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Lot# : 1132 VictoriaVictoria 1881: 1d green embossed envelope (165 x 117 mm.) with full-panel illustrated advert in blue 'Come toe ye Olde English Fayre' at the Melbourne Town Hall, an advertising collar around the stamp, used example of this rare envelope cancelled in Melbourne (Nov 19). Footscray arrival cds (same day) on reverse. Some imperfections but most unusual.Starting bid : 400 CHFHammer price : 400 CHF
Lot# : 1133 Victoria1888/90: Bicoloured high values, with later printing of £ 5 pale blue & maroon (wmk. Gi. Type 83) slight crease but with og., together with £ 6 yellow & pale blue, £ 7 rosine & black, £ 8 mauve & brown-orange and £ 9 apple-green & rosine, all cancelled to order with Melbourne cds's. Minor imperfections but a scarce group Gi = £ 1'000+.Starting bid : 200 CHFHammer price : 650 CHF
Lot# : 1134 Victoria1890: Advertising 1 d. orange embossed envelope with 32 page booklet of advertising inserted along with onion-skin 'Patent Envelope Booklet' form explaining the rates - 'A One Penny Stamp and Envelope sold for a Half-Penny!', fresh and fine and intact. Extremely scarce as the Postmaster General objected to this private scheme. HG K20 = RRRR.
Note: Advertisements for Auctioneers, Bicycles & Repairs, Christmas Club at George & George (Melbourne), Confectioners, Corsets, Disinfectants, Furnishings, Gifts & Toys, Gin, Ironmongers, Pianos, Safe Pills, Sewing Machines, Shoes, Tailors, Tea, Whisky, Wine, etc.Starting bid : 500 CHFHammer price : 950 CHF
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