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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 157
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $420

    1871-1912 selection in binder including 1871 registered cover Jerry''s Plains to Sydney franked 3 x 2d DLR cancelled Type 2R20 (RRR), 1873 cover to Tasmania franked 3d DLR, 1883 cover to Paris, 1888 cover Walcha to Germany franked block of four 2d DLR and taxed, 1902 taxed PPC to Sweden, 1903 large cover to France franked 10 x 2d Jubilee, 1904 ''100 POSTED'' envelope Sydney to Molong franked d, several taxed and registered items. Mixed condition, majority good (62)

     

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $250

    1831 (9 July) outer Sydney to London carried on the 'Earl of Liverpool' and struck with the framed 'SYDNEY/POST PAID' and the first type Sydney cds, struck in red to indicate late mail and late use on ship letter mail as this marking replaced mid 1831. Rated '4'(d) ship letter paid and rated '1/3'(d) upon arrival. Framed 'INDIA LETTER/LIVERPOOL' and arrival cds on rear. Neat and clean

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $340

    1832 (24 Sep) entire Sydney to Edinburgh carried on the 'Rubicon' and routed via Bahia. Rated '4'(d) ship letter with a total of '1/6'(d) due on arrival consisting of 4d India Letter, 8d Portsmouth to Edinburgh and framed ''(d) Scottish wheeled tax handstamp applied. A further handstruck '2'(d) applied for redirection to Lasswade. The rear with an 'INDIA LETTER/PORTSMOUTH' framed handstamp and three cds. Extraordinary contents written by an R. Walker to his cousin Sir Francis Walker (1781-1844) noting "I had my ship taken by the savages of a Island...and every thing of the Cargo plundered...I was obliged to sell her...for 2000..." Small tear resulting from wax seal on rear and some minor discolouration in places however a sensational testimony with strong social research opportunity (Typed transcript included)

     

    Lot 160
    Estimate: $100

    1833 (6 May) outer Sydney to London carried 'pr Mary' and rated '4'(d) ship letter paid and a total of '1/-' due on arrival. The face additional struck with framed 'INDIA LETTER/DEAL' and rear with arrival cds. Back panel endorsed "... Joseph Orton Advice of three drafts. Order, Intended Departure for New Zealand". Joseph Orton (1795-1842), Methodist Minister spent ten preaching in New Zealand in 1833. Wax seal intact and otherwise fine

     

    Lot 161
    Estimate: $120

    1833 (27 Sep) Entire to London 'p Children' apparently carried privately and without Sydney markings, entering the mail system with framed 'INDIA LETTER/DEAL' on face and arrival cds on reverse, Rated a total of '2/4'(d) comprising double 8d inwards ship letter and double 6d Deal to London rate. Contents refer to goods damaged in transit; "the Society's books and publications were injured by salt water" Central crease and some discolouration plus 1833 (22 Nov) part entire carried by the same vessel Sydney to London and rated '6'd ship letter and '1/8'(d) due on arrival with 'INDIA LETTER/DEAL' and arrival cds on reverse. Torn, creased and stained in places though an interesting pair (2)

     

    Lot 162
    Estimate: $150

    1837 (19 Sep) part entire Sydney to London per 'Hebe' from Salting & Garrard struck with the oval POST PAID SHIP LT./SYDNEY cds in red and noted in PHNSW (1988) at page 253 as the last day of use before being recut. Rated '4'(d) pre-paid and a total of '2/4'(d) due. The rear with framed 'INDIA LETTER/FALMOUTH' and arrival cds. The contents listing an order for barber/toilette supplies inc '2 doz whiskers', '30lbs of hair pins' '4 doz Bears Grease', 6 doz Macassar Pomade' and '12 doz Best Silver Wire Tooth Brushes' etc. Two vertical creases though another unusual account of colonial commerce

     

    Lot 163
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,500

    1838 (21 Feb) printed OHMS outer Sydney to Dartbrook signed by the responsible officer and struck with the 'CROWN/FREE/FE*21/1838' marking to indicate official mail. Re-directed back to Sydney and struck with the framed 'VIA/MUSCLEBROOK' and with GENERAL POST OFFICE SYDNEY arrival backstamp. Overall toning, though the only example recorded of this 'VIA' marking. Another example of outstanding Colonial marcophily

     

    Lot 164
    Estimate: $5,000

    1839 (1 Feb) entire (repaired at edges and folds) from Yass to Sydney and struck with the undated circular 'YASS/NSW/POST OFFICE' and framed 'FREE' markings. The contents are a detailed petition with multiple signatures to the PMG to have mail bags made up at Sydney and Melbourne for overland delivery to the Murray River Region. Very rare Yass marking and with an extraordinary reference to contemporary Colonial postal history. One of the signatories, Joseph Hawdon, was later awarded the first contract to carry the mail overland from Yass to Melbourne

     

    Lot 165
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1842 (14 Mar) outer Sydney to London 'p Chatham' rated '6'd for a double ship letter and '1/4'd double inwards charge, also 1842 (11 Oct) folded entire Sydney to London 'per Lady Raffles' similarly rated. Contents written by the Flower Salting & Co concerning the shipment of 56 bales of wool valued at 880/10/0d. Few file folds and toning/moisture damage (2 covers)

     

    Lot 166
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1842 (19 Nov) and 1849 (24 Nov) outers Sydney to London, both with clear PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY, pre-paid '3'(d) and rated '8'(d) incoming mail, central file folds. The rear of the first endorsed by John McKenny (1788-1847) Chair of Wesleyan Mission in New South Wales, the second with a very late arrival date of 30 Jul 1850, carried on an unknown vessel. Clean and fine (2)

     

    Lot 167
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1842 (22 Nov) entire Sydney to London, rated '8'(d) on arrival, with London arrival 17 5 1843 backstamp, contents written by H. Ferres re-ordering goods that had not arrived, with a testimony from fellow merchant W. Roemer; also 1842 (20? Dec) reduced entire Sydney to London, rated '3'(d) prepaid and '8'(d) arrival charge, contents written by W. Roemer regarding the sale of 520 worth of British Colonial Bank debentures. Both with vertical creasing and peripheral faults, typed transcripts included and fascinating insights into early local business (2 covers)

     

    Lot 168
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    1843 (20 May) outer Sydney to London carried on the 'Caledonea' rated '9'd triple ship letter rate yet '1/4'd double inwards charge, 'SHIP LETTER' and arrival cds on rear, few folds and blemishes; and 1843 (27 May) part entire Sydney to London carried on the 'Harlequin' with 'SHIP LETTER' and arrival cds on rear, rated '3'd ship letter rate and '8'd inward charge. The front with DEVIZES cds and handstamped 'Grays Inn/1D PAID' representing the redirection fee to Wiltshire. The writer, Francis Halked, aged 39, states that his Captain keeps good table, at present fair wines and that the vessel is fitted up for passengers like the 'Neptune' on a smaller scale. Few minor faults caused by wax seal on reverse (2 covers)

     

    Lot 169
    Estimate: $300

    1843 (14 Jun) outer to Edinburgh carried on the 'Talent' bearing framed 'PAID AT/EAST MAITLAND' marking on front, Sydney transit marking and rated '7'd inland rate ship letter rate and '8'(d) inward charge. File folds at top otherwise Fine

     

    Lot 170
    Estimate: $100

    1843 (10 Jul) small wrapper Sydney to Bathurst struck with the framed POST PAID/AT SYDNEY and b/s Sydney GPO datestamp. Rated ''9''d for a letter carried 80-120 miles under the 1835 Act. Heavily stained however the letter is endorsed by Thomas Walker (1804-86) member (for Port Philip) of the Legislative Council of NSW and who signed the 1845 petition for separation from NSW. The contents state "...when you have occasion to write to me, address T.W; M.C. and I shall get your letter free of postage....". Also included is photocopy of the NSW Government Gazette with a notice from Sydney GPO dated 11.7.1843 that letters from members of the Legislative Council should have "....M.C. being added to (their) Superscription" to avoid postage. An interesting and direct association to privileged mail plus 1850 (20 Jul) and 1851 (28 May) covers to Raymond Terrace and West Maitland each bearing the CROWN/PAID date handstamps of Sydney GPO (PHNSW Type P5) used for mail postage paid in cash and endorsed 2(d) pre-paid. Few faults though uncommon markings (3)

     

    Lot 171
    Estimate: $1,500

    1844 (8 Nov) OHMS outer sent without colonial postage from Sydney to London ''per Thos Lowry'' rated ''1/4''d for a double inwards ship letter, with London arrival backstamp, file folds and a few minor stains. Routed via St Helena, the ship struck a sunken rock(s) upon arrival in Dartmouth when in charge of the pilot. The mail was recivered with little delay, but the pilot committed suicide the next day. A new discovery, with mail unrecorded by Peace (1997) at page 17. An important and possibly unique wreck cover

     

    Lot 172
    Estimate: $300

    1846 (21 Oct) small mourning cover (rear flap defective) Parramatta to Raymond Terrace via Sydney. The rear with datestamps for each of these and the face struck with the oval 'MID-DAY MAIL' to indicate the afternoon delivery of mail from Parramatta. Rated '8'(d) due consisting of the 4d inland rate plus 4d for a coastal vessel from Newcastle to Sydney, few stains though still attractive

     

    Lot 173
    Estimate: $300

    1847 (23 Feb) entire Sydney to London, rated '3'(d) prepaid and '8'(d) on arrival, tape stains at sides and ironed out horizontal crease. The contents written on 21 September 1846 at Leone, to the south of Tutuila (Samoan Islands), by missionary Thomas Bullen (1816?-1848) seeking a bill drawn on his salary. Bullen was later buried on the island in the same plot as his infant son who died 12 months earlier. An uncommon example of missionary mail from Polynesia, typed transcript included

     

    Lot 174
    Estimate: $100

    1847 (21 Apr) part entire Sydney to Glasgow carried on the 'William Hyde', rated '8'(d) on arrival, with London transit and Glasgow box arrival backstamps, minor stain at left, otherwise fine. Contents from William Walker & Co regarding the importation and saleability of tobacco

     

    Lot 175
    Estimate: $300

    1847 (30 Oct) outer 'per Ganges' Sydney to London (Coutts & Co - manuscript note on rear concerning mortgages) rated '3'd ship letter rate and '1/-' inwards packet letter rate deleted and re-rated '8'd. Redirected to Bonn, Prussia and rated '1/-' with '6'd British and '4'd Prussian accountancy shares with a total of '12' sgr due. Two soiled file folds however a very unusual redirected cover and one of four NSW pre-stamp covers sent to the German States believed to exist

     

    Lot 176
    Estimate: $750

    1848 (16 Sep), 1849 (14 Apr) and 1849 (19 May) small mourning covers all addressed to Maria Windeyer and all endorsed by Dr (later Sir) Charles Nicholson, member of the NSW Legislative Council for his entitlement to franking privileges and each struck with the 'CROWN/FREE' dated handstamp plus a further example to the same addressee of 1848? (14 Dec) unendorsed and apparently disallowed with the free marking overscored and rated '4'(d) in manuscript. Fair to fine (4)

     

    Lot 177
    Estimate: $500

    Selection of registered mail comprising 1849 (11 May) small mourning cover endorsed 'Registered' from Raymond Terrace to Wollomooloo without any indication of levies though addressed to (Dr and Sir) Charles Nicholson, member of the Legislative Council and entitled to free delivery, possibly unique as a registered example; 1860 (13 Aug) outer Goulburn to Sydney franked 2d Diadem and (6d) Registered stamp and 1895 (24 Jan) 3d registration envelope Sydney to Wauchope franked 2d Emu, the face with two strikes of the POSTAGE PAID SYDNEY N.S.W cds normally used on bulk postage and high values. Mixed condition (3)

     

    Lot 178
    Estimate: $1,200

    1850 (2 Feb) registered entire Bathurst to Sydney bearing 2d Sydney View Plate I from the base of the sheet with four huge to close margins tied reversed numeral '6'. Mss 'Registered' on face and rare thus with only five internal registered example bearing Sydney View recorded plus 1851 (9 Jun) outer Cooma to Sydney bearing 2d Sydney View Plate III with four good margins tied by numeral '30' datestamp. Some creasing or small tears and few stains though an interesting pair (2)

     

    Lot 179
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $130

    1854 (11 Sep) cover to Scotland carried by the 'Madras' bearing Laureates 2d pair (four close to large margins) and 1d (two margins) tied by BN '48', rated '1/-' inwards packet ship letter, with Tarcutta, Gundagai, Sydney, London, Edinburgh and Ayr backstamps. Few minor stains, still an attractive country ship letter

     

    Lot 180
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1854 (30 Oct) outer with rear town oval datestamp illegible via Sydney to England franked vertical pair 3d & 8d Laureates, margins full to cut-into and cancelled with indistinct numerals and not tied. Handstamp '5'd accountancy marking and manuscript '6'd GB registration fee to be collected. Franking representing the 6d registration fee, 6d ship letter rate and recently obsolete 2d inland rate. London and Wakefield cds on rear and redirected within Sussex upon arrival with Uckfield cds on rear. Somewhat soiled but a unusual franking and rare example of early registered mail

     

    Lot 181
    Estimate: $120

    1854 (29 Dec) cover Newcastle to Scotland, 1857 (6 Mar) cover Orange to England, 1857 (1 Jun) cover Sydney to London, 1857 (14 Jul) cover Sydney to London and 1859 (13 Apr) cover Sydney to England. The majority franked 6d Diadem - margins cut-to-shape to full and condition poor to fine and carried by a variety of ships including the 'Argo', 'Omar Pasha' 'Star of Peace' 'European' and 'Malta' (5)

      

    Lot 182
    Estimate: $600

    1856 (11 Oct) cover 'per Montmorency' Sydney to Scotland franked imperf 6d and 1/- Diadems four margins each except where cut into at left on 6d, representing the double 9d (2 x 6d ship letter + 2 x 3d colonial rate) rate. The adhesives struck with the Sydney dumb obliterator which ties one of the values. The rear with Sydney departure and Ayr arrival cds and the face with a Liverpool transit mark. Creased and small repair at top otherwise a scarce double rate

     

    Lot 183
    Estimate: $8,000 Realised Price : $7,250

    1856 (11 Oct) registered cover Sydney to London endorsed 'Montmorency per Melbourne' and franked 2 x 6d Diadem, pair 3d Laureate and 6d bi-coloured registered stamp (mainly four-margined) all cancelled Sydney dumb obliterator. The face with Sydney GPO registered oval and London CROWN/REGISTERED and manuscript '6' and handstruck 'd6' representing internal registration due. The rear struck with the Australian/Paid/ Liverpool/Packet cds scored over in ink and the same version without 'Paid' applied. Extraordinary registered double ship letter plus double Colonial ship letter rate. RPSL Certificate (2001). Ex Molnar

     

    Lot 184
    Estimate: $1,400

    1856 (24 Dec) registered entire Sydney to England endorsed 'p "Dunbar" 24/12/56' franked 1/- Diadem and (6d) bicoloured Registered stamp both cancelled & tied by Sydney obliterators. Peripheral faults and rear tears, rated '6' in manuscript twice. Newbury arrival cds on rear and Sydney registered ds and London 'CROWN/ REGISTERED' handstamps on face. Scarce double registered rate

     

    Lot 185
    Estimate: $4,500 Realised Price : $3,600

    1857 (Jul) front and large-part back Deniliquin to London franked irregular block of eight 3d Diadem margins close to cut-into. Extraordinary and unique franking and a rare rate representing a 2oz. letter. The face with London paid cds and the rear with Albany and Deniliquin cds. Ex Steinway and 'Manwood'

     

    Lot 186
    Estimate: $1,000

    Selection of ship letter rate covers franked 6d imperforate Diadems comprising 1856 (10 Jul) Sydney to England franked with two examples, not tied, 1856 (17 Dec) Sydney to London bearing four-margined example, 1857 (10 Jul) Wagga Wagga to England, adhesive cut close three sides, 1857 (17 Jul) Sydney to London, adhesive with four margins, 1857 (10 Dec) Sydney to London, adhesive four margins though not tied, 1858 (10 Feb) Sydney to London, adhesive almost four margins though not tied, 1859 (12 Mar) cover (file fold) Sydney to Scotland, adhesive cut close at right and 1859 (13 Jul) cover Sydney to London, adhesive with four margins, 1860 (14 Feb) Sydney to Scotland bearing two examples both cut-into and another example of the same day to London in combination with imperf 3d, both slightly cut into. All with despatch and arrival cds and showing an interesting range of shades of the adhesives (10)

       

    Lot 187
    Estimate: $150

    1857 (10 Sep) cover 'per Emeu' Sydney to England bearing 6d Diadem four margins however top left corner torn tied by Sydney dumb obliterator. London cds on front and Beverley arrival cds on rear. The 'Emeu' ran aground on a reef in the Red Sea opposite Jeddah on 22.10.1857. The mails were eventually picked up by the 'Madras' on 18.11.1857 and transferred to the 'Ripon' which arrived at Southampton on 6.12.1857. Horizontal crease at top however still a scarce example from this incident

     

    Lot 188
    Estimate: $100

    1857 (24 Oct) linen lined cover 'pr Orwell' Sydney to London bearing 1/- Diadem (four close to huge margins) cancelled by Sydney dumb obliterator. London arrival cds on front and Sydney cds on rear. Some discolouration though an uncommon double ship letter rate

     

    Lot 189
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1857 (10 Nov) outer 'per City of Sydney via Marseilles' Sydney to Edinburgh (b/s on reverse) franked 3d Diadem variable margins and 6d Diadem cut-to-shape tied by Sydney GPO dumb obliterators and representing the oz. via Marseilles rate. Central vertical file fold however the only example of an Australian coastal steamer used to carried mail abroad whilst the 'European' was being repaired in Sydney; plus 1859 (28 Jan) entire 'p Oneida via Marseilles' franked 1/- Diadem large margins except where cut into at base and tied by Sydney concentric ovals and representing the double via Marseilles rate. Contents concern family matters and celebration of the Anniversary of the colony (26 Jan) - typed transcript included. The last homeward sailing of the European & Australian Royal Mail Co. Central vertical file fold (2)

     

    Lot 190
    Estimate: $50

    1858 (5 Jun) cover to Melbourne bearing Diadem 6d (four margins) tied by 'NSW' in concentric ovals, Sydney backstamp; also USA 1902 'BOYD'S CITY DISPATCH' advertising cover to England bearing 1c green (5). Few cover faults

     

    Lot 191
    Estimate: $100

    1858 (11 Aug) cover 'per RMS Columbian' Sydney to England bearing 6d Diadem (four close to large margins), reverse with Preston and Fleetwood datestamps, as well as Sydney cds (White Type S20, late use) with unrecorded code letter 'A'; plus 1858 (10 Nov) cover 'per Emeu RMS' to London bearing tied 1/- Diadem (four margins, creased), representing the double ship letter rate, London arrival backstamp. Both covers with slight soiling and peripheral faults (2)

     

    Lot 192
    Estimate: $400

    1858 (11 Sep) large part outer Sydney to Liverpool 'pr European S Supplementary' and franked 1/- Diadem and centrally cancelled N.S.W concentric ovals (not tied) representing the ship letter plus 6d supplementary fee for carriage to Melbourne to meet a ship already departed Sydney. Few file folds though a scarce example of this service

     

    Lot 193
    Estimate: $600

    1858 (1 Oct) cover Sydney to England franked 6d Diadem margins touching to large and well tied by Sydney concentric ovals. Backstamped Sydney and Leicester cds. Carried on the 'Victoria' which began leaking near Ceylon; the passengers and mail transferred to the 'Oneida' at Galle who broke her screw approaching Aden. The mails then transferred to the 'Bengal' which arrived uninterrupted at Suez. A remarkable double disaster cover yet very clean and fine

     

    Lot 194
    Estimate: $275 Realised Price : $210

    1859 (16 Feb) cover franked 1d Diadem variable margins and 1864 (5 Oct) cover franked perforated 1d Diadem both tied by Sydney duplexes and addressed locally. Scarce town letter rates (2)

     

    Lot 195
    Estimate: $1,200

    1859 (1 Aug) registered cover Braidwood to Switzerland franked 6d & 1/- Diadems both cut-into and 2 x (6d) bicoloured Registered stamps - one hinged in place and cut into, the other with closed tear. Each cancelled '36' ray type numeral and the face with 'REGISTERED/BRAIDWOOD', London Paid cds, Calais cds, oval 'PD' marking, CROWN/ REGISTERED and French 'CHARGE' markings. The rear with Braidwood, Basel and Locarno cds. Closed tear at left on rear flap and peripheral faults though a rare example of two Registered stamps used on the same cover

     

    Lot 196
    Estimate: $4,000

    1863 (21 Jul) cover (with contents) Sydney to England bearing 1d Diadem tied by Sydney duplex and endorsed by Private G. Hummerston and signed by Captain J.D. Downing Commander of the 1st Battalion 12th Regiment authorising the concessionary 1d soldiers' rate. The rear with Preston transit and Fleetwood arrival cds. Few minor blemishes though only two examples of perforated Diadems used to pay this rate. Contents answer an enquiry as to the death of William Proctor whom the writer knew prior to his discharge and who went to York, Western Australia to work. The writer gives information as to how to obtain a death certificate and to make further enquiries with a William Dilly of Vasse, Western Australia (typed transcript included). Fascinating example of military postal history. Ex Jewell and Sattin

     

    Lot 197
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1863 (29 Aug) cover West Maitland to Sydney franked 2d DLR and tied by numeral '64' in rays. Struck with the framed 'ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED.' (PHNSW Type W4) and framed 'NOT KNOWN BY THE/LETTER CARRIERS' (PHNSW Type W10 - 9 years earlier than recorded) and also endorsed and initialled at left 'Left J.B.'. Flap damage and some discolouration though an excellent example of scarce instructional markings

     

    Lot 198
    Estimate: $550 Realised Price : $420

    1864 (20 Oct) cover Newcastle to Dublin franked 1/- Diadem just tied by numeral '55' ray type and representing the oz. via Southampton retaliatory rate to UK which applied between July and November 1864 and rare thus. Rear with Newcastle, Sydney and Irish cds. Faint soiling otherwise Fine

     

    Lot 199
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $170

    1864 (22 Oct) outer Sydney to London franked 1/- Diadem Perf 13 and 2 x 2d DLR all tied by two strikes of the Sydney duplex and representing the 10d Marseilles rate plus 6d surcharge that applied between July and November 1864. Horizontal file fold and some discolouration though only eight examples of the rate recorded

     

    Lot 200
    Estimate: $275

    1865 (18 Feb) cover (opened at left) Sydney to Rhode Island endorsed 'per Madras' and franked 1/- Diadem & 2d DLR cancelled two strikes of the Sydney duplex though not tied. London and New York transit datestamp and '16/CENTS' handstamp on front. Faint soiling mainly confined to rear. Ex Davis

     

    Lot 201
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1865 (15 Aug) cover Sydney to Wellington, New Zealand franked 6d Diadem and cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex. Wellington arrival cds on front. Few minor blemishes though an uncommon destination

     

    Lot 202
    Estimate: $275 Realised Price : $210

    1867 (22 Jun) cover Lithgow to Prussia franked pair 6d Diadem cancelled with ray type numeral and additionally tied by London Paid cds and oval PD handstamps. Aachen transit marking on face and the rear with Bowenfells and Sydney transit marking and Prussian arrival marking. Tears through face and on rear though a scarce destination

     

    Lot 203
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $150

    1868 (27 Mar) cover Sydney to London franked 6d Diadem and block of four 1d De La Rue all tied by four strikes of the Sydney duplex and representing the single 10d via Marseilles rate. Small tear at right but an unusual franking and scarce thus. Ex Forster

     

    Lot 204
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1868 (19 May) small cover Sydney to France franked 6d Diadem and 2d DLR both cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex and representing the 8d via Marseilles rate. The front with 'P.D.' marking and French entry mark and a further four French transit or arrival cds on rear. Fine

     

    Lot 205
    Estimate: $200

    1869 (29 Jan) cover Sydney to Antigua bearing pair & single 6d Diadem perf 13 cancelled or tied by Sydney duplex. The face with '1d' credit marking and London transit and Antigua arrival markings. Reduced in places and peripheral faults at top and left, though still a presentable example

     

    Lot 206
    Estimate: $650

    1870 (28 Jan) large part cover Sydney to Antigua (b/s) Southampton per R.M.S "Geelong"' franked 6d and 1/- Diadems each cancelled and tied with Sydney duplex and representing the oz. rate. The cover rather flimsy and repaired at top, left and rear flap and portion of the reverse missing nonetheless of good appearance

     

    Lot 207
    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $1,150

    1870 (25 Feb) cover from 'via Marseilles per R.M.S "Avoca"' from Sydney to Antigua (part arrival cds on rear) franked 1/- and 6d Diadems and 4d DLR all cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex and representing the single via Marseilles rate. London Paid cds additionally ties the 1/- value. Rear flap missing and few minor peripheral faults though only two examples of correctly paid via Marseilles rate to Antigua recorded. 1983 Holcombe Certificate. Ex White and Forster

     

    Lot 208
    Estimate: $200

    1870 (6 Sep) cover Wilcannia to Manchester bearing single and strip of three 2d DLR tied by Wilcannia cds. Struck with the framed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID/FOR BRINDISI ROUTE/DEFICIENT POSTAGE d3' in London. Rear flap damage and reduced at right and therefore missing a 2d stamp however a scarce example of this famous deficiency marking of which seven examples are recorded on NSW mail

     

    Lot 209
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $4,000

    1872 (20 Apr) cover Sydney to Antigua (b/s on rear) endorsed 'via Brindisi' franked 3 x 1/- Diadem & 1d DLR all cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex and apparently underpaying by 3d the double 1/8d via Brindisi rate though not recognised. The front with '1d'credit marking and London Paid cds. Minor flap faults though a very rare franking. Ex Davis

     

    Lot 210
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    1872 (4 Nov) mourning cover Sydney to Antigua (faint b/s) endorsed 'Via Southampton Per R.M.S Baroda', franked 1/- & 3d Diadems & 2d DLR (slight toning around some perforations) all cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex. The front with handstruck '1d' credit and London Paid transit marking. Faint vertical file fold though an appealing three colour franking

     

    Lot 211
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1874 (17 Apr) cover endorsed 'per Ellora' and 'Via Brindisi' South Head Road to Ireland and b/s Sydney bearing 9d on 10d and 1d DLR values additionally tied by Limerick arrival cds and 1874 (24 Feb) cover endorsed per 'Torres Straits' franked 3 x 2d & 1d DLR values tied by Sydney cds. The former creased at right and a few stains and the latter reduced at left and defective flap however very few examples of 1d Galle surcharge recorded (2)

     

    Lot 212
    Estimate: $275 Realised Price : $240

    1874 (9 Sep) cover Wilcannia to London franked strip of three 3d Diadem representing the 9d via Brindisi rate. The stamps cancelled and tied by three strikes of the Wilcannia cds representing incorrect use of the cds as adhesives were to be cancelled with the numeral handstamp. Rear with Hay, Booligal, Sydney and two London cds. File fold and pinholes though an unusual franking

     

    Lot 213
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $340

    1875 (23 Jan) cover Sydney to Munich endorsed 'via Galle & Brindisi' and franked 1/- Diadem and 1d DLR both cancelled and tied by two strikes of the Sydney duplex, the front bearing 'P.D.' marking and the rear with Brindisi and Munich cds. Few small peripheral faults otherwise a scarce franking

     

    Lot 214
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $160

    1877 (29 Sep) entire Sydney to France endorsed 'per P & O Mail Via Brindisi' and franked 8d Diadem and 2d & 1/- DLR all cancelled and tied by two strikes of the Sydney duplex and representing the double 11d via Brindisi rate. French entry mark on face and French transit and arrival cds on rear. Faint horizontal file folds however a very attractive three colour franking. Ex White

     

    Lot 215
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1878 (3 Aug) and 1882 (24 Jan) covers from Sydney to same addressee in Scotland bearing respectively 2 x 8d Diadem and 8d Diadem all tied by Sydney duplexes. The former inscribed 'Via Galle & Brindisi' and the other 'Via San Francisco'. The former with creases and few stains though interesting examples showing the alternative routes

     

    Lot 216
    Estimate: $250

    1878 (28 Oct) small mourning cover Sydney to Rouen franked very late use 1/- Diadem (replaced two years earlier by 1/- DLR) tied by Sydney duplex and French transit cds. Redirected to Germany upon arrival and charged '10' pfg. Rear flap with tears though an unusual example of redirected mail

     

    Lot 217
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1882 (27 Feb) and (30 Jun) covers Goulburn to Birmingham (b/s) each franked 8d Diadem and tied by Goulburn cds both endorsed 'Overland to Melbourne via Suez & Brindisi' one with Albury and the other with Melbourne cds on rear. Peripheral faults though an unusual routing avoiding Sydney to meet a Melbourne maritime service

     

    Lot 218
    Estimate: $800

    1882 (23 Sep) cover Sydney to Colchester endorsed 'Indus' and franked 8d Diadem cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex with arrival cds on rear. Apparently an example of mail interrupted by the1882 Anglo-Egyptian war. Extremely fine

     

    Lot 219
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1884 (14 Aug) cover Sydney to USA bearing 6d DLR tied by Sydney GPO duplex. Struck with the 'Unclaimed.' handstamp and 'ADVERTISED/BALTO./MD.' cds of 23.9.1884 and 1c US postage due attached probably for this reason. Lengthy instructional marking on rear from the Inquiry Division with USA Dead Letter Office and Sydney GPO return arrival marking. Mildly toned and a few peripheral faults though a very unusual of taxed and return-to-sender mail

     

    Lot 220
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $140

    1884 (9 Oct) cover Sydney to London bearing 2d and 6d DLR issues cancelled GPO duplexes with London arrival cds on reverse. Apparently underpaid and struck with the 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE 4D/FINE 6D}10d' marking. Horizontal file fold and a few peripheral and flap faults though a scarce example of taxed mail

     

    Lot 221
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    1885 (20 Oct) 4d registration envelope franked 4d DLR for the double inter-colonial rate and used from Sydney to Launceston. Faint file fold though early use of this envelope with rear flap intact and rare example of inter-colonial registered mail at this time. Ex Broekman

     

    Lot 222
    Estimate: $70

    1893 (22 Apr) 2d Emu printed envelope used Sydney to Bathurst mss endorsed at left 'Not Known...' and struck with both unframed and framed UNCLAIMED markings. The former smudged yet unrecorded in PHNSW (1988) at pages 212-13 and possibly applied at Bathurst where reposted (30.6.1893), presumably to the DLO. Peripheral faults and some stains though uncommon undeliverable mail

     

    Lot 223
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    1893 (2 Oct) registered cover to Adelaide bearing 7d on 6d DLR (marginal with inscription at left) tied by Broken Hill cds. The face with bold 'R' in oval and the rear with Adelaide and St Peters cds. Filing crease at base though a scarce franking, with approx 20 examples of this stamp on cover believed to exist

     

    Lot 224
    Estimate: $60

    1899 (4 Feb) large cover (255 x 105mm) bearing 'GOVERNOR/NEW SOUTH WALES/ FRANK STAMP' used at Sutton Forest addressed to the Chief Secretary at Sydney, also four cut-outs (two unused and two used) of the frank stamp (5)

     

    Lot 225
    Estimate: $50

    1900 (23 Mar) PPC (Wentworth Falls) bearing 1d Shield franking and tied by Pyrmont numeral to England. Underpaid and struck with the 'NSW/T/5' within shield marking and London '1D/F.B./G.' upon arrival

     

    Lot 226
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $100

    1900 (21 Jun) cover Jerilderie to England bearing 2d Jubilee and 1d Arms diagonally bisected and represent the single UPU rate. Taxed on arrival by the London Foreign Branch for 1d with manuscript endorsement ' Fine 1d'. A few blemishes and peripheral faults though an attractive example of a disallowed bisect. Ex Mitchell

     

    Lot 227
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $38

    1900 (15 Nov) used example of Eyre's private Letter Card (Series 1) printed by John Sands & Co franked 1d Shield and used at North Sydney to West Maitland, the rear printed in colour showing a variety of flags of Australian and overseas Shipping Companies and backstamped Sydney and West Maitland arrival cds. Toned and with small tears at top though an uncommon example of private stationery

     

    Lot 228
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $80

    1901 (5 Aug) 1d + 1d intact Reply Post Card, each side uprated with d Green, used at Orange and addressed to a ship in Canada, redirected on arrival to Portsmouth where GB 1d adhesive affixed to reply side and posted back to Australia. Soiled and one of the message sides pasted over, still a very unusual and scarce use

     

    Lot 229
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    1901 (3 Oct) pre-printed envelope addressed to France, franked pair and strip of three QV 6d Orange-yellow and 2d Prussian Jubilee issue all tied by Sydney duplex. The front also bearing French Ligne T mailboat datestamp and arrival cds on rear. Peripheral faults and rear flap missing though a high franking representing the 13 x UPU letter rate. SG Cat approx from 400

     

    Lot 230
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1908 (22 Feb) Inland Parcel Post Label with imprint marginal single and imprint marginal block of five cancelled either with Nowendoc cds or numeral '262' (Type 3R16 - RR). Faint discolouration mainly on rear though a very scarce use on non-letter rate mail

     

    Lot 231
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $125

    1910 (2 Aug) 3d registration envelope used to Paris franked 2d and d QV adhesives tied with two strikes of the Walcha cds and with scarce Walcha registration label in orange plus 3d registration envelope franked Tasmania 2d DLR, Queensland 2d Sideface & NSW 1d Arms tied used from Sydney 1912 (2 Mar) to USA with red Sydney registration label. Fine (2)

     

    Lot 232
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    1911 (29 Dec) registered cover Sydney to Birmingham bearing colourful combination franking of contemporary d issues of all six states plus NSW 1d Shield all neatly tied by Sydney cds. The face with Sydney registration label and the rear with London transit and Birmingham registration markings. Clean and attractive

     

    Lot 233
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $220

    1913 (8 Feb) registered cover Cobar to England franked 4d Cook solo franking tied by clear strike of the Cobar cds with blank registration label affixed with 'Cobar' and registration number partially in manuscript. Few creases and discolouration though a scarce example of a manuscript registration label

     

    Lot 234
    Estimate: $4,500 Realised Price : $4,600

    Riverina Mail: 1860 (20 Nov) mourning cover endorsed ''Via Melbourne'' franked New South Wales 2d Diadem pair and single cancelled numeral ''51'' ray type (with Deniliquin cds at left) and Victoria 6d Queen-on-Throne cancelled Melbourne cds. The rear with Moama, Melbourne and London arrival cds. Flap faults and repaired tear at upper left though a rare combination franking. Ex Purves, Perry & Moreton

     

    Lot 235
    Estimate: $1,500

    Riverina Mail: 1864 (18 Dec) cover Moulamein to Scotland endorsed 'Via Melbourne' and franked New South Wales 6d Diadem cancelled with weak numeral '264' ray type and Victoria 6d Adapted cancelled Melbourne b/n '1'. The rear with Moulamein, Deniliquin, Melbourne and Aberdeen cds and the face with Ellon arrival cds. A few tonespots though a scarce combination franking

     

    Lot 236
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    Riverina Mail: 1865 (22 Nov) cover Moulamein to London franked New South Wales 1/- Diadem cancelled and tied by weak '265' ray type and Victoria 2 x 6d Adapted cancelled en route in Melbourne with BN '1' oval. The rear with Moulamein, Deniliquin, Melbourne and London cds and additional London Paid on face additionally tying NSW adhesive. The cover opened-out and with peripheral faults at right though a very scarce double rate Riverina combination cover. With Holcombe Certificate (1996) stating stamps lifted for inspection. Ex Purves

     

    Lot 237
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $450

    1876-1907 selection comprising covers, postcards and a registration envelope with examples showing ''G.N.R.P/N.S.W'' circular marking, oval framed marking ''TRAVELLING POST SOUTH/N.S.W''(3) and same for ''NORTH'' and ''WEST'', unframed ''T.P.O/No.1 S/A'' on cover to Brisbane, ''WERRIS CK TO MOREE/T.P.O/N.S.W'' and MOREE TO WERRIS CK/T.P.O/N.S./W'', ''TRAVELLING PO NO.1 WEST a N.S.W'', strike of the ''BROKEN HILL RLY TOWN'' on a postcard and ''T.P.O No.3 WEST/ N.S.W''. Poor to fine though an interesting selection (20)

      

    Lot 238
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $135

    1895 (4 Dec) officially registered cover Singleton to Brisbane franked 2 x 1d Centennials. Struck with the straight-line 'MORE TO PAY' and unframed bold 'R' and the rear with 'TRAVELLING P/O NORTH/N.S.W' cds

      

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