Prestige Philately Auction 232 CatalogueTASMANIA - Postal History
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - TASMANIA - Postal History
1855 (June 14) cover to "Mountmullick/Queens Co/Ireland" endorsed "per first ship" with Courier 4d orange SG 10 (three margins, a little cut-into at the top; Cat £425+ x5 on cover) tied by BN '68' of Hobart with 34mm cds in red below, faint London transit in red & Irish arrival of SE7/1855 in green, minor blemishes. [Mountmullick is a Quaker settlement in the Irish midlands. Due to extensive commercial activities, it was referrred to as "the Manchester of Ireland". Queen's Co is now County Laois, part of Leinster. David Feldman's exceptional "Emerald" collection of early mail to Ireland included 8 Tasmanian covers, all but one addressed to Dalkey]
Buy NowPrice $800.00T + Buyer's Premium
1855 (Sep 29) cover with 'CO MAXWELL/HOBART TOWN' tress at L/L, to Sydney per "Tasmania" with very scarce franking of Courier 4d orange SG 10 horizontal pair (three large margins, a little cut-into at the base & fault at L/R; Cat £850+ x5+ on cover) tied by BN '68' of Hobart with 34mm cds in red below, Sydney arrival b/s of OC*3/1855, ironed-out filing folds.
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1867 mourning cover Hobart to Launceston with Perf 10 4d, repaired opening fault. [With letter signed "William Collins" who states "...two months of my imprisonment...have passed...the Willis [who] committed large defalcations in his position as bank manager...a son of the Collector of Customs at Launceston...". William Anthony Collins was a solicitor, who played one first-class cricket match for Tasmania. After falling into debt, he died from self-administered strychnine poisoning on 12.1.1876]
(Qty 2 items)
1875 entire bankruptcy notice to Melbourne with Sideface 3d tied by bold BN '52' & very fine 'POST-OFFICE/ LAUNCESTON/...'-in-diamond d/s in red alongside, another 3d affixed within & pen-cancelled paying a fee on the notice, minor faults.
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1899 wonderfully hand-illustrated envelope showing 'Box Brownie'-type camera & photographer with clock captioned "I think I'll give this a long exposure/and it got it (3 months)" sent to Wellington Bridge wirh Sidefaces 1d tied Hobart 'OC16/99' duplex cancel.
1905 long cover registered to Henri Tobler, Switzerland with Pictorial 1d red (corner fault) and Tablet 1/- rose & green paying quadruple 2½d per ½oz rate plus 3d registration tied by 'LAUNCESTON/JA2/05' cds, chamfered-boxed 'REGISTERED/LAUNCESTON' h/s in blue on face, 'NAPOLI' transit & 'BASEL/-5.II.05/(POSTE RESTANTE)' arrival b/s, minor blemishes & vertical fold not affecting stamps. Rarely seen correctly-rated usage of the 1/- value.
ENVELOPES: 1898 Waterlow & Sons 2d Sideface & 2½d Tablet complete set of the 12 scenic envelopes, generally very fine to superb unused. [Australia's most beautiful Post Office postal stationery issue]
POSTMARKS: Two stockbooks - one of mostly KGV material; the other cds on 1d Pictorials - with a few better items including rubber '[PARCEL PO]ST/4OCT1930/HOBART' (rated RRRR), rubber 'TONGA[NAH]' with Inverted Dateline (RRRR+), many very fine strikes.
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POSTMARKS: Shannon (5): 'SHANNON/-0DEC1925/[TASMANIA]' rubber triple-circle very fine strike in black on KGV 1½d red. Rated RRRRR: the earlier of only two examples recorded. PO 1.12.1925; closed 9.12.1931. [John Hardinge states only one example recorded, in violet]