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AUSTRALIA - Postal History

318
 1937-54 Range incl 1941 Censored cover to USA, 1942 Censored commercial cover to USA with 'Supposed to Contain Matter....' handstamp diamond Censor mark, c1942 OHMS cover Mil P.O. Darwin to Hobart with 'Certified Official' handstamp, 1947 Commonwealth Dept. of Health parcel tag Perth to Busselton with 1½d QM& 6d Kooka, 1950 DEAD LETTER OFFICE cachet & label on cover, few KGVI World Wide FDCs, etc. Mixed condition. (24)
Lot 318 [1 of 7]:1937-54 Range incl 1941 Censored cover to USA, 1942 Censored commercial cover to USA with 'Supposed to Contain Matter....' handstamp diamond Censor mark, c1942 OHMS cover Mil P.O. Darwin to Hobart with 'Certified Official' handstamp, 1947 Commonwealth Dept. of Health parcel tag Perth to Busselton with 1½d QM& 6d Kooka, 1950 DEAD LETTER OFFICE cachet & label on cover, few KGVI World Wide FDCs, etc. Mixed condition. (24)Lot 318 [2 of 7]:1937-54 Range incl 1941 Censored cover to USA, 1942 Censored commercial cover to USA with 'Supposed to Contain Matter....' handstamp diamond Censor mark, c1942 OHMS cover Mil P.O. Darwin to Hobart with 'Certified Official' handstamp, 1947 Commonwealth Dept. of Health parcel tag Perth to Busselton with 1½d QM& 6d Kooka, 1950 DEAD LETTER OFFICE cachet & label on cover, few KGVI World Wide FDCs, etc. Mixed condition. (24)Lot 318 [3 of 7]:1937-54 Range incl 1941 Censored cover to USA, 1942 Censored commercial cover to USA with 'Supposed to Contain Matter....' handstamp diamond Censor mark, c1942 OHMS cover Mil P.O. Darwin to Hobart with 'Certified Official' handstamp, 1947 Commonwealth Dept. of Health parcel tag Perth to Busselton with 1½d QM& 6d Kooka, 1950 DEAD LETTER OFFICE cachet & label on cover, few KGVI World Wide FDCs, etc. Mixed condition. (24)
80.00 65.00 sold

QUEENSLAND - Postal History

789  1866(?) Rockhampton unstamped local cover with weak Rockhampton datestamp at upper right, clear strike of 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE ("1")/FINE ("1")' boxed handstamp at top with 1d Chalon added and tied by indistinct cancel. Somewhat soiled, but scarce.
Lot 789:1866(?) Rockhampton unstamped local cover with weak Rockhampton datestamp at upper right, clear strike of 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE ("1")/FINE ("1")' boxed handstamp at top with 1d Chalon added and tied by indistinct cancel. Somewhat soiled, but scarce.
100.00 100.00 sold

TASMANIA - Postal History

860  1899 (May 6) cover to Glenelg (SA) with Adelaide transit & (small-part) Glenelg arrival backstamp where opened & resealed, on face 'ADVERTISED UNCLAIMED/ADELAIDE' oval double-ring datestamp & straight-line 'UNCLAIMED' handstamps, on reverse DLO/Adelaide datestamp in red & DLO Tasmania oval datestamp in blue, edge blemishes.
Lot 860:1899 (May 6) cover to Glenelg (SA) with Adelaide transit & (small-part) Glenelg arrival backstamp where opened & resealed, on face 'ADVERTISED UNCLAIMED/ADELAIDE' oval double-ring datestamp & straight-line 'UNCLAIMED' handstamps, on reverse DLO/Adelaide datestamp in red & DLO Tasmania oval datestamp in blue, edge blemishes.
120.00 96.00 R

VICTORIA - Postal History

904  1862 (Sep 11) Survey Department (Ballarat) OHMS cover to Warrenheip with Watermark in Words 3d Beaded Oval & 1d Netted Corners tied by Ballarat duplex, 'UNCLAIMED'-in-oval handstamp on face, two good to fine strikes of oval 'WARRENHEIP' datestamp on reverse, few small faults.
Lot 904 [1 of 2]:1862 (Sep 11) Survey Department (Ballarat) OHMS cover to Warrenheip with Watermark in Words 3d Beaded Oval & 1d Netted Corners tied by Ballarat duplex, 'UNCLAIMED'-in-oval handstamp on face, two good to fine strikes of oval 'WARRENHEIP' datestamp on reverse, few small faults. Lot 904 [2 of 2]:1862 (Sep 11) Survey Department (Ballarat) OHMS cover to Warrenheip with Watermark in Words 3d Beaded Oval & 1d Netted Corners tied by Ballarat duplex, 'UNCLAIMED'-in-oval handstamp on face, two good to fine strikes of oval 'WARRENHEIP' datestamp on reverse, few small faults.
65.00 70.00 sold
906  1871 (5 Oct) Stampless Cover to BAIRNSDALE from 'BRUNECK' (Southern Tyrol) with Austrian type 'thimble' cds endorsed "Via Brindisi" with transit backstamps of ''TRIESTE/7/10/71', then sent west overland to France with 'LYON/11/OCT/71', 'LYON A MARSEILLE/11/10/71' backstamp, superb strike of the unusual septagonal Anglo-French Postal Convention 'FR./2f96c postage payable handstamp, oval mss "2/6"/MORE TO PAY' handstamp, Melbourne transit & Bairnsdale arrival cds. Minor defects. [There is only one other inwards item recorded bearing any of the Anglo-French handstamps. Bruneck is a medieval town in the Southern Tyrol. Today it is the Italian town of Brunico, 80% of the population still speak German. The routing via France suggests that the cover was mis-directed from Trieste, adding as much as a week to the transit time.]
Lot 906 [1 of 2]:1871 (5 Oct) Stampless Cover to BAIRNSDALE from 'BRUNECK' (Southern Tyrol) with Austrian type 'thimble' cds endorsed "Via Brindisi" with transit backstamps of ''TRIESTE/7/10/71', then sent west overland to France with 'LYON/11/OCT/71', 'LYON A MARSEILLE/11/10/71' backstamp, superb strike of the unusual septagonal Anglo-French Postal Convention 'FR./2f96c postage payable handstamp, oval mss "2/6"/MORE TO PAY' handstamp, Melbourne transit & Bairnsdale arrival cds. Minor defects.

[There is only one other inwards item recorded bearing any of the Anglo-French handstamps. Bruneck is a medieval town in the Southern Tyrol. Today it is the Italian town of Brunico, 80% of the population still speak German. The routing via France suggests that the cover was mis-directed from Trieste, adding as much as a week to the transit time.] Lot 906 [2 of 2]:1871 (5 Oct) Stampless Cover to BAIRNSDALE from 'BRUNECK' (Southern Tyrol) with Austrian type 'thimble' cds endorsed "Via Brindisi" with transit backstamps of ''TRIESTE/7/10/71', then sent west overland to France with 'LYON/11/OCT/71', 'LYON A MARSEILLE/11/10/71' backstamp, superb strike of the unusual septagonal Anglo-French Postal Convention 'FR./2f96c postage payable handstamp, oval mss "2/6"/MORE TO PAY' handstamp, Melbourne transit & Bairnsdale arrival cds. Minor defects.

[There is only one other inwards item recorded bearing any of the Anglo-French handstamps. Bruneck is a medieval town in the Southern Tyrol. Today it is the Italian town of Brunico, 80% of the population still speak German. The routing via France suggests that the cover was mis-directed from Trieste, adding as much as a week to the transit time.]
1,200.00 960.00 R
907  1872 (Jun 24) use of 2d DLR on mourning cover from Daylesford to Melbourne, flap has been resealed with stamp selvedge and then handstamped with a very fine & rare 'RECEIVED OPEN'.
Lot 907 [1 of 2]:1872 (Jun 24) use of 2d DLR on mourning cover from Daylesford to Melbourne, flap has been resealed with stamp selvedge and then handstamped with a very fine & rare 'RECEIVED OPEN'. Lot 907 [2 of 2]:1872 (Jun 24) use of 2d DLR on mourning cover from Daylesford to Melbourne, flap has been resealed with stamp selvedge and then handstamped with a very fine & rare 'RECEIVED OPEN'.
400.00 320.00 R
912  1906 (Jun 30) Howard Davis (stamp dealer, George St, East Melbourne) cover to stamp traders in St Louis, underpaid & taxed 15c (should have been 30c for double deficiency), USA 3c dues pair added, refused delivery & returned with US District & Melbourne DLO datestamps on reverse, edge blemishes.
Lot 912:1906 (Jun 30) Howard Davis (stamp dealer, George St, East Melbourne) cover to stamp traders in St Louis, underpaid & taxed 15c (should have been 30c for double deficiency), USA 3c dues pair added, refused delivery & returned with US District & Melbourne DLO datestamps on reverse, edge blemishes.
100.00 80.00 R

PAPUA - Postal History

1137  1938 (Jul 23) inwards cover from UK with GB KGVI 1½d tied by Newport machine cancel, lightly struck Empire Air Mail Scheme cachet, Pointing Finger 'RETURNED/TO/WRITER/GPO/Port Moresby/UNCLAIMED' handstamp (Lee Type 108A, Rated E), Townsville & Port Moresby backstamps.
Lot 1137 [1 of 2]:1938 (Jul 23) inwards cover from UK with GB KGVI 1½d tied by Newport machine cancel, lightly struck Empire Air Mail Scheme cachet, Pointing Finger 'RETURNED/TO/WRITER/GPO/Port Moresby/UNCLAIMED' handstamp (Lee Type 108A, Rated E), Townsville & Port Moresby backstamps. Lot 1137 [2 of 2]:1938 (Jul 23) inwards cover from UK with GB KGVI 1½d tied by Newport machine cancel, lightly struck Empire Air Mail Scheme cachet, Pointing Finger 'RETURNED/TO/WRITER/GPO/Port Moresby/UNCLAIMED' handstamp (Lee Type 108A, Rated E), Townsville & Port Moresby backstamps.
160.00 128.00 R

BRITISH LEVANT British Post Offices - Postal History

1229  1919 (Apr 28) usage to USA of Ottoman 20pa Stationery Envelope uprated with British KGV 2d & 2½d tied by 'ARMY POST OFFICE/SX3' datestamp (used at Salonika) with another strike on British type registration label, 'CENSORED BY/5/MILITARY AUTHORITY' boxed handstamp in red and 'PASSED BY CENSOR' black/white tape, London & Boston transits & Cambridge (Mass) arrival backstamps, minor spotting. Rare combination franking.
Lot 1229 [1 of 2]:1919 (Apr 28) usage to USA of Ottoman 20pa Stationery Envelope uprated with British KGV 2d & 2½d tied by 'ARMY POST OFFICE/SX3' datestamp (used at Salonika) with another strike on British type registration label, 'CENSORED BY/5/MILITARY AUTHORITY' boxed handstamp in red and 'PASSED BY CENSOR' black/white tape, London & Boston transits & Cambridge (Mass) arrival backstamps, minor spotting. Rare combination franking. Lot 1229 [2 of 2]:1919 (Apr 28) usage to USA of Ottoman 20pa Stationery Envelope uprated with British KGV 2d & 2½d tied by 'ARMY POST OFFICE/SX3' datestamp (used at Salonika) with another strike on British type registration label, 'CENSORED BY/5/MILITARY AUTHORITY' boxed handstamp in red and 'PASSED BY CENSOR' black/white tape, London & Boston transits & Cambridge (Mass) arrival backstamps, minor spotting. Rare combination franking.
500.00 480.00 sold

BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - COLOMBIA

1402  1855 (Feb 6) French entire addressed to Marseilles endorsed "via Southampton" entering British packet service at Panama with largely fine strike of British 'PANAMA/FE22/1855' double arc datestamp, COLONIES/&C ART 13' accountancy handstamp in red applied in London, Paris transit & Bordeaux '23MARS/55' arrival datestamp.
Lot 1402:1855 (Feb 6) French entire addressed to Marseilles endorsed "via Southampton" entering British packet service at Panama with largely fine strike of British 'PANAMA/FE22/1855' double arc datestamp, COLONIES/&C ART 13' accountancy handstamp in red applied in London, Paris transit & Bordeaux '23MARS/55' arrival datestamp.
180.00 144.00 R
   
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