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BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCES (BCOF)

1071 * 1946-49 Overprints incl both 5/-. BW #J1-8, Cat $385. (8)
Lot 1071 [1 of 3]:1946-49 Overprints incl both 5/-. BW #J1-8, Cat $385. (8)Lot 1071 [2 of 3]:1946-49 Overprints incl both 5/-. BW #J1-8, Cat $385. (8)Lot 1071 [3 of 3]:1946-49 Overprints incl both 5/-. BW #J1-8, Cat $385. (8)
160.00 128.00 R

BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCES (BCOF) - Postal History

1072  1946-47 registered covers to Melbourne with Australia frankings comprising 1946 (Apr 19) 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/497' (Kure) tying 1/- Lyrebird, a scarce solo usage, and 1947 (Mar 21) 'A.F.P.O No 30/R.A.A.F. JAPAN' bearing Iwakuni registration label. (2)
Lot 1072 [1 of 2]:1946-47 registered covers to Melbourne with Australia frankings comprising 1946 (Apr 19) 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/497' (Kure) tying 1/- Lyrebird, a scarce solo usage, and 1947 (Mar 21) 'A.F.P.O No 30/R.A.A.F. JAPAN' bearing Iwakuni registration label. (2)Lot 1072 [2 of 2]:1946-47 registered covers to Melbourne with Australia frankings comprising 1946 (Apr 19) 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/497' (Kure) tying 1/- Lyrebird, a scarce solo usage, and 1947 (Mar 21) 'A.F.P.O No 30/R.A.A.F. JAPAN' bearing Iwakuni registration label. (2)
120.00 115.00 sold
1073  1947 (May 29) stampless official cover registered to Melbourne bearing fine strike 'AUST ARMY P.O./29MY47/241' datestamp of Eta Jima, 'ON TO/VICTORY/BUY 5/-/NATIONAL/SAVINGS STAMPS' indicia at left, handstamped registration details, backstamped 'No.8 AUST BASE P.O./A' and at Melbourne.
Lot 1073 [1 of 2]:1947 (May 29) stampless official cover registered to Melbourne bearing fine strike 'AUST ARMY P.O./29MY47/241' datestamp of Eta Jima, 'ON TO/VICTORY/BUY 5/-/NATIONAL/SAVINGS STAMPS' indicia at left, handstamped registration details, backstamped 'No.8 AUST BASE P.O./A' and at Melbourne. Lot 1073 [2 of 2]:1947 (May 29) stampless official cover registered to Melbourne bearing fine strike 'AUST ARMY P.O./29MY47/241' datestamp of Eta Jima, 'ON TO/VICTORY/BUY 5/-/NATIONAL/SAVINGS STAMPS' indicia at left, handstamped registration details, backstamped 'No.8 AUST BASE P.O./A' and at Melbourne.
90.00 72.00 R
1074  1948 (Oct 22) registered airmail cover to Queensland 6d opt. solo tied by 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/453', very fine strike of scarce registration panel error 'SEAVICE' for 'SERVICE', four various backstampings.
Lot 1074 [1 of 2]:1948 (Oct 22) registered airmail cover to Queensland 6d opt. solo tied by 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/453', very fine strike of scarce registration panel error 'SEAVICE' for 'SERVICE', four various backstampings. Lot 1074 [2 of 2]:1948 (Oct 22) registered airmail cover to Queensland 6d opt. solo tied by 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/453', very fine strike of scarce registration panel error 'SEAVICE' for 'SERVICE', four various backstampings.
100.00 80.00 R
1075  1949-50 registered covers to Melbourne with Australia frankings comprising 1949 (Feb 18) uprated use of Registered Letter stationery, and 1950 (Jan 28) airmail, 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/388' and '496' cancels of Hiro, respectively, both with fine strikes of registration panel error 'Servise' for 'Service'. (2)
Lot 1075 [1 of 2]:1949-50 registered covers to Melbourne with Australia frankings comprising 1949 (Feb 18) uprated use of Registered Letter stationery, and 1950 (Jan 28) airmail, 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/388' and '496' cancels of Hiro, respectively, both with fine strikes of registration panel error 'Servise' for 'Service'. (2)Lot 1075 [2 of 2]:1949-50 registered covers to Melbourne with Australia frankings comprising 1949 (Feb 18) uprated use of Registered Letter stationery, and 1950 (Jan 28) airmail, 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/388' and '496' cancels of Hiro, respectively, both with fine strikes of registration panel error 'Servise' for 'Service'. (2)
150.00 120.00 R
1076  1951 (Jul 4) registered cover (opened three sides) to Sydney bearing Australia franking tied by 'AUST ARMY P.O./215' (Kure – late use), very fine strike of scarce registration panel error 'POSTAR' for 'POSTAL'.
Lot 1076 [1 of 2]:1951 (Jul 4) registered cover (opened three sides) to Sydney bearing Australia franking tied by 'AUST ARMY P.O./215' (Kure – late use), very fine strike of scarce registration panel error 'POSTAR' for 'POSTAL'. Lot 1076 [2 of 2]:1951 (Jul 4) registered cover (opened three sides) to Sydney bearing Australia franking tied by 'AUST ARMY P.O./215' (Kure – late use), very fine strike of scarce registration panel error 'POSTAR' for 'POSTAL'.
100.00 75.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

1039  1956 (Jan 26) use of 1/- Lyre & 1d violet QEII x4 on linen bag from Australian soldier with BCOF forces in Kure, Japan to South Aust. special forces Customs Declaration form gives value of contents and total value of sent goods for the calendar year. Most unusual and interesting.
Lot 1039:1956 (Jan 26) use of 1/- Lyre & 1d violet QEII x4 on linen bag from Australian soldier with BCOF forces in Kure, Japan to South Aust. special forces Customs Declaration form gives value of contents and total value of sent goods for the calendar year. Most unusual and interesting.
130.00 104.00 R

AUSTRALIA - Military & Censor Mail

1049
 1916-70s Military Covers range from various theatres of war, mostly WWII, though value in WWI including 1916 (Jan) cover to Melbourne with superb strike of 'SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION/ZEITOUN' triple-oval datestamp (British cachet often found used on Australian mail) with additional multiple strikes on improvised resealing label with handwritten "Opened by Censor" in red ink and endorsed "J.H. Hobbs" (censor), 1916 (Aug 7) registered cover to Egypt franked with NSW 2d & Tasmania 2d tied by Prahran datestamps, red & white registration label, 'M.O. PRAHRAN', Melbourne & Cairo backstamps, Egyptian blue and white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and 'PASSED/CENSOR/11' chamfered handstamps in blue x2, 1944 1/- POW Lettersheet to Germany from Marrinup (WA) sent via Melbourne; plus other WWII, few BCOF, Vietnam and other military items. (33 items)
Lot 1049 [1 of 10]:1916-70s Military Covers range from various theatres of war, mostly WWII, though value in WWI including 1916 (Jan) cover to Melbourne with superb strike of 'SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION/ZEITOUN' triple-oval datestamp (British cachet often found used on Australian mail) with additional multiple strikes on improvised resealing label with handwritten "Opened by Censor" in red ink and endorsed "J.H. Hobbs" (censor), 1916 (Aug 7) registered cover to Egypt franked with NSW 2d & Tasmania 2d tied by Prahran datestamps, red & white registration label, 'M.O. PRAHRAN', Melbourne & Cairo backstamps, Egyptian blue and white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and 'PASSED/CENSOR/11' chamfered handstamps in blue x2, 1944 1/- POW Lettersheet to Germany from Marrinup (WA) sent via Melbourne; plus other WWII, few BCOF, Vietnam and other military items. (33 items)Lot 1049 [2 of 10]:1916-70s Military Covers range from various theatres of war, mostly WWII, though value in WWI including 1916 (Jan) cover to Melbourne with superb strike of 'SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION/ZEITOUN' triple-oval datestamp (British cachet often found used on Australian mail) with additional multiple strikes on improvised resealing label with handwritten "Opened by Censor" in red ink and endorsed "J.H. Hobbs" (censor), 1916 (Aug 7) registered cover to Egypt franked with NSW 2d & Tasmania 2d tied by Prahran datestamps, red & white registration label, 'M.O. PRAHRAN', Melbourne & Cairo backstamps, Egyptian blue and white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and 'PASSED/CENSOR/11' chamfered handstamps in blue x2, 1944 1/- POW Lettersheet to Germany from Marrinup (WA) sent via Melbourne; plus other WWII, few BCOF, Vietnam and other military items. (33 items)Lot 1049 [3 of 10]:1916-70s Military Covers range from various theatres of war, mostly WWII, though value in WWI including 1916 (Jan) cover to Melbourne with superb strike of 'SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION/ZEITOUN' triple-oval datestamp (British cachet often found used on Australian mail) with additional multiple strikes on improvised resealing label with handwritten "Opened by Censor" in red ink and endorsed "J.H. Hobbs" (censor), 1916 (Aug 7) registered cover to Egypt franked with NSW 2d & Tasmania 2d tied by Prahran datestamps, red & white registration label, 'M.O. PRAHRAN', Melbourne & Cairo backstamps, Egyptian blue and white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' label and 'PASSED/CENSOR/11' chamfered handstamps in blue x2, 1944 1/- POW Lettersheet to Germany from Marrinup (WA) sent via Melbourne; plus other WWII, few BCOF, Vietnam and other military items. (33 items)
750.00 600.00 R
   
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