Prestige Philately Auction 237 CatalogueTASMANIA - Specimen Stamps - Reprints
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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - TASMANIA - Specimen Stamps - Reprints
Partly annotated selection with unoverprinted Imperf Courier 1d x2 & 4d x2, Chalons including 4d pale blue block of 4, Sideface 4d blue x4 & Postal Fiscals St George set plus extra 2/6d 5/- & 10/-, Perf Courier 1d x2 & 4d, Chalons set plus extra 1d 2d & 4d, Sideface No Wmk 4d blue (small fault; could be easily mistaken for the original stamp), and Overprinted 'REPRINT' with Chalons 1d x3 to 1/- x2 plus strips of 4 of the 2d 4d 6d & 1/- (the strips with full unmounted o.g.), Sidefaces 2d 4d blue & 8d, St George Imperf set plus 3d with the Overprint Inverted x2, and Perf set, generally very fine & mostly with large-part o.g. A very clean lot. Ex Ron Butler.
UNOVERPRINTED: 1853 Couriers 4d Plate II defaced plate complete sheet of 24 (6x4) with both imprints, in yellow on thick wove paper, several units showing significant plate wear. Superb!
UNOVERPRINTED: 1853 Couriers 4d Plate II defaced plate complete sheet of 24 (6x4) with both imprints, in red-orange on thick wove paper (250x157mm), several units showing significant plate wear. Superb! [This is a rare item. Neil Russell's similar sheet had the outer margins removed]
UNOVERPRINTED: 1858 'TASMANIA' reprinted die proof (in 1867) of the engine-turned frame design for the 6d in crimson on thin card (47x88mm) with a Sideface portrait that was used for a number of Colonies. Under close examination the outlined words 'TASMANIA' and 'SIX PENCE' can be discerned within the engine turning at top and base respectively. [This frame design was also used for the Ceylon 4d 8d & 1/9d]
No longer available
UNOVERPRINTED: Sidefaces 4d blue imperf blocks of 12 with Plate Number '3' or Current Number '43', overprinted 'Halfpenny' on 1d imperf gutter block of 20 with Double 'Halfpenny' Overprint on the 12 R/H units, & on 'd/2½' on 9d Current Number '50' block of 4, also 'SPECIMEN' Overprint on ½d orange pane of 60.
(Qty 5 items)
UNOVERPRINTED: Sidefaces 4d blue on thin ungummed card imperforate sheet of 120 with Plate Number '3' at U/R & L/L and Current Number '43' at U/L & L/R. Superb!
UNOVERPRINTED: POSTAL FISCALS: St George & the Dragon 10/- yellow-orange complete imperforate sheet of 120 (12x10) on thin ungummed card, barely noticeable pencil notations in the margins, minor blemishes on the reverse. A rare sheet. Ex JRW Purves & Dr John Miler. [Bill McCredie's perforated half-sheet of 60 sold for $670]
This sheet clearly demonstrates the chaotic platelaying that was apparently inspired by the similarly dubious workmanship of Perkins Bacon.
OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': Perforated blocks of 4 on Thick Paper comprising Chalons 2d 4d 6d & 1/-, Sideface 4d blue & 'd./2½' on 9d (upper units very lightly mounted), full unmounted o.g. Superb! [The reprints were produced in 1879 but overprinted only in 1886]
(Qty 6 blocks)
OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': Perforated blocks of 4 on Thin Paper comprising Sidefaces 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d bistre, 9d, 10d & 5/-, some units with trimmed perfs, some minor tonespots, large-part o.g. Ex Ron Butler.
(Qty 7 blocks)
OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': Sidefaces 5/- dull claret on thin card gummed & perforated sheet of 120 (missing the U/R unit) with Plate Number '6' at U/R & L/L and Current Number '48' at U/L & L/R, full unmounted o.g. [Bill McCredie's similar pane of 60 sold for $699]
OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': 1891 Surcharge 'Halfpenny' on 1d crimson ungummed & imperforate complete sheet of 120 with Plate Number '1' at U/R & L/L and Current Number '41' at U/L & L/R, the last unit with the Wedge Flaw. Superb! [Bill McCredie's L/R block of 30 sold for $268]
OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': 1891 Surcharge 'd./2½' on 9d gummed & perforated complete sheet of 120 with Plate Number '7' at U/R & L/L and Current Number '50' (trimmed) at U/L & L/R, some minor perf separation, full unmounted o.g.
OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': POSTAL FISCALS: Perforated blocks of 4 on Thick Paper comprising 3d sage-green, 2/6d carmine, 5/- sepia & 10/- vermilion, large-part o.g. with most units being unmounted. Superb! Ex Ron Butler.
(Qty 4 blocks)
OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': Platypus 9d dull violet gummed & perforated upper pane of 50 (10x5; the U/R unit removed) with Plate Number '1' at U/L, full unmounted o.g.
c.1900 reprinted die proofs of the Van Diemen's Land Chalon design with blank value tablet on coloured wove paper comprising in green/yellow, vermilion/green, vermilion/pink, brown/green & brown/pink.