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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1850-59 HALF-LENGTHS

    Lot 145
    Estimate: $1,250

    Original state of dies: 2d Lilac-Mauve, SG 2, four close to large margins, fine colour and neatly cancelled Butterfly '15' [Geelong]

     

    Lot 146
    Estimate: $4,000

    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 at right where touched, cancelled Butterfly '19' [The Leigh]. Five examples recorded

     

    Lot 147
    Estimate: $700

    Original state of dies: 2d Brown-Lilac, SG 3, unusually large-margined except where touched at top left, cancelled by greenish black Butterfly '1'

     

    Lot 148
    Estimate: $450

    Second state of dies: 1d Red-Brown, SG 5, lightly cancelled rare Butterfly '20' [Elephant Bridge]

     

    Lot 149
    Estimate: $1,250

    Second state of dies: 2d Grey-Lilac corner example [30], SG 6, tied by indistinct Butterfly '19' (rated RR) to 1850 (17 Jul) entire letter to Melbourne, minor soiling at left, backstamps of The Leigh and Melbourne. Ex Purves

     

    Lot 150
    Estimate: $1,500

    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 151
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $650

    Second state of dies: 3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, Type [2] - 'Retouch left frame 1.5mm above 'U' in lower left corner' [Purves 'i'], thinning, portion of adjoining unit at base. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 152
    Estimate: $500

    Second state of dies: 3d Blue Retouched, SG 7a, Type [2] - 'Strengthening of lines of shading to immediate upper right of crown' [Purves 'iii'], margins except where touched at left top. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 153
    Estimate: $1,000

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Orange-Vermilion pair [4-5], SG 8, minor thinning on one. Rich colour

     

    Lot 154
    Estimate: $3,500

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

     

    Lot 155
    Estimate: $750

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Red pair, SG 8a, slightly ragged full margins revealing portion of five adjoining units, cancelled rare Butterfly '17' [Lake Colac]

     

    Lot 156
    Estimate: $1,250

    Third state of dies: 1d Brownish Red (tending towards deep red brown) marginal pair, SG 9a, slightly trimmed at top

     

    Lot 157
    Estimate: $700

    Third state of dies: 1d Brownish Red pair, SG 9a, full-margined, cancelled by Barred Oval '18' of Portland

     

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $1,000

    Third state of dies: 3d Blue Retouched, SG 14c, Type [12] - 'Affecting right portion of right frame for much of its extremity', in scarcer greenish blue, full-margined, unusually fine. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $4,250

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Lilac, SG 15a, full-margined, tied by Butterfly '1' to 1850 (28 Jun) entire letter (crease well clear of adhesive) Melbourne to Sydney where re-directed (note '2' fee for that purpose). A very rare shade on cover - the estimated printing was 6,000. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 160
    Estimate: $1,500

    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 161
    Estimate: $1,750

    Fourth state of dies - 'Vertical Drapes': 2d Lilac-Grey, SG 16, unused part original gum from base margin of sheet, full-margined, barely shaved at left, trifle soiled. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 162
    Estimate: $3,000

    Lithographed by 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 sheet, generally very fine to superb. Virtually impossible to duplicate in this quality. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 163
    Estimate: $1,500

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Orange-Brown Retouched, SG 27c, Type [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 164
    Estimate: $12,500

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Pink, Rose and Lilac-Rose shades, SG 28/b, study of the remarkable 'squeezed transfer' varieties which compressed the design (often dramatically) in various positions within the printing stone of 400. Mounted to exhibition-standard on original leaves, many outstanding items present including unused singles (3) and pair, used singles (21), pairs (4), blocks of three (2) and strip of four [ex Pack, Boker], mostly fine to very fine (44). An irreplaceable lot. Ex Perry

         

    Lot 165
    Estimate: $1,750

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Rose (deep shade), SG 28a, unused part original gum pair with large margins, faint thinning, minute pinhole in second unit. Ex Pack, Perry

     

    Lot 166
    Estimate: $1,750

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Lilac-Rose, SG 28b, unused part original gum pair with large margins except where touched at left, small thin in first unit. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 167
    Estimate: $7,000

    Rouletted 7-9 at G.P.O. Melbourne: 3d Greenish Blue, SG 49a variety, rouletted on all sides and 'IMPERFORATE BETWEEN'. The only recorded example. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 168
    Estimate: $3,000

    Perforated 12 by Robinson: 3d Blue, SG 78, and 'Emblems' 1d Green, SG 84, tied by BN '1' to 1860 (9 Feb) cover Melbourne to Portland, paying Inland letter rate. Rare franking combination. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 169
    Estimate: $1,000

    Perforated 12 by Robinson: 3d Greenish Blue, SG 79, unusually deep shade. Kellow states 'About two dozen copies are known'

     

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