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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 133
    Estimate: $3,000

    1856 (16 Feb) entire letter to Scotland bearing imperf 6d 'Woodblock' (2, one just touched at top) endorsed 'Per 'Hellespont'/Via Singapore'. P&O withdrew Contract ships during the Crimean War, thus the only way in which mail could be routed to UK via the Far East was to link up with the P&O Far East service, ships destined for India or the East. The 'Hellespont' and 'Kennington' are the only two voyages identified which made the journey, and as the former off-loaded mail at Singapore (rather than the P&O Ceylon connection), the British P.O. imposed additional charges, indicated by circular 'MORE/TO/PAY' applied below stamps, with adjacent mss. '6' and '8'. A new discovery of an item carried on this highly important routing, and perhaps the finest of the very few recorded

     

    Lot 134
    Estimate: $200

    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 135
    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 136
    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 137
    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

     

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