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Displaying 1 - 20 of 49 Lots in Category - Postmarks - Instructional/Informative Markings




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Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

POSTAL HISTORY








113

C

Miscellaneous Melbourne covers including 1873 OHMS lettersheet with tiny 'MOO/MELBOURNE' cds within, 1885 to Germany with Bell d & Naish 8d, 1880 to Castlemaine with superb 'NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER CARRIER', 1893 with boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY/ADDRESSED', 1901 OHMS mourning cover to USA with 'REGISTERED/ MELBOURNE - R' duplex, 1906 with boxed 'IRREGULARLY/POSTED', 1903 "The Advance Australia" wrapper with double-circle 'PAID AT MELBOURNE/-1-' cds, 1908 mangled PPC with boxed 'RECEIVED TORN/AT GPO', 1925 with extremely late usage of boxed 'RETURNED TO THE POST/OFFICE MELBOURNE FROM/...', etc, also Official postcards with various 'PAID AT/...' datestamps including 1903 with double-circle '8', 1912-16 'PAID AT/MELBOURNE VIC' '11' x2 & '12' each with 'D' slug, condition variable. (Qty 59)

500.00

$600.00


















119

C

1843-51 Port Phillip District group including 1843 very fine entire from England, 1843 entire to Scotland with 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' b/s in red, 1845 outer & 1847 entire both with 'GEELONG/NEW S WALES' b/s, 1845 Wodonga-Melbourne with 'ALBURY/NEW S WALES' d/s & rated "11d", 1846 entire headed "Mustons Creek" (no d/s) to Sydney rated "1/5", 1848 piece with 'SEYMOUR/PORT PHILLIP' d/s, 1849 outer from England to "Portland/Port Phillip" with JB Wilcocks Emigration Agent cachet (Ex JRW Purves), 1849 cover with very fine 'GEELONG/PORT PHILLIP' b/s in red, 1850 outer from India with boxed 'CALCUTTA' d/s in red & tiny 'COLVIN AINSLIE/COWIE/& Co' Forwarding Agents wafer on the flap, 1850 & 1851 consignees' letters "p Honduras" rated "1/8" & "p Admiral" rated "10", 1850 large piece with boxed 'PAID AT/PORT FAIRY' h/s, etc, also a small piece with proof strikes 'HORSHAM/AU*11/1848/PT PHILLIP' d/s plus boxed 'PAID/HORSHAM' & 'PAID/BURN BANK' h/s, condition rather mixed but generally good to very fine. (Qty 24 items)

1500.00

$1,150.00






120

CL

B

1843-51 1843 OHMS outer to "Wandoo Vale/Mt Rouse" endorsed "pDiana" and signed at lower-left "CJ Latrobe", light but fine strike of the boxed 'FREE/MELBOURNE' h/s in red & 'MELBOURNE/OC25/--/NEW.S.WALES' b/s (no year), minor blemishes. [The addressee, John George Robertson, arrived at Melbourne in -.2.1840 & took up the Wando Vale run near present-day Casterton. The "Diana" departed Melbourne for Portland 26.10.1843. Charles La Trobe was appointed Superintendent of the District of Port Phillip. After Separation in 1850, he was named Victoria's first Lieutenant-Governor. Covers with his signature are rarely available]

750.00

$800.00






121

C

B

1845 lengthy Bunbury Correspondence entire headed "William's Town December 10th 45" to Suffolk "Per Spartan" with boxed 'INDIA LETTER/DARTMOUTH' h/s & rated "8" in black, 'DARTMOUTH/MY15/1846' transit & 'BURY ST EDMUNDS' arrival b/s, redirected to "Poste restante/Venice" with rate calculation to "2/1" in red, 'PD'-in-oval h/s of London in red & superb boxed 'ShipLetter'-in-italics b/s, light 'JTALIEN'-in-oval h/s, then forwarded to "Cologne" (at the time, in France), red-ink stain on the address panel. Ex Ray Kelly. [This is the earliest recorded item from Victoria to France, and any of the Italian States . The earliest recorded by Ben Palmer are of 1850 & 1856 respectively]

The chatty contents include references to aborigines, political unrest & the need for Separation from New South Wales, and the discovery of gold, some five years before the first "official" finds! "...The practical importance of these Colonies appears to be overlooked and practical jokes one might almost suppose them to be are played upon the unfortunate colonists by each succeeding Minister...[One of the Port Phillip members of the Legislative Council] told the G-G that he would drive the people into a rebellion...another...has openly at public meetings and in the newspapers advocated armed rebellion to the measures of the FitzRoy Government...The sheep farmers are all getting disgustingly rich and have no means of investing their surplus money...Gold of the highest quality has been found on the Sydney side ..."

750.00

$1,000.00






122

C

B

1849 OHMS outer with 'Chief Secretary's Office/Sydney' imprint dated "6th August 1849" at lower-left, to the "Surgeon Superintendent/of the Elizabeth/Hobsons Bay/Melbourne", fine strike of the boxed 'FREE/MELBOURNE' h/s in red & 'MELBOURNE/AU16/--/PORT PHILLIP' b/s (no year), a bit soiled. [There is no Sydney postmark so this item was probably brought to Melbourne in a closed bag, where it was processed on arrival]

400.00

$300.00




124

C

B

1854 entire from Geelong to Launceston "p Royal Stephen/via Melbourne" with irregular usage of oval 'PAID/DC8/1854/MELBOURNE' transit b/s in lieu of Ship Letter datestamp & irregularly struck in black, the stamps unfortunately lost.

200.00

$150.00






125

CL

A-

1855 part-entire with superb strikes of the octagonal 'PAID AT/MURCHISON' handstamp and 'MURCHISON/ [crown]/FE*6/1855/VICTORIA' b/s. PO opened 19.1.1855; remarkably early usage. [The only recorded examples of both postmarks, the crowned-oval being the earliest datestamp by 15 years]

500.00

$1,100.00




133

PS

B

1889 1d Postal Card with superb Ballarat duplex, to Melbourne with oval 'LIST ROOM/NO 1' d/s overstruck with large-part strike of the rubber 'NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER CARRIERS/MELBOURNE' handstamp (the only recorded example), redirected to Sydney, minor faults.

100.00

$75.00






138

PS

A

1900 penalty envelope with Entomological Branch imprint at lower-left, to "OT Supt [= Overland Telegraph Superintendent]/Barrow Creek/Central Australia" with 'OODNADATTA/SA' squared-circle b/s apparently where endorsed "Try GPO/Adelaide" & with 'PA RAILWAY/ 6 /SA' transit b/s, vertical-oval 'ADVERTISED UNCLAIMED/ ADELAIDE SA' d/s plus DLO b/s of Adelaide & Melbourne.

200.00

$150.00






139

PS

B

1900 envelope with 'THE PRESIDENT/[arms]LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL VICTORIA' frank & 'THE PRESIDENT/...' crest on the flap both printed in red, to London with 'VICTORIA/[crown]/OFFICIAL PAID' h/s, forwarded three times including to the "House of Commons", minor blemishes.

250.00

$190.00








141

CPS

DEAD LETTER OFFICE: Returned Letter Envelopes Codes 'A' 'B' 'W' (with light 'DLB___/REGISTERED' h/s) & 'X', 1865 'Returned Free Letter' with 'Free' Barred-Out, three covers each with semi-circle 'RECEIVED OPEN/DLB/ VICTORIA' h/s in rosine, 1875 & 1883 covers each resealed with 'DEAD LETTER BRANCH/[crown]/ GPO/VICTORIA' seal impressed in red wax, 1869 with double-oval 'OPENED/ DLB /TO ASCERTAIN ADDRESS' b/s (not previously seen by us), 1872 piece from GB wrapper with superb boxed 'DLO/NO CONTENTS/MELBOURNE' h/s in green, and 1888 Postal Card for St Kilda Cricket Club with "shield" 'NO ADDRESS/DLB' h/s (the only example known to us), etc, condition rather mixed still a very desirable lot with a high degree of rarity. (Qty 18)

850.00

$650.00






143

PS

A-/B

DEAD LETTER OFFICE: Returned Letter Envelopes Code 'W' (265x113mm, 1872 & 1883 printings with different settings) with light but clear strikes of the scarce boxed 'DLO___PB___/REGISTERED' h/s in green (not previously seen by us & the only other example known to us is in Lot 281065 ) or purple (with 'PB' excised). A rare pair. (Qty 2)

400.00

No longer available


151

C

A

BOXED OFFICE HANDSTAMPS: 'GREAT WESTERN' & mss "23.1.06" on 1d pink on PPC to GB, 'T/10c' h/s.

100.00

$75.00



POSTMARKS




165

CL

B

EASTBROOK: Fine 'EASTBROOK/NO7/84/VICTORIA' & another strike of two days later - the only recorded strikes - on reverse of OHMS cover to Inglewood & redirected several times with b/s including 21mm 'INGLEWOOD' (LRD) & Inglewood duplex (LRD), and six strikes of 'KINGOWER'. Remarkable item: Eastbrook's Barred Numeral 'M90' - not present - is rated RRRR. PO 7.10.1878; closed 30.6.1887. [Goldmining]

250.00

$190.00








168

C/CL

'MISSENT TO/...' HANDSTAMPS: Group of mostly Postal Cards or PPCs with all-different markings from '.../BRIGHTON', '.../CAMBERWELL', '.../CASTLEMAINE', '.../CHILTERN', '.../COLLINGWOOD', '.../DIMBOOLA', '.../DROMANA', '.../DROUIN', '.../EAGLEHAWK', '.../EUROA', '.../FLINDERS', '.../FOOTSCRAY', '.../KOROIT', '.../PORTLAND', '.../PRAHRAN', '.../SOUTH MELBOURNE' and '.../STAWELL', condition a bit mixed. Scarce lot. (Qty 17)

400.00

$380.00








169

C

A/B

'PAID AT/...' HANDSTAMPS: 1853-54 struck in Red for '.../BALLAN' (very fine, on entire headed "Bradshaws Station/near Ballan", postmaster's manuscript "Ballan/Dec 29th 54" on the reverse), '.../COLLINGWOOD' (very fine on equally fine entire unusually with crowned-oval d/s on the face), '.../FORREST CK' (light but obvious strike on outer; spelling error for "Forest", renamed Castlemaine 1.1.1854), '.../GISBORNE' (very fine, on outer with equally fine crowned-oval b/s) & '.../SPRING CK' (a bit untidy, on entire with poor oval b/s). A very scarce group. Ballan, Forest Creek & Spring Creek were goldfield towns] (Qty 5)

1250.00

$950.00






170

C/CL

A/B

'PAID AT/...' HANDSTAMPS: 1855-58 now struck in Black for '.../BUCKLAND' (poor, on entire headed "Pore Punka/Ovens River" with poor b/s), '.../CHEWTON' (superb on cover with superb oval b/s), '.../DIGBY' (very fine on part-outer), '.../FIERY CK PGF' (light but obvious on outer with fine b/s, renamed Raglan 16.5.1860) & '.../SPRING CK' (fine, on entire headed "Camp Beechworth" with light b/s with no year, renamed Beechworth 1.1.1854). [All but Digby were goldmining towns] (Qty 5)

1000.00

$750.00








171

C

A+/B

'PAID AT/...' HANDSTAMPS: 1861-68 for '.../COCHRANE' (very fine, on entire headed "Cochrane's"), '.../FLINDERS' (very fine, on superb entire with fine BN '428' & cds unusually on the face), '.../HUNTLEY' (very fine, on cover with superb oval 'SANDHURST' b/s), '.../REDCASTLE' (very fine, on entire with fine b/s), '.../SAGO HILL' (very fine, on wrapper with cds unusually on the face), '.../STEIGLITZ' (very fine with manuscript "4(d)" added, on cover with fine crowned-oval b/s) and '.../TALBOTVILLE' (largely very fine, on entire headed "Talbotville Crooked River" with almost very fine b/s & 'GRANT' transit). [Cochrane's (renamed Bealiba 1.1.1864), Huntley (renamed Huntly in 1867), Redcastle, Sago Hill (renamed Haddon 1.1.1873), Steiglitz & Talbotville (renamed Crooked River 12.2.1924) were all goldmining towns]

This style of handstamp seems to have been withdrawn by the mid-1870s: see Lot 281105 . Similar handstamps were introduced in the mid-1890s when a Bulk Mailing facility was first made available: see the next lot. (Qty 7)

1500.00

$1,150.00






172

C/CL

A/B

'PAID AT/...' HANDSTAMPS: 1894-1903 for '.../BOURKE ST EAST', '.../DAYLESFORD', '.../EUROA' (piece only), '.../HAMILTON' (front only), '.../PUBLIC OFFICES', '.../ST KILDA' and '.../SOUTH MELBOURNE' all fine to very fine strikes; also 1912 with 'PAID AT RICHMOND' cds & 1904 with rare 'PAID AT/WARRAGUL' cds (irregular usage as a transit b/s & the earlier of only two recorded examples). Underrated material. [See also Lot 281055 ] (Qty 9 items)

400.00

$300.00






173

CL

A

'REDIRECTED' HANDSTAMP: Very fine boxed 'REDIRECTED' h/s on 1874 OHMS reply lettersheet with 'SOLICITIOR GENERAL' Frank & 'CRESSY' arrival cds from where forwarded to St Kilda. The only such marking we have seen from Victoria: if they were issued to other post offices, why were they apparently not used?

250.00

$190.00




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