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BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCES (BCOF) - Collections and Miscellaneous Groupings

309 */U Selection with mint ½d (x2) & 1d (x2) to 2/- plus unused 3d marginal block of 6 and used 1d to 1/-. Cat £160+
Lot 309 [1 of 2]:Selection with mint ½d (x2) & 1d (x2) to 2/- plus unused 3d marginal block of 6 and used 1d to 1/-. Cat £160+ Lot 309 [2 of 2]:Selection with mint ½d (x2) & 1d (x2) to 2/- plus unused 3d marginal block of 6 and used 1d to 1/-. Cat £160+
50.00 44.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery - Wartime

845
PS 1949 4½d Defence Forces Wrapper group comprising [1] Army Medal Section unused (unfolded) plus used x3 each with Bulk Postage Melbourne registration labels; [2] Air Medal Section unused (unfolded) and used; and [3] Navy Medal Section 1951 (Sep 13) registered locally at Elsternwick where unclaimed; the latter item particularly scarce, generally fine. (7)
Lot 845 [1 of 6]:1949 4½d Defence Forces Wrapper group comprising [1] Army Medal Section unused (unfolded) plus used x3 each with Bulk Postage Melbourne registration labels; [2] Air Medal Section unused (unfolded) and used; and [3] Navy Medal Section 1951 (Sep 13) registered locally at Elsternwick where unclaimed; the latter item particularly scarce, generally fine. (7)Lot 845 [2 of 6]:1949 4½d Defence Forces Wrapper group comprising [1] Army Medal Section unused (unfolded) plus used x3 each with Bulk Postage Melbourne registration labels; [2] Air Medal Section unused (unfolded) and used; and [3] Navy Medal Section 1951 (Sep 13) registered locally at Elsternwick where unclaimed; the latter item particularly scarce, generally fine. (7)Lot 845 [3 of 6]:1949 4½d Defence Forces Wrapper group comprising [1] Army Medal Section unused (unfolded) plus used x3 each with Bulk Postage Melbourne registration labels; [2] Air Medal Section unused (unfolded) and used; and [3] Navy Medal Section 1951 (Sep 13) registered locally at Elsternwick where unclaimed; the latter item particularly scarce, generally fine. (7)
130.00 104.00 R

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

885  1940 (Jan 30) airmail cover from Bowral (NSW) to India at scarce wartime 1/1d per ½oz rate, carried IEL Flight SW212, Calcutta censor tape and handstamp.
Lot 885:1940 (Jan 30) airmail cover from Bowral (NSW) to India at scarce wartime 1/1d per ½oz rate, carried IEL Flight SW212, Calcutta censor tape and handstamp.
80.00 64.00 R
889  1943 (Jan 22?) Swedish Chamber of Commerce (Sydney) airmail cover to Sweden with 7d franking paying surface rate postage to GB and onward airmail fee (4d) from London to Sweden, censored in London with bold strike of Type II 'OAT' cachet applied, being the second earliest recorded date of usage of Type II cachet, some 3 months before Heifetz's ERD.
Lot 500:1943 (Jan 22?) Swedish Chamber of Commerce (Sydney) airmail cover to Sweden with 7d franking paying surface rate postage to GB and onward airmail fee (4d) from London to Sweden, censored in London with bold strike of Type II 'OAT' cachet applied, being the second earliest recorded date of usage of Type II cachet, some 3 months before Heifetz's ERD.
160.00 This lot is no longer available
891  1945 (Dec 4) airmail cover to Switzerland with 1/6d Hermes solo tied by Armadale (Vic) datestamp. The cover travelled on PanAm FAM-19 (service recommenced on Dec 1) via Auckland, Suva, Canton Island & Hawaii, then to Baltimore via New York, then to London with BOAC via Bermuda, Azores & Lisbon, Type X 'OAT' cachet applied in London, then on to Geneva Switzerland by Swissair, then by train to Berne.
Lot 505:1945 (Dec 4) airmail cover to Switzerland with 1/6d Hermes solo tied by Armadale (Vic) datestamp. The cover travelled on PanAm FAM-19 (service recommenced on Dec 1) via Auckland, Suva, Canton Island & Hawaii, then to Baltimore via New York, then to London with BOAC via Bermuda, Azores & Lisbon, Type X 'OAT' cachet applied in London, then on to Geneva Switzerland by Swissair, then by train to Berne.
240.00 This lot is no longer available
892  1945 (Dec 20) cover to France with 1/6d franking paying airmail rate, Type XI 'OAT' cachet in red applied in London, two possible routes to destination identified by vendor; cover with central fold and small blemishes.
Lot 506:1945 (Dec 20) cover to France with 1/6d franking paying airmail rate, Type XI 'OAT' cachet in red applied in London, two possible routes to destination identified by vendor; cover with central fold and small blemishes.
70.00 This lot is no longer available
894  1946 (Jan 31) inwards from Great Britain, printed 're-use' cover with framed cachet on reverse 'AIR MINISTRY REGISTRY/OVERSEAS SECTION/31 JAN 1946/WHITEHALL' in violet, typed endorsement 'By Air Bag' (diplomatic) and manuscript 'VIA LANCASTRIAN SERVICE'. On arrival in Melbourne registered by 'R.A.A.F. MELBOURNE' (red and black label) and forwarded to a food company in Adelaide. Very scarce.
Lot 894 [1 of 2]:1946 (Jan 31) inwards from Great Britain, printed 're-use' cover with framed cachet on reverse 'AIR MINISTRY REGISTRY/OVERSEAS SECTION/31 JAN 1946/WHITEHALL' in violet, typed endorsement 'By Air Bag' (diplomatic) and manuscript 'VIA LANCASTRIAN SERVICE'. On arrival in Melbourne registered by 'R.A.A.F. MELBOURNE' (red and black label) and forwarded to a food company in Adelaide. Very scarce. Lot 894 [2 of 2]:1946 (Jan 31) inwards from Great Britain, printed 're-use' cover with framed cachet on reverse 'AIR MINISTRY REGISTRY/OVERSEAS SECTION/31 JAN 1946/WHITEHALL' in violet, typed endorsement 'By Air Bag' (diplomatic) and manuscript 'VIA LANCASTRIAN SERVICE'. On arrival in Melbourne registered by 'R.A.A.F. MELBOURNE' (red and black label) and forwarded to a food company in Adelaide. Very scarce.
250.00 This lot is no longer available

AUSTRALIA - First Flight Covers

925  1947 Australia - Japan (Dec 16) Qantas covers to Japan and return flight, both with grey and red vignettes affixed, signed by pilots Morton or Harding, AAMC #1128-29, Cat $300. (2)
Lot 925 [1 of 2]:1947 Australia - Japan (Dec 16) Qantas covers to Japan and return flight, both with grey and red vignettes affixed, signed by pilots Morton or Harding, AAMC #1128-29, Cat $300. (2)Lot 925 [2 of 2]:1947 Australia - Japan (Dec 16) Qantas covers to Japan and return flight, both with grey and red vignettes affixed, signed by pilots Morton or Harding, AAMC #1128-29, Cat $300. (2)
150.00 120.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II Period

941  Airgraph World War II Christmas/New Year Greetings Airgraph processed for Australian Serviceman c/o AUSPO London, addressed to Brighton (Vic), accompanied by original envelope (roughly opened), scarce.
Lot 941:Airgraph World War II Christmas/New Year Greetings Airgraph processed for Australian Serviceman c/o AUSPO London, addressed to Brighton (Vic), accompanied by original envelope (roughly opened), scarce.
75.00 60.00 R
942  New Guinea (Oct) airmail cover bearing Australia 3d tied by 'No 7 AUST ADV BASE P.O./C' when in use at Torokina, Bougainville, addressed to Methodist Mission Bilua, Veila Lavella, redirected to Agau Bougainville, backstamped Lunga, Munda.
Lot 942 [1 of 2]:New Guinea (Oct) airmail cover bearing Australia 3d tied by 'No 7 AUST ADV BASE P.O./C' when in use at Torokina, Bougainville, addressed to Methodist Mission Bilua, Veila Lavella, redirected to Agau Bougainville, backstamped Lunga, Munda. Lot 942 [2 of 2]:New Guinea (Oct) airmail cover bearing Australia 3d tied by 'No 7 AUST ADV BASE P.O./C' when in use at Torokina, Bougainville, addressed to Methodist Mission Bilua, Veila Lavella, redirected to Agau Bougainville, backstamped Lunga, Munda.
100.00 90.00 sold
   
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