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Postal Stationery - Letter Cards
Batch of postcards & postal stationery with views the same as those used for the scenic Letter Cards, generally fine to very fine unused or used.
Photograph (86x84mm) of Samuel Reading & his wife, pencilled note on reverse states "Only three copies in existence". [Samuel Reading was the 'artist' for the Fullface design &, more successfully, the engraver of the Kangaroo & Map design]
DIE PROOFS: Samuel Reading's Fullface 1d design in brownish grey - not 'grey-brown' as in the ACSC - literally on a scrap of paper (127x102mm) from a form letter! ACSC #P1(DP2), light inconsequential soiling, folded for insertion in a non-contemporary mount (which is included), Cat $10,000. Unique! Ex Samuel Reading and Dr Leslie Abramovich. [The ACSC records six die proofs across three entries. Two of them are in the Australia Post Archives. This example is a progressive proof: compare with the next lot. Cooke was notorious for pulling die proofs on whatever scraps of paper happened to be to hand!]
DIE PROOFS: Samuel Reading's Fullface 1d design in bright ultramarine on bluish green wove paper ACSC #P1(DP)3 - not on card as noted in the ACSC - in a non-contemporary mount (which is included), Cat $10,000. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 24.6.2000 for $6469. Ex Samuel Reading and Miss Julie Resch. [This proof shows finer background lines & more detail on the uniform. There is a small adhesive-tape stain at the top which is covered by the mount]
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SURFACED PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC1: 'LAUNCESTON/TAS' (King's Bridge) in brown, to GB with 'MELBOURNE/4MAY11' Krag machine cancel, superb 'BIRMINGHAM/JU5/11/ 4 ' arrival cds on the face, redirected with 'EVESHAM' arrival b/s, minor blemishes and reinforced along the fold which has slightly split. The only recorded First Day 'Cover' of #LC1. [There was no official release date & evidence suggests it was not uniform. The message within, from stamp dealer AH (Arthur) Davis, states "Am sending you a sample of our new Letter Card out today...Empire penny postage started for us on the 1st (Monday...)" = 1.5.1911. The ACSC states that an example used at Melbourne 4.5.1911 has a message "inferring this was the date of issue". Clearly, Davis' statement "...out today" is more than an inference. An example of #LC2 used at Launceston on 3.5.1911 is recorded]
SURFACED PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC1: 'BOTANIC GARDENS/ADELAIDE SA', 'BOTANIC GARDENS/BRISBANE Q' (used), 'BUSH HUT/VIC', 'EXHIBITION BLDGS/MELB VIC', 'LAUNCESTON/TAS', 'MOSMAN'S BAY/SYDNEY NSW' & 'ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS/PERTH WA' (superb) all in shades of brown/sepia, a few small blemishes & some minor characteristic discolouration of the stock, unused, Cat $2200. About as fine as they come. [For the initial printing, in dull brown shades only, 12 scenes - two from each State - were intended. However, the sheets of board weren't large enough, resulting in the printing being 9-on]
SURFACED PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC1: 'BOTANIC GARDENS/ADELAIDE SA' in bright blue, to Launceston with message headed "Westbury/June 8th" & endorsed "1d to pay late fee", Postage Due 1d tied by indelible pencil. Rare. [The ACSC states "These views should be equally scarce in any of the printed colours". This is incorrect: cards printed in black, red or blue are from the second printing & are very scarce. Our vendor stated that fewer than ten cards printed in 'colour' are recorded]
SEMI-SURFACED PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC2: 'BOTANIC GARDENS/ADELAIDE SA' in dull blue-green, used Adelaide to Kooringa but uncancelled, faults, Cat $1000. Rare: the ACSC states that only five examples of #LC2 have been recorded, across four views.
SEMI-SURFACED PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC2: 'EXHIBITION BLDGS/MELB VIC' in dull blue-green, to GB with 'BUSSELTON' (WA) cds of 30MAY11 & 'GLOUCESTER/JY3/11' arrival b/s, small opening fault on the reverse, Cat $1500.
UNSURFACED THIN CHALKY STOCK ACSC #LC3: The complete set of twelve views in various colours, 'LAUNCESTON' (margins intact), 'MOSMAN'S BAY' & 'PINEAPPLES' are used, Cat $3250. A remarkably fine set. [Larger sheets of board allowed for this to be the first issue featuring the originally intended 12 views. The 'new' views were 'QUEEN'S GARDENS/PERTH WA', 'SYDNEY HARBOUR/NSW' & 'THE GORGE/LAUNCESTON TAS'. The porous nature of the stock made it unsuitable for fountain pens. Resultant complaints caused new stock to be sourced]
UNSURFACED THIN CHALKY STOCK ACSC #LC3: 'MOSMAN'S BAY/SYDNEY NSW' in claret, to Germany with rare uprating with Western Australia ½d Swan Imperforate at Base ACSC #W4b (Cat $2000+ in 2004) & 1d tied by light 'BALBARRUP/NO9/11/WESTERN AUSTRALIA'. A delightful & rare usage. RPSofV Certificate (1991). [The ACSC states that five examples of the error stamp are recorded, of which three are institutionalised, and "one...is used on a 1913 postcard", surely an error for this 1911 Letter Card. Cecil Walkley's used stamp - roughly separated at the base - sold at the Prestige auction of 14.4.2005 for $4600]
SURFACED IVORY STOCK ACSC #LC4: 'MOSMAN'S BAY/SYDNEY NSW' in sepia-brown, underpaid to Switzerland but detected only on arrival, very fine 'NEUCHATEL/EXP LETTER' arrival b/s, boxed 'PORTO' h/s & mss "T30" in blue, a couple of insignificant blemishes, Cat $250.
SURFACED IVORY STOCK ACSC #LC4: 'SHEEP STATION/WIMMERA SA' error in sepia-brown, minor reinforced splits on the fold, unused, Cat $600. [The Wimmera is entirely within Victoria. The mistake was reported by a member of the public, causing the offending text to be immediately corrected on remaining stock with a small 'VIC' handstamp]
SURFACED IVORY STOCK ACSC #LC4: 'SHEEP STATION/WIMMERA SA' in sepia-brown, local usage at Geelong, Cat $400.
PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC5: 'BOTANIC GARDENS/ADELAIDE SA' in blue, intact but the viewside a bit grubby, unused, Cat $1000.
PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC5: 'BOTANIC GARDENS/BRISBANE Q' in red-brown, one small piece of corner selvedge missing otherwise as fine as they come, unused, Cat $1000.
PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC5: 'BUSH HUT/VIC' in sepia, slight misfold & the halves rejoined, used at Bridgetown (WA), Cat $600.
PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC5: 'EXHIBITION BLDGS/MELB VIC' in red-brown, minor discolouration of the margins at right, unused, Cat $1000.
PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC5: 'LAUNCESTON/TAS' (King's Bridge) in brownish black, minor blemishes, used at Melbourne 27FEB12, Cat $600.
PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC5: 'MOSMAN'S BAY/SYDNEY NSW' in blue, small corner selvedge missing, soiled on the address side, unused, Cat $1000.