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Very faint postmark but looks like Australia used in New Guinea. :)

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A recent aquisition which I couldn't go past. :roll:
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^Nice corner-card advertising from WA. Browny would probably like to liberate that cover from you. :)

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Has anyone else noticed the absence of Rod Perry's feature Woodchip Philately
from the March 2020 issue of Stamp News ?

Rod, we miss you! Is it a temporary state of affairs, or is it the "new normal"?

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^I was wondering the same. Disappointed with a reprinted column tbh.

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This has been posted in the Navigator cover thread: https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=83371 but also belongs here.

Many people have been waiting to see if the block of 8 £2 Navigators on the Merck envelope would flush out any "big" Navigator covers.

Over 2+ years on and nothing has materialised.

Now at the current Philatelics Australia auction #147, a highly-franked parcel front that has been through the post appears.

Link here: https://www.philatelics.com.au/my_catalogue.php?sort=AUSTRALI ... ES&aid=147
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£7/13/0d Pre-Decimal Navigator franked parcel, 1966 Sydney to London
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1966 Large part of cover addressed to Castrol Limited Marylebone Road, London with amazing franking of 1965 £1 White Paper Bass pair (perfs slightly creased at top), 1965 White Paper 10/- Flinders (6), 1964 5/- Dampier (10), 1957 2/6 No Wmk Aborigine and 6d Thornbill, tied by Sydney roller cancellations dated 11 Feb, 1966. The total franking of £7-13-0 represents 68 times the 2/3 Air Mail rate per ½oz, interestingly sent on the last business day prior to the introduction of Decimal currency.

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More scans. The rate is correct: airmail parcel paid at 68 x 2/3d air letter rate (for 34 ounces or 946 grams) = £7 13s 0d.

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Hi,

A 6d Kookaburra was used to pay the 2d surface to Stourbidge, England from Melbourne, the 3d airmail fee from Adelaide to Perth, and the 1d late fee. Maybe.
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The cover was postmarked on ? OC 34 from the Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria post office.

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AndrewG,

I believe you are correct with your calculation of the rate. Nice cover - I can't recall seeing many solo uses of the large 6d Kookaburra

I don't have one. The best I can offer is this registered air mail cover to Switzerland:

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Posted at Sydney on 18 November 1938 - late use as the large 6d Kookaburra had been replaced by the small 6d Kookaburra on 2 August 1937.

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Backstamped at Berne on 28 November 1938.

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Hi,

Nice cover Temora! Thanks also for your comment.

Another registered with compensation cover:
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A 1/ Lyrebird and a 3d brown KGVI paid for registration (6d) and the up to £30 compensation fee (9d). A 2½d Australia Stamp Centenary paid the regular postage rate.

The cover was postmarked 8 NO 50 and was mailed from Penneshaw, South Australia to Adelaide.

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Good evening all
Couple of recent purchases to share :)

1d KGV purple + 6d blue roo (3rd watermark) on cover to South Africa, I assume the rate is 1oz (2d per ½oz x 2) plus 3d registration.

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4½d KGV single watermark on cover to Fiji, paying combined registration and letter rate.

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½d orange small multiple watermark p.14, 2d brown small multi watermark p.13.5x12.5, plus 4½d single watermark, on cover to USA.

Total rate = 7d.... can anyone suggest what rate was this? I assume 3d letter rate + 3d registration + 1d late fee maybe?

The 4½d has a listed variety - BW120j - flaw in left wattles (1L31)

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3d foreign letter rate franked with ½d orange single watermark, 1d green plus 1½d red (both small multi watermark p.14), on cover to Czechoslovakia.

1d green with listed variety - BW80(3)e - Notch in left frame opposite wattles (V/7)

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4½d combined airmail and letter rate within Australia, franked with ½d orange single watermark, plus 2d brown single watermark x 2

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1d unsealed printed matter rate from Thornbury VIC (my next door suburb!) to Kenya - franked with 2 x ½d orange small multi watermark p.13.5x12.5.

The bottom stamp is Die 1a.

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And finally a solo franking 2/- roo (CofA watermark) to Switzerland, I believe the rate is the 1/9d rate + 3d registration?

I don't think I have seen too many solo franking of the 2/- roo.

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Couple more covers recently acquired from the same source:

½d orange single watermark strip of four plus 1d green single watermark block of four, paying 3d foreign letter rate plus 3d registration fee to Philippines.

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The following 3 covers were sent to Kenya

1d green large multiple watermark (not common on cover) plus ½d orange single watermark on cover to Kenya.

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1½d red paying letter rate within British Empire (to Kenya). Stamp plated as 15R36

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1d unsealed printed matter rate from Kew to Kenya - franked with 2 x ½d orange small multi watermark p.14, plated as 8R1 (BW 67(8)o - Break in frame at SW corner) and 8R2 (Die 1a)

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Hi Alex -

Some nice items there to "not-your-usual-destinations" and a couple of "out-of-the-way" (in those days) starting points, too.

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Alex, Kenya is quite a good destination. Pity they aren't by commercial airmail, but you can't have everything. :)

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1964 Australia 9d Magpie.

Not sure if commercial but is over paid
Possibly a Bird Lover.

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Great looking Advertising Cover
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Souvenir of Perth W.A 28 OCT 1918 1d Red KGV

Has One picture inside.Not sure if there was more
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^ 79.518 N.Z.M.R.

I wonder if this is this fellow (New Zealand Military Remnant?). It would seem very late in the war for the regiment to be going to Egypt from WA:

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Worth some further research.

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There are plenty of KGV 1d Green covers and many covers with the slogan "minimum letter rate to USA 3d, addressee pays double deficiency".

It looks nice when the two come together. Cover unseal.

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on a cover to USA.

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Re Kiwidude's cover above, posted at Fremantle in October 1918, the sender was 79518 Eustace Claude Fairbrother of 43 New Zealand Mounted Rifles.

Fairbrother, who was a veteran of the Boer War, was en route to Egypt on board a transport (i.e. troopship) called "Malta" which docked at Fremantle on 26 October 1918.

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Thanks Temora. Certainly the same guy.

Malta troopship: 16 October 1918 departed Sydney with 289 AIF personnel and on 27 October 1918 departed Fremantle with 278 AIF personnel when under 'Single Voyage' charter to the Australian Government.

11 Oct 1918 embarked Moeraki then transhipped to [HMAT 17] Malta at Sydney.
16 Oct 1918 ship Malta depart Sydney.
26 Oct 1918 docked Fremantle.
27 Oct 1918 depart Fremantle for Egypt.
28 Oct 1919 1AM Kiwidude's postcard postmarked, evidently collected from a post box the night before.

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Temora22 wrote:Re Kiwidude's cover above, posted at Fremantle in October 1918, the sender was 79518 Eustace Claude Fairbrother of 43 New Zealand Mounted Rifles.

Fairbrother, who was a veteran of the Boer War, was en route to Egypt on board a transport (i.e. troopship) called "Malta" which docked at Fremantle on 26 October 1918.
...and to connect Eustace to the addressee on this cover, Eustace Claude Fairbrother (1880-1951) married Hannah Lillian SPICER (1899-1978) in 1921.
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Eustace Claude Fairbrother
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DEATH 10 May 1951 (aged 70–71)
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Thanks pmc, that was the next thing I was going to check! :D

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A rather delightful three-colour King George VI airmail cover to Switzerland:

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Posted in Sydney on 25 September 1939 (from Associated Machine Tools Australia Pty Ltd), received in La Brevine on 10 October. The franking of 1s9d comprises the 1937-49 perf 13½x14 3d KGVI portrait (die II), 6d Kookaburra, and 1s Lyrebird.

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Cloudwatcher,

Indeed it is a delightful cover.

Here is one with a similar franking combination:

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Postmarked at Melbourne on 7 September 1939, four days after Australia had declared war against Germany. Red air mail annulment bars have been applied in London.

Interesting see that my cover has been opened for inspection and resealed by the civil censor and yours, posted at Sydney eighteen days later, appears not to have been checked by the censor.

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Hi,

A 6d Australia Imperial Forces issue paid the 3d surface rate plus the 3d registration fee from Toowoomba, Queensland to Lancaster, Pennsylvania:
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It was postmarked 3 AU 40.

The addressee would later become a well-known dealer of postal stationery.

Note the big red single dot on the censored strip, which indicates that the cover was censored in Brisbane.

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Hi,

A 6d Kookaburra paid the 3d domestic airmail fee for the up to ½oz rate, plus 2d for the up to a 1oz rate, plus 1d for the late fee (I think).
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The cover was postmarked on ?6 OC 34 and went by surface from Melbourne (Spencer St postmark) to Adelaide. It was airmailed from Adelaide to Perth. It then went by surface from Perth to Fremantle. From there the cover went by R.M.S Mooltan to Stourbridge, England. (Maybe)

Unfortunately there are no backstamps.

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November 3, 1921 KGV local cover

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A little help please. Attached, i hope, is a 1935 cover Brisbane to Dublin, Ireland (addressed in fact to President de Valera). Stamped at 1/9d, does the extra 3d stamp cover internal airmail within Australia. What would the routing in Australia have been at this time? many thanks. An ignoramus.
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Hi,

A 1/6d Hermes, a 6d Kookaburra, and a 2d red KGVI paid the 1/11d up to 1 oz airmail rate from Australia to Singapore to Hong Kong plus 3d for registration (2/2d).
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The censored cover was mailed from Sydney to Shanghai, China and was postmarked on 10 MY 40. There appears to be a Chinese slip on the reverse, but I do not know its significance.

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Went for a trip to Morpeth, just outside Maitland, NSW yesterday. I picked this up at one of those arcade type shops where there are plenty of stalls without people manning them, where you browse and take what you want to buy to a central counter and they credit the money to the stall owner.

I'm not sure if this counts as a commercial cover, but it caught my eye as it was the only pre-decimal cover out of the lot that was there.
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Hi,

Nice cover Temora! Thanks also for your comment.

Another registered with compensation cover:
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A 1/ Lyrebird and a 3d brown KGVI paid for registration (6d) and the up to £30 compensation fee (9d). A 2½d Australia Stamp Centenary paid the regular postage rate.

The cover was postmarked 8 NO 50 and was mailed from Penneshaw, South Australia to Adelaide.

Still looking for a 1/3d Hereford.

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I am not sure whether you were looking for a solo use of a 1/3 Hereford but here's one in combination to Sweden from Bruce Rock, WA.
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I thought that this was an interesting postmark to see. Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea to New Zealand in 1951. Milne Bay is famous for the first defeat on land of the Japanese forces by allied forces, Australians in this case, in 1942 during WWII.

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Here is one that I picked up the other day.
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Looks like a pretty much stock standard Aussie philatelic fdc to me. :)
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Looks like a pretty much stock standard Aussie philatelic fdc to me. :)
Hi Brad

Even with it being sent to a business in London?

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Yes if it had been sent to "The Manager" or similar, rather than a specific person at that business. :)

Way over franked I would suggest too.
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BigSaint wrote:
12 Jun 2020 12:48
Yes if it had been sent to "The Manager" or similar, rather than a specific person at that business. :)

Way over franked I would suggest too.
Ah ok. I get what you mean.

Cheers

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