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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 517
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    1842 (16 Dec) entire per 'Lord Samarez' Melbourne to Edinburgh the reverse with dated oval 'Melbourne/New S Wales', 'SHIP LETTER', London transit and Edinburgh arrival cds. Rated '3'(d) ship letter rate and '8'(d) on arrival. Early Port Phillip letter

     

    Lot 518
    Estimate: $300

    1856 (15 Jun) cover Melbourne to England bearing 2 x 6d imperforate Woodblocks with four margins each, cut close at top on one unit and both tied by B/N '1', mss. 'per "Australasian"' and backstamped Newark. An attractive double rate cover

     

    Lot 519
    Estimate: $300

    1857 (14 Sep) outer Melbourne to London franked four margined 6d Woodblock endorsed 'p Emeu' and carried on the ill-fated voyage which stranded on a coral reef in the Red Sea. The Southampton mails were transferred onto the P&O 'Ripon'. A clean and attractive cover with about twenty examples from this incident believed to exist

     

    Lot 520
    Estimate: $200

    1859 (21 Mar) folded registered wrapper Hepburn to Ballarat via Creswicks Creek (all backstamped) bearing imperforate 1/- Octagonal and 4d perforated Emblems representing the single inland registered rate. Soiled but a scarce franking

     

    Lot 521
    Estimate: $400

    1859 (18 Nov) entire Melbourne to France franked 6d Queen on Throne lightly tied, the front bearing a French marine cds and the rear with an arrival b/s. Superb

     

    Lot 522
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $135

    1860 (20 Nov) small envelope endorsed 'Pr Aldinga' Melbourne to Redruth, South Australia with Adelaide GPO cds on face and franked by tied 6d Queen on Throne. Uncommon destination

     

    Lot 523
    Estimate: $120

    1860 (21 Nov) large cover Melbourne to Edinburgh bearing pair perforated 1/- Octagonal representing the scarce via Southampton triple rate. Few peripheral faults. Ex Moreton

     

    Lot 524
    Estimate: $750

    1860 (24 Dec) outer from Geelong to London franked perforated 1/- Octagonal, 6d Queen on Throne and 3d Beaded Oval (showing numerous flaws at left and unpriced on cover). Two examples of this three issue mixed franking recorded. Scarce

     

    Lot 525
    Estimate: $650

    1861 (8 Jan) front and large part back folded cover to Melbourne, the reverse with rare Ballan mss. despatch marking franked perforated 1/- Octagonal and pair 4d Beaded Oval. Scarce double inland plus registration rate

     

    Lot 526
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1861 (May) trimmed front of an entire franked perforated 1/- indigo Octagonal to Adelaide (scarce destination and double rate) bearing two strikes of the Adelaide GPO cds (one tying the stamp). A rare shade particularly on cover and more so cancelled on arrival. RPSL Certificate (2004)

     

    Lot 527
    Estimate: $300

    1861 (24 May) cover Bunninyong to France with transit markings of Melbourne, London and Calais on reverse and face and franked with tied pair 6d Queen on Throne. A few stains but an uncommon example of mail to France via Southampton

     

    Lot 528
    Estimate: $1,500

    1861 (25 Jul) entire Melbourne to Birmingham franked pair and single perforated 1/- Octagonal plus 3d Beaded Oval representing the quintuple via Marseilles rate and the only example believed to exist. A famous cover offered in the Marken and Ganzachenhaus auction in 1921 (Lot 4218). Ex Davis (2002) and Palmer (2010)

     

    Lot 529
    Estimate: $400

    1861 (20 Dec) outer (few file folds) Melbourne to Dunedin 'per Aldinga' franked 2 x 6d Beaded Ovals. Four double rate covers to New Zealand recorded. Fine and unusual

     

    Lot 530
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $140

    1862 (17 May) envelope Belfast to Dublin franked by tied 6d and 3d Beaded Ovals for the 9d single via Marseilles rate. A neat and clean cover

     

    Lot 531
    Estimate: $500

    1863 (26 Aug) cover Sandridge to New York with UK accountancy and transit markings on face, franked perforated 1/- Octagonal and 6d Adapted Design (closed tear) and routed 'via Marseilles'. A few minor filing faults but a very early example of the revised Marseilles rate of which five examples are recorded by Palmer

     

    Lot 532
    Estimate: $100

    1864 (18 Apr) and 1876 (14 Nov) covers Geelong to New Zealand franked 6d Adapted design and pair and single 2d Bell, representing the single and triple rates respectively. A few blemishes but an uncommon destination

     

    Lot 533
    Estimate: $1,500

    1865 (25 Jul) cover Melbourne to Belfast, Prince Edward Island bearing strip of three of 6d Adapted design tied by Melbourne duplex, mss. '5' and '1, London Paid transit and Prince Edward Island arrival cds on rear. The sole example recorded by Palmer. Ex Lehr (1992)

     

    Lot 534
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $380

    1865 (4 Oct) entire newspaper 'The Argus' to Edinburgh, bearing 1d Laureate (wing margin) tied by Melbourne cds. Ironed out crease, a few faint stains and peripheral faults but a very scarce example of non-letter rate mail particularly in its entirety

     

    Lot 535
    Estimate: $750

    1867 (25 Oct) cover front from Castlemaine (with rare 'Registered/Castlemaine' cds) to Switzerland bearing 3 x 1/- and 10d Laureates representing the double postage and foreign registration rate plus 6d domestic registration. A few peripheral faults. Ex Harvey, Jaffe, Palmer

     

    Lot 536
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $400

    1868 (5 Feb) cover Melbourne to Aden (ADEN. STR. POINT) bearing tied pair 6d Laureate. Cover typically aged and discoloured from this correspondence but a very rare destination

     

    Lot 537
    Estimate: $750

    1869 (4 Dec) cover Beechworth to France bearing outstanding franking of pair 1/-, 6d and 4d Laureates. Rear flap damage but the sole example of a quadruple rate via Marseilles rate recorded by Palmer. Ex Kekko

     

    Lot 538
    Estimate: $100

    1871 (25 Jan) small envelope Melbourne to Swansea, Tasmania franked with a tied 3d Laureate. An uncommon rate. Fine. Ex Blake

     

    Lot 539
    Estimate: $1,500

    1872 (29 Oct) unfranked small envelope Kilmore to St Petersburg, Russia inscribed via Trieste and overscored. Unpaid and consequently sent via Marseilles and struck with the GB 'diamond' accountancy mark. Charged a total of '72' kopecks on arrival. The sole example of mail to Russia in the pre-UPU period. Ex Davis

     

    Lot 540
    Estimate: $250

    1874 (7 Sep) cover Eaglehawk to Denmark bearing 6d Laureate and 2d Bell with Melbourne and London transit markings. Scarce destination

     

    Lot 541
    Estimate: $150

    1875 (15 Jan) folded prices current Melbourne to Launceston franked 1d Laureate solo franking. A fine and scarce printed matter rate. Ex Blake

     

    Lot 542
    Estimate: $400

    1875 (23 Mar) cover Melbourne to Germany franked with 1/- Octagonal and 4d Laureate both tied, London paid handstamp on front and arrival handstamp at rear. A few stains and rear flap missing but a very rare double rate

     

    Lot 543
    Estimate: $650

    1875 (10 Aug) folded outer Melbourne to Paris bearing 1/- Laureate, 9d and 1d Bell. French transit marking on face and arrival b/s on rear. Very fine double rate and three colour franking. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 544
    Estimate: $500

    1875 (7 Sep) folded outer Melbourne to Amsterdam bearing pair and single (perf fault) 6d and single 3d (faint crease) Laureates and endorsed 'via Brindisi' representing the single rate plus late fee. A rare destination and attractive franking. Ex Linfield and Palmer

     

    Lot 545
    Estimate: $50

    1877 (8 Jan) local pre-printed cover Bridgewater on Loddon to Melbourne bearing 2 x 2d Bell. A few filing faults but an attractive cover

     

    Lot 546
    Estimate: $900

    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 framed handstamped 'POSTED AT/NEWSPAPER SLIPS'

     

    Lot 547
    Estimate: $200

    1879 (26 Dec) cover Melbourne to Berlin bearing 6d Laureate, 1d and d Bell representing the scarce via Southampton rate. A few blemishes but an attractive three colour franking

     

    Lot 548
    Estimate: $300

    1880 (29 Nov) large format OHMS parcel label for Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880 to Germany bearing Chief Secretary frank stamp cancelled with 'MC/97' and a strike of the 'Exhibition/Victoria' cds at lower left. Few folds and splitting at top but a scarce postmark on cover

     

    Lot 549
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $100

    1893 (10 Jan) cover Melbourne to Oran (Algeria) bearing 2d Naish and d Fergusson & Mitchell with arrival and transit handstamps on rear. Fine and an unusual destination

     

    Lot 550
    Estimate: $150

    1895 (14 Mar) PMG Frank stamp on Melbourne GPO OHMS cover used from Melbourne to Antwerp and uprated with 2d Tannenberg stamp as required by UPU regulations. Uncommon use of franked stationery

     

    Lot 551
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $300

    1898 (26 Oct) cover Melbourne to Verviers (Belgium) with scarce and unusual franking of 3d Naish and 2 x 1d Reading blue newspaper wrappers cut-outs. A neat and fine cover

     

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