Prestige Philately Auction 239 CatalogueTASMANIA - Postal History
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 37 Lots in Category - TASMANIA - Postal History
Miscellany in shoebox mostly pedestrian but including 1875 & 1877 to Melbourne with 1d & 2d or 3d, 1876 to GB with 9d, 1889 Eureka Tin Mining lettersheet, 1890 2d Envelope to NSW with 'Deficient Postage ("2d")/Fine ("2d") - "4d to pay", 1896 to USA with 'd/2½' on 9d, 1905 illustrated envelope 'CAPE RAOUL' used domestically, several early machine cancels, a few OHMS including 1906 Lands Department cover & 1908 Births & Deaths lettersheet both with 1d punctured 'T', etc, also a good range of scarce Tasmanian advertising covers mostly with imprints only but including more liberal advertising for The Daily Telegraph, Volunteer Consolidated Gold Mining, Murdoch Bros, Massey Harris lettersheet & postcard and a Launceston bookseller (flap with imprint removed), etc, condition rather mixed. Ex Prof Owen Ingles.
(Qty 100 approx)
Packet with three prestamps one with a fine strike of the huge GPO d/s in red, 1857 to London with Star 2d & 4d (both with margins in places), 1857 to Melbourne with very fine diamond datestamps of Launceston, four 'SAVINGS BANK PACKET' envelopes, etc, condition variable.
'T' punctures on Pictorial 1d on State Savings Bank envelope, on 4d Kangaroo (fault) with 'Hobart' blue & black/white R label, and on KGV 1d green & 2d red x2 on registered cover to WA; also small 'A' punctures of George Adams (Tattersalls) on Pictorial 2d to NZ & on 4d to NSW.
Inwards mail, from Queensland 1868 with Chalon 6d & rounded-boxed 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' d/s in red; Victoria 1857 with Woodblock 6d with the same arrival d/s in red, and 1855 with 1/- Octagonal & diamond 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' d/s in red; Germany 1899 registered with three-colour franking; Great Britain 1857 with No Letters 6d and 1870 with 4d & 6d; and a few others.
1827 (June 8) entire to "Rouge Mont/Tamar" with a well-above average strike of the undated oval 'HOBART TOWN/VDL' h/s, minor stain from the wax seal. The letter signed "EW Barnard" to his mother.
1828 (Feb 18) mercantile entire to London bankers with a well-above average strike of the undated oval 'HOBART TOWN/VDL' h/s, stepped 'HASTINGS/SHIP LETTER' b/s & rated "2/8" for a quadruple-rate inwards shipletter.
1829 (Apr 1) entire from an officer to his Lieut-General father in London "Per Ship Marquis of Lansdown", unusually fine strike of the small oval 'HOBART TOWN/VDL' h/s, British 'SHIP LETTER/FALMOUTH' reverse-step b/s & London arrival of 4AU4/1829, rated "1/8" corrected to "2/4" with a faint but discernible strike of the large 'Postage to London/Not Paid' h/s in red (vertically at right), forwarded to Salisbury. [The writer, Ernest Augustus Slade, "entreats" his father to get him promoted!]
1829 (Aug 13) entire headed "Ship Georgianna" from an officer to his Lieut-General father in Wiltshire "Per Ship Pyramus", fine strike of the small oval 'HOBART TOWN/VDL' h/s, British 'INDIA LETTER/FALMOUTH' boxed b/s & superb 'SALISBURY/JA24/1830' arrival b/s, rated "1/11", forwarded to Devon. [The son now fears being "...put on half-pay...unless strong interest is made to have me promoted..." Then, pushing his luck, "I should like to be promoted into a Regiment stationed either in this place, The Cape of Good Hope or the Mauritius"]
The begging letters apparently failed to do the trick. In 1831 Slade retired from the army & headed for NSW where he was appointed Superintendent of the Convict Barracks at Hyde Park. In 1834, he was forced to resign over his brutal treatment of convicts.
1832-51 entires with all-different handstamps including double-oval 'LAUNCESTON', '[crown]/HOBART TOWN/VDL/ 18NO18/1839' (to Bathurst NSW), small boxed Type 2 '11NO11/1842' & Type 4 (?) '18MA18/1851', oval 'PAID/9JY9/ 1850' in red of Hobart, Hobart unpaid letter '4.O.CLOCK/24AP24/1847' & '10.O.CLOCK/9SE9/1851', and a few others, the strikes are fine to very fine.
1838 entire headed "Great Swan Port 14th Sepr 1838" & signed "Geo Meredith", to Hobart rated "6" with small boxed '19SE19/1838' arrival b/s, "6" scored-through & re-rated "1" because the addressee, Sgt Killivin, was a soldier; plus a promissory note - rejoined (?) or repaired along central split - also signed by Meredith. A significant rarity: believed to be the only recorded inland Soldier's Rate letter from the pre-stamp period. [Great Swanport on the NE coast, was renamed Swansea c.1863. George Meredith was granted land on Oyster Bay in 1821]
(Qty 2 items)
No longer available
1839-47 entires from GB with boxed 'SHIPLETTER' arrival b/s of Hobart comprising 1) Type 1 of 8DE8/1839 (LRD; recorded 2½ years only); 2) Type 2 of 20AU20/1840; 3) Type 2 of 19FB19/1840, most unusually with 'FB' month; and 4) Type 3 of 24AU24/1847; some soiling. Scarce quartet.
1840 Wesleyan Missions outer to London with largely very fine strike of the huge GPO d/s of 28OC28/1840 in black (recorded thus in 1840 only), British 'SHIP LETTER' b/s & London arrival b/s of 12MR12/1841 in red, minor blemishes.
1842 entire headed "Ellinthorpe Jany 20th 1842" & signed "GC Clark" to the Derwent Bank at Hobart with a fine strike of the tombstone 'PAID/21JA21/1842' d/s of Hobart in red. Apparently the earlier of only two examples recorded in red.
1845-49 Johnstone unpaid local entires with very fine strikes of the '1.O.CLOCK' (double-rate), '4.O.CLOCK' & '10.O.CLOCK' cds. Attractive trio.
1846-53 internal outers or entires with all-different postmaster's manuscript endorsements from "Antill Ponds" (1847), "Cambelton" (sic; 1846), "deloraine" (1853), "George Town" (1847), "Macquarie River" (1853), "P Sorell" (1847) and "Port Sorell" (1853); also "Fingal" on 1859 entire with Chalon 4d; condition variable.
1847 Bank of Australasia unpaid partly-printed entire with superb '10.O.CLOCK/30JA30/1847' cds of Launceston, some wrinkling.
1847 Henry Dunsford (Shipping Agent) printed entire from Geelong carried by hand to Launceston where rated "2" for local delivery & an almost fine strike of the very rare '10.O.CLOCK/PAID/20OC20/1853' cds in red applied, light horizontal filing fold clear of the datestamp.
1852 entire with very fine 'LAUNCESTON/3NO3/1852' cds & equally fine boxed 'CAMP TOWN/3 Nov 52' arrival d/s, repaired flap.
1859 cover to South Australia with 'TASMANIA' London Printings 6d dull lilac SG 40 (margins good to large; Cat £90 x5+ on cover) tied by fine BN '62', 35mm GPO cds unusually in black below, Adelaide GPO transit cds on the face & 'MORPHETT-VALE/SOUTH-AUSTRALIA' arrival b/s (rated RRRR).
1861-65 three town letters each with Imperf 1d, two from Hobart each with boxed 'PRE-PAID/10-O-CLOCK' d/s, the other a partly-printed Launceston Chamber of Commerce entire with 'PRE-PAID/4 O CLOCK' cds, all in red.