Prestige Philately Auction 185 CatalogueCatalogue by countryIreland
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - Ireland
Predominantly used including Great Britain Seahorses 2/6d (10), 5/- (7) & 10/- (2) & Re-Engraved Seahorses 2/6d (15), 5/- (3) & 10/- (7), 1952 Definitives sets (5), Castles to £1 including 10/- SG 597 (unused), 1988 Castles to £5 used; also Ireland 1937 St Patrick 2/6d pair, 5/- & 10/-. High catalogue value but condition very mixed.(Qty 1500+)
World postal history including Australian censor covers x2; Ireland 1853 pre-stamp entire to Germany; Papua 1938 flight cover to Belgium; Mauritius QV 6d Envelope optd 'CANCELLED' in black; Thailand 1947 flight cover to San Francisco; United States 1919 special delivery cover to Washington, etc.(Qty 39)
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TASMANIA - Postal History
1846 part-entire (the address panel only) from Ireland to "Mary Thea Monmouth/goal [= gaol] South Wales/England" with 'BANTRY/AP19/1846' cds & rated "1' in black, 'RETURNED/For/POSTAGE' h/s in red presumably of Cork or Dublin (?) & rated "1" in red, forwarded to "Transport/on Board" in red & "Sea Queen" in blue but then marked "Sailed" & forwarded to "Hobart Town", a bit soiled & two holes at upper-right. This is believed to be only the second recorded item of mail to a female convict in Tasmania. "Sea Queen" departed England 8/5/1846; arrived Hobart 8/1/1847. [John Cress's entire sold for $6900 at a Melbourne auction on 18/11/2003]Bantry, in County Cork, was a hotbed of anti-English sentiment, and the home town of Theobald Wolfe Tone who, in 1797, and supported by the French, had lead an unsuccessful rebellion against Ireland's English masters & oppressors.
GREAT BRITAIN: "The Railway Letter Stamps of Great Britain & Ireland 1891-1947" by Roger de Lacy-Spencer (2000), 112pp softbound. [Prestige retail: $60]