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    The 2006 Rarities Sale

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    Lot 586
    Estimate: $1,000

    1852 Laureate Plate I Proof for 6d in Deep Chocolate-Brown on thick yellowish wove paper, margins except where tapered slightly into at upper right corner, slight thinning, lovely impression. Extremely rare


    Lot 587
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $6,500

    1854-59 Diadem Imperforate 5d Dull Green, SG 88, superb used pair. Five pairs are recorded, one of which is on cover. Ex Wilson, 'Espana' 1984 (wherein it realised £2,700), Frankenstein


    Lot 588
    Estimate: $15,000T

    1856 Hard medium bluish wove paper, Imperforate (6d.) 'REGISTERED' pair, SG 106, with 2003 BPA Certificate stating in '...vermilion and Prussian blue...', part original gum. A great rarity with only two unused pairs recorded, the other being somewhat damaged. Ex Boker, Forster


    Lot 589
    Estimate: $1,000

    1856-60 Diadem (small type) Plate Proofs on wove paper with blank panels and waxed corners in yellow-ochre, green, blue, deep blue, purple-brown and deep brown, trimmed in places, also proof in black with void panels, some creasing as usually found (7)


    Lot 590
    Estimate: $750

    1867-93 De La Rue 4d Die Proof in Red-Brown on white glazed card (92x60mm), minor soiling around edges as often found


    Lot 591
    Estimate: $750T

    1871-1902 1/- Die Proof on white glazed card (92x60mm) in black, stamped 'Aug 16. 1875 BEFORE HARDENING'. Fine


    Lot 592
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $380

    1882-97 Wmk Crown over NSW 10d Violet Perf 11x12, SG 236e, lower right corner block of 36 (6 x 6) with Current No. '5' at base, odd gum blemish and reinforcement. Rare in such a large multiple


    Lot 593
    Estimate: $600

    1897 Composite Die Proof of the 1d, 2d and 2½d in Dark Blue on glazed card (144x94mm)


    Lot 594
    Estimate: $600

    1897 Composite Die Proof of the 1d, 2d and 2½d in Deep Red-Brown on glazed card (144x94mm), minor corner bend


    Lot 595
    Estimate: $10,000

    1897 Reissue 5/- Reddish Purple unused pair from lower right corner of sheet, variety ‘IMPERFORATE BETWEEN’, SG 297ca, slight natural wrinkling and toned paper typical of this variety. Ten pairs originally discovered


    Lot 596
    Estimate: $5,000T Realised Price : $3,800

    1906 9d Brown and Ultramarine, marginal block of four with large guide dot, disturbed brownish gum, compound perf 12 x 12½ and 11 at right, BW N51A. The misplaced vertical perforations at right with Post Office repair, the outer line then being applied with a line perf 11 machine. The only other recorded examples (a block of 4 and single) are in the H.L. White collection held by the Mitchell Library, Sydney and probably come from the same sheet, being in the same shade and with similar gum characteristics. An outstanding Federal Period showpiece. [Previously sold by us in February 2005 when it realised AU$6000+]


    Lot 597
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,450

    Postage Dues: 1890 ½d to 20/- Green, SG D1-10, fresh mint set. Well above average condition and difficult to obtain a complete set so fine (10)


    Lot 598
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $380

    1863 (22 Jun) cover Sydney to U.K. originally bearing a Diadem 6d (wmk. '6' impression clear in gum-residue on cover) which has dislodged during its journey, the cover arriving stampless at London W.C. 20 Aug 1863, and subsequently readdressed with associated 'REDIRECTED/POSTAGE-UNPAID' applied. The residual gum from adhesive indicates that it was originally adequately affixed, suggesting the probability that this article has been involved in an incident in transit beyond Sydney


    Lot 599
    Estimate: $750

    1894 (20 Oct) envelope (with monogram of Grand Central Coffee Palace on flap) Sydney to Hawkes Bay (N.Z.) showing very fine strike of 'Saved from wreck of the/'WAIRARAPA.'' in blue, backstamped Danevirke. Accompanied by earlier write-up stating 'The wreck of the steamer was sold at auction on the 6th of November for 70 pounds, slightly less than a single cover now brings at auction'(!)


    Lot 600
    Estimate: $500T

    1902 (5 Mar) registered use to U.S.A. of Post & Electric Telegraph Dept inscribed cover bearing 8d Lyrebird tied by Registered Sydney cds, bold oval 'R' alongside, San Francisco & Boston backstamps. Very scarce solo franking (Foreign Letter rate 2½d x 2 + 3d registration)


    Lot 601
    Estimate: $500T

    c.1910 postcard to U.K. bearing 1d (indistinctly cancelled), reverse with gum leaf affixed with oil painted bush hut and dweller in foreground, kookaburras and scarlet robin, etc, in background, initialled 'F.W/Healesville' (Victoria). Delightful and rare example of early Federation miniature art


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