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TASMANIA continued...

Postal History
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate in AU$'s
481 c image

1855 small envelope to Hobart Town with Courier 4d (cut-square, margins clear to good) with small triangular punch tied by superb First Allocation BN '18' & boxed 'CAMP TOWN/23 May 55' d/s alongside, 'tombstone' 'PRE-PAID/26MY26/1855' arrival d/s in red, a bit crumpled which has affected the stamp but still of pleasant appearance.

Grade B (Image1)

Estimate AU$750

Currently Opening at...AU$575.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
482 c image

1856 large-part entire to London "pr Lightning" with Large Star 2d & 4d SG 16 & 17 - each with three margins; Cat £580 x3+ on cover - tied by light BN '60' cancels, diamond-'POST OFFICE/LAUNCESTON/[crown]/23AU23/1856' d/s below, Liverpool tombstone d/s of NO20/1856 & London arrival of the next day all in red on the face.

Grade A- (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,500

Currently Opening at...AU$1,150.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
483 c image

1861 (July 4; Independence Day) cover to "Birds run/Guernsay County/Ohio" - a rare destination - with Imperf 'VAN DIEMENS LAND' 4d x2 (3 or 3½ margins) & 'TASMANIA' 6d (a huge stamp with full margins & fragments of the units at right & left) all tied by BN '52' with very fine diamond Launceston d/s alongside, London transit of SP19/61 in red & scarce 'DETROIT AM PKT/ 5 ' postage due h/s both on the face, endorsed "5 cts postage due" on the flap, minor blemishes. [Rather grumpy letter headed "St Leonards" & signed "J Trethewil" about a relative, & Cobb & Co: "...I wish your Children were nearer so as to make friends with her, to get her money after Death(!)...There ware a Company of Yankeys two or three years ago came out to Melbourne to the Gold fields and cut down the price of Coaching as to throw others out of employment...our male from one town to another was advertised for tender..."]

Grade B (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,000

Currently Opening at...AU$750.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
484 c image

1864 (Oct 22) small cover to an army officer on the Deccan Plateau "Via Bombay" with 'TASMANIA' Imperf 6d & 1/- both with almost full margins tied by BN '52' cancels of Launceston, diamond 'POST-OFFICE/LAUNCESTON/ [crown]/...' d/s in red alongside & straight-line 'REGISTERED' handstamp, tiny 'BOMBAY' transit b/s & large-part 'SECUNDRABAD/1864/NO22' arrival b/s in red on the reverse, minor blemishes. A scarce destination from Tasmania. A very attractive franking of the 'full set' of the 1858 'TASMANIA' issue.

Grade B (Image1)

Estimate AU$2,000

Currently Opening at...AU$1,500.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
485 c image

1890 cover with inspection slits at the sides endorsed "Scrip Certificates" to "Broken Hill Proprietary Silver Mining Co/Melbourne", Sideface ½d orange solo franking tied by BN '69' with 'NEW NORFOLK' cds alongside, a few blemishes. [Printed Matter was required to be unsealed, unless inspection slits made it possible to see the contents]

Grade B (Image1)

Estimate AU$200

Currently Opening at...AU$150.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
486 cPSE image

1894 (Feb 13) OPSO locally used envelopes for Lands & Works Department (with the enclosure) or Tasmanian International Exhibition (with the Frank h/s in rosine) both to "Captaine de Chauliac/French Warship Scroff" (!) or "...Scorff". [Between 1887 & 1908, a Franco-British Naval Commission operated in the waters of New Hebrides & New Caledonia. The 'Scorff' was one of the French vessels, which also made occasional visits to Australian ports. It had arrived from Dunedin (NZ) on 12.2.1894] (3 items)

Grade A- (Image1)

Estimate AU$300

Currently Opening at...AU$230.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
487 PSE image

ENVELOPES: 1898 Waterlow 2d & 2½d scenic issue complete set of 12, a few minor blemishes &/or paper-hinge remainders on the flaps otherwise very fine to superb unused. Australia's most beautiful postal stationery issue, of which only 306 sets were prepared. (12)

Grade A-/A+ (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,500

Currently Opening at...AU$1,150.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
488 PSE image

ENVELOPES: 1898 Waterlow 2½d scenic issue 'GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HOBART' to Denmark with 'HOBART/AU4/1902/ TASMANIA' cds, a few very minor blemishes, partial-Copenhagen arrival b/s. Rare. [Of the 306 sets prepared, a very high proportion were retained unused as souvenirs]

Grade A- (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,000

Currently Opening at...AU$750.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
489 P image

POSTAL CARDS: 1906 'THE ADDRESS ONLY...' KEVII 1d printer's rough proof in black with a second impression below without the stamp on thin card (124x168), light discolouration in the upper portion, unfolded. Possibly a prototype for an unissued Reply Postal Card.

Grade B (Image1)

Estimate AU$750

Currently Opening at...AU$575.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
490 PSE image

WRAPPERS - STAMPED TO ORDER: 1890s 2d green 165mm wide with banner 'The Tasmanian Mail/Only Illustrated Weekly in Tasmania/6d.', to London with Hobart dumb bars cancel, folded at left clear of imprint.

Grade B (Image1)

Estimate AU$250

Currently Opening at...AU$190.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM

VICTORIA

Victoria
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate in AU$'s
491 Oog image

1870-1912 Issues on expensive pages with Bell Emergency Printings on Coloured Papers, 1876 'EIGHT PENCE' on 9d x5 (one with 'F.IGHT PENCE' SG 191a, off-centre but superb!), 1884-96 Large Stamp Duty CTO group comprising 2/6d x2, 3/- drab x2, 6/-, 15/- brown x2, £1, £1/5/- x2, £1/10/- x3, £2 x2, 45/- x2 and £10 plus £6 to £8 fiscally used, Ultra High Values £25 to £100 fiscally used, 1/6d blue mint, 1886-96 Fergusson & Mitchell £5 to £9 with fiscal cancels, 1897 Charity 2½d CTO, 1900 Boer War Charity duo mint & CTO, later issues to 5/- *&U, etc, also Postage Dues Blue & Claret mint 1/- to 5/-, and Red & Green to 5/- (CTO x2), generally fine to very fine. (few 100)

(Image1)

Estimate AU$2,500

Currently Opening at...AU$1,900.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
492 ogΩV image

Universal Postal Union allocation of stamps hinged to pages from an archival collection including various 'Reprint' Overprints (no Stamp Statute values), rare Type 4 'SPECIMEN' Overprint on Woodblock Perf 12 2/- blue/yellow (defective), on Laureates 1d 3d 4d 6d 1/- & 5/- with some faults, & on DLR 2d, 1897 Charity 'Specimen' duo, unused/mint stamps including 1900 Charity duo (no gum) & both Postage Due sets (no gum), CTO group with 1900 No 'POSTAGE' to 5/-, 'POSTAGE' V/Crown to £2 & punctured 'OS' to £2. Ex Belgian Post Office Archives. [Most of the stamps have been soaked-off their original pages & therefore have little or no gum. Each page has official notations on the reverse] (126)

(Image1)

Estimate AU$3,500

Currently Opening at...AU$2,700.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
493 Oog image

Neat little collection of Classics with Half-Lengths 1d x4, 2d & 3d x3, Woodblocks 2/- (on piece), 'TOO LATE' & 'REGISTERED', Queen-on-Throne 1d pair, a few Emblems & Beaded Ovals, Laureates including 2d 'TWO PENCE' Doubled on piece (RPSofL Certificate), a few later stamps including 1900 Boer War Charity 2d (mint), generally fine to very fine. (65)

(Image1)

Estimate AU$500

Currently Opening at...AU$380.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
494 PogΩV image

Useful selection with Queen-on-Throne 6d plate proof in black plus mint 1d & unused 6d, Naish 6d with diagonal 'SPECIMEN' h/s (no gum), 1/6d blue mint, 1901 No 'POSTAGE' ½d 'VICTCRIA' in strip, 1d pink CTO 'CA-JBC' Monograms strip of 12, CTO £1/10/- & £50, KEVII £1 x2 & £2 and punctured 'OS' £1 & £2 (a few toned perfs), etc, also Postage Due Red & Green mint & CTO sets to 5/-, generally fine to very fine. (140 approx)

(Image1)

Estimate AU$2,000

Currently Opening at...AU$1,500.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
495 ogΩ image

Unused selection with Woodblocks Perf 12 2/- (no gum), Beaded Ovals Wmk 'FOUR/PENCE' 4d, Laureates 10d grey & 10d brown/pink, Bell 8d on 9d & 1/6d blue, plus Stamp Statute 1d x2, 6d (no gum) & ½d on 1d, a few faults, part- to large-part o.g., Cat £3750+. A very scarce group.

Grade A/B (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,500

Currently Opening at...AU$1,150.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
496 F image

1850-57 Half-Lengths Thomas Ham Second State with Thinner White Outline Left of the Orb 3d blue with Prominent Retouch of the Frame at Right SG 7a, margins just clear to good, lightly cancelled clear of the affected area, Cat £350+. Ex JRW Purves and Rodney Perry.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$400

Currently Opening at...AU$300.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
497 G image

1850-57 Half-Lengths Thomas Ham Third State of the Dies Fourth Printing 1d deep red-brown SG 9 [12] from the right of the sheet, margins close to large, Barred Oval '1' of Melbourne, Cat £1200. Ex Rodney Perry, John Barwis - sold in 2012 for £1440 - and 'Besancon' (II) where stated to be "the finest of the few recorded". RPSofV Certificate (2012).

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,200

Currently Opening at...AU$900.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
498 F image

1850-57 Half-Lengths Thomas Ham Fourth State of the Die with Coarse Background Sixth Printing 1d red-lilac SG 15 [27] from the base of the sheet, margins just touched - at U/R - to large, Butterfly '1' of Melbourne, Cat £325. An unusually fine example of this attractive shade. Ex John Barwis - sold in 2012 for £288 - and 'Besancon' (II).

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$250

Currently Opening at...AU$190.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
499 F image

1850-57 Half-Lengths JS Campbell & Co 3d blue with Retouch below 'C' of 'VICTORIA' SG 24a, margins good to very large with a chunk of the adjoining unit above, BN cancel well clear of the affected area, Cat £150. Rare in this quality. Ex Rodney Perry.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$250

Currently Opening at...AU$190.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
500 Ω image

1850-57 Half-Lengths Campbell & Fergusson 3d deep blue SG 31c, three margins & shaved at the top, tiny thin, Cat £1800. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2011).

Grade B (Image1)

Estimate AU$500

Currently Opening at...AU$380.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM

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