(Victoria) 1875 cover from St Kilda to Manchester franked three 2d and a 6d. tied numeral duplex cancels, on arrival at Manchester envelope re-directed to New York and additionally franked 6d. gray, plate 14 tied Manchester duplex; small part of backflap missing resulting in only small part of arrival cancel surviving, bottom right front corner missing and opened out for display.
(New South Wales) 1880 (May 3) 2d. cover to Sydney franked 2d with pen cross, “Wyndham/ May/3/ 1880/ NSW” manuscript alongside. Also a 1882 cover showing the earliest recorded use of the new Wyndham date stamp. Some slight faults but an interesting pair.
(New South Wales) 1881 (JY 2) registered cover to Brighton, Sussex franked with 1871-1902 8d yellow (imperf between stamp and margin) plus two 2d. D.L.R. to pay the registration fee, cancelled by roller with double-oval Registered Sydney date stamp, London transit above this and arrival on reverse; small part of backflap missing.
(New South Wales) 1886 cover to Germany franked irregular block of three ‘Nine Pence’ on 10d., perf 11, cancelled NSW Sydney duplexes, arrival backstamp. Envelope with handstamped endorsement ‘via Naples by Orient Line S/S’. Stamp at left with fault at base.
(New South Wales) 1896 (JA 13) long multi franked cover to Auckland, New Zealand, the franking including surcharges with 9d. on 10d. vertical strip of three and 1891 7½d. on 6d. and 12½d. on 1s. pairs and a single, 1893 10d., 188-89 8d Lyrebird horizontal strip of three. Vertical filing crease, arrival backstamp. A striking cover.
(New South Wales) Accumulation of Specimens on two album pages with 1888-89 Wmk (Crown)/NSW with 1d. inverted watermark, 2d., 4d., 6d. and 1/-, 1890 5s and 20s with numeral watermarks with specimen in large case and small case respectively, 1891 Surcharges set of 3, later issue 6d and 2/6d, Officials including 5s and 20s with numeral watermark, Postage Dues with 1/2d., 1d. and 3d. inverted watermark, 2d. sideways watermark, 4d. to 20s; mostly good to fine condition.
(Queensland - New Guinea) 1891 (28 AU) cover to Brisbane bearing single franking Queensland 2d. tied by B.N.G. obliterator with Port Moresby/ British New Guinea cds, reverse with Cooktown cds (SP 7) and Brisbane arrival (SE 16); a couple of light tones not detracting with all the cancels very fine and clear.
(Queensland) 1864-65 Watermark Small Star, Perf 12 2d. blue pair with two ‘140’ numeral cancel, one of the strikes being very clear. This cancel was used at Cania and Kroombit, opened on 18/6/70 on a part time basis, closed 7/10/72 and moved to Kariboe closing 21/8/74; a rare cancel.
(South Australia) Accumulation of Specimens and Reprints with various Chalons with Reprint overprints, 1880s issues with Specimen overprints and duplicated 1886-94 Postage and Revenues with one complete set of 14 plus many duplicates to top value, a mixture of upright and sideways watermarks, 1891-93 Surcharges and 1902-04 Postage values to £1 ‘used’; fair to fine condition.