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1010  1914 (Oct 28) cover bearing KGV 1d red, sent Melbourne to China, censored in Ceylon where resealed with stamp selvedge (with marginal Control), tied by 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' handstamp, Censor/A handstamp at lower left, backstamped Shanghai. Enclosed letter has had section excised, apparently by censor. Important association with events that led to 1915 Singapore Mutiny.
Lot 1010 [1 of 2]:1914 (Oct 28) cover bearing KGV 1d red, sent Melbourne to China, censored in Ceylon where resealed with stamp selvedge (with marginal Control), tied by 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' handstamp, Censor/A handstamp at lower left, backstamped Shanghai. Enclosed letter has had section excised, apparently by censor. Important association with events that led to 1915 Singapore Mutiny. Lot 1010 [2 of 2]:1914 (Oct 28) cover bearing KGV 1d red, sent Melbourne to China, censored in Ceylon where resealed with stamp selvedge (with marginal Control), tied by 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' handstamp, Censor/A handstamp at lower left, backstamped Shanghai. Enclosed letter has had section excised, apparently by censor. Important association with events that led to 1915 Singapore Mutiny.
190.00 145.00 sold
1011
 1919 Ross Smith Commemorative Collection on mounted annotated pages. There is no original flight material and the collection is organised on anniversaries, beginning with a 10th anniversary PPC x2 (one signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), a 20th Anniversary Crome cover (signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), the 50th anniversary is very well represented with 11 different facsimile vignettes and 31 different covers mainly from the race and many signed by the pilots, the last few pages cover the 60th, 70th and 75th anniversaries. An excellent basis for further development. (60+ items)
Lot 1011 [1 of 9]:1919 Ross Smith Commemorative Collection on mounted annotated pages. There is no original flight material and the collection is organised on anniversaries, beginning with a 10th anniversary PPC x2 (one signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), a 20th Anniversary Crome cover (signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), the 50th anniversary is very well represented with 11 different facsimile vignettes and 31 different covers mainly from the race and many signed by the pilots, the last few pages cover the 60th, 70th and 75th anniversaries. An excellent basis for further development. (60+ items)Lot 1011 [2 of 9]:1919 Ross Smith Commemorative Collection on mounted annotated pages. There is no original flight material and the collection is organised on anniversaries, beginning with a 10th anniversary PPC x2 (one signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), a 20th Anniversary Crome cover (signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), the 50th anniversary is very well represented with 11 different facsimile vignettes and 31 different covers mainly from the race and many signed by the pilots, the last few pages cover the 60th, 70th and 75th anniversaries. An excellent basis for further development. (60+ items)Lot 1011 [3 of 9]:1919 Ross Smith Commemorative Collection on mounted annotated pages. There is no original flight material and the collection is organised on anniversaries, beginning with a 10th anniversary PPC x2 (one signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), a 20th Anniversary Crome cover (signed by Keith Smith & Wally Shiers), the 50th anniversary is very well represented with 11 different facsimile vignettes and 31 different covers mainly from the race and many signed by the pilots, the last few pages cover the 60th, 70th and 75th anniversaries. An excellent basis for further development. (60+ items)
320.00 380.00 sold
1012
 1920-30s Georgian Heads on Cover mostly 2d frankings including 1920 with 2d orange, 1936 2d on 1½d, 1931 2d red perf 'OS', 1934 2d red perf 'G/NSW'; also 1927 to NZ with 1d green & ½d orange (both stamps minor varieties) and 1928 use of 4½d Oval Registration Envelope BW #RE21 from Sydney to Brisbane. (8)
Lot 1012 [1 of 4]:1920-30s Georgian Heads on Cover mostly 2d frankings including 1920 with 2d orange, 1936 2d on 1½d, 1931 2d red perf 'OS', 1934 2d red perf 'G/NSW'; also 1927 to NZ with 1d green & ½d orange (both stamps minor varieties) and 1928 use of 4½d Oval Registration Envelope BW #RE21 from Sydney to Brisbane. (8)Lot 1012 [2 of 4]:1920-30s Georgian Heads on Cover mostly 2d frankings including 1920 with 2d orange, 1936 2d on 1½d, 1931 2d red perf 'OS', 1934 2d red perf 'G/NSW'; also 1927 to NZ with 1d green & ½d orange (both stamps minor varieties) and 1928 use of 4½d Oval Registration Envelope BW #RE21 from Sydney to Brisbane. (8)Lot 1012 [3 of 4]:1920-30s Georgian Heads on Cover mostly 2d frankings including 1920 with 2d orange, 1936 2d on 1½d, 1931 2d red perf 'OS', 1934 2d red perf 'G/NSW'; also 1927 to NZ with 1d green & ½d orange (both stamps minor varieties) and 1928 use of 4½d Oval Registration Envelope BW #RE21 from Sydney to Brisbane. (8)
140.00 105.00 sold
1013  1921 (Feb 24) PPC to France (showing seated Aborigine), damaged in transit aboard SS Kalyan during a gale in the Mediterranean, the mail unloaded at Marseilles with 'ACCIDENT en MER/COURRIER INONDE' (accident at sea, flooded ship) Kalyan Type 5 cachet in blue applied (probably at Paris), Fremantle machine departure cancel on reverse, front and back of card have separated due to the water damage. We cannot recall seeing another item from Australia that was involved in this incident. [see Hoggarth & Gwynn at p.206 ]
Lot 1013 [1 of 2]:1921 (Feb 24) PPC to France (showing seated Aborigine), damaged in transit aboard SS Kalyan during a gale in the Mediterranean, the mail unloaded at Marseilles with 'ACCIDENT en MER/COURRIER INONDE' (accident at sea, flooded ship) Kalyan Type 5 cachet in blue applied (probably at Paris), Fremantle machine departure cancel on reverse, front and back of card have separated due to the water damage. We cannot recall seeing another item from Australia that was involved in this incident. [see Hoggarth & Gwynn at p.206 ] Lot 1013 [2 of 2]:1921 (Feb 24) PPC to France (showing seated Aborigine), damaged in transit aboard SS Kalyan during a gale in the Mediterranean, the mail unloaded at Marseilles with 'ACCIDENT en MER/COURRIER INONDE' (accident at sea, flooded ship) Kalyan Type 5 cachet in blue applied (probably at Paris), Fremantle machine departure cancel on reverse, front and back of card have separated due to the water damage. We cannot recall seeing another item from Australia that was involved in this incident. [see Hoggarth & Gwynn at p.206 ]
250.00 240.00 sold
1014  1922 Covers x2 from same local correspondence, registered at Orange (NSW) with differing attractive compositions for 5d combined Registered/Letter rate, some blemishes. (2)
Lot 1014 [1 of 2]:1922 Covers x2 from same local correspondence, registered at Orange (NSW) with differing attractive compositions for 5d combined Registered/Letter rate, some blemishes. (2)Lot 1014 [2 of 2]:1922 Covers x2 from same local correspondence, registered at Orange (NSW) with differing attractive compositions for 5d combined Registered/Letter rate, some blemishes. (2)
60.00 48.00 sold
1015  1923 (Jul 3) cover Dunkeld (Vic) to Somerset showing framed 'DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/IN SEA WATER I.S.' handstamp.
Lot 1015:1923 (Jul 3) cover Dunkeld (Vic) to Somerset showing framed 'DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/IN SEA WATER I.S.' handstamp.
100.00 80.00 R
1016  1923 inwards cover from Germany to Melbourne with triple-circle 'CUSTOMS DUES/T½D/3' & ½d PDue applied for payment.
Lot 1016:1923 inwards cover from Germany to Melbourne with triple-circle 'CUSTOMS DUE
130.00 104.00 R
1017
 1926-28 Iraq to Brighton Victoria covers, comprising [1] 1926 (May 29) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x3; [2] 1926 (Nov 6) registered cover franked 6a tied Basrah cds; [3] 1926 (Feb 6) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x2; [4] 1928 (Mar 14) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 2a tied Baghdad cds, Port Said transit, red/white 'OVERLAND MAIL' label on face. Nice group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence (4)
Lot 1017 [1 of 4]:1926-28 Iraq to Brighton Victoria covers, comprising [1] 1926 (May 29) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x3; [2] 1926 (Nov 6) registered cover franked 6a tied Basrah cds; [3] 1926 (Feb 6) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x2; [4] 1928 (Mar 14) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 2a tied Baghdad cds, Port Said transit, red/white 'OVERLAND MAIL' label on face. Nice group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence (4)Lot 1017 [2 of 4]:1926-28 Iraq to Brighton Victoria covers, comprising [1] 1926 (May 29) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x3; [2] 1926 (Nov 6) registered cover franked 6a tied Basrah cds; [3] 1926 (Feb 6) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x2; [4] 1928 (Mar 14) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 2a tied Baghdad cds, Port Said transit, red/white 'OVERLAND MAIL' label on face. Nice group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence (4)Lot 1017 [3 of 4]:1926-28 Iraq to Brighton Victoria covers, comprising [1] 1926 (May 29) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x3; [2] 1926 (Nov 6) registered cover franked 6a tied Basrah cds; [3] 1926 (Feb 6) registered cover from Basrah with 3a x2; [4] 1928 (Mar 14) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 2a tied Baghdad cds, Port Said transit, red/white 'OVERLAND MAIL' label on face. Nice group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence (4)
200.00 160.00 R
1018  1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)
Lot 1018 [1 of 3]:1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)Lot 1018 [2 of 3]:1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)Lot 1018 [3 of 3]:1926-29 trio of very early airlifted items to Brighton Victoria, comprising [1] 1926 (Dec 3) cover inscribed 'AIR MAIL/BAGHDAD-CAIRO' bearing 6a tied by Nasiriyah cds, backstamped Baghdad (Dec 14) and Port-Said (Dec 20), carried by R.A.F. Desert Airmail Service, the earliest jusqu'a airmail item recorded to Australia (Perry collection earliest was 1927 (Jan 21)), Brighton arrival 1927 (Jan 16), [2] 1927 (Dec 16) Armenian Church cover franked 4a and 1a tied Baghdad cds, Cairo transit, and [3] rare 1929 (Mar 2) postcard franked 2a tied by Basrah cds, rare Malvern East arrival (Apr 2). Rare group, first time offered, from Marshall correspondence. (3)
500.00 400.00 R
1019  1927 (Apr 11) inwards air cover from Aalborg, Denmark to Brighton Victoria with colourful franking of mostly surcharges, endorsed 'BY AIR MAIL' and with German 'Luftpost/Par avion' black on yellow label, the earliest recorded jusqu'a airmail item to Australia. First time offered, from Marshall correspondence.
Lot 1019:1927 (Apr 11) inwards air cover from Aalborg, Denmark to Brighton Victoria with colourful franking of mostly surcharges, endorsed 'BY AIR MAIL' and with German 'Luftpost/Par avion' black on yellow label, the earliest recorded jusqu'a airmail item to Australia. First time offered, from Marshall correspondence.
250.00 200.00 R
     
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