Prestige Philately Auction 185 CatalogueTASMANIA - Postal History
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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - TASMANIA - Postal History
1832 outer to London with an above-average strike of the small oval 'HOBART TOWN/VDL' undated h/s, boxed 'INDIA LETTER/DEAL' b/s, rated "1/-" = 4d India letter + 8d inland, London arrival b/s of 20AU20/1832 in red. Carried per "Auriga", departed Hobart 15/4/1832 direct for London.
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1834 entire headed "Hobart Town 8th May/1834" & signed "James Grant", to Scotland "pBrilliant", double-boxed 'INDIA LETTER/PENZANCE' b/s in red, rated "2/6" = 4d India letter + 2/2d inland, boxed '½' h/s, London transit b/s of 4OC4/1834 & Edinburgh arrival b/s of 'OCT/6/1834'. Carried per "Brilliant" which was at Hobart 2/11/1834 & due to sail for London 7/12/1834.
1835-44 group including 1835 (Apr 19) entire with appalling undated Launceston h/s to London "p Andromeda" (which had to return to Sydney after taking in water); two 1841 missionary entires both endorsed "Duplicate" & Per Thetis"; 1841 entire from London endorsed "Paid to the Coast Ship Letter"; 1844 entire to London "per Robert Matthews" (the only sailing between Hobart & Launceston between 28/7/1844 & -/1/1845!!); etc, good to fine.(Qty 6)
1846 part-entire (the address panel only) from Ireland to "Mary Thea Monmouth/goal [= gaol] South Wales/England" with 'BANTRY/AP19/1846' cds & rated "1' in black, 'RETURNED/For/POSTAGE' h/s in red presumably of Cork or Dublin (?) & rated "1" in red, forwarded to "Transport/on Board" in red & "Sea Queen" in blue but then marked "Sailed" & forwarded to "Hobart Town", a bit soiled & two holes at upper-right. This is believed to be only the second recorded item of mail to a female convict in Tasmania. "Sea Queen" departed England 8/5/1846; arrived Hobart 8/1/1847. [John Cress's entire sold for $6900 at a Melbourne auction on 18/11/2003]Bantry, in County Cork, was a hotbed of anti-English sentiment, and the home town of Theobald Wolfe Tone who, in 1797, and supported by the French, had lead an unsuccessful rebellion against Ireland's English masters & oppressors.
1875 OPSO envelope with GPO imprint at lower-left, to "Constantinople/Turquie" with worn unframed 'HOBART TOWN/ L /NO29/75/TASMANIA' cds unusually in red & superb strike of the 28mm '[crown]/FREE/29NO29/1875' cds also in red, British Post Offices 'SUEZ' & 'ALEXANDRIA' transits & unframed 'BRITISH-POST-OFFICE/ JA22/1876/=CONSTANTINOPLE=' arrival b/s in red. An exceptional origin/destination cover and of remarkable quality.
1886 local cover to "Scottsdale" with De La Rue Sidefaces 2d green Bisect tied by fine strike of the scarce 'ELLESMERE/JY24/86/TAS:' cds, minor flap fault. Rare albeit unauthorised provisional. Ellesmere RO 29/11/1865; PO 3/7/1869; renamed Scottsdale 3/9/1893.