(Tasmania) 1885 (NO 14) cover to Brighton, endorsed “Via Brindisi”, bearing single franking 1871-91 double-lined numeral watermark, perforated 6d. tied ‘74’ numeral obliterator with Sandy Bay cds in association, reverse with Hobert transit and arrival cds.
(Tasmania) Proof of the Pictorial 1899-1912 issue, the 6d. Dilston Waterfalls in a left-hand marginal strip of three in grey-black, engraved De La Rue imperf plate proof, with cross in margin, affixed to 141 x 175mm card, manuscript reference at corner. A couple of light tones not detracting.
(Victoria) 1886 (MY 14) registered company cover to Hannover, Germany endorsed ‘Per S.S. Chimborazo/ Naples’ bearing mixed franking 1885-95 ½d., 1d. and 4d., together with 1885 Stamp Duty overprinted 2s, upright watermark cancelled by grid of bars, registration handstamp and Melbourne date stamp, arrival backstamp of 22/6. A fine cover with believed to be unique usage of a 2s Stamp Duty.
(Victoria) 1901 (29.1.) A Becketts Pianos, Organs and Musical Instruments of Collins Street, Melbourne illustrated advertising cover sent registered to Meriden, Conn., USA, the franking with one stamp over the edge with some resultant damage, arrival backstamps, still an an attractive cover.
(Western) 1901 OHMS registered cover Perth to England franked with 5d Swan tied ‘R’ handstamp, various violet Officil handstamps and London transit, arrival backstamp. The stamp used was not necessary. The envelope has had the ‘HER’ replaced by handstamped ‘HIS’ at top.
1899 cover to Government Printing Office, Brisbane franked by four single 1896 1/2d. deep green, each cancelled by BNG obliterator with Port Moresby/ British New Guinea cds at left, reverse with Cooktown Queensland cds. BPA Cert (1960)
1908 1d postal stationery card of Melbourne Post Office issued to commemorate visit of the United States Fleet with both countries' flags illustrated on reverse.
1908 1½d card depicting Melbourne Post Office issued to commemorate visit of the United States Fleet with both countries' flags illustrated on reverse.
New South Wales 1899 uprated 1/2d. postal stationery wrapper to Levuka, Fiji with 1d. tied Ship Mail Room Sydney cds, on arrival redirected with red manuscript Nukualofa, reverse with Haapia Tonga cds; fine and unusual.
New South Wales 1909 3d postal stationery registration envelope uprated by 2d. and cancelled White cliffs, the envelope originating at Nuntherungee, an outpost 40 miles west of white cliffs. The straight-line town marking in violet is possibly the only one recorded, as the post office closed in 1893.
New South Wales: 1864 registered folded outer letter sheet to Sydney franked watermarked (6d) registration stamp plus DLR 2d. each cancelled with ‘44’ numerals, two-lined REGISTERED/ YASS handstamp with manuscript number, reverse with Yass NSW and Sydney cancels.
New South Wales: 1867 outer letter sheet to Nantes, France bearing Melbourne despatch cds, annotated to go “Via Marseille”, faint red Paris transit, diamond-framed accountancy ‘G.B./ 1f.62 4/10th c’ applied and rated ‘10’ decimes, reverse with Paris a Nantes tpo and Chanternay S Loire arrival cds