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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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Australia

Lots 37-46 Lots 47-50

Lot 37 ()   

Australia, 1934, Kangaroo and Map, £2 black & rose, C of A watermark, tied to part of registered bag to San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank (probably a gold shipment!), with Perth registry etiquette, missing other stamps, Fine. Scott No. 129 $800.
SG No. 138    £550 for used ($760).

Realized: $650

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Lot 38    

Australia, 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 $300 - 400.

THE ONLY COVER FLOWN OF THE MELBOURNE - DUTCH EAST INDIES FIRST FLIGHT.

Realized: $525

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Lot 39    

Australia, 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 $150 - 200.

Realized: $80

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Lot 40    

Australia, 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    $200 - 300.

Realized: $425

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Lot 41    

Australia, 1855 Battersea, England to Melbourne, Victoria, cover franked with G.B. 1854, 2d blue, three singles tied by "2" barred oval handstamps, red "1d" handstamp and manuscript "2" rate with three-line "Advertised and Unclaimed" handstamp, reverse with straight line origin handstamp and red G.P.O. Victoria cds, original enclosure, accompanied by original "Dead Letter Branch/Returned Paid Letter" return cover with printed Rowland Hill notice on inner flap and cover; original cover with small light stain affecting one stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $220

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Lot 42    

Australia, 1860 Dunfermline, Scotland to Bathurst, N.S.W., cover franked with G.B. 6d lilac (S.G. 69) tied by "113" barred handstamp with origin cds alongside, redirected to Cowra with N.S.W. 2d blue tied by oval handstamp, appropriate transit backstamps; slight cover soiling and small part of backflap missing, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $160

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Lot 43    

Australia, 1877 London, England to Melbourne, Victoria, consignee letter endorsed "Shippers Letter, pr British Commerce", handed over to the postal authorities in Melbourne and handstamped with boxed "Loose Ship Letter" and "2d To Pay" in oval; couple tone bands and tears at top, otherwise Very Fine, an early and limited use of both handstamps.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $110

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Lot 44    

Australia, 1890 Buckingham, England to Redfern, N.S.W., cover franked with G.B. 2½d QV (S.G. 201) tied by duplex postmark, purple boxed "Deficient Postage - 1½, Fine 4d; 5½" and "Advertised, Unclaimed" handstamps, reverse with Redfern cds's and The Largest Remainders of the NSW Docket System to Have Survived, accompanied by the original G.B. Return Letter Office notice envelope when cover was returned, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $120

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Lot 45    

Australia, 1890 Melbourne to Prahan, Victoria, 1d printed private order corner card entire canceled by "Melbourne, Oc 18, 90" duplex, redirected to Mittagong via NSW Traveling Post Office with bold "More To Pay 2d" oval handstamp, redirected again to Sydney where it received a green postage due docket on reverse and blue crayon "2d" and "461" docket number on front, Very Fine, a late usage official the NSW docket system as postage due issue replaced these dockets in January 1891.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

THE ONLY RECORDED DOCKET REMNANT ON GREEN PAPER - ALL OTHERS HAVE BEEN RECORDED ON YELLOW PAPER.

Realized: $260

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Lot 46 ()   

Australia, 1914 Fremantle to Perth, Australia, piece of large O.H.M.S. front with origin cds and blue crayon 3/11 due rating for letter bundle, franked with Postage Due 2s + 1s + 6d + 4d + 1d tied by "Post Restante, 23 Jan, 14" cds's, Very Fine, possible unique with 1sh & 2sh high values unrecorded on cover.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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