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Category: Postal History

Description: 1840 (Dec 12) cross-written entire to England headed "Quambygine Farm", signed "Henry Carter" & on the face "HC Swan River", with postmaster's endorsement on the face "PO Perth 21 December 1840" & "Paid 4d" in red, straight-line 'SHIP LETTER' h/s & London arrival b/s of 6MY6/1841 in red, rated "8" in black. Carried via Mauritius per "Eleanor" which departed 1/1/1841. Rare post office endorsement in the period of no postal implements. Ex John Gartner and Dr Cecil Walkley: acquired for $1437. [The post office was relocated from Charles Macfaull's home to the Public Offices on 12/3/1840. Henry Carter arrived -/6/1840 on the "Prima Donna". He became a leading pastoralist in the Avon District]

Listed in: Pre Stamp , GREAT BRITAIN , Ship Mail , postmarks - manuscript cancellations , WESTERN AUSTRALIA , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , Postal History , AUSTRALIA

Estimate: AUD$ 1850.00

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Item was sold for: $2,300.00