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    THE KEN BARELLI CLASSIC VICTORIA, 1850-59 HALF-LENGTHS, 1850-53 LITHOGRAPHED BY THOMAS HAM, THIRD STATE OF DIES

    Lot 1060
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $10,000

    1d dull orange-vermilion (third printing), SG 8, unused [28] with sheet margin at right confirming it as the substitution for [6] in lower right intermediate transfer group of 30, margins except at base where slightly trimmed, tiny thin upper left. Kellow records only four unused third printing 1d (SG 8/a) making this one of the rarest of unused Ham printings. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 1061
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $5,750

    1d dull orange-vermilion (third printing), SG 8, portion of adjoining unit at left and at top, tied by Butterfly '1' to 1850 (20 Nov) locally addressed very rare Town Letter, one of a very few extant in this scarcer shade. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1062
    Estimate: $3,000

    1d dull orange-vermilion (third printing) pair from left margin of sheet, SG 8, touched at right top and at base, most unusual intense shade, tied by Barred Oval '1' to 1852 (23 Dec) cover Melbourne to Geelong, paying 2d Inland Letter rate. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1063
    Estimate: $5,000

    1d dull orange-vermilion (third printing) remarkable interpane pair [11-19], SG 8, the [11] a substitution for [24] in the upper left intermediate transfer group of 30. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 1064
    Estimate: $3,000

    1d dull orange-vermilion (third printing) most attractive and rare strip of three, SG 8. Exceptional. Ex Wawn, Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 1065
    Estimate: $3,000

    1d dull red (third printing), SG 8a, full-margined except where barely touched upper right corner, portion of adjoining unit at base, tied by Barred Oval '25' to 1851 (25 Mar) entire letter headed 'Mount Gellibrand', locally addressed at Lake Colac. Extremely rare provincial Town Letter

     

    Lot 1066
    Estimate: $750

    1d dull red (third printing) pair, SG 8a, slightly ragged full margins revealing portion of five adjoining units, cancelled rare Butterfly '17' (Lake Colac)

     

    Lot 1067
    Estimate: $6,000

    1d dull red (third printing) pair [5-28], SG 8a, full-margined, the [28] a substitution for [6] in lower right intermediate transfer group of 30, tied by Butterfly '1' to 1850 (12 Nov) cover Melbourne to Sydney, paying 2d Inland Letter rate. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 1068
    Estimate: $50,000 Realised Price : $62,500

    1d dull red (third printing) strip of five in a deep shade [2-3-4-5-28], SG 8a, the [28] a substitution for [6] in lower right intermediate transfer group of 30, slight crease affects fourth unit, tied by Barred Oval '2' to 1852 (2 Dec) entire letter Geelong to U.K., paying 5d combined Inland/Ship Letter rate. The record multiple on cover and one of the most celebrated Ham printing covers. Ex Harvey, Perry. Illustrated Kellow colour plate 2

     

    Lot 1069
    Estimate: $10,000 Realised Price : $18,000

    1d deep red-brown (fourth printing), SG 9, unused, margins except where touched at top, portion of adjoining unit at right where there is a tiny thin in that margin. The unique unused example, in a stamp for which there are but twelve used. Ex Pack, Wawn, Perry. Illustrated Kellow colour plate 3

     

    Lot 1070
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1d deep red-brown (fourth printing), SG 9, unusually large-margined at sides, portion of adjoining unit at left. Kellow states 'approximately twelve used examples are recorded'. This is the finest

     

    Lot 1071
    Estimate: $10,000 Realised Price : $12,000

    1d brownish red (fourth printing), SG 9a, exceptional quality unused part o.g. pair, full-margined, deep shade. The only unused multiple in private hands. Ex Caspary, Forster, Perry. Illustrated Kellow page 38

     

    Lot 1072
    Estimate: $750

    1d brownish red (fourth printing) pair, SG 9a, full-margined, cancelled Barred Oval '18' of Portland

     

    Lot 1073
    Estimate: $12,500 Realised Price : $14,000

    1d brownish red (fourth printing), SG 9a, full-margined pair from base margin of sheet, portion of adjoining units at top, tied by rare Butterfly '11' to 1853 (12 Sep) Official cover Mount Macedon to Melbourne, paying 2d Inland Letter rate. This stamp is extremely rare on cover and the quality is exceptional

     

    Lot 1074
    Estimate: $15,000 Realised Price : $23,000

    1d brownish red (fourth printing), SG 9a, strip of six comprising the top half of an intermediate transfer group of 12, mss. cancelled, small creases and thins inconsequential in such an item. The famous record multiple which graphically demonstrates why margins are technically improbable in close-setting Ham printings. Ex Pack, Wawn, Purves, Perry. Illustrated Kellow page 39

     

    Lot 1075
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,150

    1d dull rose (fourth printing), SG 9b, unused part o.g., full-margined, tiny inclusion upper right corner. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 1076
    Estimate: $2,500

    1d dull rose (fourth printing), SG 9b, full-margined, portion of adjoining unit top and base, tied by Barred Oval '1' to 1854 (27 Apr) locally addressed Melbourne Town Letter. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1077
    Estimate: $10,000 Realised Price : $7,500

    1d dull rose (fourth printing) triangular void at lower left for a distance of 15mm from base, resulting in absence of 'E' in lower left corner square and portion of left frame above, SG 9b. This is the only recorded example and is not dissimilar to the more well known 'Void corner' in the fifth printing 2d (SG 13d) of which four are recorded, one realising AU$57500 in our March 2006 auction. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 1078
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $300

    2d grey, SG 10, full-margined neatly cancelled Butterfly '29' (Port Fairy), and 2d olive-grey, SG 10a, cancelled Butterfly '15' (Geelong) in blue, faint thin, a scarce shade (2)

     

    Lot 1079
    Estimate: $7,500 Realised Price : $8,500

    2d grey, SG 10, unused part o.g. vertical pair, portions of adjoining units at sides, crease in upper unit. The record unused multiple in private hands and one of the rarest of unused Ham printing Half-lengths. Ex Pack, Wawn, Gartner, Perry

     

    Lot 1080
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $3,000

    2d grey, SG 10, rejoined block of four representing the record used multiple, margins except at lower left corner, large portion of adjoining unit at lower right, small concealed tear in one. Ex Purves, Perry. Illustrated Kellow page 41

     

    Lot 1081
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    3d blue, SG 11, unused, full-margined except where barely touched at lower left, minute pinhole. Ex Pack, Perry

     

    Lot 1082
    Estimate: $1,000

    3d blue, SG 11, full-margined except where touched at base, tied by Barred Oval '1' to 1852 (21 Dec) cover Melbourne to U.K., backstamped Ship Letter/Melbourne datestamp in error or during temporary absence/mislaying of regular Melbourne datestamp. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1083
    Estimate: $750

    3d deep blue, SG 11a, full-margined, tied by Barred Oval '1' and Melbourne datestamp to 1853 (29 Nov) cover to U.K., paying Ship Letter rate. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1084
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    3d deep blue, SG 11a, full-margined pair

     

    Lot 1085
    Estimate: $1,000

    3d pale greenish blue, SG 11b, unused, full-margined except at left top where touched by irregular separation. Rare shade unused. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 1086
    Estimate: $300

    3d pale greenish blue, SG 11b, exceptional from upper left corner of sheet, cancelled Barred Oval '1' (Melbourne)

     

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