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Displaying 1 - 20 of 166 Lots in Category - postal establishments - Travelling Post Offices




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POSTAL HISTORY






114

C/CL

Late Fee group including large piece with Woodblocks 6d orange & 6d 'TOO LATE' (very fine with large margins), 1882 & 1895 to GB at 6d rate + 2d late fee, 1900 to South Africa at 2d rate x2 + 3d late fee for posting at GPO before 3pm, 1895 front only to Belgium & 1901 to Ireland both at 2d rate + 6d late fee for posting on the English Mail TPO, etc, also 'TOO LATE' h/s on 1866 covers from Talbot & Warrnambool and on 1884 cover from Tungamah with 'UP TRAIN/MG6' transit b/s, condition variable. (Qty 27)

500.00

$400.00



POSTMARKS


163

S=

TRAVELLING POST OFFICES: Duplicates on loose stamps & some on piece, unchecked by us. (Qty 200 approx)

100.00

$75.00










164

CPS

TRAVELLING POST OFFICES: Useful selection mostly on covers & a few on postcards, generally Up Trains including 'GM4' error (1878 & 1879), Octagonal Down Trains including MG2 (1887), MG3 (1878), 1st type MG4 (1867, part-strike only), 'GM4' error (1874 & 1877) & MG6 (1888), also a few Commonwealth types plus unusually fine 'ENGLISH MAIL TPO' machine backstamp & superb 'LATE FEE/1D' -in-oval on 1904 cover, condition variable but most - including those mentioned - are fine to very fine. (Qty 58)

750.00

$575.00






238

C

A/B

GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA: 1892 & 1896 envelopes with Die 6 in violet (superb) or blue h/s, unusual Travelling Post Office usages with 'UP TRAIN/ MG7 /JA14/92/VICTORIA' cds or 'ENGLISH MAIL TPO/NO17/96/ + - VICTORIA' duplex. [See also Lot 281250 ] (Qty 2)

150.00

$115.00






276

CL

A

PUBLIC WORKS, DEPARTMENT OF: Die 2 h/s in green on 1894 envelope used from Geelong with 'UP TRAIN/MG18/DE31/94/VICTORIA' cancel, Melbourne arrival b/s of JA1/95 (New Year's Day). Absent from the census and the only green frank recorded for this user .

250.00

No longer available














304

S=

Collection of virtually all different TPO postmarks on piece or stamp including a few multiples, many are part-strikes only but there are many very fine to superb strikes and a good number of rarities including 'TPO/ 2 ' obliterator (rated RRRR) & Large Octagon '.../MG2' (RRRRR); 'TPO/ 3 ' Obliterator first period (RRRR) & boxed '____/TPO No [3]'; 'TPO 4/DOWN.../VICTORIA' (RRRR); MG5 Down Duplex (RRRRR); MG6 Down 22mm Octagon (RRRR) & 'TPO 6/DOWN...' with arcs (RRRR); MG10 Down Octagon (RRRR); 'TPO/ 12 ' from Duplex (RRRRR); 'TPO/ 14 ' from Duplex (RRRRR); 'TPO 15/DOWN...' (RRR); 'TPO/ 17 ' Obliterator (RRRR), 'TPO/ 19 ' Obliterator (RRRR) & 'TPO 19/ DOWN.../VIC' (RRRR); 'TPO E' (RRRR); and 'ENGLISH MAIL/NSW' (RRRRR, previously unrecorded as a cancel). An exceptional opportunity for those who prefer their postmarks on stamp or piece.

Because of the detailed nature of the Molnar & Waugh inventory, they have been able to assign rarity ratings for usage on loose stamps separate from usage on covers. This throws up some interesting anomalies, where more examples are known on cover than on stamp but, overall, it's a valid methodology that is sure to excite vigorous debate! (Qty 110 items)

1500.00

$1,150.00T










305

CPS

Collection of covers with all different array of TPO markings on cover Postal Card or PPC mostly removed from Les Molnar's exhibit pages (including from pages in earlier versions of the exhibit), a high proportion are cancellations rather than backstamps & most strikes - including most of those listed below - are fine to superb, some better usages including on franked envelopes, "Beer n Baccy" Postal Card, Fullface scenic Letter Card in pale emerald & Registration Envelopes, and very few Tatts covers. Many are highly rated including MG4 Down Large Octagon (rated RRR), 'DOWN TRAIN/GM4' error (RRR), MG6 Up with Colons (RRRR, rare franking of Bell Emergency Printings d rose/pink block of 4!), 'TPO 6/DOWN...' (RRRR), 'DOWN TRAIN - TPO/7' duplex Second Period (RRRR), 'DOWN TRAIN/MG8' octagon (RRR), 'DOWN TRAIN/MG9' octagon (RRR), 'DOWN TRAIN/MG11' octagon (RRRRR, '11' indistinct), 'TPO 11/UP...' (RRR), 'DOWN TRAIN/MG12' octagon (RRR), 'TPO 13/UP...' (RRRR), 'DOWN TRAIN/MG13' octagon (RRRR), 'TPO15/UP...' (RRR), 'DOWN TRAIN/MG15' octagon (RRRR, the stamp excised), 'TPO 19/UP...' (RRRR), 'DOWN TRAIN/MG19' octagon (RRR), etc, condition variable but all are presentable and many are fine to very fine. An exceptional opportunity (Qty 73)

4000.00

No longer available




306

C

A/A-

First Type Datestamps comprising Large Vertical Oval 'UP/TRAVELLING/POST OFFICE/VICTORIA/MG1' very fine b/s on 1877 Postal Card, '..../MG3' fine b/s on 1867 cover, and '.../MG4' b/s on 1869 cover, also Large Octagon 'DOWN/.../MG4' b/s on 1869 cover with the original letter. Rated R, R, RRR and RRR respectively. A very desirable quartet, especially of this quality. (Qty 4)

1000.00

$750.00T










307

CPS

Commonwealth Period Datestamps all different selection comprising 'UP' types for 'TPO 2' (rated RRRR on cover), 'TPO 3', 'TPO 6' (RRRR), 'TPO 7' (RRRR), 'TPO 9' (RR), 'TPO 11' (RRR), 'TPO 13' (RRRR), 'TPO 15' (RRR), 'TPO 16' (RRRRR), 'TPO 17' (RR) & 'TPO 19' (RRRR), and 'DOWN types for 'TPO 6' (RRRR), 'TPO 9' (RRRR) & 'TPO 17' (RRRR), condition variable but all presentable and the strikes are generally very fine to superb. An exceptional lot. A remarkable opportunity to acquire almost half of all these rare markings and all on cover, postal stationery or postcard. (Qty 14)

2500.00

No longer available


















308

SCPS

Les Molnar's display pages for his 9-frame Large Gold exhibit plus pages from earlier versions of the exhibit, with a significant number - probably 100+ - of cancels on stamps & covers remaining throughout, mostly lesser items but a few better items noted. Most bundles of exhibit pages offer little of substance, being sparingly annotated, providing no more information than is glaringly obvious, or merely parroting the leading catalogue or reference book. That is not the case here. Les Molnar's pages go far beyond information available in his book and elsewhere.

In effect, this is his "doctoral thesis", in which Les develops the history of each TPO service, paying particular attention to data gleaned from official records of mail guard movements and detailing their assignments/shifts (what Molnar & Waugh call "routines"). The material then supports the historical framework, resulting in an entirely novel and engaging study that should be recognised for both the scholarship and the philatelic treatment. This is one of those rare exhibits that had "Felicitations of the Jury" written all over it. Felcitations can be awarded for research, for treatment of the subject matter, or for the material. In our opinion, Les Molnar should have received Felicitations in all three categories. Consequently, everyone who is interested in the art and science of exhibiting - and that particularly means judges - should study how Les went about creating this extraordinary display. [Eight sample pages are shown on our website]

500.00

$380.00T




309

=

A A1+

UP TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) superb strike of 'FE2265' on small piece. A highly significant item, being t he earliest recorded Victorian TPO marking , from only two days after the service commenced on 20.2.1865. It is also one of only two recorded examples with MMDDYY configuration of the date slugs.

500.00

$380.00T




310

S

B A2

UP TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) very fine large-part strikes of 'AP2165' & '10JY65' both on Laureates 4d. The first is the later of only two recorded examples with MMDDYY configuration of the date slugs & the earliest recorded TPO datestamp on an adhesive : illustrated at page 38. The other is the earliest recorded date for the corrected date format.

400.00

$300.00T






311

C

A

UP TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) very fine cancel of 14AU65 tying Laureates 4d to cover to Melbourne (very fine b/s), very fine 'MORE TO PAY'-in-oval h/s with "1/-" inserted but amended to "6d". Ex Charles Lathrop Pack and Roy Holland: acquired for 720. Another extremely important item, being the earliest recorded TPO cover, the only recorded cover showing the 6d charge for late fee on TPO letters unpaid & taxed , and one of only three covers with the datestamp cancelling the stamp . Rated RRRRR as a cancellation on cover. [Illustrated at page 4 where Molnar & Waugh state: "...mail that was handed directly to mail guards was subject to an additional late fee...the bulk of the uncancelled mail...came from designated free-standing post boxes...at the train stations. These required no late fee..." The late fee seems to have been reduced to 4d by January 1866 - see Lot 281160 - but it was some time before this nonsensical situation was resolved by the late fee being revoked. This cover indicates that the postage due was the deficient fee only, and not double the deficiency]

2000.00

$1,500.00T






312

C

B A1+

UP TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) superb cancel of 22SE65 tying Laureates 1d pair to cover & another equally fine strike on the reverse, to the Curator of Intestate Estates in Melbourne (very fine b/s), light vertical filing fold at left. Rated RRRRR as a cancellation on cover: illustrated at page 38. [The letter replies to a request for an opinion of the value of an allotment at Maidstone, which the writer says, not especially helpfully, could be worth anywhere from 5/- to 3]

1000.00

No longer available


313

C

A A1

UP TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) very fine b/s of '29JU72' on cover with very fine boxed 'PAID AT/MT WALLACE' handstamp & 'MT WALLACE' cds - the earlier by 26 years of only two recorded examples - on the face plus transit b/s of 'DURDIDWARRAH' (the earlier of only two recorded strikes), 'STEIGLITZ' (ERD; recorded 4 years only) & 'MEREDITH' plus Geelong arrival b/s. An extraordinary combination of rare postal markings. [Goldmining. Durdidwarrah PO renamed from Stony Creek (1) 26.4.1870; RO c.1908; closed 17.10.1919. Mount Wallace PO 1.9.1871; closed 30.10.1965]

600.00

$460.00T






314

C

B A2

UP TRAIN 1: 'TPO/ 1 ' obliterator superb cancel tying Naish 2d to cover with largely superb Type 3 'UP TRAIN/MG1/ MR25/89/VICTORIA' cds b/s, Melbourne transit & Hawthorn arrival b/s, a little soiled. Most examples are on 1d Postal Cards.

200.00

$150.00T




315

S

A- A3+

UP TRAIN 1: Type 2 (Duplex) 'TPO/ 1 ' right-hand portion of the duplex superb cancel on Bell 2d. Rated RRRR: only 9 partial strikes on stamps - and no covers - are recorded.

100.00

$75.00T




316

C

(A-) A1+

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Octagon) superb b/s of 24JY67 on outer with Laureates 2d & 4d tied by two superb strikes of the 'TPO/ 1 ' obliterator. Ex Roy Holland: acquired for 252 (one of many bargains in that sale). The earliest recorded examples of both markings. The octagon is rated RRRR (8 covers recorded). The obliterator is rated RRRRR - only three recorded - on Down Train covers .

750.00

No longer available




317

CL

A- A1+

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Octagon) superb strike of 18DC74 alongside almost as fine a strike of the large oval of the next day on reverse of "turned" Justice of the Peace lettersheet to Lal Lal with 'BUNINYONG RY STN' transit (only two other examples recorded), redirected to "Leighwood/Toorak" with 23mm 'TOORAK' arrival b/s (recorded four years only), small piece missing from the face. A remarkable item, being the only recorded cover with both the first type 'UP' & 'DOWN' datestamps . [NB: what appear in the illustration to be vertical folds are actually lines printed on the other side of the form]

1000.00

No longer available




318

PS

A+ A1+

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Octagon) superb strike of 29JU76 on reverse of 1d Postal Card from Geelong to 'TALBOT' (21mm b/s; only the second recorded example). Superb! Ex Roy Holland: acquired for 132 (another bargain).

500.00

No longer available


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