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Auction: 133 - Lot number: 369 << Previous   Next >>

Category: NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History

Description: 1841 entire to England with fair strike of the rounded-boxed 'GOULBURN/POST PAID' handstamp in red, rated "1/1" in red (faded) & "8" in black, oval 'GOULBURN/NEW.S.WALES' & Sydney b/s, 'BRISTOL/SHIP LETTER' h/s unusually on the face, a bit soiled. [The writer states "...they were attacked by the Blacks...the number of Blacks they supposed to be 500, & only 13 or 14 White Men...all got away...but one & the Blacks carried him off on their Backs & left him for Dead, but he recovered & had nothing but a Dogs Tongue to eat for 5 Days...I hear that Government at home talk of bringing them [the aborigines] under the Law he may as soon catch the Old Hares at home & learn them to Talk..." The writer, "Arthur Bush", may have been a convict: he writes "Brother Jere[miah]... expect his liberty next December..."]

Listed in: Postal History , NEW SOUTH WALES , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , postmarks - instructional markings , Ship Mail , GREAT BRITAIN , Historic Letters , Indigenous Peoples , Early Imperforate Stamps , Postmarks , Pre-Stamp Mail

Estimate: AUD$ 400.00

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Item was sold for: $360.00