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POSTAL HISTORY ITEMS

Auction # 146

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POSTAL HISTORY ITEMS :
Tasmania.
1044
1901 Boer War cover sent by a Sergeant H. Chepmell of the 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen and addressed to Hobart, franked with a  pair of d Green Cape of Good Hope stamps, tied by Dordrecht De 23 01 Squared Circle Cancellation, with Hobart JA 21 1902 backstamp. Endorsed 1901 Boer War cover sent by a Sergeant H. Chepmell of the 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen and addressed to Hobart, franked with a pair of d Green Cape of Good Hope stamps, tied by Dordrecht De 23 01 Squared Circle Cancellation, with Hobart JA 21 1902 backstamp. Endorsed "From Sergt H. Chepmell, Tasmanian Imperial Cont, On active service". Small hole on reverse. Boer War mail from the small Tasmanian contingent is rare.
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320
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Australia.
1045
1930 O.H.M.S. Air Mail cover from the North Australia Commission, addressed to the Department of Home Affairs, Canberra, franked with 2 1929 3d Green Airmail stamps perf OS and a 2d Red KGV perf OS, tied by Darwin NT C.D.S. Opened flat and tear at left. Catalogue Value $1,530.00.1930 O.H.M.S. Air Mail cover from the North Australia Commission, addressed to the Department of Home Affairs, Canberra, franked with 2 1929 3d Green Airmail stamps perf OS and a 2d Red KGV perf OS, tied by Darwin NT C.D.S. Opened flat and tear at left. Catalogue Value $1,530.00.
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225
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1046
1945 Cover with cachets 1945 Cover with cachets "H.M.A.S. "Shropshire" Official Signing Of Japanese Surrender" and "H.M.A. SHIPS", stamped with 3d Brown KGVI tied by Tokyo Bay CDS postmark.
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1047
Registered small commercial cover fram Vance, Winter & Co, Melbourne, franked with 10/- Arms and 2/- Flannel Flower, making a 12/- rate to cover the registered rate plus insurance for what must have been quite valuable contents, addressed to Brighton, South Australia. Minor tape damage around edges. Attractive and rare franking for a small local cover.Registered small commercial cover fram Vance, Winter & Co, Melbourne, franked with 10/- Arms and 2/- Flannel Flower, making a 12/- rate to cover the registered rate plus insurance for what must have been quite valuable contents, addressed to Brighton, South Australia. Minor tape damage around edges. Attractive and rare franking for a small local cover.
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95
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1048
Special Delivery local commercial cover franked with 1957 7d Flying Doctor, 1959 1/- Platypus and 1959 1d Slate-Purple QEII, making a 1/8 rate, with address endorsement below the window of the envelope Warradale (South Australia).Special Delivery local commercial cover franked with 1957 7d Flying Doctor, 1959 1/- Platypus and 1959 1d Slate-Purple QEII, making a 1/8 rate, with address endorsement below the window of the envelope Warradale (South Australia).
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24
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1049
1967 Plain Air Mail envelope with Violet cachet "Forces Concession Rate", franked with 1966 5 Thornbill, tied by Aust F.P.O. 4 CDS postmark, 1969-1970 Australian Force Vietnam unstamped envelopes, all cancelled with Aust F.P.O. slogan cancellations and unused Australian Force Vietnam Air Mail envelopes (33).
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1050
Collection of 348 commercial and First Day covers from 1902 to 1985 including Registered covers, Meters, Special Postmarks, Official Mail, Military PO cancellations and Censor markings, First Air Mail, Postal Markings, Underpaid and Advertising covers. Noted 1921 O.H.M.S. PACKET POST. cover with UNCLAIMED/MURPHYS CREEK Postal marking and Dead Letter Office 25FE21 Brisbane CDS, 1930 M.B. Wragg & Co Collection of 348 commercial and First Day covers from 1902 to 1985 including Registered covers, Meters, Special Postmarks, Official Mail, Military PO cancellations and Censor markings, First Air Mail, Postal Markings, Underpaid and Advertising covers. Noted 1921 O.H.M.S. PACKET POST. cover with UNCLAIMED/MURPHYS CREEK Postal marking and Dead Letter Office 25FE21 Brisbane CDS, 1930 M.B. Wragg & Co "Alpha" Fishing Tackle advertising cover, 1936 SA Centenary set on illustrated FDC, 1940 cover from Hay Camp 7 Eastern Command, PASSED BY CENSOR/S.101 and 4 line hand-stamp SERVICE/Prisoners of War/C.S.THANE, Lt.Col/Comdt. HAY, 1943 3d Brown KGVI on plain cover tied by Navy P.O. No 1 (Darwin N.T.) straight line postmark with additional strike below and tombstone censor at left, 1947 Aust Army Postal Service UPS 453 cover addressed to 130 Australian General Hospital B.C.O.F. Eta Jima, 1959 4d Lake QEII booklet pane on registered WCS FDC, 1964 5d Green QEII booklet pane on WCS FDC and many other interesting items. Usual variable condition.
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550
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1051
Accumulation of 1,600 commercial covers from 1930 to 2009, including Registered, Priority Paid, Certified, Messenger Delivery, Security Post, Meters and a wide range of Post Office instructional markings. Main strength in Decimal period.
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275
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1052
Collection of Maximum Cards from 1978 to 2016. Some duplication. Face Value $2,159.00.
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375
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1053
Accumulation of hundreds of official unaddressed FDCs from 1978 to 2007 with a face value of $771.00, mint Pre-Stamped Envelopes (59), Pre-Stamped Envelopes cancelled FDI (122) and Aerogrammes cancelled on FDI (314). Also Great Britain selection of 104 First Day Covers, Presentation Packs and a booklet with a face value 14.81 and some miscellaneous items from other countries.Accumulation of hundreds of official unaddressed FDCs from 1978 to 2007 with a face value of $771.00, mint Pre-Stamped Envelopes (59), Pre-Stamped Envelopes cancelled FDI (122) and Aerogrammes cancelled on FDI (314). Also Great Britain selection of 104 First Day Covers, Presentation Packs and a booklet with a face value 14.81 and some miscellaneous items from other countries.
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1054
Accumulation of many hundreds of official unaddressed FDCs and PSE's mint and cancelled FDI from 1971 to 2005 in wine carton. Some toning blemishes.
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1055
Accumulation of many hundreds of FDCs, PSE's, Souvenir covers, commercial covers and Postal Stationery items from early to modern including some Foreign content. Mainly fine condition.
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Papua New Guinea.
1056
Collection of 210 commercial and First Day covers from 1948 to 2002 including Registered covers, Meters, Special Postmarks, Official Mail, Paquebot, Ship Mail, Relief cancellations, Postal Markings, Postal Stationery and several covers stamped with Australian issues. Noted 1956 Per/Police Runner Service/Teop to Kieta/via Wakunai/25:2:56 cover addressed to Rev. A.H.Voyce, Kihili, Buin, Bougainville, New Guinea, 1957 Police Runner/Sohano to Kekesu/1/8/57 cover addressed to Rev. G.G. Carter, MO. Mission, Kekesu, Teop with Rcd at 'METHODIST MISSION/KEKESU' 3/8/57 at lower left, 1957 Police Runner Service Laumono BSJP/to/Kangu TNG/AEKIKI/2/10/57 cover addressed to Rev A.H.Voyce, Buin, Bougainville. Mainly fine condition.Collection of 210 commercial and First Day covers from 1948 to 2002 including Registered covers, Meters, Special Postmarks, Official Mail, Paquebot, Ship Mail, Relief cancellations, Postal Markings, Postal Stationery and several covers stamped with Australian issues. Noted 1956 Per/Police Runner Service/Teop to Kieta/via Wakunai/25:2:56 cover addressed to Rev. A.H.Voyce, Kihili, Buin, Bougainville, New Guinea, 1957 Police Runner/Sohano to Kekesu/1/8/57 cover addressed to Rev. G.G. Carter, MO. Mission, Kekesu, Teop with Rcd at 'METHODIST MISSION/KEKESU' 3/8/57 at lower left, 1957 Police Runner Service Laumono BSJP/to/Kangu TNG/AEKIKI/2/10/57 cover addressed to Rev A.H.Voyce, Buin, Bougainville. Mainly fine condition.
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New Zealand.
1057
Selection of 27 Boer War period postal stationery and covers addressed from within or to New Zealand from 1901 to 1902 including 1900 1d Green Queen Vic postcard with view Selection of 27 Boer War period postal stationery and covers addressed from within or to New Zealand from 1901 to 1902 including 1900 1d Green Queen Vic postcard with view "Wanganui River", 1900 1d Brown Queen Vic Boer War postcards with "Major Robin, First Contingent" and The Camp, Second Contingent" (2) views, 1901 N.Z. Treasury Free OPSO cover from Wellington to Christchurch, 1901 Unfranked OPSO cover handstamped "W.A. Day Major. Commanding/North Canterbury Infantry Battalion", 1901 Unfranked cover handstamped "W. Reece" and endorsed "Canty War Fund", Transvaal 1902 Boer War covers (2) from Germiston to Christchurch, oval "Passed Press Censor Johannesburg" and violet triangle "Germiston P.B.C.", 1902 well travelled cover from Christchurch to Gisborne with a wide range of postal markings and Western Australia 1902 1d Blue Swan Postcard (3), 1d Carmine Swan on postcards with views of Albany (2) and mixed franking covers (4), all addressed from Albany to Christchurch. Also Natal and Transvaal 12 unused Boer War period postal stationery items. Varied condition.
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1058
1902 Unfranked Cover from Dunedin Training Camp, with 1902 Unfranked Cover from Dunedin Training Camp, with "E.(Coat of Arms)R./New Zealand Ninth Contingent/Forbury Camp, Dunedin" and "MILITARY POST OFFICE, FORBURY, N.Z./FREE" handstamp (known used February 8th-March 12th 1902), cancelled Dunedin 13 MR 02 with Christchurch backstamp. Some toning blemishes, but still a fine cover mailed prior to embarkation. The Ninth Contingent was made up of men who had not been accepted into the Eighth and was also divided into two regiments, the South Island Regiment sailed from Port Chalmers aboard the SS Kent, while the North Island Regiment sailed from Auckland on the SS Devon. One of its members, Lt. Robert McKeich, was the last New Zealander to be killed in combat after being shot during a confrontation with three Boers four days after the official surrender.
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1059
1902 Unfranked Cover from Dunedin Training Camp, with 1902 Unfranked Cover from Dunedin Training Camp, with "E.(Coat of Arms)R./New Zealand Ninth Contingent/Forbury Camp, Dunedin" and "MILITARY POST OFFICE, FORBURY, N.Z./FREE" handstamp (known used February 8th-March 12th 1902), cancelled Dunedin 13 MR 02 with faint Christchurch backstamp. Small tear on front and centre vertical fold with some toning blemishes, but still a fine cover mailed prior to embarkation. The Ninth Contingent was made up of men who had not been accepted into the Eighth and was also divided into two regiments, the South Island Regiment sailed from Port Chalmers aboard the SS Kent, while the North Island Regiment sailed from Auckland on the SS Devon. One of its members, Lt. Robert McKeich, was the last New Zealander to be killed in combat after being shot during a confrontation with three Boers four days after the official surrender.
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1060
1915-16 WWI Field Service Post Cards sent from Egypt to New Zealand (6). Two with C.M.R. (Canterbury Mounted Rifles) N.Z.E.FORCE FRD.BY.O.C. violet censor marking.1915-16 WWI Field Service Post Cards sent from Egypt to New Zealand (6). Two with C.M.R. (Canterbury Mounted Rifles) N.Z.E.FORCE FRD.BY.O.C. violet censor marking.
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Tonga.
1061
Selection of 15 Tin Can mail covers from 1934 to 1940 including 1938 commercial usage cover from New Zealand addressed to Mr. Walter Quensell who couldn't resist festooning even his personal mail with his cachets, plus  inward mail cover from USA, a registered cover and one Paquebot cover. Mr Quensell was the founder of the Tin Can Mail. Many interesting cachets and postal markings. Odd minor fault.Selection of 15 Tin Can mail covers from 1934 to 1940 including 1938 commercial usage cover from New Zealand addressed to Mr. Walter Quensell who couldn't resist festooning even his personal mail with his cachets, plus inward mail cover from USA, a registered cover and one Paquebot cover. Mr Quensell was the founder of the Tin Can Mail. Many interesting cachets and postal markings. Odd minor fault.
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South Africa: Orange Free State.
1062
1898 d Emerald Green Postcard O/P V.R.I. d, cancelled Winburg SP 5 02, to Miss E.C. Giddy, Hospital Refugee Camp, Aliwal North, plus an unused card and 1900 d Carmine Postcard O/P V.R.I. d cancelled Bloemfontein 21 DE 02, to W Hope Esq, Asst Supt Refugee Camp, Kroonstad. Both Aliwal North and Kroonstad were Internment Camps used during the Boer War conflict.1898 d Emerald Green Postcard O/P V.R.I. d, cancelled Winburg SP 5 02, to Miss E.C. Giddy, Hospital Refugee Camp, Aliwal North, plus an unused card and 1900 d Carmine Postcard O/P V.R.I. d cancelled Bloemfontein 21 DE 02, to W Hope Esq, Asst Supt Refugee Camp, Kroonstad. Both Aliwal North and Kroonstad were Internment Camps used during the Boer War conflict.
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World.
1063
Collection of 110 covers from 1906 to 2002 with Paquebot or other maritime related cancellations including some Ocean liner postcards, mainly addressed to Great Britain and USA from a wide variety of destinations. Noted 1935 cover to New York with S/S 'Normandie' Voyage Inaugural Le Havre - 29 Mai 35 slogan, 1938 cover to New York with Via R.M.S. Collection of 110 covers from 1906 to 2002 with Paquebot or other maritime related cancellations including some Ocean liner postcards, mainly addressed to Great Britain and USA from a wide variety of destinations. Noted 1935 cover to New York with S/S 'Normandie' Voyage Inaugural Le Havre - 29 Mai 35 slogan, 1938 cover to New York with Via R.M.S. "Queen Mary" Maiden Voyage, 1940 Holland Post Amsterdam S.S. Salatiga on cover to England with Seattle Paquebot Wash, 1942 OHMS cover to Durban with oval On Naval Service/Africa Station/Official Free and 1950 Cristobal.C.Z. Paquebot duplex on cover to Washington with Posted on the 'High Seas' On Board R.M.S. Mauretania. Interesting range of covers.
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