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Reference collection of mostly Ham shades comprising ONE PENNY x11 including SG 5 & a pair; TWO PENCE x30 and THREE PENCE x56 including two pairs & two blocks of 4, condition very mixed but many are presentable. High catalogue value.
Unsorted selection in packets & on stockcards comprising 1d x50, 2d x32 + a forgery & 3d x38, several scarce multiples including 1d blocks of 4 & 5, condition very mixed but many are fine &/or attractive, a few are possibly unused. High catalogue value. Inspection strongly recommended.
Balance of the Half-Lengths on album pages & Hagners comprising 1d x69, 2d x11 & 3d x97, a few multiples including 1d strips of 3 & 4, again condition is very mixed but many are fine &/or attractive; also 3d forgeries sheet of 50. High catalogue value. Inspection strongly recommended.
(Qty 177 + forgeries)
THOMAS HAM PRINTINGS: Mounted range of Ham shades comprising ONE PENNY SG 1b (poor), 5 pair, 5a, 8 & 8a pairs, 9a strip of 3, 12 pair on piece & 12a huge marginal example; TWO PENCE SG 3, 3a, 6, 6a, 10, 10a, 13b, 13c, 15, 15a, 15b strip of 3, 16, 16b pair, 17, 17a pair, 17b on piece & 17d; and THREE PENCE SG 4, 4a, 7, 11, 11a pair, 11b block of 4 on piece, 14 strip of 3, 14a & 14b; condition rather mixed but generally presentable to very attractive, Cat £11,000+ (not including the SG 1b). A very good reference lot.
THOMAS HAM PRINTINGS: Original State of the Dies (Virtually No Colour above 'VICTORIA') 1d orange-brown SG 1a, margins close to large except at upper-right where a little cut-into, ironed-out vertical crease at right, Butterfly '15' of Geelong, Cat £2250. A rare stamp.
THOMAS HAM PRINTINGS: Original State of the Dies (Fine Border & Fine Background) 2d as SG 2 but in a deep rich red-lilac shade, margins just touching to large, light Butterfly '19' cancel (rated RR) of The Leigh, Cat £1000+. An extraordinary shade, quite unlike any other Original State 2d we have seen. One of the gems of the collection.
Absent from Gary Diffen's collection. John Barwis had an example described as "lilac-rose", stated to be a discovery by JRW Purves, of which only six examples have been recorded. Based on comparison with the Barwis catalogue, this stamp does not appear to be the same shade, and it certainly does not conform to the descriptor "lilac-rose". The Barwis stamp sold for £2880.
THOMAS HAM PRINTINGS: Second State of the Dies (More Colour above 'VICTORIA') 1d red-brown SG 5 two shades, both with margins good to large, the first with a minor stain, the second with a shallow thin, Cat £900.
THOMAS HAM PRINTINGS: Second State of the Dies (Fine Border but Coarse Background) 2d grey-lilac/dull grey group SG 6/a, three examples with full margins, a couple of minor thins, Butterfly cancels, Cat £1200 minimum. One with BPA Certificate (1975).
THOMAS HAM PRINTINGS: Second State of the Dies (Fine Border but Coarse Background) 2d grey-lilac SG 6 marginal example from the lower-left corner of the sheet, margins just touching to huge with a fragment of the adjoining unit at right, insignificant crease, neat Butterfly '15' cancel of Geelong, Cat £200. A remarkably large example.
THOMAS HAM PRINTINGS: Fourth State of the Dies (Coarse Border And Background) 2d red-lilac SG 15 , striking deep shade with margins close to large and with a fragment of the adjoining unit at left, Butterfly '38' (rated RR) of Warrnambool in blue (as always), Cat £325.
CAMPBELL & CO: 1d rose on Campbell's "better quality paper" SG 23a, margins good to large, neat Barred Oval '1' cancel of Melbourne, Cat £750. An extremely rare stamp showing the distinctive brownish rose shade of this printing. RPSofV Certificate (2017).
Geoff Kellow at page 51 states "...The rose shade is often misidentified...There are probably only about two dozen copies of this shade recorded". In fact, most examples offered for sale are not the right colour. For many years this particular stamp has been the comparator against which all examples submitted to the RPSofV for expertising were assessed. Gary Diffen's superb example sold for £1800.
J.S. CAMPBELL & CO PRINTINGS: 3d blue SG 24 horizontal pair [23-24], margins close to good, Cat £100+. A very fine multiple.
CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON PRINTINGS: 1d shades between SG 26 & 28c singles x12, four pairs & a vertical strip of 3, all with full margins & generally very fine, Cat £1600 approximately.
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: 1d bright rose-pink SG 27b singles x8 and two horizontal pairs, most with full margins & a couple are very large stamps, most with plate positions pencilled on the reverse, Cat £1920. A very scarce group.
CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON PRINTINGS: 1d bright rose-pink SG 27b, three close to large margins but a little shaved/cut-into at left, unused, Cat £6000. Another rare stamp. Submitted to the RPSofV for expertising. [Gary Diffen recorded only three unused examples, being his almost very fine example that sold for £3480, & "an extensively faulty pair"]
CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON PRINTINGS: 3d blue, 3d bright blue & 3d Prussian blue SG 29-31 group, all with virtually full margins, a few faults but quite presentable, unused, Cat £4800 minimum. Ex JRW Purves: removed from Lot 37.
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: 3d shades between SG 29 & 31d singles x33 & a pair, all with full margins & generally very fine, Cat £1750 approximately.
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)