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Auction: 20035 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 3018

(x) The Toulmin Packet Service
Australia to U.K.
Voyage 5
1846 (28 Apr.) entire letter from Sydney to London via Torres Strait and India, carried by the “Lloyds”, rated “2/2” and “3”, showing “paid ship letter/sydney” oval d.s. and, on reverse, part Calcutta G.P.O. and arrival (21.8) datestamps, all in red. The cover with some creases

Note: The “Lloyds” left Sydney on 3 May and the mails arrived on 21 August, 110 days passage. She was the first of only five to go to India, from whence the mail was on-carried by the “Hindostan”, “Ariel” and “H.M.S. Spitfire” to Marseilles.
The “Lloyds” made three voyages, carrying convicts, to Australia, on the last of which she arrived in Hobart on 7 November 1845 with 170 females. She sailed from Sydney on 3 May 1846, with a cargo that included 92 horses, bound for Calcutta, where she arrived on 27 June, after a passage of 55 days, via Timor.

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