Prestige Philately Auction 167 CatalogueNORFOLK ISLAND - British Administration 1856-1897
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1877 (April 4) cover from England with 6d grey Plate 15 to "Miss Rossiter/Starvation Flat/Norfolk Island" & endorsed "Via San Francisco" & "Via New Zealand", 'AUCKLAND' transit b/s, professionally cleaned & a small fault at top repaired. Ex Stephen Bradford: sold, in its original condition, for $1456 at our auction of 9/11/2002 and now a must alluring exhibition item. Inwards mail this early is very rare.
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1889 (April 8) letter on Legation of the United States (London) letterhead to "Isaac Robinson/United States Consular Agent/Norfolk Island/Pacific Ocean" & signed "Henry White" who advises that the British Government has recognised his appointment, & asking when he commenced his official duties!, docketed on the reverse "Recd July 4th pr HMS Orlando/Ansd July 24th Christine via Noumea". A significant document. [With a US Information Service letter advising that, in 1887, Isaac Robinson was appointed United States Consular Agent on Norfolk Island, a position he held uninterrupted until 30/6/1908, when the agency was closed]
1890s hand-written but not completed pro forma "Bill of Health" that states "I certify that good health is enjoyed in this Island without any suspicion of plague, cholera, or contagious distemper whatsoever", large bright blue wafer with impressed 'US CONSULAR AGENCY/[coat of arms]/NORFOLK ISLAND', horizontal fold & minor blemishes.