Prestige Philately Auction 125 CatalogueCatalogue by themeMourning Covers
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - Mourning Covers
VICTORIA - Postal History
1859 mourning cover to "Superintendent Police/Benalla" registered (why?) with Rouletted 4d Emblems & Imperf 1/- Octagonal (margins shaved to large) tied by fine BN '11' of 'WILLIAMS TOWN' (b/s), Melbourne transit & fine 'BENALLA/[crown]/VICTORIA' arrival b/s.
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1863 mourning cover to England with rare franking of Clean-Cut Perf 14 6d SG 42 tied by 15-bars '1' and fine 'PERTH' cds at left, London b/s in red, overall light soiling and the stamp with a few short perfs at left that don't detract at all from the fine appearance. A rare and desirable early cover. [The vendor's investigations have revealed only two other examples on cover. These were both in the "AP" Collection (the Charles Lathrop Pack remainders) auctioned in 1943 and not seen at auction since]
FIJI - Postal History
1870 (Dec 1 & Dec 23) mourning covers from Great Britain "Via Brindisi" at the rare 1/1d rate or "Via Southampton" at 6d rate, both to "EVincent Sandilands/Port Morton/Figi/via Sydney" (b/s), both with a few faults. Rare pair. [Sandilands was a cotton grower on Naviti. The crops failed & he became British Vice-Consul at Levuka but drowned in a canoe accident in 1871. #2 & 4 on Alford's list of 7 similarly addressed items] (Qty 2)