I was handed some tat at the charity the other week and had a quick flick through and this philatelic creation for WAPEX 84 caught my eye. I thought interesting and maybe $5 on a good day.
Then this odd cover with a Tin Can Mail cachet which obviously couldn't be.
BUT There was an enclosure that caught my eye.
So the organising committee wanted to exhibit a Cocos Tin Can Mail cover in the possession of Mr. Dawson.
Digging further I presumably found what they were referring to.
This cover on official Commonwealth of Australia Department of Civil Aviation envelope with the Tin Can Mail Cocos-Keeling Is cachet along with a Per RMS ORION cachet. Again addressed to Mr. Dawson.
Then another surfaced. Again with the Tin Can Mail Cocos-Keeling Is cachet along with a Per RMS ORION cachet but with a pencil date of 12/8/51 on the ORION cachet. Cancelled on arrival in Perth on 17/8/51.
There were a few other covers to Mr. F. Dawson who appears to have been Supt Airways Engineer at D.C.A.
At a quick look I couldn't find out much on these but because the organising committee wanted to exhibit one I suspect they are scarce.
Any idea of a value as a group?
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