Prestige Philately Auction 234 CatalogueQUEENSLAND - MAIL TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
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Balance of covers at various rates with frankings of Chalons x9 (one in combination with First Sidefaces), other First Sidefaces x6 (one a piece only with rare franking of 1/- violet pair), Lined Background x5, Four Figures 2d on Medical Directory entire & Zigzag Roulette 1d pair, some numeral & cds interest, condition variable.
750.00 (1 Bid)
1863 (Aug 20) cover to Scotland with Chalons Small Star 6d green SG 17 (short perfs at U/R) tied by fine Rays '81' of 'WARWICK' (very fine b/s), fine Brisbane transit & 'LANGHOLM/NO20/1863' arrival b/s, repaired flap faults.
1863 (Oct 18) cover to Worcestershire with Chalons No Wmk 6d apple-green SG 26 tied by fine Rays '87' of 'IPSWICH' (b/s), fine Brisbane transit & 'BEWDLEY/DE19/63' arrival b/s both affected by repaired flap fault.
1865 (Mar 5) cover to Hampshire "Via Marseilles" with remarkable franking of Chalons 2d blue strip of 6, multiple fine strikes of the first-type Rays '29' (Numerals 6˝mm High; rated RR) & underinked but legible 'THERESA CREEK' b/s (rated RRRRR; the only recorded example), poor Rockhampton transit & light 'WINCHESTER/MY19/65' arrival, neatly repaired opening tears that do impact the backstamps. PO 1863; stated to have been replaced by Coppermines (1) 1.1.1864, but we believe that is erroneous. [Copper Mining. Theresa Creek is about 970km NNW of Brisbane, about 12km SSW of Clermont, which is 320km W of Rockhampton]
This cover & an 1872 Clermont cover are both illustrated in 'Numeral Cancellations' by Bernie Manning, where he repeats Joan Frew's PO information. The fact that both offices used Rays '29' is evidence of the two renamings. However, we suggest that they probably both occurred in 1866, not 1864. At some point, probably because of loss or damage, the first canceller was replaced. [We also question if the RR rating for the first '29' is correct. This is the only recorded "tie", from a small remote PO that existed for no more than 3 years]
1867 (Mar 4) Dodgson cover to London "Via Marseilles" with Chalons 2d blue pair & 6d apple-green - a huge marginal stamp - tied by two very fine strikes of Rays '27' (rated RRRR on Chalons), light but obvious 'FORT-COOPER' b/s (LRD; rated RRRR) plus transits of Rockhampton & Brisbane and London arrival b/s of JU14/67. PO 1.1.1863; replaced by Nebo early-1864 but the Nebo cds is not recorded until 1871: cover illustrated in 'Numeral Cancellations'. [Gold Mining. Nebo is 940km NNW of Brisbane, just S of Mackay]
1867 (Apr 20) cover with embossed 'PEB' monogram on the flap, to Gloucestershire with Chalons 6d apple-green tied by very fine strike of the second Brisbane duplex (stated to be the ERD & the only recorded example with code 'd'), very fine 'CIRENCESTER/JU20/67' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.
1867 outer to London with Chalons 6d yellow-green & Rays '40', 'BURDEKIN/13 12/67/QUEENSLAND' cds (LRD; rated RRRR & the only recorded example with numeric month), very fine 'TOWNSVILLE' transit & fair Brisbane transit b/s, London arrival cds of MR30/68 in red on the face. Burdekin (1) 1.4.1864; renamed Dalrymple 1868. This is the only recorded "tie" of Rays '40' to Burdekin. [Burdekin is 1250km NNW of Brisbane, a little SE of Townsville]
1868 (May 5) cover to Durham with 6d apple-green & Rays '63' (rated RR on Chalons), second 'BOWEN' cds (2mm arcs point inwards; rated RRR) b/s, Brisbane transit & very fine 'GATESHEAD/JY22/68' arrival b/s. Name changed from Port Denison in 1865 but the first Bowen cds was not received until 1867.
1869 (Apr) cover with Coat of Arms on the flap, to Lancashire "Via Marseilles" with very fine Chalons 6d apple-green & Litho 4d lilac tied by Rays '23' (rated RRRR) of 'ROMA' (poor b/s), Brisbane transit & 'PRESTON/JY11/69' arrival b/s, repaired flap fault. Very pretty.
1869 (June 28) Dodgson cover to London "Via Marseilles" with Chalons 2d pair & 6d yellow-green tied by the most unusual '201' roller cancel of 'ROCKHAMPTON' (very fine b/s), Brisbane transit b/s & faint London arrival in red on the face. Beautiful! [Apart from a later version also used at Rockhampton, this is the only marking of its type recorded for any Queensland office. Part-strikes on high values support the notion that it was intended for use on parcels]
1870 (June 10) cover to Somersetshire endorsed "Via Marseilles" with Chalons 2d blue pair & strip of 3 tied by multiple fine to very fine strikes of the scarce Brunswick Star cancel of Brisbane (b/s), superb 'BATH' transit & largely very fine 'WINCANTON/AU21/70' arrival b/s.
1871 (Aug 23) cover to Durham endorsed "via Marseilles" with 6d yellow-green pair - overpaying the 10d rate - tied by very fine Rays '124' (rated RRRR on Chalons), 21mm 'RAVENSWOOD' cds (RRRRR; the only recorded example) alongside, 'BOWEN' transit & very fine 'GATESHEAD/OC28/71' arrval b/s, minor blemishes. Illustrated in 'Numeral Cancellations'. PO 11.6.1869. [Gold Mining: gold discovered in 1868 & operations continued until 1912. Ravenswood is 1325km NNW of Brisbane, between Ayr & Charters Towers]
1871 (Dec 16) double-rate Dodgson cover to London via Southampton - "via Brindisi" endorsement crossed-out - with 6d yellow-green pair & poor Rays '118' cancels (rated RRRR on Chalons), largely very fine 'CAWARRAL' cds (rated RRRRR; LRD) alongside, Rockhampton transit & London arrival b/s of FE26/72 in red as is the geometric inspector's h/s on the face, minor defects. PO 15.10.1868. [Gold Mining: a brief gold rush occurred in 1869. Cawarral is 640km NNW of Brisbane, 20km NE of Rockhampton]
1872 (May 15) tiny lady's cover to London with Chalons 6d yellow-green tied by superb second-type Rays '214' of 'TOOWOOMBA' (very fine cds alongside), poor Brisbane transit & fine London arrival b/s of JY15/72, very minor imperfections.
1873 (Mar 19) cover to Essex "Via Brindisi" with Chalons 3d greenish brown & 6d apple-green tied by light Rays '87' of 'WARWICK' (cds at L/L), very fine 18mm Brisbane transit & London arrival b/s of MY12/73 in red, repaired flap.
1874 (Jan 22) cover to Devonshire endorsed "via Brindisi" & "via Melbourne/And Suez" with Chalons 3d brown & 6d yellow-green tied by 'QL' cancels of 'BRISBANE' (cds alongside), very fine 'AXMINSTER/MR16/74' transit & fine 'COLYTON' arrival b/s, minor soiling & an ironed-out crease just affects the 6d.
1874 (Dec 18) Dodgson cover to London endorsed "By First Steamer" with very attractive franking of Chalons 1d deep orange-vermilion strip of 3 & 6d green tied by fine Rays '79' (rated RRR) of Boolburra with late usage of the 'GAINSFORD' cds below, Rockhampton transit b/s & London arrival b/s of MR1/75, small repair at the top. PO replaced Knebworth 28.11.1866; replaced by Boolburra 24.5.1874: ERD for 'BOOLBURRA' cds is JA15/75. [Illustrated in 'Numeral Cancellations' & on the cover of 'Datestamps'. Gainsford is 700km NNW of Brisbane]
1875 (Jan 4) cover to London with Chalons 6d yellow-green tied by poor Rays '93' of 'JONDARYAN' (cds alongside; rated RRRRR: the only recorded example), Brisbane transit & London arrival b/s of 'MR9/', minor blemishes. PO 1.3.1867. [Jondaryan is 170km WNW of Brisbane]
1875 cover to Durham with Chalons 2d pair & 6d tied by faint Rays '114' (rated RRR), 'NORMAN RIVER/1875/JY19/ QUEENSLAND' cds (LRD; rated RRRRR) below, very fine 'TOWNSVILLE' transit & 'GATESHEAD' arrival b/s of NO8/75, minor faults. PO 13.6.1868; renamed Normanton 1872: the port for several goldfields. [The cds continued in use after the name change: both recorded examples have the year above the day & month]
1875 (Nov 7) Dodgson cover to London endorsed "Via Torrest Straits/& Brindisi" with Chalons 1d deep rose-red SG 85 & 2d x4 tied by fine Rays '58' of Lily Vale, partial 'LILLY VALE' cds (alternate spelling; rated RRRRR; LDL) alongside, London arrival b/s of 17FE/78 in red, flap removed. Lilyvale PO (2) 1.4.1869; reduced to RO 1.1.1885; closed 1888. [Lilyvale is 900km NNW of Brisbane, about 50km NNE of Emerald]