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Private Overprints on Newspaper Wrappers from Victoria

Private overprints on newspaper wrappers from Victoria are rarely offered for sale. This clearly suggests that they are scarce or even rare, (or perhaps someone is hoarding them?). I have managed to collect only a handful of these wrappers; these are shown below.

The Austral Light newspaper wrapper
The Austral Light ½d pink newspaper wrapper used 1893

Austral Light 1896 ½d orange
The Austral Light newsapaper wrapper ½d orange, used 1896, addressed to The Rt Rev Dr Vidal, Vicar Apostolic, Levuka, Fiji

The Australian Stamp Collector newspaper wrapper 1895
1d blue newspaper wrapper with private overprint for The Australian Stamp Collector  and Philatelic Advertiser of 10 Eastern Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria used 1895 from South Yarra to Chicago USA

The Australian Stamp Collector newspaper wrapper 1896
½d orange newspaper wrapper with private overprint for The Australian Stamp Collector  and Philatelic Advertiser of 10 Eastern Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria used 1896 from Melbourne to Flemington, N J, USA

Bendigo Adverstiser newspaper wrapper 1899
Bendigo Advertiser newspaper wrapper used 1899 Bendigo to London

Bendigo Evening Mail Newspaper Wrapper
Bendigo Evening Mail newspaper wrapper used 1900 Bendigo to Melbourne

Bendigo Mail and Mining Gazette 1896 newspaper wrapper
The Bendigo Mail and Mining Gazette newspaper wrapper used 1896 with UP TRAIN TPO 3 cancel to Melbourne

Bendigonian newspaper wrapper 1899
Bendigonian newspaper wrapper used 1899 Bendigo to London

Mentone and Moorabbin Chronicle ptpo newspaper wrapper
Mentone and Moorabbin Chronicle newspaper wrapper

ptpo newspaper wrapper Mornington Standard
undated, c1893, newspaper wrapper for Mornington Standard addressed to Melbourne

Mt Wycheproof Ensign ptpo newspaper wrapper
Mt. Wycheproof Ensign newspaper wrapper

New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Co 1891
½d pink newspaper wrapper with private overprint for the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co Ld used from Melbourne to Sydney NSW in 1891

Pleasant Creek News and Stawell Chronicle
Pleasant Creek News and Stawell Chronicle newspaper wrapper used 1893

Victoria 1901 Port Melbourne Standard newspaper wrapper
Port Melbourne Standard newspaper wrapper used 1901 Melbourne to London GB

St Arnaud Mercury 1893 ptpo newspaper wrapper
St Arnaud Mercury newspaper wrapper used 1893

St Arnaud Mercury ptpo newspaper wrapper
St Arnaud Mercury newspaper wrapper used c1895

The Spectator 1896 ptpo newspaper wrapper
The Spectator newspaper wrapper used 1896, Melbourne to Tasmania

Swallow & Ariell ptpo newspaper wrapper
Swallow & Ariell newspaper wrapper used 1900 Melbourne to Suva Fiji addressed to Messrs Sturt Ogilvie

Weekly Wool & Station Produce Report newspaper wrapper
Weekly Wool & Station Produce Report newspaper wrapper used 1890 Younghusband & Co Ltd, 666 Bourke Street, Melbourne


In addition to these I have also seen wrappers with the following overprints -
The Alliance Record (postmarked 1891)
The Boston Brass Works
The Camera Supply Store
The Free Church Quarterly
Goldsborough Mort & Co
Kyneton Guardian
The Missionary (postmarked 1897)
Norwich Union
Romsey Examiner
The Sporting News
The Shearers Record
The War Cry
Willder & Company's

There are also a couple of others which I have found recorded in literature, but have no idea what they look like.
Fergason & Mitchell
Victoria Estate Company

I would be pleased to hear from anyone who may have any similar wrappers which are not listed here and anyone who may be collecting them

All these and the many other newspaper wrappers will be listed in the forthcoming Catalogue of Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrappers from the Whole World.

See Newspaper Wrappers for news of the Catalogue.