Prestige Philately Auction 220 CatalogueTPOs: BALLARAT-ARARAT-STAWELL 1876-1895
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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - TPOs: BALLARAT-ARARAT-STAWELL 1876-1895
DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 3 (Small Octagon) largely superb b/s of MY24/78 on cover from Ballarat (or beyond) to Horsham with rare franking of Bell ½d deep rose/pink SG 195 pair & block of 6 + 2d tied by multiple superb strikes of the 'TPO/ 1 ' obliterator, 'STAWELL' transit & 24mm 'HORSHAM' arrival b/s (ERD), flap-tear clear of the markings & a little soiled. This is the only Down cover from the Ballarat-Stawell extension with the obliterator, the two other recorded covers being from the original Melbourne-Geelong-Ballarat service.
UP TRAIN 7: Type 1 (CDS) very fine strikes 1) of OC7/84 on face of Postal Card from 'PIMPINIO' (ERD by 16 years!) to Hochkirch (faint b/s, ERD), carried via Horsham to Stawell & by train to Ararat only, then by train SW to Hamilton (21½mm transit on the face, LRD); and 2) of SE26/93 b/s on Letter Card from 'ELMHURST' to Melbourne, carried to Ararat & by train to Melbourne via Ballarat. The latter is the latest recorded usage on cover. [The first is illustrated at page 45]
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UP TRAIN 7: Type 2 (Duplex) part-strike with 'TP[O]/ 7 ' on Bell 2d. Rated RRRR on stamps, with only four partial strikes & no covers recorded.
DOWN TRAIN 10: Type 1 (Small Octagon) largely very fine b/s of SE9/84 ('MG10' now badly worn) on Justice of the Peace lettersheet Melbourne to Sandford carried to Ballarat and the next day to Ararat & processed on that train's TPO, then SW to Hamilton & by road to 'SANDFORD' (light b/s, ERD), "turned" & sent to Melbourne with very fine recut BN '392' & 'SANDFORD' cds, and 'UP TRAIN/MG7' applied on the Ararat-Ballarat sector, reinforced along fold-separation.
UP TRAIN 11: Type 1 (CDS) superb strike of DE18/85 tying Naish Redrawn 2d violet to cover with Melbourne transit & 'CAULFIELD' arrival b/s. Rated RRRRR, being the only recorded usage on cover in the 1885-90 period when used on the Stawell-Ballarat extension. [Illustrated at page 46]