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3129311  1946 3½d Peace BW #237 tied by Sydney machine cancel to 1946 (Apr 6) cover to Batavia, double-circle ‘NETHERLANDS POST OFFICE/11 APR 1946/BRISBANE’ datestamp in violet, arrival backstamp. Attractive and scarce item from a liberated Dutch POW.
Lot 330 [1 of 2]:1946 3½d Peace BW #237 tied by Sydney machine cancel to 1946 (Apr 6) cover to Batavia, double-circle ‘NETHERLANDS POST OFFICE/11 APR 1946/BRISBANE’ datestamp in violet, arrival backstamp. Attractive and scarce item from a liberated Dutch POW. Lot 330 [2 of 2]:1946 3½d Peace BW #237 tied by Sydney machine cancel to 1946 (Apr 6) cover to Batavia, double-circle ‘NETHERLANDS POST OFFICE/11 APR 1946/BRISBANE’ datestamp in violet, arrival backstamp. Attractive and scarce item from a liberated Dutch POW.
360.00

AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery - Envelopes (PTPO)

3127818
PS 1941-42 1d Brown KGVI Oval BW #ES77 for Australian Defence Canteens x2, both with censor handstamps, one with APO '0105' datestamp, also 1d Green KGVI Oval BW #ES75 for same user x4 all but one with concession rate handstamps, postmarks including MILPOs Bathurst, Greta & Ingleburn; 1d green envelopes in variable condition. (6)
Lot 440 [1 of 6]:1941-42 1d Brown KGVI Oval BW #ES77 for Australian Defence Canteens x2, both with censor handstamps, one with APO '0105' datestamp, also 1d Green KGVI Oval BW #ES75 for same user x4 all but one with concession rate handstamps, postmarks including MILPOs Bathurst, Greta & Ingleburn; 1d green envelopes in variable condition. (6)Lot 440 [2 of 6]:1941-42 1d Brown KGVI Oval BW #ES77 for Australian Defence Canteens x2, both with censor handstamps, one with APO '0105' datestamp, also 1d Green KGVI Oval BW #ES75 for same user x4 all but one with concession rate handstamps, postmarks including MILPOs Bathurst, Greta & Ingleburn; 1d green envelopes in variable condition. (6)Lot 440 [3 of 6]:1941-42 1d Brown KGVI Oval BW #ES77 for Australian Defence Canteens x2, both with censor handstamps, one with APO '0105' datestamp, also 1d Green KGVI Oval BW #ES75 for same user x4 all but one with concession rate handstamps, postmarks including MILPOs Bathurst, Greta & Ingleburn; 1d green envelopes in variable condition. (6)
120.00

AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery - Wartime

3119990
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 445 [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 445 [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 445 [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)
160.00

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

3120019  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 494:1940 (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.
95.00
3128323  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.
190.00
3114237  1943 (Dec 11) small cover to Eskilstuna, Sweden endorsed 'London-Sweden' sent at 7d rate with 1d QM & 6d Small Kooka tied by Sydney machine cancel, largely fine 'O.A.T.' oval handstamp in black, Sydney censor handstamp & tape and British censor tape, a tad roughly opened at top. Nice item. [The 7d rate paid surface carriage across Pacific & Atlantic and airmail from UK to Sweden]
Lot 502:1943 (Dec 11) small cover to Eskilstuna, Sweden endorsed 'London-Sweden' sent at 7d rate with 1d QM & 6d Small Kooka tied by Sydney machine cancel, largely fine 'O.A.T.' oval handstamp in black, Sydney censor handstamp & tape and British censor tape, a tad roughly opened at top. Nice item. [The 7d rate paid surface carriage across Pacific & Atlantic and airmail from UK to Sweden]
95.00
3128367  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.
290.00
3128374  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.
85.00

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II Period

3600035  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 542: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.
90.00
2588715  Greece (Apr 16) use of lightly stained ACF envelope inscribed 'Air Mail' addressed Pierre Gorman, Caulfield, Victoria (a Gorman signature appears alongside triangular censor handstamp - family correspondence?). 9d Platypus tied 'RAILHEAD/16AP41/R.M.1' cds. Roughly opened, damaged flap, rare. [Australian Forces began evacuation eight days later, on April 24]
Lot 543:Greece (Apr 16) use of lightly stained ACF envelope inscribed 'Air Mail' addressed Pierre Gorman, Caulfield, Victoria (a Gorman signature appears alongside triangular censor handstamp - family correspondence?). 9d Platypus tied 'RAILHEAD/16AP41/R.M.1' cds. Roughly opened, damaged flap, rare. [Australian Forces began evacuation eight days later, on April 24]
70.00
   
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