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Sale 93: The Dale Forster Collection of Australian - United States Mails

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New Zealand's Panama Line

Lot 4092    

Australian States: Victoria, 1867 (Aug. 2) Wahgunyah, Victoria to San Francisco Cal., cover bearing Victoria, 2d gray lilac (75) and 1s blue (80), each tied by numeral "205" barred circle, reverse with matching partial Wahgunya (8.20.67) oval and blue Melbourne (8.22) transit cds, carried by New Zealand's Panama Line Mataura from Sydney Sep. 1st to Panama arriving Oct. 4th, then steamship to San Francisco, "San Francisco Cal. '10' Oct 25" integral-due cds for 10¢ steamship rate; no backflap, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Victoria was not a signatory to the Panama Line contract and had a published rate of one shilling (Palmer book, p282). Cover is paid the via Southampton 1/2 rate but was sent on New Zealand's Panama Line, saving almost a month.

Realized: $1,600

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