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Displaying 101 - 120 of 240 Lots in Category - Postal History
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
NORTHERN TERRITORY:c.1912 stampless NZ PPC to "B Tennant Esq/Batchelor's Experimental Farm/Northern Territory/ Queensland" (!) with NZ 'TO PAY/1d' h/s, redirected to "c/- Dr Huxtable/Ch Towers" (= Charters Towers Qld), corner bend. [In 1911, three experimental farms were established, one at Batchelor. Less than three years later, the government moved to shut down the farms at Batchelor and Daly River because of mismanagement]
TASMANIA - Postal History
Pre-stamp internal entires including 1830 to "Lake River" with typically poor strike of the small undated 'HOBART' oval h/s, 1849 with postmaster's endorsement "Oatlands/19.2.49", 1853 printed lettersheet with '10 O CLOCK' cds (stated to be the LRD), Money Letters 1850 with postmaster's endorsement "Cleved 25 4 50", 1851 with boxed 'CAMP TOWN' d/s & 1853 with postmaster's endorsement "Emu Bay 2 Aug 53", two others, plus 1869 OHMS with very fine '[crown]/FREE' diamond-d/s, generally fine to very fine.
1837-53 entires from England x3 or Scotland (the earliest, with 'OLDRAIN' d/s) all with various boxed 'SHIPLETTER' datestamps of Hobart, one of 1843 is a mourning letter, apart from the first - which is stained - the others are fine to very fine. [One, of 1841, is to "Frank Allison/Streanshall/Macquarie River", father of William Race Allison]
1871large piece (200x143mm) from a registered parcel to Kent with remarkable Three-Issue franking (faults) of VDL Imperf 4d & Perf 10 1d x2 and 'TASMANIA' Imperf 6d & 1/- (cut-to-shape) all tied by BN '63' of New Norfolk, private 'BOURNBANK/Parish of/Wellington' h/s & 'N NORFOLK/22 4 71' postmaster's provisional h/s, sloping 'TOO-LATE' h/s applied at Hobart, a few repaired edge-tears & parts of the address label removed with the registration ribbon. Endorsed "Printed Book with Photographs..." & signed "Molesworth Jeffery" which permitted mailing at the concessional rate for a "book packet" + 6d registration. Only six items recorded bearing the 6d registration rate that applied between 1871 & 1880. Ex Randall Askeland, Patrick Reid & David McNamee.
No longer available
FRANK STAMPS:Group of envelopes with 'CORPORATION OF HOBART', 'CORPORATION OF LAUNCESTON' (registered to England), 'GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN' (a wrapper), 'GOVERNOR' Types 1 & 2, 'INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION' CTO, 'MARINE BOARD HOBART', superb 'MARINE BOARD LAUNCESTON', superb 'RE DUTIES DEPARTMENT' & 'UNIVERSITY OF/TASMANIA' (a postcard), condition a bit variable; also cutouts with superb strikes of 'MERSEY MARINE BOARD FORMBY', 'MARINE BOARD OF LEVEN' & 'THE MARINE BOARD OF MERSEY DEVONPORT'. A very good lot.
POSTMARKS:Large box with an extensive array of mostly unsorted Pictorials, numerals and cds in profusion including in two Hagner albums.
(Qty many 1000s)
TELEGRAMS:1887-90 'ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH' forms x6, one with 'TELEGRA' Error, five with oval 'TELEGRAPH OFFICE/HOBART' d/s in violet, blue or magenta, characteristic folds; also a few Australia pre-decimal booklets.
Carton of consignment remainders with a box of bundleware, Laureates 2d annotated selection of Plate Varieties including on four covers Ex Nick Holness (cost $437), CTO selection to 5/- x3 including 1897 Charity duo, 1d 'CA' Monogram strip of 4 & 'JBC' Monogram pair with Double Perfs, 'OS' group with ½d two corner blocks of 10 with some units with Double 'OS', 1d used pair with Double Perfs x2, 1d mint pair with Double 'OS', 1d with 'OS' Inverted blocks of 4 x3 (one mint), packets of loose Barred Numerals, lots of mostly pedestrian covers & Postal Stationery, etc. Ex Max Watson.
1863-81 LaureatesWmk Single-Lined Numerals 1d green SG 108 marginal example from the top of the sheet [C2] - Double Perfs at Top - & another from base of the upper pane [F13], also interpanneau strip of 4 [A7-9 - B7] on 1864 outer from Marong with BN '282', all from the first printing and thus without the marginal lines that were added to later printings. Ex Nick Holness.
(Qty 3 items)
VICTORIA - Postal History
Bundle of mostly 1880s covers with some postmark interest including 'DOOGALOOK' cds, TPO Down Trains MG11, MG 14 & MG 16 x2, etc, small album of Emblems, Beaded Ovals & Laureates on piece with a few Barred Numerals including very fine First Type '141' of Penshurst (rated RRRR); also NSW covers including early TPOs 'RP/NSW' & 'GNRP/NSW' cancels, etc; condition variable.
Post Office ephemera including a series of twenty clippings re takings at the GPO in January 1850 (Ex Purves) that prove that the Half-Lengths - available at the GPO from 1.1.1850 - were actually not sold until 3.1.1850; also three pieces signed "A McCrae" as Chief Postmaster of Victoria (1851-53) & as Postmaster-General (1854-1857), four Government Gazette extracts re postal matters & defective 1852 'REGISTERED LETTER' receipt.
(Qty 28 items)
1841-50 pre-stamp entires including 1845 Ship Letter to Melbourne with fair 'GEELONG/NEW S WALES' d/s, 1845-46 Overland Letters to Melbourne with 'ALBURY/NEW S WALES' oval d/s rated 11d, & to Sydney with 'MELBOURNE/PORT PHILLIP' oval d/s rated 1/5d, 1847 to London rated "7" in red amended to "8" in black, 1848 from London to "Melbourne, South Australia" rated 1/-, 1850 from London and India (large-part entire) with 'CALCUTTA/GPO/SHIP LETTER' boxed d/s in red both with 'GEELONG/PORT PHILLIP' crowned-oval arrivals, condition variable.
1847outer endorsed "Paid & Registered" with very fine rounded-boxed 'THE GRANGE/POST PAID' h/s in red & watery 'THE GRANGE/PORT PHILLIP' b/s, rated "8" in red, poor Portland arrival b/s, two ironed-out vertical filing folds. A very early registered cover. Ex Bill Purves.
1850(Aug) large-part "On Service" entire with 2d grey-lilac SG 6  (margins just touched - at upper-left - to huge), with Butterfly '10' (RRR) & 'ALBERTON/PORT PHILLIP' b/s (both poor), Melbourne arrival b/s of AU19/1850. Ex Charles Lathrop Pack, Rod Moreton and Les Molnar.
1854small cover rated "6" in red with very fine boxed 'PAID AT/WANGARATTA' h/s unusually in black & fair oval 'WANGARATTA/VICTORIA' b/s, fine Melbourne arrival b/s.
1855outer to GB "Per True Briton" with Woodblocks 6d pair (full margins but creased) tied by BN '10' of Warrnambool, largely fine 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/WARNAMBOOL VICTORIA' cds (note spelling) arrival b/s of DE9/1855 in blue, repaired opening tear; and part-entire from Sydney with Laureates 2d x3, to "Belfast/Port Fairy" with light but clear 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/ BELFAST VICTORIA' arrival b/s.
1856 (Feb 22) outer to Melbourne with Campbell & Fergusson 1d orange-brown SG 27  & 3d deep blue SG 31c  both with margins just touched to large tied by light BN '2' cancels of Geelong (superb oval b/s). A beautiful classic cover. Ex Pack. RPSofV Certificate (2011). [Fewer than 20 covers are recorded with the 1d SG 27]
1859cover from England with very fine 6d lilac SG 70 tied by 'PLYMOUTH/JU8/59 - 620' duplex, to "Mr Ford/Parish of Connaware/County of Grant/Melbourne..." with Melbourne & Geelong b/s of AU8/59, "turned" & returned to Turnchapel !! with Emblems 2d violet Horizontally Laid Paper SG 70 plus Perf 12 4d dull rose SG 83 tied by BN '2' of Geelong (b/s of SE9/59), superb 'PLYMOUTH/NO11/59' arrival b/s, the flaps opened-out for enhanced display, a bit soiled. A truly extraordinary cover. Carried per "Bombay" ex Melbourne 18.9.1859, arrived Suez 28.10.1859; then per "Delta" ex Alexandria 29.10.1859, arrived Southampton 10.11.1859. Ex Rodney Perry & Ken Barelli.
1859cover to USA with Emblems Rouletted 4d SG 71b strip of 3 plus Perf 12 1d SG 76 pair tied by BN '5', oval 'BALLARAT/FE14/59/VICTORIA' b/s, Geelong & London transit cds of AP11/59 in red, rated "8"(d) = "16"(c) with superb American '5' postage due h/s (Palmer #US13), minor peripheral damage & light overall soiling. A rare franking of rouletted & perforated multiples. Ex John Seybold, Rodney Perry & Ken Barelli. Rodney Perry Certificate (2006). Ben Palmer's Census USA #132.
1860(Mar 17) outer to France with rare franking of Beaded Oval No Wmk (Laid Paper) 3d blue SG 88 pair tied by fine strikes of '1' "killer" of Melbourne (b/s), French mailboat cds 'AUSTRALIE V SUEZ/AMB C' cds in red on face, '5' (decimes) h/s & three different French b/s. Ex JRW Purves, Rodney Perry & Michael Silvasich.