Prestige Philately Auction 147 CatalogueVICTORIA
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 36 Lots in Category - VICTORIA
Eclectic group mostly with a goldmining connection including government blue papers notably 1856 "Post Office, Ballarat" plus extracts including 1853 (Oct 25) list of post office names before & from 1/1/1854, a group of pieces with signatures of officials & other notables including "Thomas Ham" who printed the Half-Lengths (these being Ex Purves), illustrations from the "London Illustrated News", 1893 "Miner's Right", 1855 large piece with very fine "Butterfly" '48' in red, 1863 cover with an apparently Imperf 4d Beaded Oval, 1877 cover with BN '588' & 'PANMURE' cds, 1876 cover with TPO 2 duplex & 'ASCOT' b/s, etc. Ex Moreton & Brian Peace. A fascinating lot. (Qty 100+ items)
Handy mostly stampless group with a few pre-1850 items, 1853 to Scotland "prSydney", 1853 with 'PAID/GEELONG' d/s & superb '2' h/s, 1857 with 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GEELONG VICTORIA' b/s (stamp removed), 1867 to France with light Anglo-French rate h/s, 1868 with BN '111' & 'STEIGLITZ' cds etc, other postmark interest with crowned-oval datestamps including 'BACCHUS MARSH', 'BALLAN' & 'SANDHURST', condition variable. Ex Brian Peace. (Qty 18)
Mostly turn-of-the-century covers addressed to Tattersalls/Commercial Bank in Hobart, some taxed (but only two with Dues added) & good postmark content including Money Order datestamps; also four covers with 6d Woodblock including four margins examples on covers to England; also several 1880s-90s job application covers addressed to Richmond Town Hall; possible postmark interest, conditional variable. (Qty 300 approx)
Collector's bundle with a dozen "Classic" covers in very mixed condition the best an 1855 mourning cover with fine Imperf 2/-, 1876 hand-illustrated cover (repaired), 1874 to USA with 3d orange pair, lovely 1892 'RETURNED LETTER' envelope, a couple of advertising covers etc. (Qty 30)
1860 (June 19) cover to England "via Brindisi" with Laureate 6d x3 (one folded over the edge of the cover) & DLR 2d x4, London arrival cds on the face, a few blemishes & tonespots. Apparently paying double the short-lived 1/1d rate thru Brindisi as a consequence of the Franco-Prussian War. However, Colin Tabeart has queried this conclusion.
No longer available
1893 registered usages of '1½d' on 2d Postal Cards to Egypt or Germany uprated with 1d cutout & 2d, or 1d x2 adhesives. (Qty 2)
1850 part-outer from India "Per Macedon Via Mauritius" with boxed Calcutta b/s in red, superb '[crown]/MAURITIUS/=GPO=' & 'G.P.O./[crown]/SOUTH AUSTRALIA' (in blue) transit datestamps both on the face, Melbourne b/s in red & 'GEELONG/PORT PHILLIP' arrival b/s.
1852 (Aug 21) OHMS entire to Melbourne with Half-Length 2d cinnamon SG 17 (Cat £160 x2+ on cover) tied by Barred Oval '2' of Geelong (b/s). A very fine Half-Lengths cover.
1853-64 shipmail comprising 1853 "Per Harbinger" with Half-Length 3d pair, 1853 "By Steam Ship Chusan" with Half Length 3d, 1854 "pr Calcutta" with 1/- cut-to-shape, 1856 from GB "Per.../the Golden Era" with Embossed 6d, 1859 First Pre-Contract Voyage "pSalsette" with 6d, 1860 "pColumbian" with Emblems 1d & 4d pair (very pretty), 1861 "Per Jedda" (embossed 'VIA MARSEILLES') & "Per Benares" both with 3d & 6d, & 1864 per "Eureka" to United States; condition rather mixed. Ex Trowbridge: on his distinctive pages. (Qty 8)
1853 stampless cover to Sydney with embossed 'ADAMS & Co/AMERICAN/&/EUROPEAN/ EXPRESS/MELBOURNE,/NSW' embossed in blue on the flap, 'MELBOURNE/[crown]/OC*31/ 1853/VICTORIA' d/s but no evidence of postage having been paid, 'SHIP LETTER/[crown]/NO6/ 1853/SYDNEY' arrival b/s & rated "4" for an inwards shipletter, minor soiling. A famous cover: one of only three Adams Express covers recorded from Melbourne. [Adams & Co was an American company that acted as a forwarding agent. Letters from the States were received at Melbourne & put into this style of envelope for onwards transmission. Had the postage from Melbourne been paid in cash, a 'PAID' marking should have been applied. We suggest that Adams & Co had an arrangement with the the post office whereby they accepted letters for transmission & invoiced the company on a regular (monthly?) basis. Other suggestions are welcome!]
1854 (Feb 10) stampless entire to Scotland "pAustralian" with 'PAID/MELBOURNE/ d/s, rated "3" for outward shipletter & "1/-" wrongly instead of 8d for an inwards private shipletter, internal faults but very fine facial appearance. Ex Moreton & Brian Peace. [From the last of three voyages for the ill-fated Australian Steam Navigation Co. The ship ran aground at Cape Town. Over 3 tons of gold was transferred to a bank there but the passengers' bags were plundered]
1854 stampless outer to Amsterdam "per Golden Age/via Panama" with 'PAID/MY5 B/1854/MELBOURNE' d/s in red, London transit b/s of JY-18/1854 & light Amsterdam arrival b/s both in red, address a little enhanced over a bleach-spot. A very scarce cover to a most unusual destination. Ex Brian Peace. [The "Golden Age" was the first trans-Pacific mail ship. At Melbourne it was delayed a number of times, & most covers endorsed per "Golden Age" were actually sent on other vessels. She departed Melbourne 5/5/1854 & Sydney 12/5/1854. The cost of coal for the voyage was ruinous & the experiment was not repeated. Not included in Palmer's census]
1855 outer to Colonial Secretary's Office in Melbourne (b/s) with Queen-on-Throne 2d pair (large even margins) tied by faint but undoubted Barrred Oval '89' of Smyth's Creek rated RRRR (only two recorded) with superb 'SMYTH'S CK/[crown]/NO 8/1855/VICTORIA' oval d/s (ERD) on reverse, minor blemishes. Rare and desirable.
1857 (Sept 14) cover to Glasgow "pr Emu" [sic] with Emblems 1d pair (3 good to large margins) & 4d all tied by fine strikes of BN '2' of 'GEELONG' (fine 'SE16/1857' b/s), London transit of 'DE7/57' in red on the face, same-day Glasgow arrival b/s, vertical filing crease. [The "Emeu" ran aground on a reef in the Red Sea & the mails were transferred to the "Madras". Peace records "I know of at least 20 twenty covers from this incident...". This is probably the finest example we have offered]
1858 (Jan 14) cover to USA with Emblems Star Watermark 4d strip of 3 and rouletted (vertically) No Watermark Emblems 1d pale yellow-green pair tied by poor BN '5' of Ballarat (poor b/s) with 'BOSTON/5Cts/MAR/31/BR. PKT.' arrival d/s also tying the 1d pair. Perry Certificate (2009). [This is the earliest recorded date of use of the No Watermark 1d pale yellow-green. Kellow at page 117 states "Only four used copies have been recorded, including the earliest known date (on cover). This shade may have been the first printed and rejected after only a few sheets were printed"]
1858 (Oct 16) cover to Scotland with Half-Lengths 3d greenish-blue SG 29a vertical pair tied by neat BN '1' of Melbourne, 'PRESTONPANS/DE10/1858' (small town east of Edinburgh) arrival d/s in blue, undamaged 'UNION BANK OF AUSTRALIA' "wafer" across the flaps, some staining.
1859-64 "Shilling Octagonal" frankings Melbourne-Geelong & Melbourne-Ballarat (pair), Melbourne- Dandenong OHMS with strip of 4, Melbourne-Brisbane (2, one OHMS with strip of 4 but one unit missing) & Melbourne-Hobart Town double-rate, condition variable. A very scarce lot. [At the time the internal rate was 4d, so at least triple-weight was required for use of the 1/- stamp on inland letters] Offered with no reserve. (Qty 6)
1859 pair of small mourning covers to Benalla 1) with irregular usage of boxed 'PAID AT/WILLIAMS TOWN' h/s with 'PAID AT' scored-through & mss "8/1/9" added; & 2) with 'WILLIAMS TOWN/ [crown]/JA28/1859/VICTORIA' d/s, minor blemishes. [A very unusual "relief" usage in the period when the d/s was in Melbourne to have the new year inserted]
1860 printed cover to Switzerland with 3-issue franking of Emblems Rouletted Vertically Laid Paper 2d, Beaded Ovals 4d & Shilling Octagonal pair (faulty) tied by BN '7' of 'CRESWICK' (cancelling one stamp & fine b/s), 19mm 'REGISTERED/MELBOURNE' transit cds in red on the face, rated "1/-" in red for the postage to be credited between France & Switzerland, numerous transits including French boxed 'POIDS - CACHETS' b/s. Ex Max Watson.
1861 cover to England with embossed 'VIA/MARSEILLES' "ribbon" unusually in green, Beaded Ovals 3d blue & 6d black tied by Melbourne duplex, minor faults. Ex Jewell, Perry & Freeman.