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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 288
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    Estimate: $140 Realised Price : $190

    1853 (31 May) cover to 'Eumerella' with 2d Queen-on-Throne Red-brown Engraved [XD - 25] cancelled Barred Oval 21 of Fiery Creek, reverse with despatch ds, and partly legible strikes of Glenorchy and Grange crowned oval datestamps (JU 5 and JU 7 respectively)

     

    Lot 289
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $190

    1853 (June) small cover from Portland to The Grange with 2d Pale Dull Brown Half-length 4th State cancelled Barred Oval 18. The adhesive with wide bottom margin from bottom of sheet, touched on two sides, with weak Portland despatch ds and Grange receipt ds in blue-black on reverse

     

    Lot 290
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    Estimate: $140 Realised Price : $340

    1856 (3 May) cover from Belfast to 'Eumerella' with 2d Queen-on-Throne 2d Campbell Printing Greyish-brown vertical pair [33/43], good margins all round, tied by '6' reversed figure Barred Numeral, very fine

     

    Lot 291
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $130

    1858 (22 February) cover from Melbourne to Belfast with 4d Emblems Imperf (SG 63, cut into) tied by Barred Numeral '1', Melbourne despatch backstamp, and with a very fine strike of the very scarce 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/BELFAST VICTORIA' cds in red (24 FE 1858)

      

    Lot 292
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    Estimate: $150T Purchase Price : $134

    1858 (23 December) entire from Portland to Belfast (Port Fairy) with 4d Emblems Roulette (SG 71) tied by Barred Numeral '8', reverse with despatch oval ds, and also with superb strike of the very scarce 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/BELFAST VICTORIA' in red

      

    Lot 293
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    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $180

    1859 (1 March) cover from Belfast to Hexham with 4d Emblems Roulette on Vertical Laid (SG 68) tied by Barred Numeral '6' (reversed figure), reverse with fine despatch crowned oval ds, and with manuscript 'Mortlake/Mar 4 59' post office endorsement (post office opened 12 February 1859)

      

    Lot 294
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    1859 (6 August) cover from Melbourne to Hexham with 4d Emblems Perf 12 (SG 83) tied by '1' in thin bars, reverse with Melbourne, Mortlake and Hexham datestamps, also a very fine strike of the scarce 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/BELFAST VICTORIA' cds in red. Central stain on face, otherwise fine

      

    Lot 295
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    Estimate: $250 Purchase Price : $222

    1871 (15 Jan) cover (repaired at top) from San Francisco to historic 'Whi Whi/North Shore' (Careening Cove, Sydney) via Honolulu, bearing U.S. 2c + 10c pair tied by cork cancels, fine San Francisco Cal Paid datestamp in red, and unusually fine strike of rare framed 'MIS-SENT TO/MELBOURNE-VICTORIA' on front, backstamped Melbourne and Sydney

     

    Lot 296
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    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $80

    1874 (16 May) cover from Mortlake to London via Brindisi with 3d Yellow-orange and 6d Blue Laureates tied by '249' Barred Numerals, Melbourne transit ds on reverse, and London arrival cds on face, very fine

     

    Lot 297
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    Estimate: $500 Purchase Price : $443

    1876 (27 Dec) cover to London endorsed 'Via Brindisi' with 1876 8d on 9d Bell Surcharge tied by Melbourne duplex. Couple of very minor marks, otherwise very fine and a very scarce stamp used on cover

     

    Lot 298
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    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1885 (24 Apr) incoming mourning cover from London to Melbourne with 1883-84 6d Dull Green, overweight and with boxed 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE 6d/FINE _________ 6d/1s' in violet applied, and on arrival the oval '1s/MORE TO PAY' was added. Very fine

     

    Lot 299
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1886 (11 Feb) incoming cover from Edinburgh to Melbourne with 1883-84 6d Dull Green (a little faded) cancelled '131', endorsed 'Via Brindisi', subsequently redirected to Sydney, incurring a 2d fee indicated by the oval '2D/MORE TO PAY', fine

     

    Lot 300
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1886 (29 Sep) incoming cover from Scotland to Melbourne with 1883-84 6d Dull Green (good colour), overweight and with handstruck boxed 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE 6d/FINE ________ 6d/1s' in violet. On arrival the oval '1s/MORE TO PAY' was applied, the cover was subsequently redirected to Sydney incurring a further 2d due, and the handstamp was altered to '1/2'. Some minor staining and a few marks on reverse, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 301
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    Estimate: $90 Purchase Price : $82

    1895 (16 Mar) Inland Parcel Post label (black printing on white paper, 127 x 80mm) affixed to small piece of brown parcel wrapping (weighing 1 lb), with d (2), 2d and 6d Stamp Duty tied by Hastings cds. Label torn in half vertically and with portions missing in several places, but a very scarce type

     

    Lot 302
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1901 (17 Aug) Boer War cover to Mornington endorsed from a member of the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles 'On Service South Africa' franked 1901 1d Transvaal optd 'E.R.I.' tied by 'FIELD POST OFFICE/BRITISH ARMY S. AFRICA' double ring ds, and with Pietermaritzburg (Natal) and Mornington backstamps. Few opts and slight soiling, otherwise fine and scarce

     

    Lot 303
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    Estimate: $30 Realised Price : $22

    1906 (1 Feb) registered mourning cover per 'Sydney' to Mauritius via Colombo, faint arrivals on front, Registered Melbourne and Colombo backstamps, minor blemishes, a scarce destination

     

    Lot 304
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    Estimate: $90T Purchase Price : $82

    1910 (24 Feb) cover to Piraeus, Greece franked with 1d and 1d cancelled Melbourne machine to meet the 2d U.P.U. rate. Backstamped Port Taufiq transit and Piraeus arrival datestamps. Central vertical fold otherwise fine and a very unusual destination for Australian mail in this period

     

    Lot 305
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    Estimate: $140 Realised Price : $160

    1913 (26 Mar) Inland Parcel Post label (black printing on white paper) with 9d franking made up of Victoria d pair and 2d (2) Postage, South Australia 2d (creased) and Tasmania 2d Pictorial, presumably philatelic, tied by Prahran cds. Few wrinkles, otherwise fine and unusual

     

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