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Displaying 1 - 20 of 27 Lots in Category - Victoria
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1946 Stamp Design Competition stamp-size photographic essay taken from a pen & ink drawing of an unaccepted design for a 2d inscribed 'UPPER MURRAY RIVER, CORRYONG, VICTORIA', evidence on the reverse of having previously been affixed in some type of record book. The only example we have seen.
VICTORIA - 1850-59 Half-Lengths
Thomas Ham: Original State of the Dies 1d orange-vermilion SG 1, 3½ margins & just shaved at upper-left, faults that don't affect the very fine appearance which is enhanced by the light "Butterfly" cancel being well clear of the Queen's face, Cat £5000. Ex Purves. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009). [Approximately 20 examples recorded, making this one of the world's rarest "Number Ones]
Thomas Ham: Original State of the Dies 1d orange-brown SG 1a , margins clear to large at base & left, a little cut-into at top & right, faint crease, light "Butterfly" cancel clear of the Queen's face, Cat £1900. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009).
Thomas Ham: Third State of the Dies (Framelines Added) 1d dull rose SG 9b horizontal pair, margins clear to good at base & left, close to just touching at top & just shaved at right, a few faults, unused, Cat £6000+. Ex Pack. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009) states "...delicate pale shade, rare unused multiple".
Thomas Ham: Third State of the Die (Framelines Added) 2d grey SG 10, margins just touching to good, just tied by light "Butterfly" '15' of Geelong (b/s of SE30/1850) in blue to small Eliza Annand cover to Melbourne (b/s), Cat £190 x2+. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009) states "Exceptional quality for a Ham printing stamp on cover". [Far superior appearance to Gary Diffen's SG 10 cover from The Grange to Buninyong that sold for £960 at auction in 2007]
Thomas Ham: Third State of the Dies (Framelines Added) 3d blue SG 11, margins just touching to huge except at upper-right where there is a tiny nick, small thin at base, unused, Cat £1800. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009).
Campbell & Co: 1d orange-red SG 23 horizontal strip of 4, margins good to large, the second unit with a small nick at the base, the second & fourth units with ironed-out creases, Cat £560++. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009). [Larger margins than Gary Diffen's very fine strip of 4 that sold for £2640 at auction in 2007]
Campbell & Fergusson: 1d pink SG 28 vertical "gutter" strip of 4 [14/20/2/8] from the intersection of two intermediate transfer groups, margins good to large, attractive shade, ironed-out diagonal creases across the two lower units, Cat £180++. Ex Pack & Perry. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009) states "Rare".
Campbell & Fergusson: 1d lilac-rose SG 28b Squeezed Transfer affecting 'ONE', margins just clear to good except where just touched at lower-right, minor bends caused by contraction of the large-part o.g., Cat £1100+. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009) states "Rare unused".
Campbell & Fergusson: 3d bright blue SG 29, margins just shaved (at upper-right) to huge with a fragment of the adjoining unit at left, unused, Cat £1800. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009) states "This shade is considerably scarcer unused than the 'greenish blue' shades". [Gary Diffen's single - accompanied by the comment "...less than six unused singles (& four pairs) exist in this shade...all with faults - sold for £2040 at auction in 2007. This example may be the finest known]
Campbell & Fergusson: 3d steel blue SG 31, margins just clear to good, small thin & minor crease, unused. Rare; unpriced unused by Gibbons. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009) states "...exhibits the characteristic more detailed impression of the 'steel' shade". [Gary Diffen had no unused example]
Campbell & Fergusson: 3d deep blue SG 31c, margins large to huge, Cat £1100. Ex Pack & Dale-Lichtenstein. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009). [Superior to Gary Diffen's example that sold for £900 at auction in 2007]
Campbell & Fergusson: 3d deep blue SG 31c horizontal strip of 3, margins close to huge with fragments of the three units at the base, the superb right-hand unit with Diagonal Blue Lines across the Queen's Throat, light Barred Numeral cancels, Cat £135++. An unusual printing flaw. Ex Harvey & Perry. Rodney Perry Certificate (2009). [Significantly superior to Gary Diffen's strip of 4 that sold for £2530 at auction in 2007]
1852-56 Queen on Throne Campbell & Co Stone 5 2d purple-brown as SG 19 position 32 [G - M] but Substituted in Position 42 in the Bottom Row, margins large to huge, fine Barred Oval '2' cancellation of Geelong. Superb! RSofV Certificate (2008). [Kellow at page 74 states that the lower-left block of 4 [FL - GM/QV - RW] was damaged,and substituted with a new transfer comprising [VZ - WA/FL - GM]. While most striking in abnormal pairs, he states also that "Examples of  &  with base margin are abnormal"]