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    Australasia 2007





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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY, MAIL TO UNITED KINGDOM

    Lot 278
    Estimate: $300T

    1841 (15 Mar) cover (probably a little reduced) to Liverpool, good slightly blurred strike of first type 'MELBOURNE PAID' in red (used 1838-41 only), with '8' in black, oval Melbourne/ New South Wales datestamp on reverse

     

    Lot 279
    Estimate: $150T Realised Price : $160

    1844 (1 Jun) cover or 1846 (10 Sep) envelope with enclosure rated '6' and '1/4' or '3' and '8' and with red oval 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' datestamps; 1854 from Melbourne showing fine 'PAID MELBOURNE' oval datestamp, or from Geelong with Geelong and Melbourne backstamps, both with Liverpool Ship backstamps (2 types); 1858 from NSW showing scarce 'SHIP LETTER FREE/GEELONG' and Belfast datestamps on back (5)

     

    Lot 280
    Estimate: $125T Realised Price : $95

    1854 (24 Jul) entire letter from Beechworth endorsed '2/6 Paid Registered' (1/- registration + 1/- ship letter + 6d inland), poor 'PAID BEECHWORTH' in black, rated '1/2' (8d + 6d for registered letter), fair Beechworth, Melbourne and fine Liverpool Ship backstamps

     

    Lot 281
    Estimate: $750T

    1855 (9 Jul) entire letter Geelong to Scotland endorsed 'P 'Blanche Moore' @ Galle/ thence overland via Marseilles' bearing QonT 2d pair and 1/- Octagonal, filing creases, soiling. Rare 1/4d per ˝oz rate

     

    Lot 282
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $120

    1855 (15 Oct) envelope to UK with cut to shape 1/-, indistinct BO '52' of Hardy's Inn, fair oval datestamp at left (PO open 1853-54, datestamp and numeral then moved to Durham Ox)

     

    Lot 283
    Estimate: $250T

    1858 (15 May) envelope to UK 'Via Marseilles' franked cut to shape 1/- Octagonal pair, showing red double-oval 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID VIA MARSEILLES'

     

    Lot 284
    Estimate: $350T Realised Price : $270

    1858 (16 Aug) entire letter (fold) to UK 'Pr. Columbian via Marseilles' bearing 3d Bright Blue (SG 29, 4 margins) and 6d Woodblock tied by numeral '1'

     

    Lot 285
    Estimate: $1,750T

    1859 (17 Dec) entire letter Melbourne to Birmingham endorsed 'Pr Malta/Via Marseilles' handstamp of 'BRIGHT BROTHERS', bearing Perf Half-length 3d Blue (short corner perf), 1/- Octagonal and Rouletted QonT 6d Bright Blue tied by Killer '1', meeting 1/9d rate. A very attractive 'blues' cover

     

    Lot 286
    Estimate: $125T Realised Price : $100

    1867 (25 Sep) red printed banner 'VIA MARSEILLES’ on pink cover to London, Laureated 2d pair and 6d tied by two strikes of '465' (Mt. Gellibrand) rated RR, handstruck 'M' in red

     

    Lot 287
    Estimate: $1,000

    1871 (2 Jan) entire letter to London endorsed 'Via Brindisi' bearing 1d and 6d pair tied by Melbourne duplex, London arrival, minor faults. Perhaps the most attractive of only six recorded of the short-lived 1/1d rate via this route. A new discovery

     

    Lot 288
    Estimate: $300T

    1875 (25 Mar) cover to Scotland endorsed 'via 'Brindisi’ ‘ bearing Laureated 6d Prussian Blue (SG 136k) and 9d Red-Brown/pink pair (SG 172a), Carlisle Sorting backstamp. Fine example of double 9d per ˝oz rate + 6d Late Fee, 9d multiples being rare on cover

     

    Lot 289
    Estimate: $125T Realised Price : $100

    1878 (24 Jan) envelope (slight opening faults) Melbourne to UK with colourful combination of Bell 2d pair and 1/- and Laureated 6d paying double 8d rate + 6d Late Fee

     

    Lot 290
    Estimate: $60T

    1891 (19 Sep) 'Edward Waters Patent & Trade Marks Office' envelope (slight toning) bearing 1d paying rate for unsealed circular to London, redirected in London, very fine crowned 'R.' indicating no redirection fee required. Very scarce

     

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