Prestige Philately Auction 232 CatalogueNEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
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Displaying 13 Lots in Category - NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
Group including illustrated advertising covers noted 1896 Lloyd & Lloyd's Tubing with 'POSTAGE PAID SYDNEY' cds, 1902 Great Northern Hotel (Newcastle) to Germany, 1903 Oceanic Steamship Company to Molong, 1907 Tom S Madeley Sydney Furniture Factory Haymarket to USA & George Warden Saddler & Harness Maker to Tatts, also Hotel Metropole illustrated postcard & New Zealand PPC with Sydney 'PACKET BOAT' cachet, etc, condition variable.
1853 folded entire headed "Caddie" [Cattai Homestead] to "Potts Point Sydney" with Laureates 1d scarlet pair (close even margins except right-hand unit cut into at right) tied by BN '3' (rated RR) and 'WINDSOR/SE*4/1853/NEW S WALES' crowned-oval b/s, Sydney crowned-circle arrival b/s of next day, minor blemishes.
1864 (Oct 13) Commercial Banking Co cover to "Brunswick/Germany" endorsed "Via Southampton" with Diadem Perf 13 1/- rose-carmine SG 168 + De La Rue 2d two pairs tied by very fine Sydney duplex, London transit cds of DE22/64 & 'PD'-in-circle h/s both in red, Aachen transit cds of 23.12.1864, a couple of very minor imperfections. A very fine cover to a very scarce destination. [According to White et al, there was a rate by private ship via Southampton of 4d per ½oz. 1/8d = 20d = an article weighing between 2 & 2½oz. However, it is far more likely that the direct route via Marseilles was intended, for which the rate was 1/8d between ½oz & 1oz]
1873 (May 3) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated April 2 1873 franked Fiji 2c on 1d blue SG13 & with NSW DLR 1d affixed over the Fiji stamp & tied by 'SYDNEY/JU14/1873/NSW' cds. [Britain & Colonies did not recognise the Fiji Government or its stamps, so they were valid only to the first port of call, where additional stamps were required for on-forwarding. In 1874 King Cakobau ceded Fiji to Queen Victoria and it became a Crown Colony, after which the additional postage was not required]
This & the next two lots are from an important original find of issues of Fiji's first newspaper: see also Lots 901 to 911. In each case, the wrapper with the address was discarded but empirical evidence shows that they were sent to England. [All have some soiling that is greatly reduced with careful use of a soft eraser]
1873 (July) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated July 12 1873 with Fiji 2c on 1d blue SG13 & NSW DLR 1d affixed over the Fiji stamp, and tied by 'SYDNEY/NSW' cds dated AU 9/1873, with English 'DONCASTER/OC9/73' arrival cds alongside.
1873 (Nov 3) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated Sep 10 1873 franked only with NSW 2d & 3d tied by 'SYDNEY/NSW' cds, both stamps damaged. [Unusual rate, probably for posting 5 newspapers]
1877 (July) cover with oval 'BANQUE DE LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE/NOUMEA' cachet across the flap, to France "Via San Francisco" with NSW 1d 3d & 4d tied by very fine Sydney duplex of JY25/77, very fine London transit of 12SP77 & 'ANGL/AMB CALAIS E' transit cds both in red & 'AMORNIS/LOIRE-INFERIEURE' arrival b/s, opened-out for display. A very rare foreign-origin cover. [It is suggested that the sender intended the cover to be carried first to Auckland to connect with the service to San Francisco. However, being sent to Sydney resulted in it being sent direct to England. Having said that, the London arrival date doesn't conform with Colin Tabeart's tables]
1890 usage of 1888 Jubilee 2d blue postal card inscribed 'For UNITED KINGDOM &c/by the long Sea Route' to Germany with message headed on board "SMS Sophia, Jervis Bay", 1d Centennial added tied by Rays '357' and small part 'TOMERONG' cds alongside, taxed with Sydney 'T' inverted triangle cachet, Bavarian 'KB BAHNPOST' TPO d/s on face, on arrival rated "3d/80" [pfennig] postage due, minor faults. [The pre-UPU 6d Europe ship letter rate should have been paid as the 2d and 3d treaty postcard rates applied only to items sent to the UK]
1893 usage of 1½d+1½d reply lettercard to "Grand Turk/Turks Islands/West Indies" with Sydney 'DE26/93' duplex cancel and lengthy personal message starting "This being Xmas Eve ...", New York transit b/s and 'TURKS ISLANDS/FE127/94' arrival d/s on face, unused reply portion attached, a few aging marks. Great destination.
1903 (July 31) cover to New York with Jubilee 2½d indigo tied by 'Z'-in-bars with very fine 'NZ MARINE PO/RMS SIERRA' cds in blue alongside, New York arrival b/s of AUG21/1903, minor blemishes.
1906 long cover to New Zealand with Arms 1d red and Commonwealth 9d brown & blue perf 12¼x12½ tied Sydney '26MY06' d/s paying five-times 2d per ½oz British Empire rate, 'WELLINGTON/30MY06/NZ' arrival b/s, couple of folds & minor edge faults not affecting stamps. The 9d was issued primarily for parcel and telegraphic use, and is difficult to find on correctly-rated commercial covers.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: 'NAVAL W/T STATION/22DEC1939/BELCONNEN, A.C.T.' large oval d/s in red on cover to Victoria with 1d tied by 'YASS/NSW' cds, minor aging marks and back flap missing. [The Naval Wireless Telegraph Station opened in December 1939. Its massive long-range transmitter and 600ft high aerials allowed it to reach submerged submarines far out in the Pacific & Indian Oceans]
190.00 (1 Bid)
POSTMARKS: Two 64pp stockbooks of mostly KGV material with numerous small &/or closed offices, noted 'CRONULLA BEACH' (1927), 'EUNGAI RAILWAY' (1927, type unrecorded by Hopson & Tobin), 'GULPA' (1946), 'GURRUNDAH' (1923), 'KING'S PLAINS', 'McALISTER', 'RED RANGE', 'ROTHBURY', etc, WWI Military Camps including 'CASULA...' & 'MENANGLE...' on damaged covers, 'MOORE PARK... & 'ROSEBERY PARK...', also some TPOs, many very fine strikes & many on piece, also noted a good number of 1/4d stamps.