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 A highly important historical document.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.
Auction Category: OFFICIAL MAIL - FRANK STAMPS
Historic Letters , Ephemera & Documents , proofs , essays , Government & Politicians , Official mail , Postal Stationery - Franks , Postal Stationery , Postal History , VICTORIA