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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, POSTAL HISTORY, 1857

    Lot 1171
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $125

    1857 (10 Jan) outer ''p Royal Charter'' Sydney to Edinburgh bearing 3d Laureate cut close three sides and 6d Diadem cut-to-shape cancelled with Sydney GPO barred ovals and representing the 6d ship letter rate plus 3d ship letter rate to Melbourne where the ''Governor-General'' met the ''Royal Charter'' to Liverpool where struck with the red ''tombstone'' marking on face. The rear with London and Edinburgh cds. Central file fold however an uncommon example of this combination rate of which about 20 examples are believed to exist

     

    Lot 1172
    Estimate: $700 Realised Price : $725

    1857 (10 Jan) front and large part back Sydney to Melbourne franked 3d Diadem pair and 6d Diadem both four margins all round and tied by Sydney obliterators. Departure and arrival cds on rear. Few file folds but very attractive. Signed Roger Calves (Paris). Ex Clayton and 'Manwood’

     

    Lot 1173
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $1,050

    1857 (10 Apr) part entire Sydney to England franked four margined 6d Diadem cancelled by Sydney GPO dumb obliterator. London transit marking on the face and Coldstream arrival cds on rear. The contents written by Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson (1812-1867) the first Premier of New South Wales early in his career where he states "The turmoil & harassing wear & tear of political life in a Colony is rather to high a price to pay for the distinction as it is" and that "I made the first Budget speech in the colony - as treasurer...". File fold and few tone spots however a significant item of Australian history and politics

     

    Lot 1174
    Estimate: $6,000

    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 1175
    Estimate: $500

    Selection of ship letter rates franked 6d imperforate Diadems comprising 1857 (10 Jul) cover Wagga Wagga to England, adhesive cut close three sides, 1858 (10 Feb) cover 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. All with despatch and arrival cds and showing an interesting range of shades of the adhesives (4)

     

    Lot 1176
    Estimate: $650

    1857 (17 Jul) outer Sydney to Hong Kong per "Columbian" franked 6d Diadem margins large to touching tied by Sydney dumb obliterator. The rear with Sydney and Hong Kong cds. Faint horizontal file fold otherwise fine

     

    Lot 1177
    Estimate: $120

    1857 (17 Jul) cover 'pr "Columbian"' from Sydney to London franked four-margined 6d Diadem cancelled Sydney obliterator and with Sydney despatch cds on rear and London Paid arrival cds on face. Minor flap faults though an attractive cover

     

    Lot 1178
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $210

    1857 (10 Sep) cover Sydney to the Isle of Wight bearing 6d Diadem (margins close to full), pair 2d Laureate (four margins one unit with closed tear) and 2d Diadem (cut into at left). The rear with Sydney despatch cds and Ryde arrival cds and the front with London Paid marking. Cover tear at top left and rear flap missing though an unusual combination of adhesives for a double rate franking

     

    Lot 1179
    Estimate: $200

    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 1180
    Estimate: $120

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

     

    Lot 1181
    Estimate: $250

    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 ¼oz. 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 1182
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1857 (Dec) cover West Maitland to England bearing 6d Diadem, margins at base and right, tied by ray type numeral '64', few tears in rear flap, backstamped West Maitland, Sydney and Stenhouse arrival cds; also 1858 (25 Dec) entire Shoalhaven to Scotland bearing four margined 6d Diadem (close to large), tied by ray type numeral '26', central horizontal file fold not affecting adhesive, with Shoalhaven, Sydney and Perth cds backstamps. Contents of the latter written by Thomas Hall [possibly Thomas Simpson Hall 1808-70, magistrate and pastoralist] (2 covers)

     

    Lot 1183
    Estimate: $150

    1857 (10 Dec) cover (tiny tear at top and flap faults) sent per "Damascus" Sydney to London franked 6d Diadem with four good margins all round and cancelled Sydney obliterator (not tied). Fine

     

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