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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 361
    Estimate: $5,000T Realised Price : $4,000

    1833 entire letter headed 'Perth 22 Sept 1833' used Perth to England [carried by private ship], mss. charge '1/3' with the usual '1/-' rate, fine framed 'INDIA LETTER/ MARGATE' handstamp in black (Robertson In.1a), arrival backstamp in red. Letter contents of general nature with references to the hardships of farming, postal service, including a ship's captain taking a dislike to someone and refusing to carry their mail! An rare early survivor

     

    Lot 362
    Estimate: $5,000T

    1842 (17 Sep) duplicate entire to England with rare mss. 'Post Office/Australind/ 17thSeptr1842' (Australind Post Office opened just 5 months earlier), framed '(crown)/GENERAL/POST OFFICE/PERTH' in black, and faint strike of oval '(crown)/ SHIP LETTER/WESTERN AUSTRALIA/PAID' in red, straight-line 'SHIPLETTER' in red, endorsed 'Post Paid 4' and '8' for ship letter, slight soiling. Rare

     

    Lot 363
    Estimate: $2,750T

    1843 inwards 'duplicate entire letter' carried privately from India, addressed to the 'Surveyor General/Western Australia', endorsed 'Pr 'Hooghly' ', posted at Bunbury and endorsed 'P.O. Bunbury Feby/3th (sic) 1843', also mss. rate of '4d'

     

    Lot 364
    Estimate: $2,000T Realised Price : $2,600

    1846 (Jan) entire letter to England, framed '(crown)/'GENERAL/POST OFFICE/PERTH' in black, faint strike of oval '(crown)/SHIP LETTER/WESTERN AUSTRALIA/PAID' in red, straight-line 'SHIPLETTER' in black on reverse and arrival datestamp

     

    Lot 365
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $460

    1894 (26 Nov) cover to Connecticut bearing 2d Swan and Revenue 1d tied by 'ESPERANCE BAY' datestamp, backstamps of Adelaide, London, New York and West Haven, minor blemishes. Scarce combination

     

    Lot 366
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1896 (17 Dec) cover with 'ORIENT LINE' motif on flap used to Leeds bearing GB 2d tied by 'ALBANY/P.O.' duplex, arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 367
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1897 (17 May) cover to London bearing d and 2d (short corner perf) cancelled by 'GPO' obliterator in green with datestamp alongside, London arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 368
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $120

    1903 (28 Aug) spiked 'Tatts' cover to Hobart bearing 2d Yellow tied by 'FREMANTLE/P.O.' duplex, arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 369
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    1904 (4 Oct) spiked cover to Hobart bearing 2d Yellow tied by Katanning cds, with handstruck 'TOO-LATE' in black, backstamps of Launceston and Hobart

     

    Lot 370
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $190

    Cancellation: Geraldton barred 'GT' (9 strikes) tying 1d, 6d single and block of ten, 1/- single and pair to small part of registered piece, crayon line through lower adhesives. Attractive

     

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