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COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Military - World War II Period

 
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CHRISTMAS ISLAND - Postal History

968  1972 (May 30) airmail cover to Israel with attractive philatelic franking and handstamped 'Inspected/and Safe for/Transmission' with 'POSTMASTER/CHRISTMAS ISLAND/INDIAN OCEAN' handstamp beneath (and signed), green customs label & Jerusalem arrival backstamp. Accompanied by a photocopy of a PMG's Department notice stating "Following explosions in aircraft carrying mail to Israel security aspects of acceptance of air mail to that country are being strengthened....". Rare anti-terrorism mail. (2 items)
Lot 968 [1 of 2]:1972 (May 30) airmail cover to Israel with attractive philatelic franking and handstamped 'Inspected/and Safe for/Transmission' with 'POSTMASTER/CHRISTMAS ISLAND/INDIAN OCEAN' handstamp beneath (and signed), green customs label & Jerusalem arrival backstamp. Accompanied by a photocopy of a PMG's Department notice stating "Following explosions in aircraft carrying mail to Israel security aspects of acceptance of air mail to that country are being strengthened....". Rare anti-terrorism mail. (2 items)Lot 968 [2 of 2]:1972 (May 30) airmail cover to Israel with attractive philatelic franking and handstamped 'Inspected/and Safe for/Transmission' with 'POSTMASTER/CHRISTMAS ISLAND/INDIAN OCEAN' handstamp beneath (and signed), green customs label & Jerusalem arrival backstamp. Accompanied by a photocopy of a PMG's Department notice stating "Following explosions in aircraft carrying mail to Israel security aspects of acceptance of air mail to that country are being strengthened....". Rare anti-terrorism mail. (2 items)
65.00 48.00 sold

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Collections and Miscellaneous Groupings

969
**/U/C 1950s-1990s Array of mostly covers including 1952 Australia-South Africa (via Cocos) inaugural flight covers x5, 1963 4d airmail concession rate covers x2, both with 'R.A.A.F./SERVICE' handstamps in violet, covers or cards with Inauguration flight cachet in violet x20, few commercial covers, 1966 Australian definitives 1c to $4 set on 5 generic APO FDCs, etc; also stamps with Australia used in Cocos, Cocos 1963 set in corner blocks of 4 MUH; condition generally fine/very fine. (60+ covers plus stamps)
Lot 969 [1 of 8]:1950s-1990s Array of mostly covers including 1952 Australia-South Africa (via Cocos) inaugural flight covers x5, 1963 4d airmail concession rate covers x2, both with 'R.A.A.F./SERVICE' handstamps in violet, covers or cards with Inauguration flight cachet in violet x20, few commercial covers, 1966 Australian definitives 1c to $4 set on 5 generic APO FDCs, etc; also stamps with Australia used in Cocos, Cocos 1963 set in corner blocks of 4 MUH; condition generally fine/very fine. (60+ covers plus stamps)Lot 969 [2 of 8]:1950s-1990s Array of mostly covers including 1952 Australia-South Africa (via Cocos) inaugural flight covers x5, 1963 4d airmail concession rate covers x2, both with 'R.A.A.F./SERVICE' handstamps in violet, covers or cards with Inauguration flight cachet in violet x20, few commercial covers, 1966 Australian definitives 1c to $4 set on 5 generic APO FDCs, etc; also stamps with Australia used in Cocos, Cocos 1963 set in corner blocks of 4 MUH; condition generally fine/very fine. (60+ covers plus stamps)Lot 969 [3 of 8]:1950s-1990s Array of mostly covers including 1952 Australia-South Africa (via Cocos) inaugural flight covers x5, 1963 4d airmail concession rate covers x2, both with 'R.A.A.F./SERVICE' handstamps in violet, covers or cards with Inauguration flight cachet in violet x20, few commercial covers, 1966 Australian definitives 1c to $4 set on 5 generic APO FDCs, etc; also stamps with Australia used in Cocos, Cocos 1963 set in corner blocks of 4 MUH; condition generally fine/very fine. (60+ covers plus stamps)
200.00 160.00 R

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Postal History

970  1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat Guba addressed to Burns Philp Tulagi, British Solomons, cover originating at Port Moresby via Rose Bay (NSW) thence to Mombasa via Cocos with very fine 'C&W Ltd/12JUN39/COCOS' transit datestamp and Seychelles, registered at Kisumu (Kenya) for the return flight, signed by four crew members Archbold, Rogers, Yancey & Booth. Cover slightly reduced on reverse and some condition issues. Still attractive and rare.
Lot 970:1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat Guba addressed to Burns Philp Tulagi, British Solomons, cover originating at Port Moresby via Rose Bay (NSW) thence to Mombasa via Cocos with very fine 'C&W Ltd/12JUN39/COCOS' transit datestamp and Seychelles, registered at Kisumu (Kenya) for the return flight, signed by four crew members Archbold, Rogers, Yancey & Booth. Cover slightly reduced on reverse and some condition issues. Still attractive and rare.
380.00 360.00 sold
971  1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat Guba cover sent from Cocos with John Clunies-Ross's personal handstamp at top right and Seychelles 2c strip of 3 cancelled on arrival, endorsed on reverse "carried Between/Diego Garcia & Seychelles/.../Jack Percival". [Percival was the radio operator & official journalist on the flight]
Lot 1383:1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat Guba cover sent from Cocos with John Clunies-Ross's personal handstamp at top right and Seychelles 2c strip of 3 cancelled on arrival, endorsed on reverse "carried Between/Diego Garcia & Seychelles/.../Jack Percival". [Percival was the radio operator & official journalist on the flight]
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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
974  1954 (Jun 22) commercial airmail cover to Australia with Singapore KGVI 5c & 25c plus 10c Coronation tied by Cocos Island datestamp, unsealed flap, fine condition.
Lot 974:1954 (Jun 22) commercial airmail cover to Australia with Singapore KGVI 5c & 25c plus 10c Coronation tied by Cocos Island datestamp, unsealed flap, fine condition.
120.00 160.00 sold
975  1969 (Jul 9) Pictorials set of 12 on A Post Shield generic FDC with 'PHILATELIC/RUSSELL STREET /VIC.AUST' cds.
Lot 1388:1969 (Jul 9) Pictorials set of 12 on Australia Post 'Shield' generic FDC with 'PHILATELIC/RUSSELL STREET/VIC.AUST' datestamp.
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COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Military - World War II Period

976  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 use of formular air letter, headed 'SECURITY: - THINK - BEFORE YOU WRITE!!', to UK with good strike of 'FPO/No 46/21AUG45' datestamp, the letter headed "37/13 Ind HAA Regt 1A/SEAC" with fine strike of 'UNIT CENSOR/R.722' handstamp in violet used at Cocos. [On completion of the Cocos airstrip in March 1945, the garrison had built up to approx 5,000 personnel including contingents from the Royal Indian Air Force plus Indian and Sinhalese ground troops]
Lot 976:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 use of formular air letter, headed 'SECURITY: - THINK - BEFORE YOU WRITE!!', to UK with good strike of 'FPO/No 46/21AUG45' datestamp, the letter headed "37/13 Ind HAA Regt 1A/SEAC" with fine strike of 'UNIT CENSOR/R.722' handstamp in violet used at Cocos. [On completion of the Cocos airstrip in March 1945, the garrison had built up to approx 5,000 personnel including contingents from the Royal Indian Air Force plus Indian and Sinhalese ground troops]
300.00 625.00 sold
977  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Oct 25) stampless OAS airmail cover to England with an largely fine strike of the Indian 'FPO/No 46' datestamp used on Cocos, opened a tad roughly.
Lot 1389:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Oct 25) stampless OAS airmail cover to England with an largely fine strike of the Indian 'FPO/No 46' datestamp used on Cocos, opened a tad roughly.
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