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2616166  1931 6d Air Mail Service Optd 'OS' BW #144(OS) used on registered cover with Vic 1d Surcharge pair, from Sydney (19NO31) to Darwin. [This was the only “OS” optd stamp available for general use by the public.]
Lot 301 [1 of 2]:1931 6d Air Mail Service Optd 'OS' BW #144(OS) used on registered cover with Vic 1d Surcharge pair, from Sydney (19NO31) to Darwin. [This was the only “OS” optd stamp available for general use by the public.] Lot 301 [2 of 2]:1931 6d Air Mail Service Optd 'OS' BW #144(OS) used on registered cover with Vic 1d Surcharge pair, from Sydney (19NO31) to Darwin. [This was the only “OS” optd stamp available for general use by the public.]
180.00
2616140  1961 5/- Cattle Cream Paper + 1/6d Christmas Bells tied by Port Lincoln cds to 1961 (Jul 27) use of Business Reply Service registered cover to GB [2/3d half oz. airmail x2 + 2/- registration fee]. 5/- seldom encountered on a neat standard envelope.
Lot 334 [1 of 2]:1961 5/- Cattle Cream Paper + 1/6d Christmas Bells tied by Port Lincoln cds to 1961 (Jul 27) use of Business Reply Service registered cover to GB [2/3d half oz. airmail x2 + 2/- registration fee]. 5/- seldom encountered on a neat standard envelope. Lot 334 [2 of 2]:1961 5/- Cattle Cream Paper + 1/6d Christmas Bells tied by Port Lincoln cds to 1961 (Jul 27) use of Business Reply Service registered cover to GB [2/3d half oz. airmail x2 + 2/- registration fee]. 5/- seldom encountered on a neat standard envelope.
120.00

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

2616136  1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)
Lot 537 [1 of 3]:1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)Lot 537 [2 of 3]:1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)Lot 537 [3 of 3]:1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)
600.00
2616134  1927 (Apr 11) inwards air cover from Aalborg, Denmark to Brighton Victoria with colourful franking of mostly surcharges, endorsed 'BY AIR MAIL' and with German 'Luftpost/Par avion' black on yellow label, the earliest recorded jusqu'a airmail item to Australia. First time offered, from Marshall correspondence.
Lot 538:1927 (Apr 11) inwards air cover from Aalborg, Denmark to Brighton Victoria with colourful franking of mostly surcharges, endorsed 'BY AIR MAIL' and with German 'Luftpost/Par avion' black on yellow label, the earliest recorded jusqu'a airmail item to Australia. First time offered, from Marshall correspondence.
300.00
2614427  1929 (Jul 29) homemade cover to US bearing 3d Airmail and 1½d red KGV pair tied by Darwin cds, endorsed Via Koolinda/thence per/airmail when/available, handstruck 'T' and mss "1/6" lower left corner. Early external airmail for Northern Territory.
Lot 541:1929 (Jul 29) homemade cover to US bearing 3d Airmail and 1½d red KGV pair tied by Darwin cds, endorsed Via Koolinda/thence per/airmail when/available, handstruck 'T' and mss "1/6" lower left corner. Early external airmail for Northern Territory.
105.00
2616141
 1939 (May-Aug) selection of advertising covers for J Pierre Couve & Co Sydney to France (airmail) and Germany (3), latter with early Sydney 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape and framed 'UNDELIVERABLE/RETURN TO SENDER' handstamp, one with bulky enclosure roughly opened, otherwise fine. (4)
Lot 553 [1 of 4]:1939 (May-Aug) selection of advertising covers for J Pierre Couve & Co Sydney to France (airmail) and Germany (3), latter with early Sydney 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape and framed 'UNDELIVERABLE/RETURN TO SENDER' handstamp, one with bulky enclosure roughly opened, otherwise fine. (4)Lot 553 [2 of 4]:1939 (May-Aug) selection of advertising covers for J Pierre Couve & Co Sydney to France (airmail) and Germany (3), latter with early Sydney 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape and framed 'UNDELIVERABLE/RETURN TO SENDER' handstamp, one with bulky enclosure roughly opened, otherwise fine. (4)Lot 553 [3 of 4]:1939 (May-Aug) selection of advertising covers for J Pierre Couve & Co Sydney to France (airmail) and Germany (3), latter with early Sydney 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape and framed 'UNDELIVERABLE/RETURN TO SENDER' handstamp, one with bulky enclosure roughly opened, otherwise fine. (4)
180.00
2611346  1939 (May) cover Melbourne to Germany paying airmail to Italy with 3d blue x3 & 2d red (paying 11d postcard rate). Fine boxed 'RETURNED [FOR] ADDITIONAL POSTAGE/SHORT-PAID "1/4D"/POSTAL DEPARTMENT/COM'LTH OF AUSTRALIA' on face. The under-payment was 10d, so we are not sure why the charge of 1/4d (16d) was applied. The 1/4d stamp has been removed. Plus three air covers to Europe in the 1948-51 period. (4)
Lot 554 [1 of 3]:1939 (May) cover Melbourne to Germany paying airmail to Italy with 3d blue x3 & 2d red (paying 11d postcard rate). Fine boxed 'RETURNED [FOR]Lot 554 [2 of 3]:1939 (May) cover Melbourne to Germany paying airmail to Italy with 3d blue x3 & 2d red (paying 11d postcard rate). Fine boxed 'RETURNED [FOR]Lot 554 [3 of 3]:1939 (May) cover Melbourne to Germany paying airmail to Italy with 3d blue x3 & 2d red (paying 11d postcard rate). Fine boxed 'RETURNED [FOR]
80.00
2616127  1940 (Jun 17) cover Hobart to Dorset at 1/6d airmail rate bearing early and complete Hobart black on white 'OPENED BY/CENSOR./......'.
Lot 556:1940 (Jun 17) cover Hobart to Dorset at 1/6d airmail rate bearing early and complete Hobart black on white  'OPENED BY/CENSOR./......'.
90.00
2608805  1941 (Oct 20) Clipper Mail cover from Melbourne to USA with 10/- Robes, 1/6d Hermes & 2d KGVI. Censor reseal at left.
Lot 559:1941 (Oct 20) Clipper Mail cover from Melbourne to USA with 10/- Robes, 1/6d Hermes & 2d KGVI. Censor reseal at left.
190.00

SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History

2908200  1949 (Nov 15) Registered airmail cover with 2 sets of UPU from Cambridge to South Australia with pink Customs label boxed 'POSTAL CUSTOMS/SOUTH AUSTRALIA/Passed,'.
Lot 747 [1 of 2]:1949 (Nov 15) Registered airmail cover with 2 sets of UPU from Cambridge to South Australia with pink Customs label boxed 'POSTAL CUSTOMS/SOUTH AUSTRALIA/Passed,'. Lot 747 [2 of 2]:1949 (Nov 15) Registered airmail cover with 2 sets of UPU from Cambridge to South Australia with pink Customs label boxed 'POSTAL CUSTOMS/SOUTH AUSTRALIA/Passed,'.
70.00
   
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