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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL STATIONERY, FRANK STAMPS

    Lot 584
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $190

    Collection on pieces including Royal Mint (2, red and blue), Commissioner of Railways and Roads (13, all colours), President of Legislative Council, Commandant of Local Forces (4), etc, generally fine (approx 200)

     

    Lot 585
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $300

    'AGRICULTURE' (V200.1) printed in black on 1896 parcel tag (rated extremely rare), on 1899 postcard, and on short or long envelopes; strike in violet-blue on 1897 laid paper envelope for Head of Department with crest on flap; printed in black 1897 envelope to Switzerland uprated with 2d and on 1899 Entomologists Branch envelope to Belgium with 2d, mixed condition

     

    Lot 586
    Estimate: $250T

    'ATTORNEY GENERAL' selection comprising (V210.1) on 1874 Office of Titles envelope used registered Melbourne to St. Kilda, cancelled Melbourne killer, also cut-out cancelled Melbourne killer; (V210.2) handstamp (1880s-90s) on postcard in red (2) or violet, on envelope in violet, on lettersheet in red (from Maryborough), printed in black on envelope (2, one 'penalty' type), also two pieces, poor to good strikes, mixed condition (10 items)

     

    Lot 587
    Estimate: $1,000T

    'CHIEF SECRETARY/FRANK STAMP' (V335.1) in blue on 1870 'Public Library Museum, NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA' envelope used Carlton to Kew; in blue on 1865 'Police Department' envelope used at Swan Hill; 'CHIEF SECRETARY/VICTORIA' (V340.1) in blue on 1867 envelope used to Upper Canada; (V340.2) in red on 1874 'GOVERNMENT BOTANIST' envelope (early usage); 1880 envelope used Melbourne to Belgium, also strike on piece; (V340.4) printed in black on 1895 'GOVERNMENT BOTANIST' envelope uprated with 2d used to Prussia, mixed condition, some faults (7 items)

     

    Lot 588
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $260

    'COMMANDANT LOCAL FORCES' (V235.1) in blue on 1883 (8 Jan) 'HEAD QUARTERS, Victoria Barracks' envelope (filing crease and minor stain) with rare 'COMMANDER OF THE FORCES/VICTORIA' crest embossed in red on flap; also very fine strike on piece. Rare on cover

     

    Lot 589
    Estimate: $100T

    'MINISTER OF LANDS AND SURVEY' (V280.1) in black on 1883 envelope, printed in black on 1893 envelope from Meredith, printed in blue or in black on 1889-90 postcards, tiny tear in one card, otherwise fine, (6)

     

    Lot 590
    Estimate: $75T

    'MINISTER OF DEFENCE' (V230.1) printed in black on 1893 'HEAD QUARTERS' envelope (267x114mm) with printed address 'O.C.V.A., QUEENSCLIFF'; also on 1896 'DEFENCE DEPARTMENT, Ordnance Branch' envelope (small opening faults) to 'Wms Town B.G. Artillery/Fort Gellibrand/Wms Town' (2)

     

    Lot 591
    Estimate: $150T

    'GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA' (V250.4) in pink on 1884 envelope (178x115mm, blue crest on flap, minor faults). Rated rare by Karman and only recorded in violet

     

    Lot 592
    Estimate: $125T

    'MINISTER OF HEALTH' (V255.1) printed in black on 1894 long envelope, 1901 short envelope, and on 1901 postcard (2cm tear), mainly fine (3)

     

    Lot 593
    Estimate: $150T Realised Price : $120

    'MINISTER OF JUSTICE' (V265.1) superb strike in blue on 1876 (1 Apr) envelope to Echuca (backstamp) with red oval 'Department of Justice' seal on flap (for use by Head of Department), handstamp on face. Scarce

     

    Lot 594
    Estimate: $150T

    'MINISTER OF LANDS & AGRICULTURE' (V275.1) in blue on 1878 envelope (slight faults) to UK with London Paid cds; in grey-blue, bright blue or grey-black (2) on post cards to Beechworth, Numurkah, Congupnah or Marungi, and fine strike in blue on piece (6 items)

     

    Lot 595
    Estimate: $250T

    'MINISTER OF MINES/FRANK STAMP' (V290.1) faint strike in blue on 1873 (22 Sep) long envelope from Sandhurst, rated extremely rare; 'MINISTER OF MINES/VICTORIA' (V290.2) strike in blue on 1886 postcard used at Melbourne, also superb strike in blue on piece, and printed in black on 1890 postcard to Ballarat, generally fine (4 items)

     

    Lot 596
    Estimate: $200T

    'POSTMASTER GENERAL' (V310.3, small lettering) in blue on blue GPO envelope used Melbourne to Geelong and readdressed to Anakie in 1872 with datestamps of each on face; (V310.4) printed in blue on GPO envelope (embossed crown on pink circle on flap) used 1875 Melbourne to Ararat; on 1894 envelope used at Melbourne and in black (4) used 1898-1902, with two being penalty envelopes (7 items)

     

    Lot 597
    Estimate: $150T

    'POSTMASTER GENERAL' (V310.4) printed in blue on plain (no OHMS) envelope (fold) for Head of Department with elaborate crest on flap, unused, rare; also used cut-out and printed in black on envelope for Head of Department with crest in blue on reverse, unused though small stain (3 items)

     

    Lot 598
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    'POSTMASTER GENERAL' in blue used registered in 1894 (7 Apr) to France, uprated with 2d and 5d cancelled by bold handstruck 'R' of Melbourne, arrival datestamps in black and red

     

    Lot 599
    Estimate: $200T

    'POSTMASTER GENERAL' (V340.4) printed in black on 1896 envelope (reduced at base) used registered to Paris with 8d tied by 'R' within circle; and 1901 (V310.4) long mourning cover to Paris bearing 4d (2), both attractive examples of double rate covers, the former 8d a scarce stamp on cover

     

    Lot 600
    Estimate: $300T

    'PRESIDENT OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL' (V285.1) printed in red on 1894 (20 Oct) envelope, missing part of reverse, though being earliest recorded date; 1901 envelope with crest on reverse uprated with 2d used to USA, small faults. Scarce duo

     

    Lot 601
    Estimate: $125T

    'MINISTER OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION' (V260.1) in blue on 1873 (8 Nov) OHMS postcard used Melbourne to Geelong. Scarce and early use

     

    Lot 602
    Estimate: $100T

    'COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAYS' (V325.1) fine strike in blue on 1885, fair on 1886 Railways, very fine on 1888 (222x95mm) 'SECRETARY'S OFFICE'; 'MINISTER' (V330.3) printed in black on 1894 Railways (slight tone) and 1900 'Chief Traffic Manager' (224x99mm) penalty envelope, mainly fine (5)

     

    Lot 603
    Estimate: $200T

    'COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAYS & ROADS' (V320.2) indistinct strike in violet on 1883 (31 May) Victorian Railways envelope. Fine and rare

     

    Lot 604
    Estimate: $750T

    'ROYAL MINT' (V300.1) in blue on 1899 (15 Dec) 'ROYAL MINT' envelope used at Melbourne, slight soiling. [Two envelopes recorded]

     

    Lot 605
    Estimate: $300T

    'SOLICTOR GENERAL' (V345.1) in blue on reply lettersheets used 1874 Melbourne to Kew with oval 'UNCLAIMED' and DLB cds in green; 1884 to Port Adelaide with SA 2d tied by squared circle over Frank impression for return; 1884 to Melbourne, readdressed three times, lastly to Hay with NSW 2d tied by '245' for return, 1895 in blue or black on long Crown Law envelopes (2) or Petty Sessions to Kilmore; postcard (rated rare) used Avoca to Stawell, mixed condition (7 items)

     

    Lot 606
    Estimate: $125T

    'THE SPEAKER VICTORIA' (V350.1) very fine strike in blue on 1898 (29 Mar) 'LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY' envelope, poor oval 'VICTORIA/OFFICIAL PAID', minor soiling

     

    Lot 607
    Estimate: $150T

    'THE TREASURER' (V355.2) printed in black on 1898 (blue paper) or 1901 penalty (white paper) registered envelopes for income tax office. Rare and attractive pair

     

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