Lot 1681 oAustralia, Postage Due, 1902, 2d emerald green, two strikes of "Glen Osmond, Jy 1, 02, SA" First Day of Issue squared town cancel, Very Fine. Scott No. J3.
SG No. D3 Estimate $500 - 750.
A UNIQUE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE CANCEL ON AUSTRALIA'S FIRST NATIONAL STAMP ISSUANCE.
Lot 1682 oAustralia, Postage Due, 1902, 1d emerald green, perf 11, light manuscript cancel as almost always for this issue, nicely centered, strong color, Very Fine. Scott No. J2a.
SG No. D12 £800 ($980).
Lot 1683Australia, Postage Due, 1903, 4d emerald green, perf 11½, 12, compound with 11, watermarked Large Crown & NSW, o.g., never hinged, bright color, F.-V.F., very scarce in never hinged condition.
Scott No. J13a $400 for hinged.
Lot 1684 /Australia, Postage Due, 1907, ½d dull green, perf 11½x11, bottom right sheet margin gutter block of 36, o.g., mostly never hinged with some minor gum tone at right, bottom two rows of stamps showing the complete marginal inscription "COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA" twice, some perf separations with left block of nine separated, F.-V.F., a wonderful and important position piece, ex-Hugh Wynn and illustrated in "The 1097 Emergency Printings of NSW Postage Stamps" (page 73). Scott No. J29.
SG No. D53 £1,260 for o.g. singles ($1,550).
Lot 1685Australia, Postage Due, 1909, 20s dull green, perf 11, full lightly toned o.g., well centered for this tight margin issue, bright vivid color, Very Fine.
SG No. D62 £6,500 ($8,000).
A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE 1909 20SH POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.
The 1909 2sh, 10sh and 20sh Postage Dues were issued only in Sydney and were available for only a few months before being replaced with the following bicolored series.
Lot 1686Australia, Postage Due, 1919, 3d carmine & yellow green, manuscript "23/11/36" date canceled on cover to Alberton, South Australia, first flight with typed endorsement "Melbourne - Dutch East Indies, By courtesy of Messrs W.D. Rous and H.J. Van Beckman. Via Hornet Moth 'plane", cover franked with Netherlands Indies 1912, 7½ bister tied by "Koepang, 19. 10. 36" cds, two different "T" due handstamps and signed by both pilots, Very Fine, illustrated in Eustis Australian Airmail Catalogue (under number 642). Scott No. J54.
SG No. D95 Estimate $500 - 750.
THE ONLY COVER FLOWN OF THE MELBOURNE - DUTCH EAST INDIES FIRST FLIGHT.
Lot 1687Australia, Postage Due, 1936 Postage Due Bundle to Perth, cover franked with 2d KGV and Postage Due 6d block of 8 + 2d canceled by Perth cds's for a bundle of due letters, "T 4d" for the single letter; couple cover corner nicks, otherwise Very Fine.
SG No. D97+D81 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1688Australia, Postage Due, 1936, 6d carmine & yellow green, perf 11, irregular block of 3, tied by "Fremantle, 1 Je, 37" cds's on incoming airmail cover, franked with G.B. 6d KGV tied by "Scarborough, Yorks, 9 May, 1917" machine postmark, blue crayon "45" in circle and "T" in octagon handstamp, bold Fremantle receiving cds and reverse with Perth transit backstamp, Very Fine. Scott No. J62.
SG No. D110 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A REMARKABLE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE SCARCE 1936 6D PERF 11 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. CONSIDERED THE RAREST COVER OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH PERIOD.
While the airmail rate from Australia was 1/6 per half ounce, the rate from England was only 1/3. This equivalent deficiency of 9d is reflected as 9d postage plus 9d tax. The small blue crayon 45 refers to the 45 gold centimes (UPU artificial international currency) for which the A£ equivalent was 1/6.
Lot 1689Australia, Postage Due, 1957, 8d carmine & green, tied by "Elizabeth St. P.O., Melbourne, 23 Ap, 57" First Day of Issue postmark on unaddressed cacheted cover; cover toning on reverse, otherwise Very Fine, a surprisingly rare first day of the 1957 8d Postage Due issue.
SG No. D127 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1690Australia, 1832 London, England to Syndney, N.S.W., folded letter to Governor of Sydney Major Genl. Bourke, with red "London, Post Paid Ja 4, 1832" oval handstamp and additional tombstone handstamp, manuscript "2/8" rating and partial Sydney crown oval date stamp at right, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.