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Auction: 239 - Lot number: 1788 << Previous   Next >>


Description: POSTAGE PAID IN COIN: 1874 (June 16) stampless Chinese merchant's cover to NSW with very fine 'MILLCHESTER' cds (rated RRRR; ERD), mss "2" & a smudged but identifiable strike of the very rare boxed 'POSTAGE PAID IN COIN' h/s in red, Townsville & Brisbane transit b/s. An attractive & famous cover. Ex Hugh Campbell - illustrated at page 109: sold for $840 - who recorded only this & 1890s examples from Queensport & Wompah. [Millchester is about 1300km NNW of Brisbane & 5km SE of Charters Towers. PO 5.3.1873; closed 22.1.1917, as a result of declining fortunes on the goldfields]

Listed in: Postal History , QUEENSLAND , Postmarks - Instructional/Informative Markings , postmarks - paid datestamps , Advertising

Estimate: AUD$ 400.00

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