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COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Postal History

3122890  1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat Guba cover sent from Cocos with John Clunies-Ross' 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 1022:1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat Guba cover sent from Cocos with John Clunies-Ross' 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]
240.00
3126777  1952 (Sep 3) registered cover flown to Sydney thence by surface mail to UK, RAAF Cocos Island registration label and 'RAAF PO' datestamp tieing stamps.
Lot 1023 [1 of 2]:1952 (Sep 3) registered cover flown to Sydney thence by surface mail to UK, RAAF Cocos Island registration label and 'RAAF PO' datestamp tieing stamps. Lot 1023 [2 of 2]:1952 (Sep 3) registered cover flown to Sydney thence by surface mail to UK, RAAF Cocos Island registration label and 'RAAF PO' datestamp tieing stamps.
95.00
2912451  1955 Illustrated cover commemorating the Australian Government taking over Admistraton with Australian adhesives tied by 'COCOS ISLANDS/23NO55' cds alongisde the very rare triangular cachet in red. Minor fault at left.
Lot 1024:1955 Illustrated cover commemorating the Australian Government taking over Admistraton with Australian adhesives tied by 'COCOS ISLANDS/23NO55' cds alongisde the very rare triangular cachet in red. Minor fault at left.
420.00
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 1025:1963 (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).
160.00
2910026  1969 (Jul 9) Pictorials set of 12 on Australia Post 'Shield' generic FDC with 'PHILATELIC/RUSSELL STREET/VIC.AUST' datestamp.
Lot 1026:1969 (Jul 9) Pictorials set of 12 on Australia Post 'Shield' generic FDC with 'PHILATELIC/RUSSELL STREET/VIC.AUST' datestamp.
120.00
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 1027 [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 1027 [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)
60.00
   
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