Prestige Philately Auction 173 CatalogueTASMANIA - Postal History
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Displaying 14 Lots in Category - TASMANIA - Postal History
Registered mail with 1890 'SAVINGS BANK PACKET ONLY' envelope at the 1d concessional rate, 1897 to London with Tablets ½d x16 tied by superb BN '93' of 'HUONVILLE', 1900 to the USA with scarce albeit philatelic franking of 2½d Tablets, 'd./2½' on 9d & 3d Platypus, 1905 to Germany with philatelic franking including 'Halfpenny' on 1d x4 (one with 'Halfoenny' variety), and two others, the condition is variable. (Qty 6)
1845 1847 & 1851 entires endorsed "Money Letter" all to Launceston with postmasters' endorsements "Port Sorell" (on the reverse), "C Head" of Circular Head or "Geo Town" of George Town. [Tasmania was the only Colony that used the term "Money Letter" instead of "Registered"] (Qty 3)
1869 cover with 'MOLESWORTH JEFFERY' imprint at lower-left, to Kent with a good strike of the sender's 'BOURNBANK/Parish of/Wellington/1865' private handstamp, Chalons 1d x2 & 4d - with trimmed perfs - tied by BN '63' of New Norfolk, very fine strike of the 2-line 'N NORFOLK/6 9 69' handstamp alongside, superb 'TUNBRIDGE-WELLS' arrival b/s. Most attractive.
1888 cover to England with very scarce franking of De La Rue Sidefaces 8d brown-purple pair, poor BN '100' of 'CORNERS' (light cds at lower-left) & 'REGISTERED' h/s, minor blemishes.
1896 OPSO cover with Post & Telegraph imprint at lower-left & part GPO Frank h/s in rosine, registered to England with Chalon 6d dull claret SG 143 tied by Hobart duplex, octagonal 'REGISTERED/HOBART' h/s in blue. Ex Hans Karman: acquired for $1150 at auction in 2004. The combination of registration of a franked cover with payment of the overseas postage & registration fee (overpaid ½d), makes this a highly desirable item.
1900-02 stampless Devonport Town Board wrappers with different rates headers & on different coloured stocks. Nice trio. (Qty 3)
1902 cover to Missouri with Tablets ½d plus Pictorials 1d & 2d x2 tied by Hobart cds, 'R'-in-val h/s, San Francisco transit & distorted 'ST LOUIS MO/JUN 28 1902' 2-line arrival b/s.
1908 PPC to the USA with unframed 31mm 'MONEY ORDER OFFICE/20NOV1908/+HOBART+' cds - not previously seen by us - in blue at upper-left, 1d only tied by Hobart cds, endorsed "T/10c", US 'Due 2 Cents' h/s & unusual 'INS POSTAGE/...' cds in violet partly obscured by Postage Due 2c.
1911 internal usage of 'AVIS DE RECEPTION' form to 'DUNNACK' with Pictorials ½d & 2d tied by 'OATLANDS' cds, usual folds & minor discolouration.
1911 usage of printed registration envelope with OHMS heading & Treasury imprint, to Forth (b/s) with late usage of Tablets 5d perf 'T' (blind perfin) tied by Hobart cds (day slug inverted), minor blemishes.
FRANK STAMPS: 1892 'POST OFFICE LAUNCESTON' in blue to Victoria, 1893 GPO in black to England & 1899 Treasury in blue to Swansea, all registered - the last a printed registration envelope - and very scarce thus. (Qty 3)
POSTAL STATIONERY: Mostly philatelic registered usages comprising 1897 1d Postal Card to Switzerland uprated with ½d & 3d Platypus; ½d red+½d orange PTPO Envelope to Sydney with 4d bistre Sideface; and four different Registration Envelopes including 1884 with Unframed 'R' commercially used to Victoria & 1894 to Germany with 2/6d Postal Fiscal; condition variable. Scarce lot. (Qty 6)
POSTMARKS: Three small stockbooks with a completely unsorted array of numeral cancels & cds on Sidefaces & Pictorials plus a few Chalons. (Qty 600+)
POSTMARKS: First Allocation '15' of Brown's River very fine strike on Imperf 4d blue (margins good to large, thinned), and Second Allocation '71' of Port Esperance on Perf 10 4d pale blue. Scarce pair. (Qty 2)