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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, THE BERNIE MANNING COLLECTION OF 1818-1856 POSTAL HISTORY, INLAND RATES

    Lot 186
    Estimate: $1,200

    1832 (21st Feb) entire letter Fingal to Campbell Town, endorsed at top 'Paid J.W."Fingal' (John Wallace was the postmaster at Fingal). Fewer than five recorded

     

    Lot 187
    Estimate: $2,000

    1832 (21st Aug) entire letter 'Hampshire Hills 21st/8/1832' to Launceston, carried privately to Launceston and put into town post, endorsed '1d'. This is the only town letter recorded under the 1832 Act

     

    Lot 188
    Estimate: $500

    1834 (3rd Jul) entire letter from Macquarie Plains to Hobart Town, mss 'Pd 3' in red, the 3d rate being for a distance between 20 to 30 miles

     

    Lot 189
    Estimate: $1,000

    1835 (9th Jun) entire letter to Campbell Town showing 'LAUNCESTON' type 2 handstamp (worn), rated '5' for the 41 miles to Campbell Town

     

    Lot 190
    Estimate: $800

    1836 (3rd Sep) entire letter from a one 'P M Langdon of Montacute' to Hobart Town, rated '6' for a distance over 45 miles. Mail from Montacute is very rare

     

    Lot 191
    Estimate: $600

    1836 (12th Sep) entire letter from Oatlands to Hobart Town, rated '6' for Żoz rate between 45-75 miles and endorsed 'Paid'. Provenance: Tinsley, Blake

     

    Lot 192
    Estimate: $800

    1837 (26th Jun) entire letter from Hobart Town to Campbell Town, rated '7' for the Żoz rate (75-90 miles), reverse with the earliest known strike of the Hobart unpaid inland mail marking type I of '26JU26/1837'. Provenance: Tinsley, Blake

     

    Lot 193
    Estimate: $2,000

    1837 (21st Jul) part entire Hobart to Campbell Town, rated '7' in red for Żoz letter rate between 75-90 miles, fine strike in oval of 'PAID/21 JY 21/1837' in red identified as type I. The earliest and only example recorded

     

    Lot 194
    Estimate: $800

    1837 (5th Dec) entire Jericho to Hobart Town, endorsed '5' for Żoz 30-45 mile rate, with handstamp in segmented-circle 'PAID/5 DE 5/1837' in red, type I. The earliest recorded date

     

    Lot 195
    Estimate: $600

    1839 (Apr) entire letter headed 'Pleasant Banks/By Perth' to Hobart Town, mss. '9' for Żoz letter rate between 105-135 miles, and handstamped on arrival in red with segmented-circle 'PAID 9 AP 9/1839' type I. Early paid inland mail is rare

     

    Lot 196
    Estimate: $1,500

    1840 (29th May) OHMS entire George Town to Hobart endorsed 'Colonial/Hospl/George Town', additionally handstamped '(crown)/FREE/29MY29/1840' type 2 in black. The earliest recorded usage

     

    Lot 197
    Estimate: $1,500

    1840 (10th Aug) OHMS entire from the Principal Medical Officer in Hobart to Campbell Town, with '(crown)/FREE' type 2 handstamp and arrival '10AU10/1840' type 2 handstamp. The earliest recorded uses of both handstamps

     

    Lot 198
    Estimate: $800

    1841 (Apr) entire Hobart Town to Campbell Town, rated '7' in mss. for Żoz rate 75-90 miles, 'AP 20/1841' type 2 applied on arrival. Unrecorded in this date format

     

    Lot 199
    Estimate: $800

    1842 (4th Feb) entire with superb crowned 'FREE' dated handstamp in red Hobart to Campbell Town

     

    Lot 200
    Estimate: $600

    1842 (29th Nov) entire letter headed "Cumbria" (Waterloo Point) to Hobart Town, mss. '4' and reverse with very fine framed '2 DE 2/1842' type 2 handstamp in black

     

    Lot 201
    Estimate: $1,200

    1845 entire letter headed 'Glen Esk No 3 1845' addressed to 'Macquarie River/Nr. Ross', rated '2' in black for use of local country rate. This is the only example of a pre-stamp entire at the provincial rate from any town other than Campbell Town

     

    Lot 202
    Estimate: $2,000

    1856 (6th Aug) "Leake" cover to Rosedale 'FREE' handstamp in red, contents to John Leake from Governor Young requesting 'Queen's pardon for convict...' and also states 'I feel persuaded that the Upper House will supply a seat for you & that so natural & proper choice will be made without requiring any canvass or active step on your part'. Important historical document

     

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