21st CENTURY AUCTIONS

DISCOUNT SALE No. 4

Choose items across all lists to achieve the best discount.

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Orders up to $100 are strictly net. $101-$250 deduct 10%, $251-$500 deduct 15%, $501-1000 deduct 20%

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Collections & Lots

 

IMPORTANT! When buying collections and lots you are buying at a fraction of retail for the individual stamps. There are times when some stamps may not be perfect; we simply do not have time to check every item. We regret that we are not able to accept individual stamps or sets for return from these lots. Our 14 day guarantee covers return of complete lots for credit only against future purchases, not for a refund.

 

1. Br. Commonwealth Anguilla – Turks & Caicos 1977 Royal Visit overprints on  Hagner pages. Approx 28 mint unhinged sets & minisheets. Very cheap at $1.50 per set. Price $42 (CD9)

2. Norway, commercial mail 1977 – 84. 40 covers with a variety of frankings & postmarks. Mostly to Stavanger and including some advertising covers. Also includes 4 covers to Switzerland bearing 3.50 Lighthouse stamp, each from a different town. Neat lot at under $1 each, $35 (CD31)

3. Australia Official Unaddressed First Day Covers in near new $75 PW Blue Padded Illustrated FDC album. 55 covers total, appears complete for the period July 1991 – August 1994 except for the 1993 Dinosaurs 2 value peel and stick set. Includes the 1994 Year of the Family PNC, counter printed stamps, box link, etc, etc. Cost at the time would have been around $250 including the album. Price at less than a half at $2 a cover, the very nice album comes free! $110 (CSE4) 

4. United Nations New York 1960 – 1963 100 different mostly official unaddressed First Day Covers in near new Heavy Duty Black Gold Blocked cover album with slipcase. Album alone would have cost easily $50, plus 100 covers that retail an average of $2 = $250. Priced well under a half at $110. (CSE5)

5. United Nations New York 1952 -1960 98 different mostly Artcraft unaddressed or typed First Day Covers in near new Heavy Duty Black Gold Blocked cover album with slipcase. Album alone would have cost easily $50, plus 98 covers that retail an average of $3 = $344. Priced well under a half at $149. (CSE5B)

6. Special deal, save $45, the above 3 lots priced at $394 for $349 (CSE5C)

7. Australia Aerogrammes, by the Kilogram! Wide range of mint and FDC used decimal, some higher face values here. Great value at about 25c each. Some duplication. Start a new collection at bargain basement prices. Roughly 250 in 1kg for $62.50. (CSE7)

8. Worldwide complete sheets, mostly good thematics. By the Kilogram. Wide range of mint unhinged and cto used. Some in complete sets. Sheet sizes from 15 to 50 of a stamp. Mostly 1970’s – 1990’s. All large and colourful. No Arab States. Paper the Den or spare room! Under 5c a stamp. Good value at $249 per kg. (CSE8) 

9. Australian Territories and Pacifics, 100 different postally used. May include AAT, Christmas Is., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Norfolk Is., Nauru, Samoa, Pitcairn, Cook Is., Fiji.  Very hard to find postally used. Price $49 (CSE9) 

10. Germany. Vast Dealer stock mint & used, with much unhinged in 6 x 64 page quality stockbooks, inc. Lighthouse & Davo. Commences States, through Germanias, Inflation period, 3rd Reich through to about 2005. Also German & Allied Occupation issues. Much better noted inc. 80pfg Berlin Red Ovpt x 5 used cat £38 each, Berlin Bells 30pfg Clapper Left used, cat. £110. Must be around 25,000 stamps here with many hundreds of complete sets. Great lot for the specialist or re-seller. Price $2495. Lay-by available. (CSE10)

11. Pitcairn Is. 1940 KGVI Definitives – 1996 Supply Ships fresh mint unhinged (4 KGVI stamps have a little gum toning, and so the set is counted as hinged) Virtually complete in as new $495 Black Padded Ka-Be Hingeless Album. Very few stamps missing, and most of these are shade variations and inverted watermarks. Sydney retail for the stamps is $1215, plus the very nice album = a total value of over $1700. Priced well under a half at $795 the lot. (CSE11)  

12. Channel is. & Isle of Man 1958 – 1978 in Gibbons Red Padded Illustrated Album. Appears near complete Mint Unhinged for the period, plus some booklets and postage dues. Small amount of duplication here and there. A very few earlies are lightly hinged. Some Wally decided to put prices in ball point on the pages, so we have not put any value on the album at all. Sydney retail around $495. Priced very well at $295 (CSE12)

13. Norfolk Is. Commercial mail. All small envelopes mostly Airmail to Sydney, 1970’s and ‘80s. Includes a range of better values. Hard to source. Some a bit aged. Mostly to Doubleday Book club, plus councils, insurance companies and individuals. 28 pieces in total, cheap at under $3 each. $75. (CSE15)

14. Ka-Be Blue Great Britain Hingeless Album 1840 – 1978 near new, with a few stamps. Would cost $395 to replace. Really great quality album, well under half price. Would actually suit using this to re-house the collection above. Price $175 (CSE17)

15. Australia Pre-stamped envelopes, mint. Wide range of issues with values to 45c. Cheap lot, 100 different for $39 (CSE18) 

16. Germany 1959 – 1999 in Blue 32 page stockbook. Mass of issues mint unhinged and cto from West Germany, East Germany and Unified Germany. Counted over 100 minisheets, inc. better like 1959 Beethoven and 1972 Olympics mint unhinged. Minor duplication. Plus must be at least 200 sets. Valuable and impressive lot! Price $595 (CSE19)

17. East Germany in green 16 black page stockbook mint unhinged. Seems pretty complete from mid. 1970’s to about 1984. Counted near 125 complete sets, mostly all different. A very good lot and cheap at around $1.25 per set. Price $159  (CSE21)

18. Great Britain 1980 – 1984 FDC’s & Packs in luxury Dark Blue Padded Stuart Double Cover Album. Imported by original owner from the UK. 29 covers and 4 packs. Most FDC’s are the Stuart brand, which are in higher demand, and much scarcer than the Post Office ones. Good degree of completion in FDC’s for the period. Cover album alone would be at least $40 to buy today. Very cheap at $89 (CSE22)

19. The Collection of Australian Postage Stamps of King George VI 1937-1952. This set of 2 Albums contains all 91 stamps issued during these 16 years, all in superb mint unhinged condition. This collection was assembled and sold by Sherwood Philatelic in the 1980s and was designed to complement the single year collections sold by Australia Post since 1981.The albums open up to reveal the stamps on special display sheets in the centre and with background information printed at the sides. The album size of 21cm x 30cm is of a similar size to the Australia Post year collections, and a protective slip-case and dust cover is included for the 2 albums. The price reflects the scarcity of the folders. These are now highly collectable, and rarely available on the secondary market. Seen on eBay for $2068.95. our price around 20% of that at $395 (CSE27)

20. Great Britain The Story of the Penny Black and it’s Contemporaries - a 56 Page Book PLUS a Genuine Penny Black Stamp, as packaged and sold by Sherwood Philatelic in 1987. The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system and first issued in Great Britain in May 1840. This is a brand new 1st Edition book first published in 1980 by the National Postal Museum London. Leading Australian stamp and coin dealer, Sherwood Philatelic, added a small insert inside the front cover of this book containing a genuine Penny Black stamp, and only a strictly limited number of these were sold from their store in Camberwell Victoria in 1987. Seen on eBay at $6000, our price under 10% of that at $600 (CSE29) 

21. Greenland 200 different Mint Unhinged. Great starter collection, price $145 (CJU4)

22. As above, but 100 different, price $69.50 (CJU5)

23. The 1983 Commonwealth Collection. As new Sumptuous Dark Blue & Gold Blocked Leather bound album with slipcase, for-word by HM Queen Elizabeth II. Contains full mint unhinged sets from 57 countries, plus Black Prints from Cana and Falkland Islands. Originally marketed at $625 in the 1st ever TV promotion of a stamp collection Worldwide. Price just 20% of the original price! $125 (1 available) (CJU8)

24. Great Britain used dealer stock 1953 – 2006. All organised by SG number and priced. Housed in 2 x 64 page stockbooks, 1 Schaubek, 1 Lighthouse. Many 1000’s of stamps and many 100s of complete sets. A wonderful lot for a re-seller. Quantities range from 1 to 10 of each. Noted Graphite lines, early Phosphor Commems. Many better high values rarely seen postally used and with Commemoratives to £1.12 and definitives to £5. Easily 5000 – 6000 stamps here. Great opportunity for someone at $795 (CJU9)

25. Australiana. Australian Trains & Paddlesteamers 1993 - 2003. 27 covers and postcards housed in as new Red Padded Hagner Binder and on 10 Hagner pages, some double sided. Cost of album & Hagners alone around $50. Very attractive lot at only $79 (CJU11)

26. Papua New Guinea, 1960 – 1978 semi specialised collection in Lighthouse as new Green leather grain album and Slipcase. Includes unhinged and very fine cds used. Commences 1960 Postage Dues MUH & used, with surcharges complete ex. SG1. Shells defins. Complete to $2 used x 8 sets, plus some used blocks, 1973Stamp Anniv. used similar, then 1973 Self Govt. Blocks of 4, 6 & 10, both muh & postally used, 1974 Royal visit complete MUH sheets of 50, plus postally used 7t in block of 12, Large Birds Heads in MUH & used, plus blocks and pairs and much, much more. Counted 850 stamps, inc. 7 booklets. Also many imprint blocks. Very good value at under 60c per stamp. Album and slipcase alone cost $125. Price $425. (CJU14)  

27. Australia Pre-Decimal mint unhinged collection in Seven Seas Green Padded Album & Slipcase as new. Commences 1914 6d Kookaburra and is NEAR complete (less Kangaroos & KGV Heads & perf OS issues) to 1965 ICY. Missing only 3d KGVI Die 1a & KGVI £1 Robes thin paper. 3 stamps have faults, the 6d Kookaburra and 3d Kookaburra Minisheet are creased. The Kookaburra minisheet is hinged in the margin and the 5/- Harbour Bridge is lightly hinged, with some light gum toning. The Kingsford Smith OS Overprints are cto. Other than that, here we have a very nice clean collection. The as new binder & slipcase retail at $50 and the Sydney Retail for the Stamps is $3925. So a total retail value here excluding the Album Leaves, which are little aged in places is $3975, Price $2625 (CJU16) 

28. Norfolk Is. Decimals 1966-2002 compete mint unhinged, housed in as new Seven Seas Hingeless Album, with pages 1947 – 2002. Album new cost approx. $425. Stamps retail at $1695. Total value $2120. Price $1275 (CJU17) 

29. West Germany 1950 – 1974 in as new Lighthouse Hingeless Album with Slipcase. Would be 95% complete, either postally used or mint unhinged with just the odd gap from 1954, and all mint unhinged from 1969. 1949 – 1953 is 75% complete used. A very nice lot. Album alone retails at $400 plus the stamps cat. very high. So we figure it at $575, that is around $15 a year for the stamps and half price for the nearly new album. $575 the lot (CJU18)

30. Western Australia 1882 - 1897 Internal revenue stamps, nice lot of mint & postally used on album pages. Comprises various printings inc. 1d x 7 used, 3 mint, 3d x 7 used, 6d x 2 used & 1/- x 1 MNG. 20 stamps in total cat. £492 = $925. Price $595 (CJU27) 

31. Australia West-East Air Service 1929 - 1931. Range of 11 flight covers priced to sell at $860. Includes inwards mail from UK, with airmail advert. from booklet pane, Germany 1R Red Zeppelin on cover to Adelaide etc. Very clean lot extensively written up. Price $675 (CJU29)

32. Philatelic Literature, old reference books, magazines, catalogues & auction catalogues. 4.5kg lot for $45 (CAP10)

33. Br. Commonwealth in large green stockbook, Queen Victoria – QE II. Mainly West Indies, but with other bits & pieces and some World inc. early Cuba.. Mostly Mint/Mint unhinged. Noted Bermuda KGV to 1/-, KGVI to 12/6d, Cayman Is. KGV to 1/- etc. Not much if any after 1969. Many complete sets in QEII period. Some toning here & there. 500 plus, mostly all different.  Has to be worth 50c per stamp, price $249 (CAP11) 

34. Paintings on stamps. Lovely collection mint unhinged or cto on 58 as new Hagner Sheets and Burgundy 4 ring binder. These alone cost $125 plus to buy new. Would have to be 850 – 900 different here. Noted a very nice lot of French Art Stamps, a few of these have adhered to the pages, due to the Gum Arabic used. Also some nice Paraguay, Cook Is. etc. 500 different paintings on our packets list is $80, so 850 would be around $170, and these are way better than the average packet material. So a total value here including the binder & Hagners would be about $295. Price for the lot $195 (CAP19) 

35. Stanley Gibbons History of the Olympics in Dark Blue Album. Mint unhinged stamp for each event from different participating countries with illustrative text. Lovely album in as new condition. Cheap lot for only $29 (CAP23)

36. Canada 1973 – end of 1995 Official Unaddressed collection in $75 as new Maroon PW FDC album. 82 different covers with mostly pictorial cancels, values to $2. Very cheap at $125 (CAP25)

37. Papua New Guinea, 25 different complete mint unhinged sets just $49 (CMAP2)

38. Western Samoa, 25 different complete mint unhinged sets & minisheets, price $49 (CMAP3) 

39. Nauru, 25 different complete mint unhinged sets & minisheets, price $49 (CMAP4)

40. Norfolk Is. 25 different complete mint unhinged sets & minisheets, price $49 (CMAP5) 

41. 125 different complete mint unhinged sets as above only $225, save $20 (CMAP6) 

42. 250 different complete mint unhinged sets from the countries above, also including some Pitcairn Island. Normally $99, now save $50, Price $449 (CMAP7)

43. Commercial Mails from all over the World. Most if not all Airmailed Covers. All Very nice range of covers 1980’s to recent that sell for up to $3 each. Price per lot of 100 all different covers $98 (CMAP17) 

44. Worldwide First Day Covers, all in nice clean condition. Many of these sell for up to $4 each. Price for lot of 100 all different $98 (CMAP18)

45. Papua New Guinea & Pitcairn Is. Early - 2005 Collection in near new $75 Lighthouse Maroon 64 block pages padded stockbook.  Mainly mint unhinged, with some used and some mint hinged in the earlier sets. Strength in moderns. Pitcairn 1st set KGVI defins. complete with extras, QEII 1st defin. set is unhinged. No 1948 Silver Wedding. PNG looks mainly complete to 1993 from 1966 Butterflies defins. Counted roughly 250 complete sets, inc. 12 long defin. sets.  A really lovely clean lot. Priced at $2.50 a set and the very nice stockbook comes free!   $625 (CF12)

46. Stamps on Stamps. Worldwide Stamp Centenaries collection in burgundy binder on Hagner sheets. Wide variety of mostly Mint Unhinged complete sets.  Around 175 sets plus 15 minisheets, 2 booklets and 1 cover. Fascinating lot. Price $579 (CF14)

47. Amazing carton lot of mainly Australia Slogans on piece, 1929-1967, plus some Meter marks. Frankings range from 1d Green KGV – 5c Blue QEII. Also some USA and a few GB Metermarks/Slogans. Must be 4000 – 5000 total with a huge variety of slogans and postmarks. Has to be worth 10c and item. Price $449 (COCT1)

48. United States Forces in New Guinea, 1943 – 45. 15 covers & 1 front, most bear Australia 3d Brown KGVI postmarked Townsville Qld, but emanating from New Guinea. Most have boxed US Army Examiner censor marking, and with name & number of servicemen. Included are 2 x American Red Cross covers. Deployments include Milne Bay, Port Moresby, Admiralty Is., Goodenough Is., Finschhafen, Nadzab, Oro Bay, Dreyer Harbour & Dobodura. The Battle of Finschhafen was part of the Huon Peninsula campaign during World War II and was fought between Australian and Japanese forces. The fighting took place between 22 September and 24 October 1943 following the landing at Scarlet Beach, which was followed by a two-pronged advance on Finschhafen as the Australian 20th Infantry Brigade advanced on the town from the north, while the 22nd Infantry Battalion drove from the south, having advanced from the landing beaches east of Lae. After the capture of Finschhafen, the Japanese forces in the area withdrew towards Sattelberg where they sought to hold the Australians before launching a counteroffensive, which subsequently threatened the landing beach. This attack was repelled by American and Australian forces, with heavy casualties being inflicted on the Japanese. In the aftermath, the Australians went on the offensive, capturing Sattelberg, and then advancing towards the Wareo plateau. Dreger Harbour was used by Allied forces after the capture of Finschhafen in October 1943. Very good lot at $479 (COCT4)

49. Australian Forces in New Guinea WWII 1943 – 45. Collection of 39 covers, expertly described with FPO details etc. Includes 19 registered covers. Most bear 3d Brown KGVI. Deployments include Bougainville, Torokina, Motpena Point, Milne Bay, Port Moresby, Wau, Salamua, Nadzab, Jacquinot Bay, Rabaul, Dobodura, Goodenough Is.,Emirau Is., NGF Training area, Siwai District, Madang, HQ NGF, Yakamul - Aitape area, Lae, Wewak etc. A fine lot, priced to sell at $1389 30 years ago! Price $1100 (COCT5)

50. Norfolk Is. 1953 – 2002 90% plus complete in near new $65 Lighthouse green padded 64 black page stockbook. Around $1200 retail for the stamps alone. Odd earlier stamp is a little aged, otherwise Post Office Fresh. Norfolk Is. In in great demand right now. Great price, $695 the lot. (COCT10)

51. Massive lots of Australia KGV to modern-ish ex deceased estates. On Hagners, in stockbooks, albums, pages, loose off paper etc, must be over 20,000 stamps, mostly used but some mint. No stamps on paper! Noted KGV to 1/4d, Kangaroos to 10/-, Decimals to $10 etc. Condition very mixed, but will repay sorting…weeks of fun here! Weighs 20kg! Great value at $595. (Half lot for $325 with Kangaroos to 5/- at $325) (CAU1)

52. As above, but Worldwide (no Australia) (CAU2)

53. Worldwide earlies to about 1990 in 4 large heavy stockbooks, near 7 kg in weight. Contains World collection organised alphabetically. Most are postally used, condition a bit mixed here & there, and appear mostly all different. About 2500 stamps at an educated guess, price $235. (CAU19)

54. Great Britain 1957 – 1965 Commemorative sets in fresh mint unhinged blocks of 4. Commences 1957 Scouts and includes scarcer sets such as Lifeboat, Botanical, Red Cross also ITU Phosphor. Missing the odd low value, which are easy to pick up. 14 sets with a total catalogue of 173 pounds. Price under a half cat. $149 (CMF5)

55. Great Britain QEII 1952 – 1980 in Blue Padded Lighthouse 32 black page stockbook, mint & used.  Noted Phosphor Commemoratives, inc. Lifeboat, Red Cross, FFH, Cable etc. Wilding Definitives inc. Graphites with Inv. Wmks.  Commem. Sets from 1953 Coronation with most sets represented in Mint & used, then HV Castles and pre-decimal Wildings mint & used sets to One Pound (approx. 20 sets total) then Machin Definitives to 5 pounds & Britannia 10 pound x 5. Also Jersey War Time issues, Regionals, Locals of Lundy, Herm & Alderney etc. A great lot! Must be 1500 plus stamps. Price $595 (CMF12)

56. Europa 1981 – 1986 complete mint unhinged collection on Lighthouse Hingeless pages. Includes sheetlets. Cat. £1735 plus = $3050 at time of writing. Very cheap at less than 25%. $749 (CJ8) 

57. Sweden Booklet Collection 1978 – 1988, plus panes and single booklet stamps. Most mint unhinged, a few of the single stamps are used. Counted 36 complete booklets plus many panes and singles. High retail. Housed in as new $40 Ka-Be Brown Leather Look 32 black page stockbook. $245 (CJ9)

58. GB Soccer. 28 x Official FA, EUFA & League Cup illustrated covers 1981 – 1988, plus Edinburgh Tattoo covers & a few other FDC’s Inc. Trains, Birds etc. All contained in as new $50 Brown Padded FDC album. 39 covers in all. Have to be worth $1.50 each, price $59 (CJ16)

59. Finland 1970 - 1998, not far off complete mint unhinged for the period 1980 - 1998 in as new Ka-Be Hingeless Illustrated pages. Lovely lot, retail approx $700, plus the pages must have cost near $150. $850 retail value here, only $349 (CMN2)

60. West Germany mint unhinged collection 1977 – 1989 in $40 Luxury Red Padded Ka-Be 32 black page stockbook as new. Has a few earlier used at front but then appears pretty well complete for the period. 600 + stamps, 1 booklet & 9 minisheets. Very reasonably priced at $189 (CMN9)

61. Vast lot of World and Australia! From Deceased Estates and other sources such as charities and auctions, also private purchases. We have 12 big shipping cartons which we are breaking down into smaller lots of 10 kg. Each will contain 15 – 20,000 stamps unchecked off paper plus albums, stocksheets, stockbooks, covers, minisheets etc. Virtually all is postally used with some mint, early to modern. There really is no telling what you might find in these lots. Price per 10kg lot, inc. Post and Insurance Australia Wide, around 3c per stamp $695. Supersized double lot for $1295 (post-paid) Half lot for $375 (post extra) Remember to choose World or Australia, or a mixture of both. (CMA1)

62. Papua New Guinea 1990 - 1998 50 different Official First Day Covers, all clean unaddressed. Very cheap at $99 (CJL5)

63. As above, but 1990 – 2001, price $110 (CJL6) 

64. Australia 1975 – 95 Australia Post un-addressed First Day covers, massive clearance. 100 different for $89, 250 mixed for $169, 500 mixed for $325, 1000 mixed for $595. Massive lot of 2000 mixed for $1100. (Duplication will be kept to a minimum in the mixed lots, depending upon stocks) (CMMY10)

65. British Commonwealth, 1953 Coronation Covers, many with additional stamps & markings. Amazing lot of 65 small seamail covers virtually all to Melbourne. Wide variety of usages and cancels inc. Interbank mail, Official Mail, Registered Mail, Postage Dues, Taxed Covers, Meter Frankings, Perfins, etc. Mainly not FDCs, with a variety of cancels through 1953/54. Many better countries represented inc. Singapore, Hong Kong, North Borneo, Sarawak, Falkland Is., Gibraltar, Cayman Is., St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Ascension, Cyprus etc. Most are neat typed address. A superb addition to any Royalty or British Commonwealth Collection. Priced well under $6 a cover, $375 the lot.

A similar lot to the above, these all on Artcraft Cacheted covers, mostly light penciled address to Brooklyn, USA. Included GB Set of 4, plus the sets of 4 for Kuwait, Bahrein, Muscat and Tangier. Includes re-addressed and registered items. 36 covers in all again at less than $6 per cover, price $198 (CMMY11)

66. New Zealand 2001 – 2014 Collection in $60 64 Page as New Red Lighthouse Stockbook. Mostly one of each Mint Unhinged and very fine used with Circular cancel, appears complete for period. About 250 complete sets with a retail of around $3500. Priced very reasonably at 40% retail, price $1395 (CMMY13) 

Australian States

 

New South Wales

 

67. New South Wales 1862-86 1d Brownish-red completely imperf all around with large margins and full gum, has only a single horizontal line watermark, small thin at top Mint, does not appear to be listed in SG, Price $495 (NSW46)

68. New South Wales 1867 Queen Victoria 10d Lilac, striking Imperforate pair:  Watermark “10” in single lined figures, SG watermark number 35.  Fresh attractive unused pair, with no thins, creases or hinge remains. From an Estate.  SG 205a, cat £3,000 for imperf between pair. Probably from same error sheet. Nice rich colour, and most attractive for something 150 years old now! $3250 (NSW15)

69. NSW 1875 small re-addressed cover to Aldershot Camp.  Bears 6d QV Bright Mauve, SG 216 Endorsed “via. San Francisco” in Manuscript and tied by Sydney Duplex of JA 15 75, and with arrival cds on face of Farnborough (Hants) Station MR 8 75. Also reverse cds of Aldershot Camp of the same date, and of Chatham Kent the following day. Addressed to Colonel Jfy. Kent of 77th Reg’d at Aldershot Camp and re-addressed to Exeter Devon.  The 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot was a line regiment of the British Army, raised in 1787. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 57th Regiment of Foot to form the Duke of Cambridge’s Own in 1881. Nice scarce military item. Price $179 (NSW4)

70. NSW 1885/6 NSW £1, rare clear DOUBLE SPECIMEN overprint! SG 240a, perf 12 with BLACK POSTAGE overprint. SG does not even list a Specimen overprint for this stamp, and the normal non-specimen is cat. £10,000. Mint lightly hinged, with minor gum aging. Price $10,000 (NSW42)

71. New South Wales 1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales imperforate 5/- colour trial in Dull Violet on ungummed unwatermarked paper. Price: $200 (NSW50a)

72. 1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales all-different imperforate colour trials on ungummed unwatermarked paper comprising 1d x4, 2d x6, 4d x6, 6d x10, 8d x8, 1/- x6, 5/- x 3 & 20/- x11, all but one 2d with full margins, a couple of minor blemishes. Largely complete & colourful array. Most of these are Ex John Bell (NSW). [65 different proofs have been recorded, with between 6 and 12 of each extant, some of which remain in blocks of 4] (Qty 54) Price $11,250 (NSW50)

73. New South Wales 1890 Centenary perf 10 5/- Lilac SG 263s overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ in black, Stated to be one of 100 stamps overprinted in August 1892. Couple of minor thins, Mint, Price $199 (NSW116) 

74. New South Wales 1890 Centenary perf 12 x 11 20/- Ultramarine SG 264cb, Fresh Mint, Cat £375, Price $429 (NSW84)

75. New South Wales 1905 20/- Cobalt-blue perf 11 SG 350, centred a little to the right, fresh Mint Cat £375, Price $399 (NSW58)

 

South Australia

 

76. South Australia 1904 1d Scarlet SG 179a, wrong perf! Fresh mint unhinged example, perf 12 all around instead of 12 x 11.5. This perf. not recorded by SG. Price $149 (SA5) 

77. South Australia 1911 long OHMS envelope from Surveyor’s dept. Bears 1d Red QV Sideface 1d Rosine perf. SA, cancelled by Adelaide double ring cds of DEC 21 1911 and with oval Surveyor General’s Dept. h/stamp in blue of the same date. Neat handwritten cover in fine condition, just a small tear top left. Price $36 (SA19) 

 

Tasmania

 

78. Tasmania 4d Bright Red Orange Courier, Die 1. Unused cut to shape on small piece. SG 5, Cat. £8500 for cut square. Good spacefiller at well under 5% catalogue, price $595 (T16)

79. Tasmania 1855 - 64 Imperforate, 1d Dull Vermilion Chalon. Mint without Gum 3 margins, SG 28 - ASC 3a. Price: $225 (T40)

80. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘10’ of Brighton, good 80% strike on 1857-67 1d Dull vermilion imperf Chalon, four close margins, Price $69 (T111) 

81. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘10’ of Brighton, faint almost full strike on 1857-67 4d Pale blue imperf Chalon, three close margins, just touching at right, Price $39 (T112)

82. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘20’ of Circular Head, good almost full strike on 1857-67 4d Pale blue imperf Chalon, four close margins, Price $39 (T116)

83. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘20’ of Circular Head, good almost full strike on 1857-67 6d Grey-violet imperf Chalon, lovely deep shade, three good margins, close at right, Price $129 (T118)

84. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘29’ of Emu Bay, faint almost full strike on 1865-71 6d Slate-violet perf 12 Chalon, Price $69 (T125)

85. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘34’ of Fingal, superb full strike centrally placed on horizontal pair of 1857-67 2d Green imperf Chalons, r/h unit with large margins, l/h with close to touching margins at top and upper left, a lovely multiple, Price $279 (T126) 

86. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘34’ of Fingal, crisp almost full strike on 1865-71 6d Slate-violet perf 12 Chalon, few nibbled perfs, Price $49 (T127)

87. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘36’ of Forth, light 70% strike on 1865-71 6d Slate-violet perf 12 Chalon, uneven perfs, Price $49 (T128)

88. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘45’ of Jericho, good almost full strike on 1857-67 6d Dull slate-grey imperf Chalon, three good margins with portion of adjoining stamp at base, close at top, Price $139 (T134)

89. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘51’ of Latrobe, good almost full strike on 1857-67 4d Blue imperf Chalon, good to close margins on three sides, almost touching at lower right, Price $39 (T136)

90. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘76’ of Richmond, crisp 60% strike on 1865-71 6d Slate-violet perf 12 Chalon, uneven perfs, Price $49 (T150) 

91. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘77’ of Ross, light almost full strike on 1865-71 6d Slate-violet perf 12 Chalon, short perf at top, Price $69 (T151) 

92. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘81’ of Sorell light 70% strike on 1857-67 4d Blue imperf Chalon, good to close margins on three sides, just touching at left, Price $39 (T152)

93. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘95’ of Westbury, faint 80% strike on 1865-71 6d Dull cobalt perf 10 Chalon, scarcer shade, Price $139 (T161)

94. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘95’ of Westbury, good almost full strike on 1865-71 6d Slate-violet perf 12 Chalon, Price $99 (T162)

95. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘97’ of Upper Bagdad, lovely full strike centrally placed on horizontal pair of 1857-67 2d Green imperf Chalons, large margins at base & left, close to just touching margin at top and right, a lovely multiple, Price $279 (T163)

96. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘(1)00’ of Corners, light partial strike on 1864-68 1d Dull vermilion perf 12½ Chalon, Price $69 (T166) 

97. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘25’ of Deloraine, good 80% strike on 1865-71 1d Carmine perf 12 Chalon, couple of nibbled perfs, Price $29 (T123)

98. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘25’ of Deloraine, good full strike on 1865-71 6d Slate-violet perf 12 Chalon, uneven perfs, Price $49 (T124)

99. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘42’ of Hamilton, good 90% strike on 1857-67 1d Carmine imperf Chalon, two full margins, just touching at base & right, Price $39 (T129)

100. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘43’ of Huon, good almost full strike on 1857-67 2d Green imperf Chalon, touching to just cut into on three sides, small margin at base, Price $69 (T130) 

101. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘45’ of Jericho, faint almost full strike on 1857-67 4d Pale blue imperf Chalon, two close margins, touching at right & just cut into at top, Price $39 (T133)

102. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘62’ of Newtown, light 60% strike on 1860-67 6d Grey-violet imperf Chalon, three close margins, large at base, Price $109 (T142)

103. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘63’ of New Norfolk, bold, crisp almost full strike on 1860-67 6d Slate-violet imperf Chalon, three large margins close at right, Price $99 (T144) 

104. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘64’ of Oatlands, good 70% strike on 1865-71 4d Blue perf 12 Chalon, Price $49 (T145)

105. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘91’ of Torquay, good full strike tying 1857-67 1d Dull vermilion imperf Chalon, two margins, others just touching, to small piece, Price $69 (T156)

106. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘91’ of Torquay, light almost full strike on 1863-71 4d Blue perf 10 Chalon, Price $69 (T157)

107. Tasmania 1880 Postmasters Letter Bill from Campbell Town with ‘CAMPBELL TOWN JN 9/80’ cds rated ‘R’, and partial Brighton cds rated ‘RR’ some damage from opening, scarce and attractive. Price $179 (T53)

108. Tasmania 1879 Postal Fiscals 2/6d George & Dragon overprinted “Reprint” half sheet of 60 perf 12 on thin card with full unhinged gum. Originals cat. as SG F13 at £350 each = £21,000 as mint hinged. Price $1995 (T34)

 

Victoria
 

109. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 3d Blue SG 4a, close margins at top and base, touching at sides, small repaired thin at left and small repaired tear at lower right, indistinct Butterfly cancel, Cat £450, Price $249 (V163)

110. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 1d red-brown SG 5, margins close to touching all around, repaired lower left corner, very faint indistinct cancel, Cat £450, Price $149 (V164) 

111. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 1d red-brown SG 5, uneven margins close to cut into, indistinct Barred oval cancel, Cat £450, Price $299 (V165)

112. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 1d Dull orange vermillion SG 8, 3 good margins with part of the adjoining stamps at left and at base, cut into at top and missing lower right corner, Cat £650, Price $299 (V169)

113. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 1d Brownish red SG 9a, margins close to touching all around, Barred oval 1 cancel of Melbourne, Cat £180, Price $149 (V171)

114. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 1d Dull rose SG 9b, close to touching margins all around, lower right corner fault & a small nick at top, indistinct cancel, Cat £180, Price $129 (V172)

115. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 3d Pale greenish blue SG 11b, margins close to touching on 3 sides, uneven margin at right with a small nick, indistinct Barred oval cancel, Cat £170, Price $129 (V175) 

116. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 1d Reddish brown ‘White veils’ SG 12, 3 large to just touching margins, cut into at base, Barred oval 1 cancel of Melbourne, Cat £170, Price $129 (V176)

117. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 2d Drab SG 13, margins close to touching, small nick at base and small central thin, indistinct Barred oval cancel, possibly ‘54’ – the ‘5’ is clear but not the other numeral, which is rated RRRR, Cat £190, Price $99 (V178)

118. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 2d Red lilac, SG 15, close margins on three sides, thinned and small fault at top, Butterfly 1 cancel of Melbourne, Cat £325, Price $129 (V182) 

119. 1850 QV Half-length Ham printing 2d Grey, SG 15b, margins touching all around, small thin at right, Butterfly 15 cancel of Geelong, Cat £425, Price $249 (V183)

120. Victoria 1854 6d Dull Orange Imperf Woodblock on cover, SG 32a. Neat small cover Melbourne to Dublin via ship Colombia. Nice 4 margin stamp affixed inverted, possibly to warn of bad news.  Cancelled by barred numeral 1, and with arrival stamp MR 16 1858. Price $395 (LM13)

121. Victoria 1884-96 10/- Brown/rose wmk V over Crown perf 12½, Stamp Duty, SG 240b. Nice postally used with Ballarat duplex, centred to top right, unpriced in Gibbons. Price $249 (V124) 

122. Victoria 1893 small cover to House of Commons, London. Bears 2 x 1d QV SG 332a, cancelled by Melbourne duplexes of JE 13 93, and with arrival cds on reverse of London S.W. JY 17 93. Addressed to James Hogan MP. James Francis Hogan MP (29 December 1855 – 9 November 1924) was an Irish history professor at University College Cork, author and Member of Parliament for Mid Tipperary 1893–1900. Born in County Tipperary in 1855, to Rody and Mary Hogan, he had one sister, Margaret. The family emigrated to Melbourne in 1856, when he was at the age of 1, and lived in Geelong, attending St. Mary’s Catholic School there, before a year at St Patrick’s College, Melbourne. He graduated and began to teach in 1872. He began writing in local newspapers on Catholic topics, before later editing the Victorian Review. Joining the Victorian Catholic Young Men’s Society in 1884 he admired the legacy of Daniel O’Connell and campaigned to erect a memorial to him. He published works on the Irish colonisation of Australia, including “The Gladstone Colony: An Unwritten Chapter of Australian History and The Irish in Australia” in the late 1880s. He then returned to England, and in 1893 was elected unopposed to the House of Commons as MP for Mid Tipperary. He served as secretary of the Colonial Party under Sir Charles Dilke. Following retirement as an MP in 1900, he moved to Ireland to teach at the University College, Cork. There, he became associated with the Blueshirt movement, advocating a Christian democracy which clashed with the more right-wing aims of their leader Eoin O’Duffy. He remained unmarried at his death, and was survived by his sister. Great historical piece, $249 (V21) 

123. Victoria 1898 small cover to USA. Bearing: Orange on Yellow 2.5d. Cancelled by 14 A CDS of Melbourne, VIC, FE 11 98, hand addressed cover. Price: $40 (V78) 

124. Victoria 1905 postcard of Fire Brigade Station, Melbourne to South Africa. Bearing: 2.5d Blue SG 388a. Cancelled by CDS No. 14 of Melbourne, 16 6 05. Price: $120 (V80)

 

Western Australia

 

125. WA 1861 1d, 2d, 4d & 1/- Swans fine used, each with neat Commissariat puncture. Scarce. Price $295 (WA73)

126. WA 1893 Swans Half Penny & One Penny surcharges on 3d Mint, some HR. Price $34.50 (WA69) 

127. Western Australia 1902-11 9d Orange-yellow Swan wmk V over Crown perf 12½ variety watermark upright, SG 122a, hinged Mint with one lightly toned perf at top, Cat £120, Price $79 (WA119)

128. Western Australia 1905-12 2d Yellow Swan wmk Crown over double lined A, variety watermark upright, SG 140a, central horizontal crease, indistinct cds, a scarce stamp, Cat £350, Price $179 (WA118) 

129. Western Australia 1905 undivided back Sepia Picture Postcard of Barrack Street Perth incorrectly addressed to Niagara Falls. Bears Halfpenny Green and 1d Carmine Swans cat. from x 12 on cover, tied by cds of Town Hall Fremantle JU 30 06, and Niagara Falls arrival machine cancel, plus cds of AUG 6 1905 and similar return cds of the following day. No indication of its final resting place as it bears no sender’s address. Scarce and attractive, price $179 (WA15)

130. Western Australia 1907 coloured picture postcard to Victoria of Miss Marie Studholme. Bears Penny Swan, SG 139, cat. from x 12 on cover. Cancelled by Brownhills cds OC.26.07. Nice clean card, minor crease to top left cnr. Price $60 (WA51)

131. Western Australia 1910 Booklet ACSC B5B(W) Rare booklet cat. $15,000. Has scuffed front cover. 8 x Halfpenny stamps and 14 x Penny Stamps remaining. Price $6000 (WA49)

132. Western Australia 1910 Colour Picture Postcard, general view of Albany, used Perth – USA. Bears ½d Green & 1d Rose Pink Swans on face, SG 138/9 cancelled by Perth cds of 16.MY.10. Cat. x 12 on cover. Price $149 (WA143)

 

Western Australia Postal Stationery

 

133. Western Australia 1912 Postal stationery stamped envelope Provisional ‘ONE PENNY’ on 2d Orange surcharge, Juhl EN 7, fresh with unsealed flap, Unused, Price $89 (WA217)

134. Western Australia 1904-07 Postal stationery Registered envelope small format 130mm x 75mm 3d Brown, Juhl RE 2, CTO with concentric circles, faint bend on flap, which is unsealed, some mounting remains on reverse, fresh, Price $149 (WA220) 

135. Western Australia 1912 Postal stationery lettercard Provisional ‘ONE PENNY’ on 2d Blue surcharge, Juhl LC 5, some minor bends at lower left, fresh unsealed unused, Price $59 (WA219)

136. Western Australia 1912 Postal stationery lettercard Provisional ‘ONE PENNY’ on 2d Deep blue surcharge, Juhl LC 5a, some mounting remains on reverse, fresh unsealed unused, Price $59 (WA218) 

137. Western Australia 1902 Postal stationery Reply card 2d Red + 2d Red Swan design, Juhl RC 1, both cards lightly CTO with concentric circles cancel, some mounting remains on reverse, Price $139 (WA241)

138. Western Australia 1902 Postal stationery Reply card 1½d + 1½d Blue Victorian QV design, Juhl RC 2, both cards lightly CTO with concentric circles cancel, some mounting remains on reverse, unpriced used in Juhl handbook, Price $149 (WA242)

139. Western Australia 1902 Postal stationery Newspaper wrappers with double border lines close to edge 1d Rose-red Juhl WR 2, crease across image area, CTO with concentric circles cancel, Juhl lists but does not price the wrappers, scarce, Price $249 (WA239)

140. Western Australia 1902 Postal stationery Newspaper wrappers with single border line 5mm from edge ½d Emerald-green Juhl WR 3, CTO with concentric circles cancel, Juhl lists but does not price the wrappers, scarce, Price $299 (WA240) 

141. Western Australia 1879 Postal stationery ½d red-brown on salmon with handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ in black, prepared for the 1889 UPU reference set, fresh unused, Price $99 (WA233)

142. Western Australia 1879 Postal stationery 1d Blue on white with handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ in black, prepared for the 1889 UPU reference set, fresh unused, Price $99 (WA232)

143. Western Australia 1908 American Fleet Post Card 1d Blue Juhl PC 16, very minor edge wear, unused, Price $249 (WA214) 

144. Western Australia 1908 American Fleet Post Card 1d Blue Juhl PC 16, some minor surface edge faults, used to Victoria with indistinct ‘MENZIES’ duplex cancel , Price $379 (WA215) 

145. Western Australia 1879 Postal stationery Postcards ½d Red-brown on salmon, Juhl PC 1, two shades of the card stock, fresh unused, Price $39 (WA249) 

146. Western Australia 1879 Postal stationery Postcards ½d red-brown on salmon & 1d Blue on white, Juhl PC 1 & PC 2 fresh unused, Price $39 (WA230)

147. Western Australia 1879 Postal stationery Postcards 1d Blue on white, Juhl PC 2, paler card stock shade, fresh unused, Price $29 (WA245)

148. Western Australia 1893 Postal stationery Postcards ½d red-brown on white, Juhl PC 6, fresh unused, Price $35 (WA244)

149. Western Australia 1893 Postal stationery Postcards ½d red-brown on white, Juhl PC 6, used with ‘FREMANTLE’ 1900 duplex, Price $35 (WA221) 

150. Western Australia 1879 Postal stationery Postcards 1d Dark blue on white, Juhl PC 2b, used with indistinct ‘CLAREMONT’ duplex, Price $29 (WA251)

151. Western Australia 1879 Postal stationery Postcards 1d Dark blue on white, Juhl PC 2b, with ‘AMERICAN/DUNLOP TYRES’ ‘SPLATT, WALL & CO’ pictorial advertising on reverse, fresh unused, Price $79 (WA248) 

152. Western Australia 1879 Postal stationery Postcards 1d Dark blue on white, Juhl PC 2b, with ‘AMERICAN/DUNLOP TYRES’ ‘SPLATT, WALL & CO’ pictorial advertising on reverse, faint minor spotting on front (not toning), fresh unused, Price $69 (WA252)

153. Western Australia 1890 Postal stationery Postcards 3d Green on buff, Juhl PC 4, unused, Price $59 (WA247)

154. Western Australia 1892 Postal stationery Postcards provisional 1½d on 3d Green on buff surcharge in blue, Juhl PC 5a, unused, Price $49 (WA227) 

155. Western Australia 1892 Postal stationery Postcards provisional 1½d on 3d Green on buff surcharge in blue, Juhl PC 5a, unused, Price $49 (WA224) 

156. Western Australia 1892 Postal stationery Postcards provisional 1½d on 3d Green on buff surcharge in blue, Juhl PC 5a, deeper card stock shade, unused, Price $49 (WA226) 

157. Western Australia 1892 Postal stationery Postcards provisional 1½d on 3d Green on buff surcharge in blue, Juhl PC 5a, used to Germany with Perth WA duplex & ‘ERFURT’ arrival cds, Price $59 (WA250) 

158. Western Australia 1902 Postal stationery Postcards Melbourne ‘Zincos’ printing 1d Blue Juhl PC 7, with ‘AMERICAN/DUNLOP TYRES’ ‘SPLATT, WALL & CO’ pictorial advertising on reverse, fresh unused, scarce, Price $299 (WA253)

159. Western Australia 1904 Postal stationery Postcards 1d Blue, text: ‘Available only for the Commonwealth etc’ Juhl PC 10, concentric circles CTO cancel, Price $59 (WA238)

160. Western Australia 1904 Postal stationery Postcards 1d Blue, text: ‘Available only for the Commonwealth etc’ Juhl PC 10, some mounting remains on reverse, concentric circles CTO cancel, Price $49 (WA237) 

161. Western Australia 1905 Postal stationery Postcards 1d Blue amended text ‘Available only for the United Kingdom etc’ Juhl PC 13, used with Perth roller cancel, Price $59 (WA235)

162. Western Australia 1905 Postal stationery Postcards 1d Blue amended text ‘Available only for the United Kingdom etc’ Juhl PC 13, fresh unused, Price $79 (WA236)

163. Western Australia 1906 Postal stationery Postcards provisional 1½d on 2d Carmine on cream surcharge Juhl PC 14, Price $59 (WA222) 

164. Western Australia 1912 Postal stationery Postcards Provisional ‘ONE PENNY’ in violet on 2d Carmine with stop after PENNY, Juhl PC 20, fresh unused, Price $49 (WA228)

165. Western Australia Postal Stationery 3d Green H&G #4 Western Australia Postal card circa 1890/1899. Fine mint tiny nick to top right hand corner, mentioned only for accuracy. Price $85 (APS48)

Australia Postal History, First Day Covers & Stationery 

 

166. Australia 1913 1d Engraved KGV, Rose Red plate 1 on small commercial use cover to UK. Cancelled by Sydney Machin Cancel of DE 13 1913, just 4 days after issue date, with arrival cds of West Norwood also cancelling stamp of JA 16 14 and with manuscript “New Stamp Just out” at top. 2 arrival cds’s on reverse. Stamp has coloured flaw to top right corner, which was later corrected by a retouch. Cover has a light central fold. ACSC 59B Cat. $750 on cover. Price $675 (APH171)

167. Australia 1914 small neat cover bearing 2.5d 1st wmk Kangaroo, Perth to USA. Franked by Machine canceller of 2 JUL 14. Cat. $150 on cover, this is way nicer than usually seen. Price $129 (BD234) 

168. Australia 1914 Interbranch postcard for Union Bank of Australia Ltd., Minyip – Hamilton Vic.  Receipt for £1:10/6. Bears 1d Red KGV cancelled by Minyip Duplex 888 of OC 20 14. Stamp has variety “Dot near 1” in right value tablet. Some toning to perfs. Duplexes on KGV & Kangaroos are rare and contrary to regulations. Price $59 (APH1023)

169. Australia 1915 small cover to Paris, France NOT CENSORED. Bears 2.5d 1st wmk Indigo Kangaroo cancelled by cds of Mosman NSW 6AU15. Quite late use for this, the 2nd wmk. being issued in July 1915. Clean attractive cover cat. $150, price $110 (APH151)

170. Australia 1915 small OHMS cover for Government Railways NSW to Somerset House London. Bears 1d Red Kangaroo…DRY INK…not recorded in ACSC and perf. OS NSW. Cancelled by Redfern NSW cds of 3 AP 15. Fine and rare, price $295 (LM134) 

171. Australia 1916 small surface mail advertising Censored cover for Bevan & Edwards Pty. Ltd. Machinery Merchants to The Earle Gear & Machine Works USA. Bears 2½d Indigo 2nd wmk. Kangaroo cancelled by Victoria machine canceller of MAR 16, (date unclear) and with straight line “-Passed” in violet. Neat typewritten cover, cat . $180. Advertising covers with Kangaroos are extremely scarce. Price $135 (APH1527)

172. Australia 1916 small surface mail advertising cover for William Lewis, Sydney to USA. Bears 2½d Indigo 2nd wmk. Kangaroo cancelled by Sydney machine canceller of AU23 1916, and with typewritten “Per S/S Sonoma, via San Francisco. Addressed to “The Mississippi Pearl Button Co.” There is a picture of the Sonoma here : http://collections.anmm.gov.au/objects/139832 and details about the pearl button industry here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pearl-buttons-muscatine-iowa Fascinating stuff. The adhesive has a small closed tear at top right. Neat typewritten cover, cat . $180, price $89 (APH1527)

173. Australia 1917 small surface mail advertising cover for ELECTRICAL UTITITIES SUPPLY CO. SYDNEY to New York. Pictures an early electrical heating appliance in Red, with “ ‘PHONE CITY 1467” I imagine this to be one of the earliest phone numbers in Sydney as at Federation in 1901 only about 7500 handsets were in use there. Bears 2½d Indigo 2nd wmk Kangaroo cancelled by HAYMARKET P.O. machine canceller of JA 11 1917. Cat. $180 on cover. Adhesive has tear at upper right. Still a very attractive handwritten cover. Advertising on Kangaroo covers is very scarce. Cat. $180, price $135 (APH1521)   

174. Australia 1918 3d Yellow Olive 3rd wmk Die. 1 Kangaroo on small surface mail advertising cover to Chicago. Underwood Typewriter Logo in Red & Black depicts Shield shape with typewriter bound by the initials UT. Cover sent to United States of America. Cancelled by machine canceller of Victoria. Date unclear. Neat typewritten cover cat. $100, advertising covers with kangaroos are very scarce. Price $89 (APH1528) 

175. Australia 1919 small seamail advertising cover for the United Insurance Company Ltd, sent Sydney – Apia New Guinea. Bears 3d Olive Die 1 3rd wmk. Kangaroo. Cancelled by slogan of Sydney OC 31 1919, “HELP REPATRIATION/BUY/WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES” Neat hand addressed cover, adhesive has missing lower right corner and cover flap missing. Advertising on Kangaroo covers is very scarce. Cat. $100, price $69 (APH1529)

176. Australia 1921 small advertising cover for “The Queen’s Club”. Sent Sydney to Narellan. Bears 2d Orange KGV cancelled by Sydney machine canceller of MY 1 1921. Neat hand addressed cover. Price $29 (APH1058)         

177. Australia 1921 small surface mail cover to UK. Bears 2d Orange KGV cancelled by Binnaway cds of AP 28 1921. Scarce postmark on cover this period. Price $49 (APH526) 

178. Australia 1922 small surface mail taxed cover to Hawaii. Bears 3d Yellow Olive Die 1 3rd wmk kangaroo, cancelled by Footscray 2, Vic. Cds of 2FE22. Additionally Octagonal “T 30c” h/stamp in black (which would have been French centimes) and manuscript “Due 6c” (which would be American cents) in pencil. Neat handwritten cover with come aging and adhesive missing lower right corner. Nevertheless scarce and attractive. Presumably overweight. Stamp is cat. $100 0n cover. Price $75 (APH1523)

179. Australia 1922 small Orient Line cover bearing 2d Red KGV Single Wmk, cancelled by Paquebot machine cancel of Toulon 22 IV 22, addressed to Cambridge UK. Reverse bears the logo of “Orient Line of Royal Mail Steamships. Clean, attractive and rare! Price $110 (LM94)

180. Australia 1922 Real Photographic Picture Postcard of Armidale NSW Office sent surface mail to Ireland. Bears 1d Pale Violet & ½d Green KGV Single wmk. Cancelled by Armidale cds’s of 30AU22. Neat clean and attractive item. Price $110 (APH1310)

181. Australia 1923 5d Bright Chestnut KGV Head Single Wmk Rough Paper Perf OS. Solo usage on long OHMS reg’d cover Perth to Victoria Park W.A. Office of titles cover with original Transfer of Land Act Caveat Document enclosed. Nicest of these I have seen, with Jumbo sized stamp neatly cancelled by Perth oval Reg’d cancel of 18 AP 23. Large red Perth Reg’d label No. 2781 and with “unknown” manuscript, boxed unclaimed and DLO rectangular handstamp in Violet on face. Victoria Park receiving cds on reverse of the same date, plus another on the face of 28 AP 23. Scarce, clean and attractive. Cat. $1500, price $1249 (APH429) 

182. Australia 1923 late fee cover Tasmania – USA. Bears 4d Dull Blue KGV Head, ACSC 112C (3d Postage & 1d Late Fee) Cancelled by Launceston machine cancel of 24MAR23. Some minor damage to LH corners. Scarce stamp on cover. Price $129 (LM98) 

183. Australia 1923 small cover to USA bearing 2d Pink, UNSURFACED PAPER, ACSC 96E and horizontal pair Halfpenny Orange KGV Heads. Cancelled BY CDS OF Albury 27? DE 23. The unsurfaced paper is a scarce stamp, catalogued at $150 used, unlisted on cover. Nice clean cover, flap is missing. Price $495 (LM130) 

184. Australia 1924, superb small commercial (NOT 1st flight) Aerial Mail cover to W. D . & H. O . Wills Ltd. (Tobacco & Cigarette Company) Perth, W. A. Bears 4.5d Violet Single Wmk KGV Head, tied by cds of Carnarvon, W. A. 30 MR 24, and with incorrectly dated received stamp in violet of 1 APR 1925. (Some April foolery?) “AERIAL MAIL” straight line handstamp on front. Neat clean hand addressed cover , with “Copperplate” handwriting. (Cover has been opened on 3 sides) Carnarvon is some 900 km from Perth, so 2 days delivery time from posting is quite remarkable for the period. A scarce and attractive item. Price $389 (BD677) 

185. Australia 1925 small advertising cover for AASA Adelaide to Delamere. Bears 2½d Red KGV cancelled by slogan of Adelaide “ALWAYS ASK FOR/AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS”. Neat typewritten cover, price $29 (APH981)

186. South Australia Long OHMS cover Audit Office to District Council Rapid Bay, Second Valley. Bears 1½d Red KGV perf. OS, cancelled Adelaide cds of 18MY25, complete with original contents on S.A. Letterhead re. Commonwealth Grant for Developmental Roads. Returning vouchers for the Expenditure of Grants for Roads, in the sum of £17! Scarce survivor, price $42 (APH998) 

187. Australia 1925 4½d Violet Registered Envelope used to UK, no Cross to Crown ACSC RE19a. Uprated by 1.5d red KGV and with Kilmore Vic. Cds’s of 17 AP 25 and Kilmore red Reg’n label No. 97. Reverse bears a Melbourne registered cds of the following day. Scarce and attractive usage, price $65 (APS5) 

APH997) South Australia House of Assembly long OHMS re-addressed envelope Second Valley to Delamere. Bears KGV 1½d red perf OS tied by Adelaide double ring cds of MY