Auction 22.05.1997

Christie's
Spink London

Date of the auction: 22.05.1997

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cover Undated OHMS entire addressed to Berrima, showing boxed "FREE" in red...

cover Undated OHMS entire addressed to Berrima, showing boxed "FREE" in red (Type F12; deleted), manuscript "9d" and fair to good strikes of "BUNGONIA/NSW" (Type C32), "BERRIMA/NSW" (Type C40) and, on reverse, "BRAIDWOOD/NSW/POST OFFICE" h.s.; the first two are crossed by filing crease amd the last

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover Undated "OHMS" entire addressed to Berrima, rated "6" , showing clear...

cover Undated "OHMS" entire addressed to Berrima, rated "6" , showing clear boxed "PAID/AT/MARULAN" in red (Type P15a; crossed by vertical filing crease) with "BERRIMA/NSW" c.d.s. (Type C40) alongside and showing, on reverse, fine oval-framed "MARULAN/Crown/N.S.W." (Type C42). Rare. Photo

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £300 - £350

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1829 (5 May) entire letter from Sydney to Aberdeen, rated "1/7" and...

cover 1829 (5 May) entire letter from Sydney to Aberdeen, rated "1/7" and "2/6" , showing "SYDNEY/N.S.W." d.s. (Type S2), boxed "½" of Edinburgh and, on reverse, step-type "KINGSBRIDGE/SHIP LETTER"; the entire a little fragile with some light discoloration in places and wear at edges. Photo

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1831 (27 July) entire letter to London, rated "4d" (deleted by h.s...

cover 1831 (27 July) entire letter to London, rated "4d" (deleted by h.s. on arrival) and "1/-" , showing oval "POST PAID SHIP LT/SYDNEY" d.s. in red (Type SL1 - earliest recorded date) and, on reverse, "INDIA LETTER/DEAL". A fine strike. Photo

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1833-51 entire letters (5), entires (2), envelope and a front and...

cover 1833-51 entire letters (5), entires (2), envelope and a front and part back, including 1833 and 1837 showing Crowned "GENERAL POST OFFICE/SYDNEY" oval d.s. (Types S3 and S5), 1844 from Parramatta to Sydney rated "4" , 1849 from Sydney to Yass marked "½"(oz.) and rated "1/10" and 1850-51 (3

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1836 (25 July) and 1838 (22 Aug.) OHMS entires addressed to Berrima...

cover 1836 (25 July) and 1838 (22 Aug.) OHMS entires addressed to Berrima, the former marked "½oz" and rated "1/4" , the latter marked "¾oz." and rated "2/-" , both show fine "BERRIMA/NSW" arrival c.d.s. (Type C40; the latter poor) with despatch d.s

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1837 (21 Dec.) entire (no side flaps) to Scotland, rated "1/7" and...

cover 1837 (21 Dec.) entire (no side flaps) to Scotland, rated "1/7" and "4" , showing fine oval "POST PAID SHIP LT./SYDNEY" d.s. in red (Type SL1 var 2 - earliest recorded date of use), unframed "½" h.s. (Scotland) and, on reverse, framed "INDIA LETTER/PLYMOUTH"; some slight soiling and minor

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1838-49 Official entire letters (3), entires (5), envelope and a...

cover 1838-49 Official entire letters (3), entires (5), envelope and a front including from Bathurst, Campbell Town and Wolongong (Type C19 despatch on reverse), variously addressed, two show Crowned oval d.s. in red (Types F3 and F4), four show Crowned c.d.s. in red (Types F5, F6 and F7) and three

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1838-40 entire letters (3) and an entire from Sydney to London...

cover 1838-40 entire letters (3) and an entire from Sydney to London, variously rated and each showing oval "POST PAID SHIP LT./SYDNEY" or "PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY" d.s. in red, on reverse two show straight-line "SHIP LETTER" (one in red), one with unframed "INDIA LETTER/DOVER" and one with framed

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1838 Embossed printed circular (Australian Assurance) addressed to...

cover 1838 Embossed printed circular (Australian Assurance) addressed to "Arthur A. Beckett, Castlereagh St., Sydney" showing a good example of the seal (crossed by light filing creases); also an 1870 reprint

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1838 entire addressed to "His Excellency the Governor, Sir George...

cover 1838 entire addressed to "His Excellency the Governor, Sir George Gipps, Government House, Sydney" , showing smudged "FREE" h.s. in red, "PARRAMATTA/N.S.W" (Type C1) and "NEWCASTLE/N.S.W" (Type C4) handstamps with Sydney arrival d.s. on reverse. All clear impressions. Photo

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1838 (7 May) entire to Berrima and 1843 (29 Aug.) entire to...

cover 1838 (7 May) entire to Berrima and 1843 (29 Aug.) entire to Wollongong, both rated "8" and showing boxed "SYDNEY/POST PAID" and "POST PAID/AT SYDNEY" in red respectively

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1838 (July) entire (faults) marked "Post Paid" , rated "2/3...

cover 1838 (July) entire (faults) marked "Post Paid" , rated "2/3" , showing "QUEANBEYAN/Crown/N.S.W/POST OFFICE" in black (Type C31), over-inked boxed "POST PAID" in red (Type P14) and, on reverse, Crowned "GENERAL POST OFFICE/SYDNEY" (3.7) and "BERRIMA/NSW" c.d.s. (Type C40; 5.7). Rare markings

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1839 OHMS entire addressed to Sydney showing fine strikes of boxed...

cover 1839 OHMS entire addressed to Sydney showing fine strikes of boxed "FREE" in black (Type F12) and "YASS/NSW/POST OFFICE" h.s. (Type C28) with Crowned Sydney d.s. on reverse. Photo

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1839 (July) OHMS entire letter showing handstruck "2" (Type X2...

cover 1839 (July) OHMS entire letter showing handstruck "2" (Type X2) deleted and boxed "5/OCLOCK." in red (Type T2); also 1842 large piece showing boxed "SYDNEY/POST PAID" and "6/OCLOCK." (Type T3) in red, and 1846 front and 1848 entire both showing handstruck "2" (Type X3) and boxed "6/OCLOCK" in

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1840-45 entire letters (4) and entires (7) addressed to G.B. (mainly...

cover 1840-45 entire letters (4) and entires (7) addressed to G.B. (mainly London), all rated "3" and "8" or multiples thereof and each showing oval "PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY" d.s. in red (Type SL2). An interesting lot

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1840 (26 Apr.) entire letter to Edinburgh, showing boxed...

cover 1840 (26 Apr.) entire letter to Edinburgh, showing boxed "BUNGONIA/POST PAID" (Type P13) and oval "PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY" (29.4) in red with, on reverse, Sydney transit d.s. and smudged straight-line "SHIP-LETTER" in red. Photo

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1841-50 entire letter, entire, front and part back (2) and a front...

cover 1841-50 entire letter, entire, front and part back (2) and a front, variously addressed and rated, showing boxed Post Paid h.s. in red of Goulburn, Maitland, Parramatta (also showing large handstruck "2" below), Wolongong and Yass. Mostly good to fine strikes though condition very mixed

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1841-50 entire letters (3), entires (9) and an envelope, all...

cover 1841-50 entire letters (3), entires (9) and an envelope, all addressed to G.B. and mostly rated at "3" and "8" , all showing oval "PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY" d.s. (two Type SL2, seven Type SL3 and one Type SL4) or "SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY" c.d.s. (3, Type SL5). Mostly good to fine strikes in red

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1841 (15 Mar.) entire letter headed "Maitland" addressed to London...

cover 1841 (15 Mar.) entire letter headed "Maitland" addressed to London, showing boxed "DARLINGTON/POST PAID" (crossed by filing crease) with, on reverse, Sydney transit d.s. (1.4) and London straight-line "SHIP LETTER" h.s.; 1841 front and large part back to Berrima, rated "9" , showing boxed

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1841 (20 May) OHMS entire (repaired tear at top left) from Goulburn...

cover 1841 (20 May) OHMS entire (repaired tear at top left) from Goulburn to Berrima, rated "7" and showing framed "TOO LATE" with two differently dated despatch d.s. on reverse; also 1845 front and part back (stains) addressed to Parramatta and redirected to Berrima, rated"4" and showing Campbell

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1842-51 entire letters (3, two with tears in face panel) and an...

cover 1842-51 entire letters (3, two with tears in face panel) and an entire, all addressed to Tasmania, rated "4" and "3" (3) or "5" and "8" , three show oval "PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY" d.s. in red; on reverse two show boxed "SHIP LETTER" d.s. with one additionally showing Launceston c.d.s., and one

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1842 (Apr.) large part front and back addressed to Sydney, rated "4...

cover 1842 (Apr.) large part front and back addressed to Sydney, rated "4" , showing oval-framed "MID-DAY/MAIL." and, on reverse, oval-framed Parramatta d.s. (19.4). Scarce. Photo

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1843 (Oct.) entire to England, rated "1/2" (deleted) and "8...

cover 1843 (Oct.) entire to England, rated "1/2" (deleted) and "8" , showing fine boxed "PAID AT/BROULEE" and oval "PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY" d.s. (1.11) in red with despatch and arrival d.s. on reverse; the entire a little soiled. Scarce. Photo

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1843 (18 Dec.) locally addressed entire letter showing handstruck "2...

cover 1843 (18 Dec.) locally addressed entire letter showing handstruck "2" (Type X2) and boxed "1/OCLOCK" (Type T1) with "GENERAL POST OFFICE/SYDNEY" c.d.s. on reverse; 1850 (2 Nov.) locally addressed entire showing Crowned Paid c.d.s. in red and boxed "2/OCLOCK" (Type T6); both with small faults

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1844-52 entires (3), envelopes (2) and a large piece from G.B. to...

cover 1844-52 entires (3), envelopes (2) and a large piece from G.B. to Sydney, variously rated, one marked "By Melbourne Steamer via Plymouth" and all show Ship Letter Sydney c.d.s. on reverse; some faults but an interesting lot

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1844 (7 Oct.) entire addressed to Woolongong, rated "7" and showing a...

cover 1844 (7 Oct.) entire addressed to Woolongong, rated "7" and showing a fair strike of boxed "PAID AT/SHOALHAVEN" in red (struck inverted) with, on reverse, clear "SHOALHAVEN/NEW. S. WALES" oval d.s.; the entire a little soiled and creased. Scarce

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1844-49 entire letters (2) and entires (3) from East Maitland to...

cover 1844-49 entire letters (2) and entires (3) from East Maitland to Sydney (1844 and 1846) rated "4" , Yass to Parramatta (1845) rated "1/1" , Camden to Sydney (1847) rated "7" and Sydney to Yass (1849); also a number of pieces (21) showing various datestamps

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1846 and 1847 entires from the same correspondence addressed to...

cover 1846 and 1847 entires from the same correspondence addressed to London and re-addressed to Germany, both showing various rate marks, oval "PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY" d.s. in red and arrival markings on reverse; both with vertical filing creases

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 22 May 1997

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cover 1846 Embossed printed circular (Australian Assurance) addressed to...

cover 1846 Embossed printed circular (Australian Assurance) addressed to "A.M.A. Beckett Esq., Sydney" , showing a just legible impression of the seal partly overstruck by boxed "1/OCLOCK" a light Crowned "FREE" c.d.s. in red; some small faults

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £50 - £70

Date: 22 May 1997