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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1852-56 QUEEN-ON-THRONE

    Lot 193
    Estimate: $10,000 Realised Price : $7,500

    1852-56 Reprinted Plate Proof: 1901, the so-called ''Royal reprint'' in Black on highly glazed paper, corner pair [9-10], prepared on the occasion of the visit to Australia by The Duke of Cornwall and York (late King George V). The only examples in private hands. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 194
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $240

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham 2d Reddish Brown large margined single [12] on thin card paper believed to be a proof pressed into postal use. See S.G 39a for a similar variety

     

    Lot 195
    Estimate: $750

    1852 2d Reddish Brown large-margined pair [35-36, crease in one] on thick card, believed to be a proof pressed into postal use. Ex Johnson

     

    Lot 196
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $525

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham 2d Chestnut [24], SG 18a, large-margined, cancelled rare Barred Oval '51' (Sandridge). 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 197
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $500

    1852 2d Chestnut [46], SG 18a, large-margined, lightly cancelled Barred Oval '2' (Geelong), tiny stain otherwise superb. 2006 Perry Certificate

     

    Lot 198
    Estimate: $500

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 5 2d Dull Brown [23], SG 20c, unused small even margins. Stamps very rare from this stone

     

    Lot 199
    Estimate: $400

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 7 2d Violet-Black [5], SG 20, four margined large part o.g. and rare thus, minor thin spot only visible from back

     

    Lot 200
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $90

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 7 2d Violet-Black, SG 20, unused single with faint crease and used pair [33-34 - one unit with hole in margin]

     

    Lot 201
    Estimate: $500

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 9 2d Grey-Drab pair [35-36], SG 22, large margins, tiny central thin, unused. Cat 750

     

    Lot 202
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $170

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 9 2d Grey-Drab shade strip of three [5-7], SG 22, close to large-margined on piece with G.B. 1d affixed for redirecting, slight soiling

     

    Lot 203
    Estimate: $750

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 9 2d Lilac-Drab pair [36-37] in an uncharacteristic shade (of typical ''grey-drab'' for Stone 9 printings) on distinctive thin hard paper not found elsewhere in Campbell printings, large-margined, cancelled Barred Numeral ''2'' (Geelong). Apparently a proof pressed in to use. 2006 Perry Certificate. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 204
    Estimate: $17,500

    The remarkable Contract dated 18 May 1854 for 'Printing & gumming postage stamps' with signatures of James Campbell and James Fergusson together with various parties representing the Colony of Victoria, together with a 'Specimen of gumming' being a glued sample (110 x 240mm approx) of the distinctive paper utilised by the Contractors and duly signed by the respective parties. Unique item of exceptional historical interest

      

    Lot 205
    Estimate: $400

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson: Stone A selection comprising unused (two singles and pair - variable condition) and one used (34 - corner fault and pinhole) showing vertical line flaw 5mm in from the left of the design

     

    Lot 206
    Estimate: $1,250

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson: Stone A 2d Lilac [31] the unique example on very thick diagonally ribbed paper, margins except where ragged at left, believed to be a proof pressed into postal use. Ex Forster, Perry, Johnson

     

    Lot 207
    Estimate: $450

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson: Stone C 2d Grey-Black pair [15-16], tied to small piece. Rare shade

     

    Lot 208
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $180

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson: Stone C 2d Brown-Purple [20], SG 37c, unused, three margined example. Scarce unused

     

    Lot 209
    Estimate: $300

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson: Stone C Substituted Transfers - two examples [20 & 28] one four-margined the other two-margined.

     

    Lot 210
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $950

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson: Stone C 'Thumbprint' transfer variety (occurred when laying down a transfer - small thin) on [49] in pair with [50], four margined and two singles [both 49 - margins huge to cut-into] and [27-28] pair (margins in places) showing outstanding ink-splatter affecting both units. Rare varieties

     

    Lot 211
    Estimate: $7,500 Realised Price : $5,750

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson: Stone C Substitutions (SG 37d, 38d): Strips of three [29-22-23] and [43-32-33] which were once a block of six, roughly separated largely by hand resulting in major defects, together with imperf 1/- tied to 1855 (26 Oct) cover Melbourne to London per 'Champion of the Seas'. 2/- rate for 1-2oz. Despite shortcomings, a spectacular franking. Unique with substitutions. Ex Kellow

     

    Lot 212
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $400

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson: Stone C rare 2d Dull Mauve, SG 38a, block of four, [21-22/31-32 - trimmed at top and left - small faults]. Kellow records 'about half a dozen blocks of four' in the Campbell & Fergusson printings. Ex Kellow

     

    Lot 213
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $360

    1856 Imperforate 1d Green, SG 40, selection on leaves comprising examples unused (3), used (82) including few pairs, postmark interest with two examples showing portion of barred oval, cover used locally at Geelong, various examples showing doubling and re-entries in designs, (85). Retail as normals AU$2400+

     

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