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AUSTRALIA Kangaroos - First Watermark
x5 comprising strip of 3 and a pair affixed upside down on 1914 envelope to Germany all tied machine cancel 'SYDNEY/5/JY22--1-30P/N.S.W/1914' with alongside violet 'RETURN TO SENDER', blue boxed 'UNDELIVERABLE/MAY19.1915/II.M.D.' and mss 'L' in blue; on the back partial red cds of Sydney DLO on June 3, 1915. Central fold & some trivial blemishes
AUSTRALIA Kangaroos - Third Watermark
on 1915 (Jun 2) cover from Melbourne to USA, with sans-serifed 'PASSED' handstamp (55x8mm) on face.
AUSTRALIA KGV - Small Multiple Watermark Perf 14
4d Greenish Olive
+ 1d green both perf 'OS', tied by Elizabeth St, Melbourne cds to 1929 (6 Mar) registered cover to Mortlake.
AUSTRALIA Other Pre-Decimals
1949 £1 Arms
+ contemporary 1/- and 2½d tied by Registered Perth cds to 1950 (Sep 19) use of Millars' Timber & Trading Co tag to Harvey, the aggregate franking representing letter rate 3d up to 1oz. + 2½d each additional oz. multiple + 6d registration fee [precious metals could be sent only at letter rate if registration was required]
1961 5/- Cattle Cream Paper
+ 1/6d Christmas Bells tied by Port Lincoln cds to 1961 (Jul 27) use of Business Reply Service registered cover to GB [2/3d half oz. airmail x2 + 2/- registration fee]. 5/- seldom encountered on a neat standard envelope.
AUSTRALIA Decimal Issues
1967 4c Gynaecology
solo tied by Cronulla machine-applied slogan to 1967 (Sep 27) Rural Bank cover, an elusive solo franking as Letter rate increased to 5c nine days after stamp issue.
AUSTRALIA - Postal History
(Feb 10) use of 3d Roo Die I (cat $100) and ½d green KGV on cover from Melbourne to Queensland. [3½d = 3d for 1-1½oz letter + ½d War Tax.]
(Mar 7) use of 4d violet KGV (Cat $450) and 1d red KGV x2 on cover (opened a little roughly) from Melbourne to Queensland. [6d = 1-1½oz letter.]
(Jul 19) use of 4d milky blue KGV on commercial cover to USA. Scarce.
(Jul 26) use of 4d blue KGV with 2d red x2 on cover (light stain) from Melbourne to Queensland. [8d = 1½-2oz letter.]
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