Prestige Philately Auction 220 CatalogueCatalogue by themepostmarks - manuscript cancellations
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MANUSCRIPT CANCELLATIONS USED AT NEWLY OPENED OFFICES: 1) Cross-hatching on Laureates 1d pair & large-part postmaster's manuscript endorsement "(A)voca Forest/Dec 26th/72" on the flap, very fine 'BERLIN' transit & 'WEHLA' arrival b/s, part flap missing. A very rare combination of Goldfields markings & almost certainly the earliest cover from this office. According to Watson Webster & Wood, the Avoca Forest PO opened only on 1.1.1873. This cover is 5 days earlier & suggests an earlier opening date. Closed 1.7.1894. Berlin PO 15.2.1869; renamed Rheola c. -.11.1876 and Wehla PO renamed from Jericho 17.9.1867; 2) " - " on Beaded Ovals 4d with postmaster's endorsement "McArthur/19 1 62" on the flap, oval 'BELFAST' transit & oval 'WARRNAMBOOL' arrival b/s. Macarthur PO opened 1.1.1862; and 3) "squiggle" - thought to be the initials of Postmaster Pitkethly - on Emblems 4d with postmaster's endorsement "Pitfield/Dec 7th 57" on the flap, crowned-oval 'GEELONG' transit & 'BALLARAT' arrival b/s, minor faults. Pitfield PO opened c. -.10.1857; closed 1.6.1893.
OTHER MANUSCRIPT MARKINGS: 1) "X" on Emblems 2d with tiny 'FITZROY/AU2/62/VICTORIA' b/s mof Fitzroy (1), Melbourne transit & part South Yarra arrival b/s, flap damage; 2) "Big Hill/17 10 62" unusually as an arrival on reverse of cover from Melbourne with poor oval 'LOCKWOOD' transit d/s unusually on the face; 3) "PO Maidens Punt/20 2 52" on reverse of part-entire to GB with Half-Lengths 1d & 2d pair (all with clipped corners) cancelled in transit at Melbourne with b/s of FE*23/1852; and 4) "Tallarook/12 8 71" unusually on the face of cover with DLR 2d tied by recut BN '343'.
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UP TRAIN 12: Type 2 (22˝mm CDS with Stops at Sides) very fine b/s of MY7/85 on NSW 1d Envelope uprated with 1d & 2d all tied by light strikes of what appears to be a mailbag seal overwritten with manuscript "X" cancels, from Sydney - firm's cachet on the flap - to Melbourne (b/s). A very appealing usage. Rated RR: the ERD on cover.
Manuscript cancellations in indelible pencil comprising "Up Train/13.6.94" on 1d pair, "TPO/Up/10 7 95" over BN '1917' of Stony Creek on 2d, and "D Train/14.8.9[?]" on 2d (perf faults). The second is illustrated at page 91
UP TRAIN 21: Manuscript "Up/TPO 21/19.7.94" in indelible pencil on Naish Redrawn 2d violet (light tonespots). This & the next lot are the only two such manuscript markings recorded that actually identify one of the "phantom" TPOs. Ex Max Watson.
DOWN TRAIN 21: Manuscript "Down/TPO 21/22.6.94" in indelible pencil on Naish Redrawn 2d violet. One of only two such manuscript markings recorded that identifies one of the "phantom" TPOs. Illustrated at page 91.