Prestige Philately Auction 147 CatalogueWESTERN AUSTRALIA
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Displaying 14 Lots in Category - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Wide-ranging bundle including 1894 cover with superb Fremantle 'F' duplex, 1901 PPC with 'PAQUEBOT' h/s of Fremantle, 1894 envelope with 1/- telegram cutout (badly toned), 1912 registered OHMS to Austria, 1922 OHMS cover made from a sheet of cloakroom coupons (sadly in poor condition), WWII covers with 'I' & 'J' relief cds, QEII commercial registereds from East Cannington, Epsomvale (cds on reverse only), Queens Park, Queens Road ('RELIEF No12') Roebourne & Rossmoyne, 1897 & 1899 with 'REGISTRAR OF SUPREME COURT' or GPO Frank stamps etc, condition rather mixed. (Qty 57 items)
Superb strike on small piece of the 'CUSTOMS/[crown]/KING GEORGES SOUND' intaglio seal.
Bundle of Postal Cards with a few better issues, Envelopes 1d & 2½d with concentric-rings cancels, a few scrappy PPCs & a couple of revenues on receipts, condition very mixed. (Qty 40+ items)
1842 lengthy entire letter (missing the last page) headed "Picton 4 May 1842" but delayed & endorsed on the face "June 6 1842", good strikes of the second '[crown]/GENERAL/POST OFFICE/PERTH' h/s & the large oval 'SHIP LETTER/[crown]/WESTERN AUSTRALIA/PAID.' h/s (most examples of which are notoriously awful), rated "8 Paid", 'PLYMOUTH/DE8/1842' arrival b/s & rated "1/4" payable by the addressee, minor stains. Ex Gundacker: with typed transcript. [From Fanny Bussell to her aunt. Fanny, five brothers, a sister & their mother arrived at the Swan between 1829 & 1831. They took up land grants in the south-west principally at Vasse where they established a rather communal life at "Cattle Chosen", which is still operating. Vasse was renamed Busselton c.1900]
1854 (Nov 13) part-entire to England endorsed "Overland via Southampton" & signed "George Walpole Leake" with "Penny Black" x2 horizontal pairs (one very fine, the other with a couple of faults) paying the 4d shipletter rate to anywhere in the world, early usages of the Void Grid cancel & 'PERTH/ 13NO13/1854' Maltese Cross d/s, professionally repaired at right. A very attractive "Number One" cover. Ex Gundacker. The "Penny Black" was issued 1/8/1854, and 1854 frankings are thus both very scarce and most desirable. Leake was one of the most prominent settlers. He arrived at the Swan in 1829; was the first magistrate appointed; a founding director of the Bank of Western Australia; an original nominated member of the Legislative Council; etc etc.
1854 cover "Per Madras Steamer" with NSW Laureate 3d for shipletter to an adjoining Colony & rated "4" for an inwards shipletter; & 1857 linen-lined cover "Per Emu via King G Sound" with NSW Diadem 1/- for triple-rate shipletter paid to destination; both to Bartholomew Urban Vigors (Acting Advocate- General of WA) at "Perth/Swan River", a few faults. A very scarce destination. Ex Brian Peace. (Qty 2)
1856 envelope from GB with Embossed 6d (cut-square & very fine) to "Perth Swan River". The addressee, Anthony O'Grady Lefroy, arrived at Fremantle in 1832 & in 1849 became private secretary to Governor Fitzgerald. He later served as Colonial Treasurer for 34 years.
1867 homemade mourning cover to England "via Marseilles" with 2d yellow pair & 6d violet tied by Perth duplex, London transit cds in red on the face & 'BRIGHTON' arrival b/s, repaired flap. Very colourful.
No longer available
1892 usage of ½d Postal Card registered to Germany & uprated with Recess 1d carmine & 2d yellow + Surface Printed 1d (= 1½d foreign postcard rate + 3d registration) all tied by 'AL'-in-Bars with unframed 'ALBANY/=W.A=' cds & 'R'-in-cogwheel h/s alongside, Munich arrival cds on the face, full message on the reverse. Superb & gorgeous. Ex Gundacker. [Postcards are rarely seen registered]
c.1895 registered front to Sydney with rare franking of CA 3d overprinted 'Half-penny' in Red & in Green SG 111b (with traces of the Green Opt also at top) + 1d x3 , faults. The stamps Cat £360+ used. Offered with no reserve.
1897 OHMS parcel address-label with printed 'GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE' "cachet" at lower-left, fine 'GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE' Frank h/s in violet & Perth duplex cancel in blue, to Ireland with 'OFFICIAL MAIL' h/s as required for franked mail going abroad, tiny fault at upper left.
1902 cover to England with 2d only tied by light 'DAY DAWN' duplex, superb 'T/5' h/s & light but very fine '("1d")/MORE TO PAY' h/s, also British '1d/F.B.' h/s. [Goldmining: 5km SW of Cue] Offered with no reserve.
1902 OHMS penalty envelope with printed admonition at upper-left & 'W.A.G.R.' imprint at lower-left, very fine 'RAILWAY DEPARTMENT' Frank h/s in violet & Perth duplex cancel, to a goldmining firm at Kalgoorlie (b/s), tiny corner fault at lower-right.
1909 local usage at Perth of Western Australian Avis de Réception form with ½d & 2d Swans & endorsed "TODavies/Letter Carrier", minor faults.