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TASMANIA - Postal Stationery - Franks

2614563 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 608: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.]
180.00

VICTORIA - Postal Stationery - Franks

2614532 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' b&b imprint on flap; [2] similar, but longer Envelope, with violet frank (2)
Lot 660 [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' b&b imprint on flap; [2] similar, but longer Envelope, with violet frank (2)Lot 660 [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' b&b imprint on flap; [2] similar, but longer Envelope, with violet frank (2)
200.00
3119432  Chief Secretary: Karman #V340.4 handstamp in black 1895 (Sep 20) use on printed OHMS Envelope, inscribed 'THE EXHIBITION TRUSTEES' at lower-left, addressed to Albert Park with South Melbourne '148' arrival duplex on reverse, repaired tear through the frank at upper-right.
Lot 661 [1 of 2]:Chief Secretary: Karman #V340.4 handstamp in black 1895 (Sep 20) use on printed OHMS Envelope, inscribed 'THE EXHIBITION TRUSTEES' at lower-left, addressed to Albert Park with South Melbourne '148' arrival duplex on reverse, repaired tear through the frank at upper-right. Lot 661 [2 of 2]:Chief Secretary: Karman #V340.4 handstamp in black 1895 (Sep 20) use on printed OHMS Envelope, inscribed 'THE EXHIBITION TRUSTEES' at lower-left, addressed to Albert Park with South Melbourne '148' arrival duplex on reverse, repaired tear through the frank at upper-right.
290.00
3121836  Commissioner Of Crown Lands & Surveys: undated envelope with superb strike in blue (worn state) of 'COMMR OF CROWN LANDS & SURVEY' handstamp Karman #V270.1, no datestamps, cover in fine condition with unsealed flap.
Lot 662:Commissioner Of Crown Lands & Surveys: undated envelope with superb strike in blue (worn state) of 'COMMR OF CROWN LANDS & SURVEY' handstamp Karman #V270.1, no datestamps, cover in fine condition with unsealed flap.
95.00
3121837  Minister Of Defence: Ordnance Department printed envelope with 'THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE' printed die in blue Stieg & Watson #E240 [Rated 3R] tied by Melbourne 'MR1/89' duplex. The only recorded example in blue.
Lot 663:Minister Of Defence: Ordnance Department printed envelope with 'THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE' printed die in blue Stieg & Watson #E240 [Rated 3R] tied by Melbourne 'MR1/89' duplex. The only recorded example in blue.
300.00
2602779 PSA-Minister of Railways: 1900 use on badly miscut envelope, minor edge fault.
Lot 664 [1 of 2]:Minister of Railways: 1900 use on badly miscut envelope, minor edge fault. Lot 664 [2 of 2]:Minister of Railways: 1900 use on badly miscut envelope, minor edge fault.
120.00

VICTORIA - Postal History

2614524  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 679 [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 679 [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.]
750.00
2614533  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 682 [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 682 [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.]
240.00

VICTORIA Barred Numerals

3117495  260: (A1) fine & complete strike tying Minister of Lands and Surveys frank handstamp (Karman #V280.1) to OHMS postcard, unframed 'MACEDON/MY19/97/VICTORIA' datestamp alongside, Richmond arrival backstamp. Unusual.
Allocated to Black Forest-PO 15/3/1859; renamed Macedon PO 20/7/1870; LPO 2/7/1993.
Lot 700 [1 of 2]:260: (A1) fine & complete strike tying Minister of Lands and Surveys frank handstamp (Karman #V280.1) to OHMS postcard, unframed 'MACEDON/MY19/97/VICTORIA' datestamp alongside, Richmond arrival backstamp. Unusual.  Allocated to Black Forest-PO 15/3/1859; renamed Macedon PO 20/7/1870; LPO 2/7/1993.Lot 700 [2 of 2]:260: (A1) fine & complete strike tying Minister of Lands and Surveys frank handstamp (Karman #V280.1) to OHMS postcard, unframed 'MACEDON/MY19/97/VICTORIA' datestamp alongside, Richmond arrival backstamp. Unusual.  Allocated to Black Forest-PO 15/3/1859; renamed Macedon PO 20/7/1870; LPO 2/7/1993.
48.00
   
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