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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1850-59 HALF-LENGTHS

    Lot 449
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,600

    Original state of dies: 3d Blue, SG 4a, large-margined pair from base of sheet, portion of adjoining unit at right, lightly cancelled Butterfly '15' (Geelong). Rare in such quality. 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 450
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Second state of dies: 1d Red-Brown, SG 5, lightly cancelled by rare Butterfly '20' (Elephant Bridge). Cat 425

     

    Lot 451
    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, Linfield

     

    Lot 452
    Estimate: $1,000

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Orange-Vermilion pair [4-5], SG 8, minor thinning on one. Rich colour. Cat 1300+

     

    Lot 453
    Estimate: $3,000

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Orange-Vermilion, SG 8, remarkable interpane pair [11-19], the [11] being a substitution for [24] from upper left intermediate transfer group of 30. 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 454
    Estimate: $1,250

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

     

    Lot 455
    Estimate: $10,000

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

     

    Lot 456
    Estimate: $5,000

    Third state of dies - 'White Veils': 1d Bright Pinky Red pair, SG 12a, unusually large-margined, portions of four adjoining units, tied by Barred Oval '2' to 1852 (25 Jun) cover Geelong to Melbourne, paying 2d Inland letter rate. Exceptional quality. 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Pack, Boker, Perry

     

    Lot 457
    Estimate: $2,000

    Third state of dies - 'White Veils': 3d Blue type [6] retouch affecting N.E. corner square and much of right frame, SG 14c, Purves 'A', margins except where tapered slightly in to upper right, minute pinhole, unused. Cat 2500. 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Pack, Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 458
    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $2,700

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Grey, SG 15b, partial reconstruction of this very rare shade (missing only [1,20,29]) from the intermediate stone, includes three pairs, variable condition (27). Cat 10125

     

    Lot 459
    Estimate: $1,000

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Lilac shade Retouch, SG 15e, Type [17] retouch to 'R' and area of shading below, tiny surface thin lower right corner. Ex Pack, Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 460
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $600

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Dull Brownish Lilac Retouch, SG 15e, Type [18 in vertical pair with 24] retouch affecting the whole upper left portion of unit, extending to just above elbow, and including 'VI', small penetration in [18]. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 461
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $460

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Red Lilac Retouch, SG 15e, Type [27] 'R' obliterated and shading below, extending to 'I', full-margined, tiny nick lower right, crease. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 462
    Estimate: $1,750

    Fourth sate of dies - 'Vertical Drapes': 2d Lilac-Grey, SG 16, unused part o.g. from base of sheet, full-margined, barely shaved at left, trifle soiled. Cat 4250. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 463
    Estimate: $3,000

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

     

    Lot 464
    Estimate: $2,500

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

     

    Lot 465
    Estimate: $2,500

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Brown, SG 26, singles (2) and 3d Deep Blue (SG 31c) tied by BN '12' to 1856 (4 Apr) creased cover Port Albert to Melbourne, a curious 1d overpayment of 4d Ship letter rate. 2006 Perry Certificate Ex Pack, Perry

     

    Lot 466
    Estimate: $1,800

    Lithographed by Campbell & 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. 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Caspary, Perry

     

    Lot 467
    Estimate: $1,750

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Rose (deep shade), SG 28a, unused part o.g. pair, large margins, faint thinning, minute pinhole in second unit. Cat 2000. 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Pack, Perry

     

    Lot 468
    Estimate: $1,250

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: Stones '4/5', 1d Pink Retouched, SG 28d, [19] strengthened lower left corner and border above in vertical pair with [13] which shows extensive flaws to left of head, close at two points otherwise large-margined. 2006 Perry Certificate

     

    Lot 469
    Estimate: $2,000

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 3d Greenish Blue, SG 29a, full-margined vertical pair tied by BN '1' to 1858 (16 Oct) cover Melbourne to U.K. per 'Victoria', paying 6d Ship letter rate. This cover was involved in a Maritime dual interrupted-mail incident. 2006 Perry Certificate

     

    Lot 470
    Estimate: $6,000 Realised Price : $4,800

    Experimental roulettes: 3d Blue pair, SG 48, creased at top, tied by Barred Oval '1' to 1854 (3 Aug) cover Melbourne to Geelong, paying 6d Inland letter rate. Once thought to be a private roulette, Kellow states 'It is now considered distinctly possible that some official experimentation with a rouletting machine took place in Melbourne in the latter part of 1854, and that small quantities of a number of different stamps were treated.' Other denominations known to have been so treated are the 1/- Octagonal and 2/- Woodblock. Unique on cover. 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Pack, Wawn, Perry. Illustrated in Kellow, page 62

     

    Lot 471
    Estimate: $7,000

    Experimental roulettes: 3d Greenish Blue, SG 49a, variety rouletted all sides and IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. The only recorded example. 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 472
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $3,600

    Perforated 12 by Robinson: 3d Blue, SG 78, singles (2) irregularly scissor-separated, tied by Melbourne '1' to 1859 (18 Oct) cover to U.K., intended for the Marseilles route but paid at 6d only for Southampton route, double-oval 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID/VIA MARSEILLES' indicating the destined route. 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 473
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    Perforated 12 by Robinson: 3d Greenish Blue, SG 79, unusually deep shade. Kellow states 'About two dozen copies are known'. 2006 Perry Certificate

     

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