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VICTORIA - Postal History

901  1856 (May 7) cover to England sent per "Mermaid" with 6d Woodblock (shaved at left), paying ½oz ship letter rate, tied by BN '5', handstruck '5' in red, on reverse fine Ballarat Crown Oval & Melbourne oval datestamps, plus Oldham arrival backstamp, fine condition.
Lot 901 [1 of 2]:1856 (May 7) cover to England sent per "Mermaid" with 6d Woodblock (shaved at left), paying ½oz ship letter rate, tied by BN '5', handstruck '5' in red, on reverse fine Ballarat Crown Oval & Melbourne oval datestamps, plus Oldham arrival backstamp, fine condition. Lot 901 [2 of 2]:1856 (May 7) cover to England sent per "Mermaid" with 6d Woodblock (shaved at left), paying ½oz ship letter rate, tied by BN '5', handstruck '5' in red, on reverse fine Ballarat Crown Oval & Melbourne oval datestamps, plus Oldham arrival backstamp, fine condition.
80.00 115.00 sold
902
 1860-1905 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 Melbourne to Ararat with perforated 4d Emblems; [2] 1860 to England with rouletted 6d QOT, endorsed "Missent to Zealand", Melbourne departure & Lancaster arrival backstamps; [3] 1904 Tatts covers x2, one registered from Heidelberg, the other with Springhurst datestamp in violet; [4] 1905 Camperdown registered to USA with 5½d tri-colour franking. (5 items)
Lot 902 [1 of 5]:1860-1905 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 Melbourne to Ararat with perforated 4d Emblems; [2] 1860 to England with rouletted 6d QOT, endorsed "Missent to Zealand", Melbourne departure & Lancaster arrival backstamps; [3] 1904 Tatts covers x2, one registered from Heidelberg, the other with Springhurst datestamp in violet; [4] 1905 Camperdown registered to USA with 5½d tri-colour franking. (5 items)Lot 902 [2 of 5]:1860-1905 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 Melbourne to Ararat with perforated 4d Emblems; [2] 1860 to England with rouletted 6d QOT, endorsed "Missent to Zealand", Melbourne departure & Lancaster arrival backstamps; [3] 1904 Tatts covers x2, one registered from Heidelberg, the other with Springhurst datestamp in violet; [4] 1905 Camperdown registered to USA with 5½d tri-colour franking. (5 items)Lot 902 [3 of 5]:1860-1905 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 Melbourne to Ararat with perforated 4d Emblems; [2] 1860 to England with rouletted 6d QOT, endorsed "Missent to Zealand", Melbourne departure & Lancaster arrival backstamps; [3] 1904 Tatts covers x2, one registered from Heidelberg, the other with Springhurst datestamp in violet; [4] 1905 Camperdown registered to USA with 5½d tri-colour franking. (5 items)
160.00 130.00 sold
903  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 1331:1862 (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.
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904  1862 (Sep 11) Survey Department (Ballarat) OHMS cover to Warrenheip with Watermark in Words 3d Beaded Oval & 1d Netted Corners tied by Ballarat duplex, 'UNCLAIMED'-in-oval handstamp on face, two good to fine strikes of oval 'WARRENHEIP' datestamp on reverse, few small faults.
Lot 904 [1 of 2]:1862 (Sep 11) Survey Department (Ballarat) OHMS cover to Warrenheip with Watermark in Words 3d Beaded Oval & 1d Netted Corners tied by Ballarat duplex, 'UNCLAIMED'-in-oval handstamp on face, two good to fine strikes of oval 'WARRENHEIP' datestamp on reverse, few small faults. Lot 904 [2 of 2]:1862 (Sep 11) Survey Department (Ballarat) OHMS cover to Warrenheip with Watermark in Words 3d Beaded Oval & 1d Netted Corners tied by Ballarat duplex, 'UNCLAIMED'-in-oval handstamp on face, two good to fine strikes of oval 'WARRENHEIP' datestamp on reverse, few small faults.
65.00 70.00 sold
905  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 905 [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 905 [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.
300.00 240.00 R
906  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 1332 [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 1332 [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.]
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907  1872 (Jun 24) use of 2d DLR on mourning cover from Daylesford to Melbourne, flap has been resealed with stamp selvedge and then handstamped with a very fine & rare 'RECEIVED OPEN'.
Lot 1333 [1 of 2]:1872 (Jun 24) Use of 2d DLR on mourning cover from Daylesford to Melbourne, flap has been resealed with stamp selvedge and then handstamped with a very fine & rare 'RECEIVED OPEN'. Lot 1333 [2 of 2]:1872 (Jun 24) Use of 2d DLR on mourning cover from Daylesford to Melbourne, flap has been resealed with stamp selvedge and then handstamped with a very fine & rare 'RECEIVED OPEN'.
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908  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.] This lot is no longer available
909  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.] This lot is no longer available
910  1901 (Aug 19) double-rate cover to Germany with 2½d x2 tied by Melbourne datestamps, on reverse fine strike of 'KAISERLICH DEUTSCHES CONSULAT/[ARMS]/IN MELBOURNE' cachet & Pirna arrival backstamp, small edge faults.
Lot 1337:1901 (Aug 19) double-rate cover to Germany with 2½d x2 tied by Melbourne datestamps, on reverse fine strike of 'KAISERLICH DEUTSCHES CONSULAT/[ARMS]/IN MELBOURNE' cachet & Pirna arrival backstamp, small edge faults.
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