Prestige Philately Auction 105 CatalogueTASMANIA
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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - TASMANIA Postal History
Covers, PPCs etc with a wide array of cds, duplexes & machine cancels from Hobart & Launceston, some have an advertising imprint or cachet, condition rather mixed.
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Bundle of mostly KEVII 1d Postal Cards with various Hobart cancels, 2d Letter Card (spiked) etc, also CofA 1911 Coronation 1d Postal Card with printed advice on reverse, condition variable.
1839 "Duplicate" entire headed "Launceston" to London from a Congregational missionary, poor semi-circle d/s, rated "4" in red & "8" in black. [With transcript of the lengthy letter]
1846 (July 30) stampless entire from WLHotchkin to a Launceston chemist "pWinchester" with superb strike of the oval 'FORWARDED BY/W.L.HOTCHKIN/EAST INDIA CHAMBS/LONDON' h/s on the face (& a lesser strike on the reverse), carried per favour & rated "4" in black for inwards shipletter, double-circle arrival b/s of 27NO27/1846. [The earlier of the two Hotchkin forwarding agent covers to Tasmania]
1874 local cover to "Trumpeter Bay" with Sideface 1d tied by manuscript "49" & postmaster's endorsement "Kelly's Point/14 10 74" at left, small closed tear to left of the stamp. One of the most significant mss-cancelled covers of Tasmania. Ex Groom. [Because both offices were on Bruny Island, the town letter rate was allowed]
1880-86 selection of Letter Bills with TPO "dumb" d/s Type H (truncated-cds) x4 or Type J (cds) x3.
1900 registered dealer's cover to Germany (b/s) with Pictorials ½d to 6d tied by 'HOBART/S/MY28/1900/TASMANIA' cds being First Day of Issue of the 2½d 3d & 4d and thus the first day on which the entire set was on issue. Superb and rare! [With copy of "Philately from Australia" article by Malcolm Groom in which he states that two such covers are recorded: this is a third. No commercial first day covers are recorded of any Pictorial value]
1900 use of part-lettersheet with imprint of State School Teachers' Association from Cressy to Alberton where "turned" & sent back with very late usage of First Allocation (!) Barred Numeral '57' (light but discernible strike). An important item and a rare "Pictorials" numeral cover. [Second Allocation numerals were introduced from 1861: First Allocation usage 40 years later is extraordinary]