Prestige Philately Auction 220 CatalogueTPOs: MELBOURNE-PORT FAIRY
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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - TPOs: MELBOURNE-PORT FAIRY
UP TRAIN 18: 'TPO/ 18 ' obliterator and 'UP TRAIN/ MG 18 ' cds of AU18/90 alongside, superb strikes on small piece. Only this and the next lot are recorded with both postmarks.
UP TRAIN 18: 'TPO/ 18 ' obliterator largely very fine cancel & light 'UP TRAIN/MG 18' cds of OC24/90 alongside on 1d Postal Card with printed advice for Dennys Lascelles Wool Auction at Geelong, to Melbourne. Rated RRRRR, being the only example recorded on cover. Illustrated at page 86.
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DOWN TRAIN 18: Octagon very fine cancel of AU4/96 on 1d Postal Card with illustrated advice for Bleasby & Co Ironmongers (Melbourne), to Stawell with Ballarat transit & Stawell arrival b/s. Rated RRR on cover. [It appears this item travelled on the original Melbourne-Geelong-Ballarat Line. The sender's business was close to the North Melbourne RS, at which both the Geelong & Ballarat trains stopped. The card would appear to have been missent on the Geelong service but not returned to Melbourne because the Geelong-Ballarat connection was still in use]
UP TRAIN 19: 'TPO/ 19 ' obliterator two very fine but overlapping strikes on Naish Redrawn 2d violet, creased. Rated RRRR: only 4 examples on stamps - and no covers - have been recorded. [David Wood's very fine example sold for $299]
UP TRAIN 19: Type 2 ('TPO 19/VICTORIA') very fine large-part cancels of UP28MR11 on 1d on PPC ("Princes Bridge, Geelong") to Deans Marsh, and DOWN3JA10 on PPC of Terang with message headed "Noorat". Rated RRRR - five covers recorded - and RRRRR - two covers recorded - respectively. ['19' on the Down cds is struck off the card. However, the measurements are consistent with other TPO 19 strikes & Noorat is 6km NNE of Terang on the Port Fairy Line. Of course, that means it's another missent item, carried on the Down train to Warrnambool where it was put on the next Up train to Melbourne]
UP TRAIN 19: Type 3 ('TPO 19/VIC) largely very fine cancel of 11SE24 on "Star" 1½d scarlet with 'OS'-in-the-Die Stamped to Order Envelope with Education Department imprint at lower-left. Rated RRRRR, being the earlier of only two examples recorded on cover. Illustrated at page 88.
DOWN TRAIN 19: Octagon very fine cancel of FE27/93 on 1d Postal Card with the message from "Colac", 'UP TRAIN/ MG 18' transit & Melbourne arrival b/s, two small filled spikeholes. Rated RRR. [Missent on the Down train, probably as far as Warrnambool, where placed on the next Up service to Melbourne. Only one other cover with both TPO markings has been recorded]