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1878 mourning envelope to Bridgenorth, England, endorsed 'via Brindisi' bearing a pair of 6d and two 2d, paying a double letter rate, cancelled by barred '34' obliterators with a FINGAL 3 AU 1878 datestamp alongside. On the back are Launceston AU 4 and Bridgenorth SP 20 78 transit and arrival cancels. A fine double rate cover.
1897 unstamped envelope to Broken Hill, N.S.W. With a red TASMANIA / OFFICIAL PAID handstamp along with a HOBART SE 9 1897 duplex canceller. The cover has the signature of Stafford Bird at the upper right. This 'Official Paid' free frank privilege was used by House of Assembly Members. Bolton Stafford Bird was the member for Franklin and was Postmaster General from 29.3.1887 to 17.8.1892. Bird was a Tasmanian representative at the Federation Conference, held in Melbourne from 6 to 14 February 1890, when leading politicians from the six Australian colonies and New Zealand affirmed the desirability of ‘an early union under the crown’ and committed themselves to persuading their governments to send delegates to a convention which would ‘consider and report’ on a scheme for a federal constitution. An interesting cover from a prominent Tasmanian.
1906 post card to Kempton bearing a 1d cancelled HOBART 31 MY 06. A boxed POSTED OUT OF / COURSE handstamp has been struck in the centre of the card. A very fine example of this scarce handstamp that was applied in Hobart.
1906 picture post card (Point River at Tamar) to Hobart bearing two 1d's, the one cancelled LAUNCESTON NO 6 1906, the other with a superb strike of the very scarce two line LATE LETTER handstamp. A superb and rare item.
1900 envelope to England, bearing a pair of 1d's and a ½d cancelled LAUNCESTON FE 19 1900. On the back is a FOUND OPEN. / OFFICIALLY SEALED label with the signature of the postmaster in the centre. Launceston FE 19 and Sheffield MR 26 00 datestamps are on the back. A very rare label of which only about three have been recorded.
1904 illustrated 'Tasmanian Shropshire Sheepbreeders' Association' envelope with a picture of a flock of sheep, to Oatlands with a 1d cancelled HOBART 18 MY 04. An Oatlands MY 19 04 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. A magnificent illustrated cover in very fine condition.
1891 triple weight cover to Germany bearing a strip of three 2d green and a strip of three 6d dull claret (S.G. 143) tied by HOBART SE 21 91 duplex cancellers. The rate then was 8d per ½ oz, but if it had been posted ten days later it would only have cost 7½d to send as the rate was reduced to 2½d per ½ oz on 1 October 1891. A fine and late pre UPU usage.
1855 outer wrapper to Sydney franked with a 4d yellowish orange cancelled by a barred numeral '60' with a squared POST OFFICE LAUNCESTON 28 AU 1855 datestamp with crown in the centre alongside. A Ship Letter Sydney 4 SE 1855 arrival datestamp is on the back.
1839 folded letter to Maldon, Essex, with a fine “crown” oval HOBART TOWN / VDL / 15 AP 1839 datestamp. On the back is a red India Letter / Dover handstamp and a 26 SP 1839 London arrival datestamp.
A cover to Launceston, possibly posted locally, that has had the stamps either removed or they have fallen off, with a good strike of the 'LOOSE SHIP LETTER / TO PAY with '2D' inserted in pencil. A red 'B' in a circle and a red '3/36 T' in circle are the only other markings on the cover besides a horizontal violet 'O'. An interesting cover!
1896 'Official Free' envelope to Ireland with 'Government House, Hobart, Tasmania' printed on the backflap. A blue 'GOVERNOR TASMANIA / FRANK / 6 SEP 96 / STAMP' handstamp is at the upper right that has been partially overstruck by a HOBART SE 7 1896 barred canceller. At the lower right is a red TASMANIA OFFICIAL PAID handstamp. On the back is a H & K Packet 'AM' 2.45 OC 11 96 transit cancellation. Fine.
1890 1d postal card to Launceston cancelled by a barred numeral '299' with a WARATAH MR 31 90 datestamp alongside. A Launceston 1 AP 90 arrival cancel is also on the card. A fine proving item for this numeral.
1903 envelope to Hobart bearing a 1d and 2d, the 2d for the internal letter rate and the 1d for a late fee for posting on the train after the post office had closed, cancelled by fine strikes of T. M. L. Ry No 3, AP 30 03. A Hobart MY 1 03 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. The T.M.L. (Tasmanian Main Line) datestamps came into use in 1900. A very fine example of this cancellation.
1905 envelope to Hobart franked with a 2d cancelled BURNIE MY 6 05. On the back is a fine T.M.L. Ry No.1 MY 6 04 (year error) cancel and a Hobart 8 MY 05 arrival c.d.s. The envelope has been opened out and rebacked for display.
1908 post card to Huon bearing a 1d (folded over the card at the top) tied by a T.M.L. Ry No 2, JA 2 08. datestamp. The T.M.L. (Tasmanian Main Line) datestamps came into use in 1900.
1908 envelope to Deloraine with a pair of 1d's cancelled STANLEY NO 2 08. On the back is a fine strike of T.P.O. No 4, NO 3 08 as well as a Deloraine arrival c.d.s. This T.P.O. was used on the Western Line Railway. The cover has been opened out and rebacked for display.
1906 post card bearing a 1d tied by a good strike of the SORELL MY 31 06 datestamp, with a similar cancel alongside. Fine.
1904 1d pink postal card to Launceston with a fine strike of the LILYDALE MR 21 04 datestamp.
1905 picture post card to Belgium, franked with a ½d and 1d each cancelled HUONVILLE NO 23 05. There is an Anvers 2 JANV 06 arrival c.d.s. Interesting to note that the Huonville in the datestamp has been inverted and reversed. An uncommon Tasmanian canceller.
1896 internal envelope to River Forth bearing a 2d cancelled by a barred numeral '53' with an Ulverstone JUN 2 96 c.d.s. alongside. On the reverse is a Forth arrival c.d.s. JU 9 96.