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    AUSTRALASIA, AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1850-53 HALF-LENGTHS - ORIGINAL STATE OF DIES

    Lot 227
    Estimate: $40,000 Realised Price : $80,000

    1d Orange-Vermilion pair ['m-j'], SG 1, on entire letter from Melbourne to Geelong. About 20 examples of 'No. 1' are recorded, this being the only cover. Regarded by some as the greatest of all Victorian covers, and a major British Empire rarity. 2005 RPSV Cert. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 228
    Estimate: $15,000 Realised Price : $36,000

    1d Orange-Brown pair, SG 1a, tied to 1850 (15 Mar) cover Geelong to Melbourne. One of the best of five covers recorded. 2005 RPSV Cert. Ex Macartney Correspondence, Perry

     

    Lot 229
    Estimate: $12,500 Realised Price : $25,000

    1d Dull Chocolate-Brown, SG 1b, the finest of the few pairs recorded in this shade. 2005 RPSV Certificate. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 230
    Estimate: $6,000 Realised Price : $13,500

    2d Lilac-Mauve, SG 2, one of the three recorded pairs ['5-6'] which are largest multiples for this issue. 2005 RPSV Certificate Ex Pack, Perry

     

    Lot 231
    Estimate: $10,000 Realised Price : $15,000

    2d Lilac-Rose ['v'], SG 2, brilliant example of this shade of which four examples are recorded. 2005 RPSV Certificate. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 232
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $4,400

    2d Grey-Lilac pair ['12-27'], SG 3a, creasing, '52' cancel (RRRR) of Moulamein, N.S.W. The largest multiples are pairs and only three are recorded. 2005 RPSV Certificate. Ex Wawn.

     

    Lot 233
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $5,750

    3d Bright Blue, SG 4 and 1d Red-Brown, SG 5, on 1850 (27 Feb) entire used Melbourne to Pyrenees, backstamps of Melbourne and Burn Bank Port Phillip, cover slightly reduced and stamps have been lifted and treated then replaced. 1991 RPSV Certificate. This is the earliest known cover bearing a 1d brown. 2005 RPSV Certificate. Ex Pack

     

    Lot 234
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    3d Blue shades, SG 4a, partial reconstruction of transfer group, 4 of 15, mixed condition. Cat 1100

     

    Lot 235
    Estimate: $12,500 Realised Price : $20,000

    3d Blue strip of three [12-14] SG 4a, and 1d Brownish Red (SG 9a) tied by Barred Oval '32' to 1852 (5 Feb) entire letter Chepstowe to Scotland. Superb example of double 5d rate and one of the top 'Half-length' covers. 2005 RPSV Certificate. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 236
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $4,600

    3d Blue "Retouched" [Under "V" - 10], SG 4ac. This retouch occurred only once in the sheet, unlike [pos 11] which occurred 8 times in the sheet of 120. 2005 RPSV Certificate. Ex Boker, wherein realised 1000

     

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