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Category: Postal History

Description: FRANK HANDSTAMPS: Type 2 'GOVERNOR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA/[Arms]/FRANK STAMP', superb strike in violet on 1899 cover to London, Ship Mail Room duplex & 'PAID/OFFICIAL/WEST AUSTRALIA' h/s (required on franked overseas mail), embossed Arms in red on the flap, London arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [Without Governor Smith's signature h/s but addressed in his hand. Lieut-Colonel Sir Gerard Smith was Governor from 1895 to 1900 and the first Grand Master of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Western Australia. Involved in several commercial scandals, Smith was "invited" to return to England where he resigned, causing WA to have no incumbent Governor as at the date of Federation - 1/1/1901]

Listed in: Postal Stationery - Franks , Official mail , Vice-Regal (Governors') Mail , Postmarks - Instructional/Informative Markings , Federation of Australia (1901) , Postmarks - Duplex Cancellations , freemasonry , WESTERN AUSTRALIA , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , Postal History , AUSTRALIA

Estimate: AUD$ 300.00

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Item was sold for: $300.00