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TASMANIA: (Jan 29) usage of Letter Card Larger Views 2d "LAUNCESTON" (bridge across the river) to Melbourne with Hobart cds, redirected to Sydney & again to North Sydney. Most attractive.
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TASMANIA: 1909 2d blue-green PTPO Envelope for AG Webster & Son "Planet Jr" hand-held tillers with illustrated coloured advertising on both sides, to Launceston with Hobart continuous-machine cancel, repaired tear across the flap. Rare & highly desirable. Ex Ray Kelly: acquired for $1400 at our auction of 2/9/2006.
VICTORIA: 1901 1d Letter Card Stieg #A13 locally self-addressed by WR Rundell with Melbourne cds of 1.4.01 & message inside "1.4.01 This Letter Card was issued this day consequent upon the 1d postage being reinstated today WRR". Rare: believed to be the only First Day Cover recorded. [At Federation, the Victorian rate was 2d per ½oz to anywhere in Australia. From 1/4/1901 the intrastate rate was halved to 1d]
1913 (Sep 2) local cover with Victoria 3d ochre & Kangaroos 1d red Die II tied by 'REGISTERED/ 1 /MELBOURNE' cds, red/white GPO registration label, boxed 'NOT KNOWN/.../CAMBERWELL' & redirected to Canterbury where endorsed on the flap "Not known...", forwarded to the Dead Letter Office (b/s in red). Returned to the sender in the accompanying Melbourne DLO 'RETURNED REGISTERED LETTER' Envelope with printed red lines, a couple of minor tonespots. [A similar Victoria/Kangaroo registered cover only sold for $1380 at our auction of 1/9/2007]
1913 1913 local usage of Western Australian 'ONE PENNY.' on 2d yellow Envelope Pope #EN9 with Perth Krag continuous-machine cancel, overall light discolouration & repaired opening tears, Cat $800. Rare: Margaret Hamilton's defective example sold for $605 at the Macray Watson auction of 30/3/1999.
1914 (Sep 11) usage of NSW 3d Registration Envelope to Melbourne uprated with Kangaroo 4d orange for double-rate letter tied by 'WAGGA WAGGA/NSW' cds, mss "622" in blue in lieu of registration label.
1919 (Jun 5) usage of Kangaroo 1d red Die II Official Envelope with 'OS'-of-Dots-in-the-Die Type 2 ('O' = 13 dots; 'S' = 11 dots; top serifs on 'U' & 'I' of 'AUSTRALIA' are Covered) uprated with KGV Sideface ½d green with solid 'OS'-in-the-Die HG DB5 on cream stock for Deputy Commissioner of Maternity Allowances, Melbourne Krag machine with 'HELP REPATRIATION/BUY WAR SAVINGS/CERTIFICATES' slogan, repaired flap fault that in no way detracts from this extraordinary & very rare "doubleton", of which only one other example has been recorded. Ex Charlie Fawcett, Julie Resch and John Sinfield: acquired for $11,200 at our auction of 20/11/2004. [NB: no Kangaroo ½d 'OS' die was prepared]
1919 (July 24) usage of KGV "Star" 1d red/grey Envelope uprated with "Star" ½d green, to Sydney with KGV 1d red x2 added & tied by 'BLAYNEY/NSW' cds, repaired opening faults on the reverse. [An unusual double-rate - 1½d x2 - item that demonstrates how the ½d war tax was applied to the article, not to the rate. This was the only Post Office issue Envelope that was uprated; all other re-ratings are PTPO emissions]
1921 (Mar 12) usage of KGV "Star" 1d red + ½d green + Sideface ½d green Menuz #26 for Vacuum Oil Co (emblem on the flap & imprint of the Perth office at lower-left) from Melbourne to Perth, grossly under-catalogued at $US2000. An extraordinary item, being Australia's only "tripleton", of which only six examples are recorded. Ex John Sinfield: acquired for $12,880 at our auction of 20/11/2004. [Uprated in 1918 for the ½d War Tax & again when postage rates increased in 1920. Priority work for the embossing machines was producing Post Office envelopes so the second up-rating was effected with the surface printed ½d]
1921 usage of Kangaroo 1d with 'OS'-of-Dots-in-the-Die (Type 2: 'O' = 13 dots; 'S' = 11 dots; top serifs on 'U' & 'I' of 'AUSTRALIA' are Covered) OHMS Envelope for the Victorian Education Department uprated with KGV 1d violet tied by 'SHELFORD/VIC' cds, minor blemishes. [The illustration is opposite]
1930 (July 6) usage of the very rare KGV Sideface 3d blue PTPO Envelope Menuz #10 for Melbourne solicitors Edward Dyason & Co uprated for triple weight with 1½d red tied by Melbourne cds, unpriced by Menuz. The only recorded example of this important issue. Ex Charlie Fawcett, Julie Resch and John Sinfield: acquired for the remarkably modest sum of $6790 at our auction of 20/11/2004. The 3d die was specially created, at considerable cost, for this unusual double-rate requisition. It is thus a different die, which post-dates the Die II illustrated in the ACSC at page 4/250, but which is very similar to - but distinguishable from - the earlier Die I and Die Ia shown at page 4/245.
1930 (Sep 5) usage of 'TWO/PENCE' on KGV "Star" 1d green PTPO Envelope Menuz #40 for an unknown user, light vertical fold, Melbourne slogan cancel, grossly undercatalogued at $US2000. Ex John Sinfield: acquired for $3360 at our auction of 20/11/2004. [Only two examples recorded]
1931 (Aug 10) usage to Perth of 'FIVE/PENCE' (18mm Spacing) on KGV Oval 4½d Registration Envelope uprated with Kangaroo 6d brown (perf faults) tied by 'PINJARRA/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' cds, blue & black/white registration label, ironed-out vertical fold. [Very scarce quadruple rate - 2d x4 + 3d registration fee - usage]
1934 (Mar 27) usage of KGV Embossed Oval 1d green+1d green PTPO Envelope Menuz #55 for the Shell Co of Australia with their emblem on the flap & imprint at lower-left, Adelaide slogan cancel, minor blemishes, Cat $US1000. Ex John Sinfield: acquired for $834 at our auction of 2/9/2006. [Less than 10 examples recorded]
1938 (Apr 14) usage of KGV 1d green + KGVI 1d green Menuz #68 with printed address of Hobart stamp dealer R. Petterd, to NSW with Hobart slogan cancel, grossly under-catalogued at $US1250. Ex John Sinfield: acquired for $4427 at a Sydney auction in 2006. [1000 printed. Petterd, who held the contract to purchase Tatts' envelopes, was the sole user of this remarkable "Dual Monarchy doubleton". This may be the earliest recorded usage]
MAIL TO UK & EMPIRE
1902 (July 2) usage of Victorian 'One Penny.' on 2d Letter Card Stieg #A12 (Cat $US300) to London (arrival b/s) with superb 'ARARAT/VICTORIA - 93' duplex partly obscured by ½d & 1d - added when it was realised at the post office that the addressee was overseas - & tied by another superb strike of the duplex, stuck but otherwise superb. [The UPU rate was 2½d for all overseas destinations]
1903 (June 15) usage of Western Australian 2d Letter Card to Wales with ½d Swan & superb Fremantle duplex cancel, 'CARMARTHEN' arrival cds & redirected to Yorkshire with 'ILKLEY' arrival b/s. [Illustration on page 20]
1905 (Apr 4) usage to London (b/s) of Tasmanian 2d Waterlow Envelope ("MOUNT WELLINGTON IN WINTER, FROM HUON NEAR HOBART"), small piece of the flap missing otherwise superb, Launceston cds. Beautiful! Rare: stated only two used examples of this view are recorded: no more than 306 of any view were printed & the vast majority were retained unused as souvenirs. [On 1/4/1905, the rate to Great Britain was reduced to 2d, making this an extremely early example of that rate]