Of the four recorded covers with both of the two 1897 Victorian Charity stamps:

The covers shown are grouped as follows:

  1. combination frankings of both the Victorian 1897 Charity stamps;
  2. mixed frankings of both the Victorian 1897 Charity stamps with another issue.

Combination franking.

Sydney Melbourne to Sydney
25 October 1897.

9d registered inter-colonial letter rate 3rd step: registration fee 3d, postal charge 3d * 3 plus a convenience overfranking of ½d.

Has two pairs of the 1d (1/-) and three singles.

Millennium Auctions April 2003, Lot 656.
Prestige Philately, December 2010, Lot 486.

Law courts combination Melbourne to Sydney.
(Law Courts cds of 3 November 1897).

Pair of the 2½d stamp.

6d registered inter-colonial letter rate.

Prestige Philately, January 2004 Lot 626.
Prestige Philately, May 2012, sale 173, Lot 733.

The only other cover having both 1897 Victorian Charity stamps has one of each. It was sent from Melbourne for local delivery to Consul Alfred Pfaff and was cancelled on 22 October 1901 (Status July 1992 Lot 1469).

Mixed franking.

Stawell South Yarra to Stawell
6 December 1905 (very late usage).

5d registered intra-colonial letter rate (3d registration fee and 2d intra-colonial rate).

Prestige Philately, November 2011, Lot 493.


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