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VICTORIA - Postal History

3118518  1843 (Dec 20) entire to Scotland endorsed "per James" rated "6" in red & "8" in black, with early example of oval 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' datestamp in red, May 12 1844 arrival datestamp, some blemishes.
Lot 1283 [1 of 2]:1843 (Dec 20) entire to Scotland endorsed "per James" rated "6" in red & "8" in black, with early example of oval 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' datestamp in red, May 12 1844 arrival datestamp, some blemishes. Lot 1283 [2 of 2]:1843 (Dec 20) entire to Scotland endorsed "per James" rated "6" in red & "8" in black, with early example of oval 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' datestamp in red, May 12 1844 arrival datestamp, some blemishes.
160.00

GIBRALTAR - Postal History

3122275
 1859-85 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 (Feb 2) stampless entire to Portugal with '45' handstamp, Gibraltar Type 3 datestamp in blue, transit backstamps for San Roque, Cadiz & Lisbon and Porto double-ring arrival datestamp; [2] GB 6d lilac SG #Z11 x2 tied to separate 1858 outers to Glasgow or London by Type Z2 'G'-in bars cancels, each cover with Gibraltar datestamps in blue & appropriate arrival datestamps; [3] 1873 (Apr 30) 2d blue Pl 13 SG #Z13 strip of 3 tied by indistinct 'A26' cancels to large-part outer to London; [4] 1859 (Nov 12) 2d blue Pl 8 on outer to Italy endorsed "col Vapore Crimean" with very fine 'VIA/DI MARE/(E) handstamp in red; [5] (Dec 29) cover to "HMS Diamond, Sydney" with GB 1d lilac tied by 'A26' duplex cancel, SG #Z77, underpaid with manuscript "10 cts" marking, subsequently identified as concession mail to a HM Ship with manuscript marking scored through & tax handstamp obliterated (with worn 'A26' canceller), re-directed on arrival to St Vincent's Hospital; interesting group, condition variable but generally fine. ( 6)
Lot 1957 [1 of 7]:1859-85 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 (Feb 2) stampless entire to Portugal with '45' handstamp, Gibraltar Type 3 datestamp in blue, transit backstamps for San Roque, Cadiz & Lisbon and Porto double-ring arrival datestamp; [2] GB 6d lilac SG #Z11 x2 tied to separate 1858 outers to Glasgow or London by Type Z2 'G'-in bars cancels, each cover with Gibraltar datestamps in blue & appropriate arrival datestamps; [3] 1873 (Apr 30) 2d blue Pl 13 SG #Z13 strip of 3 tied by indistinct 'A26' cancels to large-part outer to London; [4] 1859 (Nov 12) 2d blue Pl 8 on outer to Italy endorsed "col Vapore Crimean" with very fine 'VIA/DI MARE/(E) handstamp in red; [5] (Dec 29) cover to "HMS Diamond, Sydney" with GB 1d lilac tied by 'A26' duplex cancel, SG #Z77, underpaid with manuscript "10 cts" marking, subsequently identified as concession mail to a HM Ship with manuscript marking scored through & tax handstamp obliterated (with worn 'A26' canceller), re-directed on arrival to St Vincent's Hospital; interesting group, condition variable but generally fine. ( 6)Lot 1957 [2 of 7]:1859-85 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 (Feb 2) stampless entire to Portugal with '45' handstamp, Gibraltar Type 3 datestamp in blue, transit backstamps for San Roque, Cadiz & Lisbon and Porto double-ring arrival datestamp; [2] GB 6d lilac SG #Z11 x2 tied to separate 1858 outers to Glasgow or London by Type Z2 'G'-in bars cancels, each cover with Gibraltar datestamps in blue & appropriate arrival datestamps; [3] 1873 (Apr 30) 2d blue Pl 13 SG #Z13 strip of 3 tied by indistinct 'A26' cancels to large-part outer to London; [4] 1859 (Nov 12) 2d blue Pl 8 on outer to Italy endorsed "col Vapore Crimean" with very fine 'VIA/DI MARE/(E) handstamp in red; [5] (Dec 29) cover to "HMS Diamond, Sydney" with GB 1d lilac tied by 'A26' duplex cancel, SG #Z77, underpaid with manuscript "10 cts" marking, subsequently identified as concession mail to a HM Ship with manuscript marking scored through & tax handstamp obliterated (with worn 'A26' canceller), re-directed on arrival to St Vincent's Hospital; interesting group, condition variable but generally fine. ( 6)Lot 1957 [3 of 7]:1859-85 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 (Feb 2) stampless entire to Portugal with '45' handstamp, Gibraltar Type 3 datestamp in blue, transit backstamps for San Roque, Cadiz & Lisbon and Porto double-ring arrival datestamp; [2] GB 6d lilac SG #Z11 x2 tied to separate 1858 outers to Glasgow or London by Type Z2 'G'-in bars cancels, each cover with Gibraltar datestamps in blue & appropriate arrival datestamps; [3] 1873 (Apr 30) 2d blue Pl 13 SG #Z13 strip of 3 tied by indistinct 'A26' cancels to large-part outer to London; [4] 1859 (Nov 12) 2d blue Pl 8 on outer to Italy endorsed "col Vapore Crimean" with very fine 'VIA/DI MARE/(E) handstamp in red; [5] (Dec 29) cover to "HMS Diamond, Sydney" with GB 1d lilac tied by 'A26' duplex cancel, SG #Z77, underpaid with manuscript "10 cts" marking, subsequently identified as concession mail to a HM Ship with manuscript marking scored through & tax handstamp obliterated (with worn 'A26' canceller), re-directed on arrival to St Vincent's Hospital; interesting group, condition variable but generally fine. ( 6)
420.00

NEW ZEALAND - British Post Offices

3122313  1848 (Oct 18) entire letter to London with fine strike of 'PAID/AT/AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND' crowned-circle handstamp in red SG #CC1 (Cat £300 on cover) and very fine 'AUCKLAND/A/OC18/1848/A/NEW ZEALAND' backstamp in black, rated "4" in red & "1/-" in black, London '20MAR20/[1849]' arrival backstamp. [Correspondence is signed by RN Wynyard & initialled by him on the front. Wynyard was a British soldier and colonial administrator who took part in the 1844 Flagstaff War and in 1846 was a member of the party who stormed Ruapekapeka. He was Commander of Military Forces in New Zealand between 1851 and 1858 and later served as Acting Governor of New Zealand for two short periods.]
Lot 2184:1848 (Oct 18) entire letter to London with fine strike of 'PAID/AT/AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND' crowned-circle handstamp in red SG #CC1 (Cat £300 on cover) and very fine 'AUCKLAND/A/OC18/1848/A/NEW ZEALAND' backstamp in black, rated "4" in red & "1/-" in black, London '20MAR20/[1849]
480.00
3122316  1848 (Apr 4) entire letter to London with fine strike of 'PAID/AT/WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND' crowned-circle handstamp in red SG #CC8 (Cat £350 on cover) and very fine 'WELLINGTON/AP4/1848/A/NEW-ZEALAND' backstamp in black, rated "4" in red & "1/-" in black, London '21SP21/1848' arrival backstamp, ironed-out vertical fold.
Lot 2185:1848 (Apr 4) entire letter to London with fine strike of 'PAID/AT/WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND' crowned-circle handstamp in red SG #CC8 (Cat £350 on cover) and very fine 'WELLINGTON/AP4/1848/A/NEW-ZEALAND' backstamp in black, rated "4" in red & "1/-" in black, London '21SP21/1848' arrival backstamp, ironed-out vertical fold.
420.00
3122317  1847 (Oct 15) entire letter to Glasgow with fair strike of 'PAID/AT/WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND' crowned-circle handstamp in red SG #CC8 (Cat £350 on cover) and very fine 'WELLINGTON/OC15/1847/A/NEW-ZEALAND' backstamp in black, rated "4" in red & "8" in black (private ship letter rate), London transit & part boxed Glasgow arrival backstamp.
Lot 2186:1847 (Oct 15) entire letter to Glasgow with fair strike of 'PAID/AT/WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND' crowned-circle handstamp in red SG #CC8 (Cat £350 on cover) and very fine 'WELLINGTON/OC15/1847/A/NEW-ZEALAND' backstamp in black, rated "4" in red & "8" in black (private ship letter rate), London transit & part boxed Glasgow arrival backstamp.
300.00
3122315  1847 (Nov 3) entire letter, written at Nelson, to England endorsed "via Sydney" with largely fine strike of 'PAID/AT/WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND' crowned-circle handstamp in red SG #CC8 (Cat £350 on cover) and very fine 'WELLINGTON/NOV3/1847/A/NEW ZEALAND' backstamp in black, rated "4" in red & "1/-" in black, London transit backstamp and fine Burnley double-arc arrival backstamp in blue. [Letter was probably sent privately from Nelson to Wellington to either avoid the 4d internal mail fee or to catch an earlier ship departure from Wellington. At some point the letter has been tidied up by removing excess "white paper", making the entire thinner and easier to display.]
Lot 2187:1847 (Nov 3) entire letter, written at Nelson, to England endorsed "via Sydney" with largely fine strike of 'PAID/AT/WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND' crowned-circle handstamp in red SG #CC8 (Cat £350 on cover) and very fine 'WELLINGTON/NOV3/1847/A/NEW ZEALAND' backstamp in black, rated "4" in red & "1/-" in black, London transit backstamp and fine Burnley double-arc arrival backstamp in blue. [Letter was probably sent privately from Nelson to Wellington to either avoid the 4d internal mail fee or to catch an earlier ship departure from Wellington. At some point the letter has been tidied up by removing excess "white paper", making the entire thinner and easier to display.]
600.00

NEW ZEALAND - Postal History

3122312  1845 (Jun 16) Wesleyan Mission outer to London with fair strike of 'PAID AT/AUCKLAND' boxed handstamp in red & almost fine 'NEW-ZEALAND/JU16/1845' backstamp in black, rated "4" in red & "8" in black, minor blemishes.
Lot 2235:1845 (Jun 16) Wesleyan Mission outer to London with fair strike of 'PAID AT/AUCKLAND' boxed handstamp in red & almost fine 'NEW-ZEALAND/JU16/1845' backstamp in black, rated "4" in red & "8" in black, minor blemishes.
340.00

ST. KITTS-NEVIS St. Kitts - British Post Offices

3122344  1846 (July 13) pre-stamp entire to Glasgow rated "1/-" with 'ST KITTS/JY13/1846' double-arc departure datestamp, London transit datestamp in red, boxed Glasgow arrival datestamp, small defects.
Lot 2290:1846 (July 13) pre-stamp entire to Glasgow rated "1/-" with 'ST KITTS/JY13/1846' double-arc departure datestamp, London transit datestamp in red, boxed Glasgow arrival datestamp, small defects.
120.00
   
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