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    Lot 160
    Estimate: $50T

    1853 (24 Oct) cover from Melbourne to Worksop, Nottinghamshire with fair strike of oval 'PAID/MELBOURNE' ds in red, reverse with London transit ds and Worksop arrival ds (27 JA 55). Prepaid '3(d)' as a private ship letter, with '8'(d) due on arrival from addressee. Minor peripheral faults and soiling


    Lot 161
    Estimate: $700

    1855 (11 May) stampless entire to Mauritius written in French and without any despatch marks, endorsed 'pr "Reliance" ', with crowned 'MAURITIUS/GPO' ds (JY 9 1855' and scarce straight-line 'Late Received'. Very fine, and not listed in Ben Palmer's 'Pre-UPU Mail from Victoria'


    Lot 162
    Estimate: $2,200

    1856 (30 Jan) entire from Melbourne to Edinburgh franked with 6d Orange Woodblocks (2, one just touched) tied BN 1, endorsed 'Per "Hellespont"/via Singapore' with London transit and Edinburgh arrival backstamps. With mss '6' in red representing the accountancy due to the Victorian P.O., on arrival the circular 'MORE/TO/PAY' was struck and mss '8' was due from the recipient. During a lack of shipping due to the Crimean War, the Victorian P.O. took advantage of the sailing of the 'Hellespont' to Singapore to despatch an English mail, which connected with the P.&O. service. However, the British P.O. considered the leg from Singapore to Galle constituted an extra 4d charge, hence the deficient postage charge (2 x 4d for a double weight letter). A fine example from this famous voyage


    Lot 163
    Estimate: $90T

    1857 (11 Nov) incoming stampless outer from London (Paid cds in red) 'Via Southampton' to Geelong, readdressed to Queenscliff, and offloaded before ship arrived in Melbourne. Rated '6' in red, and reverse with good strike of scarce 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GEELONG VICTORIA' cds in red (JA 8 1858) and with small Geelong crowned oval ds in black (JA 11 58). Vertical filing fold, otherwise fine


    Lot 164
    Estimate: $350

    1860 (26 Jun) cover from Melbourne to London with 6d Orange Woodblock Imperf and 3d Deep Blue on Laid Beaded Oval tied by '1' numerals, and endorsed 'Via Marseilles'. With Melbourne despatch and London arrival backstamps. Some marks on reverse otherwise very fine, and a very late usage of the 6d Woodblock creating a unique combination of adhesives


    Lot 165
    Estimate: $3,000

    Three covers to the U.K. endorsed 'via Marseilles' but franked only with the 1862 6d Adapted Design, thus underpaid and struck with boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID/VIA MARSEILLES', comprising 1863 (25 Nov) from Melbourne with handstamp in red, 1866 (24 Jan) from Hamilton with handstamp in black, and 1865 (25 Jul) from Melbourne with handstamp in blue. All fine, and a lovely trio (3 covers)


    Lot 166
    Estimate: $70

    1864 (26 Jul) cover to London with 4d Laureate and 6d Adapted Design tied by Melbourne duplexes, endorsed 'Via Marseilles' and with London arrival cds in red. Minor peripheral creasing, an attractive 10d rate Marseilles franking


    Lot 167
    Estimate: $70

    1865 (26 Oct) cover to Molong, N.S.W. franked 6d Black Adapted Design cancelled Melbourne duplex (peripheral toning), and 1866 (12 Apr) cover to Brisbane with 6d Blue Laureate tied by Melbourne duplex, with SHIP LETTER/QUEENSLAND' backstamp, small cover tear at top (2 covers)


    Lot 168
    Estimate: $450

    1866 (28 Dec) entire from Melbourne to Bordeaux, France, endorsed 'Via Marseille', originally stamped and cancelled with Melbourne duplex, but stamp removed, and with Bordeaux arrival backstamp. As an unpaid letter, the boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY/PAID' in red was struck, plus the diamond 'GB/1F62 4/10c' Anglo-French accountancy mark. Charged '10' (decimes) due from addressee. Very fine


    Lot 169
    Estimate: $550

    1873 (3 Sep) cover from Daylesford to Locarno, Switzerland, with d on 1d Green (2) and 6d blue (3) Laureates cancelled '173' numerals. Endorsed 'via Brindisi' but with London transit cds and hence routed via Southampton, and with Locarno arrival backstamp. The via Brindisi rate to Switzerland was 1/3d, so this cover may have been overweight, hence rerouting (the double rate via Southampton was 1/4d). One d on 1d creased due to overlapping cover, tears in back flap, otherwise fine. The d on 1d Laureate is a very rare stamp on cover


    Lot 170
    Estimate: $1,500

    1874 (7 Oct) Chief Secretary Frank handstruck in blue on Police Department legal size envelope to San Francisco cancelled Melbourne duplex, with London transit and San Francisco arrival cds. Undeliverable and with 'UNCLAIMED' and 'ADVERTISED' markings applied, also an unusual circular framed 'HAVE YOUR/LETTERS AND/PAPERS ADDRESSED/TO PO BOX OR TO/STREET AND NUMBER/WHEN THEY WILL BE/DELIVERED FREE/BY SENDER'. Eventually returned to sender, with 'D.L.B./VICTORIA' backstamp in green JN 26 75. Some creasing and peripheral faults, but an early and spectacular use of a frank to an overseas destination


    Lot 171
    Estimate: $850

    1875 (24 Mar) 'COMMR OF CROWN LANDS & SURVEY' handstruck frank in blue on OHMS envelope to Edinburgh, tied by Melbourne duplex. Very fine, and a scarce early overseas use of a frank, which were accepted for the prepayment of a single ship letter rate


    Lot 172
    Estimate: $30

    1888 (13 Aug) cover to Switzerland bearing 6d Pale Ultramarine (SG 318a) tied by '314' duplex of Lilydale, backstamps of Melbourne, Napoli, Locarno, Devio and straight-line arrival of Linescio, minor blemishes. Scarce village destination


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