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AUSTRALIA - Postal History

2120  1937 printed matter cover from GB franked with ½d KEVIII, addressed to Brisbane, 'CUSTOMS/½dD/DUTY' applied and 1931-37 CofA ½d Postage Due affixed in lieu of Customs Duty stamp & tied by Brisbane datestamp ('15FE37' - clear strike on reverse). Rare solo use of ½d for this purpose.
Lot 2120 [1 of 2]:1937 printed matter cover from GB franked with ½d KEVIII, addressed to Brisbane, 'CUSTOMS/½dD/DUTY' applied and 1931-37 CofA ½d Postage Due affixed in lieu of Customs Duty stamp & tied by Brisbane datestamp ('15FE37' - clear strike on reverse). Rare solo use of ½d for this purpose. Lot 2120 [2 of 2]:1937 printed matter cover from GB franked with ½d KEVIII, addressed to Brisbane, 'CUSTOMS/½dD/DUTY' applied and 1931-37 CofA ½d Postage Due affixed in lieu of Customs Duty stamp & tied by Brisbane datestamp ('15FE37' - clear strike on reverse). Rare solo use of ½d for this purpose.
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NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History

2129  1879 stampless cover shipped by Queen of Nations from Tilbury to Sydney with Bill of Lading enclosure dated "21Oct/1878" for "Two pchs (puncheons) Wine" consigned to Francis Cooper of Sydney, freight value of "£1-1-0" entered, with British 6d Arms revenue impressed at upper-left; the cover with fine oval 'LOOSE SHIP/LETTER', '6d' (delivery fee) & boxed 'DETAINED ON/BOARD SHIP' (White type #W20) handstamps, Sydney 'FE4/1879' datestamp in violet, apparently undelivered with 'NOT KNOWN BY LETTER/CARRIERS SYDNEY' handstamp at lower left. Very few on-cover examples of the Detained handstamp are recorded, this cover illustrated by White on p262 of 'The Postal History of New South Wales.'
Lot 851 [1 of 2]:1879 stampless cover shipped by Queen of Nations from Tilbury to Sydney with Bill of Lading enclosure dated "21Oct/1878" for "Two pchs (puncheons) Wine" consigned to Francis Cooper of Sydney, freight value of "£1-1-0" entered, with British 6d Arms revenue impressed at upper-left; the cover with fine oval 'LOOSE SHIP/LETTER', '6d' (delivery fee) & boxed 'DETAINED ON/BOARD SHIP' (White type #W20) handstamps, Sydney 'FE4/1879' datestamp in violet, apparently undelivered with 'NOT KNOWN BY LETTER/CARRIERS SYDNEY' handstamp at lower left. Very few on-cover examples of the Detained handstamp are recorded, this cover illustrated by White on p262 of 'The Postal History of New South Wales.' Lot 851 [2 of 2]:1879 stampless cover shipped by Queen of Nations from Tilbury to Sydney with Bill of Lading enclosure dated "21Oct/1878" for "Two pchs (puncheons) Wine" consigned to Francis Cooper of Sydney, freight value of "£1-1-0" entered, with British 6d Arms revenue impressed at upper-left; the cover with fine oval 'LOOSE SHIP/LETTER', '6d' (delivery fee) & boxed 'DETAINED ON/BOARD SHIP' (White type #W20) handstamps, Sydney 'FE4/1879' datestamp in violet, apparently undelivered with 'NOT KNOWN BY LETTER/CARRIERS SYDNEY' handstamp at lower left. Very few on-cover examples of the Detained handstamp are recorded, this cover illustrated by White on p262 of 'The Postal History of New South Wales.'
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