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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

APH1806) Australia 1913 ‘My Big Brother’ colour post card to Germany with First watermark ½d Green, 1d Red Die I & 2d Grey Kangaroos BW 1, 2 & 5, card has a vertical crease at left, well away from the adhesives, most attractive tri-coloured franking, 2d Cat $275 on multi franking cover, Price $229

APH4165) Australia 1913 State Savings Bank returned cover to Melbourne with 1d Red Die II Kangaroo BW 3 tied by Melbourne machine cancel, endorsed ‘Not Known at this address’ with an array of instructional markings including boxed ‘UNCLAIMED AT/MELBOURNE’ & ‘CALLED/????/L.C.R.’ both in black, ‘L.C. LIST/11 A 4JL13/MELBOURNE’ cds, all on the front & ‘DEAD LETTER OFFICE/-9 JL 13/MELBOURNE’ cds in red on reverse, a most attractive cover, Price $49

RVC58) Australia 1914 ‘F.W. REID’ cover to Singleton NSW with 1d Red Die IIA Kangaroo BW 4, tied by Sydney machine cancel, some toning on reverse of cover, Cat $50, Price $29
APH5179) Australia 1916 cover to the USA with Second watermark 2½d Indigo Kangaroo BW 10, tied by indistinct Victoria cds, with lightly struck straight line ‘Passed’ censor marking in violet, endorsed ‘Per S.S. Sonoma’ central wrinkle, Cat $180 on cover, Price $139

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 COMISSIONED 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
 
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
 
APH5161) Australia 1931 small Express Delivery cover Hobart to Melbourne. Bears horizontal pair of 3d Green Airmail Type A, cancelled by Hobart machine canceller of 15 OCT 1931. Both stamps are fine and well centred. Very neatly hand addressed cover. Express covers form this era are rare. Price $149
AFC341) Australia 1931 Airmail cover to Sweden with SM watermark 6d Chestnut Kangaroo BW 22, tied by ’1-AIR MAIL-1/??NO31/SYDNEY N.S.W.’ cds, endorsed ‘Per Adelaide Perth/Air Mail’, Cat $150 on cover, Price $129

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
 
APH5176) Australia 1934 Amercan Consular Service long cover sent surface to New York. Bears 3v Vic. Cent. Perf. 11½ cancelled by Sydney Slogan of 29 AUG 1934 “VICTORIA AND/CITY OF MELBOURNE/ CENTENARY 1934”. Neat typed address. Great to have the stamp and slogan matching! Price $69
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
 
APH5177) Australia 1938 Surface Mail Registered C6 size cover, Newcastle to NSW Selfridge & Co, Philatelic Dept. London. Bears corner blocks of 4 of the Die 1 KGVI 1d & 2d. Cancelled by Newcastle cds’s of 13 AP 38. Also bears Newcastle Blue R6 reg’n label No. 1985. The 1d stamp is clearly THIN PAPER, which is only listed for the die 2 stamp.  Likely a later printing since the Die 2 was issued 1st Aug. of the same year. Rare find, price $495

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
 
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
 
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
 
APH5163) Australia 1963 small registered airmail cover Manilla NSW to Rabaul PNG. Bears 1/2d Thylacine & horiz. strip of 3 x 5d Red Cross to make correct 2/5d registered airmail rate. Cancelled by Manilla NSW cds’s of 8MY63. Also with blue Manilla R6 registration label No. 3567. Very unusual franking, for which the 2/5d Flower would be the most common. Reverse bears Sydney No. 7 Air cds of the same date. Price $49

APH1532) Australia Redrawn Die 2/- C of A Kangaroo solo franking late use on 1963 (Mar.28) airmail cover to USA, cover with light corner cease affecting the stamp, Cat. $1000 as a solo franking. RARE! Price $595

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