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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 1073 [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 1073 [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
3123164  1846 (May 24) lettersheet addressed locally to "His Honor C.J.Latrobe Esq/H.M. Superintendent" with fine strike of 'FREE/MELBOURNE' boxed handstamp in red, backstamped 'MELBOURNE/(crown)/MY24/184[6]/PORT PHILLIP' on (detached) backflap.
Lot 1074 [1 of 2]:1846 (May 24) lettersheet addressed locally to "His Honor C.J.Latrobe Esq/H.M. Superintendent" with fine strike of 'FREE/MELBOURNE' boxed handstamp in red, backstamped 'MELBOURNE/(crown)/MY24/184[6]Lot 1074 [2 of 2]:1846 (May 24) lettersheet addressed locally to "His Honor C.J.Latrobe Esq/H.M. Superintendent" with fine strike of 'FREE/MELBOURNE' boxed handstamp in red, backstamped 'MELBOURNE/(crown)/MY24/184[6]
1,200.00
2615396  1847 (Nov 25) outer from The Glenelg to Portland, marked "Paid and Registered", rated "3/6" and showing, on reverse, 'THE GLENE[LG]/[[crown]]/NO25/[1847]/PORT PHILLIP' and 'PORTLAND/[crown]/NO*25/1847/NEW.S.WALES' oval datestamps. [The sender as Alexander McKinlay, the first postmaster at The Glenelg.] Ex Brian Peace.
Lot 1075 [1 of 2]:1847 (Nov 25) outer from The Glenelg to Portland, marked "Paid and Registered", rated "3/6" and showing, on reverse, 'THE GLENE[LG]/[[crown]]/NO25/[1847]/PORT PHILLIPLot 1075 [2 of 2]:1847 (Nov 25) outer from The Glenelg to Portland, marked "Paid and Registered", rated "3/6" and showing, on reverse, 'THE GLENE[LG]/[[crown]]/NO25/[1847]/PORT PHILLIP
800.00
2615397  1849 (May 3) outer from Warnambool to Portland, marked "Registered", rated "11d" in red, showing scarce framed 'MISSENT TO/[POR]T FAIRY' and, on reverse, crown oval NSW datestamps of Port Fairy & Portland (poor). [Postage was based on distance and for the 65 miles concerned it should have been 8d, so 3d overpaid. Although "Warnambool" is endorsed on the reverse and the sender has a Warrnambool address it is possible the letter was carried to Melbourne and posted there, in which case 11d would be the correct rate.] Ex Ray Kelly, Max Watson, Brian Peace.
Lot 1076 [1 of 2]:1849 (May 3) outer from Warnambool to Portland, marked "Registered", rated "11d" in red, showing scarce framed 'MISSENT TO/[POR]Lot 1076 [2 of 2]:1849 (May 3) outer from Warnambool to Portland, marked "Registered", rated "11d" in red, showing scarce framed 'MISSENT TO/[POR]
800.00
3119423  1853 (May 8) Adams & Co printed envelope addressed to "Purser of Steamer New Orleans" care of Adams & Co, Melbourne, 'ADAMS & CO/EXPRESS/16 WALL ST/NEW YORK' shield embossed in red at upper-left, containing original letter dated "New York May 8th 1853", envelope with no postal markings, carried per favour or possibly by the company's courier. Very fine condition. Ex Haas & Lancaster. [This lot is accompanied by a copy of Alan Levy's 'Collectors Club Philatelist' May 1982 article "Adams & Co.'s Express - The Melbourne, Australia, Branch"]
Lot 1077 [1 of 2]:1853 (May 8) Adams & Co printed envelope addressed to "Purser of Steamer New Orleans" care of Adams & Co, Melbourne, 'ADAMS & CO/EXPRESS/16 WALL ST/NEW YORK' shield embossed in red at upper-left, containing original letter dated "New York May 8th 1853", envelope with no postal markings, carried per favour or possibly by the company's courier. Very fine condition. Ex Haas & Lancaster. [This lot is accompanied by a copy of Alan Levy's 'Collectors Club Philatelist' May 1982 article "Adams & Co.'s Express - The Melbourne, Australia, Branch"] Lot 1077 [2 of 2]:1853 (May 8) Adams & Co printed envelope addressed to "Purser of Steamer New Orleans" care of Adams & Co, Melbourne, 'ADAMS & CO/EXPRESS/16 WALL ST/NEW YORK' shield embossed in red at upper-left, containing original letter dated "New York May 8th 1853", envelope with no postal markings, carried per favour or possibly by the company's courier. Very fine condition. Ex Haas & Lancaster. [This lot is accompanied by a copy of Alan Levy's 'Collectors Club Philatelist' May 1982 article "Adams & Co.'s Express - The Melbourne, Australia, Branch"]
1,450.00
3123182  1854 (Apr 1) stampless cover from England endorsed "pr Mail Steamer" addressed to "Albury/Murray river/Melbourne", British 'PAID/1AP1/1854' datestamp on face, on reverse 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/JU21/1854/GPO VICTORIA' datestamp in red and largely very fine 'ALBURY/(crown)/JU24/1854/NEW S. WALES' oval datestamp in black.
Lot 1078:1854 (Apr 1) stampless cover from England endorsed "pr Mail Steamer" addressed to "Albury/Murray river/Melbourne", British 'PAID/1AP1/1854' datestamp on face, on reverse 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/JU21/1854/GPO VICTORIA' datestamp in red and largely very fine 'ALBURY/(crown)/JU24/1854/NEW S. WALES' oval datestamp in black.
220.00
3119424  1855 (Apr 8) envelope addressed to Concord (NH), USA endorsed at left "by Adam's & Co's Express" containing original letter from husband to wife headed "Springs, Ballarat, Victoria", envelope without postal marking, flap damage and minor edge blemishes. [Adams & Co private express company was founded by Freeman Cobb & George Mowton in 1853, Cobb left shortly aferwards to found the renowned Cobb & Co coaching business]
Lot 1079 [1 of 2]:1855 (Apr 8) envelope addressed to Concord (NH), USA endorsed at left "by Adam's & Co's Express" containing original letter from husband to wife headed "Springs, Ballarat, Victoria", envelope without postal marking, flap damage and minor edge blemishes. [Adams & Co private express company was founded by Freeman Cobb & George Mowton in 1853, Cobb left shortly aferwards to found the renowned Cobb & Co coaching business] Lot 1079 [2 of 2]:1855 (Apr 8) envelope addressed to Concord (NH), USA endorsed at left "by Adam's & Co's Express" containing original letter from husband to wife headed "Springs, Ballarat, Victoria", envelope without postal marking, flap damage and minor edge blemishes. [Adams & Co private express company was founded by Freeman Cobb & George Mowton in 1853, Cobb left shortly aferwards to found the renowned Cobb & Co coaching business]
380.00
2614865  1855-56 inward covers (3) with GB embossed 6d or 1/- (all cut-to-shape) from England to Melbourne and then redirected to Heathcote. All with red Butterflies on face of '14', '34' & '48', '34' being particularly rare with only one other recorded. Notes on each of the ships is included. (3)
Lot 1080 [1 of 3]:1855-56 inward covers (3) with GB embossed 6d or 1/- (all cut-to-shape) from England to Melbourne and then redirected to Heathcote. All with red Butterflies on face of '14', '34' & '48', '34' being particularly rare with only one other recorded. Notes on each of the ships is included. (3)Lot 1080 [2 of 3]:1855-56 inward covers (3) with GB embossed 6d or 1/- (all cut-to-shape) from England to Melbourne and then redirected to Heathcote. All with red Butterflies on face of '14', '34' & '48', '34' being particularly rare with only one other recorded. Notes on each of the ships is included. (3)Lot 1080 [3 of 3]:1855-56 inward covers (3) with GB embossed 6d or 1/- (all cut-to-shape) from England to Melbourne and then redirected to Heathcote. All with red Butterflies on face of '14', '34' & '48', '34' being particularly rare with only one other recorded. Notes on each of the ships is included. (3)
900.00
3123380
 1855-57 6d Woodblock frankings on cover comprising [1] 1855 to New Zealand with stamp tied by BO '1' cancel, Otago arrival datestamp, faults & backflap missing; [2] 1857 to England with stamp tied by BN '1' cancel London 'PAID' datestamp in red & Luton arrival datestamp. (2)
Lot 1081 [1 of 4]:1855-57 6d Woodblock frankings on cover comprising [1] 1855 to New Zealand with stamp tied by BO '1' cancel, Otago arrival datestamp, faults & backflap missing; [2] 1857 to England with stamp tied by BN '1' cancel London 'PAID' datestamp in red & Luton arrival datestamp. (2)Lot 1081 [2 of 4]:1855-57 6d Woodblock frankings on cover comprising [1] 1855 to New Zealand with stamp tied by BO '1' cancel, Otago arrival datestamp, faults & backflap missing; [2] 1857 to England with stamp tied by BN '1' cancel London 'PAID' datestamp in red & Luton arrival datestamp. (2)Lot 1081 [3 of 4]:1855-57 6d Woodblock frankings on cover comprising [1] 1855 to New Zealand with stamp tied by BO '1' cancel, Otago arrival datestamp, faults & backflap missing; [2] 1857 to England with stamp tied by BN '1' cancel London 'PAID' datestamp in red & Luton arrival datestamp. (2)
145.00
3123378  1856 covers x2 to same addressee in Ireland each with single 6d Woodblock tied by BN '1' cancel of Melbourne, both with Melbourne oval departure datestamps and Mallow arrival datestamps (in green), one with Liverpool Australian Packet transit backstamp, minor blemishes. (2)
Lot 1082 [1 of 3]:1856 covers x2 to same addressee in Ireland each with single 6d Woodblock tied by BN '1' cancel of Melbourne, both with Melbourne oval departure datestamps and Mallow arrival datestamps (in green), one with Liverpool Australian Packet transit backstamp, minor blemishes. (2)Lot 1082 [2 of 3]:1856 covers x2 to same addressee in Ireland each with single 6d Woodblock tied by BN '1' cancel of Melbourne, both with Melbourne oval departure datestamps and Mallow arrival datestamps (in green), one with Liverpool Australian Packet transit backstamp, minor blemishes. (2)Lot 1082 [3 of 3]:1856 covers x2 to same addressee in Ireland each with single 6d Woodblock tied by BN '1' cancel of Melbourne, both with Melbourne oval departure datestamps and Mallow arrival datestamps (in green), one with Liverpool Australian Packet transit backstamp, minor blemishes. (2)
160.00
   
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