Prestige Philately Auction 205 CatalogueNEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
Annotated collection of "Stationery of the Sydney Dead Letter Office" to the 1980s with 1876-99 'RETURNED LETTER' Envelopes x7 (one with 3d Postage Due) & a good selection of later types, registered 'RETURNED LETTER' Envelopes including a very attractive 1900 usage & 13 later types, 'RE-ENCLOSED LETTER' Envelopes x24, large 'RE-ENCLOSED PACKET' Envelope (a rare survivor), 1940 & 1959 'RETURNED SURCHARGED LETTER' types, three 'DEAD LETTER MAIL' Wrappers (unused as always), various 'RETURNED TO SENDER' re-sealing labels, etc, some faults especially in the earlier material but generally good to very fine. Ex Tony Orchard: the basis for his & Bob Tobin's book on the subject, a copy of which is included.
(Qty 75 approx)
1837 large-part outer to Sydney with a legible strike of the undated-circle 'PARRAMATTA/NSW' & fine boxed 'PARRAMATTA/POST PAID' in red, GPO arrival d/s & very fine 'MIDDAY/MAIL.'-in-oval h/s. A very attractive combination of pre-1840 markings.
1845 entire headed "New England/May 25th 1845" & signed "John Richards" to England with fine boxed 'PAID AT/ARMIDALE' & poor Armidale d/s, Sydney transit of JY*16/1845 & London arrival b/s of 24NO24/1845 both in red, a bit soiled.
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1852 (Sep 18) mercantile entire to London per "Australian Str" with very fine Laureates 6d chocolate-brown/bluish paper SG 75 (full margins, Cat £250 x2+ on cover) tied by bars cancel of Sydney (b/s), London arrival b/s of 12JA12/1853, ironed-out horizontal filing fold.
POSTMARKS: Large album of mostly PPCs with cds from 'ALECTOWN' to 'WYRALLAH', many small/closed offices, many fine to very fine strikes, some interest in the card content, condition rather mixed.
(Qty 250 approx)