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COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Collections and Miscellaneous Groupings

3122908
**/U/C 1950s-1990s Array of mostly covers including 1952 Australia-South Africa (via Cocos) inaugural flight covers x5, 1963 4d airmail concession rate covers x2, both with 'R.A.A.F./SERVICE' handstamps in violet, covers or cards with Inauguration flight cachet in violet x20, few commercial covers, 1966 Australian definitives 1c to $4 set on 5 generic APO FDCs, etc; also stamps with Australia used in Cocos, Cocos 1963 set in corner blocks of 4 MUH; condition generally fine/very fine. (60+ covers plus stamps)
Lot 1360 [1 of 8]:1950s-1990s Array of mostly covers including 1952 Australia-South Africa (via Cocos) inaugural flight covers x5, 1963 4d airmail concession rate covers x2, both with 'R.A.A.F./SERVICE' handstamps in violet, covers or cards with Inauguration flight cachet in violet x20, few commercial covers, 1966 Australian definitives 1c to $4 set on 5 generic APO FDCs, etc; also stamps with Australia used in Cocos, Cocos 1963 set in corner blocks of 4 MUH; condition generally fine/very fine. (60+ covers plus stamps)Lot 1360 [2 of 8]:1950s-1990s Array of mostly covers including 1952 Australia-South Africa (via Cocos) inaugural flight covers x5, 1963 4d airmail concession rate covers x2, both with 'R.A.A.F./SERVICE' handstamps in violet, covers or cards with Inauguration flight cachet in violet x20, few commercial covers, 1966 Australian definitives 1c to $4 set on 5 generic APO FDCs, etc; also stamps with Australia used in Cocos, Cocos 1963 set in corner blocks of 4 MUH; condition generally fine/very fine. (60+ covers plus stamps)Lot 1360 [3 of 8]:1950s-1990s Array of mostly covers including 1952 Australia-South Africa (via Cocos) inaugural flight covers x5, 1963 4d airmail concession rate covers x2, both with 'R.A.A.F./SERVICE' handstamps in violet, covers or cards with Inauguration flight cachet in violet x20, few commercial covers, 1966 Australian definitives 1c to $4 set on 5 generic APO FDCs, etc; also stamps with Australia used in Cocos, Cocos 1963 set in corner blocks of 4 MUH; condition generally fine/very fine. (60+ covers plus stamps)
240.00
2911080  1955-84 Cover selection incl 1957 1st Cocos-Mainland flight (7 covers, all different and all with triangular cachet), 1963 Picts (3 sets on 4 FDCs all with oval cachets), 1969 Picts (12, on 4 FDCs with purple FD cancels), and complete to 1984 (ex 1981 Darwin M/S & 1984 Ausipex) also few Australian items with Cocos postmarks. Many items are unaddressed. (50+)
Lot 1361 [1 of 2]:1955-84 Cover selection incl 1957 1st Cocos-Mainland flight (7 covers, all different and all with triangular cachet), 1963 Picts (3 sets on 4 FDCs all with oval cachets), 1969 Picts (12, on 4 FDCs with purple FD cancels), and complete to 1984 (ex 1981 Darwin M/S & 1984 Ausipex) also few Australian items with Cocos postmarks. Many items are unaddressed. (50+)Lot 1361 [2 of 2]:1955-84 Cover selection incl 1957 1st Cocos-Mainland flight (7 covers, all different and all with triangular cachet), 1963 Picts (3 sets on 4 FDCs all with oval cachets), 1969 Picts (12, on 4 FDCs with purple FD cancels), and complete to 1984 (ex 1981 Darwin M/S & 1984 Ausipex) also few Australian items with Cocos postmarks. Many items are unaddressed. (50+)
95.00

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS

2910286 U 1990-91 'POSTAGE PAID' Opts incl 'OFFICIAL' opt, all CTO, SG #234-39,O1. (7)
Lot 1362 [1 of 2]:1990-91 'POSTAGE PAID' Opts incl 'OFFICIAL' opt, all CTO, SG #234-39,O1. (7)Lot 1362 [2 of 2]:1990-91 'POSTAGE PAID' Opts incl 'OFFICIAL' opt, all CTO, SG #234-39,O1. (7)
180.00

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Postal History

3122890  1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat Guba cover sent from Cocos with John Clunies-Ross's personal handstamp at top right and Seychelles 2c strip of 3 cancelled on arrival, endorsed on reverse "carried Between/Diego Garcia & Seychelles/.../Jack Percival". [Percival was the radio operator & official journalist on the flight]
Lot 1363:1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat Guba cover sent from Cocos with John Clunies-Ross's personal handstamp at top right and Seychelles 2c strip of 3 cancelled on arrival, endorsed on reverse "carried Between/Diego Garcia & Seychelles/.../Jack Percival". [Percival was the radio operator & official journalist on the flight]
340.00
2910025  1963 (Jun 11) Pictorials 1963 (Jun 11) Pictorials (6) on PMG Hermes generic FDC to Floreat Park with PERTH cds (Mainland FDI postmarks on this issue are very scarce).
Lot 1364:1963 (Jun 11) Pictorials 1963 (Jun 11) Pictorials (6) on PMG Hermes generic FDC to Floreat Park with PERTH cds (Mainland FDI postmarks on this issue are very scarce).
190.00
2910026  1969 (Jul 9) Pictorials set of 12 on A Post Shield generic FDC with 'PHILATELIC/RUSSELL STREET /VIC.AUST' cds.
Lot 1365:1969 (Jul 9) Pictorials set of 12 on A Post Shield generic FDC with 'PHILATELIC/RUSSELL STREET   /VIC.AUST' cds.
145.00
2909976  1970 (Nov 10) registered airmail cover to Israel with attractive philatelic franking and handstamped 'Inspected/and Safe for/Transmission' with 'POSTMASTER/ COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS AUST.' handstamp beneath (and signed), green customs label, Sydney & Jerusalem arrival backstamps. Accompanied by a photocopy of a PMG's Department notice stating "Following explosions in aircraft carrying mail to Israel security aspects of acceptance of air mail to that country are being strengthened....". Rare anti-terrorism mail. (2 items)
Lot 1366 [1 of 2]:1970 (Nov 10) registered airmail cover to Israel with attractive philatelic franking and handstamped 'Inspected/and Safe for/Transmission' with 'POSTMASTER/ COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS AUST.' handstamp beneath (and signed), green customs label, Sydney & Jerusalem arrival backstamps. Accompanied by a photocopy of a PMG's Department notice stating "Following explosions in aircraft carrying mail to Israel security aspects of acceptance of air mail to that country are being strengthened....". Rare anti-terrorism mail. (2 items)Lot 1366 [2 of 2]:1970 (Nov 10) registered airmail cover to Israel with attractive philatelic franking and handstamped 'Inspected/and Safe for/Transmission' with 'POSTMASTER/ COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS AUST.' handstamp beneath (and signed), green customs label, Sydney & Jerusalem arrival backstamps. Accompanied by a photocopy of a PMG's Department notice stating "Following explosions in aircraft carrying mail to Israel security aspects of acceptance of air mail to that country are being strengthened....". Rare anti-terrorism mail. (2 items)
70.00

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Military - World War II Period

3122897  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Oct 25) stampless OAS airmail cover to England with an largely fine strike of the Indian 'FPO/No 46' datestamp used on Cocos, opened a tad roughly.
Lot 1367:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Oct 25) stampless OAS airmail cover to England with an largely fine strike of the Indian 'FPO/No 46' datestamp used on Cocos, opened a tad roughly.
145.00
3122900  Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Oct 1) stampless OAS cover to England with fair strike of 'RAFPOST 301/1OCT45' datestamp, enclosed three-page letter headed "SECTION H / SECTION 301/RAF/CEYLON AIR FORCES" describes an ENSA concert by Gracie Fields compèred by her husband Monty Banks, but complains "the boys disagree with wasting transport to bring stars to the Far East, when the Government babbles about transport difficulties for getting the lads home;- and mail is held up in Ceylon owing to lack of of air facilities to bring it to the remote Cocos Islands!", cover with minor blemishes only. (4 items)
Lot 1368 [1 of 2]:Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Oct 1) stampless OAS cover to England with fair strike of 'RAFPOST 301/1OCT45' datestamp, enclosed three-page letter headed "SECTION H / SECTION 301/RAF/CEYLON AIR FORCES" describes an ENSA concert by Gracie Fields compèred by her husband Monty Banks, but complains "the boys disagree with wasting transport to bring stars to the Far East, when the Government babbles about transport difficulties for getting the lads home;- and mail is held up in Ceylon owing to lack of of air facilities to bring it to the remote Cocos Islands!", cover with minor blemishes only. (4 items)Lot 1368 [2 of 2]:Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Oct 1) stampless OAS cover to England with fair strike of 'RAFPOST 301/1OCT45' datestamp, enclosed three-page letter headed "SECTION H / SECTION 301/RAF/CEYLON AIR FORCES" describes an ENSA concert by Gracie Fields compèred by her husband Monty Banks, but complains "the boys disagree with wasting transport to bring stars to the Far East, when the Government babbles about transport difficulties for getting the lads home;- and mail is held up in Ceylon owing to lack of of air facilities to bring it to the remote Cocos Islands!", cover with minor blemishes only. (4 items)
180.00

AUSTRALIAN TERRITORIES

2911298 ** AAT 1966-68 Pictorials in 'Japanese Pack', also Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1969 Pack (2, one in sealed pack as issued, the other in sealed Cocos illustrated window envelope). (3)
Lot 1351 [1 of 3]:AAT 1966-68 Pictorials in 'Japanese Pack', also Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1969 Pack (2, one in sealed pack as issued, the other in sealed Cocos illustrated window envelope). (3)Lot 1351 [2 of 3]:AAT 1966-68 Pictorials in 'Japanese Pack', also Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1969 Pack (2, one in sealed pack as issued, the other in sealed Cocos illustrated window envelope). (3)Lot 1351 [3 of 3]:AAT 1966-68 Pictorials in 'Japanese Pack', also Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1969 Pack (2, one in sealed pack as issued, the other in sealed Cocos illustrated window envelope). (3)
60.00
   
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