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COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Postal History

1185  1950 (Sep 17) commercial airmail cover from UK addressed "c/o Cable & Wireless Ltd/FOR COCOS/PO Box 146/Singapore", on reverse 'COCOS Is/PER ("Islander")' oval cachet in violet and superb 'C.& W. LTD/10NOV50/COCOS' 31mm arrival backstamp. [PO Box 146 in Singapore was reserved for mail to & from Cocos. The Christmas Island Phosphate Co owned the Islander which called at Cocos about three times per year with provisions and mail]
Lot 1185 [1 of 2]:1950 (Sep 17) commercial airmail cover from UK addressed "c/o Cable & Wireless Ltd/FOR COCOS/PO Box 146/Singapore", on reverse 'COCOS Is/PER ("Islander")' oval cachet in violet and superb 'C.& W. LTD/10NOV50/COCOS' 31mm arrival backstamp. [PO Box 146 in Singapore was reserved for mail to & from Cocos. The Christmas Island Phosphate Co owned the Islander which called at Cocos about three times per year with provisions and mail] Lot 1185 [2 of 2]:1950 (Sep 17) commercial airmail cover from UK addressed "c/o Cable & Wireless Ltd/FOR COCOS/PO Box 146/Singapore", on reverse 'COCOS Is/PER ("Islander")' oval cachet in violet and superb 'C.& W. LTD/10NOV50/COCOS' 31mm arrival backstamp. [PO Box 146 in Singapore was reserved for mail to & from Cocos. The Christmas Island Phosphate Co owned the Islander which called at Cocos about three times per year with provisions and mail]
400.00 340.00 sold
1186  1950 (Nov 14) airmail cover from South Africa endorsed "(for Cocos)" addressed to "...Cable & Wireless Limited/PO Box 146/Singapore" (Box 146 was for Cocos-bound mail), on reverse circular 'ORION/Barrel' and scarce boxed 'COCOS' (dated '5JAN51') cachets, both in violet. Fine condition.
Lot 1186:1950 (Nov 14) airmail cover from South Africa endorsed "(for Cocos)" addressed to "...Cable & Wireless Limited/PO Box 146/Singapore" (Box 146 was for Cocos-bound mail), on reverse circular 'ORION/Barrel' and scarce boxed 'COCOS' (dated '5JAN51') cachets, both in violet. Fine condition.
450.00 360.00 sold
1187  1951 (Nov 23) cover to UK with very fine to superb strikes of 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' boxed handstamp and 'Per RMS ORION' circular handstamp both in violet, franked with 2½d Scouts pair tied by Perth slogan cancel, few minor spots.
Lot 1187:1951 (Nov 23) cover to UK with very fine to superb strikes of 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' boxed handstamp and 'Per RMS ORION' circular handstamp both in violet, franked with 2½d Scouts pair tied by Perth slogan cancel, few minor spots.
300.00 320.00 sold
1188  1952 (Feb 29) cover to Melbourne with Australian ½d Roo & 3½d KGVI tied by largely fine strike of 'RAAF PO/29FE52/COCOS ISLAND datestamp, and a very fine strike of 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' handstamp in violet. Ex Kim Dwyer .[Scarce use by a RAAF serviceman of Tin Can Mail service]
Lot 972:1952 (Feb 29) cover to Melbourne with Australian ½d Roo & 3½d KGVI tied by largely fine strike of 'RAAF PO/29FE52/COCOS ISLAND datestamp, and a very fine strike of 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' handstamp in violet. Ex Kim Dwyer .[Scarce use by a RAAF serviceman of Tin Can Mail service]
400.00 This lot is no longer available
1189  1952 (Feb 29) cover to UK with 5½d Commonwealth tied by fine strikes of 'RAAF PO/29FE52/COCOS ISLAND' datestamp and 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' handstamp in violet. [Scarce use by a RAAF serviceman of Tin Can Mail service]
Lot 973:1952 (Feb 29) cover to UK with 5½d Commonwealth tied by fine strikes of 'RAAF PO/29FE52/COCOS ISLAND' datestamp and 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' handstamp in violet. [Scarce use by a RAAF serviceman of Tin Can Mail service]
400.00 This lot is no longer available

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Military - World War II Period

1548  Portland Bight, Jamaica (Dec 6) from US Alcyone to Portland Bight with 1c & 2d Defense tied by US Navy datestamp, 'PAQUEBOT-KINGSTON/JAMAICA' datestamp alongside, Portland Bight arrival datestamp.
Lot 1548:Portland Bight, Jamaica (Dec 6) from US Alcyone to Portland Bight with 1c & 2d Defense tied by US Navy datestamp, 'PAQUEBOT-KINGSTON/JAMAICA' datestamp alongside, Portland Bight arrival datestamp.
80.00 60.00 sold
   
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