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Displaying 1 - 20 of 27 Lots in Category - Revenues
DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA
Australia - Victoria: 1869 'COLONY OF VICTORIA/Miner's Right' (195x138mm) with printed 'FIVE/SHILLINGS' at upper-right, issued at Ballarat, typical folds & minor soiling. However, considering the document had to be carried at all times & produced on demand it is in remarkably fine condition. [NB: most miners rights that have been on the market date from much later. With the printed fee, this is generally unrecognised as an item of revenue stamped paper]
C of A - Revenues
Beer Duty: 1947-58 Bottled Beer Series with Volume in Oval Tablets Perf 11xRoul 9 or 12½xRoul 9 2gal (yellow-green) to 400gal complete (except 2gal red-brown), Wmk CofA values are the 6gal (unlisted by Craig), 8gal (inverted), 16gal & 24gal, 400gal is without gum, the rest with full unmounted o.g. (Qty 18)
Beer Duty: 1948 Bulk Beer Series with Volume in Circular Tablets Perf 14xPin Perf 2gal to 52gal on unwatermarked paper, the 5gal & 17gal with sans serif serial numbers, full unmounted o.g.
NEW SOUTH WALES
1885-86 'POSTAGE' Overprints in Black on 5/- (no gum), 10/- & £1 (striking Double Overprint) all overprinted 'SPECIMEN' with serifs, some minor tonespots, large-part o.g. (Qty 3)
1885-86 'POSTAGE' Overprints in Black on £1 lilac & claret Perf 12 SG 240a, brilliant colours, a few characteristic rough perfs at the base, large-part o.g., Cat £3750. A rarity. [Far superior to William Frazer's example - poorly centred & tonespots - that sold for £1762 at auction in 2003]
REVENUE STAMPS: 'ELECTRIC/TELEGRAPH' 1d (2, one with part-o.g.), 6d, 2/- & 4/-, a few small faults, unused. Rare: much harder to obtain than the 'SPECIMEN' stamps. [Withdrawn after only one month as their use was not authorised in the Telegraph Act! George Gundersen's similar lot sold for $575 at our auction of 2/9/2006] (Qty 5)
NEW SOUTH WALES - Official Stamps
Overprinted 'OS': 1887-90 Overprinted 'POSTAGE' in Blue 10/- mauve & claret Perf 12 SG O37, Sydney duplex, Cat £1000.
1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' Perf 10 5/- pink & 15/- orange-brown as SG 196 & 198 but both with Watermark Sideways, large-part o.g., Cat £445+. Gibbons states "...watermark...sometimes sideways" which is singularly unhelpful. (Qty 2)
1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' Perf 11½-12½ shades of 2/6d (4), 5/- (3), 10/- & £1 (2), large-part o.g., Cat £990+. (Qty 10)
1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' Perf 11½-12½ 2/6d 5/- & 10/- (toning) mint, plus reprinted 15/- to £20 complete - the £5 brown without gum - with 12½mm 'SPECIMEN' Overprint (15mm on the £5 brown), large-part o.g. which is less patchy than most such sets. (Qty 14)
TASMANIA - Postal History
1850-1912 chiefly used collection including Half-Lengths (9) in mixed condition, 6d 'TOO LATE' (4 margins, ironed-out crease), Imperf 1/- Octagonal on part outer, Emblems, Beaded Ovals well represented, Laureates to 5/-, Stamp Statute to 10/- including mint 3d (toning & crease), Stamp Duty to £10 including £5 bi-colour pair, 1897 Hospital Fund CTO & 1900 Empire Fund mint, Postage Dues CTO to 5/-, Commonwealth period to 5/- (3). Condition variable. (Qty 100s)
1884 Stamp Statute £5 black & yellow-green Watermark Upright Perf 12½ SG 230b, a couple of minor bends, large-part o.g., Cat £4250. Ceremuga Certificate (2006) states "Great rarity..." and with his pencilled notation "Only confirmed example known to me". [Those examples that appear to be unused or mint invariably have had pen cancellations cleaned-off]
1884-96 Existing Stamp Duty Issues Perf 13 3/-maroon/bue SG 259, some characteristic rough perfs, faint gum-toning, large-part o.g., Cat £375. Very scarce.
1884-96 Existing Stamp Duty Issues Perf 12½ £1 orange/yellow SG 262a, striking colours, well centred, large-part o.g. with a minor hinge remainder, Cat £550. Very scarce.
1884-1900 Ultra-High Values Recess Printed Direct from the Die Wmk '33' £25 green, £50 black-violet & £100 scarlet-red SG 283b, 284a & 285d, CTO with large-part o.g., Cat £1950. (Qty 3)
1885 'STAMP DUTY' Overprints Wmk '33' 3d yellow-orange SG 308 block of 8 (4x2), good centring for this issue, large-part o.g., Cat £480++. A rare multiple. [Kellow states at p210 "...about 6 unused blocks of 4 plus a block of 9 are known", making this the second-largest recorded multiple]
1886-96 High Values £5 to £9 SG 324-8, the £8 with Watermark Upright Inverted (not recorded by Gibbons or Kellow who states there was only one printing), variable centring, all CTO with various dates in 1900, Cat £715+. (Qty 5)
VICTORIA - Postal History
1880 long cover (266x111mm) to Scotland with Stamp Duty 6d & 1/- blue/blue tied by Horsham duplex, at Melbourne struck with boxed 'IRREGULARLY/POSTED' h/s - probably because it contained money and should have been registered - and 'Deficient Postage ("1/6d")/Fine ("6d 2/-")' h/s, octagonal 'D.L.B./VICTORIA' b/s in green but the fine must have been paid as there is a Scottish arrival b/s, some staining that doesn't unduly detract from this unusual cover.