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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, DIADEMS

    Lot 22
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1d Diadem Plate Proof block of eight (4 x 2) in Black on wove paper. Fine, ex Butler

     

    Lot 23
    Estimate: $400

    1d Diadem Plate Proof block of four in Black on wove paper, Nos. [75-76/87-88], margins good to clear at left

     

    Lot 24
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    First Retouch: 2d Blue [104] another example, good to large margins and lightly cancelled, scarce. Ex Butler. 1966 RPSL Certificate

     

    Lot 25
    Estimate: $4,500

    Plate II 2d Blue: 1860 (12 Dec) cover from Sydney to Gladstone Queensland with imperf 2d Diadem Plate II strip of three (touched at top and right) cancelled Sydney 'NSW' duplex, endorsed 'per Telegraph', reverse with Brisbane transit and Gladstone arrival (DE 22 60) datestamps. The Imperf 2d Plate II were only issued in Queensland, and this very rare use in New South Wales was possibly by a traveller writing home. A very significant cover from the Ginger, Gordon Kaye, 'Manwood' and Stevenson Collections

     

    Lot 26
    Estimate: $1,600

    1859 Lithographic transfer of Plate I 2d Pale Blue [108], SG 118, showing ''Vertical line in "L" of "WALES" '', large margins and perhaps the finest example known. A stamp for the connoisseur. Ex Steinway, Manwood, White

     

    Lot 27
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,150

    1859 2d Pale Blue Lithographed [109] showing retouch, clear to large margins and fine used, Cat £2500. Ex Theodore Steinway, with 1947 RPSL cert.

     

    Lot 28
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1856 3d Dull Green horizontal strip of 4 with good to large margins except just cut into at left and first unit with ironed-out vertical crease, cancelled by dumb obliterator. A rare stamp in multiples of this size, ex 'Manwood'

     

    Lot 29
    Estimate: $250

    1855 5d Dull Green with margins three sides, just touched at top left and right, part o.g. and with ironed out vertical crease not showing through to face. SG 88, cat £1200

     

    Lot 30
    Estimate: $4,000

    6d Diadem Die Proof in Black in India paper backed on card (56 x 60mm). Some minor overall soiling otherwise fine and rare

     

    Lot 31
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1854 6d Diadem plate proof in Black on white wove paper, block of four, very fine. Ex J.S. White.

     

    Lot 32
    Estimate: $350

    Reprinted Die Proofs: 6d in Black on semi-transparent wove paper (90 x 132mm) showing garter 'tongue' removed. Fine, with 2007 RPSV cert

     

    Lot 33
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Reprinted Die Proofs: 6d in Black with garter 'tongue' removed, on wove paper (104 x 134mm). Fine and attractive

     

    Lot 34
    Estimate: $300

    1854 6d Grey margins three sides and into at top cancelled 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals (not tied) on 1859 (16 Mar) mourning envelope from Sydney to Hobart. Sydney despatch d.s. on reverse, and with 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' d.s. 21 MR 21 1859 in red. Attractive and clean

     

    Lot 35
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $420

    1854 6d Grey and 6d Greyish-brown, both with clear to good margins, cancelled Sydney 'N.S.W.' duplex on 1859 (16 Nov) cover to Dublin (JA 13 1860 d.s. on reverse). Few ink marks on face do not detract unduly from this very unusual combination use of two different 6d printings to meet the double packet rate via Southampton.

     

    Lot 36
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $140

    1859 Emergency Printing on Wmk Double-lined '8' Paper: 6d Fawn horizontal pair with good to large margins cancelled '51' of Deniliquin. Slight thin at top not affecting appearance and a scarce multiple

     

    Lot 37
    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $5,500

    1855 8d Golden Yellow three large margins and just touched at left, with 1d Carmine-vermilion with right sheet margin just touched at upper left, both cancelled and tied by Sydney dumb obliterator on 1857 (10 Apr) small envelope to Birmingham, endorsed 'per Columbian via Marseilles'. London arrival d.s. in red for 8 JU 1857 on face, and Birmingham arrival backstamp for the following day. A very attractive franking for the 9d ¼ oz. rate via Marseilles, and one of the finest of the few recorded 8d's on cover. With 1995 Holcombe cert

     

    Lot 38
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    1855 8d Dull Yellow-orange , three examples in mixed conditioon, one rebacked. Also an engraved forgery (4)

        

    Lot 39
    Estimate: $300

    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 40
    Estimate: $4,500 Realised Price : $4,000

    1854 1/- Rosy-vermilion used with 2d Blue Laureate and 8d Orange-yellow Laureate, all with clear margins except 2d just into at top left, tied by dumb obliterators on 1854 (10 Apr) envelope from Sydney to Dublin. Endorsed 'Per Private Ship' and with manuscript '8' incoming ship letter charge, London arrival d.s 14 SP 1854 also tying adhesives. An exceptional mixed issue franking to meet the double prepaid ship letter rate to U.K. (2 x 11d), the 8d Laureate being very rare on cover. Ex 'Manwood'

     

    Lot 41
    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $900

    1854 1/- Rosy-vermilion (3, all with margins clear to good) used with 3d Yellow-green (cut into at right) cancelled dumb obliterators on 1858 (10 Feb) entire (no side flaps) from Sydney to Leamington, U.K., endorsed 'p Simla via Marseilles'. Arrival backstamp for AP 3 58. A rare multiple usage of the 1/- Diadem for the quintuple Marseilles rate (1-1¼oz)

     

    Lot 42
    Estimate: $300

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined numerals Perf 12 1d Orange-red (left marginal), 2d Greenish-blue Plate II (both part o.g.) and 5d Dull Green (no gum), some perf faults but a scarce trio. SG 131, 134, 141, cat £770

     

    Lot 43
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $135

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '2' 2d Perf 12 covers from Sydney to Faringdon, England, comprising Prussian Blue Plate II (3) tied by duplexes on 1860 (22 Dec) cover endorsed 'p Jedda', arrival datestamp on reverse (FE 18 61); and Dull Blue Plate I (3) tied by duplexes on 1861 (21 Dec) cover endorsed 'per Salsette', arrival datestamp on reverse (FE 19 62). Latter with recipient's endorsement on face, otherwise both fine and attractive (2 covers)

      

    Lot 44
    Estimate: $120

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '6' Perf 12 6d Grey-brown cancelled unclear ray type numeral (not tied) to envelope to Auckland, New Zealand, arrival d.s for DE 17 1860 on face, and d.s. for Bathurst (NO 22 1860) and Sydney (NO 24 1860) on reverse. Envelope without flap and few small faults

     

    Lot 45
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $80

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '6' Perf 12 6d used on covers to England, comprising 6d Greenish-grey tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex on 1861 (22 Jun) envelope to Farringdon U.K. (AU 22 61 backstamp), fine; 6d Greenish-grey (straight edges two sides) similarly cancelled on 1860 (22 Oct) entire (peripheral faults) to Cullompton; and 6d Grey-brown tied by unclear ray type numeral on 1861 (17 May) cover (part back flap missing) from Woonoona to Southwell (3 covers)

       

    Lot 46
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $420

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '6' Perf 12 6d Violet tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex on 1861 (22 Jul) entire to Manila, endorsed 'Northam' and with handstruck '1' (reales) inwards charge marking. Manila arrival d.s. (25 SET 1861) on reverse. Superb condition to a scarce destination, ex Trevor Davis

     

    Lot 47
    Estimate: $400

    1860-72 8d Orange Diadem perf 12, centred right, good used with uncommon experimental ''Rideout'' cancel ''3'' within diamond. A sound example. SG 151 Cat £1200

     

    Lot 48
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $125

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '1' Perf 13 1d Scarlet tied by '64' ray type numeral on 186? (21 Jun) West Maitland town letter. Very fine

     

    Lot 49
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '1' Perf 13 1d Dull Red pair tied by Sydney duplexes to 1863 (19 Dec) envelope to Muswellbrook, arrival backstamp, few notations on face, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 50
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '6' Perf 13 6d Purple used on covers to England, comprising two singles on 1869 (30 Jan) double rate cover From Sydney to London (faulty back flap and some peripheral tears); 1869 (1 Jan) cover from Clarence Town to Surrey (light vertical creases not affecting adhesive); 1869 (21 Apr) cover from Sydney to Twickenham (age stain on reverse); and 1869 (29 Jun) cover from Wentworth to London. (4 covers)

        

    Lot 51
    Estimate: $600

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '6' Perf 13 6d Purple used with 4d DLR strip of three all tied by '507' ray type numerals to 1871 (23 Feb) envelope with contents from Tocumwal to Tennessee, U.S.A., 'SAN FRANCISCO CAL/10' d.s (APR 13) on face, and four transit d.s on reverse. Endorsed 'Via England Overseas Route' but apparently underpaid and sent by the trans-Pacific route. Small portion of back flap missing and stain on face (apparently where an adhesive was removed prior to posting)

     

    Lot 52
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '6' Perf 13 6d Violet tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex to 1865 (22 Jul) entire to Brisbane, endorsed 'pr Steamer', reverse with 'SHIP LETTER/QUEENSLAND d.s (JY 24 65) across join. Fine

     

    Lot 53
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $260

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '6' Perf 13 6d Violet tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex to 1867 (21 Jun) envelope to Major Kent of the 77th Regiment at Peshawar, India, endorsed 'Per first Mail Via Calcutta'. Arrival d.s in red on face, reverse with Calcutta and Lahore transit d.s. Fine

     

    Lot 54
    Estimate: $350

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '6' Perf 13 6d Violet pair tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex to 1868 (5 Jun) envelope to Major Kent of the 77th Regiment at Peshawar, India, endorsed 'Per Mail of 17th June by Geelong'. Reverse with various Indian transit d.s. Some peripheral age stains but a fine double rate cover to a scarce destination

     

    Lot 55
    Estimate: $120

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '12' Perf 13 1/- Rose-carmine (pale shade) tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex to 1868 (11 Jul) envelope (flap missing) to Lyon, France. 'POSS.ANG. V. SUEZ/MARSEILLES' d.s. in red on face, with various transit d.s on reverse.

     

    Lot 56
    Estimate: $250

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '12' Perf 13 1/- Rose-carmine used with 4d DLR tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex to 1869 (31 Dec) entire to Libourne, France, endorsed 'Via Marseilles', and with unframed 'P.D.' in red. Arrival d.s. on reverse for 24 FEVR 70. Some flap faults still a fine example of the 1/4d rate for a ½oz. letter via Marseilles

     

    Lot 57
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $460

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '12' Perf 13 1/- Carmine (2 in differing shades) and 8d Red-orange tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric oval duplexes to 1864 (22 Aug) entire to London, endorsed 'p Madras via Marseilles' with arrival d.s (OC 17 64) on face. Filing crease barely affects one 1/- stamp. A scarce combination of adhesives, 2/8d being the 1oz. rate to U.K. via Marseilles in force from July to November 1864 only, ex Trevor Davis

     

    Lot 58
    Estimate: $500

    1860-72 Wmk Double-lined '12' Perf 13 1/- Carmine with 1871 Wmk Crown over NSW (I) 1d tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplexes to 1874 (16 May) mourning envelope (flap missing) to London. Small mss '1/1' at left, the rate representing the rare 1/1d U.K. rate due the imposition of the retaliatory 'Galle Penny' charge between February 1874 and May 1875. Ex J.S. White and illustrated in the 'The Postal History of NSW' at page 328

     

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