Prestige Philately Auction 220 CataloguePOSTMARKS
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Selection of mostly Classics with Butterflies '4' (rated RR) x2, '10' (RRR), '19' (RR), '22' (RR), '23' (R), '30' (R) & '33' (R); Barred Ovals '21' (R) , '24' (R), '27' (RRRR), '28' (RR), '36' (R), '44' (R), '47' (RR) x2, '57' (RR), '63' (RR), '103' (RR) & '107' (RRR); Barred Numerals 1st Type '49' (R), 1st Type '57' (RR), 1st Type '84' (RR, on 1858 cover), 1st Type '85' (RRR), 1st Type '163' (RR), etc, mostly fine to superb strikes, many better stamps including Half-Lengths 1d x16 including two pairs & strip of 4 and 2d x10, Emblems Imperf 1d strip of 4, 1/- 'REGISTERED' x2, Laureates 8d orange x3 (!), and Stamp Duty 5/- maroon/yellow. A very good lot that would enhance even the best of postmark collections.
(Qty 80 items)
1858-68 group with oval backstamps of 'BEECHWORTH' on 1859 outer with Emblems 1d x2 & 2d, 'EAST BRIGHTON' (ERD) on 1858 cover with Emblems 4d, 'HARCOURT' on 1860 outer with Beaded Ovals 4d corner example, 'LAMPLOUGH' (the only recorded example) on 1860 registered cover with defective 4d & 1/-, 'MARYBOROUGH' on 1861 cover with Woodblocks 6d black pair, superb 'ST KILDA' on 1861 cover with Emblems 1d x2 & 'TOO LATE' h/s, 'SANDHURST' on face of 1858 outer (ERD) with Emblems 4d or 2d pair, 'SKIPTON' (ERD) on 1860 cover with Beaded Ovals 4d & BN '184', 'STAWELL' on 1868 cover with Laureates 2d tied by BN '111' with very fine 'STEIGLITZ' cds (ERD) alongside, and 'WARRNAMBOOL' on 1862 entire..
The 1851 Victorian Post Office Report including the appendix page with very fine to superb strikes of the seven postal markings then in use at the GPO, beautifully bound in quarter-leather. John Gartner's personal copy, and we are unaware of any others having been prepared.
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BUTTERFLIES: Examples on Half-Length frankings comprising fine '7' (rated RR) on 2d & light 'MAIDENS PUNT' b/s on outer; '17' (R) two very fine strikes on 1d x2 & poor 'LAKE COLAC' b/s on large piece; '23' (R) very fine on 1d pair on cover with fine 'BURN BANK' b/s; and good '31' (R) on 2d & poor 'THE GRANGE' b/s on outer; also stampless OHMS outer with superb 'WILLIAMS TOWN' & largely fine '48' in red.
BARRED NUMERALS: Numeral/CDS "ties" comprising Type 3 '54' & 'KILMORE' b/s (1884), Type 2 '57' & 'KYNETON' b/s (1861), Type 1 '105' (rated RRR) & poor oval 'GOLDBOROUGH' b/s (1856), Type 1 '265' & 'QUARTZ REEFS STAWELL' b/s (1870), Type 1 '314' (R) & scarce 'LILLYDALE' b/s (1876; note spelling), Type 1 '318' & 'RUTHERGLEN' b/s (1875, with 'LONGWOOD' arrival cds), '458' & 20mm 'BEALIBA' b/s (1868, the only recorded example), poor '672' & 'MAFFRA UPPER' cds on the face (1891, with 'TINAMBA RY STN' transit & 'METCALFE' arrival cds), '715' & 'UPPER MACEDON' cds - ERD - on the face (1874, spotty), and 'MCCC/15' & 'DARNUM' cds (1892).
BARRED NUMERALS: Original State '35' largely superb cancel on 'CHIEF SECRETARY' Frank h/s in blue with very fine oval 'DURHAM OX/JU18/69/VICTORIA' d/s (LRD) alongside, on OHMS cover with 'Police Department ("Kerang")' imprint at L/L, to Sandhurst with superb arrival b/s, minor blemishes. Rated RRRR. PO renamed from Hardy's Inn 1.1.1855. [Goldmining]
BARRED NUMERALS: 1st Type '112' very fine strike on 1867 cover with Laureates 2d pair & 4d, 21½mm 'DUNKELD' (the later of only two recorded examples) and 'BALMORAL' arrival b/s, repaired flap fault and small peripheral tears. Rated RRR. [Goldmining]
CROWNED OVAL DATESTAMPS: 1850s-1860s group including very fine 'AMHERST' on 1861 part-entire, part-'AVOCA' on 1859 cover to Prussia, very fine 'BALLAN' error '1855' for '1856' on outer, very fine 'BALMORAL' on 1860 cover, 'BEECHWORTH' on 1858 cover, 'BUNINYONG' on 1859 cover to GB, 'BUNNENYONG' arrival unusually on face of 1853 outer, 'CARAMUT' on 1860 entire & on face of 1865 entire, very fine 'CARNGHAM' on 1861 cover, very fine 'CERES' on 1865 OHMS wrapper with 'COMMR OF PUBLIC WORKS' Frank, very fine 'CHEPSTOWE' on 1856 cover, fine 'CHUTON' error on 1857 cover, 'COLAC' on 1859 entire, 'COLERAINE' on 1861 cover with oval 'WYNDHAM' b/s, '---- COLLINGWOOD' ('EAST' excised) on 1864 cover, 'DIGBY' on 1859 cover, 'DONNYBROOK' on 1857 OHMS outer, very fine 'ELEPHANT BRIDGE' used after name change to Darlington on 1863 outer, 'ELTHAM' on 1861 cover, 'EPSOM' on 1859 outer, 'FIERY CK PGF' on 1857 cover, 'FRYERS CK' on 1855 cover, small 'GEELONG' on 1858 entire, very fine 'GISBORNE' on 1852 outer, 'HAWTHORNE' (note spelling) on 1861 cover, fine 'HEATHCOTE' on 1860 outer, fine 'HEPBURN' on 1856 cover, very fine 'KANGAROO FLAT' on flapless 1861 cover to Switzerland, 'KILMORE' on face of 1852 outer, 'LINTON' on face of 1862 entire, fine 'MALMSBURY' (no 'E') on 1865 cover (the only recorded example), very fine 'MALDON' on 1861 entire, fine 'MINERS REST' on 1858 cover, framed 'MOUNT MACEDON/PORT PHILLIP' on 1853 entire, superb 'MT BLACKWOOD' on defective 1856 outer, fine 'MUSTONS CREEK' on 1852 outer, 'PLENTY' on 1856 outer, 'ST KILDA' after name change from Windsor (1) & 'PORTLAND' arrival on 1859 cover, 'SANDRIDGE' on 1858 cover, very fine 'SCHNAPPER PT' arrival & 'TARRADALE' on 1859 cover, fine 'SEYMOUR/PORT PHILLIP' on 1851 outer and 'SEYMOUR/VICTORIA' on 1857 entire, 'WANGARATTA' b/s on 1855 cover, 'WARNAMBOOL' (note spelling) on face of 1853 outer with light but fine 'PORT FAIRY' also on the face & 'FIERY CREEK' arrival b/s, 'WARRINGAL' on 1863 cover, superb 'WILLIAMS TOWN' on 1854 outer, 'WINCHELSEA' on 1863 outer & in red on 1856 part-entire, 'WOOLSHED' - the only recorded example - on 1864 entire (stamp excised), and a few others including pieces with very fine 'MOUNT ALEXANDER', superb 'PORTLAND', superb 'SANDHURST' & superb 'WHROO', many are record dates, condition variable. A remarkable assemblage that would form the basis for a major study.
(Qty 55 + pieces)
CROWNED OVAL DATESTAMPS: 'CHUTON/NO*7/1857/VICTORIA' (spelling error; ERD) very fine b/s on cover to England with rare franking of Woodblocks 6d orange with Serpentine Rouletting SG 58 (Cat £180 x2+) tied by fine BN '145' (original state; rated RR). Chewton PO 8.9.1857: Goldmining. [Only three examples of the misspelled datestamp are recorded, between NO*7/1857 and JA*12/1858 only]
BELT & BUCKLES: Stockbook with collection 'ARARAT' to 'YARRAWONGA' with many record dates and scarce to rare markings including from Camperdown, Charlton in blue, Exhibition, Penshurst & Williamstown, some mostly minor duplication (150 approx) plus a few on cover including Beaufort, superb Colac & Dimboola; also a page of MO & SB types many on values above 2d (35).
(Qty 180+ + covers)
BELT & BUCKLES: Usages on cover or Postal Stationery comprising 'BALLARAT', 'BEAUFORT' x2 (one in blue), 'COLAC' in blue, 'DIMBOOLA', 'EAST MELBOURNE', 'HAMILTON' in blue, 'HORSHAM', 'HOTHAM', 'KERANG', 'LAW COURTS' registered to GB, 'MALDON', 'MARYBOROUGH', 'NORTH MELBOURNE', 'NORTHCOTE', 'SOUTH MELBOURNE', 'WARRAGUL' in blue (stamp torn off), 'WILLIAMSTOWN' & 'YARRAM YARRAM' in blue, most of the strikes are fine to superb & several are record dates, condition a bit variable but generally fine to very fine. [See also Lot 281169 ]
TRAVELLING POST OFFICES: Duplicates on loose stamps & some on piece, unchecked by us.
(Qty 200 approx)
TRAVELLING POST OFFICES: Useful selection mostly on covers & a few on postcards, generally Up Trains including 'GM4' error (1878 & 1879), Octagonal Down Trains including MG2 (1887), MG3 (1878), 1st type MG4 (1867, part-strike only), 'GM4' error (1874 & 1877) & MG6 (1888), also a few Commonwealth types plus unusually fine 'ENGLISH MAIL TPO' machine backstamp & superb 'LATE FEE/1D' -in-oval on 1904 cover, condition variable but most - including those mentioned - are fine to very fine.
EASTBROOK: Fine 'EASTBROOK/NO7/84/VICTORIA' & another strike of two days later - the only recorded strikes - on reverse of OHMS cover to Inglewood & redirected several times with b/s including 21½mm 'INGLEWOOD' (LRD) & Inglewood duplex (LRD), and six strikes of 'KINGOWER'. Remarkable item: Eastbrook's Barred Numeral 'M90' - not present - is rated RRRR. PO 7.10.1878; closed 30.6.1887. [Goldmining]
MELBOURNE: Mounted collection of double-circle & pre-1913 Commonwealth types, lots of very fine strikes but little of consequence except for the very rare 'MELBOURNE/6 1 00/= 1 =' (recorded 3 days only). Interest in the timecodes.
PORT MELBOURNE CENTRAL: 'PORT MELBOURNE/22OC07/CENTRAL VIC' four fine to very fine strikes on registered Tatts cover. Rare. PO 16.10.1906; closed c. -.2.1911. [One of the weirdest inscriptions on a Victorian cds, suggesting Port Melbourne had moved a long way inland!]