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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 70
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    Estimate: $5,000 Purchase Price : $4,427

    1811 (17 Nov) entire from Sydney to Stirling, North Britain, endorsed 'Per Gambier', without New South Wales markings. Rated '1/1' on arrival, crossed through and changed to '2/2' (due to enclosure), and with 'JU 8 812' arrival backstamp. The letter enclosing a payment is signed by Maurice Charles O'Connell, commanding the 73rd Regiment which had arrived in Sydney in 1809 with Governor Macquarie, who appointed him Lieutenant-Governor. He married former Governor Bligh's daughter, and left the Colony in 1814 for Ceylon. He returned in 1838 as a Major-General in command of military forces in New South Wales, a position he held until 1847. A fine and early letter from New South Wales

     

    Lot 71
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    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $3,800

    1811 (17 Nov) entire from Sydney to Stirling, North Britain, endorsed 'Per Ship Friends', without New South Wales markings. Rated '1/1' on arrival, crossed through and changed to '2/2' (due to enclosure), and with MA 13 812 arrival backstamp. The letter encloses a payment and is signed by Maurice Charles O'Connell, commanding the 73rd Regiment, which had arrived in Sydney in 1809, who made him Lieutenant-Governor. He married former Governor Bligh's daughter and left the Colony for Ceylon in 1814. He returned in 1838 as a Major-General commanding all military forces in New South Wales, a position he held until 1847. Very fine, and a rare early letter from New South Wales

     

    Lot 72
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    Estimate: $420 Purchase Price : $373

    1828 (21 March) entire headed 'Denbigh District of Cook', addressed to Newcastle, South Wales, no Sydney markings, rated '1/8' and with step-type 'SHIP LETTER/PLYMOUTH' on reverse. The letter speaks of 'our leaving Port Macquarie & our being comfortably settled near my brothers within 30 miles of Parramatta'. Light overall toning, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 73
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    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $300

    1838 (18 Aug) entire to The Secretary of War at the War Office, London, with oval 'POST PAID SHIP LT./SYDNEY ds in red, and crowned circle 'FREE' arrival ds (official mail was delivered free). Heavy vertical filing fold, but generally otherwise fine

     

    Lot 74
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    Estimate: $500 Purchase Price : $443

    1843 (20 Jun) entire to London with fine oval 'PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' ds in red, London arrival backstamp, and rated '3(d)' in red as a paid ship letter, with '8(d)' incoming ship letter charge due from addressee, very fine

     

    Lot 75
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    Estimate: $1,100T Purchase Price : $991

    1851 (1 Nov) outer from Albury to Melbourne with Sydney View 1d Dull Carmine Plate II pair (touched bottom left and right) tied by '50' numerals, Albury despatch and Melbourne arrival backstamps. Vertical filing crease, otherwise fine, ex Ed Druce

     

    Lot 76
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    Estimate: $220T Realised Price : $170

    1853 (28 Sep) local Sydney envelope with 1d Brick-red on Bluish Laureate (touched left and base) tied by barred obliterator, and with boxed '6/O'CLOCK'. Slight toning of envelope, but a scarce town usage

     

    Lot 77
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    Estimate: $175T Realised Price : $135

    1854 (6 Aug) cover to Sydney with 2d Laureate Plate III pair (very fine) tied by '57' numerals of Raymond Terrace, despatch and arrival ds on reverse. Fine apart from some ink offsets on face

     

    Lot 78
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    Estimate: $350T Purchase Price : $315

    1854 (16 Oct) cover to Newcastle via Sydney with 1d Laureate Wmk '1' pair (close to touching all around and slightly oxidised) tied by '21' numerals of Campbell Town (ds on reverse). Slight soiling

     

    Lot 79
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    Estimate: $100T Purchase Price : $88

    1855 (4 Feb) outer from Singleton to West Maitland with 2d Laureate Plate III (large margins showing dividing lines on all sides) tied by '66' numeral obliterator, Singleton and West Maitland oval backstamps, fine

     

    Lot 80
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    Estimate: $180 Purchase Price : $158

    1857 (28 Sep) entire to London franked 6d Greyish-brown Imperf Diadem cancelled (and just tied) by '92' in rays (Casino, rated RRR) and endorsed 'By E&A RMC Ship Simla', with Casino despatch and Sydney transit backstamps, and London arrival cds on face. Very fine, and carried on the 9th homeward voyage of the European & Australian Royal Mail contract

     

    Lot 81
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    Estimate: $180 Purchase Price : $158

    1858 (10 Dec) cover from Sydney to London with 6d Greenish-grey Imperf Diadem (very fine with four good to large margins) tied by 'N.S.W.' in ovals and endorsed 'pr Columbian', carried on the 23rd homeward voyage of the European & Australian Royal Mail contract. Couple of small stains at top of envelope, otherwise very fine

     

    Lot 82
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1859 (29 Jan) entire to Melbourne franked with 6d Grey Imperf Diadem (three margins, touched at base) tied by Sydney duplex and endorsed 'City of Sydney', with Sydney despatch backstamp and 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/G.P.O. VICTORIA' ds in red on reverse, fine

     

    Lot 83
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    Estimate: $90T Purchase Price : $82

    1863 (19 Oct) cover from Sydney to Langholm, Scotland, franked 6d Diadem and 2d De La Rue pair cancelled Sydney duplex, backstamped Carlisle transit cds and Langholm arrival cds (DE 15 63). Short tear in base of envelope, otherwise a fine example of the 10d via Marseilles rate

     

    Lot 84
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    Estimate: $800 Purchase Price : $699

    1864 (20 Feb) entire from Sydney to Shanghai with 1863-72 1/- Rose-carmine Diadem Perf 13 (SG 168) tied by 'NSW' obliterator. Reverse with Sydney despatch cds, and Hong Kong transit cds in blue (AP 11 64). Very fine and scarce early mail to China

     

    Lot 85
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1867 (1 Aug) cover to Hexham, Northumberland franked with 6d Purple Perf 13 Diadem tied by Sydney duplex, endorsed 'Via Panama' with London transit cds on face, and Hexham arrival cds on reverse. Some staining (largely limited to the back) and of fine appearance

     

    Lot 86
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1868 (27 Mar) cover to Yorkshire with 6d Purple Diadem Perf 13 tied by Sydney duplex (flap faults and tear at lower left), and 1870 (18 May) cover to Westmoreland with 2d De La Rue strip of 3 cancelled '20' in rays (Liverpool) (back flap missing) (2 covers)

     

    Lot 87
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1868 (20 Apr) cover to Birmingham franked with 6d Purple Perf 13 Diadems (x 2) cancelled '36' in rays (Braidwood Type 3R16, rated RRR), with Braidwood despatch cds on face, and Sydney transit and Birmingham arrival cds on reverse. Small cover faults and with some staining

     

    Lot 88
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    Estimate: $100T Purchase Price : $88

    1875 (20 Oct) cover from Gundagai to Paterson, New Jersey, with 1871-84 6d Lilac tied by '46' rays type numeral, and with 30mm 'PAID ALL' circular handstamp in red. Gundagai despatch and Sydney transit cds on reverse, and 'SAN FRANCISCO/PAID ALL' transit cds in red on face. Few tears at top of envelope and with flap defect

     

    Lot 89
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1878 (30 Jan) cover from Orange to 'C.F. Adams/Importer & Dealer in Postage Stamps/Cincinnati/Ohio/USA', oval 'PAID ALL' in violet, 'San Francisco Paid All' cds on front, Orange, Sydney and arrival cds on reverse. A very early Colonial stamp collector item

     

    Lot 90
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    Estimate: $160 Purchase Price : $140

    1883 (25 Aug) cover to Paris with 1882-95 6d Lilac Perf 10 tied by Sydney duplex, and endorsed 'per S.S. "Australia" ', Paris arrival cds. Minor wrinkles, and a few small tears at top of envelope, but attractive

     

    Lot 91
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1886 (31 May) stampless cover with two strikes of Sydney duplex, addressed to Downham, Norfolk (JY 12 86 backstamp). There is no evidence of stamps having fallen off, and most unusually avoiding taxing at either despatch or receipt ends

     

    Lot 92
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    Estimate: $600 Purchase Price : $536

    1889 Sailor's Letter from the HMS 'Swinger' correspondence to Boston, Lincolnshire, with G.B. 1881 1d Lilac affixed for concessionary rate and cancelled on arrival in London. Stamp torn away and replaced as is the case with virtually all 'Swinger' covers, with toning on upper half of cover and other small faults

     

    Lot 93
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    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $95

    1889 (27 Jul) mourning cover to New York with 2d Emu (3) tied by Murrurundi '69' duplexes, and with 30mm 'PAID ALL' handstamp in violet. New York arrival ds on reverse, small flap defects otherwise fine

     

    Lot 94
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    Estimate: $100T Purchase Price : $88

    1891 (11 Aug) cover to St. Louis, Missouri, with 6d Carmine Centennial tied by Sydney duplex, and with 30mm circular 'PAID ALL' handstamp unusually in black (about four recorded), with 'SAN FRANCISCO/PAID ALL' cds and 'ST. LOUIS & Co. BLUFFS R.P.O.' double circle ds in violet on reverse. Slightly soiled, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 95
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    Estimate: $450 Purchase Price : $397

    1894 (13 Mar) d Grey stationery envelope to Penang, Straits Settlements, registered and uprated with d on 1d Grey, d Grey(2), 3d Green, and d Grey stationery cut-outs (2) tied by Registered Sydney cds, and with Penang AP 12 94 arrival backstamp. Very fine and an unusual destination

     

    Lot 96
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    Estimate: $180 Realised Price : $145

    1895 (25 Aug) large envelope to Dresden, Germany, franked with 1891 2d Allegorical strips of 3 (2) and pair and 2d Emu block of 4 tied by Sydney duplexes, endorsed 'per Oceana Via Brindisi'. Some cover faults and creases, but a spectacular make-up of the 2/- rate for a letter weighing 3-4 ounces (8 x 2d)

     

    Lot 97
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1898 (13 Dec) cover to Schonheide, Germany, with d Grey pair and single and 1d Red tied by Sydney duplexes, very fine with arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 98
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1904 (17 Jul) cover to Batavia with d and 1d pair tied by Sydney duplexes for 2d U.P.U. rate, Meester-Gornelis and and Weltevreden arrival backstamps, fine and a scarce destination

     

    Lot 99
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    Estimate: $40 Purchase Price : $35

    1905 (14 Jun) tag from Pymble to 'Rubyville, South Mt. Cameron' (Tas) with 1d Shield pair tied '1560' numeral, endorsed 'Key only', an unusual usage

     

    Lot 100
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1905 (1 Aug) large (240mm x 110mm) printed envelope to Lyons, France with d, 2d pair and 1/- tied by Sydney '24' cds, endorsed 'Per Orient Co. R.M.S. "Omrah" ', reverse with arrival cds of 3-9 05. Some minor creases, otherwise very fine, 1/5d representing the 7 x 2d rate for a letter weighing 3-3 ounces

     

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