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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 836 [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 836 [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
3125541
 1853-67 Pre-Stamp or Stampless Selection from Melbourne comprising 1853 to Launceston; 1854 Melbourne to Redfern (NSW) "pr Governor General" (paddle seamer); 1854 to Launceston "pr Black Swan" concerning trading conditions & sale of 48 bags of rice; 1854 to Perth, Scotland "per Saldanha", Liverpool transit & Perth arrival datestamps; 1856 to Launceston "p Black Swan";1858 to Ballarat Camp; also 1861 letter only from Heathcote to Melbourne; interesting group, some with typed transcripts. (6 entires/outers plus 1 letter).
Lot 837 [1 of 5]:1853-67 Pre-Stamp or Stampless Selection from Melbourne comprising 1853 to Launceston; 1854 Melbourne to Redfern (NSW) "pr Governor General" (paddle seamer); 1854 to Launceston "pr Black Swan" concerning trading conditions & sale of 48 bags of rice; 1854 to Perth, Scotland "per Saldanha", Liverpool transit & Perth arrival datestamps; 1856 to Launceston "p Black Swan";1858 to Ballarat Camp; also 1861 letter only from Heathcote to Melbourne; interesting group, some with typed transcripts. (6 entires/outers plus 1 letter). Lot 837 [2 of 5]:1853-67 Pre-Stamp or Stampless Selection from Melbourne comprising 1853 to Launceston; 1854 Melbourne to Redfern (NSW) "pr Governor General" (paddle seamer); 1854 to Launceston "pr Black Swan" concerning trading conditions & sale of 48 bags of rice; 1854 to Perth, Scotland "per Saldanha", Liverpool transit & Perth arrival datestamps; 1856 to Launceston "p Black Swan";1858 to Ballarat Camp; also 1861 letter only from Heathcote to Melbourne; interesting group, some with typed transcripts. (6 entires/outers plus 1 letter). Lot 837 [3 of 5]:1853-67 Pre-Stamp or Stampless Selection from Melbourne comprising 1853 to Launceston; 1854 Melbourne to Redfern (NSW) "pr Governor General" (paddle seamer); 1854 to Launceston "pr Black Swan" concerning trading conditions & sale of 48 bags of rice; 1854 to Perth, Scotland "per Saldanha", Liverpool transit & Perth arrival datestamps; 1856 to Launceston "p Black Swan";1858 to Ballarat Camp; also 1861 letter only from Heathcote to Melbourne; interesting group, some with typed transcripts. (6 entires/outers plus 1 letter).
220.00
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 838 [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 838 [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 839:1856 (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 840:1856 (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 841 [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 841 [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
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 842:1869 (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 843:1871 (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 844:1875 (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 845 [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 845 [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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