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C of A - Booklets
1937 KGV 2/-(CofA 2d red) Black/Green cover inscribed '...IN MOST MONEY ORDER POST OFFICES' with 'PASS BOOKS' on the inside front cover ACSC #B48B, the stamps with trivial blemishes, the cover as fresh-as-a-daisy, Cat $500.
NEW SOUTH WALES
1850-51 Sydney ViewsPlate I (No Clouds) Soft Yellowish Paper 1d carmine, reddish rose & brownish red SG 2 3 & 4, all with full margins, the last with BN '51' (rated RR) of Deniliquin, the others with indistinct numerals, Cat £1475.
1856-63 'REGISTERED' (6d)Imperf orange & Prussian blue, or orange & indigo SG 104-105 complete reconstruction of the 50 positions, condition variable but the majority have full or almost-full margins & many are very attractive with some unusually large examples noted, good range of Rays cancels, Cat £10,000+. An impressive achievement, especially of this quality.
1856-63 'REGISTERED' (6d)Perf with Papermaker's Watermark SG 119-124 group unused & another two possibly unused plus used x22, and Wmk '6' SG 125-7 group unused x2 both with large-part o.g. & used x20, condition variable but many are fine to very fine, a few with minor Misplacement of the Vignette & a few with the Watermark Inverted, some postmark interest, Cat £4500+, plus the two possibly unused examples.
1856-63 'REGISTERED' (6d)Wmk '6' Perf 13 rose-red & blue with Double Impression of 'NEW SOUTH WALES' & 'REGISTERED', a bit aged, Rays '49' of Wagga Wagga. Unlisted by Gibbons but was formerly included as SG 127, then inexplicably removed. [Superior to the Carrington (Mark Dankin) example - tonespots & 'cleaned' that sold in 2012 for $632]
1856-63 'REGISTERED' (6d)Wmk '6' Perf 13 SG 125-7 group complete reconstruction of the 50 positions, apparently fine to very fine with some unusually large examples & a few with the Watermark Inverted, excellent Rays cancel content including Third Type '20' (rated RRRRR), Second Type '32' (RR), First Type '54' of Pyrmont (RRRR), '61' (RRR), Second Type '163' (RRRR), First Type '205' (RRRR), unrecorded '248' (?), First Type '249' (RR), First Type '250' (RRRR), '389' (RR) & '399' (RR), also 'BOMBALA' cds & 'REGISTERED/QUEANBEYAN' h/s, Cat £1250+. We could certainly have listed this lot under Postmarks! [For illustration see Inside Back Cover]
1860-72 Perf Diademsrange on Hagners with Perf 12 1d unused, Plate I 2d pale blue, Plate II 2d superb marginal example imperf between stamp & margin & a few Major Retouches including SG 136b strip of 3 [55-56-57a] (rather grubby but with large-part o.g. & unpriced unused by Gibbons), 3d blue-green pair imperf between stamp & margin, 5d unused (trimmed perfs at base), 6d SG 143-6 group with five very fine examples, etc; then Perf 13 unused 1d x5, 5d, 8d red-orange with Double Perfs at Top, yellow-orange & bright yellow (all with large-part o.g.) and 1/- x3, etc; Perf 12x13 2d SG 172; a few varieties & lots of watermark variants, several 'SPECIMEN' Overprints, numerals interest & very fine strike of the scarce 'SYDNEY/ N /NEW SOUTH WALES' Newspaper cds, condition variable but many are fine to very fine.
(Qty few 100)
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
Interesting range of mostly pre-1901 covers including ½d grey printed matter x2, 1866 Sydney town letter, 1867 2d pair on invoice apparently used as a wrapper to send a wedding ring & brooch!, 1883 2d on Victorian 'turned' OHMS lettersheet, 1897 to USA with Jubilee 2½d strip of 4 & NZ 'PACKET BOAT' h/s, group to GB including 1881 with 6d x4 including inter-panneau pair, 1896 mourning cover with 7½d on 6d, 1881 with 8d yellow, 1875 with 'NINEPENCE' on 10d & 1888 with 1/- black, 1885-90 five to USA with 'PAID ALL' h/s, illustrated advertising covers for Bennett & Wood Bicycles, Callaghan & Son 'Good Boots', Hotel Grand Central, Loyal Pride of the West Lodge, Nicholson & Son (Bundanoon), T&G Mutual and a gorgeous front for Saxton & Binns Timber Merchants, etc, condition variable but many are fine to very fine and attractive.
1850-53group with Sydney View frankings comprising ONE PENNY Plate II (Clouds) pair, margins good to large except at base where just clear to a little cut-into, fine BN '39' & 'COOMA' b/s; TWO PENCE various plates & printings solo frankings x8, three of the stamps with full margins but the covers are rather rough, cancels including superb '32' (rated R) & 'BERRIMA' b/s, light '35' & poor 'GOULBURN' b/s, and light BN '46' & 'GUNDAGAI' b/s; and THREE PENCE solo frankings x2 - one with full margins - to GB "p Salacen" or "p Neptune", and quadruple rate with yellow-green single & emerald-green strip of 3, margins at places; very mixed condition but good value at the estimate. [These have not been checked against Ben Palmer's Census]
1852-57group with Laureate frankings comprising 2d various plates x5 (one OHMS), then mail to GB with 2d + 3d x2 (one also curiously with 1d on the reverse), 3d x4, 6d x2 (one with 'WALLS' variety), also Wmk '3' 3d solo to Hobart & to Scotland, and pairs to England or Scotland both with 'AUSTRALIAN/PAID/LIVERPOOL/=PACKET=' cds on the face & the first also with very fine '5' h/s, some are very attractive but most of the stamps have two or three margins & the overall condition is rather mixed, but still great value at the estimate.
1854(Jan 17) town letter with rare franking of Laureates 1d orange-brown with No Leaves to Right of 'SOUTH' SG 49a (three margins & just shaved at left; Cat £850 x2+ on cover) tied by BN '55' clear of the variety, fine strike of the large 'NEWCASTLE/N S W' cds unusually at upper-left), minor ink-stains well clear of the stamp.
1854-59group with Imperf Diadem frankings comprising 1d town letter, 1d pair with Rays '23' of Wollongong, 1d pair on OHMS cover with National Education Office imprint, 2d solo frankings x4, pair to Rocky River & strip of 3 to Melbourne, 3d to Melbourne, 6d deep slate (very fine) & 6d blue-grey both to GB with '3' or '5' h/s in red, 6d x2 (one very fine) to GB, 1/- solo to GB with boxed 'TOO LATE' h/s, 1/- solo (very fine) to Holland - a rare destination - but with the address excised, 1d 2d & 6d to GB, and 3d + cut-to-shape 6d & 1/- to GB, some attractive items but condition of both the stamps & the covers is rather mixed.
1860-65group with Perf Diadem frankings comprising 1d Maitland town letter, 1d pairs Bathurst-Darling Point & from Sydney to Penrith x2 & Picton, 6d greenish grey to Brisbane, 6d violet to Tasmania x2 & 1/- carmine to London, generally attractive with fine to very fine stamps, also 1883 OHMS with Australian Museum imprint & 'OS' 8d, a few stains; interest in the Sydney cancels.
1892(Apr 7) use of 3d Registration Envelope to Cyprus with Allegorical 2½d tied by very fine 'THE EXCHANGE' duplex, Suez & Alexandria transits & 'LARNACA/MY17/92/CYPRUS' transit b/s. A scarce destination.
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postmarks
BARRED NUMERALS:Two Pence Sydney Views with '2', '3', '9' (Reversed; Rated R), '23', '25' (RRR; tonespots), '26' (Ex "Espana"), '30', '48', '57' (RR), '64' (Reversed '4'), '68', '75' (RR) & '84', plus Victorian Butterfly '37' of the Melbourne GPO, all with full margins, Cat £3500+. A very desirable lot. Ex Michael Haden.
BARRED NUMERALS:Attractive group of fine to very fine strikes comprising First Type '2', First Type '3', First Type '7' (superb!), First Type '9' (rated R), '13' (RRR), First Type '20' (R), Original State '30', '39', '48', '50', '54' of Carrington (RRR), '57' (RR), '64', '66', '71', '84', '88' & 90, all on Sydney Views comprising 1d (No Clouds) x5 including a pair, 1d (Clouds), 2d Plate I x2, 2d later plates x11 including a strip of 3 (faults) & 3d x2, the quality of the stamps is variable but many have full margins & some are fine to very fine, Cat £5000+.
(Qty 18 items)
BARRED NUMERALS:Selection of fine to very fine strikes comprising '2', First Type '9' (rated R), Recut '20' (RRRR), '22' (RR), superb '23', '24', '26', '36' (R), '46' (R), '47', '49', '50', '51', '55', '64', '66', '82', '118' of Frazer's Creek (RR) & superb '137' of Maiden's Punt (RRR), all on Laureates comprising 1d x4 plus three pairs, 2d x9 plus a pair & 8d, condition variable.
(Qty 19 items)
BARRED NUMERALS:'42' of Gunderoo obvious strike on very fine Laureates 2d on entire letter to "Baw Baw/near Goulburne" [sic] with oval 'GUNDEROO' b/s. Rated RR.
BARRED NUMERALS:First Type '53' of Balranald largely fine strike on Sydney Views Plate II Early Impressions 2d SG 24 (margins just clear to good, Cat £300). Rated RRRR. [A far superior strike to that illustrated by Hugh Freeman]
BARRED NUMERALS:'70' of Breeza (1) light but obvious strike on very fine Sydney Views 3d SG 39 (Cat £325). Rated RRRR. [Hugh Freeman states '70' was previously incorrectly allocated to Pockataroo. He notes Breeza "re-opening" 1.4.1856. However, Hopson & Tobin record that date as the only opening for Breeza]