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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, THE DIADEM ISSUES, 6D IMPERFORATE

    Lot 75
    Estimate: $900

    Imperforate plate proof in Black on white wove paper, block of 4, very fine. Ex J.S. White

     

    Lot 76
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $460

    Imperforate plate proof in Black on white wove paper, horizontal pair fine with large margins

     

    Lot 77
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $75

    Imperforate plate proof in Grey-brown from base of sheet on unwatermarked thin wove paper, some fox spots

     

    Lot 78
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $750

    Greenish-grey horizontal strip of six with prominent pre-printing crease on left stamp, right-hand pair with small faults at top, cancelled by unclear '81' numeral of Warwick (Moreton Bay District). The equal largest used multiple of any 6d shade, ex C.L. Pack

     

    Lot 79
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $850

    Greenish-grey block of four with good to large margins all round, cancelled by dumb obliterator. A very scarce block in this condition, ex Burrus and 'Manwood'

     

    Lot 80
    Estimate: $600

    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 81
    Estimate: $1,500

    Greenish-grey with 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 82
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

    Greenish-grey good to clear margins cancelled dumb obliterator (not tied) on 1856 (21 May) entire from Sydney to Bath U.K. endorsed 'per Ship Royal Charter' handstruck '3' accountancy mark in red, 'AUSTRALIAN/PAID/ LIVERPOOL/PACKET' d.s. in red (12 AU 56), London PAID d.s. (13 AU 1856), and with Bath arrival d.s. (AU 14 1856) on reverse. Some soiling and cover faults

     

    Lot 83
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $240

    Slate-green good to large margins tied by dumb obliterator to 1855 (4 Dec) entire from Sydney to Glasgow endorsed 'per Emma from Melbourne' with handstruck '5' accountancy mark in red also tying adhesive. 'AUSTRALIAN/PAID/LIVERPOOL/PACKET' d.s. in red for 26 MR 1856 on face, and Glasgow arrival backstamp (MR 27 1856). A fine 'clipper' cover carried by the White Star Line

     

    Lot 84
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $4,200

    Slate-green large margins two sides, just cut into at top tied by dumb obliterator to 1856 (11 Dec) entire from Sydney to Reunion endorsed 'via Point de Galle Per first mail steamer'. Crowned 'MAURITIUS/G.P.O.' d.s of FE 18 1857 also tying adhesive, reverse with boxed 'M & I' and arrival datestamp. Very rare, with only one other cover from N.S.W. to Reunion recorded, ex Trevor Davis

     

    Lot 85
    Estimate: $550

    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' (reales) delivery charge and Manila arrival backstamp for 14 11 1857. Fine and scarce, ex Trevor Davis

     

    Lot 86
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $360

    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 87
    Estimate: $450

    Grey margins all round and showing sheet margin at right used with 3d Laureate (cut into at top and upper left, with portion of adjoining unit at base) tied by Sydney dumb obliterator to 1855 (8 Sep) envelope to London endorsed 'via Melbourne p "Kent" '. Manuscript '3'(d) accountancy in red, and London arrival d.s for 28 NO 1855 also tying stamp. A fine 'clipper' cover

     

    Lot 88
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $360

    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 89
    Estimate: $750

    Grey and 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 90
    Estimate: $450

    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 91
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $90

    Olive-grey large margins all sides tied by 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals to 1858 (12 Oct) envelope from Sydney to Melbourne per 'Telegraph'. 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/G.P.O. VICTORIA' oval d.s. in red on reverse for OC 16 1858. Very fine

     

    Lot 92
    Estimate: $150

    Olive-grey good to large margins all sides and showing portion of adjoining unit at right affixed sideways and cancelled by dumb obliterator (not tied) on 1859 (8 Jan) envelope from Sydney to Geelong, and with scarce 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GEELONG VICTORIA' arrival d.s. in red for JA 12 1859 on reverse

     

    Lot 93
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $80

    Olive-grey large margins all round tied by 'N.S.W.' in concentric ovals obliterator to 1859 (11 Aug) outer from Sydney to Melbourne (AU 17 59 arrival d.s. in red). Very fine

     

    Lot 94
    Estimate: $450

    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 95
    Estimate: $1,200

    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 96
    Estimate: $225

    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 97
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    Emergency Printing Wmk Double-lined '8': 6d Fawn and 6d Greyish-brown each with four good margins, plus 6d Greyish-brown Wmk Sideways touched at left and small defect at top right

     

    Lot 98
    Estimate: $100

    Emergency Printing Wmk Double-lined '8': 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 99
    Estimate: $250

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

     

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