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UPU MALTA to non-UPU Melbourne, VICTORIA, Australia postal history
1890 opened to display cover showing HUDDART, PARKER & Cos.. LINE printed sender's flap to Huddart-Parker & Co, Melbourne, Australia with QV 4d brown pmk'd Malta "A25" duplex dated H/SP 11 90, b/stamped Brindisi (13-9) and Melbourne (OC 16).
Malta joined the UPU on JY 1 1875 but Australia did not become a member until OC 1 1891.
£180

VICTORIA postal history
1856 cover front marked per "Sardinian" (White Star Line) to Reading, Berkshire with 6d Woodblook pmk'd Melbourne "1" and dated "24/6/56" showing handstruck red "1d" and Australian Packet SP 11 56 arrival.
£30

VICTORIA postal history
1855 cover marked "per Kent" (Wigram's Blackwall Line) to Alnwick, Northumberland with 6d Woodblock pmk'd Melbourne "1" on SE 12 1855 1856 showing half share red "3" for private ship carriage, reverse with Alnwick NO 29 1855 arrival.
£40


VICTORIA postal history
1856 outer wrapper marked "P. Invincible" (tallest ship sailing out of London built at New York 1851 for White Star Line) to Edinburgh with 6d Woodblock pmk'd Melbourne "1" on FE 11 1856 showing half share red "3" for private ship carriage, reverse with Alexander Wilson Nephew & Co/Melbourne seal and Preston Pans MY 12 1856 arrival.
£40

VICTORIA postal history
1856 cover marked "Per Spray of the Ocean" to London with 6d Woodblock pmk'd Melbourne "1" on JU 17 1856 showing half share red "3" for private ship carriage and SP 18 1856 arrival.
£48

VICTORIA postal history (ex Groom)
1856 entire headed "Melbourne 26 July 1856" to London marked p. "Formosa" to Pt de Galle" with 6d Woodblock pmk'd Melbourne "1" on JY 29 1856 showing handstruck red "1d" accountancy and OC 18 1856 arrival. Ex GROOM.
£80



VICTORIA postal history
1883 cover with QV 2d sepia strip of three (right stamp large tear) to London pmk'd "587" with COBDEN SE 1 83 despatch. RPS (2012) Certificate.
£475

VICTORIA postal history
1868 cover and lengthy enclosure with QV 2d pair, single pmk'd Melbourne JY 18 68 duplex to Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
£50


VICTORIA postal history
1868 cover to Edinburgh with strip of three QV 2d pmk'd "196" numerals with boxed "TOO LATE" handstamp alongside, reverse BRANXHOLME despatch datestamp showing "MR" slug, fine blue Melbourne AP 1 68 and Edinburgh JU 19 68 arrival, some toned perfs.
This cover missed the previous ship, the GEELONG, by just one day
£140



VICTORIA postal history
1875 cover to Edinburgh with QV 9d pmk'd Geelong "2" duplex dated JY 13 75, sender's printed flap and Edinburgh SP 13 75 arrival backstamp.
The "Ceylon" went aground and broke her shaft on her outward leg.
£150



VICTORIA postal history
1875 cover to London with QV 6d, 1/- pmk'd Melbourne SE 7 75 duplex, sender's printed flap, some soiling etc.
£120



VICTORIA postal history
1860 reg. cover with pair 1/- paying 1/- postage 1/- registration to Reading, Berkshire pmk'd "93" numerals with ARARAT C/MY 15 60 despatch and READING C/JY 8 60 arrival backstamps, left stamp with perf. faults.
£175

VICTORIA postal history
1875 cover via London to Germany with 4d, 1/- pmk'd MELBOURNE 5 K/MR 23 75 duplex, flap removed clear of SALDER 19 5 75 arrival, soiling etc.
£120

VICTORIA postal history
1867 reg. cover front to Locarno, Switzerland with QV 10d, 1/- pair, single (3/10d rate) pmk'd "3" numerals with REGISTERED CASTLEMAINE A/OC 25 67 alongside, soiling.
£250


T.P.O.3 small duplex UP TRAIN
(SD) JY 11 87 on QV 1d Post Card to Melbourne written from Sandhurst.
£20

VICTORIA postal history:
1865 mourning cover with P.12 QV 4d pink, 6d grey-black for Marseilles route tied Geelong FE 24 65 duplex, b/stamped AP 13 65 arrival.
£125
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