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    Online General Sale No. 66

    Bidding closes at 5pm AEDT on Monday 19th November 2018 

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    Lot 177
    C ]AUSTRALIAN COLONIES
       - INCOMING MAIL TO THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES [ View this Category ]

    Estimate: $3,200Starting Price: $2,400

    1841 (13 Jul) OHMS entire (an illustrated lettersheet with litho print of 'St. Jean d'Acre after the Battle') with lengthy letter to Swan River, Western Australia, with curved 'PAID/MALTA' and mss '6' in red, fine strike of 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/CAPE OF GOOD HOPE' ds (OC 25 1841), and endorsed 'Via Bombay' (but clearly routed via the Cape). The addressee is John Septimus Roe, Surveyor-General. He was key player in the development of Western Australia and has been called the 'Father of Australian Exploration' (biographical notes included with lot). Vertical filing fold has been professionally strengthened, otherwise fine, and a very early inwards letter to Western Australia from a very unusual origin

      

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