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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 153
    Estimate: $300T

    1853 (17 May) stampless ''Registered Letter'' to Geelong, faint strike of ''PAID/BENDIGO CK'' in red, manuscript ''2'', crowned backstamps of Melbourne and Geelong

     

    Lot 154
    Estimate: $1,250

    1854 (30 Dec) entire letter to Goulbourn (sic) endorsed 'first steamer' bearing 6d Woodblock pair tied by Barred Oval '1', with 'MELBOURNE/(crown)/VICTORIA' datestamp alongside (early use), Yass backstamp. Interesting contents referring to the completion of the building Temple Court in Collins St'. Most attractive

     

    Lot 155
    Estimate: $500

    1855 (9 Mar) cover Ballarat to Scotland 'per James Bai(n)' bearing Woodblock 6d (2) tied by Barred Oval, handstruck '6', manuscript 'Missent to Bonar Bridge' in red with 'Bridge' over adhesives, various backstamps, minor soiling. [This cover was carried on the inaugural sailing under the mail contract as P&O and GSS Co. Ships were requisitioned for the Crimea War]

     

    Lot 156
    Estimate: $500

    1855 (29 May) entire letter used at Melbourne addressed 'Claude Farie Esq/ Sheriff/Supreme Court' bearing 6d Woodblock tied by Barred Oval '1', 'MELBOURNE/ (crown)/VICTORIA' backstamp. Unusually overpaying the Town letter rate by 2d

     

    Lot 157
    Estimate: $1,250

    1856 cover to Sydney bearing uncancelled 6d Woodblock (cut-into) showing the very rare framed 'DETAINED ON/BOARD SHIP' in black, reverse with Sydney Ship Letter handstamp, cover faults. The only recorded example of this marking on a Victoria cover

     

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $4,000

    1856 (20 Feb) registered entire letter to Locarno bearing 1/- Die I and 6d tied by BN '14' of Avoca, rated '6', framed 'COLONIES/ART-18' in black, transit and arrival backstamps

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,800

    1856 (5 May) cover Beechworth to U.S.A. bearing 6d Woodblock tied by BN '9', endorsed 'Via England', carried by 'Royal Charter' around Cape Horn and by 'Niagara' from Liverpool, handstamped '33' (cents) in black due from addressee and manuscript '28' representing trans Atlantic portion of journey, backstamps of Beechworth, Melbourne, Liverpool Packet and Boston Br. Pkt

     

    Lot 160
    Estimate: $1,750

    1856 (31 Jul) large part registered entire Williamstown to Bathurst endorsed 'per First Steamer' bearing Imperf 1/- 'REGISTERED' (three margins and clipped left corner) and 2/- (four margins, concealed tear at left), tied by BN '11', various backstamps

     

    Lot 161
    Estimate: $2,500

    1856 (2 Oct) entire Melbourne to Maryborough bearing C&F Half-length 1d Pink strip of three with squeezed transfer variety, Q-on-T 2d, Woodblock 6d Dull Orange (2) and 6d 'TOO LATE', cancelled by BN '1', backstamps of Melbourne and Maryborough. Adhesives in somewhat variable condition, address partly painted-over, nevertheless a rare cover

     

    Lot 162
    Estimate: $1,250

    1857 (28 Jul) large part entire Sandhurst to Sydney bearing large margined (marginal) 6d Reddish Brown, SG 32, tied by BN '4'

     

    Lot 163
    Estimate: $3,000

    1857 (5 Aug) registered cover to England bearing four-margined 1/- Die II (from the third printing) and 6d tied by BN '100' of Windsor with datestamp on reverse, Reading arrival datestamps, rated '6', minor blemishes including missing flap. [Only four Die II covers to the U.K. are known]

     

    Lot 164
    Estimate: $5,000

    1858 (Jan) cover Melbourne to Walden endorsed 'Columbia/Via Marseilles' bearing Imperf 1/- Octagonal, Woodblock 6d and Emblem 2d, rated '8', carried by to Suez, overland to Alexandria, then by 'Wye' via Marseilles to Southampton and finally by 'Fulton' for crossing to New York where Packet datestamp was applied. Reverse showing superb strike of agent's cachet 'FORWARDED BY/NEWELL HOOPER/&/ STEVENS/MELBOURNE VICTORIA' in blue. Unlisted in Rowe's handbook. Beautiful cover

      

    Lot 165
    Estimate: $1,750

    1858 (28 Mar) registered flapless cover Beechworth to Goulburn endorsed 'Via Albury' and 'Estate Money' bearing Imperf 6d and 1/- Octagonal, paying intercolonial rate + 6d registration. Attractive

     

    Lot 166
    Estimate: $500

    1858 (5 Apr) cover Creswick to Port Adelaide bearing 6d Woodblock, datestamps of Creswick, Melbourne, Adelaide and Port Adelaide, minor soiling

     

    Lot 167
    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 168
    Estimate: $1,500

    1861 (28 Nov) registered cover to Locarno bearing perforated 2/- (SG 82) and 6d 'Netted corners' tied by BN '4' of Sandhurst, arc 'CROWN/REGISTERED' in red plus Registered datestamps of Sandhurst, Melbourne, London, rated '1/-, Calais transit, backstamps of Expedition, Paris and Locarno, 'CPB' framed cachet

     

    Lot 169
    Estimate: $1,500

    1861 (23 Jul) registered cover Epsom to Locarno bearing perforated 1/- Octagonal pair and Woodblock 6d Black strip of three (the equal record multiple), various instructional and transit markings on both sides, flap faults. Ex Purves, Kellow

     

    Lot 170
    Estimate: $1,000

    1862 (25 Apr) cover Melbourne to Canada 'per 'Bombay' ' bearing perforated Woodblock 2/- pair and Beaded Oval 4d, manuscript '1/8' and '2/4', London transit and Quebec arrival backstamps, some cover faults, still an attractive example of the treble rate

     

    Lot 171
    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, manuscript details in red, arrival backstamp and DLO datestamp in green

     

    Lot 172
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $80

    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 173
    Estimate: $6,000

    1874 (6 Oct) registered cover Melbourne to Creswick bearing 2/- Dark Blue/green (SG 129a) two singles and 1/- Laureated tied by oval 'REGISTERED' handstamps, prepaying the 3lb rate at 4/6d + 6d registration, presumably affixed to a packet, address restored. An amazing franking. Ex Pack

     

    Lot 174
    Estimate: $1,000

    1878 (28 May) use of 1d Violet on Pale Buff Postal Card, (Stieg P2-c, HG 2-b), from Melbourne to Carlton, showing superb strike of the very rare 'POSTED AT/ NEWSPAPER SLIPS' framed handstamp

     

    Lot 175
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1888 (13 Aug) cover to Switzerland bearing 6d Pale Ultramarine, SG 318a, tied by '314' duplex of Lilydale, backstamps of Melbourne, Napoli, Locarno, Devio and straight-line arrival of Linescio, minor blemishes. Scarce village destination

     

    Lot 176
    Estimate: $100

    1888 (17 Aug) cover to Cambridge (New Brunswick) bearing 1d Yellow-green pair, SG 312a, and 6d Pale Ultramarine, SG 318a, tied by BN '71' duplexes of Richmond, endorsed 'Per Cuzco De/Via Southampton', Melbourne and London backstamps. Attractive bicolour franking to an unusual destination

     

    Lot 177
    Estimate: $150

    c.1896 illustrated advertising Wrapper printed 'all-over' for Phillips-Ormonde & Co. used to Austria with G.B. d affixed and tied by 'F.B.' in black. Interesting and ornate

     

    Lot 178
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

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

     

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