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    Online General Sale No. 66

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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 113
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    Estimate: $50TStarting Price: $38

    1853 (24 Oct) cover from Melbourne to Worksop, Nottinghamshire with fair strike of oval 'PAID/MELBOURNE' ds in red, reverse with London transit ds and Worksop arrival ds (27 JA 55). Prepaid '3(d)' as a private ship letter, with '8'(d) due on arrival from addressee. Minor peripheral faults and soiling

     

    Lot 114
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    Estimate: $700Starting Price: $525

    1855 (11 May) stampless entire to Mauritius written in French and without any despatch marks, endorsed 'pr "Reliance" ', with crowned 'MAURITIUS/GPO' ds (JY 9 1855' and scarce straight-line 'Late Received'. Very fine, and not listed in Ben Palmer's 'Pre-UPU Mail from Victoria'

     

    Lot 115
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    Estimate: $2,200Starting Price: $1,700

    1856 (30 Jan) entire from Melbourne to Edinburgh franked with 6d Orange Woodblocks (2, one just touched) tied BN 1, endorsed 'Per "Hellespont"/via Singapore' with London transit and Edinburgh arrival backstamps. With mss '6' in red representing the accountancy due to the Victorian P.O., on arrival the circular 'MORE/TO/PAY' was struck and mss '8' was due from the recipient. During a lack of shipping due to the Crimean War, the Victorian P.O. took advantage of the sailing of the 'Hellespont' to Singapore to despatch an English mail, which connected with the P.&O. service. However, the British P.O. considered the leg from Singapore to Galle constituted an extra 4d charge, hence the deficient postage charge (2 x 4d for a double weight letter). A fine example from this famous voyage

     

    Lot 116
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    Estimate: $90TStarting Price: $70

    1857 (11 Nov) incoming stampless outer from London (Paid cds in red) 'Via Southampton' to Geelong, readdressed to Queenscliff, and offloaded before ship arrived in Melbourne. Rated '6' in red, and reverse with good strike of scarce 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GEELONG VICTORIA' cds in red (JA 8 1858) and with small Geelong crowned oval ds in black (JA 11 58). Vertical filing fold, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 117
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    Estimate: $350Starting Price: $270

    1860 (26 Jun) cover from Melbourne to London with 6d Orange Woodblock Imperf and 3d Deep Blue on Laid Beaded Oval tied by '1' numerals, and endorsed 'Via Marseilles'. With Melbourne despatch and London arrival backstamps. Some marks on reverse otherwise very fine, and a very late usage of the 6d Woodblock creating a unique combination of adhesives

     

    Lot 118
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    Estimate: $3,000Starting Price: $2,300

    Three covers to the U.K. endorsed 'via Marseilles' but franked only with the 1862 6d Adapted Design, thus underpaid and struck with boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID/VIA MARSEILLES', comprising 1863 (25 Nov) from Melbourne with handstamp in red, 1866 (24 Jan) from Hamilton with handstamp in black, and 1865 (25 Jul) from Melbourne with handstamp in blue. All fine, and a lovely trio (3 covers)

       

    Lot 119
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    Estimate: $70Starting Price: $55

    1864 (26 Jul) cover to London with 4d Laureate and 6d Adapted Design tied by Melbourne duplexes, endorsed 'Via Marseilles' and with London arrival cds in red. Minor peripheral creasing, an attractive 10d rate Marseilles franking

     

    Lot 120
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    Estimate: $70Starting Price: $55

    1865 (26 Oct) cover to Molong, N.S.W. franked 6d Black Adapted Design cancelled Melbourne duplex (peripheral toning), and 1866 (12 Apr) cover to Brisbane with 6d Blue Laureate tied by Melbourne duplex, with SHIP LETTER/QUEENSLAND' backstamp, small cover tear at top (2 covers)

     

    Lot 121
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    Estimate: $450Starting Price: $340

    1866 (28 Dec) entire from Melbourne to Bordeaux, France, endorsed 'Via Marseille', originally stamped and cancelled with Melbourne duplex, but stamp removed, and with Bordeaux arrival backstamp. As an unpaid letter, the boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY/PAID' in red was struck, plus the diamond 'GB/1F62 4/10c' Anglo-French accountancy mark. Charged '10' (decimes) due from addressee. Very fine

     

    Lot 122
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    Estimate: $550Starting Price: $420

    1873 (3 Sep) cover from Daylesford to Locarno, Switzerland, with d on 1d Green (2) and 6d blue (3) Laureates cancelled '173' numerals. Endorsed 'via Brindisi' but with London transit cds and hence routed via Southampton, and with Locarno arrival backstamp. The via Brindisi rate to Switzerland was 1/3d, so this cover may have been overweight, hence rerouting (the double rate via Southampton was 1/4d). One d on 1d creased due to overlapping cover, tears in back flap, otherwise fine. The d on 1d Laureate is a very rare stamp on cover

     

    Lot 123
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    Estimate: $1,500Starting Price: $1,150

    1874 (7 Oct) Chief Secretary Frank handstruck in blue on Police Department legal size envelope to San Francisco cancelled Melbourne duplex, with London transit and San Francisco arrival cds. Undeliverable and with 'UNCLAIMED' and 'ADVERTISED' markings applied, also an unusual circular framed 'HAVE YOUR/LETTERS AND/PAPERS ADDRESSED/TO PO BOX OR TO/STREET AND NUMBER/WHEN THEY WILL BE/DELIVERED FREE/BY SENDER'. Eventually returned to sender, with 'D.L.B./VICTORIA' backstamp in green JN 26 75. Some creasing and peripheral faults, but an early and spectacular use of a frank to an overseas destination

     

    Lot 124
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    Estimate: $850Starting Price: $650

    1875 (24 Mar) 'COMMR OF CROWN LANDS & SURVEY' handstruck frank in blue on OHMS envelope to Edinburgh, tied by Melbourne duplex. Very fine, and a scarce early overseas use of a frank, which were accepted for the prepayment of a single ship letter rate

     

    Lot 125
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    Estimate: $30Starting Price: $22

    1888 (13 Aug) cover to Switzerland bearing 6d Pale Ultramarine (SG 318a) tied by '314' duplex of Lilydale, backstamps of Melbourne, Napoli, Locarno, Devio and straight-line arrival of Linescio, minor blemishes. Scarce village destination

     

    Lot 126
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1899 (17 Oct) small banker's envelope with printed Packet Post Label affixed for Guion, Kelson & Co. Stamp Dealers, franked with 1899 d Emerald (2) cancelled Melbourne cds, addressed to Marcinelle, Belgium. Fine and scarce example of foreign unsealed packet rate

     

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