Prestige Philately Auction 220 CataloguePOSTAL HISTORY - PROVISIONAL POSTMARKS
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MANUSCRIPT CANCELLATIONS USED AT NEWLY OPENED OFFICES: 1) Cross-hatching on Laureates 1d pair & large-part postmaster's manuscript endorsement "(A)voca Forest/Dec 26th/72" on the flap, very fine 'BERLIN' transit & 'WEHLA' arrival b/s, part flap missing. A very rare combination of Goldfields markings & almost certainly the earliest cover from this office. According to Watson Webster & Wood, the Avoca Forest PO opened only on 1.1.1873. This cover is 5 days earlier & suggests an earlier opening date. Closed 1.7.1894. Berlin PO 15.2.1869; renamed Rheola c. -.11.1876 and Wehla PO renamed from Jericho 17.9.1867; 2) " - " on Beaded Ovals 4d with postmaster's endorsement "McArthur/19 1 62" on the flap, oval 'BELFAST' transit & oval 'WARRNAMBOOL' arrival b/s. Macarthur PO opened 1.1.1862; and 3) "squiggle" - thought to be the initials of Postmaster Pitkethly - on Emblems 4d with postmaster's endorsement "Pitfield/Dec 7th 57" on the flap, crowned-oval 'GEELONG' transit & 'BALLARAT' arrival b/s, minor faults. Pitfield PO opened c. -.10.1857; closed 1.6.1893.
POSTMASTERS' MANUSCRIPT ENDORSEMENTS DURING ANNUAL DECEMBER/JANUARY "CHANGEOVER" PERIOD: "Broadford PO/Dec 29th 1854" on reverse of cover with Queen-on-Throne 2d pair (full margins, minor stain) tied by First Type BN '20'; "Bunninyong/31 1 54" on reverse of superb stampless OHMS outer, Melbourne b/s of FE1/1854; "Carngham/Jan 1st 1861" on reverse of cover with Beaded Ovals 4d tied by BN '122' (rated R); "Colac/20 1 57" on reverse of outer with Emblems 4d tied by BN '31'; "Donnybrook/4th Decr 1854" unusually on the face of entire to Tasmania with defective 1/- tied by Barred Oval '77' (RRR), the addressee's name stupidly obliterated; "Hexham/12 1 61" on reverse of cover with Beaded Oval 4d tied by light BN '138'; "Janefield/12 1 59" unusually as an arrival on reverse of stampless cover from London "By Steamer Salsette"; "Kilmore/24 Dec 1853" on reverse of entire headed "McIvor Inn", vertical fold & stamp removed; "Plenty/Decr 2 60" on reverse of cover with Beaded Oval 4d tied by BN '68'; "Queenscliff/Decr 18 1856" on flap of cover - affected by repaired tear - with 'PAID/GEELONG' arrival b/s in black; and "Worringal Dec 19 54" on flap of mourning cover to GB with defective 1/-; condition variable still a very desirable lot illustrating this little known element of Victoria's postal history.
OTHER MANUSCRIPT MARKINGS: 1) "X" on Emblems 2d with tiny 'FITZROY/AU2/62/VICTORIA' b/s mof Fitzroy (1), Melbourne transit & part South Yarra arrival b/s, flap damage; 2) "Big Hill/17 10 62" unusually as an arrival on reverse of cover from Melbourne with poor oval 'LOCKWOOD' transit d/s unusually on the face; 3) "PO Maidens Punt/20 2 52" on reverse of part-entire to GB with Half-Lengths 1d & 2d pair (all with clipped corners) cancelled in transit at Melbourne with b/s of FE*23/1852; and 4) "Tallarook/12 8 71" unusually on the face of cover with DLR 2d tied by recut BN '343'.
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BOXED OFFICE HANDSTAMPS: 'GREAT WESTERN' & mss "23.1.06" on 1d pink on PPC to GB, 'T/10c' h/s.