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NEW SOUTH WALES


411

O

A

FORGERIES: 2d Prussian blue on bluish paper pair on small piece, forged BN '61' cancels. Rare.

150.00

No longer available




413

#O

FORGERIES: Diadems Imperf 5d x3, 6d x5, 1/- x9 & 6d 'REGISTERED', and perforated 6d x3, 1/- x2, 6d 'REGISTERED' & 5/- Coin x2, various forgers, condition variable. (Qty 27)

400.00

$300.00T



NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History




415

C

A-

1841 (Mar 15) entire headed "Chumsleigh Port MacQuarie" & signed "Benjn D Wemyss" (?), to Scotland with fair strike of the octagonal 'PORT/MACQUARIE/PAID' h/s in red & oval d/s, 'SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' cds in red on the face, London & Edinburgh transit b/s, a few minor blemishes. [The lengthy partly cross-written contents allude to the economic depression of 1840 "...farming here at present will not pay...reduced the price of Wheat from 10/- to 4/- a bushel", complains about the easy lot of men with capital but "...some men that were thought to be worth their thousands on thousands won't pay 10/- in the pound. their is a great dirth of money at Sydney", and "...Labourers & Mechanics are much wanted here and get high wages..."]

600.00

No longer available




416

C

A

1845 large-part outer with fair rounded-boxed 'NEW CASTLE/POST PAID' h/s in red & oval 'NEWCASTLE/ NEW.S.WALES' d/s, oval GPO arrival b/s.

200.00

$150.00T






417

PS

A-

1848 local envelope signed by "GH FitzRoy" & with 'PRIVATE SECRETARY/[crown]/NEW SOUTH WALES' impressed in wax on the flap, with an unusually fine & largely legible strike of the GPO seal impressed on the face, light Sydney cds & boxed ' 6 /OCLOCK' h/s. An unusually fine example of the world's first Postal Stationery item. [George FitzRoy was the son of the Governor (1848-54), who appointed him his Personal Secretary]

3000.00

$2,400.00T






418

C

B

1849 (Jan 26) entire headed "Boyd Plain" & signed "Wm Mitchell Boyd", to Scotland with worn strike of the rounded-boxed 'PAID AT/ARMIDALE' h/s & rare postmaster's manuscript endorsement "Armadale/Jany 31 49" [sic] on the reverse, Sydney & London transit & Edinburgh arrival b/s, repaired tear on the flap.

400.00

No longer available




419

C

A-

1849 entire to Somerset "Per Penyard Pack" with octagonal 'WINDSOR/POST PAID' h/s in red & oval 'WINDSOR/ NEW.S.WALES' b/s, oval 'PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' d/s in red, London transit & superb 'BATH' arrival b/s.

250.00

$190.00T




420

C

A-

1850 cover front to England "Per Culloden/via Ceylon" with very fine Sydney Views 3d yellow-green SG 39 (margins good to large, Cat 275 x2+ on cover) tied by neat bars cancel of Sydney.

250.00

$340.00T














422

CPS

TRAVELLING POST OFFICES: Mounted group with Northern Railway including 'TPO/No 1 N/ A ' cancel on 1886 cover to GB, tiny 'GNRP/NSW' & 'RP/NSW' on 1d Postal Cards, 'TRAVELLING PO No3 NORTH B' cds on 1898 1d scenic Postal Card to Japan & on 1899 cover to Qld with 4d Cook & octagonal 'LATE FEE PAID' h/s in violet, superb 'TPO 1 NORTH' machine b/s; Southern including 'TRAVELLING PO No2 SOUTH' b/s on 1892 Registration Envelope to Ireland, oval 'TRAVELLING PO SOUTH' on d grey Wrapper, 'TRAVELLING PO No3 SOUTH A' & superb 'LATE FEE/1D' h/s on 1904 PPC, ; South-Western 'TPO SOUTH WEST' cds on 1908 PPC; condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Roy Holland. (Qty 17)

1000.00

No longer available

NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal Stationery


423

PS

A-

ENVELOPES - PTPO: 1911 usage of 1d Envelope for Country Producers' Selling Co with the stamp obliterated in red & d green printed below, a few very minor blemishes, Sydney machine cancel applied vertically (obviously the envelope was hand-fed sideways to ensure the stamp was cancelled) & '20 POSTED' h/s in violet. A beautiful item that is unlisted by Higgins & Gage. One of the great rarities of Australian Postal Stationery.

1500.00

$1,150.00






424

PS

A-

POSTAL CARDS - PTPO: 1904 usage of illustrated 1d Die II card for Anthony Hordern & Sons with an oaktree in the header & their new department store on the reverse, brief advice of despatch of goods, a few very minor blemishes. Rare: unlisted by Higgins & Gage.

750.00

$725.00



New South Wales Postal History - Registered Mail






426

C

B

1851 entire headed "Sofala/River Turon/15 8 51" to England, carried outside the posts to Sydney where fine strikes of the scarce ovoid 'PAID/OC*11/1851/SYDNEY' d/s & italicised 'Registered/Sydney' h/s both in red were applied, rated "1/-" in red & on arrival "3/2" in black, fine 'CARLISLE' arrival cds in blue-black, readdressed with superb 'MARYPORT' arrival b/s in blue, minor soiling. A very early goldmining letter. [The writer states "After all my thoughts of California I am at the diggings but in Australia....it is a friend going to Sydney who will post this. In it you will find specimens of gold from the diggings here obtained by myself...we cannot trust the post here...last month I made 56...there are thousands here and claims are scarce..."]In early 1851, Edward Hargraves was credited with discovering gold in the Bathurst region and claimed the large reward offered by the NSW Government as the first man to do so. By May the first Australian gold rush was in full swing. Sofala was one of the first goldmining towns in Australia: the PO opened 16/8/1851 - the day after this letter was written. Goldmining letters from this earliest period are rare & highly desirable. Acquired for $6037 at a Sydney auction in 2004.

5000.00

$5,750.00






428

C

B

1853 cover to Sydney with Laureates 2d & 6d (each with 3 margins & a little cut-into on the fourth side), poor smudged cancels and manuscript "Goulburn/7.1.53" on the reverse, largely fine strike of the rare 2-line 'REGISTERED/GOULBURN' h/s, Sydney arrival b/s, docketed at the left "Tooranna [?] 6 Jany", minor blemishes. A rare cover, being one of very few registered covers we have seen with a postmaster's manuscript in lieu of the datestamp (that was apparently still in Sydney to have the year altered from '52' to '53').

750.00

$575.00






429

C

B

1853 cover to Sydney with Laureates 2d (4 margins but fault at lower-right) & 6d grey-brown (margins in places) tied by two fine strikes of BN '38' (rated R) of 'QUEANBEYAN' (oval b/s), Sydney arrival b/s, a little truncated at right & two vertical folds clear of the stamps.

300.00

$230.00






430

C

B

1854 entire to Sydney with Laureates 2d (margins good to large) & 3d yellow-green horizontal pair (good even margins except at the base where just touched to just clear), poor numeral cancels of 'WEST MAITLAND' (oval b/s) & largely very fine strike of the scarce 'REGISTERED/MAITLAND.' h/s, Sydney arrival b/s. Very attractive. [Maitland PO opened 1/9/1829. In 1852 it was renamed West Maitland but the registration h/s was not replaced]

750.00

$575.00




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