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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 70
    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 71
    Estimate: $600T

    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 72
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    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 73
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    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 74
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    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 75
    Estimate: $200T

    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 76
    Estimate: $150T

    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 77
    Estimate: $250T

    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 78
    Estimate: $200T

    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 79
    Estimate: $100T

    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 80
    Estimate: $60T Realised Price : $65

    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 81
    Estimate: $250T

    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 82
    Estimate: $300T

    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 83
    Estimate: $100T

    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 84
    Estimate: $120T Realised Price : $100

    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 85
    Estimate: $1,200T

    '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 86
    Estimate: $100T

    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 87
    Estimate: $120T Realised Price : $105

    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 88
    Estimate: $1,000T

    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 89
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $90

    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 90
    Estimate: $80T

    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 91
    Estimate: $50

    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 92
    Estimate: $75T Realised Price : $60

    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 93
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $575

    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 94
    Estimate: $650T Realised Price : $500

    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 95
    Estimate: $120T Realised Price : $90

    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 96
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $230

    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 97
    Estimate: $70T Realised Price : $105

    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 98
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    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 99
    Estimate: $100T

    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 100
    Estimate: $300T

    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 101
    Estimate: $1,400T

    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 102
    Estimate: $60T

    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 103
    Estimate: $80T

    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 104
    Estimate: $250T

    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 105
    Estimate: $150T

    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 106
    Estimate: $40T

    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 107
    Estimate: $40T

    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 108
    Estimate: $50T

    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 109
    Estimate: $70

    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 110
    Estimate: $70T Realised Price : $55

    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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