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1899 large piece (120x120mm) from a parcel endorsed 'NATURAL HISTORY SPECIMENS' with complete address label, to a government entomologist in Washington DC with Astley 6d tied by 'MYRNIONG' cds in blue.
1900 penalty envelope with Entomological Branch imprint at lower-left, to "OT Supt [= Overland Telegraph Superintendent]/Barrow Creek/Central Australia" with 'OODNADATTA/SA' squared-circle b/s apparently where endorsed "Try GPO/Adelaide" & with 'PA RAILWAY/ 6 /SA' transit b/s, vertical-oval 'ADVERTISED UNCLAIMED/ ADELAIDE SA' d/s plus DLO b/s of Adelaide & Melbourne.
AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF: Handstamped frank light but obvious strikes in blue or bluish black on 1889 envelope-front with Board of Viticulture imprint to Sydney; & on 1893 parcel tag with Government Entomologist imprint to Adelaide (S&W #T10: illustrated at page 30) & endorsed "Nat Hist Spec/With Care". Rated RRR; the parcel tag, in particular, being a very scarce item.