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AUSTRALIA - Postal History

2584699  1930 (Aug 13 & 14) two somewhat roughly opened and lightly soiled envelopes to Croydon with KGV SM wmk P13½x12½ 2d stamps, the first red-brown BW #99, the second (commercial cachet) golden scarlet Die II BW #100. Both tied Melbourne slogan 'ADDRESS MAIL TO PRIVATE BOX NUMBER. . .' (2)
Lot 775 [1 of 2]:1930 (Aug 13 & 14) two somewhat roughly opened and lightly soiled envelopes to Croydon with KGV SM wmk P13½x12½ 2d stamps, the first red-brown BW #99, the second (commercial cachet) golden scarlet Die II BW #100. Both tied Melbourne slogan 'ADDRESS MAIL TO PRIVATE BOX NUMBER. . .' (2)Lot 775 [2 of 2]:1930 (Aug 13 & 14) two somewhat roughly opened and lightly soiled envelopes to Croydon with KGV SM wmk P13½x12½ 2d stamps, the first red-brown BW #99, the second (commercial cachet) golden scarlet Die II BW #100. Both tied Melbourne slogan 'ADDRESS MAIL TO PRIVATE BOX NUMBER. . .' (2)
48.00
2587258  1940 (Sep 9) from GB by air, envelope inscribed 'VIA TRANSATLANTIC AMERICA' franked 4/6d by KGVI 4d, 10d x2, and 2/6d brown SG #468, 474 & 476. Sender Lieut N.M. Cahill, AIF, UK, who signed the env on front (his own censor?), addressed to (presumably) his parents in St Kilda, Victoria. Nice example of this routing.
Lot 794:1940 (Sep 9) from GB by air, envelope inscribed 'VIA TRANSATLANTIC AMERICA' franked 4/6d by KGVI 4d, 10d x2, and 2/6d brown SG #468, 474 & 476. Sender Lieut N.M. Cahill, AIF, UK, who signed the env on front (his own censor?), addressed to (presumably) his parents in St Kilda, Victoria. Nice example of this routing.
60.00

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II Period

2588715  Greece (Apr 16) use of lightly stained ACF envelope inscribed 'Air Mail' addressed Pierre Gorman, Caulfield, Victoria (a Gorman signature appears alongside triangular censor handstamp - family correspondence?). 9d Platypus tied 'RAILHEAD/16AP41/R.M.1' cds. Roughly opened, damaged flap, rare. [Australian Forces began evacuation eight days later, on April 24]
Lot 836:Greece (Apr 16) use of lightly stained ACF envelope inscribed 'Air Mail' addressed Pierre Gorman, Caulfield, Victoria (a Gorman signature appears alongside triangular censor handstamp - family correspondence?). 9d Platypus tied 'RAILHEAD/16AP41/R.M.1' cds. Roughly opened, damaged flap, rare. [Australian Forces began evacuation eight days later, on April 24]
70.00
   
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