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 Tonga 1930s-40s extensive Tin Can Mail Collection in Ringbinder with [1] Outward covers x80+ mostly addressed to New Zealand, one registered to Ireland, good range of single and multiple frankings plus the usual plethora of cachets; also [2] Inward Covers x70+ all addressed to Quensell mostly from Australia (one 1935 registered from Canberra), New Zealand, GB or USA plus others from Canada & Fiji, approx 15% are censored; some condition issues, mostly fine. These covers generally retail in $10 to $30+ bracket, so this lot represents great value at the estimate. (150+).
Lot 47 [1 of 5]:Tonga 1930s-40s extensive Tin Can Mail Collection in Ringbinder with [1] Outward covers x80+ mostly addressed to New Zealand, one registered to Ireland, good range of single and multiple frankings plus the usual plethora of cachets; also [2] Inward Covers x70+ all addressed to Quensell mostly from Australia (one 1935 registered from Canberra), New Zealand, GB or USA plus others from Canada & Fiji, approx 15% are censored; some condition issues, mostly fine. These covers generally retail in $10 to $30+ bracket, so this lot represents great value at the estimate. (150+). Lot 47 [2 of 5]:Tonga 1930s-40s extensive Tin Can Mail Collection in Ringbinder with [1] Outward covers x80+ mostly addressed to New Zealand, one registered to Ireland, good range of single and multiple frankings plus the usual plethora of cachets; also [2] Inward Covers x70+ all addressed to Quensell mostly from Australia (one 1935 registered from Canberra), New Zealand, GB or USA plus others from Canada & Fiji, approx 15% are censored; some condition issues, mostly fine. These covers generally retail in $10 to $30+ bracket, so this lot represents great value at the estimate. (150+). Lot 47 [3 of 5]:Tonga 1930s-40s extensive Tin Can Mail Collection in Ringbinder with [1] Outward covers x80+ mostly addressed to New Zealand, one registered to Ireland, good range of single and multiple frankings plus the usual plethora of cachets; also [2] Inward Covers x70+ all addressed to Quensell mostly from Australia (one 1935 registered from Canberra), New Zealand, GB or USA plus others from Canada & Fiji, approx 15% are censored; some condition issues, mostly fine. These covers generally retail in $10 to $30+ bracket, so this lot represents great value at the estimate. (150+).
750.00 700.00 sold

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Postal History

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]
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]
300.00 380.00 sold
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]
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]
300.00 240.00 sold
   
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