Prestige Philately Auction 227 CatalogueWESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1891 1d Postal Card to Vic with Albany KGS duplex; 1898 Orient Line cover to GB with GB 2½d tied by Albany PO duplex; and 1913 OHMS cover with 2d punctured 'OS' pair, 'CUE' cds & superb DLO boxed d/s.
1869cover to "Henry Prinsep/Prinsep Park/Dardinup" [sic] with 2d yellow-bistre tied by light but obvious 15-bar '13' & very fine 'PINJARRAH/JY15/1869/=WESTERN-AUSTRALIA=' cds below, same-type 'BUNBURY' cds of the next day also on the face, flap fault. Not listed in the Pope & Reynolds Census. [Henry Charles Prinsep arrived 25.5.1866 from Singapore. He was a draftsman with the Lands Department; later Under-Secretary for Mines & Protector of Aborigines. He was also JG Bussell's son-in-law, and illustrated accounts of expeditions lead by Forrest & Giles]
1876cover to "Captain Smith/Police Department/Perth" with Perf 12½ 2d yellow SG 55 tied by largely fine 12-bar '27' (ERD), largely fine strike of the rare 'BANNISTER/("18 12 76")/=WESTERN AUSTRALIA=' h/s at lower-left, Perth Maltese Cross arrival b/s, minor soiling. Pope & Reynolds Census #1, the earlier of only two recorded covers. Ex Cecil Walkley: acquired at the Prestige auction of 27.11.2010 for $1840. PO opened 1/12/1869: 80km SE of Armadale. [Matthew Skinner Smith arrived 5/6/1868 on the "Lady Louisa". Superintendent of Police 1871-77 & responsible for re-organising the Department]
1882cover to "Very Rev N Gibney/Perth" with Perf 14 1d pair tied by very fine 12-bar '29' cancel & equally fine strike of the rare unframed-oval 'KOJONUP/["16-2-82"]/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' with manuscript date, a little soiled. The latest of only three covers recorded in the Pope & Reynolds Census. [Rev Matthew Gibney arrived in the Colony 12.12.1863 per "Tartar". Catholic Church administrator & Vicar-General 1871, Bishop 1887-1910. Amazingly, he was present at the capture of Ned Kelly at Glenrowan (Vic) on 28.6.1880]
1890cover to Guildford with 1d x2 tied by very fine strikes of 15-bar '23' cancel & unframed 'GINGIN/["9.9"]/18["90"]/ =WESTERN-AUSTRALIA=' cds, Guildford duplex arrival b/s of the next day, with unsigned 7pp octavo letter. Pope & Reynolds Census #28.
1899OPSO envelope with 'WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL/MINING AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION/ COOLGARDIE, 1899' imprint (upper-case) at lower-left, 'WESTERN AUSTRALIAN [EXHIBITION]/FRANK/[swan]/ STAMP/COOLGARDIE 1898' large-part very fine strike, unusually not cancelled, opened a little roughly; also 1937 Marvel Loch Gold airmail cover Kalgoorlie-Adelaide.
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1906(c.) Rae Brothers pictorial envelopes "set" of 12 views comprising a) with 'Rae Brothers Perth' imprint "CLAREMONT", "MUNDARING WEIR", "PERTH FROM MT ELIZA", "PERTH R STATION" (with tram), "THE ZOO PERTH" & "WATCHING INTER 8-OAR BOAT RACE PERTH 1906"; or b) without imprint "HOLIDAYING ON THE SWAN", "NEW COURT HOUSES PERTH" (with tram), "PARLIAMENT HOUSES PERTH", "THE ESPLANADE PERTH", "WA BLACKS AT BREAKFAST" (a previously unrecorded view) & "WA GINS SMOKE OH", some very fresh, others with very minor blemishes mostly on the reverse, unused. A rare group.
WRAPPERS:1903 Single-Lined Borders ½d emerald with 106mm Between the Lines Pope #WR3.1 to Scotland uprated with ½d grey-green tied by light 'CLAREMONT' cds, Cat $400.
WRAPPERS:1904 Single-Line Borders 1d red with 99mm Between the Lines Pope #WR4 to Germany in 1909 with 'STAMP/ISSUERS OFFICE/21OCT1909/GPO PERTH WA' d/s in violet, Perth machine cancel, German '64'-in-circle postman's delivery handstamp.