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Displaying 17 Lots in Category - Ship Mail
C of A - Postal History
1915 cover to Holland "Per SS Niagara" with Roo 2d x3 + KGV ½d & 1d all tied by Sydney cds, handstamped 'AUSTRALIA DAY/JULY 30TH' "map" h/s in violet at upper-left.
1935 apparently commercial Sydney Press Club cover to United States with Vic Centenary 3d tied by NZ maritime "dumb" squared-circle of '...RMS MAUNGANUI' (cds alongside).
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1853 (July 28) cover to England "pChusan" with exceptional franking of Sydney Views 3d yellow-green SG 42 (a huge stamp with part of the adjoining unit at right) & Laureates 8d orange-yellow SG 80 (full margins) tied by bold bars cancels of Sydney (b/s), boxed 'TOO LATE' h/s alongside, endorsed "Postage/Paid thro" and rated "8" in red & "6" (for the late fee) in black, readdressed within Yorkshire, light overall soiling. Ex "Manwood" (1995; realised $US5500. [Two remarkably fine stamps, especially the 8d which is rarely seen, even off-cover, with four margins. With extract from the "Manwood" catalogue addressing ambiguities in the rates]
1853 outer to Scotland "pHarbinger Steamer" with very fine Laureate 3d yellow-green SG 67 (margins just touching - at base - to good) tied by an unusually fine bars cancel of Sydney (b/s).
1853 cover to Yorkshire per "Helen Baird" with exceptional franking of Imperf Laureates 1d 2d & 8d SG 48 52 & 79 - all with margins close to good - tied by neat bars cancels of Sydney (b/s), endorsed "paid/thro" & rated "8" in red, London transit cds in red on the face, light overall soiling. Ex "Manwood" (1995; realised $US7150). BPA Certificate (1967). [Between 1/1/1853 & 30/9/1854 it was possible to pre-pay the UK ship-letter fee, as here. Such usages are very unusual and rare]
1854 (c.) large-part undated outer to Sydney "per Shamrock" with exceptional franking of Imperf Laureate 1d orange-vermilion very fine horizontal strip of 4 (margins just touching - at upper-left - to large) tied by 'NSW' "piecrust" cancels, ironed-out horizontal fold. Ex Pack. [The strip is R1/7-10: first unit No Leaves to Right of 'SOUTH' & third unit 'WALE ' SG 83a & 83c]
1854 envelope to Scotland "pr Antelope via Melbourne" with extraordinary franking of Imperf Laureates Plate III 2d Prussian blue x9 singles (mostly with full margins) tied by bars cancels of Sydney (b/s), very fine "tombstone" 'PAID/LIVERPOOL/SHIP/...' transit d/s in red on the face, Scottish boxed transit & 'AYR' arrival b/s, small fault at upper-left where folded to improve the overall appearance. Ex Burrus & "Manwood" (1995; realised $US2420).
1859 cover to Canada with Imperf Diadems 2d x2 (with 4 or 3 margins respectively) & 1/- brown-red SG 101 horizontal pair (margins just clear to large, slightly defective at upper-left) tied by Sydney duplex, London transits on the face & 'MONTREAL/LC' arrival b/s.
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TASMANIA - Postal History
1851 cover to "Commissariat Office/Perth/Swan River/Western Australia" endorsed "Via Adelaide/per Hero" with fine strike of the postmaster's private handstamp 'CTOWN/("1")1JUL51', rated "5" in red & "8" in black, Launceston transit b/s, flap fault. Mail between Van Diemen's Land & Western Australia is rare.
1853 cover to "Oaklands/Mount Gambier/via Port Phillip" with postmaster's manuscript endorsement "Swansea/22.1.53" in blue, tombstone 'PAID' transit d/s of Hobart in red, variously rated, oval 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' transit b/s in red, 'GPO/SOUTH AUSTRALIA' cds on the face & 'WELLINGTON' arrival b/s, docketed on the face.
1858 (Feb) outer to Melbourne "pCity of Hobart" with scarce franking of No Watermark 4d SG 22 x2 (both with 4 margins, the right-hand unit with a minor pre-printing paper fold) tied on arrival by light BN '1', fine oval 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GPO VICTORIA' b/s in red, ironed-out folds.
VICTORIA - Postal History
1843 (March 28) stampless entire from GB to "Geelong/Port Phillip/NSWales" rated "1/4" (double-rate) in red & "6" in black, Falmouth cds & oval 'PAID SHIP LETTER/LONDON' d/s both in red on the face, oval 'SHIP LETTER/[crown]/AU*17/1843/MELBOURNE' b/s in red. Unusually fine inwards item.
1857 part-outer to England with exceptional franking of a very fine Woodblock 6d orange corner example Serpentine Roulette 10 at top & Serrated Roulette 18-19 elsewhere SG 61 tied by superb BN '1', very fine 'FALMOUTH SHIP LETTER' cds on face & reverse. Ex Rod Moreton. [The stamp is Pos 1 from the lower pane]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1901 commercial usage to Germany of Victorian 1d Postal Card posted aboard ship, uprated with WA 2d yellow tied by Fremantle duplex.