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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, THE CAPRI ESTATE HALF-LENGTHS, 1854-57 LITHOGRAPHED BY CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,400

    1d Brown and Brick-Red shades (mostly), between SG 26, 26a, 26b from Stone 1, complete reconstruction of 24, mixed condition

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $260

    1d Brown [10], SG 26, large to huge margins

     

    Lot 160
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $500

    1d Brick-Red SG 26a - small tear and 3d Deep Blue, SG 31c both with four margins on 1856 (29 Feb) entire Melbourne to Geelong, backstamped

     

    Lot 161
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,300

    1d Brick-Red [12], SG 26a, huge margins, unused

     

    Lot 162
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $800

    1d Dull Red [5], SG 26b, very large margins, 2mm tear at right, unused

     

    Lot 163
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $550

    1d Pink and Rose-Red shades, between SG 27b, 28, 28a, from Stones 3-4-5, complete reconstruction of 24, mixed condition

     

    Lot 164
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $160

    1d Orange-Brown [19], SG 27, very large margins three sides, cut-into at top, large part o.g. unused

     

    Lot 165
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $420

    1d Dull Rose-Red [8], SG 27a, close to large margins, crease and thinned, unused

     

    Lot 166
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $120

    1d Bright Rose-Pink [7], SG 27b, large to huge margins

     

    Lot 167
    Estimate: $400

    1d Orange-Brown shade, Retouch [1], SG 27c, huge margins, crease and small tear at top. This retouch unrecorded by Purves

     

    Lot 168
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $1,050

    1d Orange-Brown shade, Retouches [21 and 13], SG 27c, abnormal singles from Stone 3, close to large margins. Scarce

     

    Lot 169
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $320

    1d Pink [11], SG 28, close margins, tiny thin, unused

     

    Lot 170
    Estimate: $1,000

    1d Rose, SG 28a, and 3d Prussian Blue, SG 30, both three margin examples tied by BN '98' on 1856 (Nov) entire letter from 'Hesterson' to Ballarat with backstamps of Malmsbury, Melbourne and Ballarat. The earliest recorded use of the 3d (8th prtg) and the only 'Half-length' cover with BN '98'

     

    Lot 171
    Estimate: $2,500

    1d Rose, SG 28a, rouletted about 7, evident at sides

     

    Lot 172
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $210

    1d Pink block of four [5-6/11-12], SG 28a, close to large margins three sides, cut-into at left (especially corners). Scarce multiple

     

    Lot 173
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $460

    1d Rose [10], SG 28a, close to large margins, thin at left, part gum

     

    Lot 174
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $280

    1d Rose [12], SG 28a, good to large margins, corner crease. Unusually deep shade, unused

     

    Lot 175
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $300

    1d Rose [15], SG 28a, close to large margins, corner crease and thin, unused

     

    Lot 176
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $525

    1d Rose shade, Retouch to left side [1], SG 28d, from Stone 4, large margins two sides, thinned and creased, unused

     

    Lot 177
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $3,600

    1d Rose, Retouch [11], SG 28d, 'squeezed transfer' - the whole of 'ONE PENNY' redrawn, margins touching three sides. Possibly the only known unused example

     

    Lot 178
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $675

    1d Rose shade, Retouch upper right [21], SG 28d, from Stone 4, margins in places, unused. Spectacular

     

    Lot 179
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $950

    3d Bright Blue pair [14-15], SG 29, large margins three sides, touching at top, tied by BN '135' of Epsom (backstamped) used to England, Sandhurst, Melbourne transit and arrival datestamps. Believed to be the only Half-length cover with BN '135' cancel

     

    Lot 180
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $800

    3d Prussian Blue interpane strip of six [22-23-24-1-2-3], SG 30, good to large margins, right unit trimmed corner, two units badly thinned, nevertheless a rare multiple

     

    Lot 181
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $420

    3d Blue and Greenish Blue shades, SG 31a/b, Stone 'B' complete reconstruction of 24, includes seven pairs, mixed condition

     

    Lot 182
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    3d Blue [14], SG 31c, and 1d Orange-Brown [16], SG 27, both with margins in places on 1855 (28 Dec) entire letter (small faults) used Williamstown to Melbourne. Only six recorded Half-length covers from Williamstown

     

    Lot 183
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $6,500

    3d Blue shades, SG 31b, Stone 'D' complete reconstruction of 24, unused except for [5], [9] and [14], mixed condition. A very difficult and remarkable assembly

     

    Lot 184
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $480

    3d Blue [8], SG 31b, huge margins

     

    Lot 185
    Estimate: $300

    3d Deep Blue, SG 31c, and 1d Green QonT on 1856 (22 Dec) mourning cover used Melbourne to Ballarat, backstamped

     

    Lot 186
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $800

    3d Indigo pair, SG 31d, close to large margins on 1855 (4 Oct) cover used Geelong to Creswick, backstamped. Only eight covers recorded with this 3d shade

     

    Lot 187
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $210

    3d Indigo [12], SG 31d, 'abnormal' with sheet margin at base from transfer cut, just touching at top, otherwise large margins

     

    Lot 188
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $2,000

    Balance of group SG 26/31da, 1d shades (39, incl three unused, used pairs - three, few varieties including SG 28d - two), 3d (48, including pairs - five, retouched - five), also later issues including rouletted 3d - four (all doubtful) and Perf 12 SG 78, mixed condition, vary margins - many four, good to fine appearance (92)

         

    Lot 189
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $460

    1859 Perf 12 by Robinson: 3d Blue [16], SG 78, superb example

     

    Lot 190
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $340

    Half-lengths forgeries selection comprising Spiro 1d (3), 2d and 3d (3), Jeffryes 2d (5), 3d strip of 4 and sheet of 50, plus 1d and 2d by two unknown forgers; also Reprints, perforated 1d (2), 2d and 3d overprinted 'Reprint' (72)

     

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