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QUEENSLAND - Early Intercolonial Postal History

1017  1863 (Dec 21) Dalby to Hobart Town with 6d Chalon tied by Rays '133' cancel (Rated 3R), paying 6d intercolonial rate, on reverse Dalby (Rated 3R), Brisbane & Hobart Ship-Letter backstamps; cover with repaired internal tear. Earliest recorded cover between Qld & Tasmania.
Lot 1017:1863 (Dec 21) Dalby to Hobart Town with 6d Chalon tied by Rays '133' cancel (Rated 3R), paying 6d intercolonial rate, on reverse Dalby (Rated 3R), Brisbane & Hobart Ship-Letter backstamps; cover with repaired internal tear. Earliest recorded cover between Qld & Tasmania.
500.00 380.00 sold
1018  1865 (Mar 31st) cover from Drayton to Willis, Merry & Co (shipping agents) Sydney with 1862-67 Thick toned paper 6d Chalons pair tied by Rays '85' (Rated 3R) cancels paying intercolonial double-rate, on reverse Dratyon (Rated 4R), Ship-Letter Sydney & Brisbane datestamps. 400.00 This lot is no longer available
1019  1866 (Apr 4) triple-weight intercolonial cover to Sydney with 1862-67 Thick toned paper 6d & 1/- Chalons tied by Rays '81' cancels, routed Warwick to Brisbane by coach and Brisbane to Sydney by ASN Co steamer, on reverse Warwick Type 1a (Rated 5R), Brisbane & Ship-Letter Sydney datestamps. Desirable cover.
Lot 1019:1866 (Apr 4) triple-weight intercolonial cover to Sydney with 1862-67 Thick toned paper 6d & 1/- Chalons tied by Rays '81' cancels, routed Warwick to Brisbane by coach and Brisbane to Sydney by ASN Co steamer, on reverse Warwick Type 1a (Rated 5R), Brisbane & Ship-Letter Sydney datestamps. Desirable cover.
750.00 575.00 sold
1020  1868 (Jul 20) cover from Clermont to Sydney with 6d Chalon SG #47, tied by fine Rays '29' cancel, paying ½oz inter-colonial rate, Clermont, Rockampton, Brisbane & Sydney backstamps.
Lot 1020 [1 of 2]:1868 (Jul 20) cover from Clermont to Sydney with 6d Chalon SG #47, tied by fine Rays '29' cancel, paying ½oz inter-colonial rate, Clermont, Rockampton, Brisbane & Sydney backstamps. Lot 1020 [2 of 2]:1868 (Jul 20) cover from Clermont to Sydney with 6d Chalon SG #47, tied by fine Rays '29' cancel, paying ½oz inter-colonial rate, Clermont, Rockampton, Brisbane & Sydney backstamps.
300.00 230.00 sold
1021  1874 (May 21) cover to Kapunda with 2d Chalons x2 paying reduced rate of 2d per ½oz x2, stamps tied by Rays '96' with adjacent Maryborough and Adelaide datestamps, routed to Adelaide by sea and thence by rail to Kapunda, some mild aging. [On January 1st 1874 the Intercolonial rate was dropped to 2d per ½oz, only four covers from Queensland to South Australia are recorded at the reduced rate.] See also Lot 1022.
Lot 1021 [1 of 2]:1874 (May 21) cover to Kapunda with 2d Chalons x2 paying reduced rate of 2d per ½oz x2, stamps tied by Rays '96' with adjacent Maryborough and Adelaide datestamps, routed to Adelaide by sea and thence by rail to Kapunda, some mild aging. [On January 1st 1874 the Intercolonial rate was dropped to 2d per ½oz, only four covers from Queensland to South Australia are recorded at the reduced rate.] See also Lot 1022. Lot 1021 [2 of 2]:1874 (May 21) cover to Kapunda with 2d Chalons x2 paying reduced rate of 2d per ½oz x2, stamps tied by Rays '96' with adjacent Maryborough and Adelaide datestamps, routed to Adelaide by sea and thence by rail to Kapunda, some mild aging. [On January 1st 1874 the Intercolonial rate was dropped to 2d per ½oz, only four covers from Queensland to South Australia are recorded at the reduced rate.] See also Lot 1022.
500.00 380.00 sold
1022  1885 (Aug 10) cover from Brisbane to Adelaide with 2d Sideface tied by Rays 'QL' cancel with Brisbane datestamp alonside, Adelaide arrival backstamp, opening faults on upper edge. [This and lot Lot 1021, are two of only four covers recorded to SA at the 2d reduced rate] 300.00 This lot is no longer available
   
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