Prestige Philately Auction 239 CatalogueQUEENSLAND - Postmarks
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Collection of PPCs, postal staionery & covers (mostly Tatts) with all-different cds & some numeral ties, some better items including very fine strikes & two with messages in code or shorthand, otherwise the quality is very mixed.
(Qty 180 approx)
Receiving Office maniscript cancellations comprising "Miallo/5 5 15", "Toolooa/8 10 13" overstruck with 'TPO 4 NCR' cds and "Wolston/5-1-15", also "Wolca/11:9:30" tying 2d on 1½d to cover & overstruck with Bundaberg cds. Very scarce quartet: the last two offices are unrecorded by Joan Frew.
(Qty 4 items)
1913-14 registered covers from 'ALLORA' (blue cds), 'ALPHA' (also with 2-line h/s), 'HOME HILL' (poor cds), 'KINGSTHORPE' (blue cds on 4d orange), 'PINKENBA' (with BN '609' & 2-line h/s, the R label on the revese) & 'TOLGA', all with scarce red & black/white R labels, some minor problems.
Post & Telegraph Department requisition with 'proof' impressions of cds & obliterators for Brisbane x2, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Townsville, Ipswich & Toowoomba with instructions for replacements, some light discolouration. An important document.
Numerals collection '21' to '701' with many very fine to superb impressions but some of the higher-rated items are questionable, stated to include those rated R x114, RR x58, RRR x21, RRRR x4 comprising '174', '466', '639' & '650' and RRRRR '495' in violet. For the list of rated items, see our website.
(Qty 400 approx)
Numerals collection on Kangaroos & KGV Heads stated to comprise numbers rated RR x2, RRR x11, RRRR x31 & RRRRR x40, many fine to superb strikes but some are questionable, some on cover. A very difficult lot to assemble. For the list of rated items, see our website.
NB: Bernie Manning provides separate rarity ratings for usage of numerals on Colonial/State and CofA issues. This approach skews the ratings, with many numbers that are common pre-1913 being used for only a short time after that and thus rated highly in the later period. (This is the same approach as used for Tasmanian datestamps.) However, many of the higher numbers are extremely rare across both periods.
(Qty 84 items)
'783' of an unknown office, largely superb strike on KGV 1d red. Rated RRRRR: illustrated by Bernie Manning. [Prior to the discovery of this example, the highest recorded number was, and remains, '749'. The existence of '783' raises the possibility that all numbers between '750' and '783' were allocated, possibly to receiving offices, but this is mere speculation.
Baree: Manuscript "Baree/25-12-13" (Christmas Day; RO period) three times on Kangaroo ½d & 1d pair, on cover to USA with the ½d overstruck with Rockhampton machine of 26DEC13. Superb! RO 1901; PO c.1917. One of the best Receiving Office covers we have seen.
Brisbane: second Brisbane duplex (stated to be the ERD & the only recorded example with code 'd') tying Chalons 6d apple-green to 1867 cover to Gloucestershire with embossed 'PEB' monogram on the flap, very fine 'CIRENCESTER/JU20/67' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.
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Brisbane: Type 3 'BRISBANE/QUEENSLAND' cds with code '3' (stated to be the only recorded example) on 1867 cover front to NSW with 'CROWN LANDS OFFICE/("14.11.67")/BRISBANE' cachet at L/L and Chalons 6d yellow-green (surface fault) tied by 'QL'-in-Rays cancel, Sydney arrival cds of NO16/1867 plus boxed 'NOT KNOWN BY THE/LETTER CARRIERS' h/s in red & 'ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED' h/s, a few blemishes.
Brisbane: Type 3 'BRISBANE/NO7/76/QUEENSLAND' with code '10' (the highest number recorded) on entire town letter to Brisbane Gas Co with Chalons 1d (oxidised) tied by Thick 'QL'-in-Bars cancel. [The letter, from merchants Webster & Co, complains about the cost of providing them with a gas pipe, and that details of how the estimated consumption has been arrived at have not been provided]
Burdekin (1): 'BURDEKIN/13.12/67/QUEENSLAND' cds (LRD; rated RRRR & the only recorded example with numeric month) on 1867 outer to London with Chalons 6d yellow-green & Rays '40', 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]
Comet: BN '278' (rated RRRR on Chalons) light but largely discernible strike on 1878 (Sep 22) Dodgson cover to London endorsed "Via Torres Straits Brindisi" with 2d single & strip of 3, largely very fine 'COMET' cds (RR) below, Rockhampton transit & London arrival b/s of NO29/78, British '[crown]/R' inspector's h/s, repaired opening tears clear of the stamps & postmarks. PO 5.9.1877.
Cunnamulla: 'CUNNAMULLA' light but obvious b/s on 1873 cover to "Lockyersleigh/Carrick NSW" with the letter written on the back of the envelope! & endorsed "via Roma", Chalons 3d tied by indistinct Rays cancel, transit b/s of Brisbane & Sydney. PO 1.3.1868. Rated RRRRR: only one other example recorded & the earliest d/s known from this office by 10 years.
Duaringa: BN '210' (rated RRRR on Chalons) on 1876 (May 8) Dodgson cover to London endorsed "Via Brindisi" with 1d (oxidised) 2d & 6d tied by very fine of 'DUARINGA' (cds below), Rockhampton transit & London arrival b/s of JY17/76. Renamed from Colo (1) 30.12.1875. [Duaringa is 700km NNW of Brisbane, inland from Rockhampton]
Greenmount: 'GREENMOUNT' very fine strike on 1886 cover to Toowoomba (b/s) with Sidefaces Lined Background 1d single & strip of 7 tied by very fine BN '291' (rated RR), superb 'REGISTERED/GREENMOUNT' h/s (RRRR), 'TPO S&W R/ A /DOWN/ 1 OC26 1 /86/QL' transit b/s, minor blemishes.
Jondaryan: 'JONDARYAN' (cds alongside; rated RRRRR: the only recorded example) on 1875 (Jan 4) cover to London with Chalons 6d yellow-green tied by poor Rays '93', Brisbane transit & London arrival b/s of 'MR9/', minor blemishes. PO 1.3.1867. [Jondaryan is 170km WNW of Brisbane]
Mount Morgan: 'MOUNT MORGAN/QUEENSLAND' very fine double-oval d/s on 1901 Tatts cover with 1d and 2d pair tied by poor BN, large-part '[R]EGISTERED/[MO]UNT MORGAN' handstamp, minor blemishes. PO 18.5.1885. [Gold Mining. Mount Morgan is 640km NNW of Brisbane, 38km S of Rockhampton]
Murphy's Creek: 'MURPHY'S CREEK' fine cds obscured by docketing (rated RRRR), light but discernible BN '231' (RR), and 'REGISTERED/MURPHYS CREEK' h/s (RR) on 1885 cover to Toowoomba (b/s) with Sidefaces Lined Background 1d pair. [Murphy's Creek is 120km due W of Brisbane]
Muttaburra: BN '275' (rated RRRRR) two poor & two fine strikes on 1879 sextuple-rate linen-lined cover to NSW with rare franking of Chalons Perf 12 2d strips of 3 x2 - one stamp torn on opening - with 'MUTTABURRA' cds (with quatrefoils; ERD; rated RRRR) alongside, transit b/s of Rockhampton (superb) & Sydney & fine 'PENRITH/FE11/1879/=NSW=' arrival b/s. PO 25.1.1878. [Muttaburra is almost 1200km NW of Brisbane, NNE of Longreach. It was the discovery site of one of Australia's largest dinosaurs, the Muttaburrasaurus. Yes...seriously!]