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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1850-59 HALF-LENGTHS

    Lot 168
    Estimate: $700

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

     

    Lot 169
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $950

    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 170
    Estimate: $1,750 Realised Price : $1,600

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

     

    Lot 171
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $380

    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 172
    Estimate: $2,500

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Orange-Vermilion pair from left margin of sheet, SG 8, touched at right top and at base, most unusual intense shade, tied by Barred Oval '1' to 1852 (23 Dec) cover Melbourne to Geelong, paying 2d Inland letter rate. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 173
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $500

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

     

    Lot 174
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $650

    Third state of dies: 3d Greenish Blue, SG 14b, pair in a rare intensely deep shade, 'THRE' largely obliterated in first unit, full-margined except where barely touched upper right corner, cancelled Barred Oval '1' (Melbourne). Possibly an unsatisfactory colour trial nevertheless pressed in to use. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 175
    Estimate: $1,000

    Third state of dies: 3d Greenish Blue, SG 14b, block of four, touched at a few points, cancelled Barred Oval '1' (Melbourne). Blocks rare in this shade. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 176
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,000

    Third state of dies - "White Veils": 3d Blue Retouched, SG 14c, Type [1] retouch affecting upper portion of left frame in pair [1-2], unused, small surface-abrasion in [2], slight creasing and staining, Purves 'E'. Very few unused retouches recorded. Cat £3400+. Ex Hall, Perry

     

    Lot 177
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    Third state of dies - "White Veils": 3d Greenish Blue Retouch, SG 14bc, Type [1] retouch affecting lower left portion of left frame, unused from left margin of sheet, remarkably with large portion of [7] below which also shows retouched area (top left corner - Purves 'H'), thinned (mostly at base), slight crease. Scarce in this shade. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 178
    Estimate: $450 Realised Price : $340

    Third state of dies - "White Veils": 3d Blue Retouched, SG 14c, Type [7] S.W. corner filled with colour, full-margined from left margin of sheet, tied to small piece, Purves ''G''. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 179
    Estimate: $1,500

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Red-Lilac Retouch SG 15e, Type [3] – ‘strengthening of lines in right frame opposite elbow’, full-margined. Rare in this quality Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 180
    Estimate: $1,000

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Dull Brownish Lilac Retouch, SG15e, Type [3] – ‘strengthening of lines in right frame opposite elbow’, full-margined. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 181
    Estimate: $700

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Dull Brownish Lilac Retouch, SG 15e, Type [5] – ‘triangular area in upper right corner encompassing ''RIA'' '', tied to piece, margins except where tapered in to at right, portion of adjoining units at left and base. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 182
    Estimate: $700

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Red Lilac shade Retouch, SG 15e, Type [14] right portion of crown top and area of shading above, margins except where touched at base, faint thin. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 183
    Estimate: $1,500

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Dull Rose-Red, strip of four [5-6-1-2], SG 27a, from intersection of two intermediate transfer groups, full-margined, negligible thins, cancelled Barred Oval '24' (Ballarat). Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 184
    Estimate: $1,750

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

     

    Lot 185
    Estimate: $1,500

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Lilac-Rose, SG 28b, unused part o.g. pair, touched at two points, faint thin largely in margin at centre. Cat £2200. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 186
    Estimate: $1,750

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Lilac-Rose, SG 28b, unused part o.g. pair with large margins except where touched at left, small thin in first unit. Cat £2200. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 187
    Estimate: $1,500

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 3d Deep Blue Stone 'D', SG 31c, singles (2), large-margined except for left example touched right side, tied by Barred Numeral '2' to1856 (23 May) entire letter Geelong to U.K. per "Royal Charter", 6d Ship letter rate. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 188
    Estimate: $2,500

    Campbell & Fergusson printings - Experimental roulettes: 3d Greenish Blue, SG 49a pair, tied by Barred Numeral '1' to 1858 (4 Oct) cover (reduced at back) Melbourne to Sydney, paying 6d Ship letter rate. This shade even rarer than the bright blue on cover. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 189
    Estimate: $2,500

    J.S. Campbell printings - Perforated 12 by Robinson: 3d Blue, SG 78, unusually deep shade, and 'Emblems' 1d green (SG 84) tied by Barred Numeral '1' to 1860 (9 Feb) cover Melbourne to Portland, paying Inland letter rate. Rare franking combination. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 190
    Estimate: $2,500

    J.S. Campbell printings - Perforated 12 by Robinson: 3d Blue, SG 78, pair cancelled by Barred Numeral '93' on 1859 (13 August) cover (creases) Ararat to U.K., paying 6d Ship letter rate. Rare Provincial use of the perforated issue. Ex Frazer

     

    Lot 191
    Estimate: $5,000

    Campbell & Fergusson printings - Perforated 12: 1d Brown Stone 2 printing, as SG 26 for imperforate, cancelled Barred Oval '5' (Ballarat). The only example recorded. Illustrated Kellow Colour plate 4. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 192
    Estimate: $800

    Proof sheet (297 x 307mm) of 120 impressions of Wmk V over Crown ('V1'), "VICTORIA POSTAGE" in margins top and base, folded at one point, (docket) numbered "285", plus in pencil "Victoria 1/127" file record. Fine and extremely rare

     

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