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1066728 A-1916 stampless cover with violet 'O.H.M.S/War Census Call to Arms' handstamp, two boxed 'NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER CARRIERS/ST KILDA' handstamp, 'ST KILDA/93015MR16/VIC' (WWW 100) and magenta 'RETURNED TO SENDER' pointed finger on face of Town Clerk's Office, St. Kilda cover and 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/24MR16/MELBOURNE' in red on back. [Cover would have contained a census form, and hence was sent postage free. The census was taken prior to the Conscription Referendum.]
Lot 4555 [1 of 2]:1916 stampless cover with violet 'O.H.M.S/War Census Call to Arms' handstamp, two boxed 'NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER CARRIERS/ST KILDA' handstamp, 'ST KILDA/93015MR16/VIC' (WWW 100) and magenta 'RETURNED TO SENDER' pointed finger on face of Town Clerk's Office, St. Kilda cover and 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/24MR16/MELBOURNE' in red on back. [Cover would have contained a census form, and hence was sent postage free. The census was taken prior to the Conscription Referendum.] Lot 4555 [2 of 2]:1916 stampless cover with violet 'O.H.M.S/War Census Call to Arms' handstamp, two boxed 'NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER CARRIERS/ST KILDA' handstamp, 'ST KILDA/93015MR16/VIC' (WWW 100) and magenta 'RETURNED TO SENDER' pointed finger on face of Town Clerk's Office, St. Kilda cover and 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/24MR16/MELBOURNE' in red on back. [Cover would have contained a census form, and hence was sent postage free. The census was taken prior to the Conscription Referendum.]
100.00
3013764 ✉FA-1916 OHMS Registered long cover with 4d orange kangaroo perf large 'OS' (damaged) tied by Registered Perth cds 17 May 16 with large Perth Registration label in red at left with 'NOT KNOWN BY LETTER CARRIER', 'INSUFFICIENTLY ADDRESSED' and 'TOO - LATE' handstamps together with D.L.O. Perth boxed handstamp in violet.
Lot 4557 [1 of 2]:1916 OHMS Registered long cover with 4d orange kangaroo perf large 'OS' (damaged) tied by Registered Perth cds 17 May 16 with large Perth Registration label in red at left with 'NOT KNOWN BY LETTER CARRIER', 'INSUFFICIENTLY ADDRESSED' and 'TOO - LATE' handstamps together with D.L.O. Perth boxed handstamp in violet. Lot 4557 [2 of 2]:1916 OHMS Registered long cover with 4d orange kangaroo perf large 'OS' (damaged) tied by Registered Perth cds 17 May 16 with large Perth Registration label in red at left with 'NOT KNOWN BY LETTER CARRIER', 'INSUFFICIENTLY ADDRESSED' and 'TOO - LATE' handstamps together with D.L.O. Perth boxed handstamp in violet.
110.00
1062791 ✉FA-1937 use of stampless cover with Sydney 1 'POSTED IN/PILLAR BOX' machine cancel to Eastwood, magenta 'REFUSED/TO PAY/TAX' (A1) backstamp applied at DLO.
Lot 4613 [1 of 2]:1937 use of stampless cover with Sydney 1 'POSTED IN/PILLAR BOX' machine cancel to Eastwood, magenta 'REFUSED/TO PAY/TAX' (A1) backstamp applied at DLO. Lot 4613 [2 of 2]:1937 use of stampless cover with Sydney 1 'POSTED IN/PILLAR BOX' machine cancel to Eastwood, magenta 'REFUSED/TO PAY/TAX' (A1) backstamp applied at DLO.
20.00
5010263 ✉FB1955 use of 3½d QEII, cancelled with Melbourne machine of 6MAY1955, on plain cover with 'HILLSTON/16MY55/N.S.W.' arrival, bearing mss "Return/D.L.O./Left address/Present unknown" in red biro with poor Sydney DLO Examiner 12 handstamp on front, flap sealed with Sydney DLO label 'Sch. C.6651-11/51' & poor GPO Sydney DLO in red, rough top edge.
Lot 4667 [1 of 2]:1955 use of 3½d QEII, cancelled with Melbourne machine of 6MAY1955, on plain cover with 'HILLSTON/16MY5Lot 4667 [2 of 2]:1955 use of 3½d QEII, cancelled with Melbourne machine of 6MAY1955, on plain cover with 'HILLSTON/16MY5
5.00
5009828 ✉FA-1955 use of 3½d red-brown QEII, cancelled with 'MELBOURNE/10MAY/11PM/1955/VIC-AUST' (A1) machine, on plain cover to Molong, NSW, with 'MOLONG/5P17JE55/N.S.W' (B1), mss "left/address unknown/13/5/55/D.L.O" & 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/EXAMINER/5A/SYDNEY, N.S.W.' (B1) in red, backflap sealed with 'RETURNED TO SENDER' label 'C.6651-11/51' from DLO Sydney, minor water stain at BRC
Lot 4668:1955 use of 3½d red-brown QEII, cancelled with 'MELBOURNE/10MAY/11PM/1955/VIC-AUST' (A1) machine, on plain cover to Molong, NSW, with 'MOLONG/5P17JE55/N.S.W' (B1), mss "left/address unknown/13/5/55/D.L.O" & 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/EXAMINER/5A/SYDNEY, N.S.W.' (B1) in red, backflap sealed with 'RETURNED TO SENDER' label 'C.6651-11/51' from DLO Sydney, minor water stain at BRC
10.00

NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History

6122594 A-1905 stampless OHMS RETURNED LETTER from Dead Letter Office, Sydney, 29 Aug 1905 Sydney machine cancel, part of flap and front missing.
Lot 5186:1905 stampless OHMS RETURNED LETTER from Dead Letter Office, Sydney, 29 Aug 1905 Sydney machine cancel, part of flap and front missing.
20.00
   
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