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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 571
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $230

    1852 (24 Sep) entire letter to N.S.W. with 'PAID/MELBOURNE' in red, manuscript '2', endorsed 'Steamer', backstamps of Sydney (ship letter), Bathurst and Carcoar, minor blemishes

     

    Lot 572
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $170

    1854-1904 group comprising covers (10, including two 6d 'Woodblocks' covers), fronts to France (3), postcards (3), Postal Cards (4, one with 'NOT KNOWN...' cachet, mixed condition (20 items)

     

    Lot 573
    Estimate: $250

    1857 (12 Nov) cover Melbourne to London bearing Serrated roulette 18-19 6d Orange-Yellow, SG 60 endorsed 'Per Overland Mail/per "City of Sydney"' at left, minor blemishes. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 574
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $170

    1862 (25 Apr) cover London to Ballarat via Marseilles bearing attractive franking of line-engraved 2d and 1d and surface-printed 6d (wing margin overlaps cover) and showing rare endorsement 'Via Queen's Cliff', backstamped Melbourne and Ballarat

     

    Lot 575
    Estimate: $600

    1865 (21 Mar) flapless cover to Port Adelaide bearing 1859 Perf 12 by Robinson 2/- Dull Bluish Green/Pale Yellow, SG 82, tied by Melbourne duplex, some staining and tear at top. This is the only single franking used for an intercolonial rate (quadruple) cover we have seen

     

    Lot 576
    Estimate: $1,250

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

     

    Lot 577
    Estimate: $250

    1881 (12 Sep) cover Melbourne to Scotland bearing 6d Blue and 1/- Blue, arrival backstamp. Attractive example of triple rate cover

     

    Lot 578
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $380

    1893 (8 Jun) registered cover to England bearing inscribed 'STAMP DUTY' 3d, d and 2d tied by double-oval 'POST AND TELEGRAPH/MARKET ST.' belt-buckle handstamps, framed 'REGISTERED' and 'R' within black circle, London arrival datestamp in red. Attractive tri-colour franking

     

    Lot 579
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $550

    1897-1908 advertising covers including 1897 E.W.Cole to N.Z., 1899 Melbourne Coffee Palace to UK, 1900 Gordon & Gotch Melbourne to Prince Edward Island, 1901 Caldwell's Dookie to Hobart, 1902 Hamilton Brunning Melbourne to New York, 1904 registered Howard Smith Market St to Brisbane, 1908 "The Echo" Ballarat to South Melbourne (7 covers). Interesting group

     

    Lot 580
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,300

    Barred Numeral Cancellations: Fine collection annotated on 64 pages to exhibition standard in French, comprising covers (45), post cards (19), postal stationery items (29), stamps/pieces (230), range of numbers from 1 to early 2000's, issues from Half-lengths to Commonwealth period, few franks, numbers in colour, two highly rated '1345' of Vectis East - RRRRR (2 examples known) and '2007' of Massey R.S. - RRRR. Inspection a must

     

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