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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.] This lot is no longer available
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. This lot is no longer available
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. This lot is no longer available
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. This lot is no longer available
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. This lot is no longer available
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. This lot is no longer available
     
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