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1899 Stampless Formular Types McCorquodale Size F REF1, official usage to England with the remarkable combination of 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/...' Frank h/s in violet - not valid for mail to overseas destinations - and 5d Swan - for 2d postage + 3d registration - tied by 'R'-in-oval h/s, GPO cachet of 30MAR00 in violet at lower-left, on arrival readdressed to "4th Staffordshire Reg/Lichfield" with 'WHITTINGTON BARRACKS' b/s & then to York (b/s), minor central stain. A great rarity of Australian postal stationery: acquired for $3450 at our auction of 19/10/2007.ÞÞA total of a mere six formular registration envelopes - all used - have been recorded, in three sizes. This is the earliest of the three recorded Size F examples. Margaret Hamilton's example - used after the release of the 3d issue in mid-1902 - sold for $3740 at the Macray Watson sale of 30/3/1999. The other, a very colourful philatelic usage in 1901, sold for $4140 at our auction of 20/1/2007.
1899 Stampless Formular Types McCorquodale Size H2 REF4, to England with scarce franking of Postal Fiscals ('I. R.' Surcharges on 3d lilac) 2d x2 & 3d x3 tied by 'R'-in-oval handstamp, fair Perth oval d/s of 7JUL00 in violet below, London transit in red & superb oval 'REGISTERED/EASTBOURNE' arrival b/s, heavy vertical fold at left & a bit soiled. Rare: only the second example recorded. [Margaret Hamilton's example - "few faults" - from the same correspondence sold for $5750]