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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 613 [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 613 [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 613 [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)
290.00

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

2909964  1976 6c Gemstone on commercial airmail cover (opened out) from Navy Office, ACT to UK with fine strike of boxed 'NAVY POSTAGE/CONCESSION RATE'. Sender was R.N. Commander.
Lot 751:1976 6c Gemstone on commercial airmail cover (opened out) from Navy Office, ACT to UK with fine strike of boxed 'NAVY POSTAGE/CONCESSION RATE'. Sender was R.N. Commander.
70.00

QUEENSLAND - Postal History

2614749  1891 Australian Station Mail cover from Scotland with 1d lilac tied by superb 'DUNDEE/OC1/91 - 114' duplex, to John W Sutton/HMS Paluma/Brisbane Queensland with 'COOKTOWN/NO30/91/QUEENSLAND' cds on the face & Sydney backstamp of DE9/91, sent back to England where redirected several times to HMSs Victory, Vernon, Orlando & Seagull where endorsed on the flap "Arrived here? not known on Seagull so I have sent it back so you can see where it has been", also endorsed on the face "Not Known/in/Asia", various GB markings & finally returned to sender with superb 'PAIGNTON/JY28/02' cds on the face, rather soiled but oozing character. [In 1891, HMS Paluma was loaned to the Queensland Government to assist with the Queensland Survey]
Lot 963 [1 of 2]:1891 Australian Station Mail cover from Scotland with 1d lilac tied by superb 'DUNDEE/OC1/91 - 114' duplex, to John W Sutton/HMS Paluma/Brisbane Queensland with 'COOKTOWN/NO30/91/QUEENSLAND' cds on the face & Sydney backstamp of DE9/91, sent back to England where redirected several times to HMSs Victory, Vernon, Orlando & Seagull where endorsed on the flap "Arrived here? not known on Seagull so I have sent it back so you can see where it has been", also endorsed on the face "Not Known/in/Asia", various GB markings & finally returned to sender with superb 'PAIGNTON/JY28/02' cds on the face, rather soiled but oozing character. [In 1891, HMS Paluma was loaned to the Queensland Government to assist with the Queensland Survey] Lot 963 [2 of 2]:1891 Australian Station Mail cover from Scotland with 1d lilac tied by superb 'DUNDEE/OC1/91 - 114' duplex, to John W Sutton/HMS Paluma/Brisbane Queensland with 'COOKTOWN/NO30/91/QUEENSLAND' cds on the face & Sydney backstamp of DE9/91, sent back to England where redirected several times to HMSs Victory, Vernon, Orlando & Seagull where endorsed on the flap "Arrived here? not known on Seagull so I have sent it back so you can see where it has been", also endorsed on the face "Not Known/in/Asia", various GB markings & finally returned to sender with superb 'PAIGNTON/JY28/02' cds on the face, rather soiled but oozing character. [In 1891, HMS Paluma was loaned to the Queensland Government to assist with the Queensland Survey]
240.00

PAPUA - Postal History

3123965
 1938-39 Air Sets on FDI long covers comprising [1] 1938 50th Anniv set tied by Abau '6SP38' FDI datestamps, addressed to midshipman on HMS Shropshire [The Shrophire was given to the RAN by the Royal Navy after the Canberra was sunk off Savo Island in 1942]; [2] 1938 50th Anniv set tied by Port Moresby FDI datestamps to registered cover to Granville (NSW); [3] 1939 2d to 1/- Air set tied to registered cover by Port Moresby '6SP39' FDI datestamps, addressed to Goodiwindi (Qld). (3)
Lot 1507 [1 of 5]:1938-39 Air Sets on FDI long covers comprising [1] 1938 50th Anniv set tied by Abau '6SP38' FDI datestamps, addressed to midshipman on HMS Shropshire [The Shrophire was given to the RAN by the Royal Navy after the Canberra was sunk off Savo Island in 1942]; [2] 1938 50th Anniv set tied by Port Moresby FDI datestamps to registered cover to Granville (NSW); [3] 1939 2d to 1/- Air set tied to registered cover by Port Moresby '6SP39' FDI datestamps, addressed to Goodiwindi (Qld). (3)Lot 1507 [2 of 5]:1938-39 Air Sets on FDI long covers comprising [1] 1938 50th Anniv set tied by Abau '6SP38' FDI datestamps, addressed to midshipman on HMS Shropshire [The Shrophire was given to the RAN by the Royal Navy after the Canberra was sunk off Savo Island in 1942]; [2] 1938 50th Anniv set tied by Port Moresby FDI datestamps to registered cover to Granville (NSW); [3] 1939 2d to 1/- Air set tied to registered cover by Port Moresby '6SP39' FDI datestamps, addressed to Goodiwindi (Qld). (3)Lot 1507 [3 of 5]:1938-39 Air Sets on FDI long covers comprising [1] 1938 50th Anniv set tied by Abau '6SP38' FDI datestamps, addressed to midshipman on HMS Shropshire [The Shrophire was given to the RAN by the Royal Navy after the Canberra was sunk off Savo Island in 1942]; [2] 1938 50th Anniv set tied by Port Moresby FDI datestamps to registered cover to Granville (NSW); [3] 1939 2d to 1/- Air set tied to registered cover by Port Moresby '6SP39' FDI datestamps, addressed to Goodiwindi (Qld). (3)
160.00

ADEN - Postal History

3123402  1939 (Dec 29) cover to England with 'PASSED BY CENSOR' boxed handstamp overstruck with oval 'H.M.W/T STATION/29DEC1935/ADEN' naval censor, both in blue, the latter rated 'Rare' by Little.
Lot 1546:1939 (Dec 29) cover to England with 'PASSED BY CENSOR' boxed handstamp overstruck with oval 'H.M.W/T STATION/29DEC1935/ADEN' naval censor, both in blue, the latter rated 'Rare' by Little.
420.00

FIJI - Postal History

3119986  1941 surface mail cover from Lautoka to New Zealand bearing Fiji Bomber Fund label at left, a trifle foxed (mostly on reverse). Fiji one of the more difficult participants in this Empire scheme.
Lot 1737 [1 of 2]:1941 surface mail cover from Lautoka to New Zealand bearing Fiji Bomber Fund label at left, a trifle foxed (mostly on reverse). Fiji one of the more difficult participants in this Empire scheme. Lot 1737 [2 of 2]:1941 surface mail cover from Lautoka to New Zealand bearing Fiji Bomber Fund label at left, a trifle foxed (mostly on reverse). Fiji one of the more difficult participants in this Empire scheme.
190.00

GREAT BRITAIN - Military & Censor Mail

2585603  1962 (May 9) large OHMS economy env inscribed 'BY AIR MAIL' and franked 4/- by QEII Wilding 1/- strip of 3 and 6d pair cancelled large 6-bar circle and undated 'POST/OFFICE - MARITIME/MAIL' slogan. Addressed to USA and bearing oval handstamp of 'THE COMMANDING OFFICER/-9MAY1962/H.M.S. JAGUAR' (which was/is a frigate of the - wait for it - Leopard type and came into service in 1957). Clean as a whistle. [HMS Jaguar made a two-day visit to Tristan Da Cunha 16/17th 1962]
Lot 1999:1962 (May 9) large OHMS economy env inscribed 'BY AIR MAIL' and franked 4/- by QEII Wilding 1/- strip of 3 and 6d pair cancelled large 6-bar circle and undated 'POST/OFFICE - MARITIME/MAIL' slogan. Addressed to USA and bearing oval handstamp of 'THE COMMANDING OFFICER/-9MAY1962/H.M.S. JAGUAR' (which was/is a frigate of the - wait for it - Leopard type and came into service in 1957). Clean as a whistle. [HMS Jaguar made a two-day visit to Tristan Da Cunha 16/17th 1962]
60.00

SOUTHERN RHODESIA - Postal History

3120013  1940 (Sep 6) cover to USA franked with 1½d Rhodes x2 tied by Bulawayo Drink Rhodesian Tea slogan datestamp, censor tape folded back to reveal scarce tied patriotic label extolling virtues of The British Navy.
Lot 2296:1940 (Sep 6) cover to USA franked with 1½d Rhodes x2 tied by Bulawayo Drink Rhodesian Tea slogan datestamp, censor tape folded back to reveal scarce tied patriotic label extolling virtues of The British Navy.
190.00

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Military - World War II Period

2601138
✉FA/B1940s Pacific Region selection of covers with APO 25 (New Zealand); APO 915 (Christmas Island, G+E Is); Navy CG Unit 84 (Makin Is, G+E Is); APO 914 (Canton Is, G+E Is); APO 721 (Aitutaki); Navy 129 (Tutuila, Samoa) to Fiji; Navy VB-3 to Fiji, APO 920 (Biak, NEI) x2; APO 719 (Noemfoor Is, NEI). (12)
Lot 2367 [1 of 5]:1940s Pacific Region selection of covers with APO 25 (New Zealand); APO 915 (Christmas Island, G+E Is); Navy CG Unit 84 (Makin Is, G+E Is); APO 914 (Canton Is, G+E Is); APO 721 (Aitutaki); Navy 129 (Tutuila, Samoa) to Fiji; Navy VB-3 to Fiji, APO 920 (Biak, NEI) x2; APO 719 (Noemfoor Is, NEI). (12)Lot 2367 [2 of 5]:1940s Pacific Region selection of covers with APO 25 (New Zealand); APO 915 (Christmas Island, G+E Is); Navy CG Unit 84 (Makin Is, G+E Is); APO 914 (Canton Is, G+E Is); APO 721 (Aitutaki); Navy 129 (Tutuila, Samoa) to Fiji; Navy VB-3 to Fiji, APO 920 (Biak, NEI) x2; APO 719 (Noemfoor Is, NEI). (12)Lot 2367 [3 of 5]:1940s Pacific Region selection of covers with APO 25 (New Zealand); APO 915 (Christmas Island, G+E Is); Navy CG Unit 84 (Makin Is, G+E Is); APO 914 (Canton Is, G+E Is); APO 721 (Aitutaki); Navy 129 (Tutuila, Samoa) to Fiji; Navy VB-3 to Fiji, APO 920 (Biak, NEI) x2; APO 719 (Noemfoor Is, NEI). (12)
240.00
3115777  Portland Bight, Jamaica 1942 (Feb) two covers addressed to Corporal Charles Mckiever of the US Marine Corps Detachment stationed at Portland Bight, Jamaica, both with circular 'PASSED BY/NAVAL CENSOR' handstamp in blue, one with 10c Airmail tied by Washington slogan cancel, the other endorsed "special rate" with 1½c Prexie strip of 3 & single tied by Washington duplex cancel. (2)
Lot 2374 [1 of 2]:Portland Bight, Jamaica 1942 (Feb) two covers addressed to Corporal Charles Mckiever of the US Marine Corps Detachment stationed at Portland Bight, Jamaica, both with circular 'PASSED BY/NAVAL CENSOR' handstamp in blue, one with 10c Airmail tied by Washington slogan cancel, the other endorsed "special rate" with 1½c Prexie strip of 3 & single tied by Washington duplex cancel. (2)Lot 2374 [2 of 2]:Portland Bight, Jamaica 1942 (Feb) two covers addressed to Corporal Charles Mckiever of the US Marine Corps Detachment stationed at Portland Bight, Jamaica, both with circular 'PASSED BY/NAVAL CENSOR' handstamp in blue, one with 10c Airmail tied by Washington slogan cancel, the other endorsed "special rate" with 1½c Prexie strip of 3 & single tied by Washington duplex cancel. (2)
95.00
   
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