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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, THE DIADEM ISSUES, 1/- IMPERFORATE

    Lot 116
    Estimate: $900 Realised Price : $1,000

    Imperforate plate proof pair in Pale Dull Red, horizontal margin pair from the foot of the sheet on white wove paper with contemporary (?) thick brown gum. Fine and scarce, ex Slade Slade

     

    Lot 117
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $270

    Imperforate plate proof in Pale Red from top of sheet on unwatermarked thin wove paper, large margins all round and fine

     

    Lot 118
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $380

    Rosy-vermilion block of four with good to large margins all sides, cancelled by indistinct numeral. A scarce multiple of good colour

     

    Lot 119
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $180

    Rosy-vermilion block of 4 cancelled indistinct Barred Numeral, good margins all round, with 8mm vertical tear in base of lower right unit

     

    Lot 120
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $250

    Group comprising Rosy-vermilion (2), Pale Red (3) and Brownish-red (2) selected examples all with full margins (7)

     

    Lot 121
    Estimate: $6,000

    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 (Apr 10) 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 122
    Estimate: $900 Realised Price : $2,500

    Rosy-vermilion touched top right, used with 1d Orange-vermilion (cut into at base) and 2d Blue (2) Laureates cancelled unclear '22' numerals on 1854 (18 Sep) envelope from Appin to Armagh, Ireland, endorsed 'Per first steamer'. With London arrival d.s. for 5 DE 1854 on face and manuscript '1/-'’ In red, backstamped at Sydney, Dublin and Armagh (DE 7 54). A scarce and attractive franking meeting the 1/5d prepaid ship letter rate. With 1998 BPA cert

     

    Lot 123
    Estimate: $750

    Rosy-vermilion used with 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 124
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $625

    Rosy-vermilion large margins and just overlapping edge of cover cancelled Sydney dumb obliterator on 1857 (10 Mar) envelope to Worcester, endorsed 'p European & via Marseilles', with London arrival d.s. in red of 4 MY 1857 tying adhesive, and Worcester arrival backstamp (MY 4 57). An exceptional example of this stamp on cover paying the ½oz. Marseilles rate

     

    Lot 125
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,600

    Rosy-vermilion four singles (one defective otherwise mostly good margins) tied by Sydney dumb obliterators to 1857 (12 Sep) entire to Scotland endorsed 'per Emeu via Marseilles'. London transit d.s. (NO 28 57) on face and reverse with Glasgow and Johnstone arrival d.s. for 30 NO 57. A rare multiple franking of the 1/- Diadem to meet the 1¾-2oz rate via Marseilles

     

    Lot 126
    Estimate: $1,800

    Rosy-vermilion three singles (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 127
    Estimate: $900 Realised Price : $700

    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 d.s. in red (3 AU 1857), 'AUSTRALIAN/PAID/LIVERPOOL/PACKET' d.s. in red (AU 1 57), and '5/N. YORK AM PKT' arrival d.s. 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 128
    Estimate: $600

    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 Leamington arrival d.s. of JA 8 58 on reverse. A fine example of the quadruple rate (¾-1oz)

     

    Lot 129
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $110

    Emergency Printing Wmk Double-lined '8': 1/- Rosy-vermilion, fine with even margins all round

     

    Lot 130
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $125

    Forgeries: 8d (3, all with NSW in oval cancels) and 1/- (3, one perforated and unused, others cancelled) litho forgeries in varying shades (6)

     

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