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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Lot 544
    Estimate: $90

    1876-1900 Wmk Broad Star Perf 11-12, 2/- Carmine, SG 132, scarce commercially used block of six, cancelled diamond numeral ''35''

     

    Lot 545
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $725

    1876 De La Rue 2d Imperf Plate Proof in Black, block of 42 on thin glazed card from top of right pane showing Plate No. '3 ' in top selvedge [Plate 3 was invoiced in 1897]. Some soiling and creases in margins to be expected, still a fine and attractive piece

     

    Lot 546
    Estimate: $2,500

    1883 d Essay in Green and Chinese white on card (77 x 102mm), handstamped '22 NOV 81' and endorsed 'Seen 23/11/81 AR', slight ageing. Attractive and very rare

     

    Lot 547
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $700

    1883-99 4d Imperf Plate Proof in Black, block of 42 on this glazed card (overall toning) from top of left pane showing Plate No. '1' in top selvedge. Minor soiling in selvedge, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 548
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $525

    1886-96 Wmk Crown SA Perf 10 10/-, 15/-, 50/-, 3 and 4 vertical pairs optd 'SPECIMEN (Type 4), all with part o.g. and generally of fine appearance, few small perf faults, 10/- centred lower left and 3 somewhat toned. Unusual multiples from the August 1889 UPU distribution, much scarcer than multiples from the 1892 distribution of Perf 11-12 Reprints (5 pairs) (see phpto)

     

    Lot 549
    Estimate: $175

    Postal Card: 1908 1d American Fleet Card, fine unused

     

    Lot 550
    Estimate: $70

    Newspaper Wrapper: 1885 d Violet, H&G 3a, uprated with d Bantam, indistinctly cancelled and used to Egypt. Roughly opened, nevertheless a very scarce destination

     

    Lot 551
    Estimate: $250

    Postal History: 1872 (2 Dec) large cardboard parcel front from Adelaide to Wimborne, Dorset, redirected to Basingstoke, endorsed 'Parcel only Without Letter', bearing 4d and 1/- Perkins, Bacon cancelled 'G.P.O. ADELAIDE'. Toned due to the acidic nature of the cardboard, nevertheless a remarkable early survivor of non-letter rate mail

     

    Lot 552
    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $135

    1898-1904 selection with OPSO envelope [slightly reduced] from 'Chief Secretary's Office' Adelaide to USA bearing 2d Violet-blue optd 'OS', 1899 to Canada via San Francisco bearing d strip of five tied by Semaphore squared-circle datestamps, and 1904 to Hobart bearing 2d tied by two Petersburg squared-circle datestamps, arrival backstamps (3 covers)

      

    Lot 553
    Estimate: $600

    1900 (14 Aug) Governor's envelope (red insignia on flap), used Adelaide to Sydney bearing d and 1d optd 'O.S.' pairs, violet 'AIDE DE CAMP'S/OFFICE/ GOVERNMENT HOUSE' cachet at left, Sydney backstamp. A rare franking

     

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