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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 103
    Estimate: $1,750T

    1824 (24 Oct) entire from Launceston to Oyster Bay with reasonable strike of 29mm circular 'LAUNCESTON' and endorsed 'To the care of G.(?) Champion & Co. Hobart Town', very fine and a good example of this important marking

     

    Lot 104
    Estimate: $350T Realised Price : $270

    Group of stampless mail with 1828 entire from Salisbury, U.K. to Hobart Town, 1833 (21 May) from Hobart Town to Campbell Town endorsed mss 'Free' in red, 1835 from London to Rosedale, 1838 (20 Nov) local Launceston entire, 1839 (18 Mar) fragile copy letter to 'Rosedale near Cambletown' with mss endorsement 'Green Ponds/18th March', 1842 (21 Dec) OHMS entire from Perth to Campbell Town without postal markings, 1844 to London with 'PAID/16 NO 16/1844' ds in red, 1849 (8 Mar) OHMS entire from Hobart to Launceston with crowned 'FREE' ds in red, 1853 (8 Nov) from London to Launceston with arrival ds, and 1854 (14 Jul) from Geelong to Hobart with boxed 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' ds in red. Few small faults but generally fine (10)

        

    Lot 105
    Estimate: $800T

    1840 (11 Jul) inwards entire from Tamworth, England to Hobart Town with London Paid and Ship Letter transit datestamps, rated '1/-' for ship letter rate, and backstamped boxed 'SHIP LETTER' datestamp (25 NO 25/1840) at Hobart. Rated '8'(d) in black for 4d inwards ship letter charge and 4d inland postage for 22 miles to Richmond. Subsequently redirected to Melbourne, receiving the Hobart 'PAID' semi-circle dated 29DE29/1840, and rated '8'(d) in red for return postage to Hobart and 4d ship letter rate to Melbourne (arrival backstamp JA 6/1841). The latest recorded date of the Hobart 'PAID' marking in black (after 1840 always struck in red). Very fine other than for minor peripheral wear

     

    Lot 106
    Estimate: $150T

    1840 (10 Oct) and 1841 (2 Aug) entires from Launceston to England from the period when no despatch handstamp was in use, the former single weight rated '4' in red and '8' in black on arrival, the latter rated '5' in red and '1/4' in black on arrival, both with appropriate arrival markings, filing creases otherwise generally fine (2)

     

    Lot 107
    Estimate: $150T

    Three inwards covers with boxed 'SHIP LETTER' ds of Hobart, comprising seriffed type on 1841 (1 Feb) entire from Bath to Hutton Park rated '8' in red; and sans-serif type on 1846 (6 Jun) entire from London to Port Sorell rate '8', and 1849 (6 Jul) opened out envelope from London to Hobart with double oval forwarding agent's handstamp of Marshall & Eldridge, put into the mails at Hobart and rated '4' (3)

      

    Lot 108
    Estimate: $150T

    1846 (3 Jul) 'On Public Service only' printed entire from 'Medical Department' to Brown's River with Hobart 'Crowned FREE' ds in red - late state with crown missing found from 1846 only, and signed by J. Roberts, Principal Medical Officer of VDL. Some toning, mostly on reverse, otherwise Fine

     

    Lot 109
    Estimate: $250T

    1850 entire to Launceston with postmaster's endorsement 'C Head 20 7 50' at left, endorsed at upper left 'Money Letter', and rated '4' in red, Launceston backstamp. The text of the letter indicates that the enclosure was '. . . the sum of four pounds eighteen shillings' to purchase three casks of porter, and is signed 'Charles O'Connor/Circular Head/Rose Bank Farm'

     

    Lot 110
    Estimate: $800T Realised Price : $600

    1850 (20 Aug) entire to Launceston with a good strike of the postmaster's private handstamp 'C TOWN/20,AU,50' (an unusual sub-type with commas in date), endorsed 'Money Letter' at left and rated '4' in black, superb arrival cds on reverse. The letter is headed 'Lincoln' and encloses three cheques for the purchase of alcohol. Lincoln was located in a remote area near Cradle Mountain, and having no post office, the letter was carried to Campbell Town for posting. Very fine, and one of only two recorded Money Letters with a postmaster's private handstamp (the other being from Longford)

     

    Lot 111
    Estimate: $200T

    1851 (1 Aug) turned and re-used outer used within the Hobart Town Local Post, with boxed 'PAID/1 O.CLOCK' ds in red, and rated '2' in red. Filing creases and a few small tears, but the earliest recorded date of the Hobart Local Post Paid datestamp

     

    Lot 112
    Estimate: $300T

    1851 (17 Oct) entire to Launceston with postmaster's endorsement 'Longford 17 10 51' near bottom, and endorsed at left 'Money Letter', rated '8' as a double-weight letter. Some internal damage to letter which indicates that the enclosure was 'Five Pounds Ten Shillings & 6d', presumably in cash and hence the double weight. A very early item of mail sent by the new registration system which came into effect on 1 September 1851; this required the endorsement 'Registered' to be used, but 'Money Letter' continued in common usage for some time

     

    Lot 113
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $320

    1852 (10 Nov) cover endorsed 'Alex Macdonald/99th Regt' with enclosed letter headed 'Military Barracks Hobart Town' addressed to Blairgowrie, Scotland, with 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN' Crown ds. Rated '4' (?) for ship letter rate, and charged '8'(d) as an incoming ship letter, handstruck 'CR' in red (Caledonian Railway), and with London and Blairgowrie (AP 4 1853) backstamps. Fine, and presumably an officer's letter and hence sent at standard (non-concessionary) rate

     

    Lot 114
    Estimate: $300T

    1853 (4 Jan) outer headed 'On Public Service Only' used locally at Brighton, with the signature of J.W. Forster, Brighton Police. Some light toning, but the only recorded example of official mail used as a drop letter in a country village

     

    Lot 115
    Estimate: $120T

    1854 (10 Aug) entire endorsed 'per Pirate' from Launceston to Sydney without Tasmanian markings so apparently carried by hand and placed in the mails on arrival, with handstruck '3' inwards ship letter charge and 'SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' arrival backstamp (AU 14 1854), very fine

     

    Lot 116
    Estimate: $80T

    1855 (23 May) cover from Hobart to Campbell Town with Crowned 'FREE' cds in red, and boxed 'CAMP TOWN' arrival ds (24 May 55); and 1862 (21 Jan) 'On Public Service' printed cover from Hobart to Ross with Crowned 'FREE' ds in red. Both fine (2)

     

    Lot 117
    Estimate: $120T Realised Price : $90

    1856 (7 Apr) outer from Hobart to Geelong, 1855 4d Deep Blue (SG 17) tied by '61' numeral, with fine 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN/VDL' cds in red at lower right, and scarce 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GEELONG VICTORIA' cds in red (AP 14 1856) on reverse, front and reverse with some staining. Also 1861 (24 Jul) envelope from Launceston to Hobart with 1857-60 4d Blue (discoloured) tied by '52' numeral, with 'PREPAID' despatch and arrival ds in red (2)

     

    Lot 118
    Estimate: $300T

    1856 (28 Apr) 'On Public Service only' printed outer from Longford to Hobart with manuscript 'Longford/28/4/56' postal endorsement, and Hobart circular crowned 'FREE' datestamp in red 29AP29/1856. Repaired tear at top and outer with horizontal and vertical folds, still clean and scarce

     

    Lot 119
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $85

    Three entires with boxed 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' ds in red, comprising 1856 (4 Aug) entire from London to Launceston rated '6' in red (horizontal filing fold), 1858 (16 Mar) entire from London to Launceston via Marseilles, rated '9' in red, and 1859 (10 Apr) cover from Porchester to Stanley with G.B. 1856 6d. Each cover also with Launceston diamond 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREEE' ds in red (3)

      

    Lot 120
    Estimate: $400T

    1857 (4 Sep) entire to Launceston with 'Emu Bay 4 Sepr' manuscript postmaster's endorsement and 'Registered 2/8' in red, and boxed 'PRE-PAID' arrival datestamp in red on reverse. The letter from one Richard Lennard orders supplies and notes 'I enclose 28'. From the issue of stamps in November 1853 postage and registration were required to be paid by adhesives, and this entire indicates that Emu Bay (Burnie from 1/1/1882) had run out of stamps; the 2/8d rate can be interpreted as 4d x 5 + 1/- registration for a 2-2oz letter, but may also represent a double weight letter on which the postmaster has charged 2 x 4d and (erroneously) 2 x 1/- registration fee. Some minor soiling, but an interesting item

     

    Lot 121
    Estimate: $120T

    1857 (22 Oct) outer with mss 'On public service only' from Launceston to Hobart, with Launceston diamond crowned 'FREE' and Hobart circular crowned 'FREE' datestamps in red. Very fine

     

    Lot 122
    Estimate: $150T

    1858 (13 Jul) outer from Launceston to Scotland, redirected to London, with 1858 6d Imperf (SG 40) tied by '60' Barred Numeral, with fine diamond 'POST-OFFICE/LAUNCESTON' ds in red, London arrival backstamp, and with mss '1' for redirection. Very fine other than for some small tone spots

     

    Lot 123
    Estimate: $1,500T

    'Votes and Proceedings of The Legislative Council' Nos 1-31 (7 Sep - 28 Oct 1858), the reverse of the final page being used as the outer wrapper for addressing from Hobart to Launceston. Franked with 1858 1/- pair (somewhat oxidised) tied by '61 Barred Numeral, with 'PRE-PAID/9OC29/1858' cds in red, and boxed 'PRE-PAID' arrival ds in red for the following day. The 2/- franking represents 4 x 6d per 4 oz. printed matter rate. The lot includes the whole of the 'Votes' as posted. A 1/- Imperf pair is a very scarce franking, let alone for a heavy printed matter rate a remarkable survivor

     

    Lot 124
    Estimate: $120T

    1859 (8 Jan) cover from Launceston to Carrick with 4d Blue (SG 37, cut into two sides) tied by indecipherable numeral, faint 'PRE-PAID' diamond ds and straight-line 'TOO-LATE' in black. Missing flap, otherwise good and the earliest recorded date for the diamond ds

     

    Lot 125
    Estimate: $150T

    1859 (13 Jun) cover from Launceston to Edinburgh with 1858 6d Imperf (touched at right, portion of adjoining unit at left) cancelled First Allocation '60' numeral, arrival backstamp, and 1865 (7 Feb) cover from Launceston to Reepham UK with 1860-67 6d Grey Imperf (four margins) cancelled Second Allocation '52' numeral, Norwich and Reepham backstamps. Covers with some marks and/or flap faults, an attractive pair (2)

     

    Lot 126
    Estimate: $1,200T

    1862 (23 Oct) entire from Hobart to London endorsed 'via Marseilles' and carried on the 'Colombo' which was wrecked off the island of Minicoy on 19 November. The salvaged mail eventually reached London on 16 January 1863 (datestamp on front). This cover bears three damaged 6d adhesives, a pair in Dull Slate-grey and a single in Grey, cancelled Oval of Bars, representing the 1/- half oz. rate plus 6d late fee. On the reverse are two strikes of the boxed 'Saved from the wreck of/the Colombo'. Four 'Colombo' wreck covers from Tasmania are recorded, this cover being a new discovery in 2011 and the only one still bearing adhesives. Cover with inevitable damage from immersion in water and reinforced with hinges in several places, but a spectacular 'Colombo' wreck cover

     

    Lot 127
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $170

    1865 (20 Jul) stampless entire from Cologne, Germany to Launceston, boxed 'P.P.' overstruck 'PD' in red, with 'PRUSSE/ERQUELINES' and Marseilles transit ds, plus diamond 'SHIP-LETTER INWARDS FREE' arrival backstamp in red. Soiled filing crease, otherwise fine, and a scarce inwards item

     

    Lot 128
    Estimate: $120T

    1866 (18 Jul) small cover (94 x 54mm) from Hobart to Richmond with 1864-71 4d Pale Blue Perf 10 (SG 62, fine) cancelled Oval of Bars, and with 'PRE-PAID' cds in red, back flap damaged, but very fine appearance

     

    Lot 129
    Estimate: $100T

    1867 (26 Sep) 'On Public Service Only' printed wrapper for Clerk of the Peace, Launceston, with diamond Crowned 'FREE' ds in red of Launceston; and 1875 folded 'Demand for Rural Police Rate' with Torquay cds (6 AU 75), and returned as a receipt to Campbell Town with Torquay cds (27 AU 75) and diamond Crowned 'FREE' transit ds (28 AU 1875) of Launceston. Both fine (2)

     

    Lot 130
    Estimate: $60

    1868 (25 Jul) 'On Public Service only' printed envelope addressed to the Attorney-General in Melbourne, with fine strikes of the crowned 'FREE' ds in brown-red and 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/HOBART-TOWN' ds in red, very fine other than for a small filing punch-hole at upper left

     

    Lot 131
    Estimate: $75T

    1869 (15 Mar) 'On Public Service only' printed envelope from the Colonial Secretary's Office to Sydney with 'Crown/FREE cds and Hobart 'GENERAL POST OFFICE' cds in red, Sydney arrival backstamp. Small portion of back missing, small tear at top and vertical filing crease

     

    Lot 132
    Estimate: $500T

    Collection of covers bearing Sideface issues, including 1889 1d town rate, d and 2d with 2d on 9d surcharge on 1893 registered cover to Adelaide, 10d used with 6d Chalon and 3d Platypus on 1898 part front, 4d used on 1888 2d embossed envelope to London, 3d pair on 1872 cover to England, 9d on 1872 cover to England, 8d on 1882 cover to England, and a number of local uses. Some covers with small faults but condition generally fine (21)

           

    Lot 133
    Estimate: $800T

    1871 (25 Mar) cover to Masserley Park, Derbyshire with 1/- Chalon Perf 12 (SG 77, few small faults) tied by fine Hobart Town duplex, with very fine strike of the straight-line 'REGISTERED' in red (the latest recorded date in this colour), oval 'REGISTERED/LONDON transit datestamp on face, and oval 'REGISTERED/DERBY' datestamp in red on reverse. An attractive cover

     

    Lot 134
    Estimate: $150T

    1872 (24 Sep) entire used locally within Launceston with 1d Sideface cancelled '52' Barred Numeral and with superb 'PRE-PAID/10.0.CLOCK' cds in red. Horizontal filing fold clear of adhesive, otherwise a fine example of the 1d town rate

     

    Lot 135
    Estimate: $150T Realised Price : $120

    1874 (23 Feb) cover with 3d Sideface strip of 3 tied by two strikes of barred numeral '16' (Campbell Town) with datestamp alongside, endorsed 'Via Brindisi' and addressed to Haverfordwest, Wales (AP 13 74 backstamp), fine

     

    Lot 136
    Estimate: $350T

    1877 (29 Oct) mourning cover with 2d Blue-green Sideface pair and 6d Lilac Chalon pair tied by Hobart Town duplexes, endorsed 'Via Brindisi' and addressed to Bridgwater, Somerset (DE 17 77 backstamp). Minor peripheral faults, but an attractive combination of adhesives for the 1/4d double rate

     

    Lot 137
    Estimate: $80T

    1877 (3 Dec) cover with 3d Sideface tied by Launceston duplex, with insufficient address, and endorsed 'Try Wellington N.Z.' and successfully delivered (Wellington backstamp, 20 DE 77). Apparently overweight and with handstruck 'Deficient (3)/Fine_______ (3)/(6d to pay', very fine

     

    Lot 138
    Estimate: $120T

    1878 (26 Feb) cover with 3d Purple-brown Sideface Perf 11 pair tied by Hobart Town duplexes addressed to Cincinnati, Ohio, '5/CENTS' accountancy handstamp on front, and San Francisco and Cincinnati (MAY 2) backstamps. Front and back of cover partly separated along edges, and small portions of back flap missing

     

    Lot 139
    Estimate: $60T Realised Price : $65

    1880 (21 Apr) cover to Melbourne with 3d Sideface tied by numeral '62', with Newtown cds below, Hobart Town and Melbourne backstamps. Flap tears, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 140
    Estimate: $120T

    1882 (16 Oct) cover from Launceston to Longford with 2d Sideface cancelled Duplex Code S, posted after 4.00pm, and too late for the Longford mail, and so struck with italic 'TOO.LATE' in black. Some soiling, but scarce

     

    Lot 141
    Estimate: $350T

    1887 (8 Aug) stampless OPSO cover with 'Municipality of Green Ponds' imprint at lower left and signed 'NJMaggs/Police Constable' at upper right, endorsed 'Money Letter' by the sender and corrected to 'Registered' by a different hand. Fine Constitution Hill cds and Green Ponds backstamp of same date. Back flap repaired, otherwise of fine appearance and believed to be the latest recorded use of the term 'Money Letter'

     

    Lot 142
    Estimate: $150T Realised Price : $260

    1888 (7 Mar) registered 2d embossed envelope uprated with Sideface 1d (7) and 4d cancelled upright oval 'TASMANIA' obliterators, sent from Hobart to Leipzig, Germany, and with straight-line 'REGISTERED'. Reverse with Brindisi, Ambul. Bologna and Leipzig (12 4 88) datestamps. The sender is noted on the reverse as E. Hull (? a relation of A.F. Basset Hull). Very fine and attractive

     

    Lot 143
    Estimate: $1,500T

    1889 (26 Feb) sailor's envelope endorsed 'From J.E. Young. S.G.T. HMS Swinger. Hobart' and signed by Commanding Officer, franked with 1d Sideface for concessionary rate tied by London Foreign Branch 'FB' killer and addressed to Boston, Lincolnshire (AP 7 89 backstamp). Small tear at top otherwise an exceptional 'Swinger' cover, rare from Tasmania and intact, whereas virtually all other covers from the Australian States have the adhesive cut out and replaced. In spite of a few small peripheral tears, an exceptional item

     

    Lot 144
    Estimate: $80T

    1889 (20 Jun) folded 'Receipt for Road Rate' with Georgetown cds, addressed to Launceston and with 'LAUNCESTON/FREE/TASMANIA arrival cds for the same date; and 1901 (29 Jan) 'CORPORATION OF LAUNCESTON' franked cover cancelled Launceston cds, addressed to Kogarah (NSW), and with circular 'TASMANIA/OFFICIAL/PAID', both fine (2)

     

    Lot 145
    Estimate: $100T

    c1890 2d registration envelope (134 x 83mm) with 1d Sideface cancelled Hobart duplex, date unclear, and used locally within Hobart. The embossed stamp is uncancelled, fine and clean, and an unusual use of the stationery for the 1d town rate

     

    Lot 146
    Estimate: $300T

    1891 (20 Feb) registered 1d STO wrapper for 'The Federal Australian Philatelist' with printed 'BOOK POST' at upper left used to Brazil, cancelled Hobart Duplex and with chamfered boxed 'REGISTERED/No/2524' in red, with double circle 'MONTCENIS A MACON/A' ds (26 AVRIL 91) and 'CORREIOS/ALAGOIS double circle backstamp, 28 MAIO 91. Reduced at both ends (probably removing additional adhesive(s)), and some soiling, but a remarkable destination

     

    Lot 147
    Estimate: $200T

    1895 (11 Oct) 'On Public Service Only' printed wrapper with 'LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL' frank cancelled Hobart duplex, and with circular 'TASMANIA/OFFICIAL/PAID' in black (the earlier of the two recorded examples in this colour); and 1900 (18 Jun) cardboard part front of container endorsed 'Photographs Only' with Hobart cds and circular 'TASMANIA/OFFICIAL/PAID' in magenta (2)

     

    Lot 148
    Estimate: $80T Realised Price : $60

    1898 (21 May) registered cover with 2d Tablet pair and 3d Platypus tied by Launceston duplexes, addressed to Erfurt, Germany and with 'R' in oval, Erfurt backstamp 27 6 98). Very fine

     

    Lot 149
    Estimate: $50T

    1898 (10 Jun) registered 'ON PUBLIC SERVICE ONLY' printed envelope endorsed 'John Crockett/Assistant Bailiff' at top left, sent from Ouse to Hamilton, Ouse '65' numeral struck at left and with 'R' in circle, Hamilton arrival cds on reverse. Two light vertical folds otherwise fine

     

    Lot 150
    Estimate: $50T

    1899 (21 Nov) registered 'ON ROAD TRUST BUSINESS ONLY' printed envelope sent from Hamilton to Pelham, manuscript 'Registered', 'R' in circle and chamfered boxed 'REGISTERED/HOBART' in blue at left, Hobart transit cds on reverse. Some repaired tears at top left and pinholes at lower right, otherwise good

     

    Lot 151
    Estimate: $200

    Early 1900s Tattersalls cover (spike hole as always) conveyed to Hobart via rail and bearing on reverse intact Tasmanian Government Railways Parcel label

      

    Lot 152
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    1900 (15 Jun) cover with d Tablet and 2d Sideface tied by Launceston cds, addressed to Pietermaritzburg, Natal, readdressed to Newcastle and with Natal 1d added for forwarding, Pietermaritzburg, Durban and Newcastle (18 JY 1900) backstamps. Back flap roughly opened, otherwise fine, and an interesting forwarded cover

     

    Lot 153
    Estimate: $80T Realised Price : $125

    Selection of Pictorials used on inland mail, 1d, 2d and 4d rates represented, and including 1d on 'Tasmanian Mail' wrapper cancelled barred obliterator, some Tatts mail, 1d on 1904 picture postcard with oval ' D/MORE TO PAY' (apparently charged because a message was written on the picture side), 2d (3) on parcel label piece with Tablet 6d, a few with small faults but generally fine (19 covers + 1 piece)

       

    Lot 154
    Estimate: $80T Realised Price : $190

    Small group of Pictorial usages to interstate destinations, comprising 4d on 1906 and 1907 covers to Sydney, 2d (4) on 1902 cover to Sydney (tone spots), 2d and 3d pair on 1903 cover to New Zealand, 1d on picture postcard to South Australia, 1d pairs on covers to Victoria and New Zealand, and d (4) on cover to Victoria. Few small faults on some (8)

       

    Lot 155
    Estimate: $150T Realised Price : $210

    1901-13 overseas usages of Pictorials, with d (3) on 1906 postcard to U.S.A., d and 1d on 1906 postcard to Egypt, and 1907 postcard to South Africa, 1d on 1905 underpaid postcard to Belgium (10c postage due affixed), d (5) on 1913 cover to U.S.A., d and 2d on 1903 cover to Dublin, 2d on 1901 cover to Siam (rare destination), and 1903 covers to New Zealand and U.S.A., 3d on tatty 1901 wrapper to U.S.A. endorsed 'Newspaper Only', 1d on 2d on 1912 re-addresed cover to India. Small faults on some (11)

           

    Lot 156
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $320

    1901-11 usage of Pictorials on registered covers, with 2d (2) on 1901 2d registration envelope from Queenstown to Launceston, 1d pair and 2d on 1899 2d registration envelope to Germany, 1d and 2d (4) on 1901 cover from Campbell Town to Oatlands, 'Tatts' covers franked with 3d and 4d (Devonport), 2d and 3d (Wynyard), 1d (3) and 2d (Ulverstone), and 1d (2) and 3d (Derby), 1d and 2d (2) (Lefroy), 4d on 1911 OHMS printed registration envelope with blue Hobart registration label (stained but the earliest recorded date of regular use). Some faults but a useful group (9)

        

    Lot 157
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    1901 (6 Apr) cover from Nhill (Vic) to Scottsdale (Tas) with 1d 'POSTAGE' tied by cds, underpaid for the 2d interstate rate, and with 'T2D' in oval, Tasmanian 2d Engraved Pictorial used as postage due, cancelled Scottsdale cds (AP 10 01), Launceston and Scottsdale backstamps. Fine

     

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    1903 (7 Dec) use of 'The Tasmanian Letter Card' folded with photographic views, franked with d (damaged) and 1d (2) Pictorials cancelled Burnie cds, addressed to St. Louis, Missouri, and overstruck with San Francisco transit machine cancel. Some separation through folds, otherwise fine and attractive

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $60T

    1905 (3 Apr) picture postcard to London franked 1d Pictorial cancelled Hobart cds, underpaid and with '5/CTMS/T' handstamp, and '1D/I.S./D' handstamp applied on arrival. Re-addressed to Ipswich and faint 'CHARGE NOT PAID/F.B. No. 2' in violet added

     

    Lot 160
    Estimate: $100

    1906 (8 Jun) postcard from Launceston to Zeehan with boxed 'POSTED OUT/OF COURSE' handstamp (worn state with sides worn or missing), a scarce marking, creased at lower left corner otherwise fine

     

    Lot 161
    Estimate: $180T Realised Price : $160

    1907 (3 Oct) long 'Tatts' envelope to Hobart from Ballyrosan (Vic) with 1d pair, oval 'T4D' applied and 1902 Blank Base 4d Postage Due affixed and cancelled Hobart cds. A number of peripheral tears are explained by the addition of the handstruck boxed 'RECEIVED TORN AT G.P.O.'

     

    Lot 162
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $250

    1909 (5 May) registered cover from Zeehan to Dunedin, New Zealand, with 1d and 6d Pictorials tied by Zeehan cds, Hobart blue registration label affixed in transit, and with 'REGISTERED/HOBART' and octagonal 'N.Z./DUNEDIN/REGISTERED' ds in violet (10 MAY 1909). The registration label was introduced in 1909 for a few months' trial, and was not distributed for general use until 1911; this is the earliest recorded date of use. Small portion of back flap missing, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 163
    Estimate: $80T

    1912 (20 Nov) Avis de Reception form for an Inland Registered Letter, with d and 2d Pictorials cancelled Launceston cds, and with return cds of Moriarty Road (23 NO 12), very fine

     

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