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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - Postmarks - Duplex Cancellations
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Pre-World War I military mail with NSW 1d 'OS' Envelope with 'Cadet Corps at ["Casino"]' imprint at L/L, 1900 1d Postal Card to Malta with three part-strikes of the rare 'THE CAMP/NSW' cds (ERD & the only recorded examples on cover), 1901 1d Postal Card with message headed "Paddington Camp", and 1911 PPC 'SCEGS Sanitorium, School House, Library' to a cadet at Waverley with ...Captain/Area Officer/Training Area 19B' cachet in violet (the only such pre-WWI cachet we have seen); South Australia Postal Cards with printed advices for Tatiara Defence Rifle Club (outside) & SA Rifle Volunteer Force, PPC of school cadet, and 1911 'RECORD BOOK' re exemptions from attending military training issued to a schoolboy & details of two unit transfers with 'RIFLES CLUB OFFICE/SA' cachet in red on the reverse; Tasmania mail to militiamen at Ulverstone (1905), Forth (1910 - with '1st Battalion Tasmanian Rangers' imprint - & undated) or Ross Camp (1911 and 1913), also 1916 with 'TASMANIAN RANGERS' crest on flap and 'MILITARY CAMP 1/TASMANIA' cds to Egypt, and c.1911 usage of Fullface 1d Letter Card endorsed "Ross Camp Ross" at left & with faint strike of the rubber 'MILITARY CAMP' cds in blue (rare on cover); Victoria OHMS envelope with '...COMPANY/Victorian Mounted Rifles' imprint at at L/L, minor blemishes, 1895 OHMS postcard with 'C BATTERY/Field Artillery Brigade/Albert Park' imprint at L/L, PPC headed "12-4-09 Camp/Langwarrin", YMCA Field Service Department postcard headed "Wallan/4.3.1913", and 1d Letter Card headed "13th AAMC/Lilydale/10.2.14" with 'MILITARY ENCAMPMENT/VIC' cds; condition a bit mixed. A very scarce group.
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NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1859 OHMS entire with 'The Treasury...' imprint at L/L & printed notice within, to 'PARRAMATTA' (20mm arrival b/s) with Diadems Imperf 2d - margins close to good - tied by very fine ' H /MY3/1859/SYDNEY - NSW' duplex, light central fold. Ex 'Besancon' III (mixed lot).
TASMANIA - Postal History
1881 (Apr 14) cover with oval 'J & D MACKEY/Ship Builders/HOBART TOWN' cachet on the flap, to Massachusetts "via San Francisco" with 'TASMANIA' 6d tied by Hobart duplex, 'SAN FRANCISCO CAL/MAY/18/ST SHIP' arrival b/s, superb '5/CENTS' h/s for postage due on inwards ship letters, Postage Due 1c x2 & 3c Scott #J1 & 3 with superb target cancels, roughly opened at right & some soiling on the reverse. [With lengthy social letter] See also Lot 858.
NEW ZEALAND: 1901 envelope with 'DISCOVERY ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1901/[penguin]' embossing in blue on the flap & Mount Cook ½d pair tied by 'PORT CHALMERS/23DEO1/ E - PC' duplex, to GB with Dunedin transit & Dover arrival b/s, minor blemishes; with the enclosed letter on matching notelet headed "At Sea/off Port Chalmers/.../Dec 23rd 1901" and signed "Reginald Koettlitz".
Prussian born but English educated, Reginald Koettlitz was physician & geologist with the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz-Josef Land, physician & biologist with Scott's 'Discovery' expedition, & surgeon on Scott's ill-fated 'Terra Nova' expedition. He writes "...I am sending a few seeds from here...looking after botanical specimens collected upon Macquarie Island...tomorrow we shall start...and will certainly not be back for fifteen or more months..."
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GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
1855 (Sep 10) James Baines & Co entire being a printed advice headed 'PACKET OF THE 5th OCTOBER/ROYAL MAIL SHIP/SCHOMBERG', Stars 1d tied by very fine 'LIVERPOOL/R 1' spoon-duplex, 'WIGAN' arrival b/s in green, some soiling & file-punched away from the address flap. [The notice states '...our new Aberdeen-built Clipper Schomberg, the largest ever built in the United Kingdom...& is allowed to be the masterpiece of British skill & workmanship...Captain James Nicol Forbes will command...& we anticipate his making a rapid voyage...at the head of his profession as a skilled navigator...'. On 27.12.1855, Schomberg, on her maiden voyage, was wrecked off Cape Otway (Victoria)] [** Vendor says reduce to $1200 **]
1855 Germain Nicholson cover to Victoria with a very attractive Embossed 1/- green (margins good to large, 11mm scissor-cut at lower-right just intrudes on the design) tied by superb 'LIVERPOOL/4OC/1855/ H1 - 466' duplex & oval ' L /OC4/ A ' b/s, '1d' in red for postage due to Victoria, 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/DC28/1853/GPO VICTORIA' arrival b/s in red, minor blemishes & light soiling. Most attractive. Carried per Black Ball Line "Schomberg" on her maiden voyage, departed Liverpool 6.10.1855, ran aground off Cape Otway 27.12.1855, passengers & mail transferred to "Queen", arrived Melbourne 28.12.1855. Ex JRW Purves and Brian Peace. The finest & most attractive of only five covers recorded from this famous wreck: #1 in Brian Peace's Census & illustrated by him at page 62.