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    Lot 72
    Estimate: $350T

    Frank Stamps: Small group with 1883 (22 Sep) cover with 'THE TREASURY' Frank Stamp used from Hobart to Forth, vertical fold, otherwise fine, and the earliest recorded example of a Tasmanian Frank, the system commencing just six weeks prior (ex Karman); 1887 (13 Jul) and 1888 (7 aug) matching pair of covers with 'THE TREASURER' Frank Stamp in black used from Hobart to Launceston, both with straight line 'REGISTERED' (in worn and recut states respectively) the first roughly opened with small portion of back missing; and c1901 cover with 'HQ DEFENCE FORCES' Frank Stamp in bright green, some peripheral toning but a scarce user (4 covers)


    Lot 73
    Estimate: $1,500T

    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 74
    Estimate: $500T

    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 75
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $300

    Group of money letters and registered covers, with 1850 entire to Launceston endorsed 'C Head 20 7 50' and 'money Letter', rated '4' in red; 1851 (17 Oct) entire to Launceston endorsed 'Longford 17 10 51' and 'Money Letter', rated '8' as a double-weight letter (some internal damage to letter); 1857 (4 Sep) entire to Launceston endorsed 'Emu Bay 4 Sepr' and with 'Registered 2/8' in red (presumably 4d x 5 + 1/- registration for a 2-2˝oz letter), boxed 'PRE-PAID' arrival ds on reverse; 1887 (8 Aug) stampless OPSO cover signed by Police Constable with mss 'Money Letter' corrected in a different hand with 'Registered', with Constitution Hill and Green Ponds cds (the latest recorded use of a 'Money Letter' endorsement); 1898 (10 Jun) registered envelope endorsed 'John Crockett/Assistant Bailiff', sent from Ouse to Hamilton, Ouse '65' numeral struck at left and with 'R' in circle, Hamilton arrival cds on reverse; and 1899 (21 Nov) registered enveloper from Hamilton to Pelham with mss 'Registered', 'R' in circle and chamfered boxed 'REGISTERED/HOBART' in blue. Some minor faults but generally fine and a very useful group (6 covers)


    Lot 76
    Estimate: $120T Realised Price : $90

    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: $350T

    Small group of official mail, with 1853 (4 Jan) outer headed 'On Public Service Only' used locally at Brighton, with the signature of J.W. Forster, Brighton Police, and the only recorded example of official mail used as a drop letter in a country village; 1856 (28 Apr) outer to Hobart endorsed 'Longford/28/4/56' and with Hobart circular crowned 'FREE' ds in red (repaired tear at top); 1857 (22 Oct) outer to Hobart with Launceston diamond crowned 'FREE' and Hobart circular crowned 'FREE' ds in red; and 1867 (26 Sep) local Launceston entire and 1875 (6 Aug) folded Police Rate letter from Torquay to Campbell Town via Launceston, both with diamond crowned 'FREE' ds in red. Generally fine (5 covers)


    Lot 78
    Estimate: $75T

    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 79
    Estimate: $1,000T

    '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 80
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $2,100

    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 81
    Estimate: $30 Realised Price : $22

    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 82
    Estimate: $1,300T Realised Price : $1,600

    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 83
    Estimate: $50T Realised Price : $38

    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 84
    Estimate: $70T

    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 85
    Estimate: $200T

    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 86
    Estimate: $120T

    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 87
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $525

    1903 (1 Jul) cover from Launceston to Evandale with 2d Pictorial cancelled cds, and with 'DETAINED FOR/FUMIGATION', fine apart from flap tear. Fumigation of mail in Launceston began on 23 June after a serious outbreak of smallpox. Approximately 20 covers from this episode are believed to have survived


    Lot 88
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $625

    1903 (8 Jul) picture postcard used locally in Launceston with 1d Pictorial cancelled cds, and with 'DETAINED FOR/FUMIGATION'. Repaired spike hole (barely visible), otherwise fine. Fumigation of mail began in Launceston on 23 June after a serious outbreak of smallpox. Of the approximately 20 covers that survive, this is believed to be the only postcard


    Lot 89
    Estimate: $40T

    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


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