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Displaying 1 - 20 of 147 Lots in Category - Postal Stationery - Franks




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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

POSTAL HISTORY




129

CL

A+

1864 stampless OHMS entire endorsed "Post Office/Echuca 10-8-64" at lower-left with very fine BN '40' and 'ECHUCA' b/s. Superb! From 3.8.1864, OHMS mail was exempt of postage, provided a Frank stamp was impressed thereon. Probably no envelopes with PMG Frank had been received at Echuca at this early date.

250.00

$200.00






130

C

B

1868 OHMS cover with 'POSTMASTER-GENERAL' frank h/s Die 1 (no fleuron below 'VICTORIA') very fine strike in blue & 'EDUCATION OFFICE/...' imprint at L/L with transits of 'SKIPTON', 'ROKEWOOD' (the earlier of only two recorded examples) & partial 'LEIGH ROAD' (on the face; used at Leigh Road R.S. & the later of only two recorded examples) & 'MT MERCER' arrival (the only recorded example) on the face, minor imperfections.

300.00

$550.00




135

PS

A

1895 OHMS cover with printed 'MINISTER OF LANDS AND SURVEY' Frank & endorsed "L Colony" at lower-left, to Melbourne with very fine 'LEONGATHA/MY8/95/VICTORIA - 1592' duplex. The "Labour Colonies" of the 1890s were a little-known social experiment during the major economic depression of the 1890s. Most were run along charitable lines but the largest & most successful of them, at Leongatha, was "intended to fit men for a social order in which they hadn't had enough spunk to succeed and to which they were, in consequence, a menace" (from a book on the subject by REW Kennedy). This is the only Labour Colony item we have seen.

400.00

$380.00






136

C

B

1897 OHMS cover with PMG's frank & rare albeit per favor usage of the 1/6d orange tied by 'REGISTERED/ MELBOURNE VIC' cds, to the USA with San Francisco transit & New York arrival b/s, minor overall soiling.

250.00

$320.00



POSTMARKS


157

CL

B A1

BARRED NUMERALS: Original State '35' largely superb cancel on 'CHIEF SECRETARY' Frank h/s in blue with very fine oval 'DURHAM OX/JU18/69/VICTORIA' d/s (LRD) alongside, on OHMS cover with 'Police Department ("Kerang")' imprint at L/L, to Sandhurst with superb arrival b/s, minor blemishes. Rated RRRR. PO renamed from Hardy's Inn 1.1.1855. [Goldmining]

500.00

No longer available




165

CL

B

EASTBROOK: Fine 'EASTBROOK/NO7/84/VICTORIA' & another strike of two days later - the only recorded strikes - on reverse of OHMS cover to Inglewood & redirected several times with b/s including 21mm 'INGLEWOOD' (LRD) & Inglewood duplex (LRD), and six strikes of 'KINGOWER'. Remarkable item: Eastbrook's Barred Numeral 'M90' - not present - is rated RRRR. PO 7.10.1878; closed 30.6.1887. [Goldmining]

250.00

$190.00






173

CL

A

'REDIRECTED' HANDSTAMP: Very fine boxed 'REDIRECTED' h/s on 1874 OHMS reply lettersheet with 'SOLICITIOR GENERAL' Frank & 'CRESSY' arrival cds from where forwarded to St Kilda. The only such marking we have seen from Victoria: if they were issued to other post offices, why were they apparently not used?

250.00

$190.00




177

P

A

Handstamped proof impressions 1) 'ATTORNEY GENERAL' and 'CHIEF SECRETARY' both in blue on c.1864 single small piece, Rated RRR+; and 'GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA' Die 7 (30mm single circle with 1mm arcs at the sides) three superb proof impressions in black on c.1891 piece of very thin paper. The second is illustrated at page 80. [The only such proof items recorded for any franks of Victoria] (Qty 2 items)

500.00

$3,400.00








178

PS

Bundle of all-different envelopes (mostly) etc for many "departments" all with various settings of the "penalty" admonition at upper-left, many with 'His' in the header & a good range of users' imprints, several registered including two registration envelopes with different admonitions & addresses for the Income Tax Office, condition rather mixed but a good basis for a serious study. (Qty 46)

1000.00

No longer available




179

PS

Late usages of all-different group of postcards for various departments x7 & envelopes for Ministers of Health and Lands & Survey (two, one an enormous defective front only, festooned with 1d stamps) & Solicitor-General, all with 1d punctured 'OS' affixed as required to partly obscure the franks, generally fine to very fine. The franking system was terminated on 31.10.1902. After that date, franked items could be used only if full postage was paid & the frank was defaced (usually achieved by affixing the stamps over the impression. (Qty 11)

250.00

No longer available








180

CPS

Selection of all-different envelopes x19, postcards x10 & wrappers x2 from various 'departments", a few with handstamped franks, a few with the frank defaced, generally fine to very fine unused. A very scarce & desirable group. (Qty 31)

2000.00

No longer available






181

C/CL

Selection of frank cut-outs used on other mailings comprising 1) 'ATTORNEY GENERAL' h/s in blue tied by 'REGISTERED'-in-oval h/s to 1876 part-entire; 2) 'CHIEF SECRETARY' h/s in red, on large piece from a parcel wrapping, to Western Australia, stained; 3) & 4) ditto, printed, on 1891 & 1894 envelopes; 5) 'SOLICITOR GENERAL' h/s in blue, with BN '62' & 'MEREDITH' cds (mss date) plus 'UP TRAIN/MG 1' cds b/s; 6) 'DEPARTMENT OF TRADE & CUSTOMS' printed, on 1897 envelope with 'CUSTOM HOUSE' imprint; and 8) 'THE TREASURER' h/s in blue, on 1880 envelope with 'ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT/(Government Printing Office' imprint, fault at right. An unusual lot. [See also Lot 280958 ] (Qty 8)

300.00

No longer available














182

CPS

A basic collection of all-different envelopes (mostly), postcards, wrappers etc for many departments, fairly basic but some better items including a few unused & some scarce imprints, noted a very early September 1864 usage, a few registered items, rather mixed condition but many are fine to very fine. A good starter lot, at a "come and get it" estimate. (Qty 107)

1000.00

$750.00








183

PS

All-different selection from 8 departments all CTO with Melbourne cds of OC15/02, some toning & other faults. The same date suggests that at least one "set" was prepared for official records prior to termination of the franking system only 16 days later. The only such CTO items we have seen. (Qty 9)

250.00

No longer available












184

=

An all-different collection of cutouts '...AGRICULTURE' to '...WATER SUPPLY' with a high level of completeness including 'CHIEF SECRETARY' Die 10, 'COLONEL COMMANDANT OF VOLUNTEERS', 'COMMANDANT LOCAL FORCES' in black & blue, 'COMMANDER OF HM SEA FORCES' in red, 'GOVERNOR-GENERAL', 'THE PRESIDENT/...' in black, 'COMMR OF PUBLIC WORKS' Dies 1 & 3, 'COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS', 'COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAYS', 'MINISTER OF RAILWAYS' Die 2, 'COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAYS & ROADS' Die 1 in red & Die 2 in blue, 'ROYAL MINT' in blue black (faint) & rosine, 'SOLICITOR GENERAL' in black, 'COMMR OF TRADE & CUSTOMS' Die 1 in rosine & violet and Die 2 in blue, etc, many of the handstamps are unusually fine & some are superb! An excellent reference collection. (Qty 100)

750.00

$575.00










185

PS

Unusual usages to overseas destinations comprising 1) 'CHIEF SECRETARY' envelope front endorsed "Book only" & used as an address label to Germany in 1891 with 3d & 1/- (& another stamp fallen-off); 2) ditto, wrapper to German Samoa in 1891 but neither uprated nor fined; 3) 'POSTMASTER-GENERAL' envelopes x4 a) to USA in 1897 with 2d red/yellow, b) registered to USA in 1898 with d pink x3 & 1d orange-brown x4, c) "penalty" type - front only - registered to USA in 1901 with 5d pair, and d) to Scotland in 1896 with 2d red/yellow redirected & registered with GB 3d & large registration label added; 4) 'DEPARTMENT OF TRADE & CUSTOMS' envelope to Singapore in 1900 with 2d blue; and 5) '...AGRICULTURE' envelope - truncated at left - to Washington DC in 1903 with 2d blue; condition variable. A very scarce group. (Qty 8)

750.00

No longer available


186

C

A

Proof-like impressions of all 17 printed franks still in use in 1902 on a single page (175x210mm) folded to permit each successive marking to be printed thereon. [The franking system was terminated on 31.10.1902. Remainders of franked stationery were to be either withdrawn or, if used, to have the appropriate postage affixed across the frank]

250.00

$190.00




187

L

Large box of photocopies, notes, references, etc, and a draft of the "Franked!" book. NO RESERVE . (Qty Qty)

50.00

$38.00




188

L

B

GENESIS OF THE FRANKS: 1864 Post Office memorandum (171x194mm) giving instructions for the preparation of a frank stamp for use on official mail, in accordance with the hand-drawn pen & ink sketch on the reverse inscribed 'FRANKED/[crown]/POSTMASTER GENERAL' with "Victoria" added in another hand, plus an appended note of the price of 3 to procure same from de Gruchy & Co of Melbourne, minor folds & a bit aged on the face. A highly important historical document. Ex Hans Karman. Illustrated at page 2.

2500.00

$9,000.00




189

L

B

GENESIS OF THE FRANKS: 1864 Post Office memorandum (230x185mm) dated "5.3.1864" & initalled "THF" (Postmaster-General TH Fellows) stating "The practice of using postage stamps on letters from this office appears to me to be unnecessary and not required by the Acts in force. It may be necessary to check the unauthorized transmission of letters and that may be done by an official stamp. For this purpose a stamp should be made which will save postage stamps and serve also as a pattern for a 'frank stamp' (if the new Bill passes) for other offices", with a light but very fine strike of the 'FRANKED/[crown]/VICTORIA/POSTMASTER GENERAL' handstamp (40x28mm) as foreshadowed in the previous lot in blue at the top of the document, horizontal folds & minor aging not affecting the handstamp. Another highly important historical document, with the only recorded strike of the handstamp. Ex Hans Karman. Illustrated at page 1. [Max Watson acquired this and the previous lot at the Oharles Leski Auction of 24.3.2004 for $6325]

One of the innovations in the new Postal Act that came into force on 3.6.1864 was the providing of frank stamps to Ministers of the Crown and military commanders in the Colony. These were to have effect from 3.8.1864.

2500.00

$10,000.00




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