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Displaying 41 - 60 of 60 Lots in Category - Tasmania
POSTAL FISCALS: 1900 'REVENUE' Overprints 2/6d Imperforate Pair SG F32c, the left-hand unit touched in a couple of places, the right-hand unit margins close to huge, postally used with 'CLEVELAND/NO26/00/ TASMANIA' cds, Cat £600+ mint; unpriced used.
REPRINTS: Chalon No Value die proofs comprising 1) incomplete at base in black on thin card; 2) blank tablet in bright carmine & in brown both recessed on paper (55x62mm); 3) lines in tablet in brown-red (oxidised?) on paper (65x95mm); & 4) ornaments in tablet in bottle-green on card. (Qty 5 items)
FORGERIES: Chalon 1d in carmine with simulated Star Wmk, huge margins.
RAILWAY STAMPS: 1919-51 Garrett Locomotive 6d yellow (defective), 8d brown (2, both fine), 9d (2, defective), 1/3d magenta (both fine) & 1/6d (thinned), all with printed 'HOBART' (9d) or 'LAUNCESTON' except the 1/6d with 'Ulverstone' h/s in violet, various cancels. (Qty 8)
REVENUES: On document fragments comprising St George & the Dragon 5/- sage green strip of 3 with 1897 pen cancels and optd 'REVENUE' 5/- olive-brown strip of 3 with 1902 pen cancels; Tablets 10/- strips of 3 (2) plus 2/6d with 1899 pen cancels, and overprinted 'REVENUE' £1 block of 4 plus pair (one unit damaged) with 1946 pen cancels; Numerals rouletted £1 rose-carmine strip of 3 plus 10/- apple-green & 2/6d with 24/12/53 pen cancels [This may be an ERD for the 10/-, both Craig & Elsmore give the issue date as 1954]. (Qty 5)
REVENUES: 1900-03 Platypus optd 'REVENUE' 1d blue with Value Grossly Misplaced block of 8 (2x4), large-part o.g. & the central four units are unmounted.
TASMANIA - Postal History
1860 to GB with Imperf 6d & postmaster's endorsement "CTown", 1861 mourning cover to Cressy with Imperf 4d & postmaster's endorsement "Forcett", 1884 to GB with 6d & endorsed "From AF Basset Hull" at lower-left, etc, & some Postal Stationery, variable condition. (Qty 21 items)
1824 (Dec 24) entire to Macquarie River with a fair - but still better-than-average - strike of the undated oval 'HOBART TOWN/VDL' handstamp, minor blemishes. [Very scarce NSW Period cover]
1836 entire headed "Hobart Town May 4th 1835" & signed "Chas Price", to London rated "4" in red for outgoing shipletter, boxed 'INDIA LETTER/DOVER' b/s in red & rated "1/-" for an incoming packetletter, 'G.P.' h/s of London in red, minor blemishes. From the period of no handstamps. [Charles Price was a prominent Congregational minister & temperance advocate. Price reached Launceston (for the second time) on 29/4/1836 so this letter is from immediately after his arrival. He speaks of asking "the Governor for a piece of ground for a Chapel...I shall leave no stone unturned to get a Chapel as soon as possible"]
1844 large-part entire headed "George Town" & signed "William Pulham", to England rated "5" - 1d for transit to Launceston + 4d for outgoing shipletter - straight-line 'SHIP-LETTER' & rated "1/8", 'YEOVIL' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [Interesting content: "...has taken the labour of the Convict population from the Settlers, and under the present probation system the prisoners are all let lose [sic] and walk about with a slip of paper called a pass and hiring themselves at not less than nine...pounds a year...Our present Governor is marrying the men and women by hundreds at a time...nothing can be worse than the conditions of this Colony..."]
1852 entire signed "HDowling" to the Cape of Good hope rated "4" in red & endorsed "paid" with 'LAUNCESTON/4NO4/1852' cds, tiny temperance tract affixed across the flap (sadly damaged on opening), untidy inwards rate marking, some internal reinforcing/repairs. An unusual destination in this period. [Henry Dowling was a Baptist minister at Launceston & an ardent advocate of teetotalism. His youngest son, also Henry, founded in 1834 the Launceston Bank for Savings]
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1862 town letter with Imperf 1d pale red-brown SG 26 (margins just shaved to large) tied by dumb cancel of Hobart, good strike of the rare boxed 'PRE-PAID/4 O-CLOCK/21FE21/1862' datestamp in red alongside, minor soiling.
1901 two underpaid commercial covers 1) from Victoria with Pictorial 2d in lieu of Postage Due tied by Scottsdale cds; & 2) from NSW officially registered with Stamp Duty 6d Platypus in lieu of Postage Due cancelled in pencil. Scarce duo. (Qty 2)
1903 cover from Launceston to Oatlands (b/s) with attractive illustrated advert for Hollidge's Writing Fluid. Superb!.
1912 entire to Clunes (Vic) with Pictorials ½d only paying the printed matter rate tied by Hobart cds, some soiling that predates the mailing, the contents being the entire "Hobart Town Gazette" of 19/7/1839!! An extraordinary postal item! [The concessional rate was ½d per four ounces]
TASMANIA - Postmarks
Partly-sorted duplicated selection of CDS on Pictorials with a few better noted including a reasonable 'CAMP CREEK' (rated RR), three noted as "ERD", also a few PPCs. (Qty 150+)
Barred Numerals: First Allocation '48' fine strike in red! on 1855 Large Star 1d carmine SG 14 (3 margins, a little cut-into at top, Cat £800). A rarity. [Probably used at Cascades PO 1/10/1854; closed 30/6/1856. Later used at Hobart: see Handbook Vol II at pages 16-17 at at p23: "A red cancel is known on a 1d Star"]
VICTORIA - Postal History
1856 entire headed "Bald Hill" to Hobart Town with unusual franking of Half-Lengths Campbell & Fergusson 1d lilac-rose SG 28b single & pair + 3d indigo SG 31d tied by light BN '34' (rated RR) of 'DONNYBROOK' (light oval b/s), Hobart arrival in red on the face, the stamps affected by ironed-out filing creases & the addressee's name crossed-out. Donnybrook (1) from Kinlochewe 1/1/1854; renamed Kalkallo 19/11/1874.