Lot# 657 - 210-212 Auction
1873 (Oct 9): Registered cover from Stawell to Graubunden, Switzerland franked by 1863/81 laureated 1 d. green (6 examples), 4 d. rose, 6 d. blue and 1873/87 Bell 2 d. violet tied by 'Stawell / 152' duplexes and by oval 'Registered' in black. Melbourne transit cds centrally placed on front panel (Oct 10) and 'Registered / London' transit in red on front (Dec 1). Reverse with Stawell cds, Zurich cds, Chur cds and Samaden arrival (Dec 4). An attractive cover at under ½ ounce rate of 8 d. + 10 d. registration. Some edge wear as to be expected from journey but a remarkable and scarce cover. Illustrated in colour in 'Pre-UPU Destination Mail' by Ben Palmer on page 30.
Provenance: Corinphila sale 150 (Dec 2007), lot 925.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 650 CHF
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