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Displaying 1 - 20 of 36 Lots in Category - Postmarks - Duplex Cancellations




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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

POSTAL HISTORY










118

C

Bundle with Classic frankings including 1856 OHMS with Half-Length 3d & apparently signed at lower-left by the famous explorer Robert O'Hara Burke (?), 1857 with postmaster's endorsement "Raglan/22 10 57" on the flap, 1859 with very fine BN '89', 1859 to Switzerland with Queen-on-Throne 6d pair, 1860 part-insurance company outer "turned" with Emblems 2d on both sides, 1861 from GB with 'MALDON' Crowned-Oval b/s, 1863 with Beaded Ovals 3d blue, 1864-65 with Redrawn 6d black x5 (one with very fine 'M' - via Marseilles - h/s of Geelong, another with manuscript cross-hatching cancel), 1869 mourning cover to London with Laureates 10d brown/pink, 1873 with rare franking of Laureates d on 1d x4 (faults) with light strikes of First Type BN '51' (rated RR) of Horsham, 1876 to London with Woodblocks 2/- green/yellow (a bit spotty), (Qty 32)

1000.00

$750.00










128

C

1860s-1870s array of covers with Laureate frankings with values to 1/-, better usages including 1d printed matter rates x2, 1d + De La Rue 2d to NSW, 2d strip of 3 to NSW redirected with NSW 2d added, 2d strip of 3 on Bailliere's Victorian Atlas advertising lettersheet to Tasmania, 3d orange to Hobart, 3d orange + 6d to Ireland, 1d pair 3d orange & 6d plus DLR 2d pair to Belgium (the second-earliest recorded from Victoria; not in Ben Palmer's Census), 4d with part-marginal inscription 'in each sheet' (very rare on cover), 10d brown/pink on mourning cover to GB & on two covers with different 'VIA MARSEILLES' embossings, ' /HALF' on 1d - a rare solo franking - on makeshift address label on 1873 part-entire, 1868 Beechworth to France, 1869 1d on Ballarat town letter, etc, a very good source for early Melbourne duplexes, condition very mixed but many are fine to superb & all those mentioned are at least presentable. (Qty 84)

2000.00

$1,500.00




133

PS

B

1889 1d Postal Card with superb Ballarat duplex, to Melbourne with oval 'LIST ROOM/NO 1' d/s overstruck with large-part strike of the rubber 'NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER CARRIERS/MELBOURNE' handstamp (the only recorded example), redirected to Sydney, minor faults.

100.00

$75.00




135

PS

A

1895 OHMS cover with printed 'MINISTER OF LANDS AND SURVEY' Frank & endorsed "L Colony" at lower-left, to Melbourne with very fine 'LEONGATHA/MY8/95/VICTORIA - 1592' duplex. The "Labour Colonies" of the 1890s were a little-known social experiment during the major economic depression of the 1890s. Most were run along charitable lines but the largest & most successful of them, at Leongatha, was "intended to fit men for a social order in which they hadn't had enough spunk to succeed and to which they were, in consequence, a menace" (from a book on the subject by REW Kennedy). This is the only Labour Colony item we have seen.

400.00

$380.00












147

CPS

OFFICIAL MAIL: An excellent selection of envelopes including with imprints of Attorney-General (1857), Treasury (1859) & Public Lands, 1889 for Royal Mint, 1890 for Board of Health headed 'FREE BY ACT No 1011 SEC 9' & another unused (rare thus), 1901 mourning envelope for GPO registered to France, 1908 for Money Order Office with 'MO OFFICE/MELBOURNE VIC' cds in blue, etc; lettersheets including 1867 for GPO to be 'turned", 1872 for Accounts Branch, 1893 'MEMORANDUM FROM PARCEL POST BRANCH', 1894 'Notice of Withdrawal' (from Post Office Savings Bank), 1902 for Registrar-General, etc; postcards including 1889 for Registrar-General headed 'Free by Act of Legislature', 1910 Mines Department 'Particulars in Tendering for Slack Coal' with the reply-half still attached (not previously seen by us), etc; & various wrappers for Government Printer & Telephone Exchange; a few franked items & a few Government Gazette wrappers with John Ferres' "frank", etc, some duplication, postmark interest especially Melbourne duplexes, condition variable but many are fine to very fine. A very interesting lot that could be the subject for a single-frame or multi-frame exhibit. (Qty 150 approx)

1250.00

No longer available


202

PS

A-

CHIEF SECRETARY: Die 5 (2mm arcs at sides) in black with 'QUARANTINE STATION/Point Nepean...' imprint at lower-left (S&W unrecorded), to Melbourne unusually with 'QUEENSCLIFF/AU29/90/VICTORIA - 70' duplex. [At this time, there was no post office & the mail was apparently taken across Port Phillip Heads & posted at Queenscliff. Point Nepean PO 1.4.1859; closed 1.1.1865. Quarantine Station PO opened 1.2.1898]

300.00

$230.00






208

CPS

CHIEF SECRETARY: Exhibition envelopes etc with various dies 1) with 'INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION 1866' imprint at top (S&W #E1190; the only recorded example), a little soiled; 2 ) with 'OFFICES OF THE/Commissioners of the Melbourne International Exhibition 1880/...' imprint with all printing inverted relative to the knife of the envelope (#580), unused & very rare thus; 3) with 'Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1888' imprint at L/L (#360), part-strikes of the 'EXHIBITION' duplex & cds on the reverse; 4) ditto, long envelope (#E400), light vertical fold; 5) 1897 with 'THE EXHIBITION TRUSTEES/...' imprint at L/L (Ex Carl Stieg but not in the census: Hans Karman's example sold for $414); 6) 1893 wrapper with 'OFFICES OF/THE EXHIBITION TRUSTEES/...' imprint at L/L (#W110; the only recorded example), to New Zealand, faults but presentable; and 7) 1880 parcel label with 'MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1880' imprint at top (unrecorded in the census), to Germany with very fine 'MC/97' & part-'EXHIBITION/NO29/80/VICTORIA' cds, soiled & repaired along central fold. A rare & desirable group. (Qty 7)

1250.00

$950.00






211

C

B

COMMANDANT LOCAL FORCES: Light strike in dull blue on envelope with 'HEAD QUARTERS/Victoria Barracks' imprint at L/L & embossed crest in red on the flap (S&W #E30), 'EMERALD HILL/MY22/82/VICTORIA - 148' duplex, minor defects. Rated RR. [The embossing in red is actually superimposed on colourless 'VICTORIA/[crown]', the only such double-embossed flap known to us]

300.00

No longer available




212

C

A-

COMMANDANT LOCAL FORCES: Very fine strike in dull blue on envelope with 'CAPT COMMANDING/ST KILDA ARTILLERY' imprint at L/L (S&W #E20), 'PRAHRAN/MY2/83/VICTORIA - 69' duplex, minor opening fault on reverse otherwise superb. Rated RR. The only recorded item for this user.

500.00

$380.00






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




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




319

C

B A1-

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 2 (Duplex) largely very fine strike of MR13/72 - 'TPO/ 1 ' a bit indistinct against the blue stamp - tying Laureates 6d to cover with imprint of Terminus Hotel (Geelong) to Ballarat (b/s), part-flap removed & a little aged. Rated RRRRR on cover: the only recorded strike on cover. Ex Roy Holland: acquired for 312. [This & the next lot are further examples of the late fee having been reduced to 4d]

600.00

No longer available




331

C

B A2

DOWN TRAIN 2: Type 2 (Duplex) largely very fine b/s of MR30/76 on cover from Melbourne to "Ascot/Nr Ballarat", 'CRESWICK' transit & light 24mm 'ASCOT' arrival b/s (the only recorded example), repaired flap tears. Rated RRRR on cover: four recorded.

300.00

No longer available






332

C

A- A1+

DOWN TRAIN 2: Type 3 (Small Octagon) superb b/s of JA18/89 on mourning cover from Ireland with GB 6d Jubilee tied by superb Dublin duplex, Melbourne arrival b/s, forwarded to Queenscliff & serviced on the train between Melbourne & Geelong, light 'QUEENSCLIFF' arrival backstamp. Rated R on cover but most examples are on mail between Melbourne-Geelong-Ballarat or Geelong-Ballarat, whereas this is from the much shorter Melbourne-Geelong sector. [With the original letter]

150.00

No longer available


338

S

A A3

UP TRAIN 7: Type 2 (Duplex) part-strike with 'TP[O]/ 7 ' on Bell 2d. Rated RRRR on stamps, with only four partial strikes & no covers recorded.

150.00

No longer available




349

C

B A1

UP TRAIN 3: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) very fine b/s of FE2673 on cover with DLR 2d tied by superb Sandhurst duplex, to Buninyong - 11km S of Ballarat - but missent all the way to Ballarat (part-b/s) where placed on the next Up service with light but generally very fine strike of the MG1 Large Oval, faint 'BUNINYONG RY STN' transit (the earlier of only two recorded strikes) & Buninyong duplex arrival b/s (affected by repaired flap tear). T he only recorded cover with two different Up Large Vertical Ovals . [Illustrated at page 46]

500.00

No longer available




350

C

B A1

UP TRAIN 3: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) very fine b/s of AP2473 on cover with De La Rue 2d tied by very fine 'DUNOLLY/ VICTORIA - 239' duplex, to Sebastopol with Castlemaine & Ballarat transits & very fine 'SEBASTOPOL' b/s (the only recorded example), unclaimed there but forwarded a month later with light 'SMYTHESDALE' transit & fine 'ROSS'S CREEK' arrival cds (the only recorded example) on the face, repaired flap tears. The latest recorded usage.

300.00

No longer available


353

CPS

A- A1

UP TRAIN 3: Type 2 (Duplex) very fine strike of MR1/81 tying Laureates 6d to cover to Scotland, Melbourne & British 'EDINR & CARLISLE SORTING TENDER/ + ' transit backstamps; and superb strike of AU2/95 on 1d Postal Card Bendigo-Collingwood. [It appears the duplex was withdrawn in the second half of 1890, then returned to service in 1895: rated RRR on cover in the second period of use] (Qty 2)

300.00

No longer available




354

PS

A A1+

UP TRAIN 3: Type 2 (duplex) superb strike of JY6/97 on stampless 'ON HEALTH BUSINESS ONLY' lettersheet (advising of a smallpox outbreak), 'KYNETON' transit & light 'METCALFE' arrival b/s. Rated RRR on cover in the second period of use. An excellent & most unusual usage on OHMS Free Postal Stationery. Ex Max Watson.

200.00

No longer available




359

C

B A2-

DOWN TRAIN 3: Type 2 (Duplex) largely very fine b/s of OC24/78 on cover with Bell 2d tied by superb recut BN '145' & very fine 25mm 'CHEWTON' cds alongside, Sandhurst arrival b/s, flap removed & small repair at the top. Rated RRRRR, with only three examples, all on cover, recorded.

500.00

No longer available


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