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    Australasia 2009





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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 495
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    'The Numeral Cancellations of Victoria' (2001) by Freeman and White, 420 pages, hardbound with dust jacket. An outstanding book superseding Purves previous works. New

     

    Lot 496
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $200

    1855 (10 Apr) entire letter to Boston endorsed 'Lightning', bearing 1/- Octagonal tied by barred oval '1', backstamps of Melbourne, Liverpool Packet (in green) and London transits, on front 'NEW YORK/AM.PKT/JUL/16' datestamp, central filing crease

     

    Lot 497
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,800

    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 the UK via the Far East was to link up with the P&O Far East service, on 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 at 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'. One of the finest of the very few recorded

     

    Lot 498
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $90

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

     

    Lot 499
    Estimate: $500

    1897 (8 Dec) 1½d on 1d Postal Card used to British Consuls in Honolulu and then to Yokohama, Ecuador and Martinique, on sent to England, Hawaii 2c affixed and tied by duplex, re-addressed from Camberwell (U.K.) to the original sender at Queenscliff, with Geelong transit applied, minor blemishes. Full of character

     

    Lot 500
    Estimate: $200

    1905 (23 Feb) Envelope 1d Vermilion-Pink Die II (Stieg B13, HG B10a) used Melbourne to Valparaiso, uprated with 1½d, backstamped Montevideo (3 Apr) and Valparaiso (partial), light toning. A rare destination

     

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