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    Australasia 2007





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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1850-59 HALF-LENGTHS, SECOND STATE OF DIES

    Lot 131
    Estimate: $500

    1d Red-Brown, SG 5, lightly cancelled with rare Butterfly '20' (Elephant Bridge)

     

    Lot 132
    Estimate: $600

    3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, Type [2] retouched left frame 1.5mm above 'U' in S.W. corner, Purves 'i', thinning, part of adjoining unit at base. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 133
    Estimate: $600

    3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, Type [2] strengthening of lines of shading to upper right of crown, Purves 'iii', margins except where touched upper left. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 134
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, Type [4] retouch in right border about opposite Queen's shoulder, Purves 'i', unused, tapered into at lower right. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 135
    Estimate: $1,000

    3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, Type [4] affecting an area of 3.5 x 5mm in S.E. corner, Purves 'ii', attractive example of one of the more prominent retouches, barely touched at lower right corner. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 136
    Estimate: $750

    3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, Type [4] retouched S.E. corner square and area to immediate top and left, full-margined, rare use of Camperdown datestamp as a canceller. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 137
    Estimate: $2,500T

    3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, [6 - retouched N.E. corner], cancelled Butterfly '1' on 1851 (14 Jun) mourning cover Melbourne to England 'Pr Ship Success' endorsed 'paid 3d' and mss. '8', 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE', arrival datestamp in red on reverse, minor staining. Perry records only three covers with retouches

     

    Lot 138
    Estimate: $750

    3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, Type [9] heavy lines across a white area in background immediately over elbow at right, Purves 'i', large-margined except where barely touched left top, tied to piece. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 139
    Estimate: $500

    3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, Type [9] retouched head of sceptre and area to its left, Purves 'ii', margins except at top where slightly trimmed. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 140
    Estimate: $1,500T

    3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, [8 - retouched left margin towards base], margins in places tied to 1853 (27 Apr) cover Melbourne to England endorsed in blue 'Ship Letter/paid/Pr first opportunity', mss. '8', 'SHIP LETTER/MELBOURNE' and arrival datestamp in red on back. Perry records only three covers with retouches

     

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