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132   Australasia : Australasian Wreck Mail: by Brian Peace, published by RPSofV (1997), 292pp, dj.
Lot 132:Australasia : Australasian Wreck Mail: by Brian Peace, published by RPSofV (1997), 292pp, dj.
30.00 32.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

1013  1921 (Feb 24) PPC to France (showing seated Aborigine), damaged in transit aboard SS Kalyan during a gale in the Mediterranean, the mail unloaded at Marseilles with 'ACCIDENT en MER/COURRIER INONDE' (accident at sea, flooded ship) Kalyan Type 5 cachet in blue applied (probably at Paris), Fremantle machine departure cancel on reverse, front and back of card have separated due to the water damage. We cannot recall seeing another item from Australia that was involved in this incident. [see Hoggarth & Gwynn at p.206 ]
Lot 1013 [1 of 2]:1921 (Feb 24) PPC to France (showing seated Aborigine), damaged in transit aboard SS Kalyan during a gale in the Mediterranean, the mail unloaded at Marseilles with 'ACCIDENT en MER/COURRIER INONDE' (accident at sea, flooded ship) Kalyan Type 5 cachet in blue applied (probably at Paris), Fremantle machine departure cancel on reverse, front and back of card have separated due to the water damage. We cannot recall seeing another item from Australia that was involved in this incident. [see Hoggarth & Gwynn at p.206 ] Lot 1013 [2 of 2]:1921 (Feb 24) PPC to France (showing seated Aborigine), damaged in transit aboard SS Kalyan during a gale in the Mediterranean, the mail unloaded at Marseilles with 'ACCIDENT en MER/COURRIER INONDE' (accident at sea, flooded ship) Kalyan Type 5 cachet in blue applied (probably at Paris), Fremantle machine departure cancel on reverse, front and back of card have separated due to the water damage. We cannot recall seeing another item from Australia that was involved in this incident. [see Hoggarth & Gwynn at p.206 ]
250.00 240.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - First Flight Covers

1047  1954 'Belfast' Singapore Crash Cover (Mar 11) use of 10d Aerogramme to UK, with fine strike of boxed three-line 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13.3.1954' handstamp in red.
Lot 1047:1954 'Belfast' Singapore Crash Cover (Mar 11) use of 10d Aerogramme to UK, with fine strike of boxed three-line 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13.3.1954' handstamp in red.
30.00 34.00 sold

NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History

1098  1854 (Sep 10) outer to France "pr Steamer Croesus" with 3d Laureate tied by Bars cancel of Sydney, '15' handstamp in black fine boxed 'COLONIES/&C ART.13' handstamp, Calais transit datestamp on face, Sydney departure and Paris arrival backstamps. [The Croesus broke both propellers en route via Cape Horn and proceeded to Ascension Island under sail, once a new propeller was fitted she continued to Calais via St Vincent (Cape Verde) & Southampton]
Lot 1098 [1 of 2]:1854 (Sep 10) outer to France "pr Steamer Croesus" with 3d Laureate tied by Bars cancel of Sydney, '15' handstamp in black fine boxed 'COLONIES/&C ART.13' handstamp, Calais transit datestamp on face, Sydney departure and Paris arrival backstamps. [The Croesus broke both propellers en route via Cape Horn and proceeded to Ascension Island under sail, once a new propeller was fitted she continued to Calais via St Vincent (Cape Verde) & Southampton] Lot 1098 [2 of 2]:1854 (Sep 10) outer to France "pr Steamer Croesus" with 3d Laureate tied by Bars cancel of Sydney, '15' handstamp in black fine boxed 'COLONIES/&C ART.13' handstamp, Calais transit datestamp on face, Sydney departure and Paris arrival backstamps. [The Croesus broke both propellers en route via Cape Horn and proceeded to Ascension Island under sail, once a new propeller was fitted she continued to Calais via St Vincent (Cape Verde) & Southampton]
400.00 320.00 R

CANADA - Postal History

1474  1940 (May 25) registered use of 3c Stationery Envelope (additional stamp washed off) from Vancouver to Dewsbury, England, carried on board SS Eros, which was torpedoed by a German submarine off the NW Coast of Ireland, and subsequently beached with the aid of tugs, 'SALVED FROM THE SEA' cachet Hoggarth & Gwynn Eros Type 2 cachet applied by Liverpool Post Office with poorly struck '27JUL/40' Liverpool transit datestamp at top left, 'PASSED BY CENSOR' handstamp, resealing tape on reverse; front & back of cover have separated.
Lot 1474 [1 of 2]:1940 (May 25) registered use of 3c Stationery Envelope (additional stamp washed off) from Vancouver to Dewsbury, England, carried on board SS Eros, which was torpedoed by a German submarine off the NW Coast of Ireland, and subsequently beached with the aid of tugs, 'SALVED FROM THE SEA' cachet Hoggarth & Gwynn Eros Type 2 cachet applied by Liverpool Post Office with poorly struck '27JUL/40' Liverpool transit datestamp at top left, 'PASSED BY CENSOR' handstamp, resealing tape on reverse; front & back of cover have separated. Lot 1474 [2 of 2]:1940 (May 25) registered use of 3c Stationery Envelope (additional stamp washed off) from Vancouver to Dewsbury, England, carried on board SS Eros, which was torpedoed by a German submarine off the NW Coast of Ireland, and subsequently beached with the aid of tugs, 'SALVED FROM THE SEA' cachet Hoggarth & Gwynn Eros Type 2 cachet applied by Liverpool Post Office with poorly struck '27JUL/40' Liverpool transit datestamp at top left, 'PASSED BY CENSOR' handstamp, resealing tape on reverse; front & back of cover have separated.
150.00 120.00 R

GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History

1551
 1840-1950 fantastic cover range comprising 1d black on entire to Manchester, 1841 1d red-brown entires x5 (one with four singles), 2d blue 'White Lines Added' three singles on 1843 cover Glasgow to Portugal, 1851 entire to Hamburg franked with 2d pairs x2 (lifted and replaced) tied by barred '947' of Hartepool; perforated 1d reds on 1856 cover with strip of 3, 1858 registered London to Macclesfield with pair (+ 6d lilac, SG #69) and on 1860 cover with single & 'MORE TO/S/PAY' handstamp; also 1871 3d rose plate 6 + 6d mauve plate 9 on London to Aden cover with red 'ADEN STEAMER POINT' arrival datestamp in red, 1872 3d rose plate 7 on cover from Belfast to New York, 1873 4d vermilion plate 13 tied by 'A25' (Malta) to Palermo, 1877 ½d Bantam uprating ½d wrapper to Stockholm, 1899 cover to St. Petersburg franked with ½d orange, tax markings and label applied, 1918 registered cover to Sweden franked with 2d, 2½d & 2/6d Seahorse with censor tape at right (rare on cover), 1934 (Feb) cover London to Brazil with 2d, 10d plus 2/6d Seahorse, cachet in red, 1936 to Argentine franked with 6d plus 2/6d & 5/- Seahorses, 1936 to Uruguay with 1/- x2 plus 10/- Seahorse, flight cachet below, 2/6d Seahorse and 1/- and 6d on 1936 official sealed cover to Australia, 1939-48 KGVI high values 2/6d green plus 3d on registered cover to NZ with black/pink Swiss Legation label at left, KGVI 2/6d brown and 1/- x2 on 1941 airmail cover to Brisbane, KGVI 10/- ultramarine and 5/- reds Arms plus 3d, 6d x2 and 1/- on airmail packet envelope to New York, 1945 Registered express envelope sent from Hankow to New Zealand franked with GB KGVI 1d red pair tied by framed 'EXPRESS/DOUBLE REGISTERED' handstamp in violet, endorsed "British Fleet Mail" at top, reverse with China $500 on 3c x3, $100 on 1c x2 and $50 on 5c tied by Shanghai datestamps, Sydney transit datestamp applied en route and 1954 'Prestwick' crash cover to Canada. (27 items)
Lot 1551 [1 of 12]:1840-1950 fantastic cover range comprising 1d black on entire to Manchester, 1841 1d red-brown entires x5 (one with four singles), 2d blue 'White Lines Added' three singles on 1843 cover Glasgow to Portugal, 1851 entire to Hamburg franked with 2d pairs x2 (lifted and replaced) tied by barred '947' of Hartepool; perforated 1d reds on 1856 cover with strip of 3, 1858 registered London to Macclesfield with pair (+ 6d lilac, SG #69) and on 1860 cover with single & 'MORE TO/S/PAY' handstamp; also 1871 3d rose plate 6 + 6d mauve plate 9 on London to Aden cover with red 'ADEN STEAMER POINT' arrival datestamp in red, 1872 3d rose plate 7 on cover from Belfast to New York, 1873 4d vermilion plate 13 tied by 'A25' (Malta) to Palermo, 1877 ½d Bantam uprating ½d wrapper to Stockholm, 1899 cover to St. Petersburg franked with ½d orange, tax markings and label applied, 1918 registered cover to Sweden franked with 2d, 2½d & 2/6d Seahorse with censor tape at right (rare on cover), 1934 (Feb) cover London to Brazil with 2d, 10d plus 2/6d Seahorse, cachet in red, 1936 to Argentine franked with 6d plus 2/6d & 5/- Seahorses, 1936 to Uruguay with 1/- x2 plus 10/- Seahorse, flight cachet below, 2/6d Seahorse and 1/- and 6d on 1936 official sealed cover to Australia, 1939-48 KGVI high values 2/6d green plus 3d on registered cover to NZ with black/pink Swiss Legation label at left, KGVI 2/6d brown and 1/- x2 on 1941 airmail cover to Brisbane, KGVI 10/- ultramarine and 5/- reds Arms plus 3d, 6d x2 and 1/- on airmail packet envelope to New York, 1945 Registered express envelope sent from Hankow to New Zealand franked with GB KGVI 1d red pair tied by framed 'EXPRESS/DOUBLE REGISTERED' handstamp in violet, endorsed "British Fleet Mail" at top, reverse with China $500 on 3c x3, $100 on 1c x2 and $50 on 5c tied by Shanghai datestamps, Sydney transit datestamp applied en route and 1954 'Prestwick' crash cover to Canada. (27 items)Lot 1551 [2 of 12]:1840-1950 fantastic cover range comprising 1d black on entire to Manchester, 1841 1d red-brown entires x5 (one with four singles), 2d blue 'White Lines Added' three singles on 1843 cover Glasgow to Portugal, 1851 entire to Hamburg franked with 2d pairs x2 (lifted and replaced) tied by barred '947' of Hartepool; perforated 1d reds on 1856 cover with strip of 3, 1858 registered London to Macclesfield with pair (+ 6d lilac, SG #69) and on 1860 cover with single & 'MORE TO/S/PAY' handstamp; also 1871 3d rose plate 6 + 6d mauve plate 9 on London to Aden cover with red 'ADEN STEAMER POINT' arrival datestamp in red, 1872 3d rose plate 7 on cover from Belfast to New York, 1873 4d vermilion plate 13 tied by 'A25' (Malta) to Palermo, 1877 ½d Bantam uprating ½d wrapper to Stockholm, 1899 cover to St. Petersburg franked with ½d orange, tax markings and label applied, 1918 registered cover to Sweden franked with 2d, 2½d & 2/6d Seahorse with censor tape at right (rare on cover), 1934 (Feb) cover London to Brazil with 2d, 10d plus 2/6d Seahorse, cachet in red, 1936 to Argentine franked with 6d plus 2/6d & 5/- Seahorses, 1936 to Uruguay with 1/- x2 plus 10/- Seahorse, flight cachet below, 2/6d Seahorse and 1/- and 6d on 1936 official sealed cover to Australia, 1939-48 KGVI high values 2/6d green plus 3d on registered cover to NZ with black/pink Swiss Legation label at left, KGVI 2/6d brown and 1/- x2 on 1941 airmail cover to Brisbane, KGVI 10/- ultramarine and 5/- reds Arms plus 3d, 6d x2 and 1/- on airmail packet envelope to New York, 1945 Registered express envelope sent from Hankow to New Zealand franked with GB KGVI 1d red pair tied by framed 'EXPRESS/DOUBLE REGISTERED' handstamp in violet, endorsed "British Fleet Mail" at top, reverse with China $500 on 3c x3, $100 on 1c x2 and $50 on 5c tied by Shanghai datestamps, Sydney transit datestamp applied en route and 1954 'Prestwick' crash cover to Canada. (27 items)Lot 1551 [3 of 12]:1840-1950 fantastic cover range comprising 1d black on entire to Manchester, 1841 1d red-brown entires x5 (one with four singles), 2d blue 'White Lines Added' three singles on 1843 cover Glasgow to Portugal, 1851 entire to Hamburg franked with 2d pairs x2 (lifted and replaced) tied by barred '947' of Hartepool; perforated 1d reds on 1856 cover with strip of 3, 1858 registered London to Macclesfield with pair (+ 6d lilac, SG #69) and on 1860 cover with single & 'MORE TO/S/PAY' handstamp; also 1871 3d rose plate 6 + 6d mauve plate 9 on London to Aden cover with red 'ADEN STEAMER POINT' arrival datestamp in red, 1872 3d rose plate 7 on cover from Belfast to New York, 1873 4d vermilion plate 13 tied by 'A25' (Malta) to Palermo, 1877 ½d Bantam uprating ½d wrapper to Stockholm, 1899 cover to St. Petersburg franked with ½d orange, tax markings and label applied, 1918 registered cover to Sweden franked with 2d, 2½d & 2/6d Seahorse with censor tape at right (rare on cover), 1934 (Feb) cover London to Brazil with 2d, 10d plus 2/6d Seahorse, cachet in red, 1936 to Argentine franked with 6d plus 2/6d & 5/- Seahorses, 1936 to Uruguay with 1/- x2 plus 10/- Seahorse, flight cachet below, 2/6d Seahorse and 1/- and 6d on 1936 official sealed cover to Australia, 1939-48 KGVI high values 2/6d green plus 3d on registered cover to NZ with black/pink Swiss Legation label at left, KGVI 2/6d brown and 1/- x2 on 1941 airmail cover to Brisbane, KGVI 10/- ultramarine and 5/- reds Arms plus 3d, 6d x2 and 1/- on airmail packet envelope to New York, 1945 Registered express envelope sent from Hankow to New Zealand franked with GB KGVI 1d red pair tied by framed 'EXPRESS/DOUBLE REGISTERED' handstamp in violet, endorsed "British Fleet Mail" at top, reverse with China $500 on 3c x3, $100 on 1c x2 and $50 on 5c tied by Shanghai datestamps, Sydney transit datestamp applied en route and 1954 'Prestwick' crash cover to Canada. (27 items)
3,000.00 2,300.00 sold

GREAT BRITAIN - First Flight Covers

1554  1911 (Sep 14) First United Kingdom Aerial Post service postcard, penultimate day of event, correctly rated 1d for transmission to Melbourne, scissor-cut below stamps (almost a disaster). Very scarce to Australia.
Lot 1554:1911 (Sep 14) First United Kingdom Aerial Post service postcard, penultimate day of event, correctly rated 1d for transmission to Melbourne, scissor-cut below stamps (almost a disaster). Very scarce to Australia.
260.00 208.00 R

NEW ZEALAND - Postal History

1631  1938 (Nov 23) inwards cover from UK with '[REC]EIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION/[EX] FLYING BOAT CALPURNIA.' two-line handstamp in violet, addressed to Herne Bay, typically distressed condition with one stamp absent, accompanied by printed notes relating to the crash of the Calpurnia.
Lot 1631:1938 (Nov 23) inwards cover from UK with '[REC]EIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION/[EX]
60.00 65.00 sold
   
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