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NEW SOUTH WALES
1850-51 Sydney Views Plate I (No Clouds) 1d SG 3, margins just clear to large, light but clear BN '10' (rated RR) of Carcoar; Plate II (Clouds) 1d SG 9, large even margins, bold BN '64' of Maitland; Plate II 2d SG 26, margins good to large with almost complete outer framelines; and 3d SG 39, close even margins; Cat £1375. Pinchot Certificate (1988) for the 2d as Scott #5.
1850-51 Sydney Views Plate I (No Clouds) on Soft Yellowish Paper 1d reddish rose as SG 3  but with a Pronounced Double Impression, margins just clear to large, indistinct numeral cancel that leaves much of the design unobscured, Cat £475+. BPA Certificate (1985). [The doubling is especially evident in the lower-half of the design but is also obvious in the upper tablets]
1850-51 Sydney Views Plate II (Clouds) on Horizontally Laid Paper 1d carmine SG 13 vertical pair, margins close to good except at upper-left of the lower unit where just touched, bars cancels of Sydney, Cat £1400+. A rare & desirable multiple.
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1850-51 Sydney Views Plate II (Clouds) on Horizontally Laid Paper 1d carmine/vermilion group SG 13-14 five examples including [7, No Trees on Hill] all with portions of the Papermaker's Watermark , all with full margins (one creased), Cat £3600. A very rare & desirable group. Ex Guy Hutson.
1860 Large Star Imperf 1d carmine-rose SG 1 horizontal pair, margins close to large with full outer framelines, ironed-out horizontal crease & minor toning, Rays '23' cancels (Bernie Manning rated RRRR) of Budgeworgorai, Cat £1600+. An extremely rare &, despite the problems, highly desirable multiple. Budgeworgorai opened 1.9.1861; replaced by Roma 1/1/1864.
1853 Couriers 1d blue SG 4 (?) with margins good to large & almost complete outer framelines & Star Wmk 4d with three margins both with manuscript "##" cancels on small piece with "tombstone" 'PAID/LIVERPOOL/SHIP/NO21/56' d/s in red, Cat £1400+. A rare Two Issue franking. Ex Koichi Sato.
VICTORIA - Postmarks
"BUTTERFLIES": '8' of Dandenong very fine strike on Sydney Views 1d (faults but presentable). Rated RRRR+. [Hugh Freeman & Geoff White state at page 7 "Purves reported eight examples, including u sage on Sydney Views "]
1854-55 Imperforate 1d black SG 1, and Lithographs 4d pale blue, blue & deep dull blue SG 3 3a & 3b, and 1/- pale brown SG 4c, all with full margins, Cat £1900. A very fine quintet.
NEW ZEALAND: 1908 'King Edward VII/Land' Overprint in Green on Royle Printing 1d rose-carmine SG A1 (CP #RD1a) marginal pair from the base of the sheet with part-Arrow & One Dot in the margin, characteristic rough perfs, CTO with the Expedition cds, Cat $NZ9000 for a block of 4. [Campbell Paterson states "Prior to overprinting, each sheet was divided into four panes of 60 stamps each. Thus, no complete "dot" plate markings can exist ]
NEW ZEALAND: 1908 'King Edward VII/Land' Overprint in Green on Royle Printing 1d rose-carmine SG A1 (CP #RD1a) marginal block of 4 from the base of the sheet with part-Arrow & Two Dots in the margin, well centred, characteristic rough perfs, CTO with the Expedition cds, Cat $NZ9000.