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    Lot 200

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    C ]AUSTRALIAN COLONIES
       - INCOMING MAIL TO THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES
         - GREAT BRITAIN [ View this Category ]
    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

     

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