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42, Orange River Colony postal history
in triangle on undated poorly opened KE7 d green newswrapper to Newlands, Aberdeen.
£45




QUEENSLAND postal history
1871 foolscap official service cover with Royal Coat-of-Arms printed flap locally to Ipswich with Crowned oval buckled albino embossed PUBLIC LANDS DEPARTMENT cachet manuscript dated "19-4-71" and QV 2d tied QL obliterator, reverse with BRISBANE 4/AU 19 71 and IPSWICH AP 20 1871 and indistinct JU 16 1871 cancels, with ADVERTISED JU 30 1871 on address panel, some soiling.
£175


A Fashionable Wedding, Leeward Islands (Antigua) postal history
B/w ppc written "Buxton Grove Dec 21 1911" to Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA with Leeward Islands KE7 1d tied small portion OFFICIAL PAID, ANTIGUA cds dated (DE) 21 11.
Part of sender's text reads "Can you find the Rev. J.A. Sergeant on the picture? It's a Greenbay wedding".
£48

SOUTH AUSTRALIA postal history
1867 cover to the wife of the South Australian banker and politician Samuel Tomkinson at their home on Mount Lofty with QV 2d bright vermilion roulette (SG.26) pmk'd Adelaide 4/JA 23 67 with light same day Crafers backstamp.
£95

ANTIGUA, LEEWARDS ISLANDS combination to Imperial Censorship, Hamilton, Bermuda
1940 mixed franking cover from Lady (Jessie) Jardine, enclosing warm personal letter, to W.G. Fitzgerald, c/o Imperial Censorship, Princes Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda with Antigua KG6 d, Leewards KG6 1d, 3d, 6d, 1/- tied St. John's, Antigua d/rings, both envelope flap and letterhead on printed embossed blue (Crown)/GOVERNMENT HOUSE, LEEWARD ISLANDS stationery, some stains.
£48


Folkestone mail to a probable survivor of the wrecked Barque "Persia", Jamaica postal history
Having received news of the 19/20th November wreck of the "Persia" a reply is sent to probable survivor Walter Davidson, at the wreck of the Barque "Persia", Orange Bay, Hanover Cornwall, Jamaica, West Indies with GB QV 1/- green Plate 8 superbly pmk'd Folkestone "303" duplex dated F/DE 31 73 showing either front or back Kingston A/JA 20 74, Lucea A/JA 21 74, Green Island B/JA 30 74 and B/FE 4 74, and framed "RETURNED/LETTER BRANCH/9 FE 74/JAMAICA" with manuscript direction "Green Island", and magenta manuscript "Sailed for England" being the reason for letter undelivered.
The British Barque Persia, 530 tons, commanded by Captain Paul Patty, and having a load of Logwood of 400 tons, was taken from Black River to Orange Bay by Pilot, arriving there on Wednesday forenoon 19th November. During the night a heavy north wind set in, and the vessel was driven ashore and became a total wreck. Two of the crew were drowned, and 4 others with the Captain were saved with great difficulty by the people of Orange Bay. The Captain and fellow sufferers were conveyed to Green Island.
£850

The "GALLE PENNY" Surcharge on NEW SOUTH WALES mail routed through Melbourne, VICTORIA
1874 cover marked "via Galle" to Dublin, Ireland with QV 1d, 6d pmk'd Sydney MY 16 74 duplex, no backstamps, part flap missing. Ex Trevor DAVIS (2002), "Emerald" (2003), CHARTELL (2018).
When the new contracts came into force in 1874 New South Wales refused to contribute to the P & O service because Melbourne, Victoria was made the mail terminus, and because NSW favoured the route via San Francisco. To use the route via Melbourne and Pt de Galle NSW had to pay a fee to Victoria based on the amount of letters sent by that route. In order to defray that expense, and also to discourage NSW writers from using the route, a 1d surcharge was added to the basic rate (6d via Southampton, and 9d via Brindisi) from 10 FEB 1874 to 27 MAY 1875. This surcharge is commonly called the "Galle Penny".
£300


52 used LAUNCESTON, Tasmania with London 20 lines unframed circular CORRECTION HANDSTAMP
1870 cover to Islington, London with QV 6d tied "52" numeral with red LAUNCESTON 12 AU 1870 despatch, on arrival red LONDON PAID dated A/SP 10 70 mistakenly applied and obliterated with unframed circular 20 lines correction handstamp, and correct arrival of A/OC 10 70 applied alongside, re-directed to Stoke Newington some 2.7 miles away with small black crowned circle applied to show no further charge for delivery within London area, envelope with colourless embossed J. WALSH & SONS, HOBART TOWN & LAUNCESTON makers imprint under flap, no backstamps.
£240


Kegalla, CEYLON to London forwarded Zurich and Bernina-Hospiz, SWITZERLAND postal history
1909 cover to London with KE7 6c pmk'd KEGALLA B/JY 15 08 forwarded with GB KE7 1d pmk'd London AU 4 99 to ZURICH arriving 5 VIII 09 and re-directed Bernina Hospiz arriving 7 VIII 09.
£140

GREAT BRITAIN and CAPE OF GOOD HOPE "both ways" postal history
1902 mourning cover to De Beers, Somerset West, Cape Colony with Great Britain QV 3d Jubilee tied PADDINGTON AP 3 02, no arrival date but returned to the London Hospital, Whitechapel with strip of three, two singles d Hope pmk'd GPO Cape Town AP 23 02, no backstamps.
3d outgoing (presumed overpaid d) and 2d return.
£140


The GHOSTS of POINT ELLICE HOUSE, the most haunted house on VANCOUVER ISLAND
1898 cover to Mrs (Caroline Agnes) O'Reilly (1831-1899, thought to appear as an apparition in the grounds of her house) at Point Ellice, Victoria, Vancouver Island pmk'd KINGSTON AU 10 98 and then mysteriously spirited some 4,432 miles to DUBLIN (AU 24 98, husband Peter originated from Ballybeg, Co. Meath, only 45 miles from Dublin) before travelling a further 4,502 miles to VICTORIA, B.C. PM/SP 6 98 per b/stamp) with I/SP 7 98 and "10" cents tax due handstamp added the next day, some soiling.
Husband Peter, former Indian Reserve Commissioner, is the subject of supernatural investigations at the house which went live on a YouTube video October 31 2020. Visitors and volunteers have had spooky encounters with lights switching on and off, a piano playing on its own, and apparitions chasing them away. In later years "a nice young lady in a blue dress" had shown visitors around the house giving many previously unknown facts, when questioned they went back inside the house and pointed to a blue gown lying across a bed, "that's the one she was wearing" in daughter Kathleen O'Reilly's bedroom. Kathleen had returned! For many years the whereabouts of the grave of Caroline Agnes was a mystery, but in her final year, being so ill, she made a last visit to her family in England, dying only a few days after arrival. Her remains lie in the cemetery at Cheriton, Folkestone (only 2.1 miles down the road, a 39 minute walk, from me!).
£475


NEW SOUTH WALES postal history
1881 cover to Brooklyn, New York with QV 6d pmk'd Sydney JA 14 81 duplex with purple oval "PAID ALL" (seriffed letters applied Sydney), reverse San Francisco Paid All and Brooklyn AUG 16 arrival.
£75


NEW SOUTH WALES postal history
1887 Wells & Leavitt, Sydney sender's cover to Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin with QV 6d tied Sydney MY 18 87 duplex, matching part purple CHICAGO cds and oval "PAID ALL" (sans-serif, applied at Chicago), very fine Fond Du Lac JUN 16 arrival b/stamp.
£125

To Captain of Ship "Achilles", NEW SOUTH WALES postal history
1861 cover from Newcastle to Captain Hurt, or present Captain, of Ship "Achilles", Sydney with QV 2d pmk'd "55", reverse Newcastle NO 15 1861 and SYDNEY A O/NO 16 61.
£90


BAHAMAS "USED ABROAD" PICTURE POST CARD with PAQUEBOT LABEL, Bermuda postal history
1952 coloured ppc of "Sandy Cay, Nassau, Bahamas" to New York with Bermuda KG6 3d pmk'd Hamilton 2 SEP 1952 machine which additionally ties "MAILED ON BOARD CRUISE LINER SS SILVERSTAR" rouletted label.
£25

NEW SOUTH WALES postal history
1858 cover to Captain Kent, 77th Regiment, Major of Brigade, Brigade Office with QV 1d pmk'd barred oval paying the "drop letter" rate, b/stamped SYDNEY MR 4 1858, both adhesive and cover with smaller faults.
The 77th (the East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot embarked for New South Wales in June 1857 and then sailed for India in April 1858 to help suppress the Indian Rebellion.
£125


A UNIQUE 2d on 1d LAKE VILLAGE INTER-ISLAND RATE cover, ST. VINCENT to BARBADOS postal history
1884 cover to H.A. King, Bridgetown, Barbados with QV 2d on 1d lake positional copy showing curved arc below "N" of "ONE" (SG.40) left to be cancelled at Kingstown by vertical black "A10" (PML.7) with red Kingstown C/NO 28 84 and CALLIAQUA C/NO 28 84 origin cds alongside, b/stamped BARBADOES NO 29 1884 broken dbl-arc.
This QV 2d on 1d lake was issued specifically for pre-payment of the under 300 miles inter-island rate.
£1425

QUEENSLAND postal history (to Borough Green, Kent)
1878 double rate cover to E.E. Beach, Boro Green, Kent with 2 x QV 6d Chalon pmk'd "QL" with Brisbane I/OC 10 78 cds alongside, on arrival re-directed with SEVENOAKS DE 8 78 duplex, no backstamps.
£140




GEELONG, Victoria to CONARGO, New South Wales postal history
1878 cover and enclosed letter to Joseph Brand, Conargo, nr. Deniliquin, New South Wales with Victoria QV 2d pmk'd Geelong "2" duplex dated 3 X/MY 17 78 showing manuscript "Unclaimed" and framed "ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED" with red crayon "1" and "52", reverse UP TRAIN M.G.2. VICTORIA MY 17, Deniliquin MY 18, Conargo MY 18 and JY 2, Sydney JY 9 78, and green ink D.L.B. VICTORIA H/MY 9 79.
£125



BANDAR MAHARANI, MUAR (Johore) to INDIA, Malaya postal history
1907 cover marked "via Colombo" to Pudu Kottah, Viswanatha Puram, Ramachandera Puram, India with Johore 1c, 3c tied BANDAR MAHARANI, MUAR, backstamps show DE 5 07 arrival.
£150
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