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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, THE BERNIE MANNING COLLECTION OF 1818-1856 POSTAL HISTORY, POSTMASTER HANDSTAMPS

    Lot 231
    Estimate: $5,000

    1849 large part entire to Hobart with superb strike of 'MACQUARIE PLAINS/POST OFFICE handstamp (mss.)20/8/49' and mss. 'Paid' and 'Pd 4d', segmented-circle 'PAID/21AU21/1849' handstamp in red. Only a few examples with Macquarie Plains handstamp known, this being the earliest recorded

     

    Lot 232
    Estimate: $5,000

    1849 entire letter to Launceston with backstamp showing superb strike of straight-lined 'LONGD.OCT26' handstamp in black. The only recorded example

     

    Lot 233
    Estimate: $2,500

    1851 "Leake" entire to Rosedale/Campbell Town with mss. 'Perth 28 July', rated '4', superb strike of 'C'TOWN/20,JULY,51' handstamp in black with day '20' amended to '28' by hand. Only four examples are known of this handstamp

     

    Lot 234
    Estimate: $1,200

    1851 "Leake" entire letter to 'Rosedale/near Campbell Town', rated '4', endorsed 'Fingal 25/8/51' and fine strike of framed 'CAMP TOWN/ 25,Aug.51.' handstamp in black, being the second earliest use of this handstamp

     

    Lot 235
    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $900

    1851 "Leake" entire to 'Rosedale/nr Campbell Town', mss. 'Paid' and '2', fine strike of framed 'CAMP TOWN/7.NOV 51.' with the month in italicised capitals

     

    Lot 236
    Estimate: $1,200

    1851 "Leake" cover to 'Rosedale/Campbell Town', 'FREE' handstamp in red and fine strike of framed 'CAMP TOWN/17.DEC 51.' with the month in small capitals. Unique

     

    Lot 237
    Estimate: $600

    1853 (21st Jan) "Leake" cover to Campbell Town, endorsed 'Wm Denison' (Governor), '(crown)/FREE/21JA21/1853' handstamp and in red and framed 'CAMP TOWN/22 Jan 53' arrival handstamp in black

     

    Lot 238
    Estimate: $10,000

    Balance of the collection annotated on leaves, part pages, etc. containing 42 items to 1852, the earliest being 1833 Launceston type 2 handstamp, other items with Hobart and Launceston types, segmented-circle types, 'FREE' handstamps, Paids inwards and outwards, few items to G.B., framed 'CAMP TOWN', various Inland routes, etc.

    The basis of a new collection


     

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