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AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: Array including 1899 to Germany with colourful philatelic franking (toning), 1906 to Italy with ½d plate 8 (2 dots) corner pair, 1906 Colac to Turkey with 'BRITISH POST OFFICE/CONSTANTINOPLE' d/s, many others with commoner duplex cancels; wide range of topics including Bendigo mining scenes, post offices and regional views, condition variable. (Qty 200+)
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
1940 (c.) parcel tag with 1d QM, 6d Kookaburra, 5/- Robes and CofA £2 Kangaroo tied by indistinct Cobar (NSW) cds. Ceremuga Certificate (2000).
1930 entire makeshift parcel label (200x170mm) still affixed to a slightly larger piece from a linen bag to Switzerland with an amazing seven-colours franking comprising Roos 6d brown, 1/- x2 & 2/- maroon vetical pair (the upper-unit Chopped Neck BW #39d) + KGV ½d orange, 1d green, 'TWO/PENCE' on 1½d red & 3d blue all tied by 'PARCEL POST/ROCKHAMPTON' cds, noted as weighing 150oz or "11 lbs avoid", insured for £50 with a green/white 'INSURED PARCEL' label (not previously seen by us), on arrival two Swiss labels added, some minor blemishes but remarkably fine for such an item. Truly astonishing!With a letter from Richard Breckon confirming the postage of 5/4d for a parcel weighing between 8 & 11 pounds (represented by the stamps at upper-right), plus 1/8½d - the stamps at lower-right - for insurance cover between £48 & £50. Also with the relevant extracts from the 1930 "Post Office Guide". The bag probably contained sapphires as it is from one of the prominent gemstone miners at "Sapphire via Anakie" in central Queensland. Other towns in the vicinity are Emerald & Rubyvale.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - First Day Covers
1951 Gold and Responsible Government Centenaries se-tenant pairs in a block of 4 - on a long cover depicting Bendigo goldfields - tied by Karoonda cds of 2JL51.
1947-52 Definitives KGVI 3½d blue tied by Karoonda cds of 9JL51.
C of A - Flight Covers - Commercial
9d Kangaroo frankings comprising 1935 to England 1935 with a pair and c.1940 censored with additional AIF 6d (still underpaying by 3d the 1/6d airmail rate); also 1937 to India with KGV 3d & KGVI 2d added to pay 1/2d rate, some peripheral blemishes. (Qty 3)
NEW SOUTH WALES
1854 (May 9) entire to "Brisbane Water" (Gosford) & signed "EHHargraves" with Laureate 1d vermilion x2 (both with full margins), damaged at left & extensively rejoined/reinforced within still of fine facial appearance. Ex Moreton & Brian Peace. [Edward Hammond Hargraves is generally credited with the first gold discovery in Australia, at Ophir near Bathurst in May 1851. He speaks of his anticipated reward from the NSW government "...it is sure to put £10,000 in my pocket..." (which he did receive) & of the enthusiastic reception he received in Victoria "...I was presented with a private testimonial of 250 guineas...from one merchant just as the steamer was leaving...". However, he was basically a conman & wastrel who died virtually penniless]
1882 cover between Chinese merchants with DLR 2d tied by very fine Rays '693' of 'VEGETABLE CREEK' (cds on reverse: LRD) to Victoria with postmaster's endorsement "Deep Lead/17 8 82" arrival on the reverse. Vegetable Creek PO 3/6/1873; renamed Emmaville 20/9/1882. Ex Rod Moreton & Brian Peace.
POSTAL CARDS: 1898 First Scenic Issue on Yellowish Stock 1d as HG 10a but the colour varying from light brown at left & right to dull purple in the middle, unused. A most unusual Dry Ink variety.
Eclectic group mostly with a goldmining connection including government blue papers notably 1856 "Post Office, Ballarat" plus extracts including 1853 (Oct 25) list of post office names before & from 1/1/1854, a group of pieces with signatures of officials & other notables including "Thomas Ham" who printed the Half-Lengths (these being Ex Purves), illustrations from the "London Illustrated News", 1893 "Miner's Right", 1855 large piece with very fine "Butterfly" '48' in red, 1863 cover with an apparently Imperf 4d Beaded Oval, 1877 cover with BN '588' & 'PANMURE' cds, 1876 cover with TPO 2 duplex & 'ASCOT' b/s, etc. Ex Moreton & Brian Peace. A fascinating lot. (Qty 100+ items)
1854 (Feb 10) stampless entire to Scotland "pAustralian" with 'PAID/MELBOURNE/ d/s, rated "3" for outward shipletter & "1/-" wrongly instead of 8d for an inwards private shipletter, internal faults but very fine facial appearance. Ex Moreton & Brian Peace. [From the last of three voyages for the ill-fated Australian Steam Navigation Co. The ship ran aground at Cape Town. Over 3 tons of gold was transferred to a bank there but the passengers' bags were plundered]
1860 printed cover to Switzerland with 3-issue franking of Emblems Rouletted Vertically Laid Paper 2d, Beaded Ovals 4d & Shilling Octagonal pair (faulty) tied by BN '7' of 'CRESWICK' (cancelling one stamp & fine b/s), 19mm 'REGISTERED/MELBOURNE' transit cds in red on the face, rated "1/-" in red for the postage to be credited between France & Switzerland, numerous transits including French boxed 'POIDS - CACHETS' b/s. Ex Max Watson.
VICTORIA - Postmarks
Quartz Reefs, Stawell: 'QUARTZ REEFS STAWELL/SE3/69/VICTORIA' cds (ERD) very fine strike across the flap of entire to the Police in Melbourne (b/s) with BN First Type '265' (A1-) tying Laureate 2d. Renamed from Quartz Reefs, Pleasant Creek c.1867; renamed Stawell (2) 1/7/1870.
No longer available
Zulu Creek (1): unframed 'ZULU CREEK/AU1/83/VICTORIA' (previously unrecorded) fine strike on OHMS lettersheet to Stawell, forwarded to "Hibernia Reef/Temora" (NSW but not taxed), back to Carlton and finally to Zulu Creek, all relevant transit b/s including 'TRAVELLING PO SOUTH No3/NSW' & a Victorian TPO cds, a few repairs. PO 11/5/1880; closed 30/3/11897. [Goldmining. This is the only recorded example of a cds from what is alphabetically the "last" Victorian post office. A cover with manuscript "Zulu Creek" is known]
VICTORIA - Barred Numerals
177: recut '177' (bars removed) on Bell 1d green x4 & Naish 2d violet on cover to England, 'OMEO' cds unusually on the face, minor blemishes. Ex Rod Moreton. [Goldmining]