6 with stitched margin at top tied to plain cover to New York by faint ‘GPO SYDNEY 130/9A 1AU56/NSW-AUST’ with a very fine strike alongside, typed endorsement ‘First Day of Issue’ in red, unsealed flap. [ACSC states that BW #B58 was issued in July 1956. First Day Cover collectors now generally accept that the issue date was 1/8/1956 as on this cover, of which only one other is recorded.] A 1957 QEII 4d Claret complete booklet pane of 6 on Commonwealth Railways FDC envelope with 4 strikes of ‘QUORN1624P * ALICE SPRINGS.T.P.O./13MR57/SOUTH AUST’. A 1959 QEII 4d Lake complete booklet pane of 6 on WCS FDC from ‘LARGS NORTH’. 1625 * 1626P * A 1964 5d Green QEII Booklet Pane on unaddressed WCS FDC with LARGS NORTH cds. A 1966-99 Range of Booklet Panes or Booklets attached to envelopes (some Australia Post, others homemade) mostly 1627 * unaddressed including 1968 5c on 4c ( 3 panes), Pioneers, PMs, many 37c, 45c noted, tied by FD cancels. (76 items). A 1966 4c Booklet Pane with ‘Send Money/Securely...’ tab on long Royal FDC with 1c - 4c QEII and 3c & 4c coil strips of 1628 *F 3, typed address. 1629P *F A - with ‘Use Postal/Orders...’ tab on APOl FDC, unaddressd. A - with ‘9 X 4 in. and...’ tab on APOl FDC, unaddressd. 1630 *F A - with ‘Post your/Parcels...’ tab on WCSl FDC, Gower addres label, Cocos cancels. 1631 *F 1632 *F A - with ‘Registered/Post...’ tab on WCSl FDC, Gower addres label, Cocos cancels. A+ 1967 5c Blue QEII Booklet pane of 5 with label ‘Use Postal/Orders/for/Small Sums/of Money’, tied to grey APO FDC, by 1633 *V ‘PHILATELIC/FIRST DAY/28SE67/OF ISSUE/RUSSELL STREET C.1.VIC’, addressed. A/A- 1982-97 Range of booklet panes, all FDCs, some plain, with several still attached to booklet and tied to covers by FDI cds, 1634P * includes one with ‘GREENBOROUGH, VIC’ datestamp error. Generally fine. (29 items). AUSTRALIA | Postage Dues 1635 */U A/A- All Periods duplicated mainly lower more common values trading stock on hagners from sparse NSW types, bit better Victoria types to 1/-, redesigned CofA and no wmk to 5/- with some very heavy duplication lower values. Better noted 1938 3d SG #D115 x5, 6d SG #D117 x3, 1/- SG #D118 x7. Very high retail well over $1,500. (100’s) 1636P F AA 1902 Converted NSW Plates 1d emerald line P11x11½ with watermark upright, BW #D5a, Cat $150 ((SG #D9w, Cat £130)) - sadly only mss cancel but still a difficult perf variety. 1637P G A- B1 1906-08 Design Completed Wmk Crown/SingleLinedA 1d light green P11, BW #D55, two tiny pinholes. Dunkerley certificate 1638P W A B1 - 3d light green, BW #D61, Cat $750, mint no gum. 1639P V A B1 1909-10 Wmk Crown/DoubleLinedAThickPaper 10/- rose-red & green, BW #D91, Cat $300, neat cds. 1640P * A C2 - £1 rose-red & green, BW #D92, Cat $700. 1641 */U A/A- 1958-63 No Wmk ½d to 6d in part sheets with various CTO cancels comprising ½d (116), 1d (112), 3d (120), 4d (120), 6d (240) - all with gum. Plus 13 various 1946-57 issues * ½d to 5/-. Just the CTO’s retail c$3,400 - corner the market here! (700+) 1642 ** A B1 - ½d Die II large interpaneau block of 60 (Rows 7-12), BW #D144c, Cat $600+ (Retail is $600+). 1643 ** A - 5d Dies I & II in corner blocks of 4, BW #D150-1, (SG #D136-136a), retail $500. AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery A/B 1916-85 Variety: in mixed condition comprising [1] unused from KGV 1d red env ASC #E5 (faults) to duplicated 1980s 1644P * Birds, Letter Cards with some uprated; [2] used from KGV 1½d brown prob ASC #E8 (faults) to QEII 25c registered env including useful KGVI full face 3d Letter Cards ASC #L41 and #L43 x3. Includes two unused Tasmania, some used PTPO envelopes and oddments not counted in very conservative Cat c$950. (c75) 1645P * A/A- Australia 1930s-70s Accumulation: of telegram messages and envelopes including Birthday, Christmas/New Year, Congratulations, Easter, Mother’s Day, Social Telegram. Interesting postmarks noted including oval ‘POST OFFICE/9 MAY 1942/ELSTERNWICK. S.4’ (ERD), boxed ‘RICHMOND/VICTORIA’ (several), boxed ‘CLIFTON HILL/-2 DEC. 1938/N.8, VIC.’, etc. Many colourful forms and envelopes, several unused. Nice lot. (25 forms, 39 envelopes) AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Postal Cards A/A- 1911 Coronation Issue 2 cards; [1] 1d black with young prince in oval and unsurfaced back; [2] 1d dark sepia with queen 1646P *** in oval and surfaced back, minor toning, ASC #P4. 1917-22 KGV Arms in Heading 2 cards; [1] 1919 1½d brown with footnote; [2] 1921 1½d brown without footnote, City of 1647 ***/F A Perth message, used, ASC #P18,19. 1648 *** A/A- 1925-30 KGV Single Line Heading 1½d brown, 2 cards, one with 82mm footnote (a couple of pen marks on face) and 2nd with 87mm footnote, ASC #P34,34a. (2) AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Postal Cards (Official) A 1928 ‘THREE/HALPENCE’ on 1d Green With Solid ‘OS’ in Die on School Committee meeting card, HG #D16, scarce. 1649P *** AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Postal Cards (PTPO) B 1940 KGVI 1d Green Embossed Oval unrecorded HG, PTPO for the Official Assignee in NSW, used to North Sydney and 1650P * redirected. Some bends and other small faults, scarce item. AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Letter Cards 1651P * A/A- 1915 KGV Sideface 1d Die I (Loading Wheat, Fremantle, W.A.) uprated by 1d with printed Rate Arrears notice for ‘Robe City Council ( South Australia), blemishes. A1943-51 KGVI Sideface 2½d red, ASC #L47 major variety misperforated (giving irregular shape when selvedge removed), 1652 * used to NZ (uprated). Quite weird looking. [With unused normal for comparison.] (2) 1653P * B 1960-65 QEII Facing Right 5d blue with commemorative overprint for ‘AUSTRALIA’S FIRST/AUTOMATIC POST OFFICE’ at the Royal Agricultural Show in Melbourne, ASC #L59a, Cat $250. Slight gum foxing and just the faintest hint of a stain bottom left removable with care. AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Envelopes 1654 *** A1916-20 KGV Embossed Octagon Without ‘Postage’ 1d red on cream paper, ASC #E5, minor creasing. 1655P *F A1920-24 KGV Embossed Octagon With ‘Postage’ ‘THREE/HALFPENCE’ on 2d scarlet on cream paper (#E11), ASC #E14, uprated with 1½d green KGV, to Holland.

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AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Envelopes (PTPO) 1656 * A 1958-61 range of mostly 5d issues including many types of slogans, 2 different indicia’s, various adverts, moderate duplication of some issues, generally fine. (36). 1657P * A1919 1½d Black-Brown Octagonal Die 2 on ‘OHMS’ window envelope, WM #PE19B, for ‘Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage, Sydney’, use 1919, minor blemishes. AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Registration Envelopes A 1922 5d KGV ‘ADDRESS HEREUNDER’ uprated with 2d red KGV for use to London, ASC #R14, cancelled with framed 1658 *F ‘PYRMONT/MR12/1923/N.S.W’ (B1), red C3 registration label. A 1953-65 QEII Embossed Circle 2/5d red on brown with 11 obliterating lines on back, used in Clifton Hill East in 1960, ASC 1659P *F #R41a. AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Aerogrammes A/A- 1960s-80s over 4kgs great majority unused but few with First Day Of Issue cancels. Among slightly better we note four 1660P * unfranked envelopes inscribed ‘AUSTRALIAN FORCE/VIETNAM’, a 1968 10c as ASC #A29 with pre-printed message within and return address of ‘B.C.N. AGENCIES PTY LTD’ in Melbourne, also a bundle of over 50x 1975 11c on 7c Wrappers. Vast original outlay. (100s) 1661 * A 1944-70 fresh mostly unused ASC A1-34 range with duplication in places, nearly half taken up by 1962 Games 10c CTO x5 addressed and 24 unused, min Cat $1,350. (c180) AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Wrappers (PTPO) A1950C KGVI OHMS 3d Wrapper uprated wth ½d Kangaroo, perf ‘VG’, for ‘EDUCATION DEPARTMENT/MELBOURNE, 1662P * C.2.’, used from Korumburra to Melbourne in 1958. Roughly opened at the back. AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Wartime B 1916 Australian Imperial Force 1d red KGV Sideface Die I envelope, with ‘AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE’, ASC 1663 *** #X2.3A, Cat $350, some light creasing & surface abrasion at right of stamp 1664 *** A - 1d red KGV Sideface Die I Military Envelope with ‘A.I.F, ABROAD.’ at base, on white, ASC #X2.4. AUSTRALIA | First Day Covers A/B 1930s-1960s illustrated types in mixed condition with wide range cachet makers mostly 1950s almost all addressed many 1665P * to overseas destinations (GB, USA, Europe) with some registered, higher values (eg 5/- Cattle), several commemorative types (eg 1932 5th Australian Exhibition franked 2d and 3d Bridge with green and red special cancels). As well as the usual Royal (39 covers), Wide World (41) and Wesley (41) types, better seen include Mitchell (2), Haslem (7), Collinridge Rivett, Rex Bodin, Laker Set Maker, Scout Association and others (some unidentified). (c165) A/A- 1931-65 Covers mostly First Day incl 1931 Kingsford Smith set on 2 unaddresssed plain FDCs cancelled at 1666P * ‘QUAMBATOOK’, 1931 1st Official Australia GB flight registered with Kingsford Smith set plus 2 additional 6d, etc, few QANTAS Coronation (2) or Olympic (3) Flights, Navigators 4/-, 5/-, etc, various Wesley, Royal, Sigma types, etc, also few New Zealand items including1864-67 2d blue strip of 3, etc, condition from poor to fine. (126) 1667 * A/A- QEII Period collection clean majority WCS types with light duplication with values to at least 3/- Waratah x4 including one registered to JM Gower. More addressed than unaddressed, many to USA and some to England, a number with pairs or blocks, a few special event or commemorative types (eg 1958 Broken Hill Silver City Festival with the Mayor’s private cachet, 1959 Queensland Centenary Stamp Exhibition). (113) A 1970s & 80s with duplication and definitely the odd better seen including 1972 7c PM booklet tab pairs and complete 1668P * panes, $10 Coming South, many with blocks of 4, PSE’s. Odd bits of foxing, majority fine and fresh. (c600) A/A- 1934-65 Covers mostly First Day with 1934 Aust-NG Flight (2, one registered from ‘PARLIAMENT HOUSE/ 1669P * QUEENSLAND’), 1940 AIF registered censored FDC to Penang with ‘RETOUR’ cachets, etc, Navigators 4/- & 5/-, few Wesley, Wide World, Royal, etc, mostly addressed. Poor to fine. (132) 1670 * A/A- Decimals Collection 1970s-2000s with some duplication, includes miniature sheets, framas, self-adhesives, se-tenant arrangements, joint issues, internationals noting values to $20, some Sigma types. Bit of foxing on some of the earlier issues, vast majority fine and fresh. (100s) A1929 3d Airmail (nicked top left) tied to illustration side of real photo PPC of Circular Quay, Sydney by cds ‘39-SYDNEY1671 * 39/5-P20MY 9/N.S.W’ (first figure of year omitted), addressed to England by intrepid tourist who wrote (inter alia) “20/5/29. . . am here on holiday. . .this Air Mail is day of issue”. Won’t be many of these FDCs - probably unique! A1934 Macarthur 2d light hills and 3d blue BW #157 & 159, single frankings on plain envelopes cancelled at Clermont (Qld) 1672P * on Nov 1, 1934. All are addressed to important persons of the day (Sir Isaac Isaacs, Rt Hon JA Lyons, Sir William Irvine, Hon William M Hughes, Rt Hon Stanley M Bruce, Rt Hon Sir Leslie Orme Wilson). Plus 1936 (Apr 1) 2d and 3d Cable on separate plain envelopes addressed to W.M. Telford in Clermont who prepared these and all the others - it’s possible none of these actually went through the post. (12) 1673P * A 1936 SA Centenary set on 3 separate Gower illustrated covers from Glenelg to Stawell, 1/- is registered express, neat typed address. A1946 Mitchell commercial use of 2½d with 3d brown cancelled with ‘GUNNEDAH/7OC46/N.S.W’, 7 days before the 1674 *F official 1st day, on registered cover to Sydney, minor aging. Very rare. A 1951 3d Green KGVI pair, tied to hand-illustrated Ogden FDC, by ‘COBURG/14NO51/VIC-AUST’, unaddressed. Highly 1675P *V sought after item. 1676P *V A 1952 1/0½d Indigo KGVI tied to hand-illustrated Ogden FDC, by ‘COBURG.N.13 No.1/19MR52/VIC-AUST’. A very attractive cover. A+ 1954 2/- Blue Olympics tied to Gower FDC, by ‘MELBOURNE/17/1230P1DE54/VIC.AUST’, unaddressed. 1677 *V 1678P *V A1955 USA Memorial 3½d cancelled with ‘GOULBOURN WEST/4MY55/N.S.W-AUST’ on unaddressed cover with very rare black & red cachet. Very light crease in TRC. [Only 3 others recorded.] 1679 *V A+ 1955 3½d Centenary of Nursing tied to Guthrie FDC, by ‘G.P.O. PERTH/21SE55/WEST-AUST’, unaddressed. A+ 1956 Olympics Set tied to V.P.A. FDC, by ‘PHILATELIC BUREAU/31OC56/MELBOURNE-AUST’, unaddressed. 1680 *V A1958 5½d Australian War Memorial Pair tied to Guthrie FDC, by light Mount Lawley of 10FE58, erased pencil address 1681 *F remnants. 1682 *V A+ 1960 2/5d Banksia tied to APO FDC, by ‘THOMASTOWN/16MR60/VIC’, unaddressed. 1683 *V A+ 1969 Primary Industries set of 4 stamps, tied to grey APO FDC, by ‘PHILATELIC/FIRST DAY/17SE69/OF ISSUE/ RUSSELL STREET VIC’, unaddressed. 1684 *F A/A- 1970s-80s Decimals Range heavily duplicated stock majority PS envelopes, includes commemorative types (eg 22c Sir Francis Chichester 50th Anniv uprated 22c Norfolk Island stamps, Norfolk and Thursday Is special cancels - prob over 150 of them!). Signs of dampness intruding at some time in their lives but majority fine. (100s) 1685 *F A 1970 APO Complete (ex Small Cook) unaddressed, includes both designs for Parliamentry Congress and Dairy Congress. (17) 1686P * A 1970 30c Cook Bicentenary tied to APO small envelope by Ballarat FDI cds - still a seriously scarce FDC.

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AUSTRALIA | Commemorative Covers 1687P * A Pictorial Postmarks 1972-87 on covers from 1972 (Sep 19) and 1976 (Apr 7) Sovereign Hill APM #4800(a) & (b) one with Cobb Coach cachet, also noted 1979 (Feb 5) Horsham Railway Centenary APM #7160, 1979 (Oct 14) Wireless Hill APM #7820, 1986 (Nov 24-30) Papal Visit set of 9 APM #17880-88. Also includes three from 1979 USA Apollo 11 Moon Landing 10th Anniv (Chicago Stamp Show). Nice clean lot, min cat $1175 (c90) A/A- Pictorial Postmarks covers collection from 1967 (Jul 3) Melbourne GPO Centenary APM #2390.1 cat $35, 1972 (Aug 22) 1688P * Overland Telegraph FDC x2 with APM #4720 and #4760 plus (Sept 19) APM #4800.2, 1984 (Apr 7) St Patrick’s Race Club at Broken Hill with Pro Hart signature APM #14650.1(a) cat $45, 13 of 1985-86 America’s Cup history series (nos 9-26 range) with APM #15740 cat $25 each. Includes 1988 (Sept 27) Echidna Frama Button Set FDC for Darwin 0800 AMP #20290, handful PO closing and opening dates, re-enactments, etc. (c75) 1689 *F A 1928 International Philatelic Exhibition in red dated 30OC28, on 3d Kookaburra from m/s. A 1938 International Motorshow, Melbourne 5d Registration Envelope cancelled with ‘INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW/ 1690P *F 27MY38/MELBOURNE·N.3 VIC’ (A1) and blue provisional label with green handstamp, Allison cover. A 1955 Mount Kosciusko 1955 (Dec 23) use of special pictorial cancel APM #1135 cat $250 on AMC Guthrie generic FDC 1691 * light pencil-addressed to himself (and thus removable). [For Guthrie FDCs see ^#2582627^#.] 1692P * A 2010 60c Mary MacKillop tied to PPC of watercolour by Lois Hodge depicting the Woods-Mackillop Schoolhouse by special Penola SA pictorial cds; plus six strikes the same pmk tying $6 sheetlet of 10 Mary MacKillop stamps affixed to Annette Balnaves of Coonawarra Photocard of related stained glass window by John Orval at St. Joseph’s Convent in Penola. (2) A/A- 2011 Sydney Stamp Expo set of 4 covers showing different NSW bridges. Only 100 sets issued of which this is No 1. All 1693 *F the envelopes produced were slightly creased due to the printing process. AUSTRALIA | Autographed Covers A Dennis Lillee on 1981 unaddressed postcard of ariel view of the MCG postmarked 30 DEC 1981 (The last day of the 1st 1694 * test). 1695P * A Sir Donald Bradman on 1983 (Nov 18) signed illustrated unaddresed cover with special 75th Anniversary/ COOTAMUNDRA cancel. AUSTRALIA | Postal History A/A- 1873-1967 Collection of Mourning Envelopes many also with mourning card enclosures, few to overseas, also noted 1696 * 1873 Melbourne Undertaker’s illustrated invoice. Condition mixed. (132 covers & 48 items). A/A- 1890-1941 inbound variety comprising [1] 1890 (May 1) England-Brisbane env with QV Jubilee 6d tied duplex BN ‘497’ of 1697P * Malvern cat £75; [2] 1932 (Jul 27) postcard England-Kingston SA underpaid, taxed and 1d postage due; [3] 1939 (Jun 28) Air Mail envelope Gold Coast (Tarkwa) to Mt Lawley WA inscribed via Egypt with KGVI scarcer perf 1/- SG #128 tied TARKWA cds and, on the back, 9x 1d SG #121 with indistinct cancels (not TARKWA) possibly incl ‘TPO WESTERN 2’; [4] 1941 (Jun 25) from bank in Yokahama to Melbourne censored on arrival. (4) 1698 * A/B 1902-68 Inbound Mail variety with [1] 1902 from Cape Town (with contents) franked 1d x5 SG #69; [2] 1929 postcard from GB to Australian Jersey Herd Society with ½d PUC x3 with Newcastle Exhibition slogan cancel; [3] 1940 Pitcairn Is FDC with KGVI ½d to 6d registered to Victoria; [4] 1941 (Jan) outer from Switzerland registered to Melbourne originally containing watch parts with 2Fr adhesive (another stamp removed); [5] 1941 (Aug) censored Jerusalem (Palestine) to Melbourne commercial envelope; [6] 1968 Tahiti to Canberra stated to have been posted on board ship but clearly not since Tahiti PO taxed the envelope with - in translation - stamps inadmissable (probably posted by passenger AFTER coming ashore). A/A- 1907-63 ‘LATE FEE’, ‘TOO LATE’ Or ‘POSTED SHIPSIDE’ collection of postmarks some on stationery items, few 1699P * advertising or registered covers. Destinations include Australia, Germany, GB, Hong Kong, NZ, US, etc. Also noted boxed ‘G.P.O. BRISBANE/POSTED LATE FEE/PORT MORESBY’ cancel (3), interesting array of postmarks, handstamps, etc. (42) A1909 use of NSW 1d, 2½d & 1/- pair (2/3½d = 11th weight step), cancelled with ‘RAILWAY STATION/FE9/7.5PM/09/ 1700 *F SYDNEY’ (B2), on long printed cover to France, double-circle ‘ME[L]BOURNE/PM/1 30/10·2·09/24’ (A2) backstamp. 1701P * A/A- 1911-65 Range of Covers including concession rates, Late Fees, Registereds, Flight, many better adhesives noted including 1953 Coronation 7½d (2), 2/- (2), 1954 Royal Visit 7½d, Tas Sesqui 2/- (2 on one cover), 1956 Olympic 2/- (3), 1959-64 various with 1/2d on 3 mixed covers, 2/3d commems incl 1962 Royal Visit (2), Flight (3), ANZAC, ICY. Also noted 1955 ‘POSTED ON TRAIN/2’ cds on LATE FEE cover with mss ‘FLOOD DAMAGE’ (Refers to Hunter Valley floods in 1955) with additional 3½d overpaying Late Fee charge. Mixed condition, well worth closer inspection. (77) A 1913-15 AR Forms from WA Post Office with various combinations of the 2½d fee and endorsements on rear, as usual, 1702 * stamps have pin hole damage. Attractive group. (3) A/A- 1913-30s range of covers with LATE FEE cds or handstamps, Roos with 1d pair, 2½d, KGV incl 4d olive, few QEII period. 1703P * Destinations include GB (3), Monaco (with 6d Air & KGV 1d), USA (2) mixed condition. (13 items) 1704P * A/B 1913-1938 Collection mostly lower value Roos (to 9d) and KGV (to 5d) frankings on wide range of covers (envelopes incl advertising types, PPCs, PS, odd registered incl OHMS), many to overseas destinations (GB, USA, Netherlands, NZ, France, Germany, Italy), one PAQUEBOT, odd first flight, other air mails. More useful noted - 9d Roo CofA registered Adelaide to Dunedin, KGV 4d poss milky blue on 1922 postcard to USA. Very good variety, typical mixed condition. (59) A1915 (26 May) use of 1d roo on cover from Sydney to Colombo and then redirected to Daru, Papua. [Freshwater 1705 *F missionary horde.] A1916 stampless cover with violet ‘O.H.M.S/War Census Call to Arms’ handstamp, two boxed ‘NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER 1706P * CARRIERS/ST KILDA’ handstamp, ‘ST KILDA/93015MR16/VIC’ and magenta ‘RETURNED TO SENDER’ pointed finger on face of Town Clerk’s Office, St. Kilda cover and ‘DEAD LETTER OFFICE/24MR16/MELBOURNE’ in red on back. [Cover would have contained a census form, and hence was sent postage free. The census was taken prior to the Conscription Referendum.] A- (July 12) business envelope of GUION, KELSON & CO (stamp dealer in Melbourne) with South Australia 1d green tied 1707P * machine cancel, to another dealer in Dunedin, NZ. Torn flap at rear, otherwise fine. 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1923 use of KGV 1d violet BW #76 and 3rd wmk Kangaroo 3d olive Die I tied poorly struck Melbourne slogan for 1924 Empire Exhibition and paying 4d foreign rate on envelope to Bratislavska, Slovakia. Attractive bi-coloured franking. 1930 cover (stamp washed off) to London with boxed ‘DAMAGED BY FIRE/ON/S.S. COMORIN’ in purple on large OHMS label on back. (On 12th March, whilst in Colombo, a fire in No.3 hold was extinguished by flooding the hold with seawater. On arrival at Tilbury docks in April various cachets and labels were applied when processing the surviving mail.). - 1½d red KGV cover to London with boxed ‘DAMAGED BY FIRE/ON/S.S. COMORIN.’ in black on front. Very nice example. 1930s 2d Red KGV accumulation of covers/postcards emanating from NSW PO’s, wide range cds and slogan cancels, unchecked for varieties, noted advert covers, appear mostly solo frankings on standard-sized covers, some mixed condition, would seem largely average commercial quality. Unusually large quantity. (c.750) 1930s Group [1] 1938 (Jul 27) 1/4d KGV (cat $250 on cover) & 2d red KGV on air cover from Sydney to England. The rate was reduced to 5d 6 days later; [2] three covers with 1d green KGV varieties sloping crown top & Y. x2. (4) 1930s-50s Accumulation appear largely commercial, good range of stamp issues noted, mixed condition. (c.600) 1931 (Apr 2) Switzerland: International Labour Office use of Bulletin d’Expédition form to Melbourne bearing remarkable franking of ovpt 90c pair, 10f, 5f (blemishes from slight overlapping) and 3f, tied by Geneve cds. Probably unique franking to Australia. 1931-36 Range of Covers including 1931 K.Smith 3d pair on registered cover to Dutch East Indies, 1935 cover to France incl 9d Macarthur, various to GB incl S.A. Centenary 1/-, 1931 cover Roos 6d, 9d, etc, with ‘TOO LATE’ handstamp, 1935 Jubilee set on registered cover to USA, 1935 cover to USA with ‘POSTED SHIPSIDE/SYDNEY’ cds. Mixed condition. (12) 1935 (Jan 30) with KGV 2d scarlet CofA wmk tied Melbourne slogan ‘PREVENT BUSH FIRES’ addressed to crew member of Matson Line SS Monterey in Honolulu, redirected to the SS Lurline and ultimately returned to sender. Very colourful with plethora of postal and other markings including 2x ‘NOT WITH COMPANY’ in blue (one for each ship?), large violet ‘REBUT’, violet ‘NON RECLAME (UNCLAIMED)’ on back, 2x ‘Returned From Consignee’ (front and back), Sydney DLO in red, Melbourne DLO in black tying returned label. 1940 1d AustralianAir League scarce usage of this unofficial envelope postmarked on the back with ‘CLERMONT/ 1?MR40/QLD’ cds. Small peripheral faults. 1940s & 50s ex dealer first day, commemorative with exhibitions, WWII censored, flight and other covers in mixed fair to fine condition with range of KGVI and QEII £sd frankings. Includes 14 illustrated 1950 ANPEX envelopes (2 design types, many colours) with either pair block or strip of Stamp Anniv pair BW #278-9 special show cancel. Good variety overall and originally priced to sell for c$500 - good value at estimate. (c45) 1940s Censored Cover Range with Army, Navy and R.A.A.F. markings including several to or from New Guinea, noted cover to ‘H.M.A.S. Basilisk’ (land base in Port Moresby), also 1942-43 covers (2) to ‘H.M.A.S. Shropshire’. Interesting lot. (24) 1940s Censored Covers to Overseas destinations including ‘Bermuda’, ‘Canada’, ‘GB’, ‘India’, ‘Ireland’, ‘New Zealand’, etc, range of Censor markings and tapes, few advertising and airmail covers noted. Generally fine. (42) 1940s-60s Pre-Decimal Accumulation commercial covers accumulation, includes large number of multiple rate 1960s items addressed to Mobil Oil, some unusual rates with useful frankings such as Zoologicals, Flowers, Birds, three with coil strips of QEII 3d, scarcer solos, etc, some mixed condition, generally good commercial quality. (460+) 1941 (May 29) use of KGVI 1938 1½d red-brown ASC #P36, slogan ‘BUY/WAR SAVINGS/CERTIFICATES’ cancel; on the back the scarce illustrated label in blue and red for ‘GUIDE WAR APPEAL/FOR/EVACUATED CHILDREN/AND/MEN OF HIS MAJESTY’S MINE SWEEPERS’ with the same slogan cancel alongside hand-stamped note acknowledging a contribution. 1943 (Sep 15) Censored Commercial Cover from 7th Day Adventists Conference in Sydney to Pitcairn Island, with bold arrival cds on the front. Roughly opened at base. Scarce wartime destination. 1946 (Nov 6) envelope with hand-stamped cachet and return address of The Van Diemen Cover Club (of RK Dalwood) registered to HD Rohrs of Oregon, USA franked 2/9½d by Mitchell 2½d, and 2x 3½d & 1/-. The registration label poorly affixed otherwise fine. [For another RK Dalwood cover see Lot 1729.] 1947 (July 10) illustrated envelope with special cachet of The Van Diemen Cover Stamp Club and return address of RK Dalwood, 89 Macquarie St., Hobart, Tasmania, addressed to HD Rohrs of Oregon, USA franked KGVI 3½d Blue. [For another RK Dalwood cover see Lot 1728.] 1953-67 Range of Rotary Covers from clubs in Australia (6) plus selection to Rotary in USA (7), frankings include Coronation 7½d, 2/-, Tas Sesqui 2/- (2), Cobb 2/-, 1956 Olympic 2/- (2), also noted Tiger Cat 1/2d on up rated postal stationery item. Generally fine. (13) 1958 Officially Registered cover from Padstow to Sydney, only 4d paid but contained coins and therefore compulsorily registered, also overweight so total deficiency 1/5½d and postage due of 2/11d paid with 2/-, 7d & 4d Postage Dues. Officially opened & sealed label plus all sides officially repaired. Rare. 1960s-2000s Accumulation Of Australia Post envelopes, some registered, etc, noted range ‘MESSENGER DELIVERY’ envelopes, ‘DLO’ postmarks, various pictorial or commem postmarks, slogans, cds’s, etc, also range of AP advertising material. (100s) 1960s-2000s Covers decimal era accumulation of single franked mostly smaller size envelopes to domestic destinations. Range of rates including registered, odd undeliverable and returned, booklet and coil stamps, postmark types including pictorials. Majority commercial use, variable condition. (c380) - decimal accumulation of single franked envelopes (various sizes but majority smaller types) and postcards to overseas destinations. Range of rates and postmark types including some taxed, odd undeliverable and returned, uprated 9c aerogramme. Frankings include AAT, destinations majority GB but also USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, India, etc. Majority social use but some commercial noting one to Germany with handstamp ‘JOINT DEFENCE SPACE RESEARCH FACILITY’. Condition varies. (c230) 1964 Stamps on Telegrams [1] 6d Numbat x3 & 2/- Flower; [2] 1/- Colombo & 2/3d green on yellow Wattle; [3] 1/6d Christmas Bells & 2/- Flannel Flower. 1964-65 Stamps on Telegrams on different telegram forms [1] 1964 use of 3d QEII & 3/- Waratah Sch C9061; [2] 1965 use of 2/- Golden Whistler & 2/6d Robin Sch C9364; [3] 1965 use of 6d Thornbill & 3/- Ibis Sch C9671. - [1] 1964 use of 6d Numbat pair & 2/6d Aborigine; [2] 6d Numbat & 3/- Waratah, cancelled with ‘BRISBANE BASE HOSP /8SE65/QLD-AUST’ (ERD); [3] 1964 use of 2/- Flannel Flower pair; [4] 6d Thornbill & 3/- Ibis, cancelled with ‘BROADWAY /15MY64/QLD-AUST’ (ERD). 1965 Stamps on Telegrams 1/- Colombo helecon & 2/6d Robin. - 1/- Colombo helecon plus 2/6d Robin cancelled with ‘BRISBANE BASE HOSP /2SE65/QLD-AUST’. - 3/- Ibis & 5/- Dampier with telegraph puncture on ‘URGENT TELEGRAM’. - 4/- Tasman & 5/- Dampier with telegraph puncture.

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- 3d QEII helecon x2 plus 3/- Ibis pair cancelled with ‘BRISBANE AIRPORT/10AU65/QLD-AUST’. - 4/- Tasman solo. 1966 (Mar 8) registered cover with 5d red part booklet pane of 4 and 4c booklet pane of 6 from Haberfield to Mt.Beauty. Minor blemishes. A/A- 1966-80s Range of Covers with many better issues noted as single frankings or for certified, registered, etc, many post 1745 * card rates to USA or Europe, noted values to $2, mixed condition well worth inspection. (c.120) 1967 (Oct 10) cover Melbourne to Camperdown NSW bearing QEII 5c on 4c pair paying short-lived Special Despatch rate 1746P *VF A(precursor of Priority paid), an early example enhanced by label being tied. 1747 * A1967 (Apr 12) registered cover with 4c booklet pane of 6 plus single and 3c coil NSW to Vic, roughly opened. A/B 1970s Onwards modern higher franking covers, bundles of ‘Return to Sender’ covers and 1970s-80s Rhodesia/Zimbabwe 1748 * commercial covers (c.200), shoebox of PPCs, pile of 1950s vintage comics (mixed condition), etc. A/B 1970s-80 ‘Greetings From’ Range mainly NSW and a few Queensland, mild duplication, attractive. (c.130) 1749 *U 1750 * A/B 1980s Security Post Australia-wide accumulation, the expensive and defunct successor to registered mail service for a time, addressed to British High Commission, Canberra, good variety of frankings noted, scarcer rubber datestamps. (180+) AUSTRALIA | Flight Covers - Commercial A/B 1934-71 Airmail Rates to overseas countries mostly GB but also USA, Switzerland, Italy, France, and including a 1934 1751P * FF Australia to India with 1/6d Hermes AAMC #470l. Many with multiple frankings including combined £sd and decimal stamps, block of 4, pairs, odd registered, underpaids (to Italy, Austria with postage dues affixed on arr). Others of note include 1957 long env registered to GB 5/3d franking with 2x 2/6d Aborigine and QEII 3d green and ‘RELIEF No. 22’ cds (creases), single frankings include 1959 to GB with 3/- Waratah, 4x 1960s 2/3d (1959 AAT Penguins, 1962 Games, 1964 Air Anniv, 1965 ANZAC). Good variety, more extensive than Lot 1847 in Sale 9. (c40) A1935 (Jun 4) apparently commercial airmail cover Sydney to Natal South Africa bearing aggregate franking of 2/9d 1752P *F including 2/- Silver Jubilee, correct ½oz. airmail rate, minor blemishes, Alexandria transit backstamp. 1753 *F A - (Sep 30) attractive and rare 11d airmail postcard rate Sydney to Germany via Italy, where airmail service terminated. A1937 (Apr 2) Large Airmail Cover (24½x11½cm) with 1/6d Hermes (5, one unit with retouch to top left of right hand globe 1754 * (BW #106d ?)) plus KGV 1d tied by 6 strikes of ‘AIRMAIL LATE FEE/1/SYDNEY’ cds. Some creases to be expected with a cover this size, minor blemishes. A 1938 air cover from Sydney to Germany, 1/9d rate (via Italy) made with 1d Die I x2, 2d Die I, 3d Die II, 4d pair & 6d. Very 1755 *F attractive multi-coloured franking. 1756P *F A - (Nov 19) commercial airmail cover Perth to Hong Kong with curious franking of 6d Large Kookaburra and ½d Kangaroo pair, apparently an error as ‘all-up’ rate was 5d only, Hong Kong ‘8’ sorter’s code on front, arrival datestamp reverse. A- (Dec 12) commercial airmail cover Moree to Sourabaya Netherlands Indies bearing 6d Airmail and ½d Kangaroo pair 1757P *F underpaying 9d airmail rate and taxed, Netherlands Indies Postage Due 10c and 7½c affixed and tied at Soerabaja cds. A 1939 (Mar 6) commercial airmail cover Melbourne to Lomnice Czechoslovakia franked at 2/1d (rate was actually 2/-) via 1758 *F Greece, backstamped Athens and Budapest (where air service was apparently terminated). 1759P * A/A- 1940-41 ‘CLIPPER MAIL’ Censored Cover collection with covers to GB, Ireland (1/10d to Bally Kinlar Camp), US. Rates include 4/- (10), 5/10d (2), 7/11d, 12/-. Range of Censor cachets, useful lot. (16) A1940s use of 1d green QE x5, cancelled with poor Cootamundra machine on double censored cover to California, straight1760P *F line ‘CALIFORNIA/CLIPPER’ (B1) on face. [This is a curious item as there is nothing to indicate that it did not go by clipper even though it is significantly under-paid.] A 1941 (Mar 20) use of 1/6d Hermes on cover from Sydney to “Society of Friends (Quakers) Germany Emergency 1761 *F Committee, London” endorsed “Air-Mail via South-Africa”, violet ‘PRISONER OF WAR SERVICE’ & ‘PASSED BY CENSOR/S.59’ both on face, from prisoner at Camp 8, Eastern Command. 1762 *F A1941 Clipper Mail to England with 10/- Robes, 1/6d Hermes & 2d red Die II (double weight), endorsed “...All the way by Air.”. A/B 1960-1966 Airmails four double rate (2/3d x2) envelopes comprising 1960 (Aug 29) OHMS env to GB with two each 2/1763P * Flannel Flower and 3d green QEII, 1963 (Aug 8) to France with pair 1962 Games (scarce), two 1966 each with 2/3d Wattle (white paper) x2. All have machine slogan cancels, uncommon usages. (4) A1966-73 Solo Frankings of definitive issues paying airmail rates, including QEII 6c orange paying Navy concession rate 1764 * with cachets, Fish 8c underpaying with appropriate cachet, 10c to India, Birds 13c, 15c to India, 75c Cook used to GB unless stated otherwise, mixed condition. (6) AUSTRALIA | Flight Covers - Commercial Inwards B Austria 1949 (Oct 28) use of 40g pair, 1s & 2s Costumes plus 5s Schönbruun x2 on 1s Aerogramme to Australia, opened 1765 *F roughly at left. [Quadruple weight rate?] 1766P *F A/B Belgium 1935-38 selection of Imperial Airways mostly interrupted/delayed commercial covers, (details lightly penciled on reverse of covers), most if not all confirmed by Australia arrival backstamps, includes delays due to engine or other mechanical problems (9) comprising IE307 (Akyab), 391 and 461 (both Rangoon), 429 (Karachi), 476 and 638 (both Allahabab), 624 (Marseilles), and SE36 (Batavia), balance (27) mostly delayed due to weather/atmospheric phenomena, the IE467 Akyab waterlogged aerodrome incident, quirky IE503 where Canopus arrived at Alexandria to find no replacement aircraft, etc, generally fine, some attractive frankings, mostly from one correspondence Verviers to Melbourne. (36) A/A- Bulgaria 1936 selection of mostly interrupted/delayed commercial airmail covers from Henry B Smith correspondence, 1767P *F Sofia to Melbourne, carried by Imperial Airways service, (details lightly penciled on reverse of covers), confirmed by Athens transit and/or Melbourne backstamps, includes delays due to engine problems IE446 (at Akyab amongst other delays) and 461 and 491 (both Rangoon), 498 delayed at Rangoon with damaged undercarriage, others include crew problem at Karachi (IE450), and delays due to adverse weather, odd fault, generally fine, some attractive frankings. Irreplaceable group. [Pre-war Bulgaria airmail to Australia was virtually unknown prior to the release in 1990s of a small number of items contained in the Smith correspondence.] (7) A/A- Burma 1936-41 selection of commercial airmails via Imperial Airways service to Australia (6) or New Zealand (2), three 1768P *F Horseshoe route items, one taxed, generally fine, scarce origin/destinations. 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- 1935 selection of covers from Rangoon (2) or Taunggyi (2) to Melbourne/Sydney carried on Imperial interrupted/delayed flights IE307, 385, 391 or 393, the last due to waterlogged airfield at Hua Hin (Thailand), necessitating transfer of mail load by rail to Bangkok, balance due to engine trouble or adverse weather, fine (4) Ceylon 1936-45 selection of commercial airmail items via Imperial Airways regular and Horseshoe route services, some attractive frankings, scarce 20c ‘all-up” (3, one underpaid at 18c), censored, perfin, etc, odd fault, generally good. (11) China 1937-41 desirable group of commercial airmail covers to Australia, most sent by Imperial Airways via Hong Kong Feeder service, including the Shanghai Post Office applied handstamps ‘By I.A.L.” (5, two types), ‘Via Hanoi’ (rare to Australia), ‘VIA HONGKONG AND BY I.A.L.’, one by Pan Am to Fiji redirected to Sydney, six with Censor markings, including Hong Kong, Burma and India Censors, two registered, etc, odd fault, generally good quality, (21). Opportunity to acquire a commanding group of scarce origin/destination material. (21) - 1941 (Apr) commercial registered covers (opened at side) from same correspondence to Darwin, registered at Nakamshi, arriving same day (22 Apr) in Darwin on Imperial NE77, scarce Burma Censors ‘26’ and ‘34’, former unusually in black, rare items via Horseshoe route to Australia. Danzig 1931 (May 11) commercial airmail cover to Melbourne bearing 2gld pair tied by ‘ZOPPOT/(FREIE STADT DANZIG)/LUFTPOST” oval datestamp, endorsed for Imperial Airways Karachi-Delhi (IE111 service) and Australian internal airmail services, backstamped Danzig, most attractive and important early jusqu’a airmail item from exotic origin. Extremely rare. Germany 1933 (Oct 28) commercial airmail interbank registered cover-front Berlin to Melbourne bearing remarkable franking including 1933 Chicago Flight 1rm and 2rm, carried by Imperial Airways Flight IE240, creasing clear of stamps. Germany: Hindenburg 1936 (May 8) postcard (Hindenburg in flight – small burn mark at side) to Rigbys Ltd, Booksellers, Adelaide, flown on inaugural Hindenburg North America flight, correctly franked at 65pf for airmail postcard, 15pf and 50pf (corner fault) tied by fine strike of double-circle ‘DEUTSCHE LUFTPOST/LUFTSWCHIFF/HINDENBURG/8.5.36./1.FAHRT/EUROPA-NORAMERIKA’ datestamp, reverse with message “If only one like this would fly to Adelaide I would be there more often. Best regards Hubert Wilkins”, obverse with mss. ‘L.S. HINDENBURG/Photo by’ signed Wilkins May 4th 1936, and faint New York arrival. Remarkable and unique Australia connection to first flight of the famous Airship, from a great Australian adventurer. Only two other commercial in nature ‘Zeppelin’ airmail postcards to Australia recorded. [Sir (George) Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958, born Hallett, South Australia) was an Australian explorer, ornithologist, pilot, soldier, geographer and photographer. Aside from being on this Hindenburg flight, he flew also on Graf Zeppelin in 1929 with his bride, courtesy of William Randolph Hearst.] Germany: Incidents selection of Imperial Airways interrupted/delayed commercial airmail covers to Australia, (details lightly penciled on reverse of covers), most confirmed by Australia arrival backstamps, includes delays due to engine or other mechanical problems comprising IE331 (Rangoon), 335 oil tank damage landing at Akyab, 423 (Akyab – front only), 429 (Karachi – front), 476 (Allahabad), 491 (Rangoon), 641 (Bangkok and Penang), SE59 (Brindisi), 60 which returned to Athens from Alexandria to pick up mail load ex Egeria, later delayed at Jiwani owing to mechanical trouble, 63 (Brindisi, Bangkok and Koepang – registered Vienna), balance mostly delayed due to weather/atmospheric phenomena, IE437 delay at Sourabaya due to Canberra bursting a tyre on landing (front), etc, odd fault, generally good, some attractive and higher frankings, (27, five fronts). Great Britain 1929-34 selection of covers intended for Australian internal airmail service only, mostly franked at 4½d rate (1½d UPU + 3d airmail fee), one very scarce 8d double rate, two to NZ (one endorsed “1st Day 4½d inclusive rate”), condition mixed, some fronts only. Rather scarce material. (20) - 1929-40 collection of Imperial Airways pre-horseshoe route mail to Australia (a few NZ), all different selection of flights with references and confirmation of flight allocation, (lightly penciled on reverse), spanning Flights IE3 (1929) through to SE254 (1940), some via Karachi and internal airmail services, many better frankings including items with Seahorses 2/6d (29, 15 solo frankings), 5/- (4, one scarce solo), 10/- (3), the last including rare solo franking and wrapping fragment which originally contained celluloid film bearing £6.8.9d aggregate with 10/- x12, unfortunately with some stamp damage, of spectacular appearance and believed to be the record KGV franking to Australia, perfins, etc, some mixed condition. (249) - 1931 (Nov 27) cover (small blemishes) to Melbourne at 8d rate for London-Delhi and Australian internal airmail services, carried on Imperial IE140 which experienced delays due to adverse weather, the first on 1 Dec which necessitated Scipio returning to Brindisi, and a second on 5 Dec having Horsa making an unscheduled stop at Gaza due to storms at Semakh (Palestine). Addressed to J.R.W. Purves, the Doyen of Australian Philately. - 1934 (Apr-Jun) trio of Imperial Chemical Industries covers to Melbourne bearing perfin ‘K’ stamps franked for 1/3d, 1/4d and 11½d rates, first two with “LATE FEE PAID” handstamp, carried on Imperial IE 264, 267 and 273, which experienced delays due to engine trouble with Athena at Gwadur (Pakistan) or Alor Star (Malaya), or adverse weather. - 1934 (May-Aug) covers to Hudson Fysh (co-founder of QANTAS), franked at 11d and 10d to Australia (Brisbane) via Singapore where airmail service was terminated or Karachi, carried on Imperial IE267 and 282, the first of which Athena developed engine trouble and made unscheduled landing at Gwadur (Pakistan) 10 May, and second Astraea dual incidents of being bogged down at Delhi 24-25 Aug and tail unit damage at Cawnpore, India. Great Britain - Incidents Collection of interrupted/delayed Imperial Airways mail to Australia, flight allocation details (lightly penciled on reverse), spanning Flights IE140-655 and SE4-246, including incidents such as engine and other mechanical troubles, undercarriage damage (IE327), cracked oil tank (IE365), burst tyre on landing (IE437), crew problems (including cholera injections episode which delayed SE237), adverse weather, the “near miss” IE552, where Hengist was destroyed by fire at Karachi, after mail load had been transfered to Atalanta, Caledonia collision with buoy at Athens (IE655), includes four dates between 24-31 Jan 1940 which were amongst the backlog of mail accumulated as result of Poole harbour being ice bound preventing flights between 20 Jan-2 Feb, otherwise no duplication, some scarcer and higher frankings, including Seahorses 5/- (3), flight allocations generally corroborated by backstamps in addition to departure dates, some with faults, generally good quality. Irreplaceable lot, nucleus for an 8-frame exhibit. (105) - 1934-36 selection of Imperial Airways incidents to Australia, scarcer frankings/rates including solo 9d for Karachi and internal airmail services and 2/6d Seahorse, and 6d airmail postcard rate, carried on flights IE285, 286, 417 and 467, the first experiencing engine trouble with Athena at Delhi and Prachaur (Thailand), second engine trouble with two planes at Rutbah and Alor Star, others delayed due to adverse weather or aerodrome being waterlogged. 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- 1935 (Jan 3) cover Cleckheaton to Melbourne with typewritten “Via Imperial Airways” carried on the eventful IE303 which in turn experienced [1] Sylvanus force-landing 8 Jan at Mirabella (Italy) with engine trouble, [2] Arethusa delayed 12 Jan with engine trouble, and [3] Athena blown off course at night 16 Jan from Koepang (Dutch East Indies), landing on a beach about 60 miles east of Darwin. Athena was refueled by a QANTAS DH61, which itself was damaged on takeoff. Confirmed by Melbourne arrival 20 Jan. Very few covers from this multi-interrupted flight recorded. - 1935-36 covers London to Sydney and Melbourne (2) involved in Imperial Airways incidents occurring Dutch East Indies, comprising [1] 1935 (Jan 25) carried on IE309 where Athena force-landed 4 Feb at Surabaya (Dutch East Indies) due to broken exhaust pipe, Sydney backstamp of 9 Feb confirms; [2] 1936 (Apr 17) IE437 Canberra burst tyre on landing at Surabaya, small corner fault, 2 May Melbourne backstamp confirmation; [3] 1936 (May 27) IE449 plane Brisbane forcelanding at Waingapoe 9 Jun, back damage has removed backstamp, 8pm London duplex confirms too late for IE448. (3) - 1936 covers (2) Barrow to Sydney and Bradford to Melbourne involved in Imperial Airways incidents which necessitated transferring mail loads to other planes, comprising [1] (May 15) carried on IE445 where Aurora experienced engine trouble at Penang 24 May, mail load to plane Brisbane, small blemishes, confirmed by Cremorne backstamp of 30 May; [2] (Dec 24) IE509 mechanical fault with Centauras at Athens, load to Satyrus 30 Dec, central crease, 7/6d sextuple rate, Melbourne 9 Jan backstamp confirms. (2) - 1938 (Jan 7) cover Bradford to Melbourne carried on dual incident Imperial IE617 where [1] QANTAS Coolangatta leg force-landed at Corfu 10 Jan, and [2] Aurora was unable to land at Delhi (15 Jan) due to fog, force-landed 30 miles to northeast, resulting in slight damage, necessitating transfer of passengers and mails to car for journey back to Delhi, and subsequent mail load to Arethusa. Attractive and rare interrupted mail item. - 1938 (May 5) advertising cover for Ravenhose Ltd, Salford, to Melbourne, carried on Imperial IE651 where QANTAS Corio force-landed at Dubai 10 May due to engine trouble, confirmed by Melbourne 19 May backstamp. - 1938 (May 31) cover London to Melbourne carried on Imperial IE658 where Cordelia developed mechanical trouble at Bangkok 7 Jun, necessitating transfer of mail load to QANTAS Coogee, confirmed by Melbourne 13 Jun backstamp. - 1938 (Jul 12) cover Bradford to Melbourne carried on Imperial IE670 where at Sharjah 16 Jul Corio was involved in a collision with another QANTAS plane, Cooee, necessitating transfer of mail load to Circe, confirmed by Melbourne 25 Jul backstamp. Rare and interesting incident involving two QANTAS Flying Boats. - 1939 (Nov 10) censored commercial cover Birmingham to Melbourne carried on Imperial SE194, the first leg of which by Coriolanus developed port outer engine trouble at Athens (Nov 15), necessitating transfer of mail load to Cordella, confirmed by Melbourne arrival of 26 Nov. See also Lot 120 for another cover carried on SE194. - 1939 (Nov 29) cover to Melbourne carried on Imperial SE199, the QANTAS Corio leg suffering tail damage at Tiberias (Palestine) 4 Dec, necessitating transfer of mail load to another QANTAS plane, Coogee, confirmed by Melbourne arrival of 14 Dec.

- 1974 (Nov 19) cover (flap damage) Pittenweem, Scotland to Claremont WA bearing superb strike of very rare ‘DELAYED EN ROUTE/– AIRCRAFT HI - JACK –’ handstamp applied at Perth [The British Airways VC10 was hi-jacked in Dubai by four Arab terrorists, and flown to Tunis. One passenger was killed. This attack has been attributed to Abu Nidal.] Greece - Incidents 1936-38 selection of Imperial Airways interrupted/delayed commercial covers from Henry B Smith correspondence, Athens to Melbourne, (details lightly penciled on reverse of covers), all confirmed by Melbourne arrival, includes engine or other mechanical problems with IE425 (Jodhpur), 461 and 491 (both Rangoon) and 641 (problems at Bangkok and Penang), balance delayed due to weather/atmospheric phenomena, crew problems, aircraft unavailable, etc, generally fine. Good lot. (20) Hungary 1935-39 selection of commercial airmail covers by Imperial Airways service to Australia, good range frankings, highest 17p 20f, includes registered (3), censored (5), Express, instructional markings, etc, odd fault, generally good quality. Commanding group from an elusive origin (29) India 1933-40 collection of commercial covers to Australia per Imperial Airways airmail service, (details lightly penciled on reverse of covers), spanning Flight nos. IE-235-673 and SE2-245, noted many attractive and higher denomination frankings, perfins, taxed, elusive ‘all-up’ rate, etc, some faults, generally good quality, also 1934-35 trio destined for Australian internal airmail service only, which are very scarce. Opportunity for specialists. (195) India - Incidents 1935 (Jan 26) cover Bombay to Melbourne on Imperial IE309 Athena leg which force-landed at Sourabaya (Dutch East Indies) due to broken exhaust pipe, opened two sides, confirmed by Melbourne backstamp (9 Feb). - 1935-36 covers Bangalore or Bombay to Melbourne involved in Imperial Airways incidents in Sourabaya (Dutch East Indies) comprising [1] 1935 (Jan 25) carried on IE309 the Athena leg of which force-landed 4 Feb due to broken exhaust pipe, confirmed by Melbourne backstamp 9 Feb; [2] 1936 (Apr 22) plane Canberra burst tyre upon landing 27 Apr, Melbourne 2 May arrival confirms. (2) - 1935-36 selection of Imperial Airways service interrupted/delayed mail to Australia, including engine or other mechanical trouble with IE317 (Calcutta – faults), IE331 (Rangoon), IE335 (oil tank damage at Akyab), IE359 (faulty undercarriage Bangkok), IE369 (Akyab) and IE469 (waterlogged aerodrome at Akyab), last taxed in Australia, balance delayed due to adverse weather, generally fine (10)

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- 1935-38 selection of Imperial Airways interrupted/delayed commercial covers (28), (details lightly penciled on reverse of covers), most confirmed by Australia arrival backstamps, includes IE359 delayed due to faulty undercarriage at Bangkok, delays due to engine or other mechanical problems IE317 and 630 (both Calcutta), 331 and 391 (both Rangoon) and 425 (Jodhpur), balance delayed due to weather/atmospheric phenomena, including the IE467 Akyab waterlogged aerodrome incident, etc, odd fault, generally good quality. (22) Italy - Incidents 1934-40 selection of mostly interrupted/delayed commercial airmail covers carried by Imperial Airways service to Australia, (details lightly penciled on reverse of covers), some confirmed by transit or Australian backstamps, earliest (3 Feb 1934 – registered at Querceta) carried on eventful IE254 Singapore service, which was delayed at Brindisi due to adverse weather, mails unusually went by rail from Alexandria to Cairo, and delayed at Rutbah and Basra due to engine trouble, 1940 (censored) delayed by mechanical problems at Batavia, others include delays due to adverse weather, etc, odd fault, generally fine, some attractive and scarcer frankings present. (10) Japan 1938 (Dec) Japan Menthol Manufacturing airmail covers (250x130mm) Osaka to Sydney endorsed “Via Singapore” for Imperial Airways service, one additionally with handstruck ‘VIA SINGAPORE’ applied at Osaka, 1y 32s and 1y 94s rates, small blemishes, pre-war airmail from Japan very scarce. (2) Lithuania 1937 (Oct 13) commercial airmail cover to Australia per IE593 flight, backstamped Berlin and Melbourne, bold early black/violet-blue ‘Par avion’ etiquette. Unusual origin/destination. - 1937-38 selection of commercial airmail covers from Henry B Smith correspondence, Kaunas to Melbourne, flown by Imperial Airways IE572 (registered), 654 (delayed at Athens due to head winds), 668 and SE37, varying franking configurations, includes high denomination 5 Lita, two types of ‘Par avion’ etiquettes, another curiously with ‘Par avion’ handstamp scored-over although correctly paid for airmail, backstampings including Berlin-Zentralflughafen, Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne (registered has ‘TELEGRAPH OFFICE/G.P.O-MELB’). Extremely rare group. [Pre-war Lithuanian airmail to Australia was virtually unknown prior to release in 1990s of a small number of items contained in the Smith correspondence.] (4) - 1938 (Mar 22) commercial airmail cover (small fault left top) to Australia per IE638 flight, delayed one day en route at Allahabad (Pakistan), backstamped Berlin and Melbourne, blue on white “Par avion” etiquette tied by handstamped equivalent. Unusual origin/destination interrupted mail item. Malaya 1929-34 early selection of commercial airmail covers to Australia (4) and New Zealand, earliest 1929 (30 May) Muar Johore endorsed for Australian internal airmail service, a rare early jusqu’a item, some staining, balance from Singapore, some blemishes/faults, also Dec 1934 England-Aust flight KL intermediate. (6) Malaya: Federated Malay States 1936-41 selection of commercial airmail covers to Australia via Imperial Airways service, one from Karak, otherwise KL, includes 1938 18c rate with 8c from Booklet pane, apparently a franking error for 8c ‘all-up’ rate, censored (6) with different Malayan handstamps and one with Australian Censor tape/handstamp, odd fault, generally fine. (10) Malaya: Johore 1941 (Dec 24) use of Australia Air Mail Letter Card with double-circle ‘POSTAGE PAID/12 CENTS/ JOHORE’ (ACS #X1.9), cancelled at A.I.F. Field P.O. Nº18 in use at Johore Mersing, Australian censor handstamp, minor blemishes. - 1942 (Jan 4) use of Australia Air Mail Letter Card with double-circle ‘POSTAGE PAID/12 CENTS/JOHORE’ (ACS #X1.9), cancelled ‘AUST BASE. P.O./26’ (Johore Bahru), UK censor handstamp, minor blemishes. - 1942 (Jan 13) use of India Air Mail Letter Card, ‘INDIA’ scored through, with double-circle ‘POSTAGE PAID/12 CENTS/ JOHORE’ (ACS #X1.9), cancelled ‘AUST BASE. P.O./28’ (Bahru Johore), Australian censor handstamp, minor faults. Rare. Malaya: Negri Sembilan 1941 selection of commercial airmail covers to Australia from A.I.F. Field P.O.’s 17, 18 or 19, in use at Seremban, one with ‘1951’ for ‘1941’ year date error, Australian and UK censor handstamps, odd blemish, generally good (6) - 1936-41 selection of commercial airmail covers to Australia, comprising 1936 Rantau, 1940 Ayer Kuning South (censored), and 1941 Seremban, blemishes, very scarce trio. (3) Malaya: Perak 1936-39 selection of commercial airmail covers to Australia (3) or New Zealand, one at 8c ‘all-up’ rate which is rare to Australia, another with very scarce Penang Censor handstamp, odd blemish, generally fine (4) Malaya: Straits Settlements 1935-41 selection of commercial airmail covers to Australia (three to New Zealand) via Imperial Airways service (Flight nos. lightly penciled on reverse), mostly Singapore, includes uncommon 8c ‘all-up’ rate (2, one to NZ), censored with good range of handstamps including R.A.F. types (16), etc, odd fault, generally good. (39) - 1940 selection of R.A.A.F. Official covers Singapore to Secretary Air Board, Melbourne, highly franked larger covers (one $6.00) with denominations to $2 and $1 block of four, three with R.A.F. Censor handstamps (different), one registered, some rough handling although attractive. 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Netherlands Indies 1931-39 selection of commercial airmail covers to Australia, Imperial Airways service (Flight nos. lightly penciled on reverse) and some KNILM flights post-1938, noted nice 1935 ‘PAQUEBOT/SINGAPORE’ datestamp and 1937 Darwin rectangular ‘PAQUEBOT’ cancelling stamps, some attractive and higher frankings (noted use of 2½g on cover-front), perfins, taxed including with Postage Dues (Australia), one endorsed ‘insufficiently paid’ and with multiple strikes of the bold oval maritime handstamp, numerous ‘By air to Australia and/onward airtransmission’ handstamps, some delayed flights including SE80 which experienced engine trouble at Batavia, smaller PO cancels, registereds, etc, odd fault, generally good quality. Useful resource for the specialist. (72) - 1938 (Oct 1) cotton sample bag for Tea, registered and sent air via Imperial Flight SE26 Batavia to Melbourne bearing 30c x4, 1g and 20c and (on reverse) ‘THEE’ (tea) label strip of three, tied by Batavia datestamp, ‘By air to Australia and/ onward airtransmission’ handstamp (two strikes), Sydney arrival. Rare and exquisite survivor. - 1940-41 selection of largely censored commercial airmail covers to Australia via Imperial Airways or KNILM services, some carried on former’s Horseshoe route flights, good variety of Censor tapes/handstamps, some dual censored, includes Imperial SE218 delayed by Darwin cyclone, registered (6, one at Cheribon), higher frankings, etc, some faults, generally good quality. Outstanding lot. (39) - 1941 (Dec) trio of covers (245x135mm) from Marine Dept in Batavia to The Netherlands Consul-General, Sydney, numbered ‘II’, ‘VI’ and ‘VIII’, various rates, ‘MARINE-CENSUUR/L’ (violet or black) and/or framed ‘Niet door Censuur/ geopend/85’ Censors, one handstamped ‘POSTBERICHT’ (3) Netherlands Indies - Incident 1935 (Jan 31) commercial airmail cover Modjoagoeng to Sydney carried on Imperial IE309 which force-landed at Sourabaya 4 Feb owing to broken exhaust pipe, confirmed by Lindfield backstamp (9 Feb). Poland 1933-38 selection of commercial airmail covers carried by Imperial Airways service to Australia, (details lightly penciled on reverse of covers), confirmed by transit or Australia backstamps, earliest (25 Nov 1933) carried on IE245 with handstruck framed ‘KARACHI/CANCELLED/8 DEC 33’ across Air Mail label terminating air service, includes interrupted/ delayed IE446 (multiple delays culminating in engine problems at Akyab), IE498 (undercarriage damaged at Basra and Rangoon, respectively), delays due to engine or other mechanical problems IE638 (Allahabad) and SE36 (Batavia), weather/atmospheric phenomena, etc, odd fault, generally fine, some attractive and scarcer frankings present, (27). Excellent group. (27) Sweden: Incidents 1934-39 selection of interrupted/delayed commercial covers (28), mostly to Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Sydney, (details lightly penciled on reverse of covers), confirmed by Australia arrival and/or BerlinSassnitz(Hafen) transit backstamps, includes Imperial IE300 delayed due to burst tyre at Baghdad, IE327 and 498 undercarriage damaged at Basra and Rangoon, respectively, delays due to engine or other mechanical problems IE329 (Gaza), 391 (Rangoon), 425 (Jodhpur), 476 (Allahabad), 661 (Karachi), SE36 and 80 (both Batavia) and 137 (Sourabaya), balance delayed due to weather/atmospheric phenomena, for indeterminate reason, etc, odd fault, generally good quality, some attractive and scarcer frankings present. Excellent group. (28) Thailand 1937-40 selection of commercial covers by Imperial Airways service to Australia (5) or New Zealand, varying rates in date sequence are 45s, 60s (registered at Yala), 2b 55s, 30s, and 55s and 90s, last two from Bhuket, generally fine. (6) - 1940 (Aug-Dec) selection of commercial airmail covers to Australia (4) or New Zealand via Imperial Airways Horseshoe route, three registered, one from Belgian Embassy, another Yala, various rates and frankings, odd fault, generally good. (5) - 1940 (Aug-Dec) group of commercial airmail covers from same correspondence, Huey Mood to Australia, carried by Imperial Airways via Horseshoe route, one registered with ‘Huey Moot’ mss. registration details beneath square ‘R’ handstamp, datestamps include ‘SOUTH EXPRESS’, ‘MAADYAI’, ‘TUNGSONG’, ‘HUEY MOOD’ (in black and in violet), etc, odd fault, generally good (5). Scarce lot. (5)

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AUSTRALIA | First Flight Covers A1911 Coronation Flights (Sep 9) First UK Aerial post red-brown postcard to Randwick NSW, underfranked at ½d (UK 1833P *F local delivery rate, British Empire rate was 1d) although untaxed, thin on reverse otherwise quite fine for these cards, which are Pioneer jusqu’a flight items, first day of the event. Very few recorded to Australia.

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Attractive. - (Sep 15) First UK Aerial post deep grey postcard to Sydney, correctly franked at 1d for British Empire rate, final day of the event, which is particularly rare to Australia, unusually fine. 1920 Herald Aerial Delivery violet on yellow label on Layton cover with 1½d brown KGV cancelled at Traralgon on 30JL20, AAMC #47, minor spotty staining on face. Rare. 1920 Vignettes: brown Herald & red Pals, AAMC #48a,51c, Cat $400. 1927 Cloncurry-Normanton (July 1) AAMC #106 on annotated display page. A Davis cover with 1½d Canberra strip of 3 tied Cloncurry June 30 cds, backstamped with Normanton July 1, 1927 cds. Certified as 1st flight and signed by Postmaster H. Jackson. 1929 England - Australia (May 8) cover with typewritten ‘First England-Australia/Airmail’, franked 4½d for 1½d Imperial letters surface rate + 3d Air Mail surcharge to Iraq, flown on Imperial Airways Ltd Flight IE7, which departed Croydon 11th May, arriving Baghdad 15th (Basra 16th), thence surface to Australia, Melbourne arrival 7th June on reverse, where also are ‘BCM/AIRFIELD’ guarantee handstamps (3 types). Rare. [A similar cover realised $850+ in #6.] 1929 London - Melbourne (May 9) commercial cover London to Consulate of Switzerland, Melbourne, endorsed alongside Air Mail etiquette “till Marseilles/and again in/Australia”, for airmail services to France and timed to arrive for first acceptances of Perth-Adelaide inaugural flight (AAMC #137). A rare external participant in this important domestic airmail service event. 1920s-80s Accumulation of covers including 1929 Adelaide-Perth and return with ‘Angel vignettes and Earliest Delivery labels, 1931 (Apr) Aust-GB (6, comprising 4 to GB [one of which has a solo franking of Roo SM wmk wmk 2/-], 1 to Canada, 1 to Sweden), 1931 Hobart-Melbourne ( one registered), (Nov) Aust-England (2), 1934 Aust-NZ (2 different), (July) AustN.G.-Papua, 1938 Aust-NG (2), 1951 Round Australia, 1952 Aust-Sth. Africa (6, some intermediates including 1 to Kenya), various later QANTAS flights, 1967 Rocket flights, etc, condition is very mixed. (54 items) 1931 ANA Sydney - Melbourne with 3d Air & 4½d KGV, AAMC #162 on registered long cover, unusually addressed to Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanganyika. 1931 England - Australia (Apr 4) England-Australia first experimental service (AAMC #187) apparently commercial selection, one at 1/8½d rate endorsed “Via Delhi/and Port Darwin”, odd blemish, generally fine. (5) 1931 Perth-London registered cover re-directed to Switzerland with wide array of stamps incl WA 1½d Swan, range KGV Heads and commems, 3d Roo perf ‘OS’. Cover has some faults and mss notation ‘First/Pilot Kingsford Smith’ AAMC #188. 1931 England - Australia (Apr 25) England-Australia second experimental service (AAMC #192), apparently commercial selection with varying franking compositions for 1/4d rate, odd blemish. (3) 1931-35 Variety interesting group from 1931 (May 11) Batavia-Australia AAMC #196 with special 1G Air stamp x4, (May 1) Melbourne-Hobart registered AAMC #198 esoteric franking of Victoria state issues, 1932 (Jan 7) England-Australia by Southern Star AAMC #245 with KGV 2d orange and 2/6d Seahorse. Others are AAMC #395b, 469 (GB KGV with 1934 cylinder number imprints), 470c and 522, some other oddments including two with India frankings and a Davis 1930 boomerang type. Mainly fine, cat over $550. (10) 1931 Manila-Katsuura (Japan) (Aug 14) Francis C. 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1931-35 Group with 1931 (Nov) Australia-England AAMC #222, then strong Tasmania flavour comprising 1932 (June) Launceston-Whitemark and return 2x AAMC #267 (one registered) plus AAMC #268, 1933 (Oct) Launceston-Currie AAMC #340, 1935 (Oct) Holymans Airways extension flight Sydney-Canberra AAMC #537 signed Scott and Taylor (pilots) and addressed to Ernie Crome. (6) 1931 Australia - England [1] 6d sepia, 6d sepia ‘OS’ (Cat $250 on cover) and 2d red KGV on cover to England; plus [2] 1933 Launceston - Melbourne cover, AAMC #222,322. 1932 Germany - Australia stamped cover endorsed “By Courtesy of/Capt Hans Bertram/in Junkers Seaplane/Atlantis/ Germany-Australia”, not flown owing to Atlantis becoming lost during severe storm between Timor and Darwin during evening of 15 May 1932. [See AAMC 232 group.] 1932 England - Australia (Jan 7) delayed Christmas flight to Sydney, signed by Kingsford Smith and GU Allan, with enclosed leaflet printed for the flight.

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- (Jan 7) Kingsford Smith flight (AAMC #245) selection of mostly commercial items, includes perfins, good range of frankings and rates, noted one with 1½d wmk inverted x11, some double rates with 2/6d Seahorses (5, one registered), odd fault, generally fine. Cat $125 each. Nucleus for a one-frame exhibit. (33) 1932 Netherlands Indies - Australia (Jan 7) England-Australia flight, from Bandoeng Dutch East Indies (15 Jan) to Capt Vernon D. Burgess at Mascot Aerodrome, enclosed greetings letter from M.P. Pattist (Chief pilot of the KLM Abel Tasman), scarce KNIVvL Par Avion etiquette, Sydney arrival (21 Jan). DEI not listed amongst intermediates under AAMC 245a. 1933 England - Australia (Sep 2) cover carried on first Air-Rail service in UK, endorsed “Via G.W.R. Airmail to be/hosted at Plymouth”, the service commenced by Great Western Railway on 12 Apr 1933 utilising a Westland Wessex aircraft supplied by Imperial Airways, addressed to Waverley (NSW) and bearing KGV 1½d Booklet stamp with ‘Air Mails’ label and the G.W.R. Air Mail etiquette (first British Air Mail ‘stamp’), the two tied by Plymouth Devon duplex, latter also the special diamond datestamp. A little aged, extremely rare to Australia. 1933 (3 Dec) Australia - NZ Illustrated souvenir postcard with departure and arrival cachets. No postal markings. AAMC 348. 1934 Trans-Tasman selection of four Wilcox, Smith illustrated (ex noted) covers for NZ-Australia flights by Faith in Australia (ex noted) and franked 7d brown-orange SG #550 (ex the first), comprises [1] AAMC #360 with special optd 7d light blue SG #554; [2] (Mar 29) per Southern Cross AAMC #370; [3] (Apr 14) AAMC #370 with fancy Air Mail etiquette, Sydney ‘UNCLAIMED’ cds on front, on the back Sydney red DLO alongside Wellington DLO (prob NZAMC #106b); [4] (Jul 2) AAMC #389a, plain envelope. (4) 1934 Papua - Australia Port Moresby to Townsville direct flight cover, autographed by the pilot S. Marshall, AAMC #373, Cat $250, franked with 3d black & green airmail, 2d red, 1½d, 1d & ½d Pictorials (8d total), with Port Moresby registration label, cancelled with ‘PORT MORESBY/20MR34/PAPUA’ (A1), backstamped with ‘REGISTERED/13APR34/ TOWNSVILLE’ (B2), generalized toning. 1934 MacRoberston Air Race Netherlands Indies - Australia [1] (Oct 20) Dutch East Indies-Melbourne Official flight scarce commercial cover, enclosed sweetheart letter to Melbourne from 4th Officer Nieuw Zeeland, cancelled Tandjong; [2] (Oct 16) Queen Mother Tuberculosis cover-front from Soerabja intended for this flight but with the scarce rectangular ‘RECEIVED AT PERTH TOO LATE/FOR DESPATCH BY AIR MAIL’ applied. 1934 England - Australia (Dec 8) England-Australia first regular service (AAMC #469) largely commercial selection, good range of frankings, highest an ‘AP/Cº’ perfined 18/9d, includes three scarce 6d postcard rate, 2/6d seahorses solo (4), etc, odd fault, generally fine. Cat $75 each. This was an eventful flight, Aurora damaged its undercarriage at Calcutta, and Diana damaged its tailskid at Camooweal, making it an interesting subject for an exhibit. (31) 1934 Netherlands Indies - Australia (Dec 8) England-Australia first regular service, Dutch East Indies intermediate (AAMC #469p) selection of commercial covers carried on this eventful flight, different franking compositions for the 60c rate, generally fine. (4) 1935 India - Australia 1935 (Jan-Feb) trio of commercial covers from Bombay India to Sydney/Melbourne carried by QANTAS on Imperial Airways Flights IE305, 313 and 315 (all confirmed by arrival backstamp dates), the first to be operated by QANTAS on the Singapore-Darwin leg of the UK-Australia service. See footnote below AAMC 491. [Wingent in Aircraft Movements on Imperial Airways’ Eastern Route agrees with AAMC that Feb 1935 IE315 was the first SingaporeAustralia service to be operated officially by QANTAS. However, according to ‘Lloyd’s Lists’ IE 305 and 313 had been flown from Singapore by QANTAS DH86 aircraft.] Significant group for the QANTAS specialist.

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1935 Imperial Airways England - Australia (Apr 13) flight IE331, the first service available for passenger bookings over entire Croydon-Brisbane route, a little known and rare ‘first flight’, arrived Brisbane 25 Apr, further confirmed by Melbourne arrival of 26 Apr. 1935 England - Australia Via Brindisi (May 12) first London-Brindisi thence Australia flight, 498bp, which states “Covers can be identified if they have a postmark of 11 May 1935 later than 12 noon, which was the closing time for the normal Empire Air Mail.” This attractive cover by Eustis is dated ‘8.15 PM/11 MY/35’. An underrated item, superb unopened condition. 1935 Papua - Australia (Sept 26) AAMC #524 cat $600 Port Moresby-Darwin where backstamped November 27, after flight around Australia (backstamp in Brisbane Dec 2), then finally back to Port Moresby (backstamp Dec 14). Slight aging, very scarce. 1936 Athena Accident (Sep 29) triple rate cover London to Melbourne carried on Athena, which caught fire at Delhi, AAMC #632. Unusually fine for this incident. 1938 KNILM Java - Australia (Jul 3) flight (AAMC #815) selection comprising the souvenir cover (3) franked 25c (2, different compositions) and 35c, two with framed ‘By air to Australia and/onward airtransmission”, and a rare commercial cover with the same handstamp. (4)

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Sent to company in 1886P *F Sydney, spotty. A- (Jul 31) POW free Envelope (Emery PSPE.4) with enclosed letter on official generic Concentration Camps notepaper, 1887P *F Col Holman handstamp (CA.230) and violet ‘PASSED BY/CENSOR S.D.’ both on face. The type-written letter to a friend in New York thanks him for magazines, complains about how slow the mail is and finishes by saying that sound pessimism is better than optomisim. Very rare. 1888 *F A1916 Trial Bay Inwards from Germany on plain post card, German and Col Holman censor handstamps on face. Red Cross sticker and handstamp from Vaterländisch Frauenverein (Patriotic Womens Organization). Written in German. A1917 Trial Bay Inwards from Hungary on Red Cross POW card, Hungarian and Australian censor handstamps on face. 1889P *F Written in English. 1890 *F A1918 Trial Bay Inwards from Austria on Red Cross POW reply card with both halves still attached, Austrian and Australian censor handstamps on face. Written in German. AUSTRALIA | Military - World War II Period A/A- 1941-44 Range of Censored covers by air or sea to [1] Canada, [2] GB (8, one endorsed ‘BY SOUTH AFRICAN AIRMAIL’ 1891P * at 1/6d airmail rate in 1941, one Concession rate (1d) to London by sea), [3] India 1943 double Censored cover Concession rate, [4] USA with poor ‘LADY GOWRIE’ label on reverse, interesting range of Censored labels and handstamps. Mixed condition. (14 items) AAustralia c.1940s Official stampless cover (creased) addressed “Commding Officer,/3RD Bomb Group” and showing two 1892P * strikes of very scarce framed ‘SECRET’. [The 3rd Bomb Group was active in the Papua New Guinea campaign.] A/B Middle East eight covers various dispatch pmks with six from the Lidgerwood correspondence all censored air mail to 1893 * Oatlands in Tasmania (some then redirected), five are green Active Service envelopes; plus two to Garland in Melbourne from AIF member during siege of Tobruk. Plus stockcard with various WWII Army, FPO and Brigade pmks not all Middle East and a listing of Australian Units at Tobruk April-December 1941. (20+) 1894 * A/B Naval Mail security markings cover selection, variety of handstamps (one scarce date only), bars, circles, etc, generally reasonable strikes, various censor handstamps, odd fault (6) A/B Netherlands Indies cover selection comprising different Field, Base or RAAF PO cancellations for Morotai and Borneo, 1895P * generally reasonable strikes, various censor handstamps, odd fault (9) A/B - cover selection comprising different Field or Base PO cancellations for Morotai and Borneo, generally reasonable strikes, 1896P * variety of censor handstamps, odd fault. (13) 1897 * A/B - cover selection comprising different Field, Base or RAAF PO cancellations for Morotai and Borneo, generally reasonable strikes, various censor handstamps, odd fault (11) A/B - cover selection comprising different Field or Base PO cancellations for Morotai and Borneo, generally reasonable strikes, 1898P * variety of censor handstamps (one also with tape), odd fault. (19) A/B - cover selection comprising different Field or Base PO cancellations for Morotai and Borneo, generally reasonable strikes, 1899P * variety of censor handstamps, odd fault. (15) 1900 * A/B Netherlands New Guinea cover selection with Aust FPO 167, 192 (Kogorah Comforts Fund), 197, and Air Force PO 250 and 253, fair strikes, odd fault. (5) A/B Papua - Port Moresby District cover selection comprising different Army and RAAF PO cancellations, generally 1901 * reasonable strikes, various censor handstamps, odd fault (19) B POW Singapore stampless Red Cross POW cover overprinted ‘C/o JAPANESE RED CROSS SOCIETY’ to Lt Colonel 1902P *F Webster at Salarang Barracks, Changi, endorsed “Cha” and received 20May44. Censor label on back tied with violet diamond ‘3/PASSED/BY/CENSOR/376’. A few faults. 1903 *F A- 1943 (Sep 27) stampless Red Cross POW cover overprinted ‘C/o JAPANESE RED CROSS SOCIETY’ to Lt Colonel Webster at Salarang Barracks, Changi, endorsed “Cha” and received 6May44. Censor label on back tied with violet diamond ‘3/PASSEDG/BY/CENSOR/400’. Good condition. B/C Victoria from a single correspondence with majority 1940 and early 1941 to Geelong from various theatres; either plain, 1904 * YMCA, Salvation Army or Active Service envelopes, censored and usually inscribed by Air Mail, postmarks include 1st and 3rd Brigade HQ cds. Three only outbound from Geelong in April and May 1941 each with handstamp ‘AUST. ARMY BASE P.O./Reported Missing/Date . .(signature)’ and returned. Later, two OHMS envelopes from District Accounts to the original correspondent in Geelong. A bit poignant. (21) AUSTRALIA | Military - Vietnam War Period A/A- 1967-79 Range of covers, some stampless (mss ‘POST FREE’), ‘FORCES CONCESSION RATES’ cachets, postmarks 1905 * include ‘AUST FPOs ‘1’, ‘3’ or ‘4’. noted also boxed ‘FREE/POSTED IN/HMAS PERTH/AN AUSTRALIAN/ASSET’ (5) also similar item for ‘HMAS BRISBANE’, 1979 ‘UN EMERGENCY FORCE’ cds alongside boxed AUSTAIR UNEF/Ismalia, etc. Generally fine. (28) AUSTRALIA | Postmarks 1906 * F-G 1967-2010 Circular Datestamps: accumulation, both rubber and steel types, various ‘Paid’, etc, most States represented. (few 100) AUSTRALIAN TERRITORIES | Collections and Accumulations 1907 ** A 1960s to 2000s PNG, Norfolk Island, Cocos Keeling Islands, Nauru, & AAT issues sorted in glassines, includes small quantities of higher value definitives, labelled and priced ready for resale! With retail value in excess of $2,100 this would be ideal for market trader or eBayer. Great buying at estimate. (1000s) AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY | Collections and Accumulations 1908 ** A 1957-2009 Collection in Cased ‘Lighthouse’ hingeless album. A few pre-decimal stamps missing otherwise almost complete. Numerous optd M/Ss for various shows incl 2001 ‘APTA/Melbourne/Stamp & Coin/Show’, 1995 Whales M/S (4 all different), 2008 Polar Year M/S (3, all different), 2009 South Magnetic Pole M/S (3, one special limited edition imperf [no opt]), range of part sheet issues including 1983 Regional Wildlife (10 strips), 2007 Endangered Species 10 sets in blocks, 2008 Polar Year (10 sets), plus 60 x 45c stamps also Norfolk Island 2002 Whale sheetlet, etc. Face value of recent issues $100+. Nice lot.

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AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY | Postal History 1909P * A 1957 (Jan 14) DAVIS A.N.A.R.E. Base FD cancel (APM1205) tying 1956 Olympic 2/- to airmail cover to GB with ‘VESTFOLD HILLS’ straight line cachet alongside. CHRISTMAS ISLAND | Postal Stationery - Registration Envelopes 1910P * A/A- 1972 53c Registration Envelope uprated on FDI, 1970 uprated 25c registered envelope to Australia also 1963 Pictorials on registered FDC to Victoria and few later. (7) A 1959-72 1959 30c, 1970 25c & 1972 53c, ASC #RE1-3, Cat $215. Superb fresh UN. (3) 1911P *** COCOS ISLANDS | Collections and Accumulations 1912 ** A 1963-86 Collection on loose-leaf pages, includes ms x6, apparently complete. (158) 1913 **/V A 1963-93 Collection complete in KA-BE hingeless album, also included are 1987 Cup-pex M/S, 1989 Stampshow M/S, World Stampshow M/S, 1990-91 Provisional opts, 1993 Taipei opt M/S, Retail approx $375. COCOS ISLANDS 1914 ** A 1991 45c Hector imperforate variety of SG #223. [With normal for comparison.] (2) COCOS ISLANDS | Postal History A 1945 RAF Post 301 stampless cover ‘On Active Service’ airmail cover to UK from a member of the RAF, Ceylon Air Force, 1915 * with a three page enclosure from No. 2250881, ACI Simmons H.R., Section H, Section 301, RAF, Ceylon Air Force, who was stationed on Cocos. A scarce item. A1955 (Nov 23) inauguration of postal services under Australia admin, a specially designed two-colour illustrated cover 1916 * AAMC #1354d, of a type not seen by us before, addressed to Ralph B. Wilson at Santa Barbara, USA. Franked 6d Kooka P15x14 SG #130 block of four. Small storage-related faults. NAURU 1917 ** A 1975-76 Imperforate colour separations and proofs, 1975 South Pacific Conference in 7 pairs, 1976 Return from Truk in 12 blocks of 4. (19) 1918 **/* A 1916-23 ‘NAURU’ At Base [1] ½d green marginal block of 4 with ‘I16’ control number; [2] 1d bright scarlet BRC block of 4 with control ‘H16’; [3] 1d bright scarlet BRC strip of 3 with control ‘I16’ 1919 * A - original set of 10 (no 1½d nor 2d Die II) SG #1-12 range on registered small env to Norwood (London SE 19) with each adhesive tied s/ring cds ‘P.O.PLEASANT ISLAND/NO22/19/(NAURU)’ alongside violet rectangle registration handstamp (no. 938 in mss). Backstamps Sydney and London transits, Norwood arrival. Wouldn’t be philatelic, would it?. 1920P * A- B1 1916-23 Seahorses Waterlow Printing 5/- rose-carmine, SG #17, BRC perf repaired. RPSL Certificate. Significantly under-catalogued, Buckingham states p.67 “certainly seems as scarce as the 10/- indigo”, a stamp which catalogues at £11,000. 1921P ** A 1916-23 Seahorses DLR Printing 5/- bright carmine BRC block of 4 with overprint sloping about 2mm to left, SG #22, hinged in margin only. Buckingham when talking about this flaw on the 10/- states pp 70-1 “This variation appears on no other Nauru Seahorse values seen by the author”. Previously unrecorded. 1922 * A A1 - 5/- bright carmine, SG #22, Cat £100. A lovely stamp. 1923P * A B1 - 10/- deep bright blue, SG #23d, Cat £500. NAURU | Stamps on Cover 1924 * A/A- 1935-99 Cover Range Mostly Registered including 1937 Coronation 3 sets on registered covers, 1966 Decimal Definitives (14) on 2 registered ‘Wesley’ FDCs, few ‘Officials’, also noted 1937-48 Ships to 9d on eight 1950 covers to Australia. Generally fine. (26) NAURU | Postal History A 1918 Use of NWPI 4d Orange tied by fine strike of ‘P.O.PLEASANT ISLAND/MY 15/1918/(NAURU)’ cds on registered 1925 * cover to England. NEW GUINEA | ‘G.R.I.’ Overprints 1926 V A- A1 1914-15 Second Setting 2d on 20pf ultramarine with kiss print producing double overprint, SG #19, cancelled with violet double-oval Rabaul, small thin. NEW GUINEA | ‘G.R.I.’ Overprints | Official Stamps 1927P */** A 1915 1d on 3pf Brown and 1d on 5pf Green both optd ‘OS’, SG #O1-2, Cat £106, latter marginal (with inscription at top) and unmounted. NEW GUINEA | ‘N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS’ Overprints 1928P **/* A C1 1915-16 KGV SingleWmk 1d carmine-red Die II (abc) strip of 3 [II/9,15,21], top unit mtd. 1929P * A- 4d chrome-yellow (c), toned gum, centred to right. SG #70b, Cat £250. 1930 **/* A/B 1915-16 Kangaroos 1stWmk 6x4 block of 24 SG #74 with three units * (bottom row only) and four with light gum tone. Comprises six (abc) strips of three all ** plus horiz strip of six (the bottom row) all type (c) 3**/3*. Very fresh appearance. (24) 1931P **/* A B2 - 2½d, 9d and 1/- SG 74, 79 & 81 types (abc) strips of 3 all fresh ** ex 2½d type (b) light hinge trace. Very minor perf imperfections, good centring, min retail $675. Excellent value (9) 1932P * A B1 - 3d yellow-olive Die I (a), SG #76. 1933P * A A1 - 10/- grey & pink (a), SG #84. Superb. 1934P * A B1 - 10/- grey & pink (b), SG #84. 1935P F A A1 - 10/- grey & pink (b), SG #84, cancelled with fine Rabaul of 26?E17. 1936P * A C1 - 10/- grey & pink (c), SG #84 1937P * A B1 - £1 brown & ultramarine (a), SG #85 (retail $850), fine. 1938P * A B1 - £1 brown & ultramarine (c), SG #85, with off-centre & sloping overprint. Not seen by us on high-values. A rarity. 1939P **/* A B2 1915-16 Kangaroos 2ndWmk 6d, 9d and 1/- SG 88-90 types (abc) very fresh strips of 3, 6d and 9d type (b) ** with others hinge remains. Very minor perf imperfections, very good centring ex 1/- o/c right, min retail $265 (as all *). Excellent value. (9) 1940P F A A1 - 2/- brown (b), SG #91, Cat £110, fine RABAUL cds. 1941P * A- B1 - 2/- brown (c), SG #91, gum slightly aged. 1942P * A- A1 - 5/- grey and yellow (a), SG #92, Cat £70 (retail c$150), light pencil notation on back, hinge rems, fresh. 1943P * A A1 - 5/- grey & yellow with purple-black overprint (c), SG #92. Exceptional quality. 1944P * A A2 - 5/- grey & yellow (c), SG #92, with break in coast line east of Cape Londonderry [R58]. 1945P **/* A B2 1915-16 Kangaroos 3rdWmk 2d and 3d Die I SG 94 & 96, two each types (abc) very fresh vertical strips of 3, all units with hinge remains except one 2d type (c) and one 3d type (b). Very minor perf imperfections, very good centring ex one 3d o/c right, min retail $180 (as all *). Excellent value. (12) 1946P * A A2 - £1 brown & blue (a), SG #99, retail $625+. One short perf. 1947P V A A1 - £1 brown & blue (b), SG #99, very light Radio Station cancel

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- £1 brown & blue (c), SG #99, retail $625+, with broken tail on roo BW #52(V)d. 1918 ‘One Penny’ Surcharges 1d on 5d brown KGV SG 100 with fine Rabaul cds. 1918-23 KGV Single Wmk 1d red Die I-II-II-I strip of 4, SG #103,103b. - 1d carmine-red block of 12 [IV/31-34,48-41,44-47] with DieIISubstitutedcliché [34], thin G [40] & coloured flaw outside right frame opposite emu’s neck [46], 5 units mtd, on annotated page. 1952 ** A B1 - 4d orange block of 30 [2R31-60] with break in upper right frame & dot over FO & white flaw on 2nd lowest wattle at left & dot over FO (erroneously allocated to plate 1 in BW), plus numerous other flaws indicated that this is an early state of the plate. 6 units mounted. 1953 **/* A/A- 1918-23 Kangaroos 3rdWmk 2d grey Die IIA block of 30 [3R1-30] with break in top of value circle & white flaw over LIA. 8 units mounted, few toned perfs on bottom row. 1954 **/* A - 2d grey Die IIA block of 30 [3L31-60] with broken ‘d’ in value circle & white flaws over ALIA - uncatalogued corrected state. 6 units mounted, generally fine. 1955 **/* A - 2½d indigo, SG 107, forme of 30 [2L1-30] with varieties Islands East of Cape York [11], Heavy Coastline to WA [1/7/13/19/ 25] & Islands South of WA Coastline. Generally fine 20 MUH/10 M. Ex Colonel Evans. 1956 ** A/A- - 3d greenish olive block of 24 [1L31-54], 10 stamps being Die II with 5 Die I-II pair, left vertical row including Die II x3, SG #109,a,ab as hinged retail c.$4,500, some gum toning on left row, slight separation, otherwise fresh unmounted. 1957 ** A B1 - 3d olive forme of 30 [1L31-60] with units 37,38,43-47,49-51 & 55-59 all being Die II. An outstanding exhibition piece. 1958 F A C3 - 5/- grey & yellow, SG #116, fine Rabaul of 20MR18, few short perfs at base. 1959P ** A B1 - 10/- grey & deep aniline pink with doubling below Bight, Gulf of Carpentaria etc due to kiss print. Ceremuga certificate. Very rare. 1960 * A 1918-23 KGV New Colours [1] 4d blue, SG #124 with left frame broken at top [2L7] (BW #112(2)d); [2] 4d blue pair [1L12], SG #124. NEW GUINEA | ‘N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS’ Overprints | Official Stamps 1961P V A B1 1919-23 KGV Single Wmk Perf ‘OS’ 5d brown, SG #O5. 1962P * A 1919-23 Kangaroos 3rd Wmk Perf ‘OS’ 1/- emerald, SG #O11, Cat £275, tiny hinge thin, very presentable example. 1963P * A1919-23 KGV New Colours Perf ‘OS’ 2d orange, SG #O18, Cat £110, rough perfs at left, disturbed gum? 1964P * A- 4d violet, SG #O20, Cat £170, minor tone spots at top. 1965P W A B1 - 4d violet, SG #O20, Cat £170, part og. NEW GUINEA | ‘N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS’ Overprints | Postal History 1966 *F C 1918 use of 1d red KGV (c), cancelled with light ‘RABAUL/28FE18/.’ to Brisbane, straight-line ‘PASSED CENSOR/ 5FEB1918/RABAUL’ crowned oval (sic - B1) on face, Sydney machine transit of MR12 also on face, stamp folded over when cover sealed and slit through when opened. NEW GUINEA | Mandated Territory Issues 1967P * A 1925-27 Huts complete set of 13, SG #125-36, (retail $575). 1968P * A 1931 Huts Ovpt Airmail complete set of 13, SG #137-49, Cat £250, fresh mint. 1969P * A 1931 Dated Birds complete set of 13, SG #150-62, Cat £400. Under-rated. 1970P * A 1931 Dated Birds Overprinted Airmail complete set of 14, SG #163-76, Cat £300. Fresh mint. 1971P * A 1932-34 Undated Bird Airs complete set of 16, SG #190-203 (retail $375). Fresh mint. 1972P * A/A- 1932 Bulolo Airs 5/- (tiny gum thin) and 10/- very fresh near perfect centring SG #201-2, retail c$400. (2)

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1935 Bulolo Airs £5 green Panelli forgery. Extremely scarce, a “used” example realised $1,100+ in Auction 8.

NEW GUINEA | Mandated Territory Issues | Official Stamps 1974P * A 1931 Dated Birds complete set of 11, SG #O31-41. NEW GUINEA | Mandated Territory Issues | Postal History 1975P * A1940-41(C) ‘OPENED BY CENSOR’ Labels on 4 covers to the same addressee in the US, all from the Catholic Mission in Kokopo (one endordsed ‘written in French’, 2 others typed ‘Printed Matter’) with boxed ‘Passed by Censor/T.N.G No.1 (or 2) handstamps. Condition is fair to poor. A 1917 (Nov 26) Registered Censored Cover to Switzerland bearing simplified ½d to 1/- overprints with Rabaul cancels. 1976P * (All overprints are Type ‘c’). A1920s -1947 Selection of Covers including two 1929-31 Hut covers to France, one to Holland, all from Catholic Mission, 1977P * Vuna Pope, New Britain, also few other covers incl 1941 Censored Airmail cover to Australia. Fair to poor. (7 items). 1978P * AFirst Day Cover Range including 1934 Declaration (2, one registered), 1935 Jubilee (2, both registered and dated 11 Jul 35, from Kokoda and Buna Bay), 1937 Coronation (3, all registered and 2 have Port Moresby cds varieties) also 1935 cover to NSW and WWII Censored ‘H.M.A./Ship’ cover to Tas. Poor to good. (9) NORFOLK ISLAND | Collections and Accumulations 1979 **/* A/A- 1947-66 Interesting Range on Leaves comprising Ball Bay white paper ½d sheet of 40, 1d block of 12 with normal for comparison, 1953 Pictorial 10d imprint block of 16, 1958 Surcharges 7d imprint blocks of 6 and 12, 8d imprint blocks of 6 and 20, 1960 Surcharges 1/1d imprint block of imprint of 20, 2/5d and 2/8d imprint blocks of 12, Christmas with imprints 1961 block of 6, 1962 block of 30, 1963 block of 20, 1966 Surcharges the 14 values to $1 in blocks between 15-20, imprints where applicable, occasional tone, majority unmounted. (100s)

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1947-93 Collection complete in KA-BE hingeless album also with Ball Bay White papers (4), 1960-62 10/- Bird optd ‘SPECIMEN’. Exceptional value. 1970s-80s issues mostly in blocks of 4, some larger blocks and M/S including ‘84 UPU Centenary, 50 years of Scouting. FV $380. (100s)

NORFOLK ISLAND 1982P ** A/A- 1959 New Colours set of two in imprint blocks of 4, SG #6a,12a, 3d has small concealed hole in one unit. NORFOLK ISLAND | Postal History A1940 cover to Sydney bearing ½d Kangaroo block of 4 tied by ‘NORFOLK ISLAND/24AP40/AUST’ datestamp, reverse 1983P *F with framed ‘Passed by/Censor 2/NORFOLK ISLAND’ cachet in violet. A 1947 (May 14) commercial airmail cover to USA bearing very scarce franking of Ball Bay 2/- bistre tied by unusually clear 1984P * strike of ‘NORFOLK ISLAND/AUST’ cds, enclosed letter headed “Middlegate/Norfolk Island” has social commentary (nothing philatelic mentioned!). 1985P *F A 1964 airmail covers (2) to same correspondent in Germany bearing variety of contemporary frankings for correct 2/3d airmail rate. Scarce. A/B 1980-90s selection of commercial airmail covers from same correspondence (Mail Order firm in Australia) comprising 1986P * different franking compositions during 22c to 45c rate regimes, mostly fine, hard-to-source material. PAPUA | Collections and Accumulations 1987P U/C A 1901-34 Oddments Including 1907-11 ½d & 2d blocks of 4, 1916-21 2/6d, 1917 ‘ONE PENNY’ opts, few airmail opts, plus registered piece with perf ‘OS’ 2/6d tied to piece, 1d x2 with different Stamp Duty opts, etc. Also 1933 2d cover Post Moresby to GB with Rift in cloud variety (scarce on cover). (27 items). 1988P */U A/A- 1916-31 Bi-Colour Lakatois incl Rift flaws on used 1d & mint 2d pair & mint TLC block of 4, 1½d POSTACE in corner pair & used single x2, 2½d flaw in sky x2, Perf ‘OS include 1/6d mono (Cat £80), 1910 1/- black & orange, 1d Harrison imprint strip of 3. mainly mint in good condition. (27 blocks & singles). PAPUA 1989P **/* A/A- 1901-05 Lakatoi Wmk Vertical ThickPaper 6d black & myrtle-green TLC block of 4, SG #14, retail $320, slight creasing not visible at front. Three units MUH. 1990P * A1906 British New Guinea optdLargePapua 4d black & sepia wmk horizontal SG #17, 6d black & green wmk vertical SG #26 horiz pair. Slightly tropicalised gum, nicely centred with good colours, total retail c$525. (3) 1991P F A- B2 1911 2/6d Black & Brown TypeC SG #83, Cat £120 (retail $175); just o/c high, some slight evidence of cleaning, light corner cds. 1992 ** A1916-31 Bi-Colours 2d purple-brown & brown-lake, 2½d myrtle & ultramarine & 4d brown & orange all in Harrison imprint blocks of 20, SG #96,97,99, gum a bit aged. 1993P ** A1921 ‘TWO PENCE’ Surcharge With CrackedCliche in Mullett imprint block of 10, odd small tonespot. 1994P U A 1931 Surcharges [1] Cooke printing 1/3d on 5/-, [2] Harrison and [3] Ash 9d on 2/6d, all in blocks of 4 with light cds cancels, SG #123-124,126, Cat £166. (12) 1995 * A 1932-40 Pictorials album page with 3d imprint pair, 4d, 1/3d, 2/- imprint pair & single and 2/6d imprint pair, Cat £125++. PAPUA | Official Stamps 1996 V A 1910-11 Large ‘PAPUA’ Perf ‘OS’ 6d black & myrtle-green TRC block of 4, plus four singles, three plated as Pos 4, 25 & 28, SG #O34, all CTO’d Port Moresby 28AUG11. (8) PAPUA | Postal Stationery - Registration Envelopes 1997P *** A 4d Orange Lakatoi on Buff Stock small standard format HG C2, only 1,000 issued, very fine example. PAPUA | Postal History A1930 (Feb 22) cover (little creased) Port Moresby to Christchurch endorsed “PER AIR MAIL” and bearing 1½d for British 1998P * Empire rate and 3d AIR MAIL ovpt for Australian internal airmail service. Rare early jusqu’a airmail item to NZ. PAPUA | First Flight Covers A 1925 (13 Jul) cover Port Moresby to Philadelphia bearing 3d (partly affixed by local glue), endorsed “Per/AIR MAIL/via 1999P *F Sydney/& San Francisco”, with additional franking of US 8c Air Post strip of three tied by ‘SEATTLE.WASH./AUG 21/4 PM/ SEAT.TERM.STA./1925’ duplex cancels, backstamped New York (AUG 24). AAMC #P1a (15 covers reported to exist). A very early air mail item for Papua, possibly the earliest of the few Papua/US combinations recorded. Our estimate is very reasonable considering that AAMC #P2 carried 50 covers and has Cat $17,500!!! [The 1924 Australian Post Office Guide authorized the combination use of Australian (or Papuan) and US stamps where use of the transcontinental airmail service out of San Francisco was required. The surface rate of 3d per oz. to US was payable in addition to American air mail fee, which for Chicago-New York Zone was 1/1d per oz, or 24c in US Air Post stamps if the sender had access to such.] PAPUA | Postmarks 2000 S A/A- 1901-07 Selection: with [1] Rays ‘148’ (Lee S1) x2 and 1d with ‘336’ BN, both from Thursday Island; [2] BNG Relief cds ‘/23 MY 05/BRITISH NEW GUINEA’ (Lee 80A), provisionally allocated to Ioma (fault); [3] Small ‘Papua’ opt 6d with part ‘[POSTAG]E PAID /....’ cancel (Lee 109) 2001 D A 1905-13: [1] ‘ASSISTANT RESIDENT MAGISTRATE, KOKODA, N.D./”1/10/05”/*’ (Lee Type 67) handstamp tying 1d Lakatoi to part ‘O[[HMS]’] piece; [2] ‘CAPE NELSON. N.E.D/5FEB13/PAPUA’ cds (2 stirikes, one partial) (Lee Type 82) tying 4d pair to piece. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Australian Stamps) 2002 U A/B 1944-52: selection on stamps and piece, includes Rabaul, Port Moresby, Lae, Bulolo, Sohana, Lorengau, values to 1/6d. (25) PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Collections and Accumulations 2003P ** A 1952-2008 7-Seas Hingless Albums (2) almost complete (ex SPECIMENS & Postage Dues) including 1994 Provisional opts, M/S(s) & opts, etc, few 70s issues toning apparent, highly colourful, strong in thematics, also noted extra 1991 Bird 10k plus 1993 unissued strip of 4 ‘Conservation/Parrots’ issue, very high retail value. (100’s) 2004 **/CTO A Modern Stock of blocks including imprints, miniature sheets, coils, 1c Framas (over 70 unused, probably similar number CTO), two 1973 7c booklets (Olivetti and LF Burney advertisements). All appear 1970s and 1980s decimals except for 14x sets 1965 Canoe Prows in blocks of 4 and 10. High retail over $400, clean lot. (100s) PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2005P ** A 1995 Peter to Rot Beatification se-tenant strip of 3 with surcharge omitted, SG #746a, Cat £120.

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