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Bacchus Marsh "15" travelling on ill-fated S.S. "Emeu", Victoria postal history
1857 cover marked "via Marseilles" (deleted for Southampton routing) with QV 6d orange tied "15" with red London Paid DE 7 57 on address panel (after 122 280days), reverse Bacchus Marsh and Melbourne JY 28 1857.
Sent on the S.S. "Emeu" (under charter of the Australian Royal Mail Co.) which left Sydney on September 11 bound for Suez, but stranded on October 22nd in the Red Sea, on the Guttal el Bunna, a coral reef 120 miles from Jeddah. She was refloated the following day and beached for repairs near Duber Dubb finally reaching Suez on the 3rd November, the mails however having been transferred to the P.&.O S.S. "Madras" which reached Suez on the 19th November (16 days after the "Emeu"!). Paid for delivery in Southampton the cover was sent from Alexandria on the P.&.O "Ripon" arriving December 7th.
£280

VICTORIA to NEW ZEALAND
1876 printed blue flap of The Commercial Bank of Australia/Geelong marked "p. Albion" to Napier, New Zealand with QV 2d pmk'd Geelong "2" duplex dated 3 X/NO 22 76, neatly b/stamped Melbourne 4 A/NO 23 76 and Napier 6 DE 70/L.
£125


CANADA to Melbourne, VICTORIA
1893 exceptionally attractive cover front and single reverse side flap with QV 1c x 2, 5c to South Yarra.
£350

VICTORIA to QUEENSLAND postal history
1872 mourning cover to Rockhampton, Queensland with Victoria QV 6d tied Melbourne 5 Y/MY 4 72 duplex, reverse Brisbane (MY 9), Marlborough (MY 21), Rockhampton (MY 15) transit and arrival.
£125

By LAND ROUTE inter-colonial rate to Melbourne, Victoria, Queensland postal history
1878 cover to Germain Nicholson, Melbourne with QV 2d Chalon tied "QL" with BRISBANE 4/JU 12 78 despatch alongside, reverse Melbourne JN 17 78 arrival.
£150

VICTORIA to SOUTH AUSTRALIA postal history
1860 cover front and top flap marked per "Oscar Steamer" to Adelaide with 6d Queen on Throne pmk'd "1" paying the intercolonial rate to Adelaide, South Australia showing OC 13 1860 arrival and Melbourne C/OC 10 60 on top flap.
£75

HAWTHORN 48 duplex, VICTORIA postal history
1895 use of QV 2d purple PSE to the Editor of the Age, Melbourne pmk'd HAWTHORN "48" duplex dated A/MY 3 95.
£20

WARRNAMBOOL, Victory postal history
1909 use of QV 1d rose Post Card uprated with QV d, 1d to Austria pmk'd WARRNAMBOOL 8 NO 09 cds with SALZBURG 2 arrival dated 11.X11.09 alongside, some soiling.
£30

M.G.12 UP TRAIN, Victoria postmark/cancel
(SC, 2nd type with dashes) MY 5 98 on QV 1d.
£40

M.G.1 DOWN TRAIN, Victoria postmark/cancel
(Small octagon) FE 14 93 on QV 8d.
£120

M.G.4 UP TRAIN, Victoria postmark/cancel
(re-introduced LC) JA 29 04 on QV 1d.
£6

M.G.4 UP TRAIN, Victoria postmark/cancel
(SCW) 6 NO 08 on QV 1d.
£9

M.G.17 UP TRAIN, Victoria postmark/cancel
(LC) DE 28 03 on QV 1d.
£7

M.G.9 UP TRAIN, Victoria postmark/cancel
(SC) DE 13 99 on QV 1d.
£9

ENGLISH MAIL T.P.O. OUT, Victoria postmark/cancel
5 OC 11 on QV 2d.
£5

ENGLISH MAIL T.P.O., Victoria postmark/cancel
JY 31 12 full duplex on pair QV 1/- fragment.
£12

M.G.12 UP TRAIN, Victoria postmark/cancel
(Small circle, 2nd type with dashes) OC 28 96 on QV d Post. Stat. cut-out, Purves believes this type to be rare.
£85

ENGLISH MAIL T.P.O. OUT VICTORIA, Australia postmark/cancel
(D/R) 28 JA 14 on pair 1d (SG.2), corner defect.
£14

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

GREAT BRITAIN (Elgin, Scotland) to VICTORIA, Australia postal history (Ex von Uexkull)
1872 cover with sender's "North Street Elgin" albino embossed flap to The Reverend William Ross, c/o Solicitors, Queen Street, Melbourne with two GB QV 3d rose Plate 7 pmk'd ELGIN "133" duplex dated E/AP 8 72, on arrival re-directed with VICTORIA QV 2d brown-lilac tied MELBOURNE 8H/MY 31 72 duplex to Mrs. Ross's Lodgings, Campbell Street, Castlemaine, b/stamped London AP 9 72, Melbourne A/MY 31 72 and Castlemaine MY 31 72. Ex Jakob von UEXKULL (1997).
Few covers from Great Britain forwarded with VICTORIA QV adhesives locally or to other Australian States exist, and I can only currently record GB 1/- (DE 5 1855) forwarded Melbourne to Castlemaine with 2 x 3d; GB stampless (JA 21 1856) forwarded Melbourne to Tarrengower with 1d, 3d, 1/- REGISTERED stamp; GB 1d x 3d, 6d (AP 10 1860) forwarded to Encounter Bay, S. Australia with 6d; GB 1d, 9d (MR 19 1872) Dublin to Melbourne forwarded Minnebah Reefs, Tasmania with 3d. The only other Victoria QV 2d forwardings known to me are on cover USA 5c (DE 28 1880) Adelaide to Sydney, NSW with 2d (von Uexkull), and USA 6c rose pair (JA 19 1882) forwarded Brisbane to Sydney, NSW with 2d (Edward S. Knapp).
£1200
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