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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, FRANK STAMPS

    Lot 75
    Estimate: $300T

    Frank Stamps: 1883 (22 Sep) printed 'On Public Service only' cover bearing 'THE TREASURY' Frank Stamp used from Hobart to Forth, the lower left with 'Treasury.' handstamp. Central vertical fold, otherwise fine, and the earliest recorded example of a Tasmanian Frank, the system commencing just six weeks prior. Ex Karman, and an important item

     

    Lot 76
    Estimate: $200T

    1887 (13 Jul) and 1888 (7 Aug) matching pair of registered 'On Public Service only' envelopes ('COLONY OF TASMANIA' crest on back flap) with 'THE TREASURER' Frank Stamp in Black, used from Hobart to Launceston. The first with straight-line 'REGISTERED' in its worn and damaged state, and the second with the same handstamp recut with finer letters. The first roughly opened with small portion of back missing, both of fine appearance (2 covers)

     

    Lot 77
    Estimate: $100T

    c1895 'On Public Service only' printed envelope with insignia at lower left and 'MARINE BOARD LAUNCESTON' Frank Stamp, addressed locally and without postal markings, apparently carried by hand. Small stains and creases but still attractive

     

    Lot 78
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    Frank Stamps: 'TASMANIAN RAILWAYS' in Blue cancelled Hobart duplex on 1898 (22 Mar) long envelope to London, also with circular 'TASMANIA/OFFICIAL/PAID' in red. Vertical fold and some light soiling, but scarce overseas use of a frank stamp

     

    Lot 79
    Estimate: $100T

    Frank Stamps: 'THE ATTORNEY GENERAL' in Bright Pink on 1898 (15 Sep) registered cover to Swansea, cancelled Hobart duplex and with chamfered boxed 'REGISTERED/HOBART' in blue, arrival backstamp. Damaged back flap, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 80
    Estimate: $120T

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

     

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