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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1852-54 TWO PENCE QUEEN ON THRONE ISSUES

    Lot 208
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,300

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Reconstruction of the 50 units in a sheet including two scarce Chestnut printing, SG 18/b group. The finest reconstruction ever achieved. This and the lithographed reconstructions in the collection are from the Perry Grand Prix collection. Perry estimates that over 12,500 stamps were handled when assembling these reconstructions

     

    Lot 209
    Estimate: $10,000

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Reconstruction of 34 of the 50 units in a sheet UNUSED, including three pairs, virtually all with good to large margins, occasional small fault, generally fine and with some very fine/superb present. Remarkable achievement. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 210
    Estimate: $7,500 Realised Price : $8,000

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Reddish Brown unused strip of six [31-36], tiny thin in right margin of last unit otherwise very fine. Ex Caspary, Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 211
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Reddish Brown unused marginal pair [47-48] showing tiny portion of printer's imprint lower left, minor imperfections. The only imprint item recorded in the issued stamp

     

    Lot 212
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Reddish Brown large-margined [21] on 1853 (23rd Aug) cover Geelong to Melbourne with very fine strike of the rare and distinctive handstruck 'TOO LATE' of the former. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 213
    Estimate: $1,000

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Reddish Brown single [46] and pair [26-27] tied to 1854 (22nd May) cover Geelong to Melbourne. Attractive and late use of Ham printing (Campbell printings were introduced Jan 1854) which is scarce as a multiple franking. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 214
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $1,100

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Reddish Brown [46] slightly overlapped and Half-length 1d Dull Orange-Vermilion tied to 1853 (12th May) cover (tear at left) Melbourne to U.K., Ship Letter/Melbourne datestamp in red on reverse applied in error. Scarce combination franking

     

    Lot 215
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Reddish Brown large-margined single [12] and pair [35-36, crease in one] on cardpaper, latter particularly thick, rare and possibly of proof origin. See SG 39a for similar variety

     

    Lot 216
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $2,600

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Chestnut group (SG 18a), six four-margined examples of this shade which is so rare as to suggest that it may be of colour trial status, ranging from pale to deep, some very fine/superb. A big holding of this greatly under-catalogued stamp of which Kellow records only 15 examples

     

    Lot 217
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,600

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Purple-Brown four-margined single [20] on 1853 (13th Jan) cover locally addressed at Melbourne paying double Town letter rate. Earliest recorded use of 2d 'Queen-on-Throne', untied although long documented. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 218
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Purple-Brown [38-40] and Reddish Brown [46-48] scarce four-margined strips of three, latter thin in one unit

     

    Lot 219
    Estimate: $15,000 Realised Price : $13,000

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Purple-Brown [28] superb large-margined on 1853 (30th Apr) entire Melbourne to Commissariat at Sandhurst, endorsed 'Escort' and stamp and cover with '32' representing the given number for the Government Gold Escort which carried the article. The most attractive of the three recorded Escort covers and a highlight of Victorian Postal History. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 220
    Estimate: $4,000

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Purple-Brown printing from the plate whilst in a corroded state, the so-called 'rust flaws' from the final printing estimated by Kellow at 10,000 stamps. The largest known holding comprising 15 of the 37 positions affected in the plate of 50 units, includes three pairs (one regarded as the finest 'rust flaws' item) some of which duplicate single positions, generally fine/very fine (19)

     

    Lot 221
    Estimate: $6,000 Realised Price : $4,600

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 1: Remarkable holding of this, the scarcest lithographed printing (Kellow at p73 states 'Only about 160 copies of this stamp have so far been found'). Comprising a reconstruction of 46 of the 50 units in the transfer group, generally fine/very fine, one of the few unused recorded, strip of four (second largest multiple), and three pairs (57)

     

    Lot 222
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 2: Reconstruction of the transfer group of 50 units mostly in very fine/superb quality, includes eleven pairs, scarce Butterfly 'killer' cancel, earliest impressions, etc

     

    Lot 223
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $950

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 2: Unused four-margined (4) in Brownish Purple [40 - marginal at right - tiny thin], Grey-Brown [48] and Grey-Black [36], and Grey-Lilac [6], SG 19, 19a, 20a, 20b. Rare and grossly under-catalogued for this quality. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 224
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 2: Brownish Purple (SG 19) unused large-margined single [23] and pair [24-25] reunited to form a strip, tiny stain on reverse of third unit otherwise fine. Extremely rare. Ex Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 225
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $300

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 2: Brownish Purple large-margined strip of three [23-25], very early impression, slight creasing otherwise superb

     

    Lot 226
    Estimate: $10,000 Realised Price : $11,000

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 2: Grey-Brown [25] and Imperf 1/- tied to 1857 (27th Apr) cover from Geelong to Denmark via Hamburg underpaying the 1/4d oz rate and showing handstruck 'franco' and mss. accountancy markings. The rate to Hamburg was 1/2d for oz and the manner in which the cover is addressed appears to have confused at Geelong Post Office. One of the most exotic external usages in the 'Queen-on-Throne' series. Ex Perry, Kellow

     

    Lot 227
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 3: Reconstruction of the transfer group of 50 units, generally very fine/superb, including seven pairs and a strip of three

     

    Lot 228
    Estimate: $1,000

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 3: Unused four-margined selection (5) comprising Grey-Brown pair [43-44 - slight thinning and crease - very rare], Violet-Black [10 - small thin], Grey-Black [1] and Dull Brown [24], SG 19a, 20, 20a, 20c. Rare unused

     

    Lot 229
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,600

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 3: Grey-Lilac unused strip of three [2-4], SG 20b, a little creased, the record unused multiple from this stone. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 230
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $1,100

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 3: Purple-Black (SG 19b) large-margined pair [13/23] tied to 1856 (5th Dec) entire letter Melbourne to Mount Korong, backstamped Melbourne and Kerang. Quality cover to small Provincial destination. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 231
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 4: Reconstruction of the transfer group of 50 units, generally very fine/superb, including 14 pairs, unit [39] a rare and uncharacteristic shade for this stone

     

    Lot 232
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 4: Violet-Black, SG 20, unused [33], close at right, a little thinned, very few unused recorded from this stone

     

    Lot 233
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 4: Grey-Lilac [12] large-margined tied to 1854 (27th Mar) cover Melbourne to Sydney, backstamped Ship Letter/Sydney indicating carriage by sea

     

    Lot 234
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $1,900

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 4: Brownish Purple [49] and 'Emblems' 4d tied to 1857 (22nd Jun) cover Melbourne to Sydney at double Ship letter rate. Rare combination franking

     

    Lot 235
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 5: Reconstruction of the transfer group of 50 units, generally very fine/superb, including nine pairs, strip of three, Butterfly 'killer' cancel, etc

     

    Lot 236
    Estimate: $500

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 5: Dull Brown unused singles [23 - small-margined] and [49 - very large-margined - tiny thin], unused from this stone very rare

     

    Lot 237
    Estimate: $750

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 5: Dull Brown four-margined pair [16/26] tied to 1855 (30th Nov) cover Melbourne to Geelong

     

    Lot 238
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 5: Dull Brown irregular block of nine tied to cover-front by Barred Oval '55' (Beechworth) to London, defective although the largest used multiple in the lithographed issues

     

    Lot 239
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,600

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 5 Substitutions (SG 20ca): Strip of three [21-22-33], [21-22] substituted for [31-32], small fault top left, scissor-cut in margin between second and third units. Six substitution items are in private hands, five of which are featured in this collection. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 240
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $2,300

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 5 Substitutions (SG 20ca): Strip of four [21-22-33-34], [21-22] substituted for [31-32], heavy horizontal crease and associated tears although not unattractive, the largest multiple containing a substitution. Ex Purves

     

    Lot 241
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 5 Substitutions (SG 20ca): Vertical pair tied to piece [22/22], lower unit substituted for [32], fault in upper unit. Ex Pack, Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 242
    Estimate: $7,500 Realised Price : $5,750

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 5 Substitutions (SG 20ca): Horizontal pair [32-43], [32] substituted for [42], large margins except where tapered slightly into at lower right. The premier item in these substitutions. Ex Heslop, Perry

     

    Lot 243
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $1,700

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 5 Substitutions (SG 20ca): Single [32] with large margin at base substituted for [42], superb and the only single example of a substitution recorded

     

    Lot 244
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 6: Reconstruction of the transfer group of 50 units, generally very fine/superb, including 12 pairs

     

    Lot 245
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $440

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 6: Dull Brown (SG 20c) unused four-margined [1 - small crease] and [37 - tiny pinhole otherwise superb], unused stamps from this stone rare

     

    Lot 246
    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $3,200

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 6: Interpane pair [41/1], four-margined, trifling creasing and faint trace of thin otherwise one of the more attractive of the five interpane pairs recorded from this stone

     

    Lot 247

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    Lot 248
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 6: Interpane pair [42/2], four-margined except where tapered into lower left, slight creasing

     

    Lot 249
    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $3,000

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 6: Interpane pair [45/5], four-margined, a little creased otherwise perhaps the finest extant

     

    Lot 250
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 7: Reconstruction of the transfer group of 50 units, generally very fine/superb, including eight pairs

     

    Lot 251
    Estimate: $2,500

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 7: Reconstruction of the transfer group of 50 units in pairs except for [47] and [48] which are singles, generally very fine/superb, includes pair with 'killer' strikes (4) of Butterfly '15'

     

    Lot 252
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 7: Unused close to large-margined selection (4) with [13], [23] and [25 - virtually full o.g. which is rare - gum-creased] in Grey-Black, and Purple-Black [11], SG 20a, 21a

     

    Lot 253
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $320

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 7: Strips of three in Grey-Black [11/21/31] and Purple-Black [37-39], close to large-margined, trifling creases

     

    Lot 254
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 7: Grey-Black strip of six [5-10] with large margins except at top right corner, small tear at centre top, otherwise attractive and the record multiple for this stone. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 255
    Estimate: $400

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 7: Purple-Black [30] and [32 - a little trimmed at top] tied to 1855 (27th Dec) cover Geelong to Melbourne showing rare provisional use of 'PAID/GEELONG' datestamp on reverse

     

    Lot 256
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,600

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 8: Reconstruction of the transfer group of 50 units, generally very fine/superb, including 12 pairs

     

    Lot 257
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 8: Grey-Black [2] unused, tiny thin, this stone rare unused

     

    Lot 258
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $800

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 8: Horizontal strips of three (4) in various shades, large-margined, very fine/superb

     

    Lot 259
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,700

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 8: Purple-Black strip of seven [32-38] with margins except at base of sixth unit, two trivial creases, record multiple for this stone and equal record for any Campbell & Co printing

     

    Lot 260
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $4,200

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 8: Interpane pair [49/9], faint creasing, large-margined and otherwise superb. Only recorded interpane pair for this stone. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 261
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $280

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 8: Purple-Black [32] very large-margined affected by vertical crease tied to 1855 (30th Jan) cover locally addressed at Melbourne. Scarce Town letter rate

     

    Lot 262
    Estimate: $1,750 Realised Price : $1,600

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 8: Purple-Black pairs [19-20] and [29-30 - close at base] tied to 1856 (22nd Sep) cover Melbourne to Geelong at 8d double Inland letter rate. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 263
    Estimate: $2,000

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Reconstruction of the transfer group of 50 units, generally very fine/superb, including 20 pairs

     

    Lot 264
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1854 Lithgraphed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab [5] unused large-margined and very fine

     

    Lot 265
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab unused large-margined pair [17-18], very fine and rare. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 266
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab unused large-margined pair [35-36], tiny central thin

     

    Lot 267
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab shades close to large-margined strips of three (2) comprising [5-7] on piece with G.B. 1d affixed for redirecting and [23-25]

     

    Lot 268
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $170

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab strip of four [1-4] margins except where slightly trimmed at top

     

    Lot 269
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $3,000

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab strip of seven [1-7] with stitch watermark, margins except at left, slight creasing. The record multiple for this stone and equal record multiple for any Campbell & Co printing. Ex Harvey

     

    Lot 270
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $460

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell Stone 9: Grey-Drab very scarce block of four [21-22/31-32] with margins except where shaved at top

     

    Lot 271
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $2,100

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab extremely rare block of six [38-40/48-50] close to very large margins. The largest recorded used block of any lithograph. Ex Consul Weinberger and Jones

     

    Lot 272
    Estimate: $750

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab large-margined single [39] tied to 1855 (16th Mar) cover Melbourne to North Melbourne at scarce Town Letter rate

     

    Lot 273
    Estimate: $400

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab pair [35/45], very large-margined except where obliquely trimmed at lower right, tied to 1856 (26th Jul) cover Geelong to Melbourne

     

    Lot 274
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab deeper shade pair [25-26] with close to large margins tied to 1857 (12th Jan) Official cover Melbourne to small Provincial Kangaroo Ground Post Office

     

    Lot 275
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $950

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Grey-Drab four-margined multiples on covers (2) comprising pair [43-44] on 1856 (19th Aug) Melbourne to Ballarat, and strip of three [32-34] tied to 1855 (25th Dec) cover per "Lightning" Geelong to London

     

    Lot 276
    Estimate: $1,000

    1854 Lithgraphed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Retouches, rare selection comprising singles for [40 - three], [42] and [45], odd small fault, also defective although very rare Stone 6 [12] retouch, (6)

     

    Lot 277
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $2,300

    1854 Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co Stone 9: Black (SG 22a) four-margined selection comprising singles [11] and [21 - barely touched at one point] re-united to form a pair, the premier item the pair [40/50 - deepest examples - ex Harvey] tied to piece, and pair [12-13 - a little creased] with Butterfly 'killer' cancel, also the rare Lilac-Drab pair [36-37] on thin hard paper, thought to be proofs pressed into postal use. Of the 'Black', Kellow states 'about a dozen copies have so far been recorded', rendering this at 110 a most under-catalogued item. Ex Perry

     

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