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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 626
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    Estimate: $5,000 Purchase Price : $4,427

    1823 (17 Feb) entire to Hobart Town with very fine (slightly overinked) strike of the 35mm circular 'LAUNCESTON'. Unquestionably one of the finest strikes known of this famous postal marking. Without any rate marking (the charge between Launceston and Hobart Town was 1/- up to 1 ounce)

     

    Lot 627
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    Estimate: $400 Purchase Price : $350

    1832 (9 Aug) entire from Hobart to Campbelltown with oval 'HOBART TOWN/V.D.L.', sent unpaid and charged '10', very fine and believed to be the latest recorded date of the oval marking

     

    Lot 632
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    Estimate: $200 Purchase Price : $175

    1859 (6 Apr) printed lettersheet (a 'Statement of the Affairs of the Eastern Coast Steam Navigation Company') with 1857-67 Wmk Double-lined '1' Imperf 1d Deep Red-brown (close to touching margins) tied by '64' numeral on Hobart town letter, faint PREPAID 10 O'CLOCK datestamp in red. Very fine

     

    Lot 634
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    Estimate: $180 Purchase Price : $158

    1864 (7 Apr) Hobart town letter addressed to 'Sandy Bay Road' with 1857-68 Watermark Double-lined '1' Imperf 1d Red-brown (margins all round, large on three sides) cancelled barred obliterator, and with boxed 'PRE-PAID' ds in red, very fine

     

    Lot 635
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    Estimate: $90 Purchase Price : $82

    1864 (23 Nov) cover with enclosure to Hobart, with 1857-67 Watermark Double-lined '4' Imperf 4d Blue (two large margins, two very close) tied by '16' numeral of Campbelltown, Hobart 'PRE-PAID' arrival ds in red, some soiling

     

    Lot 636
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1866 (18 Feb) cover to Bath, Somerset with 1860-67 6d Grey Imperf (margins all round, large on three sides) cancelled indistinct numeral, with 'Lisdillon/18-2-66' postmaster's endorsement at left, Hobart 'PRE-PAID' transit ds in red, and arrival datestamp on reverse, fine

     

    Lot 637
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    Estimate: $100 Purchase Price : $88

    1866 (25 Aug) mourning cover to Bedford, U.K. with 1860-67 6d Grey-violet Imperf (margins all round, large on three sides) cancelled Hobart barred obliterator and with 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/HOBART-TOWN ds in red, arrival backstamp non reverse, fine

     

    Lot 638
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    Estimate: $90 Purchase Price : $82

    1868 (6 Oct) entire to Launceston with 1857-67 Watermark Double-lined '4' Imperf 4d Blue (cut into at right) tied by Hobart barred obliterator, with 'PRE-PAID' despatch cds in red, and boxed Hobart 'PRE-PAID backstamp, horizontal filing fold

     

    Lot 643
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    Estimate: $80T Purchase Price : $70

    1880 (20 Feb) 'ON PUBLIC SERVICE ONLY' envelope from Mayor of Launceston to Forth with superb diamond crowned 'FREE' datestamp

     

    Lot 645
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    Estimate: $220T Purchase Price : $199

    Savings Bank Packets: 1882 (15 Sep) cover from Franklin to Hobart with 1d Sideface tied by '43' numeral, endorsed 'Savings Bank Packet Only' and '513/Registered', Hobart arrival cds on reverse. A special concession rate for savings bank books came into force on 1 January 1882 of 1d per 4oz with free registration included. To qualify, the packet had to be clearly marked with the contents, endorsed by the sender on the front, and could not contain any other written material. Cover with a few minor blemishes, but the earliest known example of the special concession rate

     

    Lot 647
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    Estimate: $175T Purchase Price : $158

    Savings Bank Packets: 1885 (2 Feb) and (22 Jul) envelopes with printed 'SAVINGS BANK PACKET ONLY.' franked with 2d and 1d Sideface respectively and sent from Bracknell to Hobart. Both envelopes are without the sender's endorsement as required by regulation and unusual as such. Horizontal folds on each, and the earlier cover with some blemishes (2 covers)

     

    Lot 648
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    Estimate: $100T Purchase Price : $88

    Savings Bank Packets: 1892 (1 Mar) 1d Red Embossed stamped-to-order envelope (136 x 80mm) for the Hobart Savings Bank inscribed 'Savings Bank Packet Only', cancelled Hobart duplex and used to Franklin at the special 1d concession rate, with chamfered boxed Hobart Registration handstamp in red, very fine, the envelope rated R by Groom & Shatten

     

    Lot 649
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    Estimate: $140T Purchase Price : $123

    Savings Bank Packets: 1892 (19 May) customer-made registered wrapper front endorsed 'Savings Bank Packet only', franked 1d Sideface tied by numeral and with New Norfolk despatch cds, and with 'R' in circle, addressed to Hobart. Believed to be the earliest known use of the 'R' in circle handstamp on registered mail.

     

    Lot 650
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    Estimate: $90T Purchase Price : $82

    Savings Bank Packets: 1893 (17 Apr) 1d Red Embossed stamped-to-order envelope for the Hobart Savings Bank, with printed 'Savings Bank Packet Only.', cancelled Hobart Duplex and with Hobart Registered handstamp in red, addressed to New Norfolk (arrival backstamp) at 1d special concession rate. Flap tears and vertical crease, the envelope rated R by Groom & Shatten

     

    Lot 651
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    Estimate: $110T Purchase Price : $100

    Savings Bank Packets: 1904 (24 Feb) 1d Red Embossed stamped-to-order envelope (178 x 126mm) for the Hobart Savings Bank, with printed 'Savings Bank Packet Only', cancelled Hobart duplex, and with chamfered boxed 'REGISTERED/HOBART' handstamp in violet, addressed to New Norfolk (arrival backstamp) at 1d special concession rate. Short tear at top of envelope, otherwise fine and rate R by Groom & Shatten

     

    Lot 654
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    Estimate: $175T Purchase Price : $158

    Savings Bank Packets: 1899 (date from endorsement on reverse) envelope front with printed 'SAVINGS BANK PACKET ONLY.' with 1d Sideface tied by multiple strikes of Glenora(?) cds, sent unregistered to Hobart. At Hobart endorsed 'OR' in manuscript and 'OFFICIALLY/REGISTERED/......TO PAY' handstamp in blue applied (no postage due as registration was covered by the 1d concessionary rate. Front with horizontal fold, otherwise fine and very scarce, less than 10 officially registered items are recorded

     

    Lot 655
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    Estimate: $40T Purchase Price : $35

    1899 (15 Jun) handmade envelope using official post office stationery, franked with 1d Sideface pair tied by Sulphur Creek datestamps, used to Burnie (arrival backstamp)

     

    Lot 656
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    Estimate: $80T Purchase Price : $70

    Savings Bank Packets: 1900 (15 Feb) 1d Red Embossed stamped-to-order envelope (137 x 77mm) for the Hobart Savings Bank with printed 'Savings Bank Packet Only.', cancelled Hobart cds and with chamfered boxed 'REGISTERED/HOBART' handstamp in violet and 'R' in oval, addressed to New Norfolk (arrival backstamps) at 1d special concession rate. Envelope with pink stain at base, rated 'R' by Groom & Shatten

     

    Lot 658
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    Estimate: $75 Purchase Price : $70

    1906 (30 May) picture postcard featuring 'King Billy and Truganini' with 1½d on 5d Tablet surcharge tied by New Town datestamp, addressed to Pekin, China with Victoria Hong Kong transit cds and Peking arrival cds, fine and a nice combination of postcard view and destination

      

    Lot 659
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    Estimate: $90T Purchase Price : $82

    Savings Bank Packets: 1909 (25 Jun) OPSO envelope (223 x 95mm) from State Savings Bank Hobart with 'SAVINGS BANK PACKET ONLY' handstamp, franked 1d Pictorial tied by Hobart cds and addressed to Campbell Town. This cover meets the regulations for the 1d concessionary rate, but has been sent unregistered, minor blemishes

     

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