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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, QUEEN ON THRONE ISSUES

    Lot 179
    Estimate: $8,000

    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 180
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    1852 Recess-printed by Thomas Ham: Reddish Brown single [46] and pair [26-27] tied to 1854 (22 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 181
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,600

    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 182
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    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 183
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    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 184
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $460

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

     

    Lot 185
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    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 186
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $420

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

     

    Lot 187
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    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 188
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $460

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

     

    Lot 189
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $280

    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 (26 Jul) cover Geelong to Melbourne

     

    Lot 190
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    1854 Lithographed 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 191
    Estimate: $250

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone A: Four-margined strips of three (2) in Lilac [8-10] and Purple [35-37], trivial crease in each

     

    Lot 192
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $480

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone A: Purple very large-margined singles [48] and [38], each with portion of adjoining unit at right, tied to 1856 (6 May) cover Geelong to Melbourne. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 193
    Estimate: $8,000 Realised Price : $6,000

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone A: Remarkable large-margined block of four [37-38/47-48] on 1856 (12 Apr) Official cover (a little stained at left) locally addressed at Melbourne and paid for extraordinary quadruple Town letter rate, the block tied by filing pinhole and apparently Post Office related 2mm punch hole which extends through lower left unit and cover, 'ADVERTISED/AND/UNCLAIMED' and rare oval 'T.C/AP 14/1856' (in red) applied. Kellow records six blocks of four in the Campbell & Fergusson printings, this being the only example on cover. One of the most spectacular frankings of the 'Queen-on-Throne' series. Ex Kellow

     

    Lot 194
    Estimate: $800

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone A 'TVO' variety (SG 36b): Purple shade in four-margined pair [47-48 - crease between] with normal, together with singles of the related creased transfers [38] and [39]

     

    Lot 195
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $500

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone C: Brown-Purple [10 - small fault at right] tied by handstruck 'ADVERTISED/AND/UNCLAIMED' to 1856 (26 Jul) cover locally addressed at Melbourne, light strike of Butterfly '48' in red of Dead Letter Office

     

    Lot 196
    Estimate: $6,000

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell and 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 197
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $4,000

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone D: Dull Grey-Lilac single [7] and pair [13-14] tied to 1856 (16 Feb) cover Geelong to London per "Hellespont". After P & O withdrew contract ships during the Crimean War the only manner in which mail could be routed to UK via the Far East was to link up with the P & O Far East service via ships destined for India or the East. The "Hellespont" and "Kennington" are the only two voyages identified which made the journey and as the former off-loaded mail at Singapore (rather than the P & O Ceylon connection), the British P.O. imposed additional charges indicated by the circular 'MORE/TO/PAY'. Extremely rare and highly important item of Victorian postal history. Ex Perry

     

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