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AUSTRALIA - Advertising Covers

6114676 ✉FA-Radio Australia, Melbourne Air Mail card pre-printed on reverse in Indonesian, franked with 6d Anteater and undated machine cancel, sent to Indonesia, magenta 'RETURN/TO/SENDER/D.L.O. MELB' pointed-finger.
Lot 4500:Radio Australia, Melbourne Air Mail card pre-printed on reverse in Indonesian, franked with 6d Anteater and undated machine cancel, sent to Indonesia, magenta 'RETURN/TO/SENDER/D.L.O. MELB' pointed-finger.
20.00

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

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 4551 [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 4551 [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 4552 [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 4552 [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

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 5195:1905 stampless OHMS RETURNED LETTER from Dead Letter Office, Sydney, 29 Aug 1905 Sydney machine cancel, part of flap and front missing.
20.00

NEW SOUTH WALES Datestamps

9000198 ΔA1+Dead Letter Office: - '/7/NOV/1950/SYDNEY, N.S.W.' in red. 4.00

SOUTH AUSTRALIA Datestamps

6126334 A- A2Sedan: - squared-circle 'SEDAN/JU30/02/S-A' on face of unclaimed Parcel Only OHMS cover (opened-out, small tear at back) franked with 1d red DLR 'OS' overprint, double-circle Adelaide 1 May 1902 cancel, various Sedan, squared-circle Angaston, Towitta and DLO backstamps.
PO c.1872.
Lot 8863:Sedan:
- squared-circle 'SEDAN/JU30/02/S-A' on face of unclaimed Parcel Only OHMS cover (opened-out, small tear at back) franked with 1d red DLR 'OS' overprint, double-circle Adelaide 1 May 1902 cancel, various Sedan, squared-circle Angaston, Towitta and DLO backstamps.  PO c.1872.
20.00

VICTORIA Datestamps

1077916 ΔA22Acheron (1): - WWW #10 25mm 'ACHERON/MR1/88/VICTORIA' on piece with violet 24mm framed 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/2/MR2/88/MELBOURNE' (A2+). [Rated 4R]
PO 15/4/1876; renamed Taggerty PO 14/9/1893.
Lot 11464:Acheron (1):
- WWW #10 25mm 'ACHERON/MR1/88/VICTORIA' on piece with violet 24mm framed 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/2/MR2/88/MELBOURNE' (A2+). [Rated 4R]  PO 15/4/1876; renamed Taggerty PO 14/9/1893.
70.00
5032912 A- A2Blackburn Mail Centre: - WWW #320 46x34½mm violet rectangle 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/5MAR1983/MAIL CENTRE BLACKBURN/VICTORIA 3130/AUSTRALIA' backstamp on RTS Courier Job Service window-faced cover, red 'BORONIA/PAID/11A21AP83/VIC-AUST-3155' (B1) cancel. [Rated R]
MC 3/8/1975; renamed Eastern Mail Centre MC 1/10/1991.
Lot 12383 [1 of 2]:Blackburn Mail Centre:
- WWW #320 46x34½mm violet rectangle 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/5MAR1983/MAIL CENTRE BLACKBURN/VICTORIA 3130/AUSTRALIA' backstamp on RTS Courier Job Service window-faced cover, red 'BORONIA/PAID/11A21AP83/VIC-AUST-3155' (B1) cancel. [Rated R]  MC 3/8/1975; renamed Eastern Mail Centre MC 1/10/1991.Lot 12383 [2 of 2]:Blackburn Mail Centre:
- WWW #320 46x34½mm violet rectangle 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/5MAR1983/MAIL CENTRE BLACKBURN/VICTORIA 3130/AUSTRALIA' backstamp on RTS Courier Job Service window-faced cover, red 'BORONIA/PAID/11A21AP83/VIC-AUST-3155' (B1) cancel. [Rated R]  MC 3/8/1975; renamed Eastern Mail Centre MC 1/10/1991.
10.00
6125340 A A2Dead Letter Office: - WWW #10262 violet triple-oval 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/24NOV1967/MELBOURNE, AUST.' backstamp on cover from Ontario, Canada, violet 'UNKNOWN BY POSTMEN PRESTON' (A1-), boxed 'UNCLAIMED AT/PRESTON' (B2) x2, 'PRESTON N.18/18NO67/VIC-AUST' (WWW #80A - A1) and pointed finger on face, 'PRESTON N.18/5/3NO67/VIC-AUST' (WWW #330A - A2) backstamp. [Rated 2R]
For offices other than Melbourne see the office indicated in the inscription.
Lot 13239 [1 of 2]:Dead Letter Office:
- WWW #10262 violet triple-oval 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/24NOV1967/MELBOURNE, AUST.' backstamp on cover from Ontario, Canada, violet 'UNKNOWN BY POSTMEN PRESTON' (A1-), boxed 'UNCLAIMED AT/PRESTON' (B2) x2, 'PRESTON N.18/18NO67/VIC-AUST' (WWW #80A - A1) and pointed finger on face, 'PRESTON N.18/5/3NO67/VIC-AUST' (WWW #330A - A2) backstamp. [Rated 2R]  For offices other than Melbourne see the office indicated in the inscription.Lot 13239 [2 of 2]:Dead Letter Office:
- WWW #10262 violet triple-oval 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/24NOV1967/MELBOURNE, AUST.' backstamp on cover from Ontario, Canada, violet 'UNKNOWN BY POSTMEN PRESTON' (A1-), boxed 'UNCLAIMED AT/PRESTON' (B2) x2, 'PRESTON N.18/18NO67/VIC-AUST' (WWW #80A - A1) and pointed finger on face, 'PRESTON N.18/5/3NO67/VIC-AUST' (WWW #330A - A2) backstamp. [Rated 2R]  For offices other than Melbourne see the office indicated in the inscription.
25.00
6113762 A A2Flemington: - WWW #146C 'FLEMINGTON.W.1/2/29JA63/VIC-AUST' arrival on unclaimed Henderson & Ball, Solicitors, Melbourne cover, 5d QEII cancelled with 11 Jan 1963 Melbourne Machine, boxed 'UNCLAIMED AT/FLEMINGTON' (A2) on face & magenta 'RETURN/TO/SENDER/D.L.O. MELB.' (A2) pointed-finger on face and back. [Rated R]
PO 1/1/1854.
Lot 13662 [1 of 2]:Flemington:
- WWW #146C 'FLEMINGTON.W.1/2/29JA63/VIC-AUST' arrival on unclaimed Henderson & Ball, Solicitors, Melbourne cover, 5d QEII cancelled with 11 Jan 1963 Melbourne Machine, boxed 'UNCLAIMED AT/FLEMINGTON' (A2) on face & magenta 'RETURN/TO/SENDER/D.L.O. MELB.' (A2) pointed-finger on face and back. [Rated R]  PO 1/1/1854.Lot 13662 [2 of 2]:Flemington:
- WWW #146C 'FLEMINGTON.W.1/2/29JA63/VIC-AUST' arrival on unclaimed Henderson & Ball, Solicitors, Melbourne cover, 5d QEII cancelled with 11 Jan 1963 Melbourne Machine, boxed 'UNCLAIMED AT/FLEMINGTON' (A2) on face & magenta 'RETURN/TO/SENDER/D.L.O. MELB.' (A2) pointed-finger on face and back. [Rated R]  PO 1/1/1854.
15.00
   
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