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    Australasia 2009





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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 422
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $135

    1828 'Hobart Town Courier' (Vol 1, No. 22) and 'Hobart Town Gazette' (Vol X114, No. 656) with 'NEWSPAPER DUTY/TWO PENCE' in blackish-red (oxidised) and in red, minor blemishes as to be expected (2 items). Interesting contents

      

    Lot 423
    Estimate: $600T Realised Price : $460

    1829 entire letter headed 'Hobart Town 27th Oct 1829' to England, with fine strike of undated 'HOBART TOWN V.D.L.' handstamp in black, rated '1/8', framed 'INDIA LETTER/PORTSMOUTH' in red, arrival backstamp. Rarely seen so fine

     

    Lot 424
    Estimate: $400T

    1845 (29 Sep) entire letter headed 'Shell Island' from Mary Robson to Hobart Town, endorsed 'Paid' and '4'. Hobart segmented datestamp applied for inward paid mail. [The Robson family harvested shells for making lime]

     

    Lot 425
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $480

    1856 dated (25 Dec) front from Ouse to England bearing Chalons 4d (2, both with four margins, small tear on one), cancelled with pen strokes, Liverpool Ship Letter arrival 7 Jan 1857. It was a peculiar affliction of the Ouse postmaster to date all letters using the month of December!

     

    Lot 426
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $300

    1893 (1 Nov) 'EDUCATION DEPARTMENT' handstamp in red on OPSO Registered Envelope used Hobart to Swansea, framed registration panel (type 2) in blue. Only the second example of this type of pre-printed envelope recorded

     

    Lot 427
    Estimate: $150T Realised Price : $115

    1896 (1 Sep) registered cover to Launceston bearing Sidefaces 1d (3) and 2d tied by individual '23' barred numerals of Cressy, 'R' within black circle, arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 428
    Estimate: $500

    1904 (16 Nov) 1d Postal Card used Launceston to 'King Island', with handstruck boxed 'POSTED OUT/OF COURSE' (deteriorated state - sides worn away). Scarce

     

    Lot 429
    Estimate: $500

    1908 (3 Feb) PPC from Melbourne to Launceston showing superb strike of rare 'Transmission of Tinselled/Post Cards Prohibited.', in addition to D.L.O. datestamps of Tasmania and Victoria. The earliest recorded date. Ex Groom, Askeland

     

    Lot 430
    Estimate: $200

    1908 (3 Aug) PPC Zeehan to Tongkah Harbour bearing 1d Pictorial, Penang transit and Puket arrival datestamps, minor blemishes

     

    Lot 431
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $220

    Slogans: 1967-77 accumulation of slogans on cover-fronts, wide range with many short lived types, noted Faraday lectures (6, mostly superb), Opera House Festival, etc, impressions mostly clear, useful lot (100s)

     

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