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    SPECIMEN STAMPS OF THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, CANCELLED-TO-ORDER STAMPS

    Lot 489
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $750

    1884-1900 Wmk V over Crown Perf 12½ Engraved £50 Black-Violet (SG 284a) with margins all round cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s MR 6 97. Couple of gum splashes on selvedge, otherwise virtually full o.g. , fine and rare in this form

     

    Lot 490
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $1,050

    1884-1900 Wmk V over Crown Perf 12½ Engraved £100 Aniline Crimson (SG 285c) with margins all round cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s MR 6 97. Very fine with virtually full o.g. and rare in this form

    Cancelled-to-order stamps prior to the sale of collector’s sets in 1900 are unusual and their purpose is uncertain

     

    Lot 491
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $210

    1897 Charity 1d (1/-) Blue and 2½d (2/6d) Red-Brown horizontal pairs cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s, NO 16 97. Full o.g., slightly toned and very fresh

     

    Lot 492
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $150

    1897 Charity 1d (1/-) Blue horizontal strip of 4 cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. NO 16 97. Full o.g. with Perf separations reinforced with hinges

     

    Lot 493
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $2,100

    1900-02 Collector’s Sets 2/6d to £100 large-size Stamp Duties (the £25, £50 £100 being typographed, SG 289-291) cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. NO 20 00. Some with large part o.g. and generally fine (21)

    Collector’s sets were placed on sale in September 1900. Sets could be either cancelled-to-order or overprinted Type 21 italic ‘Specimen’ and were sold for £1 (½d to £1 set) or £5 (½d to £100)

      

    Lot 494
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $650

    1900-02 Collector’s Sets £5 to £9 Bicoloured Stamp Duties cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. NO 13 00. Fine with large part o.g. (5)

     

    Lot 495
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $650

    1900-02 Collector’s Sets ½d, 1d, 2d, 2½d, 3d, 4d, 5d, 6d, 9d, 1/-, 1/6d, 2/-, 2/6d, 3/-, 4/-, 5/-, 6/-, 10/-, £1/10/-, 45/- and £10 current issues cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. AP 10 01. All large part o.g. and mostly unmounted, £10 with vertical crease (21)

     

    Lot 496
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $160

    1900-02 Collector’s Sets ½d to 5/- ‘POSTAGE’ series cancelled-to-order with central ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. JA 20 02. All large part o.g. and a scarce set with matched dates (13)

     

    Lot 497
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1900-02 Collector’s Sets ½d to £1 ‘POSTAGE’ series cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. DE 10 01, plus the £2 (not issued until June 1902) with indeterminate date. All large part o.g. and very fine (15)

     

    Lot 498
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1900-02 Collector’s Sets Postage Due Red and Green series ½d to 5/- cancelled to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. SE 3 02, mixed watermarks, part o.g. and generally fine, another scarce set with matched dates (10)

     

    Lot 499
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $950

    Remainder of the collector’s sets accumulation with values including £10, £50 (typo) and £100 (engraved) with various dates, also £1 KEVII cto without gum and ½d Red and Bluish-Green Postage Due block of 8 cto in 1899, some with o.g. and a useful lot (28)

      

    Lot 500
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $180

    1900 Charity 1d (1/- ) Olive-Brown and 2d (2/-) Emerald-Green cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. AP 30 02. Very fine without gum (2)

     

    Lot 501
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $190

    1900 Charity 1d (1/- ) Olive-Brown and 2d (2/-) Emerald-Green cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. AP 30 02 and unusually tied to pieces, fine (2)

      

    Lot 502
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $2,000

    1901 Federal Presentation Set ½d to £100 Postage and ½d to 5/- Postage Dues comprising 36 of the 44 stamps included (lacking the £1/5/-, £1/10/-, £2, £5, £6, £7, £9 and £10) cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. FE 5 01 (or FE 1 01 for £25, £50 and £100). Many with large part o.g. and generally fine, a scarce group (36)

      

    Lot 503
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $700

    1901 Federal Presentation Set two printed sheets headed with coat-of-arms and ‘SET OF POSTAGE [or REVENUE] STAMPS’/OF/VICTORIA,/Prepared for Presentation to each Member of the Legislatures of the several States of/Australia on the Transfer of the Post Office to the Commonwealth.’ with ½d to £1 Postage and ½d to 5/- Postage Dues cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. FE 5 01, also 1d and 6d Postage unused which may be spurious additions. Apparently an official means of presentation of these sets not seen by us before (see also the Western Australia set, Lot 531). Some toning around perfs of some stamps, and one sheet with several marks. Unusual

      

    Lot 504
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $220

    1905-13 Wmk Crown over A Perf 12½ £1 KEVII cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. NO 11 10, fine without gum. Also with P.M.G. headed notepaper with typed ‘With the Postmaster-General’s compliments’ and dated ‘Melbourne, 8th Nov., 1910’

    Sets were prepared for presentation to Federal Parliamentarians to mark the inter-changeability of States stamps, which came into operation on 13 October 1910

     

    Lot 505
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $170

    1905-13 Wmk Crown over A Perf 12½ £1 KEVII cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. JY 17 14. Large part o.g. with diagonal crease in top right corner not visible from face

     

    Lot 506
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1905-13 Wmk Crown over A ½d to £2 ‘POSTAGE’ series (1½d, 2/- Wmk V over Crown) cancelled-to-order with ‘MELBOURNE’ c.d.s. MR 22 11. Very fine and large part o.g. (15)

    Cancelled-to-order sets with later dates are believed to have been prepared for specific presentations to P.O. officials or other dignitaries

     

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