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AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II Period

131098 ✉VA1943 long official airmail front with 'ARMY POST OFFICE/4DE43/058.' (A1) used at Brisbane, 'SURVEY DIRECTORATE/ADVANCED L.H.Q.' hand-stamp (A1) in violet at L/L, vertical fold.
Lot 842:1943 long official airmail front with 'ARMY POST OFFICE/4DE43/058.' (A1) used at Brisbane, 'SURVEY DIRECTORATE/ADVANCED L.H.Q.' hand-stamp (A1) in violet at L/L, vertical fold.
5.00
5023208 ✉FA-1940 use of ½d roo x2, cancelled with 'MELBOURNE/15APR/430AM/1940/VICTORIA - EAT APPLES/FOR HEALTH' (A1-) machine, on cover to Richmond, with straight-line '2nd Australian General Hospital/A.A.M.C., 6 DIV.' (A1-) in purple & boxed 'DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY/CONCESSION POSTAL RATE' (A1) in purple, some mild tone spots.
Lot 5308:1940 use of ½d roo x2, cancelled with 'MELBOURNE/15APR/430AM/1940/VICTORIA - EAT APPLES/FOR HEALTH' (A1-) machine, on cover to Richmond, with straight-line '2nd Australian General Hospital/A.A.M.C., 6 DIV.' (A1-) in purple & boxed 'DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY/CONCESSION POSTAL RATE' (A1) in purple, some mild tone spots.
24.00
1029302 ✉FB1940s Long stampless cover to Melbourne, cancelled with 'PAID - DEFENCE FOR[CES]/MAIL/NO POSTAGE REQUI[RED]' (A2) dateless machine cancel, violet straight-line 'H.M.A./SHIPS' (B1) also on face, crease.
Lot 5309:1940s Long stampless cover to Melbourne, cancelled with 'PAID - DEFENCE FOR[CES]/MAIL/NO POSTAGE REQUI[RED]
12.00
5024317 ✉FB1940s use of stampless YMCA cover with straight-line 'H.M.TRANSPORT' (A1) in purple, to Port Pirie, SA, roughly opened at top.
Lot 5310:1940s use of stampless YMCA cover with straight-line 'H.M.TRANSPORT' (A1) in purple, to Port Pirie, SA, roughly opened at top.
6.00
1081818 A-1941 air cover to Camberwell, Vic. with '3dAirFeePaid' and 'H.M. TRANSPORT' on face both in violet. Unusually a 3d blue KGVI has later been applied and cancelled with a 'DON'T WRITE/ABOUT SHIPS' slogan, without datehead, purple boxed 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL/FORCE/PASSED BY CENSOR/509' also on face. An usual rate marking. Presumably the ship ran out of stamp, used the '3dAirFeePaid' handstamp to indicate that the postage had been paid. And then used the 3d to pay for a stamp when they received new stocks.
Lot 5311:1941 air cover to Camberwell, Vic. with '3dAirFeePaid' and 'H.M. TRANSPORT' on face both in violet. Unusually a 3d blue KGVI has later been applied and cancelled with a 'DON'T WRITE/ABOUT SHIPS' slogan, without datehead, purple boxed 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL/FORCE/PASSED BY CENSOR/509' also on face. An usual rate marking. Presumably the ship ran out of stamp, used the '3dAirFeePaid' handstamp to indicate that the postage had been paid. And then used the 3d to pay for a stamp when they received new stocks.
100.00
1081821 A-1941 (Feb 20) cover with navel tombstone censor and violet 'H.M. AUSTRALIAN/SHIPS' on face, to Auburn, Vic, with India 12a & 2a on back, cancelled with 'B-1' of Bombay.
Lot 5312 [1 of 2]:1941 (Feb 20) cover with navel tombstone censor and violet 'H.M. AUSTRALIAN/SHIPS' on face, to Auburn, Vic, with India 12a & 2a on back, cancelled with 'B-1' of Bombay. Lot 5312 [2 of 2]:1941 (Feb 20) cover with navel tombstone censor and violet 'H.M. AUSTRALIAN/SHIPS' on face, to Auburn, Vic, with India 12a & 2a on back, cancelled with 'B-1' of Bombay.
20.00
1079222 A-1941 (May 13) use of 9d on Diocese of Sydney CENEF air cover, from Middle East to Dandenong.
Lot 5313:1941 (May 13) use of 9d on Diocese of Sydney CENEF air cover, from Middle East to Dandenong.
30.00
5023207 A1941 use of ½d roo x2, cancelled with 'MELBOURNE/430AM/10JLY/1940/VICTORIA' (A1-) machine, on Returned Sailors and Soldiers League cover to Castlemaine, Vic, with boxed '12TH GARRISON/DATE / //BATTALION' (B1) in purple.
Lot 5314:1941 use of ½d roo x2, cancelled with 'MELBOURNE/430AM/10JLY/1940/VICTORIA' (A1-) machine, on Returned Sailors and Soldiers League cover to Castlemaine, Vic, with boxed '12TH GARRISON/DATE / //BATTALION' (B1) in purple.
12.00
6109379 ✉FA1942 cover to Geelong, Victoria franked with 1d green QE, 24 Jul 1942 Mil. P.O. Ingleburn, N.S.W. machine cancel and boxed 'AUSTRALIAN/MILITARY FORCES/PASSED BY CENSOR/2304' (A1) in violet handstamp.
Lot 5315:1942 cover to Geelong, Victoria franked with 1d green QE, 24 Jul 1942 Mil. P.O. Ingleburn, N.S.W. machine cancel and boxed 'AUSTRALIAN/MILITARY FORCES/PASSED BY CENSOR/2304' (A1) in violet handstamp.
12.00
5023211 ✉FB1942 use of 1½d green KGVI, cancelled with poor Goulburn machine, on OHMS Dept. of Army cover to Maryborough, with double-oval 'AREA/3A.../GOULBURN' (A1) in purple, some mild toning.
Lot 5316:1942 use of 1½d green KGVI, cancelled with poor Goulburn machine, on OHMS Dept. of Army cover to Maryborough, with double-oval 'AREA/3A.../GOULBURN' (A1) in purple, some mild toning.
6.00
   
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