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3113934
 South Africa 1942-43 Covers comprising [1] 1942 (Feb 25) OHMS registered envelope from Pretoria to Scotland; [2] 1942 (Jul 29) Letter Folder of 'Views of Durban' with illustrated front (detached) showing native pulling a rickshaw, 'UDF/U57' diamond censor handstamp; [3] 1942 (Dec 8) 'On Service' stampless envelope to East London with dated 'DRIFTSANDS/AIR STATION' (Port Elizabeth) boxed handstamp at lower left; and [4] 1943 (Jul 22) airmail cover to USA, endorsed "WRITTEN/IN GERMAN" with 1/- Bantam block of 4 tied by Johannesburg datestamp, South Africa & USA censor tape; Nice group. (4)
Lot 6 [1 of 4]:South Africa 1942-43 Covers comprising [1] 1942 (Feb 25) OHMS registered envelope from Pretoria to Scotland; [2] 1942 (Jul 29) Letter Folder of 'Views of Durban' with illustrated front (detached) showing native pulling a rickshaw, 'UDF/U57' diamond censor handstamp; [3] 1942 (Dec 8) 'On Service' stampless envelope to East London with dated 'DRIFTSANDS/AIR STATION' (Port Elizabeth) boxed handstamp at lower left; and [4] 1943 (Jul 22) airmail cover to USA, endorsed "WRITTEN/IN GERMAN" with 1/- Bantam block of 4 tied by Johannesburg datestamp, South Africa & USA censor tape; Nice group. (4)Lot 6 [2 of 4]:South Africa 1942-43 Covers comprising [1] 1942 (Feb 25) OHMS registered envelope from Pretoria to Scotland; [2] 1942 (Jul 29) Letter Folder of 'Views of Durban' with illustrated front (detached) showing native pulling a rickshaw, 'UDF/U57' diamond censor handstamp; [3] 1942 (Dec 8) 'On Service' stampless envelope to East London with dated 'DRIFTSANDS/AIR STATION' (Port Elizabeth) boxed handstamp at lower left; and [4] 1943 (Jul 22) airmail cover to USA, endorsed "WRITTEN/IN GERMAN" with 1/- Bantam block of 4 tied by Johannesburg datestamp, South Africa & USA censor tape; Nice group. (4)Lot 6 [3 of 4]:South Africa 1942-43 Covers comprising [1] 1942 (Feb 25) OHMS registered envelope from Pretoria to Scotland; [2] 1942 (Jul 29) Letter Folder of 'Views of Durban' with illustrated front (detached) showing native pulling a rickshaw, 'UDF/U57' diamond censor handstamp; [3] 1942 (Dec 8) 'On Service' stampless envelope to East London with dated 'DRIFTSANDS/AIR STATION' (Port Elizabeth) boxed handstamp at lower left; and [4] 1943 (Jul 22) airmail cover to USA, endorsed "WRITTEN/IN GERMAN" with 1/- Bantam block of 4 tied by Johannesburg datestamp, South Africa & USA censor tape; Nice group. (4)
32.00

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 445:1917-19 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
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 446 [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 446 [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 446 [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)
240.00

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 524:1915 (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
3120019  1940 (Jan 30) airmail cover from Bowral (NSW) to India at scarce wartime 1/1d per half oz rate, carried IEL Flight SW212, Calcutta censor tape and handstamp.
Lot 555:1940 (Jan 30) airmail cover from Bowral (NSW) to India at scarce wartime 1/1d per half oz rate, carried IEL Flight SW212, Calcutta censor tape and handstamp.
145.00
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
2587258  1940 (Sep 9) from GB by air, envelope inscribed 'VIA TRANSATLANTIC AMERICA' franked 4/6d by KGVI 4d, 10d x2, and 2/6d brown SG #468, 474 & 476. Sender Lieut N.M. Cahill, AIF, UK, who signed the env on front (his own censor?), addressed to (presumably) his parents in St Kilda, Victoria. Nice example of this routing.
Lot 558:1940 (Sep 9) from GB by air, envelope inscribed 'VIA TRANSATLANTIC AMERICA' franked 4/6d by KGVI 4d, 10d x2, and 2/6d brown SG #468, 474 & 476. Sender Lieut N.M. Cahill, AIF, UK, who signed the env on front (his own censor?), addressed to (presumably) his parents in St Kilda, Victoria. Nice example of this routing.
60.00
2616110  1942 (Aug 4) registered cover to Mildura bearing 4d Koala JOHN ASH imprint pair, tied by 'ARMY POST OFFICE/066' cds at Pine Creek, unnamed registration label, striking Flying Boat improvised AIR MAIL label, not seen by us previously.
Lot 561 [1 of 2]:1942 (Aug 4) registered cover to Mildura bearing 4d Koala JOHN ASH imprint pair, tied by 'ARMY POST OFFICE/066' cds at Pine Creek, unnamed registration label, striking Flying Boat improvised AIR MAIL label, not seen by us previously. Lot 561 [2 of 2]:1942 (Aug 4) registered cover to Mildura bearing 4d Koala JOHN ASH imprint pair, tied by 'ARMY POST OFFICE/066' cds at Pine Creek, unnamed registration label, striking Flying Boat improvised AIR MAIL label, not seen by us previously.
120.00
3115749  1943 (Sep 1) airmail cover to USA 4/0½d franking paying the 'Air in USA only rate' of 9d per first ½oz plus 8d x5 for each subsequent ½oz (underpaid ½d), red on white censor label & censor handstamp, edge blemishes.
Lot 562:1943 (Sep 1) airmail cover to USA 4/0½d franking paying the 'Air in USA only rate' of 9d per first ½oz plus 8d x5 for each subsequent ½oz (underpaid ½d), red on white censor label & censor handstamp, edge blemishes.
95.00
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 563:1943 (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
   
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