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AUSTRALIA KGV - Single Watermark

3124425  1d Deep Red Smooth Paper Die I-II pair BW #71(1)ia plus Die I single on 1915 (Jul 12) censor cover to Denmark, Brisbane censor datestamp in red, Randers arrival backstamp, Cat $750 on cover.
Lot 224 [1 of 2]:1d Deep Red Smooth Paper Die I-II pair BW #71(1)ia plus Die I single on 1915 (Jul 12) censor cover to Denmark, Brisbane censor datestamp in red, Randers arrival backstamp, Cat $750 on cover. Lot 224 [2 of 2]:1d Deep Red Smooth Paper Die I-II pair BW #71(1)ia plus Die I single on 1915 (Jul 12) censor cover to Denmark, Brisbane censor datestamp in red, Randers arrival backstamp, Cat $750 on cover.
525.00

AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery - Wartime

3117462 PS 1917-19 1d Red George V Inscribed 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE' Setting 1 BW #ME1, trivial ink marks top right corner, flap unsealed, fine overall, Cat $300.
Lot 617:1917-19 1d Red George V Inscribed 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE' Setting 1 BW #ME1, trivial ink marks top right corner, flap unsealed, fine overall, Cat $300.
60.00
3123394 PS 1916-17 1d Red Military Envelope Inscribed 'A.I.F. ABROAD' Setting 1 on buff wove paper BW #ME3B, fine unused, Cat $300.
Lot 618:1916-17 1d Red Military Envelope Inscribed 'A.I.F. ABROAD' Setting 1 on buff wove paper BW #ME3B, fine unused, Cat $300.
220.00

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

3119603  1915 (Dec 8) PPC (Elizabeth St, Melbourne) to Finland (Russian Empire) with KGV 1d red & ½d green tied by Melbourne machine cancel, 'PASSED' censor handstamp in violet, boxed cyrillic censor handstamp & Jakobstad arrival datestamp. Elusive WWI destination.
Lot 756:1915 (Dec 8) PPC (Elizabeth St, Melbourne) to Finland (Russian Empire) with KGV 1d red & ½d green tied by Melbourne machine cancel, 'PASSED' censor handstamp in violet, boxed cyrillic censor handstamp & Jakobstad arrival datestamp. Elusive WWI destination.
105.00

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War I Period

3125371  1915 (Jan 17) used of illustrated Australian Expeditionary Force 1914-15 postcard with message in French, unaddressed and sent under cover. Very scarce card.
Lot 825 [1 of 2]:1915 (Jan 17) used of illustrated Australian Expeditionary Force 1914-15 postcard with message in French, unaddressed and sent under cover. Very scarce card. Lot 825 [2 of 2]:1915 (Jan 17) used of illustrated Australian Expeditionary Force 1914-15 postcard with message in French, unaddressed and sent under cover. Very scarce card.
180.00
2587977  1915 (Nov 30) unfranked monochrome PPC 'CANAL of SUEZ - TUSSUN curve' to Adelaide, inscribed On Active Service, censored and postmarked '3rd AUST.INF.BDE.FIELD P.O/30NO15' at Sarpi Camp on the island of Lemnos (Emery Fig DS #13, p47) just after moving from Gallipoli. Conveys Christmas and New Year greetings. Very fine and quite rare.
Lot 826:1915 (Nov 30) unfranked monochrome PPC 'CANAL of SUEZ - TUSSUN curve' to Adelaide, inscribed On Active Service, censored and postmarked '3rd AUST.INF.BDE.FIELD P.O/30NO15' at Sarpi Camp on the island of Lemnos (Emery Fig DS #13, p47) just after moving from Gallipoli. Conveys Christmas and New Year greetings. Very fine and quite rare.
85.00
3108598  1917 (Sep 26) Real Photo PPC showing 'YMCA Returned Soldiers' Concert Party 1917', handstamped on message side 'MELBA STUDIO 131 SWANSTON STREET', sent from Melbourne to Wodonga, a few creases/blemishes.
Lot 827 [1 of 2]:1917 (Sep 26) Real Photo PPC showing 'YMCA Returned Soldiers' Concert Party 1917', handstamped on message side 'MELBA STUDIO 131 SWANSTON STREET', sent from Melbourne to Wodonga, a few creases/blemishes. Lot 827 [2 of 2]:1917 (Sep 26) Real Photo PPC showing 'YMCA Returned Soldiers' Concert Party 1917', handstamped on message side 'MELBA STUDIO 131 SWANSTON STREET', sent from Melbourne to Wodonga, a few creases/blemishes.
55.00
3108609  1918 (Feb 22) State War Council OHMS Lettersheet with 1d red KGV perf 'OS' tied by Elizabeth St datestamp, with printed advice notifying returned soldier Robert Hook of the council's intention to award him a £25 gift. Also includes vendor research notes. [The State War Council was established to help returned WWI servicemen settle back into civilian life.]
Lot 828 [1 of 2]:1918 (Feb 22) State War Council OHMS Lettersheet with 1d red KGV perf 'OS' tied by Elizabeth St datestamp, with printed advice notifying returned soldier Robert Hook of the council's intention to award him a £25 gift. Also includes vendor research notes. [The State War Council was established to help returned WWI servicemen settle back into civilian life.] Lot 828 [2 of 2]:1918 (Feb 22) State War Council OHMS Lettersheet with 1d red KGV perf 'OS' tied by Elizabeth St datestamp, with printed advice notifying returned soldier Robert Hook of the council's intention to award him a £25 gift. Also includes vendor research notes. [The State War Council was established to help returned WWI servicemen settle back into civilian life.]
65.00
3120037  1918 (May 4) PPC from Switzerland to Canterbury in Melbourne bearing very fine and complete 'PASSED BY CENSOR/3/3rd. Military District' three-line censor handstamp in violet. Unusual.
Lot 829:1918 (May 4) PPC from Switzerland to Canterbury in Melbourne bearing very fine and complete 'PASSED BY CENSOR/3/3rd. Military District' three-line censor handstamp in violet. Unusual.
95.00
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 830 [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 830 [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
   
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