Prestige Philately Auction 239 CatalogueAUSTRALIAN COLONIES/STATES - Charity Issues
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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - AUSTRALIAN COLONIES/STATES - Charity Issues
NSW 1/- & 2/6d mint & 1/- on 1897 philatelic cover; Queensland Boer War 1d & 2d mint; Victoria 1897 1d & 2½d mint and 1900 Boer War 1d & 2d x2 mint sets; a few minor blemishes, Cat £1770.
(Qty 10 + cover)
NEW SOUTH WALES: 1897 Consumptives Home/Golden Jubilee 2/6d with 'Specimen' Overprint in red, plus North Borneo '4/CENTS' on 12c black & blue and BCA 10/- black & olive both with 'SPECIMEN' overprint, all affixed to a small card with 'Adrien Henrion' on the reverse. Our vendor paid €436 at a German auction.
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NEW SOUTH WALES: 1897 Consumptives Home/Golden Jubilee 1/- & 2/6d tied to local cover by Sydney duplex of JU30/97, unusually fine.
NEW SOUTH WALES: 1897 Consumptives Home/Golden Jubilee 1/- & 2/6d tied to separate local covers by Oxford Street duplex of JY6/97 or Mosman duplex of JY3/97, the latter with tiny tonespots still unusually fine.
NEW SOUTH WALES: 1897 Consumptives Home/Golden Jubilee 1/- (+ ½d & 1d) and 2/6d each paying the correct 2½d rate, tied to a pair of mourning covers to Scotland by Sydney duplex of JY5/97, 'EDINBURGH/AU9/97' arrival b/s. [Although usage to overseas destinations is highly unusual, it seems there was no specific prohibition about using the Charity stamps for that purpose, provided only the notional rate of postage was paid by them] (2)
QUEENSLAND: 1900 Boer War Charity 1d imperforate plate proofs in dull claret (close to the issued colour) and in blue-violet on ungummed unwatermarked paper.
QUEENSLAND: 1900 Boer War Charity 1d (hinge remainder) & 2d SG 263-4, large-part o.g., Cat £500.
QUEENSLAND: 1900 Boer War Charity 1d (hinge remainder) & 2d SG 263-4, CTO with 'BRISBANE/TC', Cat £400.
QUEENSLAND: 1900 Boer War Charity 1d & 2d on philatelic cover with 'TOOWOOMBA/JU26/00/QUEENSLAND' cds and 'GREENMOUNT' arrival b/s of the next day, unusually fine.
QUEENSLAND: 1900 Boer War Charity 1d & 2d tied to local philatelic cover by 'GEORGE STREET/SP29/00/QUEENSLAND' cds, unusually fine.
QUEENSLAND: 1900 Boer War Charity 1d & 2d + Lined Background 1d x2 on OHMS cover to "Railway Station/ Winton/QNR", poor strikes of the badly worn First Type BN '368' of 'RICHMOND' (very fine cds at U/L) & very fine 'REGISTERED/RICHMOND' h/s, superb 'HUGHENDEN' transit & fine 'WINTON' arrival b/s, light bends clear of the stamps. Used five weeks after issue and correctly rated, making this as close as we have seen to a commercial cover. However, it must be queried if the Charities were available at outback post offices. [Richmond is more than 500km W of Bowen]
VICTORIA: 1897 Hospital Fund/Golden Jubilee 1d & 2½d with small 'Specimen' Overprint in red or black, virtually full o.g., Cat £200. Superb!
VICTORIA: 1897 Hospital Fund/Golden Jubilee 1d x2 & 2½d tied by 'REGISTERED/OC25/97/MELBOURNE.VIC' cds + Reading 1d tied by 'R' h/s, to philatelic but correctly rated cover to Germany, superb 'RONNEBURG' arrival b/s (affected where opened). Scarce overseas usage.
VICTORIA: 1900 Boer War Patriotic Fund 2d on local philatelic cover with Melbourne cds of 3 7 00, light vertical fold & minor blemishes.
VICTORIA: 1900 Boer War Patriotic Fund 2d on 1905 philatelic but correctly rated cover to Adelaide, two strikes of 'MOONEE PONDS/MR22/O5/VICTORIA' cds, Adelaide transit & Norwood arrival b/s, light central vertical fold.