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Australia - Specialized Collection of Postage Dues (Postal History)

Lots 257-266 Lots 267-276 Lots 277-284

Lot 257    

Australia, 1832 London, England to Syndney, N.S.W., folded letter to Governor of Sydney Major Genl. Bourke, with red "London, Post Paid Ja 4, 1832" oval handstamp and additional tombstone handstamp, manuscript "2/8" rating and partial Sydney crown oval date stamp at right, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 258    

Australia, 1839 Langollerd to Parramatta, N.S.W., overland letter with manuscript "1/2" due rate for over 400 miles, indistinct box handstamp ("Via Cassilis" ?) and "Midday Mail." oval handstamp applied in Sydney, reverse with "General Post Office, Sydney, Ju 3, 1839" crown oval transit date stamp and circular Parramatta receiver; some slight cover erosion to outer top flap not affecting postmarks, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $200

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Lot 259    

Australia, 1848 Fort St. George, India to Port Phillip, folded letter with "1/6" due rating for 1sh3d rate plus 3d ship letter charge, reverse with red "Madras, Ship Letter, Post Paid, Jy 16, 1849" origin boxed date stamp, "Sydney, Ship Letter, Ja 4, 1849" entry and receiving backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $200

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Lot 260    

Australia, 1848 Campbelltown, N.S.W. to Adelaide, South Australia, folded letter with red "Campbelltown, Post Paid" boxed handstamp and "Campbelltown, New South Wales, Sp 6, 1848" origin backstamp, manuscript "6" for ½oz rate between ports and "10" rate for 3d ship + 7d overland rates, red Sydney ship letter and South Australia G.P.O. transit postmarks; some light fold splitting, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $300

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Lot 261    

Australia, 1849 London, England to Adelaide, South Australia, Australian Mining Co. folded letter with manuscript "pr Strath Eden" and amended "Statesman" ship endorsement, with bold complete "'J.B. Wilcocks, Agent For Government, Emigration, Plymouth'" forwarding agent handstamp, carried privately and placed into the mails with "G.P.O., South Australia, FE 12, 1850" arrival cds and manuscript "6" rate for an incoming ship letter, addressed to Jacob Hagen who was the largest buyer of government debentures and became the Colony's largest creditor, Very Fine.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $250

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Lot 262    

Australia, 1849 Dublin, Ireland to Geelong, Port Phillip, folded letter endorsed "pr First Ship", with red Dublin "Paid, Jy 31, 1848" cds and manuscript "8" rate, red London tombstone transit with ship letter backstamp, additional "Ship Letter, Melbourne" entry backstamp and "7" due rate on front for inland transit, receiving backstamp, letter with interesting content…Great preparations for the Queen, she is to be here next week. I am going to her Levee and Drawing Room…there are great and influential deputation waiting Lord John Russell upon the subject of Steam Communication with Australia…no result yet - you are also deprived of independence for another year, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 263    

Australia, 1853 Melboune, Victoria to Portland Bay, O.H.M.S. cover franked with 4-margin Victoria 2d red brown (S.G. 18) tied by barred oval handstamp, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, My 19, 1853" origin postmark on reverse, returned and readdressed to Fiery Creek, notation at left "Place not known, no other address known at the Col. Secretary's office - the letter must be advertised", with manuscript "2" rating, evidently received with docketing on front and appropriate transit marking on reverse; some cover edge wear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $400

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Lot 264    

Australia, 1855 London, England to Melbourne, Victoria, folded printed form notice from the Melbourne Postmaster General regarding the detainment of a ship letter until 6d in postage is paid, returned to the same with "5" and "6" due rates and red "48" butterfly handstamp, reverse with red London and Melbourne Ship Letter date stamps, Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $750

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Lot 265    

Australia, 1855 Battersea, England to Melbourne, Victoria, cover franked with G.B. 1854, 2d blue, three singles tied by "2" barred oval handstamps, red "1d" handstamp and manuscript "2" rate with three-line "Advertised and Unclaimed" handstamp, reverse with straight line origin handstamp and red G.P.O. Victoria cds, original enclosure, accompanied by original "Dead Letter Branch/Returned Paid Letter" return cover with printed Rowland Hill notice on innerflap and cover; original cover with small light stain affecting one stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 266    

Australia, 1858 Gisbourne to Dandenong, Victoria, manuscript O.H.M.S. cover initially franked with Victoria 4d dull rose (S.G. 52) tied by "44" barred circle handstamp, with "Detained For Postage" boxed handstamp alongside, stamp torn off and refranked with second 4d, origin postmarks on front and Melbourne transit on reverse; couple cover age spots, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $400

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