The outstanding collection including Essays (8) with Composite of numeral 3d in Blue by William Bell, 4d in Blue based upon Van Diemen’s Land design affixed to the original tender document by Cyrus Mason, 4d in Black by De Gruchy & Leigh, the incomplete design of the successful tender by Samuel Calvert, Proofs (4) with 1d Original Die Proof in Black. The adhesive stamps feature a range of unused, used and covers, many multiples and varieties. Highlights include 1857 Imperforate 1d, SG 41a, unused strip of four, 1d and 4d ‘Printed on both sides’ used, cover bearing 4d shades (2) + 1/- ‘REGISTERED’, 4d unused pair, 1858 4d Pale Dull Rose on horizontally laid paper, SG 71a, used, Serrated Perf 19 4d Rose-Red, SG 71ca, used, 1859 Perf 12 by Robinson 1d Yellow-Green, SG 74, unused single and used strip of three, SG 76 strip of six and two strips of three on cover, 1d vertical pair ‘Imperforate horizontally’, SG 76a pair, 4d Rose-Red, similar to SG 80 unused, 4d Rose-Carmine pair ‘Imperforate between’, 4d Dull Rose rouletted 5½-6½, SG 83a, used,1860 on Saunders paper 2d strip of three (SG 100a) and N.S.W. 6d on 1862 Riverina cover, on De La Rue paper 2d, SG 101c, mint block of twelve, 2d error Watermark “6Ö , SG 101ab, used.
This is a sample of some of the unique and great items in this collection, which contains many other rarities. Provenances: Rundell, Seybold, Ferrary, Collins, Yardley, Pack, Caspary, Harvey, Heslop, Tomasini, Purves, Boker, Forster, Perry and Barelli.
Please note that generous terms are available for the purchaser of this outstanding collection. [A complete list and set of scans on CD is available; AU$50 posted]. We can also arrange for this collection to be re-mounted for Exhibition (details on request)