Prestige Philately Auction 205 CatalogueTASMANIA - Postal History
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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - TASMANIA - Postal History
1853-60 entires from GB to Tasmania carried by P&O contract vessels with 1853 (Sep 3) rated 1/- per "Chusan", 1853 (Nov 3) rated 2/- per "Madras", 1854 (Mar 31) rated 1/- per "Norna", 1854 (May 9) rated 2/3d via Marseilles per "Norna", 1854 (Nov 8) rated 2/8d for double via Marseilles rate per "Madras", and 1860 (June 19) rated 6d for Uniform Empire rate per "Jeddo", condition variable.
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FRANK STAMPS: Group of envelopes with 'CORPORATION OF HOBART', 'CORPORATION OF LAUNCESTON' (registered to England), 'GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN' (a wrapper), 'GOVERNOR' Types 1 & 2, 'INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION' CTO, 'MARINE BOARD HOBART', superb 'MARINE BOARD LAUNCESTON', superb 'RE DUTIES DEPARTMENT' & 'UNIVERSITY OF/TASMANIA' (a postcard), condition a bit variable; also cutouts with superb strikes of 'MERSEY MARINE BOARD FORMBY', 'MARINE BOARD OF LEVEN' & 'THE MARINE BOARD OF MERSEY DEVONPORT'. A very good lot.
(Qty 10 + 3 pieces)
POSTAL STATIONERY: 1898 Scenic Issue Envelopes 2d & 2½d HG B2 & 3 complete set of the twelve views, three 2d Envelopes have tiny blemishes otherwise superb unused. [These envelopes are among the most beautiful postal stationery items ever issued. Printed by Waterlow & Sons, only 308 sets were produced]
POSTAL STATIONERY: 1901 Mining Series Letter Cards 2d HG A3 "TASMANIA MINE, BEACONSFIELD" (goldmining) and "WESTERN SILVER MINE, ZEEHAN", unused. Remarkably fine with none of the usual toning.
POSTMARKS: Collection neatly arranged in two stockbooks from early-KGV to modern rubber types, mostly on piece with numerous very fine to superb strikes including many "cleanskins" (no stamps), no great rarities noted but a handy basis for a new collecting interest.