Prestige Philately Auction 169 CatalogueLot 426Catalogue by countryNew South Wales
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 25 Lots in Category - New South Wales
C of A - Postage Dues
1907 Victorian Paper with Wmk Crown/Double-Lined A ½d to 6d BW #D66-70 (SG D53-57), the ½d from the lower-left corner of the sheet, the other values with some minor aging evident on the gum-side, Cat $1030 (£650). An underrated set. Ex John Williams. [Sir Gawaine Baillie's fine set sold for $632 at auction in July 2005] (Qty 5)
C of A - Postal History
1930 cover with 'RMMS Aorangi' imprint on the flap, to Manly with KGV 2d tied by one of three strikes (one on the reverse) of the rare 'QUARANTINE/__JA/30/NSW' cds, two corners clipped as was common for disinfected mail, light vertical fold. [The Quarantine Station, situated at North Head, was used to quarantine people arriving aboard ship on which an infectious disease had been reported. The earliest such event recorded was in 1828. In 1853, the burial ground was moved so it was no longer the first thing seen by new arrivals! Occasional use was made of the facility until about 1960, after which events were infrequent. The last occasion was for the "Nikki Maru" in 1972. The "Aorangi" was quarantined twice, in 1930 & in 1935, on both occasions for smallpox. Some form of postal service was available from the 1870s. The post office was finally closed c.1939]
C of A - Commemorative Covers
1950 Tropical Medical School plain cover with '__AS_____/7MR50/NSW' cut-down relief cds & mss "Tropical/ Medical/School/NSW" on provisional registration label. Rare.
C of A - Military - World War II
Bundle of New South Wales commercial & philatelic covers with registered covers from Mil POs at Dubbo, Glen Innes, Holdsworthy with 'Holdsworth' error on registration label, Hume (2, one oversize OHMS with 'DG/NSW' "relief" cds), Ingleburn, Kenmore with 'CK/NSW' "relief" cds & Showgrounds x2 (one with provisional label) etc, RAAF POs at Deniliquin, Evans Head & Parkes, also rubber 'MIL PO GLEN INNES/NSW' on registration receipt & superb double-circle 'MIL POST OFFICE/SINGLETON NSW', condition variable with some toning. Ex Russell Stern. (Qty 24)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Neat collection on Seven Seas pages with Sydney Views 1d & 2d x2, Laureates to 6d plus 'REGISTERED' x2, a few Diadems, later values to 5/- Map & QV 10/-, 'OS' Overprints, Postage Dues to 10/- etc, condition variable. (Qty 79)
1850-51 Sydney Views Plate I (No Clouds) on Bluish Paper 1d pale red SG 5, good even margins, fine BN '55' of Newcastle, Cat £425.
1850-51 Sydney Views Plate IV (Double-Lined Bale & Circles in Stars) 2d Prussian blue SG 32  from the top of the sheet, margins good to huge with outer framelines except at right, bars cancel of Sydney, Cat £150. Superb!
1850-51 Sydney Views Bluish to Grey Wove Paper 3d yellow-green SG 42, ironed-out horizontal crease; and 3d emerald-green SG 43; both with good even margins, Cat £450. A very attractive pair.
No longer available
1851-52 Laureates Thick Yellowish Paper 1d carmine SG 44, margins just clear to good, rich colour, indistinct but light cancel, Cat £250.
REVENUES: 1966 15c blue & green complete sheet of 10, the top three rows normal, the fourth row with the Green Printing (Main Design) Partly Omitted, rows 5-10 with the Green Printing Completely Omitted leaving only the value '15c' on 50 units!, minor overall aging & the reverse with some minor toning, unmounted. A truly spectacular sheet!
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postmarks
Mostly post-WWII collection in 4 albums, 'A' to 'S' have been picked-over, 'T' to 'Y' are untouched, lots of very fine strikes, numerous closed offices and some scarcer items noted. (Qty many 100s)
BARRED NUMERALS: Selection on Laureates 1d (2, one with full margins) or 2d (10, various printings) comprising '2', '10' (rated R), '21', 23', '37', '47', '48', '55', '66', '67' (rated R), '68' and '69' (rated R), condition of the stamps is a bit mixed but the strikes are very fine to superb. (Qty 12)
BARRED NUMERALS: '94' of Eden very fine strike on Diadems 1/- SG 101 (margins just touching - at upper-right - to huge, Cat £80). Rated RRRR.
BARRED NUMERALS: '107' of Dundee light but very fine strike on Plate II 1d gooseberry red SG 10 (margins close to good, minor corner crease at upper-right, Cat £500). Rated RRRR. [The post office opened on 1/1/1852, by which time the Sydney Views had been generally replaced by the Laureates. Rather similar to Hugh Freeman's example that sold for $719 in our auction of 23/8/2011]
1854 entire letter - without cover - headed "Myall Creek 9th August 1854" and signed "R Hetherington" in which he relates the difficulties of reaching Gladstone by land "...I am told we are just now 200 miles from Gladstone...I shall be there in 18 days"; also a letter headed "Brisbane 9th June 1856" & similarly signed. [Richard Hetherington was Gladstone's first mayor, and postmaster from 1857. In 1870, he died while delivering mail aboard a ship when he fell into the ship's hold: a newspaper notice of his death is included. Myall Creek PO opened 1/8/1854 - so this was a VERY early letter from there - and was renamed Dalby c.1858. No Myall Creek postmarks have been recorded]
1854 envelope to "Bonshaw/Frasers Creek" [sic] endorsed "via Drayton/& Tenterfield" and also "The Postmaster at/Gayndah will please/forward to Drayton", Laureates 1d vermilion pair (faults) with lousy cancels of 'GLADSTONE/NSW' (bold b/s), poor 'GAYNDAH/NSW' b/s & fine oval 'DRAYTON/NEW.S.WALES' transit d/s on the face, also with Armidale & Tenterfield transit b/s, some soiling but quite presentable. A rare cover, with part (undated) cross-written letter within. Drayton PO renamed from Darling Downs 1848; Gayndah PO 1/1/1850; and Gladstone PO 1/7/1854. [The NSW PO at Frazer's Creek opened 1/1/1853. There was no PO at Bonshaw until 1866]
1855 similarly addressed cover (without the instruction to the postamster) with Laureates 1d vermilion pair (poor) with lousy cancels and unusually with rare postmaster's endorsement "Gladstone Febry 23rd 1855" on the flap, backstamped with fine 'DRAYTON/NSW' cds, poor Armidale cds & fair strike of the rare 'BYRON/NSW' 28mm cds (unrecorded by Hopson & Tobin: see also Lot XXX under Great Britain), minor soiling & spotting. Another very desirable item. [With enclosed letter headed "Nether [?] Gill/Port Curtis 13th Feby 1855" signed "R Hetherington"] Port Curtis was chosen in 1846 as the site for the "capital" of the proposed colony of North Australia, comprising the entire area north of Gympie, west to the Western Australian border! An ill-conceived settlement was abandoned after three months, when word arrived from London that the anticipated influx of convict labour would not be eventuating. The new colony was still-born. It was only in 1853 that the town of Gladstone was founded at Port Curtis.
1855 entire signed "R Hetherington" with Laureate 2d tied by poor cancel, postmaster's endorsement "Gladstone 23rd Oct 55", light but discernible backstamps of Drayton, Warwick (28mm), Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Armidale & Dundee, minor blemishes.
1856 outer with enclosed letter signed "R Hetherington", Diadem 2d tied by poor cancel, backstamps comprising bold 'GLADSTONE/NSW', 'GAYNDAH/NSW', oval 'DRAYTON/NEW.S.WALES' & rare 22mm 'WARWICK' cds (without 'NSW' at the base) plus oval 'TENTERFIELD/NEW.S.WALES', minor blemishes. An excellent combination of Moreton Bay District datestamps, the Warwick cds being a type not recorded by Hopson & Tobin.
QUEENSLAND - Postal History
1895 cover to Tattersalls in Brisbane, from NSW with 1d x2 tied by Rays '788' of 'WALLENDEBEEN' (b/s), endorsed "OR 3d to pay" & with superb 'R'-in-oval h/s. [Mail to Tattersalls during their brief sojourn in Queensland is very scarce]