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Auction: 220 - Lot number: 188 << Previous   Next >>


Description: GENESIS OF THE FRANKS: 1864 Post Office memorandum (171x194mm) giving instructions for the preparation of a frank stamp for use on official mail, in accordance with the hand-drawn pen & ink sketch on the reverse inscribed 'FRANKED/[crown]/POSTMASTER GENERAL' with "Victoria" added in another hand, plus an appended note of the price of 3 to procure same from de Gruchy & Co of Melbourne, minor folds & a bit aged on the face. A highly important historical document. Ex Hans Karman. Illustrated at page 2.

Listed in: Historic Letters , Ephemera & Documents , proofs , essays , Government & Politicians , Official mail , Postal Stationery - Franks , Postal Stationery , Postal History , VICTORIA

Estimate: AUD$ 2500.00

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Item was sold for: $9,000.00