Prestige Philately Auction 205 CatalogueVICTORIA
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Displaying 18 Lots in Category - VICTORIA
CTO trio with 1884-96 Large Stamp Duty 45/- mauve SG 277 (dated MR6/97), KEVII Perf 11 £1 rose & Perf 12½ £2 blue both punctured 'OS', no gum, Cat £640.
Modest collection in a large stockbook with several pages of Imperfs & early perforated issues, lots of latrer issues with mint to 5/- x2 & used to 5/- x4, condition mixed. A useful starter lot.
Basic library of Victorian references mostly by JRW Purves including his seminal "Half Lengths" (a very fine copy with all the plates), "Emblems". "Postage Dues" & several Hawthorn Press Monographs, also "Australia New Zealand UK Mails to 1880 by Colin Tabeart (a must-have for the postal historian), pre-loved but generally in very good nick.
(Qty 14 titles)
1855-56 Litho Queen-on-Throne Early Printings with only Minor Wear 2d brown SG 37 (shades) large-part reconstruction of 34 of the 50 positions including three pairs, a few problems but generally very attractive & most have full margins, unused, Cat £14,450+. A remarkable effort that cries out to be completed by another enthusiast. [John Shawley has advised that theses stamps are from Thomas Ham's engraved printing SG 18, Cat £500 each, or £17,000 which makes this lot even more remarkable]
1863-81 Laureates - ONE PENNY: Large array on Hagners sorted by SG number with many from the Emergency Printings including SG 115 x19, SG 116, SG 120/b x26 mostly unused, SG 125 x11 (one unused) & SG 126 x4, at least 80 unused/mint examples (including those already mentioned), also '½ ½/HALF' on 1d Perf 13 x44 (five unused/mint) & Perf 12 x16 (one unused), some have been plated, condition rather mixed in the unused stamps but the used are generally fine to very fine, Cat £8000+. Ex Nick Holness: with his extensive plating notes.
(Qty many 100s)
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1863-81 Laureates Single-Lined Numeral Watermarks 1d green SG 108/e group large-part reconstruction of the First Forme Setting with 93 of the 120 positions including a number of blocks, condition rather mixed with some characteristic gum-staining, Cat £8000++. Ex Nick Holness. A remarkable achievement.
1863-81 Laureates TWO PENCE: Extensive collection on Hagners with an impressive array of shades, at least 15 unused/mint stamps & several pages of varieties, mostly arranged by SG number including Perf 12x13 SG 109bb or da x5, many Emergency Printings, some have been plated, some postmark interest especially for duplex cancels enhanced by the inclusion of numerous pairs, condition variable but most are fine to very fine, Cat £8000 approximately. Ex Nick Holness: with plating notes.
(Qty 1800 approx)
1863-81 Laureates 2d Second Forme Setting large-part reconstruction of 103 of the 120 positions; 2d Emergency Printings of 1867 Second Forme Setting 95 of 120; and 2d Emergency Printings of 1868 68 of 120 positions; a few pairs noted, condition a bit variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Nick Holness. [A terrific opportunity to continue with this fascinating study]
1863-81 Laureates THREE PENCE: Attractive array on Hagners & album pages including from Bill Purves' collection with mauve/lilac printings x80 including the earliest recorded usage of AU28/67, and orange printings x340 approximately including a few with fiscal cancels (notably a pair with mss "1/1/84", the first day of use as revenues), covers to England x3 & New Brunswick, and a smattering of 'STAMP - DUTY' Overprints, some postmark interest including a very fine BN '137' (rated RR), condition variable but generally fine to very fine, Cat £5000+. Ex Nick Holness: with his extensive plating notes.
(Qty 420 approx)
1863-81 Laureates FOUR PENCE: Four albums - two expertly annotated, believed to be Ex Russell Jones - with a few unused/mint, an impressive array of shades & printings, lots of multiples with a few gutter pairs & the occasional enormous stamp, hundreds of plated examples with some noteworthy varieties including at least 16 stamps with fragments of the marginal inscriptions & several with Double Perfs, a complete reconstruction of V/Crown Third Setting with 11 Substituted Clichés, postmark interest with lots of Barred Numerals, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Nick Holness: with plating notes. [Some on Bill Purves' pages]
1863-81 Laureates SIX PENCE: Two albums - one expertly annotated, believed to be Ex Russell Jones - with unused/mint x40 approximately, an impressive array of shades & printings with Emergency Printings including SG 159 x11 with two pairs, SG 164 x14, SG 165 x20 including two pairs & SG 166 x11 including a pair & three watermark variants, lots of multiples including several blocks of 4 & a block of 6, hundreds of plated examples, an almost complete reconstruction of V/Crown printings with 114 of 120 positions, postmark interest with lots of Barred Numerals, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Nick Holness: with extensive plating notes.
(Qty many 100s)
1863-81 Laureates 1867-81 V/Crown Perf 13 6d blue with the Watermark Sideways SG 136ab, unusually well centred but with some trimmed perfs, Melbourne duplex cancel, unpriced mint or used by Gibbons. Ex Bill Purves - with his note "a great rarity" - and Nick Holness. [Geoff Kellow makes no mention of this error, indicating that he was unaware of its existence &/or that there was no example in Rodney Perry's collection]
1863-81 Laureates EIGHT PENCE: Two albums with 8d orange x42 & 8d brown/pink x300 including three on covers to GB & an almost complete reconstruction of the Second Forme Setting with 112 of 120 positions, condition variable but generally fine to very fine, Cat £5000+. Ex Nick Holness: with plating notes.
(Qty 340 approx)
1863-81 Laureates TEN PENCE: Stockbook with 10d grey x27, 10d brown/pink x300 approximately & '9 9/NINEPENCE' on 10d x100+, good range of shades & some pairs, mostly plated, condition variable, Cat £5000+. Ex Nick Holness: with extensive plating notes.
1863-81 Laureates ONE SHILLING: Hagners of mostly plated singles plus about 15 pairs & an irregular strip of 3, good range of shades, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Nick Holness: with his extensive plating notes.
(Qty 550 approx)
1863-81 Laureates FIVE SHILLINGS: Hagner album of plated singles including many Die I stamps, good range of shades, condition rather mixed, two are unused, Cat £3500+. Ex Nick Holness: with a folio of plating notes & articles.
1885-95 New Naish Designs Wmk '33' 4d lilac Error of Colour SG 300b, excellent centring, Melbourne duplex cancel of FE10/87, Cat £1200. RPSV Certificate (2015). [Of superior appearance to the example that sold at the Prestige auction of 4/3/2006 for $920]
REVENUES: 1930-32 'RELIEF' Overprint on £100 vermilion-rose, excellent centring, neatly cancelled & with two small "star" punctures as usual, Elsmore Online Cat $150 (2009).