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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA

    Lot 233
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $80

    'The Stamps of Victoria' by Geoff Kellow, brand new. Retail AU$155. Fantastic book by this renaowned philatelic author


    Lot 234
    Estimate: $1,500

    1850-1912 collection on leaves, early oddments, strength in later issues with mint 1897 and 1900 Charity sets, 1901-13 to 1 (3 different), Postage Dues 1890-94 to 5/- (no 1/-), 1895-1909 mixed types to 5/-, mixed condition, many fine (220+)

     

    Lot 235
    Estimate: $3,500

    Valuable old-time collection on leaves from Half-Lengths to 1912, useful earlier issues with duplication in all issues, later values to 2, 'STAMP DUTY' types, Postage Dues, etc, good range of mint throughout (many 100s)

     

    Lot 236
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $440

    1850's-1912 accumulation loose and on leaves including 1850-56 'Half-length' 1d (7), 2d (12), 3d (8), Queen-on-Throne 2d (13, with a pair), Imperf 1/- Octagonal (4), Woodblock 6d (8), 2/-, 6d Too Late, 1897 Charity sets (3, one CTO), 1900 Patriotic Fund 1d (2), many others well represented with various wmks, perfs, etc, noted few perfins, Postage Dues, etc, high catalogue value, poor to fine (100s)


    Lot 237
    Estimate: $400

    1850 Original state of dies 2d Lilac-Mauve and 2d Grey-Lilac (2, one faint thins), SG 2, 3a, margins at places, presentable examples of these scarce printings. Cat 1100

     

    Lot 238
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $400

    1850 Original state of dies 3d Blue, SG 4a, four-margined from left margin of sheet, light, indistinct Butterfly cancel in blue

     

    Lot 239
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $725

    1850 Original state of dies 3d Blue (shades), SG 4a, partial reconstruction of 12 of the 15 units in an Intermediate transfer group, margins at places, generally with thinning or other fault. Cat 2400

     

    Lot 240
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1850 Original state of dies 3d Blue (shades), SG 4a, selection including some attractive four-margined examples, generally with thinning or other fault (13). Cat 2600

     

    Lot 241
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $675

    1850 Second state of dies 1d shades (3, including pair), 2d pair (defective) and 3d (5, one apparently unused), SG 5-7 group, margins at places, generally with thinning or other fault. Cat 1800 approx (as used)

     

    Lot 242
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $320

    1850 Second state of dies 3d Blue shades, SG 7, complete reconstruction of the 10 units in an Intermediate transfer group, margins at places, a few with thinning or other fault, generally of pleasing appearance. Cat 1200

     

    Lot 243
    Estimate: $600

    1850 Third state of dies 1d Dull Orange-Vermilion and Dull Red (9, one apparently unused [creased] and three pairs), 1d Brownish Red/Dull Rose (6), and 3d Blue shades (2, on pieces), SG 8/a, 9a/b and 11/b groups, margins at places, odd thin/fault here and there, some attractive items present (17). Cat 2950 (as used)

     

    Lot 244
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $600

    1850 Third state of dies so-called 'White veils' 1d shades (8, two unused), 2d shades (4), 3d shades (15, including pleasing pairs of the three main shade groups), SG 12/14b group, mostly with margins at places, small number with thinning or other faults, generally above average quality (27). Cat 3200 approx

     

    Lot 245
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1850 Fourth state of dies 2d sixth, seventh (3) and eighth (7) printings, from SG 15, 16 and 17 groups, mostly with margins at places and thinning or other faults (11). Cat 1000+

     

    Lot 246
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,500

    1852, 1854 and 1855-56 'Queen-on-Throne' 2d assembly, comprising printings by Ham (10, two unused), Campbell (47, seven pairs) and Campbell & Fergusson (57, two unused, ten pairs, strip of four - one unit defective), many with note on Stone allocation, etc, includes Campbell pair [39-40] with major obliteration of lower right corner, C & F [38] creased transfer, etc, mixed condition, generally above average quality with many pleasing items present, also Reprint (2) (116). Cat 3200 approx


    Lot 247
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $200

    1854 Campbell printing 1d Orange-Red, SG 23, attractive strip of three (faint thin centre unit) showing major transfer variety in top label of first unit, trimmed at left base

     

    Lot 248
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    1854 Campbell printing 1d shades (6, four unused - minor/major faults) and 3d shades (9, two pairs - one attractive), SG 23-24 group, mostly with margins at places, some with thinning or other faults (15). Cat 2400 approx

     

    Lot 249
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1854-57 Campbell & Fergusson useful assembly (often with earlier SG No. and/or plating guide indicated), comprising 1d Stone '2', '3' and '4/5' printings (SG 26/b, 27/b and 28/d groups) unused (5) and used (80, six pairs), 3d Stones 'B', 'C' and 'D' (SG 29/a, 30/a and 31/d groups) unused (3) and used (51, one pair), one 1d with a fabulous retouch affecting almost whole of left side (sadly defective), condition mixed although generally above average with many pleasing items present (139). Cat 9000 approx. Opportunity to build upon a very useful foundation


    Lot 250
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1854-96 original Purves study including 6d 'Woodblock' used, pair showing vertical "stitch" wmk, Inverted Wmks on 4d Beaded Oval, 1d Emblem and 2d Laureate, various later reversed wmks, 1867-81 to 6d (3), with 1d cancelled 10.8.67 (FDI), etc, some unused/part o.g., mixed condition (48)

     

    Lot 251
    Estimate: $400

    1860-66 'Beaded Oval' Wmk 'FIVE/SHILLINGS' 4d Dull Rose, SG 92d, strip of three (the largest recorded multiple being a strip of four)

     

    Lot 252
    Estimate: $12,500 Realised Price : $13,000

    1884 'STAMP STATUTE': The amazing range of these issues in packets, on leaves - some being original Purves pages comprising approximately 6d (340, with some mint including multiples), 1/- (850), 2/- (570), 2/6d (410), 5/- (230), 10/- (180), 1 (185) and 5 (24). Nearly all fiscally used except for some 6d, mixed condition. A wonderful opportunity for the specialist

     

    Lot 253
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $1,500

    1884 6d, 2/- and 1 overprinted 'Specimen' and 'Reprint' in black, slight faults and some adherences on reverse. Rare trio

     

    Lot 254
    Estimate: $7,500 Realised Price : $5,750

    1886-96 'STAMP DUTY': The existing series between SG 236-279 (companion study to Lot 252) in packets, on leaves - some being original Purves pages comprising approximately 1/- (15), 1/6d (10), 2/- (17), 3/- (170), 4/- (230), 5/- (500), 6/- (13), 10/- (180), 15/- (275), 1 (325), 1/5/- (44), 1/10/- (73), 2 (270), 45/- (200), 5 (54), 6 (9), 7 (5), 8 (20), 9 (12) and 10 (92). Extremely difficult to now obtain these issues in quantity for studies, mixed condition, fiscally used (approx 2500+)

     

    Lot 255
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1901-10 d to 5/- 'POSTAGE' CTO at Melbourne JA20/02 (this date previously unseen by us) (13)

     

    Lot 256
    Estimate: $300

    1901-10 Wmk V over Crown 1 KEVII, SG 399. Fine mint and beautifully centred

     

    Lot 257
    Estimate: $800

    1901-10 Wmk V over Crown 2 KEVII, SG 400. An exceptional L.R. corner example

     

    Lot 258
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $440

    Perforating Trials: Tests on various sizes of paper or card (12 pieces), showing up to ten in a row, includes one 'OS'. Numerous annotations in ink on green, white or buff card. Unique assembly

     

    Lot 259
    Estimate: $400

    Forgeries: 'Half-length' 2d and 3d forgeries by Jeffryes in complete sheets 50, a small number affected by creases (100)


    Lot 260
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $1,600

    'W McCULLOCH & CO' Parcel Express: Amazing group comprising Kellow type I red with 'REGISTERED B' in blue - two known, similar types though in shades of blue (2) inscribed in red 'REGISTERED A' - previously unknown, and 6d Blue similar to type 5 inscribed in capitals 'REGISTERED', faults affecting first three, with latter unusually fine, indistinctly cancelled as always (4)

        

    Lot 261
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $340

    Frank Stamps: 1868-75 selection of OHMS printed covers in varying dimensions for Education Department with handstamps 'CHIEF SECRETARY', 'MINISTRY OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION', 'POSTMASTER GENERAL', 'COMM OF CROWN LANDS & SURVEY' (unused), few returned letter, registered, unclaimed, etc, some with corner punch-holes. Scarce and desirable lot (12)

     

    Lot 262
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $260

    Frank Stamps: 1881-1902 range of various types with 'ATTORNEY GENERAL' (4), CHIEF SECRETARY' (3), 'DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE', 'MINISTER OF HEALTH', 'MINISTER OF LANDS AND SURVEYS' (3), 'MINISTER OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION', 'MINISTER OF RAILWAYS' (3), mostly Envelopes, few Postal Cards, from various Offices, also Wrappers for 'GOVERNMENT GAZETTE' (5), mixed condition (19 items)

     

    Lot 263
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $240

    Frank Stamps: 'DEPARTMENT OF TRADE & CUSTOMS' 1882-1902 range of various types, mostly printed in black, few coloured handstamps for Dept of Trade & Customs (8, two in red), Marine Board (2), Distilleries and Excise Office (2 in violet), Dept of Ports and Harbours in violet, few cards, mostly envelopes, mixed condition (13 items)

     

    Lot 264
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $280

    Frank Stamps: 'GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA' 1894-99 range of Envelopes in various dimensions handstamped in blue (5) and violet (2, one for Royal Mint), mostly used to South Yarra, mixed condition (7 items)

     

    Lot 265
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $290

    Frank Stamps: 'POSTMASTER GENERAL' 1873-1902 range including printed in blue Envelopes (6, one used to London), Postal Cards (2, one unused but written-on), Receipt for Parcel card unused, printed in black Envelope (8, one registered and unused envelope), plus pieces (2, one in red), mixed condition (19 items)

     

    Lot 266
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $300

    Frank Stamps: 'POSTMASTER GENERAL' printed in blue on 1891 (3 Oct) envelope (135x77mm) for 'Hamilton and Western District Juvenile Industrial Exhibition' used locally and cancelled with '461' duplex, minor ageing

     

    Lot 267
    Estimate: $175

    Frank Stamps: 'THE PRESIDENT/LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL' printed in red on 1900 (Nov) envelope (130x104mm) used Melbourne to South Yarra, arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 268
    Estimate: $350T Realised Price : $340

    Frank Stamps: 'THE TREASURER' 1882-1902 range mostly printed in black (four in blue) with of Envelopes (17, one front, four registered), Wrappers/labels (4, one complete for Parliamentary Papers), other Departments/Offices include Printing Office, Income Tax, Receiver and Paymaster, Public Service Order, Revenue & Pay, Treasury, Receipt and Pay, mixed condition (21 items)

     

    Lot 269
    Estimate: $600

    Frank Stamps: 1883 (13 Sep) 'Victoria Naval Forces' belt & buckle cachet on envelope (slightly reduced, 260 x 115mm) used Williamstown to Melbourne showing fine impression of rare 'COMMANDANT LOCAL FORCES' frank in blue

     

    Lot 270
    Estimate: $400T

    Official Wrapper: 1d punctured 'OS' for Electoral Inspector's Office, vertical crease, unused. Rare

     

    Lot 271
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $280

    1877 (21 Mar) cover to Germany bearing 1d, 2d and 6d tied by BN '2' of Geelong duplex, endorsed "Via Brindisi", Brindisi transit and Heidelberg arrival backstamps. An attractive three-colour franking

     

    Lot 272
    Estimate: $200

    1880 (21 Sep) cover Melbourne to Paris, endorsed 'Per John Elder' bearing 6d, 4d and d, various French datestamps on both sides, where undelivered, 'D L O/UDC28/80/ VICTORIA' cds in green on reverse, roughly handled in transit, still another attractive three-colour franking

     

    Lot 273
    Estimate: $300

    1883 (2 Mar) cover to Germany endorsed 'Via Brindisi' bearing 8d Brown and d Rose tied by Melbourne duplex, Lensahn arrival backstamp. Unusual franking, very fine

     

    Lot 274
    Estimate: $250

    c.1896 illustrated advertising Wrapper printed 'all-over' for Phillips-Ormonde & Co. used to Austria with G.B. d affixed and tied by 'F.B.' in black. Interesting and ornate

     

    Lot 275
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $440

    1901 (19 Nov) registered use of OHMS Mourning Envelope, printed frank stamp in black for 'POSTMASTER GENERAL', uprated with 2d and 1d (4), tied by double-circle Melbourne cds's, New York arrival backstamps

     

    Lot 276
    Estimate: $75

    1911 (1 Jun) cover to Sweden bearing d Green strip of five tied by Melbourne cancel, re-addressed on arrival, Gotrborg backstamps. Attractive oz rate cover

     

    Lot 277
    Estimate: $600T

    1913 (25 Jan) linen-backed envelope (250 x 115mm) to U.S. bearing Victoria 6d (2) and N.S.W. d tied by Sydney cds, representing quintuple (ie. 2-2oz) foreign letter rate. Rare and valid commercial use of State stamps in combination during the Kangaroo era

     

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