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Double Perforations selection including Woodblocks 2/- blue/green, DLR 2d x2, Bell ½d pair, Naish ½d, later 9d green x2 (one on registered piece), 'POSTAGE' 1½d, 1d perf 'OS' mint block of 4, etc, a few minor faults. Scarce lot.
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CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON PRINTINGS: 1d dull red SG 26b horizontal interpanneau strip of 4 [23-24-19-20], the third & fourth units with Redrawn Lines at the Base, a little cut-into at places, minor stain at upper-right, Cat £440+. The equal-largest recorded multiple. [Gary Diffen recorded only three strips of 4. His very fine but heavily cancelled strip sold for £1800]
CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON PRINTINGS: 3d greenish blue SG 29a horizontal interpanneau strip of 4, margins just clear to large, the third unit with ironed-out vertical crease, light soiling, Barred Oval '18' cancels of Portland, Cat £220++. A very rare multiple.
CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON PRINTINGS: Stone D 3d annotated study of the SG 31 to 31d group, many pairs including interpanneau [13-7] & a block of 4, also Abnormal pair [24-23], strip of 3 [11-12-9] & strip of 4 [23-24-21-22], a good range of Coloured Lines and White or Coloured Flaws, Creased Transfers x13, etc, condition variable but many are fine to very fine & a couple are noted as being superb. Ex JRW Purves & mostly on his pages.
(Qty 160 approx)
LITHOGRAPHED BY CAMPBELL & CO: Plated examples from Stone 2 x37 including pairs x9 (one vertical), Stone 3 x13 including two pairs (one vertical, damaged but with Kiss Print at Right), Stone 4 x5, Stone 5 x8 including a pair, Stone 6 x10 including pairs x2 (one vertical), Stone 7 x45 including pairs x16 (five vertical), Stone 8 x28 including pairs x8 (two vertical) and Stone 9 x39 including pairs x9, most with full margins including a few enormous examples, some faults but generally fine to very fine with numerous attractive singles & pairs throughout, Cat £7300 approximately. An unusual opportunity to acquire a large number of 160 year old plated stamps for a very modest outlay.
LITHOGRAPHED BY CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON: Plated examples from Stone A x37 including pairs x16 (two vertical), Stone B x29 including pairs x11 (three vertical), Stone C x38 including pairs x14 (two vertical), and Stone D x21 including pairs x5, most with full margins including a few enormous examples, some faults but generally fine to very fine with numerous attractive singles and pairs throughout, Cat £3750 approximately. Another unusual opportunity.
LITHOGRAPHED BY CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON: Creased Transfers group comprising Stone A (i) [Pos 30] & [Pos 38]; and Stone C (ii) [Pos 9], [Pos 17-18] two pairs in different shades, [Pos 18], [Pos 40] & [Pos 48], all with full margins, some minor imperfections due to the poor grade of the paper. Grossly underrated for not being listed by Gibbons. [Geoff Kellow states at page 78 "On the basis of quantities printed, each of these varieties [is] of similar rarity to the 'TVO' variety". NB: Pos 18 presents as 'TVVO'!]
(Qty 8 items)
LITHOGRAPHED BY CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON: Stone A 2d [Y-B] with the Major Creased Transfer 'TVO PENCE' SG 36b, margins good to large, minor imperfections, neat BN '1' of Melbourne intrudes on the variety, Cat £1300.
LITHOGRAPHED BY CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON: Stone C (ii) horizontal strip of 3 [Pos 17-19] all three units are Creased Transfers,  with 'TVVO PENCE', margins good to large, minor creasing. A significant positional piece.
LITHOGRAPHED BY CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON: Stone C Substituted Transfers on Pane (iv) three horizontal pairs comprising 1) [T-X & M-Q] Pos 19-12, margins close to large, light ironed-out crease; 2) [D-I & W-A] Pos 29-22, margins close to large, superb!; and 3) [C-H & R-W] Pos 28-42, the first unit shaved at the base & with vertical crease. Rare & technically important items. [Ten contiguous positions (2x5) were substituted. Geoff Kellow states at pages 78-79 "Probably six or seven of each of the five horizontal pairs are known...Examples in perfect condition are extremely rare; most of the surviving stamps have faults of one sort or another." Jim Johnstone's very fine "complete set" of five horizontal pairs sold for $9200]
WOODBLOCKS (SG 32-35, 53-61, 82, 102 & 129-130c)
1857 Experimental Separations 6d orange Serrated 18-19 SG 60 with serrations except at right tied to late-1857 cover to Scotland "p City of Sydney" by light BN '1' of Melbourne, 'GOUROCK/JA14/1858' arrival b/s. "City of Sydney" departed Melbourne 16.11.1857, arrived Suez 27.12.1857; "Teviot" departed Alexandria 29.12.1857, arrived Southampton 12.1.1858.
4d study on leaves including imperf Wmk Star (22, including two pairs & two Spot on Chin flaws), Rouletted at Melbourne GPO (4), Rouletted by Calvert (5), Robinson imperfs on Vertically-Laid Paper (3), Rouletted pairs (5) & Perf 12 on Wove Paper (17, including a pair) and on Horizontally-Laid Paper (29, including five pairs & three with Cracked Plate flaws), condition fair to fine. Ex Jack Ganly.
Packet of auction lots on pages etc as acquired as long ago as the 1960s with very little removed, many multiples including Imperf 1d strips of 4 x4, 4d "offset" & 4d very fine strip of 4, Rouletted 2d strip of 4 & block of 4, Perf 12 1d strips of 4 x3, 2d strip of 4 & 4d strip of 3, a few are apparently unused, condition rather mixed but many fine & attractive stamps noted. Some Ex JRW Purves and Russell Jones.
1859 Perf 12 by Robinson 1d yellow-green vertical pair Imperforate Horizontally SG 76a, separated clear of the design at top & base, with 1/- Octagonal all tied to piece by indistinct BN & American arrival cds, grossly undercatalogued at £450. [Geoff Kellow at page 120 records three examples - one in the Royal Collection - & states another has been "reported". This example is superior to Ken Barelli's pair - illustrated by Kellow at Colour Plate 8 - which is cut-into at the base. It sold at the Prestige auction of 2.5.2014 for $4370]
1859 Perf 12 by Robinson 4d dull rose-red SG 80 with Prominent Diagonal Feather Flaw - a very rare, apparently unique franking - tied to cover by light BN '48' clear of the variety, light 'HAWTHORNE/[crown]/AP14/1859/VICTORIA' b/s, Melbourne transit of the same date & Geelong arrival of AP15/59, grossly undercatalogued at £325 x2+ on cover. With lengthy partly cross-written lady's letter. [Gibbons states that reserves of old issues Perf 12 by Robinson were issued Jan-May 1859, and that Perf 12 stamps printed by Robinson were issued only from May 1859. Geoff Kellow at page 119 states "about 8 copies are known...one on piece dated 12.2.1859". No usage on cover is recorded. Ken Barelli's superb example sold at the Prestige auction of 2.5.2014 for $1840]
SIX PENCE: 1867-70 Emergency Printings on Saunders Paper with 'THREE/PENCE' or 'FOUR/PENCE' Watermarks SG 165 & 166 (stated to be the earliest recorded usage on cover) tied by Melbourne duplexes to covers to Launceston. Very scarce frankings. Ex Rodney Perry.
1885-95 Wmk '33' 3d bistre-yellow as SG 299b but with the Watermark Sideways, 'R'-in-circle cancel. An unrecognised rarity. Ex Colonel Harrie Evans. [Unlisted by Gibbons and unrecorded by Geoff Kellow for 3d in any watermark]
UP TRAIN 4: Type 3 (CDS with 'GM4' Error) very fine cancel of JA8/83 on 1d Postal Card with message headed "Evening News Office", to Melbourne (arrival b/s), two small filled spikeholes well clear of the cds. Rated RRRRR as the only recorded example cancelling a stamp on cover.
UP TRAIN 4: Type 3 (CDS with 'GM4' Error) very fine strike of JA19/76 on face of cover with Bell 2d cancelled with very fine 'TPO/ 4 ' obliterator, apparently from a Bendigo sender but missorted into the Melbourne Up Train mail, the error apparently noted by the Up Train mail guard who also applied the 'POSTED OUT/OF COURSE' h/s at upper-left, the cover then sent back to Bendigo with octagonal 'DOWN TRAIN/MG 3' b/s, Sandhurst transit & 'WHITE HILLS' arrival b/s, minor repaired flap tears. Illustrated at page 59. [Addressed to "7th White Hill". The area was named after the large mullock heaps containing so much quartz crystal that they gleamed in the sunshine]
UP TRAIN 4: Type 3 (CDS with 'GM4' Error) superb strike of FE22/81 on face of 1d Postal Card cancelled with superb 'TPO/ 4 ' obliterator, from Castlemaine with Melbourne arrival b/s, small central spikehole.