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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 988 [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 988 [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
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 989 [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 989 [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 990 [1 of 2]:1849 (May 3) outer from Warnambool to Portland, marked "Registered", rated "11d" in red, showing scarce framed 'MISSENT TO/[POR]Lot 990 [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
2615408  1860 (Sep 5) underpaid cover from Dunnolly to Bironico, Switzerland, with 1/- Octagonal P12 pair tied by BN '239', mss "3/-" in red ink, 'REGISTERED/A/SE5/60/MELBOURNE', '[crown]/REGISTERED' handstamp, framed 'PD', London Registered cancel, Calais cds and 'CHARGE', all in red, with Dunolly, Basel and arrival datestamps on reverse. A most unusual franking. RPSV Certificate (2008). [For a possible explanation of the franking we refer you to "The Pre-U.P.U. Destination Mail of Victoria" by Ben Palmer, page 167, item 126 in the listing.]
Lot 991 [1 of 2]:1860 (Sep 5) underpaid cover from Dunnolly to Bironico, Switzerland, with 1/- Octagonal P12 pair tied by BN '239', mss "3/-" in red ink, 'REGISTERED/A/SE5/60/MELBOURNE', '[crown]/REGISTERED' handstamp, framed 'PD', London Registered cancel, Calais cds and 'CHARGE', all in red, with Dunolly, Basel and arrival datestamps on reverse. A most unusual franking. RPSV Certificate (2008). [For a possible explanation of the franking we refer you to "The Pre-U.P.U. Destination Mail of Victoria" by Ben Palmer, page 167, item 126 in the listing.] Lot 991 [2 of 2]:1860 (Sep 5) underpaid cover from Dunnolly to Bironico, Switzerland, with 1/- Octagonal P12 pair tied by BN '239', mss "3/-" in red ink, 'REGISTERED/A/SE5/60/MELBOURNE', '[crown]/REGISTERED' handstamp, framed 'PD', London Registered cancel, Calais cds and 'CHARGE', all in red, with Dunolly, Basel and arrival datestamps on reverse. A most unusual franking. RPSV Certificate (2008). [For a possible explanation of the franking we refer you to "The Pre-U.P.U. Destination Mail of Victoria" by Ben Palmer, page 167, item 126 in the listing.]
950.00
2615418  1861 (Jan 23) cover from Kyneton to Wath-Upon-Dearne, England and redirected to Worksop, with 1/- Octagonal P12 x2 tied by BN '57', red Registered Melbourne cds overstruck by '2' handstamp (applied upon redirection) and, on back, Kyneton and transit datestamps; the envelope a little soiled and creased.
Lot 992 [1 of 2]:1861 (Jan 23) cover from Kyneton to Wath-Upon-Dearne, England and redirected to Worksop, with 1/- Octagonal P12 x2 tied by BN '57', red Registered Melbourne cds overstruck by '2' handstamp (applied upon redirection) and, on back, Kyneton and transit datestamps; the envelope a little soiled and creased. Lot 992 [2 of 2]:1861 (Jan 23) cover from Kyneton to Wath-Upon-Dearne, England and redirected to Worksop, with 1/- Octagonal P12 x2 tied by BN '57', red Registered Melbourne cds overstruck by '2' handstamp (applied upon redirection) and, on back, Kyneton and transit datestamps; the envelope a little soiled and creased.
320.00
2611863  1861 (Nov 28) registered cover to Switzerland with Perforated 2/- Woodblock SG 82, and 6d black Beaded Oval tied by BN '4' of Sandhurst, 'CROWN/REGISTERED' arc handstamp in red plus Sandhurst, Melbourne & London registered datestamps, rated '1/-' in red, Calais transit on face, backstamped with French boxed 'POIDS - CACHETS' plus Paris transit and Locarno arrival datestamps. [Switz#141 in Ben Palmer's census]
Lot 993:1861 (Nov 28) registered cover to Switzerland with Perforated 2/- Woodblock SG 82, and 6d black Beaded Oval tied by BN '4' of Sandhurst, 'CROWN/REGISTERED' arc handstamp in red plus Sandhurst, Melbourne & London registered datestamps, rated '1/-' in red, Calais transit on face, backstamped with French boxed 'POIDS - CACHETS' plus Paris transit and Locarno arrival datestamps. [Switz#141 in Ben Palmer's census]
420.00
3123643  1862 (Jan 25) cover to Scotland with 3d blue & 6d grey-black Beaded Ovals tied by bold BN '148' cancel, Emerald Hill (smudged), Melbourne & Paisley (arrival) backstamps, minor soiling.
Lot 994:1862 (Jan 25) cover to Scotland with 3d blue & 6d grey-black Beaded Ovals tied by bold BN '148' cancel, Emerald Hill (smudged), Melbourne & Paisley (arrival) backstamps, minor soiling.
180.00
2615409  1863 (Jul 22) front from Melbourne to Locarno, bearing 6d Adapted block of four and single cancelled by heavy BN '1', 'REGISTERED/A/JY22/63/MELBOURNE', framed 'PD', London Registered transit and 'CHARGE' handstamp, all in red, and Calais entry cds, the adhesives with some typical light staining from brown gum.
Lot 995:1863 (Jul 22) front from Melbourne to Locarno, bearing 6d Adapted block of four and single cancelled by heavy BN '1', 'REGISTERED/A/JY22/63/MELBOURNE', framed 'PD', London Registered transit and 'CHARGE' handstamp, all in red, and Calais entry cds, the adhesives with some typical light staining from brown gum.
480.00
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 996 [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 996 [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
2911253  1871 (5 Oct) Stampless Cover to BAIRNSDALE from 'BRUNECK' (Southern Tyrol) with Austrian type 'thimble' cds endorsed "Via Brindisi" with transit backstamps of ''TRIESTE/7/10/71', then sent west overland to France with 'LYON/11/OCT/71', 'LYON A MARSEILLE/11/10/71' backstamp, superb strike of the unusual septagonal Anglo-French Postal Convention 'FR./2f96c postage payable handstamp, oval mss "2/6"/MORE TO PAY' handstamp, Melbourne transit & Bairnsdale arrival cds. Minor defects. [There is only one other inwards item recorded bearing any of the Anglo-French handstamps. Bruneck is a medieval town in the Southern Tyrol. Today it is the Italian town of Brunico, 80% of the population still speak German. The routing via France suggests that the cover was mis-directed from Trieste, adding as much as a week to the transit time.]
Lot 997 [1 of 2]:1871 (5 Oct) Stampless Cover to BAIRNSDALE from 'BRUNECK' (Southern Tyrol) with Austrian type 'thimble' cds endorsed "Via Brindisi" with transit backstamps of ''TRIESTE/7/10/71', then sent west overland to France with 'LYON/11/OCT/71', 'LYON A MARSEILLE/11/10/71' backstamp, superb strike of the unusual septagonal Anglo-French Postal Convention 'FR./2f96c postage payable handstamp, oval mss "2/6"/MORE TO PAY' handstamp, Melbourne transit & Bairnsdale arrival cds. Minor defects.

[There is only one other inwards item recorded bearing any of the Anglo-French handstamps. Bruneck is a medieval town in the Southern Tyrol. Today it is the Italian town of Brunico, 80% of the population still speak German. The routing via France suggests that the cover was mis-directed from Trieste, adding as much as a week to the transit time.] Lot 997 [2 of 2]:1871 (5 Oct) Stampless Cover to BAIRNSDALE from 'BRUNECK' (Southern Tyrol) with Austrian type 'thimble' cds endorsed "Via Brindisi" with transit backstamps of ''TRIESTE/7/10/71', then sent west overland to France with 'LYON/11/OCT/71', 'LYON A MARSEILLE/11/10/71' backstamp, superb strike of the unusual septagonal Anglo-French Postal Convention 'FR./2f96c postage payable handstamp, oval mss "2/6"/MORE TO PAY' handstamp, Melbourne transit & Bairnsdale arrival cds. Minor defects.

[There is only one other inwards item recorded bearing any of the Anglo-French handstamps. Bruneck is a medieval town in the Southern Tyrol. Today it is the Italian town of Brunico, 80% of the population still speak German. The routing via France suggests that the cover was mis-directed from Trieste, adding as much as a week to the transit time.]
1,450.00
   
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