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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 518
    Estimate: $1,750 Realised Price : $1,900

    1842 (9 May) lengthy entire letter (small fault at front), written horizontally and vertically, from well-educated Tally Sconce whilst residing with her family the Bunbury's at 'Stanney', Darebin Creek, to her father Robert Clement Sconce, Chief Commissary of Navy, Malta, sent via India (with oval 'INDIA'), endorsed 'post paid 10A' and '6' (pence). Rare origin/destination. [Very informed contemporary comments including a wonderful account of the capture of nine Bushrangers - ('They will certainly be hung' and 'I feel considerably more comfortable now I know that they are in safe custody')]

     

    Lot 519
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $750

    1855-1912 range of covers/entires, few pieces, from Half-Lengths to Commonwealth period, useful 1850s-70s covers, some to overseas destinations, later issues with values to 1/-, some registered, mixed condition throughout, poor/fine (95 items)

     

    Lot 520
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1855 (Mar) entire to England endorsed 'Per Ship James Baines' bearing Imperf 1/- Octagonal singles (4) tied by barred oval '37' cancels of Fiery Creek, endorsed '2/-', Castlemaine, Melbourne, Australian Packet, Birmingham backstamps, reinforced slits, otherwise an attractive quadruple rate cover

     

    Lot 521
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1857 (16 Nov) cover to London endorsed 'Per Royal Mail Steamer 'City of Sydney' ', bearing 6d Woodblock tied by Melbourne obliterator, Melbourne and London backstamps

     

    Lot 522
    Estimate: $150

    1860 (22 May) entire letter to Melbourne bearing Beaded Oval 4d Rose-Red, SG 92a, tied by BN '82' of Wangaratta (RR)

     

    Lot 523
    Estimate: $200

    1862 inwards entire Manchester to Melbourne bearing 6d Lilac tied by barred '498', Melbourne arrival and scarce 'LC/JA/14/1863' in oval, also 1869 cover (faults) to Gawler bearing 1d (2) and 4d orange tied by Thames duplexes, Adelaide transit

     

    Lot 524
    Estimate: $250

    1869 (21 Sep) opened-out cover Melbourne to Clunes bearing Laureated 2d, weak strikes of framed 'UNCLAIMED/AT CLUNES' in black and 'DEAD LETTER BRANCH/REGISTERED' in red, mss. details in red, arrival backstamp and DLO datestamp in green

     

    Lot 525
    Estimate: $100

    1870 (16 Jul) cover Richmond to New Brunswick endorsed 'Via Marseilles/By travelling post' bearing Laureated 6d and 2d DLR, tied by '71' duplex; London Paid in red, Melbourne, Fredericton and Gage Town backstamps

     

    Lot 526
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $270

    1882 (21 Aug) cover to Brisbane endorsed 'per S.S. Leura', bearing 2d pair tied BN '4' duplex of Sandhurst, handstruck 'MORE TO PAY' in black oval, backstamps of Sandhurst, Melbourne, Brisbane and again Melbourne (18.10.82), probably unclaimed in Brisbane. Unusual

     

    Lot 527
    Estimate: $325 Realised Price : $320

    1884-89 four cover-fronts from one correspondence at 'GOORAMGONG' BN 'MC85' (1185) addressed to members of the Pennefather family in Tasmania, showing fine ink illustrations, perverse or comical sense of humour depictions, mixed condition (4 items)

     

    Lot 528
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $550

    1884 (24 Mar) 1d Postal Card addressed to 'Mr C H Hayward/Treasury' with printed message on reverse 'Essendon Football Club./The Annual General Meeting of/ above Club will be held at Gunsler's/Cafe, Collins Street, on Thursday,/27th March, 1884 at 8 o'clock p.m./A. M'CRACKEN,/Hon.Sec.' Pristine condition. [A. McCracken became the club's first secretary at the age of 17 and later became president of the club and the VFL]. An important piece of sporting history

      

    Lot 529
    Estimate: $200

    1896 (4 Apr) inwards use of Colombia 2c Postal Card, from Medellin to Melbourne, endorsed 'Via Colon of New York.' where foreign transit datestamp applied, slight soiling

     

    Lot 530
    Estimate: $200

    1896 (10 Jun) inwards use of Costa Rica 3c Postal Card, from San Jose to Melbourne, with San Francisco F.D. transit datestamp

     

    Lot 531
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1897-1911 range of advertising covers incl 1897 The Windsor Magazine, 1901 European Hotel Bendigo, Railton Bros. - Nurseryman, 1902 Caldwell's 'Flo-Eesi' Inks, 1903 Melbourne Stamp Emporium, 1905 Fitchett Brothers - Publishers, 1906 The Fruit World, 1909 Australian Brewer's Journal, Phillips Ormond - Attorneys with cachet in magenta 'Missent to/Chicago Ill. P.O./Central Station No.1/Opening Table', some used locally, overseas include France, Germany, N.Z., mainly U.S.A., mixed condition (19)

     

    Lot 532
    Estimate: $150

    1901-09 range of PPCs to overseas destinations including Argentine (4), Austria, Belgium (2), Bohemia (5), Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, UK (2) and USA, rates between 1d to 2d, mixed condition (18 items)

     

    Lot 533
    Estimate: $125

    1902-09 'TOO LATE' handstamp on postcards (4) and cover-front used locally, France (2), Isle of Man and USA, mixed condition (5 items)

     

    Lot 534
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $290

    1904-1913 range of PPCs, many in colour, wide range of topics, mostly used locally from various Post Offices, includes barred numerals (over 80), mixed condition (147)

     

    Lot 535
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    1905 (22 Mar) printed advertising cover for 'ALLAN & CO.' (music), used Melbourne to Switzerland bearing 2d and 3d, arrival backstamp, light filing crease. Attractive and colourful

     

    Lot 536
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    1906 (7 May) printed advertising cover for 'The Horticultural Publisher' with large strawberry, used Melbourne to Washington bearing 2d and d, arrival backstamp. Attractive

     

    Lot 537
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $80

    1908 (29 Dec) comical coloured PPC to Melbourne bearing 1d tied by fine strike of BN '1832' of Gainsborough (rated RR), datestamp alongside

     

    Lot 538
    Estimate: $350

    Riverina Cover: 1870 (31 Dec) cover to England endorsed 'Via Southampton' bearing NSW 1d DLR pair cancelled rays '49' with Wagga Wagga datestamp alongside, together with Victoria 6d blue, datestamps of Tarcutta, Albury, Melbourne and London arrival in red. 1998 RPSV Cert states 'a genuine cover, to which the Victorian six pence does not belong'

     

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