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    Online General Sale No. 66

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

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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 28
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    Estimate: $5,000Starting Price: $3,800

    1811 (17 Nov) entire from Sydney to Stirling, North Britain, endorsed 'Per Gambier', without New South Wales markings. Rated '1/1' on arrival, crossed through and changed to '2/2' (due to enclosure), and with 'JU 8 812' arrival backstamp. The letter enclosing a payment is signed by Maurice Charles O'Connell, commanding the 73rd Regiment which had arrived in Sydney in 1809 with Governor Macquarie, who appointed him Lieutenant-Governor. He married former Governor Bligh's daughter, and left the Colony in 1814 for Ceylon. He returned in 1838 as a Major-General in command of military forces in New South Wales, a position he held until 1847. A fine and early letter from New South Wales

     

    Lot 29
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    Estimate: $420Starting Price: $320

    1828 (21 March) entire headed 'Denbigh District of Cook', addressed to Newcastle, South Wales, no Sydney markings, rated '1/8' and with step-type 'SHIP LETTER/PLYMOUTH' on reverse. The letter speaks of 'our leaving Port Macquarie & our being comfortably settled near my brothers within 30 miles of Parramatta'. Light overall toning, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 30
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    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1843 (20 Jun) entire to London with fine oval 'PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' ds in red, London arrival backstamp, and rated '3(d)' in red as a paid ship letter, with '8(d)' incoming ship letter charge due from addressee, very fine

     

    Lot 31
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    Estimate: $1,000TStarting Price: $750

    1851 (1 Nov) outer from Albury to Melbourne with Sydney View 1d Dull Carmine Plate II pair (touched bottom left and right) tied by '50' numerals, Albury despatch and Melbourne arrival backstamps. Vertical filing crease, otherwise fine, ex Ed Druce

     

    Lot 32
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    Estimate: $300TStarting Price: $230

    1854 (16 Oct) cover to Newcastle via Sydney with 1d Laureate Wmk '1' pair (close to touching all around and slightly oxidised) tied by '21' numerals of Campbell Town (ds on reverse). Slight soiling

     

    Lot 33
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    Estimate: $80TStarting Price: $60

    1855 (4 Feb) outer from Singleton to West Maitland with 2d Laureate Plate III (large margins showing dividing lines on all sides) tied by '66' numeral obliterator, Singleton and West Maitland oval backstamps, fine

     

    Lot 34
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    Estimate: $180Starting Price: $135

    1857 (28 Sep) entire to London franked 6d Greyish-brown Imperf Diadem cancelled (and just tied) by '92' in rays (Casino, rated RRR) and endorsed 'By E&A RMC Ship Simla', with Casino despatch and Sydney transit backstamps, and London arrival cds on face. Very fine, and carried on the 9th homeward voyage of the European & Australian Royal Mail contract

     

    Lot 35
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    Estimate: $180Starting Price: $135

    1858 (10 Dec) cover from Sydney to London with 6d Greenish-grey Imperf Diadem (very fine with four good to large margins) tied by 'N.S.W.' in ovals and endorsed 'pr Columbian', carried on the 23rd homeward voyage of the European & Australian Royal Mail contract. Couple of small stains at top of envelope, otherwise very fine

     

    Lot 36
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1859 (29 Jan) entire to Melbourne franked with 6d Grey Imperf Diadem (three margins, touched at base) tied by Sydney duplex and endorsed 'City of Sydney', with Sydney despatch backstamp and 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/G.P.O. VICTORIA' ds in red on reverse, fine

     

    Lot 37
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    Estimate: $90TStarting Price: $70

    1863 (19 Oct) cover from Sydney to Langholm, Scotland, franked 6d Diadem and 2d De La Rue pair cancelled Sydney duplex, backstamped Carlisle transit cds and Langholm arrival cds (DE 15 63). Short tear in base of envelope, otherwise a fine example of the 10d via Marseilles rate

     

    Lot 38
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    Estimate: $800Starting Price: $600

    1864 (20 Feb) entire from Sydney to Shanghai with 1863-72 1/- Rose-carmine Diadem Perf 13 (SG 168) tied by 'NSW' obliterator. Reverse with Sydney despatch cds, and Hong Kong transit cds in blue (AP 11 64). Very fine and scarce early mail to China

     

    Lot 39
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1867 (1 Aug) cover to Hexham, Northumberland franked with 6d Purple Perf 13 Diadem tied by Sydney duplex, endorsed 'Via Panama' with London transit cds on face, and Hexham arrival cds on reverse. Some staining (largely limited to the back) and of fine appearance

     

    Lot 40
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1868 (27 Mar) cover to Yorkshire with 6d Purple Diadem Perf 13 tied by Sydney duplex (flap faults and tear at lower left), and 1870 (18 May) cover to Westmoreland with 2d De La Rue strip of 3 cancelled '20' in rays (Liverpool) (back flap missing) (2 covers)

     

    Lot 41
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1868 (20 Apr) cover to Birmingham franked with 6d Purple Perf 13 Diadems (x 2) cancelled '36' in rays (Braidwood Type 3R16, rated RRR), with Braidwood despatch cds on face, and Sydney transit and Birmingham arrival cds on reverse. Small cover faults and with some staining

     

    Lot 42
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    Estimate: $80TStarting Price: $60

    1875 (20 Oct) cover from Gundagai to Paterson, New Jersey, with 1871-84 6d Lilac tied by '46' rays type numeral, and with 30mm 'PAID ALL' circular handstamp in red. Gundagai despatch and Sydney transit cds on reverse, and 'SAN FRANCISCO/PAID ALL' transit cds in red on face. Few tears at top of envelope and with flap defect

     

    Lot 43
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    Estimate: $160Starting Price: $120

    1883 (25 Aug) cover to Paris with 1882-95 6d Lilac Perf 10 tied by Sydney duplex, and endorsed 'per S.S. "Australia" ', Paris arrival cds. Minor wrinkles, and a few small tears at top of envelope, but attractive

     

    Lot 44
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1886 (31 May) stampless cover with two strikes of Sydney duplex, addressed to Downham, Norfolk (JY 12 86 backstamp). There is no evidence of stamps having fallen off, and most unusually avoiding taxing at either despatch or receipt ends

     

    Lot 45
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    Estimate: $600Starting Price: $460

    1889 Sailor's Letter from the HMS 'Swinger' correspondence to Boston, Lincolnshire, with G.B. 1881 1d Lilac affixed for concessionary rate and cancelled on arrival in London. Stamp torn away and replaced as is the case with virtually all 'Swinger' covers, with toning on upper half of cover and other small faults

     

    Lot 46
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    Estimate: $80TStarting Price: $60

    1891 (11 Aug) cover to St. Louis, Missouri, with 6d Carmine Centennial tied by Sydney duplex, and with 30mm circular 'PAID ALL' handstamp unusually in black (about four recorded), with 'SAN FRANCISCO/PAID ALL' cds and 'ST. LOUIS & Co. BLUFFS R.P.O.' double circle ds in violet on reverse. Slightly soiled, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 47
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    Estimate: $450Starting Price: $340

    1894 (13 Mar) d Grey stationery envelope to Penang, Straits Settlements, registered and uprated with d on 1d Grey, d Grey(2), 3d Green, and d Grey stationery cut-outs (2) tied by Registered Sydney cds, and with Penang AP 12 94 arrival backstamp. Very fine and an unusual destination

     

    Lot 48
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1898 (13 Dec) cover to Schonheide, Germany, with d Grey pair and single and 1d Red tied by Sydney duplexes, very fine with arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 49
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1904 (17 Jul) cover to Batavia with d and 1d pair tied by Sydney duplexes for 2d U.P.U. rate, Meester-Gornelis and and Weltevreden arrival backstamps, fine and a scarce destination

     

    Lot 50
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1905 (1 Aug) large (240mm x 110mm) printed envelope to Lyons, France with d, 2d pair and 1/- tied by Sydney '24' cds, endorsed 'Per Orient Co. R.M.S. "Omrah" ', reverse with arrival cds of 3-9 05. Some minor creases, otherwise very fine, 1/5d representing the 7 x 2d rate for a letter weighing 3-3 ounces

     

    Lot 51
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1911 (17 Jul) printed envelope for T.H. Nicolle, Sydney stamp dealer addressed to Jonkonping, Sweden, franked with 1d Shield tied by Sydney machine cancel, arrival backstamp. Fine and attractive example of the foreign unsealed printed matter rate

     

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