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Displaying 1 - 20 of 32 Lots in Category - proofs




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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA






14

*/**OCPS

Large box of collector's remnants including postage, KGV varieties & 1d plate proof single in pink, a packet of 'replica cards' with reprinted die proofs, QEII 5c blue block of 9 with surface damage caused by thread on the plate, bundle of flight covers, some postal stationery, etc, condition variable. (Qty Qty)

300.00

$600.00






31

P

A

"A Selection of the Engraved Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia" boxed albums with reprinted die proofs comprising (1999) in black x28; & "... - Royalty" (2003) in red x32 (including five unissued designs); Cat $1500 for the proofs. (Qty 60 proofs)

250.00

$270.00



C of A - Other Pre-Decimals








100

L

A

1949 Henry Lawson letters of 9.12.1948 & c.21.12.1948 from Lionel Lindsay subtly recommending & then acknowledging minor adjustments to the die, the first with Note Printing Branch cachet; also photographic reproduction of Lindsay's original artwork adapted for the stamp (220x295mm). (Qty 3 items)

100.00

$135.00
































102

*/**OC

1959-64 Definitives 8d Tiger Cat award-winning one-frame exhibit with copy of the original design signed "Eileen Mayo" {5/10}, original sketch for Royal FDC artwork, die proof in recessed mount, Post Office publicity card with block of 4, then highly specialised array of Retouches and Re-Entries including in mint blocks & notably including ShC R9/6 States I & II both used, and State III & IV (the Typhoon Retouch) blocks of 4, also a few covers including domestic with a block of 9, single on local double-rate cover (5d+3d for the second ounce), & single on a complete parcel label, generally very fine. The lot also includes some other reference material including positional blocks, 100+ parcel tags, and a quantity of used duplicates. Ex John Sinfield. (Qty 100s)

1500.00

$2,300.00



C of A - Postal Stationery - Envelopes


157

E

A

1953 QEII Large Die 3d stamp-size photographic essay (73x87mm) endorsed in ballpoint "C" at U/R & "Head on 'B' will/be used" (the difference being in the position of the Head & the Void in the Inner-Frame). Unlisted in ACSC.

300.00

$230.00



NEW SOUTH WALES


412

P

A

1856-60 Small Diadems 1d imperforate plate proof in scarlet on blued unwatermarked paper, margins close to good.

300.00

$230.00T




420

P

B

1867-93 New Denominations 10d die proof in black on highly glazed card (92x60mm) with 'May 2 1867' & 'AFTER HARDENING' handstamps at U/L & U/R respectively, light surface marks still very attractive.

350.00

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Price $270.00T




421

P

A+

1867-93 New Denominations 10d die proof in bright violet on highly glazed card (92x60mm) endorsed at U/L "6d Postage". Superb! Die proofs in colour are very scarce & are generally considered to have been produced for the 1872 South Kensington Exhibition. However, this proof suggests it was a colour trial for the 6d issued in 'bright mauve' on 1.1.1872.

600.00

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Price $460.00T



QUEENSLAND


478

E

A

1890 New Values 2d imperforate essay with Small Numerals in the Upper Corners, in deep green on ungummed unwatermarked paper. Rare. [Alan Griffiths' example in blue sold in 2012 for 780]

1000.00

$750.00




479

E

A-

1890 New Values 2d essay with Small Numerals in the Upper Corners plate proof in carmine-pink - close to the issued colour - on ungummed paper with sheet watermark 'UEE', good even margins, insignificant imperfections. Rare. Ex "Besancon" II (May 2018). [Sir Harrie Evans' very fine examples in deep green & in deep blue sold at the Prestige auction of 4.5.2002 for $4032 & $3808 respectively]

1000.00

$750.00T




486

P**OC

RAILWAY STAMPS: Selection on leaves with 1894-1901 Third Series pairs with quarter-circle cancels, & pairs - no 6d - with 'CANCELLED' Handstamp, 1901-14 Fourth Series with tiny d mint x2 & used, 2/6d x3 & 5/- x3, also 3d & 6d on black/pink parcel label, 1915-27 Fifth Series imperf proofs including 2/6d & 5/- blocks of 4, 1928-65 Sixth Series array including undenominated proofs x2, denominated proofs x20, d x2, 1d strip of 3, 6d irregular strip of 4, parcel wrapping with 1d 3d & 10d x5, last issue superb unmounted corner blocks of 4 to 10/-, all-different Private Users on 1d x2, 3d x2, 5d, 6d & 1/- x3, etc, a wide array of numeral and other cancellations. Ex Alan Griffiths. (Qty 200 approx)

1000.00

$2,600.00



SOUTH AUSTRALIA


510

P

A

1855 London Printings 2d posthumous uncleared die proof of the defaced die in black on wove paper (67x81mm). A beautiful proof & exceptional exhibit item. [This die was rejected because of the "Knitting Needle" flaw through the Queen's Eye. Several impressions were "pulled" in 1931. Harry Lower's & Michael Blake's similar proofs sold for $3220 & $3335 respectively]

1500.00

$1,150.00T




527

R

A

REPRINTS: Perkins Bacon design with variations of the blank or filled value tablet in black x3 or vermilion. (Qty 4)

400.00

$300.00T



TASMANIA


722

E

A

1892-99 Tablets 'Colour Scheme' Appendix Sheet dated "June 18th 1891" with Imperium essays in purple x8 or green x4 with the Value Tablet in various colours on Blank Field x4 or on Lined Field x8 each with 'TASMANIA' added by hand in Chinese white, proposed denominations in manuscript alongside the essays, light stain at left from where the original artwork for the 2d on tracing paper had been affixed. An outstanding exhibit. Ex De La Rue Archives: illustrated in the De La Rue work by Frank Walton RDP at page 6249. [A single similar essay sold at the Prestige auction of 12.5.2007 for $25,300. The estimate here equates to $1666 per essay]

20000.00

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Price $15,000.00




723

P

A

1892-99 Tablets 5d die proof on highly glazed card (92x60mm) with the value carefully removed by De La Rue, endorsed "B" at U/R & with '1 OCT 91' d/s in blue at U/L. An important item that shows how the 5d proof was defaced to create the master die proof for the series: illustrated in the DLR work by Frank Walton RDP at page 6251.

2500.00

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Price $1,900.00T






725

P

A

1899-1900 De La Rue Pictorials d to 6d imperforate colour trials in the issued colours on unwatermarked paper. A unique and important set. (8)

68 separate colour trials were produced: each is unique, which causes us to believe that they are all die proofs, not plate proofs, reduced to stamp-size to enable the Agent-General to easily compare the trials for each denomination. All are illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP. [John Bell's 6d in bright ultramarine sold at the Prestige auction of 12.6.2010 for $2300. Mac Clarke's large 2d die proof in crimson - not illustrated in the Walton work - sold at the Prestige auction of 17.10.2008 for $5520]

10000.00

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Price $7,500.00






734

P

A+

REPRINTS: 1858 'TASMANIA' progressive die proof with external ornamentation & before the inscriptions were entered, in carmine & in British Racing Green both slightly truncated at the top & base, and in orange-vermilion & in carmine-vermilion both slightly truncated at the sides. Beautiful & superb! (Qty 4)

3500.00

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Price $2,700.00T



VICTORIA


762

P

A

1852-58 Queen-on-Throne Perkins Bacon 6d plate proof in black on ungummed unwatermarked yellowish paper, corner block of 28 (7x4) from the upper-right of the sheet. Multiples larger than blocks of 4 are rarely seen.

3500.00

$2,700.00




769

P

A

1884-96 Large Stamp Duty 5/- die proof in yellow-brown on thick wove paper (34x40mm). This is an unfinished proof with the letters 'J' & 'L' still to be added: see Geoff Kellow at page 241.

750.00

$575.00T








775

O

1899 Special Printings comprising d x10 in various colours including two marginal pairs & 2d x2, two d with the Melbourne CTO datestamp of 14JY/99 in black, the others with ruled lines in various inks, mostly stained by official attempts to remove the cancellations & one of each value badly defective. Very scarce. [These stamps - sometimes erroneously characterised as "colour trials" - were printed in a range of colours specifically for the purpose of attempting to remove the cancellations using various solvents and other chemicals, most of which are annotated on the pages. See Geoff Kellow at pages 262-4 (2d) & 266-7 (d)] (Qty 12)

500.00

$380.00




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