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Oceania/Australia : Victoria (Australia) "Lightning" Packet Boat Cover - 1856

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smauggie
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22 Mar 2014
06:59:34pm
Thought I would share this with the group. This was my major purchase from the Springpex show here in Minnesota.

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And a close-up of the barely 4-margin stamp.

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I paid the most for this item than I have paid for any single philatelic item.
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Just one more small cover .....
22 Mar 2014
07:18:04pm
re: Victoria (Australia) "Lightning" Packet Boat Cover - 1856

Antonio,
Well done !!!. You were sitting there so focused at the one table for the whole time I was at the show.Thumbs Up This is an excellent find. If you decide you really don't like this item after all, please give me first bids. Applause This item definitely has a story to tell.

Regards ... Tim.

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Sally
22 Mar 2014
07:39:03pm
re: Victoria (Australia) "Lightning" Packet Boat Cover - 1856

Really neat but I don't think I fully appreciate all the details. Would appreciate any information as to why it is so special and what is that postmark?

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22 Mar 2014
09:00:50pm
re: Victoria (Australia) "Lightning" Packet Boat Cover - 1856

Just a quick thought but what a journey it took in 1856. A wonderful find thanks for sharing.
Ross

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nigelc
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22 Mar 2014
09:42:42pm
re: Victoria (Australia) "Lightning" Packet Boat Cover - 1856

Nice cover and a very nice reminder of a great ship:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_(clipper)

It looks as though it was posted in Geelong on 24th December 1855 so it had a three month journey to London.


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smauggie
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22 Mar 2014
10:57:59pm
re: Victoria (Australia) "Lightning" Packet Boat Cover - 1856

Yes, three months makes more sense, now that you mention it.

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I still have more questions than answers
23 Mar 2014
05:08:59pm
re: Victoria (Australia) "Lightning" Packet Boat Cover - 1856

I forgot that dealers name. He is a super nice guy. At one point he told me he was moving to Texas, but I am sure glad he stayed. He brings a lot of affordable covers to every show. That cover is a real gem. Great Find Antonio! When I left the "Aussie from Hastings" was right along side of you.

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smauggie
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25 Mar 2014
10:17:13am
re: Victoria (Australia) "Lightning" Packet Boat Cover - 1856

He will be moving a way soon. He always has the best stuff.

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