Prestige Philately Auction 220 CatalogueTPOs: MELBOURNE-GEELONG-BALLARAT 1865-1890
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Displaying 21 - 40 of 27 Lots in Category - TPOs: MELBOURNE-GEELONG-BALLARAT 1865-1890
DOWN TRAIN 2: Type 1 (Large Octagon) very fine b/s of AU2968 on cover from 'STEIGLITZ' to "Horsham/ Wimmera" with Laureates 2d, oval 'STAWELL' transit & poor 'HORSHAM' arrival b/s, small repaired faults & opened-out. Rated RRRR on cover - only 5 recorded - & only one example on a stamp. Ex Roy Holland: acquired for £384. [Illustrated at page 47]
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DOWN TRAIN 2: Type 1 (Large Octagon) largely very fine b/s of SE2868 on cover from the same correspondence, minor faults including a repaired spikehole that affects the TPO d/s.
DOWN TRAIN 2: Type 2 (Duplex) largely very fine b/s of MR30/76 on cover from Melbourne to "Ascot/Nr Ballarat", 'CRESWICK' transit & light 24mm 'ASCOT' arrival b/s (the only recorded example), repaired flap tears. Rated RRRR on cover: four recorded.
DOWN TRAIN 2: Type 3 (Small Octagon) superb b/s of JA18/89 on mourning cover from Ireland with GB 6d Jubilee tied by superb Dublin duplex, Melbourne arrival b/s, forwarded to Queenscliff & serviced on the train between Melbourne & Geelong, light 'QUEENSCLIFF' arrival backstamp. Rated R on cover but most examples are on mail between Melbourne-Geelong-Ballarat or Geelong-Ballarat, whereas this is from the much shorter Melbourne-Geelong sector. [With the original letter]
UP TRAIN 7: Type 1 (CDS) largely superb b/s on large-part OHMS lettersheet from Melbourne to "Weatherboard" with largely fine strike of the rare boxed rubber 'BURRUMBEET' railway datestamp & two light but obvious strikes of 'WEATHERBOARD HILL' cds (the only recorded examples), redirected to "Warrion/near Colac" & processed on the TPO back from Ballarat to Geelong (b/s), 'BEEAC' transit & faint 'WARRION' arrival b/s (the earlier by 21 years! of only two recorded examples). Weatherboard Hill PO 9.3.1868; closed 17.6.1895. Warrion PO 24.8.1875. Ex George Bowman: acquired at the Prestige auction of 14.8.2004 for $661.
DOWN TRAIN 10: Type 1 (Small Octagon) three fine to very fine strikes of OC26/80 on 1d Postal Card to Ballarat with no indication of the point of origin. Rated RRRR: the earliest of seven recorded covers. Illustrated at page 10. [TPO 10 has always been regarded as the most desirable of the general series. No Up markings are recorded & most examples offered as 'MG10' are actually 'MG12' or 'MG16']
DOWN TRAIN 10: Type 1 (Small Octagon) two light but very fine strikes of DE24/83 (Christmas Eve) on 1d Postal Card from "Barwon Park" to Ballarat. Illustrated at page 48. [Barwon Park is a major rural property near Winchelsea, indicating carriage first to Geelong or, because there is no Geelong transit, perhaps more likely to Leigh Road, to be placed on the Geelong-Ballarat train]