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SHIP & PAQUEBOT MAIL: Large album of PPCs (about two-thirds) & covers (some philatelic) from around the world but with a strong Australian content, lots of interesting material especially in the postcards including many ships, condition variable. Ex "Cartophile". (Qty 180+)
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
1915 linen-lined cover (280x130mm) to Chicago "per RMS Ventura" with exceptional five-colour franking of Kangaroos First Wmk ½d, 3d Die II & 1/- plus KGV 1d red & 4d orange - paying 2½d rate x7 + 3d registration - tied by 'REGISTERED/BRISBANE' cds in blue, red/black registration label, San Francisco transit & Chicago arrival b/s, redirected on arrival, central vertical fold.
NEW SOUTH WALES
1852 envelope from London "By Melbourne Steamer via Plymouth" rated "1/-" for a packet letter, Sydney arrival b/s & rated "3" for an inwards shipletter, minor blemishes on the face but the reverse appears to have water-damage. Ex Brian Peace. [Carried on the third & last voyage of the ill-fated Australian Royal Mail Steam Navigation Co service. All three voyages were calamitous. The "Melbourne" was severely damaged before reaching Plymouth & again near Lisbon where the crew mutinied & the captain was dismissed!]
1867 (Aug 31) or (Nov 1) covers to England "Via Panama" with Diadem 6d or 1/- tied by Sydney duplex, both with faults on the reverse. Scarce pair. (Qty 2)
1912 PPC from Port Macquarie to England with 1d cancelled at Sydney & scarce 'SHIP LETTER/ 1D / LATE FEE' h/s (Hosking #1502) at lower-left.
1865 cover from Victoria with fine 'SHIP LETTER/QUEENSLAND' transit & Ipswich arrival b/s.
No longer available
1842 entire to Port Lincoln with an astonishingly fine strike of the huge '[crown]/GENERAL POST OFFICE/ADELAIDE/SA/19NOV--/1842' datestamp on the reverse, rated "4" for an intra-colonial shipletter, overall minor soiling & some internal repairs with archival tape but you'll never see a better strike of the datestamp. [Far superior to the strike across the flap of Harry Lower's entire to Scotland that sold for $862 at our auction of 12/5/2007]
1842 (Feb 7) lengthy entire written entirely in blue, to London "pDerwent" with a good strike of the huge crowned-oval Hobart Town datestamp in red, unusually fine. [The letter contains interesting comment about wine spoiling in transit, other trade matters etc]
1853-64 shipmail comprising 1853 "Per Harbinger" with Half-Length 3d pair, 1853 "By Steam Ship Chusan" with Half Length 3d, 1854 "pr Calcutta" with 1/- cut-to-shape, 1856 from GB "Per.../the Golden Era" with Embossed 6d, 1859 First Pre-Contract Voyage "pSalsette" with 6d, 1860 "pColumbian" with Emblems 1d & 4d pair (very pretty), 1861 "Per Jedda" (embossed 'VIA MARSEILLES') & "Per Benares" both with 3d & 6d, & 1864 per "Eureka" to United States; condition rather mixed. Ex Trowbridge: on his distinctive pages. (Qty 8)
1854 stampless outer to Amsterdam "per Golden Age/via Panama" with 'PAID/MY5 B/1854/MELBOURNE' d/s in red, London transit b/s of JY-18/1854 & light Amsterdam arrival b/s both in red, address a little enhanced over a bleach-spot. A very scarce cover to a most unusual destination. Ex Brian Peace. [The "Golden Age" was the first trans-Pacific mail ship. At Melbourne it was delayed a number of times, & most covers endorsed per "Golden Age" were actually sent on other vessels. She departed Melbourne 5/5/1854 & Sydney 12/5/1854. The cost of coal for the voyage was ruinous & the experiment was not repeated. Not included in Palmer's census]
VICTORIA - Instructional/Functional Postal Markings:
ADVERTISED: 1844 lengthy entire from England "By Private Ship" with fine unframed 'SIDMOUTH' cds & London shipletter d/s in red, 'SHIP LETTER/MY*28/1845/MELBOURNE' arrival b/s also in red, endorsed "Advertised/31st May" again in red. [Letters addressed to the GPO were held for three days, then listed within the GPO, & finally in the Government Gazette. The first 'ADVERTISED' h/s was introduced only in 1851. The writer has used all available space, even encroaching in several places on the address panel!]
1842 lengthy entire letter (missing the last page) headed "Picton 4 May 1842" but delayed & endorsed on the face "June 6 1842", good strikes of the second '[crown]/GENERAL/POST OFFICE/PERTH' h/s & the large oval 'SHIP LETTER/[crown]/WESTERN AUSTRALIA/PAID.' h/s (most examples of which are notoriously awful), rated "8 Paid", 'PLYMOUTH/DE8/1842' arrival b/s & rated "1/4" payable by the addressee, minor stains. Ex Gundacker: with typed transcript. [From Fanny Bussell to her aunt. Fanny, five brothers, a sister & their mother arrived at the Swan between 1829 & 1831. They took up land grants in the south-west principally at Vasse where they established a rather communal life at "Cattle Chosen", which is still operating. Vasse was renamed Busselton c.1900]
1854 cover "Per Madras Steamer" with NSW Laureate 3d for shipletter to an adjoining Colony & rated "4" for an inwards shipletter; & 1857 linen-lined cover "Per Emu via King G Sound" with NSW Diadem 1/- for triple-rate shipletter paid to destination; both to Bartholomew Urban Vigors (Acting Advocate- General of WA) at "Perth/Swan River", a few faults. A very scarce destination. Ex Brian Peace. (Qty 2)
PENRHYN: 1910 commercial cover to France with Overprints 2½d pair (underpaid ½d) & large registration label with "PENRHYN/ISLAND" in rosine, 'U.S. SEA POST/REG' transit b/s in blue.