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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 R
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 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]
400.00 320.00 R
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 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]
400.00 320.00 R

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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