1899 Stampless Formular Types McCorquodale Size F REF1, official usage to England with the remarkable combination of 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/...' Frank h/s in violet - not valid for mail to overseas destinations - and 5d Swan - for 2d postage + 3d registration - tied by 'R'-in-oval h/s, GPO cachet of 30MAR00 in violet at lower-left, on arrival readdressed to "4th Staffordshire Reg/Lichfield" with 'WHITTINGTON BARRACKS' b/s & then to York (b/s), minor central stain. A great rarity of Australian postal stationery: acquired for $3450 at our auction of 19/10/2007.ÞÞA total of a mere six formular registration envelopes - all used - have been recorded, in three sizes. This is the earliest of the three recorded Size F examples. Margaret Hamilton's example - used after the release of the 3d issue in mid-1902 - sold for $3740 at the Macray Watson sale of 30/3/1999. The other, a very colourful philatelic usage in 1901, sold for $4140 at our auction of 20/1/2007.
Auction Category: REGISTRATION ENVELOPES
Postal Stationery - Formular Issues , WESTERN AUSTRALIA , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , AUSTRALIA , Postal Stationery , Postal Stationery - Registration Envelopes , Registered Mail & Registration Labels