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    FINE AND RARE STAMPS 2008, AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1852-56 2D QUEEN-ON-THRONE

    Lot 127
    Estimate: $10,000

    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

     

    Lot 128
    Estimate: $4,500 Realised Price : $3,400

    Plate Proofs without corner letters: Red-Brown [33] on thin cardpaper, faint thin. One of four examples of this proof type outside of The Royal Collection

     

    Lot 129
    Estimate: $2,000

    Plate Proofs with corner letters: Red-Brown pair [29-30] on soft wove paper, faint thinning. Ex Heslop, Perry

     

    Lot 130
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1852 Recess Printed by Thomas Ham: 2d Reddish Brown selection comprising four unused [11, 21, 22 & 34] and two used [11 & 26 - heavily thinned and apparently previously rebacked], most with four margins

     

    Lot 131
    Estimate: $500

    1852 Recess Printed by Thomas Ham: 2d Deep Reddish Brown [15], SG 18, four margins with small part gum. A very scarce stamp mint

     

    Lot 132
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1852 Recess Printed by Thomas Ham: 2d Reddish Brown very large-margined example on 1853 (26 Mar) outer Geelong to Melbourne. Attractive usage

     

    Lot 133
    Estimate: $300

    1852 Recess Printed by Thomas Ham: 2d Reddish Brown large margined single [12] on thin cardpaper, believed to be a proof pressed into postal use [see SG 39a for a similar variety]

     

    Lot 134
    Estimate: $750

    1852 Recess Printed by Thomas Ham: 2d Reddish Brown large-margined pair [35-36, crease in one] on thick card, believed to be a proof pressed into postal use

     

    Lot 135
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $280

    1852 Recess Printed by Thomas Ham: 2d Chestnut [10], SG 18a, full-margined, lightly cancelled by rare Barred Oval '12' Maiden's Punt, tiny thin at left mostly in margin. This shade is rare (Kellow records only 15 examples), suggesting that it may be of colour trial status - known examples range from pale to deep chestnut. The catalogue value of 120 misleads as to its rarity

     

    Lot 136
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $320

    1852 Recess Printed by Thomas Ham: 2d Chestnut shades, SG 18a, selection of singles with four margins, few blemishes, generally fine appearance (6)

     

    Lot 137
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 1: Used strip of four (the second largest recorded multiple), two pairs and nineteen singles (all plated), variable margins but mainly fine. The scarcest of the lithographed printings (Kellow at p73 states 'Only about 160 copies of this stamp have so far been found'). Rare selection (27)

     

    Lot 138
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $280

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 2: Brown-Purple, SG 19, margins large to close, traces of o.g., rare mint example

     

    Lot 139
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $460

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 2: Brownish Purple shade [49], SG 19, large margined single tied to 1853 (24 Dec) cover-front Melbourne to Bendigo from the Dyason correspondence. The earliest usage of a Campbell printing believed to exist and pre-dating the SG issue date. A new discovery

     

    Lot 140
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,300

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 5: 'Substituted transfer' vertical pair [22/22], SG 20ca, tied to piece, lower unit substituted for [32], fault in upper unit. Believed to be unique. Ex Pack, Purves and Perry

     

    Lot 141
    Estimate: $7,000

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 5: 'Substituted transfer' horizontal pair [32-43], SG 20ca, [32] substituted for [42], large-margined except where barely touched at lower right. Kellow records only seven substitutions in multiples (also a single), two in The Royal Collection. This is the premier item in the substitutions in private hands. Illustrated in Kellow, colour plate 5. Ex Heslop, Perry

     

    Lot 142
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $210

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 6: Dull Brown large-margined pair [22-23] tied to 1856 (11 Nov) outer Melbourne to Ballarat

     

    Lot 143
    Estimate: $500

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 7: Violet-Black [5], SG 20, four-margined, large part o.g. and rare thus, minor thin spot only visible from rear

     

    Lot 144
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 7: Unused selection, close to large-margined with [13], [23] and [25, virtually full o.g. which is rare, gum creased] in Grey-Black and [11] in Purple-Black, SG20a, 21a (4)

     

    Lot 145
    Estimate: $150

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 8: Violet-Black, SG 20, unused four-margins, creased lower left corner

     

    Lot 146
    Estimate: $150

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 9: Grey-Drab shade strip of three [5-7], SG 22, close to large-margined, on piece with GB 1d affixed for redirecting, slight soiling

     

    Lot 147
    Estimate: $800

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 9: Lilac-Drab pair [36-37] in an uncharacteristic shade (cf typical 'grey-drab' for Stone '9' printings) on distinctive thin hard paper not found elsewhere in Campbell printings, large-margined, cancelled BN '2' (Geelong). Apparently a proof pressed into postal use. Ex Purves, Perry


    Lot 148
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $600

    1854 Lithographed by J.S. Campbell & Co. Stone 9: Grey-Drab [39], SG 22, large-margined tied to 1855 (16 Mar) cover Melbourne to North Melbourne, paying Town Letter rate

     

    Lot 149
    Estimate: $17,500

    The remarkable Contract dated 18 May 1854 for 'Printing & gumming postage stamps', with signatures of James Campbell, James Fergusson and various parties representing the Colony of Victoria, together with a 'Specimen of gumming' being a glued sample (110 x 240mm approx) of the distinctive paper utilised by the Contractors and duly signed by the respective parties. A unique item of exceptional philatelic and historic significance

      

    Lot 150
    Estimate: $400

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone A: Selection comprising unused (two singles and pair, variable condition) and one used ([34], corner fault and pinhole) with vertical line flaw 5mm in from left of design (5)

     

    Lot 151
    Estimate: $600

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone A: Purple shade strip of four [12-15], tiny tear in third unit, otherwise superb. Ex Burrus, Purves, Kellow

     

    Lot 152
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,000

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone A: Lilac close to large-margined pair [19-20], SG 36, tied to 1856 (9 Jun) entire letter Melbourne to small provincial settlement at Mount Korong, scarce framed 'TOO LATE' in black, backstamps including rare Mt Moliagul

     

    Lot 153
    Estimate: $1,250

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone A: Lilac [31] the unique example on very thick diagonally ribbed paper, margins except where ragged at left, believed to be a proof pressed into postal use. Ex Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 154
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,600

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone A: Used selection comprising three pairs and three singles, variable margins, all showing creased transfers, two with the 'TVO' (single, tied to piece and in a pair) variety, SG 36b. Despite faults a rare assembly

     

    Lot 155
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $650

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone C: Brown-Purple [10, small fault] tied by handstruck 'ADVERTISED/AND/ UNCLAIMED' to 1856 (26 Jul) cover locally addressed at Melbourne

     

    Lot 156
    Estimate: $500

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone C: Grey-Black pair [15-16], tied to small piece. A rare shade

     

    Lot 157
    Estimate: $150

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone C: Brown-purple [20] unused, three margins. Very scarce unused

     

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $350

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone C: Dull Mauve block of four [21-22/31-32, trimmed at top and left, slight faults]. Kellow records only 'about half a dozen blocks of four' in the Campbell & Fergusson printings. Ex Kellow

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $2,000

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone C Substitutions (SG 37d, 38d): Rose-Lilac pair [19-12], the [19] a substitution for [11], large-margined, cancelled Barred Oval '55' (Beechworth). Probably the finest known example for this substituted position. Ex Purves, Perry. Illustrated in Kellow, colour plate 5

     

    Lot 160
    Estimate: $300

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone C Substitutions (SG 37d, 38d): Rose-Lilac shade, two examples [20 & 28] one four-margined the other two-margined

     

    Lot 161
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,000

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone C Substitutions (SG 37d, 38d): The remarkable vertical strip of five (actually a pair and strip of three) tied to piece and comprising the whole of the substitution [20/19/29/18/28] for [1/11/21/31/41]. Illustrated in Kellow p79. Ex Purves, Kellow and Jones

     

    Lot 162
    Estimate: $1,250

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone C: 'Thumbprint' transfer variety (occurred when laying down a transfer) on [49] four margined (small thin) in pair with [50], two singles [both 49], margins huge to cut-into, and pair [27-28] with margins in places showing outstanding ink-splatter affecting both units. Rare varieties

     

    Lot 163
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $480

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone C Pane 2: Creased transfer selection comprising two pairs (each with normal) and four singles, mostly four margined, some creased and thinned (12)

     

    Lot 164
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1855-56 Lithographed by Messrs Campbell & Fergusson Stone D: Used selection of scarce shades comprising Pale Grey Black (three singles [22, 23 & 26] and two pairs [23-24] & [27-28]) and Deep Chocolate Brown single [24] and pair [13-14]. Mainly four-margined

     

    Lot 165
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $900

    Reprints: 1891 Wmk V over Crown marginal block of nine plus a single in Red-Brown shade, all cancelled Melbourne cds JE 2/02. These were produced for the Victorian archives and UPU distribution

     

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