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Australia Postal History, Inc. 1st Day and Exhibition Covers


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APH680) Australia 1913 two x 1d Engraved on small 1914 cover from “olde tyme” Melbourne Stamp Dealer to his mother in Birmingham, UK. Both shades of this stamps on one cover! The pale shade being a right hand marginal. Cancelled by Melbourne machine cancel of 25MAR.14. A single on cover  is cat. a minimum $300 on cover. Price $495


APH678) Australia 1913 1d Engraved on small 1916 cover to Professor  Robert James Allman Barnard, who became a foundation professor of mathematics at the Royal Military College, Duntroon near Canberra, where the family moved in 1911. They returned to Melbourne in the 1920s, when he took a position as senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne. A group photo of the academic staff exists at the Australian War Memorial. The stamp is a lower marginal example of the deeper shade cancelled by a Melbourne Slogan of 8JL 16 “HELP TO WIN THE WAR/BUY WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES/ELIGIBLES ENLIST “ Cat. minimum $300 on cover. Price $250


APH677) Australia 1913 1d Engraved deep shade, right hand marginal example on small 1918 cover Geelong to Melbourne. Cancelled by Geelong machine cancel of 12.AUG.18. Cat. minimum $300 on cover. Price $195


DB477) Australia 1914 small cover bearing 2.5d Indigo Kangaroo 1st wmk, franked by machine cancel cds of Sydney DE22 1914 to Beverley, Mass. USA. Neat & clean typed address cover. Price $110


APH1734) Australia 1915 Long OHMS cover to Goomalling, WA. Bears 4d Orange Kangaroo perf. Large OS, cancelled by clean & clear Perth Registered cds of 11 MAY 15. Front bears Perth red Reg’n label, plus single line “UNCLAIMED” together with Goomalling  “thimble” cds of JU 11 15, Perth Boxed DLO h/stamp of 14 JUN 1915 & Oval Lands Title Office h/stamp in Violet of 16 JUN 1915. Very attractive cover. Adhesive has minor wrinkle top left, but otherwise fine & well centred.  Way better than the usual condition in which these are seen. Price $195


APH1811) Australia 1915 Deputy PMG Adelaide postcard re. Customs Duty to Angier Chemical Co. London. Bears 1d Kangaroo Die 1, perf. Large OS cancelled by Melbourne machine canceller of 20 JAN 16. Clean undamaged card. Price $125


APH1784) Australia 1916 small typewritten censored advertising cover for Florida Lever Watches, Edward T. Gay, Elizabeth House. Melbourne. Sent via RMS Kaiser i Hind to Berne. Switzerland. Bears 2½d 2nd wmk. Kangaroo cancelled by machine canceller of Melbourne 9AUG.16. Single line violet “Passed” on front. Neat typewritten cover, the adhesive is well centred with full perfs. Very attractive item. Price $159


APH784) Australia 1917 small censored cover to Switzerland. Bears 2½d indigo 2nd wmk. Kangaroo, cancelled by machine cancel of Sydney, NO 15 1917, and with purple opened by censor tape at left.  Arrival cds of Grenchen 16.1.18 on reverse. Neat typewritten cover, opened a little roughly at top. Latish use for the Kangaroo as the third wmk was issued in Sept. 1917. Price $239


APH1794) Australia 1918 most attractive censored cover to The Red Cross Prisoner of War Agency Geneva. Bears 2½d 3rd Wmk. Kangaroo cancelled by cds of Mundubbera, Qld. 8 MAR 18, And with Red Brisbane “Passed Censor” cds of Brisbane 17MAR18. Additionally Italian Censor tape applied at Milan & rectangular Violet Cachet “Venda par: L’Agence Internationale Des Prisoniers De Guerre” Reverse bears Geneve arrival cds of 2 V 18. Neat handwritten cover, adhesive has blunt lower right corner which does not detract. Price $175


APH781) Australia 1918 long US Consulate, Brisbane printed cover to Secretary of the Treasury (For US Public Health Service) Washington) Bears 2d Grey 3rd wmk. Kangaroo plus ½d Yellowish Green KGV Large Multiple Wmk. Cancelled by Melbourne slogan of 11.JUL.18  “HELP TO WIN THE WAR/BUY WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES/ELIGIBLES ENLIST./” Scarce survivor! Price $98


APH593) Australia 1920 KGV 2d orange punctured 'OS' on 'Commonwealth of Australia/Customs and Excise, Melbourne' 1921 postcard. Price $49


APH91) Australia 1922 Registered Cover Sydney – Longueville MSE. Bears 4d Blue Cooke Printing & 1d Violet KGV. Cancelled by Sydney cds of  8 JY 22, and with red Sydney registered “Rat’s tail” label No. 7735. Opened roughly at left, and light vertical filing crease does not affect the adhesives. Clean and attractive with typed address. Price $115


APH1308) Australia 1922 PPC of street scene Stanthorpe Qld. To Co. Down Ireland. Bears 1d Deep Violet & ½d Green lge. multi wmk KGV cancelled by Stanthorpe cds of 28 AU 22. Price $69


TS143) Australia 1923 Long Registered OHMS Letter, Adelaide – Port Adelaide. Bears 2d Red KGV perf OS, cat. $150 on cover. Cancelled by unclear Adelaide machine cancel and with Port Adelaide  9MR23 on reverse, plus with Dead Letter Office cds in red of 12 MR 23. Face has single line UNCLAIMED and RTS Finger Return to Sender pointing to Port Adelaide cds of 10MR23. Finally a Dept. of Lands and Survey return oval on face of 13MAR 1923. Stamp also has two unlocated flaws which make Kangaroo appear to be shackled on both front and hind feet! Nice cover, if a bit aged. Cat. $150 on cover, price $100


APH650) Australia 1923 long registered well-travelled cover Preston Vic. – St. Kilda Vic. Bears 5d Chestnut single wmk. KGV, cancelled by Preston cds of 1 SE 23 and with red Reg’n label. No. 257. Readdressed to Caulfield and with instruction markings as follows: Unknown by postman St. Kilda, Unclaimed at St. Kilda, Unknown by letter carrier Caulfield. Reverse has cds’s as follows: Preston 1 SE 23, Registered Melbourne 3 SE 23, St. Kilda 3 SE 23, Caulfield 3SE23, Registered Melbourne 4 SE 23., and finally Dead Letter office Melbourne 12SP23. Fascinating! Price $119


APH1723) Australia 1928 small surface mail cover to USA. Bears solo use 3d Blue Kookaburra, lower right corner example from the miniature sheet, with imperf right margin, from edge of the main sheet. Cancelled by Melbourne slogan 15 NOV 1928 “COM’LTH ELECTIONS/VOTING/COMPULSORY” Reverse has Buffalo NY slogan of DEC 11 1928 “MAIL/EARLY/FOR/CHRISTMAS. Neat & clean typewritten cover. Rare usage.  Speedy delivery time of 26 days beats today’s woeful service. Price $149


M3) Australia 1930 Magnificent Airmail Cover  Perth – Yalbalgo Station, Carnarvon, with cds of Perth 4NO30 bearing strip of 3 x 5d KGV Small Multi Wmk, and 2 x halfpenny orange to make 1/4d Airmail rate. Very scarce cover, we sold a similar item recently for $395. This one $349


APH598) Australia 1931 Registered Long Airmail Canberra – San Francisco. Bears 2 x 9d SMW Kangaroos plus 3d Green Airmail one 9d & the 3d cancelled by cds’s of Canberra F.C.T. 25 MR 31 and with Blue Canberra N.S.W. reg’n label No. 940. A further 9d was added later to increase to the Airmail rate on top of the Red Crayon Line and is cancelled by a Sydney registered cds of the following day. Reverse has Sydney Reg’d cds of the following day and San Francisco Violet Reg’d cds of APR 16 1931. A long time for Airmail even in those days, presumably awaiting a flight, or sent Surface. Odd toned perf. and 3d has a blunt lower right corner. The 9d is cat. $350 alone on cover. Neat typewritten cover. Rare! Price  $395.


APH438) Australia 1931 Bushells Fremantle small advertising window envelope. Bears 1d green KGV smw. Perf. 13.5 x 12.5. Cancelled by Perth 3 wavy line slogan of 6 NOV 1931 “ADDRESS MAIL TO/P.O. BOX No./IT EXPEDITES DELIVERY” Price $29


APH790) Australia 1932 small cover to Weymouth UK. Bears full set of 3 Harbour Bridge to 5/- cancelled by Harbour Bridge slogan “POSTED ON BRIDGE/DURING OPENING/CELEBRATIONS” 19 Mar 1932 (The opening day) The 5/- has missed being cancelled and has a Sydney cds of 21MR32. Reverse bears a Sydney Air Mail cds also of 21MR32.  Roughly opened, and flap missing, some aging. Still a very rare cover! Price $1150


APH793) Australia 1933  long registered surface mail cover to Canada. Bears 2d & 5d KGV C of A wmk. To make correct surface registered rate (except judging by its size maybe should have been double rate) Sent via RMS Makura. Cancelled by registered cds of 12.AP.33. Reverse bears Toronto arrival cds of 9.MY.33. Also has circular violet “Duty Free” handstamp on front. Very neat cover, price $195






APH227) Australia 1934  small registered surface mail cover to Czechoslovakia. Bears 1d Green C of A wmk KGV plus 2d & 3d Vic. Centenary perf 11.5 to make correct registered rate of 6d. Cancelled by Sydney registered cds’s of 24OC34 and with Prague arrival cds’s  of 25.XI.34. Scarce destination and usage. Price $85


APH31) Australia 1934 small airmail envelope bearing 2d Light Hills & 9d MacArthur to Burnley, Lancashire. Cancelled by Melbourne 3 line Slogan of 16 NOV 1934 “VICTORIA AND - CITY OF MELBOURNE  - CENTENARY 1934 – 5” Appears to underpay the airmail 1/6d rate by 7d. No reverse markings. 9d MacArthur alone on cover is cat. $400. Price $279


APH785) Australia 1934 small airmail cover to Manchester UK. Bears 5 x 3d Vic. Centenary PERF. 10½ & 3d MacArthur to make correct 1/6d Airmail rate, cancelled by Sydney Airmail slogan of 8 DE 1934 also Sydney Airmail cds of the same date on the lower 3 stamps, the slogan almost having missed those. Face also bears Manchester double ring arrival cds of  11 DE 34 and boxed “Not to be found 498” Additionally Manchester P.L.B. cds of 4 JA 35. Reverse has manuscript “Not Known”  and boxed Violet “UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED/RETURN TO SENDER” Very attractive cover. Price $159


APH1828) Australia 1935 Legal Size Airmail cover to Ipswich UK.  Bears 5/- C of A wmk Kangaroo plus 1/- Vic. Centenary perf. 11½ & 2 x 1/6d Hermes No wmk. Makes 6 x the 1/6d Airmail rate. Each cancelled by Blackburn Vic. Cds of 9AP35. 5/- has rounded top right corner & both 1/6d with tears at top. The Perf. 11½ 1/- is very scarce on cover. Central fold clear of adhesives. Rare cover for the rates collector. Price $350


APH1738) Australia small surface mail cover to Hofors, Sweden. Bears solo use 3d 1935 Jubilee cancelled by Brisbane slogan of 24 JUN 1935 “COMMONWEALTH LOAN/NOW OPEN/APPLY AT ONCE” Reverse bears rouletted Cinderella of Kangaroo and map in green inscribed “Kangaroo C & E Club with “M” in shield. Unusual. Neat & clean typewritten cover. Price $98


APH243) Australia 1935 small airmail/seamail advertising cover for Swift & Co. Sydney, to Glasgow. Bears 3d MacArthur plus 1d Green & 2d KGV C of A. Cancelled by Airmail cds’s of Sydney 7FE35. Typed address and also endorsed “ Per Adelaide – Perth Air Mail to connect with/R.M.S. “ORMONDE” At Fremantle”   Reverse has the address of Swift & Company Ltd. In bold black type on reverse. No arrival markings. Unusual. Price $75


APH776) Australia 1935 surface mail Advertising cover of United Ancient Order of Druids to Chicago. Bears 3d Blue MacArthur cancelled by cds of Penrith NSW of 12 FE 1935. Cover shows headquarters photo in blue at 302 Pitt St., Sydney. The United Ancient Order of Druids (UAOD) was founded in Victoria around 1862. By 1867 the Society had 11 Lodges in Victoria. The Order of Druids was originally a male society until a Juvenile Lodge was opened in Prahran in 1886. Rare cover, price $149


APH226) Australia 1935 small airmail cover to Czechoslovakia via Athens. Bears 1/6d Hermes No Wmk. & 3d 1935 Jubilee. Cancelled by  Melbourne Ship Mailroom cds of 10SE35  and arrival cds’s of Athens 21 IX 35 and Prague 24.IX.35. Clean and neat with typed address. Scarce destination. Price $120


APH228) Australia 1935 small airmail hand addressed cover to Czechoslovakia via Athens. Bears 1/6d no wmk. Hermes and 3d Blue Vict. Centenary perf. 10.5. Cancelled by cds’s of Air Mail Brisbane 12SE35. Revers has arrival cds’s of Athens 21.IX.35 and Prague 1.X.35. Scarce destination. Price $75


APD1830) Australia 1936 Legal Size Airmail Cover to London. Bears 5/- C of A Kangaroo & 1/- Large Lyrebird to make 4 x 1/6d Airmail rate. Sent by QME Brisbane to Yuills Forwarding Agents, London. Cancelled by a single Brisbane Air Mail cds of  10NO36. Neat & Clean Typewritten cover. Unfolded, which is unusual for an envelope of this size. Price $295


APH789) Australia 1936 small airmail cover to Vienna, via Singapore & England. Bears 6d Brown Airmail, 2 x 3d Green Airmail type x 2,plus 1d, 2d & 3d KGV to make correct 12/6d airmail rate. Reverse bears transit cds’s of Athens 5AP36 plus 1 Wien 1 and 8 Wien 65  both of  7.IV.36. Nice cover with “Copperplate” handwritten address. Price $72


APH1829) Australia 1936 long Airmail cover to Hanns Heinz Wolff, via. Italy to Germany. Wolff was a famous Engineer & Inventor, who patented the TV Set and Cathode Ray Tube in the USA 1943 as an “Alien Property Custodian” !  from J & N Tait, Concert Promoters, Melbourne. Bears 5/- C of A Kangaroo & 1d Green KGV cancelled by Late Fee Melbourne cds of 29DE36. Neat typewritten cover of some historical significance. Price $350


APH60) Australia 1936 REMARKABLE misdated cover Rowland’s Flat SA to Melbourne. Bears full set  of South Australia Centenary cancelled by clear cds’s of  Rowland’s Flat (Rated R) dated 1 AP 36. The set was issued 3rd August 1936, so this is either the counter clerks mistake and should be dated August, if so it is still Two Days prior to issue date, or just maybe it is someone’s idea of an April Fool’s joke! Go figure. Cat. $175 as a First Day Cover. Minor aging and central fold. Price $125


SE26) Australia 1936 Business sized envelope, trimmed at left, bearing 1/4d & 1d KGV C of A wmk, cancelled by clean cds Ship Mail Room Melbourne, 9 SE 36, typewritten address to radio station in New York. The 1/4d cat. $300 on cover.  Price $98


APH1831) Australia 1937 FRONT from Melbourne to Berlin. Pohl & Krech airmail front to Germany with CofA 5/- grey & yellow + vertical strip of 3 x 1/- perf. 13½ x 14 lyrebird & 1d Green KGV tied by Ship Mail Room cds of 3AU37. [The all-up air rate was 2/1d for the first ½oz + 2/- for each successive ½oz (x 3) = 8/1d] The 5/- has the variety “Long curved Spencer Gulf” ACSC 46(D)h.  Neat & attractive printed address cover. Price $450


MAP40) Australia 1939 Dual Reign small Airmail cover  bearing 1/4d Turquoise KGV  And 3d Blue Die II thick paper KGVI. Scarce combination to New York via England overpaid by 1d, cancelled by neat cds of WATSONS BAY NSW AUST  3AU39 stamps appear hurriedly applied and envelope a bit roughly opened, but a very scarce item indeed. 1/4d cat. on cover at $300 as the cheapest wmk (C of A) Price $249


TS354) Australia 1940 long surface mail advertising cover for Geo. H. Sample & Son. Melbourne  to USA. Bears 3d & 1d AIF, the 1d being for War Tax, cancelled by Melbourne Ship Mail Rood cds of 4SE40. Attractive Typewritten cover, a few wrinkles at top left due to cover size. 3d Cat. $50 on combination cover. Price $37.50


APH1739) Australia 1940 small surface censored registered cover to Colombia. Bears horizontal strip of 4 x 1½d Red Brown KGV Perf 13½ x 14 cancelled by Brisbane Registered cds’s of 9DE40. Red censor tape and Diamond “PASSED BY CENSOR” IN Violet. Reverse has the same registered cancel, plus another of 17th Dec (different cds type) GPO Sydney cds of 19DEC40, Baltimore transit cds in violet of JAN 20 1941 and Bogota rectangular arrival cancel of 27 ENE. 1941 (Enero is Spanish for January) Neat & clean typed address cover, rare usage & destination. Price $149


APH1519) AUSTRALIA: POSTAL HISTORY: 1941 (NOV.6) PRINTED COMMONWEALTH BANK COVER TO BRANCH IN COBHAM SURREY ENGLAND SENT AT 5/10d CLIPPER AIRMAIL RATE "VIA AMERICA" WITH 5/- ROBES & 5d RAM PAIR CANCELLED WITH 'AIRMAIL SECTION/6NO41/MELBOURNE' DATESTAMP. SMALLEST COVER WE HAVE EVER SEEN WITH A ROBES CLIPPER RATE FRANKING. COBHAM WAS AN RAF BASE IN WWII and RAAF personnel were based there. The branch of the Commonwealth Bank was opened there to service those personnel. In World War II, after a major aircraft factory, Vickers-Armstrongs, at Brooklands was bombed by the Luftwaffe on 4 September 1940, with heavy loss of life and many more injured, the Vickers Experimental Department was quickly dispersed to secret premises on the Silvermere and Foxwarren Park estates along Redhill Road. Engineer and inventor Barnes Wallis also carried out important trials catapulting models of his 'Upkeep' bouncing bomb which featured in the Dambusters Raid across Silvermere Lake around 1942 and conducted spinning trials with larger prototypes at 'Depot W46' (the largest of the three dispersed sites). Vickers had numerous other wartime dispersed depots locally and those within the boundaries or whose nearest village was Cobham included Corbie Wood and Riseholme (on Seven Hills Road), Conway Cottage and Norwood Farm. Rare survivor, price $159


JL73) Australia 1942 1.5d Green Queen Elizabeth on plain “Accidental” first day cover, Melbourne Machine cancel of 1 Dec 1942 to Burwood E.13. Vic. On small commercial envelope. Cat $800! Price $595


APH786) Australia 1945 small airmail cover Alice Springs – Melbourne. Bears solo use 5½d Duke of Gloucester cancelled by Alice Springs cds of 30AP45. Senders name & address on flap D. Boerner C.V. 4001, No. 3 Camp A.W.C. Alice Springs N.T. Price $36



AFD397) Australia 1953 3½d Young Farmers on unaddressed Bergen FDC signed by Arthur Bergen, light water stain at top right, Price $59


APH213) Australia 1953 small airmail cover to Scotland. Bears 3 x 7½d Coronation (horiz. pr. & single) plus vertical pr. 1d QEII. So ½d overpaid above the 2/- rate.  Cancelled by cds’s of Woolwich, NSW of 18 SP 1953. The 7½d is particularly scarce in multiples on cover. Price $49


APH239) Australia 1953 small airmailed cover to USA. Bears solo use of 2/- Tasmania cancelled by GPO Adelaide slogan of 11 DEC 1953 “POST NOW/FOR /CHRISTMAS” with guiding star graphic. Neat typed address cover with college coat of arms in green on flap with the motto “Nisi Dominus I Austra”   from Psalm 127. Opened at top. Price $29


APH684) Australia 1955 use of 1949 10/- ARMS on airmail commercial registered cover to New York. Sent by Douglas Wilkie of the Sun Newspaper Melbourne to Philip Horton Senior Editor of The Reporter. Douglas Wilkie (1909 – 10 April 2002) was a respected columnist for The Sun News-Pictorial (Australia). The son of travelling Shakespearean actors Allan Wilkie and Frediswyde Hunter-Watts, he began his newspaper career as a copy boy with the Hobart Mercury. This period was followed by Sir Keith Murdoch appointing him as Geelong correspondent for The Herald. Wilkie is best remembered for his political commentary for The Sun News-Pictorial for which he wrote during 1946–1986. Philip C. Horton was a professor of public diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy before his retirement in 1977. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island and was a graduate of Princeton. He taught English at Harvard and served as curator of poetry at Harvard's Widener Library from 1937 to 1942. During World War II he served in the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, London, Germany and Paris. In 1946 he became the first station chief in Paris of the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1947 he joined Time magazine as an associate editor and two years later left for The Reporter, where he became executive editor, a post he held until the magazine ceased publication in 1969. Cover bears 10/- Arms and 9d Platypus cancelled by cds of Collins St. 1.FE.55 and backstamped Melbourne Registered of the same date and NY Grand Central Stn. Double ring cds in violet of FRB 4 1955. Also bears Collins St. blue reg’n label No. 9288. Rate appears to be 5 x the 2/- Airmail rate, plus 9d for Registration/Insurance. A rare cover of some historical significance. Price $295


APH599) Australia 1955 long airmail Taxed cover, Sydney – Wanganella. Bears 3d & 3½d QEII cancelled by Sydney 2 line slogan “VISIT YOUR SCHOOLS/EDUCATION WEEK” of 5 AUG 1955, ALSO WITH VIOLET BOXED 1/5d TAX, and block of 6 (3 x 2) and a pair of 2d plus 1d Redrawn C of A Dues, cancelled cds’s of Wanganella 10 AU 55. Attractive cover, part flap removed. Not priced in ACSC  on cover. Worth an absolute fortune if wmk. Inverted! Price $149


APH148) Australia 1956 Olympics on Christmas card size Airmail cover to Jersey. Underpaid by 1/-, and cancelled by cds of Enquiry Counter Launceston, Tas. 28NO56. (They should have known better!) Superb Exhibition item for usage or Olympics theme. Price $265


TS800) Australia 1956 Airmailed Greeting Card size envelope to USA. Bears solo use 1/- small lyrebird, no wmk place upside down.  Cancelled by dumb wavy line machine, so no date. Is this some kind of Military concession or greetings card rate?  If not it is 1/- underpaid. Neat and attractive flap unsealed. Price $29


APH215) Australia 1958 Dual Reign small surface mail cover to USA. Bears 4½d Red Sideface KGVI and horiz. strip of 3 1953 1d QEII, to make correct 7½d rate. Opened a little roughly at top. Cancelled by Cumnock NSW cds ‘s of 16JA58. Very late usage of KGVI stamp. Envelope a little aged. Price $29


APH508) Australia 1958 Optometrist’s envelope registered to USA. Bears block of 4 8d Kingsford Smith & Horiz. Pair 3½d 1958 Christmas to make 3/3d, being 6d Registration , 9d Insurance &  2/- Postage. Cancelled by Kiama NSW cds’s 20NO58 and GPO Sydney transit cds on reverse of the following day, plus purple Mt. Vernon, New York arrival cds of NOV 24 1958.  Also with Kiama Reg’n. Label No. 0172  The Kingsford Smith is particularly scarce on commercial cover, and the 1st block of 4 we have encountered in over 30 years! Price $129


APH75) Australia 1961 small CSIRO OHMS airmail  cover to Tonbridge UK. Bears 1/- Platypus plus 6d Kookaburra no wmk, 5d 1960 Christmas and 1d & 3d QEII. Cancelled by Melbourne machine cancel of 17 JAN 1961, except for the 3d which because of its placement has been cancelled by Melbourne C1 Air cds of the same date. All adds up to correct postage rate of 2/3d. Price $45


APH690) Australia 1961 small airmail cover to USA. Bears horiz. pr. 9d Kangaroo & 11d Bandicoot cancelled by cds’s of Rock Flat NSW 3MY61, overpaying the 2/- rate by 5d.  A very scarce postmark, even single stamps and items on piece are rarely seen. Wikipedia states:  The Rock Flat Creek (technically a river) rises below One Tree Hill, on the lower slopes of the Snowy Mountains, part of the Great Dividing Range. The creek flows generally north by west before reaching its confluence with the Cooma Creek just upstream from that creek's confluence to form the Numeralla River (itself a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River), north of the town of Cooma. The creek descends 336 metres (1,102 ft) over its 41-kilometre (25 mile) course. Clean hand addressed cover, part flap missing. Price $110


NS632) Australia 1963 Greeting Card size envelope, sent Surface Mail to Holland. Bears solo use 8d Tiger Cat cancelled by slogan of Perth 30 OCT 1963 “HELP ERDICATE/T.B./USE CHRISTMAS SEALS”  Attractive cover, just a little aged, suitable inclusion in Usage, Christmas Thematic or Animals collection. Rare survivor of this little used service. Price $49


APH214) Australia 1964 5d Green Booklet stamp x 6 singles on small airmail cover to Germany. Cancelled by machine cancels of Sydney 7 SE64. Overpays the 2/3d rate by 3d. Booklet pane on commercial cover cat. $150. Price $75


TS641) Australia 1964 Greeting Card size surface mail cover to USA. Bears solo use of 8d Tiger Cat. cancelled by Launceston Tas. Slogan of 10 DEC 1964 “PLEASE POST/CHRISTMAS MAIL/THIS WEEK” Opened at base, and with small tear at top. Scarce survivor of this little used rate. Price $29


APH455) Australia 1965 printed  Airmail Cover with View of Statue of Liberty  on reverse in blue.  Bears 1/6d Galah together with 2d Brown  & 10d Blue QEII cancelled by slogan of Brisbane 16 AUG 1965 "LIFE IS/PRECIOUS/HELP PREVENT/ACCIDENTS" FIRTS TIME WE HAVE SIGHTED THIS SLOGAN. Overpays the 2/3d airmail rate by 3d. Price $45


APH1152) Australia 1965/66 small surface mail cover hand addressed to: “The President of the United States of America. President Johnson. The White House U.S.A.” Bears 5d green QEII with cds of BOO….? NSW, date and town name unclear. Additionally manuscript “TAX 6d” and “T 18 CENTIMES” in violet shield. Reverse is blank. Has been slit open at top. Rare survivor as most mail to the US Govt. from the Vietnam War period was shredded. Price $89


AFD700) Australia 1966 4c Red QEII booklet pane “Registered Post is Safest for your Gifts”  complete with top selvedge on Wesley FDC, addressed by small label to cover producer J. M. Gower. Presumably he did not produce booklet panes himself, and this was by arrangement  with Wesley Cover Service. Cancelled by Cocos (Keeling) Is. Cds’s of 14FE66. Rare item, never previously seen by us. Price $295


AFD741) Australia 1966 Decimal Navigators set of 6 on two APO Shield long type covers with Grey Cachet, unaddressed. Cancelled by Vermont Vic. cds’s  Unaddressed is scarce. Price $110


TS926) Australia 1968 long airmail Advertising Cover for Moody Films, Sydney to USA. Bears 25c Robin, 25c Cooktown Orchid & 10c Anemone Fish to make 60c Double Rate cover. Cancelled by Sydney machine of 7 AUG 1968, reverse bears slogan “INCLUDE THE /POSTCODE/IN EVERY ADDRESS/” Clean typewritten cover. Price $36


MSP8) Australia 1969 Tourism Cover of Caloundra, Queensland, commercially used Moorabbin Victoria 21 NOV 69 to Switzerland franked 15c Timber and the 1969 set of 3 x 5c Flight as singles. All of these stamps are scarce on cover, we recently sold a solo use of the 15c Timber for $119. Price $129


APH167) Australia 1970 small airmail cover to Switzerland. Bears 20c Expo & horiz. Pair of 5c Royal Visit to make correct 30c rate, perhaps they ran out of the 30c Royal Visit 3 days after issue!  Cancelled by Royal Visit slogan of Perth 2 APR 1970. 20c Expo is rare on commercial cover. Price $129


APH694) Australia 1970 APO set of 22 Royal Visit Covers dated 31 March – 30 April. Each bears relevant town hand cancel and 5c Royal visit stamp. Superb unaddressed as issued. Rare as such, individual town covers sell at up to $25 each! Very cheap at $110 the lot.




APH710) Australia 1971 A5 size OHMS Airmailed Military cover to Singapore. Bears 20c Australia Asia & 25c Cooktown Orchid, cancelled by Naval P.O.  Balmoral NSW cds of 7AP71, and with Naval P.O. Balmoral Reg’n label. Reverse bears Singapore arrival cds of the following day. Addressed to” R.A.N. Communication Detachment, Royal Airforce , Seletar, Singapore 28. Scarce survivor! Price $79


BD768) Australia 1971 small airmail cover to UK. Bears 7c & 15c Australia Asia plus 8c National Development to make correct 30c airmail rate. Cancelled by GPO  Sydney cds’s of 7AP71. Clean handwritten cover, opened roughly at back. All three stamps are scarce on commercial cover. Price $39


APH610) Australia 1971 small airmail Rotary advertising cover to USA. Bears 24c RSPCA plus 5c Ports and Harbours and 1c QEII to make correct 30c rate, cancelled by Alderley Qld. Cds’s of 24NO71. Rotary Club of Brisbane North advertising cover to Rotary International at Evanston, Illinois. Scarce. Make up rate, the 24c being rare on cover. Price $95


APH735) Australia 1972 small cover to Launceston with 1969 5c Alfred Deakin (with tab) & 2c Floral coil, each tied by an excellent strike of ‘LORD HOWE ISLAND/14 JA 72/NSW-AUST’, light vertical filing bend, Price $29


APH642) Australia 1972 small airmail cover to Portugal, to passenger aboard SS Fairstar. Bears 35c solo use of 35c Aboriginal art, grave posts  cancelled by Melbourne slogan cancel of 10 APR 1972  (Slogan unclear)  Original correspondence enclosed, proving commercial usage. Clean and neat. Rare destination, Price $33


APH446) Australia 1972 small airmail cover to Switzerland. Bears 12c Animal Science plus 20c Aboriginal Art & 3c QEII, to make 35c correct Airmail rate. Cancelled by Sydney Machine Cancel of 7 AU 1972. Clean & neat handwritten cover, slit open at top. Price $29


APH646) Australia 1972 small Airmail cover to the UK. Bears solo use of the 30c Fish, underpaying the airmail rate by 5c. Untaxed and Cancelled by Perth machine cancel, date illegible but original correspondence enclosed dated 11 Nov. 72, proving commercial usage. Clean and neatly opened at top. Rare solo use. Price $89


APH643) Australia 1972 small Airmail cover to the UK. Bears 20c Fruit plus 15c Pioneer Life to make 35c airmail rate, cancelled by Brighton Vic. Slogan “CHECK ADDRESS/IF INCORRECT/ADVISE WRITER” of 24 NOV 1972. Original correspondence enclosed proving commercial usage. Roughly opened at top and a few tone spots to left, stamps unaffected. Scarce usage of the 20c Fruit. Price $63


APH641) Australia 1973 small Airmail cover to the UK. Bears solo use of the 35c Olympics.  Cancelled by South Yarra Vic. Slogan “HAPPINESS IS/SUPPORT FOR/St. VINCENT’S” of 28 JNE  1973. Original correspondence enclosed proving commercial usage. Clean and neatly opened at top. Rare solo use. Price $79


APH645) Australia 1973 small Airmail cover to the UK. Bears solo use of the 35c National Development, cancelled by Melbourne Slogan “CORRECT ADDRESSING/SAVES US/GUESSING” of  21 AUG  1973. Original correspondence enclosed proving commercial usage. Clean and neatly opened at top. Rare solo use. Price $89


APH511) Australia 1974 Commercial Airmail Overseas Express Special Delivery Cover, Sydney – Finland. From Kauko Australia to Parent Company in Kilo. Bears $1 Navigator plus 10c & 60c Pioneer life for correct Express Special Delivery rate. Cancelled by cds’s of GPO Sydney 7JE74 and with Helsinki receiving cds on reverse of 13-6.74 and Kilo of the same day.  Also bears red rectangular Overseas Express Delivery Labels  both back & front. All are scarce stamps on cover. cover, price $119


APH442) Australia 1974 Coloured PPC of Sydney surface mail to UK. Bears solo use of 15c Pioneer Life. Surface rate at this time was 10c, and so 5c overpaid. Cancelled by slogan of Auburn NSW 24 JULY 1974. “CHECK ADDRESS/IF INCOMPLETE/ADVISE SENDER” Slightly aged, but nice example of this little used service and overpaid to boot. Price $39


APH169) Australia 1976? Small advertising cover for “The Australian Wine Research Institute” Glen Osmond SA to Cowandilla SA. Remarkable franking of 1c, 2c & 5 cx 3c Crabs to make 18c rate. Cancelled by Adelaide machine cancel of 6 APR, year not visible, but assumed 1976. Envelope has been folded centrally  and affects  the 2c and 1 x 3c stamps. Rare survivor. Price $39



APH422) Australia 1980 Waltzing Matilda Strip of 5 Commercial  Airmail cover to UK. Cancelled by Janalli NSW cds’s of 2JE80. The strip is not listed by ACSC on cover, but the now 16 year old cover lists domestically used singles at $5 each. This is incredibly scarce. Price $75


APH481) Australia 1983 Small airmail cover to Finland. Bears 1c Living Together, 39c Australian National Gallery and 70c Australia Cricket. Cancelled by CDS of Kingsgrove NSW 17 MR 83. Scarce destination. Price: $29


APH517) Australia 1988 Airmail cover to Finland. Bears solo use 63c Living Together (Police) cancelled by Brisbane Slogan for Expo 88 of 8 APR 1988. Overpays the 60c Airmail rate by 3c. Rare usage for this stamp. Price $59


APH656) Australia 1989 long Priority mail cover to State Electricity Commission. Melbourne from NSW. Bears $1, 60c & 4c Living together to make correct $1.64 rate. Cancelled by Broadway NSW cds of 13 JUN 1989 with Melbourne arrival backstamp of the same day. Neat hand addressed cover, price $29


APH653) Australia 1989 small Priority mail cover to Doubleday Books. NSW. Bears $1, 60c & 4c Living together to make correct $1.64 rate. Cancelled by Stafford Qld. cds of 2 MAR 1989 with Crow’s Nest arrival stamp on front of next day. Pre-printed addressed cover, price $29


MAFD163) Australia 1990 Colonial Stamps 'Stamp World London 90 Ovp’t M/S FDC with Exhibition Cancel in Red, price $45


APH658) Australia 1990 small priority mail cover to Doubleday Books. NSW. Bears $1 & 75c Living Together plus 1c Sports to make correct $1.76 rate. Cancelled by Indooroopilly Qld. cds of 23 MAR 1990 with St. Leonards NSW arrival cds on reverse of Mar 26 1990. Pre-printed addressed cover, price $29


APH463) Australia 1991(?) Small Economy Air Cover to Denmark. Bears 43c Siege of Tobruk & Women’s Wartime Service plus 4c Living Together to make the Zone 5  90c Economy Air Rate. Cancelled by cds of Greensborough Vic, date unclear. The Economy Air letter service was hardly used, and covers are scarce. Price $49


APH586) Australia 1991 long airmail Security Post cover to New Zealand. Bears $10 Gardens & $1 Sports, cancelled by Crow’s Nest NSW Circular Handstamp of 12 NOV 1991. Price $79


APH462) Australia 1991 Economy Air Hallmark Greeting Card Cover to Denmark.  Bears solo use 80c Living Together Cancelled by Bendigo North Circular Handstamp of 25 NOV 1991. The Economy Air service was much underused, and this is underpaying the correct Zone 5 rate by 10c. Very scarce usage for this stamp, price $59


APH712) Australia 1995 Long Postage Paid Cover Security Post, DL Type 599/0032 with night view of Sydney to USA. Uprated by $1.10 1995 Aust. Day & $10 Gardens, cancelled by Southland Centre Vic.  -9 MAY 1995 circular handstamp. Scarce usage of $10, price $79


M7) Australia 2000 Olympics Athletics PNC. Very scarce, and cat. $120. Price $95

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