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Displaying 1 - 20 of 29 Lots in Category - Ship Mail




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TASMANIA - Postal History




439

C

B

1853 pre-stamp cover to "Oaklands/Mount Gambier/via Port Phillip" with postmaster's endorsement "Swansea/21 5" (unusually without year), fine 'SHIPLETTER/[crown]/MELBOURNE' in red & very fine 'BORDER POST/[crown]VICTORIA' b/s plus GPO Adelaide transit on the face, a little soiled. Circuitous routing. [Sold for $742 at our auction of 2/12/2000]

600.00

No longer available




443

C

B

1907 usage of South African PPC to England with GB KEVII ½d only - but not taxed - tied by 'HOBART' cds, message headed "RMS Ionic/Indian Ocean", minor blemishes. Unusual.

140.00

$105.00T



VICTORIA - Postal History




512

C

B

1852 entire consignee's letter from England "pJohnTaylor" carried aboard ship with the cargo referred to within hence no British postal markings, to "Mount William/Geelong/Port Phillip" with boxed 'DETAINED ON/BOARD OF SHIP' h/s & oval 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' b/s both in red, rated "5" for 3d inwards shipletter + 2d for inland letter. The item was forwarded via 'BURN BANK' where it received a fair strike of the d/s in black on the flap & a poor strike in red (as would be used for incoming shipletters but irrelevant on what was now an inland letter) on the face. Ex Ray Kelly: cost $1456 at our auction of 19/7/2003. [The h/s signified that the letter had not been delivered immediately upon arrival to the GPO, thus incurring a fine for the ship's master]

1000.00

No longer available




513

C

B

1852 stampless entire from England "Pr Berniece" (?) to "Geelong/Port Phillip" rated "6" in black with fine strike of the 'GEELONG/AP*4/1852/VICTORIA' b/s unusually in red - used in the same manner as the 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GEELONG VICTORIA' cds recorded from FE*9/1855. Ex Rod Moreton. [The earliest recorded example of this provisional usage. WWW note this date but the LRD is shown as 'MA/*31/1852' which was the conventional abbreviation for March, and earlier than this example. However, Moreton noted the late date as "May 31st 1852" so this would appear to be unchacteristic error by WWW]

250.00

No longer available




522

C

B

1856 outer from Tasmania with Imperf 4d (2½ margins) & very fine strike in red of the large Hobart Town cds on the face, to Geelong with fine 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GEELONG VICTORIA' b/s in red across the flap.

250.00

No longer available




524

C

A

1857 cover to Scotland "p Str Columbian Via Marseilles" with very fine 1/- Octagonal pair (margins just shaved to large with portions of the two adjoining units at the base) tied by BN '40'  and very fine 'ECHUCA/[crown]/JY*17/1857/VICTORIA' b/s. Attractive cover.

750.00

$575.00






528

PS

A-

1858 usage in Ireland of British 1d Envelope uprated with 4d pair (no perfs top & bottom) tied by fine to very fine strikes of the 'DUBLIN - 186'-in-diamond duplex, to "Belfast/Port Fairy", very fine 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/BELFAST-VICTORIA' arrival b/s in red. Ex Hugh Freeman.

400.00

$300.00






533

C

B

1860 cover to England "per Salsette" with Queen on Throne 6d & Beaded Ovals 3d blue tied by light BN '157' of '    COLLINGWOOD' ('EAST' removed), 'Deficient Postage ("3d")/Fine ("6d")' h/s in red, unusual English 'FENCE-HOUSES' b/s, minor blemishes.

400.00

No longer available

546

C

A

1868 Wm Johnstone entire to Launceston posted aboard ship with Laureate Emergency Printing on Tasmanian Double-Lined '4' Paper 2d grey-lilac SG 155 strip of 3 cancelled on arrival with fine BN '52' cancels, diamond b/s in red.

240.00

No longer available




597

C

B

Melbourne: 1841 (late) outer to Scotland "per Sea Horse to Sydney" with boxed 'MELBOURNE/PAID' h/s in red & almost fine b/s of the undated 'MELBOURNE/NSW' (Victoria's first postal marking), rated "7" in red (faint) & "8" in black but endorsed "Returned for/Postage", vertical fold. Ex Ray Kelly. Possibly the earliest postage due item from Victoria. [The "Sea Horse" was the first mail contract steamer between Melbourne & Sydney. The service was introduced 10/6/1841 & the fee was 1/3d per "single letter"]

1000.00

$750.00






598

C

A-/B

Melbourne: 1847 entire to Launceston & 1851 entire from England with fine 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' backstamps in red, the first type with serifs & the second sans serif. Nice pair. Ex Rod Moreton. (Qty 2)

300.00

No longer available








599

CL

B

Melbourne: 1847 OHMS outer endorsed "Original p Pythagoras" rated "6" in red & "1/4" in black, and entire endorsed  "Duplicate first ship direct/via Sydney" rated "3/-" in red & "1/4" in black, the first with superb octagonal '25NO1847/LIVERPOOL/SHIP' b/s & the second via London, received at Glasgow within a day of one another, both endorsed in red "Not to be found in Fintry", some mostly minor soiling. A remarkable pair. Ex Max Watson. [Because of the constant threat of shipwreck, it was common for duplicate letters to be sent by different vessels and/or routes. The first was sent all the way by ship at double the 3d rate; the other went overland to Sydney at double the 1/3d rate plus the double shipletter rate. 1/4d double inwards shipletter rate was payable by the addressee] (Qty 2)

500.00

No longer available




602

C

A-

Melbourne: 1848 cover from India "Per Haddington via Singapore" to an officer of the 25th Regiment of Foot on holiday (?!) in Melbourne with very fine octagonal 'MADRAS/STEAMLETTER/1848 Oct 48/Paid ("8as")' b/s in red with fair Sydney transit & fine Melbourne arrival b/s.

300.00

$230.00






604

C

B

Melbourne: (Dec) stampless envelope to a soldier in India "by first ship" rated "3" in red for shipletter, oval 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' b/s in red & boxed 'BOMBAY/SHIPLETTER/18   /Bearing   2' postage due b/s, minor blemishes.

450.00

No longer available

CEYLON - Postal History




709

C

B

1849 entire to London with unframed 'BRITISH-PACKET/PAID/POSTAGE' h/s on the face & unframed 'COLOMBO/STEAMER-LETTER' b/s across the flap.

150.00

No longer available




710

C

B

1859 cover to "Calcutta/India" but perversely endorsed "Via Marseilles" with Imperf 1d deep turquoise SG 2 (margins at places) & 2d green vertical pair (margins just shaved to huge, with part of the adjoining unit at base) lightly cancelled, very worn 'BATTICALOA/("23 Mai/1859")/POST-PAID' b/s in red & very fine boxed 'CALCUTTA/SHIPLETTER/1859AP23/BG ("1-6")' arrival b/s, a couple of tears repaired with archival tape. A very attractive Imperf Pence cover.

1600.00

$1,200.00T




716

PS

A

1901 (June 13) stampless German Feld-Postkarte to Baden with message headed "Colombo" & almost fine strike of 'KAIS.DEUTSCHE/MARINE/SCHIFFSPOST/No23' cds. [Presumably en route home from the Boxer Rebellion in China]

250.00

$190.00T






717

C

A/A-

1903 commercial usage of PPCs to France or Switzerland with QV 6c tied by 'LIGNE N/17/OCT/03/ PAQ FE No 7' cds or ocragonal'LIGNE N/14/NOV/03/PAQ FR No 8' d/s (used aboard "Yarra"). Nice pair. (Qty 2)

250.00

$190.00T




718

PS

B

1903 commercial usage to Bristol of QV 5c ochre Wrapper with fine Colombo duplex, readdressed to London & 1d lilac for redirection fee tied by fine undated 'BS/D' newspaper cancel, a bit reduced.

125.00

$105.00T




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