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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 550
    Estimate: $2,000T Realised Price : $2,700

    1841 (13th Jul) OHMS illustrated Muir entire lettersheet headed 'HMS Hope Malta' to 'Surveyor General/Swan River...', fine curved 'PAID MALTA' and '(crowned) 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/OC25/1841/(CA)PE OF GOOD HOPE' both in black, mss. '6', filing crease improved. Fine appearance and an exotic inwards destination cover. Provenance Ex Juhl

     

    Lot 551
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $2,200

    1841 entire letter to India dated '28 Oct 1841', mss. '4', superb strike of crowned octagonal 'GENERAL/POST OFFICE/PERTH' in black and fine strike 'SHIP LETTER/(crown)/WESTERN AUSTRALIA/PAID.' in red oval, arrival framed 'CALCUTTA/SHIP LETTER/(18)42 February 25' in black

     

    Lot 552
    Estimate: $1,800T Realised Price : $2,300

    1843 (18th Feb) entire letter to Guildford with very fine strike in black of framed 'UNPAID/PERTH', mss. '4', slight soiling. Provenance: Ex Juhl

     

    Lot 553
    Estimate: $4,000T Realised Price : $3,800

    1845 (18th Dec) larger part of wrapper addressed 'The Honourable/The Colonial Secretary' with framed crowned 'POST OFFICE/MURRAY & PINJARRA' and 'UNPAID/MURRAY &/PINJARRA' octagonal handstamp with mss. date, subsequently re-assessed with mss. '4d', together with unpaid handstamp defaced by pen strokes, and 'Free' applied. Provenance Ex Creaser

     

    Lot 554
    Estimate: $1,800T Realised Price : $1,700

    1847 (Jan) entire letter to France, fair strikes of crowned octagonal 'GENERAL/POST OFFICE/PERTH' and 'SHIP LETTER/(crown)/ WESTERN AUSTRALIA/PAID.' in red oval, various mss. rates, framed 'COLONIES/&c ART.13' and Calais datestamps, Amiens arrival backstamp in black, with straight-line 'SHIP LETTER' in black

     

    Lot 555
    Estimate: $2,000T Realised Price : $2,700

    1847 (13th Apr) cover to Ireland endorsed 'By the "Scout"' and 'overland Mail/via Southampton', with superb strike of framed 'PAID/(mss details)/FREMANTLE' in red, transit and arrival backstamps. Provenance Ex Juhl

     

    Lot 556
    Estimate: $2,000T Realised Price : $2,100

    1849 entire to England addressed to 'The General Secretaries of Wesleyan Mission', mss. '6' and '8', fine strike of crowned octagonal 'GENERAL/POST OFFICE/PERTH' in black and superb strike 'SHIP LETTER/(crown)/WESTERN AUSTRALIA/PAID.' in red oval, arrival backstamp and private mss. sending details on front. Provenance Ex Juhl

     

    Lot 557
    Estimate: $750T

    1850 (21st Aug) inwards entire to Guildford from London (backstamped) endorsed at top 'via Southampton' bearing 1/- Green pair tied by barred-diamond '44' cancel, carried aboard the "Teviot" and "Emeu". Attractive

     

    Lot 558
    Estimate: $1,800T

    1850 outer entire letter to London, endorsed 'Pr Acadia/Overland via Marseilles', mss. '6' and '8', weak strike of crowned octagonal 'GENERAL/POST OFFICE/PERTH' in black and fine strike 'SHIP LETTER/(crown)/WESTERN AUSTRALIA/PAID.' in red oval, arrival backstamp '17AP17/1850' in red

     

    Lot 559
    Estimate: $1,500T

    1850 (5th Oct) entire inwards letter from India, framed Calcutta datestamp on reverse, addressed to 'Surveyor General/Swan River Settlement', endorsed at top 'per "Lady Margaret" - via Adelaide' mss. '8', and at left 'Calcutta 5 October 1850. W Bubly/Recd. 25 Oct 1851 p "Unknown" via/S Australia - '. Provenance Ex Juhl

     

    Lot 560
    Estimate: $750T Realised Price : $625

    1852 (19th Feb) entire to Australind endorsed 'Per Ship/"Raleigh"/ London Docks/London' bearing 2d Blue with lines cut-into strip of four, cancelled by indistinct numeral cancels, below 'SHIP LETTER/ (crown)LONDON', England transit backstamps, central filing crease, still attractive

     

    Lot 561
    Estimate: $2,000T Realised Price : $1,600

    1853 (25th Jan) entire to Tasmania with now worn strike of 'PAID/ALBANY', mss. '5' and faint '4', backstamps of Launceston and Hobart, slightly reduced and filing crease well clear of markings. Attractive example of an intercolonial stampless cover

     

    Lot 562
    Estimate: $2,000T Realised Price : $2,100

    c.1854 flapless cover to Bunbury bearing 1d Swan pair, margin just touching at base of right unit, with large part of oval handstamp in black 'POST OFFICE/(crown)FREMANTLE/(WEST)ERN AUSTRALIA', minor toning. Attractive and rare intracolonial use

     

    Lot 563
    Estimate: $2,000T Realised Price : $2,000

    1854 cover to England bearing 4d Blue, minor faults, margins three sides, tied by barred void grid cancel, mss. '1/-' and red oval '(GEN)ERAL POST OFFICE/(crown)/PERTH/WESTERN AUSTRALIA', arrival datestamp in green. Attractive

     

    Lot 564
    Estimate: $3,500T Realised Price : $2,900

    1856 entire letter to London headed 'Perth W Australia Feby 4th 1856' bearing 1d Black pair and 4d Blue, margins in places, cancelled by void grid cancels, mss. '1/-', arrival backstamp in red. Fine and rare

     

    Lot 565
    Estimate: $1,250T Realised Price : $1,350

    1859 (3rd Mar) inwards letter bill from Singapore addressed 'Guilford (sic)/Western Australia', endorsed 'via Galle & Suez' bearing India 4a Black tied by octagonal cancel, framed 'INDIA PAID' in red, mss. '4', and double-oval 'MISSENT TO/MELBOURNE/VICTORIA' in red, with portion of Melbourne datestamp on reverse. Rare W.A. "missent" item

     

    Lot 566
    Estimate: $3,500T Realised Price : $4,200

    1861 (31st Aug) entire letter addressed to St John New Brunswick, endorsed at 'Southampton' and weak mss. '5d' (enhanced) and '1' for 1/-, bearing 1/- Pale Brown - margin at base, cancelled by 15-bar number '6' in black with Albany datestamp at lower left, London Paid transit cds in red and New Brunswick arrival backstamp, filing crease. Rare and exotic destination

     

    Lot 567
    Estimate: $4,000T Realised Price : $3,800

    1862 (22nd Jul) cover to London via Marseilles, bearing 1854 4d Blue pair - large margins three sides, just touching at left and 1861 1d Rose (slightly oxidised), cancelled by 15-bar '8' of Fremantle with datestamp at left, arrival backstamp, slightly soiled. Rare combination franking

     

    Lot 568
    Estimate: $650T

    1867 (5th Feb) mourning cover (slight soiling) Canning to Fremantle, bearing indistinctly cancelled 1861 2d Blue, very fine boxed 'PERTH/FE 5/1867' backstamp. An attractive intracolonial cover

     

    Lot 569
    Estimate: $750T Realised Price : $1,000

    1871 (30th Mar) mourning cover to Central India "via Bombay" bearing 6d Violet pair tied by Perth duplex, transit and arrival backstamps, minor flap faults. Scarce adhesives on cover and a great destination

     

    Lot 570
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $1,500

    1879 (7th Oct) cover to England bearing Perf 14 2d and 6d (oxidised) tied by Perth barred cancel, arrival backstamp. Fine appearance

     

    Lot 571
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $250

    1883 (8th Jun) 'GOVERNMENT HOUSE' cover used Perth to the Governor of South Australia, crowned 'PAID' in black, Adelaide arrival datestamp

     

    Lot 572
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $850

    1885 (7th Jan) use of New Zealand 1d Postal Card to Germany, uprated with 1d Yellow-Ochre (9 examples) individually cancelled by 15-bar '6' cancel of Albany with datestamp below, Coburg arrival datestamp, minor card faults. Sensational franking and destination

     

    Lot 573
    Estimate: $500T

    1887 (27th Jun) cover to Melbourne endorsed 'Per "Carthage"' bearing 2d Chrome Yellow tied by barred 'K.G.S.' cancel with weak cds below, arrival backstamp. An attractive example of intercolonial mail carried by British contract vessels

     

    Lot 574
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $240

    1890 (24th Apr) OHMS envelope Perth to Sydney, Colonial Secretary's Office oval cachet in violet with handstamped initials, additionally handstamped in black '(crown)/PAID', arrival backstamp. Scarce

     

    Lot 575
    Estimate: $750T Realised Price : $625

    1890 (8th Aug) cover to London via Naples bearing 6d Lilac (SG 80) pair tied by barred 'K.G.S.' cancel with Albany cds alongside, arrival backstamp in red. Scarce adhesive on cover

     

    Lot 576
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $300

    1894 (6th Apr) long envelope (with contents) Jarrahdale to England bearing 2d Blue (3 - single and pair) tied by scarce '33' in bars, good Jarrahdale cds on front, Buckingham arrival cds on reverse. Contents refers to payment of monies "under the Will of my late Aunt". Few small tears and roughly opened, otherwise fine and a scarce franking

     

    Lot 577
    Estimate: $700T Realised Price : $1,350

    1901 (20th Feb) registered cover to France "via Italy" (roughly opened on three sides and part back flap missing) bearing two 1d Red and two 2d Grey tied by large 'R' within oval, violet oval 'POST & TELEGRAPH OFFICE/20 FEB 01/MARBLE BAR, W.A.' at left and arrival cds in red. Backstamped oval 'REGISTERED/14 MAR 1901/G.P.O., PERTH' in violet and 'CHARGEMENTS' and "SEINE' cds's in black. Despite faults, full of character and most attractive

     

    Lot 578
    Estimate: $250T

    1902 (5th Nov) "Matheson" cover used at Perth with 'L.C.ROOM' duplex, circled 'T' and 1d blank at base Postage Dues pair affixed and neatly tied by Perth cds's, framed 'RECEIVED AT/G.P.O. WITHOUT/CONTENTS' in violet

     

    Lot 579
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $700

    1903 (20th Mar) use of 3d Registered Envelope to Germany, uprated with 5d and 2d, individual cancels of 'R" within black oval, Perth oval registered datestamp, Coln arrival backstamp. Scarce

     

    Lot 580
    Estimate: $350T Realised Price : $480

    1904 (19th Jul) use of 3d Registered Envelope (P&T RE1) to Dunedin, New Zealand, uprated with 1d and 3d cancelled by strikes of Collie cds, 'R' within thick-circle, Invercargill transit backstamp in violet. Attractive

     

    Lot 581
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $400

    1905 (15th Jun) registered cover to England bearing 5d tied by 'MINGENEW' dumb duplex, 'R' within black oval, reverse with company cachet, violet Perth oval registered handstamp and Birmingham arrivals cds, minor filing crease

     

    Lot 582
    Estimate: $150T

    1908 (20th Apr) coloured PPC - 'Shipping in Fremantle Harbour, W.A.' to Shanghai bearing d and 1d Swan, tied by 'M.R.R./PERTH' cds, transit 'SINGAPORE TO HONG KONG/F/8 MY/08' cds below

     

    Lot 583
    Estimate: $150T

    1908 (27th Apr) coloured PPC - 'Hay Street, Perth, W.A.' to Shanghai bearing d and 1d Swan, tied by 'M.R.R./PERTH' cds, 'SHANGHAI/BR.P.0.' arrival cds

     

    Lot 584
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $250

    1908 (6th Nov) OHMS registered cover from Perth to Cairns, Qld. with 5d punctured OS. Undeliverable, and with various manuscript endorsements, plus straight-line 'UNCLAIMED', chamfered boxed 'D.L.O./No/' in violet on face, and Dead Letter Office datestamps for Perth and Brisbane on reverse. Roughly opened and resealed with 'E (Crown) R/FOUND OPEN/AND OFFICIALLY SEALED' printed label

     

    Lot 585
    Estimate: $600T Realised Price : $460

    1909 (5th July) complete OHMS label 'With the Government Statistician's Compliments' used Perth to London bearing punctured 'OS' 3d Brown pair and 1/- Olive (3), central filing crease. Rare

     

    Lot 586
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $550

    1910 (13th Oct) registered cover used locally at Beverley bearing 1d block of 4, 'R' within black oval, framed 'UNCLAIMED' in black, framed 'D.L.O.' in violet, with mss. details, and violet Perth double-oval DLO backstamp, minor faults. Attractive

     

    Lot 587
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $150

    1910 (25 ov) stampless OHMS Dead Letter envelope to Beverley, with 'R' within thick dotted violet circle and oval 'REGISTERED/PERTH W.A.' in black. 'REGISTERED PERTH' and 'BEVERLEY' cds backstamps, minor faults and filing crease

     

    Lot 588
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $850

    1911 (6th Dec) registered cover to Germany bearing Swan d and 5d tied by 'WAGIN' cds's, red registration label, Perth transit and Berlin arrival backstamps

     

    Lot 589
    Estimate: $200T

    Brochure: 'Assisted Emigration to Western Australia' (252x126mm) printed in blue, small faults, prepared by Agent General for W.A. in London, describes 'Free Grants of 160 acres', reverse pictorial design headed 'See Western Australia Exhibit at the Agricultural Show'. Interesting item

     

    Lot 590
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $170

    Cancellations: Cigar box with old-time selection with values to 1/-, few Australia & foreign (100's)


    Lot 591
    Estimate: $500T

    Cancellations: Collection of over 300 different W.A. postmarks (mainly 1970s - a small number earlier or later) on piece attached to original photographs of relevant Post Offices, annotated (detail includes actual date photograph of P.O. was taken!) and mounted on leaves, includes rarity ratings '1' (2), '1-2' (7) and '2' (9) as per R. & J. Goulder 2002

     

    Lot 592
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $380

    Cancellations: Old book containing loose stamps between pages, nearly all low values, few to 1/-, useful ranges of more common types, coloured, etc (100's)


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