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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES

    Lot 28
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $380

    Used range of mainly imperforate classics comprising Sydney Views 2d (3), 3d(2), 1d & 2d Laureates and small range of Diadems. Mixed condition (63)

     

    Lot 29
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    Plate I 1d Carmine [pos.18], four even margins cancelled indistinct numeral. Very Fine SG 2 Cat 500

     

    Lot 30
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Plate I 1d Carmine on soft yellowish paper pos. [3], cancelled barred numeral '69'(?) of Murrurundi, small to huge margins indicating its position from the top of the sheet. SG 2, Cat 500

     

    Lot 31
    Estimate: $250

    Plate I 1d Carmine, [18] large margins all round, small scissor cut through upper right corner square; and 1d Reddish-rose, SG 3, [14] even margins all round, small tone spot in upper margin, cancelled by Sydney obliterator. SG 2, Cat 975 (2)

     

    Lot 32
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Plate I 1d Brownish-red pos. [23] large margins all around tiny nick in top margin that does not impinge into the design, an otherwise fine example. SG 4 Cat 500

     

    Lot 33
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $700

    Plate II 1d Vermilion pair [pos. 8/9] very fine used with small to good margins all around, cancelled indistinct numeral. SG 7 Cat 750+

     

    Lot 34
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $360

    Plate I 1d Crimson-lake pair, small to large margins except at top left where touching. Struck with central framed 'TOO LATE' cancel and possibly unique thus. SG 9, Cat 750+

     

    Lot 35
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $340

    Plate II 1d Carmine on Laid Paper pos. [18] faintly cancelled barred numeral '66' (Singleton) with four good margins. SG 13 Cat 600

     

    Lot 36
    Estimate: $550

    Plate I 1d Vermilion on Laid Paper [pos. 7 - variety 'No Trees on Hill'], four good margins, indistinct numeral cancel. Fine. SG 14a Cat 1100

     

    Lot 37
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    Plate I 1d Vermilion on laid paper, [15 - variety 'no clouds']. Four good margins and lightly cancelled with indistinct barred numeral. Very fine. SG 14c Cat 1100

     

    Lot 38
    Estimate: $1,500

    Plate I 2d used selection comprising Greyish-Blue [16] cancelled '57' (Raymond Terrace - rated RR), Dull Blue [8] showing double frame line, Greyish-Blue (retouches) [14], small tear, [17], [20], [22] & [23] and Dull Blue (Later Impressions) [15], [16] and [18]. Majority fine and with four good margins. SG Cat 3000 (10)

     

    Lot 39
    Estimate: $300

    Plate I 2d Greyish-blue, four good margins with full frameline at left, cancelled Sydney barred oval. SG 15 Cat 550

     

    Lot 40
    Estimate: $450

    Plate I 2d Greyish-blue (Early Impression) pos. [11] cancelled indistinct numeral and with four large margins showing framelines at top, base and left and scarce thus. SG 15 Cat 550

     

    Lot 41
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Plate I 2d Deep Blue Early Impression, [pos.19 - variety 'double lines on bale'] four margins except at top left where just touching and full frameline at base. Lightly cancelled Sydney barred obliterator. SG 16a Cat 950

     

    Lot 42
    Estimate: $75

    Plate I 2d Dull Blue, SG 18, four large margins, cancelled with BN '39' of Cooma (typically blurred). Cat 160

     

    Lot 43
    Estimate: $3,000

    Plate II 2d used selection comprising Dark Blue (Early Impression) [6], Indigo (Intermediate Impression) [18], [19] & [24], Greyish-Blue (Early Impression) [10, variety 'pick and shovel omitted'], [16] & [19] and (Intermediate Impression) [16], Bright Blue (Early Impression) [21] with 1970 BPA Certificate, Prussian Blue (Later Impressions) [1, variety 'fan as Plate II with shading outside'] (2) and [2, variety 'fan as in Plate III, inner circle intersects fan'], [10, variety 'pick and shovel omitted'] & [24], plus First Retouches Prussian Blue [20, variety no whip'], Dull Blue [22] & Third Retouch pair [20-21, 20 variety 'no whip']. SG Cat 6090 (19 incl a pair)

     

    Lot 44
    Estimate: $600

    Plate II 2d Lilac-blue (Early Impression) [10, variety 'pick and shovel omitted'], SG 22f, good even margins all round, cancelled '2' of Parramatta. A very scarce stamp in this condition with one of the prominent engraving varieties. 1958 BPA Certificate (which does not mention the variety)

     

    Lot 45
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    Plate II Worn Impression 2d Prussian Blue [pos. 16], four good even margins, cancelled Sydney barred obliterator. SG 25 Cat 200

     

    Lot 46
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    Plate II Worn Impression 2d Prussian blue, four margins showing complete frameline at right and base and tied to small fragment with faint barred numeral ''26'' (Shoalhaven) also showing Crowned oval Shoalhaven ds (SE 9 1850). SG 26 Cat 200

     

    Lot 47
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $380

    Plate II 2d Prussian Blue [22, showing First Retouch], SG 27, good to large margins all round showing complete frameline at top and partial framelines two sides, tied to small piece by good strike of ''Diamond of Dots'' obliterator

     

    Lot 48
    Estimate: $1,250

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine used selection comprising Early Impressions [4] (2, cancelled at Goulburn & Wagga Wagga), Intermediate Impressions pair [2-3] numeral cancel enhanced, [8], [14] (2, cancelled at Singleton & Armidale) and Worn Impressions [7, variety 'double lines on bale'], [12, variety 'double lines on bale'], [20, variety 'fan with six segments] and [23]. SG Cat 2600+ (11 incl a pair)

     

    Lot 49
    Estimate: $1,600

    Plate IV 2d used selection comprising on Bluish Grey Wove, Ultramarine [3] & [18], Prussian Blue [11] & [22, variety 'no clouds'], Dark Blue [3], Bright Blue [13]; on Yellowish Wove, Ultramarine [11], [22, variety 'no clouds'] 1970 BPA Certificate] & [10]; and Plate V used selection comprising Ultramarine [5], [9], [10], [12] & [23, ex G.H. Boucher] & [24]. Majority fine and all with four good to large margins. SG Cat 3510 (15)

     

    Lot 50
    Estimate: $250

    Plate IV 2d Prussian blue [pos. 12 - variety 'Hill not shaded'] on vertically laid paper. Four margins (good to large) and lightly cancelled with Sydney barred obliterator. SG 35a Cat 400

     

    Lot 51
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    Plate IV 2d Prussian Blue on vertically laid paper pos. [12 - variety 'Hill unshaded'] four good to large margins showing complete frameline at top and right and crisply cancelled barred '88' (Port Macquarie). SG 35a Cat 400

     

    Lot 52
    Estimate: $300

    Plate IV 2d Prussian blue on vertically laid paper margins close to large pos. [24 - variety 'PENOE'] with faint Sydney bar cancel well clear of the variety. SG 35f Cat 425

     

    Lot 53
    Estimate: $100

    Plate V 2d Ultramarine on Hard Greyish wove paper, four good margins and cancelled '25' of Kiama (RRR). SG 36 Cat 180

     

    Lot 54
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    Plate V 2d Ultramarine pos. [8] cancelled with indistinct barred numeral. Large margins all round with full frame lines at base and right and partially at left. Very fine. SG 36 Cat 180

     

    Lot 55
    Estimate: $100

    Plate V 2d Ultramarine pos. [15] four good to large margins showing complete frameline at base and indistinctly cancelled. SG 35 Cat 180

     

    Lot 56
    Estimate: $100

    Plate V 2d Ultramarine pos. [19] indistinctly cancelled, small to good margins. SG 36 Cat 180

     

    Lot 57
    Estimate: $1,800 Realised Price : $1,050

    3d group comprising Yellowish Wove [16 ] ex Judge Hamilton, [13] and pair [8/13] on piece ex Wiggins; Greyish Wove [12] (2, one cancelled '78' of Cassilis), [18, variety 'no whip'] and [20]; Yellowish Laid [3], [17] & [19, variety 'no whip'], all with four margins (close to large) in a variety of shades (11 incl a pair). Cat 4250+

     

    Lot 58
    Estimate: $750

    3d Myrtle-green [22, variety 'no S.E. ray in upper left corner'], SG 40 var, small margins all round, cancelled by Sydney obliterator

     

    Lot 59
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $3,400

    3d Myrtle-green horizontal strip of three [11-13, [12] variety 'no S.E. ray in upper left corner'], SG 40-var, clear to large margins, cancelled '71' numerals of Tamworth. Creased between second and third units and tiny pinhole in first unit, still of generally fine appearance and the only recorded multiple of the Myrtle-green shade. A very important Sydney View piece, from the Ginger, Hutson and 'Manwood' Collections. Cat 4200+

     

    Lot 60

    1d Laureate (Bluish Medium Wove Paper) Carmine [15, variety ''two leaves right of SOUTH''] clear to small margins cancelled ''64'' of Maitland, Scarlet [9, variety ''WALE''] close to large margins (showing portion of adjoining unit at base), cancelled ''40'' of Bombala, vertical pair [5/15, latter variety ''two leaves right of ''SOUTH''] close but clear margins all round except just touched at top, cancelled ''55'' (Newcastle). Brick-red [7, variety no leaves right of ''SOUTH''] (2 - one clear to small margins all round, the other small margins three sides, both cancelled Sydney obliterator) and horizontal pair (unplated) clear to small margins cancelled indistinct numeral. SG 45b/46/46b/46c/48/48a Cat 2365+ (8)

     

    Lot 61
    Estimate: $2,500

    1d Laureate various shades and printings on unwmkd paper, complete reconstruction of the engraved plate of 50 with additional examples of [12], [23], [30] and [37]. The reconstruction includes 20 pairs, a strip of 3, an L-shaped block of 3 and a strip of four and incorporates the major engraving errors on Nos. [7], [9] and [21] plus extra stamps comprising a single [7] and pair [14-15] on Yellowish Wove, four singles [15], [9], [7] (2), a vertical pair [5/15] and two horizontal unplated pairs on bluish wove and unplated singles (11, in various shades) on either hard bluish or hard yellowish paper and an 1852 (27 Mar) cover bearing two singles. The condition is far superior to that usually seen and many four-margin stamps are included. (74 plus 1 cover)

      

    Lot 62
    Estimate: $2,750

    2d Laureate Plate II early and worn impressions, reconstruction of the engraved plate of 50. The condition is far better than that usually seen with the large majority of stamps fine four-margin examples, with all printings represented, [23] being variety 'WAEES' and [42] showing small portion of imprint plus an unused (defective) example [42], and a used selection of early and worn Impressions on both bluish and white wove papers (47 incl two strips of three and a pair). Majority also fine (98 + 1 cover)

        

    Lot 63

    2d Laureate Plate II selection on both bluish and white wove papers, all hand-picked examples with full margins and a very fine group, incl examples cancelled ''87'' (Ipswich) and 95 (Brisbane), Prussian Blue [3, variety ''WALES'' partly covered with wavy lines] (2 - both showing complete frameline at right and one each on the bluish wove and thick white papers) plus a horizontal strip of three [42-44] large margins three sides showing complete framelines cancelled heavy indistinct numerals. SG 63/63a/64/64a Cat 2180+ (26)

     

    Lot 64
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $160

    2d Prussian Blue Laureate Plate III, four large margins and small traces of gum. The paper slightly discoloured and lower left hand corner crease in the margin though still very scarce. Cat 750

     

    Lot 65
    Estimate: $1,200

    3d Laureate selection comprising various shades on medium greyish-blue paper (8) and Thick Blue Wove Paper (3), all selected copies in much finer condition than is typically seen for stamps from this close-set plate, plus a range of the 6d Grey-Brown or Brown Plate I (2, both four margins) and Plate II (3 variable margins), & 8d Orange-yellow margins except touching at base. (17) SG Cat 3880

     

    Lot 66
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $460

    3d Yellow-green, error Wmk Double-lined '2', SG 87b, clear top and right, just into at base and touched at places on left, cancelled by Sydney obliterator. A presentable example of this rarity. Cat 1600

     

    Lot 67
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    3d Yellow-green, error Wmk Double-lined '2', SG 87b, horizontal pair [42-43] small margins two sides and clear to just touching at left and base, cancelled by legible '6' of St Mary's (rated RRR). A major New South Wales rarity in very fine condition. Cat 3200+ Two pairs are recorded of this error, of which this is by far the finer. It is probable that the pair offered here is the one first recorded as being shown at a meeting of The Philatelic Society of Australia in 1888, and was later in the C.L. Pack Collection

     

    Lot 68
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $650

    Used and duplicated selection of imperforate Diadems comprising 1d (39 - inc six pairs, a strip of three and one perforated), 3d (17 - inc a pair and one on piece), 5d (2) 6d (37 - inc two pairs, one wmk inverted, one wmk ''8'' and another with 1981 APS Certificate) and 1/- (21 - one from right of sheet with large margin and two wmk ''8''). Very fine to poor with an excellent range of shades (99)

       

    Lot 69
    Estimate: $12,000

    Die Proofs on thick card comprising 1d in Deep Scarlet (55 x 70mm), 2d in Deep Blue (57 x 77mm), 3d in Bright Green (58 x 73mm), 5d in Violet (70 x 57mm), 8d in Red-brown (68 x 52mm) and 1/- in Rose-Carmine (55 x 69mm), occasional minor surface marks, otherwise superb Said to have been pulled by De La Rue for the 1867 Paris Exhibition (or perhaps the 1872 South Kensington Exhibition), it has been stated that three sets of proofs were pulled. The set offered here is from the Dr W.R.D. Wiggins Collection; a second set is in the British Library and a third set (on thin wove paper and cut down to framelines at sides) was in the Hutson Collection. Magnificent showpiece proofs

          

    Lot 70
    Estimate: $4,500 Realised Price : $3,800

    1d Die Proof in Black on India paper affixed to card, 46 x 61mm, ex 'Manwood'. Fine and very rare, with 1976 RPSL Certificate

     

    Lot 71
    Estimate: $275 Realised Price : $150

    1d Plate Proof imperf block of four in Red-brown on unwmkd blued paper, small tone spot in top margin of the second unit otherwise attractive

     

    Lot 72
    Estimate: $3,000

    1d Orange-red error 'Printed Both Sides' unused without gum showing strong misplaced impression on reverse, with black mark towards base. The only recorded unused example of this error of which a total of only three are recorded, one of the used examples being in the Royal Collection. Ex Hutson and 'Manwood', with 1932 RPSL Certificate

      

    Lot 73
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    1d Orange-vermilion Diadem vertical pair experimental roulette by James Dutton in 1856, large part o.g the lower unit pinholes where once attached to a document. Rare. Ex Frankenstein

     

    Lot 74
    Estimate: $1,600

    2d Die Proof in Black on India paper from the penultimate state of the die mounted on card, 38 x 44mm, with small fault at lower right corner of proof, otherwise fine. 1979 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 75
    Estimate: $3,200 Realised Price : $2,500

    2d Die Proof in Black on India paper and affixed to card (39 x 43mm), showing final state of the die. Very fine. 1977 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 76
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,100

    2d Blue block of 22 with large part o.g., touched or cut into in places but with excellent colour, light creases and some minor gum stains on reverse. An exceptional and rare multiple, ex Frankenstein

     

    Lot 77
    Estimate: $900 Realised Price : $675

    2d Plate I Retouched: First Retouch - 2d Dull Blue [24, lines above and below 'TWO PENCE' redrawn], and Deep Dull Blue pair [103-104, 104 with extensive re-drawing of Diadem, hair and at base of neck]; Third Retouch - 2d Dull Blue horizontal pair [35-36, [36] retouched to left and right of 'SOUTH' and above 'WALES']; 2d Cobalt Blue [49, retouched above 'NEW' and left of 'SOUTH'], [104, showing very extensive redrawing of right side panels and background to head] (2, used at Wagga Wagga and Walgett) and [105, left side panels retouched]. Majority with four margins and mostly fine (9 incl two pairs)

     

    Lot 78
    Estimate: $10,000 Realised Price : $8,500

    2d Plate II block of six (2 x 3) from base of the sheet with margins all around and large part o.g. Vertically and horizontally creased and a brown erosion hole in the second unit nevertheless it is the largest recorded multiple. An outstanding exhibition piece. Ex Ginger, Morten-Bond, Amundsen, Shepherd and 'Manwood'. RPSL Certificate (1959)

     

    Lot 79
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $320

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue, SG 118, very large margins all round, cancelled by 'NSW' in concentric ovals, surface abrasion in top margin clear of design, nevertheless an exceptional example. Ex 'Manwood'. 1955 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 80
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $120

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue used example cancelled '55' (Newcastle) ray type, margins except where touching at top and slightly into at top right. An acceptable example of this scarce stamp. SG 118 Cat 750

     

    Lot 81
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue horizontal pair with close to good margins, just touched top right and lower left, tied to small piece by Sydney duplexes of SP 1 1859. A fine and very rare multiple ex Hutson and ''Manwood'' and illustrated in Hutson''s The Stamps of New South Wales on page 34. 1953 RPSL Certificate. SG 118 Cat 1500

     

    Lot 82
    Estimate: $3,000

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue horizontal pair [109-110], both showing retouches to bottom frame, large margins in places, just into at right and top, cancelled ray type '66' of Singleton. Very few examples of these two retouches are recorded and this pair showing both is unique, ex Hutson and 'Manwood' and is illustrated in Hutson's The Stamps of New South Wales on page 34. Arguably the most important 2d lithograph piece extant. SG 118a Cat 5000+

     

    Lot 83
    Estimate: $1,000

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue clear to small margins all round, cancelled by 'NSW' in concentric ovals on 1859 (13 Aug) OHMS outer from Sydney to "Camp/near Gloucester". Sydney despatch and Raymond Terrace and Stroud (AU 16 1859) datestamps on reverse. Light horizontal crease along top (barely affecting the adhesive), also mss notations and peripheral staining. A very rare use of this stamp on cover, with approx eight 2d Lithograph covers recorded, of which this is the earliest known use. Ex Slade Slade

     

    Lot 84
    Estimate: $4,500 Realised Price : $4,000

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue and 1/- Pale Red (both four-margined) tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex on 1859 (14 Aug) entire to Maine, U.S.A. With London PAID ds in red (OC 14 59), '5/N. YORK AM PKT' arrival ds (OCT 26), and mss '8' accountancy mark. Very fine, and the only recorded use of the 2d lithograph on an overseas cover or in combination with another value. Ex Wiggins and 'Manwood'

     

    Lot 85
    Estimate: $6,000 Realised Price : $5,500

    3d Die Proof in Black on India paper affixed to card (41 x 45mm), final state and very rare. Ex 'Manwood', with 1977 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 86
    Estimate: $6,000 Realised Price : $5,250

    6d Die Proof in Black on India paper affixed to card (48 x 49mm). Very fine and rare

     

    Lot 87
    Estimate: $700 Realised Price : $575

    6d Plate Proof in black, a Block of four on wove unwmkd paper. Very fine

     

    Lot 88
    Estimate: $10,000

    6d Imperforate Plate Proof in Dull Brown without watermark, and with portion of 'CANCELLED' obliteration, close top large margins. Position 6 from the block of 6 of these famous specimens prepared in 1861 for presentation to members of the Hill family. Ex 'Manwood' and Jaffe

     

    Lot 89
    Estimate: $4,800 Realised Price : $3,600

    8d Die Proof in Black on India paper affixed to card (40 x 41mm) with some toning. A very rare proof ex 'Manwood'

     

    Lot 90
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    8d Dull Yellow-orange full margins on three sides, just into at left and clearly cancelled with Sydney cds of DE 22 1855. Thinned toward the base (only visible from rear) however a rare stamp guaranteed not to be cut-down and possibly the earliest dated copy known having only been issued three weeks earlier. SG 97 Cat 1400

     

    Lot 91
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    8d Dull Yellow-orange with large to clear margins tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' duplex on 1860 (20 Oct) entire to London, endorsed 'p Behar via Marseilles', and with arrival d.s. for DE 15 60 on face. Stamp repaired down left side and at base with lower margin added, still a very rare stamp on cover, ex Rod Moreton

     

    Lot 92
    Estimate: $3,600 Realised Price : $3,600

    1/- Die Proof in Black on India paper affixed to card (36 x 36mm) with chamfered corners, light staining at foot nevertheless a very rare proof

     

    Lot 93
    Estimate: $400

    1871 Reprints: Diadem imperf 1d Orange-red Wmk Crown over NSW (I) and 2d Blue Wmk Single-lined '2' optd 'SPECIMEN' (McCredie Type 4), part o.g. (2)

     

    Lot 94
    Estimate: $1,500

    1855-71 Diadem selection comprising imperf 1d mint (part o.g with gum stains), 6d (6) all used & 8d fine used, the majority with four margins plus Perf 12 3d Bluish-Green (unused, defective perfs and toned) & 5d Dull Green (part o.g) and Perf 13 mint or unused range 1d, 3d (10 in various shades, 2 with Wmk ''6'' and one optd ''SPECIMEN''), 5d Dark Green (5 inc a pair and one optd ''SPECIMEN''), 8d optd ''SPECIMEN and 1/- (2, one optd ''SPECIMEN'') plus the 2d compound perf 12 x 13 (rough at top and base) with ''Rideout'' cancel Majority fine (30)

     

    Lot 95
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $340

    Selection of mint and used perforated Diadems comprising 3d Wmk Crown over NSW types mint (5 - one Wmk '10') and a single used showing a doubling of the printing of the upper half, 5d Wmk '5' imperf used (4 - one dated in 1855, 5d Wmk '5' perf 13 mint, 5d Wmk Crown over NSW types mint or unused (5) and used (93 - one with a New Caledonia cds, three with perfs trimmed off) and 8d Wmk Crown over NSW types mint or unused (5) and used (64 - inc a pair, five with perfs trimmed off and one optd 'OS') and one optd 'SPECIMEN'. Mixed condition though a good variety of shades (178)

          

    Lot 96
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    1d Orange-red marginal vertical pair with burelage in the left margin. Re-inforced between the units, faint crease at lower left and without gum though a very rare and attractive pair

     

    Lot 97
    Estimate: $450

    2d Plate II Retouched selection: Prussian Blue [44] and [56] both showing redrawing of line over 'TWO PENCE' and Second Retouch [57] with extensive crude redrawing of the background and below the neck, slight soiling otherwise all fine used and all cancelled ray type numeral (3)

     

    Lot 98
    Estimate: $2,750 Realised Price : $2,800

    6d Violet marginal vertical pair with burelage (in greyish-lilac) in the left margin. Large part original smooth slightly brownish gum, the lower unit unmounted. Very fine. Ex Frazer

     

    Lot 99
    Estimate: $500

    8d Orange Diadem, centred right, good used with uncommon experimental 'Rideout' cancel '3' within diamond. A sound example. SG 151 Cat 1200

     

    Lot 100
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    8d Orange Diadem, centred far right, cancelled part Sydney GPO duplex, one blunt corner perf though a presentable example of this scarce stamp. SG 151 Cat 1200

     

    Lot 101
    Estimate: $2,200 Realised Price : $1,700

    3d Yellow-green marginal block of six (2 x 3) with burelage in left margin. Lower four units unmounted. Large part original brownish gum and a vertical crease in the margin that does not detract from this very rare block

     

    Lot 102
    Estimate: $2,750

    3d Dull Green marginal block of six (2 x 3) with at least three units never mounted and showing burelage in the margin. Several light vertical creases, a few stains in the margin and the rear with thick brown gum. Another very rare multiple

     

    Lot 103
    Estimate: $275

    6d Emergency Wmk Double-lined '5' centred lower right with part o.g. with a few blunt perfs. SG 165a Cat 650

     

    Lot 104
    Estimate: $4,000

    1/- Carmine marginal block of four from the lower left, and with burelage in left margin. Large part o.g. with perforations at base reinforced and a diagonal crease at lower left affecting the third unit. Nevertheless an impressive multiple and possibly unique from this position. Ex Frazer

     

    Lot 105
    Estimate: $2,750

    1/- Carmine marginal block of four with burelage in left margin. Large part original streaky brownish gum, the first unit with a very tiny thin otherwise a very rare and impressive block

     

    Lot 106
    Estimate: $2,000

    1/- Carmine horizontal pair with burelage in left margin with large part o.g. Fine and attractive. Ex Frazer

     

    Lot 107
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,400

    Watermark Double-lined '1' Compound Perf 12 x 13 1d Scarlet tied by Sydney '3' in diamond Rideout machine obliterator to 1862 (17 Feb) town letter. Believed to be the only example of this very rare stamp known on cover, and more remarkable by virtue of its association with the scarce Rideout experimental duplex. 2003 RPSL Certificate

     

    Lot 108
    Estimate: $3,000

    Die Proof in Black on India Paper (52x39mm) inset on sunken thin card (67x58mm). An important, rare and fine die proof. Ex Gordon Kaye

     

    Lot 109
    Estimate: $800

    Imperforate Plate Proof pair in Green on Wmk Large Star paper. Very faint tone spot at the top of the left unit otherwise fine. Ex Rivett-Carnac

     

    Lot 110
    Estimate: $4,500

    Imperforate Plate Proof in Green, block of nine on Wmk Large Star Paper with one unit showing the re-entry. A fine multiple. Ex White and Baillie

     

    Lot 111
    Estimate: $4,000

    Imperforate Plate Proof in Dull Rose on Wmk Large Star paper, a block of eight (4 x 2) with a faint horizontal crease between the two rows. Fine. Ex White & Baillie

     

    Lot 112
    Estimate: $2,500

    Imperforate Plate Proof in Gold on Green surfaced paper, a marginal block of 4 from the top of the sheet, positions 4-5/14-15, one with re-entry, minor imperfections. A spectacular proof, ex J.S. White

     

    Lot 113
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Selection comprising perf 13 dull violet on dated fragment (26.2.1869) additionally franked 1/- & 8d Diadems (perforations stained) cancelled with four strikes of the Sydney duplex, another similar example additionally franked 2 x 1/- Diadem and 4d DLR cancelled with three strikes of the Sydney duplex (4.11.1870) plus two used singles perf 12 and 12x10 and a ''SPECIMEN'' opt perf 13 (no gum)

     

    Lot 114
    Estimate: $125

    1880 5/- Deep Purple Perf 13, a few blunt perfs at top left otherwise fine with large part o.g. and scarce thus. SG 177 Cat 225

     

    Lot 115
    Estimate: $2,000

    1897 Re-issue Perf. 12 x 11 sheet of 50 split between the 7th and 8th columns, and showing the burelage in the left margin. SG 297e, Cat. 2500+

     

    Lot 116
    Estimate: $150

    1897 Re-issue mint marginal block four from the top of the sheet, Perf 11 x 12. A few blunt or separated perforations though only one unit mounted and very fresh. SG 297ce Cat 200+

     

    Lot 117
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $90

    1897 Re-issue selection of used examples including various shades, a few defective including five pairs, a strip of three and one example (another removed) on 1904 (17 Sep) part parcel tag from Araluen to the Royal Mint in Sydney. Min SG Cat 442 (34)

     

    Lot 118
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $300

    1897 Re-issue: 1901 (28 May) OHMS long envelope used privately from Sydney to London. Franked with complete 'set' of all contemporary values to 5/- including 5/- 'Coin' (Cat from 130 on cover - and only three examples believed to exist) and 12d on 1/- DLR (Cat from 160 on cover and four or five examples believed to exist). A few blemishes mainly confined to rear though an unusual piece of colourful confectionery

     

    Lot 119
    Estimate: $1,200

    1862-69 De La Rue issues 1d Die Proofs (2, each in Black and Red) both on glazed card (92 x 60 mm) the latter with slight peripheral toning and 2d Cut-down Progressive Die Proofs in Black (4) on glazed card showing hair and upper spandrels incomplete, stop after ''PENCE'', no stop after ''PENCE'' and as issued with hair and Diadem lightened. Majority fine (6)

       

    Lot 120
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $600

    1862-65 No Wmk Surfaced Paper 2d Pale Blue imperforate proof with mss diagonal 'Specimen', very rare. Ex Marcus Samuel and McCredie. 2002 Ceremuga Certificate

     

    Lot 121
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1862-65 No Wmk Surfaced Paper 2d Cobalt-blue mint block of 12 with wing margin at left, large part original toned gum, with one tone spot affecting the face of one unit, a scarce multiple. SG 193 Cat 480+

     

    Lot 122
    Estimate: $300

    1864-67 De La Rue 1d Dull Red, 2d Blue, 4d Red-Brown and 10d Lilac Wmk Single-lined Numerals Perf 13, plus the 1860-72 2d Diadem Wmk Double-lined '3' Perf 13, all optd diagonal 'SPECIMEN' (McCredie Type 1), fine for these with part o.g. Also 1d envelope cut-out with same overprint (6)

     

    Lot 123
    Estimate: $2,200

    1871-84 Wmk Crown over NSW (I) selection: 1d Perf 10 mint or unused (2) and used (pair), 2d Perf 11 x 12 comb unused and Perf 13 used (5, four with Double Impression of 'TWO PENCE' with one on an 1879 cover), 4d Perf 13 and 13 x 10 unused, 1/- Perf 10 and 13 x 10 both mint, 1882-97 Type II selection; 1d Perf 11 x 10 used (3, incl a pair), Perf 12 x 11 used pair and Perf 13 x 10 used (optd OS), 2d Perf 12 used (2), Perf 12 x 10 used pair and 12 x 11 used, 3d Perf 10 mint and used (both optd OS), 4d Perf 12 used (optd OS), 5d mint Perf 10 (3, different shades), 10 x 11, 11 x 10, 12 (2, one wmk sideways), 11, 11 x 12 and 12 x 11, 8d mint Perf 10 and 11 (2), 1/- mint Perf 10 and 11 x 12 comb (2) plus 1888 4d Centennial perf 11 used, 1897 Charities mint 1d (4) and 2d and 1905 9d 'Commonwealth' perf 11 mint. The majority fine with many difficult perf varieties included (49 + 1 cover)

      

    Lot 124
    Estimate: $100

    1871-84 Wmk Crown over NSW (I) 2d Pale Blue Perf 13 showing variety 'TWO PENCE' doubled at right due to a shift in the decoupage; singles used on separate 1877 and 1878 covers to Sydney (one uncancelled) and a pair used on 1877 (29 Nov) mourning cover Sydney to Wagga Wagga with RPSL Certificate (1986). Mostly fine (3 covers)

     

    Lot 125
    Estimate: $60

    1871-84 Wmk Crown over NSW (I) 1/- Black Perf 13 x 10 mint, centred lower right, blunt perfs at left, very faint stain at top and part o.g SG 221ba Cat 170

     

    Lot 126
    Estimate: $400

    1876 Wmk Crown over NSW (II) Perf 13 1/- Black optd 'Specimen' (McCredie Type 5) in Red; 1882-97 Wmk Crown over NSW (II) optd 'Specimen' (Type 6) comprising 1d, 2d Perf 11 x 12, 4d, 10d Perf 10, and 'OS' 1d, 2d, 4d, Perf 11 x 12 and 6d, 1/- Perf 10. Mostly fine, the 'OS' opts with part o.g. as prepared. Ex McCredie (10)

     

    Lot 127
    Estimate: $1,250

    1885-86 'POSTAGE' opts selection comprising 5/- with Black opt perf 12 x 10 large part o.g. and minute pinhole and 10/- with Blue opt Perf 12 (4, centred lower left with large part o.g, two used and another optd 'Specimen') and 1903-04 10/- Perf 12 (2), 11 (2), 12 x 11 (3, one with scratch flaw across Queen's head and another with broken frame variety). Majority fine (12)

     

    Lot 128
    Estimate: $200

    1885-86 'POSTAGE' opt 5/- Lilac & Green optd POSTAGE in black and REPRINT, unmounted vertical marginal pair. Originals Cat 1000 as mint singles

     

    Lot 129
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $650

    1888-1912 Centennials mint and used collection including 1889 1/- Kangaroo imperf mint single (Cat 1000 for a pair), 1888 1d on 'NSW' Revenue paper (3 - 2 mint) and 2d (used), 1890 5/- Map Lilac perf 10 part o.g. (Cat 180) and Mauve perf 11 marginal large part o.g (Cat 225), 20/- Carrington Wmk 5/- mint perfectly centred with full gum (Cat 450), 1890 20/- Carrington perf 10 well-centred large part o.g (Cat 350), 1905 6d Deep Orange perf 11 mint (2 - Cat 550), 1907 8d marginal mint block and 'OS' on 8d blocks of 12 and four (Cat 352+). The majority fine and an excellent opportunity (few hundred)

     

    Lot 130
    Estimate: $150

    1888 Centennials Emergency Printing on Wmk 'NSW' Fiscal Paper 1d Mauve selection comprising mint or unused (5) and used (9, 2 with inverted wmk and 3 showing the marginal wmk from the edge of sheet). A seldom found wmk and majority fine (14) SG 259a Cat 200

     

    Lot 131
    Estimate: $250

    1888 Centennials Emergency Printing on Wmk 'NSW' Fiscal Paper 2d Prussian blue comprising mint (4 - one unused without gum) and used (6 - 3 with wmk inverted). Scarce emergency printing. (10) SG 260 Cat 476

     

    Lot 132
    Estimate: $250

    1888 Centennial 5/- Deep Purple Wmk '5/-' Perf 10 optd 'Specimen' (McCredie Type 10), large part o.g.

     

    Lot 133
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    1888-89 Centennial 5/- Deep Violet part o.g. with a few short perfs (2, one opted 'Specimen') & 20/- Cobalt-blue large part o.g. with usual rough perfs (2, one optd 'Specimen') plus 1905 Wmk Crown over A 20/- Perf 12 and 11 x 12 both large part o.g and optd 'OS' on 20/- (2, optd 'SPECIMEN' or 'Specimen') the latter with gums thins and on 5/- Map Wmk '5/- over NSW' in Diamond perf 12 (2, both used) and very fine (11)

     

    Lot 134
    Estimate: $250

    1890 Centennial 20/- Cobalt-Blue Wmk '20/- NSW' Perf 10 optd 'SPECIMEN' (McCredie Type 12), part o.g.

     

    Lot 135
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1891 Surcharges 7d on 6d Brown Perf 10 optd 'SPECIMEN' (McCredie Type 13) in blue, part o.g. [This 'SPECIMEN' type is found only on this stamp]. Ex McCredie

     

    Lot 136
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $360

    c1892 (1 Jun) cover-front Gunnedah to Wellington, New Zealand franked block of four 12d on 1/- DLR, strip of four 7d on 6d DLR, strip of three d on 1d DLR and pair and single of the 2d Allegorical representing a staggering 43 times the inter-colonial rate plus 3d registration. Almost certainly the highest rated postal article of the Australian States. Few peripheral faults though an extraordinary and extremely rare franking with only 5 examples of the 12d on 1/- DLR on cover recorded and this the only multiple. SG Cat approx 2000

     

    Lot 137
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1891 3d Green Diadem Wmk '10' pair from the edge of sheet with large imperf margin at right tied by ray numerals on front and part back 1892 (27 May) cover from Moulamein to Prague (scarce destination). Minor tone spots though an uncommon stamp on cover. BPA Certificate (1983) Cat from 320+

     

    Lot 138
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $250

    1892 optd 'REPRINT' set comprising (6d) Registered, 8d Diadem (3, Perfs 10, 11, and 12 x 10), 5/- Coin, 1d, 2d, 4d, 6d, 1/- DLR, 5/-, 1 'POSTAGE' opts, and d on 1d Surcharge. Mostly large part o.g., one 8d thinned. Ex McCredie (13)

     

    Lot 139
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $340

    1897 1d (1/-) Charity (not tied) on 1897 (8 Jul) registered locally addressed cover additionally franked 3d Diadem. Both stamps cancelled with Sydney Registered cds. Scarce contemporary use on a very clean cover

     

    Lot 140
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $210

    1899 6d Deep Orange Imperforate horizontal pair, part o.g and small thin at top of left unit with four good margins. SG 305a Cat 475

     

    Lot 141
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $440

    1899 6d Emerald-green imperforate horizontal pair, large part o.g. lightly hinged with four good margins. Fine and fresh. SG 307a Cat 550

     

    Lot 142
    Estimate: $2,000

    1879-85 Wmk Crown over NSW (I) 3d Dull Green perf 12 irregular block of 52, being the larger part of a left pane, some perf separation and a few units stained but a remarkable piece. SG O5bb Cat 10400+. This piece is the more remarkable as it shows the final opt setting introduced in late 1884 for the small DLR stamps. This showed the ''O'' and ''S'' spaced 7mm with [22] on each pane being the variety 8mm spacing and [28] having a broken ''O''; both these varieties are present in this block. Other than for this piece, there is no evidence for the use of this setting on the 3d value and the block may be of trial status, particularly as it represents a very late use of this 3d printing. A detailed article reporting the discovery of this block appeared in ''Sydney Views'' of August 1986

     

    Lot 143
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $290

    1882-86 Wmk Crown over NSW (II) mint and used selection comprising 3d Diadem mint or unused (61, inc four pairs, three blocks of four, block of six, block of twelve plus 2 singles with wmk sideways) and used (15 inc a strip of four), 5d Diadem mint (8 inc a marginal block of four) and used (3) and 8d Diadem mint (17 - inc two pairs and one with perforations trimmed off) and used (9). A range of shades and perforations included and some showing varieties and flaws to the opt forme. Mostly fine (113)

       

    Lot 144
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $70

    1882-86 Wmk Crown over NSW (II) 4d DLR Dark Brown block of four perf 11x12 comb, fully unmounted with the 2nd and 4th units showing distinctive ink flaws below the neck and on the chin respectively. SG O27a Cat 60+

     

    Lot 145
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,200

    1887-90 10/- Mauve and Claret sans-serif 'OS' overprint Perf 12 cancelled Sydney cds NO 17 90. Centred lower left and with blunt top left corner. One of the finest known examples of this very rare stamp. SG O36 Cat 3000

     

    Lot 146
    Estimate: $1,250

    1887-90 10/- Mauve and Claret Roman 'OS' Opt Perf 12 small part o.g. with some adhesions and tone spots and with thin at top. Very fine facial appearance for this very rare stamp. SG O37 Cat 3500

     

    Lot 147
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $320

    1895 'OS' Overprints cancelled 'NSW' in concentric ovals Wmk 'NSW' Perf 11, 5/- 'POSTAGE' opt in Black, no gum. Ex McCredie

     

    Lot 148
    Estimate: $500

    Postage Dues: CTO with ''N.S.W'' in concentric ovals selection comprising 5/- Green perf 11 x 12 (2 - one superb full gum and unmounted, the other part o.g and few short perfs at right), 10/- Green large part o.g. & 20/- Green part o.g. plus 10/- Green perf 12 x 10 mint large part o.g with a few short perfs. SG D8b/9/9a/10 Cat 1165 (5)

     

    Lot 149
    Estimate: $120

    Revenues: 1866 4d QV Stamp Duty Long Type Plate Proof marginal block of four on Wmkd ''NSW'' Type 1 pelure paper. Traces of gum in the top margin otherwise no gum as made. Apparently only one sheet produced. Elsmore online cat AU$200+

     

    Lot 150
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $380

    Selection with Registration envelopes (3 mint - 4d long format, 3d on 4d long format and 3d and used - 4d (1) and 3d (10 - one ''unsealed'' paying the printed matter rate and rare thus) plus newspapers wrappers comprising 1869 1d DLR (16 mint - majority never folded and one used to Melbourne) 1888 1d Centennial (73 mint - the majority never folded - and 3 used one of which is cancelled with the scarce POSTAGE PAID SYDNEY N.S.W. cds), 1892 d grey (25 mint - the majority never folded and 7 used, one to Fiji, another uprated to Tonga and another to NZ redirected to Adelaide), 1906 d unwmkd (4 mint and 4 used one uprated to London another with early date of 15.3.1906) plus four other odd examples and Envelopes comprising OHMS ''OS'' within indicia registered pre-printed envelopes to Dept of Public Instruction (3 - one apparently CTO), 1870 1d red mint and 2d Blue (2 - both used), 1888 1d Brick-red used in 1888, 1888 1d Centennial (13 - 9 mint, one a doubleton with rear advertisement for John Robertson Whisky and 4 used) and 2d Emu (1 mint and 5 used), 1895 d used within Sydney and struck with ''20 POSTED'' handstamp, 1883 1d DLR ''OS'' (5 - one CTO), 1888 1d Centennial ''OS'' (3 - one showing three x double batrs in red over the indicium) and 1895 2d DLR ''OS'' OHMS envelope for the Govt Printing Office aklso with three x double bars in red over the indicium plus two other later envelopes. Mixed condition though an opportunity to study a range of flaws and stocks present in this collection (189)

     

    Lot 151
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $105

    Envelopes: 1899 (21 Nov) use of 2d Jubilee printed to private order large format envelope (173 x 111mm) from Berrigan to Sydney. Vertical central fold resulting in some splitting and a few minor tears at top though an uncommon example of postal stationery

     

    Lot 152
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $700

    Postcards: Mainly mint and used (a few SPECIMEN or CTO) selection comprising 1875 1d rose script (1), 1875 1d rose seriffed thin card (2 - both unused), 1877 1d rose seriffed thick card (13), 1883 1d + 1d reply (4 intact & 2 detached halves), 1887 1d carmine (4), 1888 1d violet (29), 1889 2d & 3d Jubilee (1 each, both unused), 1890 1d violet (54), 1891 1d + 1d violet (27 intact & 3 detached halves), 1891 1d (6), 1892 1d + 1d (9 & 1 detached half), 1893 1d + 1d (2), 1895 1d (8), 1896 1d violet (11) & 1d violet (8), 1897 1d vermilion (26), 1897 1d "Greetings From" (10), 1897 1d "Christmas Greetings" (1), 1897 1d + 1d Carmine (1), 1898 1d Dark Blue "With New Year Greetings" (4), 1904 1d Red, 5 line heading (3), 1905 1d Red 6 line heading (2), 1907 1d with dividing line (7) and 1d with dividing line (1), 1907 1d view card (1) and 1907 "Greetings From" (1) plus 'OS' opt on 1890 1d violet (14) and an OHMS Postcard without indicia uprated 1d Arms punctured 'OS/NSW' and an unused private

     

    Lot 153
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1888 1d Violet Centennial Postcard on PTPO (buff stock) envelope. One unused and one used in 1892 (19 Jul) from Sydney to Surry Hills. Mostly fine and both scarce on this coloured stock (2)

     

    Lot 154
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    Registration Envelope: 1909 (29 Sep) use of 3d from The Exchange to Parramatta uprated with 2d Jubilee punctured ''OS/NSW'' and the indicia similarly punctured. Parts of the address obscured by a non-postal datestamp though unrecorded by H&G and RL Encyclopaedia, not present in the Ed Druce collection and possibly unique

     

    Lot 155
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $300

    Wrapper: 1892 d DLR Proof, probably for a newspaper wrapper, in the issued colour of Grey on cream wove paper (222 x 136mm) with triple oval 'GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE/SYDNEY' cachet in violet dated 17 AUG 91. Two vertical folds and some minor spotting, otherwise fine and rare

     

    Lot 156
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $420

    1897 1d Arms Newspaper Wrapper, the indicia punctured 'OS/NSW' alongside printed 'Government Tourist Bureau, Sydney' and used locally at Sydney (30.12.1900?). File fold and a few blemishes though no examples in the Druce or Bell collections and very scarce thus

     

    Lot 157
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $420

    1871-1912 selection in binder including 1871 registered cover Jerry''s Plains to Sydney franked 3 x 2d DLR cancelled Type 2R20 (RRR), 1873 cover to Tasmania franked 3d DLR, 1883 cover to Paris, 1888 cover Walcha to Germany franked block of four 2d DLR and taxed, 1902 taxed PPC to Sweden, 1903 large cover to France franked 10 x 2d Jubilee, 1904 ''100 POSTED'' envelope Sydney to Molong franked d, several taxed and registered items. Mixed condition, majority good (62)

     

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $250

    1831 (9 July) outer Sydney to London carried on the 'Earl of Liverpool' and struck with the framed 'SYDNEY/POST PAID' and the first type Sydney cds, struck in red to indicate late mail and late use on ship letter mail as this marking replaced mid 1831. Rated '4'(d) ship letter paid and rated '1/3'(d) upon arrival. Framed 'INDIA LETTER/LIVERPOOL' and arrival cds on rear. Neat and clean

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $340

    1832 (24 Sep) entire Sydney to Edinburgh carried on the 'Rubicon' and routed via Bahia. Rated '4'(d) ship letter with a total of '1/6'(d) due on arrival consisting of 4d India Letter, 8d Portsmouth to Edinburgh and framed ''(d) Scottish wheeled tax handstamp applied. A further handstruck '2'(d) applied for redirection to Lasswade. The rear with an 'INDIA LETTER/PORTSMOUTH' framed handstamp and three cds. Extraordinary contents written by an R. Walker to his cousin Sir Francis Walker (1781-1844) noting "I had my ship taken by the savages of a Island...and every thing of the Cargo plundered...I was obliged to sell her...for 2000..." Small tear resulting from wax seal on rear and some minor discolouration in places however a sensational testimony with strong social research opportunity (Typed transcript included)

     

    Lot 160
    Estimate: $100

    1833 (6 May) outer Sydney to London carried 'pr Mary' and rated '4'(d) ship letter paid and a total of '1/-' due on arrival. The face additional struck with framed 'INDIA LETTER/DEAL' and rear with arrival cds. Back panel endorsed "... Joseph Orton Advice of three drafts. Order, Intended Departure for New Zealand". Joseph Orton (1795-1842), Methodist Minister spent ten preaching in New Zealand in 1833. Wax seal intact and otherwise fine

     

    Lot 161
    Estimate: $120

    1833 (27 Sep) Entire to London 'p Children' apparently carried privately and without Sydney markings, entering the mail system with framed 'INDIA LETTER/DEAL' on face and arrival cds on reverse, Rated a total of '2/4'(d) comprising double 8d inwards ship letter and double 6d Deal to London rate. Contents refer to goods damaged in transit; "the Society's books and publications were injured by salt water" Central crease and some discolouration plus 1833 (22 Nov) part entire carried by the same vessel Sydney to London and rated '6'd ship letter and '1/8'(d) due on arrival with 'INDIA LETTER/DEAL' and arrival cds on reverse. Torn, creased and stained in places though an interesting pair (2)

     

    Lot 162
    Estimate: $150

    1837 (19 Sep) part entire Sydney to London per 'Hebe' from Salting & Garrard struck with the oval POST PAID SHIP LT./SYDNEY cds in red and noted in PHNSW (1988) at page 253 as the last day of use before being recut. Rated '4'(d) pre-paid and a total of '2/4'(d) due. The rear with framed 'INDIA LETTER/FALMOUTH' and arrival cds. The contents listing an order for barber/toilette supplies inc '2 doz whiskers', '30lbs of hair pins' '4 doz Bears Grease', 6 doz Macassar Pomade' and '12 doz Best Silver Wire Tooth Brushes' etc. Two vertical creases though another unusual account of colonial commerce

     

    Lot 163
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,500

    1838 (21 Feb) printed OHMS outer Sydney to Dartbrook signed by the responsible officer and struck with the 'CROWN/FREE/FE*21/1838' marking to indicate official mail. Re-directed back to Sydney and struck with the framed 'VIA/MUSCLEBROOK' and with GENERAL POST OFFICE SYDNEY arrival backstamp. Overall toning, though the only example recorded of this 'VIA' marking. Another example of outstanding Colonial marcophily

     

    Lot 164
    Estimate: $5,000

    1839 (1 Feb) entire (repaired at edges and folds) from Yass to Sydney and struck with the undated circular 'YASS/NSW/POST OFFICE' and framed 'FREE' markings. The contents are a detailed petition with multiple signatures to the PMG to have mail bags made up at Sydney and Melbourne for overland delivery to the Murray River Region. Very rare Yass marking and with an extraordinary reference to contemporary Colonial postal history. One of the signatories, Joseph Hawdon, was later awarded the first contract to carry the mail overland from Yass to Melbourne

     

    Lot 165
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1842 (14 Mar) outer Sydney to London 'p Chatham' rated '6'd for a double ship letter and '1/4'd double inwards charge, also 1842 (11 Oct) folded entire Sydney to London 'per Lady Raffles' similarly rated. Contents written by the Flower Salting & Co concerning the shipment of 56 bales of wool valued at 880/10/0d. Few file folds and toning/moisture damage (2 covers)

     

    Lot 166
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1842 (19 Nov) and 1849 (24 Nov) outers Sydney to London, both with clear PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY, pre-paid '3'(d) and rated '8'(d) incoming mail, central file folds. The rear of the first endorsed by John McKenny (1788-1847) Chair of Wesleyan Mission in New South Wales, the second with a very late arrival date of 30 Jul 1850, carried on an unknown vessel. Clean and fine (2)

     

    Lot 167
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1842 (22 Nov) entire Sydney to London, rated '8'(d) on arrival, with London arrival 17 5 1843 backstamp, contents written by H. Ferres re-ordering goods that had not arrived, with a testimony from fellow merchant W. Roemer; also 1842 (20? Dec) reduced entire Sydney to London, rated '3'(d) prepaid and '8'(d) arrival charge, contents written by W. Roemer regarding the sale of 520 worth of British Colonial Bank debentures. Both with vertical creasing and peripheral faults, typed transcripts included and fascinating insights into early local business (2 covers)

     

    Lot 168
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    1843 (20 May) outer Sydney to London carried on the 'Caledonea' rated '9'd triple ship letter rate yet '1/4'd double inwards charge, 'SHIP LETTER' and arrival cds on rear, few folds and blemishes; and 1843 (27 May) part entire Sydney to London carried on the 'Harlequin' with 'SHIP LETTER' and arrival cds on rear, rated '3'd ship letter rate and '8'd inward charge. The front with DEVIZES cds and handstamped 'Grays Inn/1D PAID' representing the redirection fee to Wiltshire. The writer, Francis Halked, aged 39, states that his Captain keeps good table, at present fair wines and that the vessel is fitted up for passengers like the 'Neptune' on a smaller scale. Few minor faults caused by wax seal on reverse (2 covers)

     

    Lot 169
    Estimate: $300

    1843 (14 Jun) outer to Edinburgh carried on the 'Talent' bearing framed 'PAID AT/EAST MAITLAND' marking on front, Sydney transit marking and rated '7'd inland rate ship letter rate and '8'(d) inward charge. File folds at top otherwise Fine

     

    Lot 170
    Estimate: $100

    1843 (10 Jul) small wrapper Sydney to Bathurst struck with the framed POST PAID/AT SYDNEY and b/s Sydney GPO datestamp. Rated ''9''d for a letter carried 80-120 miles under the 1835 Act. Heavily stained however the letter is endorsed by Thomas Walker (1804-86) member (for Port Philip) of the Legislative Council of NSW and who signed the 1845 petition for separation from NSW. The contents state "...when you have occasion to write to me, address T.W; M.C. and I shall get your letter free of postage....". Also included is photocopy of the NSW Government Gazette with a notice from Sydney GPO dated 11.7.1843 that letters from members of the Legislative Council should have "....M.C. being added to (their) Superscription" to avoid postage. An interesting and direct association to privileged mail plus 1850 (20 Jul) and 1851 (28 May) covers to Raymond Terrace and West Maitland each bearing the CROWN/PAID date handstamps of Sydney GPO (PHNSW Type P5) used for mail postage paid in cash and endorsed 2(d) pre-paid. Few faults though uncommon markings (3)

     

    Lot 171
    Estimate: $1,500

    1844 (8 Nov) OHMS outer sent without colonial postage from Sydney to London ''per Thos Lowry'' rated ''1/4''d for a double inwards ship letter, with London arrival backstamp, file folds and a few minor stains. Routed via St Helena, the ship struck a sunken rock(s) upon arrival in Dartmouth when in charge of the pilot. The mail was recivered with little delay, but the pilot committed suicide the next day. A new discovery, with mail unrecorded by Peace (1997) at page 17. An important and possibly unique wreck cover

     

    Lot 172
    Estimate: $300

    1846 (21 Oct) small mourning cover (rear flap defective) Parramatta to Raymond Terrace via Sydney. The rear with datestamps for each of these and the face struck with the oval 'MID-DAY MAIL' to indicate the afternoon delivery of mail from Parramatta. Rated '8'(d) due consisting of the 4d inland rate plus 4d for a coastal vessel from Newcastle to Sydney, few stains though still attractive

     

    Lot 173
    Estimate: $300

    1847 (23 Feb) entire Sydney to London, rated '3'(d) prepaid and '8'(d) on arrival, tape stains at sides and ironed out horizontal crease. The contents written on 21 September 1846 at Leone, to the south of Tutuila (Samoan Islands), by missionary Thomas Bullen (1816?-1848) seeking a bill drawn on his salary. Bullen was later buried on the island in the same plot as his infant son who died 12 months earlier. An uncommon example of missionary mail from Polynesia, typed transcript included

     

    Lot 174
    Estimate: $100

    1847 (21 Apr) part entire Sydney to Glasgow carried on the 'William Hyde', rated '8'(d) on arrival, with London transit and Glasgow box arrival backstamps, minor stain at left, otherwise fine. Contents from William Walker & Co regarding the importation and saleability of tobacco

     

    Lot 175
    Estimate: $300

    1847 (30 Oct) outer 'per Ganges' Sydney to London (Coutts & Co - manuscript note on rear concerning mortgages) rated '3'd ship letter rate and '1/-' inwards packet letter rate deleted and re-rated '8'd. Redirected to Bonn, Prussia and rated '1/-' with '6'd British and '4'd Prussian accountancy shares with a total of '12' sgr due. Two soiled file folds however a very unusual redirected cover and one of four NSW pre-stamp covers sent to the German States believed to exist

     

    Lot 176
    Estimate: $750

    1848 (16 Sep), 1849 (14 Apr) and 1849 (19 May) small mourning covers all addressed to Maria Windeyer and all endorsed by Dr (later Sir) Charles Nicholson, member of the NSW Legislative Council for his entitlement to franking privileges and each struck with the 'CROWN/FREE' dated handstamp plus a further example to the same addressee of 1848? (14 Dec) unendorsed and apparently disallowed with the free marking overscored and rated '4'(d) in manuscript. Fair to fine (4)

     

    Lot 177
    Estimate: $500

    Selection of registered mail comprising 1849 (11 May) small mourning cover endorsed 'Registered' from Raymond Terrace to Wollomooloo without any indication of levies though addressed to (Dr and Sir) Charles Nicholson, member of the Legislative Council and entitled to free delivery, possibly unique as a registered example; 1860 (13 Aug) outer Goulburn to Sydney franked 2d Diadem and (6d) Registered stamp and 1895 (24 Jan) 3d registration envelope Sydney to Wauchope franked 2d Emu, the face with two strikes of the POSTAGE PAID SYDNEY N.S.W cds normally used on bulk postage and high values. Mixed condition (3)

     

    Lot 178
    Estimate: $1,200

    1850 (2 Feb) registered entire Bathurst to Sydney bearing 2d Sydney View Plate I from the base of the sheet with four huge to close margins tied reversed numeral '6'. Mss 'Registered' on face and rare thus with only five internal registered example bearing Sydney View recorded plus 1851 (9 Jun) outer Cooma to Sydney bearing 2d Sydney View Plate III with four good margins tied by numeral '30' datestamp. Some creasing or small tears and few stains though an interesting pair (2)

     

    Lot 179
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $130

    1854 (11 Sep) cover to Scotland carried by the 'Madras' bearing Laureates 2d pair (four close to large margins) and 1d (two margins) tied by BN '48', rated '1/-' inwards packet ship letter, with Tarcutta, Gundagai, Sydney, London, Edinburgh and Ayr backstamps. Few minor stains, still an attractive country ship letter

     

    Lot 180
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1854 (30 Oct) outer with rear town oval datestamp illegible via Sydney to England franked vertical pair 3d & 8d Laureates, margins full to cut-into and cancelled with indistinct numerals and not tied. Handstamp '5'd accountancy marking and manuscript '6'd GB registration fee to be collected. Franking representing the 6d registration fee, 6d ship letter rate and recently obsolete 2d inland rate. London and Wakefield cds on rear and redirected within Sussex upon arrival with Uckfield cds on rear. Somewhat soiled but a unusual franking and rare example of early registered mail

     

    Lot 181
    Estimate: $120

    1854 (29 Dec) cover Newcastle to Scotland, 1857 (6 Mar) cover Orange to England, 1857 (1 Jun) cover Sydney to London, 1857 (14 Jul) cover Sydney to London and 1859 (13 Apr) cover Sydney to England. The majority franked 6d Diadem - margins cut-to-shape to full and condition poor to fine and carried by a variety of ships including the 'Argo', 'Omar Pasha' 'Star of Peace' 'European' and 'Malta' (5)

      

    Lot 182
    Estimate: $600

    1856 (11 Oct) cover 'per Montmorency' Sydney to Scotland franked imperf 6d and 1/- Diadems four margins each except where cut into at left on 6d, representing the double 9d (2 x 6d ship letter + 2 x 3d colonial rate) rate. The adhesives struck with the Sydney dumb obliterator which ties one of the values. The rear with Sydney departure and Ayr arrival cds and the face with a Liverpool transit mark. Creased and small repair at top otherwise a scarce double rate

     

    Lot 183
    Estimate: $8,000 Realised Price : $7,250

    1856 (11 Oct) registered cover Sydney to London endorsed 'Montmorency per Melbourne' and franked 2 x 6d Diadem, pair 3d Laureate and 6d bi-coloured registered stamp (mainly four-margined) all cancelled Sydney dumb obliterator. The face with Sydney GPO registered oval and London CROWN/REGISTERED and manuscript '6' and handstruck 'd6' representing internal registration due. The rear struck with the Australian/Paid/ Liverpool/Packet cds scored over in ink and the same version without 'Paid' applied. Extraordinary registered double ship letter plus double Colonial ship letter rate. RPSL Certificate (2001). Ex Molnar

     

    Lot 184
    Estimate: $1,400

    1856 (24 Dec) registered entire Sydney to England endorsed 'p "Dunbar" 24/12/56' franked 1/- Diadem and (6d) bicoloured Registered stamp both cancelled & tied by Sydney obliterators. Peripheral faults and rear tears, rated '6' in manuscript twice. Newbury arrival cds on rear and Sydney registered ds and London 'CROWN/ REGISTERED' handstamps on face. Scarce double registered rate

     

    Lot 185
    Estimate: $4,500 Realised Price : $3,600

    1857 (Jul) front and large-part back Deniliquin to London franked irregular block of eight 3d Diadem margins close to cut-into. Extraordinary and unique franking and a rare rate representing a 2oz. letter. The face with London paid cds and the rear with Albany and Deniliquin cds. Ex Steinway and 'Manwood'

     

    Lot 186
    Estimate: $1,000

    Selection of ship letter rate covers franked 6d imperforate Diadems comprising 1856 (10 Jul) Sydney to England franked with two examples, not tied, 1856 (17 Dec) Sydney to London bearing four-margined example, 1857 (10 Jul) Wagga Wagga to England, adhesive cut close three sides, 1857 (17 Jul) Sydney to London, adhesive with four margins, 1857 (10 Dec) Sydney to London, adhesive four margins though not tied, 1858 (10 Feb) Sydney to London, adhesive almost four margins though not tied, 1859 (12 Mar) cover (file fold) Sydney to Scotland, adhesive cut close at right and 1859 (13 Jul) cover Sydney to London, adhesive with four margins, 1860 (14 Feb) Sydney to Scotland bearing two examples both cut-into and another example of the same day to London in combination with imperf 3d, both slightly cut into. All with despatch and arrival cds and showing an interesting range of shades of the adhesives (10)

       

    Lot 187
    Estimate: $150

    1857 (10 Sep) cover 'per Emeu' Sydney to England bearing 6d Diadem four margins however top left corner torn tied by Sydney dumb obliterator. London cds on front and Beverley arrival cds on rear. The 'Emeu' ran aground on a reef in the Red Sea opposite Jeddah on 22.10.1857. The mails were eventually picked up by the 'Madras' on 18.11.1857 and transferred to the 'Ripon' which arrived at Southampton on 6.12.1857. Horizontal crease at top however still a scarce example from this incident

     

    Lot 188
    Estimate: $100

    1857 (24 Oct) linen lined cover 'pr Orwell' Sydney to London bearing 1/- Diadem (four close to huge margins) cancelled by Sydney dumb obliterator. London arrival cds on front and Sydney cds on rear. Some discolouration though an uncommon double ship letter rate

     

    Lot 189
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1857 (10 Nov) outer 'per City of Sydney via Marseilles' Sydney to Edinburgh (b/s on reverse) franked 3d Diadem variable margins and 6d Diadem cut-to-shape tied by Sydney GPO dumb obliterators and representing the oz. via Marseilles rate. Central vertical file fold however the only example of an Australian coastal steamer used to carried mail abroad whilst the 'European' was being repaired in Sydney; plus 1859 (28 Jan) entire 'p Oneida via Marseilles' franked 1/- Diadem large margins except where cut into at base and tied by Sydney concentric ovals and representing the double via Marseilles rate. Contents concern family matters and celebration of the Anniversary of the colony (26 Jan) - typed transcript included. The last homeward sailing of the European & Australian Royal Mail Co. Central vertical file fold (2)

     

    Lot 190
    Estimate: $50

    1858 (5 Jun) cover to Melbourne bearing Diadem 6d (four margins) tied by 'NSW' in concentric ovals, Sydney backstamp; also USA 1902 'BOYD'S CITY DISPATCH' advertising cover to England bearing 1c green (5). Few cover faults

     

    Lot 191
    Estimate: $100

    1858 (11 Aug) cover 'per RMS Columbian' Sydney to England bearing 6d Diadem (four close to large margins), reverse with Preston and Fleetwood datestamps, as well as Sydney cds (White Type S20, late use) with unrecorded code letter 'A'; plus 1858 (10 Nov) cover 'per Emeu RMS' to London bearing tied 1/- Diadem (four margins, creased), representing the double ship letter rate, London arrival backstamp. Both covers with slight soiling and peripheral faults (2)

     

    Lot 192
    Estimate: $400

    1858 (11 Sep) large part outer Sydney to Liverpool 'pr European S Supplementary' and franked 1/- Diadem and centrally cancelled N.S.W concentric ovals (not tied) representing the ship letter plus 6d supplementary fee for carriage to Melbourne to meet a ship already departed Sydney. Few file folds though a scarce example of this service

     

    Lot 193
    Estimate: $600

    1858 (1 Oct) cover Sydney to England franked 6d Diadem margins touching to large and well tied by Sydney concentric ovals. Backstamped Sydney and Leicester cds. Carried on the 'Victoria' which began leaking near Ceylon; the passengers and mail transferred to the 'Oneida' at Galle who broke her screw approaching Aden. The mails then transferred to the 'Bengal' which arrived uninterrupted at Suez. A remarkable double disaster cover yet very clean and fine

     

    Lot 194
    Estimate: $275 Realised Price : $210

    1859 (16 Feb) cover franked 1d Diadem variable margins and 1864 (5 Oct) cover franked perforated 1d Diadem both tied by Sydney duplexes and addressed locally. Scarce town letter rates (2)

     

    Lot 195
    Estimate: $1,200

    1859 (1 Aug) registered cover Braidwood to Switzerland franked 6d & 1/- Diadems both cut-into and 2 x (6d) bicoloured Registered stamps - one hinged in place and cut into, the other with closed tear. Each cancelled '36' ray type numeral and the face with 'REGISTERED/BRAIDWOOD', London Paid cds, Calais cds, oval 'PD' marking, CROWN/ REGISTERED and French 'CHARGE' markings. The rear with Braidwood, Basel and Locarno cds. Closed tear at left on rear flap and peripheral faults though a rare example of two Registered stamps used on the same cover

     

    Lot 196
    Estimate: $4,000

    1863 (21 Jul) cover (with contents) Sydney to England bearing 1d Diadem tied by Sydney duplex and endorsed by Private G. Hummerston and signed by Captain J.D. Downing Commander of the 1st Battalion 12th Regiment authorising the concessionary 1d soldiers' rate. The rear with Preston transit and Fleetwood arrival cds. Few minor blemishes though only two examples of perforated Diadems used to pay this rate. Contents answer an enquiry as to the death of William Proctor whom the writer knew prior to his discharge and who went to York, Western Australia to work. The writer gives information as to how to obtain a death certificate and to make further enquiries with a William Dilly of Vasse, Western Australia (typed transcript included). Fascinating example of military postal history. Ex Jewell and Sattin

     

    Lot 197
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1863 (29 Aug) cover West Maitland to Sydney franked 2d DLR and tied by numeral '64' in rays. Struck with the framed 'ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED.' (PHNSW Type W4) and framed 'NOT KNOWN BY THE/LETTER CARRIERS' (PHNSW Type W10 - 9 years earlier than recorded) and also endorsed and initialled at left 'Left J.B.'. Flap damage and some discolouration though an excellent example of scarce instructional markings

     

    Lot 198
    Estimate: $550 Realised Price : $420

    1864 (20 Oct) cover Newcastle to Dublin franked 1/- Diadem just tied by numeral '55' ray type and representing the oz. via Southampton retaliatory rate to UK which applied between July and November 1864 and rare thus. Rear with Newcastle, Sydney and Irish cds. Faint soiling otherwise Fine

     

    Lot 199
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $170

    1864 (22 Oct) outer Sydney to London franked 1/- Diadem Perf 13 and 2 x 2d DLR all tied by two strikes of the Sydney duplex and representing the 10d Marseilles rate plus 6d surcharge that applied between July and November 1864. Horizontal file fold and some discolouration though only eight examples of the rate recorded

     

    Lot 200
    Estimate: $275

    1865 (18 Feb) cover (opened at left) Sydney to Rhode Island endorsed 'per Madras' and franked 1/- Diadem & 2d DLR cancelled two strikes of the Sydney duplex though not tied. London and New York transit datestamp and '16/CENTS' handstamp on front. Faint soiling mainly confined to rear. Ex Davis

     

    Lot 201
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1865 (15 Aug) cover Sydney to Wellington, New Zealand franked 6d Diadem and cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex. Wellington arrival cds on front. Few minor blemishes though an uncommon destination

     

    Lot 202
    Estimate: $275 Realised Price : $210

    1867 (22 Jun) cover Lithgow to Prussia franked pair 6d Diadem cancelled with ray type numeral and additionally tied by London Paid cds and oval PD handstamps. Aachen transit marking on face and the rear with Bowenfells and Sydney transit marking and Prussian arrival marking. Tears through face and on rear though a scarce destination

     

    Lot 203
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $150

    1868 (27 Mar) cover Sydney to London franked 6d Diadem and block of four 1d De La Rue all tied by four strikes of the Sydney duplex and representing the single 10d via Marseilles rate. Small tear at right but an unusual franking and scarce thus. Ex Forster

     

    Lot 204
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1868 (19 May) small cover Sydney to France franked 6d Diadem and 2d DLR both cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex and representing the 8d via Marseilles rate. The front with 'P.D.' marking and French entry mark and a further four French transit or arrival cds on rear. Fine

     

    Lot 205
    Estimate: $200

    1869 (29 Jan) cover Sydney to Antigua bearing pair & single 6d Diadem perf 13 cancelled or tied by Sydney duplex. The face with '1d' credit marking and London transit and Antigua arrival markings. Reduced in places and peripheral faults at top and left, though still a presentable example

     

    Lot 206
    Estimate: $650

    1870 (28 Jan) large part cover Sydney to Antigua (b/s) Southampton per R.M.S "Geelong"' franked 6d and 1/- Diadems each cancelled and tied with Sydney duplex and representing the oz. rate. The cover rather flimsy and repaired at top, left and rear flap and portion of the reverse missing nonetheless of good appearance

     

    Lot 207
    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $1,150

    1870 (25 Feb) cover from 'via Marseilles per R.M.S "Avoca"' from Sydney to Antigua (part arrival cds on rear) franked 1/- and 6d Diadems and 4d DLR all cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex and representing the single via Marseilles rate. London Paid cds additionally ties the 1/- value. Rear flap missing and few minor peripheral faults though only two examples of correctly paid via Marseilles rate to Antigua recorded. 1983 Holcombe Certificate. Ex White and Forster

     

    Lot 208
    Estimate: $200

    1870 (6 Sep) cover Wilcannia to Manchester bearing single and strip of three 2d DLR tied by Wilcannia cds. Struck with the framed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID/FOR BRINDISI ROUTE/DEFICIENT POSTAGE d3' in London. Rear flap damage and reduced at right and therefore missing a 2d stamp however a scarce example of this famous deficiency marking of which seven examples are recorded on NSW mail

     

    Lot 209
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $4,000

    1872 (20 Apr) cover Sydney to Antigua (b/s on rear) endorsed 'via Brindisi' franked 3 x 1/- Diadem & 1d DLR all cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex and apparently underpaying by 3d the double 1/8d via Brindisi rate though not recognised. The front with '1d'credit marking and London Paid cds. Minor flap faults though a very rare franking. Ex Davis

     

    Lot 210
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    1872 (4 Nov) mourning cover Sydney to Antigua (faint b/s) endorsed 'Via Southampton Per R.M.S Baroda', franked 1/- & 3d Diadems & 2d DLR (slight toning around some perforations) all cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex. The front with handstruck '1d' credit and London Paid transit marking. Faint vertical file fold though an appealing three colour franking

     

    Lot 211
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1874 (17 Apr) cover endorsed 'per Ellora' and 'Via Brindisi' South Head Road to Ireland and b/s Sydney bearing 9d on 10d and 1d DLR values additionally tied by Limerick arrival cds and 1874 (24 Feb) cover endorsed per 'Torres Straits' franked 3 x 2d & 1d DLR values tied by Sydney cds. The former creased at right and a few stains and the latter reduced at left and defective flap however very few examples of 1d Galle surcharge recorded (2)

     

    Lot 212
    Estimate: $275 Realised Price : $240

    1874 (9 Sep) cover Wilcannia to London franked strip of three 3d Diadem representing the 9d via Brindisi rate. The stamps cancelled and tied by three strikes of the Wilcannia cds representing incorrect use of the cds as adhesives were to be cancelled with the numeral handstamp. Rear with Hay, Booligal, Sydney and two London cds. File fold and pinholes though an unusual franking

     

    Lot 213
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $340

    1875 (23 Jan) cover Sydney to Munich endorsed 'via Galle & Brindisi' and franked 1/- Diadem and 1d DLR both cancelled and tied by two strikes of the Sydney duplex, the front bearing 'P.D.' marking and the rear with Brindisi and Munich cds. Few small peripheral faults otherwise a scarce franking

     

    Lot 214
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $160

    1877 (29 Sep) entire Sydney to France endorsed 'per P & O Mail Via Brindisi' and franked 8d Diadem and 2d & 1/- DLR all cancelled and tied by two strikes of the Sydney duplex and representing the double 11d via Brindisi rate. French entry mark on face and French transit and arrival cds on rear. Faint horizontal file folds however a very attractive three colour franking. Ex White

     

    Lot 215
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1878 (3 Aug) and 1882 (24 Jan) covers from Sydney to same addressee in Scotland bearing respectively 2 x 8d Diadem and 8d Diadem all tied by Sydney duplexes. The former inscribed 'Via Galle & Brindisi' and the other 'Via San Francisco'. The former with creases and few stains though interesting examples showing the alternative routes

     

    Lot 216
    Estimate: $250

    1878 (28 Oct) small mourning cover Sydney to Rouen franked very late use 1/- Diadem (replaced two years earlier by 1/- DLR) tied by Sydney duplex and French transit cds. Redirected to Germany upon arrival and charged '10' pfg. Rear flap with tears though an unusual example of redirected mail

     

    Lot 217
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1882 (27 Feb) and (30 Jun) covers Goulburn to Birmingham (b/s) each franked 8d Diadem and tied by Goulburn cds both endorsed 'Overland to Melbourne via Suez & Brindisi' one with Albury and the other with Melbourne cds on rear. Peripheral faults though an unusual routing avoiding Sydney to meet a Melbourne maritime service

     

    Lot 218
    Estimate: $800

    1882 (23 Sep) cover Sydney to Colchester endorsed 'Indus' and franked 8d Diadem cancelled and tied by Sydney duplex with arrival cds on rear. Apparently an example of mail interrupted by the1882 Anglo-Egyptian war. Extremely fine

     

    Lot 219
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1884 (14 Aug) cover Sydney to USA bearing 6d DLR tied by Sydney GPO duplex. Struck with the 'Unclaimed.' handstamp and 'ADVERTISED/BALTO./MD.' cds of 23.9.1884 and 1c US postage due attached probably for this reason. Lengthy instructional marking on rear from the Inquiry Division with USA Dead Letter Office and Sydney GPO return arrival marking. Mildly toned and a few peripheral faults though a very unusual of taxed and return-to-sender mail

     

    Lot 220
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $140

    1884 (9 Oct) cover Sydney to London bearing 2d and 6d DLR issues cancelled GPO duplexes with London arrival cds on reverse. Apparently underpaid and struck with the 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE 4D/FINE 6D}10d' marking. Horizontal file fold and a few peripheral and flap faults though a scarce example of taxed mail

     

    Lot 221
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    1885 (20 Oct) 4d registration envelope franked 4d DLR for the double inter-colonial rate and used from Sydney to Launceston. Faint file fold though early use of this envelope with rear flap intact and rare example of inter-colonial registered mail at this time. Ex Broekman

     

    Lot 222
    Estimate: $70

    1893 (22 Apr) 2d Emu printed envelope used Sydney to Bathurst mss endorsed at left 'Not Known...' and struck with both unframed and framed UNCLAIMED markings. The former smudged yet unrecorded in PHNSW (1988) at pages 212-13 and possibly applied at Bathurst where reposted (30.6.1893), presumably to the DLO. Peripheral faults and some stains though uncommon undeliverable mail

     

    Lot 223
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    1893 (2 Oct) registered cover to Adelaide bearing 7d on 6d DLR (marginal with inscription at left) tied by Broken Hill cds. The face with bold 'R' in oval and the rear with Adelaide and St Peters cds. Filing crease at base though a scarce franking, with approx 20 examples of this stamp on cover believed to exist

     

    Lot 224
    Estimate: $60

    1899 (4 Feb) large cover (255 x 105mm) bearing 'GOVERNOR/NEW SOUTH WALES/ FRANK STAMP' used at Sutton Forest addressed to the Chief Secretary at Sydney, also four cut-outs (two unused and two used) of the frank stamp (5)

     

    Lot 225
    Estimate: $50

    1900 (23 Mar) PPC (Wentworth Falls) bearing 1d Shield franking and tied by Pyrmont numeral to England. Underpaid and struck with the 'NSW/T/5' within shield marking and London '1D/F.B./G.' upon arrival

     

    Lot 226
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $100

    1900 (21 Jun) cover Jerilderie to England bearing 2d Jubilee and 1d Arms diagonally bisected and represent the single UPU rate. Taxed on arrival by the London Foreign Branch for 1d with manuscript endorsement ' Fine 1d'. A few blemishes and peripheral faults though an attractive example of a disallowed bisect. Ex Mitchell

     

    Lot 227
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $38

    1900 (15 Nov) used example of Eyre's private Letter Card (Series 1) printed by John Sands & Co franked 1d Shield and used at North Sydney to West Maitland, the rear printed in colour showing a variety of flags of Australian and overseas Shipping Companies and backstamped Sydney and West Maitland arrival cds. Toned and with small tears at top though an uncommon example of private stationery

     

    Lot 228
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $80

    1901 (5 Aug) 1d + 1d intact Reply Post Card, each side uprated with d Green, used at Orange and addressed to a ship in Canada, redirected on arrival to Portsmouth where GB 1d adhesive affixed to reply side and posted back to Australia. Soiled and one of the message sides pasted over, still a very unusual and scarce use

     

    Lot 229
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    1901 (3 Oct) pre-printed envelope addressed to France, franked pair and strip of three QV 6d Orange-yellow and 2d Prussian Jubilee issue all tied by Sydney duplex. The front also bearing French Ligne T mailboat datestamp and arrival cds on rear. Peripheral faults and rear flap missing though a high franking representing the 13 x UPU letter rate. SG Cat approx from 400

     

    Lot 230
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1908 (22 Feb) Inland Parcel Post Label with imprint marginal single and imprint marginal block of five cancelled either with Nowendoc cds or numeral '262' (Type 3R16 - RR). Faint discolouration mainly on rear though a very scarce use on non-letter rate mail

     

    Lot 231
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $125

    1910 (2 Aug) 3d registration envelope used to Paris franked 2d and d QV adhesives tied with two strikes of the Walcha cds and with scarce Walcha registration label in orange plus 3d registration envelope franked Tasmania 2d DLR, Queensland 2d Sideface & NSW 1d Arms tied used from Sydney 1912 (2 Mar) to USA with red Sydney registration label. Fine (2)

     

    Lot 232
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    1911 (29 Dec) registered cover Sydney to Birmingham bearing colourful combination franking of contemporary d issues of all six states plus NSW 1d Shield all neatly tied by Sydney cds. The face with Sydney registration label and the rear with London transit and Birmingham registration markings. Clean and attractive

     

    Lot 233
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $220

    1913 (8 Feb) registered cover Cobar to England franked 4d Cook solo franking tied by clear strike of the Cobar cds with blank registration label affixed with 'Cobar' and registration number partially in manuscript. Few creases and discolouration though a scarce example of a manuscript registration label

     

    Lot 234
    Estimate: $4,500 Realised Price : $4,600

    Riverina Mail: 1860 (20 Nov) mourning cover endorsed ''Via Melbourne'' franked New South Wales 2d Diadem pair and single cancelled numeral ''51'' ray type (with Deniliquin cds at left) and Victoria 6d Queen-on-Throne cancelled Melbourne cds. The rear with Moama, Melbourne and London arrival cds. Flap faults and repaired tear at upper left though a rare combination franking. Ex Purves, Perry & Moreton

     

    Lot 235
    Estimate: $1,500

    Riverina Mail: 1864 (18 Dec) cover Moulamein to Scotland endorsed 'Via Melbourne' and franked New South Wales 6d Diadem cancelled with weak numeral '264' ray type and Victoria 6d Adapted cancelled Melbourne b/n '1'. The rear with Moulamein, Deniliquin, Melbourne and Aberdeen cds and the face with Ellon arrival cds. A few tonespots though a scarce combination franking

     

    Lot 236
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    Riverina Mail: 1865 (22 Nov) cover Moulamein to London franked New South Wales 1/- Diadem cancelled and tied by weak '265' ray type and Victoria 2 x 6d Adapted cancelled en route in Melbourne with BN '1' oval. The rear with Moulamein, Deniliquin, Melbourne and London cds and additional London Paid on face additionally tying NSW adhesive. The cover opened-out and with peripheral faults at right though a very scarce double rate Riverina combination cover. With Holcombe Certificate (1996) stating stamps lifted for inspection. Ex Purves

     

    Lot 237
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $450

    1876-1907 selection comprising covers, postcards and a registration envelope with examples showing ''G.N.R.P/N.S.W'' circular marking, oval framed marking ''TRAVELLING POST SOUTH/N.S.W''(3) and same for ''NORTH'' and ''WEST'', unframed ''T.P.O/No.1 S/A'' on cover to Brisbane, ''WERRIS CK TO MOREE/T.P.O/N.S.W'' and MOREE TO WERRIS CK/T.P.O/N.S./W'', ''TRAVELLING PO NO.1 WEST a N.S.W'', strike of the ''BROKEN HILL RLY TOWN'' on a postcard and ''T.P.O No.3 WEST/ N.S.W''. Poor to fine though an interesting selection (20)

      

    Lot 238
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $135

    1895 (4 Dec) officially registered cover Singleton to Brisbane franked 2 x 1d Centennials. Struck with the straight-line 'MORE TO PAY' and unframed bold 'R' and the rear with 'TRAVELLING P/O NORTH/N.S.W' cds

      

    Lot 239
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,000

    1855-1912 selection of mainly Sydney GPO cancels on stamps and covers including 1d, 2d and 3d Laureates, imperf Diadems to 1/- with some multiples incl 1d imperf on 1859 town letter, range used in Moreton Bay District, pie crust, Rideout and other duplexes and rays, registered handstamps. Covers consist of local, inter-colonial and ship letter mail. Mixed condition though a useful study with many rare cancels (134 covers + hundreds of stamps)

      

    Lot 240
    Estimate: $100

    Diamond of Dots Cancellation: legible strike in black on 1/- Diadem perf 12 (i.e. after 1860) and therefore possibly applied overseas

     

    Lot 241
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    1854 6d Diadem, four large margins cancelled with unusual Sydney duplex 'N.S.W in oval of dots' White Type B3, scarce and attractive

     

    Lot 242
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $35

    Two pieces cancelled boxed LOOSE SHIP LETTER, both with 1897 5/- Coin, one in combination with 2/6d Green Lyrebird, other in combination with 1897-99 2d pair and 2/6d Green Lyrebird, latter with some faults (2)

      

    Lot 243
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $105

    Lord Howe Island: 'L.H.I' in four bar oval on piece bearing pair 1d Shield, the piece also bearing Lord Howe Island cds (18.1.1908 - the '0' for which is in manuscript). Neat and attractive

     

    Lot 244
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    Selection of Numeral Cancels the majority on imperforate classics including 10 Sydney Views. Noted ''46'' (Gundagai) in manuscript (RRRR), ''50'' (Albury) (Type 2R19 - rated RRRR - on imperf 6d registered stamp), ''52'' (Moulamein - Type 2R38) (RRRRR) ''67'' (Muswellbrook) (RR - on a vertical strip of five 2d Laureate), ''13'' (O''Connell) (RRR on 1d Sydney View), ''203'' (Caloola - Type 2R19) (RRRR on large-margined 6d registered stamp), ''155'' (Taralaga - Type 2R20) (RRRR on imperf 6d Diadem), ''74'' (Callandoon - Type 1B) (RRRR on 2d Laureate), ''73'' (Warialda - Type 2R20) (RRRR - on perf pair 2d Diadem) (82 + 1 cover)

      

    Lot 245
    Estimate: $100

    '1' [Ryde] Type 1A (horizontal serif), very fine strike tying imperf 2d Diadem (three margins, touching along top) on 1857 (8 Oct) mourning cover to Bungendore, with Ryde and Bungendore datestamps on reverse. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 246
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '50' [Albury] Type 3R16, very fine strike on imperf 6d Diadem (three margins, touching at left) on 1859 (14 Aug) large part outer to Beechworth. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 247
    Estimate: $100

    '50' (Albury] Type 3R16, superb strike on imperf 6d Diadem (three large margins, cut-into at top), tiny tear outside design at right. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 248
    Estimate: $150

    '66' (Singleton] Type 2R20 (smaller sized numerals) fair strike on 2d De La Rue and rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 249
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '105' (Bendemeer] Type 2R24, fine strike on imperf 2d Diadem (four margins). Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 250
    Estimate: $50

    '106' (Rocky River] Type 1A, 1856 (12 Oct) part cover bearing imperf 2d Diadem vertical pair (lower unit defective), tied by three quite illegible strikes of what was considered by Hugh Campbell to be '106', with Rocky River datestamp on reverse. This town apparently used the same numeral as Euston. Rated RRR

     

    Lot 251
    Estimate: $100

    '121' (Guyong) Type 4B two strikes (one poor, the other heavily inked) on a piece bearing 2 x 2d Jubilees and 1d Shield. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 252
    Estimate: $50

    '123' (Wingham) Type 1A very fine central strike on imperforate 6d Diadem, charred at left still rated RRRR

     

    Lot 253
    Estimate: $100

    '162' (Peel] Type 2R19, complete and partial strikes on 2d DLR pair, mild toning. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 254
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '164' (Stoney Creek/Ironbarks] Type 2R20 very fine strike on 2d De La Rue. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 255
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '172' (Mangrove Creek] Type 2R19, very fine strike on 2d DLR, toning. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 256
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '187' (Watson's Bay] Type 2R24, very fine strike on 2d DLR, corner fault and mild toning. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 257
    Estimate: $100

    '198' (Little Hartley] Type 3R16, very fine strike on 1d DLR. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 258
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    '212' (Cannon Bar] Type 2R20 superb strike on 2d De La Rue. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 259
    Estimate: $100

    '242' (Narrandera) Type 3R16 good strike on 2d De La Rue (toned). Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 260
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    '271' (Moonbi] Type 2R34, fair strike on 2d DLR, perf fault. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 261
    Estimate: $100

    '279' (Merrimboola/Murrumburrah] Type 2R38, good strike on 2d Diadem, toned perfs. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 262
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    '292' (Charcoal] Type 2R39, fine strike on 2d Diadem, stained perfs. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 263
    Estimate: $150

    ''302'' (The Lagoon) Type 2R38 - two strikes (one fair, the other very fine) on a registered piece bearing 2 x 2d Jubilee and 1d Shield. One of the stamps additionally tied by a partial cds for The Lagoon. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 264
    Estimate: $200

    '348' (Kiora) Type 3R16 - two similar fragments each franked pair 2d Jubilee and 1d Shield bearing multiple strikes (poor to fair), one with black cancels, the other is coloured. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 265
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    '377' (Wagonga] Type 2R25, very fine strike on 2d DLR, toned and trimmed perfs at left. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 266
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $75

    '383' (Dalton] Type 2R19, fair strike on 2d DLR, creased. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 267
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $85

    '384' (Upper Araluen] Type 2R28, fine strike on 2d DLR, wing margin corner defect. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 268
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '402' (Murrumbah] Type 2R16, fine strike on 2d DLR, toning. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 269
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '534' (Bowna] Type 3R21, fine strike on 2d DLR optd 'OS'. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 270
    Estimate: $100

    '536' (Pyree) Type 3R16 three strikes on a fragment bearing 3 x 2d Jubilee and 1d Shield. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 271
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''581'' (Upper Pyramul] Type 4B, very fine strike tying 2d Jubilee on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 272
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    '603' (Marlow) Type 3R12, four strikes (poor to fair) on fragment bearing 3 x 1d Shield and 2d Jubilee. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 273
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    '639' [Junction Point] Type 4B, fine strike on 2d Emu, mild toning. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 274
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    '671' [Macdonaldtown] Type 4B, three strikes on a fragment bearing 2 x 2d Jubilee and 1d Shield. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 275
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '690' [Brown's Creek] Type 4B, two strikes (one poor, the other clear) on toned fragment bearing 2 x 2d Jubilee and 1d Shield (tied by indistinct Brown's Creek cds). Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 276
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    '723' [St Clair] Type 3R12, very fine strike on 2d Emu, mild toning. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 277
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    '738' [Quipolly] Type 3R12, very fine strike on 2d Jubilee. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 278
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '802' [Rankin's Springs] Type 3R12, very fine strike on defective 2d DLR. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 279
    Estimate: $100

    '814' [Greenmantle] Type 3R12, two good strikes (one over-inked) on 1d Shield pair. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 280
    Estimate: $100

    ''856'' [The Valley/Valley Heights] Type 4B, very fine strike tying 1d Shield pair (one reduced) on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 281
    Estimate: $100

    '863' [March] Type 4B, four average strikes (two overlapping) on registered fragment bearing pair 2d Jubilee and 1d Shield. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 282
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''880'' [Dry Plain] Type 4B, very fine strike tying 2d Jubilee on small piece, also showing small part Dry Plain datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 283
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $85

    ''932'' [Bomen] Type 4B, two good strikes tying 1d Shield pair on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 284
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $105

    ''970'' [Boolambayte] Type 4B, three strikes (legible to superb) tying 2d Jubilee [2) and 1d Shield on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 285
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1118'' [Gerrym Berryn] Type 4B, two strikes (one fine, one fair) on 1d Shield pair. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 286
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    '1172' [Kinchella Creek] Type 4B, fine strike on 1d Kangaroo, minor perf tones. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 287
    Estimate: $100

    '1211' [Never Never/Thora] Type 4B, fine strike on 2d Jubilee. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 288
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '1268' [Mandalong] Type 4B, two fine strikes on 1d Shield pair. Rated RRRR plus a strike of '1256' [Hillgrove) on a 1d Shield on piece additionally tied by 'MORE TO PAY' handstamp (2)

     

    Lot 289
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    ''1272'' [Upper Coldstream] Type 4B, superb strike on 2d Jubilee on small piece, also showing small part Upper Coldstream datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 290
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1272'' [Upper Coldstream] Type 4B, three strikes (fair to fine) tying 2d Jubilee [2) and 1d Shield on small piece, also showing small part Upper Coldstream datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 291
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    '1319' [Graman] Type 4B, two fine strikes on 1d Shield pair. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 292
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $130

    '1337' [Stockyard Creek] Type 4B, very fine (over-inked) strike on 2d Jubilee. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 293
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    ''1389'' [Green Valley] Type 4B, complete and partial strikes tying 2d Jubilee pair on small piece (with part Bendemeer backstamp). Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 294
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '1399' [Mitta Mitta] Type 4B, fine partly over-inked strike on 2d Jubilee. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 295
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    '1458' [Falls Creek] Type 4B, very fine strike on 1d Shield pair. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 296
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    ''1474'' [Pericoe] Type 4B, fine strike tying 1d Kangaroo on small piece, also showing complete Pericoe OC 21 1913 datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 297
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    ''1489'' [Woolomin] Type 4B, superb strike tying 1d Kangaroo on small piece, also showing Woolomin JU 3 1913 datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 298
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    '1510' [Croome] Type 4B, very fine strike on 1d Shield pair, perf stains. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 299
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    ''1543'' [Little Plain] Type 4B, two strikes (one poor, one good) tying 2d Jubilee strip of three (crossed with red pencil and one with trimmed perfs) on small piece. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 300
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $110

    ''1546'' [Gosforth] Type 4B, three strikes (legible to fine) tying 2d Jubilee pair and 1d Shield (crossed by red pen) on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 301

    ''1613'' [Kingswood] Type 4B, three strikes (good to fine) tying 1d Shield (5, one with corner fault) on registered fragment. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 302
    Estimate: $100

    ''1617'' [Cooplacurripa/No.1] Type 4B, fine strike tying 1d Shield pair (one defective) on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 303
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $105

    ''1634'' [Grogan] Type 4B, two fine strikes tying 2d Jubilee pair and 1d Shield on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 304
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $100

    ''1640'' [Pelican Island] Type 4B, two strikes (good to fine) tying 2d Jubilee pair and 1d Shield on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 305
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1664'' [Tyringham] Type 4B, three fine strikes tying 2d Jubilee pair and 1d Shield (perf faults) on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 306
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $76

    1671'' [Orundumbi] Type 4B, three strikes (poor to fine) tying 2d Jubilee (crossed by red pencil) and 1d Shield (3, also tied by large ''R'' in oval) on small piece, with ink stain not affecting the best strike. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 307
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '1674' [Kiah] Type 4B, fine strike on 2d Jubilee, several trimmed perfs. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 308

    ''1674'' [Kiah] Type 4B, two strikes (one legible, one good) tying 2d Jubilee pair and 1d Shield on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 309
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    ''1683'' [Nymboida] Type 4B, superb strike on 1d Shield pair on small piece of registration envelope, also showing part Nymboida 1899 datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 310
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1698'' [Avoca] Type 4B, three strikes (poor to fine) tying 1d Shield strip of five (one crossed by red pencil) on piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 311
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1704'' [Myrtle Creek] Type 4B, two fine strikes (and one partial) tying 2d Jubilee (2) and 1d Shield on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 312
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    ''1723'' [Carrow Brook] Type 4B, legible strike tying 1d Shield pair (one crossed by blue pencil) on small piece. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 313
    Estimate: $100

    ''1728'' [South Murwillumbah] Type 4B, two strikes (one fine, one poor) tying 2d Jubilee (defective) and 1d Shield on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 314
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '1731' [Garangula] Type 4B, very fine strike on 1d Shield pair. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 315
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    ''1733'' [Austral] Type 4B, legible strike tying 1d Shield on small piece, toned perfs. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 316
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '1747' [Berremangra] Type 4B, good partial strike on 2d Emu (marginal) on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 317
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    ''1780'' [Corndale] Type 4B, two strikes (one fine, one poor) tying 2d Jubilee strip of three on small piece. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 318
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    '1781' [Tooraweenah] Type 4B, fine (blurred) strike on 2d Jubilee pair. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 319
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    ''1783'' [Marrana Creek/Maeranie/Mirannie] Type 4B, two strikes (one good, one just legible) tying 2d Jubilee (2, one with small tear) and 1d Shield (torn) on small piece. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 320
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $150

    ''1817'' [Upper Bucca Bucca] Type 4B, three strikes (poor to fine) tying 2d Jubilee (3) and 1d Shield (crossed by red pencil and corner fault) on piece. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 321
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1849'' [Wrightville] Type 4B, two good to fine strikes tying 2dJubilee (2) and 1d Shield on piece, also showing complete Wrightville NO 15 1898 datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 322
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $115

    ''1855'' [Mount Rae] Type 4B, two fine strikes tying 2d Jubilee (2) and 1d Shield on piece, and also showing part Mount Rae 189(?) datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 323
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $85

    ''1863'' [Canimbla] Type 4B, two strikes (one very fine, one not quite legible) tying 2d Jubilee pair and 1d Shield on piece, also showing small part Canimbla datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 324
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    ''1867'' [Blanket Flat] Type 4B, two good to fine strikes tying 2d Jubilee pair and 1d Shield on piece. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 325
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    ''1876'' [Garah] Type 4B, two fine strikes (one complete, one large part, both heavily-inked) tying 2d Jubilee pair (fault) and 1d Shield on piece, also showing large part Garah JA 22 1899 datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 326
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    '1882' [Isabella] Type 4B, good strike (over-inked and slightly blurred) on 2d Jubilee. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 327
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1883'' [Hill Plain] Type 4B, three strikes (poor to very fine) tying 1d Shield strip of five on piece, also showing part Hill Plain OC 13 189(?) datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 328
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $40

    ''1899'' [Millwood] manuscript, possibly in lieu of device, on 2d Jubilee on piece, also showing large ''R'' in oval. Type 4B rated RRRRR, and this possibly unique

     

    Lot 329
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $110

    ''1903'' [Greenwich Park] Type 4B, three strikes (poor to fine) tying 2d Jubilee and 1d Shield on piece, also showing small part Greenwich Park 1899 datestamp. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 330
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $50

    '1907' [Morisset] Type 4B, good strike on 1d Shield. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 331
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1909'' [Williamsdale] Type 4B, fine strike tying 2d Jubilee on piece, also tied by large ''R'' in oval, some toning. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 332
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1926'' [Wirrialpa] Type 4B, two strikes (one fine, one illegible) tying 1d Shield (4, two defective) on piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 333
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1927'' [Beaconsfield] Type 4B, fine strike tying 1d Shield on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 334
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    ''1949'' [Upper Horton] Type 4B, two strikes (one good, one poor) tying 2d Jubilee pair and 1d Shield on small piece. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 335

    ''1954'' [Hallsville] Type 4B, three fine strikes tying 2d Jubilee pair and 1d Shield on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 336
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    ''1965'' [Armatree] Type 4B, five strikes (poor to good) in violet tying 1d Shield (5) on piece(minor faults), one also tied by large oval ''R'' in black. Rated RRR, though unrecorded struck in violet ink

     

    Lot 337
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $95

    '1979' [Wattamadara/Wattamondara] Type 4B, two good strikes (over-inked) on 1d Shield pair. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 338
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $105

    ''1993'' [Burrapine] Type 4B, two strikes (one good, one just illegible) tying 2d Jubilee pair and 1d Shield on piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 339
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    ''1999'' [Boomi] Type 4B, good strike tying 2d Jubilee on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 340
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    ''2018'' [South Corowa] Type 4B, two strikes (one superb, one poor) tying 2d Jubilee and 1d Shield strip of three on piece, some staining. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 341
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    '2036' [Byangum] Type 4B, fine strike on 1d Shield. Rated RRRRR

     

    Lot 342
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    '2064' [Cataract] Type 4B, two strikes (one very fine, one good) tying 1d Shield pair on small piece. Rated RRRR

     

    Lot 343
    Estimate: $60

    Instructional Markings: 'REGISTERED/QUEANBEYAN. two superb strikes (one complete, one missing first letter on each line) on 2d DLR wing margin strip of four, minor toning. Unrecorded by White et al in PHNSW (1988)

     

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