Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueTASMANIA - Postmarks
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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - TASMANIA - Postmarks
Manuscript cancellations on Chalons including various numerals, cross-hatching, "Hamilton" & "Reg letter/6 6 67", better stamps including Large Star 1d 2d pair & 4d pair, No Wmk 2d pair & Pelure Paper 1d, despite faults many are attractive. A scarce & desirable lot.
(Qty 21 items)
Carton with extensive & often heavily duplicated array of Second Allocation Numerals including some on Pictorials, and cds on Pictorials, no rated items noted but lots of very fine strikes; also a batch of 1880s letter bills with a few better cds including 'JERUSALEM', 'LOWER BROADMARSH' & 'SPRING-HILL', a handful of Tatts covers, and 'The Pictorial Stamps of Tasmania' by Keith Lancaster.
(Qty many 100s)
CIRCULAR DATESTAMPS on Pictorials single-volume collection with lots of fine to very fine strikes throughout & many rated items including 'BELTANA', '[CA]MP CREEK', 'CLAREMONT' with time, 'KANGAROO VALLEY', 'LANENA', 'MILLS REEF', poor 'MOINA', 'PEARSONS P[OINT]' & 'STH SPRINGFIELD' all rated RRR, and 'ERRIBA' rated RRRR. [Ratings all checked against John Hardinge's newly released book]
BARRED NUMERALS - SECOND ALLOCATION:Collection '1' to '380' on Hagners with numerous fine to superb strikes throughout & items rated R x36, RR x33, RRR x17, RRRR x4 ('90', '146', '237' & '363') and RRRRR (261), mostly on Sidefaces but a good number on Pictorials. A good basis for expansion. [See our website for a complete list of the rated numerals]
(Qty 220 approx)
Brighton:Manuscript "12"-in-bars on very fine Courier 4d SG 12 (margins close to large, Cat £375).
Catamaran (1):'CATAMARAN/1OC/00/TASMANIA' largely very fine strike on DLR 2d Pictorial. Rated RRRR. PO 1.12.1890; closed 31.12.1902.
Douglas River:c.1915 manuscript "Douglas/River" (Receiving Office period) on KGV 1d red with Saddle on Emu variety ACSC #71(1)e. RO 13.5.1901; PO 6.3.1927; closed 11.9.1968. Rated RRRRR: John Hardinge records one 1915 dated example only. [Coalmining; 5km north of Bicheno]
Torquay:Manuscript "Torquay/3 2 55" on Courier 4d single plus ".../17 3 55" on pair, a few blemishes, Cat £1125+ minimum.
Torquay:Manuscript "Registered Torquay/30 6 55" on Couriers Plate II Worn Impression 4d SG 12 horizontal strip of 5 [19-23] (a rare multiple), almost full margins except where a little shaved at the base, the third unit stained. A remarkable and rare multiple. Ex Lew Viney - illustrated on the front cover - sold in Switzerland in 1980 for SFr6500; acquired from a Melbourne auction in 1991 for $1925.
Waterloo Point:Manuscript "58"-in-cross-hatching on very fine Courier 4d SG 8 (good even margins, Cat £450). Rated R. [Superior to David McNamee's two examples, on both of which the numeral looked more like "56"]