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TASMANIA - Postal History

1059  1819 (Jan 6) lengthy entire from London to John Drummond Esquire, Naval Officer (the customs official) at the Derwent, Van Diemans-land, from his brother requesting that he return home, Rated "1/9" in red. Received 28th June. A very early inwards letter. [John Drummond had been deemed unfit to return to his duties after being arrested for the murder of his sister-in-law's child, which he had fathered. He was not convicted and returned home to England in 1820.]
Lot 1059:1819 (Jan 6) lengthy entire from London to John Drummond Esquire, Naval Officer (the customs official) at the Derwent, Van Diemans-land, from his brother requesting that he return home, Rated "1/9" in red. Received 28th June. A very early inwards letter. [John Drummond had been deemed unfit to return to his duties after being arrested for the murder of his sister-in-law's child, which he had fathered. He was not convicted and returned home to England in 1820.]
2,400.00 1,920.00 R
1060  1912 (Nov 17) use of 1d Roo on Slater's Hotel private letter card with nice photo of hotel on back. A few small faults but a scarce early item.
Lot 1060 [1 of 2]:1912 (Nov 17) use of 1d Roo on Slater's Hotel private letter card with nice photo of hotel on back. A few small faults but a scarce early item. Lot 1060 [2 of 2]:1912 (Nov 17) use of 1d Roo on Slater's Hotel private letter card with nice photo of hotel on back. A few small faults but a scarce early item.
90.00 72.00 R

TASMANIA - PICTURE POSTCARDS

1062  1908 Franco-British Exhibition: 'HOP-PICKING AT NEW NORFOLK' in bluish-grey, rare contemporary use at Ulverstone. [Contemporary use is very rare.] This lot is no longer available
1063
 1908 Franco-British Exhibition: 'HAULING TIMBER THROUGH FOREST' in bluish-grey, unused.
Lot 864 [1 of 8]:1908 Franco-British Exhibition: unused group comprising [1] 'HAULING TIMBER THROUGH FOREST' in bluish-grey; [2] 'BRITISH AND FOREIGN WOOLBUYERS INSPECTING WOOL' in bluish-grey, light corner stain; [3] 'A TASMANIAN TIMBER MILL' in bluish-grey with 'TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT TOURIST/AND INFORMATION BUREAU/OCEAN HOUSE, MARTIN PLACE/...SYDNEY' handstamp in violet on address side (damaged corners); [4] 'PREPARING POULTRY FOR EXPORT' in brown, repaired corner; [5] 'CARTING BLACKWOOD LOGS TO SCOTTSDALE' in brown; [6] 'ORCHARDS IN THE GLENORCHY VALLEY' in brown; [7] 'PACKING RABBITS FOR ENGLAND' in brown and [8] 'AN APPLE TROPHY' in brown; mostly fine. A difficult assemblage. (8)Lot 864 [2 of 8]:1908 Franco-British Exhibition: unused group comprising [1] 'HAULING TIMBER THROUGH FOREST' in bluish-grey; [2] 'BRITISH AND FOREIGN WOOLBUYERS INSPECTING WOOL' in bluish-grey, light corner stain; [3] 'A TASMANIAN TIMBER MILL' in bluish-grey with 'TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT TOURIST/AND INFORMATION BUREAU/OCEAN HOUSE, MARTIN PLACE/...SYDNEY' handstamp in violet on address side (damaged corners); [4] 'PREPARING POULTRY FOR EXPORT' in brown, repaired corner; [5] 'CARTING BLACKWOOD LOGS TO SCOTTSDALE' in brown; [6] 'ORCHARDS IN THE GLENORCHY VALLEY' in brown; [7] 'PACKING RABBITS FOR ENGLAND' in brown and [8] 'AN APPLE TROPHY' in brown; mostly fine. A difficult assemblage. (8)Lot 864 [3 of 8]:1908 Franco-British Exhibition: unused group comprising [1] 'HAULING TIMBER THROUGH FOREST' in bluish-grey; [2] 'BRITISH AND FOREIGN WOOLBUYERS INSPECTING WOOL' in bluish-grey, light corner stain; [3] 'A TASMANIAN TIMBER MILL' in bluish-grey with 'TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT TOURIST/AND INFORMATION BUREAU/OCEAN HOUSE, MARTIN PLACE/...SYDNEY' handstamp in violet on address side (damaged corners); [4] 'PREPARING POULTRY FOR EXPORT' in brown, repaired corner; [5] 'CARTING BLACKWOOD LOGS TO SCOTTSDALE' in brown; [6] 'ORCHARDS IN THE GLENORCHY VALLEY' in brown; [7] 'PACKING RABBITS FOR ENGLAND' in brown and [8] 'AN APPLE TROPHY' in brown; mostly fine. A difficult assemblage. (8)
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1064  1908 Franco-British Exhibition: [1] 'BRITISH AND FOREIGN WOOLBUYERS INSPECTING WOOL' in bluish-grey, light corner stain; [2] 'A TASMANIAN TIMBER MILL' in bluish-grey, violet 'TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT TOURIST/AND INFORMATION BUREAU/OCEAN HOUSE, MARTIN PLACE/...SYDNEY' handstamp on address side, damaged corners; [3] 'PREPARING POULTRY FOR EXPORT' in brown, repaired corner (3)This lot is no longer available
1065  1908 Franco-British Exhibition: 'CARTING BLACKWOOD LOGS TO SCOTTSDALE' in brown, unused. This lot is no longer available
1066  1908 Franco-British Exhibition: 'ORCHARDS IN THE GLENORCHY VALLEY' in brown, unused. This lot is no longer available
1067  1908 Franco-British Exhibition: 'PACKING RABBITS FOR ENGLAND' in brown, unused. This lot is no longer available
1068  1908 Franco-British Exhibition: 'AN APPLE TROPHY' in brown, unused. This lot is no longer available

TASMANIA Travelling Post Offices

1069 ΔAQUE: 1898 (Oct 18) rare s/ring cds almost perfect strike tying 2d green to small piece. One of the finest examples we have seen.
Used Sept-Dec 1898 by railway construction gang only during Burnie-Strahan line extension.
Lot 1069:QUE: 1898 (Oct 18) rare s/ring cds almost perfect strike tying 2d green to small piece. One of the finest examples we have seen.  Used Sept-Dec 1898 by railway construction gang only during Burnie-Strahan line extension.
250.00 270.00 sold
     
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