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

    Lot 155

    Not available for purchase.


    Lot 156
    Estimate: $10,000

    1818 (5th Mar) entire letter headed "Enfield Highway 5th 1818" addressed to 'John Drummond Esq/Naval Officer/Hobart Town/Van Diemens' Land', 'PAID SHIP LETTER (crown)/7 MR 7/1818/LONDON' datestamp in red, mss. '1/9' in red (paid) paying the single rate to N.S.W. [The second earliest inwards cover to Tasmania]

     

    Lot 157
    Estimate: $20,000

    1822 (9th Nov) entire letter to Great Britain cancelled by Launceston type I, rated in mss. '1/11' and then at 2/-, the additional 1d being for Glasgow to Milngarvie, stepped 'SHIP LETTER/PLYMOUTH'. This is the earliest example of any Tasmanian postmark

     

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $8,000

    1823 (2nd Sep) entire letter to London with 'HOBART TOWN' type I handstamp, endorsed at lower left 'Per Skeleton', rated '1/4', stepped 'PORTSMOUTH/SHIP LETTER' in red. Four or five examples known

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $25,000 Realised Price : $19,000

    1823 (12th Sep) entire letter to Launceston with 'GEORGE TOWN' type I handstamp. Two examples known, this being the earlier. One of the most famous and important of all Australian pre-stamp markings

     

    Lot 160
    Estimate: $2,000

    1827 (18th May) entire letter to Tamar East with very fine strike of 'HOBART TOWN V.D.L. type I handstamp

     

    Lot 161
    Estimate: $1,500

    1827 (25th Sep) entire to London with 'HOBART TOWN V.D.L. type I handstamp, 'SHIP LETTER/LIVERPOOL' backstamp, arrival backstamp 7 April 1828 and carried on 'The Admiral Cockburn' via Rio De Janerio

     

    Lot 162
    Estimate: $1,200

    1829 (23rd Oct) entire letter to Edinburgh with 'HOBART TOWN V.D.L.' type I handstamp, carried on 6th November by the "Iona", framed 'INDIA LETTER/PORTSMOUTH' in red, boxed 'Ż' struck in black, arrival backstamp 5th March 1830

     

    Lot 163
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,300

    1830 (26th Feb) entire letter Hobart to Elizabeth River with fair strike of 'HOBART TOWN V.D.L.' type I handstamp, note on reverse states 'Complaints having been made of/delay in the delivery of Mr. Leakes'/letters, it is requested that the/fault may be remedied in future.' endorsed 'Gen. Post Office' and signed 'J.T.C.' (John Thomas Collicott) - Postmaster and future Postmaster General. An early example of an instructional marking

     

    Lot 164
    Estimate: $1,000

    1846 (17th Sep) entire letter from the "Leake" correspondence headed 'Rosedale' used to Hobart, mss. 'Cambelton' and '17 Sep 1846', 'FREE/18SP18/1846' without crown in red and reverse with framed '18SP18/1846' type 3 handstamp in black, which is the earliest known usage of the latter marking

     

    Lot 165
    Estimate: $500

    1847 (1st June) entire Hobart to Campbell Town endorsed 'Paid', mss. rate crossed-out, fine strike in oval of 'PAID/1 JU 1/1847' type 2 handstamp in red

     

    Lot 166
    Estimate: $500

    1850 (21st Apr) entire letter Hobart to Launceston endorsed 'Paid' and mss. '4' in red, fine strike in oval of 'PAID/21AP21/1850' type 2 handstamp in red

     

    Lot 167
    Estimate: $800

    1851 (3rd Nov) cover used at Hobart, mss.'2' strike of framed '4.O.CLOCK/3NO3/18517' type 2 handstamp in black. Now the latest recorded date

     

    Lot 168
    Estimate: $2,000

    1831 (31st Mar) entire to Campbell Town with very fine strike of 'LAUNCESTON' type 2 handstamp

     

    Lot 169
    Estimate: $1,750

    1832 (21st Aug) entire letter Launceston to Campbell Town showing 'LAUNCESTON' type 2 handstamp, rated '7d' under the 1832 Act for the 41 miles to Campbell Town

     

    Lot 170
    Estimate: $800

    1843 (30th May) entire letter Hobart to Launceston, mss. '4', fine strike of 'PAID/30MY30/1843' in red oval, being the second earliest date of use. Fine

     

    Lot 171
    Estimate: $1,200

    1845 entire letter to Westbury, endorsed 'Sept 6 from Launceston', mss. '4', being the only known endorsement prior to the issue of the handstamp

     

    Lot 172
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $440

    1845 (6th Nov) entire letter used at Launceston, mss. '4' (double rate) with fine strike of '1.O.CLOCK' datestamp in black

     

    Lot 173
    Estimate: $500

    1846 (17th Dec) entire letter from Melbourne 'per Swan', mss. '4' with superb double-circled 'LAUNCESTON/21DE21/1846' type I handstamp in black. Early use

     

    Lot 174
    Estimate: $600

    1851 (15th Mar) 'Bank of Australasia' advice used at Launceston, mss. '2' and fine strike '4.O.CLOCK' in black [scarce time]

     

    Lot 175
    Estimate: $700 Realised Price : $600

    1853 (28th July entire letter used at Launceston, mss. '2' and 'Paid' fine strike '4.O.CLOCK/PAID' handstamp in red. The latest recorded usage of this handstamp [scarce time]

     

    Lot 176
    Estimate: $700 Realised Price : $600

    1853 (29th Jul) entire letter used at Launceston, mss. '2' and fine strike of the '10.O.CLOCK/PAID' handstamp in red, being the earliest recorded of the four known examples

     

    Lot 177
    Estimate: $700

    1853 (30th Sep) entire letter used at Launceston, mss. '2' and 'Paid', fine strike of the '10.O.CLOCK/PAID' handstamp in red, being the latest date of the four known examples

     

    Lot 178
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,800

    1833 (28th Jan) Notice of Assignment form for a convict being sent from Hobart to Rosedale, endorsed 'OHMS' and 'Free', signed by Josiah Spode, the Principal Superintendent of Convicts

     

    Lot 179
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $700

    1837 (16th Jun) Notice of Assigment form to Campbell Town for a convict being transferred, fine strike of '(crown) 'FREE/26JY26/1837' type I in red

     

    Lot 180
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $3,800

    1846 (22nd Oct) Convict Entire Letter from Oyster Bay Probation Station to the Police Magistrate at Richmond, endorsed 'Convict Letter' and 'Exd. H.E.A.(Atkinson)' who was the prison superintendent, handstamped 'FREE/22OC22/1846' in red with the crown missing due to damage to handstamp. Rare

     

    Lot 181
    Estimate: $6,000 Realised Price : $4,600

    1851 (18th Apr) entire letter from 'Hobartown Barracks' to England, endorsed at top 'Convict Letter', showing '(crown)/FREE/22AP22/1851' handstamp in red, mss. '8' indicating incoming ship letter to England only, despatched free in Tasmania. Provenance: Tinsley, Groom, Bombieri

     

    Lot 182
    Estimate: $800

    1835 (1st Nov) entire letter London to Rosedale, rated '10' and paid, carried aboard the convict ship Asia leaving from Sheerness 8th Nov 1835, inward Ship Letter rate of 4d applied in black on arrival

     

    Lot 183
    Estimate: $1,500

    1837 (18th Mar) entire letter Guernsey to 'Westbury/near Launceston' handstamped on arrival with framed 'SHIPLETTER/18 MA 18/1837' type I in black. The earliest recorded date of this handstamp

     

    Lot 184
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    1838 (9th Aug) entire letter Bristol to Prosser Plains via Hobart Town rated '1/-' and '10d', various English markings, on arrival in Hobart, framed 'SHIPLETTER/3 DE 3/1838' type I handstamp applied and rated '9' for inwards use to Prosser Plains

     

    Lot 185
    Estimate: $1,200

    1846 (6th June) inwards Ship Letter from London to Port Sorell, mss. '8' and '5' with fine strike of framed 'SHIPLETTER/27OC27/1846' type 3 handstamp in black. The earliest recorded date

     

    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

     

    Lot 203
    Estimate: $600

    1839 (11th Apr) entire letter Sydney to Hobart Town with fine 'POST PAID SHIP LETTER/(crown)SYDNEY' in red, rated '3' and '1/1' for overland conveyance between Launceston and Hobart, framed '14MY14/1839' in black applied on arrival

     

    Lot 204
    Estimate: $1,500

    1841 (Nov) large part printed 'On Her Majesty's Service' and 'Admiralty' entire from England to N.S.W. and addressed to Sir George Gipps, endorsed 'P Lord Goderich' (convict), on arrival in Hobart endorsed 'John Franklin' and '(crown)/FREE/18NO18/1841' type 2 and 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN/VDL/19NO19/1841' type 2 both in red, Melbourne and Sydney backstamps

     

    Lot 205
    Estimate: $1,200

    1846 (28th Dec) entire letter to Adelaide endorsed 'per Timbo', mss. '4' and '6' fine strike of circled 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN/ (crown)/ VDL' type 3 handstamp in red - the earliest recorded use and rare arrival straight-line 'SHIPLETTER' in red

     

    Lot 206
    Estimate: $500

    1847 (30th Mar) entire to Sydney 'per Sovereign' mss. '4' and '3', fine strike of double-circled 'LAUNCESTON/30MA30/1847' type I handstamp and 'SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' arrival handstamp, both in black

     

    Lot 207
    Estimate: $800

    1849 (13th Mar) entire letter addressed to 'Adelaide/N. S. Wales' (sic) endorsed 'Per "Samuel Boddinton"', mss. '4' and '6' in red, worn 'LAUNCESTON' datestamp in red, subsequently mailed from Hobart where segmented-circle 'PAID14MA14/1849' handstamp in red, arrival 'G.P.O./SOUTH AUSTRALIA/(crown)/AP*9/49' handstamp in black. Attractive

     

    Lot 208
    Estimate: $800

    1833 entire Hobart Town to London, rated '3d' in red, framed 'SHIP LETTER/MARGATE' in black on reverse, arriving 9th Dec 1833

     

    Lot 209
    Estimate: $2,500

    1834 (July) entire Port Arthur to London, endorsed 'Paid 5d', '5' and 'Country'. The closest post office to Port Arthur then was Sorell, which was 14 miles from Hobart Town, therefore the rate was 2d for inland coneyance + 3d Ship Letter. The 'Country' endorsement was to show that the letter had not originated in Hobart Town and been treated as a double or triple letter

     

    Lot 210
    Estimate: $500

    1837 (7th Feb) entire Hobart Town to London 'Per "Thomas Laurie"', rated '1/5' in red paid at Hobart, UK rate '2/4' being triple rate letter and 2/- inland to London, framed 'INDIA LETTER/MARGATE'

     

    Lot 211
    Estimate: $1,500

    1838 (3rd Feb) large part of entire 'Per "Glenbervie" to London, superb strike of '(crown) HOBART TOWN/VDL' type I handstamp in black, various mss. ratings, reverse with framed 'INDIA LETTER/ DOVER' in red

     

    Lot 212
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $460

    1840 (3rd Mar) entire letter headed 'Greenponds' to England with segemented-circle 'PAID/3 AP 3/1840' type 2 handstamp in black, various mss. rates, fair strike of framed 'INDIA LETTER/DARTMOUTH' on reverse

     

    Lot 213
    Estimate: $1,500

    1840 (8th Sep) entire letter Hobart to London via Sydney, with oval '(crown)/GENERAL POST OFFICE/HOBARTTOWN/VDL' type 2 handstamp in black, rated '8'. Fine and scarce strike

     

    Lot 214
    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $900

    1840 (30th Oct) entire letter to Calcutta endorsed 'per ship "Sovereign"/from Launceston, fine strike of '(crown)/GENERAL POST OFFCE/HOBART TOWN/VDL' type 2 handstamp in black, reverse with framed 'BOMBAY/SHIP LETTER/1841 JAN', etc

     

    Lot 215
    Estimate: $1,200

    1840 (5th Dec) entire letter to London endorsed 'p Emu', mss. '4' and '8', latest recorded use of '(crown)/GENERAL POST OFFCE/HOBART TOWN/VDL' type 2 handstamp in black, reverse with straight-line 'SHIP LETTER' and arrival cds in red

     

    Lot 216
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,150

    1850 (Feb) cover to California from Port Sorrell, endorsed 'Paid' and 'Per Swan', mss. '5', reverse with Launceston transit backstamp. Rare destination

     

    Lot 217
    Estimate: $1,000

    1841 (10th Feb) OPSO entire Hobart to Campbell Town with mss. 'PMO. Office/10/2/41' and superb '(crown/'FREE/12FE12/1841' type 2 handstamp in red

     

    Lot 218
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    1847 (26th Aug) OPSO entire letter used at Hobart mss. 'W Perry/ Clerk of the Peace Office', superb strike framed '4.O.CLOCK/ 26AU26/1847' type 2 handstamp in black and fair strike '(crown)/FREE /26AU26/1847' in red. Rare

     

    Lot 219
    Estimate: $15,000

    1838 (14th Sep) Internal Soldier's Letter entire letter from Great Swan Port addressed to 'Sergeant Killion of 51st Regiment at Hobart Town', written on a single-sheet of paper re:...'obtaining payment on a stale cheque...', rated '6' when put into the post at Waterloo Point for the 74 miles to Hobart and arrival framed handstamp in black '19 DE 19/1838' and mss. '1' for the reassessment at the 1d concessional rate. The only known Inland Soldier's Letter

     

    Lot 220
    Estimate: $600

    1839 (29th Jul) entire from Commandant Frederick Mainwarring at Launceston to Hobart, rated '9' for the 121 miles, re-assessed on arrival as free mail and '(crown)FREE/30JY30/1839' type I handstamp applied in red

     

    Lot 221
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,600

    1833 (15th Jul) outer entire letter to Rosedale, Elizabeth River via Sydney endorsed 'Per "Irish Vessel', on reverse manuscript 'Missent from Hobart Town/to Snake Banks/Postmaster/15 July 1833'. Early instructional marking

     

    Lot 222
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $650

    1845 (19th Jun) entire Hobart to Campbell Town, where scored, endorsed 'Missent' and 'Try Cleveland', mss. '4' and '8', handstamped in black

     

    Lot 223
    Estimate: $1,500

    1853 entire Hobart to Macquarie River where scored and endorsed 'Redirected Macquarie River/31/10/53, mss. '4' and '1/-' handstamped in black on reverse. This was the last day of unpaid mail in Tasmania and the final day on which a redirection fee could be charged

     

    Lot 224
    Estimate: $500

    1848 entire letter to Launceston, endorsed 'George Town/13/11/48', mss. '4', Launceston backstamp in black

     

    Lot 225
    Estimate: $500

    1848 entire letter to Launceston, endorsed 'Evandale/6/12/48', mss. '4' and 'Pre paid', Launceston backstamp in black

     

    Lot 226
    Estimate: $500

    1849 entire letter from Prosser's Plains Post Office to Hobart, endorsed 'Buckland/26/2/49/, mss. '4'. Scarce

     

    Lot 227
    Estimate: $500

    1853 entire letter to Hobart endorsed 'Spring Bay/4/2/49' mss. '4', framed '6 FB 6/1849' handstamp in black

     

    Lot 228
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    1851 mourning cover to Hobart, endorsed 'River Leven/31/3/51', backstamped with framed '1 AP 1/1851' type 4 handstamp which is the earliest recorded date

     

    Lot 229
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $650

    1853 entire letter to Launceston endorsed 'Paid' and mss. '4', 'Jerusalem/13/10/53', segmented-circle 'PAID/14OC14/1853' type 3 handstamp in red used as a Hobart transit. Now the latest date

     

    Lot 230
    Estimate: $500

    1854 OPSO entire to the Colonial Secretary in Hobart with 'FREE' type 3 handstamp in red with variety narrow "EE" in FREE, endorsed at right 'Richmond 20/1/54'

     

    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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