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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 1404 [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 1404 [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 1404 [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

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 1405:1939 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 1406:1963 (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 1407:1969 (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 1408 [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 1408 [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 1409: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
3122896  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Oct 18) (Oct) stampless OAS cover by air to England with large-part Indian-type 'FPO/No 46' datestamp, opened a little roughly.
Lot 1410:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Oct 18) (Oct) stampless OAS cover by air to England with large-part Indian-type 'FPO/No 46' datestamp, opened a little roughly.
145.00
3122898  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Nov 2) stampless airmail cover to England with an very fine strike of Indian 'FPO/No 46/2NOV45' datestamp, minor opening tear at upper-left.
Lot 1411:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Nov 2) stampless airmail cover to England with an very fine strike of Indian 'FPO/No 46/2NOV45' datestamp, minor opening tear at upper-left.
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 1412 [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 1412 [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

2904676
 Territories incl [1] Christmas Island 1970-2005 duplicated FDCs some with M/Ss, se-tenant strips, incl 1970 Fish (14th Dec) 15c & 30c, 2004 Year of the Monkey (signed by cover designer) & few Stationery items all with Christmas Island pmks, range of covers incl Stationery items with various 'Year of the....' pmks from 'Chinatowns' in Cabramatta, Haymarket, or Little Bourke Street, incl some 'First' or 'Last Day' of pictorial pmks, also 2002 Year of the Horse FDC with 'SCONE/NSW' pictorial [horse] cancel in violet. 'A.Post' or 'Alpha' covers. [2] Cocos. [3] Nauru small range of presentation packs, plus few addressed FDC incl 1966 picts set on 6 addressed covers to GB. [4] PNG. [5] also Solomon Islands 1987 America's Cup sheet of 50. Generally fine. (120+)
Lot 1400 [1 of 5]:Territories incl [1] Christmas Island 1970-2005 duplicated FDCs some with M/Ss, se-tenant strips, incl 1970 Fish (14th Dec) 15c & 30c, 2004 Year of the Monkey (signed by cover designer) & few Stationery items all with Christmas Island pmks, range of covers incl Stationery items with various 'Year of the....' pmks from 'Chinatowns' in Cabramatta, Haymarket, or Little Bourke Street, incl some 'First' or 'Last Day' of pictorial pmks, also 2002 Year of the Horse FDC with 'SCONE/NSW' pictorial [horse] cancel in violet. 'A.Post' or 'Alpha' covers. [2] Cocos. [3] Nauru small range of presentation packs, plus few addressed FDC incl 1966 picts set on 6 addressed covers to GB. [4] PNG. [5] also Solomon Islands 1987 America's Cup sheet of 50. Generally fine. (120+)Lot 1400 [2 of 5]:Territories incl [1] Christmas Island 1970-2005 duplicated FDCs some with M/Ss, se-tenant strips, incl 1970 Fish (14th Dec) 15c & 30c, 2004 Year of the Monkey (signed by cover designer) & few Stationery items all with Christmas Island pmks, range of covers incl Stationery items with various 'Year of the....' pmks from 'Chinatowns' in Cabramatta, Haymarket, or Little Bourke Street, incl some 'First' or 'Last Day' of pictorial pmks, also 2002 Year of the Horse FDC with 'SCONE/NSW' pictorial [horse] cancel in violet. 'A.Post' or 'Alpha' covers. [2] Cocos. [3] Nauru small range of presentation packs, plus few addressed FDC incl 1966 picts set on 6 addressed covers to GB. [4] PNG. [5] also Solomon Islands 1987 America's Cup sheet of 50. Generally fine. (120+)Lot 1400 [3 of 5]:Territories incl [1] Christmas Island 1970-2005 duplicated FDCs some with M/Ss, se-tenant strips, incl 1970 Fish (14th Dec) 15c & 30c, 2004 Year of the Monkey (signed by cover designer) & few Stationery items all with Christmas Island pmks, range of covers incl Stationery items with various 'Year of the....' pmks from 'Chinatowns' in Cabramatta, Haymarket, or Little Bourke Street, incl some 'First' or 'Last Day' of pictorial pmks, also 2002 Year of the Horse FDC with 'SCONE/NSW' pictorial [horse] cancel in violet. 'A.Post' or 'Alpha' covers. [2] Cocos. [3] Nauru small range of presentation packs, plus few addressed FDC incl 1966 picts set on 6 addressed covers to GB. [4] PNG. [5] also Solomon Islands 1987 America's Cup sheet of 50. Generally fine. (120+)
120.00
   
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