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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 124
    Estimate: $220

    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 125
    Estimate: $140

    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 126
    Estimate: $350

    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 127
    Estimate: $150

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

     

    Lot 128
    Estimate: $200

    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 129
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,800

    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 130
    Estimate: $750

    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 131
    Estimate: $450

    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 132
    Estimate: $600

    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 133
    Estimate: $1,200

    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 134
    Estimate: $7,500

    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 135
    Estimate: $500

    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 136
    Estimate: $200

    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 137
    Estimate: $90 Realised Price : $70

    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 138
    Estimate: $200

    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 139
    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 140
    Estimate: $350

    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 141
    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 142
    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 143
    Estimate: $700

    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 144
    Estimate: $500

    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 145
    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 146
    Estimate: $1,000

    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 147
    Estimate: $800

    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 148
    Estimate: $40T

    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 149
    Estimate: $300

    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 150
    Estimate: $550

    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 151
    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 152
    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 153
    Estimate: $70

    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 154
    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 155
    Estimate: $300

    1901 (9 March) cover to Annandale (NSW) with India 1a 'C.E.F.' opt tied by 'FIELD P.O. No. 1' bridge-type cds, reverse with 'BASE OFFICE/B' Hong Kog, Sydney and Annandale backstamps. There is no endorsement to indicate whether this cover is from the N.S.W. Contingent to the Boxer Rebellion, or from some other writer. The N.S.W. Contingent left China in March 1901. A rare incoming cover from this conflict, few tears at top caused by opening, otherwise fine

     

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