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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, INCOMING MAIL TO THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, GREAT BRITAIN

    Lot 193
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    Estimate: $650 Purchase Price : $583

    1835 (1 Oct) entire written from Noblestown (Dunbartonshire), addressed to William Cumming care of Thomas Hood, who was convicted of a felony in Perth and sentenced to seven years (he received his pardon on 28 March 1838). The add Cumming) may also have been a convict, as a man of that name was convicted at Aberdeen in 1830 and sentenced to seven years transportation. The letter was carried outside the mails on the barque 'Thomas Lawrie' which arrived in Hobart on 8 March 1836, and then put into the town post and rated '2' unpaid. Some staining but an interesting convict item

     

    Lot 194
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    Estimate: $1,000 Purchase Price : $874

    1851 (8 Jul) cover to Port Fairy, Victoria with 1841 2d Blue strip of 4 lettered 'KA-KD' (good margins except close to touching at right) cancelled '446' numerals of Ledbury, and tied by 'SHIP LETTER/LONDON' cds in red, mss '5' accountancy. Reverse with Ledbury and London ds, oval 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' ds in red, and 'oval 'PORT FAIRY/N.S.W.' ds (27 NO 1851). Flap tears, otherwise a fine example of the 8d ship letter rate

     

    Lot 195
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    Estimate: $2,500 Purchase Price : $2,214

    1852 (2 Apr) cover (missing flap) from Stowmarket (despatch cds in blue on reverse) to North Adelaide with 1841 2d strip of 4 lettered 'OA-OD' (just touched at bottom left, otherwise small to large margins all around) tied by '732' numerals, also by 'SHIP LETTER/LONDON' cds in red. With mss '6' representing G.P.O. accountancy, and with North Adelaide arrival cds (AU 14 1852) in red. Very fine and attractive, with 2010 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 196
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    Estimate: $700 Purchase Price : $612

    1852 (15 Nov) entire from Ulster to Melbourne with Armagh double arc despatch ds in blue, 'PAID' London tombstone ds and 'SHIP LETTER/LONDON' cds, both in red, endorsed 'Ship Letter 8d paid' with mss '8' in red, and '3' accountancy due to London G.P.O.. 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' oval arrival ds (AP 13 53) in red on reverse. Very fine

     

    Lot 197
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    Estimate: $1,500 Purchase Price : $1,340

    1853 (23 Mar) cover from Brighton to Rocky Point, N.S.W. franked with 1841 2d Blue Plate 4 strip of 4 lettered 'LI-LL' (margins close to good) tied by '132' numerals, with Brighton despatch backstamp and 'SHIP LETTER/LONDON' cds in red, plus three London backstamps. Manuscript '5' P.O. accountancy, and reverse with Sydney arrival cds (SE 1 1853) and boxed 'COOKS RIVER' in red-brown (affected by torn black flap), also endorsed 'uncalled for' and with italic 'UNCLAIMED' handstamp. Few age marks, but generally fine and a spectacular inwards cover, with 2004 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 198
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1853 (5 Oct) stampless entire from London to Launceston, endorsed 'p "Harbinger" ' and with SHIP LETTER/LONDON' and 'LONDON/PAID' despatch marks in red, rated '8' in red, Launceston arrival cds on reverse. Horizontal filing fold, otherwise a fine cover from the General Screw Steam Shipping Co. contract

     

    Lot 199
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    Estimate: $650 Purchase Price : $583

    1855 (1 Jun) envelope (with contents) from London addressed to Melbourne 'To be left at the post office till called for', with 1854-55 2d Blue Watermark Small Crown Perf 14 ('DK') and Perf 16 ('RD' and 'RE') tied by '16' numerals. Carried on the clipper 'Donald Mackay' leaving Liverpool 5 June, and with handstruck '1d' in red to indicate accountancy due to Victorian P.O. Reverse with 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/G.P.O. VICTORIA' cds in red (AU 27 1855) and with endorsement 'Opened by a person of the same name 18/10', subsequently handstruck 'ADVERTISED/AND/UNCLAIMED' and mss '2' added. (It seems unlikely that two persons with the surname 'Duon' were in Melbourne at this time, and the intended recipient may have opened and read the letter, then denied it was intended for him to avoid the 2d payment)

     

    Lot 200
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    Estimate: $6,000 Purchase Price : $5,359

    1855 (4 Oct) cover to Melbourne with very fine 1/- Green Embossed tied by Liverpool '466' spoon duplex, and endorsed 'per Schomberg' and with handstruck '1d' in red P.O. accountancy. 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/G.P.O. VICTORIA' cds in red (DE 28 1855) on reverse. The Black Ball clipper 'Schomberg' left Liverpool on 6 October 1855, and ran aground off Cape Otway, Victoria on 27 December 1855. The ship was a total wreck, but there was no loss of life and the mails were salvaged without mishap. Four covers from this wreck are presently recorded, of which this is perhaps the finest, ex J.R.W. Purves and Brian Peace

     

    Lot 201
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    Estimate: $420 Purchase Price : $373

    1856 (6 Aug) cover from London (straight line 'Deptford Broadway' in blue on reverse) to Geelong with 2d Watermark Large Crown Perf 14 strip of 3 lettered 'HA-HC' cancelled '41' in diamond numerals, and tied by '1d' accountancy handstamp in red. Carried by clipper 'White Star' leaving Liverpool 20 August, and with 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GEELONG VICTORIA' arrival cds in red (NO 5 1856, the Geelong mail being off-loaded during the trip up Port Phillip Bay to Melbourne). Flap faults and light overall soiling

     

    Lot 202
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    Estimate: $180 Purchase Price : $158

    1857 (14 Oct) cover to Newtown, Sydney, with 1856 6d Lilac tied by London 'SE/8' duplex, reverse with straight line 'Woolwich WO' in bluish-black, and Sydney and Newtown (JA 12 1958) arrival cds, very fine. (Biographical notes of the addressee, Mr Castles, are included with the lot)

     

    Lot 203
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    Estimate: $650 Purchase Price : $583

    1858 (12 Aug) entire from London to Guildford, Western Australia with 1856 1/- Green pair tied by '44' numeral in diamond obliterators, and endorsed 'via Southampton'. Light filing fold and a few minor creases, otherwise very fine, and a rare double rate to this difficult destination

     

    Lot 204
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1858 (13 Oct) cover to Port Adelaide, South Australia with 1856 6d Lilac tied by Plymouth '620' duplex, endorsed 'via Marseilles' but underpaid and struck 'INSUFFICIENTLY/STAMPED' in red, and sent via Southampton. Reverse with circular undated 'EXETER STREET' in blue, London transit cds in red, and Port Adelaide arrival cds (JA 22 1859). Few marks on reverse but generally fine and attractive

     

    Lot 205
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    1859 (18 Feb) outer from London to Guildford, Western Australia with 1856 1/- Green tied by '15' in diamond numeral, endorsed 'via Southampton'. Light filing fold, otherwise very fine and a very difficult destination

     

    Lot 206
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1861 (18 Apr) entire to Hobart, Tasmania, with 1856 6d tied by Glasgow '159' duplex and endorsed 'p Australian Mail via Southampton', with London and Launceston diamond 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' backstamps in red, and Hobart framed 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' on face in red (12 JU 12 1861). Minor creasing, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 207
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1861 (24 Sep) cover to Cowra, N.S.W. with 1857 4d Carmine Wmk Large Garter pair (perfs trimmed at right) and 1d Wmk Large Crown Perf 14 tied by Dunfermline '113' duplexes, reverse with London transit cds in red, and Sydney and Cowra (smudged) arrival datestamps. Small tear in base of envelope, otherwise fine example of 9d via Marseilles rate in force 13.1.1857 to 1.6.1863

     

    Lot 209
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    Estimate: $170 Purchase Price : $152

    1862 (25 May) 'VIA MARSELLES' printed cover to Melbourne with 4d Carmine Wmk Large Garter (perfs trimmed at left), and 1d Wmk Large Crown Perf 14 pair and singles (2) tied by Worcester '918' spoon duplexes, reverse with London and Melbourne cds in red. Light creases, tone spot at left and rust mark left by paper clip. 1d underpayment of 9d via Marseilles rate

     

    Lot 210
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    Estimate: $1,500 Purchase Price : $1,340

    1862 (27 Oct) cover to East Melbourne with 1862-64 9d Plate 2 lettered 'CL' tied by London 'WC/11' duplex and endorsed 'Via Marseilles'. The letter weighed over ounce, and so struck with 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE 3d/FINE _________ 6d/9d', to be collected from the addressee. With Melbourne arrival backstamp (DE 13 62) in red, few marks on reverse, otherwise fine and attractive

     

    Lot 211
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1863 (24 Aug) cover to Melbourne with 1862-64 1/- Green Plate 1 lettered 'JE' tied by Belfast '62' duplex, endorsed 'via Marseilles' and with London transit and Melbourne arrival (OC 10 63) backstamps. Light toning and central stain on face

     

    Lot 213
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    Estimate: $800 Purchase Price : $699

    1868 (1 Jun) mourning cover to Port Denison, Queensland with 1867-80 6d Mauve Plate 6 lettered 'GD' (straight edge at right) tied by Brighton '132' duplex, endorsed 'Via Panama', and reverse with London transit cds in red, and Brisbane and Townsville arrival cds. Routed by Royal Mail steamer 'Tasmanian' to Panama, thence per the Panama, New Zealand and Australian Royal Mail Co. 'Mataura' to Sydney. The cover is paid 6d to Panama only, and the handstruck '10' was applied representing the deficiency on 1/4d correct postage. Back flap missing and overall light toning, but believed to be the only cover to Queensland carried by this service

     

    Lot 214
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    Estimate: $450 Purchase Price : $397

    1868 (30 Oct) envelope with contents to White Hills, Victoria, with 1867-80 6d Mauve Plate 6 lettered 'CL' tied by Ramsgate '634' duplex, missent to Sydney, with a fine strike of the very scarce framed 'MISSENT TO/SYDNEY/N.S.W.'. With backstamps of London (OC 31 68), Sydney (De 25 1868), Melbourne (DE 31 68), Sandhurst (DE 31 68) and White Hills (JA 1 69). Two small holes in right side not affecting adhesive, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 215
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    Estimate: $2,500 Purchase Price : $2,214

    1868 (3 Dec) cover to East Melbourne with 1865-67 4d Vermilion Plate 10 lettered 'DG' and 1867-80 1/- Green Plate 4 (3, lettered 'SE', 'TE' and 'TF') tied by Dublin '186' duplexes, and endorsed 'via Marseilles'. With Melbourne arrival backstamp in blue (JA 21 69), cover reinforced with stamp selvedge and with two strikes of boxed 'RECEIVED OPEN AT/POST OFFICE MELBOURNE/AND REFASTENED' in blue on reverse. Condition consistent with having burst open in transit, and an interesting and scarce example of the 4 x 10d quadruple Marseilles rate, ex Hugh Freeman

      

    Lot 218
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    Estimate: $1,700 Purchase Price : $1,515

    1870 (18 Feb) soldier's envelope to Kooringa, South Australia, endorsed 'From Sergt Major Thomas RI Engrs London', franked with 1858-79 1d Plate 111 lettered 'AL tied with London 'SW/70' duplex. With Adelaide arrival cds and on reverse Kooringa cds (AP 12 70). Portion of back flap missing, otherwise very fine and a rare example of the 1d inwards military concession rate, with 2011 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 219
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    Estimate: $1,500 Purchase Price : $1,340

    1872 (4 Sep) cover to H.M.S. 'Basilisk' at Sydney ('or elsewhere') franked with 1872-73 6d Chestnut Plate 11 lettered 'GK' tied by Devonport '250' duplex, and endorsed 'Via Brindisi'. Paid only for the long sea route, and struck with 'INSUFFY. STAMPED/VIA - BRINDISI'. Unusually with no Sydney arrival cds, but endorsed as arriving 25 November 1872. Few minor wrinkles and slight peripheral wear, but attractive

     

    Lot 221
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    Estimate: $120 Purchase Price : $105

    1874 (8 Jul) cover to Sydney with 1873-80 3d Rose Plate 14 (corner perf defect) and 6d Grey Plate 13 tied by Beverley duplexes, endorsed 'via Brindisi' and with Sydney arrival backstamp. Few tone spots

     

    Lot 223
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    Estimate: $300 Purchase Price : $268

    1876 (19 Apr) mourning cover with contents to Home Rule, N.S.W. with 1873-80 6d Grey Plate 14 lettered 'GB' tied by Tottenham duplex, endorsed 'via Southampton', Sydney, Mudgee and Home Rule (JU 30 1876) backstamps on reverse. Endorsed with mss 'Unclaimed' and returned to Sydney AU 5 1876, where boxed 'ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED' handstamp in red was applied. Fine and very attractive

     

    Lot 225
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    1877 (4 Jan) cover to St. Lawrence, Queensland, with 1d Plate 173 ('SB' and 'SC') and 1873-80 6d Grey Plate 15 ('DC)' tied by Dublin '186' numerals, prepaying the 8d via Brindisi rate, backstamped Rockhampton and Marlborough arrival cds (Mr 7 77). Portion of back flap missing, few small blemishes, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 226
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1878 (5 Jun) cover from Killarney to Melbourne with 1864 1d Plate 183 pair, 1870 d Rose Plate 10 and 1873-80 6d Grey Plate 15 tied by Killarney '272' duplexes. Cover overweight, and 7d deficient for the 2 x 8d via Brindisi rate, struck with 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE (7)/FINE_______ (6)', and on arrival with oval 'MORE TO PAY' with mss '1/1'. Missing back flap and peripheral faults and toning, still a most interesting taxed cover

     

    Lot 227
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1879 (10 Feb) 2d registration envelope (slightly shortened at left) to Charters Towers, Queensland with 1876 8d Orange lettered 'MD' tied by Cheltenham '177' numeral, endorsed 'Via Brindisi', and with Townsville and Charters Towers (AP 20 1879) datestamps on reverse. Unclaimed and returned to Brisbane, where the 'ADVERTISED/JU 30 79/UNCLAIMED' handstamp in red was struck, and with 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/QUEENSLAND' cds in red on reverse. Toned and with peripheral wear, but rare

     

    Lot 229
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1880 (16 Dec) cover to Adelaide, redirected to Hobart, Tasmania, with 1873-80 6d Grey Plate 16 lettered 'KB' tied by Prestwick '676' duplex, endorsed 'Via Brindisi', with Adelaide arrival cds on face, and Launceston and Hobart datestamps following redirection on reverse. Peripheral creasing and portion of back flap missing

     

    Lot 230
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    1883 (15 Nov) mourning cover to Clare, South Australia with 1883-84 3d on 3d Lilac (2, lettered 'CK' and 'DK') tied by Dublin duplexes and endorsed 'via Brindisi', Clare squared circle arrival ds (DE 24 83) on reverse, fine. A scarce stamp on cover. SG cat 425

     

    Lot 233
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1886 (8 Jun) cover to Glenelg, South Australia with 1883-84 6d Dull Green lettered 'KA' tied by Clifton Bristol '134' duplex, G.P.O. Adelaide (on face) and Glenelg squared circle (on reverse) arrival datestamps. Couple of light creases otherwise fine

     

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