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    FINE AND RARE STAMPS 2008, AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1850-59 HALF-LENGTHS

    Lot 100
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    Second state of dies: 2d Grey-Lilac, SG 6, large-margined except where barely touched at top right, cancelled Butterfly '15' in blue on 1850 (1 May) cover Geelong to Melbourne, paying Inland letter rate. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 101
    Estimate: $1,750

    Second state of dies: 2d Dull Grey Substituted transfer pair [8-18], SG 6a, the [8] a substitution for [17], creased, tiny scissor-cut at base, cancelled Butterfly '2' (Kilmore). Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 102
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,700

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Orange-Vermilion, SG 8, attractive and rare strip of three. Exceptional. Ex Wawn, Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 103
    Estimate: $2,500

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Red, SG 8a, full-margined except where barely touched at top right corner, portion of adjoining unit at base, tied by Barred Oval '25' to 1851 (25 Mar) entire letter headed 'Mount Gellibrand' locally addressed at Lake Colac. Extremely rare provincial Town letter

     

    Lot 104
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,000

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Red and Dull Red shades, SG 8a or 9b, partial reconstruction of 30 (less [6,18/24/30] from the intermediate stone, includes one pair, variable condition (26). Minimum cat 3600+

     

    Lot 105
    Estimate: $2,000

    Third state of dies: 1d Dull Rose, SG 9b, full-margined, portion of adjoining unit at top and base, tied by Barred Oval '1' to 1854 (27 Apr) locally addressed Melbourne Town letter. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 106
    Estimate: $2,000

    Third state of dies - 'Vertical Drapes': 2d Drab and 2d Grey-Drab, SG 13-13a, good margins, shaved at places, the former sharing portions of four adjoining units, cancelled Butterfly '15' on 1851 (29 May) cover Geelong to Melbourne, paying 4d double Inland letter rate. Cover strengthened along folds. An unusual and rare franking combination

     

    Lot 107
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    Third state of dies - 'Vertical Drapes': 2d Grey-Drab, SG 13a, pair from upper right corner of sheet, attractively cancelled by Barred Oval '2' of Geelong, pinhole in left unit. Multiples are rare. Ex Pack, Perry

     

    Lot 108
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $260

    Third state of dies - 'White veils': 3d Blue strip of four [3-4-5-6], SG 14, on 1854 (25 May) OHMS entire letter used Melbourne to England, endorsed 'p 'Madras , transit and arrival backstamps

     

    Lot 109
    Estimate: $2,500

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Red-Lilac, SG 15, full-margined, tied by Butterfly '23' to 1850 (29 Sep) entire letter (small stains) from Burn Bank to Buninyong, backstamped Burn Bank. A rare shade on cover. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 110
    Estimate: $4,000

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Grey, SG 15b, partial reconstruction of this very rare shade (missing [1,20,29]) from the intermediate stone, incl three pairs, variable condition (27). Cat 10125

     

    Lot 111
    Estimate: $1,500

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Red-Lilac Retouch, SG 15e, Type [3] strengthening of lines in right frame opposite elbow, full-margined. Rare in this quality. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 112
    Estimate: $1,000

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Dull Brownish Lilac Retouch, SG15e, Type [3] strengthening of lines in right frame opposite elbow, full-margined. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 113
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $600

    Fourth state of dies: 2d Dull Brownish Lilac Retouch, SG 15e, Type [4] portion of right frame and area to its right about 2mm below N.E. corner square, large-margined, light central crease. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 114
    Estimate: $4,000

    Fourth state of dies - 'Vertical Drapes': 2d Deep Grey, SG 16a, large-margined, portion of two adjoining units, boldly tied by Barred Oval '28' to 1852 (17 Mar) Official entire letter endorsed 'Police Office/Kyneton' to Melbourne, paying Inland letter rate, backstamped Mount Macedon and Melbourne, latter unusually in green. Rare shade and proving cover. Ex Pack, Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 115
    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $2,700

    Fourth state of dies - 'Vertical Drapes': 2d Pale Dull Brown, SG 17b, remarkable unused example, large part o.g. with full sheet margin at right, portion of adjoining unit at left. Ex Boker, Perry

     

    Lot 116
    Estimate: $3,500

    Fourth state of dies - 'Vertical Drapes': 2d Pale Dull Brown, SG 17b, full-margined, portion of adjoining unit at base, tied by Barred Oval '2' to 1852 (15 Sep) cover Geelong to Sydney, paying Inland letter rate. Rare in this quality. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 117
    Estimate: $7,500

    Fourth state of dies - 'Vertical Drapes': 2d Greenish Grey, SG 17c, remarkable single showing portion of adjoining units three sides, tied by Barred Oval '2' to 1852 (30 Jan) cover Geelong to Melbourne. The finest quality Ham printing on cover extant. Ex Pack, Boker, Perry

     

    Lot 118
    Estimate: $2,000

    Fourth state of dies - 'Vertical Drapes': 2d Olive-Drab, SG 17d, full-margined except where barely touched lower right corner, portion of adjoining unit at top, tied by Barred Oval '1' to 1852 (20 Oct) cover Melbourne to Sydney, paying Inland letter rate. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 119
    Estimate: $3,000

    Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co: 1d Orange-Red, SG 23, strip of six, touched at places, cancelled rare Barred Oval '28' (Kyneton from 1 Jan 1854). The equal record multiple. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 120
    Estimate: $1,500

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Dull Rose-Red, strip of four [5-6-1-2], SG 27a, from intersection of two intermediate transfer groups, full-margined, minor thins, cancelled Barred Oval '24' (Ballarat). Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 121
    Estimate: $1,500

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 1d Lilac-Rose, SG 28b, unused part o.g. pair, touched at two points, faint thin largely in margin at centre. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 122
    Estimate: $2,500

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 3d Greenish Blue pair, SG 29a, margins except where barely touching top right, and Emblems 2d (SG 45a) tied by BN '1' to 1857 (28 Aug) cover Melbourne to Ballarat, paying 8d double Inland letter rate. A rare mixed issue franking. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 123
    Estimate: $2,000

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson: 3d Greenish Blue, SG 29a, full-margined vertical pair tied by BN '1' to 1858 (18 Feb) cover Melbourne to Deniliquin (NSW), backstamped Melbourne, Echuca, Moama. Ex Caspary, Forster, Perry. [Historical note: The addressee, James Tyson, was amongst the very wealthiest in the Australian Colonies. On his death in 1898 he held 5,329,214 acres and left an estate of 2,000,000]

     

    Lot 124
    Estimate: $1,000

    Perforated 12 by Robinson: 3d Blue Retouch 'under 'C' of VICTORIA' [17], SG 78a, cancelled Melbourne killer '1' clear of subject area. This retouch is extremely rare in the perforated issue. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 125
    Estimate: $6,000

    Perforated 12 by Robinson: 1d Brown Stone '2' printing [as Campbell & Fergusson Imperf (SG 26)], cancelled by Barred Oval '5' (Ballarat). The only example recorded. Illustrated in Kellow, colour plate 4. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 126
    Estimate: $20,000

    The original contract for printing the Half-length 1d and 3d and Queen-on-Throne 2d, dated 19th December 1853, signed by James S. Campbell, James Fergusson and Rudolph Hackmann, together with a specimen of gummed paper used for printing the stamps. Remarkable documents to be held in private hands

     

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