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COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Postal History

 
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA Datestamps

1174  Israelite Bay: framed 'ISREALITE BAY/JU18/09/W.A' (A1) on 1d & ½d on coloured PPC of 'View of Swan River and South Perth W.A., from King's Park'.
TO 5/12/1876; PO c.1895; closed c.-/3/1927.
Lot 1174 [1 of 2]:Israelite Bay: framed 'ISREALITE BAY/JU18/09/W.A' (A1) on 1d & ½d on coloured PPC of 'View of Swan River and South Perth W.A., from King's Park'.  TO 5/12/1876; PO c.1895; closed c.-/3/1927.Lot 1174 [2 of 2]:Israelite Bay: framed 'ISREALITE BAY/JU18/09/W.A' (A1) on 1d & ½d on coloured PPC of 'View of Swan River and South Perth W.A., from King's Park'.  TO 5/12/1876; PO c.1895; closed c.-/3/1927.
100.00 75.00 sold

BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCES (BCOF) - Postal History

1175  1947 (May 29) stampless official cover registered to Melbourne bearing fine strike 'AUST ARMY P.O./29MY47/241' datestamp of Eta Jima, 'ON TO/VICTORY/BUY 5/-/NATIONAL/SAVINGS STAMPS' indicia at left, handstamped registration details, backstamped 'No.8 AUST BASE P.O./A' and at Melbourne.
Lot 1175 [1 of 2]:1947 (May 29) stampless official cover registered to Melbourne bearing fine strike 'AUST ARMY P.O./29MY47/241' datestamp of Eta Jima, 'ON TO/VICTORY/BUY 5/-/NATIONAL/SAVINGS STAMPS' indicia at left, handstamped registration details, backstamped 'No.8 AUST BASE P.O./A' and at Melbourne. Lot 1175 [2 of 2]:1947 (May 29) stampless official cover registered to Melbourne bearing fine strike 'AUST ARMY P.O./29MY47/241' datestamp of Eta Jima, 'ON TO/VICTORY/BUY 5/-/NATIONAL/SAVINGS STAMPS' indicia at left, handstamped registration details, backstamped 'No.8 AUST BASE P.O./A' and at Melbourne.
120.00 96.00 R
1176
 1947-49 Selection comprising [1] Stationery Registration Envelope use with unlisted handstamped registration details; [2] registered at FPO 080 and [3] at AFPO Iwakuni with overprinted stamps, plus [4] Aust Army PO/214 tying 6d Kookaburra (unoptd) block of three, airmail to Australia. (4)
Lot 1176 [1 of 7]:1947-49 Selection comprising [1] Stationery Registration Envelope use with unlisted handstamped registration details; [2] registered at FPO 080 and [3] at AFPO Iwakuni with overprinted stamps, plus [4] Aust Army PO/214 tying 6d Kookaburra (unoptd) block of three, airmail to Australia. (4)Lot 1176 [2 of 7]:1947-49 Selection comprising [1] Stationery Registration Envelope use with unlisted handstamped registration details; [2] registered at FPO 080 and [3] at AFPO Iwakuni with overprinted stamps, plus [4] Aust Army PO/214 tying 6d Kookaburra (unoptd) block of three, airmail to Australia. (4)Lot 1176 [3 of 7]:1947-49 Selection comprising [1] Stationery Registration Envelope use with unlisted handstamped registration details; [2] registered at FPO 080 and [3] at AFPO Iwakuni with overprinted stamps, plus [4] Aust Army PO/214 tying 6d Kookaburra (unoptd) block of three, airmail to Australia. (4)
240.00 200.00 sold

CHRISTMAS ISLAND - Postal History

1177  1980s-1990s commercial trio to same addressee in Sydney, comprising rare Government Office Meter cancel, taxed, and Reply paid covers. (3)
Lot 1177 [1 of 3]:1980s-1990s commercial trio to same addressee in Sydney, comprising rare Government Office Meter cancel, taxed, and Reply paid covers. (3)Lot 1177 [2 of 3]:1980s-1990s commercial trio to same addressee in Sydney, comprising rare Government Office Meter cancel, taxed, and Reply paid covers. (3)Lot 1177 [3 of 3]:1980s-1990s commercial trio to same addressee in Sydney, comprising rare Government Office Meter cancel, taxed, and Reply paid covers. (3)
80.00 64.00 R

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Collections and Miscellaneous Groupings

1178
**/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 Inaugration 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 1178 [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 Inaugration 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 1178 [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 Inaugration 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 1178 [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 Inaugration 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)
300.00 240.00 R

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS

1179 F 1936 use of Straits Settlements 25c Silver Jubilee with large-part strike of 'COCOS ISLAND/24AU/1936' datestamp (Proud second type - thick bar at base). Rare!
Lot 1179:1936 use of Straits Settlements 25c Silver Jubilee with large-part strike of 'COCOS ISLAND/24AU/1936' datestamp (Proud second type - thick bar at base). Rare!
300.00 230.00 sold
1180
** 1963 Pictorials 3d to 2/3d set SG #1-6 in corner imprint blocks of 4, fresh MUH, Cat £80++. (6 blocks)
Lot 1180 [1 of 6]:1963 Pictorials 3d to 2/3d set SG #1-6 in corner imprint blocks of 4, fresh MUH, Cat £80++. (6 blocks)Lot 1180 [2 of 6]:1963 Pictorials 3d to 2/3d set SG #1-6 in corner imprint blocks of 4, fresh MUH, Cat £80++. (6 blocks)Lot 1180 [3 of 6]:1963 Pictorials 3d to 2/3d set SG #1-6 in corner imprint blocks of 4, fresh MUH, Cat £80++. (6 blocks)
100.00 95.00 sold

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Postal History

1181  1908 use of Western Australian 1d Postal Card to Malta with message dated "5/4/08" stating "...leaving Cocos in a few weeks...", Perth departure datestamp & Malta arrival datestamp on face, some edge blemishes and a tad soiled. [Telegraphic message was sent from Cocos to Perth, transcribed onto the postal card and then mailed out]
Lot 1181:1908 use of Western Australian 1d Postal Card to Malta with message dated "5/4/08" stating "...leaving Cocos in a few weeks...", Perth departure datestamp & Malta arrival datestamp on face, some edge blemishes and a tad soiled. [Telegraphic message was sent from Cocos to Perth, transcribed onto the postal card and then mailed out]
200.00 150.00 sold
1182  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 1182:1939 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.
500.00 400.00 R
1183  1939 (Jun 3) printed cover originally carried from New York 1938 (May 24), flown on The Guba II flight USA-USA via Australia - Hollandia - Cocos Islands (backstamped) and Seychelles, with adhesives except for latter datestamped, signed by Richard Archbold AAMC #867, very fine condition, Cat $1,500. This lot is no longer available
     
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