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    THE DIADEMS, IMPERFORATE ISSUES, TWO PENCE PLATE I

    Lot 497
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,800

    2d Die Proof in black printed direct onto thin card, 36 x 40mm. One tone spot at top clear of design. Very rare

     

    Lot 498
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $200

    Plate Proof in black on wove paper, block of four pos. [35-36/47-48], large margins except just touched at top left, and ironed-out diagonal crease through right-hand pair. Also a single plate proof in Grey-black on thin card (5)

      

    Lot 499
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Blue with large part original toned gum, small to large margins and fine colour. SG 112, Cat. £180

     

    Lot 500
    Estimate: $700 Realised Price : $525

    Deep Blue horizontal pairs pos. [37-38] part original gum and [73-74] unused, both bold colour with small to good margins all round. [37] and [73] show the blistered state prior to retouching. Fine and very scarce. SG 112, Cat. £720+ (4)

      

    Lot 501
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    Ultramarine horizontal strip of three close to large margins all round, cancelled faint but legible ray type ‘139’ of Tinonee. A rare use of red ink by a country post office. SG 111, Cat. £42+

     

    Lot 502
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $220

    Pale Blue block of six with large margins all round, ironed-out horizontal crease through top pair, cancelled ray type ‘95’ of Brisbane. A scarce multiple used in the Moreton Bay District. SG 113, Cat. £84+

     

    Lot 503
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    2d Diadem - the collection on leaves of Watermark Double-lined ‘2’ printings mounted on leaves, comprising 88 stamps, including a vertical strip of three and five pairs, virtually all fine four-margin examples in a wide range of shades, and showing a variety of cancellations. Also 2d Plate II fine used (4). A fine lot. SG 110/113, minimum Cat. £1492 (91)

            

    Lot 504
    Estimate: $200

    First Retouch Dull Blue pos. [24] showing lines above and below ‘TWO PENCE’ redrawn, clear to large margins

     

    Lot 505
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    First Retouch Dull Blue pos. [24] showing lines above and below ‘TWO PENCE’ redrawn, close margins just touched at top right, tied by Sydney duplex to 1859 (27 Oct) entire to Molong. Two vertical filing folds, one heavy, and a late use of the first retouch on cover

     

    Lot 506
    Estimate: $400

    First Retouch Deep Dull Blue horizontal pair pos. [103-104], [104] showing extensive redrawing of diadem and hair, and at base of neck. Good margins three sides and just touched at lower right, cancelled ‘140’ of Moorna. A fine example of this major retouch, ex Slade Slade

     

    Lot 507
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $1,200

    Second Retouch Dull Blue vertical pair pos. [24/36] [24] showing heavy retouching to neck, with three vertical lines in shading below, [36] showing a blistered impression. Good to large margins with sheet margin at right, cancelled Sydney duplex dated AU 12 1859. The retouch was very short-lived and is very rare. Very fine and one of the most important pieces known of these retouches, Ex Hutson and ‘Manwood’ , and illustrated in Hutson’s The Stamps of New South Wales on page 34

     

    Lot 508
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    Second Retouch Deep Dull Blue horizontal pair pos. [104-105], [104] showing heavy retouching to base of neck and shading below, [105] showing a blistered impression. Close margins three sides and just touched along top, tied to small piece by ray type ‘66’ with accompanying Singleton ds of AU 19 1859. Very fine and one of the most important pieces known of these retouches, Ex Hutson and ‘Manwood’, and illustrated in Hutson’s The Stamps of New South Wales on page 34

     

    Lot 509
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Third Retouch Dull Blue horizontal pair pos. [13-14], [13] showing redrawing in lower left corner, close to large margins, with a few tone spots. Matched with [13] showing the earlier blistered state, fine (3)

      

    Lot 510
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Third Retouch Cobalt Blue pos. [24] showing very extensive redrawing of side panels, diadem and hair, and background to head, and ‘TWO PENCE’ redrawn. Close to good margins, cancelled ‘4’ of Richmond (rated RR). A very fine example of the most extensive of all the Plate I retouches

     

    Lot 511
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    Third Retouch Cobalt Blue pos. [24] another example in a deeper shade, small even margins all round and indistinctly cancelled and very fine. Ex C.L. Pack

     

    Lot 512
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $160

    Third Retouch Cobalt Blue horizontal strip of three pos. [25-27], [25] showing retouching above ‘NEW’ and left of ‘SOUTH’, fine with close to good margins cancelled ray type ‘40’ of Bombala (rated R). Ex Slade Slade

     

    Lot 513
    Estimate: $150

    Third Retouch Dull Blue horizontal pair pos. [35-36], [36] showing retouching to left and right of ‘SOUTH’ and above ‘WALES’, close to good margins, few small tone spots

     

    Lot 514
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $160

    Third Retouch Cobalt Blue pos. [37], showing retouching above and below ‘NEW’, with a graver slip into the lower corner square, an exceptional example with huge margins three sides, cancelled ‘99’ of Walgett

     

    Lot 515
    Estimate: $300

    Third Retouch Dull Blue horizontal pair pos. [37-38], [37] showing retouch, huge margins all round cancelled Sydney duplex. A magnificent pair ex Pack

     

    Lot 516
    Estimate: $1,000

    Third Retouch Cobalt Blue pos. [49], showing retouching above ‘NEW’ and left of ‘SOUTH’ unused without gum, small even margins three sides and large at top showing portion of adjoining unit. A very rare unused retouch in fine condition

     

    Lot 517
    Estimate: $150

    Third Retouch Cobalt Blue pos. [49], small to good margins all round cancelled indistinct ray type numeral

     

    Lot 518
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $140

    Third Retouch Cobalt Blue pos. [73], showing retouching above ‘NEW’, large margins three sides and clear at top, cancelled duplex, very fine

     

    Lot 519
    Estimate: $300

    Third Retouch hird Retouch obalt Blue pos. [104] showing very extensive redrawing of right side panels and background to head. Small even margins all round, cancelled ‘9’ of Bathurst. Thinned in two places nevertheless an attractive example of this very extensive retouch, ex Slade Slade

     

    Lot 520
    Estimate: $400

    Third Retouch obalt Blue pos. [104] another example, small margins three sides and wide at left showing portion of adjoining unit, cancelled ‘99’ of Walgett, very fine. Ex Slade Slade

     

    Lot 521
    Estimate: $200

    Third Retouch obalt Blue pos. [105] showing retouching to left side panels, small even margins all round cancelled ray type numeral, very fine

     

    Lot 522
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $525

    2d Diadem - the remainder of the retouches, comprising First Retouch [24] and Third Retouch [25], [36], [37], [105]. Also pre-retouch blistered states of [13] (2), [73], [105] (2), and blistered state of [97] (2, never retouched). All four-margin examples and a fine and very scarce group (12)

                

    Lot 523
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    Watermark Double-lined ‘5’: Blue horizontal pair pos. [1-2] with large margins wide at left and showing portion of adjoining unit at right, cancelled indistinct ray type numeral. A magnificent pair. SG 112b, Cat. £140+

     

    Lot 524
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $120

    Watermark Double-lined ‘5’: Blue horizontal strip of three pos. [43-45] close to large margins showing portion of adjoining unit at left, just touch at bottom right, cancelled legible ‘85’ of Drayton. A rare Moreton Bay District usage of this emergency printing. SG 112b, Cat. £210+

     

    Lot 525
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Watermark Double-lined ‘5’: Blue horizontal pairs (2) and singles (4), all fine picked examples with four margins. SG 112b, Cat. £490+ (6)

     

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