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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.
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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]
GOVERNOR-GENERAL: 1900-02 envelopes with the h/s in blue, the first an irregular & unauthorised pre-Federation usage within NSW with Sydney DE29/00 cds & 'Government House Sydney/[Arms]' in red on the flap, the others with 'GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA/[Arms]' in black (mourning cover, the flap damaged) or ultramarine on the flap, both to England with 'VICTORIA/[crown]/OFFICIAL PAID' h/s. All absent from the census but the first is illustrated at page 87 where it is wrongly identified as #E40. [See also Lot 281250 ]
GOVERNOR-GENERAL: 1901 mourning envelope-front with magnificent strike of the h/s in blue, to England with Sydney & 'POSTAGE PAID SYDNEY/FE11/1901/NSW' cds. Superb! Not included in the Census.
Although the Governor-General was a Commonwealth official, until 1927 he was based in Melbourne. There was no Commonwealth legislation in respect of postal franks so the regulations of Victoria (& NSW) applied, as evidenced by the fact that the Governor-General frank was withdrawn at the same time as the State types, on 31.10.1902.
UP TRAIN 4: Type 3 (CDS with 'GM4' Error) fine b/s of MY27/80 on cover from Melbourne to "Newtown", sent first to Newtown Scarsdale (SW of Ballarat), then to Newtown Geelong, then to Beechworth, Maryborough, Kyneton (the TPO d/s applied on this sector), & Williamstown (with obscured 'UP TRAIN/MG 3' cds), sent to the Dead Letter Branch (b/s in green) where boxed 'POST TOWN/NOT/KNOWN IN VICTORIA' h/s applied on face at L/R, finally forwarded to Newtown Sydney, soiled & the flap removed. A remarkable journey.
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UP TRAIN 6: Type 1 (CDS with Colons before & after ':VICTORIA:') superb cancel of SE7/75 - & another exceptional b/s - on 'COMMR OF RAILWAYS & ROADS' Frank h/s in red - LRD in red by 20 months - on OHMS cover with 'VICTORIAN RAILWAYS/Office of Traffic Manager' imprint at L/L & endorsed "Wodonga", to "Urana/New South Wales/Via Deniliquin", 'ECHUCA' & 'DENILIQUIN' (NSW) transits & 'URANA' arrival b/s. A very desirable usage. Rated RRRR: only 6 covers recorded. [Absence of a Melbourne b/s indicates this was transferred at Seymour to the Down train for Echuca]
UP TRAIN 12: Type 2 (22˝mm CDS with Stops at Sides) very fine b/s of MY7/85 on NSW 1d Envelope uprated with 1d & 2d all tied by light strikes of what appears to be a mailbag seal overwritten with manuscript "X" cancels, from Sydney - firm's cachet on the flap - to Melbourne (b/s). A very appealing usage. Rated RR: the ERD on cover.
ASSOCIATED INTERSTATE MARKINGS: 'ENGLISH MAIL/7JY09/NSW' largely very fine b/s on registered cover to Sydney from Western Australia with 'YALGOO' cancels & 'REGISTERED PERTH' b/s, by coastal steamer to Adelaide where handed to the English Mail TPO, minor blemishes. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 22.2.2013 for $299.
All examples we have seen of the NSW markings are on inwards covers from Western Australia or overseas. The implication might be that at least some - and certainly not all - of the mail transferred from Wodonga to the Albury terminus was sorted on the train between Albury & Sydney. However, we expect these non-conforming usages were probably from Orient Line ships that terminated at Melbourne, from where they were carried as "loose letters" (ie unsorted mail) for on-forwarding from Wodonga to NSW destinations.
ASSOCIATED INTERSTATE MARKINGS: 'ENGLISH MAIL/3MR09/NSW' largely very fine b/s on William Sandover & Co cover with all-over advertising on the reverse & WA 1d pair with 'WS/&Co' perfins (one unit torn before being affixed), Perth machine cancel applied at an angle so the stamps cancelled with 'SHIP ROOM/PERTH/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' cds. A terrific item for collectors of commercial perfins or advertising. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 7.12.2012 for $552.
ASSOCIATED INTERSTATE MARKINGS: 'ENGLISH MAIL NSW' largely very fine machine b/s 1) of SP2-1909 on cover with Connor Doherty & Durack (Wyndham) imprint on the flap, to Sydney sent uncancelled by ship & uncancelled at Perth; and 2) of JE20-1910 on PPC ("Praha...") from Prague to NSW with 'BURRADOO' cds & redirected to "Balmain". An unusual pair of usages.