The 1d postal rate covered the local letter rate from 1890. Most known uses of the Hospital Charity stamps are on philatelic covers. There are only three covers recorded using only the 1d (1/-).

The covers shown here are for:

  1. single franking;
  2. multiple franking;
  3. mixed franking with the 1d (1/-) Victorian 1897 Charity stamp only;
  4. combination frankings of both the Victorian 1897 Charity stamps;
  5. mixed frankings of both the Victorian 1897 Charity stamps with another issue.

Single franking.

single frank Bendigo for local delivery.
28 October 1897.
Barred numeral 4 and duplex
1d printed matter rate.

Listing of the known covers with a single franking of the 1d (1/-) stamp.

Date From To Seller/Reference & Date (lot)
28 October 1897
(Packet Only in the top left corner).
Bendigo Bendigo Status July 2008 Lot 1568.
28 October 1897
(Printed matter in top left corner).
Bendigo
(same addressee and format as above).
Bendigo Status July 2008 Lot 1569.

 

Multiple franking.

 

 

St Kilda pair

25 October 1897.

St. Kilda for local delivery.

The cover is addressed to
J. H. Clark Esq, Post Office, St Kilda and is written in the same hand as the 2½d (2/6) single franking sent to Mr. H. Bromley at St Kilda. Both covers have the same date of posting (25 October 1897) and both were cancelled with a St Kilda 78 duplex.

Abacus Auctions, May 2018, Lot 512

 

Sydney Brighton to Dawes Point, NSW (cds of 21 April 1898).

5d inter-colonial registered letter rate (3d registration fee + 2d basic inter-colonial postage rate).

Has a pair and a strip of 3.

Prestige Philately January 2004 Lot 628.
Prestige Philately, December 2012, Lot 273.

Listing of the known covers with a multiple franking of the 1d (1/-) stamp.

Date From To Seller/Reference & Date (lot)
25 October 1897
(pair)
St. Kilda St. Kilda Rod Perry Auction - possibly in September 1993.
Abacus Auctions May 2018 Lot 512.
21 April 1898.
Strip of 3 and a pair.
Brighton Sydney Prestige Philately January 2004 Lot 628.
Prestige Philately, December 2012, Lot 273.

 

Mixed franking.

Melbourne to Soerabaya, Java (Indonesia).

3 July 1901 - very late usage.

Registered foreign letter rate (3d registration fee + 2½d foreign letter rate).

Harmers

Only known mixed franking cover with the 1d (1/-) stamp.

 

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