Prestige Philately Auction 220 CataloguePOSTMARKS - INSTRUCTIONAL HANDSTAMPS
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - POSTMARKS - INSTRUCTIONAL HANDSTAMPS
'MISSENT TO/...' HANDSTAMPS: Group of mostly Postal Cards or PPCs with all-different markings from '.../BRIGHTON', '.../CAMBERWELL', '.../CASTLEMAINE', '.../CHILTERN', '.../COLLINGWOOD', '.../DIMBOOLA', '.../DROMANA', '.../DROUIN', '.../EAGLEHAWK', '.../EUROA', '.../FLINDERS', '.../FOOTSCRAY', '.../KOROIT', '.../PORTLAND', '.../PRAHRAN', '.../SOUTH MELBOURNE' and '.../STAWELL', condition a bit mixed. Scarce lot.
'PAID AT/...' HANDSTAMPS: 1853-54 struck in Red for '.../BALLAN' (very fine, on entire headed "Bradshaws Station/near Ballan", postmaster's manuscript "Ballan/Dec 29th 54" on the reverse), '.../COLLINGWOOD' (very fine on equally fine entire unusually with crowned-oval d/s on the face), '.../FORREST CK' (light but obvious strike on outer; spelling error for "Forest", renamed Castlemaine 1.1.1854), '.../GISBORNE' (very fine, on outer with equally fine crowned-oval b/s) & '.../SPRING CK' (a bit untidy, on entire with poor oval b/s). A very scarce group. Ballan, Forest Creek & Spring Creek were goldfield towns]
'PAID AT/...' HANDSTAMPS: 1855-58 now struck in Black for '.../BUCKLAND' (poor, on entire headed "Pore Punka/Ovens River" with poor b/s), '.../CHEWTON' (superb on cover with superb oval b/s), '.../DIGBY' (very fine on part-outer), '.../FIERY CK PGF' (light but obvious on outer with fine b/s, renamed Raglan 16.5.1860) & '.../SPRING CK' (fine, on entire headed "Camp Beechworth" with light b/s with no year, renamed Beechworth 1.1.1854). [All but Digby were goldmining towns]
'PAID AT/...' HANDSTAMPS: 1861-68 for '.../COCHRANE' (very fine, on entire headed "Cochrane's"), '.../FLINDERS' (very fine, on superb entire with fine BN '428' & cds unusually on the face), '.../HUNTLEY' (very fine, on cover with superb oval 'SANDHURST' b/s), '.../REDCASTLE' (very fine, on entire with fine b/s), '.../SAGO HILL' (very fine, on wrapper with cds unusually on the face), '.../STEIGLITZ' (very fine with manuscript "4(d)" added, on cover with fine crowned-oval b/s) and '.../TALBOTVILLE' (largely very fine, on entire headed "Talbotville Crooked River" with almost very fine b/s & 'GRANT' transit). [Cochrane's (renamed Bealiba 1.1.1864), Huntley (renamed Huntly in 1867), Redcastle, Sago Hill (renamed Haddon 1.1.1873), Steiglitz & Talbotville (renamed Crooked River 12.2.1924) were all goldmining towns]
This style of handstamp seems to have been withdrawn by the mid-1870s: see Lot 281105 . Similar handstamps were introduced in the mid-1890s when a Bulk Mailing facility was first made available: see the next lot.
'PAID AT/...' HANDSTAMPS: 1894-1903 for '.../BOURKE ST EAST', '.../DAYLESFORD', '.../EUROA' (piece only), '.../HAMILTON' (front only), '.../PUBLIC OFFICES', '.../ST KILDA' and '.../SOUTH MELBOURNE' all fine to very fine strikes; also 1912 with 'PAID AT RICHMOND' cds & 1904 with rare 'PAID AT/WARRAGUL' cds (irregular usage as a transit b/s & the earlier of only two recorded examples). Underrated material. [See also Lot 281055 ]
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'REDIRECTED' HANDSTAMP: Very fine boxed 'REDIRECTED' h/s on 1874 OHMS reply lettersheet with 'SOLICITIOR GENERAL' Frank & 'CRESSY' arrival cds from where forwarded to St Kilda. The only such marking we have seen from Victoria: if they were issued to other post offices, why were they apparently not used?
REGISTRATION: Very fine 'DLB___PB___/REGISTERED' h/s in green on 1873 'RETURNED LETTER' Envelope Code 'W', and the same marking with 'PB' Removed in violet on 1886 'RETURNED LETTER/REGISTERED' Envelopes Codes 'T' & 'W'.
No longer available
'UNCLAIMED AT' HANDSTAMPS: Covers with boxed 'BALLAARAT' (1868; note spelling), 'BALLAARAT EAST' (1893; note spelling), 'BRIDGEWATER-ON-LODDON' (1909), 'CARLTON' (1889, registered), 'CASTLEMAINE' (1895), 'CHEWTON' (1897, on cover with red frank & 'QUEEN'S SHILLING FUND' header), 'COLLINGWOOD' (1873 from GB), 'CRAIGIE' (partial, on 1878 cover), 'CRESWICK' (1874), 'ELLIMINYT' (1902), 'ELSTERNWICK' (1913), 'EMERALD HILL' (1868), 'FITZROY' (1878), 'GOLDEN SQUARE' (1893), 'HAWTHORN' (1887; OHMS registered), 'LYNDHURST' (1893; OHMS registered), 'MALDON' (1893; with Belt & Buckle d/s), 'MOUTAJUP' (1893), 'SPOTTISWOODE' (1893), 'WILLIAMSTOWN' (1876), etc, various DLO markings. condition variable, a few with stamps torn-off including 'BLOOMFIELD RY STN', 'DARNUM' & 'LOCH'.
'UNCLAIMED AT' HANDSTAMPS: Vertical double-oval 'ADVERTISED UNCLAIMED/GEELONG' very fine strike on Feb 1855 cover from England with cut-square 6d Embossed, minor faults. Rare.