Lot# 3726 - Auction 227-233
Lot# : 3726
Coolgardie Bicycle Express 1895 (July): James A. Healy Mail Service, 2 s. 6 d. blue, used on 1896 incoming cover emanating from Hobart franked by Tasmania 2 d. green tied by Hobart cds (July 7), addressed to F. W. Oldham care of James Healy in Coolgardie and re-addressed to him at Mount Margaret endorsed "Per Cyclist", with 1895 2 s. 6 d. blue tied by "Per COOLGARDIE CYCLE EXPRESS CO., / HUNT STREET" in violet. Reverse with 'Travelling P.O. / Great Southern Railway' cds (July 18) and part Coolgardie cds. Minor tear in front panel due to opening and part flap missing but an extremely rare and beautiful example of this short-lived service.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 4,000 CHF
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