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Auction: 205 - Lot number: 826 << Previous   Next >>

Category: VICTORIA - Postal History

Description: 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. Ex Michael Silvasich: acquired at the Prestige auction of 22/4/2006 for $6900. [The Goldfields Expresses operated without official sanction and were suppressed late in 1860 to protect the postal monopoly. This is the later of only two recorded examples of the Victoria Express handstamp]]

Listed in: Postal History , Express Mail , Early Imperforate Stamps , Mining , postmarks - manuscript cancellations , VICTORIA , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , AUSTRALIA

Estimate: AUD$ 7000.00T

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