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AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: c.1900 (?) photographic reproduction of Naish 2d with vignette of "belle in a boater". [Similar novelties were commonplace during WWI. This is the earliest such item we have seen]
AUSTRALIA: VICTORIA: Shoebox of mostly PPCs including a few advertising types & a few Postal Cards, wide variety of Victorian postmarks, also 1890s-1900s covers & a few earlier, some Barred Numerals. (Qty 200+)
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
Single-Line Perf 1d carmine-red BW #70, very fine large-part strike of the rare 'NEWCOMB[ES]/17JY-4/VIC' cds, the date putporting to be the First Day of Issue. Buyer beware! [The ACSC states "Date of Issue: 17 July 1914 (in Sydney & Melbourne)". Newcombe's, 14km W of Jeparit in the far west of the State, was a Receiving Office only 16/8/1911; closed 21/1/1926. There is an infinitesimally small possibility of the new 1d stamp having been available at Jeparit on the same day it was issued in Melbourne, but none whatsoever for it being available at a tiny & remote RO. No contemporary example of this cds is recorded. However, post-dated examples of 19DE28, 16JY32 & 8FE59 have been noted]
C of A - Postal History
C of A - Flight Covers
1920 (July 30) Melbourne-Traralgon flight cover AAMC #47 with a superb example of the violet/yellow 'HERALD/AERIAL/DELIVERY' label tied to the face by 'HERALD & WEEKLY TIMES' "clock" cds and WA ½d (fault) & 'ONE PENNY' on 2d cancelled on arrival with 'TRARALGON/VIC' cds, Cat $1200. Most examples seen have faults such as vertical folds, toning etc. In addition, most are overfranked, this being one of the few we have seen paid at the correct rate of 1½d. [A similar cover sold for $1725 at our auction of 22/4/2006]
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
1850s-1880s recently liberated family covers from Victoria (12, all with Emblems or Woodblocks frankings, one with 'GEELONG GAS COMPANY' imprint), NSW (4, one with octagonal 'DOWN TRAIN/ MG2 /VICTORIA' and 'WABDALLAH/VICTORIA' b/s) or Tasmania (3) plus a large-part cover from India with 4a green & 8a rose block of 6 tied by 'MAHABLESHWA RS' duplex, mostly to Major Henry Berthon at his properties "Weatherboard Station" or "Lullote" - both at Inverleigh (Vic) - & a few from Inverleigh to Tasmania, various frankings & postmarks, condition very mixed. [See also under Tasmania, Victoria, India and Switzerland] (Qty 20 items)
Victoria Half-Lengths comprising 1d SG 28c, 2d SG 16b with Butterfly '29' of Port Fairy/Belfast, 3d SG 7 & 3d SG 29a, condition variable, Cat £440; also Tasmania Sidefaces 9d 'TAS' Wmk & V/Crown Wmk blocks of 4, both with the lower units unmounted, Cat £80++. (Qty 12)
QUEENSLAND - Postal History
1868 cover from Maryborough to South Australia with 6d, large-part strike of boxed 'MIS-SENT TO/ MELBOURNE- VICTORIA' h/s, Melbourne transit & Kapunda arrival b/s, flap removed.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1859 ladies cover to Melbourne "per Havilah" with First Roulettes 6d slate-blue SG 17 not tied by dumb cancellation of Adealide & 'PAID' cds in blue alongside), a bit soiled.
No longer available
TASMANIA - Postal History
Range on leaves including Half-Lengths 1d & 3d (2), 2d Queen-on-Throne (4), Woodblocks 6d orange (3) & 1/- 'REGISTERED', 1d Queen-on-Throne strip of 3, rouletted 6d Queen-on-Throne (4, one possibly unused), Beaded Ovals, 6d Adapted Design Misperforated, Laureates to 5/- (3) including 8d orange, mixed condition. (Qty 83)
Stockbook with selections of Half-Lengths, Woodblocks, Shilling Octagonals, Emblems, Beaded Ovals & Laureates with some better values & a smattering of unused/mint values to 5/-, Middle Period with 'STAMP - DUTY' Overprints unused & used plus some useful mint values including 1900 Charity pair, later issues used to 5/- x12 & mint to 2/- x2, a few perfins, Revenues to £5 etc, condition - especially of the Classic issues - is very mixed so inspection is recommended., STC £18,000+. [** The printed catalogue description includes a fiscally used example of the rare 'STAMP - DUTY' in Blue on 1/- blue SG 306b. Unfortunately it is a forgery. **]
Collection on Hagners with useful range of Classics, Middle Period with some unused/mint values, Commonwealth Period mint multiples etc, condition variable but close inspection will be rewarded. (Qty 100s)
1854-56 Queen-on-Throne Campbell & Co Weak Impressions 2d purple-black on Toned Paper SG 21a horizontal pair [UX-WZ], margins just touched (at upper-left) to large, unused, Cat £500+. Scarce multiple.
1854-57 Woodblocks 1/- 'REGISTERED' rose-pink & blue SG 34, two unusually large examples 1) with margins good to huge & a fragment of the unit above; & 2) a huge marginal example from the left of the sheet with margins just touching (at lower-right) to humungous, Barred Oval '42' of Gisborne; Cat £340+. A superb duo.
1854-57 Woodblocks 2/- dull bluish green/pale yellow SG 35, margins just clear to large, ironed-out vertical crease, a couple of tiny surface marks but apparently unused, Cat £2500. Offered "as is".
1854-57 Woodblocks 1857 Experimental Separations 6d yellow-orange Compound of Serrated Perf 19 and Serpentine Roulette 10-10½ SG 61, Cat £170. A very fine example of this unusual & underrated stamp.
1857-63 Emblems Wmk Star imperf 1d yellow-green SG 41 horizontal strip of 3 with a chunk of the adjoining unit at left, good even margins, marginal watermark lines at right, Cat £57++. Superb multiple!
1857-63 Emblems Imperf with Large Star Wmk 4d dull rose SG 44, margins close to large, unused, Cat £325.