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Displaying 1 - 20 of 35 Lots in Category - proofs
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
'Engraved Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia'by Australia Post (1999) with 28 reprinted die proofs in black.
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1962 Centenary of South-North Crossing of Australia5d die proof in the issued colour in recessed mount with RBA cachet on the reverse endorsed "28.6.62/ 6 " ACSC #386DP, blemishes, Cat $3000. [Ten produced; #6 presented to D Dundas of the Stamp Advisory Committee]
PROOF OVERPRINTS - THIN TYPE:Large piece (128x167mm) with 24 impressions (4x6) from the lower-right of the right-hand pane [Rows 5/10 Pos 5 to 8] in red including Stop after 'JAPAN.' [Row 5 Pos 5], 'B' in Wrong Font (Smaller 'B') [Row 7 Pos 6] & the unlisted Broken 'C' [Row 10 Pos 8], small paper inclusions, Cat $2600+. Ex Sybrand Bakker. [NB: Row 9 Pos 7 shows the '6' intact, which means that the unlisted Broken '6' variety occurred later due to wear]
PROOF OVERPRINTS - THIN TYPE:Inter-panneau piece (101x76mm) from the top of the sheet with 8 impressions - 4+4 - comprising left-hand pane [Rows 1/2 Pos 7 & 8] including '4' in '1946' in the Wrong Font (Long Serif at Base) [Row 2 Pos 7] & right-hand pane [Rows 1/2 Pos 1 & 2] in red, faint bend, Cat $900+. Ex Sybrand Bakker.
PROOF OVERPRINTS - THIN TYPE:Inter-panneau piece (101x120mm) from the base of the sheet with 16 impressions - 8+8 - comprising left-hand pane [Rows 7 to 10 Pos 7 & 8] in gold including 'B.C,O.F.' [Row 10 Pos 8] & right-hand pane [Rows 7 to 10 Pos 1 & 2] in red including unlisted Broken 'C' [Row 7 Pos 1] ACSC #J1(PP)1Cz, folded in the gutter, Cat $3800++. Ex Sybrand Bakker. [The largest, or equal-largest, surviving inter-panneau piece]
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Oddments on stockcardsincluding NSW Laureates 1d forgery pair, Queensland Lined Background 2d defaced plate proof tête-bêche pair, postmark interest including Victorian BN 'M52' superb strike (rated RR), condition variable.
(Qty 119 items)
NEW SOUTH WALES
1850-51 Sydney ViewsONE PENNY: Robert Clayton's second lithographed essay in dull scarlet-vermilion on ungummed unwatermarked pelure paper, horizontal pair [11-12], full margins, a couple of faults. [Ric Slade-Slade's strip of 3 sold at the Prestige auction of 4.3.2006 for $3910]
1854-60 Imperf Large Diademsselection of contemporary plate proofs comprising Large Design 5d in deep dull green (marginal) & deep bright green, 6d in black & 8d in blue, Small Design with blank tablets in black (thinned), 1d in black & in brown and 2d in black marginal block of 4, also with blank tablets & void corner at lower-left in dull red & with the lower tablet trimmed-off in slate-blue, dull blue & deep yellow-ochre; then reprinted proofs on thin unwatermarked paper of 6d in grey & in pale dull brown x2 (one a corner example), and a colourful group of reprinted undenominated die proofs of the Large Design x3 plus of the Head only x3, and of the Small Design x8, mostly fine to very fine.
(Qty 30 items)
1856-63 'REGISTERED' (6d)Imperf SG 102-5 group eight used examples with full or almost-full margins including three oversized examples, and with Papermaker's Watermark SG 106 five examples - one possibly unused but counted as used - with full or almost full margins, and an imperf pair from the 1888 reprints, Cat £2600+ plus the reprints.
1862-1902 Definitivesextensive collection in Hagner album with some De La Rue plate proofs & 'SPECIMEN' Overprints, 1862-65 1d SG 186 mint x2 & used, 1d SG 187 mint x2 & used, 2d SG 188 mint, Wmk '2' 1d used pair & 2d mint x5, 1864-65 Wmk '1' 1d mint x2, 1867-93 4d mint, 1871-1902 Wmk 36 array of shades & perfs including 3d Perf 11 used & Perf 12 used, 8d yellow SG 218 mint, 1/- Perf 13x10 mint, 1882-97 Wmk 4 with 4d SG 229 mint, huge imperf single with No Watermark used, 8d SG 236a & 236b both mint, 'NINEPENCE' on 10d Double Overprint x2, 1/- SG 237 mint, 1890 2½d mint block of 4, 1891 Wmk '10' 3d mint block of 6, ½d grey imperf plate proof pairs x2, ½d slate-grey apparently Imperforate Three Sides in pair with normal but with Blind Perfs, etc, some multiples & postmark interest, condition variable but many are fine to very fine. A good lot for the specialist in this under-appreciated material.
1862-1902 DefinitivesDe La Rue 1d 2d & 4d die proofs in black on highly surfaced cards (93x61mm), 1d & 4d with 'Jan 10 1870' h/s at upper-left, nonoe of the surface rubbing one sometimes encounters.
1888-89 Centennial of New South Walesincluding imperf colour trials 1d x2, 6d x3, 8d & 20/- x2, then 2d pair with 'INSPECTOR GENERAL' h/s, 5/- 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, 20/- x3 plus 'Specimen' & 'SPECIMEN' Overprints; 'OS' Overprints 1d pane of 60, 5/- (creased) & 20/- CTO, and a few others; generally fine to very fine.
1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales4d Queen Victoria & Sydney Heads essay in orange-red on thick ungummed unwatermarked paper, imperforate at top. An unadopted design.
No longer available
1888-89 Centennial of New South Walesall-different imperforate colour trials on ungummed unwatermarked paper comprising 1d x4, 2d x6, 4d x6, 6d x10, 8d x8, 1/- x6, 5/- & 20/- x10, all but one 2d with full margins, a couple of minor blemishes. Largely complete & colourful array. Most of these are Ex John Bell (NSW). [65 different proofs have been recorded, with between 6 and 12 of each, some of which remain in blocks of 4]
1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales1d to 20/- imperforate colour trials on ungummed unwatermarked paper, margins generally good to large.
1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales6d imperforate colour trial block of 4 in brown on ungummed unwatermarked paper, large even margins.
1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales5/- Map imperforate colour trial pair in dull green on ungummed unwatermarked paper, margins good to large.
1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales20/- Governors imperforate colour trial pair in claret on ungummed unwatermarked paper, margins good to large.
1897-99 Diamond Jubileeon Hagners with composite proof in blue (central vertical crease) & 2d only in violet (creased), then an array of shades, printings & perfs, 1d mint block of 4 with the right-hand units Imperf Three Sides (Cat £1200), range of part-imprint blocks, Monograms including 2½d purple Die I & Die II blocks of 12 (most units unmounted), generally fine to very fine.
1860 Small Star Watermarkcomplete sheet of 240 impressions (12x20) with 'POSTAGE' six times in the margins, central horizontal fold, aging/damp-spotting on the reverse only.