1850s/1910s accumulation of covers, postcards and stationery, noted 1/- Octagonal frankings (3), Frank Stamps and 1890s Parcel Bills amongst plethora of the seemingly ordinary, mixed condition at places, generally average (approx 350), also some stamps including mint blocks, and 1880s Post & Telegraphs Routes map (large) and 1888 50th Anniversary fold-out souvenir both with faults although rare
1842 (28th Nov) entire letter from well-known and significant 'Bunbury' correspondence written at Williamstown and addressed to Malta for delivery via London, endorsed 'paid 1/-/via Falmouth' for final leg, fine strikes of 'MELBOURNE/NEW.S.WALES' datestamp and 'SHIP-LETTER' on reverse
|Estimate: $200T ||Realised Price : $150|
1853-55 selection from the 'Lewis' correspondence mostly from U.K. comprising 1853 cover Castlemaine to Melbourne, 1854 cover-fronts (3), and 1855 cover-front/part back showing good strike of rare Butterfly '48' in red utilised as a receiving mark (5)
|Estimate: $200 ||Realised Price : $160|
1858 (29th Mar) cover from Melbourne bearing 4d (SG 65 - scarce on cover) addressed to 'Tent Maker/McIver Diggins/Heathcoat', backstamped Heathcote. Nice Goldfields item
|Estimate: $250T ||Realised Price : $190|
1859 (May) cover to Melbourne bearing scarce franking of 'Emblems' rouletted 2d and perforated 1d (2) tied by faint Barred Numeral '17' with equally light Bellarine (rare) datestamp on reverse
|Estimate: $175 ||Realised Price : $210|
1868-1905 inscribed/illustrated covers selection comprising 1868 with 10d (corner fault) inscribed 'VIA/MARSEILLES' within ribbon, 1895 with 2½d showing marsupial in tree within oval, and 1905 largely all-over photo illustration of St.Kilda Pier
1874 (18th Dec) Frank stamp of 'SOLICITOR GENERAL' applied twice in blue to OHMS circular for return to Melbourne office, addressed to Bourke following a magistrates travel up the Darling River with datestamps of Wilcannia, Tankarooka (Christmas Day), Toorale, Louth, Bourke where re-addressed to property via Obley, further datestamps for Gongolgon, Dandaloo, Cannonbar and Obley, with reply travelling t
|Estimate: $400 ||Realised Price : $320|
1879 (20th Dec) cover to London via Brindisi bearing Bell 2d (4) tied by Barred numeral '733', rare mss. 'Tahara/ 20-12-79' below, backstamped Branxholme, Melbourne, London. [Provenance: Perry].
|Estimate: $500 ||Realised Price : $380|
1891 (7th Sep) deficiently paid to Brindisi bearing 1d pair and ½d tied by '209' of Great Western, circled 'T' with mss. 3½d, and in crayon '7d=to pay', Postage Dues 10c and 30c on 2c pair affixed and tied on arrival, transit and arrival backstamps. [Victoria joined the U.P.U. on 1st October 1891 when the uniform 2½d rate was introduced].
|Estimate: $125 ||Realised Price : $150|
1904 (19th Nov) unstamped cover printed for 'Fred Walsh, Patent and Trade-Mark Attorney' used Melbourne to Broadford, 'T1D.' in oval, 1d Postage Due affixed and tied by datestamp on arrival. Attractive example of deficient postage on printed matter item.