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German POW in Australia to GB 1941

German Prisoner of War in Australian POW camp (full details on reverse); 1/6 airmail cancelled GPO Sydney NSW 25(?) Feb 1941 to Wolverhampton; m/s 'By Airmail via South Africa', plus violet h/s 'Prisoner of War Service' and 'Passed by censor S.59'; a very unusual combination

Reference: 1135
New Guinea Salvation Army envelope 1947

Australia KGVI 4 x 2½d + ½d Kangaroo used in New Guinea on Salvation Army envelope (faults) by air; no b/s; light, partially legible cancels, unusual and interesting despite faults

Reference: 1134
Australia Flying Doctor 1957

2 x 7d Flying Doctor issue (SG 297) + 10d definitive (SG 282c) on official FDC envelope for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, from Sydney to Germany, 17 September 1957 (Not FD of issue); cancelled s/r 'skeleton' cds GPO Sydney NSW; no b/s
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Reference: 911
Australia registered airmail 1949

8 x 1949 UPU 3½d (SG 232) + 6 x 2½d John Forrest (SG 233) on registered envelope by airmail to Kirkcaldy; b/s Tirrikiba NSW 17 Dec 1949, Sydney 18 Dec 1949, minor faults to envelope but a spectacular franking

Reference: 910
Australia First Flight 1931

Australia KGV 2d red & Kangaroo 1/- green cancelled Waverley NSW 19 November 1931, with First Flight cachet 'Special Air Mail Flight Australia – England Nov 1931', to RAMC Cookham Camp, Aldershot; b/s Sydney boxed 'Air Mail Section GPO'

Reference: 879
Australia Airmail to UK 1931

3 x 3d green airmail stamp + 2d KGV definitive cancelled d/r cds on Airmail envelope from Jung, Victoria to Winchester; endorsed in red m/s 'By Australian and Karachi-London Air Mails'; no b/s

Reference: 870
Australia

Australia KGVI issue 5/-, 9d, 1d cancelled s/r cds Ship Mail Room; from Melbourne to Solicitors in London, 26 August 1941; inscribed 'Business Letter', 'Written in English', 'By Air Mail Clipper Service'; h/s 'Passed by Censor V147' and 'Approved for Transmission by Camp Commandant 4/No 18'; censor cachet also on reverse; b/s sender's details from Camp IV/A, Tatura, Victoria

Reference: 844
Dutch East Indies First Flight to Australia

First flight Java to Australia; DEI 30c triangle air stamp + 5c pictorial on official illustrated envelope inscribed '3 Juli 1938 Opening van den K.N.I.L.M. Dienst Op Australië' + h/s 'OPENINGS-KNILM-VLUCHT/JAVA-AUSTRALIË 3 JULI 1938'; b/s Sydney 5 July 1938; a striking first flight cover

Reference: 712
Australia to Holland censored

Australia 3d KGVI blue on envelope, cancelled WARRNAMBOOL 15 February 1940 to Katwijk aan Zee, Holland; with boxed h/s "Passed by Censor V91"; opened and resealed with censor tape; during WW2 "phoney war" phase; with letter seeking a stamp(?) pen friend in Holland

Reference: 626
AUSTRALIA YMCA ENVELOPE WITH FPO CANCEL TO HOBART

envelope imprinted with map of Australia inscribed YMCA & red triangle motif, with 4d Koala cancelled Army Post Office 0126 21 July 1943, airmail to Tattersalls in Hobart; incomplete Australian Forces boxed censor handstamp, red h/s of Geo Adams (betting Agent for Tattersalls), no b/s

Reference: 540
AUSTRALIA CENSORED AIRMAIL TO SCOTLAND 1940

blue airmail envelope franked with Australian definitives 3d, 4d, 5d, 6d (1/6 rate) cancelled Vaucluse Sydney 7 February 1940, to North Berwick, Scotland; with Australian censor tape & British handstamp 'Passed by Censor S.59'; a neat cover with slight defect to top of envelope where opened

Reference: 539
AUSTRALIA - NEW GUINEA AIRMAIL 1934

1st Official Airmail Service Australia to Papua New Guinea; Australia 6d Airmail & 2d Centenary of Victoria (River Yarra) + New Guinea 2d & 6d Airmail overprint; cancelled Ship Mail Room Melbourne 23 July 1934 & Lae New Guinea 30 July 1934; with special cachets front & reverse; b/s Lae New Guinea & Melbourne Victoria: fine scarce airmail cover

Reference: 522
EGYPT

Farouk 5 mils + 10 mils definitives cancelled bilingual Port Said cds; 'Opened by Censor' red on white label over red Egyptian bilingual cachet 'Censorship Dept M'; boxed 'Passed by Censor V61' in blue (Australian?), MS 'English'; no b/s; from Lloyds Triestino, Port Said; some envelope faults (which look worse in the scan than in reality!);

Reference: 426
ENVELOPE FRONT FROM QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA TO USA WITH POSTAGE DUE

Front only of an envelope franked with Australia 1d & 2d (SG 26a & 47) cancelled Gladstone, Queensland 17 February 1921; handstamped 'US Charge to Collect 12 Cents' & 'Ctms T'; with block of 6 US Postage Due stamps cancelled with oval undated cachet Watertown, Wisc

Reference: 383
AUSTRALIA MULTI-FRANKED AIRMAIL TO CHISWICK 1935

Airmail envelope endorsed 'stamps over' with clear s/r cds Fremantle WA 23 April 1935; on reverse 9 copies of the Centenary of Victoria 2d orange (SG 147a; some faults to the envelope but a striking franking

Reference: 382
FIRST FLIGHT AUSTRALIA TO SOUTH AFRICA

Illustrated envelope for the First Regular Air Service by Qantas Empire Airways from Australia to South Africa via Cocos Islands & Mauritius, with large special cachet; franked with Australia KGVI 3d, 9d & 1/- definitives, cancelled RAAF PO Cocos Isles 1 September 1952, b/s Port Louis Mauritius 3 September 1952; a nice combination

Reference: 381
BILL OF EXCHANGE FROM ADELAIDE TO YORKSHIRE 1870

6d violet & red Foreign Bill revenue stamp on reverse of £30 bill of exchange from Adelaide, Australia to Halifax, Yorkshire, 10 October 1870; small faults to document, stamp fine and very scarce use thus

Reference: 298
MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA TO NORFOLK WITH MIXED REIGNS FRANKING 1943

Australia KG VI ½d & 1d plus added Victoria QV 2d, mixed franking on censored envelope to England, cancelled Melbourne 12 October 1943, opened & resealed by the Censor with violet diamond cachet 'Passed by Censor 35', a very neat wartime mixed franking

Reference: 239
AUSTRALIA WORLD WAR TWO 1940

AUSTRALIA Wartime Airmail, Mt Wilson NSW to Beaminster, Dorset on airmail envelope handstamped 'California Clipper' & MS 'Clipper via NZ & USA', with 2 x 2/- Kangaroo, 1/- Lyre Bird, 6d Kookaburra & 4d Koala, the 5/10 wartime Trans-Pacific airmail route: straight-line 'Passed by Censor' h/s No S19 in violet over sealing strip, fine appearance.

Reference: 102