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    Lot 136
    Estimate: $100T Realised Price : $75

    1851 (26 Dec) cover from Melbourne to Curragh, Ireland, franked 3d Blue Half-Length Ham's 2nd Printing, tied Butterfly '1', 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' oval despatch ds in red, London (25 MY 52) and Kildare (26 My 52) transit ds on reverse, and with mss '8(d)' due from addressee. Adhesive with good margins but cut out and replaced, and with tear at upper left, but a scarce franking


    Lot 137
    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 138
    Estimate: $60T

    1854 (21 Jul) cover from Geelong to Derbyshire, reverse with Geelong despatch ds, and Melbourne, London and Derby transit ds. Prepaid for the 1/- ship letter rate in force from 1 May 1854, with 1/- due from addressee, minor peripheral faults


    Lot 139
    Estimate: $150T

    1855 (21 Jul) outer from Melbourne to Glasgow endorsed 'Per Marco Polo' and carried on its first northbound sailing via Cape Horn, franked 6d Woodblock (four margins) tied by Barred Oval '1', Melbourne despatch ds and Glasgow arrival ds (OCT 22 1855) on reverse, and with 'AUSTRALIAN/PAID/LIVERPOOL/PACKET' cds in red, mss '8'(d) due from addressee as an incoming ship letter. Some peripheral wear and soiling, otherwise a fine cover carried by this famous clipper


    Lot 140
    Estimate: $120T

    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 141
    Estimate: $200

    1858 (15 Jun) cover endorsed 'per "Australasian" ' to Carlton-upon-Trent, Nottinghamshire, franked 6d Orange Woodblock imperf (2) tied Barred Numeral '1' of Melbourne. Cover with minor vertical bend, and filing pinholes, otherwise very fine


    Lot 142
    Estimate: $40 Realised Price : $30

    1883 (26 Dec) OHMS Returned Letter from Dead Letter Office to solicitors in Melbourne (horizontal and vertical filing folds), with original undeliverable enclosure (very roughly opened), being 1883 (20 Nov) cover with contents to Fitzroy franked 1880 2d Brown, various backstamps and with boxed 'UNCLAIMED AT/FITZROY'


    Lot 143
    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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