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Australia Postal Stationery




APS1) 2d KGV violet star embossed cover commercially used to London UK. Rare and  Probably Unique Vic cds. ACSC EP12. The Postal Stationery Catalogue page 196 states 'the whole printing was cancelled-to-order with a Melbourne cds numbered 23 and dated 3 July 1916. The quantity required for UPU distribution was 378.' And it also points out that 'a single printing of 390 envelopes was delivered into stock on 29 June 1916 for purposes of distribution to UPU members.' So that leaves 12 envelopes unaccounted. This has to be one of those 12 covers. So, this is the only known postal use of this envelope. Did an office person just grab one from stock as it covered the postal rate of 1.5d to the UK ( plus late fee cost?) This is not CTO! Cancelled with Spencer St. Melbourne Late Fee cds of July 6 1916, 3 days later than the cto stock. The catalogue value for a CTO used is $300. A Printed to Private Order version of this envelope does exist - see ACSC Postal Stationery Catalogue page 268.  Used price is $500. Supplied with normal for comparison. Price for this rarity $1650
Letter Cards
DB338) 1.5d KGV Brown card uprated with halfpenny green ACSC LC42. With view of Hawkesbury River (ACSC 62) Used Sydney to Toogoolawah Queensland and cancelled by Sydney cds of 21FE21. Selvedge removed for ease of reading. Late use, the rate was raised to 2d on 1 Oct 1920. Cat. $100, price $69
DB337) As above to same addressee but ACSC L44. Used 21 MR 21. Price $69
DB339) As above to same addressee, ACSC L44 with view of the GPO Hobart (ACSC 58A) Used by indistinct cds of Queensland. Price $59
DB332) 1917 1d Red KGV Military Envelope ACSC ME5A. Nice fresh mint envelope unsealed, with just a little aging at left and right edges. Very scarce in this condition. Cat. $300, price $225

Registration Envelopes
DB336) 4d Orange KGV ACSC RE8, uprated to 5.5d to cover with 1.5d Red Brown, being the new rate of 5d from October 1920 plus the Halfpenny war tax. The 5d RE10 envelope was introduced in the same month, and so this is quite late usage. Cancelled by Melbourne registered cds of 18OCT20 and with Bulk Reg'n. Melb. red registration label No. 6142. Addressed to The Police Station, Prahran and believed to have contained 10/- and 20/- money orders, numbers of which are recorded on the face upon receipt on 19.10.20, presumably to pay a fine. Received cds of Windsor on reverse of 19OC20. Scarce and unusual. Price $149
DB334) 5d Chestnut KGV ACSC RE13, with early Registration Label. Nice Used example with Yass, NSW cds of 14MR23 and red NSW reg. label No. 63. Clearly the date slug at Yass was wrong since it also bears a Registered cds of Murrumbateman of 14MY23 both front and reverse and a Registered Sydney cds on front of the next day. Fascinating! Price $149

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Phone:  0425 795 693

Post:  PO BOX 1290, Upwey, Victoria, Australia, 3158 

Early August 2021 Discount Sale

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

Orders over $1000 deduct 25%

Orders over $2500 deduct 30%

All discounts can be applied to items from previous lists in order to achieve a higher discount level.
No discounts apply to layby items.

Layby welcome for orders above $500. Scans or colour photocopies of individual stamps, covers or sets are available on request.

Many smaller items, including a lot that are not on this list may be found in our eBay listings. Our store name is 21st-century-auctions

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All of our items carry our 14 day satisfaction guarantee, EXCEPTING Collections, packets and mixtures, these may not be returned for any reason unless grossly mis-described.

EXCEPTIONS: There are no discounts on brand new catalogues or accessories.

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