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AUSTRALIA - DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA

2616033  GB 1841 Australian Packet Ships: 3 page printed newsheet offering free passage to Australia, contains a wealth of information including sailing dates of 21 ships for the calendar year 1841, a map of Australia and the distance between the principal towns of NSW. Posted from Lombard St, London to Edinburgh, 1d red Stars cancelled with black Maltese Cross, fine Maltese Cross 'LS/15FE15/1841' backstamp. Small faults as expected. Attractive and rare. [Produced when colonies were targeting inwards investment and skilled labour.] 575.00

SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History

2614171  1846 (Nov 9) printed 'On the Service of The Customs/Collector' entire letter used London to Adelaide, fine crowned Paid datestamp in red (25MY25/1846) and arrival datestamp in black showing only the day and month slugs '9NO6' (appears to be poorly printed FREE handstamp). About 7 now recorded. Attractive. 240.00
2614173  1847 (Feb 5) printed 'On the Service of The Customs/Collector' entire letter used London to Adelaide, fine crowned Paid datestamp in red (14SP14/1846) and arrival datestamp in black showing only the day and month slugs ''FRE[E]/5FE7' (poorly printed FREE handstamp). About 7 now recorded. 190.00

TASMANIA - Postal History

3110412  1843-45 Entires From NSW to merchant William Johnstone all with Sydney crown oval datestamps of varying quality and most with Launceston double-circle arrival backstamps, very mixed condition. (9) 90.00
2616046  1847 (Oct 19) duplicate entire from James Grant, Fingal to Edinburgh, red mss "Fingal 19/10/46" (ERD), Edinburgh arrival of MAY/1/1847. Rated "3" in red and "8" in black; content is a statement of account. 380.00
2616053  1848 (Oct 24) local Launceston entire with rare worn '4.OCLOCK/24OC24/1848' d/s, rated "2" in red. The letter calls a meeting of the creditors of the Revd Bristowe. 380.00
2616069  1849 (Apr 30) entire Money Letter from Mr. E Sherwood, Lincoln, Macquarie River to Wm Johnstone, Launceston ordering 5 gallons of rum. Originally rated "8d" and then corrected to "1/-". [Money Letters are an early form of registration and are quite rare.] 650.00

TASMANIA - DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA

2616075  1849: (Jul 17) entire from Henry Reid, West Tamar to Wm Johnstone, Launceston no postal markings as accompanied consignment of 6 bags of wheat. Plus similar outer (somewhat toned) which accompanied a consignment of 5 bales of wool and 12 tubs of butter, and a third similar item, a bit tatty, of about the same vintage. (3) 80.00

VICTORIA - Postal History

2616037  1842 (Dec 22) inwards entire from London to Melbourne, fine red oval 'SHIP LETTER/[crown]/JU*7/1843/MELBOURNE' arrival. Rated "3" in black. Presumably carried by hand to Melbourne, by the Captain of the Alicia; contents document the sales of 28 bales of wool for £320/8/-. 160.00

ADEN - Postal History

2618574  1849 stampless missionary's entire from Aden to Lyon, rated "10" in black, fine red boxed 'ADEN/Paid "8 a/"' on face also poor Malta disinfection? cachet, very fine Alexandria backstamp and Lyon arrival of 25/SEPT/49, central horizontal filing crease. 600.00
   
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