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2907936  1953 Produce Food 3d & 3½d se-tenant strips of 3, plus ½d Roo, 4d Koala & 9d Platypus paying 2/- airmail rate + 9d registration on 1953 (Feb 11) First Day cover to England, various RTS/instructional handstamps, flap fault.
Lot 348 [1 of 2]:1953 Produce Food 3d & 3½d se-tenant strips of 3, plus ½d Roo, 4d Koala & 9d Platypus paying 2/- airmail rate + 9d registration on 1953 (Feb 11) First Day cover to England, various RTS/instructional handstamps, flap fault. Lot 348 [2 of 2]:1953 Produce Food 3d & 3½d se-tenant strips of 3, plus ½d Roo, 4d Koala & 9d Platypus paying 2/- airmail rate + 9d registration on 1953 (Feb 11) First Day cover to England, various RTS/instructional handstamps, flap fault.
48.00

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

2908222  1939 US DL size envelope to NSW with 1½c Harding (Denver pre-cancel), 5 different 'UNCLAIMED...', 'RETOUR', REBUTS', etc, on front and on reverse 'NON RECLAIME (UNCLAIMED.) straight line handstamp, plus Sydney & San Francisco 'DLO' cancels & Customs stamps ¼d & 1d just tied by NSW cds & SF DLO cds.
Lot 707 [1 of 2]:1939 US DL size envelope to NSW with 1½c Harding (Denver pre-cancel), 5 different 'UNCLAIMED...', 'RETOUR', REBUTS', etc, on front and on reverse 'NON RECLAIME (UNCLAIMED.) straight line handstamp, plus Sydney & San Francisco 'DLO' cancels & Customs stamps ¼d & 1d just tied by NSW cds & SF DLO cds. Lot 707 [2 of 2]:1939 US DL size envelope to NSW with 1½c Harding (Denver pre-cancel), 5 different 'UNCLAIMED...', 'RETOUR', REBUTS', etc, on front and on reverse 'NON RECLAIME (UNCLAIMED.) straight line handstamp, plus Sydney & San Francisco 'DLO' cancels & Customs stamps ¼d & 1d just tied by NSW cds & SF DLO cds.
105.00
2908227  1947 (Nov 29) large envelope (20x15cm) to NSW with small green Douane C1 label over which has been placed 1937 blue & white 'ASSESSMENT LABEL/Customs Duty to Pay - £ : "4/-"', alongside poor boxed 'MORE TO PAY/Postage Due for/special handling/of dutiable goods/3d', and on reverse Australian Postage Dues 1d (3, incl a pair). Faults.
Lot 726 [1 of 2]:1947 (Nov 29) large envelope (20x15cm) to NSW with small green Douane C1 label over which has been placed 1937 blue & white 'ASSESSMENT LABEL/Customs Duty to Pay - £ : "4/-"', alongside poor boxed 'MORE TO PAY/Postage Due for/special handling/of dutiable goods/3d', and on reverse Australian Postage Dues 1d (3, incl a pair). Faults. Lot 726 [2 of 2]:1947 (Nov 29) large envelope (20x15cm) to NSW with small green Douane C1 label over which has been placed 1937 blue & white 'ASSESSMENT LABEL/Customs Duty to Pay - £ : "4/-"', alongside poor boxed 'MORE TO PAY/Postage Due for/special handling/of dutiable goods/3d', and on reverse Australian Postage Dues 1d (3, incl a pair). Faults.
190.00

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War I Period

3108635  1918 (Jul 29) cover with 1d red KGV tied by Taree (NSW) datestamp to Private LHC Palmer of 19th Battalion AIF Abroad, RTS handstamps including boxed 'UNABLE TO TRACE/RETURN TO LETTER OFFICE AIF/MELBOURNE/RETURN TO SENDER' & 'RETURNED LETTER OFFICE AIF/6MY19/MELB' backstamp. [Supplied with images of Pte Palmer's name on the Taree War Memorial]
Lot 791 [1 of 2]:1918 (Jul 29) cover with 1d red KGV tied by Taree (NSW) datestamp to Private LHC Palmer of 19th Battalion AIF Abroad, RTS handstamps including boxed 'UNABLE TO TRACE/RETURN TO LETTER OFFICE AIF/MELBOURNE/RETURN TO SENDER' & 'RETURNED LETTER OFFICE AIF/6MY19/MELB' backstamp. [Supplied with images of Pte Palmer's name on the Taree War Memorial] Lot 791 [2 of 2]:1918 (Jul 29) cover with 1d red KGV tied by Taree (NSW) datestamp to Private LHC Palmer of 19th Battalion AIF Abroad, RTS handstamps including boxed 'UNABLE TO TRACE/RETURN TO LETTER OFFICE AIF/MELBOURNE/RETURN TO SENDER' & 'RETURNED LETTER OFFICE AIF/6MY19/MELB' backstamp. [Supplied with images of Pte Palmer's name on the Taree War Memorial]
70.00

NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History

3115988  1908 (Aug 10) PPC to Noumea, New Caledonia with 1d Shield tied by Sydney machine cancel, with boxed 'DEF 5/FINE 5{10 CENTIMES' handstamp, fine condition.
Lot 891 [1 of 2]:1908 (Aug 10) PPC to Noumea, New Caledonia with 1d Shield tied by Sydney machine cancel, with boxed 'DEF 5/FINE 5{10 CENTIMES' handstamp, fine condition. Lot 891 [2 of 2]:1908 (Aug 10) PPC to Noumea, New Caledonia with 1d Shield tied by Sydney machine cancel, with boxed 'DEF 5/FINE 5{10 CENTIMES' handstamp, fine condition.
48.00

TASMANIA - Postal History

3123651  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 1113:1899 (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.
145.00

VICTORIA - Postal History

3123164  1846 (May 24) lettersheet addressed locally to "His Honor C.J.Latrobe Esq/H.M. Superintendent" with fine strike of 'FREE/MELBOURNE' boxed handstamp in red, backstamped 'MELBOURNE/(crown)/MY24/184[6]/PORT PHILLIP' on (detached) backflap.
Lot 1200 [1 of 2]:1846 (May 24) lettersheet addressed locally to "His Honor C.J.Latrobe Esq/H.M. Superintendent" with fine strike of 'FREE/MELBOURNE' boxed handstamp in red, backstamped 'MELBOURNE/(crown)/MY24/184[6]Lot 1200 [2 of 2]:1846 (May 24) lettersheet addressed locally to "His Honor C.J.Latrobe Esq/H.M. Superintendent" with fine strike of 'FREE/MELBOURNE' boxed handstamp in red, backstamped 'MELBOURNE/(crown)/MY24/184[6]
1,200.00
2615397  1849 (May 3) outer from Warnambool to Portland, marked "Registered", rated "11d" in red, showing scarce framed 'MISSENT TO/[POR]T FAIRY' and, on reverse, crown oval NSW datestamps of Port Fairy & Portland (poor). [Postage was based on distance and for the 65 miles concerned it should have been 8d, so 3d overpaid. Although "Warnambool" is endorsed on the reverse and the sender has a Warrnambool address it is possible the letter was carried to Melbourne and posted there, in which case 11d would be the correct rate.] Ex Ray Kelly, Max Watson, Brian Peace.
Lot 1202 [1 of 2]:1849 (May 3) outer from Warnambool to Portland, marked "Registered", rated "11d" in red, showing scarce framed 'MISSENT TO/[POR]Lot 1202 [2 of 2]:1849 (May 3) outer from Warnambool to Portland, marked "Registered", rated "11d" in red, showing scarce framed 'MISSENT TO/[POR]
800.00
2611863  1861 (Nov 28) registered cover to Switzerland with Perforated 2/- Woodblock SG 82, and 6d black Beaded Oval tied by BN '4' of Sandhurst, 'CROWN/REGISTERED' arc handstamp in red plus Sandhurst, Melbourne & London registered datestamps, rated '1/-' in red, Calais transit on face, backstamped with French boxed 'POIDS - CACHETS' plus Paris transit and Locarno arrival datestamps. [Switz#141 in Ben Palmer's census]
Lot 1218:1861 (Nov 28) registered cover to Switzerland with Perforated 2/- Woodblock SG 82, and 6d black Beaded Oval tied by BN '4' of Sandhurst, 'CROWN/REGISTERED' arc handstamp in red plus Sandhurst, Melbourne & London registered datestamps, rated '1/-' in red, Calais transit on face, backstamped with French boxed 'POIDS - CACHETS' plus Paris transit and Locarno arrival datestamps. [Switz#141 in Ben Palmer's census]
420.00
2911253  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 1226 [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 1226 [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.]
1,450.00
   
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