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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 188
    Estimate: $800

    1853 (12 Jan) registered stampless entire to Auckland 'pr Royal Shepherdess', handstamped 'REGISTERED AT/MELBOURNE' and 'PAID/(crown)/JA12/53', mss 'Paid', rated '3' and '2', Auckland arrival in black, minor blemishes on reverse

     

    Lot 189
    Estimate: $125

    1854 (Jun) stampless entire letter headed 'Creswick's Creek' addressed to the PMG at Melbourne, posted from Ballarat, this and Melbourne datestamps applied, Butterfly '14' in red on face. The letter enquires '... the whereabouts of two registered letters'

     

    Lot 190
    Estimate: $1,500

    1857 (Jan) cover to England with Imperf 6d Orange Woodblock and 1/- 'REGISTERED' Die II tied by Barred Numeral '69' of Prahran (backstamped), '(Crown/REGISTERED' arc handstamp in red, rated '1', 'd6' handstamp in black, transit & arrival backstamps, minor blemishes. Die II adhesives are far rarer than the Die I stamps

     

    Lot 191
    Estimate: $350

    1860 (23 Jun) registered cover to Locarno bearing perforated 1/- Octagonal pair (faults), 4d 'Beaded Oval' and 2d 'Emblem' rouletted on laid paper, tied by BN '7' of Creswick, small 'REGISTERED/MELBOURNE' datestamp in red, rated '6' and '1/-' datestamps of London, Calais, Basel, Locarno and other markings. Attractive combination

     

    Lot 192
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    1863 (21 Mar) registered cover to England bearing perforated 1/- Octagonal and 6d Black (damaged) tied by BN '3', '(crown)/REGISTERED' in arc, 'REGISTERED/CASTLEMAINE' and 'MELBOURNE' datestamps in red, arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 193
    Estimate: $250

    1865 (24 Apr) cover to England bearing 6d 'Netted Corners' and Laureated 1d and 2d tied by Melbourne duplex, underpaid by 1d, small circular 'MORE/TO/PAY' and 'Deficient Postage (mss. 1d)/Fine___' in blue, arrival backstamps, minor blemishes

     

    Lot 194
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    1868 (Jun) registered cover Rochester to Sandhurst (backstamps) bearing Laureated 6d with pre-printing paper fold and 2d cancelled by light BN, minor flap fault

     

    Lot 195
    Estimate: $125

    1869 (29 Jan) cover to England bearing Laureated 2d strip of three with frame varieties tied by two strikes BN '40' (type A2) of Echuca, transit and arrival backstamps

     

    Lot 196
    Estimate: $800

    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 197
    Estimate: $600

    1871 (19 Jun) cover Melbourne to London bearing Laureated 6d (3, one folded over) and De La Rue 2d (4) paying the short-lived double 1/1d rate, arrival datestamp in red, few minor blemishes. Only a few double-rate covers recorded

     

    Lot 198
    Estimate: $150

    1881 (16 Feb) cover Melbourne to Boulogne via Brindisi bearing Bell Perf 12 1/- Deep Blue/blue and d Rosine, arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 199
    Estimate: $300

    1881 (21 Nov) cover to London bearing 2d Brown tied by 'M72' (type 10A) of Buchan - rated RRRR, handstamped 'Deficient Postage (mss.)4d /Fine/(mss.) 6/10d alongside, backstamped at Melbourne. Rare

     

    Lot 200
    Estimate: $125

    1884 (7 Aug) cover Hamilton to Warrnambool bearing Stamp Duty 1d Brown pair tied by '476' duplex, transit (Kerang) and arrival backstamp, minor faults. Scarce

     

    Lot 201
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $160

    1885-1907 mostly commercially used stationery items incl Postcards (13, three uprated), Envelopes (2, both uprated), Lettercard (1), also few covers (5). Interesting lot (21 items)

     

    Lot 202
    Estimate: $200

    1885 (Jul) long OHMS envelope Melbourne to Port Fairy where endorsed 'Deceased' on reverse, readdressed to Melbourne with superb DLO applied in violet, accompanying 'Return to Sender' envelope and reposted to Titles Offices with framed 'DLB/ REGISTERED' in violet, minor blemishes

     

    Lot 203
    Estimate: $125

    1888 (13 Aug) cover to Switzerland bearing 6d Blue tied by '314' duplex of Lilydale, backstamps of Melbourne, Napoli, Locarno, Devio and straight-line arrival of Linescio, minor blemishes. Scarce village destination

     

    Lot 204
    Estimate: $150

    1892 to Texas, 1898 to Idaho and 1907 to Washington bearing 2d+3d, 1d pair+2d and d+5d and cancelled by large 'R', BN '461' of Hochkirch and Melbourne respectively, minor blemishes (3 covers)

     

    Lot 205
    Estimate: $500

    1898 (Jan) unclaimed OHMS Lettersheet with printed 'CHIEF SECRETARY' Frank in black being a 'NOTICE OF OBJECTION', 'R' within circle, datestamps of Melbourne, Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds, manuscript redirection endorsements, minor blemishes. Two examples recorded

     

    Lot 206
    Estimate: $80

    1899 (13 Mar) use to California of Envelope 1d Yellow-Brown uprated with 1d Green tied by BN '538' strikes of Carlton endorsed 'Via Sydney/Per S.S. 'Mariposa'', backstamps of San Francisco and Berkeley. Attractive bicolour

     

    Lot 207
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    1901-07 'Tatts' registered covers including two part covers with wax mailbag seals of Leigh Creek and Tawonga', 1907 bearing 1d (5) tied by 'Stock Exchange' datestamps with numerator '109' handstamped below (3 items)

     

    Lot 208
    Estimate: $100

    1908 Semi-Official American Fleet postcard 'Princes Bridge...' bearing 1d used Melbourne to Sweden, underpaid by d with 'T/10c' in black, octagon and straight-line 'Lsen...(mss.8)...rs' in violet'

     

    Lot 209
    Estimate: $100

    1909 (6 Sep) stampless inwards cover from England, boxed 'LONDON AUG M.O.D.', on arrival 'M.O.OFFICE/MELBOURNE' & 'REGISTERED/MELBOURNE/2' datestamps in black

     

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