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    Online General Sale No. 68

    Bidding closes at 5pm AEST on Friday 12th July 2019 

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    Lot 255
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1842 (16 Dec) entire to Edinburgh endorsed 'p Lord Samarez' with good 'MELBOURNE/NEW S WALES' oval ds and London and Edinburgh arrivals on reverse, rated '3' in red as a paid ship letter, '8(d)' due from addressee, fine and an early Port Phillip letter


    Lot 256
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    Estimate: $30TStarting Price: $22

    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 257
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    Estimate: $60TStarting Price: $46

    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. Also stampless front from Royston (2 March 1855) to Melbourne per 'Blue Jacket' rated '6' in red (2)


    Lot 258
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    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 259
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    Estimate: $5,000Starting Price: $3,800

    1860 (21 Aug) entire letter from Inglewood to Melbourne franked 4d Beaded Oval tied by numeral and showing on reverse a superb strike of the oval 'VICTORIA EXPRESS/S COLLOU & CO/News & Letter Agent/INGLEWOOD' handstamp in black, manuscript '1' indicating express fee of 1/- paid,and with New Inglewood and Melbourne datestamps. One of two recorded examples, with 2008 RPSV Certificate


    Lot 260
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1888 (9 Mar) long envelope (270 x 105mm) from Melbourne to Eastern Extension Australasia and China Telegraph Co. London, per 'Victoria', franked scarce block of 4 1/- Dull Purple-brown + 6d Ultramarine, nonuple 6d ship letter rate, small cover blemishes consistent with dimensions


    Lot 261
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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 262
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1893 (4 May) use of 1d stationery envelope from Melbourne to Warrnambool where unclaimed, superb strike of 'UNCLAIMED AT/WARRNAMBOOL', reverse with 'DOWN TRAIN/M.G.19' octagon TPO datestamp


    Lot 263
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    No Lot - Withdrawn


    Lot 264
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    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1905 use to Perth of 1d postal card with comical illustration of singer with brick approaching his head, and comment "The thing near the singer's head is a brick. I tell you this because you may mistake it for a diamond ring". Novel social history item


    Lot 265
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1906 (1 Feb) registered mourning cover per 'Sydney' to Mauritius via Colombo, faint arrivals on front, Registered Melbourne and Colombo backstamps, minor blemishes, a scarce destination


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