The wonderful thing about being a "Buyer Of Everything" is that some very nice looking hoards turn up now and again.
To brighten up my life, as a refreshing change from the constant torrent of PO emissions of the past 30 years. 8)
I was recently mailed these covers from someone who worked at this company - Olympic Spark Plugs Pty Ltd in the 1940s, and had the wonderful good sense to save the full covers, and not tear off the stamp corner as 99.9% of recipients did then.
There were over 100 covers here, and I have scanned a number of them above to share with members. A few were pre-war 1930s.
There are amazing array of origin country, commercial covers from the 1940s mainly. They have never been near a stamp dealer for ~65-75 years.
Burma, Portuguese India, Iran, Iraq, Cyprus, Malta, Southern Rhodesia, Thailand, Malaysia, France, China, Netherlands indies, Sarawak, Uganda, Belgium, Portugal, Turkey, a real early Israel cover, Egypt, Trinidad, Fiji, South Africa, Argentina, Sudan (several!), Lebanon, Ceylon, Greece and
There is a 1949 India Gandhi commercially used - a $50-$100 cover in today's market. Who would know - 1949 Gandhi stuff is white hot.
Includes Registered mail and Postage dues assessed etc.
Pretty much all of them sent to Olympic Spark Plugs Pty Ltd in Melbourne. .
Looks like they were a big deal back then -
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Olympic+Spark+Plugs+Pty+L ... =firefox-a
I am lazy and sell these things as one lot, and move onto the next thing - which in this case might be nice, as they may well stay together a bit longer!
"Australia" is an EXOTIC inwards destination for any collector overseas.
Rod Perry has for years been making a fortune listing such things up at $9.99 reserve start on ebay and selling most at that, and often getting 10 or 20 times that -
I have neither the time or patience, but I must admit I have no idea why things like this get $71 on ebay with $9.99 start - 1949 to Australia, exactly like most of these above -
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Netherlands-New-Guinea-Indonesia-194 ... 257505154e
So - does anyone else have a story of a nice little untouched for 65-75 years hoard of anything? Or a similar story?
I'll take a few more pix if anyone is interested in this little snapshot of social history.