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VICTORIA - Postal Stationery

1343
PS Unused Selection: with Postal Cards x26, Wrappers x16, Envelopes x2 & Lettercards x2; very mixed condition. (46)
Lot 1343 [1 of 4]:Unused Selection: with Postal Cards x26, Wrappers x16, Envelopes x2 & Lettercards x2; very mixed condition. (46)Lot 1343 [2 of 4]:Unused Selection: with Postal Cards x26, Wrappers x16, Envelopes x2 & Lettercards x2; very mixed condition. (46)Lot 1343 [3 of 4]:Unused Selection: with Postal Cards x26, Wrappers x16, Envelopes x2 & Lettercards x2; very mixed condition. (46)
150.00 115.00 sold

VICTORIA - Postal Stationery - Postal Cards

1344
PS 1908 US Fleet Visit 1d & 1½d, very minor imperfections. (2)
Lot 1344 [1 of 4]:1908 US Fleet Visit 1d & 1½d, very minor imperfections. (2)Lot 1344 [2 of 4]:1908 US Fleet Visit 1d & 1½d, very minor imperfections. (2)Lot 1344 [3 of 4]:1908 US Fleet Visit 1d & 1½d, very minor imperfections. (2)
120.00 90.00 sold

VICTORIA - Postal Stationery - Franks

1345 PS Commissioner of Crown Lands & Surveys: undated envelope with superb strike in blue (worn state) of 'COMMR OF CROWN LANDS & SURVEY' handstamp Steig & Watson #20 (but slightly different seal on flap), no datestamps, cover in fine condition with unsealed flap.
Lot 1345:Commissioner of Crown Lands & Surveys: undated envelope with superb strike in blue (worn state) of 'COMMR OF CROWN LANDS & SURVEY' handstamp Steig & Watson #20 (but slightly different seal on flap), no datestamps, cover in fine condition with unsealed flap.
70.00 55.00 sold
1346
PS Handstamp Collection on Printed Circulars: in ringbinder organised by town/surburb of destination all with Solicitor-General or Minister of Justice frank stamps in blue and Melbourne duplex depatch datestamps with appropriate transit/arrival cancels including Coburg 1874 datestamp & BN '67' (Rated R), 1883 Dandenong '33' duplex, 1874 Heidelberg datestamp & BN '83' cancel, 1883 Kew duplex, 1883 Lilydale datestamp, 1874 Northcote datestamp plus BN '67' (Rated 'SS'), etc; also 1884 re-directed from Queenscliffe to Elsternwick and a selection of Frank Stamp cut-outs with barred numeral cancels. (37 lettersheets + 23 cutouts)
Lot 1346 [1 of 10]:Handstamp Collection on Printed Circulars: in ringbinder organised by town/surburb of destination all with Solicitor-General or Minister of Justice frank stamps in blue and Melbourne duplex depatch datestamps with appropriate transit/arrival cancels including Coburg 1874 datestamp & BN '67' (Rated R), 1883 Dandenong '33' duplex, 1874 Heidelberg datestamp & BN '83' cancel, 1883 Kew duplex, 1883 Lilydale datestamp, 1874 Northcote datestamp plus BN '67' (Rated 'SS'), etc; also 1884 re-directed from Queenscliffe to Elsternwick and a selection of Frank Stamp cut-outs with barred numeral cancels. (37 lettersheets + 23 cutouts)Lot 1346 [2 of 10]:Handstamp Collection on Printed Circulars: in ringbinder organised by town/surburb of destination all with Solicitor-General or Minister of Justice frank stamps in blue and Melbourne duplex depatch datestamps with appropriate transit/arrival cancels including Coburg 1874 datestamp & BN '67' (Rated R), 1883 Dandenong '33' duplex, 1874 Heidelberg datestamp & BN '83' cancel, 1883 Kew duplex, 1883 Lilydale datestamp, 1874 Northcote datestamp plus BN '67' (Rated 'SS'), etc; also 1884 re-directed from Queenscliffe to Elsternwick and a selection of Frank Stamp cut-outs with barred numeral cancels. (37 lettersheets + 23 cutouts)Lot 1346 [3 of 10]:Handstamp Collection on Printed Circulars: in ringbinder organised by town/surburb of destination all with Solicitor-General or Minister of Justice frank stamps in blue and Melbourne duplex depatch datestamps with appropriate transit/arrival cancels including Coburg 1874 datestamp & BN '67' (Rated R), 1883 Dandenong '33' duplex, 1874 Heidelberg datestamp & BN '83' cancel, 1883 Kew duplex, 1883 Lilydale datestamp, 1874 Northcote datestamp plus BN '67' (Rated 'SS'), etc; also 1884 re-directed from Queenscliffe to Elsternwick and a selection of Frank Stamp cut-outs with barred numeral cancels. (37 lettersheets + 23 cutouts)
300.00 240.00 sold
1347
PS Trade & Customs: [1] 1901 (Aug 16) violet Department frank on OH(is)MS Custom House mourning envelope to Serviceton (fine backstamp). Roughly opened. [Unrecorded in Steig & Watson], [2] 1899 (Jun 6) Department frank on OHMS long cover to Kogorah (b/s, also Sydney backstamp), few tone spots. (ex Perry); [3] 1900 (Nov 29) Dept of Trade & Customs frank on 'NOTICE' card advising addressee of arrival ex Belle from Hamburg with cargo of salt, cement, etc, signed by the 'Landing Waiter' at Shed No. 6, (Victoria) Dock; [4] 1900 (Jul 29) Department frank on 'NOTICE' card advising addressee of arrival of 'Melbourne' ex New York with cargo of maize, signed by 'Landing Waiter', No. 6 Shed (Victoria) Dock; [5] 1901 (Nov 23-ERD) Department violet frank on long envelope to Sydney overstruck with 'MELBOURNE' cds, (ex Perry), (Steig & Watson #250). (5)
Lot 1347 [1 of 5]:Trade & Customs: [1] 1901 (Aug 16) violet Department frank on OH(is)MS Custom House mourning envelope to Serviceton (fine backstamp). Roughly opened. [Unrecorded in Steig & Watson], [2] 1899 (Jun 6) Department frank on OHMS long cover to Kogorah (b/s, also Sydney backstamp), few tone spots. (ex Perry); [3] 1900 (Nov 29) Dept of Trade & Customs frank on 'NOTICE' card advising addressee of arrival ex Belle from Hamburg with cargo of salt, cement, etc, signed by the 'Landing Waiter' at Shed No. 6, (Victoria) Dock; [4] 1900 (Jul 29) Department frank on 'NOTICE' card advising addressee of arrival of 'Melbourne' ex New York with cargo of maize, signed by 'Landing Waiter', No. 6 Shed (Victoria) Dock; [5] 1901 (Nov 23-ERD) Department violet frank on long envelope to Sydney overstruck with 'MELBOURNE' cds, (ex Perry), (Steig & Watson #250). (5)Lot 1347 [2 of 5]:Trade & Customs: [1] 1901 (Aug 16) violet Department frank on OH(is)MS Custom House mourning envelope to Serviceton (fine backstamp). Roughly opened. [Unrecorded in Steig & Watson], [2] 1899 (Jun 6) Department frank on OHMS long cover to Kogorah (b/s, also Sydney backstamp), few tone spots. (ex Perry); [3] 1900 (Nov 29) Dept of Trade & Customs frank on 'NOTICE' card advising addressee of arrival ex Belle from Hamburg with cargo of salt, cement, etc, signed by the 'Landing Waiter' at Shed No. 6, (Victoria) Dock; [4] 1900 (Jul 29) Department frank on 'NOTICE' card advising addressee of arrival of 'Melbourne' ex New York with cargo of maize, signed by 'Landing Waiter', No. 6 Shed (Victoria) Dock; [5] 1901 (Nov 23-ERD) Department violet frank on long envelope to Sydney overstruck with 'MELBOURNE' cds, (ex Perry), (Steig & Watson #250). (5)Lot 1347 [3 of 5]:Trade & Customs: [1] 1901 (Aug 16) violet Department frank on OH(is)MS Custom House mourning envelope to Serviceton (fine backstamp). Roughly opened. [Unrecorded in Steig & Watson], [2] 1899 (Jun 6) Department frank on OHMS long cover to Kogorah (b/s, also Sydney backstamp), few tone spots. (ex Perry); [3] 1900 (Nov 29) Dept of Trade & Customs frank on 'NOTICE' card advising addressee of arrival ex Belle from Hamburg with cargo of salt, cement, etc, signed by the 'Landing Waiter' at Shed No. 6, (Victoria) Dock; [4] 1900 (Jul 29) Department frank on 'NOTICE' card advising addressee of arrival of 'Melbourne' ex New York with cargo of maize, signed by 'Landing Waiter', No. 6 Shed (Victoria) Dock; [5] 1901 (Nov 23-ERD) Department violet frank on long envelope to Sydney overstruck with 'MELBOURNE' cds, (ex Perry), (Steig & Watson #250). (5)
100.00 80.00 sold

VICTORIA - Postal History

1348  1853 (May 8) Adams & Co printed envelope addressed to "Purser of Steamer New Orleans" care of Adams & Co, Melbourne, 'ADAMS & CO/EXPRESS/16 WALL ST/NEW YORK' shield embossed in red at upper-left, containing original letter dated "New York May 8th 1853", envelope with no postal markings, carried per favour or possibly by the company's courier. Very fine condition. Ex Haas & Lancaster. [This lot is accompanied by a copy of Alan Levy's 'Collectors Club Philatelist' May 1982 article "Adams & Co.'s Express - The Melbourne, Australia, Branch"]
Lot 1348 [1 of 2]:1853 (May 8) Adams & Co printed envelope addressed to "Purser of Steamer New Orleans" care of Adams & Co, Melbourne, 'ADAMS & CO/EXPRESS/16 WALL ST/NEW YORK' shield embossed in red at upper-left, containing original letter dated "New York May 8th 1853", envelope with no postal markings, carried per favour or possibly by the company's courier. Very fine condition. Ex Haas & Lancaster. [This lot is accompanied by a copy of Alan Levy's 'Collectors Club Philatelist' May 1982 article "Adams & Co.'s Express - The Melbourne, Australia, Branch"] Lot 1348 [2 of 2]:1853 (May 8) Adams & Co printed envelope addressed to "Purser of Steamer New Orleans" care of Adams & Co, Melbourne, 'ADAMS & CO/EXPRESS/16 WALL ST/NEW YORK' shield embossed in red at upper-left, containing original letter dated "New York May 8th 1853", envelope with no postal markings, carried per favour or possibly by the company's courier. Very fine condition. Ex Haas & Lancaster. [This lot is accompanied by a copy of Alan Levy's 'Collectors Club Philatelist' May 1982 article "Adams & Co.'s Express - The Melbourne, Australia, Branch"]
900.00 720.00 R
1349  1855 (Jan 1) cover used locally at Forest Creek franked with Half-Lengths Campbell & Fergusson 1d bright lilac-rose SG #28b x2 [Pos 18 - both units - from stone 4/5, ninth printing] tied by Barred Oval '37' cancel, fine 'ADVERTISED/AND/UNCLAIMED' handstamp in red, unclaimed mss "149" marking at left, on reverse 'CASTLEMAINE/(crown)/VICTORIA' backstamp. Rare and desirable. Ex RA Perry.
Lot 1307 [1 of 2]:1855 (Jan 1) cover used locally at Forest Creek franked with Half-Lengths Campbell & Fergusson 1d bright lilac-rose SG #28b x2 [Pos 18 - both units - from stone 4/5, ninth printing] tied by Barred Oval '37' cancel, fine 'ADVERTISED/AND/UNCLAIMED' handstamp in red, unclaimed mss "149" marking at left, on reverse 'CASTLEMAINE/(crown)/VICTORIA' backstamp. Rare and desirable. Ex RA Perry. Lot 1307 [2 of 2]:1855 (Jan 1) cover used locally at Forest Creek franked with Half-Lengths Campbell & Fergusson 1d bright lilac-rose SG #28b x2 [Pos 18 - both units - from stone 4/5, ninth printing] tied by Barred Oval '37' cancel, fine 'ADVERTISED/AND/UNCLAIMED' handstamp in red, unclaimed mss "149" marking at left, on reverse 'CASTLEMAINE/(crown)/VICTORIA' backstamp. Rare and desirable. Ex RA Perry.
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1350  1855-56 inward covers (3) with GB embossed 6d or 1/- (all cut-to-shape) from England to Melbourne and then redirected to Heathcote. All with red Butterflies on face of '14', '34' & '48', '34' being particularly rare with only one other recorded. Notes on each of the ships is included. (3)
Lot 1350 [1 of 3]:1855-56 inward covers (3) with GB embossed 6d or 1/- (all cut-to-shape) from England to Melbourne and then redirected to Heathcote. All with red Butterflies on face of '14', '34' & '48', '34' being particularly rare with only one other recorded. Notes on each of the ships is included. (3)Lot 1350 [2 of 3]:1855-56 inward covers (3) with GB embossed 6d or 1/- (all cut-to-shape) from England to Melbourne and then redirected to Heathcote. All with red Butterflies on face of '14', '34' & '48', '34' being particularly rare with only one other recorded. Notes on each of the ships is included. (3)Lot 1350 [3 of 3]:1855-56 inward covers (3) with GB embossed 6d or 1/- (all cut-to-shape) from England to Melbourne and then redirected to Heathcote. All with red Butterflies on face of '14', '34' & '48', '34' being particularly rare with only one other recorded. Notes on each of the ships is included. (3)
600.00 575.00 sold
1351  1857 stampless cover from Melbourne to Prahran, very fine 'DETAINED FOR/"4d" POSTAGE' on face endorsed "at Melbourne & Unclaimed". Rare.
Lot 1351:1857 stampless cover from Melbourne to Prahran, very fine 'DETAINED FOR/"4d" POSTAGE' on face endorsed "at Melbourne & Unclaimed". Rare.
200.00 160.00 sold
1352  1862 (Oct 20) defective cover dated "Mildura 20 October" to Scotland, with defective 4d Beaded Oval tied indistinct cancel, Swan Hill (Oct 24) & Melbourne (Oct 25) transit backstamps, retrieved from the wreck of the S.S. Colombo, but without the usual cachet, manuscript annotation on face "Received under/Post Office cover/7th Febry 63".
Lot 1352 [1 of 2]:1862 (Oct 20) defective cover dated "Mildura 20 October" to Scotland, with defective 4d Beaded Oval tied indistinct cancel, Swan Hill (Oct 24) & Melbourne (Oct 25) transit backstamps, retrieved from the wreck of the S.S. Colombo, but without the usual cachet, manuscript annotation on face "Received under/Post Office cover/7th Febry 63". Lot 1352 [2 of 2]:1862 (Oct 20) defective cover dated "Mildura 20 October" to Scotland, with defective 4d Beaded Oval tied indistinct cancel, Swan Hill (Oct 24) & Melbourne (Oct 25) transit backstamps, retrieved from the wreck of the S.S. Colombo, but without the usual cachet, manuscript annotation on face "Received under/Post Office cover/7th Febry 63".
120.00 190.00 sold
     
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