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AUSTRALIA - Postal History

2616137
 1926-28 Iraq to Brighton Victoria covers, comprising [1] 1926 (May 29) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x3; [2] 1926 (Nov 6) registered cover franked 6a tied Basrah cds; [3] 1926 (Feb 6) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x2; [4] 1928 (Mar 14) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 2a tied Baghdad cds, Port Said transit, red/white 'OVERLAND MAIL' label on face. Nice group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence (4)
Lot 536 [1 of 4]:1926-28 Iraq to Brighton Victoria covers, comprising [1] 1926 (May 29) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x3; [2] 1926 (Nov 6) registered cover franked 6a tied Basrah cds; [3] 1926 (Feb 6) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x2; [4] 1928 (Mar 14) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 2a tied Baghdad cds, Port Said transit, red/white 'OVERLAND MAIL' label on face. Nice group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence (4)Lot 536 [2 of 4]:1926-28 Iraq to Brighton Victoria covers, comprising [1] 1926 (May 29) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x3; [2] 1926 (Nov 6) registered cover franked 6a tied Basrah cds; [3] 1926 (Feb 6) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x2; [4] 1928 (Mar 14) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 2a tied Baghdad cds, Port Said transit, red/white 'OVERLAND MAIL' label on face. Nice group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence (4)Lot 536 [3 of 4]:1926-28 Iraq to Brighton Victoria covers, comprising [1] 1926 (May 29) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x3; [2] 1926 (Nov 6) registered cover franked 6a tied Basrah cds; [3] 1926 (Feb 6) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x2; [4] 1928 (Mar 14) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 2a tied Baghdad cds, Port Said transit, red/white 'OVERLAND MAIL' label on face. Nice group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence (4)
240.00
2616136  1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)
Lot 537 [1 of 3]:1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)Lot 537 [2 of 3]:1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)Lot 537 [3 of 3]:1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)
600.00
3120616  1940 (Aug 30) KGVI 1½d Postal Card uprated 7½d to pay airmail rate to Palestine, Abbotsford (Vic) datestamps, 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/V75' handstamp in blue, extensive message on reverse written in German & Hebrew. Staining & age-spotting.
combined lot 3120727
Lot 557 [1 of 2]:1940 (Aug 30) KGVI 1½d Postal Card uprated 7½d to pay airmail rate to Palestine, Abbotsford (Vic) datestamps, 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/V75' handstamp in blue, extensive message on reverse written in German & Hebrew. Staining & age-spotting.  combined lot 3120727Lot 557 [2 of 2]:1940 (Aug 30) KGVI 1½d Postal Card uprated 7½d to pay airmail rate to Palestine, Abbotsford (Vic) datestamps, 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/V75' handstamp in blue, extensive message on reverse written in German & Hebrew. Staining & age-spotting.  combined lot 3120727
95.00

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War I Period

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 585:1915 (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
2602632 ✉FA/A-Egypt 1916-19 [1] 1916 OAS PPC from Tel-el-Kebr to Hawthorn, Vic, poor red Military recreation Free E handstamp on face; [2] 1918 Egyptian 3m Postal Card from Cairo to Maj Simpson at the Australian Hospital Port Said; [3] 1919 use of stampless PPC of Egyptian Woman to Tasmania, cancelled with double-circle 'FIELD POST OFFICE/X/19FE/91/T.M.1' (date error). Plus [4] three Honour Envelope sall from Egypt? to South Australia (one with 'COIN OR ARTICLES OF VALUE...' admonition). (6)
Lot 591 [1 of 3]:Egypt 1916-19 [1] 1916 OAS PPC from Tel-el-Kebr to Hawthorn, Vic, poor red Military recreation Free E handstamp on face; [2] 1918 Egyptian 3m Postal Card from Cairo to Maj Simpson at the Australian Hospital Port Said; [3] 1919 use of stampless PPC of Egyptian Woman to Tasmania, cancelled with double-circle 'FIELD POST OFFICE/X/19FE/91/T.M.1' (date error). Plus [4] three Honour Envelope sall from Egypt? to South Australia (one with 'COIN OR ARTICLES OF VALUE...' admonition). (6)Lot 591 [2 of 3]:Egypt 1916-19 [1] 1916 OAS PPC from Tel-el-Kebr to Hawthorn, Vic, poor red Military recreation Free E handstamp on face; [2] 1918 Egyptian 3m Postal Card from Cairo to Maj Simpson at the Australian Hospital Port Said; [3] 1919 use of stampless PPC of Egyptian Woman to Tasmania, cancelled with double-circle 'FIELD POST OFFICE/X/19FE/91/T.M.1' (date error). Plus [4] three Honour Envelope sall from Egypt? to South Australia (one with 'COIN OR ARTICLES OF VALUE...' admonition). (6)Lot 591 [3 of 3]:Egypt 1916-19 [1] 1916 OAS PPC from Tel-el-Kebr to Hawthorn, Vic, poor red Military recreation Free E handstamp on face; [2] 1918 Egyptian 3m Postal Card from Cairo to Maj Simpson at the Australian Hospital Port Said; [3] 1919 use of stampless PPC of Egyptian Woman to Tasmania, cancelled with double-circle 'FIELD POST OFFICE/X/19FE/91/T.M.1' (date error). Plus [4] three Honour Envelope sall from Egypt? to South Australia (one with 'COIN OR ARTICLES OF VALUE...' admonition). (6)
150.00

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II Period

3114108  Lebanon 1942 (May 8) stampless YMCA printed cover to Sydney cancelled with Skeleton Type 'AUS FPO/33' (Legault Barracks Tripoli, used 7½ weeks only between 26 Apr -16 Jun 1942), 'PASSED BY CENSOR/No 447' handstamp in violet, small edge blemishes.
Lot 597:Lebanon 1942 (May 8) stampless YMCA printed cover to Sydney cancelled with Skeleton Type 'AUS FPO/33' (Legault Barracks Tripoli, used 7½ weeks only between 26 Apr -16 Jun 1942), 'PASSED BY CENSOR/No 447' handstamp in violet, small edge blemishes.
95.00
3114105  Palestine 1941 (July 8) airmail cover to Tamworth NSW with 9d Platypus tied by '3RD BDE HQ PO/P3' datestamp, triangular 'PASSED BY CENSOR/No 1823' handstamp in violet.
Lot 599:Palestine 1941 (July 8) airmail cover to Tamworth NSW with 9d Platypus tied by '3RD BDE HQ PO/P3' datestamp, triangular 'PASSED BY CENSOR/No 1823' handstamp in violet.
85.00

VICTORIA - Postal History

3119404  1869 (Mar 25) registered cover to Switzerland via Marseilles & Suez with scarce franking of Laureates 6d x4 (upper units damaged) plus 2d tied by BN '173' cancels of Daylesford, 'POSS ANG V SUEZ' transit datestamp on face, backstamped at Basel, Lucerne, Maggia & Locarno. Small faults & repaired tear. [The rate was 10d per ½oz rate x2 plus 6d registration. Cover is not recorded in Ben Palmer's census]
Lot 842:1869 (Mar 25) registered cover to Switzerland via Marseilles & Suez with scarce franking of Laureates 6d x4 (upper units damaged) plus 2d tied by BN '173' cancels of Daylesford, 'POSS ANG V SUEZ' transit datestamp on face, backstamped at Basel, Lucerne, Maggia & Locarno. Small faults & repaired tear. [The rate was 10d per ½oz rate x2 plus 6d registration. Cover is not recorded in Ben Palmer's census]
320.00

ADEN - Postal History

3114156  1907 (Nov 7) inwards PPC from UK to Sergt W Hatch 2/3 Suffolk Regt, Dthala, Aden 'NO17/07' arrival datestamp. [The 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment spent approximately 12 months in Aden from late 1906 to Dec 1907 spending part of their time in the Northern hinterland area of Dthala amongst the restless & troublesome natives on the Yemeni border]
Lot 977:1907 (Nov 7) inwards PPC from UK to Sergt W Hatch 2/3 Suffolk Regt, Dthala, Aden 'NO17/07' arrival datestamp. [The 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment spent approximately 12 months in Aden from late 1906 to Dec 1907 spending part of their time in the Northern hinterland area of Dthala amongst the restless & troublesome natives on the Yemeni border]
70.00
3115709  1943 (Mar 26) M Mohamedally & Co (Aden Camp) cover to Ohio with 3a & ½a KGVI Pictorials tied by Aden datestamp, 'OPENED BY/CENSOR' Type PC22 label [CCSG 2] handstamped 'PASSED CENSOR/BY/No3/ADEN' in violet.
Lot 978 [1 of 2]:1943 (Mar 26) M Mohamedally & Co (Aden Camp) cover to Ohio with 3a & ½a KGVI Pictorials tied by Aden datestamp, 'OPENED BY/CENSOR' Type PC22 label [CCSG 2] handstamped 'PASSED CENSOR/BY/No3/ADEN' in violet. Lot 978 [2 of 2]:1943 (Mar 26) M Mohamedally & Co (Aden Camp) cover to Ohio with 3a & ½a KGVI Pictorials tied by Aden datestamp, 'OPENED BY/CENSOR' Type PC22 label [CCSG 2] handstamped 'PASSED CENSOR/BY/No3/ADEN' in violet.
95.00
   
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