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AUSTRALIA - Postal History

3120020  1914 (Oct 28) cover bearing KGV 1d red, sent Melbourne to China, censored in Ceylon where resealed with stamp selvedge (with marginal Control), tied by 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' handstamp, Censor/A handstamp at lower left, backstamped Shanghai. Enclosed letter has had section excised, apparently by censor. Important association with events that led to 1915 Singapore Mutiny.
Lot 344 [1 of 2]:1914 (Oct 28) cover bearing KGV 1d red, sent Melbourne to China, censored in Ceylon where resealed with stamp selvedge (with marginal Control), tied by 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' handstamp, Censor/A handstamp at lower left, backstamped Shanghai. Enclosed letter has had section excised, apparently by censor. Important association with events that led to 1915 Singapore Mutiny. Lot 344 [2 of 2]:1914 (Oct 28) cover bearing KGV 1d red, sent Melbourne to China, censored in Ceylon where resealed with stamp selvedge (with marginal Control), tied by 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' handstamp, Censor/A handstamp at lower left, backstamped Shanghai. Enclosed letter has had section excised, apparently by censor. Important association with events that led to 1915 Singapore Mutiny.
290.00
2612731  1915 (Jan 29) cover (small faults) from Melbourne to New York with ½d & 2d Roo, red on white 'OPENED BY/CENSOR' label at left, endorsed "Per S.S. Maitai".
Lot 345 [1 of 2]:1915 (Jan 29) cover (small faults) from Melbourne to New York with ½d & 2d Roo, red on white 'OPENED BY/CENSOR' label at left, endorsed "Per S.S. Maitai". Lot 345 [2 of 2]:1915 (Jan 29) cover (small faults) from Melbourne to New York with ½d & 2d Roo, red on white 'OPENED BY/CENSOR' label at left, endorsed "Per S.S. Maitai".
120.00
3119603  1915 (Dec 8) PPC (Elizabeth St, Melbourne) to Finland (Russian Empire) with KGV 1d red & ½d green tied by Melbourne machine cancel, 'PASSED' censor handstamp in violet, boxed cyrillic censor handstamp & Jakobstad arrival datestamp. Elusive WWI destination.
Lot 346:1915 (Dec 8) PPC (Elizabeth St, Melbourne) to Finland (Russian Empire) with KGV 1d red & ½d green tied by Melbourne machine cancel, 'PASSED' censor handstamp in violet, boxed cyrillic censor handstamp & Jakobstad arrival datestamp. Elusive WWI destination.
145.00
3114091  1917 (Dec 14) cover to Bureau International de la Paix, Berne, Switzerland with 1d KGV x2 & ½d Roo (fault) tied Adelaide datestamp, 'PASSED' handstamp in violet & on reverse Bern arrival datestamp, a tad roughly opened at top.
Lot 347 [1 of 2]:1917 (Dec 14) cover to Bureau International de la Paix, Berne, Switzerland with 1d KGV x2 & ½d Roo (fault) tied Adelaide datestamp, 'PASSED' handstamp in violet & on reverse Bern arrival datestamp, a tad roughly opened at top. Lot 347 [2 of 2]:1917 (Dec 14) cover to Bureau International de la Paix, Berne, Switzerland with 1d KGV x2 & ½d Roo (fault) tied Adelaide datestamp, 'PASSED' handstamp in violet & on reverse Bern arrival datestamp, a tad roughly opened at top.
130.00
3109831  1918 (Nov 20) Cover to USA with 3d Roo plus KGV 1d Red & 1½d brown paying double foreign letter rate plus ½d War Tax, 'PASSED BY CENSOR' handstamp in blue, edge blemishes.
Lot 348:1918 (Nov 20) Cover to USA with 3d Roo plus KGV 1d Red & 1½d brown paying double foreign letter rate plus ½d War Tax, 'PASSED BY CENSOR' handstamp in blue, edge blemishes.
70.00
2612441  1920 (Feb 10) use of 3d Roo Die I (cat $100) and ½d green KGV on cover from Melbourne to Queensland. [3½d = 3d for 1-1½oz letter + ½d War Tax.]
Lot 349 [1 of 2]:1920 (Feb 10) use of 3d Roo Die I (cat $100) and ½d green KGV on cover from Melbourne to Queensland. [3½d = 3d for 1-1½oz letter + ½d War Tax.] Lot 349 [2 of 2]:1920 (Feb 10) use of 3d Roo Die I (cat $100) and ½d green KGV on cover from Melbourne to Queensland. [3½d = 3d for 1-1½oz letter + ½d War Tax.]
48.00
2611052  1921 (Apr 4) cover from Terang to USA with KGV ½d, 1d & 1½d. Lovely 3-colour franking.
Lot 350:1921 (Apr 4) cover from Terang to USA with KGV ½d, 1d & 1½d. Lovely 3-colour franking.
85.00
3110817  1921 (Nov 21) Christmas greetings card designed to be folded into a small envelope, from Lilian Kwong a Chinese-Australian living in Queensland to USA with KGV 1d red & 2d orange tied by indistinct datestamp. Cute.
Lot 351 [1 of 2]:1921 (Nov 21) Christmas greetings card designed to be folded into a small envelope, from Lilian Kwong a Chinese-Australian living in Queensland to USA with KGV 1d red & 2d orange tied by indistinct datestamp. Cute. Lot 351 [2 of 2]:1921 (Nov 21) Christmas greetings card designed to be folded into a small envelope, from Lilian Kwong a Chinese-Australian living in Queensland to USA with KGV 1d red & 2d orange tied by indistinct datestamp. Cute.
60.00
2612443  1922 (Mar 7) use of 4d violet KGV (Cat $450) and 1d red KGV x2 on cover (opened a little roughly) from Melbourne to Queensland. [6d = 1-1½oz letter.]
Lot 352:1922 (Mar 7) use of 4d violet KGV (Cat $450) and 1d red KGV x2 on cover (opened a little roughly) from Melbourne to Queensland. [6d = 1-1½oz letter.]
105.00
2612446  1922 (Jul 26) use of 4d blue KGV with 2d red x2 on cover (light stain) from Melbourne to Queensland. [8d = 1½-2oz letter.]
Lot 353 [1 of 2]:1922 (Jul 26) use of 4d blue KGV with 2d red x2 on cover (light stain) from Melbourne to Queensland. [8d = 1½-2oz letter.] Lot 353 [2 of 2]:1922 (Jul 26) use of 4d blue KGV with 2d red x2 on cover (light stain) from Melbourne to Queensland. [8d = 1½-2oz letter.]
125.00
   
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