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Auction: 237 - Lot number: 483 << Previous   Next >>

Category: TASMANIA - Postal History

Description: 1861 (July 4; Independence Day) cover to "Birds run/Guernsay County/Ohio" - a rare destination - with Imperf 'VAN DIEMENS LAND' 4d x2 (3 or 3 margins) & 'TASMANIA' 6d (a huge stamp with full margins & fragments of the units at right & left) all tied by BN '52' with very fine diamond Launceston d/s alongside, London transit of SP19/61 in red & scarce 'DETROIT AM PKT/ 5 ' postage due h/s both on the face, endorsed "5 cts postage due" on the flap, minor blemishes. [Rather grumpy letter headed "St Leonards" & signed "J Trethewil" about a relative, & Cobb & Co: "...I wish your Children were nearer so as to make friends with her, to get her money after Death(!)...There ware a Company of Yankeys two or three years ago came out to Melbourne to the Gold fields and cut down the price of Coaching as to throw others out of employment...our male from one town to another was advertised for tender..."]

Listed in: Postal History , TASMANIA , unusual origins or destinations , UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , Postmarks - Numerals , Early Imperforate Stamps , Combination Covers , Historic Letters , AUSTRALIA , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General

Estimate: AUD$ 1000.00

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Item was sold for: $4,800.00