Prestige Philately Auction 105 CatalogueSOUTH AUSTRALIA
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - SOUTH AUSTRALIA Postal History
1856 cover to GB "pViolet to Singapore & Via Marseille" with fine London Printing 6d pair (margins at places) tied by O-in-circle cancels, another stamp at base apparently lost in transit as endorsed "2d" & with British 'MORE TO PAY' h/s, minor blemishes.
1866 cover to London (arrival cds on face) "Via Marseille" with an outstanding example of Rouletted 'TEN PENCE' in blue on 9d orange-red SG 35 tied by light Adelaide cds, a few minor blemishes. Ex Seybold (h/s in violet on reverse).
1870 part-entire to Sydney (b/s) "overland to Melbourne/thence per first Steamer" with rare franking of 2d & '3-PENCE' in red on 4d SG 91 tied by GPO cds, part-strike 'F[ORWARDED] by/G[EORGE Y]OUNG/Ad[elaide]' h/s (the letter signed "GeoYoung"), light horizontal & vertical folds clear of the stamps. [The only other example of SG 91 on cover of which we are aware was a single franking from the same correspondence in the John Griffiths Collection, that sold for £572 in 1992]
1881 use of 1d Postal Card from Port Pirie to Victoria without being uprated for inter-colonial use, 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE 1/FINE 2 - 3' h/s, very fine 'RAILWAY/ 2 /SE21/81/S.A' transit b/s, toning/discolouration still presentable.
1894 local philatelic cover with 2d Perf 15 strip of 3 with Major Double Perforations on Three Sides tied by Adelaide duplex, concealed cut well clear of the stamps. An extraordinary franking & the best such variety we have seen on cover.
1899 Surveyor-General's Office wrapper to Monarto District Council with 'O.S.' Opts 1d SG O81 & 2d SG O57 tied by GPO duplex. Unusual combination of narrow & wide overprints.
No longer available
1901 Education Department printed registration envelope with Wide 'O. S.' 2½d pair (one damaged) tied by Adelaide sq-circle, flap missing & minor blemishes; also Qld 1912 OHMS envelope to GB with 1d perf 'OS'.
1902 OPSO cover to (leprosy?) "Sanatorium/Cap Saint Jacques/Indo Chine" with remarkable 4-colour franking of Narrow 'O.S.' 6d & 1/- plus Wide 'O.S.' 1d & 2d, Hong Kong & Saigon transits & 'CAP ST JACQUES' arrival b/s, slightly trimmed at left on opening. Oh yeah!
1912 commercial cover to USA with ½d, 1d pair & Long Type 3d tied by poor 'ADELAIDE RAILWAY' squared-circle, large blank Registration Label (torn) & US 'REGISTERED' h/s in purple.