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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
1353  1865 (Nov 25) entire to England "Via Marseilles" with rare franking of 10d grey Laureates tied by Melbourne duplex, London transit datestamp in red on face & on reverse, mild aging & small tape repair at base. [Kellow states at p.174 "Covers themselves are also of considerable rarity with less than 10 recorded..."]
Lot 1353:1865 (Nov 25) entire to England "Via Marseilles" with rare franking of 10d grey Laureates tied by Melbourne duplex, London transit datestamp in red on face & on reverse, mild aging & small tape repair at base. [Kellow states at p.174 "Covers themselves are also of considerable rarity with less than 10 recorded..."]
350.00 260.00 sold
1354  1869 (Mar 25) registered cover to Switzerland via Marseilles & Suez with scarce franking of Laureates 6d x4 (upper units damaged) plus 2d tied by BN '173' cancels of Daylesford, 'POSS ANG V SUEZ' transit datestamp on face, backstamped at Basel, Lucerne, Maggia & Locarno. Small faults & repaired tear. [The rate was 10d per ½oz rate x2 plus 6d registration. Cover is not recorded in Ben Palmer's census]
Lot 1354:1869 (Mar 25) registered cover to Switzerland via Marseilles & Suez with scarce franking of Laureates 6d x4 (upper units damaged) plus 2d tied by BN '173' cancels of Daylesford, 'POSS ANG V SUEZ' transit datestamp on face, backstamped at Basel, Lucerne, Maggia & Locarno. Small faults & repaired tear. [The rate was 10d per ½oz rate x2 plus 6d registration. Cover is not recorded in Ben Palmer's census]
260.00 208.00 R
     
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