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    Lot 77
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    First Allocation Barred Numerals: '55' (Spring Hill) - manuscript 'JL' on 1857-59 1d Deep Red-brown (just cut into at upper left), and believed to represent the initials of the Spring Hill Postmaster, Joseph Last


    Lot 78
    Estimate: $200T

    First Allocation Barred Numerals: '59' (Launceston) superb strike on 1861 (11 Jan) consignee's letter from Melbourne, diamond 'SHIP-LETTER INWARDS FREE backstamp in red, 14JA14 1861. Horizontal filing crease and a few minor stains. Ex Ross Jones, and believed to be the only example of the '59' numeral not used as a canceller


    Lot 79
    Estimate: $180T

    First Allocation Barred Numerals: '62' (Hobart) large part strike in red on 6d Dull Slate-grey (SG 44, just touched at right). Rated RRRR and the only recorded example in this colour


    Lot 80
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $38

    Second Allocation Numerals: Duplicated range mostly on Sideface issues off paper or on small pieces, mostly the more common numbers but a few are rated, generally fine (190 stamps)


    Lot 81
    Estimate: $25

    Second Allocation Numerals: '229' (Norfolk Bay) on 1d Sideface, rated RRR


    Lot 82
    Estimate: $60T Realised Price : $46

    Manuscript Markings: 1857-59 1d Brick-red Imperf cancelled mss 'Reg letter/8/4/67' and 1863-71 1d Carmine Perf 12 cancelled mss 'Reg letter/6/6/67', very scarce (2)


    Lot 83
    Estimate: $180T Realised Price : $135

    Hobart and Launceston Postage Paid cancellations: Hobart 1896-1902 denominated datestamps (Type 1), with 1d on 1896 (2) and 1899 covers to New Zealand (including 21.2.1896 earliest known date), and 2d 1900 cover to NSW, 1901 cover to Victoria and 1902 cover to New Zealand; Hobart Type 2 undenominated cds on 1903 wrapper to Sydney and 1905 local cover; Launceston 1d denominated cds on 1898 cover; 'POSTAGE PAID/LAUNCESTON TAS' cds on d and 1d (4) Pictorials with and without date, and 'PAID AT LAUNCESTON/TAS' cds on 1d Pictorial on 1912 piece. Few small faults but generally very fine and a scarce group (6 stamps + 9 covers)


    Lot 84
    Estimate: $150T Realised Price : $115

    Launceston: Study on leaves of the various duplex types 1875-1899 (Types 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2c), on stamps, pieces and covers, most code letters represented. Covers include 1880 3d Sideface pair to London, 1885 with 2d Sideface and boxed 'POSTED OUT/OF COURSE' (damaged?), 1889 6d Platypus to Austria, and two franked covers. Some faults, but generally fine and a good assembly (14 stamps + 16 covers)


    Lot 85
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $380

    New Norfolk: 1875 (4 Sep) cover with 1d Sideface block of 4 and pair tied by barred numeral '63 (New Norfolk) with fine strike of datestamp on face, addressed to Southborough, Kent (NO 2 75 backstamp). The front also bears a fair strike of Molesworth Jeffrey's rare private handstamp 'BOURNBANK/Parish of/Wellington/1865' in red-violet. Very fine and attractive


    Lot 86
    Estimate: $160 Realised Price : $180

    Instructional Types: Range including Loose Ship Letter, Late Letter, Insufficiently Paid, few TPOs, covers including 1899 to NZ with Unclaimed or Undeliverable, 1903 Late Fee mss, 1908 part cover with 22-box 'NOT KNOWN' handstamp (one of only two recorded), etc, mixed condition, fair/fine (120+ items)


    Lot 87
    Estimate: $150T

    Too Late: 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'. Missing flap, otherwise good and the earliest recorded date for the diamond ds; and 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 struck with italic 'TOO.LATE', some soiling but scarce (2 covers)


    Lot 88
    Estimate: $120T Realised Price : $115

    Late Fee Mail: 1903 (29 Apr) 1d postcard cancelled Launceston cds addressed locally, with straight-line 'LATE LETTER' and oval '(1)D'/MORE TO PAY', with 1902 Blank Base 1d postage due (very fine) affixed and cancelled by pencil. Fine apart from a repaired spike hole


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