Prestige Philately Auction 153 CatalogueQUEENSLAND - Postal History
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - QUEENSLAND - Postal History
1870 double-8d rate cover to London (b/s in red) with Second Transfer 4d lilac SG 55 & 6d apple-green x2 tied by 'Q.L'-in-Rays cancels of Brisbane (b/s), endorsed "pMail/Via San Francisco" but with no evidence that it transited the United States. An unusually fine & attractive Queensland Chalons cover.
1870 & 1873 Dodgson covers to Putney 1) "Via Marseilles" with 2d pair & 6d, Rays '40' (Manning rated RR) of 'DALRYMPLE' (b/s); & 2) "Via Brindisi" with 3d & 6d tied by light Rays of Rockhampton; minor defects. An attractive pair. (Qty 2)
1871 soiled cover to England with 3d brown pair tied by 'Q.L'-in-Rays cancel of 'LEYBURN' (very fine cds at left), small Brisbane transit & superb 'FERRY-HILL' arrival backstamps. [Leyburn was an anomaly: it was issued with a 'QL' obliterator instead of a numeral. Cowan & Dell speculated about a Type 1a cds but gave no dates]
1909 PPC ("Mount Morgan from Chandon Hill") to New Zealand, 1d with manuscript "Baree/21-6-09" & tied by light BN (apparently '308' NNS or '508' rated RRRRR ??), corner crease & some soiling. Baree Receiving Office - 1½ miles N of Mount Morgan - opened 1901; PO c.1917. [Goldmining]