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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 64
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,150

    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 65
    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 66
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $230

    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 67
    Estimate: $60T Realised Price : $46

    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 68
    Estimate: $420T

    1855 (14 Sep) outer from Launceston to Hobart with Watermark Large Star 4d Deep Blue (good to large margins all round) tied by '60' numeral, with diamond 'PRE-PAID' despatch ds in red, and lozenge 'PRE-PAID' arrival ds in red also tying adhesive. Filing folds, otherwise very fine. Ex Sato and an early usage

     

    Lot 69
    Estimate: $350T Realised Price : $290

    1855 (25 Oct) small envelope (106 x 65mm) to Norfolk Plains franked with 4d Blue Watermark Large Star (close to good margins all round, slight stain at lower left) cancelled manuscript '57' and with manuscript post office endorsement 'Westbury/Oct25'. Attractive, with RPSL Certificate (2014)

     

    Lot 70
    Estimate: $220T

    1855 (21 Nov) outer to Hobart with 4d Deep Blue Watermark Large Star (touched at foot, good to large margins other sides) tied by crisp strike of Launceston '60' numeral, with diamond 'PRE-PAID' despatch ds, and lozenge 'PRE-PAID' arrival ds, both in red. Light vertical and horizontal filing folds, otherwise very fine and attractive

     

    Lot 71
    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 72
    Estimate: $500T

    1864 (22 Oct) envelope to Secunderabad, India, franked 1868 6d Dull Lilac (cut into at top and touched at left) tied by fine strike of Launceston '52' numeral, and with diamond despatch ds in red. With boxed 'BOMBAY/Bearing 2 annas' handstamp, Bombay transit cds in red (on reverse) and Secunderabad arrival cds. Small faults on reverse, but of fine appearance

     

    Lot 73
    Estimate: $60T Realised Price : $70

    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 74
    Estimate: $180T

    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 75
    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 76
    Estimate: $40T Realised Price : $30

    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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