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VICTORIA - Postal History

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 1123 [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 1123 [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"]
1,050.00
2616058  1855 (Mar 29) outer from Melbourne to Hobart Town, with 1/- 2-margins tied by Barred Oval 1 and Melbourne Crown-Oval, red boxed Ship Letter Inwards (2AP/1855) arrival on face and Launceston (31MA/1855) backstamp.
Lot 1124 [1 of 2]:1855 (Mar 29) outer from Melbourne to Hobart Town, with 1/- 2-margins tied by Barred Oval 1 and Melbourne Crown-Oval, red boxed Ship Letter Inwards (2AP/1855) arrival on face and Launceston (31MA/1855) backstamp. Lot 1124 [2 of 2]:1855 (Mar 29) outer from Melbourne to Hobart Town, with 1/- 2-margins tied by Barred Oval 1 and Melbourne Crown-Oval, red boxed Ship Letter Inwards (2AP/1855) arrival on face and Launceston (31MA/1855) backstamp.
300.00
3119737  1856 (Apr 30) entire letter "per Oliver Lang" to England with imperf 6d dull orange Woodblock (close to large margins) tied by BN '1' of Melbourne and by a fine strike of 'PAID/LIVERPOOL/SHIP/JY97/1856' tombstone arrival datestamp, Melbourne departure backstamp and very fine Manchester 'JY28/1856' arrival backstamp.
Lot 1125:1856 (Apr 30) entire letter "per Oliver Lang" to England with imperf 6d dull orange Woodblock (close to large margins) tied by BN '1' of Melbourne and by a fine strike of 'PAID/LIVERPOOL/SHIP/JY97/1856' tombstone arrival datestamp, Melbourne departure backstamp and very fine Manchester 'JY28/1856' arrival backstamp.
190.00
2907167  1856 (Sep) envelope from GB with 6d Embossed cut square (Cat £1,900 on cover) to 'Shipping Master's Office, Board of Trade, Melbourne', '1d' red charge mark, mss "rec : by Simla = 7 Jan 1857/No.10" and on reverse fair strike of straight line 'Cambden Town Py Pd' in blue, London transit cds and in red 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/JA 7/1857/GPO VICTORIA', flap fault.
Lot 1126:1856 (Sep) envelope from GB with 6d Embossed cut square (Cat £1,900 on cover) to 'Shipping Master's Office, Board of Trade, Melbourne', '1d' red charge mark, mss "rec : by Simla = 7 Jan 1857/No.10" and on reverse fair strike of straight line 'Cambden Town Py Pd' in blue, London transit cds and in red 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/JA 7/1857/GPO VICTORIA', flap fault.
230.00
2614864  1861 (Sep 26) use of 1/- Octagonal P12 x2 on registered cover from Melbourne to Wales, endorsed "via Marseilles" and "By Overland Mail", fine.
Lot 1127 [1 of 2]:1861 (Sep 26) use of 1/- Octagonal P12 x2 on registered cover from Melbourne to Wales, endorsed "via Marseilles" and "By Overland Mail", fine. Lot 1127 [2 of 2]:1861 (Sep 26) use of 1/- Octagonal P12 x2 on registered cover from Melbourne to Wales, endorsed "via Marseilles" and "By Overland Mail", fine.
240.00
3123748  1868 (Jan 30) Dyason cover from Elphinstone to Bendigo with 2d Laureate tied by BN '38', on reverse Sandhurst & rare TPO 4 large octagon (only 10 recorded on cover) transits and White Hills arrival datestamp.
Lot 1128 [1 of 2]:1868 (Jan 30) Dyason cover from Elphinstone to Bendigo with 2d Laureate tied by BN '38', on reverse Sandhurst & rare TPO 4 large octagon (only 10 recorded on cover) transits and White Hills arrival datestamp. Lot 1128 [2 of 2]:1868 (Jan 30) Dyason cover from Elphinstone to Bendigo with 2d Laureate tied by BN '38', on reverse Sandhurst & rare TPO 4 large octagon (only 10 recorded on cover) transits and White Hills arrival datestamp.
360.00
3119404  1869 (Mar 25) registered cover to Switzerland via Marseilles & Suez with scarce franking of Laureates 6d x4 (upper units damaged) plus 2d tied by BN '173' cancels of Daylesford, 'POSS ANG V SUEZ' transit datestamp on face, backstamped at Basel, Lucerne, Maggia & Locarno. Small faults & repaired tear. [The rate was 10d per ½oz rate x2 plus 6d registration. Cover is not recorded in Ben Palmer's census]
Lot 1129:1869 (Mar 25) registered cover to Switzerland via Marseilles & Suez with scarce franking of Laureates 6d x4 (upper units damaged) plus 2d tied by BN '173' cancels of Daylesford, 'POSS ANG V SUEZ' transit datestamp on face, backstamped at Basel, Lucerne, Maggia & Locarno. Small faults & repaired tear. [The rate was 10d per ½oz rate x2 plus 6d registration. Cover is not recorded in Ben Palmer's census]
320.00
3120043  1871 (Jan 2) mourning cover from Wedderburn to Scotland at the short-lived 1/1d rate via Brindisi, flap and stamp damage is reflected in estimate.
Lot 1130:1871 (Jan 2) mourning cover from Wedderburn to Scotland at the short-lived 1/1d rate via Brindisi, flap and stamp damage is reflected in estimate.
190.00
3119407  1875 (Mar 11) Colonial Bank registered cover to Melbourne with 6d Laureate plus 2d Bell strip of 3 tied by fine strikes of BN '382' of Gaffney's Creek (backstamped), manuscript "Registered/No22" endorsement and 'REGISTERED'-in-oval handstamp, cover with puncture at lower-left, otherwise fine condition. [Rate was 2d x3 for letter weighing between 1oz and 1½oz plus 6d registration]
Lot 1131:1875 (Mar 11) Colonial Bank registered cover to Melbourne with 6d Laureate plus 2d Bell strip of 3 tied by fine strikes of BN '382' of Gaffney's Creek (backstamped), manuscript "Registered/No22" endorsement and 'REGISTERED'-in-oval handstamp, cover with puncture at lower-left, otherwise fine condition. [Rate was 2d x3 for letter weighing between 1oz and 1½oz plus 6d registration]
190.00
3102393  1877 (Mar 5) Digby to Melbourne Nicholson cover with 2d mauve Bell P12 pair tied by two strikes of BN '179' with adjacent 'DIGBY/MR5/77/VICTORIA' cds, Merino & Melbourne backstamps, minor blemishes.
Lot 1132 [1 of 2]:1877 (Mar 5) Digby to Melbourne Nicholson cover with 2d mauve Bell P12 pair tied by two strikes of BN '179' with adjacent 'DIGBY/MR5/77/VICTORIA' cds, Merino & Melbourne backstamps, minor blemishes. Lot 1132 [2 of 2]:1877 (Mar 5) Digby to Melbourne Nicholson cover with 2d mauve Bell P12 pair tied by two strikes of BN '179' with adjacent 'DIGBY/MR5/77/VICTORIA' cds, Merino & Melbourne backstamps, minor blemishes.
60.00
   
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