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|1975 Australia Cyclone Tracey Mail|
CYCLONE TRACEY, AUSTRALIA. A cover to Queensland cancelled by a boxed DARWIN 24 MAR 1975 PAID roller cancel. On Christmas Eve 1974 cyclone Tracey struck Darwin destroying more than 70% of Darwin's buildings, including 80% of the houses. 71 people were killed and more than 41,000 out of the 47,000 inhabitants of the city were left homeless. Between 26 and 31 December, a total of 35,362 people were evacuated from Darwin. It took over five months to rebuild enough of the city for inhabitants to return. In that period of rebuilding, mail was sent free of charge. An uncommon cover from the aftermath of this devastating cyclone.
1913 hand drawn 'Herbert G Apleby' envelope to Leeds, England, depicting a young lady, bearing a 1d 'Roo cancelled NEWCARNIE, WESTN. AUST. 13 MY 13. A hexagonal 'T' tax mark is on the front of the cover with a blue crayon '20', but no postage due seems to have been collected or paid. On the back is a Leeds JU 23 13 arrival c.d.s. and manuscript 'p. R.M. Mooltan, P & O. 26th May.' A very fine example of Herbert Appleby's artistic work.
1937 air mail envelope to England franked with a 1/6d and a 1d, the 1d paying a LATE FEE cancelled LATE FEE MELBOURNE 16 FE 37. Fine.
1930 picture post card (Darnley Island, Torres Straits) to England franked with a 1d cancelled THURSDAY ISLAND, QUEENSLAND, 1 FE 30.
1934 incoming envelope from Ormskirk, England, franked with a 1½d cancelled 13 JY 34. A POSTMASTER-GENERALS DEPARTMENT / FOUND OPEN label has been affixed and tied by a Marrickville 25 SE 34 datestamp. An 'UNCLAIMED' handstamp is on the front of the cover along with a lot of manuscript markings. On the back is a Dead letter Office 27 SEP 34 and boxed Unclaimed handstamp. An interesting cover.
1932 envelope bearing a 2d, 3d and 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge set, posted on the bridge on the day of issue with SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE 19 MAR 32 circular and boxed cancellations.
1928 1½d letter card to the USA with a 1d added to pay the 2½d rate, cancelled SYDNEY 21 MAR 28.
|1947 Australia B.C.O.F.|
B.C.O.F. 1947 registered letter with a B.C.O.F. 3d and three 1d's added, cancelled AUST UNIT POSTAL STN. 345, NO 27 47, which was at KURE, a city in Hiroshima Prefecture. There are various transit and arrival cancels on the reverse including No. 8 AUST BASE P. O. 28 NO 47. The 345 canceller of Kure is scarce and rated at 1000 Points by Proud.
|1948 Australia B.C.O.F|
B.C.O.F. 1948 5½d registered letter with a B.C.O.F. 1d added, cancelled AUST UNIT POSTAL STN. 345, 10 DE 48 which was at KURE, a city in Hiroshima Prefecture. There are various transit and arrival cancels on the reverse including No. 8 AUST BASE P. O. 11 DE 48. The 345 canceller of Kure is scarce and rated at 1000 Points by Proud.
1915 envelope to Denmark bearing three 'Roo ½d's and a Kings Head 1d cancelled by a 22 MAR 15 roller canceller. On the back is a Hellerup arrival c.d.s.
1941 censored airmail envelope to the UK, endorsed 'via N.Z. - U.S.A. ' and 'Trans-Atlantic Clipper Service' bearing a 2d, 9d and 5/- cancelled MELBOURNE 22 AU 41. On the front is a three line 'Approved for Transmission / by Camp Commandant / 2 No: 18' and a boxed censor 199 strike. On the reverse is a censor label sealing the envelope. The letter was sent by Klaus Friedeberger, Internment Camp No: 2, Victoria. Fine.
1937 air mail envelope to Germany bearing a 150th Anniv. Of Foundation of NSW 9d and a 1/- cancelled MELBOURNE 24 NO 37. The 9d is a scarce stamp commercially used on cover. Fine.
1934 envelope to the USA bearing a Kings Head 3d blue, cancelled DARWIN 19 FE 34. On the reverse is a 'FOUND OPEN AND OFFICIALLY SEALED' label. Uncommon, a fine item from the Northern Territories.
1913 picture post card of Coogee Beach, Sydney, to England bearing a 1d, 1st issue, cancelled NEWTOWN 24 AP 13. Fine.
THURSDAY ISLAND. 1915 censored picture post card to Scotland of the sea shore on Thursday Island, endorsed On Active Service and with a large violet PASSED BY CENSOR handstamp. A partial THURSDAY ISLAND 22 FE 15 datestamp is on the card along with a Singapore 16 MR 1915 transit cancel. A light crease at the top left hardly detracts from this rare censored post card.