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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA

    Lot 365
    Estimate: $500

    1870-71 Wmk Single-Lined 10 Perf 11 10d optd Type 2 ''SPECIMEN'' double with gutter at right, fine and large part o.g.

     

    Lot 366
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1880-91 Wmk 'TAS' Perf 12 1d Dull Red, bottom left hand corner Current No. '41' block of four with pos. [60, variety 'wedge flaw'], odd bend with lower units unmounted. SG 60/a Cat 137+

     

    Lot 367
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    Selection of 1889 reprints of Chalon issues on unwmkd thin card comprising 1d, 2d (pair and single), 4d (2) and 6d. Fine (7)

     

    Lot 368
    Estimate: $200

    Reprints: 2d Pale Green & 4d Pale Blue Chalons, imperf blocks of four on thin card prepared as reprints for the 1889 distribution to UPU members, fine (2 blocks)

     

    Lot 369
    Estimate: $200

    Reprints: Chalons 2d, 4d, 6d & 1/- blocks of four optd 'REPRINT' for presentation sets on Perf 12 gummed paper, mostly unmounted (4 blocks)

     

    Lot 370
    Estimate: $150

    Postal Fiscal: 1880 6d Mauve Platypus (SG F28) pair on 1885 (12 Jan) cover to England, tied by Hobart duplex, arrival backstamp. Scarce use

     

    Lot 371
    Estimate: $750

    Revenue: 1877 hand-drawn Essay with 1 denomination in pencil of the large embossed Platypus design on tracing paper (89 x 115mm), handstamped date '22 MAR 77" with manuscript '10' in red. Ex DLR archives and unique

     

    Lot 372
    Estimate: $450

    Revenue: 1901 St George & Dragon Revenues, Federal Presentation set of 3d, 2/6d, 5/- & 10/- in blocks of four optd 'REPRINT' on Perf 12 gummed paper. Scarce (four blocks)

     

    Lot 373
    Estimate: $120T Realised Price : $90

    ''On Public Service only.'' cover bearing strike in black of ''COLONIAL STOREKEEPER'' in Black with ''Office of Stores, Hobart, Tasmania'' imprint at lower left and mss endorsed ''Specimen''. Faint crease and a few blemishes though rare

     

    Lot 374
    Estimate: $120T Realised Price : $120

    'On Public Service Only' cover bearing 'TASMANIAN RAILWAYS' Frank Stamp with printed 'Tasmanian Government/Railways. imprint at lower left. Addressed to Eastborne though without any postal markings whatsoever and possibly carried privately. Faint creasing and toning and flap damage though unusual use of this frank stamp

     

    Lot 375
    Estimate: $500T

    1883 (22 Sep) printed 'On Public Service Only' cover bearing 'The Treasury' Frank Stamp and used from Hobart to Forth, the lower left with 'Treasury.' handstamp and with central vertical fold, otherwise fine. The earliest recorded example of a Tasmanian Frank, the system commencing just six weeks prior. Ex Karman. Exhibition item

     

    Lot 376
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $230

    1892 (30 Jun) 'ON PUBLIC SERVICE ONLY.' Wrapper bearing 'INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION/1894-95' Frank stamp in magenta used from Hobart to New Norfolk and with printed 'Tasmania International/Exhibition Association/(Limited).' imprint at lower left. Fine

     

    Lot 377
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    1894 (17 Oct) 'On Public Service Only.' generic postcard bearing 'International Exhibition/1894-95' Frank Stamp in Red used locally in Launceston with handwritten message on reverse concerning deliveries of exhibits. Fine

     

    Lot 378
    Estimate: $150T

    c1895 'On Public Service only.' cover bearing 'Marine Board Launceston' Frank Stamp with printed insignia at lower left. Addressed locally without postal marking and probably carried by hand. Small stains and light creases though still attractive

     

    Lot 379
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $190

    1896 (1 Jul) 'On Public Service only.' Cover bearing 'MARINE BOARD HOBART' Frank Stamp (2, one strike weak in places) and 'Marine Board,/Hobart,(date)188,}' imprint at lower left and used locally at Hobart. Struck with the 'CAN NOT BE/FOUND' handstamp and the 15 line 'NOT KNOWN' handstamp in red on reverse indicating different days of attempted delivery. Rare and fine

     

    Lot 380
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $240

    1897 (29 Oct) 'On Public Service only' pre-printed 'Rifle Company' postcard bearing 'Superintendent of Rifle Companies' Frank Stamp in Blue and used from Hobart t New Norfolk. Minor peripheral faults though a scarce example of this user

     

    Lot 381
    Estimate: $150T Realised Price : $120

    1897 (23 Dec) 'On Public Service only. registered cover-front or package label (slightly reduced), bearing 'TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEPT.' Frank Stamp in Blue used locally at Hobart with bold 'R' in oval and framed 'REGISTERED/4226/HOBART' marking. Scarce

     

    Lot 382
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $260

    1899 (22 Mar) 'ON PUBLIC SERVICE ONLY.' cover bearing 'STRAHAN MARINE BOARD' Frank Stamp in Blue with 'Marine Board of Strahan, Strahan,.....189.' imprint at lower left and used from Strahan to Hobart. Few peripheral faults though a rare user

     

    Lot 383
    Estimate: $120T Realised Price : $115

    1899 (2 Nov) 'On Public Service Only' cover Headed 'Returned Letter/Free' with 'Dead Letter Branch,/Post and Telegraph Dept, Tasmania' imprint at lower left used locally at Hobart and signed at upper right authorising free postage. Creased and stained though an uncommon use of this envelope

     

    Lot 384
    Estimate: $100T

    c1901 'ON PUBLIC SERVICE ONLY.' cover bearing 'HQ DEFENCE FORCES' Frank Stamp in green with 'Commonwealth Defence,/Tasmania.' imprint at lower left, unused. Faint peripheral toning at left though another uncommon user

     

    Lot 385
    Estimate: $100T

    1901 (2 May) 'ON PUBLIC SERVICE ONLY.' Penalty cover (reduced at right) endorsed 'Sandy Bay/2.5.1901' at lower left and signed at upper right authorising free postage and sent registered to Snug River via Hobart where framed 'REGISTERED/788 7/HOBART' applied. Few minor peripheral faults otherwise fine

     

    Lot 386
    Estimate: $120T Realised Price : $100

    1902 (20 Feb) 'ON PUBLIC SERVICE ONLY.' cover bearing 'HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE NEW NORFOLK' Frank Stamp in Black used New Norfolk to Hobart with printed 'Hospital for the Insane,/New Norfolk, Tasmania' inscription at lower left. The rear with toning though the face fine

     

    Lot 387
    Estimate: $150T

    1902 (4 Apr) 'ON PUBLIC SERVICE ONLY.' cover headed 'Devonport Town Board' and space for signature of Chairman used at West Devonport to Sydney. Some toning though an unusual example of a signature 'frank' authorising free postage

     

    Lot 388
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $135

    1903 (20 Aug) 'On Public Service Only.' cover bearing 'SECRETARY GENERAL POST OFFICE' Frank Stamp in magenta with printed 'Post and Telegraph Department./ Tasmania.' at lower left and used locally at Hobart. The addressee a Tattersalls alias and with torn remnant of a Tattersalls receipt at left. Few peripheral faults though a very unusual use

     

    Lot 389
    Estimate: $2,500T

    1889-1911 mostly used selection on cover comprising; Attorney General (2), Chief Secretary (apparently in Gray and unrecorded thus), Corporation of Hobart, Corporation of Launceston, Council of Agriculture, Crown Solicitor, Dept of Public Works, Dept of Taxes, Dept of Govt Printer, Education Dept Electric Telegraph, Government Statistician (3), Governor of Tasmania (5, 3 to England one of which is redirected to Germany without additional charges), House of Assembly, HQ Defence Forces, International Exhibition (2), Minister of Lands, Office of Taxes (5), Secretary GPO (4, 1 registered), Surveyor General (3), Tasmanian Railways (2), Treasury (2) and OPSO Birth Registration covers (2, both without frank stamps) plus cut-outs for Hospital for the Insane New Norfolk, Secretary of Mines, Chief Inspector of Sheep and Postmaster Launceston. Some with defects though many fine (47)

     

    Lot 390
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1824 (27 Oct) entire Hobart to Halifax, England carried on the ''Prince Regent'' Initial rating overscored and subsequently rated ''1/8''(d) due on arrival. Struck with a faint oval ''HOBART TOWN/V.D.L.'' undated handstamp and the rear with a framed ''SHIP LETTER/ BRIGHTON'' and faint cds on reverse. Contents written by Frederick Davies concerning debt recovery via Court from the Midwood estate. Discolouration and a few faint creases though a scarce example of the undated marking introduced perhaps just one month earlier

     

    Lot 391
    Estimate: $75

    1848 (27 Dec) Entire Hobart to London p Calcutta' rated '4'(d) ship letter rate and '8'(d) inward ship charge on arrival with horizontal file fold and opening faults and arrival cds at rear. The contents written by Thomas Hewitt, Manager of the Derwent & Tamar Assurance Co with listings of ships, their contents and total risks underwritten. Typed transcript included

     

    Lot 392
    Estimate: $350

    1904 (16 Nov) use of 1d Postal Card from Launceston to 'King Island', with boxed 'POSTED OUT/OF COURSE' (deteriorated state - sides worn away). A scarce instructional marking

     

    Lot 393
    Estimate: $50

    Second Allocation: ''104'' of Little Swanport tying 2d Sideface to small piece, rated RRR

     

    Lot 394
    Estimate: $50

    Second Allocation: '229' of Norfolk Bay on 1d Sideface, rated RRR

     

    Lot 395
    Estimate: $200

    Manuscript Cancellations: 'Torquay' on Wmk Large Star 4d Blue (2) dated 15/7/56 and 25/4/57, and on No Wmk 4d Pale Blue dated 28/7/57, close to good margins (3)

     

    Lot 396
    Estimate: $700

    Instructional Types: Range incl Loose Ship Letter, Late Letter, Insufficiently Paid, few TPOs, covers incl 1899 to NZ with Unclaimed or Undeliverable, 1903 Late Fee mss, 1908 part cover with 22-box 'NOT KNOWN' handstamp (one of only two recorded), etc, mixed condition, fair/fine (120+ items)

     

    Lot 397
    Estimate: $300

    Cancelled in Victoria: Selection of Chalons (17, imperf and perf) and Sidefaces (2) cancelled in Victoria, comprising BN 1 on 4d (4), '1' in thin bars on 1d, 3d, 4d (2), 6d (10, one in blue). Also 6d Chalon cancelled 'NSW' in concentric ovals. An attractive and unusual group (19)

     

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