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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 256
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $300

    1849 (19 Oct) OHMS entire letter headed 'Ballanee/Ballan', addressed to 'Commissioner of Crown Lands', weak strike of 'BALLAN/PORT PHILLIP' datestamp in black (earliest recorded date), rated '7' in black for 30-50 miles of carriage

     

    Lot 257
    Estimate: $350T Realised Price : $380

    1850s-1900s (mostly later period) accumulation with many numeral and datestamp cancellations (noted scarce 1870 McCullum's Creek), taxed and registered's, perfins, 1893 'UNCLAIMED AT/CURLEWIS' (stamp excised), Ship endorsements (9), etc, varied condition at times (100+ items)

     

    Lot 258
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1852 (Jan) large portion of entire used to Melbourne bearing 2d Half Length (Fourth state of dies), cancelled with indistinct butterfly in blue

     

    Lot 259
    Estimate: $225T

    1853 (9 Feb) small envelope Melbourne to Ballarat bearing 2d Purple Brown Queen-on-Throne (four good to large margins), tied by pie-crust '1/V' cancel. Some annotation and slight soiling, otherwise intact and fine

     

    Lot 260
    Estimate: $350T

    1854 (17 June) stampless outer entire, Official Mail to the PMG, with 'PAID/JU17/1854/ MELBOURNE' struck in red and No. '14' butterfly handstamp struck in red alongside. [The butterfly handstamp was used in 1854-55 as a receiving mark on Official Mail]. Some age spots, otherwise fine and scarce

     

    Lot 261
    Estimate: $450T

    1854 (24 June) stampless envelope (small faults) Hamilton to Launceston. Oval 'HAMILTON/ JU24/1854/VICTORIA' and scarce boxed 'PAID AT/HAMILTON' struck in black, mss. "1/-" in red. Launceston backstamp 6 July 1854

     

    Lot 262
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $2,100

    1855 (19 Jul) cover Melbourne to Germany bearing Campbell & Fergusson 3d Indigo two pairs cut-into at right, backstamps incl 'AUSTRALIAN PACKET', 'BRIEFT PER ENGLAND' in red, 'WORMS' and 'LUDWIGSHAFEN' handstamps, minor soiling

     

    Lot 263
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1855 (24 Nov) cover Melbourne to Ballarat bearing Campbell & Fergusson 1d and 3d tied by barred oval '1', portion of address inked-over, arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 264
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $300

    1857 cover to Germany bearing cut-into 6d Woodblock, endorsed at top 'By the overland mail via Marseilles/Simla', 'PAID/9 AP 8/1857' in red, various backstamps, soiling

     

    Lot 265
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $290

    1859 (17 Nov) entire letter (filing crease) to London bearing 'Emblems' perf 1d + roulette 2d + 'Queen-on-Throne' roulette 6d tied by BN '2' of Geelong, endorsed at top 'Per Benares/ Via Marseilles', handstamped 'M' in red. Attractive tri-colour oz rate franking

     

    Lot 266
    Estimate: $700 Realised Price : $950

    1862 (22 May) cover to USA bearing 'Emblems' 1d strip of four and singles (2), backstamps of Beechworth and Melbourne, adhesives additionally cancelled on arrival. Scarce and attractive oz rate cover

     

    Lot 267
    Estimate: $250T

    1865 (25 Jan) cover Geelong to London "via Marseilles" bearing 6d Adapted Design, 4d Laureate (flaw - frame above 'VICT' damaged), tied by Geelong duplex, red 'LONDON/MR 15/65/PAID' and arrival cds in black on reverse. Cover faults, incl missing back flap and re-inforced along top edge, still attractive

     

    Lot 268
    Estimate: $400T

    1866 (28 Oct) inwards cover Grantham U.K. to "Alwin Brook/Australia", with 'POST TOWN/NOT KNOWN IN/N.S.W.' struck in red and framed 'POST TOWN/NOT/KNOWN IN VICTORIA' in black. Fine appearance

     

    Lot 269
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1897 (26 Oct) registered cover used at Melbourne bearing 2d Charity and 2d Stamp Duty, toning

     

    Lot 270
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    1898 (3 Feb) registered cover with filing crease used Melbourne to Sydney bearing Charity 1d and 2d (2, one damaged), arrival backstamp, minor toning

     

    Lot 271
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1899 (2 Feb) cover used at Melbourne bearing 1d Charity and 1d Stamp Duty, minor soiling. Unusual franking

     

    Lot 272
    Estimate: $125T

    c.1901 OHMS Envelope inscribed 'COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES OF VICTORIA.' and at lower left 'AREA 73B/DUNOLLY.', minor ageing, unused

     

    Lot 273
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $500

    1901 (29 Jul) use of 3d Registered Envelope uprated with 1d + 1d to Madrid, cancelled by 'BOURKE STREET EAST' datestamps, various transit and arrival backstamps. Unusual destination

     

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