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    Lot 239

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    C ]AUSTRALIAN COLONIES
       - INCOMING MAIL TO THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES
         - MALTA [ View this Category ]
    Estimate: $3,200 Purchase Price : $2,796


    1841 (13 Jul) OHMS entire (an illustrated lettersheet with litho print of 'St. Jean d'Acre after the Battle') with lengthy letter to Swan River, Western Australia, with curved 'PAID/MALTA' and mss '6' in red, fine strike of 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/CAPE OF GOOD HOPE' ds (OC 25 1841), and endorsed 'Via Bombay' (but clearly routed via the Cape). The addressee is John Septimus Roe, Surveyor-General. He was key player in the development of Western Australia and has been called the 'Father of Australian Exploration' (biographical notes included with lot). Vertical filing fold has been professionally strengthened, otherwise fine, and a very early inwards letter to Western Australia from a very unusual origin

      

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