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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, POSTAL HISTORY 1853-1869

    Lot 250
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1854 (31 May) cover from Parramatta to Newtown, Sydney with 2d Plate II Laureate Watermark Double-lined '2' (four margins) cancelled '2' numeral, and with 'FORWARD/N.S.W.' datestamp, Parramatta oval crowned backstamp. The scarce Forward marking was used for missorted mail sent to Sydney

     

    Lot 251
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    1854 (14 Jul) opened-out large linen-backed cover (220mm x 111mm) to Birmingham franked 6d Deep Slate Diadem Imperf tied by Sydney barred obliterator, endorsed 'Queen of the South', reverse with despatch and arrival datestamps. Franked for a single rate, but with mss '4/-' due from addressee indicating letter was overweight. Some ageing and soiling

     

    Lot 254
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    Estimate: $180 Purchase Price : $158

    1855 (2 Jun) cover to Belfast, Victoria with 3d Yellow-green Laureate Wmk Double-lined '3' (margins three sides, touching at left) endorsed "Waratah" and reverse with despatch and arrival datestamps. Wax seal cut from back, otherwise very fine and clean

     

    Lot 255
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    1855 (Nov) registered cover from Sydney to Birmingham with 1/- Rosy-vermilion Imperf Diadem (margins all round, large on three sides) tied by barred obliterator, and with 'Registered/Sydney' in red. Indistinct Sydney despatch' 'AUSTRALIAN/LIVERPOOL/PACKET' and Birmingham arrival datestamps on reverse. 6d ship letter plus 6d registration fee, with handstruck '5' accountancy mark and 'd6' incoming registration charge. A fine early registered letter

     

    Lot 257
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1856 (16 Dec) cover from Sydney to London with 6d Deep Greenish-slate Diadem Imperf cancelled barred obliterator, and tied by London arrival datestamp. Endorsed 'Pr Woolloomoolloo' and with handstruck '3' accountancy mark in red as a private ship letter. Very fine and clean

     

    Lot 259
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    Estimate: $350 Purchase Price : $315

    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 260
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    Estimate: $350 Purchase Price : $315

    1857 (24 Sep) entire From Sydney to London, with 3d Dull Green (touched at left) and 6d Greyish-brown (four margins) Imperf Diadems tied by 'NSW' in rays, endorsed 'p Overland Mail via Marseilles' and with despatch datestamp on reverse. A fine ¼ ounce via Marseilles letter

     

    Lot 261
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    Estimate: $6,000 Purchase Price : $5,359

    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 262
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    Estimate: $350 Purchase Price : $315

    1857 (12 Dec) with 6d Olive-grey Diadem Imperf (2, one good margins all round, other touched on two sides and with corner fault) cancelled Sydney barred obliterators, endorsed 'Pr European', and with London arrival backstamp (FE 6 1858). Missing back flap, but a fine usage demonstrating the supplementary mail rate of 6d ship plus 6d supplementary fee to carry mail to Melbourne to connect with the U.K. steamer

     

    Lot 264
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1858 (5 June) outer from Sydney to Melbourne with 6d Slate-green Diadem Imperf (four good to large margins) tied by 'NSW' in concentric ovals, Sydney despatch datestamp and unusually without any Melbourne arrival, very fine

     

    Lot 265
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1858 (10 Jul) cover to Arbroath, Scotland with 6d Greenish-slate Diadem Imperf (four large margins) tied by Sydney duplex, endorsed 'p Emeu' and with arrival backstamp. Horizontal filing fold barely affects adhesive

     

    Lot 266
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    Estimate: $450 Purchase Price : $397

    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 268
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1859 (19 May) cover from Sydney to to Belfast, Victoria with 6d Greyish-brown Diadem Imperf (four large margins) tied by 'NSW' in concentric ovals, Sydney despatch and Belfast arrival datestamps, and scarce 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GEELONG VICTORIA' datestamp in red on reverse. Some flap damage otherwise fine

     

    Lot 269
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    Estimate: $750 Purchase Price : $670

    1859 (14 Jun) cover to London with 1/- Brownish-red Diadem Imperf tied by Sydney NSW in ovals, endorsed 'Via Marseilles' and with double oval 'FORWARDED BY/SYDNEY/GILCHRIST, WATT & Co.' in blue at lower left. Portion of back flap cut away, otherwise a fine and clean cover. New South Wales covers with forwarding agent handstamps are rare, this agent being unrecorded by Rowe

     

    Lot 270
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    1860 (21 Aug) mourning cover to Scotland with 3d Yellow-green and 6d Greenish-grey Diadems Perf 12 (6d straight edge at base) tied '185' numeral in rays of St. Marks, endorsed 'Via Marseilles', and with despatch, Sydney transit and Aberdeen arrival datestamps on reverse. A very fine and attractive example of the 9d ¼ ounce rate

     

    Lot 271
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    Estimate: $180 Purchase Price : $158

    1860 (22 Nov) cover from Blayney to Auckland, New Zealand with 1860-63 Perf 12 6d Grey-brown Diadem cancelled '70' 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 272
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    Estimate: $300 Purchase Price : $268

    1860 (22 Oct) outer to London with 1/- Brownish-red Diadem Perf 12 tied by Sydney duplex, endorsed 'Per Mail Ship "Behar" via Marseilles', with London arrival backstamp. Light horizontal filing fold, otherwise very fine and an attractive example of the ½ ounce rate

     

    Lot 273
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1861 (17 Dec) Sydney town letter with 1d Scarlet Diadem Perf 12 tied by Sydney '3' duplex, few ink marks on face otherwise fine

     

    Lot 276
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1864 (22 Sep) cover to Bristol, England with 2d De La Rue Wmk. Double-lined '2' (2) and 1/- Diadem Perf 13 tied by Sydney duplexes, endorsed 'Via Marseilles' and with arrival backstamp. Cover a little fragile with back flap faults, but of fine appearance

     

    Lot 277
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1865 (7 May) entire to Launceston, Tasmania with 6d Purple diadem Perf 13 (cut with scissors and straight edges top and bottom) tied by Sydney duplex, and with diamond 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' arrival datestamp in red (15 MY 1865) on reverse, very fine

     

    Lot 280
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    Estimate: $90 Purchase Price : $82

    1868-1891 group of incoming covers and postal stationery from U.S.A., the earliest sent via Panama but damaged and missing adhesive, another 1891 registered cover also with missing adhesive, postal stationery includes envelopes, wrappers and postcards, condition very mixed (10)

      

    Lot 284
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    Estimate: $300 Purchase Price : $268

    1869 (8 Sep) outer to London with 10d De La Rue Perf 11 pair tied by Sydney duplexes, endorsed 'Via Marseilles' and with London arrival datestamp in red. A very fine and scarce double rate cover

     

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