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    THE KEN BARELLI CLASSIC VICTORIA, 1850-59 HALF-LENGTHS, 1854 LITHOGRAPHED BY J.S. CAMPBELL & CO.

    Lot 1162
    Estimate: $20,000

    The original contract for printing the Half-length 1d and 3d and Queen-on-Throne 2d, dated 19th December 1853, signed by James S. Campbell, James Fergusson and Rudolph Hackmann, together with a specimen of gummed paper used for printing the stamps. Remarkable documents to be held in private hands

     

    Lot 1163
    Estimate: $1,000

    1d orange-red, SG 23, unused, large-margined from base of sheet with full margin, creased, stains mostly on reverse, outstanding appearance

     

    Lot 1164
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $575

    1d orange-red, SG 23, remarkable pre-printing paper crease, effectively 'beheading' Queen. This type of printing anomaly rarely noted in Half-lengths. Superb. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1165
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $5,750

    1d orange-red, SG 23, large-margined strip of six, two vertical creases with associated closed tear, cancelled Barred Oval '1' (Melbourne). The equal record multiple. Ex Pack, Boker, Perry. Illustrated Kellow page 51

     

    Lot 1166
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $3,000

    1d orange-red, SG 23, strip of six, touched at places, cancelled rare Barred Oval '28' (Kyneton from 1 Jan 1854). The equal record multiple. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 1167
    Estimate: $7,500 Realised Price : $5,750

    1d rose, SG 23a, unused in a full deep shade, touched at left, small thinnings. This and the strip offered here (Lot 1170) are the only unused examples recorded in this shade. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 1168
    Estimate: $4,000

    1d rose, SG 23a, typical dull shade, full-margined pair cancelled Barred Oval '1' (Melbourne), slight crease in second unit, small separation in vertical gutter between. Kellow states 'some two dozen used examples have been identified, of which pairs are the only multiples'

     

    Lot 1169
    Estimate: $10,000 Realised Price : $12,000

    1d rose, SG 23a, delicate pale shade, large-margined pair tied by Barred Oval '1' to 1854 (5 Aug) rare Melbourne Town Letter. The only recorded cover bearing the rare shade. Ex Pack

     

    Lot 1170
    Estimate: $25,000 Realised Price : $42,000

    1d rose, SG 23a, the remarkable unused virtually full o.g. strip of three from right margin of sheet, third unit with prominent secondary variety in upper tablet, vertical crease in margin between first and second units. Along with being the record multiple in the rare shade, this is the equal record unused multiple for a Campbell 1d (the other strip, in the orange-red shade, is in The Royal Collection). Ex Ferrary, Hind, Perry. Illustrated Kellow colour plate 4

     

    Lot 1171
    Estimate: $2,500

    3d blue (shades), SG 24, complete reconstruction of an intermediate transfer group of 24, [17] the primary retouch (SG 24a), generally very fine to superb selected quality. The finest quality reconstruction ever assembled. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1172
    Estimate: $4,000

    3d blue (shades), SG 24, complete reconstruction of an intermediate transfer group of 24 in matching pairs, [17] the primary retouch, [15-16] a rare 'abnormal' pair from base margin of a sheet, generally very fine to superb. Virtually impossible to duplicate in this quality. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1173
    Estimate: $7,500 Realised Price : $9,500

    3d blue, SG 24, and Campbell & Fergusson 1d rose-lilac (3) shades (SG 28b) tied by Barred Oval '1' to 1855 (3 Apr) entire letter Melbourne to Port Fairy, paying 6d Inland Letter rate, Belfast backstamp. Rare and most attractive combination franking of the respective printers. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1174
    Estimate: $2,500

    3d blue, SG 24, full-margined pair, cancelled by Barred Oval '64' on 1854 (22 Nov) Official cover Heathcote to Melbourne, paying 6d Inland Letter rate, backstamped Heathcote. Rare proving cover for this obliterator. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1175
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,500

    3d blue, SG 24, large-margined strip of four, cancelled Barred Oval '18' (Portland). Attractive. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 1176
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $5,750

    3d blue, unused 'abnormal' block of four [21-22/21-22] SG 24, touched three sides, tear in upper right unit, little soiled. Illustrated in Pack. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 1177
    Estimate: $2,000

    3d blue 'abnormal' block of four [21-22/21-22], SG 24, identical transfer position to preceding lot, slight crease at left where touched. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

    Lot 1178
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,900

    3d blue, SG 24, block of four, very fine. Ex Tomasini, Perry

     

    Lot 1179
    Estimate: $15,000 Realised Price : $22,000

    3d blue, SG 24, unused block of five, comprising equal record block of four and rejoined single which once belonged, creased, tear in lower left unit. Impressive multiple. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 1180
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,300

    3d blue rare block of six [5-6-1/11-12-7], SG 24, showing misalignment between two adjoining intermediate transfers, crease in lower right unit which is trimmed at base. Ex Boker, Perry

     

    Lot 1181
    Estimate: $4,000

    3d blue, SG 24, strip of eight, showing wide gutter between second and third units, crease in two. Equal record multiple. Illustrated in Kellow p56. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 1182
    Estimate: $2,500

    3d blue (shades) selection of secondary varieties offered intact on original 'Barelli' exhibition leaves comprising singles (7, one rouletted) and pairs (6), generally fine to superb, also single of the very rare [19] secondary retouch (ex Pack), touched at base, less than six recorded, (20). Ex Perry

      

    Lot 1183
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    3d Retouched (SG 24a): [17] in vertical pair with [23], unused, touched at left and base, crease in central margin. Very rare unused. Ex Wawn, Perry

     

    Lot 1184
    Estimate: $1,500

    3d Retouched (SG 24a): [17] in vertical pair with [23] cancelled very rare Butterfly '35' (Harrow), late use. Superb. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1185
    Estimate: $1,000

    3d Retouched (SG 24a): [19] secondary retouch showing redrawing of 'EN' of 'PENCE', cancelled Barred Oval '19' (Hamilton), large-margined, faint crease. Kellow states 'probably less than half-a-dozen examples of this stamp have been identified. Probably one of the finer extant. Ex Purves, Perry

     

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