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VICTORIA - Postal History

1171  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 1306 [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 1306 [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.
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1172  1846 (May 24) lettersheet addressed locally to "His Honor C.J.Latrobe Esq/H.M. Superintendent" with fine strike of 'FREE/MELBOURNE' boxed handstamp in red, backstamped 'MELBOURNE/(crown)/MY24/184[6]/PORT PHILLIP' on (detached) backflap. This lot is no longer available
1173  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. This lot is no longer available
1174  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. This lot is no longer available
1175  1854 (Apr 1) stampless cover from England endorsed "pr Mail Steamer" addressed to "Albury/Murray river/Melbourne", British 'PAID/1AP1/1854' datestamp on face, on reverse 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/JU21/1854/GPO VICTORIA' datestamp in red and largely very fine 'ALBURY/(crown)/JU24/1854/NEW S. WALES' oval datestamp in black.
Lot 1274:1854 (Apr 1) stampless cover from England endorsed "pr Mail Steamer" addressed to "Albury/Murray river/Melbourne", British 'PAID/1AP1/1854' datestamp on face, on reverse 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/JU21/1854/GPO VICTORIA' datestamp in red and largely very fine 'ALBURY/(crown)/JU24/1854/NEW S. WALES' oval datestamp in black.
This lot is no longer available
1176  1854 (Aug 23) locally addressed printed circular with Litho 2d QOT (margins complete) tied by BO '1' cancel, central fold, otherwise fine. [The circular written by the Dean of Melbourne H.B Macartney and distributed 'To the Merchants and Wealthy Proprietors of Melbourne' seeks donations to enable the church to purchase & fit-out a vessel to be used as a floating chapel off shore, as ship captains feared desertions when sailors were allowed to worship on land.]
Lot 1176:1854 (Aug 23) locally addressed printed circular with Litho 2d QOT (margins complete) tied by BO '1' cancel, central fold, otherwise fine. [The circular written by the Dean of Melbourne H.B Macartney and distributed 'To the Merchants and Wealthy Proprietors of Melbourne' seeks donations to enable the church to purchase & fit-out a vessel to be used as a floating chapel off shore, as ship captains feared desertions when sailors were allowed to worship on land.]
250.00 200.00 sold
1177  1854 In Service of the Customs covers with red crown oval 'PAID/MELBOURNE' [1] (May 29) to Liverpool reporting on the new Master of the Elizabeth Thompson; [2] (Jul 24) reporting on the appointment of the new Master of the Sea Witch. (2)
Lot 1177 [1 of 2]:1854 In Service of the Customs covers with red crown oval 'PAID/MELBOURNE' [1] (May 29) to Liverpool reporting on the new Master of the Elizabeth Thompson; [2] (Jul 24) reporting on the appointment of the new Master of the Sea Witch. (2)Lot 1177 [2 of 2]:1854 In Service of the Customs covers with red crown oval 'PAID/MELBOURNE' [1] (May 29) to Liverpool reporting on the new Master of the Elizabeth Thompson; [2] (Jul 24) reporting on the appointment of the new Master of the Sea Witch. (2)
90.00 70.00 sold
1178  1855 (Jan 1) double rate cover from Beechworth (mss backstamp) to Ireland, marked "Per Steamer Argo" and "Registered Letter", rated "2/-" and "1/6", bearing 1/- Octagonal pair (small faults) tied by poor BO '55' and manuscript "Regitd Letter" and, on reverse, Melbourne, London (MR18/1855) and arrival datestamps. A scarce retaliatory rate cover. [The ship letter rate had been reduced to 6d by the UK on 1 October 1854, but Victoria refused to participate and the UK retaliated by increasing its rates. Victoria relented and reduce the rate to 6d on 1 July 1855, the UK then reducing its rate accordingly.]
Lot 1178 [1 of 2]:1855 (Jan 1) double rate cover from Beechworth (mss backstamp) to Ireland, marked "Per Steamer Argo" and "Registered Letter", rated "2/-" and "1/6", bearing 1/- Octagonal pair (small faults) tied by poor BO '55' and manuscript "Regitd Letter" and, on reverse, Melbourne, London (MR18/1855) and arrival datestamps. A scarce retaliatory rate cover. [The ship letter rate had been reduced to 6d by the UK on 1 October 1854, but Victoria refused to participate and the UK retaliated by increasing its rates. Victoria relented and reduce the rate to 6d on 1 July 1855, the UK then reducing its rate accordingly.] Lot 1178 [2 of 2]:1855 (Jan 1) double rate cover from Beechworth (mss backstamp) to Ireland, marked "Per Steamer Argo" and "Registered Letter", rated "2/-" and "1/6", bearing 1/- Octagonal pair (small faults) tied by poor BO '55' and manuscript "Regitd Letter" and, on reverse, Melbourne, London (MR18/1855) and arrival datestamps. A scarce retaliatory rate cover. [The ship letter rate had been reduced to 6d by the UK on 1 October 1854, but Victoria refused to participate and the UK retaliated by increasing its rates. Victoria relented and reduce the rate to 6d on 1 July 1855, the UK then reducing its rate accordingly.]
525.00 460.00 sold
1179  1855 (Apr 10) cover to England endorsed "Per R.M. Lightning" with imperf 1/- Octagonal tied by BO '1' cancel, Melbourne crown oval, Australian Packet/Liverpool & Newcastle-On-Tyne backstamps. Quite fine.
Lot 1179:1855 (Apr 10) cover to England endorsed "Per R.M. Lightning" with imperf 1/- Octagonal tied by BO '1' cancel, Melbourne crown oval, Australian Packet/Liverpool & Newcastle-On-Tyne backstamps. Quite fine.
300.00 240.00 sold
1180  1855 (Aug 30) unstamped outer from Alberton to Melbourne, marked "Registered", rated "1/4" in red, showing fine framed 'PAID AT/ALBERTON' with, on reverse, oval 'ALBERTON/[crown]/AU*30/1855/VICTORIA' and 'SHIPLETTER/FREE/AU*31/1855/G·P·O·VICTORIA' in red.
Lot 1180 [1 of 2]:1855 (Aug 30) unstamped outer from Alberton to Melbourne, marked "Registered", rated "1/4" in red, showing fine framed 'PAID AT/ALBERTON' with, on reverse, oval 'ALBERTON/[crown]/AU*30/1855/VICTORIA' and 'SHIPLETTER/FREE/AU*31/1855/G·P·O·VICTORIA' in red. Lot 1180 [2 of 2]:1855 (Aug 30) unstamped outer from Alberton to Melbourne, marked "Registered", rated "1/4" in red, showing fine framed 'PAID AT/ALBERTON' with, on reverse, oval 'ALBERTON/[crown]/AU*30/1855/VICTORIA' and 'SHIPLETTER/FREE/AU*31/1855/G·P·O·VICTORIA' in red.
200.00 180.00 sold
     
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