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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, POSTAGE DUE STAMPS ON COVER

    Lot 234
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1890 (4 Dec) cover from Kyneton (Vic) to Murrumburrah with 2d Stamp Duty, redirected on arrival to Wallenbeen and with manuscript '2d To Pay' for redirection fee. Reverse showing evidence of affixing of docket for the collection of the postage due, which once collected was removed and forwarded to the Accountant at the G.P.O. An interesting cover illustrative of the system used prior to the introduction of postage due adhesives

     

    Lot 235
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    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1890 (18 Dec) cover from Harwich (U.K) to Melbourne with 6d Jubilee tied by squared circle ds, re-addressed to Sydney on arrival (20 Jan 1891) and with '2D/MORE TO PAY' in oval applied, 2d Postage Due Perf 10 affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. This cover was posted prior to the issue of New South Wales postage dues, and is one of the earliest recorded covers. A cover crease at right does not affect the adhesives

     

    Lot 236
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    Estimate: $800Starting Price: $600

    1891 (7 Jan) long envelope (220 x 95mm, roughly opened at left) from Ulverstone (Tas) to Newtown (NSW) with 2d Sideface cancelled numeral obliterator, apparently missent to Melbourne (JA 8 91 backstamp), then to Sydney (Newtown '102' duplex backstamp of JA 9 91), and with subsequent readdressing to 'McDonald Town'. Manuscript '1d to Pay' in blue pencil, and with 1d Postage Due Perf 10 affixed and cancelled by the same pencil. A rare use of the 1d Postage Due eight days after issue, and believed to be the earliest New South Wales postage due cover

     

    Lot 237
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    Estimate: $800Starting Price: $600

    1891 (14 Jan) cover (opened out) from Melbourne to Culcairn with 1d Reading Design tied by Melbourne duplex, underpaid for intercolonial rate and 'T' in oval applied with manuscript '2', 'manuscript '2d to pay' added in red pencil on arrival. Reverse with 1d Postage Due Perf 10 marginal pair affixed and tied by '1045' numerals of Culcairn (14 JA 1891 cds). Fine, and a very early use of New South Wales Postage Dues

     

    Lot 238
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    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1891 (21 Aug) cover from Adamstown to Parramatta, redirected to Petersham, with 1d Centennial pair cancelled '879', 1d Postage Due Perf 10 affixed and cancelled by manuscript date and initials, cover roughly opened. Also 1900 (11 Jul) cover from Sydney to Wagga wagga redirected to Bomen, with 1d 'Record Reign', underpaid for 2d inland rate and circular 'MORE TO PAY/2D' applied, and 1d Postage Due Perf 10 pair affixed and tied by Bomen cds, cover opened out and slightly reduced at left (2 covers)

     

    Lot 239
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1894 (23 Nov) unstamped cover sent from Birmingham U.K. to Sydney, charged double the 2d deficiency indicated by the hexagonal 'T' applied in London, and with handstruck '5D' struck on arrival. 1d and 4d Perf 10 Postage Dues affixed and tied by 'NSW' in concentric ovals. Very fine and attractive, the 4d being scarce on cover

     

    Lot 240
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1895 (23 Jan) U.S. 2c stationery envelope used from Garrison (New York) to Sydney, underpaid for U.P.U. 2d rate and '15/CTMS/T' applied, converted to double deficiency on arrival and handstruck '3D' added, with 3d Postage Due Perf 10 affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Small tear at top of envelope, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 241
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    Estimate: $800Starting Price: $600

    1896 (26 Jun) large cover (360 x 125mm, opened out and affixed to backing sheet) with 1d Centennial strip of 3 cancelled Sydney duplex and addressed to Warren, with 'Legal Documents only' endorsement and '4/6 to pay' in blue pencil. On reverse has been affixed 1d Postage Due Perf 10 blocks of 30, 18 and 6 cancelled variously Warren datestamp or '395' in rays to meet the deficient postage. Few cover faults and there are some stamps with relatively minor defects, but an extraordinary franking representing the highest postage due franking recorded

     

    Lot 242
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    Estimate: $350Starting Price: $270

    1896 (12 Dec) cover posted on coastal steamer en route to Sydney, with 1d Centennial cancelled ion arrival by 'SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' duplex. The 1d loose ship letter fee due indicated by handstruck '1D', and 1d Postage Due Perf 11 affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Very fine and an unusual internal loose ship letter

     

    Lot 243
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    Estimate: $350Starting Price: $270

    1898 (Jan) cover from Tasmania with 2d Sideface posted shipside or on board and cancelled on arrival by Sydney cds (JA 10 98), and with double oval 'LOOSE SHIP/LETTER'. 2d loose ship letter fee indicated by handstruck '2D' and affixing 2d Postage due Perf 11 x 12 tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Most of back flap missing and some light soiling, but very scarce

     

    Lot 244
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    Estimate: $220Starting Price: $170

    1898 (16 Sep) Victorian 1d stationery envelope used from Melbourne to Sydney, with unusual (at this late date) handstruck 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE 2D/FINE _______ 2D/4D', 4d Postage Due Perf 10 affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals, few cover creases otherwise fine. The 4d is scarce on cover

     

    Lot 245
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1898 (31 Oct) cover from Bolton (U.K.) to Sydney with 2d Jubilee, rated as overweight and hexagonal 'T/25/L' applied, converted to double deficiency and handstruck '5D' added, with 2d Perf 11 x 12 and 3d Perf 10 x 11 Postage dues affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals, fine appearance

     

    Lot 246
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1898 (31 Dec) cover from Calcutta to Sydney with India 1 anna cancelled Calcutta cds, underpaid for U.P.U. 2d rate and 'T' in circle applied, converted to double deficiency on arrival and handstruck '3D' added, with 3d Postage Due Perf 10 x 11 affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Some very minor soiling, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 247
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1899 (13 Feb) OHMS lettersheet from the Naval Artillery Volunteers with printed extract from Regulations, sent unstamped from North Sydney and therefore charged 2d postage due indicated by handstruck '2D', 2d Postage Due Perf 11 affixed tied by blue pencil. Minor splitting at folds otherwise fine

     

    Lot 248
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1899 (8 Dec) cover from Marseilles to Sydney with France 15c, underpaid for 2d U.P.U. rate and 'T' in triangle applied, double deficiency of 2d indicated by handstruck 2D' applied on arrival, and 2d Postage Due Perf 11 affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Considerable spotting at bottom and on reverse but attractive

     

    Lot 249
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1900 (12 May) U.S. 2c stationery envelope sent from Chicago to Lindfield, underpaid for U.P.U. 2d rate and '15/CTMS/T' applied, converted on arrival to double deficiency and handstruck '3D' added, with 1d Postage Dues Perf 12 x 11 Chalk-surfaced Paper (x 3) affixed and tied by manuscript pencil crosses. 3cm tear in top of envelope and another small tear at right

     

    Lot 250
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    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1900 (15 Aug) stampless cover endorsed 'On active service unable to Procure stamps' and with 'ARMY P.O./S. AFRICA cds, addressed to Forbes and with handstruck '1D' added on arrival, 2d 'Record Reign' adhesive affixed and tied by double oval FORBES/N.S.W.' ds in violet. Reverse endorsed 'From Tryn(?) Brinstead/6043 I.Y. Scouts/Pretoria'. Peripheral cover faults, however a fine Boer War cover showing the rare use of postage stamps in lieu of postage due adhesives

     

    Lot 251
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1901 (1 Jan) printed commemorative cover from Christchurch, N.Z. to Sydney for the first day of Penny Postage, 1d Universal tied by Christchurch cds, Australia did not recognise the new Penny Postage scheme, and with circular 'TO PAY/2d/DOUBLE DEFICIENT POSTAGE'. On arrival 2d Postage Due Perf 12 x 11 Chalk-surfaced Paper (stain at lower left) affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Very attractive

     

    Lot 252
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    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1901 (2 Jul) Boer War cover endorsed '4607 Trooper Bueler NZMR/Active Service No Stamps Available' and with 'FIELD POST OFFICE/34/BRITISH ARMY S. AFRICA' double circle ds, addressed to Sydney with further endorsement 'over oz' and therefore charged 2d rather than the usual 1d military concession rate. 2d Postage Due Perf 12 x 11 affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Pietermaritzburg, Durban and Sydney backstamps. Some minor cover faults but a fine and scarce incoming Boer War cover

     

    Lot 253
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    Estimate: $750Starting Price: $575

    1901 (15 October) cover from North Borneo to Sydney with 1897-1902 5c tied by Sandakan cds, underpaid for U.P.U. rate and 'T' in triangle applied with manuscript '12c' alongside, Labuan and Singapore backstamps. Converted to 2d due on arrival (blue pencil manuscript) and d Perf 10 and 2d Perf 11 x 12 Postage Dues (latter on Chalk-surfaced Paper) affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Cover with a few minor creases, otherwise fine and a very unusual incoming origin, the d Postage due is very rare on cover

     

    Lot 254
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1902 (10 Jan) cover from Natal to Ashfield (re-addressed to Summer Hill) with 1d QV tied by Pietermaritzburg double circle ds, underpaid for 2d U.P.U. rate and with 'T/15c' in circle applied. On arrival the double deficiency was indicated by handstruck '3D', and 1d and 2d Postage Dues Perf 11 x 12 affixed and tied by Summer Hill cds. Two tears at top of envelope and flap faults

     

    Lot 255
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    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1902 (28 Jan) cover from Birmingham to Cuambeline with G.B. 1881 1d, underpaid for 2d U.P.U. rate and hexagonal 'T/15/L' applied, converted to double deficiency on arrival and handstruck '3D' added, with 1d Perf 11 and 2d Perf 11 x 12 Postage Dues on Chalk-surfaced Paper affixed and tied by '470' in rays of Dandaloo. Most of back flap missing, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 256
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1902 (19 Mar) picture postcard from Greece with 10 lepta cancelled Kepkyra cds, underpaid and with large handstruck 'T' and '1D', addressed to Parramatta and readdressed several times, 1d Postage Due Perf 11 x 12 Chalk-surfaced Paper cancelled '2' of Parramatta. Datestamps of Parramatta, Ballina, Lismore and South Woodburn on front and/or reverse. The reverse has a coloured illustration of two rifle-wielding soldiers, and the message is from a sailor on HMS 'Juno', who says 'We leave Suda Bay today & call at Navarrino on the way to Corfu'. Somewhat aged and stained but a fascinating item from a rare origin for Australian mail

      

    Lot 257
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    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1902 (25 Mar) cover from London with 1d KEVII ('RSC' perfin), underpaid for 2d U.P.U. rate and hexagonal 'T/15/L' applied, converted to double deficiency on arrival with handstruck '3D' added, and 3d Postage Due Perf 12 x 11 Chalk-surfaced Paper affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Flap faults and a few marks on reverse, otherwise fine, the 3d chalky paper is rare on cover

     

    Lot 258
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    Estimate: $800Starting Price: $600

    1902 (27 Mar) large cover (243 x 108mm) from London to Sydney with 4d Jubilee, apparently rated as weighing 1-2 ounces and therefore 6d underpaid, with hexagonal 'T' applied, and handstruck '1s/=' added on arrival to indicate double deficiency. Pair of 6d Postage Due Perf 10 affixed, tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Minor toning at right, but an exceptional postage due usage, being the only recorded use of the 6d value on cover

     

    Lot 259
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    Estimate: $1,200Starting Price: $900

    1902 (18 Dec) cover from Ellon, Scotland to Walgett, with 2d KEVII, rated as overweight and with hexagonal 'T/25' handstamp applied. On arrival in Sydney, the double deficiency was indicated by the handstruck '5D', and 2d Postage Dues Perf 11 x 12 Chalk-surfaced Paper (x 2) were affixed together with Commonwealth 1902-04 Base Completed 1d, all tied by Walgett cds. A couple of small tone spots on face, otherwise fine and an exceptional and rare State/Commonwealth postage due combination cover

     

    Lot 260
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    Estimate: $1,500Starting Price: $1,150

    1903 (10 Mar) cover from Manila, Philippines to Sydney with 2c and 3c (opts on U.S.) tied by Manila killers, underpaid for U.P.U. rate and with handstruck '25/CTMS/T' applied. On arrival the double deficiency of 5d was indicated by manuscript pencil, and 2d Postage Dues Perf 11 Chalk-surfaced Paper (x 2) in combination with Commonwealth 1902-04 Base Completed 1d were affixed and tied by 'NSW'. Fine and a remarkable and very rare State/Commonwealth Postage Due combination cover

     

    Lot 261
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1909 (Mar) picture postcard sent unstamped from Sydney to Walla Walla, with circular 'MORE TO PAY/2D' and 2d Jubilee affixed in lieu of postage due stamp, tied by Walla Walla cds. Fine and scarce

     

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