We were delighted to offer the fine collection of Queensland formed by Francis Kiddle RDP Hon FRPSL. While concentrated on the Revenue and Railway stamps, the collection also included an extensive range of the Small and Large Chalons - the two 1860 imperforates were exceptional examples, with the 1d being from the Ferrary, Burrus and Tomasini collections. Other outstanding pieces included possibly the finest of the few mint pairs of the 2d Wmk Small Star perforated at Somerset House (SG 13), a mint block of 12 of the 3d Wmk Small Star rough perf
(the equal record multiple), and a mint imperforate block of 6 of the 1868-74 6d
pale apple-green, also a record multiple.
The Stamp Duty adhesives subsequently authorised for postal use included many important pieces. Amongst proofs of the 1866-68 lithographs were examples of the unissued 3/- and 7/-, and the King Edward VII Stamp Duties were highlighted by
corner blocks of the 1d and 2d demonstrating the monogram design used to complete the final unit of the sheet. In the adhesive stamps issued purely for revenue purposes, the collection was strong in all issues up to decimal currency, with proof material throughout. The Railway stamps were similarly impressive, and overall the range of Queensland Revenue and Railway
stamps was the finest and most extensive ever to be offered at auction. Click
here to read more about The Francis Kiddle Collection of Queensland.