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VICTORIA - Postal Stationery

956 PS 1901 Letter Card: with 'One Penny' overprint in blue, & three added lines of instruction on front and three diagonal lines cancelling instructions on reverse. A very rare card in fine condition.
Lot 616:1901 Letter Card: with 'One Penny' ovpt in blue, & three added lines of instruction on front and three diagonal lines cancelling instructions on reverse. A very rare card in fine condition.
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VICTORIA - Postal Stationery - Envelopes

957  1875 2d QV Rose on white laid paper used in 1890 with fine Williamstown duplex in blue. (H&G 2).
Lot 872 [1 of 2]:1875 2d QV Rose on white laid paper used in 1890 with fine Williamstown duplex in blue. (H&G 2). Lot 872 [2 of 2]:1875 2d QV Rose on white laid paper used in 1890 with fine Williamstown duplex in blue. (H&G 2).
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VICTORIA - Postal Stationery - Envelopes (Official)

958 PS 1903 1d Rose 'OS' on unwatermarked diagonally laid paper for user Education Department (Melbourne) with 7-line private user warning at top left, postally used from Numurkah to Melbourne, with '1½D' oval tax handstamp.
Lot 958:1903 1d Rose 'OS' on unwatermarked diagonally laid paper for user Education Department (Melbourne) with 7-line private user warning at top left, postally used from Numurkah to Melbourne, with '1½D' oval tax handstamp.
65.00 48.00 sold

VICTORIA - Postal History

959  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 959 [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 959 [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.
65.00 55.00 sold
960  1856 Cover to England with 6d Woodblock cancelled by BN '35' of Hardy's Inn [4R] with light strike of the Crowned datestamp at left. Some minor blemishes, rare on cover.
Lot 960 [1 of 2]:1856 Cover to England with 6d Woodblock cancelled by BN '35' of Hardy's Inn [4R] with light strike of the Crowned datestamp at left. Some minor blemishes, rare on cover. Lot 960 [2 of 2]:1856 Cover to England with 6d Woodblock cancelled by BN '35' of Hardy's Inn [4R] with light strike of the Crowned datestamp at left. Some minor blemishes, rare on cover.
250.00 250.00 sold
961  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 1040:1869 (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]
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962  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 1041 [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 1041 [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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963  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 963:1875 (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]
100.00 90.00 sold
964  1899 (Dec 5) cover to Prince Edward Island with 6d blue, 1½d apple-green x2 & 1½d brown-red/yellow paying 7½d triple foreign letter-rate plus 3d registration, on reverse Vancouver & Montreal transits and Charlottetown arrival datestamp. Attractive tri-colour franking and a rare destination for the period.
Lot 964 [1 of 2]:1899 (Dec 5) cover to Prince Edward Island with 6d blue, 1½d apple-green x2 & 1½d brown-red/yellow paying 7½d triple foreign letter-rate plus 3d registration, on reverse Vancouver & Montreal transits and Charlottetown arrival datestamp. Attractive tri-colour franking and a rare destination for the period. Lot 964 [2 of 2]:1899 (Dec 5) cover to Prince Edward Island with 6d blue, 1½d apple-green x2 & 1½d brown-red/yellow paying 7½d triple foreign letter-rate plus 3d registration, on reverse Vancouver & Montreal transits and Charlottetown arrival datestamp. Attractive tri-colour franking and a rare destination for the period.
190.00 120.00 sold
965  1906 (Jun 30) Howard Davis (stamp dealer, George St, East Melbourne) cover to stamp traders in St Louis, underpaid & taxed 15c (should have been 30c for double deficiency), USA 3c dues pair added, refused delivery & returned with US District & Melbourne DLO datestamps on reverse, edge blemishes.
Lot 880:1906 (Jun 30) Howard Davis (stamp dealer, George St, East Melbourne) cover to stamp traders in St Louis, underpaid & taxed 15c (should have been 30c for double deficiency), USA 3c dues pair added, refused delivery & returned with US District & Melbourne DLO datestamps on reverse, edge blemishes.
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