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Category: VICTORIA - Postal History

Description: GOLDFIELDS EXPRESS SERVICES: 1860 (Aug 21) entire letter to Melbourne (b/s) with almost superb strike of the large & impressive 'VICTORIA EXPRESS/S.COLLOU & Co/STATIONERS/News & Letter Agents/&c/INGLEWOOD' h/s & mss "1" (signifying that the express fee of 1/- had been paid; partly obscured by the flap) in red both on the reverse, placed into the postal system at 'NEW INGLEWOOD' (oval b/s) where Beaded Oval 4d was tied by an indistinct numeral cancel, ironed-out filing creases are less prominent on the reverse. [This and the previous lot are the only examples recorded of the handstamp. The Goldfields Expresses operated without official sanction and were suppressed late in 1860 to protect the postal monopoly]                      

Listed in: postmarks - manuscript cancellations , Mining , Early Imperforate Stamps , Postal History , VICTORIA

Estimate: AUD$ 8000.00

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Item was sold for: $6,000.00