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TASMANIA - Postal History

1228  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 1228:1819 (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.]
1,900.00 1,450.00 sold
1229  1855 (Apr 16) stampless On Public Service Only outer to Hobart, fine red framed '[crown]/FREE/17AP17/1855' on face, mss postmark of "Bothwell/16//4/55" also on face. [Sent by the Inspector of Schools, who was entitled to free postage.]
Lot 1229:1855 (Apr 16) stampless On Public Service Only outer to Hobart, fine red framed '[crown]/FREE/17AP17/1855' on face, mss postmark of "Bothwell/16//4/55" also on face. [Sent by the Inspector of Schools, who was entitled to free postage.]
200.00 160.00 R
1230  1856 (Aug 7) stampless On Public Service Only entire from Deloraine to Westbury and return seeking verification of truth. No postal markings, so may have been hand-delivered.
Lot 1230:1856 (Aug 7) stampless On Public Service Only entire from Deloraine to Westbury and return seeking verification of truth. No postal markings, so may have been hand-delivered.
120.00 96.00 R
1231  1858 (May 11) inwards stampless letter from Distillery in London to Launceston, delivered by hand. Fine double-oval 'R. WEBB & CO/SHIP & INSURANCE/BROKERS/LEADENHALL ST LONDON' handstamp on face. The letter accompanied a consignment of 100 cases of gin.
Lot 1231:1858 (May 11) inwards stampless letter from Distillery in London to Launceston, delivered by hand. Fine double-oval 'R. WEBB & CO/SHIP & INSURANCE/BROKERS/LEADEN
150.00 120.00 R
1232  1858 (Dec 11) inwards stampless duplicate entire endorsed via Southampton from London to Launceston, containing wool sales results. Rated "6" in red, red unframed 'LOMBARD STREET/FZ/DE11/58/PAID' on face. This lot is no longer available
1233  1859 (Sep 28) outer from Hobart to Launceston with 4d Chalon tied by BN '74' of Hobart with adjacent Type 29 'PRE-PAID/28SP28/1859' datestamp in black (used on internal mail), boxed Type 31 'PRE-PAID' arrival datestamp on reverse. [Hobart Pre-Paid markings in black are rare.]
Lot 1233 [1 of 2]:1859 (Sep 28) outer from Hobart to Launceston with 4d Chalon tied by BN '74' of Hobart with adjacent Type 29 'PRE-PAID/28SP28/1859' datestamp in black (used on internal mail), boxed Type 31 'PRE-PAID' arrival datestamp on reverse. [Hobart Pre-Paid markings in black are rare.] Lot 1233 [2 of 2]:1859 (Sep 28) outer from Hobart to Launceston with 4d Chalon tied by BN '74' of Hobart with adjacent Type 29 'PRE-PAID/28SP28/1859' datestamp in black (used on internal mail), boxed Type 31 'PRE-PAID' arrival datestamp on reverse. [Hobart Pre-Paid markings in black are rare.]
150.00 120.00 R
1234  1861 (Mar 25) inwards stampless entire endorsed via Marseilles from London to Launceston. Rated "1/-" in red, red unframed 'LOMBARD STREET/FH/MR25/61/PAID' on face. This lot is no longer available
1235  1862 (Aug 22) inwards stampless entire endorsed Consignees letter p "Dunorlan" from London to Launceston. The 1853 act exempted consignee's letters from postage when identified and accompanying the shipment. Launceston arrival of DE29/1862. fine double-circle 'PHILLIPPS, GRAVES & PHILLIPS/LONDON' handstamp on face.
Lot 1235:1862 (Aug 22) inwards stampless entire endorsed Consignees letter p "Dunorlan" from London to Launceston. The 1853 act exempted consignee's letters from postage when identified and accompanying the shipment. Launceston arrival of DE29/1862. fine double-circle 'PHILLIPPS, GRAVES & PHILLIPS/LONDON' handstamp on face.
120.00 96.00 R
1236  1862 (Sep 18) stampless On Public Service Only local entire from the Inspector of Schools North, advising of a school board meeting. Red diamond '[crown]/FREE/18SP18/1862' on face.
Lot 1236:1862 (Sep 18) stampless On Public Service Only local entire from the Inspector of Schools North, advising of a school board meeting. Red diamond '[crown]/FREE/18SP18/1862' on face.
120.00 96.00 R
1237  1867 (Apr 12) Book Post label from London to Great Swanport with GB 1/- green plate 4 (Cat £450 on cover). Hobart Ship Letter Inwards Free handstamp of 13JU13/1867 on face.
Lot 1237:1867 (Apr 12) Book Post label from London to Great Swanport with GB 1/- green plate 4 (Cat £450 on cover). Hobart Ship Letter Inwards Free handstamp of 13JU13/1867 on face.
100.00 80.00 R
     
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