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    THE GUY LINFIELD VICTORIA 1839-1913, POSTAL HISTORY, MAIL TO THE UNITED KINGDOM

    Lot 279
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $460

    1839 (22 Mar) entire letter (creasing, soiling) Melbourne to London, black 'MELBOURNE/ NEW S. WALES' oval datestamp, mss. '3', '1/-' and framed 'NEW ROMNEY/INDIA LETTER' on front. Early use of this ship letter marking

     

    Lot 280
    Estimate: $600T

    1841 (15 Mar) cover (probably a little reduced) to Liverpool, good slightly blurred strike of first type 'MELBOURNE PAID' in red (used 1838-41 only), with '8' in black, oval Melbourne New South Wales datestamp on reverse

     

    Lot 281
    Estimate: $800T Realised Price : $600

    1841 (23 Dec) entire to Scotland endorsed 'Per Alexandria', fine framed 'PAID AT/MELBOURNE' in red or front , and light but clear circled 'MELBOURNE/N S W' on reverse, fine

     

    Lot 282
    Estimate: $300T

    1844 (1 Jun) cover or 1846 (10 Sep) envelope with enclosure rated '6' & '1/4' or '3' & '8', with red oval 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' datestamps; 1854 from Melbourne showing fine 'PAID MELBOURNE' oval datestamp, or from Geelong with Geelong and Melbourne backstamps, both with Liverpool Ship backstamps (2 types); also 1858 from NSW showing scarce 'SHIP LETTER FREE/GEELONG' and Belfast datestamps on back, (5 covers)

     

    Lot 283
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $190

    1848 (25 Dec) stampless entire letter to England endorsed 'Pr first vessel from Melbourne' with framed 'PAID AT/PORTLAND' in red, 'PORTLAND' and 'MELBOURNE/PORT PHILLIP' handstamps, mss. '1/3' (1/- Portland to Melbourne, 3d Ship Letter rate), additional '8' and '8', transit and York arrival datestamp

     

    Lot 284
    Estimate: $200T

    1850-54 stampless covers or entire letters to UK, mainly from Melbourne with red Paid Melbourne (6) or ship letter, 1850 with Portland/New South Wales backstamp, 1853 from Geelong rated '5' + '2/3'; also 1846 and 1854 from UK to Victoria, fair to fine (11)

     

    Lot 285
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $150

    1854 (28 Jan) envelope to Wales ''Per Madras' via Trieste' with Half Length Ham 4th printing 3d Blue (3 margins) tied by Barred Oval '1' paying Ship Letter rate, Melbourne and Carnarvon cds on face

     

    Lot 286
    Estimate: $1,250T

    1855 (9 Jul) entire letter Geelong to Scotland endorsed ‘P 'Blanche Moore' @ Galle/ thence overland via Marseilles’ bearing QonT 2d pair and 1/- Octagonal, filing creases, soiling. Rare 1/4 per ˝oz rate

     

    Lot 287
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $750

    1856 (28 Jul) entire Melbourne to England endorsed ‘Pr 'Formosa' to Point at Galle/ Hence Via Marseilles’ bearing Half-length C&F 3d, 2d QonT and 6d Woodblock, mss. '6', arrival backstamp. Very rare 11d per Ľoz rate and one of few surviving covers of the Crimean War period which were carried on the 'Formosa'

     

    Lot 288
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $300

    1857 (18 Jan) cover to London bearing C&F 3d Greenish Blue (SG 31a) two singles tied by Barred Numeral '26', arrival Paid in red, backstamps of Camperdown and Melbourne

     

    Lot 289
    Estimate: $3,000T

    1859 (17 Dec) entire letter Melbourne to Birmingham endorsed 'Pr Malta/Via Marseilles' handstamp of 'BRIGHT BROTHERS', bearing Perf 12 Half-length 3d Blue (short corner perf) and 1/- Blue Octagonal and Rouletted QonT 6d Bright Blue, tied by killer '1', meeting 1/9d rate. A most attractive 'blues' cover

     

    Lot 290
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $150

    1860 (25 Aug) envelope (minor staining) to Scotland franked Perkins Bacon 6d, Emblems rouletted 2d and Netted Corners 1d, minor soiling, attractive combination

     

    Lot 291
    Estimate: $350T Realised Price : $600

    1865 (26 Jan) cover Melbourne to Scotland endorsed 'p Bombay/via Marseilles' bearing 1/- Octagonal, Laureated 4d and Adapted 6d Jet-Black, ‘London Paid’ in red and Edinburgh arrival backstamp. Attractive 10d rate + 1/- Late Fee cover

     

    Lot 292
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $525

    1865 (26 Aug) cover Melbourne to England endorsed 'via Marseilles' bearing Laureated 1/- marginal pair and 2d and Adapted 6d Black, mss. '2' and London Paid in red, re-addressed on arrival, backstamps of London and Aberdeen. 1/8 double rate + 1/- Late Fee

     

    Lot 293
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $240

    1867 (26 Jan) entire letter Geelong to England endorsed 'Via Marseilles' bearing Laureated 2d, 6d and 1/- tied by Barred Numeral '2' duplex, handstruck 'M' in red, Stroud arrival backstamp. Attractive double rate cover

     

    Lot 294
    Estimate: $200T

    1869 (29 Jan) wrapper (250x100mm) endorsed 'Deed Only' bearing Laureated 2d Lilac-Grey strip of 3 paying 2-4oz printed matter rate. A scarce survivor

     

    Lot 295
    Estimate: $1,250T Realised Price : $1,300

    1870 (23 Apr) cover Melbourne to Scotland endorsed 'Via 'Brindisi'' bearing Laureated 6d Blue and 10d Dull Purple/pink pair, minor cover faults. Only a few double 1/1 rate covers are known

     

    Lot 296
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $230

    1870 (31 Dec) cover Geelong to London 'Via Brindisi' bearing Laureated 1d and 1/- tied by Barred Numeral '2', London arrival, repaired at top, minor toning, a collectable example of this short-lived 1/1 per ˝oz rate. Britain reduced the rate to 9d on 16 Dec 1870 without informing the Victorian Post Office

     

    Lot 297
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $725

    1871 (3 Jan) cover Sandringham to Norfolk endorsed 'Via Brindisi' ('Via Marseilles crossed-out) bearing Laureated 1d and 1/-, Melbourne and Lynn backstamps. The 1/1 rate was used (in Victoria) until late January 1870

     

    Lot 298
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $340

    1877-80 covers Melbourne to UK with Late Fee: 1877 (12 Jun) franked Bell 1/- and 2d paying 8d + 6d; 1879 (7 Aug) franked Laureate 8d (Wmk '10') and 3d paying 8d + 3d; 1880 franked Laureate 6d and 3d paying 6d + 3d, small faults (3)

     

    Lot 299
    Estimate: $250T

    1878 (24 Jan) envelope (slight opening faults) Melbourne to UK with colourful combination of Bell 2d pair and 1/- and Laureate 6d paying 2 x 8d + 6d Late Fee

     

    Lot 300
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $230

    1880-1900 covers, mainly to UK, incl very scarce 1890 4d rate (bearing scarce 4d single), 1898 registered to USA bearing 1˝d Green (5) and ˝d, 1888 front with 6d (3) tied by English Mail TPO duplexes, 1900 registered franked 1/- and 6d, 1884 use at Melbourne of Hibernian-Australasian Catholic Benefit Society illustrated cover, etc (23)

     

    Lot 301
    Estimate: $100T

    1891 (19 Sep) 'Edward Waters Patent & Trade Marks Office' envelope (slight toning) bearing 1d paying rate for unsealed circular to London, redirected in London and showing very fine crowned 'R.' indicating no redirection fee required. Very scarce

     

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