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Displaying 16 Lots in Category - Queensland
C of A - Postal History
Miscellany with inward covers including 1885 from Great Britain to Bundaberg (Qld) registered with "Lilac & Greens" 3d, 5d & 1/- (5, including strip of 4), Austria 1948 censored to Melbourne Patent Attorney undelivered & returned, Barbados 1952 registered via Canal Zone, also Queensland postal stationery, Western Australia 1913 cover to Italy with 1d on 2d strip of 3, Norfolk Island 1947 registered to USA with Ball Bay 1d 2d 3d & 6d. (Qty 26)
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.
Small Chalons on batch of album pages including 1860 Imperf 6d, 1860-61 Small Star Clean-Cut Perf 14-16 2d & 6d (3), Perf 14 1d *, Rough Perf 'REGISTERED' (6d) *, Truncated Star Perf 13 1d *, 1880 Litho 2/6d * plus 10/- & 20/- (2) fiscally used, duplicated later issues used, some postmark interest including BN '98' (Nerang Creek) & '107' (Kilkivan) both rated RRRR. Untidy presentation makes for difficult assessment but sure to be other better items lurking. (Qty 100s)
Disorganised Sidefaces array with First Sidefaces to 4d * & used (8, including a pair), 6d * & used (15) & 1/- * & used (9), Second Sidefaces 2/- brown (7, one * & one unused) & 2/- turquoise (7, two are *), Large Chalons to 10/- (7) & £1 (11), also a few Small Chalons to 20/-, mixed condition with many of the high values fiscally used. (Qty 100s)
Small Chalons collection on Hagners including Imperf 2d blue SG 2 (very attractive but expertly repaired) & 6d green SG 3 (four margins but with a horizontal crease), 6d SG 6 (4), 6d 'REGISTERED' SG 11 (2), 1/- slate-violet SG 19, later duplicated array to 1/-, condition variable but generally attractive, STC £5000+. (Qty 120)
1907-11 Crown/A Large Chalons 5/- carmine-red bw #Q58c (SG 310b) pair, rough perfs, central 'KIDSTONE/ 18MY12/QUEENSLAND' cds, Cat $900+ (£500+). Scarce multiple.
QUEENSLAND - Postal History
1864 cover front to France with very scarce three-colour franking of 1d vermilion (faults), 3d brown & 6d apple-green, poor cancels, two strikes of the 'POSS ANG V SUEZ/MARSEILLE' cds & 'PD' h/s both in red, the 3d tied by 'PAYS ETRANGER/MARSEILLE' cds also in red, minor soiling. Ex Hugh Campbell.
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]
No longer available
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea Postal History
1914 entire address panel on parcel piece (145x105mm) with typed endorsements "Sender: Lutheran Mission/ Finschhafen -D.Neuguinea" & "Korrekturbogen/Proof-sheet" and 'Drucksache' (= printed matter) h/s at upper-left, to Brisbane with rare franking of 25pf 30pf & 1mk tied by superb 'FINSCHHAFEN' cds. A marvellous & colourful item. [The foreign printed matter rate was 5pf per 50g so the packet weighed 1.550kg, as endorsed at left in blue pencil]
1947-2000 Predominantly mint and largely complete in three albums with better material including Harrison Presentation Proofs 1966 Christmas 4c, Headstone Bridge 7c & 1968 Christmas 5c, 1960 10/- Bird optd 'SPECIMEN' the three variants (two **), plus complete sheets and covers including registered items, FDCs, plus some Pacific Islands. (Qty many 100s)
Auction catalogues with better items including Prestige "The Hyphasis Collection of Bahawalpur" (8/10/2005) & "The Bernie Manning Collection of Queensland Sidefaces & Large Chalons" (13/6/2009); Australia Post "Philatelic Archival Sale Number One" (stained); Robson Lowe (London) "The Great Collection of British Guiana" (26/3/1970), "British Empire" (29-30/3/1970 & 13-14/4/1970) including the "Eric Creed G.R.I." (faults), "The Harry Napier Collection of South Australian Departmentals" Part I (12/9/1978) & Part III (26/9/1979), plus various journals. (Qty 70)