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    Lot 179

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    C ]AUSTRALIAN COLONIES
       - WESTERN AUSTRALIA [ View this Category ]
    Estimate: $12,500 Purchase Price : $11,068


    1843 (17 Apr) entire headed 'Australind 17 April 1843' addressed to Hebdon Bridge, Yorkshire and endorsed (inside) 'p Phantom to Mauritius' (the Phantom left Port Leschenault [later Bunbury] on 20 April directly for Mauritius). Struck with the chamfered boxed 'SHIP LETTER/Crown/WESTERN AUSTRALIA/PAID' of Bunbury with mss date 'April 20 1843' inserted. From Mauritius the letter was directed to India (Calcutta backstamp in red, 26 JUL 1843), and with Liverpool arrival backstamp of 26 NO 43. Rated '4(d)' in red as a paid ship letter, with '8(d)' due from addressee. Some staining, but the earlier of only two recorded examples of the Bunbury ship letter handstamp (the other in red dated 1848). Ex Dr Cecil Walkley, and a major W.A. pre-stamp rarity

     

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