Prestige Philately Auction 117 CatalogueNEW SOUTH WALES
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Displaying 12 Lots in Category - NEW SOUTH WALES
Collection on oversize album pages with some useful "Classics", 5/- Coin (6), 10/- QV, 20/- Carrington mint, officials etc, also a few forgeries, condition variable. (200+)
'SPECIMEN' & similar types overprinted on Diadems 5d 6d 8d x2 & 1/- (all diagonal - very fine with large-part o.g.), plus later issues to 5/- Coin & 5/- Map, condition variable. (19)
Postage Dues annotated selection to 20/- (CTO), condition variable; also 'NINEPENCE' on 10d Double Surcharge SG 236dca, fine mint. (23)
1851-55 Laureates Imperf Medium Grey-Blue Wove Paper 3d yellow-green SG 67 block of 4, margins just touching (at right) to good, scissor-cut between the 2nd & 4th units, bars cancels of Sydney, Cat £400++. Ex "Manwood" (where it was mentioned as having a "faint diagonal crease", that has been expertly renovated]
1851-55 Laureates Imperf Thick Blue Wove Paper 3d emerald SG 69 remarkable block of 6 (3x2), deep shade, margins close to huge except at lower right where just shaved & with parts of four adjoining units at left & base, untidy cancels, Cat £1350+++. A truly exceptional used multiple. Ex "Manwood".
1851-55 Laureates Imperf 8d orange-yellow SG 80 block of 4 - the second unit with No Lines in Spandrels - with margins just shaved (at right) to good, the left-hand units comprising a quite exceptional pair, BN '9' (Reversed Numeral) of Bathurst, Cat £2650++. The only recorded used block of the 8d Laureate. Ex Caspary & "Manwood" (where it was described as having "two small closed tears & a light crease", now not apparent due to expert renovation]
1851-55 Laureates Imperf Wmk Numerals 1d orange-vermilion SG 83 block of 14 [34-40/44-50], four units cut-into but the other ten units have full margins, the fourth unit has two repaired tears, untidy cancellations are surprisingly light on most units, Cat £266+++. Another remarkable used multiple.
1851-55 Laureates Imperf Wmk Numerals 2d Prussian blue Plate III SG 85 lower-right corner block of 4, margins good to very large, untidy cancels, Cat £44+++. Ex "Manwood" (1995) where it was described as the lower units having a "faint horizontal crease", now expertly renovated, & realised $US577.
1851-55 Laureates Imperf Wmk Numerals 2d chalky blue Plate III SG 86 block of 4, margins good to very large, untidy cancels, Cat £34++. Signed by Raybaudi & Alberto Diena. Ex "Manwood" (1995) where it realised $US770.
1854-59 Diadems Imperf 6d imperforate plate proof in black on ungummed unwatermarked paper, marginal block of 4 from base of the sheet.
1854-59 Diadems Imperf 1/- rosy-vermilion SG 99 upper-right corner block of 6 (3x2), margins close to humungous, indistinct numeral cancellations but remarkably with virtually full o.g.!, Cat £420++. Fantastic!
1856-60 Small Diadems 2d blue Retouches SG 112a, comprising positions ,  (2) &  (2, both in horizontal pair), plus pair [104-105] in a bright shade from the Blistered Plate before Retouching, condition very mixed, Cat £2250+. Ex Butler. (10)