THE GUY LINFIELD VICTORIA 1839-1913, 1884-1901 INSCRIBED STAMP DUTY, STAMP DUTY ON COVER
1885 Naish designs with 'STAMP DUTY' on 1885-86 covers, 1d pair, 2d single (4) locally or three to UK (2), 3d (plus later 1d and 2d) on 1889 to UK, and singles to UK (2) from Lismore or Maldon, and 6d + 2d + 1d to rare destination of New Brunswick, Canada (toning), mainly fine (11)
Realised Price : $525
1886 (10 Feb) printed 'PFAFF, PINSCHOF & CO' on registered cover Melbourne to Hannover 'Per S.S. (mss. Tasmania)/Via BRINDISI', double-oval code 'Z' REGISTERED/ MELBOURNE' bearing Naish 1d, 4d (tear) and 1/- plus 4d Rose-Red opt 'STAMP DUTY' tied by Melbourne killers, arrival backstamp. Attractive four colour franking
Realised Price : $180
1886 (24 Jul) envelope to UK with attractive franking of 1885-95 ½d pair and 2d, and Naish 3d without 'STAMP DUTY'
Realised Price : $150
1900 long envelopes (2) Melbourne to UK franked 1886-96 9d Red and 6d Blue; or 1/-, 5d and ½d, paying 6 or 7 times rate