Prestige Philately Auction 234 CatalogueQUEENSLAND - MAIL TO OTHER COUNTRIES
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The balance of this section mostly post-UPU with 1880 6d rate to Ireland, 1889 6d rate to France; 1d postcard rate to New Brunswick, India & Jersey; 1½d postcard rate to Austria, Bosnia (½d stamp removed), Egypt, Japan from 'THURSDAY ISLAND', Nova Scotia with 'BROOKFIELD (COL)' transit & 'UPPER STEWIACKE' arrival b/s, & Trieste; 2½d letter rate to Austria, Belgium, Denmark x2 (one with embossed '...DANSKE KONSULAT/BRISBANE' at U/L) & Fiji; 1d printed matter rate to Massachusetts with superb BN '580' & 'GEORGE STREET' cds; etc, some of the others with a stamp missing, condition rather mixed.
AUSTRIA: 1890 (Oct 16) cover to a boot manufacturer in Vienna with Lined Background 1d 2d & 6d tied by 'QL' cancels & 'MARYBOROUGH' cds, Naples transit b/s of 21/11-90 & 'MARIAHILF-WIEN' arrival b/s. A beautiful cover.
BOLIVIA: 1911 cover to Oruro with 2½d purple/blue tied by Brisbane duplex, largely superb Chilean 'ANTOFAGASTA/28JUL11/RECEPCION' transit b/s. With social letter from a migrant lady recently arrived from England, to her sister who had recently married in Holland & emigrated to Bolivia. [Ororu's silver mines were pillaged by the Spanish. It was re-established in the 19th century as a tin mining centre]
BRITISH GUIANA: 1905 (Jan 12) cover with 'Queensland Institute of Surveyors' imprint at U/L, to Georgetown with ½d and 1d x2 tied by superb Rays '43' of 'SANDGATE' (cds alongside), New York transit b/s and different 'GEORGETOWN' cds on the reverse & face, forwarded "co Postmaster/River Steamer/na Berbice" with 'NEW AMSTERDAM' & double-circle 'TPO BERBICE RIVER/B GUIANA' b/s, minor blemishes.
BRITISH HONDURAS: 1912 (May 10) usage of 1d red Postal Card to "Brit Honduras/Middle America" with Brisbane machine cancel & underinked 'BELIZE/JU23/12/BRITISH HONDURAS' arrival cds on the face, minor crease at U/L. A rare destination, in any period.
BULGARIA: 1908 PPC with ½d & 1d tied by Brisbane duplex, Cyrillic arrival cds on the address side. [The message is in Esperanto]
CANADA - PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: 1889 (May 13) cover "Via Sanfrancisco" with Sidefaces 2d & 6d tied by Brisbane cds, 'WINDSOR ONT/CANADA' transit & 'KINROSS/PEI' arrival b/s, minor blemishes & truncated at left. [The rate is problematic: Via San Francisco was 8d from 1874, 9d from some time before 1884, & 7d from 11.1.1884. However, 8d was the rate via England] The illustration is above Lot 114.
CEYLON: 1889 (Nov) double-rate cover endorsed "Per Orient Mail" with scarce franking of Second Sidefaces Lined Background 4d orange- yellow strip of 3 tied by indistinct BN '395' of TPO South & West Railway No 6 with very fine strike of the rare First Type 'TPO S&WR/A/ UP / 3 - NO5 - 3 /89/=QL=' alongside, 'COLOMBO/NO27/89/PAID' arrival b/s. Ex Bernie Beston: acquired in 2006 for $1955. [Hugh Campbell states that "Only DOWN is known"]
1,150.00 (1 Bid)
COLOMBIA: 1904 2½d rate cover to "Medellin/Colombia" with very fine San Francisco & partial '[BARANQ]UILLA/ FEB/23/1904/COLOMBIA' transit b/s, minor wrinkling & the flap removed. [Medellin has been a gold mining & coffee producing region. However, it is best known as home to drug cartels & has been called "the most dangerous city on earth"!]
COSTA RICA: 1901 (Oct 11) 2½d rate cover to Sarapiqui with San Francisco & New Orleans transit b/s and, on the face, two Costa Rican cds in blue or violet both with the towns undecipherable but the second is probably 'H[EREDIA]'. [Sarapiqui is closer to the Caribbean coast, than the Pacific. Today it is a major ecotourism destination]
DENMARK: 1883 cover to Mariager with Second Sidefaces Lined Background 1d 2d & 6d tied by Rays '165' of 'CHARTERS TOWERS' (cds below), Townsville transit b/s, Italian (?) 'P.D.' (= Paid to Destination) h/s & poor arrival b/s, three chisel-cuts & minor discolouration from the fumigation due to a cholera epidemic in Egypt. Ex Hugh Campbell: sold for $1904. [Charters Towers was founded on rich gold deposits: in the 1870s-90s it boasted its own stock exchange! Mariager is a small town in Jutland]
FRANCE: 1882 cover to Paris endorsed "via Melbourne" with First Sidefaces 2d & 6d x2 tied by Brisbane duplex, Marseilles transit of 1/SEPT/82 on the face & a flurry of French b/s, redirected to England with superb 'CAMBRIDGE/SP4/82' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [From 3.8.1876, there was a 1/1d rate via Italy. We expect the 1d overpayment was for a late fee]
FRANCE: 1883 (July 9) cover to Paris with First Sidefaces 1d (defective) & Second Sidefaces Lined Background 6d pair tied by BN '339' (rated RRR) of 'MACROSSAN BRIDGE' (cds alongside; RRRR; ERD), Townsville transit b/s & French 'MODANE A PARIS/3/SEPT/83' TPO transit cds on red on the face. PO 25.7.1882; renamed Burdekin 14.3.1899. [Macrossan Bridge was built in 1881 to carry the railway line to the Charters Towers goldfields. It is about 1200km NNW of Brisbane]
FRANCE: 1886 (July) cover to Paris with Second Sidefaces Lined Background 2d x5 tied by poor BN of Townsville, Brisbane transit b/s, 'MODANE A PARIS/25/AOUT/86' TPO transit cds in red & Paris arrival b/s. [Again we have a rate that doesn't conform to Hugh Campbell's data. The most likely scenario is that it was short-paid 2d for a double-rate letter]
GERMAN EAST AFRICA: 1905 (Sep) usage of 1d Wrapper to Dar-es-Salaam unusually cancelled with a largely very fine strike of the double-oval 'BRISBANE/PAID/QUEENSLAND' d/s, superb 'ADEN/OC21/05' transit b/s, a little soiled.
GERMANY: 1888 (May 30) large-part quintuple-rate cover (reduced at left to 195x120mm) with remarkable 4-colour franking of Second Sidefaces Lined Background 1d vermilion, 2d blue, 6d green & 1/- mauve strip of 3, poor BN cancels & superb 'BUNDABERG' cds, Brisbane transit & superb 'HAMBURG/12 7/88' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. Ex Bernie Beston. [The rate via Italy was 9d per ½oz x5 = 45d = 3/9d]
GERMANY: 1898 (May 14) sextuple-rate cover (reduced above the stamps) with scarce franking of Two Figures 2½d rose-pink strip of 4 & 5d purple-brown tied by poor Brisbane duplexes, Berlin arrival b/s of 20.6.98, ironed-out central horizontal fold.
INDIA: 1871 (Nov 24) cover from Maryborough with Chalons 6d x2 tied light Rays '96' (poor cds b/s), to "Guard GIPR/Hurdah Station/E India", three different Indian TPO d/s (two tiny tri-sected ones, one on the reverse) & 'HERDAH/JA8/71' arrival cds in red on the face, minor defects. [Most mail to India in this period is to military officers. GIPR = Great India Peninsular Railway]
INDIA: 1898 use of 1d Postal Card from 'HERBERTON' to an officer at "Rawal Pindi/NWP" (= North West Provinces), twice redirected with very fine group of cds from 'TUTICORIN', 'RAWALPINDI', 'GHARRIAL' & 'SIMLA', minor soiling. [While Simla remains in India, Gharrial & Rawalpindi are both in modern Pakistan]
INDIA: 1900 (July 11) 2½d rate cover addressed primarily in Pashtu (?) to "Punjaub/India" with ghastly BN cancels but very fine 'ALOOMBA' cds, Cairns & Tuticorin transit & 'NUR MAHAL' arrival b/s, a bit soiled & the flap repaired. [Punjabi is the principal language but this is an Arabic script. Pashtu is the language of Afghanistan & is also spoken in northern Pakistan. We expect the sender was an Afghan camel-driver. Aloomba is 1650km NNW of Brisbane, just south of Cairns. PO opened 1898]