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Displaying 1 - 20 of 24 Lots in Category - Postal Stationery - Postal Cards




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POSTAL HISTORY


133

PS

B

1889 1d Postal Card with superb Ballarat duplex, to Melbourne with oval 'LIST ROOM/NO 1' d/s overstruck with large-part strike of the rubber 'NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER CARRIERS/MELBOURNE' handstamp (the only recorded example), redirected to Sydney, minor faults.

100.00

$75.00










134

CPS

1891 mini-display "1891: Victoria's UPU Year" with very early usage JA13/91 to GB at 2d rate, Feb 3 to GB at 2d rate + 6d late fee, Feb 10 usage of 2d "long sea route" Postal Card, Feb 10 to Germany paid 3d & taxed, Feb 16 very early use of reverted 6d rate to USA, July 21 at reverted 6d rate to Germany, Sep 7 to Italy at 2d but taxed with Italian Postage Dues added, Sep 14 usage of 3d red/green Postal Card uprated to reverted 6d rate to Germany (& a rare commercial usage to GB in 1890 at the 3d "Via Italy" rate), & a few others, generally fine to very fine.

It is a little known fact that the Australian Colonies introduced a universal 2d letter rate on 1.1.1891 & asked other administrations to reciprocate. Britain objected to this pre-emptive action & by late-January Victoria (plus South Australia & Tasmania) had rescinded the new rate, except for mail to Britain. It's a complex story & postal articles that demonstrate the various actions are quite scarce. The 2d letter rate to all countries was re-introduced on 1.10.1891, the day the Australian Colonies joined the Universal Postal Union. (Qty 14)

1000.00

$750.00




242

PS

C

GOVERNOR-GENERAL: 1902 usage of Queensland 1d Postal Card ("Gold Mine and Works Charters Towers") with unnecessary usage of the frank h/s in blue (S&W #P20) to London with Brisbane d/s of OC4/02 & message on the reverse headed "Government House", rather aged & with a repaired tear at the top. The only such item recorded but we have seen another similar card (in worse condition).

400.00

$300.00




321

PS

(A) A1

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 3 (Small Octagon) very fine strike of 'OC8/08' (the year slug '80' inverted) unusually on the face of 1d Postal Card Melbourne-Geelong but with superb 'MISSENT TO/WILLIAMSTOWN' h/s, Geelong arrival b/s of the same date, closed pinholes at U/R otherwise superb. Williamstown is on the branch line running south from the railway junction at Footscray. Absence of a second Melbourne marking indicates after processing at the Williamstown PO the card was returned only as far as Footscray RS to be put on the next Down train to Geelong, where the TPO marking was applied. A terrific item for the collector of missent or redirected mail.

250.00

No longer available




334

PS

A A1

DOWN TRAIN 10: Type 1 (Small Octagon) three fine to very fine strikes of OC26/80 on 1d Postal Card to Ballarat with no indication of the point of origin. Rated RRRR: the earliest of seven recorded covers. Illustrated at page 10. [TPO 10 has always been regarded as the most desirable of the general series. No Up markings are recorded & most examples offered as 'MG10' are actually 'MG12' or 'MG16']

500.00

No longer available


335

PS

A A1-

DOWN TRAIN 10: Type 1 (Small Octagon) two light but very fine strikes of DE24/83 (Christmas Eve) on 1d Postal Card from "Barwon Park" to Ballarat. Illustrated at page 48. [Barwon Park is a major rural property near Winchelsea, indicating carriage first to Geelong or, because there is no Geelong transit, perhaps more likely to Leigh Road, to be placed on the Geelong-Ballarat train]

400.00

No longer available




337

PS

A A1

UP TRAIN 7: Type 1 (CDS) very fine strikes 1) of OC7/84 on face of Postal Card from 'PIMPINIO' (ERD by 16 years!) to Hochkirch (faint b/s, ERD), carried via Horsham to Stawell & by train to Ararat only, then by train SW to Hamilton (21mm transit on the face, LRD); and 2) of SE26/93 b/s on Letter Card from 'ELMHURST' to Melbourne, carried to Ararat & by train to Melbourne via Ballarat. The latter is the latest recorded usage on cover. [The first is illustrated at page 45] (Qty 2)

150.00

No longer available




341

PS

B A1

UP TRAIN 1: Type 3 (CDS) very fine cancel of AU23/90 typically overstruck on BN '102' of 'MOUNT EGERTON' (poor cds on the face) on Postal Card to Melbourne (b/s), minor blemishes. Only six examples on cover recorded in the period after the direct Melbourne-Ballarat Line was opened. Mount Egerton is between Ballarat & Ballan]

150.00

No longer available


353

CPS

A- A1

UP TRAIN 3: Type 2 (Duplex) very fine strike of MR1/81 tying Laureates 6d to cover to Scotland, Melbourne & British 'EDINR & CARLISLE SORTING TENDER/ + ' transit backstamps; and superb strike of AU2/95 on 1d Postal Card Bendigo-Collingwood. [It appears the duplex was withdrawn in the second half of 1890, then returned to service in 1895: rated RRR on cover in the second period of use] (Qty 2)

300.00

No longer available


360

PS

B A1-

DOWN TRAIN 3: Type 3 (Small Octagon) largely very fine cancel of MR5/88 on 1d Postal Card with message headed "Baynton", to Melbourne with Castlemaine transit b/s, small defects. Baynton is 20km NE of Kyneton & thus south of Castlemaine, meaning this card was first missorted onto an Up train. Rated RR on cover but this is the only instance of it being used as a canceller on cover.

200.00

No longer available




361

PS

A A1+

DOWN TRAIN 3: Type 4 ('TPO 3/VICTORIA' with No Arcs) superb per favor strike of 10JA13 on KGV Fullface 1d Letter Card ("MT LOFTY RANGES/SOUTH AUSTRALIA" - horse & cart - in claret), unsealed. Gorgeous, if philatelic. [Illustrated at page 11: the pencil address didn't belong & has been removed]

200.00

$150.00T




367

PS

B A1

UP TRAIN 4: Type 3 (CDS with 'GM4' Error) very fine cancel of JA8/83 on 1d Postal Card with message headed "Evening News Office", to Melbourne (arrival b/s), two small filled spikeholes well clear of the cds. Rated RRRRR as the only recorded example cancelling a stamp on cover.

250.00

No longer available




383

PS

A A1+

UP TRAIN 5: Type 2 (Duplex) superb cancel of MY28/85 on 1d Postal Card, Geelong transit and part 'GERMANTOWN' arrival b/s. Rated RR: the ERD on cover. [The message is headed "Kensington" which is part of North Melbourne, requiring TPO processing in the last mile of the route. The origin may have been "Kevington", near Jamieson, which could have allowed for carriage west to Seymour. Then again, the origin may have been "Kensington Hill" - 12km ESE of Geelong, on the Bellarine Peninsula - which was renamed Leopold Hill 1.7.1884, but then it shoulldn't have gone anywhere near TPO 5! What fun! During World War I, Germantown was renamed Grovedale on 1.3.1916]

NB: In the Handbook, the TPO 5 Up Train markings are incorrectly numbered.

150.00

$120.00T




384

PS

A- A1

UP TRAIN 5: Type 2 (Duplex) very fine cancel of MR27/89 on 3d red/green Postal Card with message in Swedish, to Sweden but not uprated or taxed until arrival with manuscript "80" in blue & superb 'T'-in-inverted-triangle, largely very fine Swedish 'PXKP No 2 A...U' TPO cds, faint bends. Illustrated at page 66. [An excellent example of a relatively common postmark in uncommon circumstances: these cards paid the rate to the UK only via Italy. Additional postage was required to European destinations. Pre-1891 commercial usages are very scarce]

250.00

No longer available




385

PS

B B1-

DOWN TRAIN 5: Type 1 (22mm Octagon) light but discernible cancel of JN24/80 - and a clearer b/s - on 1d Postal Card with message headed "Nagambie", horizontal crease at base. Rated RRRR: seven covers recorded but most have backstamps only.

200.00

No longer available


387

PS

A- A1

DOWN TRAIN 5: Type 3 (23mm Octagon) very fine cancellation of OC26/99 on 1d Postal Card with message headed "Cairnfield/Strath Creek", minor blemishes. Rated RRRRR, being the only recorded example on cover. [Illustrated at page 68]

300.00

No longer available




394

PS

B B1

DOWN TRAIN 6: Type 1 (22mm Small Octagon) two light but obvious cancels of FE21/81 on 1d Postal Card with message headed "Wangaratta", to Melbourne with light 'WODONGA' transit & Melbourne arrival b/s, two small closed spikeholes & minor blemishes. Rated RR+: only two examples as cancels on cover recorded. [Wangaratta is 69km SW of Wodonga. Placed on Down train to Wodonga where placed on Up train to Melbourne. On this line, this was standard procedure, not a case of missent mail]

200.00

$150.00T






397

PS

B A1

UP TRAIN 12: Type 1 (Duplex) largely superb cancel of AU14/82 on 1d Postal Card with message headed "Benalla", to Melbourne, two small closed spikeholes & a bit soiled. Rated RRRRR: the earlier of only two covers recorded. Illustrated at page 66.

400.00

No longer available




399

PS

A- A1

DOWN TRAIN 12: Type 2 (Duplex) very fine cancel of MY9/96 on 1d Postal Card with Havelock/Foster's advertising, to Albury (NSW) with message headed "Euroa". Rated RRR: the latest of 11 covers recorded. Another very appealing usage. Illustrated at page 69. [TPO 12 services were discontinued in 1898]

200.00

$150.00T






409

PS

A A1+

DOWN TRAIN 17: Type 1 (Octagon) superb cancel on 1d Postal Card with printed advice for Roller Flour Mills, to the baker at Yarram with 'YARRAM YARRAM' duplex b/s. Rated RRRR: seven usages on cover recorded. Illustrated at page 84.

200.00

No longer available


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