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VICTORIA: 1914 usage of 1d Kangaroo Letter Card ('BOTANIC GARDENS/PORTLAND VIC') with message headed "13th AAMC/Lilydale/10.2.14", cancelled with the new relief 'MILITARY ENCAMPMENT/VIC' cds (the only recorded example), soiled. Lilydale Military Camp PO 7.2.1914; closed 14.2.1914. [The ERD of the cds]
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VICTORIA: 1914 YMCA PPC of the YMCA Marquee with '.../Commonwealth Military Forces' imprint at top, 1d Roo tied by two overlapped strikes of the ' 2 /MILITARY/15AP/14/ENCAMPMENT' shield d/s (LRD). Bundoora Military Camp PO 11.4.1914; closed 17.4.1914. Ex Gary Watson: illustrated by Watson Webster & Wood at page B-132. [Message states "be in town on Friday to see us march in"].
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
Australian Naval Station group with 1895 cover with Governor's frank to "HMS Dart/Sydney", 1909 cover to "HMS Encounter" at Sydney with letter from a giddy schoolgirl, c.1880s over-exposed photo (soiled) endorsed on reverse "A Houghton/Seaman", 1909 soiled Dutch Indies PPC to GB with message headed "Mess HMS Pioneer/Australian Squad/Batavia Java", also PPCs of Naval Depot Garden Island x2, HMS 'Powerful' in Sydney Harbour, HMS 'Challenger' in Brisbane River, & a terrific shot of the crew "Australian Navy HMS Mildura" (unused).
(Qty 9 items)
1836 part-outer (front & back panels) to Ireland with 'POST PAID SHIP LTR/28JY28/1836/SYDNEY' d/s unusually in black, boxed 'INDIA LETTER/PORTSMOUTH' plus Dublin (?) ' 4M /29NO29/1836' b/s in red, very fine 'DROGHEDA/ PENNY POST' h/s on arrival, various rate endorsements, vertical fold & a bit soiled. Scarce destination.
1840 entire to "Club House/Sydney" with unusually fine strike of the undated 'LIVERPOOL/NSW'/ * ' handstamp & rated "5" in black for the inland postage, fine GPO arrival b/s of AU*20/1840, central filing fold well clear of the h/s.
1846 (Aug 19) part-entire to Ireland "Per Margaret" with fine strikes of the boxed 'PARRAMATTA/POST PAID' h/s in red & oval 'PARRAMATTA' b/s in blue, 'POST PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' d/s on the face, British b/s of 20DE20/1846 in red plus Dublin (?) transit of DE22/1846 & 'COTTENHILL' arrival b/s in blue, a few faults.
1848 (May 30) local OHMS outer with boxed 'FREE' h/s in red, minor soiling. Ex Ed Druce.
1867 (Mar 28) cover to Wiltshire "via Panama" with Diadem 6d purple tied by Sydney duplex, London transit of 27MY67 & '1D' h/s both in red on the face & 'CRICKLADE' arrival b/s, the stamp a bit soiled. Carried ex Sydney per "Rakaia" 1.4.1867, arrived Panama 4.5.1867; ex Colon per "Tamar" 6.5.1867; ex St Thomas per "Douro" 14.5.1867, arrived Southampton 26.5.1867. The via Panama service operated 1866-69 only.
The enclosed letter headed "Sydney Infirmary/March 27 1867" & signed "John M Creed" states "...appointed surgeon to the South Australian Northern Territory Exploration Expedition...We are going to find a site for a new settlement on the North Coast of Australia...I am going amongst a lot of people who have never seen a white man yet and who are reputed to be cannibals..." [Dr John Mildred Creed, as part of Captain Francis Cadell's party, explored the west coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria & as far west as Port Darwin. Elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 1885, he was an ardent social reformer and opponent of the White Australia Policy]
1881 cover endorsed "From W Gibbs Seaman HM Ship Carysfort Flying/squadron Sidney New South Wales Australia" & countersigned "GTL" (Lieut Gerald T Langley), to London with British 1d Venetian red tied by 'FB'-in-bars of the London Foreign Branch, boxed 'LONDON EC/SP6/81' & 'LONDON SE/ AD /SP7/81' b/s both in red. Ex Gerald Sattin and Gerald Ellott. [The Flying Squadron was on a flag-waving world tour: two grandsons of Queen Victoria were along for the ride. This was one of the earliest, and least-known, Royal Visits to Australia]
1900 (Feb 7) Boer War cover with straight-line 'SS EURYALUS' ship's cachet & endorsed "2nd Vict Contingent/Wray Chaplain/for Col Price CC", to Sydney with CofGH 1d tied by Cape Town squared-circle, Sydney arrival b/s of MR2/00, opened a bit roughly with small repair at upper-right. Rare.
1902 (Apr 8) Boer War cover endorsed "From Trooper G Lewis (P51)/C Company/1st Battalion/1st ACC" with Natal 1d tied by 'NEWCASTLE/NATAL' cds, Durban & Sydney transits & Wollongong arrival b/s of MY10/1902, minor blemishes. [The war ended 31.5.1902]
1908 National Phonograph/Edison Laboratory cover with 'PRINTED MATTER ONLY' h/s, to South Australia with Captain Cook 4d tied by Sydney cds, ink-stain at base & light vertical fold. Scarce item. [The rate was 1d per 4oz x4 for an article weighing between 12 & 16oz]
POSTAL STATIONERY: Selection with Postal Cards including Jubilee 2d (both) & 3d all fine unused, scenic issues x2 (one unused), punctured 'OS/NSW' for Australian Museum x2 & Sydney Harbour Trust, five items with 'SPECIMEN' Overprints, etc, mostly fine to very fine used or unused.
POSTAL STATIONERY: ENVELOPES: Essay with embossed 1d - as used for the first Wrappers - in dull red & 'Specimen.' handstamp below, a few minor blemishes but very fresh.
POSTMARKS: 1880s Electric Telegraph Office cancels on Postage 6d violet including multiples, includes 'ELEC TEL DEPT/SYDNEY NSW', 'ET DEPT/CHECK BRANCH', 'ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH OFFICE/PARRAMATTA' etc, strikes rather mixed but a very scarce group.
(Qty 17 items)
RAILWAY STAMPS: c.1950s Russell & Sons Dairy Engineers (Toowoomba) complete parcel tag to Warwick with 1d blue & 10d purple both inscribed 'TOOWOOMBA' & Railway Numeral '55' cancels. A scarce survivor.
QUEENSLAND - Postal History
1861 entire to Sydney (b/s) with rare franking of Small Star Clean-Cut Perf 14-16 6d green SG 9 just tied by fine Rays '87' of 'IPSWICH' (very fine b/s), horizontal filing fold & internal repairs with archival tape.
1865 (Jan 10) cover to London with extremely rare franking of No Wmk 6d yellow-green SG 27 block of 4 (one unit defective) tied by 'QL'-in-Rays cancels, 'SHIP-LETTER/=BRISBANE=' cds overstruck with London arrival of MR23/65, three vertical folds clear of the stamps & minor soiling.
1869 (Apr 3) Dodgson cover to England with 4d lilac & 6d yellow-green, 'TOWNSVILLE' cds (no year slug), Brisbane transit & London arrival b/s of JY10/69, minor blemishes.
1877 (Feb 27) Dodgson cover to London "via Brindisi" with scarce franking of 4d yellow & 6d dull green tied by BN '178' & superb 'COOKTOWN' cds alongside, Townsville transit & London arrival b/s of AP21/77, minor blemishes.