Lot 4089Australian States: Queensland, 1866 (Jul. 19) Maryborough, Queensland to Marysville Cal., blue cover with Queensland, 2d blue, horizontal strip of three, tied by light strikes of numeral "96" starburst cancels, matching "Maryborough, Queensland, JY 19, 66" rimless cds, Brisbane (7.21) transit backstamp, carried by New Zealand's Panama Line Rakaia departed Sep. 2nd to Panama arriving Oct. 6t, steamship to San Francisco, bold "San Francisco, Cal. Oct 26" cds and matching "10" due handstamp for 10¢ steamship rate, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Cover underpaid for routing via England, so held in Sydney for Rakaia via Panama. Queensland was not a signatory to the Panama Line contract and had a published rate of one shilling for mail via Panama (Campbell book, p307). Here 6d sufficed.