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AUSTRALIA - Postal History

1064697 ✉FA-1928 use of 1½d red KGV on cover to USA, underpaid & taxed, fine instructional handstamp on back asking the addressee to advise the sender that they have underpaid the postage.
Lot 4531 [1 of 2]:1928 use of 1½d red KGV on cover to USA, underpaid & taxed, fine instructional handstamp on back asking the addressee to advise the sender that they have underpaid the postage. Lot 4531 [2 of 2]:1928 use of 1½d red KGV on cover to USA, underpaid & taxed, fine instructional handstamp on back asking the addressee to advise the sender that they have underpaid the postage.
20.00
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 4560 [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 4560 [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
1049007 ✉FA1940 use of 1d green QE cancelled with straight-line '[CA]NCELLED' (A2) and stamp has been boxed on unsealed narrow cover, 'WARBURTON/11-A21DE40/VIC-AUST' (A1) arrival on back.
Lot 4575 [1 of 2]:1940 use of 1d green QE cancelled with straight-line '[CA]NLot 4575 [2 of 2]:1940 use of 1d green QE cancelled with straight-line '[CA]N
13.00
1066765 C1942 (Dec 2) censored cover to Scotland franked with KGVI 2½d tied by Melbourne cds, censor tape and cachet, gummed brown paper affixed at left and handstruck 'ACCIDENTALLY DAMAGED BY/STAMP CANCELLING MACHINE' applied, wrinkling as to be expected. Most unusual.
Lot 4579 [1 of 2]:1942 (Dec 2) censored cover to Scotland franked with KGVI 2½d tied by Melbourne cds, censor tape and cachet, gummed brown paper affixed at left and handstruck 'ACCIDENTALLY DAMAGED BY/STAMP CANCELLING MACHINE' applied, wrinkling as to be expected. Most unusual. Lot 4579 [2 of 2]:1942 (Dec 2) censored cover to Scotland franked with KGVI 2½d tied by Melbourne cds, censor tape and cachet, gummed brown paper affixed at left and handstruck 'ACCIDENTALLY DAMAGED BY/STAMP CANCELLING MACHINE' applied, wrinkling as to be expected. Most unusual.
120.00
1062765 ✉FA-1945 use of registered stampless OHMS cover from Rationing Commission to Sydney County Council, cancelled with red 'SYDNEY/N.S.W/3 15MCH 3/1945/3D/PAID' machine cancel, violet boxed '[RATIO]NING PAPERS ONLY - POST FREE' (A2). Interesting.
Lot 4591 [1 of 2]:1945 use of registered stampless OHMS cover from Rationing Commission to Sydney County Council, cancelled with red 'SYDNEY/N.S.W/3 15MCH 3/1945/3D/PAID' machine cancel, violet boxed '[RATIO]NING PAPERS ONLY - POST FRELot 4591 [2 of 2]:1945 use of registered stampless OHMS cover from Rationing Commission to Sydney County Council, cancelled with red 'SYDNEY/N.S.W/3 15MCH 3/1945/3D/PAID' machine cancel, violet boxed '[RATIO]NING PAPERS ONLY - POST FRE
32.00
1061124 ✉FA-1951 Inwards From England to Melbourne with 'DAMAGED BY/WATER' applied to face in Australia.
Lot 4605:1951 Inwards From England to Melbourne with 'DAMAGED BY/WATER' applied to face in Australia.
10.00

AUSTRALIA - Military & Censor Mail

1082159 A-1954 (Sep 11) in wards RAAF concession airmail from Malta, GB 2½d red QEII cancelled with double-circle 'FIELD POST OFFICE/11SP/54/266' (Luqa), boxed 'R.A.A.F./AIR MAIL/TO/HOMELAND' on face. Rare.
Lot 4728:1954 (Sep 11) in wards RAAF concession airmail from Malta, GB 2½d red QEII cancelled with double-circle 'FIELD POST OFFICE/11SP/54/266' (Luqa), boxed 'R.A.A.F./AIR MAIL/TO/HOMELAND' on face. Rare.
20.00
1082160 A1969 (Aug 8) inwards RAAF concession airmail from Hong Kong, GB 5d Princess of Wales cancelled with 'F.P.O./A/8AU/69/948' (Little Sai Wan), boxed 'Detachment A/Royal Australian Air Force/CSOS Little Sai Wan Hong Kong/Forces Mail Homeland/Family Domiciled' on back. Rare.
Lot 4729:1969 (Aug 8) inwards RAAF concession airmail from Hong Kong, GB 5d Princess of Wales cancelled with 'F.P.O./A/8AU/69/948' (Little Sai Wan), boxed 'Detachment A/Royal Australian Air Force/CSOS Little Sai Wan Hong Kong/Forces Mail Homeland/Family Domiciled' on back. Rare.
20.00

AUSTRALIA - Military - World War II Period

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 4755:1941 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

NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal Stationery - Registration Envs (Official)

1080591 PSB1888-91 Centennial HG #DC2, 6d violet on cream laid paper, no seal on backflap, backflap 69mm high, cancelled with Sydney duplex, endorsed "Found torn/in/G.P.O./..." on flap and repaired with selvedge, fine oval 'OFFICIALLY REGISTERED/SYDNEY/FE2792/3D TO PAY' (A2+) on face, minor faults.
Lot 5135 [1 of 2]:1888-91 Centennial HG #DC2, 6d violet on cream laid paper, no seal on backflap, backflap 69mm high, cancelled with Sydney duplex, endorsed "Found torn/in/G.P.O./..." on flap and repaired with selvedge, fine oval 'OFFICLot 5135 [2 of 2]:1888-91 Centennial HG #DC2, 6d violet on cream laid paper, no seal on backflap, backflap 69mm high, cancelled with Sydney duplex, endorsed "Found torn/in/G.P.O./..." on flap and repaired with selvedge, fine oval 'OFFIC
100.00
   
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