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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, FRANK STAMPS

    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)

     

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