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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, TWO PENCE QUEEN ON THRONE PLATE PROOFS

    Lot 199
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,700

    1852-56 2d 'Queen-on-Throne' Plate Proofs without corner letters: Red-Brown [33] on thin cardpaper, faint thin. This and the following two lots are the only examples of this proof type outside of The Royal Collection

     

    Lot 200
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $6,750

    2d 'Queen-on-Throne' Plate Proofs without corner letters: Red-Brown corner pair [9-10] on thin cardpaper, vertical crease in left unit tending towards a tear (largely in top margin). Unique

     

    Lot 201
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $800

    2d 'Queen-on-Throne' Plate Proofs without corner letters: Red-Brown [49] on soft wove paper, thinnings

     

    Lot 202
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,350

    2d 'Queen-on-Throne' Plate Proofs with corner letters: Red-Brown pair [29-30] on soft wove paper, faint thinning

     

    Lot 203
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,600

    2d 'Queen-on-Throne' Plate Proofs with corner letters: Red-Brown corner pair [40-50] on soft wove paper, crease in upper unit, gummed [which is not original]

     

    Lot 204
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $4,600

    2d 'Queen-on-Throne' Plate Proofs with corner letters: Red-Brown strip of four [46-49] on soft wove paper, two creases, one of which affects unit at right. Ex Heslop, Perry

     

    Lot 205
    Estimate: $6,000 Realised Price : $4,600

    2d 'Queen-on-Throne' Plate Proofs with corner letters: Red-Brown on thin cardpaper block of eight and strip of four re-united to form block of 12 [17-20/37-40], slight foxing, small tear upper right unit. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 206
    Estimate: $10,000 Realised Price : $7,500

    2d 'Queen-on-Throne' Reprinted Plate Proof: Imperforate complete sheet of 50 with imprint produced in 1891, two vertical creases, otherwise fine and fresh. Five sheets were printed, from which this remains the only example in private hands. No sheet has been broken-down and this complete unit thus provides the only examples available. Ex Gartner, Perry

     

    Lot 207
    Estimate: $7,500 Realised Price : $5,000

    2d 'Queen-on-Throne' 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 (later King George V). The only examples in private hands. Ex Purves, Perry

     

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