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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY VIEWS

    Lot 31
    Estimate: $400

    Plate I 1d Carmine, SG 2, [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. Cat £975 (2)

     

    Lot 32
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $440

    Plate II 1d Carmine, SG 13, [23] even margins all round and showing distinct double impression, cancelled '96' of Maryborough (Moreton Bay District, rated RRR). Cat £600+

     

    Lot 33
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Plate I 2d Greyish-blue, SG 16b, [16] large even margins all round showing portions of framelines on three sides, cancelled '71' of Tamworth. Ex Ferrary

     

    Lot 34
    Estimate: $250

    Plate I 2d Greyish-blue [16] good to large margins all round and showing frameline at base, few light stains down right side, cancelled '57' of Raymond Terrace (rated RR), Heinrich KŲhler (Berlin/Wiesbaden) guarantee handstamp on reverse

     

    Lot 35
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Plate I 2d Greyish-blue [19, variety 'double lines on bale'], SG 16ba, bright shade with large margins all round and showing complete framelines at right and base, vertical ironed-out crease visible only from rear, cancelled '71' numeral of Tamworth

     

    Lot 36
    Estimate: $400

    Plate I 2d Dull Blue, SG 18, [8] good margins all round showing framelines at left and right, with wider margin at top showing portion of double frameline, fine and very scarce. The 2d Sydney View was printed by a print-and-turn technique. Apart from the famous tÍte-bÍche pair on cover, the only evidence of this mode of printing is in the form of stamps showing 'double compartment lines', the additional line being the outer frameline of the adjoining impression. Only when the two impressions were close do such examples occur, and even so such stamps are rare

     

    Lot 37
    Estimate: $1,200

    Plate I 2d Dull Blue good margins all round, wide at base, tied by crisp reversed Ď9' numeral on 1850 (2 Feb) registered entire from Bathurst to Sydney (FE 5 1850 arrival backstamp), and with mss 'Registered'. Heavy horizontal fold and lighter vertical fold clear of stamp do not unduly detract from this fine and rare entire. Only five internal registered covers bearing Sydney Views are recorded

     

    Lot 38
    Estimate: $900

    Plate I 2d Retouches to stamps in lower row: 2d Greyish-blue, SG 19, group comprising [14], small tear at middle left just impinging on design, cancelled by '62' of Morpeth, [17], [20], [22] and [23],cancelled by '30' of Camden, all four margins and showing portions of framelines. Cat £1375 (5)

     

    Lot 39
    Estimate: $600

    Plate I 2d Dull Blue, SG 20, trio comprising [15], ironed out vertical crease, cancelled by '2' of Parramatta, [16] and [18], both cancelled by Sydney obliterator, all four margins, two showing portions of framelines. Cat £975 (3)

     

    Lot 40
    Estimate: $8,000 Realised Price : $6,500

    Plate I 2d Greyish-blue two blocks of four [4-5/16-17 and 6-7/18-19 - lower units retouched], SG 17/19, rejoined to form a severed block of eight, large margins all round, the right-hand block with [18] slightly cut into at left. Cancelled '26' of Shoalhaven and probably originally used on the same cover. An extraordinary item and the most important piece extant showing the retouched state of Plate I Six used blocks of four of the 2d Plate I in all states can be traced. These two rejoined blocks were formerly in the G.J. Hutson and 'Manwood' Collections, and are illustrated on Plate H of Hutson's The Stamps of New South Wales

     

    Lot 41
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    Plate I 2d Greyish-blue [23, retouched] close to large margins tied by '66' numeral on 1850 (11 Apr) large part entire from Singleton to Armidale, despatch and arrival (AP 21 1850) datestamps on reverse. Right flap missing, otherwise fine. Ex Amundsen and Engberg

     

    Lot 42
    Estimate: $250

    Plate II 2d Dark Blue (Early Impression), SG 21, [6] small to good margins all round, cancelled by '84' of Tenterfield

     

    Lot 43
    Estimate: $250

    Plate II 2d Indigo (Intermediate Impression), SG 21 group, [18] close to large margins showing frameline at base, cancelled by watery '40' of Bombala. Cat £350

     

    Lot 44
    Estimate: $500

    Plate II 2d Indigo SG 21 group, [19] close to large margins showing complete framelines on three sides and partially at right, cancelled by '46' of Gundagai (rated R); and [24] close to large margins showing frameline at base, cancelled by watery '40' of Bombala. Cat £700 (2)

     

    Lot 45
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $220

    Plate II 2d Greyish-blue (Intermediate Impression), SG 23 group, [16] good to large margins showing frameline at base, indistinct numeral cancellation. Cat £300

     

    Lot 46
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $750

    Plate II 2d Lilac-blue (Early Impression), SG 22, [5] small to good margins with portion of frameline at base, indistinct cancellation. Cat £1200

     

    Lot 47
    Estimate: $900

    Plate II 2d Lilac-blue [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 48
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Plate II 2d Greyish-blue (Early Impression) [2, variety 'fan as Plate III, inner circle intersects fan'], SG 23b, good even margins all round, indistinct numeral cancel

     

    Lot 49
    Estimate: $500

    -: 2d Greyish-blue (Early Impression) [10, variety 'pick and shovel omitted'] and [16], SG 23/f, both good even margins all round with indistinct numeral cancellations. Cat £800 (2)

     

    Lot 50
    Estimate: $200

    Plate II 2d Greyish-blue (Intermediate Impression), SG 23, [16] good to large margins showing framelines on three sides, cancelled by '55' of Newcastle

     

    Lot 51
    Estimate: $250

    Plate II 2d Greyish-blue (Early Impression), SG 23, [19] good even margins all round and showing frameline at left, indistinct numeral cancellation

     

    Lot 52
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Plate II 2d Bright Blue (Early Impression), SG 24, [12] good even margins all round, cancelled by '66' of Singleton

     

    Lot 53
    Estimate: $300

    Plate II 2d Bright Blue, a deep shade (Early Impression), SG 24,[21] good margins all round, cancelled OC 1 1850 datestamp (probably of Walcha). 1970 BPA Certificate describes the shade as 'Grey-blue'

     

    Lot 54
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $250

    Plate II 2d Dull Blue (Later Impression), [4, variety 'no whip, inner circle intersect fan'], SG 25d, good to large margins showing complete frameline at top, cancelled by '64' of Maitland. Cat £400

     

    Lot 55
    Estimate: $750

    Plate II 2d Prussian Blue (Later Impression) [1, variety 'fan as Plate III with shading outside'], SG 26a, two examples both good to large margins showing complete or partial framelines on all sides; and [2, variety 'fan as in Plate III, inner circle intersects fan'], SG 26b, small to good margins, indistinct numeral cancellation. Cat £1200 (3)

     

    Lot 56
    Estimate: $350

    Plate II 2d Prussian Blue (Later Impression) [10, variety 'pick and shovel omitted'] and [24], SG 26/f, both small to large margins showing complete or partial framelines, indistinct numeral cancellations. Cat £600 (2)

     

    Lot 57
    Estimate: $900

    Retouches to stamps in bottom row: Plate II 2d selection comprising First Retouch - Prussian Blue [20, variety 'no whip'] clear to good margins all round, Dull Blue [22] small to large margins showing complete frameline at top and [24] good margins all round showing complete frameline at right; Third Retouch - Dull Blue horizontal pair [20-21, [20] variety 'no whip'] small to good margins all round. A fine group, SG 27e/28-e. Cat £1190+ (5)

     

    Lot 58
    Estimate: $400

    Retouches to stamps in bottom row: 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 59
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    Retouches to stamps in bottom row: Plate II 2d Prussian Blue [23, showing Third Retouch], SG 27, large margins all round showing complete frameline at left, cancelled by '72' of Wee Waa (rated R). Cat £275

     

    Lot 60
    Estimate: $150

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine, SG 29, [4] good margins, wide at top showing complete frameline, cancelled by '35' of Goulburn. Cat £190

     

    Lot 61
    Estimate: $150

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine, SG 29, [4] good to large margins showing framelines at left and base, cancelled by '49' of Wagga Wagga

     

    Lot 62
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine [20, variety 'fan with six segments'], SG 29b, good to large margins, indistinct numeral cancel. Cat £450

     

    Lot 63
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $200

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine [20, variety 'fan with six segments'], SG 29b, small to good margins, indistinct numeral cancel. Cat £450

     

    Lot 64
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine, SG 29, [21] good to large margins showing complete frameline at base, cancelled by '4' of Richmond (rated RR)

     

    Lot 65
    Estimate: $600

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine (Intermediate Impressions) group comprising horizontal pair [2-3] small to large margins, cancelled '82'(enhanced) of Armidale, ex C.L. Pack; [8] good to large margins showing complete frameline at base, indistinct numeral cancellation; and [14] good margins all round, cancelled by light '66' of Singleton. Cat £760 (4)

     

    Lot 66
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine (Intermediate Impression), SG 29, [11] clear to good margins, cancelled by '45' of Binalong (rated R)

     

    Lot 67
    Estimate: $150

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine (Intermediate Impression), SG 29, [14] good even margins all round, cancelled by '82' of Armidale

     

    Lot 68
    Estimate: $600

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine (Worn Impressions) trio comprising [7, variety 'double lines on bale'] small to good margins, cancelled by Sydney obliterator; [12, variety 'double lines on bale'] good to huge margins showing complete frameline at base, cancelled by '56' of Hexham (rated RR); [23] small to huge margins showing framelines three sides, excellent colour, indistinct numeral cancellation, SG 29/c. Cat £790 (3)

     

    Lot 69
    Estimate: $250

    Plate III 2d Ultramarine (Worn Impression) [20, variety 'fan with six segments'], SG 29b, close to large margins showing complete framelines at right and base, cancelled by '65' of Wollombi. Cat £450

     

    Lot 70
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $110

    Plate IV 2d Ultramarine, SG 31, [21] good even margins all round, cancelled by legible '11' of Canowindra (rated RRR)

     

    Lot 71
    Estimate: $750

    Plate IV 2d (Early Impressions) group comprising Ultramarine [13] small even margins all round, cancelled '66' of Singleton and [18] close to large margins, indistinct numeral cancel; Prussian Blue [11] small to large margins showing complete frameline at base, heavy Sydney obliterator and [22, variety 'no clouds'] small to good margins, indistinct numeral cancel; Dark Blue [3] close to good margins, cancelled '81' of Warwick (Moreton Bay District); and Bright Blue [13] good to large margins, stain at top left, indistinct numeral cancel, SG 31/32(group)/33. Cat £1130 (6)

     

    Lot 72
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $200

    Plate IV 2d Prussian Blue (Early Impression), SG 32, [9] good to large margins showing complete frameline at base, with illegible 'Butterfly' cancellation

     

    Lot 73
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $130

    Plate IV 2d Dark Blue, SG 32 group, [23] good margins, cancelled by '38' of Queanbeyan (rated R)

     

    Lot 74
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Plate IV 2d Dark Blue, SG 32 group, [7] small to good margins showing complete frameline at base, tied by blotchy numeral on 1851(6 Mar) outer from Armidale to Melbourne, Sydney transit (MR 11) and Melbourne arrival (MR 17 1851) datestamps on reverse

     

    Lot 75
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $120

    Plate IV 2d Bright Blue (pale shade), SG 33, [3] good to huge margins showing complete framelines at top and right, illegible brownish numeral cancel. Cat £170

     

    Lot 76
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Plate IV 2d Bright Blue [17, variety 'no waves'], SG 33e, good to very large margins, cancelled by '40' numeral of Bombala

     

    Lot 77
    Estimate: $200

    Plate IV 2d Ultramarine, SG 34, [11] good margins all round, heavily cancelled by Ď30' numeral of Camden. Cat £200

     

    Lot 78
    Estimate: $450

    Plate IV 2d Ultramarine [22, variety 'no clouds'], SG 34c, good margins and showing portion of papermaker's watermark, indistinct numeral cancel, with 1970 BPA Certificate; and 2d Prussian Blue, SG 35, [10] close to good margins, fine colour, cancelled by '2' of Parramatta. Cat £575+ (2)

     

    Lot 79
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $210

    Plate IV 2d Ultramarine [24] good to large margins all round with sheet margin at right, on large part 1851 (26 Feb) entire (file fold) from Sydney to Melbourne, where backstamped. A very fine adhesive on cover. Ex Shephard

     

    Lot 80
    Estimate: $400

    Plate IV 2d Prussian Blue, SG 35, [4] good even margins all round tied by '30' numeral on 1851 (9 Jun) outer from Cooma to Sydney (JU 13 1850 backstamp). Tear in back flap, otherwise a fine and clean cover. Ex G.H. Boucher and W.R.D. Wiggins

     

    Lot 81
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    Plate V 2d Ultramarine, SG 36, [7] good to large margins showing complete frameline at left, fine colour, indistinct numeral cancellation

     

    Lot 82
    Estimate: $350

    Plate V 2d Ultramarine, SG 36, trio comprising [9] small to good margins, poorly cancelled by Sydney obliterator, [10] good even margins all round, indistinct numeral cancel and [24] close to good margins with complete frameline at right, indistinct numeral cancel. Cat £480 (3)

     

    Lot 83
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $380

    Plate V 2d Ultramarine [13] large to huge margins showing complete framelines at left and base, tied by reversed '9' numeral of Bathurst to 1851 (5 Aug) outer to Sydney (AU 7 1851) backstamp. Minor ink marks and mss notations on face, still an exceptional quality adhesive on cover. Ex Frankenstein

     

    Lot 84
    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $135

    Plate V 2d Ultramarine, SG 36, four large margins on 1851 (9 Aug) outer (a few small peripheral faults) from Bathurst to Sydney, L. Miro (Paris) guarantee handstamp below the adhesive

     

    Lot 85
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $200

    Plate V 2d Dull Ultramarine, SG 38, [1] good to large margins showing complete framelines at left and top, light indistinct numeral cancellation. Cat £350

     

    Lot 86
    Estimate: $250

    Plate V 2d Dull Ultramarine, SG 38, [5] good even margins all round, indistinct numeral cancellation

     

    Lot 87
    Estimate: $600

    Plate V 2d Dull Ultramarine, SG 38, [12] close to large margins showing framelines at left and top, indistinct numeral cancel; and[23] good to large margins showing complete frameline at top, indistinct numeral cancel and portion of datestamp, ex G.H. Boucher. Cat £750 (2)

     

    Lot 88
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    Plate V 2d Dull Ultramarine [20, variety 'fan with six segments'], SG 38b, clear to small margins, cancelled by '68' numeral of Scone. Cat £600

     

    Lot 89
    Estimate: $450

    Yellowish Wove Paper: 3d Yellow-green, SG 39, vertical pair [8/13] good margins all round, tied on small piece by ''48'' numerals of Tarcutta. Ex Dr W.R.D. Wiggins. Cat £600+

     

    Lot 90
    Estimate: $1,000

    Yellowish Wove Paper: 3d group comprising (Yellowish wove paper) Yellow-green [16] close to large margins, cancelled by legible '17' of Dubbo (rated RRR), ex Judge Hamilton, and Emerald-green [13] clear to large margins; (Greyish wove paper) Yellow-green [12] good to large margins, [18, variety 'no whip'] small to large margins, and [20] good margins all round, SG 39/41/42/42b. Cat £1500 (5)

     

    Lot 91
    Estimate: $40,000 Realised Price : $32,000

    Yellowish Wove Paper: 3d Yellow-green horizontal strip of three [18-20, [18] and [19] variety 'no whip'], SG 39-a, very fine impression with small to good margins, in combination with 1d Plate I Pale Red on Bluish with small even margins all round, tied by '2' numerals to 1852 (10 Aug) double rate ship letter from Parramatta to London. 'PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' datestamp on face, weak Parramatta despatch and London arrival (2 JA 1851) datestamps on reverse. Mss '1/4' representing the 2 x 8d incoming ship letter charge. Left flap missing, otherwise very fine and a beautiful cover Only four Sydney View covers showing the 2 x 5d Inland + Ship Letter rates are recorded, one being in the Vickery Collection in the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Two of these bear a strip of three 3d in combination with a 1d, of which this is by far the finest. One of the most important Sydney View covers extant, from the Burrus and Butterwick Collections (see photo outdide back cover)

     

    Lot 92
    Estimate: $1,200

    Yellowish Wove Paper: 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 93
    Estimate: $4,000

    Yellowish Wove Paper: 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 2nd and 3rd units and tiny pinhole in 1st 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 94
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    Yellowish Wove Paper: 3d Emerald-green [23, variety 'SIGIIUM'], SG 41b, large margins all round, very fine colour, cancelled by Sydney obliterator. Ex G.H. Boucher. Cat £650

     

    Lot 95
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Greyish Wove Paper: 3d Yellow-green, SG 42 group, [1] good even margins all round, cancelled by '2' numeral of Parramatta. Cat £250

     

    Lot 96
    Estimate: $200

    Greyish Wove Paper: 3d Yellow-green [12] good to large margins, cancelled by '78' numeral of Cassilis (rated RR)

     

    Lot 97
    Estimate: $1,200

    Yellowish Laid Paper: 3d trio comprising Bright Green [3] good even margins all round, and [19, variety 'no whip'] good even margins all round; Yellowish-green [17] small to good margins, indistinct numeral cancellations, SG 43d/e/f. Cat £1900 (3)

     

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