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AUSTRALIA - Postal History

1106 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 1106 [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 1106 [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.]
80.00 R

VICTORIA - Postal Stationery - Franks

2220 PSA-Lands & Survey: 'MINISTER OF LANDS AND SURVEY/FRANK/[arms]/STAMP/VICTORIA' (Karman #V280.1) printed in blue on long stampless OHMS cover to Ballarat council, torn flap and vertical crease.
Lot 2220:Lands & Survey: 'MINISTER OF LANDS AND SURVEY/FRANK/[arms]/STAMP/VICTORIA' (Karman #V280.1) printed in blue on long stampless OHMS cover to Ballarat council, torn flap and vertical crease.
35.20 R
2221 PSBSolicitor General: long envelope to Yarrawonga with Frank cancelled by fine strike of 'MC/96' tied by unframed Tungamah of DE4/01, few minor faults.
Lot 2221:Solicitor General: long envelope to Yarrawonga with Frank cancelled by fine strike of 'MC/96' tied by unframed Tungamah of DE4/01, few minor faults.
44.00 R

SOUTH AFRICA - Postal History

4580 A-use of stampless cover locally addressed to Cape Town, straight-line violet 'OFFICIAL FREE' (B1) handstamp and Belgian Consulate handstamp both in TRC.
Lot 4580:use of stampless cover locally addressed to Cape Town, straight-line violet 'OFFICIAL FREE' (B1) handstamp and Belgian Consulate handstamp both in TRC.
24.00 R

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Military - World War I Period

4766 C1920 (Jan) use of Russian 50k x3 (plus 1 fallen off), cancelled at Valdivostok on KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS/WAR ACTIVITIES cover to Idaho, plain censor tape at left tied by Russian censor handstamp No. 12, a bit tatty. [This cover is from the Russian Railway Service Corp a group of 288 drafted civilian railway workers sent across to help maintain the Trans Siberian Railway. They were given military rank but not free postage facilities.]
Lot 4766:1920 (Jan) use of Russian 50k x3 (plus 1 fallen off), cancelled at Valdivostok on KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS/WAR ACTIVITIES cover to Idaho, plain censor tape at left tied by Russian censor handstamp No. 12, a bit tatty. [This cover is from the Russian Railway Service Corp a group of 288 drafted civilian railway workers sent across to help maintain the Trans Siberian Railway. They were given military rank but not free postage facilities.]
128.00 R
   
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