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Displaying 1 - 20 of 27 Lots in Category - TPOs: MELBOURNE-GEELONG-BALLARAT 1865-1890



Image

Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised


309

=

A A1+

UP TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) superb strike of 'FE2265' on small piece. A highly significant item, being t he earliest recorded Victorian TPO marking , from only two days after the service commenced on 20.2.1865. It is also one of only two recorded examples with MMDDYY configuration of the date slugs.

500.00T

$380.00T




310

S

B A2

UP TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) very fine large-part strikes of 'AP2165' & '10JY65' both on Laureates 4d. The first is the later of only two recorded examples with MMDDYY configuration of the date slugs & the earliest recorded TPO datestamp on an adhesive : illustrated at page 38. The other is the earliest recorded date for the corrected date format.

400.00T

$300.00T






311

C

A

UP TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) very fine cancel of 14AU65 tying Laureates 4d to cover to Melbourne (very fine b/s), very fine 'MORE TO PAY'-in-oval h/s with "1/-" inserted but amended to "6d". Ex Charles Lathrop Pack and Roy Holland: acquired for £720. Another extremely important item, being the earliest recorded TPO cover, the only recorded cover showing the 6d charge for late fee on TPO letters unpaid & taxed , and one of only three covers with the datestamp cancelling the stamp . Rated RRRRR as a cancellation on cover. [Illustrated at page 4 where Molnar & Waugh state: "...mail that was handed directly to mail guards was subject to an additional late fee...the bulk of the uncancelled mail...came from designated free-standing post boxes...at the train stations. These required no late fee..." The late fee seems to have been reduced to 4d by January 1866 - see Lot 281160 - but it was some time before this nonsensical situation was resolved by the late fee being revoked. This cover indicates that the postage due was the deficient fee only, and not double the deficiency]

2000.00T

$1,500.00T






312

C

B A1+

UP TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) superb cancel of 22SE65 tying Laureates 1d pair to cover & another equally fine strike on the reverse, to the Curator of Intestate Estates in Melbourne (very fine b/s), light vertical filing fold at left. Rated RRRRR as a cancellation on cover: illustrated at page 38. [The letter replies to a request for an opinion of the value of an allotment at Maidstone, which the writer says, not especially helpfully, could be worth anywhere from 5/- to £3]

1000.00T

No longer available


313

C

A A1

UP TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) very fine b/s of '29JU72' on cover with very fine boxed 'PAID AT/MT WALLACE' handstamp & 'MT WALLACE' cds - the earlier by 26 years of only two recorded examples - on the face plus transit b/s of 'DURDIDWARRAH' (the earlier of only two recorded strikes), 'STEIGLITZ' (ERD; recorded 4 years only) & 'MEREDITH' plus Geelong arrival b/s. An extraordinary combination of rare postal markings. [Goldmining. Durdidwarrah PO renamed from Stony Creek (1) 26.4.1870; RO c.1908; closed 17.10.1919. Mount Wallace PO 1.9.1871; closed 30.10.1965]

600.00T

$460.00T






314

C

B A2

UP TRAIN 1: 'TPO/ 1 ' obliterator superb cancel tying Naish 2d to cover with largely superb Type 3 'UP TRAIN/MG1/ MR25/89/VICTORIA' cds b/s, Melbourne transit & Hawthorn arrival b/s, a little soiled. Most examples are on 1d Postal Cards.

200.00T

$150.00T




315

S

A- A3+

UP TRAIN 1: Type 2 (Duplex) 'TPO/ 1 ' right-hand portion of the duplex superb cancel on Bell 2d. Rated RRRR: only 9 partial strikes on stamps - and no covers - are recorded.

100.00T

$75.00T




316

C

(A-) A1+

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Octagon) superb b/s of 24JY67 on outer with Laureates 2d & 4d tied by two superb strikes of the 'TPO/ 1 ' obliterator. Ex Roy Holland: acquired for £252 (one of many bargains in that sale). The earliest recorded examples of both markings. The octagon is rated RRRR (8 covers recorded). The obliterator is rated RRRRR - only three recorded - on Down Train covers .

750.00T

No longer available




317

CL

A- A1+

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Octagon) superb strike of 18DC74 alongside almost as fine a strike of the large oval of the next day on reverse of "turned" Justice of the Peace lettersheet to Lal Lal with 'BUNINYONG RY STN' transit (only two other examples recorded), redirected to "Leighwood/Toorak" with 23mm 'TOORAK' arrival b/s (recorded four years only), small piece missing from the face. A remarkable item, being the only recorded cover with both the first type 'UP' & 'DOWN' datestamps . [NB: what appear in the illustration to be vertical folds are actually lines printed on the other side of the form]

1000.00T

No longer available




318

PS

A+ A1+

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 1 (Large Octagon) superb strike of 29JU76 on reverse of 1d Postal Card from Geelong to 'TALBOT' (21½mm b/s; only the second recorded example). Superb! Ex Roy Holland: acquired for £132 (another bargain).

500.00T

No longer available


319

C

B A1-

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 2 (Duplex) largely very fine strike of MR13/72 - 'TPO/ 1 ' a bit indistinct against the blue stamp - tying Laureates 6d to cover with imprint of Terminus Hotel (Geelong) to Ballarat (b/s), part-flap removed & a little aged. Rated RRRRR on cover: the only recorded strike on cover. Ex Roy Holland: acquired for £312. [This & the next lot are further examples of the late fee having been reduced to 4d]

600.00T

No longer available




320

C

(B) A1

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 3 (Small Octagon) largely superb b/s of NO11/78 on cover with Laureates 6d tied by very fine strike of the 'TPO/ 1 ' obliterator (rated RRRRR on Down covers), oval 'LITTLE RIVER' superb strike on the face & superb strikes on face & reverse of the rare 'POSTED OUT/OF COURSE' handstamp, light 'EDGECOMBE' arrival cds (ERD by 28 years!) on the face, professionally repaired upper-left corner (clear of the h/s). Only four TPO covers have been recorded with an Out of Course handstamp.

The unknown point of origin, makes this a curious cover. If posted at Little River (between Melbourne & Geelong), the stamp would have been cancelled there. Down trains radiated from Melbourne & Edgecombe is north of the city, NNE of Kyneton which is on the Bendigo Line. It seems, therefore, that the letter was probably collected from a station between Melbourne & Little River & processed as a 'Down' article, off-loaded at Little River & returned to Melbourne on the 'Up' service the same day, then re-sorted onto the Bendigo train but, surprisingly, not backstamped in transit. Isn't postal history fun!?

600.00T

No longer available


321

PS

(A) A1

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 3 (Small Octagon) very fine strike of 'OC8/08' (the year slug '80' inverted) unusually on the face of 1d Postal Card Melbourne-Geelong but with superb 'MISSENT TO/WILLIAMSTOWN' h/s, Geelong arrival b/s of the same date, closed pinholes at U/R otherwise superb. Williamstown is on the branch line running south from the railway junction at Footscray. Absence of a second Melbourne marking indicates after processing at the Williamstown PO the card was returned only as far as Footscray RS to be put on the next Down train to Geelong, where the TPO marking was applied. A terrific item for the collector of missent or redirected mail.

250.00T

No longer available




322

CL

B A1

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 3 (Small Octagon) largely superb b/s of MY23/83 on Justice of the Peace lettersheet to Little River, "turned" & processed with superb BN '175' & fine oval 'LITTLE RIVER' d/s plus superb Type 3 'UP TRAIN/MG1' b/s of MY28/83, minor defects. The only recorded cover with Type 3 Down & Type 3 Up markings.

250.00T

No longer available




323

CL

B A1

DOWN TRAIN 1: Type 3 (Small Octagon) very fine b/s of SE18/84 on "turned" Justice of the Peace lettersheet to 'BRANXHOLME' (arrival b/s), reinforced along a separating fold. Rated RRR on cover. [Branxholme is 25km SW of Hamilton. This cover would therefore have continued on the train from Ballarat to Ararat, then been sent on the train to Hamilton]

100.00T

No longer available




324

C

A- B1-

UP TRAIN 2: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) light b/s of MR970 on cover with illustrated imprint for 'PHOENIX FOUNDRY/[phoenix]/BALLARAT' at U/L & DLR 2d tied by very fine 'BALLAARAT' duplex, to "Pioneer Crushing Works/Long Gully", superb 'SANDHURST' transit & very fine 'LONG-GULLY' arrival b/s (ERD). Rated RRRR on cover - four recorded - & no strikes on stamps or piece recorded.

600.00T

No longer available




325

C

A- A1

UP TRAIN 2: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) very fine b/s of DC2070 on plain cover from the same correspondence with the same markings, opened-out for display. Ex Roy Holland: acquired for £384.

600.00T

No longer available




326

C

C A1-

UP TRAIN 2: Type 1 (Large Vertical Oval) light but very fine b/s of DC2670 (LRD, affected by a small stain) on plain cover from the same correspondence with the same markings, soiled & part of the flap missing. Ex Roy Holland: acquired for £384.

400.00T

No longer available


327

S

A A2

UP TRAIN 2: 'TPO/ 2 ' obliterator very fine large-part cancel on Laureates 2d. Rated RRRR on stamp; no covers recorded.

100.00T

$75.00T






328

C

A A1

UP TRAIN 2: Type 2 (Duplex) three cancels - one very fine - of SE12/73 tying DLR 2d strip of 3 to cover with embossed 'LESTERS HOTEL/THEATRE ROYAL/BALLARAT' crest on the flap, Melbourne arrival b/s. Rated RRRRR on cover - five recorded - but unusually not separately rated as a canceller on-cover. [Illustrated at page 44]

600.00T

$460.00T




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