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Auction: 178 - Lot number: 249 << Previous   Next >>

Description: 1847 envelope (not a lettersheet) to London per "Overland Mail" rated "d6" with an unusually fine strike of the octagonal 'PAID/(23.6.47"/FREMANTLE' handstamp in red, two London arrival backstamps both in red & charged "1/-" for an incoming packet letter, minor stain at the base. A most attractive pre-stamp cover. [The sender added a postscript inside the flap & signed it "G King". George King was an important early settler. He arrived -/10/1841 on the "Ganges". He built St John's Church at Fremantle, ran a school for Aboriginal children & was a critic of government policy regarding aborigines]

Auction Category: Postal History

Listed in: Postmarks , Postmarks - Instructional/Informative Markings , Autographs , WESTERN AUSTRALIA , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , Postal History , AUSTRALIA

Estimate: AUD$ 1500.00

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Item was sold for: $1,150.00