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This website is designed to show interesting or colourful covers of the whole world. We try to add about 25 to 30 new items each week. Many countries are included but there is particular strength in GB, the French Group & the German Group, as well as world-wide Wartime Censorship in WW1 & WW2, Postage Dues, Mis-routed mail, Special Services and Airmails. Please note items marked with a reference number BPS-xxx are auction lots for viewing only in a Bradford postal auction, not for immediate sale.

Items in category Australia, most recent first.
Australia Flying Doctor 1957
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 `

Reference: S911
£15.00

Australia registered airmail 1949
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: S910
£25.00

Australia First Flight 1931
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: S879
£15.00

Australia, mail from internee to London 1941
Australia, mail from internee to London 1941
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: S844
£35.00

Dutch East Indies First Flight to Australia, 1938
Dutch East Indies First Flight to Australia, 1938
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: S712
£25.00

Australia to Hollywood, 1920Australia to Hollywood, 1920
KGV King's Head 3 x 1½d brown cancelled by slogan m/c d/s, from Australia to Lasky Studios, Hollywood; m/s "from USS Ventura 16/3/20", "Urgent and Confidential, Please forward"; no b/s; small faults

Reference: S662
£20.00

Australia to Holland censored, early 1940
Australia to Holland censored, early 1940
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: S626
£15.00

AUSTRALIA YMCA ENVELOPE WITH FPO CANCEL TO HOBARTAUSTRALIA 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: S540
£15.00

AUSTRALIA CENSORED AIRMAIL TO SCOTLAND 1940AUSTRALIA 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: S539
£15.00

AUSTRALIA - NEW GUINEA AIRMAIL 1934AUSTRALIA - 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: S522
£45.00

EGYPT, CENSORED ENVELOPE TO AUSTRALIA DECEMBER 1939EGYPT, CENSORED ENVELOPE TO AUSTRALIA DECEMBER 1939
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: S426
£18.00

ENVELOPE FRONT FROM QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA TO USA WITH POSTAGE DUEENVELOPE 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: S383
£15.00

AUSTRALIA MULTI-FRANKED AIRMAIL TO CHISWICK 1935AUSTRALIA MULTI-FRANKED AIRMAIL TO CHISWICK 1935AUSTRALIA 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: S382
£20.00

FIRST FLIGHT AUSTRALIA TO SOUTH AFRICA, COCOS ISLANDS TO MAURITIUS 1962FIRST FLIGHT AUSTRALIA TO SOUTH AFRICA, COCOS ISLANDS TO MAURITIUS 1962
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: S381
£20.00

BILL OF EXCHANGE FROM ADELAIDE TO YORKSHIRE 1870BILL OF EXCHANGE FROM ADELAIDE TO YORKSHIRE 1870BILL 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: S298
£25.00

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA TO NORFOLK WITH MIXED REIGNS FRANKING 1943MELBOURNE 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: S239
£20.00

AUSTRALIA WORLD WAR TWO 1940AUSTRALIA 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: S102
£25.00

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