Prestige Philately Auction 234 CatalogueQUEENSLAND - INSTRUCTIONAL & FUNCTIONAL MARKINGS
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ADVERTISED & UNCLAIMED: 1862 (Aug 1) cover with Rough Perf 1d carmine-rose SG 14 pair (small faults) tied by Rays '87' of 'IPSWICH' (very fine b/s), 'DRAYTON' transit & very fine 'DALBY' arrival b/s, further Dalby cds of OC6/1862 & sent to the DLO with a superb large-part strike of the 29mm b/s (ERD), very fine combination of the oval 'ADVERTISED/FE28/1863' (ERD) & 'UNCLAIMED/MR28/1863' (ERD) datestamps, stained on the reverse. An important cover, being the earliest recorded DLO item for Queensland, with the ERD of three significant markings, all of which are rare. The only two other recorded covers with both oval datestamps are from England. [Hugh Campbell recorded the DLO cds FE--/1864 to AP--/1873; the 'ADVERTISED' d/s MY--/1866 to AP--/1873; & only one example of the 'UNCLAIMED' d/s AP20/1867]
From the covers in this section, it is clear that the Advertised marks were applied on the last day - or the last weekday - of the month, presumably to coincide with the publication of monthly lists of unclaimed articles. See also 'UNCLAIMED' Lot 212.
ADVERTISED & UNCLAIMED: 1864 (Apr 19) cover from England with Stars 1d red x4 & 4d vermilion x2 tied by 'SEVENOAKS - 697' duplex, '[crown]/REGISTERED' h/s & oval REGISTERED/LONDON' d/s both in red but endorsed "No value" in magenta at left, to Poste Restante Brisbane GPO with arrival b/s of JU17/1864, sent to the DLO with a largely superb strike of the 29mm b/s, very fine combination of the oval 'ADVERTISED/AU29/1864' & 'UNCLAIMED/JY1/1864' d/s on the face, boxed 'UNCLAIMED' h/s in red on both sides (the only recorded strikes). Another important cover. Ex Bernie Beston.
ADVERTISED & UNCLAIMED: 1870 (Mar 18) cover from England "via Southampton" with very fine 'HANDSWORTH/POSB' b/s & Plate 13 2d blue strip of 3 tied by superb 'BIRMINGHAM - 75' duplex, to "Brisbane Post Office/.../New South Wales" with arrival b/s & boxed 'NOT CALLED FOR' h/s, oval 'ADVERTISED/JY30/1870' d/s & apparently claimed by someone who added Chalons 6d yellow-green tied by bold 'QL-in-Rays & redirected the cover to "Orange/NSW" (b/s of AU31/70), forwarded to the Sydney DLO where boxed 'ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED' h/s applied, flap removed & minor peripheral faults but 'eye candy' nonetheless.
ADVERTISED & UNCLAIMED: 1871 (Oct 19) cover to "Post Office/Brisbane" with Chalons 2d tied by poor Rays cancel of 'TOOWOOMBA' (very fine cds without year slug alongside) & small Brisbane arrival b/s of OC20/1871, the same day endorsed "Unclaimed" with Type 3 'BRISBANE/ 1 /OC20/71/QUEENSLAND' cds alongside & forwarded to 'GYMPIE' (b/s of OC15/1871) with "2d" charged, again unclaimed & returned to Brisbane where very fine Type 1 'D-L-O' b/s applied & fine oval 'ADVERTISED/DE31/1871' datestamp on the face, minor aging.
ADVERTISED & UNCLAIMED: 1872 (Oct 21) cover to "Hugh Passmore/Stanthorpe" with Chalons 1d deep vermilion x2 tied by very fine Rays '214' of 'TOOWOOMBA' (cds alongside), very fine 'WARWICK' transit & poor 'STANTHORPE' arrival b/s, mss "Not called for" & returned to Brisbane where very fine Type 1 'D-L-O' b/s applied & very fine oval 'ADVERTISED/DE31/1872' on the face, opening faults at upper-left. Ex Richard Stevenson: acquired at auction in 2003 for SFr495. [Stanthorpe is 200km SW of Brisbane near the NSW border]
ADVERTISED & UNCLAIMED: 1877 (June 21) OHMS cover to Leyburn with Chalons 1d x2, part-'LEYBURN' arrival b/s (rated RRRR), endorsed "Unclaimed" & sent to the DLO with superb 18mm b/s of MY20/78 in red & 'ADVERTISED/MY 31 1878/UNCLAIMED' d/s in red on the face, soiled at right & a little truncated at left.
ADVERTISED & UNCLAIMED: 1877 (July 18) British cover to "Post Office/Brisbane" with Plate '15' 2d blue & 4d sage-green with wing-margin (Cat £600 on cover) tied by Sheffield duplex, boxed 'NOT CALLED FOR', 18mm DLO b/s of DE21/77 & 'ADVERTISED/DE 31 77/UNCLAIMED' d/s both in red. Then nothing for a year, eventually returned to GB under cover where very fine boxed 'Undelivered for reason stated/To be returned to Sender...' cachet applied in violet, very fine Sheffield & 'HEELEY/MR13/79' arrival b/s. Ex Bernie Beston.
ADVERTISED & UNCLAIMED: 1886 cover from Victoria to "The Very Reverend/Julian E Tenison Woods/Brisbane" with Brisbane arrival b/s, 'NOT CALLED FOR' h/s, initials of more than 20 letter carriers, & boxed 'NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER CARRIERS' h/s, DLO b/s of 24AU/86 in red, 'ADVERTISED/AND/UNCLAIMED' h/s in red, finally with Melbourne DLO arrival b/s of DE28/86, minor soiling. An excellent combination of markings. Ex Bernie Beston: acquired at auction in 2006 for $1092. [Julian Edmund Tennison-Woods was a Catholic priest, educator, scientist & Fennian. He also bore a striking resemblance to Bernard Cumberbatch. Probably best known as co-founder, with St Mary McKillop, of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart at Penola SA. For many years he conducted missions including in Queensland]
ADVERTISED & UNCLAIMED: 1889 (May 31) cover from England with 1d lilac x6 tied by 'HEYWOOD' duplex, to "Stanley St Post Office/South Brisbane", 'SOUTH BRISBANE' cds & faint 'UNCLAIMED/SOUTH BRISBANE' h/s, very fine 'ADVERTISED/ 31AU89/UNCLAIMED' cds in red, flap removed; plus 1889 (Jan 9) & 1891 (Aug 10) large-part OHMS covers to 'MOUNT PERRY' (ERD; some soiling) or 'ROCKHAMPTON' - 'NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER CARRIERS' h/s (ERD) - both with the 'ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED' cds of 31MA89 or 30SE91.
BULK POSTAGE: 1895 unsealed stampless printed matter cover to New Zealand with large-part strikes on face & reverse of the 'PAID/DE30/95/BRISBANE - QL' duplex. Rare: stated only one other example recorded. [There was no need for an obliterator & we expect that it was deliberately struck partly off the cover. This implement is quite different from the two unframed cds illustrated by Campbell. Bulk post to overseas destinations is very scarce]
BULK POSTAGE: 1903-05 unstamped covers x2 & a wrapper with largely very fine strikes of the Type 3 'POSTAGE PAID/ AU26/05/BRISBANE' cds, Type 4 double-oval 'BRISBANE/PAID/1/MY 10 03/QUEENSLAND' datestamp with 'Twenty Posted' h/s in violet, & Type 5 'PAID/BRISBANE' cds.
BULK POSTAGE: 1905 (Nov 1) unsealed cover with 'McWHIRTER & SON/CASH DRAPERS/...' imprint in green on the flap with superb strike of the very rare 'PAID/FORTITUDE VLY' cds (unrecorded by Hugh Campbell), most unusually for bulk mail with an arrival b/s, minor blemishes.
BULK POSTAGE: 1906 cover endorsed "Per Packet Post" to Victoria with Second Sidefaces Lined Background 1d (defective) & 2d irregularly cancelled with the Type 5 'PAID/BRISBANE' cds with time (unrecorded thus by Hugh Campbell), Melbourne arrival b/s, minor defects. [Bulk mailings were, by definition, unstamped]
CLOSED AGAINST INSPECTION: 1893 (Dec 17) cover (front only) endorsed "Card only" with 1d tied by 'TOOWOOMBA' cds, largely very fine 'CLOSED AGAINST/INSPECTION' h/s - stated to be the only recorded example - so taxed with light 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE ("1")/FINE ("1 - 2d") h/s, light soiling. Rare. [Greeting cards without written message were accepted as Printed Matter at 1d rate but had to be sent unsealed]
CLOSED AGAINST INSPECTION: 1903 (Nov) cover with slits at the ends to permit inspection, to Leicestershire with 1d tied by very fine BN '604' (rated RR) of Lakeside (no cds), sent straight to the DLO with b/s & very fine strike of the double-boxed 'Postal articles must be left open to be/sent by Packet Post.../...It has been opened in DLO/and is forwarded on this occasion' cachet both in violet. The only recorded example.
CUSTOMS DUTY: 1905 unsealed Printed Matter from Germany franked Germania 5pf with 'HN/& CO' perfin of Hesse Newman & Co, very fine strike of the rare 'CUSTOMS DUTY ½D' h/s, superb 'REFUSED' & 'REFUSE/REFUSED' - on the reverse - h/s, DLO b/s in purple, underlined 'RETOUR' & boxed 'REBUT/A L'ORIGINE' h/s. An oustanding, possibly unique, combination of markings.
380.00 (1 Bid)
DAMAGED MAIL: 1895 (Feb 22) large OHMS packet piece from England with 'LONDON/OFFICIAL/PAID' cds in red & a superb strike of the very rare circular 'BRISBANE/RECEIVED/TORN/QUEENSLAND' h/s, minor creasing. We know of only two other examples of this distinctive handstamp. [A remarkably fine 'damaged' article]
DAMAGED MAIL: 1906 much-travelled South Australian OHMS cover to Camooweal, redirected to "Invermay Stn/Via Wyndham" (probably missent to Wyndham NSW - b/s - instead of Wyndham WA), then to Townsville where the very rare 'RECEIVED TORN/TOWNSVILLE' h/s - the only recorded example - applied centrally on the face, 'UNCLAIMED' & 'NOT KNOWN BY/LETTER CARRIERS' h/s may also be of Townsville, eventually returned via the DLOs at Brisbane (cds of 27SE06) & Adelaide (OC5/06). In real estate parlance, "full of character" (= tragically distressed).
DEFICIENT POSTAGE: 1885-1904 group with variations of the boxed 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE/FINE' handstamps from various towns & comprising domestic mail x3, inter-colonial x2 (one of 1885 to "Palmerston/Port Darwin/Northern Territory") & 1889 to GB, plus a large piece, condition variable.
DEFICIENT POSTAGE: 1865 (July) overweight cover to Rockhampton with Chalons 2d pair tied by faint but legible Rays '14' of 'NULALBIN' (light b/s; rated RRRRR - LRD) & 'ROCKHAMPTON' arrival b/s, rare manuscript endorsement "Deficient postage 4d/Fine 4d" & "8", minor blemishes. Ex Hugh Campbell - see his page 111 - & Richard Stevenson: acquired for SFr944; The Stevenson catalogue stated Campbell had a similar cover but it is clearly the same item. PO 1.7.1861; Joan Frew states Nullabin replaced by Knebworth 1.1.1864 but that is contradicted by this cover. [700km NNW of Brisbane]