Prestige Philately Auction 234 CatalogueTASMANIA - Postal History
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - TASMANIA - Postal History
1828 large-part outer to London with a very fine strike of the small oval 'HOBART TOWN/VDL' undated h/s (Hardinge Primitive (ii); rated RRR), boxed 'SHIP LETTER/LIVERPOOL' b/s, rated "1/7" for 8d inwards ship letter plus 1/1d inland carriage, London arrival b/s of '7 AP 7/1828' in red, minor blemishes.
1838 large-part outer to London endorsed "p Glenbervie" with fine strike of the oval '[crown]/HOBART TOWN/ VDL/3FE3/1838' d/s (Hardinge Primitive (iii); rated RR), boxed 'INDIA LETTER/DOVER' and London '21JU21/1838' arrival b/s, fine condition.
1840 entire to London endorsed "per Mary Hay" with fine strike of the large oval 'GENERAL[crown]POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN/VDL/16OC16/1840' d/s (Hardinge Primitive (iv); rated RR) in black, 'SHIP LETTER' s/l cachet and London '12MR12/1841' arrival b/s, a few blemishes. [Although recorded 1840-46, this d/s is known in black during 1840 only; from 1841 it was struck exclusively in red]
1846 inwards cover to Hobart endorsed "pr Tasmania" with 'PAID SHIP LETTER/[crown]/JA*14/1846/SYDNEY' d/s in red and Launceston boxed 'SHIP LETTER/29JA29/1846' b/s in black (Hardinge rated RR for use at Hobart), rated "3"[d] in red for inter-Colonial ship letter and "4"[d] in black for inland delivery to be paid, couple of very minor blemishes. [The Green Books state the boxed h/s was "Used at Hobart, but could also have been used at Launceston"; the imposition of the inland delivery fee evidences use at Launceston in this instance]
1847 town letter entire with fair strike of the Launceston City Post '10 O.CLOCK/1SE1/1847' cds in black (Hardinge Dumb (i); rated RR), short message ordering "a case of gin", minor blemishes.
1854 (Oct 3) cover from England to "Roseneath, Launceston" endorsed "per Argo" rated "6"[d] paid with London d/s and Hobart 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' h/s both in red, mis-addressed and endorsed "try Camp Town" with fine boxed 'CAMP TOWN/9,Dec54' boxed d/s in black on face (Hardinge Private (ii); rated RR), minor blemishes. [The "Argo" was the first ship to carry Australian mails at the all-inclusive 6d per Żoz rate introduced on 1.10.1854; Colin Tabeart states this applied to NSW, Victoria and South Australia only and was not extended to Tasmania until August 1855, so it appears the London postal clerk mis-rated this item in error]
1860 fine strike of the Launceston City Post 'PREPAID/10.O.CLOCK/17OC17/1860' cds in red (Hardinge Dumb (vii); rated RR) applied in error on cover to "Miss Charlotte Garrett, Manse, West Tamar" (40km NNW of Launceston and well outside town limits!), Chalons 4d tied by '60' of Launceston, minor blemishes. [The "Manse" was attached to the Auld Kirk church at Sidmouth with the Rev Garrett as Presbyterian minister]
1868 'On Public Service Only' folded court circular with 'Clerk of the Peace/Launceston' imprint sent locally with fine strike of the Launceston '[crown]/FREE/13JA13/1868' diamond d/s in red (Hardinge rated RR) on face.
1910 'MUNICIPALITY OF ZEEHAN/Demand for Rates' envelope sent unsealed to Forth with fine strike of 'POSTAGE PAID/1D/JUN25/1910/ZEEHAN TAS' cds (Hardinge Paid 1c; ERD; rated RRRRR; recorded 25.6.1910 to 11.5.1912 only) for printed matter rate, redirected to Paloona then back to Westwood/Forth.