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Auction: 153 - Lot number: 346 << Previous   Next >>

Description: 1844 large-part entire headed "George Town" & signed "William Pulham", to England rated "5" - 1d for transit to Launceston + 4d for outgoing shipletter - straight-line 'SHIP-LETTER' & rated "1/8", 'YEOVIL' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [Interesting content: "...has taken the labour of the Convict population from the Settlers, and under the present probation system the prisoners are all let lose [sic] and walk about with a slip of paper called a pass and hiring themselves at not less than nine...pounds a year...Our present Governor is marrying the men and women by hundreds at a time...nothing can be worse than the conditions of this Colony..."]

Auction Category: TASMANIA - Postal History

Listed in: Pre Stamp , Convict Mail , Historic Letters , Autographs , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , TASMANIA , Postal History

Estimate: AUD$ 300.00

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Quality: A- Get Help on this Item

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Item was sold for: $1,250.00