Prestige Philately Auction 140 CatalogueLot 383Catalogue by themeEarly Imperforate Stamps
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 77 Lots in Category - Early Imperforate Stamps
Classic British Empire selection on Hagners including Canada 5c Beaver with '37' cancel, Jubilee ½c mint & values to 50c used; Vancouver Island 5c used; British Columbia 3d mint; Newfoundland selection including 1865-71 Pictorials 12c unused (exceptional centring), 1887-88 New Colours 10c black mint etc; CofGH Perkins Bacon 1d very attractive but thinned; Nevis 1d bisects (9, of which 7 are on piece); Australia 4d Roo mint; and Morocco Agencies Seahorses 3fr on 2/6d (8) & 6fr on 5/- (3) all mint; condition variable. (Qty 90)
NEW SOUTH WALES
1850-51 Sydney Views Plate I (No Clouds) Soft Yellowish Paper 1d crimson-lake SG 1, good even margins, rounded corner at L/R clear of the design, neat bars cancel, Cat £450.
1850-51 Sydney Views Plate I (No Clouds) Soft Yellowish Paper 1d carmine SG 2 horizontal pair, margins close to large except at right where just touched, a couple of tiny defects, indistinct cancels, Cat £800+.
1850-51 Sydney Views Plate II (Clouds) Hard Greyish or Bluish Paper 1d brownish red SG 12, margins just clear to large, indistinct numeral cancel, Cat £275.
1850-51 Sydney Views Plate III (Single-Lined Undated Bale & No Dots in Stars) 2d ultramarine SG 29  from the base of the sheet, margins good to huge with part of the adjoining unit at left, BN '64' (Reversed '4') of West Maitland, Cat £170.
1850-51 Sydney Views Soft Yellowish Wove Paper 3d yellow-green SG 39, margins good to large, good colour & impression, indistinct numeral cancel, Cat £250.
1854 Laureates Numeral Watermark 2d chalky blue SG 86, margins good to large, part o.g., Cat £150.
1854 Laureates Numeral Watermark 2d chalky blue with 'WALES' Partly Covered by Wavy Lines SG 86a, good even margins, unused, under-catalogued at £550. BPA Certificate (2006). [We have no record of an unused example in any major collection]
1854-59 Diadems 6d grey-brown Watermark '8' SG 96a, margins close to large, unused, Cat £2750. [Superior to the only other unused example we have noted, in the "Manwood" Collection, with very close margins. It was mis-identified as "fawn".
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
BARRED NUMERALS: '33' of Marulan very fine strike on Sydney View Plate I (No Clouds) 1d reddish rose SG 3 (Cat £375), very close even margins. Rated by Nibbs at RRR but RRRR on Sydney Views.
1860-61 Small Star Rough Perf 14-16 3d brown SG 16 horizontal strip of 3, virtually full o.g., Cat £180+.
1855 London Printings 1d dark green SG 1 horizontal pair, virtually full margins except at base where touched, a couple of small blemishes, dumb cancels of Adelaide, Cat £950+. Scarce multiple.
1855 London Printings 2d imperforate plate proof block of 4 in black on ungummed unwatermarked paper, margins close to large.
1856-58 Adelaide Printing 1d yellow-green SG 5a, margins close to large, '36' cancel of Clare; and 6d slate-blue SG 10, margins just clear to huge, ironed-out crease at top, '144' cancel (rated R) of Kadina; Cat £820. [Harry Lower's example of SG 5a - small faults - sold for $598 at our auction of 12/5/2007] (Qty 2)
1856-58 Adelaide Printing 1/- orange SG 12, margins just touching (at lower-right) to large, unusual All-Over Kiss Print, dumb cancel of Adelaide, Cat £400+. Ex Lower
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1847 outer to London with '[crown]/PAID/6JA6/184 ' d/s in red, 1850 entire to England "Per first ship" with GPO cds in blue & signed "George Morphett", 1864 cover to England with Rouletted 6d & fine '25' cancel of 'GAWLER', and 3 later items including 1d green Wrapper to Germany, condition variable. (Qty 6)
1856 part-outer to London with London Printing 6d blue (margins just clear to large) tied by light '50' of 'ECHUNGA/=SOUTH-AUSTRALIA=' (cds at left, mss day), Adelaide transit b/s in red, London arrival cds & '3D' h/s both in red on the face, minor blemishes. Ex Lower.