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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 123
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    Estimate: $220 Purchase Price : $199

    1844 (31 Mar) outer from Bungonia to Maitland, with good strike of Bungonia crowned oval datestamp, and with Sydney (AP 2) and Maitland (AP 4) transit and receipt ds, rated '1/1' in red. Fine and rare, with only a handful of examples of the Bungonia ds recorded

     

    Lot 124
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    Estimate: $140 Purchase Price : $123

    1845 (4 Sep) envelope from Sydney to Parramatta, rated '4', with fine crowned oval 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/SYDNEY' ds and PARRAMATTA/NEW S WALES' oval ds (in blue) on reverse. Few minor marks and light soiling

      

    Lot 125
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    Estimate: $350 Purchase Price : $315

    1852 (27 Apr) part entire (side flaps missing) from Sydney to Port Fairy (Vic) with 2d Greyish-blue Laureate Plate I tied by dumb obliterator, and with fine framed 'TOO LATE' alongside, Sydney, Melbourne and Port Fairy backstamps. Some soiling along folds, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 126
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    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    1853 (31 May) outer from Sydney to London with 1852 3d Dull Yellow-green Laureate on Bluish Wove (margins three sides, just touched at left) tied by barred obliterator, endorsed 'per "Shanghai", via Singapore', rated '2/3', Sydney despatch and London arrival backstamps, fine and quite attractive

     

    Lot 127
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    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $1,200

    1855 (16 Apr) OHMS registered wrapper (opened out) from Sydney to Camden with 6d Greenish-grey Diadem (clear to large margins) and 2d Laureate (large margins) tied by dumb obliterators, and with handstruck 'Registered/Sydney' in red and mss '2d'. Reverse with Sydney, Campbelltown and Camden (AP 17 1855) ds. Very attractive, ex Butler

     

    Lot 128
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    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1855 (4 Jun) entire from Newcastle to Sydney with 6d Greenish-grey Diadem in combination with 2d Blue Laureate tied by '55' numerals and with boxed 'REGISTERED/NEWCASTLE', Sydney arrival ds (JU 5 1855) on reverse. Addressed to a Castlereagh Street pawnbroker, enclosing 1 in payment of interest on a loan secured against a ring. A scarce franking showing use of the 6d Diadem to pay the registration fee prior to the issue of the (6d) Registration stamp on 1 January 1856

     

    Lot 129
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1855 (11 Jul) small (110 x 68mm) Sydney town letter with 1854 1d Red-orange Diadem Imperf (touched at left) tied by barred obliterator, and with Sydney backstamp, fine

     

    Lot 130
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1856 (19 Jan) local Sydney outer with 1d Laureate Wmk Double-lined '1' (somewhat oxidised) tied by 'NSW' oval obliterator for 1d town letter rate, Sydney backstamp, fine condition

     

    Lot 131
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    Estimate: $2,000 Purchase Price : $1,748

    1856 (7 Feb) envelope from Sydney to Sandhurst, U.K. with 6d Greenish-grey Imperf diadem cancelled dumb obliterator, endorsed 'Per Hellespont via Southampton'. With handstruck '3' accountancy mark in red, manuscript '4' and circular 'MORE/TO/PAY' in black tying adhesive. The 'Hellespont' was a private ship which carried mail as far as Singapore to connect with the Far East P & O service. On arrival in London the G.P.O. added the 4d charge for the Far East leg of the journey, hence the 'MORE/TO/PAY handstamp and manuscript '4'. One of only two 'Hellespont' covers originating from N.S.W. and an important postal history item, ex Trevor Davis

     

    Lot 132
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    Estimate: $750 Purchase Price : $670

    1856 (11 Oct) cover 'per Montmorency' Sydney to Scotland franked Imperf 6d and 1/- Diadems four margins each except where cut into at left on 6d, representing the double 9d (2 x 6d ship letter + 2 x 3d colonial rate) rate. The adhesives struck with the Sydney dumb obliterator which ties one of the values. The rear with Sydney departure and Ayr arrival cds and the face with a Liverpool transit mark. Creased and small repair at top otherwise a scarce double rate

     

    Lot 133
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $160

    1856 (27 Dec) registered entire from Bombala to Wymondham, Norfolk withy very fine 6d Diadem Imperf cancelled '40' numeral and just tied by superb 'REGISTERED/BOMBALA', and with handstruck 'd6' and 'crown/REGISTERED' in red. Very fine, but unfortunately a (6d) Registered adhesive is missing

     

    Lot 134
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    Estimate: $900 Realised Price : $750

    1857 (23 May) entire from Sydney to New York with 2d Blue (touched twop sides) and 1/- Pale Red (clear to large margins) Imperf Diadems tied by dumb obliterators, endorsed 'Per "Simla" via England', mss '8' and '16' accountancy marks in red, London PAID datestamp in red (3 AU 1857), 'AUSTRALIAN/PAID/LIVERPOOL/PACKET' datestamp in red (AU 1 57), and '5/N. YORK AM PKT' arrival datestamp of AUG 17. This Australian mail carried by E&ARM packet 'Simla' was transferred to the 'Scamander' at Alexandria, which unusually docked at Liverpool instead of the usual terminus of Southampton. A very fine and attractive franking

     

    Lot 135
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    Estimate: $450 Purchase Price : $397

    1857 (18 Jun) entire (one side flap missing) from Sydney to London, with 6d Greyish-brown (2) and 1/- Pale Red Imperf Diadems (all with four margins) cancelled by dumb obliterators, endorsed 'via Marseilles' and with 29 AU 1857 arrival ds in red. One 6d crossed by vertical filing crease, still a scarce 2/- Marseilles rate cover

     

    Lot 136
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    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Selection of ship letter rates franked 6d Imperf Diadems comprising 1857 (10 Jul) cover Wagga Wagga to England, adhesive cut close three sides, 1858 (10 Feb) cover Sydney to London, adhesive almost four margins though not tied, 1859 (12 Mar) cover (file fold) Sydney to Scotland, adhesive cut close at right, and 1859 (13 Jul) cover Sydney to London, adhesive with four margins. All with despatch and arrival cds and showing an interesting range of shades of the adhesives (4)

     

    Lot 137
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1857 (27 Aug) cover to Hobart with 6d Bluish-grey Diadem Imperf (four good to large margins) cancelled Sydney barred obliterator (not tied), and with 'crown/FREE' arrival ds in red on face. Endorsed at lower left 'WDenison' (William Denison, Governor of New South Wales), and addressed to Sir Henry Young, Governor of Tasmania. Couple of flap tears, otherwise very clean, fine and attractive

     

    Lot 138
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1857 (Oct) cover to Melbourne with 3d Laureate Watermark Double-lined '3' horizontal pair (margins all round and showing portions of adjoining units at top), tied by indecipherable numeral obliterator (despatch backstamp also very faint and illegible), and endorsed 'Per City of Sydney', with 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/G.P.O. VICTORIA' arrival ds in red. Few annotations on face, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 139
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    Estimate: $600 Purchase Price : $536

    1857 (10 Nov) entire (no side flaps) from Sydney to Leamington, U.K., with 1/- Brownish-red Imperf Diadems (2, both good to large margins) cancelled dumb obliterators, endorsed 'p Mail Steamer via Marseilles' and with arrival ds of JA 8 58 on reverse. A fine example of the quadruple rate (3/4-1oz)

     

    Lot 140
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    Estimate: $1,200 Purchase Price : $1,049

    1857 (10 Nov) outer from Sydney to Hong Kong with 6d Greyish-brown Diadem Imperf (four large margins) tied by barred obliterator. endorsed 'p "City of Sydney" ' and with manuscript '4'(d) to collect from addressee (for Far East leg of journey). Very fine and a scarce destination, ex Burrus

     

    Lot 141
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    Estimate: $7,500 Purchase Price : $6,699

    1857 (10 Dec) envelope from Sydney to Leicester U.K. bearing imperf 1d Orange-red (torn in lower right corner) cancelled dumb obliterator, and endorsed 'From Geo. Millican, Seaman on board H.M.S. "Herald", Australian Station', signed by John Hutchinson (Commanding Officer). Leicester arrival backstamp, FE 7 58. Very rare, believed to be one of only two military concessional rate covers bearing an imperf N.S.W. stamp, ex Trevor Davis and Ed Druce

     

    Lot 142
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    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $900

    1858 (21 Jun) envelope from Grafton to London with imperf 1d (tear at top), 2d and 6d Diadems (touched or cut into) tied by '90' ray numerals, endorsed 'Via Marseilles' and with boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY STAMPED' handstamp, Grafton, Sydney and arrival (SP 10 58) ds. Apparently over oz. and therefore underpaid 3d for the Marseilles route, and sent via Southampton. Fine, ex Trevor Davis

     

    Lot 143
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    Estimate: $180 Realised Price : $135

    1858 (22 Jul) Sydney local entire sent at the 1d town rate with 1d Orange-vermilion Diadem Imperf (touched top and bottom) tied by Sydney duplex, two vertical folds and small portion of back flap missing, otherwise very fine

     

    Lot 144
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    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $115

    1858 (28 Jul) outer to Sydney with 2d Diadem Imperf (four margins) tied by '69' numeral of Murrurundi (Type 2R21, rated R), superb despatch and arrival cds on reverse

     

    Lot 145
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    Estimate: $500 Purchase Price : $443

    1858 (11 Sep) large part outer from Sydney to Liverpool 'pr European S Supplementary' and franked 1/- Brownish-red Imperf Diadem (close to large margins) with central cancel of NSW in concentric ovals (not tied), representing the ship letter plus 6d supplementary fee for carriage to Melbourne to meet a ship already departed Sydney. Few file folds though a scarce example of this service

     

    Lot 146
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1858 (27 Sep) cover to Ipswich, Queensland with 1856 2d Blue Diadem Plate I Imperf (touched at base) tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals, Ipswich OC 10 1858 backstamp. Cover tear at top left, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 147
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $105

    1858 (Nov) entire with 2d Blue Diadem Plate I close margins three sides, wide at top showing portion of adjoining unit, used on 1858 (Nov) entire apparently posted at a coastal office and endorsed 'p Yarra Yarra', with adhesive tied by 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals on arrival in Sydney (NO 12 1858 backstamp). Fine

     

    Lot 148
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    Estimate: $90 Purchase Price : $82

    1858 (28 Aug) and 1860 (30 Nov) covers from Ryde to Port Fairy (Vic), both franked 6d Grey-brown Imperf Diadem, the first cancelled Type 2R20 numeral '1' (Freeman rated RRRR) and unusually overstruck with Sydney cds and with Belfast crowned oval arrival ds, other cancelled Type 1Av and with Belfast oval arrival ds. Both covers with stamps excised and replaced, and with some toning (2 covers)

     

    Lot 149
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    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $2,100

    1859 (1 Aug) registered cover from Braidwood to Switzerland franked 6d and 1/- Imperf Diadems both cut-into and 2 x (6d) bicoloured Registered stamps - one hinged in place and cut into, the other with closed tear. Each cancelled '36' ray type numeral and the face with 'REGISTERED/BRAIDWOOD', London Paid cds, Calais cds, oval 'PD' marking, CROWN/REGISTERED and French 'CHARGE' markings. The rear with Braidwood, Basel and Locarno cds. Closed tear at left on rear flap and peripheral faults though a rare example of two Registered stamps used on the same cover

     

    Lot 150
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    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $900

    1859 mourning envelope to New York with 6d Greyish-brown Imperf Diadem (large margins all round) tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex, with San Francisco transit ds (OCT 22 1859) and handstruck 'SHIP' and '12'. Very fine, and a scarce trans-Pacific cover

     

    Lot 151
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1860 (22 Nov) cover from Bathurst to Auckland, New Zealand with 1860-63 Perf 12 6d Grey-brown Diadem cancelled unclear ray type numeral (not tied), arrival ds for DE 17 1860 on face, and ds for Bathurst (NO 22 1860) and Sydney (NO 24 1860) on reverse. Envelope without flap and few small faults

     

    Lot 152
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $115

    1861 (7 Aug) cover to Queanbeyan with 1d Diadem Perf 12 (x 2) tied by '62' in rays of Morpeth, despatch and Sydney transit ds on reverse, and arrival cds on face, fine. Plus 1861 (28 Dec) cover from the same correspondence with 2d Diadem Perf 12 tied by '251' in rays obliterator, with fine Ginninderra despatch cds alongside (2 covers)

     

    Lot 153
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    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 154
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    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $2,700

    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 155
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1864 (18 May) outer to Melbourne with 6d Perf 13 Diadem tied by Sydney duplex with framed 'TOO LATE' alongside, endorsed 'p Alexandria' and with Melbourne arrival backstamp (MY 23 64). Very fine and attractive

     

    Lot 156
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    Estimate: $350 Purchase Price : $315

    1865 (18 Feb) cover (opened at left) from Sydney to Rhode Island endorsed 'per Madras' and franked 1/- Diadem Perf 13 and 2d De La Rue cancelled two strikes of the Sydney duplex though not tied. London and New York transit datestamps and '16/CENTS' handstamp on front. Faint soiling mainly confined to rear. Ex Trevor Davis

     

    Lot 157
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    Estimate: $300 Purchase Price : $268

    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 158
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    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $575

    1867 (9 Apr) large part 'Cattle Diseases Prevention Act of 1866, Notice of Contribution Payable by Owners' registered form with 1860-72 8d Yellow-orange Diadem Perf 13 tied by '66' ray type numeral from Singleton to Camberwell, despatch ds on reverse. A rare franking to meet the 2d inland rate + 6d registration fee, contrary to regulations as the (6d) Registered stamp had to be used on registered mail. Ex J.S. White

     

    Lot 159
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    Estimate: $500 Purchase Price : $443

    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 160
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    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $1,250

    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 161
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    Estimate: $700 Purchase Price : $612

    1867 (24 Oct) registered envelope from Balmain to Scotland bearing 6d Purple Diadem Perf 13 and (6d) Registered Perf 13 cancelled (not tied) by '179' ray type numerals. Reverse with Balmain despatch, Sydney, and Dalbeattie arrival ds (DE 20 67). Some light soiling, otherwise fine, with 1983 Holcombe Certificate

     

    Lot 162
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    Estimate: $500 Purchase Price : $443

    1868 (5 Jun) envelope to Major Kent of the 77th Regiment at Peshawar, India, franked 6d Violet Diadem Perf 13 pair tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex, endorsed 'Per Mail of 17th June by Geelong'. Reverse with various Indian transit ds. Some peripheral age stains but a fine double rate cover to a scarce destination

     

    Lot 163
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1868 (11 Jul) envelope (flap missing) to Lyon, France with 1/- Rose-carmine (pale shade) Diadem Perf 13 tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex, with 'POSS.ANG. V. SUEZ/MARSEILLES' ds in red on face, and various transit ds on reverse.

     

    Lot 164
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    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 165
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    Estimate: $1,000 Purchase Price : $874

    1870 (28 Jan) large part cover from Sydney to Antigua via Southampton per R.M.S "Geelong", franked 6d and 1/- Diadems Perf 13 each cancelled and tied with Sydney duplex and representing the oz rate, and with arrival backstamp. The cover rather flimsy and repaired at top, left and rear flap and portion of the reverse missing nonetheless of good appearance

     

    Lot 166
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    Estimate: $800 Purchase Price : $699

    1871 (23 Feb) envelope with contents from Tocumwal to Tennessee, U.S.A. with 6d Purple diadem Perf 13 and 4d De La rue strip of 3 tied by '507' ray type numerals, 'SAN FRANCISCO CAL/10' ds (APR 13) on face, and four transit ds on reverse. Endorsed 'Via England Overseas Route' but apparently underpaid and sent by the trans-Pacific route. Small portion of back flap missing and stain on face (apparently where an adhesive was removed prior to posting)

     

    Lot 167
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    Estimate: $1,750 Realised Price : $1,350

    1872 (7 Sep) mourning envelope to Antigua with 1/- Carmine Diadem Perf 13 and 1871 1d and 2d (4) De La Rue all tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplexes, endorsed 'Via Brindisi per R.M.S. Tanjore'. With handstruck '1d' and mss '11' accountancy marks on face and Antigua arrival ds (NO 17 72) on reverse. Small portions of back flap missing, still an exceptional example from this famous correspondence

     

    Lot 168
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1873 (19 Apr) entire to Bordeaux, France with 1/- Carmine Diadem Perf 13 pair tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex, endorsed 'Via Brindisi' Unframed 'P.D.' in black and 'AUSTRALIE/V. BRIND A MOD' ds in red on face. One stamp slightly affected by filing crease, and portion of flap missing at right. Ex Trevor Davis

     

    Lot 169
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    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    1874 (16 May) mourning envelope (flap missing) to London with 1/- Carmine Perf 13 Diadem and 1871 1d De La Rue tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplexes. Small mss '1/1' at left, the rate representing the rare 1/1d U.K. rate due the imposition of the retaliatory 'Galle Penny' charge between February 1874 and May 1875. Ex J.S. White and illustrated in the 'The Postal History of NSW' at page 328

     

    Lot 170
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    Estimate: $40T Purchase Price : $35

    1875 (20 Oct) cover from Gundagai to Paterson, New Jersey, with 1871-84 6d Lilac tied by '46' rays type numeral, and with 30mm 'PAID ALL' circular handstamp in red. Gundagai despatch and Sydney transit cds on reverse, and 'SAN FRANCISCO/PAID ALL' transit cds in red on face. Few tears at top of envelope and with flap defect

     

    Lot 171
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    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $145

    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 172
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    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    1877 (11 Apr) large (400 x 134mm) OHMS envelope (back flap missing) with 1871 8d Diadem Perf 13 vertical strip of 3 and De La Rue 2d pair tied by Sydney roller cancels, to The Crown Land Agent at Bathurst, with double oval 'REGISTERED/SYDNEY, N.S.W.' ds also tying 8d strip. The envelope is endorsed 'Packet No 2 contg 3 deeds/Deed Branch Sydney 10 April 1877', with central fold and some faults, nevertheless a remarkable printed papers franking

     

    Lot 173
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    Estimate: $300 Purchase Price : $268

    1878 (28 Oct) small mourning cover from Sydney to Rouen, France franked with very late use of 1/- Diadem Perf 13 (replaced two years earlier by 1/- DLR), tied by Sydney duplex and French transit cds. Redirected to Germany upon arrival and charged '10' pfg. Rear flap with tears though an unusual example of redirected mail

     

    Lot 174
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    Estimate: $550 Purchase Price : $490

    1881 (24 Jun) envelope to Germany bearing 1871 8d Yellow Perf 13 tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex, and endorsed 'Via Naples per John Elder'. The correct rate to Germany at this time was 9d, and the boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY/PAID' was applied, also the rare diamond 'GB/1F66c' Anglo-French accountancy mark. The latter would seem to be an error, as this cover was not routed through France. An unusual usage

     

    Lot 175
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    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 176
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    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 177
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    Estimate: $180 Purchase Price : $158

    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 178
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    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $70

    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 179
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    Estimate: $70 Purchase Price : $65

    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 180
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    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 181
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    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $75

    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 182
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    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1911 (9 Oct) OHMS cover from the Royal Commission on Food Supply, with 3d Diadem punctured 'OS/NSW' cancelled Sydney continuous machine, addressed to the Bureau of Commerce & Labor in Washington D.C. with arrival machine mark on reverse. Apparently a d overpayment of the U.P.U. rate, and a scarce usage

     

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