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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 114
    Estimate: $350

    1842 (4 Jul) entire to London, with fine strike of crowned oval 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/ADELAIDE/S.A.' ds across fold on reverse, and London cds partially off cover. Rated '6(d)' for a ship letter, with '8(d) inwards ship letter charge due from the addressee. Central stain on face, otherwise very fine. The contents were written by Thomas Quinton Stow, who arrived in Adelaide in 1837 and was responsible for forming several new churches there (biographical details included with lot)

      

    Lot 115
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $150

    1843 (30 May) entire from Adelaide to London endorsed 'pr "Emma" via Hobart Town', rated '6' in red for paid ship letter, and '8' on arrival. Fine, almost complete strike of crowned oval 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/ADELAIDE' ds across back fold, and with 'SHIP LETTER' and London arrival cds (14OC14 1843) in red on reverse. Few minor faults, including internal tear in letter, however a fine example of this scarce Adelaide marking

     

    Lot 116
    Estimate: $60T

    1880 (1 Oct) incoming cover from London to Norwood endorsed 'Per Orient Line via Plymouth', franked 1873-80 6d Grey Plate 17 with wing margin lettered 'BE', tied London duplex and with G.P.O. Adelaide transit cds on face, and Norwood arrival cds on reverse, fine

     

    Lot 117
    Estimate: $500

    1885 (10 Oct) cover to Bombay, re-addressed to Khandalla, India, with 6d Bright Ultramarine Perf 10 x 11-12 (SG 141) tied by Adelaide duplex, Bombay arrival and other Indian backstamps following redirection. Small faults, but a scarce destination

     

    Lot 118
    Estimate: $50T

    1887 (5 Jan) incoming cover from Glasgow to Adelaide franked 1883-84 6d Dull Green lettered 'DG' and tied by Glasgow duplex. Back flap faults, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 119
    Estimate: $440

    1889 (11 Nov) 1d Violet postcard uprated with 2d Orange Perf 10 and tied by Ship Mail room duplexes, addressed to Haarlem, Holland, with arrival cds and postman route 'A20' handstamp. There were no arrangements between South Australia and overseas postal administrations for the acceptance of postcards, which had to be sent at letter rate. This uprating to 3d was accepted but incorrect, as the rate should be 6d

     

    Lot 120
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,200

    1893 (8 Apr) registered cover to Jerusalem with d Brown and 5d on 6d Brown Surcharge tied by Registered Adelaide squared circle ds, and with bilingual Suez transit backstamp. Slight overall toning, but good appearance and believed to be the earliest recorded cover from Australia to the Holy Land

     

    Lot 121
    Estimate: $50T Realised Price : $38

    1902 (14 Feb) picture postcard showing arrival of mail steamer from England and flag atop the G.P.O. tower announcing arrival, sent to Bool Lagoon, with 1d cancelled Adelaide cds. Message written in German, with 'German' substituted for 'English' in caption. Vertical crease, otherwise fine and attractive

      

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