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    SPECIMEN STAMPS OF THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1891 REPRINTS

    Lot 461
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,800

    The complete set of 48 optd ‘Reprint’ plus three extras (two shades each of the 1d and 6d Queen-on-Throne, and the Ł5 Stamp Statute ‘REPRINT’ overprint). Generally fine and rarely offered as a complete set, as the Stamp Statutes were printed in half the quantity of the Postage values (51)

    In 1891 the Victorian Post Office reprinted 48 obsolete stamps on V over Crown paper, using in a few cases the existing plates, but otherwise from new printing plates derived from the original dies. These reprints were intended for distribution to U.P.U. members, for which purpose they were overprinted ‘Reprint’. Sets were later placed on sale to collectors, and following Federation the remaining stocks were cancelled-to-order for presentation purposes

         

    Lot 462
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    ‘Mint’ examples of the 3d Laureate (matched with used original, and reprint optd ‘Reprint’) and 2/- Stamp Statute. Both large part o.g. and rare, 3d with 2003 Ceremuga Certificate (4)

    The reprints in ‘mint’ condition are very rare and were probably used for special presentations. It is doubtful if a complete set exists in private hands

     

    Lot 463
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    Optd ‘Reprint’ plus Type 21a italic ‘Specimen’, comprising 1d and 6d Queen-on-Thrones (imperforate), 2d Queen-on-Throne (perforated) and 9d Bell Design. Some traces of gum on the first three, and adhesions due to previous affixing. 6d touched at left and 2d thinned, still a very rare quartet (4)

    The reprints with additional ‘Specimen’ overprint were probably prepared for a special presentation. No complete set exits, and only single examples are recorded of the known values, so it is possible only a single set was ever prepared

     

    Lot 464
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $90

    Optd ‘Reprint’ scratched out with ‘SPECIMEN’ puncture added, 1d Pale Bistre large Stamp Duty. Defect caused by removal of ‘reprint’, otherwise fine large part o.g.

    This stamp, and that in the following lot, are believed to be specimen stamps sent to a U.P.U. member country, where the defacement was officially performed and the receiving puncture added. Other than these two stamps, only one other (1d Stamp Statute) is recorded

     

    Lot 465
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $600

    Optd ‘Reprint’ scratched out with ‘SPECIMEN’ puncture added, Ł5 Black and Yellow-Green, very fine no gum

    This stamp, and that in the preceding lot, are believed to be specimen stamps sent to a U.P.U. member country, where the defacement was officially performed and the receiving puncture added. Other than these two stamps, only one other (1d Stamp Statute) is recorded

     

    Lot 466
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $550

    Optd ‘Reprint’ 1d, 2d and 3d Half-Lengths in top left corner blocks of 4, unmounted other than one 2d unit, and gum thinning in selvedge of 2d block, otherwise very fine and fresh. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (3 blocks)

       

    Lot 467
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $320

    Optd ‘Reprint’ 2d Queen-on-Throne in shades of Reddish-Brown (5) and Purple-Brown (5), from positions on engraved plate showing rust flaws, one with double Perf at base. An interesting lot all small to large part o.g. and generally fine (10)

     

    Lot 468
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $440

    2d Queen-on-Throne with Type 21b ‘Specimen’ overprint only. Very fine large part o.g. and the only recorded example

    Only a few single reprints having been recorded with ‘Specimen’ overprint only

     

    Lot 469
    Estimate: $7,500 Realised Price : $7,500

    2d Queen-on-Throne imperforate sheet of 50 in ‘mint’ condition. A few creases are barely visible from the front, otherwise very fine and full o.g. A beautiful sheet

    It is recorded that five such sheets were presented to P.O. officials. Three sheets are still extant, one of which is in the Australia Post archival collection

     

    Lot 470
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $210

    Optd ‘Reprint’ 1/- Octagonal top marginal block of 4 some small thins in selvedge, stamps full o.g. unmounted. Rare multiple ex Australia Post archival sale

     

    Lot 471
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $800

    Optd ‘Reprint’ 1d Yellow-Green, 1d Blue-Green, 6d Dark Blue Queen-on-Throne blocks of 4, both 1d’s from top left corner of sheet. Large part o.g. with lower units unmounted. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (3 blocks)

     

    Lot 472
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $600

    Optd ‘Reprint’ 3d and 4d Beaded Ovals, 1d Netted corners and 6d Adapted Design marginal blocks of 4, full unmounted o.g. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (4 blocks)

        

    Lot 473
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,400

    1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 8d, 10d, 1/- and 5/- Laureates blocks of 4, (6d, 8d, 1/-, 5/- marginal) full o.g. unmounted and superb other than for a few Perf separations. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (9 blocks)

       

    Lot 474
    Estimate: $900 Realised Price : $900

    Optd ‘Reprint’ ˝d (marginal), 1d, 2d, 9d, 1/- and 2/- William Bell designs blocks of 4 full o.g. unmounted and superb. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (6 blocks)

     

    Lot 475
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $320

    Optd ‘Reprint’ 1/- William Bell design, two blocks of 4, one from top left corner optd ‘Reprint’ and the other from base of sheet cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02 full o.g. with stamps unmounted. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (2 blocks)

     

    Lot 476
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $600

    Optd ‘Reprint’, 1d, 2d and 4d Naish designs blocks of 4 full o.g. unmounted and superb. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (3 blocks)

     

    Lot 477
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $700

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, set of 31 comprising up to 1880 Naish designs and including two shades each of 1d Queen-on-Throne and 3d Beaded Ovals, full o.g. unmounted and superb (31)

       

    Lot 478
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $440

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JY 11 02, comprising 1d Half-Length, 3d and 4d Beaded Ovals, 6d Adapted design, 1d and 4d Laureates, 9d Bell design, and 1d and 4d Naish Designs, all fine no gum (9)

    All c.t.o. dates other than JE 2 02 are very scarce

     

    Lot 479
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $800

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, Half-Lengths 1d, 2d marginal blocks of 4 and 3d marginal block of 6, full o.g. with most units unmounted, very scarce multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (3 blocks)

     

    Lot 480
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $800

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, 2d Queen-on-Throne imperforate left marginal block of 9, full o.g. and superb ex Australia Post archival sale

     

    Lot 481
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $4,600

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, 2d Queen-on-Throne imperforate left sheet of 50, two horizontal and two vertical folds (one through vertical column of stamps), otherwise full o.g. and mounted only in selvedge. Ex 1986 Australia Post archival sale and the only recorded complete sheet in this form

     

    Lot 482
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $260

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, 1/- Octagonal block of 4 full o.g. unmounted and fine other than a few marks on reverse. Rare multiple ex Australia Post archival sale

     

    Lot 483
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $850

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, 1d Yellow-Green (pre-printing paper crease), 1d Blue-Green, 6d Dark Blue Queen-on-Throne marginal blocks of 4, some gum thins otherwise very fine full o.g. unmounted. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (3 blocks)

     

    Lot 484
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $600

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, 3d and 4d Beaded Ovals, 1d Netted corners and 6d Adapted Design blocks of 4, full unmounted o.g. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (4 blocks)

     

    Lot 485
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $600

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, 3d Cobalt-Blue Beaded Oval top marginal block of 4, full o.g. mounted in selvedge only Rare multiple ex Australia Post archival sale

     

    Lot 486
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,700

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 8d, 10d, 1/- and 5/- Laureates blocks of 4, (2d, 4d, 8d, 1/- marginal) full o.g. unmounted and superb. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (9 blocks)

      

    Lot 487
    Estimate: $900 Realised Price : $950

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, ˝d (marginal), 1d, 2d, 9d, 1/- and 2/- (marginal) William Bell designs blocks of 4 full o.g. unmounted and superb. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (6 blocks)

     

    Lot 488
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $625

    Cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s JE 2 02, 1d, 2d and 4d Naish designs blocks of 4 full o.g. unmounted and superb. Rare multiples ex Australia Post archival sale (3 blocks)

     

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