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Displaying 1 - 20 of 52 Lots in Category - Barred Numerals
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Oddments on stockcardsincluding NSW Laureates 1d forgery pair, Queensland Lined Background 2d defaced plate proof tęte-bęche pair, postmark interest including Victorian BN 'M52' superb strike (rated RR), condition variable.
(Qty 119 items)
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1853folded entire headed "Caddie" [Cattai Homestead] to "Potts Point Sydney" with Laureates 1d scarlet pair (even close margins except right-hand unit cut into at right) tied by BN '3' (rated RR) and 'WINDSOR/SE*4/1853/NEW S WALES' crowned-oval b/s, Sydney crowned-circle arrival b/s of next day, minor blemishes.
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1890usage of 1888 Jubilee 2d blue postal card inscribed 'For UNITED KINGDOM &c/by the long Sea Route' to Germany with message headed on board "SMS Sophia, Jervis Bay", 1d Centennial added tied by Rays '357' and small part 'TOMERONG' cds alongside, taxed with Sydney 'T' inverted triangle cachet, Bavarian 'KB BAHNPOST' TPO d/s on face, on arrival rated "3d/80" [pfennig] postage due, a few edge faults and aging marks. [The pre-UPU 6d Europe ship letter rate should have been paid as the 2d and 3d treaty postcard rates applied only to items sent to the UK]
VICTORIA - Postal History
1873(Mar 20) cover to Denmark "via Southampton" with Laureates 6d tied by BN '575' (rated RRR) & 'COCKATOO' cds (the later of only two recorded examples), and DLR 2d pair tied by manuscript "X" cancel, London transit cds of 6JY73 & 'PD' h/s both in red. A very desirable cover to a scarce destination. Ex Max Watson. Cockatoo (1) 1.11.1866; renamed Narrigal 9.12.1874. [Goldmining. Central Highlands: not to be confused with Cockatoo (2) in the Dandenongs]
1886(Dec 1) cover to Switzerland with Three-Issue franking of Astley 1d (fault) plus Naish 6d & 'STAMP DUTY' 2d tied by BN '866' of 'WANDIN YALOAK' (ERD) with 22mm 'LILYDALE' (LRD) below, Swiss 'AMBULANT' & 'FRAUENFELD' transits and 'NUTTWEILEN' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.
1891Joseph Best (Vigneron) cover to "Passenger per SS Ballard" at Brindisi, Italy with ˝d red and 1d brown x2 tied Barred Numerals '209' (second type) and 'GREAT WESTERN' cds alongside under-paying pre-UPU 6d foreign rate, taxed with Melbourne 'T ("3˝d")' oval cachet for single deficiency only, Italian Postage Dues '2' in red on 30c orange & black x2 (one with rounded corner) and 10c orange & red affixed on face tied 'BRINDISI/10/10-91' d/s, a few edge faults.
1895colourful commercial registered cover to Switzerland with ˝d 1d & 2d x2 tied by four strikes of BN '1600', 'TERRAPEE' cds at U/R, Milan transit & 'MAGLIO DI COLLA' arrival b/s.
1901OHMS envelope with 'ABORIGINES' imprint & 'CHIEF SECRETARY' Frank to Hamilton endorsed from "Condah" with poorly-struck 'MILLTOWN/NO11/01/VICTORIA' cds and Barred Numeral 'MCCCC/2' alongside, light but discernable 'M. V. I. I. STAHLE/ABORIGINAL MISSION STATION/LAKE CONDAH' cachet in violet on back, some staining and edge faults. [The Church of England Lake Condah Mission Station was established in 1867 with Johann Heinrich Stahle appointed in 1875 to run it, a position he occupied for 38 years until his retirement in June 1913. This is only the second item we have seen from the Mission Station, neither of which are recorded by Stieg & Watson]
VICTORIA - Barred Numerals
'1' to '2098' selection on unusual issues including Woodblocks 6d 'TOO LATE' & 1/- 'REGISTERED' x3, 1/- Octagonal imperf & perf pairs, Laureates ˝d on 1d x3, 9d on 10d, 1/- & 5/-, Bell ˝d block of 4 x4 & 1d green/yellow, Stamp Statute 6d x2 & 1/-, Large Stamp Duty 2/6d x3, 3/-, 5/- maroon & 5/- rosine, Later Issues to 2/- including 3d & 6d blocks of 4, Postage Dues to 4d including 1d block of 4, Frank cutouts, NSW 2d block of 6 & South Australia 4d, Kangaroos to 6d, a few KGV etc, many fine to superb strikes & a few better numbers including '73', '82', '84', '652' & '787' all rated RR and '98' rated RRR, condition rather mixed but a very unusual lot.
(Qty 148 items)
Collection of all-different duplexes mostly on pairs or on piece, numerous fine to very fine strikes & most are largely-complete to complete, some coloured inks, condition variable.
(Qty 346 items)
Collection of numerals all in blue, violet or magenta inks apparently all-different including two or three different colours from some offices, a few rated ones noted, quality of the strikes is rather mixed but most are good to very fine. A nice lot.
Collection of all-different numerals from '1' to '2098' selected for quality of the strikes the majority being graded A- to A+, some better stamps including Classics and some coloured inks noted. Includes strikes rated R x66, RR x28, RRR x4 (First Types of '17', '289', 'MCCCC/14' & 'MD/60') and RRRR x2 (Fourth Type '16' & '2074'). An exceptional lot that would enhance any holding or form the basis for a new highly desirable collection. [A list of the rated numerals included in this lot is on our website]
(Qty 680 approx)
'1' (4 different + '1/W') to '2087' all-different collection with rated items comprising R x207, RR x208, RRR x80, RRRR x44 comprising '22', '63', '63', '67', '79', '82', '99', '141', '169', '227', '230', '258', '262', '285', '307', '317', '343', '354', '357', '363', '367'', '389', '417', '542', '696', '728'', '988', '994', 'MCCCC/46', 'MCCCC/47', 'MCCCC/67', 'MCCCC/88', 'MCCCC/89', 'MCCCC/90', 'MD/34', 'MD/41', '1628', '1694', '1798', '1823', '1925', '1976', '1995' & '2007', and RRRRR 'MD/63', quality of the strikes is rather variable but we believe they are all correctly identified with no optimistic 'maybes' included. An exceptional basis for expansion or re-sale. Ex Clive Hodgkinson and Max Watson. [A full listing of the rated numerals can be seen on our website]
(Qty 1500 approx)
Packet of covers etc with Barred Numeral/CDS 'ties' including 1876 '92' & 'NAVARRE', 1885 '98' & 'MALMESBURY', 1888 '102' & 'MOUNT EGERTON', 1899 '166' & 'WYNDHAM', 1883 '180' & 'AVENEL', 1877 '291' & 'HOTSPUR', 1887 '439' & 'LAL LAL', 1891 '475' & 'EDENHOPE' both in blue, 1906 '474' & 'MATLOCK', 1898 '561' & 'BALNARRING', 1892 '614' & 'PORTARLINGTON', 1883 '682' & 'GARVOC', 1908 '726' & 'SOMERVILLE RY STN', 1904 '971' & 'WITCHIPOOL' (Tatts), 1889 '981' & 'TOORADIN' both in blue, 1907 'M6' & 'HINNOMUNJIE', 1887 'M20' & 'LARDNER', 1883 'M34' & 'POOWONG', 1906 'MC/1' & 'MUSK CREEK', 1886 'MC/50' & 'JUNG JUNG RY STN', 1888 'MC/85' & 'GOORAMGONG' (hand-illustrated, front only), 1894 'MCC/54' & 'TARWIN LOWER', 1886 'MCC/94' & 'FERNHILL RY STN' both in violet, 1903 'MCCC/83' & 'GEMBROOK SOUTH' (Tatts; registered), 1907 'MCCC/88' & 'MOYARRA', 1894 'MD/69' & 'BENA', 1894 'MD/84' & 'PENNYROYAL CREEK', 1899 '1634' & 'RUFFY', 1907 '1651' & 'POWLETT RIVER', 1907 '1670' & 'TAMBO UPPER', 1907 '1854' & 'GOYURA', etc, very few Tatts covers, condition variable but many of the strikes are fine to superb.
This and the next three lots represent the balance of Max Watson's principal Barred Numerals collection. Each album has been well picked-over but lots of useful material remains. The condition is very mixed. Careful examination is recommended because even on this pass, the fifth or sixth time we have been through the collection, little nuggets kept being unearthed. Each album includes a number of strikes identified as great rarities, some of which we believe are correctly identified but are faint or partial only. Others fall into the hopeful to "wildly optimistic" class - these are each noted with a question mark - so caveat emptor: you have been warned!
'1' to '300' including Original Types for '53' (?), '103', '128', '141' (?), '167', '169', '182' (?), '190' (?) & '208' all rated RRRR, and '86' (?) & '283' both rated RRRRR.
(Qty many 100s)
'301' to '900' including '374' (?), '399' (?), '470', '471' (?), '474', '485' & , '599' (?), '636' x2 (one ?), '728' (?), '763', '831' (?) & '840' (?) all rated RRRR, and '336' (?), '393' (?) & '578' (?) all rated RRRRR.
'901' to 'MCCCC/98' including '923', 'MCC/27', 'MCC/61', 'MCCC/24', 'MCCC/31', 'MCCCC/36' & 'MCCCC/64' all rated RRRR, and '918' (?), '925' (?), '1433', 'MCCCC/84' (?) & 'MCCCC/96' all rated RRRRR.
'MD/3' to '2099' including 'MD/41', 'MD/50' (?), 'MD/53' (?), 'MD/93' (?), 'MD/96', '1606' (?), '1680' (?), '1708', '1757', '1780' (?) '1790' (?), '1825', '1845', '1852' (?), '1890' x2 (?), '1894' (?), '1924', '1929' (?), '1931' (?), '1935', 1960 (?), '1988' (?), '2043' in blue, '2088', '2091', '2097' & '2099' all rated RRRR, and 'MD/23', 'MD/39', '1605' (?), '1636' (?), '1763' (?), '1807' (?), '1809' in blue, 1833' (?), '1837' (?), '1838' (?), '1860' (?), '1899' (?), '1986 (?) & '2053' (?) all rated RRRRR.
17:First Type ('17' 6mm High) of Drysdale very fine strike on 1888 Postal Card with 'DRYSDALE/AU31/--/VICTORIA' cds (no year slug), repaired tear at top. Rated RRR.
35:Original State (side-bars) of Durham Ox largely superb cancel on 'CHIEF SECRETARY' Frank h/s in blue with very fine oval 'DURHAM OX/JU18/69/VICTORIA' d/s (LRD) alongside, on OHMS cover with 'Police Department ("Kerang")' imprint at L/L, to Sandhurst with superb arrival b/s, minor blemishes. Rated RRRR. PO renamed from Hardy's Inn 1.1.1855. [Goldmining]