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Australia Postal History
APH1174) Australia 1913 1d Red Kangaroo Die I on taxed cover to London, with original contents. Cancelled by Coominya Qld. Cds of 5 NOV 13 (confirmed by enclosure) 3 page correspondence clearly exceeds ½ ounce rate. H/stamped 20/CTMS/T & 2d F.B. Price $96
RVC355) AUSTRALIA: POSTAL HISTORY - WORLD WAR I - MILITARY: WWI - AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS: 1917 (MAY 7) INWARDS REGISTERED COVER FROM CUBA ADDRESSED TO LIEUT.W.P. HESLOP OF THE AFC, SENT BY CORONEL D. DE BATTENBERG, FRANKED WITH 2C (6, PAIR & BLOCK OF 4) AND 1C DEFINITIVES TIED BY 'DIV.DE CERT/HABANA - CUBA' UNDATED REGISTRATION CANCELS, BOXED 'HABANA-CUBA/MAY 7' CENSOR HANDSTAMP IN VIOLET, ADDRESSED TO HESLOP AT WONTHAGGI, THEN RE-DIRECTED ON ARRIVAL TO THE AFC AT LAVERTON, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO & MELBOURNE REGISTRATION BACKSTAMPS WONTHAGGI ARRIVAL DATESTAMP WITH ANOTHER REGISTERED/MELBOURNE DATESTAMP APPLIED FOLLOWING THE RE-DIRECTION; TAD ROUGHLY OPENED AT TOP, OTHERWISE VERY GOOD CONDITION. INWARDS WWI AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS COVERS ARE RARELY ENCOUNTERED. EX PERRY
THE SENDER, CORONEL DE BATTENBERG, IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN A NEPHEW OF ALFONSO III OF SPAIN AND RELATED BY MARRIAGE TO LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN.
BILL HESLOP (1894-1983) ATTENDED NO. 7 COURSE OF INSTRUCTION IN AVIATION AT POINT COOK IN EARLY 1917. HE WAS COMMISSIONED INTO THE AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS ON MAY 1, 1917, EMBARKING FOR OVERSEAS SERVICE IN JUNE. AFTER FURTHER TRAINING IN ENGLAND, IN 1918 HE JOINED NO. 3 SQUADRON AFC IN FRANCE WHERE HE WAS ON ACTIVE SERVICE BETWEEN APRIL AND LATE OCTOBER. THERE IS A COURTYARD NAMED IN HIS HONOUR AT THE SCHOOL OF ARMY AVIATION OFFICERS’ MESS, OAKEY IN QUEENSLAND. Price $1250
MM18) Australia 1927 small, registered cover, bearing 6d Chestnut 3rd wmk. Kangaroo to Coogee to San Diego USA, cancelled by full clear strike of Coogee cds, 24 AUG 27. Arrival cds of Sep 19 1927. Fine and attractive with red Reg. label No. 2495. Cat $150. Price $97.50
MF27) Australia 31 JAN 1930 cover Sydney – Chicago, bearing 3d Blue KGV SMW perf 13.5 x 12.5, perf OS, Type A. Cat $150 on cover. Price $110
APH1275) Australia 1930 small cover to Kansas. Bears solo use 3d Sturt cancelled by Exchange NSW cds of 12JE30. Small, repaired tear top left and large part flap missing, however both stamp & postmark hard to find on cover. Price $39
APH1041) Australia 1931 long registered cover to Italy. Bears 6d Kingsford Smith & 2d Golden Scarlet KGV sml. multi. wmk. perf. 13½ x 12½. Cancelled by cds's of Narromine NSW of 25 JY 31. Scarce 8d surface mail registered rate. Narromine blue R6 Reg'n label No. 4247 on front. Reverse has Genova Reg'd transit cds of 30.8.31 and Brozik arrival cds of the following day. Some aging but a scarcer destination and to a Catholic Brother at the College of St. Bonaventura in Firenze, who was a Franciscan theologian; known as the Seraphic Doctor. Appointed minister general of his order in 1257, he was made cardinal bishop of Albano in 1273 and died the following year. The 6d Kingsford Smith is cat. $150 on cover. Price $79
APH1168) Australia 1933 small advertising cover for Hartford Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. to head office of the same company in Connecticut. Cachet in brown pictures a mature Antlered Hart. Bears 1d & 2d KGV C of A wmk. cancelled by Melbourne slogan of 5 DEC 1933 "POST XMAS/MAIL EARLY" Neat typewritten cover, price $35
FE45) Australia 1934 MacArthur set of 3 on Registered Illustrated 1934 Victorian Centenary Philatelic fdc to Timaru NZ, with registered Public Offices Victoria C2 Label No. 264. Also Public Offices cds 1st Nov. 1934. Scarce and attractive. Cat $550. Price $395
APH1533) Australia 1935 (Jun.4) 1/6d airmail cover to Java with attractive mixed franking comprising 6d Kingsford Smith (2), 3d Airmail & 3d Jubilee all tied by 'AIRMAIL/SYDNEY' datestamps, fine BATAVIA-C arrival datestamp on reverse. Price $125
APH1224) Australia 1936 small airmail cover to Java. Bears 9d Violet C of A wmk. Kangaroo cancelled by Sydney No. 3 Air Mail cds of 25 FE 36. Reverse bears Batavia 29.2.36 arrival cds. Neat little cover and stamp is unusually well centred for this issue. Price $69
APH1212) Australia 1936 small airmail advertising cover for Robert Bryce & Co. Melbourne. Bears 9d solo use (affixed upside down) of C of A wmk violet Kangaroo. Neat typed address to Batavia, Java. Cancelled by Melbourne slogan of 3 MAR 36 “USE POSTAL DISTRICT/ NUMBER IN MELBOURNE/SUBURBAN ADDRESSES” Reverse bears Batavia arrival cds of 7.3.36. Rare survivor! Price $89
APH1302) Australia 1937 small cover to Norwood SA. Bears horiz. pr. 1d Green KGV C of A wmk cancelled by clear complete strike of Orroroo SA cds dated 11.JE.37. Neat little cover, price $29
APH819) Australia 1940 Small airmail cover to UK. Bears 3 x 6d Brown Airmails placed vertically. 1st time I have seen this make up for the 1/6d Airmail rate. Cancelled by Melbourne slogan of 24 FEB 1940 “USE POSTAL/CODE NUMBER/IN MELBOURNE/AND SUBURBAN/ADDRESSES” Opened a little roughly at top. Lower stamp is uncancelled due to placement. Neat hand addressed cover, the 6d Airmail is cat. At $100 on cover. Price $66
APH1537) Australia c.1940 Education Dept. (Tas) commercial papers rate OHMS cover with scarce solo franking of 3d AIF punctured 'T' tied by indistinct Hobart machine cancel, within is an unused return envelope franked with 1d QM & 2d KGVI both punctured 'T'; the used cover somewhat battered with edge faults. Price $85
APH4090) AUSTRALIA: POSTAL HISTORY: 1941 (DEC.22) J.KENNON & SONS (MELBOURNE) CENSORED ADVERTISING COVER TO BANGKOK WITH KGVI 3D BLUE TIED BY MELBOURNE SHIP MAIL ROOM '22DEC41' DATESTAMP, MELBOURNE CENSOR TAPE AND 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/V121' BOXED HANDSTAMP, 'NO SERVICE' BOXED HANDSTAMP IN VIOLET, 'RETURN TO SENDER BIG FINGER IN VERMILION, DEAD LETTER SERVICE/26FE42/SYDNEY NSW' DATESTAMP ALSO TIES STAMP. JAPAN INVADED THAILAND ON THE 8TH DECEMBER 1941 HENCE THE THE CESSATION OF SERVICE. Price $359
J18) Australia, Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Company Limited advertising covers, 1940’s to 60s vintage, Seven long covers, all overweight and taxed with various postage dues, all tied by cds cancels. Values to 1/-. Rare assembly! $239 the lot
MY7) Australia 1947 local advertising cover for Jack & Jill florists, Railway Station Adelaide, bearing 1.5d green Queen Elizabeth, tied by Adelaide slogan “Send money by postal note or money order” with cds of 3 DEC 1947. Price $22
APH1231) Australia 1949 variety on airmail advertising cover to Sydney. Port Huon Fruit growers’ Co-operative Assn. Printed cover Bears 5½d Emu cancelled by AIRCRAFT PICTORIAL Hobart slogan of 13 SEP 1949 “JOIN THE R.A.A.F. /THE SERVICE WITH A FUTURE” Light central fold does not detract. Stamp has variety “Retouched clouds above emu” type II ACSC 232na. Cat. $60 as a used stamp off cover. Price $225
TS313) Australia 1952 small, registered cover Dooen – Toorak Vic. Bears horiz pr. 3½d & single 5½d Gloucester to make correct 1/0½d registered letter rate. Cancelled by Dooen cds & with Dooen R6 reg’n label No. 486. Reverse bears Melbourne registered cds & Toorak 12 FE 52 arrival cds. Nice make up rate cover. Price $29
MM33) Australia 1952 small neat, typed address surface mail cover bearing 5d on 4.5d Violet KGV, plus 3d Red sideface KGVI to make 8d rate to USA. Has been neatly opened at top. Scarce dual reign commercial cover cancelled by a clean single GPO Sydney cds of 27 FE 52 the 5d alone being cat at $200 on cover. Price $149
NS606) Australia 1956 small airmail cover to UK. Bears solo usage 2/- Green Olympics cancelled by WARRAMBOO SA cds of 31JA56. Neat, typed address to King Edward VII School, King’s Lynn. Cat. $40 on cover. Price $29
MF36) Australia 1958 Memorial Pair, lower marginal block of 4 (2 pairs) together with 2d Green Queen Elizabeth (QM) to make 2/- Airmail rate to UK, on small Airmail cover to Portswood, Southampton UK, with Melbourne Boxed machine cancel of 18 MAR 1958. A pair is rare on cover, this is almost certainly a unique combination usage. Price $249
APH824) Australia 1958 long airmail cover to Yorkshire Imperial Metals Ltd. Bears 5/- Arms, 2/- no wmk. Crocodile, 7d RFDS & 2d green sideface Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Totally 7/9d, underpaying the quadruple rate by 3d. Nice commercial dual reign cover. Neat typewritten address, opened roughly at right stamps undamaged. Price $36
APH1536) Australia 1948-56 (SG.224a&b) 10/- plus 1/- Mitchell & 3d KGVI used on H.R Harmer 1959 (Sep.1) registered quintuple rate (2/- x5, + 1/3d registration) inter-office airmail cover from Sydney to USA; also 1959 (Jun.3) registered cover from Sydney to same addressee sent at triple rate, franked with 5/- Arms plus 2/- Roo & 3d Foundation; both covers in very fine condition. Nice pair. Price $219
APH1532) Australia Redrawn Die 2/- C of A Kangaroo solo franking late use on 1963 (Mar.28) airmail cover to USA, cover with lier cease affecting the stamp, Cat. $1000 as a solo franking. RARE! Price $595
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