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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 194
    Estimate: $150

    1865 (21 Jun) cover to Germany bearing 6d and 4d (2) tied by Beechworth datestamp, oval 'PD' and 'LONDON/PAID' datestamp in red, backstamps of Melbourne (in blue), Marsceh and Melsungen. Attractive

     

    Lot 195
    Estimate: $500

    1865 (25 Sep) cover Melbourne to U.S.A. bearing 6d black (2), framed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID/VIA THE/UNITED KINGDOM' applied in red, 'NEW YORK SHIP LETTER/JAN/24/4' arrival datestamp, small portion of upper left corner missing, still scarce

     

    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 example of the short-lived 1/1d rate via this route. Only six examples of this rate recorded

     

    Lot 197
    Estimate: $350

    1879 (14 Apr) slightly stained cover to Locarno bearing d Red, 1d Green and 6d Blue shades (2) tied by indistinct barred numeral, Hepburn datestamp at left with day slug inserted in manuscript, '1' in red crayon, London Paid transit cds in red, backstamps of Daylesford, and three Swiss towns

     

    Lot 198
    Estimate: $400

    1893 (10 Dec) incoming use of Mexico 2c Postal Card (central vertical crease) uprated 1c from Veracruz to Melbourne via San Francisco. Great origin/destination

     

    Lot 199
    Estimate: $450

    1897 (20 Mar) incoming use of Lagos 1d Postal Card to Melbourne, backstamped on arrival. Unusual origin/destination

     

    Lot 200
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $105

    1905 (17 Jun) cover to U.S.A. bearing 2d tied by Melbourne datestamp, reverse with perforated advertising vignette in blue inscribed 'WARNER &/ WESBSTER./ FOR/ SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS/ 240/ SWANSTON ST,/ MELBOURNE' tied by New York datestamps

      

    Lot 201
    Estimate: $300

    1950-60s registered standard-sized covers/stationery with different registration labels (from mostly different Post Offices), Abbotsford-Yarraville, many scarcer postmarks, appears mostly average commercial quality (235). Good basis for expansion

     

    Lot 202
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Cancellations: Barred Oval '12' of Maiden's Punt on Half-length 1d pair. Rated RRR

     

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