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    THE KEN BARELLI CLASSIC VICTORIA, 1850-59 HALF-LENGTHS, 1854-57 LITHOGRAPHED BY CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON, 3D: STONE B

    Lot 1239
    Estimate: $2,500

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d bright blue and greenish blue shades (SG 29/a) complete reconstruction of an intermediate transfer group of 24, [17] the retouch (SG 29b), generally very fine to superb. The finest quality reconstruction ever assembled. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1240
    Estimate: $6,000 Realised Price : $9,000

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d bright blue, SG 29, unused pair, an 'abnormal' combination [18-7], faint thin otherwise superb and extremely rare. The largest unused multiple for this Stone. Illustrated Kellow page 57. Ex Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 1241
    Estimate: $1,500

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d bright blue, SG 29, lightly cancelled strip of four, margins except where close at top, small scissor-cut in margin between first and second units. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 1242
    Estimate: $1,500

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d bright blue strip of five [12-7-8-9-10], SG 29, from intersection of separate intermediate transfer groups, cancelled Barred Numeral '97' (Fiery Creek P.G.F.), thinnings, small tear in central unit. Ex Pack, Goodell, Perry

     

    Lot 1243
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $4,600

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d greenish blue, SG 29a, unused pair [12-7] from intersection of separate intermediate transfer groups, full-margined except where barely touched upper left, faint thin. Pairs are largest unused multiple for this Stone. Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1244
    Estimate: $2,500

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d greenish blue, SG 29a, pair, margins other than for barely touching right top, and Emblems 2d (SG 45a) tied by Barred Numeral '1' to 1857 (28 Aug) cover Melbourne to Ballarat, paying 8d double Inland Letter rate. Rare mixed issue franking. Ex Pack, Forster, Perry

     

    Lot 1245
    Estimate: $2,000

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d greenish blue, SG 29a, full-margined vertical pair tied by Barred Numeral '1' to 1858 (18 Feb) cover Melbourne to Deniliquin (N.S.W.), backstamped Melbourne, Echuca, Moama. Ex Caspary, Forster, Perry. Historical note: The addressee, James Tyson, was amongst the very wealthiest in the Australian Colonies. On his death in 1898 he held 5,329,214 acres and left an estate of 2,000,000.

     

    Lot 1246
    Estimate: $2,500

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d greenish blue pair [15-16], SG 29a, 'abnormals' from base margin of sheet, large margins elsewhere, tied by Barred Numeral '2' to 1858 (15 Oct) cover Geelong to U.K., paying 6d Ship Letter rate. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 1247
    Estimate: $2,000

    3d: Printing stone 'B' 3d greenish blue, SG 29a, full-margined vertical pair tied by Barred Numeral '1' to 1858 (16 Oct) cover Melbourne to U.K. per 'Victoria', paying 6d Ship Letter rate. This cover was involved in a Maritime dual interrupted-mail incident (See also Lots 1248 and 1249)

     

    Lot 1248
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $3,800

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d greenish blue, SG 29a, pair and single, unusually tied by solitary strike of Barred Numeral '1' larger type to 1858 (16 Oct) cover Melbourne to U.K. per 'Victoria', 9d rate via Marseilles. The 'Victoria' had its engine flooded out of Galle (Ceylon) and the mails were transferred to 'Oneida', which in turn broke a shaft on the next leg of the voyage, arriving at Aden under sail. Remarkable dual incident item. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 1249
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $9,750

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d greenish blue pair [17-18], [17] the retouch (SG 29b), large-margined except at top, tied by strike of Barred Numeral '1' (almost identical in nature to that in preceding lot), and carried on same departure of 'Victoria', destined for France for which at 6d it was underpaid for the 9d rate, but allowed transit regardless without taxing other than for the usual '5' (decimes) French charge for n incoming letter. With the preceding lot, an extraordinary pair of survivors, and a superb duo for any important exhibit of Maritime Incident Mail. Ex Purves, Perry

     

    Lot 1250
    Estimate: $600

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d greenish blue shades, SG 29a, selection of constant secondary varieties on 'Barelli' original exhibition leaf, generally fine/very fine (8)

     

    Lot 1251
    Estimate: $3,000

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d greenish blue shades, SG 29a, study of 'abnormals' on 'Barelli' original exhibition leaf, comprising singles (2), pairs (2) and strip of three, generally fine to very fine for these rare varieties, (9). Ex Perry

     

    Lot 1252
    Estimate: $2,500

    3d: Printing Stone 'B' 3d Retouched (SG 29b): [17] unused which is extremely rare, deep shade of greenish blue, full-margined close at places. Ex Harvey, Perry

     

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