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Section 2 will commence at 3:00pm AUSTRALIA | KGV - Large Multiple Watermark 380 * A/A- ½d Green [1] white flaw adjoining kangaroo’s back [5L11 - #65(5)d] on gutter strip of 5; PLUS single wmk [2] white spot below emu’s breast [5L42]; [3] small break in left frame [6L16], wrinkled; [4] small white spot on back of King’s head [6L47]; [5] retouch to crack through King’s ear [6L54 - #63(6)i]

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$90

A- A2 ½d Green Watermark Sideways with crown pointing to right as viewed from back BW #65aa, Cat $40,000. One of Australia’s great philatelic rarities. Very light stain on back probably removable, part Western Australia machine cancel (but not the example referred to in BW). Fantastic new discovery. $25,000

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½d Green bluish green shade thin paper block of four, BW #65Aac – Cat $800 (mounted and unmounted prices are transposed in catalogue), superb centring, fresh unmounted mint. ½d Green SW corner broken [7L44 - BW #65(7)d] in perf ‘OS’ block of 6 (2x3), MUH with couple of small creases. ½d Green marginal strip of 3, top unit with Thin fraction at right [5R43], lower units MUH. ½d Green thin fraction at right [5R43], BW #65(5)m, Cat $250. ½d Green CA monogram lower right corner block of 24, showing variety thin fraction at right, BW #65(5)m,z, one unit tiny tone spot. Nice block. ½d Green BRC block of 12 (6x2) with part Harrison COMMQNWEALTH one line imprint, includes catalogued flaws white flaw in dark area above LIA, SW corner shaved & white gash behind King’s ear (65(7)o,p,q), BW #65(7)z, Cat $450 as imprint block of 4, 3 units *. 1d Carmine-Pink Cooke Printing BW #73A, Cat $400, centred to right, Drury certificate. 1d Carmine-Pink Cooke Printings BW #73A. with part ‘HELP TO WIN....’ slogan. Centred to left.

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1d Rose-Red Cooke Printings BW #73B (SG 49b), Cat $10,000, trivial natural paper inclusion, does not detract from this very rare stamp. RPSV certificate. A- B1 1d Rose-Red Cooke Printings BW #73B (SG 49b), Cat $7,500, some gum disturbance and minor crease in BRC. Drury certificate. A A1 1d Rose-Red Cooke Printings BW #73B (SG 49b,), with fine clear ‘ELLIGIBLES ENLIST’ slogan, very well centred with good perfs. Ceremuga certificate. A B1 1d Deep Red Cooke Printing BW #73C. Drury certificate. A C1 1d Deep Red Cooke Printing BW #73C, centred to left. Very rare shade.

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$3,600 $5,000 $6,000 $5,000

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1d Carmine Harrison Printing shades (hinged ex noted) stated to be carmine-rose (G104) x2 incl left marginal ** break in left frame [V/31] Cat $350; deep carmine-rose (G105) x5, couple hinged with faults, two ** incl top marginal, the other top and bottom right corner comp marks possibly V/54; and perhaps carmine (aniline) (G107) x2 **. Fresh appearance, cat $c.600 (ex two obviously faulty). (9) 1d Carmine Harrison Printing mainly fine BW #74 group, centring varies with c50% cds and stated to comprise [1] carmine-rose (G104) x13 incl secret mark [VII/1]; [2] deep carmine-rose (G105) x12 incl Roo’s tongue out [III/56], right frame gash [VI/55]; [3] pale carmine-rose x5 incl run N - second state [VIII/60]; [4] carmine (aniline) x5 incl left frame break [V/31] and ‘OS’ perfin. Min cat $1,100, good value lot. (35) 1d Pale Carmine-Rose Harrison Printing (prob ‘G106’) BW #74C, tied to long commercial envelope of Colonial Gas Association Ltd by 1920 Melbourne number ‘23’ cds. Small peripheral faults, rare solo use. 1d Carmine Harrison Printing Perf ‘OS’ quite a deep shade with maybe a hint of aniline, major variety flaw under neck, BW #74(4)bh, Cat $200+. [NB: perf ‘OS’ varieties cat (and retail) 2x normal.] 1d Carmine Harrison Printing appears carmine-rose shade with [1] variety RA joined BW #74(4)j o/c a bit high with some woolly perfs; [2] vertical pair [VI/40,46] with NW corner bite & crown slopes down left to right, small faults. Nice trio.

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1½d Black-Brown Die I block of 4 wmk inverted, BW #84a, retail $600. 1½d Black-Brown Die I very thin paper top marginal block of 4 [2L25-26,31-32], BW #84aa (SG #51a), Cat $160, unit 25 with 1½ joined at base in LVT, the worn TLC not apparent yet on unit 26. 1½d Black-Brown Die I very thin paper top marginal block of 4, BW #84aa (SG #51a), Cat $160. 1½d Black-Brown perf ‘OS’ on Victorian Railways acknowledgement Postcard, BW #84ba, Cat $150. 1½d Black-Brown Die I plate 1 Harrison imprint block of 4, BW #84z, Cat $300, a few light tonespots on top right unit. 1½d Brown Die I Plate 4 Harrison imprint block of 4 with flaw on T of POSTAGE [4L60], BW #86z, Cat $400.

$300

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½d Green (shades) selection comprising very scarce solo for 1918 Printed matter (unsealed rate), pair + single on lettersheet, and combination to USA. Generally fine, this wmk. Scarcer on cover than BW would suggest. ½d Yellowish-Green single and strip of 4 on 1918 (July 15) cover from Sydney to United States, unusually with no censor markings. ½d Green Perf ‘OS’ comprising [1] singles (2) on wrapper Melbourne to Geraldton where unclaimed; [2] ½d + 1½d on scarce ‘COMMERCIAL PAPERS’ (handstamped) envelope for ‘5/22nd Infantry Hawthorn & Kew’, official envelope Melbourne to Camberwell.

$180 $75 $225

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1d Red Harrison Printing on combination covers to USA, comprising; [1] 1d pale carmine-rose singles (2) + 1½d + 3d Kangaroo posted on board ship and cancelled by Vancouver slogan (one 1d uncancelled); [2] 1d deep carmine-red + 1½d x3 tied by Malvern cds, attractive and scarce franking compositions for second weight step Foreign letters. 1d Carmine-Rose Harrison Printing extremely rare solo franking tied by poor T.O.Barrakee (Vic) cds to 1920 (21 Jul) cover (little discoloured) endorsed “Printed Matter only” to Ulverstone. Underpays 1½d Printed matter although untaxed.

$550 $675

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1d Carmine-Rose Harrison Printing (prob ‘G104’) BW #74A (cat $200 on cover), tied to plain envelope to San Francisco by 1920 Sydney machine slogan and alongside, 1½d brown LM wmk BW #86 tied Sydney numeral ‘30’ cds same time and date. Still underpaid so handstamped ‘N.S.W./T/10’ shield type tying the 1d adhesive as well. Small peripheral faults. 1d Carmine-Rose shades selection comprising rare solo for printed matter (on Shierlaw front), and in combinations with 1½d purple-brown for domestic and foreign letter rate (underpaid but untaxed), the latter roughly opened. (3)

413

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1d Dull Green and Single wmk 4d olive, both perf ‘OS’, tied by Registered Elizabeth St cds to 1925 (12 Mar) Official cover (265x110mm) to Mortlake, red registration label, two Melbourne backstampings. The 1d Official very scarce on cover. [5d: 1d Printed matter rate x2 + 3d registration.] 1d Sage-Green solo franking tied by Adelaide double-circle cds to 1924 (16 Jul) Kodak pocket folder, replete with range of original photos of a WWI-related nature from the Middle East, several showing soldiers recovering in hospital, addressed to American River. A scarce solo use of this printing.

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1½d Black-Brown Perf ‘OS’ tied to 1919 Official postcard Melbourne to Marysborough, and cover Perth to Guildford where unclaimed, variety of associated markings and ‘Returned to Sender’ label on reverse. A/A- 1½d Brown selection of solo frankings (4), comprising Letter rate advertising cover, British Empire postcard to South 416 *F Africa, and underpaid for Foreign letter rate to USA and Sweden, respective Postage dues affixed, last additionally with Censor label. (4) AUSTRALIA | KGV - No Watermark

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1d Green perf ‘OS’, BW #79ba, Cat $150 (retail $175). Almost imperceptible spot lower margin, very fresh. [Also 1½d with very suspect perfin, ie larger holes with irregular spacing and some tears between - excellent reference copy.] (2) 418 F A A1 1d & 1½d Perf ‘OS’ well centred duo, BW #79ba, 90ba, Cat $250 (SG #O86-7). ½d with violet cds, 1½d with mostly datestamp portion of Melbourne machine cancel. Small imperfections, scarce stamps. (2) 419 **/* A B1 1d Green fresh block of 4 with double variety distorted ONE PENNY and thin ONE PENNY [VIII/13 & 14], BW #79(4)k,l, both light single hinge trace, (other units **). 420 ** A C1 1½d Red Die I plate 17 Harrison imprint strip of 4, BW #90za, Cat $450, unit 17R55 with horizontal white flaw on top left border of LVT. AUSTRALIA | KGV - No Watermark | Stamps on Cover

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1d Dull Green and Single wmk 4d olive, both perf ‘OS’, tied by Registered Elizabeth St cds to 1925 (10 Jun) Official cover (265x110mm) to Mortlake, two Melbourne backstampings. The 1d Official rare on cover. [5d: 1d Printed matter rate x2 + 3d registration.] 1½d Red (shades) solo frankings (2) of Aug-Sep 1924 for Domestic postcard (overpays 1d rate) and British Empire letter (minor blemishes), a much scarcer printing on cover than catalogue would suggest. (2)

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1926-30 Perf ‘OS’ Set of 14 complete SG #O97-111 (retail c$415) with both shades 1½d red, both 2d red and 3d blue dies. All neat postal cds ex corner CTO ½d, 5d and 1/4d. Key 4½d has appearance of a dry ink. (14) 424 U A/A- Varieties with cds ex noted comprising ½d orange x3 shades [8L7] (part slogan cancel), [8R27], [9L60]; 1d green x2, first states [VI/21], [VII/37] (machine slogan); off-centre 2d red-brown Perf ‘OS’ x2, [6R9] and [16R60] cat $150 each; 4d greenish olive [4R60]. Some difficult varieties here, min cat $565. (8) 425 **/* A/A- ½d to 1/4d set of eight, SG #85-93, retail c$1500, mainly well-centred and fresh (surprisingly the 1d green is the other perf, and faulty too, so not counted). The 3d Die Ia Type A, the 1/4d quite a deep shade. (8) AUSTRALIA | KGV - Small Multiple Watermark Perf 14

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½d Orange wmk inverted marginal block of 9 from base of sheet, four units with small blemishes, a little perf separation. ½d Orange perf ‘OS’ right interpanneau marginal single, BW #67ba, Cat $200 (POR in most retail lists). Plus 1d green and 1½d scarlet BW #80ba & 91bb. (3) A A1 ½d Orange perf ‘OS’ pair right unit with cut in left wattles and top of crown [8R10], BW #67ba, Cat $280+. A B1 1d Green block of 4 from Pane VII with three major varieties wattle line (hardly visible, probably partly fixed by make-ready) and nick near top of left frame both *, flaw under neck - State II retouched and adjacent unit **, BW #80(4)f,g,ha, Cat $250+. Strong colour, very good block. A/B B1 1d Green fresh block of 4 [VII/31-32,37-38] (some separation) with three major varieties wattle line - state II, tick in LVT VII/31 cat $125, nick top of left frame VII/32 (small tear at top), flaw under neck - state III re-entry VII/37 cat $250, minor variety projection on ‘Y’ of ‘PENNY’ VII/38. Strong colour, BW #80(4)fa,g,hb, Cat c$400 (as singles).

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$700 $120 $150 $140 $200


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1d Green in SW corner vertical pair from Pane VIII with two varieties white spot SE corner VIII/54 and the scarce run ‘N’ - second state VIII/60, BW #80(4)q,sa, cat $230. Couple minor bends in left selvedge, one extends into VIII/54, very well centred. 1d Green Plate 4 Mullett imprint block of 4 with major varieties Ferns and RA joined both ** (as is VIII/55) BW #80(4)z. The RA joined variety is very scarce with this wmk & perf (singles are POR in most retail lists) with the retouch more commonly found. 1½d Red Die II imprint blocks of four with [1] Ash golden scarlet shade believed from Plate 1 BW #91I(1)zb 2*/2** (retail $140 as singles); [2] Mullett common shade Plate 2 BW #91(2)za 2*/2** (retail $90 as singles) with distinctive variety scratch in front of king’s head [2L54]. Fresh colours. 1½d Golden Scarlet Die II irregular marginal block of 7 clearly ex BW #B34 booklet (staple holes in selvedge) BW #91, Cat $210 (retail $315). PLUS similar shade P13½x12½ SW corner marginal irregular block of 14 prob BW #92K cat $112 (retail $280) o/c low right. PLUS 1930 ‘TWO PENCE’ on 1½d surcharge BW #101 imprint block of 8, vertical part imprint 2x6 block of 12 (both Plate 1 or 2), top full margins block of 18, cat c$135. (59)

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1½d Red Die II Translucent Paper appears Plate 4 lower right corner block of 4 with selvedge and upper pair *, lower pair **, major variety double perf (perforated each side of the broken Jubilee lines) BW #91aa/ba. Just o/c, couple light gum spots, fresh colour. (4) A B1 1½d Red Die II Translucent Paper rose-red shade SW corner block of four 3**/*, BW #91aa, Cat $450 (current retail much higher). Centred slightly high, pencil ‘1.12.26’ in selvedge (date of purchase?), good colour. A- C1 1½d Red Die II wmk inverted Plate 3 dot block of 4 BW #91a(3)z, Cat $400 (BW page 4/186, Note 2). All stamps ** (selvedge hinge rems), lower left unit has distinctive variety left wattles flaw on lowest leaf which specialists recognize as being in several states. Small bends and stain in selvedge and between upper and lower right units.

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1½d Red Die II scarce Plate 1a Mullett imprint pair part BW #91(1a)za (cat $1,000 as block of 4), the imprint with very distinctive damaged ‘A’ of ‘AUSTRALIAN’ and position 1aL60 with right frame compartment marks, later state, without the further deterioration of the imprint and other BSAP-listed features. [See Lot 439] 1½d Red Die II scarce Plate 1a Mullett imprint pair part BW #91(1a)za (cat $1,000 as block of 4), the imprint with very distinctive damaged ‘A’ of ‘AUSTRALIAN’ and position 1aL60 with right frame compartment marks, later state, with further deterioration of the imprint and appearance of other BSAP-listed features. [See Lot 438] 1½d Red Die II two contiguous blocks of four each 2*/2** [2L2-3,8-9,13-14,19-20], several containing BSAP-listed minor varieties (mostly 2nd states). More importantly, each block illustrates two indented roughly parallel line inking flaws running top to bottom slightly at an angle through posns 2-3, 8-9, 14 and 20 plus another less pronounced single line with similar profile at right in posn 9. Very noticeable from the back and would appear to have been caused by some foreign matter (threads of some sort) on the printing plates. Striking blocks. (8)

$300 $300

$200

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1½d Red Die II void corner - 1st correction & void corner - 3rd correction, BW #91(2)ea, Cat $150 (2) 1½d Red Die II Type B re-entry - duplicated shading behind roo in block of 4, BW #91(4)ea. 2d Red-Brown Die I perf ‘OS’ right marginal vertical pair, BW #98ba, Cat $1,700, minor toning on rear. A very nice pair! 2d Red-Brown Die I perf ‘OS’, BW #98ba, Cat $850 (retail c$475). Couple miniscule natural inclusions seen from back only, just o/c, very fresh. 2d Red-Brown Die I perf ‘OS’ x26 cds BW #98ba, cat $100 each. Amazing value. (26) 2d Red-Brown Die I marginal pair [16L3-4] unit 4 with large white flaw in left value tablet, BW #98(16)f, 1 non-varietal unit MLH 2d Red-Brown Die I BRC block of 4 [16R53-4,59-60] with “plate dot”, unit 53 with damaged upper frame at left and shading below & unit 60 with white flaws right of left value tablet and through A of POSTAGE, N of PENCE & emu’s body, BW #98(16)n,q, Cat $600+, 1 non-varietal unit hinged. 3d Blue Die Ia with nice dull blue offset, gum evenly toned. Not recorded by BW.

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3d Blue Die Ia gutter block of 10, position [L22-24, 28-30, R19-20,25-26], unit 19 ‘Type B’, unit 25 Retouch at back of emu’s head. BW #105f, Cat $1,750. High retail value.

$600

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3d Blue Die Ia Type B interpanneau pair from top of Plate 4 positions L6 and R1 with both units ** (gutter hinge) and unusually with part of the Mullett imprint in the top selvedge (ie the imprint at the bottom of the upper plate). (2) 3d Blue Die Ia plate 4 top marginal gutter pair with part imprint in top margin, both units Type B, BW #106, Cat $200++. This, and the corresponding pair in plate 3, are the only Type B gutter pairs possible.

$120 $300

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3d Blue Die Ia scarce solo franking for double domestic letter rate tied by Melbourne slogan to 1927 (10 Dec) cover to Hawthorn, stamp shows distinct flaw above ‘IA’ [3,4R11] 3d Blue Die Ia Type A perf ‘OS’ wmk inverted, BW #106aa, Cat $150. 3d Blue Die Ia perf ‘OS’ Type A wmk inverted, appears dull blue shade BW #106Caa, Cat $150 (retail rather higher these days). Neat corner cds. 3d Blue Die Ia perf ‘OS’ Type A wmk inverted, appears dull blue shade BW #106Caa, Cat $150 (retail rather higher these days). Light pencil notation on back, indistinct parts of two cds. 3d Blue Die Ia wmk inverted perf ‘OS’ Type B-A TRC pair posns 5 & 6, BW #106aa,ab, Cat $550 (retail rather higher). Hinge trace on selvedge only, fresh MUH. 3d Blue Die Ia perf ‘OS’ Type A, BW #106ba, retail c$325.

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3d Blue Die Ia perf ‘OS’ wmk inverted BW #106ba, Cat $150. Plus single watermark 5d brown line perf BW #122ba cat $25, very well-centred. (2) 3d Blue Die Ia Types A & B in Mullett imprint pair, part ASC #106za, Cat $350 (as * block of 4). Usual gutter fold, hinge remains, small selvedge reinforcement. 3d Blue Die Ia horiz block of 8 comprising Type A x5 (four *) and Type B x3 all ** BW #107A,B, Cat $1,050 (as all singles - retail a bit higher). Give three horiz Type A & B pairs each with Type A unit *.

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4d Olive collection of used copies includes perf ‘OS’ x3, Cat $2,760. (44) 4d Olive perf ‘OS’, four cds examples, BW #115. Two well-centred have varieties no shading behind emu’s head [3L48] and white flaw on ‘U’ of ‘AUSTRALIA’ [3R41], BW #115b(3)f & ja (cat $150 each). Others more or less off centre, one with small inclusion, total cat $500. (4) 4d Olive [1] broken top to crown #115(4)e; [2] distorted SE corner #115(4)l; [3] damaged TLC etc [3L11]; [4] white flaws near right end of crossbar in RVT [3R19] 4d Olive [1] broken top to crown #115(4)d; [2] kangaroo’s tongue out #115(4)e, rounded BRC; [3] diagonal flaw in left wattles etc [3L1]; [4] flawed left frame opposite roo’s back [4R52] 4d Olive [1] coloured flaw on kangaroo’s nose #115(4)i perf ‘OS’; [2] distorted SE corner #115(4)l perf ‘RL/Co/LD 4d Olive shaved TRC [3L9], Retail $125 as normal. 4d Olive perf ‘OS’ BW #115b, Cat $125 (retail $375). Very fresh. 4d Olive perf ‘OS’, BW #115b, Cat $450. Barest hinge trace, very fresh.

$160 $125 $160 $160 $100 $90 $160 $180

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4d Greenish Olive shade perf ‘OS’ solo franking tied by Elizabeth St, Melbourne cds to 1930 (23 Oct) registered cover to Mortlake. Rare on cover, particularly as solo franking (1d Printed Matter + 3d registration). 4d Greenish Olive perf ‘OS’ rare solo franking for registered Printed Matter rate (3d + 1d) to 22 Oct 1931 legal size cover Elizabeth Street (has ‘41’ year error) to Mortlake, Cat $600. 4d Greenish Olive perf ‘OS’ rare solo franking (blunt corner perf) and combination with 1d covers for registered Printed Matter and Letter rates, 1929-30 legal-sized envelopes Melbourne to Mortlake, Cat $1,200. (2)

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4½d Violet Die I TRC block of 4 with full selvedge, BW #119, light hinge traces selvedge only. All stamps fresh ** retail $340 (as 4 singles). 4½d Violet Die I perf ‘OS’, BW #119b, Cat $400. Light corner hinge trace, very fresh. 4½d Violet Die I TRC block of 12 (4x3) from right pane, usual variable centring, selvedge and two units light hinge remains, others ** including major variety retouch left value tablet and numerals [1R16], BW #119o with current retail c$1,000. (12) 4½d Violet Die I Ash imprint pair right unit with second state - break in left frame, BW #119za, couple of tone spots in centrel gutter. 1/4d Greenish Blue BW #129, Cat $250. Very fresh stamp in a deeper shade. 1/4d Greenish Blue BW #129, (retail $375), centred to lower left, very lightly mounted. 1/4d Greenish Blue deep turquoise shade, BW #129D, Cat $2,000. RPSV certificate.

$150 $160 $500 $80 $150 $250 $1,700

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A- C1 1/4d Greenish Blue marginal pair, right hand unit with Thick 1 at right, BW #129m, Cat $2,400+, gum very lightly soiled. A B1 1/4d Greenish Blue Mullett imprint block of 4, BW #129z, Cat $2,000; three units **, fourth unit and the interpanneau selvedge with single hinge traces. Usual variable centring, as fresh as you could wish for. AUSTRALIA | KGV - Small Multiple Watermark Perf 14 | Stamps on Cover 481 *F A ½d Orange (shades) selection comprising solo franking on Toowoomba General Hospital PPC cancelled at Toowoomba, pair for domestic Printed matter and strip for Letter rates, and combination frankings uprating 1d Stationery postal card to Switzerland, ½d + 1½d late usage (1930) for increased Letter rate, and ½d + 1d (Dot before right 1) + 1½d 3d Foreign letter to USA, generally fine. Strong showing of this scarce-on-cover printing. (6) 482 * A ½d Orange (scarce on cover) plus P13½x12½ 1d, 1½d (booklet plate watermark inverted x2), 3d and 3d Airmail pair tied by 1929 (Dec 12) Gardiner cds to a registered cover to Sudan United Mission, London, conveyed via Australian internal and Karachi-London air mail services, Gardiner & Melbourne backstamp. Attractive franking composition for scarce rate. [1/1½d: 1½d Empire letter rate + 3d internal + 6d Karachi airmail services + 3d registration fee]

$475 $1,000

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½d Orange Block of Seven [8L7-10/14-16] with cut in right wattles (retouched) and Die Ia BW #68(8)fa and d, tied by 1937 (April 30) South Yarra cds to a commercial cover to Wau via PNG internal airmail service from Port Moresby (2d Letter rate + 1½d Airmail surcharge). Attractive and unusual combination of varieties and a scarce rate. 2d Red-Brown shades on 1930 airmail cover at 5d rate in combination with 3d Airmail or at 4½d rate with 3d Airmail plus KGV ½d added to pay correct rate plus 1d late fee. Attractive and scarce frankings. (2)

1½d Red Die II Perf ‘OS’ in the very scarce and distinctive pink/salmon group of shades, singles (3) in both P14 and P13½x12½ on separate Jan 1928 Official covers Perth to Bencubbin and Perth, unclaimed and with associated markings. These shades are rare on cover, particularly this attractive. [The simultaneous use of both perforations in these unusual shades, for Official purposes, suggests the pronounced departure from the designated ‘red’ was considered too great for general public use.] (2)

$200 $275

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490

*F

A

490

1930 Surcharges [1] (Sep 16) TWO PENCE on 1½d BW#101 tied to opened out Australian Mutual Provident Society env by Adelaide machine slogan; [2]1931 (May 4) FIVE PENCE on 4½d BW #125 (cat $200 on cover) with 6d violet Kingsford Smith on plain envelope (central fold) first flight Hobart-Melbourne AAMC #199. Nice covers. 3d Blue Die Ia (shades) very scarce solo frankings; [1] 1928 ‘AR’ card usage Petersham to Five Dock; [2] 1927 Sydney to Canada at double British Empire 1½d rate. Fine duo. (2) 3d Blue Die Ia (shades) selection comprising solo frankings to USA, Types A (advertising cover) and B, and combinations with 1½d Canberra for registration Footscray to Boulder, and with 1d green Adelaide to Canada, 3d paying double British Empire rate and 1d a Late Fee, odd blemish, generally fine. (4) 3d Blue Die Ia Perf ‘OS’ in combination with 1½d red (various printings) for registered Official covers Perth to various places within WA, range of ‘unclaimed’ markings, comprising Types A and B (2), one of latter a Dry ink printing (3) 4d Greenish Olive singles x2 and 9d Roo (Small Multiple wmk) pair tied by Registered Elizabeth St cds to 1931 (15 May) registered advertising cover to UK, attractive and rare franking for commercial utilisation of 2nd experimental airmail service Aust-UK. [2/2d: 1/11d per ½oz Airmail + 3d registration.]

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491 491

*F

A

492

*F

A

492

4d Olive combination with ½d (P13½x12½) and 3d Airmail tied by Unley cds to 1929 (29 May) registered cover to North Perth via internal airmail service, various backstampings. Attractive and scarce franking. [7½d: 1½d Letter rate + 3d registration + 3d Airmail fee.] 4d Olive perf ‘OS’, BW #115b, Cat $600, reasonably centred for this stamp, rare solo franking on legal-sized Official registered cover to Mortlake, tied by 1930 (11 Jul) Registered Elizabeth St Melbourne cds.

$270 $225

493 493

*

A-

4d Olive Perf ‘OS’ + 3rd wmk Kangaroo 6d chestnut perf ‘OS’ & 3d green Air on 1930 (4 Aug) OHMS airmail cover used Darwin to Canberra, addressed to ‘The Minister of State for Home Affairs’, minor blemishes. BW Cat for 4d $600 in 2007. Attractive example of a triple weight cover.

ex 494

496 494

*F

A-

495

*F

A-

496

*G

A-

497 498

*F

A A

*F

$500

495

ex 497

4d Greenish Olive Perf ‘OS’ rare solo franking and combination with 1d green on 1929-30 Official registered covers (265x100mm) Elizabeth St to Mortlake. [1d Printed matter and 2d double rates + 3d registration.] (2) 4d Greenish Olive Perf ‘OS’ rare solo franking tied by Elizabeth St cds to 1930 (11 Dec) Official registered cover (265x100mm) Elizabeth St to Mortlake, the canceller applied unevenly leaving stamp (which is off centre to lower left) largely uncancelled. [1d Printed matter + 3d registration.] 4d Greenish Olive + 1d green both perf ‘OS’, tied by Elizabeth St, Melbourne cds to 1929 (6 Mar) registered cover to Mortlake. 4½d Violet with 1½d red Sm Mult P13½x12½ on 1930 registered cover from Gosford to Dunedin, NZ. 4½d Violet (shades) 1929-30 selection comprising solo frankings (2) for combined airmail or registered letter rates, and singles (2) for double airmail rate, generally fine. (3)

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500

499 499

*F

A-

500

*F

A

1/4d Greenish Blue combination with 2/- Roo (Third wmk), 4d olive, and 3d Airmail on Joseph Charles cover (255x180mm), tied by Perth ‘USE (Air Plane) THE/AIR MAIL’ slogan of 24 Jun 1929, to Sydney, small blemishes consistent with article’s dimensions. Rare franking. [3/11d: 1d per 4ozs Printed matter rate x2 + 3d per ½oz Airmail surcharge x15.] 1/4d Greenish Blue rare franking in combination with 6d Kookaburra and 4d Koala tied by ‘LATE FEE/ADELAIDE RLY.’ cds to 1938 (3 Feb) airmailed commercial cover to Germany. Late use for this 1/4d printing, 2/2d aggregate franking representing 2/1d ½oz Airmail rate to Germany via Greece + 1d Late Fee. [It would appear Adelaide Railway experienced limited demand for a 1/4d denomination, and may not have requisitioned stock of the later printings.]

$2,250

$1,400

AUSTRALIA | KGV - Small Multiple Watermark Perf 13½x12½ | Collections and Accumulations

ex 502

ex 503

ex 504

508 ex 501 501

U

A

ex 505

ex 507

CTO Range including 1d green marginal block 6, plus blocks of 4 of 4d olive, 5d brown and 1/4d blue-green all CTO at Melbourne. (18) 502 U A Range of Issues to 1/4d including 4½d both Dies, all CTO, Melbourne, mixed centring, some with gum. (10) 503 U A/A- Range of Issues to 1/4d all perf ‘OS’, all CTO at Melbourne, most with gum, mixed centring, 2d red minor corner fault. (9) 504 **/*/V A/A- Set including 1d green Die II/I pair **, 3d Die Ia Type A & B imprint pair **, 4½d Die II CTO as issued. Most low values, including 2d and 5d surcharges, unhinged; 3d Die II to 1/4d * with the top four extremely light traces, 1/4d with nibbed perf. Fresh appearance throughout, (SG # 94-104,119-120), minimum retail $1,150 approx. (20) 505 **/*/V ½d to 1/4d perf ‘OS’ set complete (ex varieties, 1½d brown and 4½d violet), fresh unhinged ex noted including two 1½d red shades (one * with tone spots, the other golden scarlet shade), both 2d red Dies, 3d blue Die Ia is scarcer Type B (light gum bends), 4d olive *, 1/4d CTO. Centring a bit variable but thoroughly acceptable throughout, retail c$1,000. (12) AUSTRALIA | KGV - Small Multiple Watermark Perf 13½x12½ 506 **/* A 1d Green Ash - N over N imprint block of 8 with Ferns, Ra joined retouched & roo’s tongue out re-entered, BW #80zb, Cat $150+, 3 units hinged, well-centred. 507 */** A 1d Green Die II & I horizontal unmounted pair (minor perf separation), also TWO/PENCE on 1½d & FIVE/PENCE on 4½d imprint pairs, lightly mounted. (6) 508 ** A- B1 1d Green Die II Perf ‘OS’ BW #81(1)fb, Cat $400. Bottom marginal recumbent so must be posn 57. Mild lower part storage-related gum discolouration noted for accuracy.

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509 509

**

510

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511

*

512

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510

512

A B1

1d Green fresh well-centred part Ash imprint block of 4 [VIII/53-54,59-60] with major varieties Ferns [VIII/54] BW #81(4)ia cat $300, RA join - retouched [VIII/60] BW #81(4)ja. Tiny selvedge separation, scarce unhinged positional block. A- B1 1½d Golden Scarlet Die II Thin paper (0.08mm), fresh well-centred Ash ‘N’ over ‘N’ Plate 4 imprint block, BW #92aa/zc, Cat $600, 3 units ** incl variety ST of POSTAGE joined - corrected . Usual gutter fold, upper units lightish bend, fresh colour. A B1 1½d Red Die II Ash ‘N’ over ‘N’ imprint pair from Plate 3 with imprint variety of BW #92(3)zc damaged ‘S’ of ‘ASH’ (BW records this on CofA wmk only). Usual gutter fold, hinge remains, fresh appearance. A B1 2d Red Die II perf ‘OS’ Ash ‘N’ over ‘A’ imprint block Cat $300, all units **, reasonably well-centred, hinge lower selvedge (below imprint) where small separation. Very fresh.

$200 $350 $100 $200

519

518

513

515

513

*/**

514 515 516 517

** **/* **/* F

518

**

519 520

** *

514

A B1

520

3d Blue Die Ia Type A, a remarkable 2*/2** [3L21-22,27-28] containing the two major varieties thick upper frame at right [3L22] *, distorted NW and SE corners [3L27] **, BW #107Ag,h; also includes minor varieties notch on frame opposite LVT, etc [3L21] *, white notch in oval at left, roo paws and abdomen obliterated, etc [3L28] **. Of additional interest, note that the two units at right of the block are positioned in the pane approx ½mm higher than the adjacent units. A significant positional block. A B1 3d Blue Die Ia perf ‘OS’, BW #107a, (retail c$275). Right marginal single with full selvedge, very fresh. A C1 5d Orange-Brown Die II Ash imprint block of 4, BW #126z, Cat $350. A C1 5d Orange-Brown Die II Ash imprint block of 4, BW #126z, Cat $350. A B2 1/4d Greenish Blue cds examples with three major varieties flaws emu’s tail and upper frame, flaw in crown [1L2-3] pair & flaw shading behind emu’s head [1L11], BW #130d,e,f, Cat $225 (as singles). (3) A- B1 1/4d Greenish Blue deepish shade with flaw in crown [1L3], BW #130Ce, Cat $600. Very small crease SW corner barely perceptible from front, rich colour. A C2 1/4d Greenish Blue thick ‘1’ at right BW #130m, Cat $750. Pale-ish shade and o/c left. A C1 1/4d Greenish Blue Ash imprint pair, BW #130z, Cat $2,500 as block of 4, couple of lightly toned perfs.

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521 521

*F

B

522

*F

A/A-

½d Pale Orange pair tied by North Dandalup (WA) cds to 1930 (14 May) cover to UK, a third ½d making up 1½d Empire rate lost in Comorin fire incident, with explanatory ‘DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/IN SEA WATER’ handstamp lower left. Dramatic item for ½d exhibit. 1d Green (shades) Die I selection comprising solo frankings (8) for Printed matter, both Domestic and Foreign, Commercial papers, perf ‘OS’ (2, one inscribed ‘PACKET POST’) and ‘T’, the latter a rare utilisation of postage stamp for Postage due purposes, and double franking for 2d British Empire rate to South Africa, generally fine. (9)

ex 523 523

*

A/B

524

*F

A/A-

525

*F

A/A-

*F

A

527

*F

A/A-

528

*

A/B

529

*F

A

ex 524

ex 527

$360 $270

ex 525

1d Green Perf ‘OS’ selection comprising covers (15), postcards (2) and wrappers (38), mostly solo frankings, odd fault, generally good. BW Cat $1,100+. (55) 1½d Red-Brown selection comprising solo frankings (4) for Domestic postcards, Printed matter and very scarce Permit mail, double franking postcard to France, and combination with 2d for scarce airmail to New Guinea (flap fault), generally fine. (6) 1½d Red-Brown Perf ‘OS’ comprising perf ‘OS’ [1] solo on Official postcard; [2] uprate with ½d orange (unusually not punctured) for Letter rate, unclaimed at Clifton Hill; plus [3] perf ‘G/NSW’ solo on The Mitchell Library postcard. Scarce trio. (3)

ex 526 526

ex 522

$225 $270 $450

ex 529

2d Red-Brown Die II (shades) selection comprising solo frankings for Letter rate (2), one unusual pale shade on Melbourne Club cover, and rare Printed matter double rate, and in combinations (2) to USA, one intended for Domestic airmail service but with the bold ‘INSUFFICIENTLY/PREPAID’ handstamp, other in a deep shade registered. Strong showing of this difficult on cover stamp. (5) 2d Golden-Scarlet Die II selection comprising solo frankings for Letter rate with early (21 Aug 1930 – cover fault) and late (22 Jul 1932) usages, scarce Foreign postcard rate to Germany, strip of four to Switzerland, and perf ‘OS’ solo (3, two with ‘unclaimed’ markings), and Official wrappers (2) with combination with 1d or scarce strip of four (marginal) used at Canberra, generally fine. Also small quantity of solos in mixed condition, not included in estimate. (9) 2d on 1½d Surcharge on covers to various government departments in Sydney, opened on three sides otherwise generally sound, noted a few adverts & cds postmarks etc, BW Cat $25 each on cover. (100+) 3d Blue Die Ia selection comprising solo frankings on ‘AR’ cards (2, Types A and B - from Ballangeich) and Sydney to USA, singles (2) registered Elizabeth Street to USA, and Type B combinations (2) uprating 1½d Stationery envelope for registration locally at Melbourne, and with 3d Airmail on OHMS double rate cover to USA. (6)

$750

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ex 531 530

*

531

*F

A

532

*F

A-

533

*

A

ex 532

3d Selection comprising Die Ia perf ‘OS’ solo on Victoria Govt Tourist Bureau to US (Officials other than from WA Land Titles Office are scarce), Die II solo x3 to US with unclaimed and other informative markings, pair to UK via internal airmail service (additional 1d is for late fee), and CofA wmk solo with ‘Posted on board’ etc and handstamped ‘M.V. ‘MANUNDA’’, plus two other items. (8) 3d Blue Die Ia Perf ‘OS’ (Type A) solo frankings (2), one a late use 16 Oct 1931 on wrapper Melbourne to Bonbeach, rare use for Printed matter triple rate (1d per 4ozs x3), and on 1930 O.H.M.S. cover Melbourne to Holland. Official stamps from other than WA Land Titles Office are very scarce. (2) 3d Pale Blue Die Ia Perf ‘OS’ combinations (2) with 1½d golden scarlet, Types A and B, on registered Perth Official covers, unclaimed. (2) 3d Blue Die Ia Perf ‘OS’ use with 1½d red Die II on long registered OHMS envelope of Office of Titles in Perth BW #107ba, Cat $80 on cover. Local Perth use with many handstamps incl ‘UNCLAIMED’, ‘UNKNOWN BY LETTER CARRIER’, ‘CALLED. . .’; no DLO nor any indication of it being returned however. [1½d is 1L14 or 1R14.]

ex 534 534

*F

A/A-

535

*F/G

A/B

536

*F

A-

537

*F

A-

538

*

A

539

*F

A

$325 $160 $100

ex 535

3d Blue Die II on six leaves etc comprising solo frankings (9, one perf ‘OS’), including for Late Fee letter, ‘AR’ card, advertising covers, a cover to USA possibly earliest use on cover (2 Oct 1929 – BW states “earliest known date of use 28 September 1929”), the ‘OS’ a rare use of ‘Book only’ wrapping portion, double frankings (3) for triple Letter rate, registration to USA, and airmail to Germany via Domestic service (scarce), combinations with 2d for registered ‘AR’ and as uprate of 1d Stationery wrapper to USA (unusual), and perf ‘OS’ combinations with 1½d or 4d for registration and multiple of Printed matter, respectively. Nice selection for the specialist, in fine condition. (16) 3d Blue Die II solo frankings from Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart to addresses within US with variety of instructional/ unclaimed markings, including nice handstamped ‘Supposed to contain matter/prohibited importation/Sec. 626, P.L. & R./ NEW YORK, N.Y.-I.D.’, consistent with contents believed to have been illegal (‘Tattersalls’) sweepstake offers, odd fault. (12)

ex 537

$160

$900

$160

ex 539

4d Olive (shades) selection comprising solo frankings (2), one for double letter rate, other a rare 1932 registered parcelwrapping Bacchus Marsh to Melbourne [1d per 2ozs Merchandise, Patterns & Samples rate + 3d registration], and combinations with 1d green pair or 3d blue for registered mail to Switzerland or within Queensland, generally fine. (4) 4d Olive Perf ‘OS’ duo to same correspondent, comprising; [1] double franking on 1930 parcel-wrapping front from Canberra endorsed “Books Only/Printed in Australia” [8d: 1d per 6ozs Newspaper rate x8: From 4 Aug 1930 Newspaper rates applied to books]; [2] combination with 1d green on 1932 large fashioned wrapper from Public Service Arbitration, Melbourne, endorsed “Printed Matter” [5d: 1d per 4ozs Printed matter rate x5.] 4½d Dull Violet solo franking tied by 1929 (Sep 4) Port Hedland cds to neat cover to Perth with scarce private ‘PER AERIAL MAIL’ handstamp of The Union Bank of Australia. 4½d Violet (shades) 1929-30 solo frankings (2) for combined airmail or registered letter rates, latter a deep shade on Dunlop Perdiau Rubber cover locally addressed at Melbourne. (2)

$270

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ex 541 540

*F

A

541

*F/G

A/B

542

*F

A/A-

543

*F

A/A-

ex 542

ex 543

4½d Violet (shades) selection of combination frankings with ½d orange or 3d Airmail (2) for Domestic registered airmail (30 May 1930 very early use ‘BY AIR MAIL’ blue and white etiquette), 1931 registered Merchandise, Patterns & Samples rate, and 1929 to Germany via Domestic airmail service (rare jusqu’a airmail item), generally fine. (3) 5d Surcharge (shades) selection of solo frankings for airmail (2) or registered letter rate, cover blemishes/faults, also single and pair etc on fine 1931 airmail covers to same addressee in UK, former registered. (5) 5d Surcharge solo frankings (2) for 1930 airmail letter rate Wyndham to Perth, and Adelaide to UK, last accelerated via Adelaide-Perth internal airmail service. (2) 5d Surcharge [1] solo franking registered 1930 Collins St to Mangoplah; [2] combination with 2d on 1½d for 1930 registered double British Empire rate Rundle St to UK, unusual to see both surcharged stamps on a commercial cover

544

546

*

$250 $320 $360

ex 547

5d on 4½d Surcharge solo franking for airmail to Melbourne tied by 1930 (Nov 10) Perth repeater machine cancel (which also ties etiquette) to commercial cover. Neat and scarce contemporary use of this stamp. 545 *F A/A- 5d Light Orange-Brown selection comprising; [1] solo frankings for 1931 Australian Glass Manufacturers advertising cover registered Bulk Reg Melbourne, 1930 airmailed cover Port Hedland to Perth, and rare 1932 registered parcelwrapping Deniliquin to Melbourne [1d per 2ozs Merchandise, Patterns & Samples rate x2 + 3d registration]; [2] extraordinary 1932 small box endorsed ‘Watches Only’ registered at Currie, King Island, to Melbourne bearing 5d + 2d [Merchandise rate x4 + 3d registration.] (3) A 1/4d Turquoise BW #130, Cat $350, plus 5d Surcharge & 2d red, cancelled with ‘MELBOURNE/30/430A23AP31/VIC.’ 546 *F (A1), on ‘First All The Way’ envelope from Melbourne to London. A 1/4d Greenish Blue as dominant franking in varying compositions for 1/11d ½oz Airmail rate Melbourne to UK, comprising 547 *F single rate on smaller cover of 21 Apr 1931, and 14 May 1931 larger covers (2) for single rate, registered at South Yarra, and double rate (2nd ½oz was 1/10d), latter with multiple affixing of UK ‘FOUND/OPEN/OR DAMAGED’ label. Attractive trio. (3) AUSTRALIA | KGV - CofA Watermark | Collections and Accumulations 548 ** A/A- Set of 8 SG 113-120, retail c$530. The 3d and 4d with small gum imperfections, otherwise reasonably well centred and fresh throughout. (8) 544

$450

A

$200

$325 $225

$900 $225

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549 549 550

F **

551 552 553 554

V F ** */U

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**

A C1 A

551

552

553

555

1d Green wmk reversed rejoined pair, BW #82aa, light machine cancel. A unique multiple. 1d Green Overprinted ‘OS’ plate 1 complete sheet of 120 with Ash imprint, with both catalogued flaws. Plus many other BSAP flaws, retail $1,800+. Couple of tears in margins not affecting stamps. As plate 1 this sheet has all the retouched Die II units but has yet to develop the 1934 varieties. A- C1 1d Green Overprinted ‘OS’ wmk inverted, BW #82(OS)a, Cat $2,000, trivial surface abrasion, very rare. A C1 1d Green Overprinted ‘OS’ wmk inverted, BW #82(OS)a, very rare. Ceremuga certificate. A B2 2d Red Postal Forgery BW #103cc, Cat $1,250, MUH with Ceremuga certificate. A/A- 4d Olive small collection with five mint & 5 used, mint include MUH x1 and roo’s tongue out #117(4)e, used include white flaw on lowest bloom of left wattles #117(4)f x2. Cat $200+. A C1 1/4d Turquoise-Blue BW #128, centred to lower-left corner, unmounted, Cat $400.

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ex 556

ex 557

ex 563

AUSTRALIA | KGV - CofA Watermark | Stamps on Cover 556 *F A ½d Orange (shades) selection comprising solo franking on Panania (NSW) PPC, ½d (2) on Education Dept Official cover, ½d x4 (2, one a block) for 2d Letter rate, one of latter from Bareena Vic to Woolfield Qld unclaimed and showing several ‘P.M.G.’S DEPT.1/QLD.’ Relief cancels (25FE35 to 8MR35) and various D.L.O. markings, and combination with 1d + 2d to Gold Coast West Africa, unclaimed marking, generally fine. (5) A1d Green Official selection comprising optd ‘OS’ solo frankings (2) for Printed matter, 1d + 2d for Foreign letter, and 557 *F remarkable late usage of nine singles for registered mail by Education Dept in 1951 (!), and perf ‘G/NSW’ solo and a strip of three used by Dept of Railways for 3d Printed matter in 1955, and ‘VG’ solo, odd blemish, generally fine. (7) A/A- 1d Green (shades) selection of mostly solo frankings, includes advert and inscribed covers, postcards (one QSL), 558 *F unclaimeds (one to France with ‘POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES’ glassine sealing labels, another registered to USA - perf ‘W/A’ 1d and 5d), etc, a few other wmks included (noted 1924 Single wmk used in first three weeks of issue), interesting lot, generally fine (28) 559 * A/B 1d Green (shades) accumulation of solo franking covers, cards, wrappers, plenty of advert covers, Officials, taxed, perf ‘VG’, etc, unchecked for varieties, some mixed condition. (c.550) A/A- 1d Green (shades) on selected quality covers, mostly of Queensland origin with a good range of slogan and other 560 * machine-applied cancellations, likely includes some SMult issues, unchecked for varieties. Fine lot. (100) A/B 1d Green (shades) accumulation of covers, comprises multiple frankings (mostly pairs) and combination frankings for 561 * registered mail (64), overseas rates (noted Bahamas, Greece), etc, unchecked for varieties, some mixed condition. (360) 562 *F A1d Green (shades) selection comprising solo frankings (14) for Domestic Postcard, Printed matter and Commercial papers rates, some spectacular advertising items amongst these, British Empire and Foreign Printed matter rates, multiple frankings (4) including for Late Fee and a registered with strips of three (2) and single, and combination frankings (3) where 1d pays Late Fee, generally fine. Will delight the specialist. (21) A 1½d Red-Brown Pair plus 3d on 1938 advertising cover from Adelaide to US via airmail service to Sydney being a scarce 563 * and attractive jusqu’a item; real photo 1938 postcards to South Africa (2) bearing CofA solo frankings (scarce); also SMult example on QSL card to UK. (4) A/A- 2d Red (shades) on selected quality covers, mostly of Queensland origin with a good range of slogan and other machine564 * applied cancellations, likely to include some SMult issues, unchecked for varieties. Fine lot. (100)

$360 $450

$225 $430 $250 $450

$450 $220 $200

ex 566

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A/A-

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A/A-

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A-

2d Golden-Scarlet Die III Ovptd ‘OS’ selection comprising solo frankings (2) on Govt House Brisbane cover and scarce Foreign postcard to USA, latter possibly earliest known use on entire (3 Mar 1932 – BW gives issue date as ‘February 1932’), singles (2) on double Letter rate Melbourne local Official cover, and superb combination with 3d perf ‘OS’ (Small Multiple wmk) for registered use Echuca to Rochester, prior to issue of an optd 3d, fine and scarce lot. (4) 3d Blue Die II (shades) selection on four leaves etc comprising solo frankings (6) including scarcer Late Fee letter, Newspaper rate and perf ‘W/A’ on ‘AR’ card, some attractive advertising covers and airmail rates domestically, and to UK and Germany, perf ‘W/A’ unclaimed registered cover, etc, generally fine. (11) 4d Olive (shades) selection on five leaves comprising solo frankings (4), including scarce Merchandise, Patterns & Samples rate x4, 1935 Hobart to Melbourne [rare 1d Printed matter + 3d Airmail fee], and perf ‘VG’ registered cover, pair and multiple of four, and combinations with 1d (2, these from same correspondence showing dramatic shade differences in 4d) or 3d for registration, generally fine. (9)

$675 $450

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A/A-

569

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A-

570

*

A/B

5d Brown (shades) selection comprising Plates 2 (4) and 3 (6), one perf ‘W/A’ for each Plate, includes some attractive advertising covers, scarce Plate 2 solos for 1932 ‘BOOKS ONLY’ label on parcel-wrapping fragment [1d per 6ozs Newspapers rate x5] and airmail cover Cloncurry to Brisbane bearing scarce QANTAS black on red etiquette, three items with ‘unclaimed’ markings, etc, generally fine (10) 5d Brown (shades) solo frankings on 1934-35 on three Perth to Carnarvon airmail covers with ‘PER AERIAL MAIL.’ private handstamp of The Union Bank of Australia unusually in blue, red or violet. (3) 5d Brown solo frankings (shades) cover selection for domestic registration (4) including two perf ‘W/A’, one being ‘AR’, both unclaimed with associated markings; ‘all-up’ airmail covers to UK (3, one carried on first flight); also 5d optd ‘OS’ solo registered, tear at right although presentable (BW $750 on cover); generally fine. (8)

571 571

*F

A

572

*F

A

ex 570

$450 $120 $200

572

5d Brown Ovptd ‘OS’ paler Bluish opt, tied by Registered Perth cds to 1934 (21 Aug) Official registered cover locally addressed at Perth. Fine and late usage. [BW states “Discontinued February 1933”.] 5d Brown Ovptd ‘OS’ (well centred) tied by Registered Perth cds to 1933 (31 Aug) Official registered cover to West Guildford, where unclaimed. Particularly nice quality for this scarce franking.

$675 $675

573

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A

574

*

A

575

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A

ex 575

1/4d Greenish Blue accompanied by an attractive variety of contemporary issues, including NSW Sesqui set, on 1937 airmail cover to US via Hong Kong (b/s). 1/4d Greenish Blue on 1935 or 1938 commercial covers to UK or France with additional frankings of Jubilee 2d or KGV 5d paying the 1/6d and 1/9d airmail rates. An attractive duo. (2) 1/4d Greenish Blue (shades) selection of combination frankings for 1935 and 1937 airmails to UK at 1/6d and 1/7d rates, latter thence by surface to USA, and 1937 use of ‘PARCELS POST’ label from Childers [3/6d: 3-5lbs. Scale 4 parcels rate], generally fine (3 items), also portion of label, rated 3/9d, used from Toorak. (4)

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A/A-

1929-32 Issues CTO with 1937 MELBOURNE cds including 1929 3d Air, 1½d Swan, 1930 Sturt (2), 1931 Kingsford Smith (3) and TWO/PENCE on 1½d and FIVE/PENCE on 4½d, plus perf ‘OS’ including 1929 3d Air, 1½d Swan, 1930 Sturt (2) all perf ‘OS’, and Kingsford Smith 2d & 3d optd ‘OS’. Generally very fine. (15) 1931-32 Overprinted ‘OS’ 6d Air Mail Service SG #139a, Sydney Harbour Bridge 2d and 3d, 1/- Lyre, SG #O134-6, retail over $200. Premium quality. (4) 1942(C.) Collectors Pack with Specimen - 10/- - £2 Roos & 10/- Robes and CTO - 6d - 5/- Roos, ½d - 1/4d with surcharges & 1½d red & 1½d red-brown, 1929-36 KGV Commems including 5/- Bridge & KS 2d & 3d ‘OS’, KGVI defins to 1/4d with 3d Die Ia and 1941 surcharges. A rare complete set. (68) Perf ‘OS’ complete including both types 3d Air Mail, min retail $340. Some small gum imperfections, very acceptable centring (ex 3d Kooka and 1½d Sturt low). Fresh. (7)

$100 $120 $700 $150

AUSTRALIA | Other Pre-Decimals

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1929-38 3d Airmail Type A selection comprising [1] Plate 1 single + KGV 2d Carnarvon to Perth (a tad water-stained); [2] x2 Blackall (Qld) to Brisbane paying 5d airmail + 1d late fee; [3] scarce Booklet plate issue + 6d Airmail on registered cover from Broome to East Melbourne; fine overall. (3) 1929-38 3d Airmail Type A selection of jusqu’a or full airmail service items to UK, comprising [1] 1929 (early) and 1933 double airmail surcharge covers accelerated via East-West domestic service; [2] 1931 attractive franking for 1/11d second experimental airmail (apparently commercial); [3] 1937 scarce 9d postcard rate; [4] 1938 sesqui commemorative envelope at 5d ‘all-up’ rate; generally fine. Nice group. (5) 1929-38 3d Airmail Type B [1] 1934 solo franking paying domestic airmail service only on Brisbane Official cover to UK; [2] 1931 specific uprate of Stationery 2d Envelope for domestic airmail Perth to Mundabullangana, redirected to Carnarvon; fine condition. 1929-38 3d Airmail Booklet Plate Type A very scarce usage selection, comprising [1] rare 1936 solo franking to Finland (portion of stapled selvedge attached); [2] 1934 3d + KGV 2d domestic airmail service Aberdeen (squared-circle) to Carnarvon; [3] 1932 3d x2 + 2d Bridge from Railton to UK double domestic airmail surcharge; [4] 1934 3d + Vic Centenary 3d and 2d double domestic airmail underpaid 1d for foreign letter, fine strike of scarce rectangular ‘INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID LETTER’ handstamp on reverse; odd blemish, generally fine. (4)

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1931 6d Brown Airmail rare solo franking to Wynyard tied by 1932 (Jun 18) Perth machine cancel, a little roughly opened although attractive. [5d combined Letter rate/airmail surcharge + 1d Late fee] 1931 6d Brown Airmail overseas airmail usage selection comprising [1] 1934 neat combination with 1/- Lyrebird for 1/6d rate to UK; [2] curious 1938 2/- franking to UK with 6d x3 and 3d Airmail x2 (one is torn), which could have flown at 1½d ‘all-up’ rate (informative rectangular marking to that effect on reverse); [3] 1935 combination with 1/- Lyrebird and 3d Macarthur (cover creased) for 1/9d rate to Germany. (3) 1931 6d Brown Airmail Optd ‘OS’ with [1] 1933 rare solo franking for registered foreign letter to extraordinary destination of Ethiopia, stamp partially affixed by locally applied glue which has permeated surface, backstampings including Aden transit and Addis-Ababa arrival; [2] 1931 to Germany for registered airmail via domestic service (3d foreign letter + 3d airmail surcharge + 3d registration fee). 1931 6d Brown Airmail Optd ‘OS’ 1931 and 1934 combinations with contemporary issues on neat registered covers flown on first flights to UK or New Zealand. 1932-37 1/- Large Lyrebird usage selection including a rare solo franking on huge printed registered cover, plus combinations frankings (5, one a front) including airmail to Ireland with 1/- yellowish-green + KGV 4d pair for accelerated delivery via domestic and Karachi airmail services, also airmail to Denmark (with 1/- pair) and airmail to UK, odd fault although generally good. (6) 1932-37 1/- Large Lyrebird selection for domestic parcel use comprising [1] fine and rare solo on 1935 tag to ‘Diamond Drill/Nannine’ tied by very fine ‘PARCEL POST KALGOORLIE/WESTN AUSTRALIA’ cds; [2] pair on parcel-wrapping fragment with Burroughs Limited address label; [3] pair on Parcels Post label, with a portion of the huge Melbourne Parcels Office oval datestamp; unusually fine for this type of material. (3) 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge usage selection with [1] Recess 2d (both Types A and B) with solo frankings (5) including commercial FDI advertising cover, a rare double 1d printed matter rate (unsealed) and unclaimed in UK, also a pair paying double domestic letter rate; [1] Letterpress 2d solo (7) including advertising covers & unclaimed in UK, [3] 3d solo and in combinations with 2d for domestic airmail or KGV 2d (2) for airmail service to UK or registration; generally fine. Useful group. (17) 1932 3d Sydney Harbour Bridge and 2/- Roo Small multiple wmk pair tied by 1932 (Mar 17) Isisford (Qld) cds to Parcel Post label which in turn has been affixed to parcel-wrapping fragment (trivial wrinkling). A rare franking, the 4/3d rate can have been only for Scale 4 3-5lbs parcel.

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1934 Macarthur usage selection with [1] 2d ‘White Hills’ comprising solo advertising covers (3) and a plain cover to New Zealand; [2] ‘Dark Hills’ with solos (3, one at rare foreign printed matter rate, unsealed), pair paying printed matter airmail (rare) & x4 paying domestic airmail double rate, and combinations for registration or airmail to UK; [3] 3d combinations for registration (3, including to Peru and Syria), domestic airmail, or foreign letters (2, one a late fee); [4] 9d with others for 1/7d ½oz. airmail rate to US via UK service (trifle soiled); generally fine. Useful lot. (18) 1934 3d Macarthur solo franking selection comprising curious late (1944) use on ‘AR’ card from Boolaroo to Tax Office Sydney, foreign letter rate to US (addressed to actor John Boles) and a fashioned envelope endorsed ‘Cards Only’ to Philippines. (3) 1934-49 No Watermark 1/6d Hermes usage selection comprising [1] solo frankings for Scale 3 parcel on tag (scarce) and an advertising envelope airmail to UK, [2] combinations for airmail to UK (KGV 1d for Late fee) or Germany, [3] x2 double rate airmail to UK; generally fine. (5) 1935 ANZAC usage selection with [1] 2d solo frankings (4) including Plate Nº2, advertising envelope and scarce Foreign postcard rate; [2] 2d in combination with KGV 1d for domestic late fee or foreign letter; [3] and 1/- in combination with 2d, Vic Centenary 3d and KGV ½d x2 paying 1/6d airmail rate to UK (trifle soiled); generally fine. (7) 1935 Silver Jubilee usage selection with [1] 2d including advertising envelopes (8), multiples on registered covers (3), combinations with KGV 1d (2, one with mss ‘Late fee’); [2] 3d comprising solo frankings for domestic late fee letter, rare use on ‘AR’ card or for foreign letter rate to Denmark (bright shade), also a pair + 2d paying double rate registered to US; generally fine. (17) 1935 Silver Jubilee specialized selection comprising experimental shades of 2d scarlet and 2d bright brownish red (2 examples, one with FDI cancel), and 3d + 2d domestic airmail former strong retouch under ‘U’ and ‘POSTAGE’ BW 167e, some trivial blemishes. (4) 1935 2/- Silver Jubilee plus 6d brown Airmail tied by scarce 1936 (Oct 5) Yarraman Creek (Qld) cds to a registered airmail cover to Denmark via Greece, overpays (by 1d) 2/2d ½oz airmail rate + 3d registration fee. Attractive combination. 1936 Cable usage selection comprising [1] 2d (11) including advertising envelopes, Plate nos. 2 and 4 (2, in different positions), imprint pair + KGV 1d for domestic airmail, and express letter; [2] 3d (11) including solo frankings for domestic late fee letter, rare use on ‘AR’ card, and to US (2, one an ‘A + R’ perfin proving cover), combinations for registration (4, one with Plate Nº 1 for both 2d & 3d, and airmail cover to UK), pair on registered cover to Peru, and x3 being a scarce composition for 9d airmail rate to Malaya, odd small fault, generally fine (22). An excellent nucleus for a one-frame exhibit. (22)

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AUSTRALIA | Booklets 644 W A 1924-26 £1 Booklet 1½d red Single wmk MULLETT imprint block of 20 [ Plate 27] with staple holes left and right of margin, from BW #B32 which has a Cat of $20,000, mint no gum. Complete booklet panes are extremely rare. 645 ** A- B1 1927-28 2/3d (KGV 1½d Red SM Wmk P14 x18), BW #B34, Cat $2,500 (in 2003). One stamp removed from third pane, some light tone spots cover and edge of panes. No signs of tampering, rare booklet. 646 ** A1927-30 £1 Booklet 1½d red SM wmk P13½x12½ MULLETT imprint block of 8 with staple holes left and right of margin, showing void corner on unit 59 from B36 or B37 which has a minimun Cat of $12,500. With partial imprint which is usual for these booklets. Rare. 647 ** A1927-30 £1 Booklet 1½d red SM wmk P13½x12½ MULLETT imprint block of 8 with staple holes left and right of margin, from B36 or B37 which has a minimum Cat of $12,500. Several units affected by minor toning. With partial imprint which is usual for these booklets. Rare. (photo IBC) 648P *** A/A- 1930-35 3/- Airmail [1] booklet (cover and 2 interleaving pages only) plus single pane of 4 Type A B40; [2] pane of Type B and pane of 6 deep blue airmail etiquettes from B50; [3] 3d Air and KGV 5d on registered cover to WA. (8 items). 649 ** A 1935-37 2/- Black on Green 2d red KGV pane wmk inverted, ‘IN MOST MONEY ORDER OFFICES’ on face and front and back cover advertisements reversed, BW #B48b, (Pfeffer #B48Ba, Cat $1,100). AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery A/B KGV Georgian Head Group: Postal Cards [1] 1d red sideface ASC #P8, uprated with ½d green KGV, 1916 use from 650 * Perth to Switzerland, censor handstamp on face [2] 1d red sideface 2-line admonition ASC #P10, Municipality of Randwick printed message, used 1918; Letter Cards [3] 1d plum P12½ white within ASC #L9, with ‘MOUNT GOULD/TASMANIA’ view used 1918; [4] 1d black-brown P12½ white within ASC #L9, with ‘AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE/QUEENSLAND’ view used 1918; plus two part wrappers used 1919 & 1920. AUSTRALIA | Postal Stationery - Envelopes 651 * A/B 1916-18 1d Red KGV Octagonal Without ‘POSTAGE’ all used; [1] 1d red on cream x5 (3 uprated ½d green KGV); [2] 1d red on white x4 (2 uprated with 1d red KGV); [3] 1d red on grey uprated with ½d green KGV; [4] 1d red on Vaccum Oil window envelope; [5] 1d red on long Howard Smith envelope; [6] 1d red + ½d green doubleton on white; [7] 1d red + ½d green doubleton on grey. 652 * A 1916-20 KGV Embossed Octagon Without ‘POSTAGE’ 1d red + ½d green doubleton on cream paper, ASC #E6, uprated with ½d green, 1½d black-brown Large Mult, 1½d brown Single wmk, 2d red Die I & 4d blue, 1922 (Aug 23) use from Tarrington to USA with red V2B registration label. [11d = 3d reg + 2-3oz foreign rate.]

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1927-36 Group [1] 1½d Canberra used at Toowong; [2] 1½d WA Centenary used at Perth; [3] Kingsford Smith set of 3 on registered first flight cover from Melbourne to Brisbane, aged; [4] 6d Large Kookaburra on registered cover from Midland Junction to USA, aged; [5] 2d & 3d Macarthur; [6] Cable set; [7] SA Centenary set. 668 * A/A- 1930 Sturt group of neat plain unopened FDCs prepared by or for Miss B Tulloh of Portland (Vic), comprising singles and blocks of four for the 1½d and 3d values, some trivial toning. Unusual. (4) A 1935 2d Silver Jubilee experimental shades 2d Scarlet BW #166B solo franking and bright brownish red BW #166C in 669 * combination with 3d both on plain FDCs. Scarce duo. (2) AUSTRALIA | Commemorative Covers A 1933 Royal Hobart Show double-circle relief ‘ROYAL SHOW HOBART/OC25/33/TAS’ (B1) in violet on ½d orange KGV 670 *F pair on plain unaddressed cover. [ex Perry sale July 1995 - very rare] *

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1930s Covers Collection of KGV franked envelopes with strong NSW “flavours”, some GB destinations from Victoria, great majority are 1½d and 2d reds but did spot a small bundle of c60 1d greens 1933-36 usage with some double frankings to GB (a number from Queensland). Many are addressed to The Station Master at Darling Harbour, also plenty to F. Chilton at City Fruit Markets in Sydney. Condition varies. (c500) 678 *F A1932 (Jun 27) use of 1d green KGV perf ‘OS’ and 2d red KGV ovptd ‘OS on Education Department cover to California. Nice combination usage. 679 * A 1934 (Jan 17) use of 3d KGV on cover from Melbourne to Lima, Peru via San Francisco. Unusual destination. AUSTRALIA | Flight Covers - Commercial A/B Commercial Airmails (British Empire): 1935 (Sep 10) attractive franking of KGV 1d, 3d Jubilee & 6d Large Kookaburra 680 * from Melbourne by airmail to Singapore, tied by Melbourne late fee cds [rate 9d ½oz. airmail + 1d Late fee]; also a 1938 airmail cover (corner fault) from Sydney to Netherlands Indies at 9d rate. (2)

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1935 Anzac Day 2d & 1/- Anzac on Frank Smith illustrated registered Anzac Day cover. 1936 South Australia Proclamation Day [1] ½d orange KGV pair cancelled with ‘GLENELG/10-A28DE36/S.A.’ on Gower illustrated cover; [2] ½d orange KGV pair cancelled with ‘SCOUT CENTENARY CORROBOREE/8■A28DE36/BELAIR S.A.’ on Gower illustrated cover (with the AUSSRALIA error corrected). Both are very fine, a photocopy of the front page of the Corroboree newspaper is included. AUSTRALIA | Postal History 673 * A/A- 1923-27 WA Office of Titles perf ‘OS’ Georgian Heads on unclaimed registered covers [1] 1923 use 5d single wmk addressed to Mt lawley; [2] 1925 1½d & 3d Die I single wmk addressed to Fremantle; [3] 1926 1½d & 3d Die I single wmk addressed to Osborne Park; [4] 1927 1½d & 3d Die I [1R58] single wmk addressed to Parker’s Road; [5] 1927 1½d & 3d Die I [1R58] Sm Mult wmk P14 addressed to Narrogin. A/B 1929 Westhoven Covers. With the introduction of the 3d Air stamp, the PMG decided to get examples of this stamp used 674 * at every designated airmail office. This lot comprises examples used at Cootamundra, Charleville, Normanton, Cloncurry, Broome, Whim Creek, Roebourne, Port Hedland & Derby. Odd tone spot. Very rare. (9) B 1930 (Sep 30) Gundagai registered cover to Switzerland with scarce franking of KGV 5d on 4½d and 1d, blue ‘Rat’s Tail’ 675 * registration label, Gundagai, Cootamundra, Melbourne, Naples, ‘Amb Roma-Pisa-Milano’ & Aarau backstamps. Some spotting but an interesting cover. A/A- 1930-37 Registered Covers [1] 1930 use of 1½d & 3d (rounded cnr), both Sm Mult P13½x12½ & Perf ‘OS’ from Canberra 676 * City to Perth on cover with Coat of Arms on flap; [2] 1932 use of 2d & 3d Bridge from Elizabeth Street to Canada; [3] 1937 use of 3d Air Type A marginal pair from Sydney to New York. *

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Commercial Airmails (British Empire): 1939 (Apr 14) cover from Melbourne to Gisborne endorsed “By Air Mail/ Melbourne to Sydney/Wellington to Gisborne NZ”, being the scarce 7d rate operating prior to the introduction on April 30 1940 of the 5d rate for the first regular airmail service between Australia and New Zealand. Commercial Airmails (Domestic): 1925 (June 20) Cloncurry-Brisbane commercial use on cover of QANTAS fine lettering ‘BY AIR MAIL’ black on pale blue-green etiquette (Frommer #7d, printing considerably misplaced), blemishes although presents well, also 1929 philatelic cover bearing WA Airways etiquette (#24d) mis-rouletted. (2) Commercial Airmails (Domestic): 1932 Rockhampton-Brisbane (Nov 18) cover to Hudson Fysh, c/o QANTAS, Brisbane, bearing 2d Bridge + 3d Airmail scarce Booklet plate Type A and the QANTAS 10th Anniversary etiquette (Frommer #39d), the whole tied by Rockhampton slogan and/or cds. Very scarce tied commercial use of the etiquette. Commercial Airmails (Domestic): 1932 (Jul 30) use of D & W Murray Ltd envelope (265x115mm) from Adelaide to Perth being 3d Airmail + perfin ‘DWM/LTD’ 9d Roo and KGV 1d and 4d all tied by Late Fee Adelaide cds, vertical fold well clear of the stamps. An attractive and scarce perfin proving cover and rate [1/5d = 2d letter rate x2 + 3d airmail surcharge x4 + 1d late fee]

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Commercial Airmails (British Empire): 1935 (Dec 10) airmail cover from Brisbane to UK via domestic airmail service bearing 6d Large Kookaburra + KGV 1d CofA wmk added for late fee with uncommon flaw scratch through oval from kangaroo’s ear to king’s nose BW #82(1)g. Commercial Airmails (British Empire): 1936 (Mar 17) cover from Melbourne to Jerusalem, Palestine, some flap damage. An unusual destination and rate [1/8d ½oz. airmail] Commercial Airmails (British Empire): 1936 Pair of covers from Prahran to same addressee c/o Bulolo Gold Dredging Ltd, New Guinea, with differing franking compositions for 3½d airmail service ex Port Moresby, one backstamped Sydney. Attractive and scarce. (2) Commercial Airmails (British Empire): 1937 (Jun 15) uprate of 1½d Postal Card with 3d Airmail x2 for 7½d airmail postcard rate to India, cancelled/tied by Sydney slogan and Calcutta arrival cds. Rare rate. Commercial Airmails (British Empire): 1938 pair of covers sent at 5d ‘All-up’ airmail scheme comprising [1] (Nov 4) from Sydney to India, delayed by mechanical problems at Akyab and Calcutta, and later at Rome, Imperial Airways Flight SW39; [2] Kingston Beach to Palestine, being a rare destination for this service from Australia, Imperial Airways Flights SW61, a tad roughly opened. (2)

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Commercial Airmails (Domestic): 1934 (Jan 4) Melbourne-King Island airmail use of Australian Provincial Assurance cover to Currie, King Is, bearing 1/- Lyrebird + KGV 1d for 1/1d 1-1½oz rate, a little roughly opened although an attractive and early example of Bass Strait airmail service. Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1929 (Jun 21) very early use of the East-West domestic airmail service (introduced in June) to accelerate this cover from Melbourne to Sweden, franked KGV 1½d pair + 3d Airmail x2 tied by Melbourne late fee cds (which must have been used in error as time is shown as ‘2 45P’). A rare and attractive jusqu’a item. [Rate of 9d = 3d Foreign letter + 3d Airmail surcharge x2] Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1930 covers to France accelerated via domestic airmail service (each with different types of ‘BY AIR MAIL’ etiquettes), comprising [1] 1930 (Dec 10) 2d on 1½d Letter card uprated with 3d Airmail + KGV 2d tied by Bowral cds; [2] 1931 (Apr 17) SM Wmk 9d Roo + KGV 1d (paying late fee) tied by Spencer St late fee cds; fine condition. Excellent early examples for a Jusqu’a airmail exhibit. (2)

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Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1932-33 covers to Holland accelerated via domestic airmail service comprising [1] 1932 (Oct 28) from Melbourne at 6d rate [3d Foreign letter + 3d Airmail surcharge]; [2] from Sydney at 10d rate [3d Foreign letter + 3d Airmail surcharge x2 + 1d late fee]; fine condition. Scarce early Jusqu’a items. (2) Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1933 (Dec 5) & 1934 (Oct 23) covers from Brisbane or Sydney to Germany via Karachi airmail service the earlier cover additionally accelerated by domestic airmail service [1/- rate = 3d Foreign letter + 3d Airmail surcharge + 6d Karachi service], trivial blemishes. A scarce pair of Jusqu’a items. (2) Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1933 (Feb 23) to Germany bearing KGV CofA 3d pair + 1d tied by Sydney Air Mail and red Berlin Luftpost cds, Berlin backstamps, three punch holes not unduly detracting from a scarce and attractive Jusqu’a item via domestic airmail service [Rate of 7d = 3d Foreign letter + 3d Airmail surcharge + 1d Late fee] Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1934 (Dec 8) airmail cover from Narrawa (NSW) to a RAF Bomber Squadron member in Iraq sent at 1/8d ½oz rate with Calcutta, Basrah (Baghdad aerodrome was unserviceable) & Maqil backstamp, flap faults. A most unusual destination. (3) Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1934-37 selection of airmail covers to Holland at rates of 2/1d via France, 3/5d double rate, and at 1/7d (underpaid for 1/9d rate although not taxed). Attractive variety of frankings. (3)

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Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1936-37 interesting pair of covers from the same Longreach (Qld) to US correspondence endorsed for full airmail service Australia to London and within US but both underpaid by 7d at 2/2d, the earlier item having air service terminated at London, the later item originally taxed 4/2d but this scored-over with manuscript ‘Insufficient postage/for Airmail/Send Via/Sydney’ added at lower left, Sydney ‘JUN 1937’ transit backstamp. Attractive exhibitable items. (2) A/A- Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1936-37 selection of covers to Germany with various franking compositions for 1/9d ½oz 703 * rate, one being double rate (KGV 5d with flaw on Kangaroo’s head), another carried on Imperial Airways Flight IW534 which experienced delayed departure at Alexandria owing to strike of Egyptian wireless staff, generally fine. (4) 704 * A Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1937 (Feb 4) cover from Sydney to New York most unusually sent westwards via Adelaide-Perth domestic airmail service, franked with KGV 4d olive pair, Perth backstamp. Curious rate and route. (1) 705 * A Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1937 (Sep 5) cover from Sydney to US franked with 2/- Roo x2 + KGV 4d x2 paying 4/8d ½oz clipper airmail service via Hong Kong (b/s). AUSTRALIA | First Flight Covers A1930 Brisbane-Darwin (Feb 18) cover from Brisbane to The Postmaster, Darwin, endorsed ‘First Flight/Brisbane to 706 * Darwin/Per Airmail’, adequately franked at 4½d for airmail, backstamped ‘DARWIN/25FE30/NT’, cover with vertical fold clear of the stamps. Unlisted AAMC.

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Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1935 (Apr-May) airmail covers from Granville to Copenhagen to the same addressee paying 1/9d ½oz. rate, franked with attractive frankings of 3d Vic Centenary + 9d Roo pair or 1/- Large Lyerbird & 9d Roo. (2) Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1936 (Apr 28) cover from Toorak to US attractively franked with KGV 1d + 6d Large Kookaburra + 3d Cable for scarce airmail within US 10d rate. Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1936 or 1937 covers from Sydney or Melbourne to France with varying compositions paying the 1/9d ½oz airmail rate. (2) Commercial Airmails (Foreign): 1936 (Jun 4) airmail cover from Sydney to the uncommon destination of Greece, prepaid for 1/9d ½oz rate, trivial blemishes.

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1922 Herald Weekly Times 1d red-purple KGV pair carried on Herald and Weekly Times experimental air mail flight Melbourne to Geelong, bearing alongside the indigo Herald Air Mail etiquette, mandatory addition for articles flown on the event, the whole cancelled on arrival (17 Apr 1922) by Geelong machine cancel. Paying regular 2d Letter rate for surface mail from Geelong to destination, minor blemishes, unusually fine for this iconic item. Outstanding for either first flight or KGV 1d usage collection.

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1929 Perth-Adelaide group of scarce S. Mitchell processed covers carried on intermediary flights, comprising AdelaideKalgoorlie, Adelaide-Forrest, Ceduna-Forrest, and Kalgoorlie-Forrest, signed Pilot N. Brearley, AAMC #137a. (4) 1930-31 Sydney-Brisbane first flights, comprising 1930 A.N.A. and 1931 New England Airways events, AAMC #148 and #224 (98 carried). (2) 1930 Daly Waters - Camooweal three folded and pilot-signed (FNeale) envelopes inscribed for intermediaries to Camooweal (from Newcastle Waters, Anthonys Lagoon and Brunette Downs) each addressed Adram Ersle in Perth and franked 1929 3d Airmail and 9d Roo SM wmk (cat $180 on cover), one additionally with KGV 4½d SM wmk P14. All stamps tied by Camooweal cds, two on Feb 21, one Feb 23; no backstamps but the pilot signature almost certainly shows they were among the 30 recorded as having been carried on these sectors. PLUS a long registered envelope inscribed as being for the first Camooweal - Daly Waters service but not in fact carried until July 30! (4)

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1930 Dave Smith ‘City of Sydney’ Crash Cover. On 24th March Dave Smith & Wally Shiers departed Sydney for England. After a forced landing in WA, they resumed their flight on 28th April. They landed safely in Singapore & then crash landed in the jungle near Bangkok, where the flight was abandoned. This cover was posted in Bangkok with a note from Dave Smith on the back apologising for not being able to deliver the mail in England. AAMC #156b and notes that no mail is known from this flight, making this the only recorded cover from this flight. Pictures of the plane and reports on Dave Smith included. An essential item for collectors of this fascinating period of Aerophilately.

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1931 Kingsford Smith Melbourne - Sydney set of 3 Kingsford Smith & 3d Airmail on large illustrated cover. 1933 2nd Mackay Aerial Survey 2d red KGV & 3d Air cancelled with ‘OODNADATTA/25JE33/S.A.’, poor ‘ROY HILL/ 21JE35/W.A.’ on face. A total of 26 covers carried, only 4 of which were cancelled at Roy Hill, this one is addressed to England. A map of the survey flights and small biography of Donald Mackay are included. 1933 Currie - Melbourne 2d KGV & 6d brown KSmith ‘OS’ on registered air cover to Ashfield, odd small tone spots. Only 30 covers carried. 1934 (April 10-14) Australia-NZ-Australia “boomerang” AAMC #371 with astonishing franking of KGV OS overprinted ½d x2, 1d, 2d (appears SM wmk) and 3d with latter cat $1,200 on cover (a prominent collector states that he has only seen this stamp on about 6 covers of any description). The return franked NZ KGV 9d with ‘OFFICIAL’ opt SG #O104 (cat from £190 on cover). Philatelic in spades but likely to be unique. 1936 Brisbane - Adelaide Air Race signed by “John WF Collins”, AAMC #664, who won the Speed Section. Only 18 covers flown. Some biographical notes included.

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1936 Brisbane - Adelaide Air Race signed by “J. J. Connolly”, AAMC #670. Only 12 covers flown, further endorsed “Landed in mud Rainbow”. Picture of plane included. 1936 Brisbane - Adelaide Air Race signed by “A.H. Tweddle”, AAMC #675. Only 18 covers flown. Pictures of Angus Tweddle & his plane included. 1936 Brisbane - Adelaide Air Race signed by “P. Knapman”, AAMC #677. Only 24 covers flown. 1936 Brisbane - Adelaide Air Race signed by “J.C.K. McKenzie”, AAMC #680. Only 14 covers flown. 1936 Brisbane - Adelaide Air Race signed by “E. V. Collibee”, AAMC #687. Only 51 covers flown. Picture of plane included. 1936 Brisbane - Adelaide Air Race signed by “Freda Thompson” & “Joyce Inglis”, AAMC #688. Only 18 covers flown. Some biographical notes & picture of her plane included. 1936 Brisbane - Adelaide Air Race signed by “W. Scott Maddock”, “D.S. Litchfield” & “B.W. Monk”, AAMC #690. Only 9 covers flown. Pictures of the plane included.

AUSTRALIA | Military - World War I Period C 1917 ‘MATUNGA’ Mail foxed envelope addressed Cpl H.T.Faber at Rabaul, postmarked machine cancel ‘SYDNEY/2/ 724 * 23JY—1-30P/N.S.W.’ with ‘1917’ in bars tying damaged KGV 1d red rough paper with major variety wattle line. Undated Berlin censor label reseal probably applied in Kiel before being forwarded to Red Cross in Copenhagen where held till reposted ‘3.2.19’. [Comes with copy of ‘Forces Postal History’ Article No. 2666 by K Humphreys published June 1995 and which provides much detail about mail carried on the S.S. MATUNGA including specific reference to this cover.]

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