Sale 895 — 2005 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Friday, 3 June, 2005

Category — Foreign Stamps and Postal History (Victoria)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
440
c
Sale 895, Lot 440, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (Victoria)VICTORIA, 1850-54, 3p Blue, 6p Orange, 1sh Blue (3, 17, 18). Large margins to just in, tied by neat strikes of "1" in grids on 1858 folded cover to Birmingham, England, light strike of red "Ship Letter Melbourne JY 15, 1858" and receiving backstamps, 3p small nick at bottom, Very Fine and colorful usage, franked to pay the Via Marseilles rate between -1/2 and -3/4oz. (2 x 6p plus 3 x 3p = 1sh9p), accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
441
c
Sale 895, Lot 441, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (Victoria)VICTORIA, 1850-57, 3p Blue, 4p Vermilion (3, 32). Two 3p, tied by bold strikes of "1" in grids on cover to France, neat "Melbourne Victoria JY 25, 1857" and various transit backstamps, red London transit, red ms. "4" credit, restated as "40 centi", some slight wear, Fine, scarce usage, no packet service was in effect at this time, this was carried by private ship to England on the King Phillip which took 84 days from Melbourne, the rate was 6p per -1/2 oz. plus 4p per -1/4 oz. from Britain to France, accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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442
c
Sale 895, Lot 442, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (Victoria)VICTORIA, 1854, 2p Brown Lilac (16). Horizontal strip of three, large margins all around, cancelled by well-struck "1" in grids on blue 1857 folded letter to Dublin, Ireland, neat "Melbourne Victoria JA 12 1857" and transit backstamps, red "Australian Packet Paid Liverpool AP 12 57" datestamp and "1d" credit hs, some slight wear barely affects stamps, appears Very Fine, scarce usage paying the Packet Letter rate, carried on the Royal Charter which was under contract with Victoria at the time, only 1p was credited to Great Britain, accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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443
c
Sale 895, Lot 443, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (Victoria)VICTORIA, 1854-57, 2sh Green, 4p Vermilion (19, 32). Large margins to just in, tied by bold strikes of "1" in grids on 1857 folded letter to Hamburg, Germany, letter datelined "St. Kilda 18 Mai. 1857" "Melbourne Victoria MY 19 57" and arrival backstamps, endorsed "pr. 'Great Britain'", red London transit, "1/4" ms. credit, minor wear, Very Fine, scarce usage to Hamburg, accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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444
c
Sale 895, Lot 444, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (Victoria)VICTORIA, 1854-57, 2sh Green, 4p Vermilion (19, 32). Large margins to in, tied by "Melbourne Australia OC 15, 1857" datestamps on blue cover to New York, endorsed "Per 'Simla' via Suez, Malta and England", red London transit, "N. York Br. Pkt. 10 Dec. 25" debit datestamp, red ms. "1/4" credit applied in error, some slight wear, appears Very Fine, scarce and unusual usage, franked to pay the double rate, Britain mistakenly credited the U.S. for 1sh 4p but this was sent on a British ship, the Cunarder Persia, marked 10c collect on arrival in New York, accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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