Sale 895 — 2005 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Friday, 3 June, 2005

Category — Foreign Stamps and Postal History (New South Wales)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
432
c
Sale 895, Lot 432, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (New South Wales)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 3p Yellow Green, Bluish Wove (9). Large to huge margins, tied by oval grid on blue folded cover to London, England, red "PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY/SE*19/1850" crown oval datestamp, mostly clear "QUEEN'S WHARF" straightline sub-office handstamp, ms. endorsement "p 'Ajax'", red Feb. 20 receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, choice example of the Queen's Wharf marking, applied at this dockside sub-office before the letter was carried to the Sydney G.P.O. -- there are approximately nine recorded examples, this is the second-earliest on record -- Arthur White collection

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
433
c
Sale 895, Lot 433, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (New South Wales)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1854-56, 1p Orange, 2p Blue, 6p Gray (23, 33, 29). Pair and two singles of 1p, strip of three and single of 2p, large margins to just in, tied by well-struck "20" in rays handstamps of Liverpool on blue 1858 cover to Edinburgh, endorsed "Marseilles", bold "Liverpool N.S.W. DE 24, 1858", Sydney and receiving backstamps, some slight wear incl. one 2p affected from placement near edge of cover, appears Fine, a rare and unusual franking paying double 9p rate (technically underpaid 3p), this was carried on the last voyage of the European & Australian Royal Mail Co., the new contract was awarded to the West Indian Royal Mail Line, accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 2,000-3,000
5,750
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434
c
Sale 895, Lot 434, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (New South Wales)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1856, 1p Red, 2p Blue, 3p Green (32-34). Large margins to just in, used with 1856 (6p) Registration stamp and tied by "191" in grids on blue 1857 registered cover to Birmingham, England, "Orange N.S.W. AP 9, 1857" origin backstamp, transit incl. Stone Creek (Apr. 9), Sydney (Apr. 13), Liverpool (Aug. 1) and Birmingham (Aug. 3), bold strike of red "Registered/Sydney Creek" two-line handstamp, 6d due marking, some slight wear, Very Fine and colorful registered usage; This registered letter just missed the sailing of the Columbian which departed Sydney on April 11, two days before this was received; It also was not placed on the Oneida which left Sydney on May 5 directly for Southampton, as her engines were in need of repair and she was sent under sail and so no registered mails were entrusted to her; It had to wait for the sailing of the Simla on May 25 where it was carried to Suez; At Alexandria, no vessels were available and so the British Consul chartered the sailing ship Scamander to carry the English mails to Liverpool via Malta; Mails sent via Southampton (as was this one) arrived in Liverpool on the Scamander, where it was accepted as being from an Australian packet, since the sailing was chartered; There was a 6p packet letter charge due from the recipient; Accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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435
c
Sale 895, Lot 435, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (New South Wales)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1854, 3p Green, 6p Gray (17, 29). Two of the 6p, large margins to just in, tied by grids on 1856 folded cover to Salem Mass., "Sydney N.S.W. MR 12 1856" and transit backstamps, Feb. 1, 1856 Auckland docketing on back, red "Australian Packet Paid Liverpool JU 21, 1856" datestamp, ms. "1/1" debit, "3 Cents" debit and "N. York Am. Pkt. 24 Jul. 6" debit marking, some minor wear, Very Fine, unusual usage; The payment of 1sh3p, equivalent to 30c in the U.S., should have overpaid (by 2c) this sending to dockside in the U.S.; In Liverpool this should have been treated as prepaid and 16c credited to the U.S. for transit on American Packet (carried on the Collins Line), but instead it was treated as unpaid; 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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436
c
Sale 895, Lot 436, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (New South Wales)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1854, 6p Gray (29). Vertical pair, large margins to clear, tied by grids on cover to London, unusually clear strike of "Sydney * New South Wales * B JY 18, 1857" backstamp, London receiving datestamp, stamps with few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce usage paying a supplementary mails rate, this missed the sailing of the Columbian from Sydney and so was carried by the City of Sydney which carried supplementary mails to meet the Columbian at Melbourne, accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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437
c
Sale 895, Lot 437, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (New South Wales)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1854, 6p Gray (29). Vertical pair, large margins to just in, tied by grid on blue 1856 cover to Sandhurst, England, readable "Sydney N.S.W. JY 5, 1856" rimless backstamp, endorsed "per Star of Peace", red ms. "6" credit to G.B., red London transit, few small faults, appears Fine, carried by private ship and franked to pay the 6p rate plus 6p inland postage, accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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438
c
Sale 895, Lot 438, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (New South Wales)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1854-56, 1sh Pale Red Brown, 2p Blue (31, 33). Large margins to just in, tied by grid on blue 1857 folded cover to New York, clear strike of "Sydney * New South Wales * D FE 10 1857" backstamp, red London transit and New York 5c debit datestamp tie stamps, red "8" ms. credit, some reinforced splitting along folds, otherwise Fine, colorful and scarce usage, prepaid to the U.S. border, accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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439
c
Sale 895, Lot 439, Foreign Stamps and Postal History (New South Wales)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1854, 6p Sage Green, 1sh Pale Red Brown (27, 31). large margins to just in on two sides of 6p, cancelled or tied by grids on blue 1857 cover to Birmingham, England, clear strike of "Sydney * New South Wales * G JA 17 1857" and receiving (July 9) backstamps, red London transit, endorsed "per ship 'Oneida'", missing part of top flap, Very Fine; Carried on the Oneida which was the first northbound voyage of the European & Australian Mail Line; She was forced to return to Sydney under sail after a mechanical breakdown of her engines in the Indian Ocean; By this time it missed the next sailing and so was put on the European, departing Sydney on March 11, which resulted in this letter taking almost five months to reach its destination; Accompanied by exhibit page giving detailed explanation of rate and routing, Arthur White collection

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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