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South Australia Postal History covers and stationery

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Here are a few South Australian postal history covers -
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South Australia 1856 to England with QVic 6d blue imperf (London print) single tied numeral 1 with PORT ADELAIDE datestamp rated "4" and "3" on arrival for additional postage due [enclosed letter headed written on board "Ship Navarino", which arrived at Port Adelaide on 21 Feb 1856 having left Southampton on 1 Nov 1855]

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South Australia 1876 to USA endorsed "via Southampton" with QVic 6d blue and 4d violet paying 10d per ½oz ship letter rate with London PAID transit

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South Australia 1879 to England endorsed "via Brindisi" franked with QVic 1/- brown (perf 11½ - 12½) and 4d violet (perf 11½ - 12½) tied GPO Adelaide duplex cancel paying double 8d per ½oz ship letter rate, STAPLEHURST arrival datestamp on back

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South Australia 1891 (8 April) QVic 1d violet postal card to England with QVic 1d green added paying 2d pre-UPU United Kingdom postcard rate [this pre-UPU postcard rate to England was reduced to 1½d after South Australia joined the UPU in October 1891; unlike New South Wales and Queensland, South Australia did not issue specific postal stationery cards for this purpose]

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South Australia 1893 QVic 1d red + 1d red reply postal card (complete) to USA with QVic ½d brown added paying 1½d foreign postcard rate endorsed "via Sydney & Frisco / per Monowai" with lengthy personal message on German and reply portion unused, SAN FRANCISCO / PAID ALL transit datestamp on face and PORT TOWNSEND, WASH arrival datestamp on back

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South Australia 1894 On Public Service Only cover to USA with QVic 2½d on 4d green OS overprint single and CORRESPONDENCE OFFICE / G.P.O. datestamp, carried via England with red LONDON transit and CINCINNATI arrival datestamps on back

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South Australia 1894 On Public Service cover to "Philatelic Exhibition Committee, Milan", Italy with QVic 1/- brown OS overprint and 2d orange OS overprint and CORRESPONDENCE OFFICE / G.P.O. datestamp paying 11d foreign printed matter rate plus 3d registration fee, MILANO arrival datestamp (May 22) on back [the Milan International Philatelic Exhibition took place in June 1894 and this envelope most likely contained specimen material submitted for display by the South Australian Post Office]

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South Australia 1902 Vincent Barry Stamp Dealer illustrated advertising cover sent registered to Prince Edward Island, Canada with QVic 4d Long Tom orange, 1d red and ½d green paying 2½d foreign letter rate plus 3d registration fee, WINDSOR / ONT. and MONTREAL transit and CHARLOTTETOWN P.E.I. arrival datestamps on back

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South Australia 1903 registered to Egypt with QVic 4d Long Tom orange, 1d red and ½d green tied PORT AUGUSTA / S.A squared circle datestamps with curved REGISTERED / No. ___ cachet and circular R cachet alongside paying 2½d foreign letter rate plus 3d registration fee, SUEZ transit and CAIRO arrival datestamps on back
These items are available in our Postal History Auction 17 which is now available at https://www.torstenweller.com/auctions and will close on Tuesday 17 December 2013 at 9pm AEST sharp.

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This one I listed up here for $A40.

South Aust 1901 COMMONWEALTH period, (Sought after thus) Reg'd OHMS Squared Circle cover

Very clean, fresh and attractive, with 'Correspondence Office' strikes as well, and MEL arrival backstamp.


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torstenweller,

can you post a scan of the back of the first 3 letters ?
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there are no postal markings on the back of the first 3 covers above other than the one arrival marking mentioned, so I'll refrain from posting scans

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there are a few nice South Australian covers in the current Torsten Weller Postmarks & Postal History Auction 38 which can be viewed on our website at https://www.torstenweller.com/auctions including:
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RAILWAY P O / S.A 1881 (NO 8 ) framed cds (B1-, 22mm diameter, 11mm / 9mm arcs, type not recorded by Presgave or PSofSA, used on Burra to Adelaide Line) on back of cover sent to Scotland with QVic Perkins-Bacon 6d blue single franking tied LEIGHTON / S.A datestamp paying ship letter rate but overweight and taxed with Adelaide "DEFICIENT POSTAGE 6 / FINE 6" and small "1/-" cachets, on arrival large "1/-" tax cachet applied on face, re-directed with PLYMOUTH squared circle (DE 30) and CUPAR FIFE arrival (JA13) datestamps on back

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CALLINGTON / S.A 1860 (JU 23) unframed cds (B1-, type UF3, only recorded strike, opened 1857, earliest recorded datestamp from this office) arrival on back of cover with QVic Perkins-Bacon 2d orange roulette tied numeral in diamond 50 (A1-) and ECHUNGA / SOUTH-AUSTRALIA 1860 (JU 22) unframed cds (A1-, type UF1, rated RRRR, recorded 1852-60 only, LRD) alongside, transit datestamps of NAIRNE / S.A (A1-, type UF3, rated RRR) on face and KANMANTOO / SOUTH-AUSTRALIA (A1, type UF1, rated RRR, LRD) and HAHNDORF (B1-, type UF3, rated RR) on back

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GREENOCK / SOUTH-AUSTRALIA 1859 (NO 15) unframed cds (B1-, type UF1, rated RRRRR, recorded May-Nov 1859 only, LRD) on back of cover sent from England with Great Britain QVic 6d violet single franking tied Manchester -498 duplex cancel, TANUNDA / SOUTH-AUSTRALIA arrival cds (A1-, type UF1, rated RR) on face where re-directed with "Try Greenock" annotation and GAWLER [ ] / SOUTH-AUSTRALIA cds (A1-, type UF3, "Plains"(?) excised, rated R) transit datestamp alongside
This Auction closes on Wednesday 13th August 2014 and all lots are scanned on our website. If you already have a login for our site you can use this to bid, or you can register online.

Please also check out our range of South Australian and other States covers and postmarks available for direct purchase on our main website.

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torstenweller wrote:
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RAILWAY P O / S.A 1881 (NO 8 ) framed cds (B1-, 22mm diameter, 11mm / 9mm arcs, type not recorded by Presgave or PSofSA, used on Burra to Adelaide Line) on back of cover sent to Scotland with QVic Perkins-Bacon 6d blue single franking tied LEIGHTON / S.A datestamp paying ship letter rate but overweight and taxed with Adelaide "DEFICIENT POSTAGE 6 / FINE 6" and small "1/-" cachets, on arrival large "1/-" tax cachet applied on face, re-directed with PLYMOUTH squared circle (DE 30) and CUPAR FIFE arrival (JA13) datestamps on back
Some additional thoughts.

Ship Ravenna was at Adelaide on 11 Nov and she arrived at Galle on 28 Nov.
Ship Deccan at Galle on 29 Nov and arrived at Southampton ? on 29 Nov.
Kirk wrote that this was the last ship to call at Southampton, subsequent vessels calling at Plymouth.

The Plymouth CDS though seems to show that this was the first ship to call at Plymouth.

I will ask to a friend that has more knowledge than me in this area !

The cover bears as the first address a very remote location in Scotland.

The cover was sent to Alexander Mcdonald.
Balranald. North Uist Lochmaddy
Inverness-shire

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On the back of the cover you can see near the CDS of Cupar Fife a CDS of Lochmaddy.

To complete the route the cover was re-directed to Edenwood near Cupar Fife.

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I just took delivery of these two covers from SA to Ireland, I assume the rate was 8d and an additional 2d for registered.

Both sent to Newry in Northern Ireland from I assume Kooringa now known as Burra South Australia (please correct me if wrong). Both these covers were sent after the Burra Burra mine was shut in 1877.

Does anyone know the relative rarity of this cancellation and cover.

The first cover 1885 sent via Suez on RMS Clyde with registered marks for Adelaide, London and Dublin as well as additional Too Late.

The second 1880 sent via Brindisi


Any information gratefully received.
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