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1884-96 Large Stamp Duty Wmk '33' Perf 12½ £2 bright blue SG 276, 'JAMIESON' postal cds, Cat £130+. Rare postal usage. [NB: The Gibbons prices for "used" denominations above £1 are for CTO stamps from presentation/collectors' sets. Such stamps are regularly encountered. The Two Pounds is the only such value that has been recorded postally used. Examples are rare, and are believed to have been used on gold packets out of Jamieson, Gaffneys Creek or Omeo]
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VICTORIA - Postal History
1874 unusual style of mourning cover to Carmathenshire (Wales) with Laureates 6d only tied by 'EMERALD HILL/VICTORIA - 148' duplex, Melbourne b/s where a very fine strike of the small boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID/VIA BRINDISI' h/s applied, minor blemishes & unfortunate docketing on the face.
FORGERIES: 'LAKE LEFROY/GOLDFIELD/CYCLE MAIL' 6d Swan lithographed forgery tied to piece by a bogus signature. A very creditable effort; not previously seen by us.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1897 overweight cover to "Black Flag South Gold Mine/Black Flag" with very scarce franking of 3d & 1/- tied by oval 'REGISTERED LETTER BRANCH/25JUN1897/POST OFFICE, ALBANY, WA' d/s (PMI #ORS2b) in violet, Kalgoorlie b/s but sadly with no Black Flag arrival, slightly truncated at left & a bit crumpled possibly from storage in a miner's vest pocket.
1832 large-part OHMS entire endorsed "Ratnapoora Catchery June Sixteen 1832" & signed at lower-left, to Kandy with largely very fine strikes of the previously unrecorded 'RATNAPOORA' & 'FREE' handstamps, overall damp-spotting that is not unattractive. An exciting new discovery of a significant rarity. Ted Proud states Ratnapura opened only in 1861, while Geoff Oxley's ERD for any Ratnapura marking is 1858. Here is proof that there was a post office at Ratnapura as early as 1832. [The strikes are superior to those on a similar outer only of three months later that sold in our auction of 6.3.2015 for $1228]
Four similar covers were found. On one, the strikes are poor. The finder has retained the fourth example.
1908 W Gothard (Barnsley) real photo disaster cards "Mine Fire Hampstead Colliery...Men Entombed", "Crew of HMAS Tiger Cut in Two by HMS Berwick", and Sharnbrook Railway Disaster multi-view In Memoriam card, unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
NEW GUINEA - Mandated Territory Issues
Selection with Huts 5/- 10/- & £1, Hut Airs to 5/-, Undated Birds 5/- pair 10/- & £1 plus Unissued ½d (unusually fine), Undated Airs 10/- & £1, 1935 Bulolo £2, 1939 Bulolo set plus extra 10/- & £1 x2, Dated 'OS' set & Undated 'OS' 5/-, etc, some minor oxidisation & gum aging but generally very fine, most of those mentioned are very lightly mounted or unmounted, Cat £3300+ (mounted).
1935 Bulolo Airmails £2 bright violet & £5 bright emerald, well centred, unmounted, Cat £1100 (mounted).
1935 Bulolo Airmails £5 emerald-green SG 205, well centred, Cat £750.