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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



HOBART to AUCKLAND WHARF, NEW ZEALAND, Tasmania postal history
1854 outer lettersheet wmk'd "SALMON 1853" and marked "Per Lusia" to William Davis, Auckland Wharf, New Zealand with cut-to-shape Van Dieman's Land QV 4d bright red-orange, clear engraving lines (SG.5, Cat.1,000, x 6 on cover) pmk'd Hobart numeral "63" showing clear AUCKLAND JY 25 1854/A arrival, both adhesive (small scissor-cut top right) and entire stained but an exceptionally rare destination for this issue.
£825


6 used Bothwell, TASMANIA postal history
1867 cover to James Gill, Solicitor, Stone Buildings, Hobart with Van Diemens Land QV 1d dull vermilion strip of four wmk'd double-lined "1" (SG.28) tied both numeral "6" and BOTHWELL 6 JU 1867 broken dbl-arc showing red PRE-PAID 7 JUL 1867 Hobart arrival, adhesives cut into, no backstamps, very small part of flap missing showing portion colourless embossed "J. WALCH & SONS HOBART TOWN and LAUNCESTON", envelope maker and stamp printer.
£750


TASMANIA postal history
1859 cover to London with QV 6d dull lilac pmk'd "59" with Launceston FE 12 despatch showing London AP 11 59 arrival.
£225

6 used Bothwell, TASMANIA postal history
1870 cover to James Gill, Solicitor, Hobart Town with Chalon 4d tied "6" numeral with BOTHWELL 13 AP 1870 dbl-arc alongside and red Pre-Paid AP 14 arrival, no reverse markings.
£275

20 used Circular Head, Tasmania postal history
1859 wrapper docketted as from Albert H. Boys (thought to be a farmer, Detention River) to William Johnson, Launceston with Chalon 4d pale blue tied Circular Head "20" with postmaster's manuscript "C'Head 24-2/59", backstamped red Pre-Paid for same date.
£275


TASMANIA postal history
1867 scarce internal double rate mourning cover to a Miss Reid, near Cricket Ground, Launceston with Chalon 4d pair watermark double-lined numeral "4" tied Hobart Town and backstamped red boxed Pre-Paid NO 22 1867, face docketted "27 Nov 67" arrival. Some peripheral tears at base and centre of flap removed.
The North Tasmania Cricket Association Ground (NTCA) is the oldest first-class cricket ground in Australia. Known as Launceston Racecourse it was renamed in 1841 as the Launceston Cricket Club ground. In 1851 the ground held the first ever first-class cricket match in Australia with the Van Diemens Land XI defeating the Port Phillip XI. In 1986 it hosted its first one day international with a record crowd of nearly 10,000 watching India defeat New Zealand. The envelope stock has curious crowned head watermark which has been seen on preparation sheet 1866 Montserrat revenue stamp issue, and on internal Jamaica printed letter about the forthcoming 1891 Exhibition.
£450

73 used Buckland, TASMANIA postal history
1863 cover to Mrs. Parsons, Queen's Orphan School, New Town with Chalon 4d imperforate tied Buckland "73" with postmaster's manuscript "Buckland 19/11/63" at left and red Pre-Paid NO 20 1863 at right, no reverse markings.
Settled in 1820 and originally known as Prosser Plains. Best known for its historic Church of St. John the Baptist, convict built in 1846, and its mysterious East Window possibly from an Abbey built by William the Conqueror on the spot that King Harold died in 1066. In the early years the majority of the children at the Orphan School, built 1833, were born to convict women under sentence.
£475

13 used Kingston, TASMANIA postal history (Ex TINSLEY, BOMBIERI, BLAKE, CHARTWELL)
1864 drop letter mailed within Kingston with Chalon 1d brick-red imperforate superbly tied "13" addressed Mr. Dixon, Browns River with postmaster's manuscript "Kingston 11-1-64" alongside, no reverse markings. Ex TINSLEY, BOMBIERI, BLAKE, CHARTWELL.
The settlement known as Browns River had its name changed to Kingston by the Governor of Tasmania in 1851, so the postmaster followed this edict which was not acknowledged until a Government Gazette in 1881. It was then changed to Kingston Beach in 1900.
£825

26 used Don, TASMANIA postal history
1866 mourning cover to John Taylor in Newcastle on Tyne with Chalon 6d grey watermark double-lined numeral "6" with postmaster's manuscript "Don 16/5/66" alongside, reverse red Launceston MY 17 1866 and Newcastle-on-Tyne H/JY 20 66.
£480

FORDSBURG, Transvaal postal history
3 SEP 04 tying KE7 d, 6d on reg. cover to Tasmania, some soiling.
£14

CLEVELAND (two types), Transvaal postal history
(D/R) both small and large each dated 16 SEP 04 on KE7 d x 3, 1d, 4d reg. cover to Hobart, Tasmania.
£25

REGISTERED JOHANNESBURG, Transvaal postal history
(D/R) in blue ink dated 7 APR 04 on KE7 1d pink PSE with added KE7 d, 1d, 4d to Hobart, Tasmania. Both low values with very large part of stamps removed, one by scissors, as if deliberately to hide previous (cancelled) use.
£24

KRUGERSDORP (N), Transvaal postal history
on KE7 1d PSE with added KE7 d, 5 x KE7 1d dated 14 SEP 1907 reg. to Hobart, Tasmania.
£45
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