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WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1882cover to "Very Rev N Gibney/Perth" with Perf 14 1d pair tied by very fine 12-bar '29' cancel & equally fine strike of the rare unframed-oval 'KOJONUP/["16-2-82"]/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' with manuscript date, a little soiled. The latest of only three covers recorded in the Pope & Reynolds Census. [Rev Matthew Gibney arrived in the Colony 12.12.1863 per "Tartar". Catholic Church administrator & Vicar-General 1871, Bishop 1887-1910. Amazingly, he was present at the capture of Ned Kelly at Glenrowan (Vic) on 28.6.1880]
Graves from Britain, India including elaborate Mughal Tombs, China/Hong Kong, Russia, Tonga etc, Peruvian "headstone" with an automobile (!), etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine; also German coloured artist cards depicting Medieval Punishments with Stocks, Ducking Stool & various other humiliations; and FA Ackerman set of cards bearing c.1848 woodcuts by Alfred Rethel in the style of Dürer depicting 'Death', unused.
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