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AUSTRALIA - Postal History

614
 1941-46 Group of covers, mainly 1941-42, from soldier to his girlfriend/fiancee in Melbourne. Begins in Mount Martha No. 1 and FPO 051, transfers to Bellevue & Moora WA with FPO 052 and UPS S.77 x12 (all unrecorded prior to its move to NT) plus one later from 1943 NT period. Then gap of 2 yrs and finally 3 covers in late 1945 from No6 Aust Base PO A at Balikpapan, Borneo. (c.60)
Lot 614 [1 of 7]:1941-46 Group of covers, mainly 1941-42, from soldier to his girlfriend/fiancee in Melbourne. Begins in Mount Martha No. 1 and FPO 051, transfers to Bellevue & Moora WA with FPO 052 and UPS S.77 x12 (all unrecorded prior to its move to NT) plus one later from 1943 NT period. Then gap of 2 yrs and finally 3 covers in late 1945 from No6 Aust Base PO A at Balikpapan, Borneo. (c.60)Lot 614 [2 of 7]:1941-46 Group of covers, mainly 1941-42, from soldier to his girlfriend/fiancee in Melbourne. Begins in Mount Martha No. 1 and FPO 051, transfers to Bellevue & Moora WA with FPO 052 and UPS S.77 x12 (all unrecorded prior to its move to NT) plus one later from 1943 NT period. Then gap of 2 yrs and finally 3 covers in late 1945 from No6 Aust Base PO A at Balikpapan, Borneo. (c.60)Lot 614 [3 of 7]:1941-46 Group of covers, mainly 1941-42, from soldier to his girlfriend/fiancee in Melbourne. Begins in Mount Martha No. 1 and FPO 051, transfers to Bellevue & Moora WA with FPO 052 and UPS S.77 x12 (all unrecorded prior to its move to NT) plus one later from 1943 NT period. Then gap of 2 yrs and finally 3 covers in late 1945 from No6 Aust Base PO A at Balikpapan, Borneo. (c.60)Lot 614 [4 of 7]:1941-46 Group of covers, mainly 1941-42, from soldier to his girlfriend/fiancee in Melbourne. Begins in Mount Martha No. 1 and FPO 051, transfers to Bellevue & Moora WA with FPO 052 and UPS S.77 x12 (all unrecorded prior to its move to NT) plus one later from 1943 NT period. Then gap of 2 yrs and finally 3 covers in late 1945 from No6 Aust Base PO A at Balikpapan, Borneo. (c.60)Lot 614 [5 of 7]:1941-46 Group of covers, mainly 1941-42, from soldier to his girlfriend/fiancee in Melbourne. Begins in Mount Martha No. 1 and FPO 051, transfers to Bellevue & Moora WA with FPO 052 and UPS S.77 x12 (all unrecorded prior to its move to NT) plus one later from 1943 NT period. Then gap of 2 yrs and finally 3 covers in late 1945 from No6 Aust Base PO A at Balikpapan, Borneo. (c.60)Lot 614 [6 of 7]:1941-46 Group of covers, mainly 1941-42, from soldier to his girlfriend/fiancee in Melbourne. Begins in Mount Martha No. 1 and FPO 051, transfers to Bellevue & Moora WA with FPO 052 and UPS S.77 x12 (all unrecorded prior to its move to NT) plus one later from 1943 NT period. Then gap of 2 yrs and finally 3 covers in late 1945 from No6 Aust Base PO A at Balikpapan, Borneo. (c.60)
80.00 60.00 R

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II Period

631  Europe (Sept 15) cover from Mossman to Cyprus with censor markings, 'PASSED/CENSOR' boxed in pink, and 'CENSORSHIP DEPT' on front and rear. Rare usage.
Lot 631:Europe (Sept 15) cover from Mossman to Cyprus with censor markings, 'PASSED/CENSOR' boxed in pink, and 'CENSORSHIP DEPT' on front and rear. Rare usage.
75.00 55.00 R
632  Labuan 1945 (Aug 30) covers to Australia at 3d Concessional airmail rate bearing clear strikes of ‘FIELD POST OFFICE/30AU45/037’ or ‘AUST ARMY P.O./20NO45/239’ in use in Labuan, former with Censor ‘3705’ handstamp, latter uncensored and registered, handstamped registration details. Scarce duo. (2)
Lot 632 [1 of 2]:Labuan 1945 (Aug 30) covers to Australia at 3d Concessional airmail rate bearing clear strikes of ‘FIELD POST OFFICE/30AU45/037’ or ‘AUST ARMY P.O./20NO45/239’ in use in Labuan, former with Censor ‘3705’ handstamp, latter uncensored and registered, handstamped registration details. Scarce duo. (2)Lot 632 [2 of 2]:Labuan 1945 (Aug 30) covers to Australia at 3d Concessional airmail rate bearing clear strikes of ‘FIELD POST OFFICE/30AU45/037’ or ‘AUST ARMY P.O./20NO45/239’ in use in Labuan, former with Censor ‘3705’ handstamp, latter uncensored and registered, handstamped registration details. Scarce duo. (2)
100.00 80.00 sold
633  Malaya 1941 (May-Jul) covers to Australia bearing Malaya 25c or unstamped and ‘A.I.F. FIELD P.O.’ cds Nos. ‘17’ and ‘18’, respectively, when in use at Seremban and Pt Dickson, Negri Sembilan, triangular Censor handstamps ‘2675’ and ‘2991’, a little roughly opened. (2)
Lot 633 [1 of 2]:Malaya 1941 (May-Jul) covers to Australia bearing Malaya 25c or unstamped and ‘A.I.F. FIELD P.O.’ cds Nos. ‘17’ and ‘18’, respectively, when in use at Seremban and Pt Dickson, Negri Sembilan, triangular Censor handstamps ‘2675’ and ‘2991’, a little roughly opened. (2)Lot 633 [2 of 2]:Malaya 1941 (May-Jul) covers to Australia bearing Malaya 25c or unstamped and ‘A.I.F. FIELD P.O.’ cds Nos. ‘17’ and ‘18’, respectively, when in use at Seremban and Pt Dickson, Negri Sembilan, triangular Censor handstamps ‘2675’ and ‘2991’, a little roughly opened. (2)
70.00 55.00 R
634  Netherlands East Indies 1945 Forces in NEI useful cover selection comprising ‘A.I.F. FIELD P.O.’ 53 and 54, ‘FIELD POST OFFICE’ 033 (registered - Proud Not seen) and 036, and ‘AUST F.P.O./170’ (lustful screenprint!), in use at Macasser, Celebes, Balikpapan, Morotai (Sabatai River), Tarakan, and Morotai, respectively, nice group for display. (5)
Lot 634 [1 of 5]:Netherlands East Indies 1945 Forces in NEI useful cover selection comprising ‘A.I.F. FIELD P.O.’ 53 and 54, ‘FIELD POST OFFICE’ 033 (registered - Proud Not seen) and 036, and ‘AUST F.P.O./170’ (lustful screenprint!), in use at Macasser, Celebes, Balikpapan, Morotai (Sabatai River), Tarakan, and Morotai, respectively, nice group for display. (5)Lot 634 [2 of 5]:Netherlands East Indies 1945 Forces in NEI useful cover selection comprising ‘A.I.F. FIELD P.O.’ 53 and 54, ‘FIELD POST OFFICE’ 033 (registered - Proud Not seen) and 036, and ‘AUST F.P.O./170’ (lustful screenprint!), in use at Macasser, Celebes, Balikpapan, Morotai (Sabatai River), Tarakan, and Morotai, respectively, nice group for display. (5)Lot 634 [3 of 5]:Netherlands East Indies 1945 Forces in NEI useful cover selection comprising ‘A.I.F. FIELD P.O.’ 53 and 54, ‘FIELD POST OFFICE’ 033 (registered - Proud Not seen) and 036, and ‘AUST F.P.O./170’ (lustful screenprint!), in use at Macasser, Celebes, Balikpapan, Morotai (Sabatai River), Tarakan, and Morotai, respectively, nice group for display. (5)Lot 634 [4 of 5]:Netherlands East Indies 1945 Forces in NEI useful cover selection comprising ‘A.I.F. FIELD P.O.’ 53 and 54, ‘FIELD POST OFFICE’ 033 (registered - Proud Not seen) and 036, and ‘AUST F.P.O./170’ (lustful screenprint!), in use at Macasser, Celebes, Balikpapan, Morotai (Sabatai River), Tarakan, and Morotai, respectively, nice group for display. (5)Lot 634 [5 of 5]:Netherlands East Indies 1945 Forces in NEI useful cover selection comprising ‘A.I.F. FIELD P.O.’ 53 and 54, ‘FIELD POST OFFICE’ 033 (registered - Proud Not seen) and 036, and ‘AUST F.P.O./170’ (lustful screenprint!), in use at Macasser, Celebes, Balikpapan, Morotai (Sabatai River), Tarakan, and Morotai, respectively, nice group for display. (5)
200.00 150.00 R
635  Philippines 1944 (Jul 28) airmail stampless cover (flapless) to NSW with slightly smudged but clear Australian 'AIR FORCE POST OFFICE/No 254' cds, RAAF Censor handstamp, earlier use (at Mindoro, Philippines?) than Proud's date of 26 August 1944.
Lot 635:Philippines 1944 (Jul 28) airmail stampless cover (flapless) to NSW with slightly smudged but clear Australian 'AIR FORCE POST OFFICE/No 254' cds, RAAF Censor handstamp, earlier use (at Mindoro, Philippines?) than Proud's date of 26 August 1944.
70.00 55.00 R
636  Philippines 1945 (Sep 2) unusual stylized airmail cover to Port Lincoln at 3d Concessional airmail rate bearing clear strike of very scarce ‘AUST ARMY P.O./2SE45/515’ cds at Manila, Philippines, Censor ‘2086’ handstamp.
Lot 636:Philippines 1945 (Sep 2) unusual stylized airmail cover to Port Lincoln at 3d Concessional airmail rate bearing clear strike of very scarce ‘AUST ARMY P.O./2SE45/515’ cds at Manila, Philippines, Censor ‘2086’ handstamp.
80.00 60.00 R

BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCES (BCOF)

637 P 1946 Proof Overprints in thin seriffed letters, set of six, ½d to 3d on separate pieces tied by 'AUST ARMY PO 241/18 OC 46' datestamps, then in use at Etajima, comprising ½d, 1d and 3d red opts, 1d and 3d black opts, 3d opt in gold, very VFU. BW #J1PP(2), #J2PP(2)A&B, #J3PP(2)A, BW #, Cat $4,500. Ex Arthur Gray. Ceremuga certificate (2019). (6)
Lot 637 [1 of 6]:1946 Proof Overprints in thin seriffed letters, set of six, ½d to 3d on separate pieces tied by 'AUST ARMY PO 241/18 OC 46' datestamps, then in use at Etajima, comprising ½d, 1d and 3d red opts, 1d and 3d black opts, 3d opt in gold, very VFU. BW #J1PP(2), #J2PP(2)A&B, #J3PP(2)A, BW #, Cat $4,500. Ex Arthur Gray. Ceremuga certificate (2019). (6)Lot 637 [2 of 6]:1946 Proof Overprints in thin seriffed letters, set of six, ½d to 3d on separate pieces tied by 'AUST ARMY PO 241/18 OC 46' datestamps, then in use at Etajima, comprising ½d, 1d and 3d red opts, 1d and 3d black opts, 3d opt in gold, very VFU. BW #J1PP(2), #J2PP(2)A&B, #J3PP(2)A, BW #, Cat $4,500. Ex Arthur Gray. Ceremuga certificate (2019). (6)Lot 637 [3 of 6]:1946 Proof Overprints in thin seriffed letters, set of six, ½d to 3d on separate pieces tied by 'AUST ARMY PO 241/18 OC 46' datestamps, then in use at Etajima, comprising ½d, 1d and 3d red opts, 1d and 3d black opts, 3d opt in gold, very VFU. BW #J1PP(2), #J2PP(2)A&B, #J3PP(2)A, BW #, Cat $4,500. Ex Arthur Gray. Ceremuga certificate (2019). (6)Lot 637 [4 of 6]:1946 Proof Overprints in thin seriffed letters, set of six, ½d to 3d on separate pieces tied by 'AUST ARMY PO 241/18 OC 46' datestamps, then in use at Etajima, comprising ½d, 1d and 3d red opts, 1d and 3d black opts, 3d opt in gold, very VFU. BW #J1PP(2), #J2PP(2)A&B, #J3PP(2)A, BW #, Cat $4,500. Ex Arthur Gray. Ceremuga certificate (2019). (6)Lot 637 [5 of 6]:1946 Proof Overprints in thin seriffed letters, set of six, ½d to 3d on separate pieces tied by 'AUST ARMY PO 241/18 OC 46' datestamps, then in use at Etajima, comprising ½d, 1d and 3d red opts, 1d and 3d black opts, 3d opt in gold, very VFU. BW #J1PP(2), #J2PP(2)A&B, #J3PP(2)A, BW #, Cat $4,500. Ex Arthur Gray. Ceremuga certificate (2019). (6)Lot 637 [6 of 6]:1946 Proof Overprints in thin seriffed letters, set of six, ½d to 3d on separate pieces tied by 'AUST ARMY PO 241/18 OC 46' datestamps, then in use at Etajima, comprising ½d, 1d and 3d red opts, 1d and 3d black opts, 3d opt in gold, very VFU. BW #J1PP(2), #J2PP(2)A&B, #J3PP(2)A, BW #, Cat $4,500. Ex Arthur Gray. Ceremuga certificate (2019). (6)
2,000.00 1,700.00 sold
638 **A1946-49 set incl 1d (3) and both 5/- thick and thin paper, BW #J1-8. (10)
Lot 638 [1 of 2]:1946-49 set incl 1d (3) and both 5/- thick and thin paper, BW #J1-8. (10)Lot 638 [2 of 2]:1946-49 set incl 1d (3) and both 5/- thick and thin paper, BW #J1-8. (10)
250.00 190.00 R

Collections and Miscellaneous Groupings

968  World Covers from 1865 to 1956 incl Australia 1946 Peace FDC (2, Baker & Maloney), 1947 Mitchell (Smyth ? with amended date), Ingleburn Mil PO reg label & cds, 1947 BCOF cover, 1947 ANARE cover, Burma, Hong Kong 1941 (26 Sep) Active Service Cover with Br Occup 5c, 15c (3) & $1 tied by strikes of HK cds, 1953 Coronation 10c China Philatelic Assoc local FDC, Japan, Newfoundland 1939 1st Flight to GB, 1941 Grenfell commem cover, NZ, Pitcairn Islands FDC, USA, etc. Mixed condition. (32)
Lot 968 [1 of 5]:World Covers from 1865 to 1956 incl Australia 1946 Peace FDC (2, Baker & Maloney), 1947 Mitchell (Smyth ? with amended date), Ingleburn Mil PO reg label & cds, 1947 BCOF cover, 1947 ANARE cover, Burma, Hong Kong 1941 (26 Sep) Active Service Cover with Br Occup 5c, 15c (3) & $1 tied by strikes of HK cds, 1953 Coronation 10c China Philatelic Assoc local FDC, Japan, Newfoundland 1939 1st Flight to GB, 1941 Grenfell commem cover, NZ, Pitcairn Islands FDC, USA, etc. Mixed condition. (32)Lot 968 [2 of 5]:World Covers from 1865 to 1956 incl Australia 1946 Peace FDC (2, Baker & Maloney), 1947 Mitchell (Smyth ? with amended date), Ingleburn Mil PO reg label & cds, 1947 BCOF cover, 1947 ANARE cover, Burma, Hong Kong 1941 (26 Sep) Active Service Cover with Br Occup 5c, 15c (3) & $1 tied by strikes of HK cds, 1953 Coronation 10c China Philatelic Assoc local FDC, Japan, Newfoundland 1939 1st Flight to GB, 1941 Grenfell commem cover, NZ, Pitcairn Islands FDC, USA, etc. Mixed condition. (32)Lot 968 [3 of 5]:World Covers from 1865 to 1956 incl Australia 1946 Peace FDC (2, Baker & Maloney), 1947 Mitchell (Smyth ? with amended date), Ingleburn Mil PO reg label & cds, 1947 BCOF cover, 1947 ANARE cover, Burma, Hong Kong 1941 (26 Sep) Active Service Cover with Br Occup 5c, 15c (3) & $1 tied by strikes of HK cds, 1953 Coronation 10c China Philatelic Assoc local FDC, Japan, Newfoundland 1939 1st Flight to GB, 1941 Grenfell commem cover, NZ, Pitcairn Islands FDC, USA, etc. Mixed condition. (32)Lot 968 [4 of 5]:World Covers from 1865 to 1956 incl Australia 1946 Peace FDC (2, Baker & Maloney), 1947 Mitchell (Smyth ? with amended date), Ingleburn Mil PO reg label & cds, 1947 BCOF cover, 1947 ANARE cover, Burma, Hong Kong 1941 (26 Sep) Active Service Cover with Br Occup 5c, 15c (3) & $1 tied by strikes of HK cds, 1953 Coronation 10c China Philatelic Assoc local FDC, Japan, Newfoundland 1939 1st Flight to GB, 1941 Grenfell commem cover, NZ, Pitcairn Islands FDC, USA, etc. Mixed condition. (32)Lot 968 [5 of 5]:World Covers from 1865 to 1956 incl Australia 1946 Peace FDC (2, Baker & Maloney), 1947 Mitchell (Smyth ? with amended date), Ingleburn Mil PO reg label & cds, 1947 BCOF cover, 1947 ANARE cover, Burma, Hong Kong 1941 (26 Sep) Active Service Cover with Br Occup 5c, 15c (3) & $1 tied by strikes of HK cds, 1953 Coronation 10c China Philatelic Assoc local FDC, Japan, Newfoundland 1939 1st Flight to GB, 1941 Grenfell commem cover, NZ, Pitcairn Islands FDC, USA, etc. Mixed condition. (32)
60.00 48.00
   
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