Prestige Philately Auction 227 CatalogueCatalogue by themePolice, Law & Order
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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - Police, Law & Order
VICTORIA - Postal History
GOLDFIELDS EXPRESS COVERS:1858 stampless OHMS cover (267x115mm) with 'Police Department' imprint at lower-left & endorsed "Ballarat/Nov 3 1858" below, rated "8/6" & endorsed "pr Escort" in the same hand at upper-left, to the Chief Commissioner of Police at Melbourne, no postal markings, two vertical folds. Ex Rod Moreton. Nothing to look at but very rare.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1876cover to "Captain Smith/Police Department/Perth" with Perf 12½ 2d yellow SG 55 tied by largely fine 12-bar '27' (ERD), largely fine strike of the rare 'BANNISTER/("18 12 76")/=WESTERN AUSTRALIA=' h/s at lower-left, Perth Maltese Cross arrival b/s, minor soiling. Pope & Reynolds Census #1, the earlier of only two recorded covers. Ex Cecil Walkley: acquired at the Prestige auction of 27.11.2010 for $1840. PO opened 1/12/1869: 80km SE of Armadale. [Matthew Skinner Smith arrived 5/6/1868 on the "Lady Louisa". Superintendent of Police 1871-77 & responsible for re-organising the Department]
1888illustrated 'Freie und Hanse-Stadt Hamburg' lettersheet headed "Die Polizei Behörde" (= Police Headquarters) to the Police Department in Melbourne with 20pf only tied by superb 'HAMBURG' cds & 'T.'-in-octagon h/s, three Italian transits & Melbourne arrival b/s where '("7d")/MORE TO PAY'-in-oval h/s applied. [We expect that the lengthy letter contains interesting material]
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