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WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Numerals
15-BARS: '12' fine strike on ½d Postal Card locally addressed at Perth with Swan River Mechanics Institute advice dated 27/3/1886. [This appears to be an unrecorded usage at the GPO. '12' is recorded on covers cancelled at Northam until 1870 & at Claremont from 1895. In the absence of a cds, the case for use at Perth is supported by the Perth dateline on the reverse; and the town letter rate (Claremont is mid-way between Perth & Fremantle)]
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9-BARS: '2' of Perth fine inverted strike on 1894 1d Postal Card with coded message to Victoria, Melbourne arrival b/s. This is a very late usage (and the LRD). The Pope & Reynolds Census lists only four covers, between 1877 and 1884 and notes usage only to 1889.
12-BARS: '7' & 'NORTHAM/SP7/87/=W.A='' cds on spiked 1d Postal Card to Perth, and worn strikes on commercial cover to Melbourne with Postal Fiscal 1d x2 & cds of FE21/95. New ERD & LRD on cover: neither listed in the Pope & Reynolds Census. [The illustrations are on our website] (Qty 2)
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
UPU Distribution Issues comprising Postal Cards 1d, 1d+1d & 1½d+1½d; Letter Cards 2d blue; Envelopes 1d 2d & 2½d, a few problems; Registration Envelope 3d size F; and Wrappers Double-Border 1d & Single-Border ½d (with Defective 'S' in 'WESTERN'); all with concentric-circles cancels, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 10)
UPU Distribution Issues Envelope 2½d blue (flap stuck) & Registration Envelope 3d brown size F (small spike-hole) both additionally with 'ULTRAMAR' h/s in blue, some spotting/toning especially on the 2½d Envelope. Ex Portuguese India Post Office Archives. (Qty 2)
Mostly commercially used group with Postal Cards x14 (including 1d "Melbourne Zinco", '1½d.' on 2d, both unbordered types & 'ONE PENNY.' on 2d); Letter Card 2d blue with Text on Reverse; Envelopes 1d, 2d, 2½d (CTO) & 'ONE PENNY.' on 2d yellow (a front only); Registration Envelopes Size F (CTO & addressed with 2½d stamp affixed), Size G Red Text, & Size G Brown Text with Small 'REGISTERED'; and Wrappers - fronts only - Double Border 1d & No Border ½d both sizes; seven are uprated, some postmark interest, condition a bit mixed. A worthwhile lot. (Qty 25)
Batch of cut-outs including 'ONE PENNY.' on 2d Postal Card, 'ONE PENNY.' on 2d Envelope x3, & 1d 'OS'-in-the-Die Envelope, ½d Wrapper, etc, mostly used. (Qty 26)
1879-92 Half-Penny ½d die proof in black on surfaced card reduced to stamp-size. [The ½d adhesive was issued only in 1885]
1879-92 Half-Penny annotated study on 12 pages including Post Office band (front only) for 12 cards, PC1 with 'SPECIMEN.' h/s, "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x11, early usage of JA29/1880 with electoral advert, PC6 on White with 'NOT KNOWN/BY LETTER CARRIERS' h/s, PC7 in Sepia/White unused x2 & uprated to Victoria, 1903 Post Office Emergency Issue with ½d stamp affixed below used to New Zealand, etc, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 20)
1879 ½d brown/pinkish PC1 with message headed "Jubilee Celebration Committee/Perth 7 May 1879", minor vertical bend at left, Perth duplex of MY8/1879. Issued 1/5/1879. The PSAC's ERU is 29/1/1880. This is eight months earlier, in the first week of issue & is the earliest recorded usage of WA postal stationery by seven months. [The Jubilee referred to must have been for the 50th Anniversary of the Swan River Settlement]
1879 ½d brown/pinkish PC1 to Sweden in 1894 but not uprated so taxed "5c" amended to "10c" both in blue pencil with superb Swedish 'T' h/s & mss "16öre" also in blue, 'GOTEBORG' arrival b/s. Most attractive. Ex Dr Cecil Walkley: acquired for $977.
1879 1d blue PC2 to Germany in 1897 uprated with 1d tied by KGS duplex, & to London in 1899 uprated with 2d grey, also ½d brown/white PC6 to England in 1897 uprated with 1d, a few minor blemishes, all apparently commercial. A very scarce trio. [The 1892 Regulations allowed for the uprating of Postal Cards with a ½d stamp only. All other upratings in the Colonial Period were thus contrary to the Regulations] (Qty 3)
1879-1910 Penny annotated study on 42 pages including Post Office band (front only) for 12 cards, PC1 with 'SPECIMEN.' h/s, "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x16, 1902 to NSW redirected to New Zealand, 1894 & 1900 taxed cards to GB & Germany, 1886 irregular usage in GB & taxed; "Melbourne Zinco" PC8 unused x2, 1903 DLR Stereos Used in Melbourne PC9 unused & used x3; "Available only for the Commonwealth..." PC 10A used x3 & with 'NY' Flaw PC10B unused & used x4 (one a new ERU of MR3/04); "Available only for the United Kingdom..." PC13 unused & used x9 (one the ERU of NOV23/1905, one to Singapore); 1907 Original Design Melbourne Printings PC15 unused x2 & used x4 (one to the USA & taxed); Unbordered Issues Unsurfaced PC17 unused x2 (one unusually without Burns Philp address) & used x2, and Surfaced PC18 unused x6 (one noted as "Rare Thick Card") & used x5 (one to India), etc; some postmark interest, condition variable but generally good to very fine. A very good lot. [Includes a comparison of PC18 cards based on Mogens Juhl's description of the "Handpainting Card", & varying height of the Coat-of-Arms in relation to the stamp] (Qty 73)
1879 1d blue PC1 to Perth with poor 15-bars '21' & reasonable 'VASSE' cds of DE17/1879 being the earliest recorded usage of PC2, minor spotting. Issued 1/5/1879. Pope & Reynolds Census #16.
1890 2d carmine PC3 to Germany with 'ALBANY/JY28/91/WA - KGS' duplex & 'HAMBURG' arrival cds of 2.9.91, minor blemishes. Very rare contemporary usage, absent from Margaret Hamilton's collection: most used examples are later philatelic contrivances. Ex Peter Basterfield (sold for £575) & Dr Ed Druce ($172, where the significance of this item was completely overlooked). [Issued 1/1/1890 for the long sea route to GB. On 1/1/1891, the 2d rate - somewhat inadvertently - was extended to all overseas destinations. Two months later, this error was rectified. From 1/10/1891, the overseas rate became 1½d. This item should have been taxed but the rates chaos in mid-1891 probably resulted in many such oversights]
1890 2d carmine as PC3 but on a very unusual translucent white stock, curious 'C12' h/s in violet on the reverse, unused. Possibly a proof in the nature of a card stock trial. [The normal cards are quite opaque. This, however, when held to a light source allows the outline of an object behind it to be discerned]
1890 3d green PC4 with message dated "16/7/90", very early usage to Sussex with superb 'PERTH/JY23/1890/ =WESTERN-AUSTRALIA= - GPO' duplex, corner bend at upper-right. Very rare contemporary usage, absent from Margaret Hamilton's collection: most used examples are later philatelic contrivances. [Issued 1/1/1890 for cards to GB via either Naples or Brindisi. The rate was effectively revoked on 1/1/1891, when the 2d long sea rate was effectively extended to all places beyond the Colony. The 3d cards then became redundant]
1892 ½d sepia PC7, unused. Superb! [The illustration is on our website]
1892 ½d sepia PC7 locally used with Perth duplex of NO13/1895.
1892 ½d sepia PC7 locally used with Perth duplex of OC26/1894, City of Perth election notice on the reverse.