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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, POSTAL HISTORY, 1861-1912

    Lot 303
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    Estimate: $250

    1862 (20 Oct) West Maitland 1d town rate letter franked with 1d Dull Red Diadem Perf 13 (fine though stained by gum) tied by '64' in rays numeral, and with West Maitland backstamp. Very fine and a scarce country town rate

     

    Lot 304
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    Estimate: $3,500

    1863 (21 Jul) cover (with contents) from Sydney to England bearing 1d Diadem Perf 12 tied by Sydney duplex and endorsed by Private G. Hummerston and signed by Captain J.D. Downing Commander of the 1st Battalion 12th Regiment authorising the concessionary 1d soldiers' rate. The rear with Preston transit and Fleetwood arrival cds. Few minor blemishes though only two examples of perforated Diadems used to pay this rate are recorded. Contents answer an enquiry as to the death of William Proctor whom the writer knew prior to his discharge and who went to York, Western Australia to work. The writer gives information as to how to obtain a death certificate and to make further enquiries with a William Dilly of Vasse, Western Australia (typed transcript included). Fascinating example of military postal history. Ex Jewell and Sattin

     

    Lot 305
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    Estimate: $300

    1865 (20 Apr) cover to Providence, Rhode Island with Perf 13 1/- Carmine Diadem used with 2d De La Rue tied by Sydney 'NSW' in concentric ovals duplexes. Handstruck '16/CENTS' and mss '8' accountancy marks in red, latter also tying 1/-, with London transit ds and indistinct New York arrival ds on face

     

    Lot 306
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    Estimate: $600 Realised Price: $460

    1866 (15 May) outer from Newcastle to Hong Kong with 6d Reddish-purple Diadem Perf 13 tied by '55' in rays, endorsed 'p "Reindeer" ' and with manuscript '4'(d) due from addressee for Far East leg of journey. Very fine, with Newcastle and Hong Kong backstamps, a scarce destination

     

    Lot 307
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    Estimate: $500

    1867 (1 Jun) cover to Bordeaux, France with Perf 13 1/- Carmine Diadem used with 2d De La Rue tied by Sydney 'NSW' in concentric ovals duplexes, endorsed 'via Panama'. Manuscript '8' accountancy mark in red and 'PD' in circle in red on face, with arrival ds (26 AOUT 67) on reverse. Despite the endorsement, this cover was sent on the usual P & O service leaving Sydney on 24 June

     

    Lot 308
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    Estimate: $1,200

    1867 (24 Jun) soldier's letter to Nailsworth (redirected to Inchbrook), England, with De La Rue 1d Perf 12 tied by Sydney duplex. Endorsed 'From No. 658 Pte. James Penley 50th Regiment' and countersigned by the Commanding Officer, and with Stroud and Nailsworth arrival backstamps. The 50th Regiment had been in New Zealand fighting in the Second Maori War, and had departed for Sydney of 3 June 1867. Three small tears in top of envelope and some overall soling, but a very scarce soldier's concessionary rate cover, ex Gerald Sattin

     

    Lot 309
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    Estimate: $400

    1869 (31 Dec) outer to Libourne, France with Perf 13 1/- Rose-carmine Diadem used with 4d De La Rue and tied by Sydney 'NSW' in concentric ovals duplex, endorsed 'Via Marseilles', and with unframed 'P.D.' in red. Arrival ds on reverse for 24 FEVR 70. Some flap faults still a fine example of the 1/4d rate for a oz. letter via Marseilles

     

    Lot 310
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    Estimate: $600 Realised Price: $460

    1874 (4 Sep) entire to Nantes, France with Perf 13 1/- Carmine diadem tied by Sydney 'NSW' in concentric ovals, endorsed 'Via Galle & Brindisi'. With unframed 'P.D.' in red and 'AUSTRALIE V BRIND/A MD ds on face, Nantes arrival ds (25 OCT 74) on reverse. The 1/- rate represents the rate in force February 1874 to May 1875 which includes the additional 'Galle Penny' retaliatory charge. Possibly the only example of this rate to France known

     

    Lot 311
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    Estimate: $90 Realised Price: $70

    1875 (10 July) cover from Newtown to Sydney at 1d town letter rate with 1871-1902 1d tied by '182' in rays, very fine

     

    Lot 312
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    Estimate: $175

    1876 (10 Mar) cover from St. Peters to London with Perf 13 3d Dull Green Diadem used with 6d De La Rue tied by '184' ray type numerals, endorsed 'Via San Francisco', attractive

     

    Lot 313
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    Estimate: $90 Realised Price: $70

    1879 (9 Jan) printed lettersheet for 'The Goulburn Herald' with 1d De La Rue tied by Goulburn cds (JA 9/18 date error), addressed to Binda with arrival cds on reverse, very fine and attractive

     

    Lot 314
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price: $230

    1880 (13 Oct) cover to Bordeaux, France with 1871-1902 1d and 1/- tied by Sydney duplexes, endorsed 'Overland Via Galle & Brindisi', and with Bordeaux arrival backstamp, 23 NOV 80. A fine example of the short-lived 1/1d rate, ex Ron Butler

     

    Lot 315
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    Estimate: $250

    1881 (22 Jul) cover to Oppeln, Germany (readdressed to Karlsbad) with 1871-1902 2d and 6d tied by Sydney duplex, and with handstruck '1D' accountancy marking in violet. Some minor soiling, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 316
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price: $150

    1882 (1 Sep) mourning cover from Manly to Paris with 1882-97 1d, 2d (2) and 6d tied by '103' in rays, apparently transferred to French packet in Egypt, and with Alexandrie cds, 11 OCT 82. Slight soiling, otherwise fine and unusual

     

    Lot 317
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    Estimate: $750 Realised Price: $575

    1882 (23 Sep) cover from Sydney to Colchester endorsed 'Indus' and franked 8d Diadem Perf 10 cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex with arrival cds on rear. An example of mail interrupted by the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian war. Extremely fine

     

    Lot 318
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    Estimate: $200

    1882 (24 Oct) cover to Bordeaux, France with 1d Salmon and 1/- Black Perf 10 tied by Sydney duplexes, endorsed 'Via Suez & Brindisi', very fine example of the 1/1d Brindisi rate

     

    Lot 319
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    Estimate: $180

    1885 (28 Jan) cover to Regensburg, Germany with 1/- Black Perf 10 tied by Sydney duplex, handstruck '1D' accountancy mark in purple (scarce), and fine arrival backstamp. Ex Ron Butler

     

    Lot 320
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    Estimate: $80

    1885 (16 May) cover to Stoutsburgh, New Jersey with 6d De La Rue tied by Sydney duplex, and with oval 'PAID ALL' in violet, New York arrival backstamp. Flap faults, otherwise fine, ex Ron Butler

     

    Lot 321
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    Estimate: $350 Realised Price: $420

    1885 (15 Dec) stampless cover from Stockholm to Sydney with framed 'T', on arrival the very rare handstruck '1/1/MORE TO PAY' was applied. Peripheral cover faults and a few stains (mostly on reverse), but very scarce

     

    Lot 322
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    Estimate: $600 Realised Price: $460

    1888 (19 Oct) local usage of Walter Akhurst & Co Printing works illustrated advertising cover with the firm's details on a 'blackboard' and Centennial 1d affixed alongside what appears to be an advertising label for the firm, but which is actually printed on the envelope, Sydney duplex cancel, part of flap removed otherwise superb! A unique promotional initiative, one of two covers recorded

     

    Lot 323
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    Estimate: $60 Realised Price: $60

    1894 (1 Jan) advertising envelope from The Australia Hotel Sydney to Liverpool, endorsed 'Per R.M.S. Victoria' with 1890 2d tied by Sydney duplex, flap faults and a couple of small tears at top, but attractive

     

    Lot 324
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    Estimate: $120

    1895 (29 Jul) advertising cover for I. Israel, Bonus Tea Warehouse, with trademark crowing rooster and caption 'While I live I'll crow', sent from Sydney to London, minor blemish

      

    Lot 325
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    Estimate: $80 Realised Price: $60

    1895 (30 Nov) printed matter cover from the Linnean Society of New South Wales to Brussels, Belgium franked with 1d Centennial tied by William Street '697' duplex, very fine

     

    Lot 326
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price: $75

    1896 (3 Jan) advertising envelope for 'Coachbuilder Saddler' published by J.E. Bishop & Co., addressed to New York with 1897 2d Purple tied by Sydney duplex, very fine with Vancouver (BC) transit and Buffalo arrival ds on reverse

     

    Lot 327
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    Estimate: $100

    1896 (27 Jul) cover to Paris with 1882 Watermark Crown over NSW (II) Perf 10 3d Emerald-green pair used with d Grey and 1d Centennial tied by Barred Numeral '390' of Kogarah. Horizontal fold, otherwise fine, and a scarce triple U.P.U. foreign rate

     

    Lot 328
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price: $320

    1897 (11 Aug) use of 'Eyre's Letter Card ' Series I, profusely illustrated both sides and used locally in Sydney with 1d Record Reign tied by duplex. Fine and attractive

     

    Lot 329
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    Estimate: $80

    1897 (13 Sep) registered cover from Berrima to Massachusetts, U.S.A. with 2d Jubilee block of 4 tied by '32' in rays, and with locally made circular 'BERRIMA/R/N.S.W.', reverse with superb double oval 'LOWELL. MASS./REGISTERED' ds in violet

     

    Lot 330
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    1898 (5 Aug) parcel tag franked 'Record Reign' 1d pair and 3d Diadem tied by 'SYDNEY/REGISTERED' cds, addressed to 'B G Corney/Suva', who was the Colonial Surgeon and Chief Medical Officer in Fiji for over 20 years

     

    Lot 331
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    Estimate: $50

    1908 (10 Aug) picture postcard to Noumea, New Caledonia with 1d Shield tied by Sydney machine cancel, and with boxed 'DEF 5/FINE 5 10 CENTIMES' tax marking

     

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