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TASMANIA - Postal Stationery - Franks

851 PS Corporation Of Launceston: handstamp in blue on 1891 (12 Mar) envelope used locally at Launceston inscribed 'Tasmanian Exhibition/Town Hall Launceston', unusual flap (knife). The only recorded example. 400.00 This lot is no longer available
852 PS Corporation Of Launceston: 'Tasmanian Industrial and Juvenile Exhibition' ('Industrial and Juvenile' struck out) cover with blue frank, locally used with Launceston duplex of MR2/91. [Not recorded by Lancaster, presumed to be an early name for the Launceston Exhibition.]
Lot 852:Corporation Of Launceston: 'Tasmanian Industrial and Juvenile Exhibition' ('Industrial and Juvenile' struck out) cover with blue frank, locally used with Launceston duplex of MR2/91. [Not recorded by Lancaster, presumed to be an early name for the Launceston Exhibition.]
120.00 96.00 R

TASMANIA - Postal History

853
 1847 (Feb 18) to England with Hobart Town and '(crown)/FREE/18FE18/1847' datestamps both in red, signed by the sender C. E. Stanley (Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of VDL) at lower-left, York arrival backstamp in blue; fine condition; also 1848 (Mar 1) to Ireland endorsed "Claremont, Hobart Town" with fine strike of Hobart Town datestamp, fine Belfast arrival backstamp in blue. (2)
Lot 853 [1 of 4]:1847 (Feb 18) to England with Hobart Town and '(crown)/FREE/18FE18/1847' datestamps both in red, signed by the sender C. E. Stanley (Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of VDL) at lower-left, York arrival backstamp in blue; fine condition; also 1848 (Mar 1) to Ireland endorsed "Claremont, Hobart Town" with fine strike of Hobart Town datestamp, fine Belfast arrival backstamp in blue. (2)Lot 853 [2 of 4]:1847 (Feb 18) to England with Hobart Town and '(crown)/FREE/18FE18/1847' datestamps both in red, signed by the sender C. E. Stanley (Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of VDL) at lower-left, York arrival backstamp in blue; fine condition; also 1848 (Mar 1) to Ireland endorsed "Claremont, Hobart Town" with fine strike of Hobart Town datestamp, fine Belfast arrival backstamp in blue. (2)Lot 853 [3 of 4]:1847 (Feb 18) to England with Hobart Town and '(crown)/FREE/18FE18/1847' datestamps both in red, signed by the sender C. E. Stanley (Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of VDL) at lower-left, York arrival backstamp in blue; fine condition; also 1848 (Mar 1) to Ireland endorsed "Claremont, Hobart Town" with fine strike of Hobart Town datestamp, fine Belfast arrival backstamp in blue. (2)
160.00 340.00 sold

VICTORIA - Postal Stationery - Franks

898 PS Chief Secretary: Centennial International Exhibition Envelopes [1] internal use at the Exhibition to the Austrian Court with magenta frank scored out, plain embossed 'VICTORIA' Belt & Buckle imprint on flap; [2] similar, but longer Envelope, with violet frank (2)
Lot 898 [1 of 2]:Chief Secretary: Centennial International Exhibition Envelopes [1] internal use at the Exhibition to the Austrian Court with magenta frank scored out, plain embossed 'VICTORIA' Belt & Buckle imprint on flap; [2] similar, but longer Envelope, with violet frank (2)Lot 898 [2 of 2]:Chief Secretary: Centennial International Exhibition Envelopes [1] internal use at the Exhibition to the Austrian Court with magenta frank scored out, plain embossed 'VICTORIA' Belt & Buckle imprint on flap; [2] similar, but longer Envelope, with violet frank (2)
140.00 112.00 R

VICTORIA - Postal History

908  1882 (Mar 21) usage of OHMS envelope with Exhibition embossing in blue on the flap & 'BRITISH COURT,/Melbourne International Exhibition' imprint at lower-left, to Venice "per Orient Steamer via Naples" with Melbourne duplex of '1T/MR21/82, 'BRINDISI' transit backstamp (not Naples), taxed "120" with Italian Postage Due 10c pair & 1L affixed & tied by 'VENEZIA/1/5 82' cds, small abrasion on face & repaired flap tear clear of the embossing. Ex Trevor Davis [The Exhibition closed 31 April 1881 but usage of of Exhibition stationery continued for at least some months. Stieg & Watson at page 23 state that postage was not required on overseas mail except to countries that were members of the General Postal Union (later the Universal Postal Union). Italy was an original signatory to the GPU, hence the Italian PDues.]
Lot 908 [1 of 2]:1882 (Mar 21) usage of OHMS envelope with Exhibition embossing in blue on the flap & 'BRITISH COURT,/Melbourne International Exhibition' imprint at lower-left, to Venice "per Orient Steamer via Naples" with Melbourne duplex of '1T/MR21/82, 'BRINDISI' transit backstamp (not Naples), taxed "120" with Italian Postage Due 10c pair & 1L affixed & tied by 'VENEZIA/1/5 82' cds, small abrasion on face & repaired flap tear clear of the embossing. Ex Trevor Davis
[The Exhibition closed 31 April 1881 but usage of of Exhibition stationery continued for at least some months. Stieg & Watson at page 23 state that postage was not required on overseas mail except to countries that were members of the General Postal Union (later the Universal Postal Union). Italy was an original signatory to the GPU, hence the Italian PDues.] Lot 908 [2 of 2]:1882 (Mar 21) usage of OHMS envelope with Exhibition embossing in blue on the flap & 'BRITISH COURT,/Melbourne International Exhibition' imprint at lower-left, to Venice "per Orient Steamer via Naples" with Melbourne duplex of '1T/MR21/82, 'BRINDISI' transit backstamp (not Naples), taxed "120" with Italian Postage Due 10c pair & 1L affixed & tied by 'VENEZIA/1/5 82' cds, small abrasion on face & repaired flap tear clear of the embossing. Ex Trevor Davis
[The Exhibition closed 31 April 1881 but usage of of Exhibition stationery continued for at least some months. Stieg & Watson at page 23 state that postage was not required on overseas mail except to countries that were members of the General Postal Union (later the Universal Postal Union). Italy was an original signatory to the GPU, hence the Italian PDues.]
500.00 400.00 R
909  1888 Envelope with 'Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1888/...' imprint at lower-left & Exhibition embossing in gold on the flap, to Representative for US America/MCIE/Carlton Gardens/Fitzroy with 'CHIEF SECRETARY' frank in red & Melbourne duplex of JE26/88, 'FITZROY' backstamp. [The Exhibition post office would not be opened until 16.7.1888.]
Lot 909 [1 of 2]:1888 Envelope with 'Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1888/...' imprint at lower-left & Exhibition embossing in gold on the flap, to Representative for US America/MCIE/Carlton Gardens/Fitzroy with 'CHIEF SECRETARY' frank in red & Melbourne duplex of JE26/88, 'FITZROY' backstamp. [The Exhibition post office would not be opened until 16.7.1888.] Lot 909 [2 of 2]:1888 Envelope with 'Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1888/...' imprint at lower-left & Exhibition embossing in gold on the flap, to Representative for US America/MCIE/Carlton Gardens/Fitzroy with 'CHIEF SECRETARY' frank in red & Melbourne duplex of JE26/88, 'FITZROY' backstamp. [The Exhibition post office would not be opened until 16.7.1888.]
160.00 128.00 R
913  1911 Registered Free Mail (Dec 29) oversized (262x166mm) Post Office printed OHMS envelope to Imperial fine Art Corporation (London), Melbourne "229' crayon registration marking in blue, "26" accounting marking at left, 'REGISTERED/29DE11/MELBOURNE' datestamp at upper-right, London registered arrival backstamps, small edge faults.
Lot 913 [1 of 2]:1911 Registered Free Mail (Dec 29) oversized (262x166mm) Post Office printed OHMS envelope to Imperial fine Art Corporation (London), Melbourne "229' crayon registration marking in blue, "26" accounting marking at left, 'REGISTERED/29DE11/MELBOURNE' datestamp at upper-right, London registered arrival backstamps, small edge faults. Lot 913 [2 of 2]:1911 Registered Free Mail (Dec 29) oversized (262x166mm) Post Office printed OHMS envelope to Imperial fine Art Corporation (London), Melbourne "229' crayon registration marking in blue, "26" accounting marking at left, 'REGISTERED/29DE11/MELBOURNE' datestamp at upper-right, London registered arrival backstamps, small edge faults.
120.00 96.00 R

GERMAN COLONIES GERMAN EAST AFRICA - Military - World War I Period

1350  1916 East Africa Campaign stampless cover to London cancelled on reverse large part Indian Type 'FPO 321' (Kahe) datestamp, with on face unframed two-line 'IEF B' FPO No 321/POSTAGE FREE' handstamp in black and fine boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/3329' handstamp in red, flap fault, otherwise fine.
Lot 1350:1916 East Africa Campaign stampless cover to London cancelled on reverse large part Indian Type 'FPO 321' (Kahe) datestamp, with on face unframed two-line 'IEF B' FPO No 321/POSTAGE FREE' handstamp in black and fine boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/3329' handstamp in red, flap fault, otherwise fine.
105.00 125.00 sold

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Military - World War II Period

1557  New Guinea 1944 Soldiers Free Mail cover sent from Battalion HQ, 574th Signal Automatic Weapons Battalion to California with APO '7BPO' datestamp in red and army censor handstamp in violet. Fine condition.
Lot 1557:New Guinea 1944 Soldiers Free Mail cover sent from Battalion HQ, 574th Signal Automatic Weapons Battalion to California with APO '7BPO' datestamp in red and army censor handstamp in violet. Fine condition.
60.00 48.00 R
   
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