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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1850-59 HALF-LENGTHS

    Lot 97
    Estimate: $4,500

    Original state of dies: 2d Lilac-Rose, SG 2, (Stone A printing), the shade which is thought to represent a rejected colour trial, margins except where touched at right, cancelled Butterfly '19' (The Leigh). Five examples recorded

     

    Lot 98
    Estimate: $2,500

    Original state of dies: 3d Blue, SG 4a, large-margined pair from base margin of sheet, portion of adjoining unit at right, lightly cancelled Butterfly '15' (Geelong). Rare in such quality. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 99
    Estimate: $1,500

    Second state of dies: 2d Grey-Lilac shades or Dull Grey, SG 6,a, reconstruction of 30 (less [17]) from the intermediate stone, variable condition. Cat £4060+

     

    Lot 100
    Estimate: $1,750

    Second state of dies: 2d Dull Grey, SG 6a, Substituted transfer pair [8-18], the [8] a substitution for [17], heavy crease, small thin. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 101
    Estimate: $1,750

    Second state of dies: 2d Dull Grey, SG 6a, Substituted transfer pair [8-18], the [8] a substitution for [17], creased, tiny scissor-cut at base, cancelled Butterfly '2' (Kilmore). Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 102
    Estimate: $4,000

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Orange-Vermilion, SG 8, remarkable interpane pair [11-19], the [11] a substitution for [24] in the upper left intermediate transfer group of 30. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 103
    Estimate: $2,500

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Orange-Vermilion, SG 8, an exceptional and rare strip of three. Ex Wawn, Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 104
    Estimate: $1,250

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Red and Dull Rose shades, SG 8a-9b, partial reconstruction of 30 (less [6] and [18/24/30]) from the intermediate stone, includes one pair, variable condition (26). Minimum cat £3600+

     

    Lot 105
    Estimate: $150

    Third state of dies: 1d Brownish Red [9], SG 9a, showing 'Cut transfer', with area below value cut-away, three margins

     

    Lot 106
    Estimate: $10,000

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Rose, SG 9b, triangular void at lower left for a distance of 15mm from base, resulting in absence of 'E' in lower left corner square and portion of left frame above. The only recorded example and not dissimilar to the well known 'Void corner' in the fifth printing 2d (SG 13d) of which four are recorded, one realising AU$57500 in our March 2006 auction. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 107
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    Third state of dies: 3d Blue shades, SG 11, complete reconstruction from the intermediate stone, five in pairs (one scissor cut between), mixed condition (12). Cat £840

     

    Lot 108
    Estimate: $3,500

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Red-Lilac shades, SG 15, complete reconstruction of this rare shade from the intermediate stone, variable condition (30). Cat £8250

     

    Lot 109
    Estimate: $1,750

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Dull Brownish Lilac Retouched, SG 15e, Type [10] retouch affecting shading in upper right corner for a distance of 7mm extending down and including left portion of right frame, large void area lower right portion of stamp apparently caused by gum residue on surface of paper prior to printing. Unusual and spectacular, not noted elsewhere in Half-lengths. Ex Pack, Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 110
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    Fourth state of dies - 'Vertical drapes': 2d Lilac-Grey, Deep Grey or Brown-Lilac shades, SG 16,a,b, complete reconstruction from the intermediate stone, variable condition (30). Minimum cat £2400

     

    Lot 111
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $850

    J.S. Campbell & Co: 1d Orange-Red shades, SG 23, complete reconstruction from the intermediate stone, includes one pair, mixed condition (24). Cat £2880

     

    Lot 112
    Estimate: $3,500

    J.S. Campbell & Co: 1d Orange-Red, SG 23, strip of six, touched at places, cancelled rare Barred Oval '28' (Kyneton from 1 Jan 1854). The equal record multiple. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 113
    Estimate: $3,500

    J.S. Campbell & Co: 1d Rose, SG 23a, typical dull shade, full-margined pair cancelled Barred Oval '1' (Melbourne), slight crease in second unit, small separation in vertical gutter between. Kellow states 'Some two dozen used examples have been identified, of which pairs are the only multiples'

     

    Lot 114
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $280

    J.S. Campbell & Co: 3d Blue shades, SG 24, complete reconstruction from the intermediate stone, mixed condition (24). Cat £960

     

    Lot 115
    Estimate: $2,000

    J.S. Campbell & Co: 3d Blue (shades), SG 24, complete reconstruction of an intermediate transfer group of 24, [17] the primary retouch (SG 24a), generally very fine to superb selected quality. The finest quality reconstruction ever assembled. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 116
    Estimate: $3,500

    J.S. Campbell & Co: 3d Blue (shades), SG 24, complete reconstruction of an intermediate transfer group of 24 in matching pairs, [17] the primary retouch, [15-16] a rare 'abnormal' pair from base margin of a sheet, generally very fine to superb. Virtually impossible to duplicate in this quality. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 117
    Estimate: $2,000

    J.S. Campbell & Co: 3d Blue (shades) selection of secondary varieties offered intact on exhibition leaves comprising singles (7, one rouletted) and pairs (6), generally fine to superb, also single of the very rare [19] secondary retouch (ex Pack), touched at base, less than six recorded, (20). Ex Perry

      

    Lot 118
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $625

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Brown, Brick-Red or Dull Red shades, SG 26,a,b, complete reconstruction from the intermediate stone, mixed condition (24). Minimum cat £1920

     

    Lot 119
    Estimate: $3,500

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Brown, SG 26, rare block of four, full-margined except where barely touched lower right, cancelled Barred Oval '1' (Melbourne). Ex Tomasini, Perry

     

    Lot 120
    Estimate: $1,750

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Brown and Brick-Red shades, constant secondary varieties offered intact on exhibition leaf, comprising singles (6) and pair, generally fine/superb, (8). Ex Perry

     

    Lot 121
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $525

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Orange-Brown, Dull Rose-Red shades, SG 27,a, complete reconstruction from the intermediate stone, incl strip of three, mixed condition (24). Minimum cat £1560

     

    Lot 122
    Estimate: $1,750

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Orange-Brown and Dull Rose-Red shades study of 'abnormals' on exhibition leaf, comprising singles (3) and pairs (4), generally fine for these rare varieties, SG 27/a, (11). Ex Perry

     

    Lot 123
    Estimate: $2,000

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Orange-Brown Retouched [1], SG 27c, redrawn lower left border, margins except where touched right top, portion of adjoining unit at left, faint thin. Perhaps the finest of the few known. Ex Pack, Wawn, Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 124
    Estimate: $1,750

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Orange-Brown Retouched pair, SG 27c, [7] redrawn upper left border for a length of 15mm in pair with [8], the retouch touched in subject area. Ex Pack, Wawn, Gartner, Perry

     

    Lot 125
    Estimate: $2,000

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Orange-Brown Retouched [13], SG 27c, redrawn upper left frame for a distance of 8mm, large-margined. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 126
    Estimate: $2,000

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Dull Rose-Red Retouched [13], SG 27c, redrawn upper left frame for a distance of 8mm, full-margined (close at left), faint crease, cancelled clear of subject area. Ex Pack, Perry

     

    Lot 127
    Estimate: $2,000

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Dull Rose-Red (deep shade) Retouched [13], SG 27c, redrawn upper left frame for a distance of 8mm, very large margins except where barely touched upper right, portion of adjoining unit at top, faint thin. Ex Caspary, Perry

     

    Lot 128
    Estimate: $2,000

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Dull Rose-Red Retouched [19], SG 27c, lower left corner square obliterated, large-margined, portion of adjoining units top and base, faint corner thin. Ex Pack, Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 129
    Estimate: $2,500

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Dull Rose-Red (deep shade) Retouched [19], SG 27c, lower left corner square obliterated, large-margined, portion of adjoining unit at base, very fine. Ex Pack, Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 130
    Estimate: $2,000

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Orange-Brown/Dull Rose-Red shades, SG 27/27a, showing constant secondary varieties on exhibition leaves, with singles (12) and pairs (2), includes prominent 'ON' of 'ONE' obliterated (2, both shades), generally fine to superb, (16). Ex Perry

      

    Lot 131
    Estimate: $4,000

    Campbell and Fergusson: 1d Retouched vertical pair [16/22], SG 28d, retouch extending along right frame, vertical pair tied to piece, barely touched at places. Superb example of the nature of these expansive retouches. Unique. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 132
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    Campbell and Fergusson: 3d Greenish Blue shade, SG 29a, complete reconstruction from the intermediate stone, includes two pairs, mixed condition (24). Cat £1080

     

    Lot 133
    Estimate: $2,500

    Campbell and Fergusson: 3d Greenish Blue shades, SG 29a, study of 'abnormals' on exhibition leaf, comprising singles (2), pairs (2) and strip of three, generally fine to very fine for these rare varieties, (9). Ex Perry

     

    Lot 134
    Estimate: $1,750

    Campbell and Fergusson: 3d Steel-Blue, Greenish-Blue and Blue (SG 31/b), less intense shades complete reconstruction of an intermediate transfer group of 24, generally very fine/superb. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 135
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $420

    Campbell and Fergusson: 3d Greenish Blue and Blue shades, SG 31,b, complete reconstruction from the intermediate stone, mixed condition (24). Cat £960

     

    Lot 136
    Estimate: $4,500

    Campbell and Fergusson: 3d Blue shades selection of the inter-related 'blue line' and constant secondary varieties offered intact on exhibition leaves, comprising pairs (4) and singles (28), some striking varieties present, generally very fine to superb, (36). Ex Perry

        

    Lot 137
    Estimate: $7,500

    Campbell and Fergusson: 'Experimental roulettes' 3d Greenish Blue, SG 49a, variety rouletted all sides and ‘IMPERFORATE BETWEEN’. The only recorded example. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 138
    Estimate: $7,500

    Campbell and Fergusson: Perf 12 1d Brown [Stone '2' printing, as SG 26 for imperf], cancelled '5' (Ballarat). The only example recorded. Illustrated Kellow Colour Plate 4. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 139
    Estimate: $4,000

    Campbell and Fergusson: Perf 12 3d Greenish Blue, SG 79, strip of three, cancelled '8' (Portland), horizontal crease. The record multiple. Ex Purves, Perry. Illustrated Kellow Colour Plate 4

     

    Lot 140
    Estimate: $3,500

    Campbell and Fergusson: Perf 12 3d Retouched, SG 79a, [17] retouch under 'C' of 'VICTORIA', irregularly scissor-cut. The only example recorded. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

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