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    1860 (Jan): 'Riverina' Combination Covers (2) from Moama, New South Wales via Echuca, Victoria on the Murray River to Huddersfield, UK both carried on the same ship to England, one franked by New South Wales 1854/59 Diadem 1 s. pale brownish red tied by rare MOAMA barred '137' numeral in black used in combination with Victoria 6 d. deep blue (2), each cancelled by manuscript pen cross. Reverse with Melbourne transit cds (Jan 17) and Huddersfield arrival (March 12) - ex Trevor Davis and Dr Ed Druce. Coupled with a registered 1860 cover from the same correspondence franked by New South Wales 1854/59 Diadem 1 s. pale brownish red and tied by rare MOAMA barred '137' numera in black and Registration 1856/59 (-) orange & prussian blue similarly tied; again used in combination with Victoria 6 d. deep blue (2), which are uncancelled but tied by aging and the slight ink spots apparent on face. Transit of REGISTERED / MELBOURNE in red (Jan 17), reverse with MOAMA despatch cds of the previous day and Huddersfield arrival (March 12) in black. The Victorian stamps were sold at the NSW Post Office and were left uncancelled, to be cancelled on arrival in Melbourne, but there are a few more covers recorded either uncancelled or pen-cancelled. The registered cover with corner missing at upper right and some adhesives on both covers with faults, but a dramatic and rare pair of combination envelopes. Certs. BPA (2009) for the registered cover.rnProvenance: Baetgen (March 1994), lot 2724.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 333 Victoria

    1864/66: Covers (3) all to Locarno, Switzerland with Nov 23 1864 registered cover from Maldon with 1859 1 s. blue defective single and pair, 1862/64 6 d. black and 1863/73 4 d. deep rose tied by "60" numeral obliterators with REGISTERED / MELBOURNE in red and Maldon despatch on reverse (Nov 23) - #178 in the Palmer census; 1865 cover with 1862/64 6 (3) mailed via London from Daylesford (Nov 22) - #151 in the Palmer census; and 1866 cover with three 1862/64 6 d. black and pair of 1 s. blue on blued but with further stamps removed. Faults but a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF
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