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Displaying 1 - 20 of 126 Lots in Category - Cancelled to Order (from Specimen sets)




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NEW SOUTH WALES


27

P

A

1854-59 Large Diadems 6d imperforate plate proof in purple-brown on ungummed unwatermarked paper, close even margins, very fine 'CANCE[LLED]' Handstamp at U/R, Cat £15,000. Ex Ric Slade-Slade, Peter Jaffé, and 'Alvarado': sold for £7800. [Position 5 from the original block of 6]

Six examples each of the so-called 'Ormond Hill Specimens' were produced by Perkins Bacon for all of 'their' Colonies at the request of Rowland Hill's nephew and gifted to him, action that resulted in the Agent for the Crown Colonies terminating Perkins Bacon's printing contracts. 75 different stamps were involved, of 20 British Colonies and four stamps of Chile. The 'CANCELLED' h/s was applied to blocks of 6 that were later separated, often with scissors or a blade, resulting in many of the individual stamps being cut-into or having trimmed perfs on one or more sides. [NB: for NSW no issued stamps were available so plate proofs retained by the printers were utilised]

12500.00

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Price $9,500.00




31

P

A

1854-59 Large Diadems 1/- imperforate plate proof in deep blue on ungummed unwatermarked paper, close even margins, very fine 'CANC[ELLED]' Handstamp at U/R, Cat £15,000. Ex Ric Slade-Slade, Peter Jaffé, and 'Alvarado': sold for £7800. [Position 5 from the original block of 6]

For New South Wales, only plate proofs for the 6d in purple-brown - five recorded - and the 1/- in blue - four recorded - have been identified, making NSW one of the most difficult Colonies from which to acquire an example. The Royal Collection includes one of each.

12500.00

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Price $9,500.00




60

V

A D1

1885-86 High Value Revenues Overprinted 'POSTAGE' in Black £1 lilac & claret Perf 12 SG 240a, characteristic irregular perforations, CTO with Sydney cds, Cat £5000. Ex Guy Hutson. [Mint, SG 240a is priced at £11,000. It is underrated used & has been priced by Gibbons only for the past few editions. Most examples are unattractively cancelled and this stamp is believed to be the finest known]

6000.00

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Price $4,600.00
















94

*#

Valuable collection remainders with Diagonal Overprint to 5/- Coin x4, 5/- Coin with Horizontal Overprint x3, 5/- Map x6, 20/- Governors x6, Postal Fiscals 5/- x3, 10/- x9 & £1 x2, Charity duo, 2/6d Lyrebird x2, Commonwealth 9d x3, Postage Dues set to 20/-, a few with 'O S' Overprint, also CTO set to 20/- Governors & 'REPRINT' Overprints including QV 5/- x2 & £1 x2, condition variable but generally very fine & most with part- to large-part o.g. An exceptional basis for study & development. Mostly Ex Guy Hutson. (Qty 200+)

4000.00

$3,000.00






131

V

A

De La Rue 1d 2d 4d 6d 10d & 1/-, Revenues Overprinted 'POSTAGE' in Black 5/-, plus three Queensland stamps, all CTO with 'GPO/MELBOURNE' cds, all but the last with large-part o.g. Very unusual. [We expect these were cancelled at Melbourne because they bore no Specimen overprint] (Qty 10)

250.00

$360.00




132

V

A+

½d green, Jubilee 2½d indigo & Centennial 6d orange pairs, CTO with 'NSW'-in- Concentric-Ovals & each unit with 'ULTRAMAR' Handstamp in blue, large-part o.g. Superb! Ex Portuguese Colonies Archives and Bill McCredie: sold for $670. [These were the only NSW stamps cancelled before being forwarded to the UPU]

600.00

$550.00




133

V

A

1901 Federation Presentation Set of current stamps including 5/- Coin, Long Type 10/- & 20/- Governors, all CTO with 'NSW'-in-Concentric Ovals, no gum. Ex Ray Chapman: on his annotated exhibit page. [This particular selection, plus the Postage Dues, was presented to all State politicians on the occasion of the transfer of the six State Post Offices to the Commonwealth] (Qty 17)

150.00

$240.00






134

V

A

1901 Federation Presentation Set set of current stamps including 5/- Coin, Long Type 10/- & 20/- Governors, no gum, and Postage Dues set lightly tacked to piece from a Presentation Sheet, all CTO with 'NSW'-in-Concentric Ovals. (Qty 27)

250.00

$320.00




135

V

A

1901 Federation Presentation Set headed 'SET OF POSTAGE STAMPS/OF/NEW SOUTH WALES/...on the Transfer of the Post Office to the Commonwealth', various issues x17 including 5/- Coin, Postal Fiscal 10/- & Centennial 20/- plus Postage Dues set to 20/-, all CTO with 'NSW'-in-Concentric-Ovals. [The page is unfolded but a little truncated, with some spotting mostly on the reverse] (Qty 27)

400.00

$360.00




136

V

A/A-

1901 Federation Presentation Set headed 'SET OF POSTAGE STAMPS/OF/NEW SOUTH WALES/...on the Transfer of the Post Office to the Commonwealth', various issues x17 including 5/- Coin, Postal Fiscal 10/- & Centennial 20/- plus Postage Dues set to 20/-, all CTO with 'NSW'-in-Concentric-Ovals. (Qty 27)

600.00

$550.00






137

F

A B1

1910 set of current postage stamps ½d to 20/-, CTO socked-on-the-nose with Sydney cds of 25OC10, large-part o.g. Ex John Bell: sold for $314. (Qty 16)

250.00

$220.00






138

F

A/A-

1911 set of current postage stamps ½d to 20/- (a couple of tiny tonespots), all "socked-on-the-nose" with 'SYDNEY/22MR11/ 13 ' cds. Ex Keith Harrison: sold for $641. [The ACSC doesn't list theses stamps CTO. This was the last CTO issue for NSW] (Qty 16)

500.00

$380.00




139

V

A+

1911 Perf 12x11 10/- violet and rosine ACSC #N69B (SG 277b) block of 6, each CTO with superb central 'SYDNEY/ 22MR11/ 13 ' cds, full unmounted o.g., Cat $600++ (£330++). Rare & stunning! Ex Australia Post Archival Sale & "Carrington" (Mark Dankin): sold at the Prestige auction of 22.2.2013 for $834.

750.00

$850.00






140

V

A

'OS' OVERPRINTS: 1895 Collectors' Set including 5/- Coin, Postal Fiscals 5/- & £1 reprints, 5/- Map x2 (one with Deformed 'S' in 'OS') & 20/- x2 different, etc, all with 'NSW'-in-Concentric-Ovals cancels (a few of them with the scarcer 'GPO' cancels), plus three others with 'GPO' cancels subsequently handstamped 'Specimen', many with large-part o.g. [John Bell's similar selection of 28 stamps sold for $3378]

All 'OS' Overprints were withdrawn at the end of 1894. It was decided to create collectors' sets by cancelling the remainders, and reprints were made of various obsolete issues to provide sets of 32 different stamps. Of the 1000 sets prepared, 900 sets were cancelled with the 'NSW' h/s. However, after only 159 sets had been sold, public outcry caused withdrawal of the balance & they were destroyed. (Qty 28)

2500.00

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141

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A/A-

'OS' OVERPRINTS: 1895 part-presentation set comprising Diadems 8d, De La Rue 1d to 10d plus 1/- optd in Red, Perf 12 £1 violet & claret with Seriffed 'O S' (not issued thus), Centennial to 1/- (ex 8d), Allegorical 2½d, 1891 Surcharges & ½d grey all CTO with 'GPO'-in-Concentric-Ovals & subsequently with small 'Specimen' handstamp applied in black, generally very fine, large-part o.g. Very scarce.

Public outcry caused the withdrawal and destruction of the remainders of the collectors' sets. However, in respect of the presentation sets, of which 100 were prepared & 50 already distributed, it was decided not to destroy the remaining 50 sets. Instead, they were defaced with the small 'Specimen' handstamp Type 11. A virtually complete set of 34 - missing only the 5/- Map with 'O S' in Red - sold for $3450 at our auction of 23/9/2011. (Qty 18)

1750.00

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149

*

A- B2

'O S' OVERPRINTS: 1887-90 10/- Perf 10 as SG O37b, well centred, one short perf at the base, CTO with 'NSW'-in-Concentric-Ovals, large-part o.g.

500.00

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Price $380.00



QUEENSLAND


211

V

A B1

1905-06 Lithographed Perf 12 £1 deep green BW #Q64 (SG 274) marginal horizontal pair from the left of the right-hand pane (proving it is from the 60-on plate), CTO with full unmounted o.g., Cat $500+ (£260+) for used singles. Ex Bernie Manning.

300.00

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Price $230.00










229

V

A/B

REVENUES: Impressed Duty QV 3d to £500 complete, mostly with characteristic rough perfs & some minor separation faults, CTO with plain embossing with large-part o.g., Elsmore Online Cat $800. Ex Francis Kiddle. (Qty 63)

400.00

$360.00








230

*

A-/A+

REVENUES: Impressed Duty QV 3d to £500 complete, mostly with characteristic rough perfs, CTO with plain embossing with large-part o.g., Elsmore Online Cat $800. A superior grade set. (Qty 63)

500.00

$525.00












232

*V

A

Pages from a French Colonial Archival Collection with various later issues handstamped 'SPECIMEN' in violet x14 or in black x13 & on Australian Postage Dues x12 to 5/-, some others mint including more Postage Dues to 5/- or CTO with Concentric-Rings of Perth, minor duplication, all partly-affixed. Rare. (Qty 92)

1500.00

$5,000.00




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