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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, DIADEMS, IMPERFORATE ISSUES

    Lot 124
    Estimate: $20,000

    Diadems: 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 125
    Estimate: $750

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

     

    Lot 126
    Estimate: $450

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

     

    Lot 127
    Estimate: $2,000

    1d Plate Proof lower marginal block of 20 in red-brown on blued, Nos. [65-68, 77-78, 89-92, 101-104, 113-116] showing distinct 'ivory heads' on reverse. The equal largest multiple remaining from the sheet which came into the market in 1943, and of superb appearance. Accompanied by a GB 1841 1d in a similar shade. Ex Ron Butler

     

    Lot 128
    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $900

    1d Plate Proof lower right corner block of 20 in Red-brown on Blued, Nos. [69-72/81-84/93-96/105-108/117-120] showing distinct 'ivory heads' on reverse. Horizontal crease along top and [84] damaged and repaired, still the equal largest piece surviving from the sheet which came onto the market in 1943. Ex 'Manwood'

     

    Lot 129
    Estimate: $130

    1d Orange-vermilion part o.g. with clear to good margins, some gum staining showing through to face

     

    Lot 130
    Estimate: $3,500

    1d Orange-vermilion block of four with experimental roulettes made by John Dutton in 1856, fine with large part o.g. (some roulettes at top reinforced). Accompanied by a 2-page signed letter from Dutton dated at Wooloomooloo, 3 November 1856, to the Postmaster-General (W.H. Christie) with a proposal to perforate stamps and enclosing a sample of his work. This block (ex Wiggins and 'Manwood') is believed to be the largest multiple of 1d roulettes now remaining from the block of 24 ex-Ginger

     

    Lot 131
    Estimate: $450

    1d Orange-vermilion used with 2d Deep Turquoise-blue on 1856 (28 Nov) envelope from Sydney to Bothwell, Tasmania, cancelled and just tied by dumb obliterator. 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' datestamp for 4 DE 1856 on face, and Sydney despatch datestamp on reverse. A fine early example of the 3d intercolonial ship letter rate

     

    Lot 132
    Estimate: $240 Realised Price : $180

    1871 Reprints Wmk Crown over NSW (I) 1d Orange-red (no gum) and Wmk Single-lined '2' 2d Blue (part o.g.) Imperforate optd 'SPECIMEN', both four margins and fine. Two sheets of each value were printed, one of each being optd 'SPECIMEN'

      

    Lot 133
    Estimate: $400

    Wmk Double-lined '2' complete sheet of 120 impressions (12 x 10), folded twice and one corner with tear otherwise fine

     

    Lot 134
    Estimate: $100

    Plate I 2d Deep Turquoise-blue horizontal pair with close to large margins used on lettersheet to Sydney with 1856 (29 Sep) arrival backstamp. Endorsed 'P Shamrock' and cancelled on arrival with 'N.S.W.' piecrust obliterator. Interesting example of the double inland rate

     

    Lot 135
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $95

    Plate I 2d Blue shades used on four covers, 1858 (16 Feb) from Albury to Sydney cancelled '50' ray type numeral, 1859 (14 Apr) Sydney to Mulgrave (flap missing), 1859 (6 Jul) Sydney to Newcastle, and 1859 (8 Oct) Queanbeyan to Sydney cancelled '38' ray type numeral. All adhesives except last with four margins, a useful group (4)

        

    Lot 136
    Estimate: $175

    Plate I 2d Blue (touched at base) tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals on 1858 (27 Sep) envelope to Ipswich, Queensland (OC 10 1858 backstamp). Cover tear at top left, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 137
    Estimate: $100

    Plate I 2d Blue close margins three sides, wide at top showing portion of adjoining unit, used on 1858 (Nov) entire apparently posted at a coastal office and endorsed 'p Yarra Yarra', with adhesive tied by 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals on arrival in Sydney (NO 12 1858 backstamp). Fine

     

    Lot 138
    Estimate: $500

    2d Plate I Retouched: First Retouch - Dull Blue [24, lines above and below 'TWO PENCE' redrawn], clear to large margins; Third Retouch - Dull Blue horizontal pair [35-36, [36] retouched to left and right of 'SOUTH' and above 'WALES'], close to good margins, few small tone spots; Cobalt Blue [49, retouched above 'NEW' and left of 'SOUTH'], small to good margins all round, cancelled by indistinct ray type numeral, and [105, left side panels retouched], small even margins all round, cancelled by ray type numeral, very fine (4)

     

    Lot 139
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $300

    2d Plate I Retouched: Third Retouch: Dull Blue horizontal pair [37-38, [37] retouched above and below 'NEW'], huge margins all round, cancelled by Sydney duplex. A magnificent pair. Ex Pack and Dale-Lichtenstein

     

    Lot 140
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    2d Plate I Retouched: Third Retouch: Cobalt Blue [49, retouched above 'NEW' and left of 'SOUTH'], unused without gum, small even margins three sides and large at top showing portion of adjoining unit. A very rare unused retouch in fine condition

     

    Lot 141
    Estimate: $320

    2d Plate I Retouched: First Retouch: Deep Dull Blue horizontal pair [103-104, [104] diadem, hair and base of neck extensively redrawn], good margins three sides, just touched at lower right cancelled '140' of Moorna. A fine example of this major retouch. Ex Slade Slade

     

    Lot 142
    Estimate: $350

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

     

    Lot 143
    Estimate: $250

    2d Plate I Retouched: Third Retouch: Cobalt Blue [104, right side panels and background to head extensively redrawn], small even margins all round, thinned in two places, cancelled '9' of Bathurst and a good example of this very extensive retouch. Ex Slade Slade

     

    Lot 144
    Estimate: $320

    2d Plate I Retouched: Third Retouch: Cobalt Blue [104] another example, small margins three sides and wide at left showing portion of adjoining unit, cancelled '99' of Walgett, very fine. Ex Slade Slade

     

    Lot 145
    Estimate: $5,000

    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 146
    Estimate: $550

    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 147
    Estimate: $1,600

    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 148
    Estimate: $1,600

    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 149
    Estimate: $1,750

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue [109] showing retouch, clear to large margins and fine used, cat. £2500. Ex Theodore Steinway, with 1947 RPSL cert.

     

    Lot 150
    Estimate: $4,800

    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 151
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,450

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue [111] showing strong retouch to base frame. Margins in places, still an exceptional example of this retouch and the rarest of the three major types, with very few recorded. Ex Theodore Steinway. 1942 RPSL Certificate

     

    Lot 152
    Estimate: $1,500

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue SG 118, 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 153
    Estimate: $1,200

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue (just touched at top left) used on 1859 (31 Aug) mourning envelope from Sydney to Newcastle, cancelled Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex and with SP 1 1859 arrival datestamp on reverse. Very rare with only about 6-8 lithographs recorded on cover, with 2002 BPA cert.

     

    Lot 154
    Estimate: $1,500

    Lithographic Transfer of Plate I: 2d Pale Blue (touched at upper left) tied by '9' sunburst obliterator on 1860 (2 Mar) envelope from Bathurst to Sydney, with MR 5 1860 arrival backstamp. A very rare use on cover, with 1991 BPA cert.

     

    Lot 155
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $85

    3d Plate Proof in Green on unwmkd paper, lower marginal, cut close at left

     

    Lot 156
    Estimate: $500

    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 157
    Estimate: $1,750 Realised Price : $1,350

    3d Dull Green, error Wmk Double-lined '2', margins three sides, cancelled by 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals. One of the finest examples of this rare stamp. Ex William Frazer

     

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    3d Yellow-green (8) and Dull Green (5) all picked four-margin examples virtually free of defects. Also Yellow-green single tied on 1856 (9 Dec) envelope from Sydney to Melbourne, stamp just touched at left and envelope stain at top (13 + 1 cover). SG 115/117, minimum Cat £1145

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $125

    Diadem QV head as used on the 5d to 1/- values, Reprinted Proofs on wove paper in Black (2 - 30 x 42mm and 32 x 32mm) and Deep Carmine (45 x 45mm) (3 proofs)

     

    Lot 160
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $320

    5d horizontal Plate Proof pair in Deep Blue, small tear at top left corner does not impinge on design and otherwise fine

     

    Lot 161
    Estimate: $300

    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 162
    Estimate: $550 Realised Price : $420

    5d Dull Green unused without gum wmk upright, fine with large margins all round. Some slight staining at base

     

    Lot 163
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $280

    5d Dull Green with good to large margins, close at lower right and with central 'NSW' in ovals obliterator. SG 88, cat £650

     

    Lot 164
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $360

    5d Dull Green, two examples cancelled Sydney 'NSW' duplexes, one with large margins three sides and close at left, other small margins all round. SG 88, cat £1300

     

    Lot 165
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    5d Dull Green wmk upright with good margins (very large at left), cancelled Sydney duplex

     

    Lot 166
    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 167
    Estimate: $6,000

    6d Diadem Proof block of four from the trial plate with erased corners (waxed over) in Blackish-purple on wove paper (80 x 118mm). Very fine, from the Ginger collection. The 6d trial sheets are much rarer than the low value sheetlets of six

     

    Lot 168
    Estimate: $5,000

    6d Proofs from trial plate with erased corners (5) in Deep Carmine, Deep blue, Yellow-green, Deep Grey and Red affixed to piece (107 x 237mm) headed 'Australian Colours', with proofs respectively endorsed for 1d, 2d, 3d, 6d and 1/- values and with manuscript details of ink formulae used. Some minor toning in places, but a spectacular and important piece. From the Yardley, Ginger, Hutson and 'Manwood' collections

     

    Lot 169
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    6d Plate Proof block of four in Black on white wove paper with sheet margin at right, fine

     

    Lot 170
    Estimate: $750

    6d Plate Proof block of four in Black on white wove paper, very fine. Ex J.S. White

     

    Lot 171
    Estimate: $600

    Reprinted Die Proofs: 6d and 1/- in Black se-tenant on wove paper (103 x 62mm) pulled from secondary dies derived from unfinished rollers, the 6d showing 'tongue' at foot. Very fine, ex Sir Gawaine Baillie

     

    Lot 172
    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 173
    Estimate: $300

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

     

    Lot 174
    Estimate: $1,750 Realised Price : $1,350

    6d Olive-grey, SG 95, block of four with large part o.g., large margins three sides and touching at left, two small thin spots and upper left unit with repaired tear. Very rare multiple, with only two mint blocks of four known. 2010 BPA Certificate. Cat £4000+

     

    Lot 175
    Estimate: $500

    6d Greenish-grey block of four in a bright shade with margins three sides, just cut into at top left, cancelled by dumb obliterator. A very scarce multiple, ex 'Manwood'

     

    Lot 176
    Estimate: $1,200

    6d Greenish-grey (four good margins) cancelled dumb obliterator on 1856 (7 Feb) envelope from Sydney to Sandhurst, U.K., endorsed 'Per Hellespont via Southampton'. With handstruck '3' accountancy mark in red, manuscript '4' and circular 'MORE/TO/PAY' in black tying adhesive. The 'Hellespont' was a private ship which carried mail as far as Singapore to connect with the Far East P & O service. On arrival in London the G.P.O. added the 4d charge for the Far East leg of the journey, hence the 'MORE/TO/PAY handstamp and manuscript '4'. One of only two 'Hellespont' covers originating from N.S.W. and an important postal history item, ex Trevor Davis

     

    Lot 177
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $400

    6d used on three covers to U.K., comprising Greenish-grey (good to clear margins) on 1856 (21 May) entire (some soiling and cover faults) from Sydney to Bath endorsed 'per Ship Royal Charter' handstruck '3' accountancy mark in red; Slate-green (good to large margins) on 1855 (4 Dec) entire from Sydney to Glasgow endorsed 'per Emma from Melbourne' and with handstruck '5' accountancy mark in red tying adhesive; Grey (full margins with sheet margin at right) used with 3d Laureate (cut into at top and upper left) on 1855 (8 Sep) cover from Sydney to London endorsed 'via Melbourne p "Kent" ', with mss '3' accountancy in red (3 covers)

      

    Lot 178
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $340

    6d Bluish-grey with clear to good margins cancelled (not tied) by dumb obliterator on 1857 (10 Sep) entire from Sydney to Manila, with handstruck '1'(reale) delivery charge and Manila arrival backstamp for 14 11 1857. Fine and scarce, ex Trevor Davis

     

    Lot 179
    Estimate: $350

    6d Fawn clear to large margins and showing portion of adjoining unit at base tied by Sydney duplex on 1859 (24 Sep) envelope with contents addressed to Government House, Hobart endorsed 'pr Tasmania'. Stamp also tied by 'SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE' d.s. 28 SP 28 1859 in black. Very fine

     

    Lot 180
    Estimate: $350

    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 181
    Estimate: $600

    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 182
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $380

    6d Olive-grey with clear to large margins cancelled (not tied) by dumb obliterator on 1857 (19 Aug) entire from Sydney to Hong Kong endorsed 'p Irina Brons', manuscript '4' accountancy marking and Hong Kong arrival backstamp. Fine condition to a scarce destination

     

    Lot 183
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    6d Olive-grey used on two covers from Sydney to Victoria, one with good to large margins and showing portion of adjoining unit at right, cancelled (not tied) by dumb obliterator on 1859 (8 Jan) envelope to Geelong, with scarce 'SHIP LETTER/ FREE/GEELONG VICTORIA' arrival (JA 12 1859) datestamp in red on reverse. The second large margins all round and tied by 'NSW' obliterator on 1859 (11 Aug) outer to Melbourne, arrival (AU 17 59) backstamp, very fine (2 covers)

      

    Lot 184
    Estimate: $400

    6d Greyish-brown (2) and 1/- Pale Red (all with four margins) cancelled by dumb obliterators on 1857 (18 Jun) entire (one side flap missing) from Sydney to London, endorsed 'via Marseilles' and with 29 AU 1857 arrival d.s. in red. One 6d crossed by vertical filing crease, still a scarce 2/- Marseilles rate cover

     

    Lot 185
    Estimate: $900

    6d Greyish-brown (large margins all round) tied by Sydney 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals duplex on mourning envelope to New York, with San Francisco transit d.s (OCT 22 1859) and handstruck 'SHIP' and '12'. Very fine, and a scarce trans-Pacific cover

     

    Lot 186
    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $135

    6d Greyish-brown pair with good to large margins tied by 'N.S.W. in concentric ovals to 1860 (14 Jan) envelope (flap missing) from Sydney to Sheffield, U.K. Envelope slightly ragged along edges, still a fine double rate usage

     

    Lot 187
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    1859 Emergency Printing on Wmk Double-lined '8' Paper: 6d Greyish-brown from right side of sheet cancelled Sydney duplex, good to large margins all round (slightly ragged at base) and showing prominent pre-printing paper crease

     

    Lot 188
    Estimate: $200

    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 189
    Estimate: $600

    1859 Emergency Printing on Wmk Double-lined '8' Paper: 6d Wmk Double-lined '8' selection, comprising Fawn (3, one a very deep shade) and Greyish-brown (2), plus a further example in an unusual Pale Greenish-grey shade. All selected four-margin examples free of faults and a very scarce group (6). SG 93a/96a Cat £660

     

    Lot 190
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $625

    8d Diadem Plate Proof horizontal strip of three in Chocolate on blue paper, very fine and attractive. Ex J.S. White and Sir Gawaine Baillie

     

    Lot 191
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    8d Imperf Plate Proofs on thick unwmkd wove paper in Blue and Yellow, the former somewhat discoloured (possibly a result of cancellation experiment?), otherwise both fine with good margins (2)

      

    Lot 192
    Estimate: $4,000

    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 ¼oz. rate via Marseilles, and one of the finest of the few recorded 8d's on cover. With 1995 Holcombe cert

     

    Lot 193
    Estimate: $700 Realised Price : $575

    8d Lemon-yellow with wide to huge margins all round, cancelled blurred and indistinct numeral. This is by far the rarest of the 8d Diadem shades, being from the third printing (May 1858) of only 5000 stamps. Probably the finest known example of this rarity

     

    Lot 194
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    8d Dull Yellow-orange good margins on all sides cancelled Sydney duplex of JA 22 64

     

    Lot 195
    Estimate: $350

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

        

    Lot 196
    Estimate: $600

    8d Dull Yellow-orange good to large margins, with 'NSW' in concentric ovals cancellation, very fine

     

    Lot 197
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $125

    1/- Plate Proofs in Pale Red on unwmkd paper (2, one fine with large margins all round, other creased and cut into at top)

     

    Lot 198
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1/- Rosy-vermilion block of four with large margins all round, second unit with repaired internal tear and coloured over on face, cancelled '71' of Tamworth

     

    Lot 199
    Estimate: $5,000

    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 200
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $460

    1/- Rosy-vermilion and 6d Slate-green (latter just touched top left) tied by dumb obliterators on 1855 (8 Dec) envelope from Sydney to Hanover, Germany, manuscript '11' in red, 'P' in oval in red, London 'PAID' d.s and double-ring 'ENGLAND PER AACHEN. FRANCO d.s. (6.4). Some soiling and cover faults on reverse still a scarce franking

     

    Lot 201
    Estimate: $1,500

    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 202
    Estimate: $750

    1/- Pale Red (clear to large margins) and 2d Blue (touched right and top left) tied by dumb obliterators on 1857 (23 May) entire from Sydney to New York, endorsed 'Per "Simla" via England', mss '8' and '16' accountancy marks in red, London PAID datestamp* in red (3 AU 1857), 'AUSTRALIAN/PAID/LIVERPOOL/PACKET' datestamp in red (AU 1 57), and '5/N. YORK AM PKT' arrival datestamp of AUG 17. This Australian mail carried by E&ARM packet 'Simla' was transferred to the 'Scamander' at Alexandria, which unusually docked at Liverpool instead of the usual terminus of Southampton. A very fine and attractive franking

     

    Lot 203
    Estimate: $500

    1/- Brownish-red (2, both good to large margins) cancelled dumb obliterators on 1857 (10 Nov) entire (no side flaps) from Sydney to Leamington, U.K., endorsed 'p Mail Steamer via Marseilles' and with arrival d.s. of JA 8 58 on reverse. A fine example of the quadruple rate (¾-1oz)

     

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