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Lot No. 1001

Auction No. 28
Category Stamps & Postal History
    Western Australia
      States and Territories
        Australia
Est. $600
Status FOR SALE

 

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1910 (11th August) Registered, Unclaimed & returned Office of Titles "On His Majesty's Service" env to Kalgoorlie. 5d bistre swan perfined "OS" on V/crown paper, perf 12-4 (SG 120 OS) tied by Registered Perth cds. "Kalgoorlie Registered" rectangular D 27-a, RRS 1-b rated rare by Goulder. "UKNOWN BY LETTER CARRIER" &"D.L.O." rectangular h/s on front. Second Kalgoorlie rectangular Regd on reverse plus "Dead Letter Office GPO Perth" oval ORS 3-a. This is another scarce cover & incls original enclosure. Note; No. 1 ACSC p.1/347 states, "the first archival record of the supply of "OS" punctures is of 60,000 stamps despatched November 1905. This after the first wmk over double-lined A printing but the consignment probably also included a quantity of V over Crown stamps from rejected sheets. The printing must have been small since this is a very scarce stamp". Flap missing otherwise in good cond.

 

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