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DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA




48

$L

AUSTRALIA: Balance of the consignment with 1) London Chartered Bank of Australasia cheque for £1500 with 17 different signatures!, sadly decrepit & affixed to backing card; 2) 1877 Bank of Australasia Second of Exchange for £200, several folds; 3) three Victorian mining lease notices, one about fine, the others defective; and two other items. (Qty 7 items)

0.00

$75.00




56

L

B

AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: 1854 (Dec 3) government notice (440x560mm) headed 'Government Camp, Ballarat' over 'Robt Rede/Resident Commissioner' and stating "Her Majesty's Forces were this Morning fired upon by a large body of evil-disposed persons of various nations, who had entrenched themselves in a Stockade on the Eureka, and some Officers and Men killed or wounded...", some faults and repairs, starkly framed which is quite appropriate for a document of such gravity. ÞÞProspecting goldminers were required to pay hefty licence fees that generated widespread resentment. Demands for repeal of the licence fees, & for all males to have the vote, escalated. A group of 500+ miners under Peter Lalor barricaded themselves on the Eureka Diggings. This brought a brutal response from the military who attacked the Eureka Stockade on 3rd December. The fighting was intense but was over inside 20 minutes. 25 diggers & 5 soldiers were killed. However, public sentiment for the miners was so strong that none of the 13 sent to trial for treason was convicted. A Royal Commission resulted in all the miners' grievances being addressed. The male franchise was extended & Peter Lalor was elected the first parliamentarian for Ballarat. This notice is a poignant reminder of a pivotal moment in Australian history, regarded by many as the birth of the Australian identity.

500.00

$1,150.00




57

C

C

AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: 1854 (Dec 6) government notice on linen (395x538mm) stating "Recent events at the Mines at Ballaarat render it necessary for all true subjects of the Queen...to assist in preserving Social Order...Anarchy and confusion must ensue unless...", John Ferres Government Printer imprint at the foot, some thread-degradation at right and overall soiling/aging but quite presentable. An excellent partner for the previous lot. [Martial law for the diggings was declared on 6th December, the only time this measure has been introduced in Australia]

250.00

$2,000.00




58

C

D

AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: 1854 (Dec 11) government notice on linen (372x470mm) offering an enormous reward of £500 for the capture of the German Frederick Vern, one of the Eureka Stockade leaders who had escaped during the fighting, soiled/stained & with several holes. Despite the poor condition, this is a highly evocative artefact. [The reward was the highest posted for any of the Eureka participants. Vern was not captured but returned to Ballarat after the abortive trials. In 1856 he was imprisoned in Ballarat for 3 months for "rioting"]

250.00

$2,100.00






59

L

D

AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: Chinese newspapers published on the Ballarat Goldfields comprising "Chinese Advertiser" (14/6/1856 & 21/6/1856) & the successor "The English & Chinese Advertiser" (28/11/1857), awful condition but rare. (Qty 3 items)

0.00

$525.00












60

L

A

AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: Five illustrations of Ballarat streetscapes enlarged (?) as modern transparencies (455x315mm), two "signed" "FCogné". Provenance & status unknown. [Francois Cogné (1823-89) was an accomplished illustrator whose local 1850s drawings & paintings grace major Australian galleries] (Qty 5)

0.00

$160.00



C of A - First Day Covers




224

C

B

1934 Large Kookaburra 6d tied to plain cover by 'BOULDER/1JE32/WESTN AUSTRALIA' cds, blue/black registration label, vertical fold clear of the stamp.

150.00

$135.00



QUEENSLAND - Postal History




277

C

B

1909 PPC ("Mount Morgan from Chandon Hill") to New Zealand, 1d with manuscript "Baree/21-6-09" & tied by light BN (apparently '308' NNS or '508' rated RRRRR ??), corner crease & some soiling. Baree Receiving Office - 1½ miles N of Mount Morgan - opened 1901; PO c.1917. [Goldmining]

300.00

$320.00



SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Northern Territory Postal History




303

C

B

PINE CREEK: 'PINE CREEK/19/JA12/10/SA' cds two superb strikes on commercial cover to France (!) with SA 1d strip of 3, equally fine Port Darwin squared-circl b/s, arrival cds on face, small faults. [Acquired for $604 at our auction of 24/6/2006]

500.00

$480.00T



VICTORIA - Barred Numerals


430

S

B A2-

177: Type 1 '177' (recut; no sidebars) of Omeo fine strike on Emblems Imperf 2d (3 margins). Rated RRR. [Goldmining]

150.00

$115.00




435

S

A1+/A2

400: Type 2 (12mm numerals) on Naish 4d & Type 3 (10mm numerals) on Reading 1d orange of Warburton/Hoddles Creek, both very fine strikes. Both rated RR. [Goldmining]

150.00

$115.00




437

S

A B2-

542: Type 1 '542' (fine 8mm numerals) of Mack's Creek light but obvious strike on Naish 2d brown. Rated RRRR. [Goldmining]

200.00

No longer available


438

S

A A2-

548: '548' (the '8' partial only but undoubted) of Crossover Diggings largely fine strike on Laureates 1d. Rated RRRR. [Goldmining]

200.00

$260.00




441

S

B A1+

839: '839' of Golden Gully superb strike on 1d pink. Rated RRR.

200.00

$120.00



WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History




460

C

A

1907 stampless usage of Bon Marché PPC ("The Drive, King's Park") with Kalgoorlie cds & superb 'T'-in-circle h/s (worn ring), 2d Swan affixed in lieu of Postage Due & tied by 'SAVINGS BANK/LAVERTON WA' cds.

200.00

$160.00T



NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues


756

*V

A B1

1939 Bulolo 1/- used, £1 mint (very lightly mounted) & £1 pair with Bulolo cds, Cat £340. (Qty 4)

200.00

$230.00




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