Prestige Philately Auction 133 CatalogueCatalogue by themepostmarks - Numerals
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 40 Lots in Category - postmarks - Numerals
NEW SOUTH WALES
Disorganised collection on Hagners including Sydney Views 1d (4, including No Clouds Hard Bluish Paper with 4 margins), 2d (7, including pair), 3d (3), 1851-55 Laureates 1d (5), 2d (13, including two pairs one with fine '66' cancel), 3d (8, including SG 87 unused), 6d (3), 8d (2, one with '50' cancel), 'REGISTERED' (unused), Large Diadems with a mix of genuine imperforate and trimmed perforated issues, perforated 'REGISTERED' (6, one optd 'REPRINT'), later issues including 5/- Map (4, one optd 'OS' *), 20/- Carrington (2), mint issues to 5/- (2), optd 'SPECIMEN' to 5/- (2) & 10/- (3). Condition variable but plenty of value to be found here. (Qty 300+)
1856-59 'REGISTERED' Imperf (6d) vermilion & Prussian blue SG 102, margins just touching to large, BN '1' cancel of Melbourne, Cat £170. An unusual external usage, possibly originating on an incoming shipletter.
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1897 apparently commercial cover to Ireland with rare franking of Charity 2/6d (very fine) crisply cancelled with Rays '25' of 'KIAMA' (b/s), Sydney transit & poor Kingstown arrival b/s, vertical fold well clear of the stamp. A remarkable usage of this stamp correctly paying the UPU letter rate of 2½d, the additional 2/3½d being a surcharge for the Consumptives Home.
QUEENSLAND - Postal History
Stockbook with a sorted array of Barred Numerals & Rays on a wide variety of stamps, some multiples & many on piece, lots of high numbers. Queensland postmarks were generally poorly manufactured and consequently fine strikes are the exception rather than the rule. This lot includes a high proportion that are well above average with numerous very fine to superb strikes. Completely unchecked by us: we want you to have all the fun! (Qty 400+)
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1855 cover to the Cape of Good Hope with very fine London Printing 6d SG 3 (3½ large margins, just shaved at top-right) tied by very fine '1' cancel of 'PORT ADELAIDE' (equally fine cds at left), oval 'PORT ELIZABETH' transit & 'CAPE TOWN' arrival b/s both in red, the address faded & amateurishly "restored". A very unusual destination. [With the contents]
No longer available
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postmarks
"DIAMOND NUMERALS": Attractive little collection of mostly fine to very fine strikes on a good range of stamps including some Imperfs & Rouletted issues, many better numbers including '16' (rated RR), '67' (RR), '97' (RR), '99' (RR), '169' (RRR), '193' (RRR) & '222' (RRR). (Qty 88)
Adelaide: 'NEWS 12 PAID/DE11/02/ADELAIDE' two slightly overlapping strikes on 2d violet strip of 3. Very scarce.
Shea Oak Log: 'SHEA OAK LOG/13JA37/S.A' two fair to good strikes plus two fine strikes of diamond-numeral '26', typed "SHEA OAK LOG" on red provisional registration label. PO 1/1/1855; RO 1910; PO 1/7/1927; closed 6/3/1981.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Official Stamps - Departmental Overprints
NORTHERN TERRITORY: Black 'N.T.' on DLR Crown/SA Perf 10 2d, indistinct '184' cancel of Palmerston (later renamed Darwin). Rated RRR. [Far superior to Les Munn's defective example that sold for $529]
STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATES: Black 'S.M.' on Perf 11½xRouletted 6d dull blue, '43' cancel of Gumeracha. Rated R.
TASMANIA - Postal History
1864 cover to England, Imperf 2d grey-green & 4d bright blue - both with margins at places - cancelled with bold BN '18' with postmaster's endorsement "Carrick/18 3 64" at left, Launceston transit b/s & 'NEWARK' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.
1869 outer to England "Via Southampton" with Imperf Chalon 6d violet (almost full margins) tied by bold BN '68' of Hobart (red cds below), very clean.
1869 long cover (265x115mm) with printed address of the Eastern Extension Australasia & China Telegraph Co in London with extraordinary & undeniably commercial franking of Postal Fiscals Platypus 6d mauve x6 & 1/- pink tied by very fine BN '37' of 'GEORGE TOWN' (cds alongside), opened a little roughly at top but not affecting the stamps, vertical fold at the extreme left.
TASMANIA - Postmarks
Another handy little collection notable for the many towns on values other than 1d & 2d, numerous better strikes including superb 'FLOWERDALE UPPER', fine 'GAWLER' & 'LADY'S BAY' and light but discernible 'POSTAGE PAID/LAUNCESTON TAS'. Lots of overlapping so careful inspection is sure to be rewarded. Also an attractive selection of Barred Numerals with a good number of First Allocations on Imperf Chalons, a few on Pictorials including bold '189' on 6d etc. (Qty few 100)
Tennisball box crammed with bundles & packets of 1901-12 1d pinks. Vendor's note: "Not checked for duplicate numerals", and probably not checked for varieties either. (Qty 1000s)
VICTORIA - Postal History
1855 stampless entire "pGaston & Felice" (?) endorsed "Via Mauritius" & on the reverse "forwarded by Leunere & Co" in magenta and with the ship's name crossed-through, to Melbourne to "remain @ Post Office until called for" with '[crown]/MAURITIUS/ JA22/1855/=GPO=' d/s on the face & 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GPO VICTORIA' cds in red on the reverse, superb strike of the rare "Butterfly" '34' used at the Melbourne GPO in red on the face, minor defects & a little aged though still of very fine appearance. Ex Hugh Freeman. ÞÞStated by Freeman & White at page 9 to be the only recorded usage in red. Butterfly '34' was originally allocated to Border Post, which was renamed Lindsay 1/1/1854 & closed 21/12/1854. It was then returned to the GPO from where only this item, and a late strike in black on a pair of 1d Emblems are recorded, making this a RRRRR marking in the re-allocation period. ÞÞIt seems to us that there is even more to this cover than first meets the eye. Both the name of the vessel being erased, and a forwarding agent's endorsement - "forwarded by..." - being added to the reverse, strongly suggest that this originated somewhere other than Mauritius. At this time, Réunion & Seychelles were the only islands in the Indian Ocean with direct regular shipping routes to Mauritius. Réunion might be the favoured contender because of its relative proximity to Mauritius but the sender's penmanship strongly suggests English rather than French origin. If our hypothesis is correct, this would be one of the earliest postal items from the Seychelles. Jeffrey Weiss (Harmers of London 15/12/2004) had only four earlier items, dated between 1833! and 1853.
1856 small cover to London per "Francis Henty" with Woodblocks 6d orange (4 margins) tied by superb BN '1' of Melbourne (small oval b/s), London "tombstone" arrival & superb '3d' h/s both in red on the face.