Prestige Philately Auction 155 CatalogueNEW SOUTH WALES
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 36 Lots in Category - NEW SOUTH WALES
1850-51 Sydney Views 1d lithographed essay by Robert Clayton in dull scarlet-vermilion on ungummed unwatermarked pelure paper, horizontal strip of 3 [13-15], margins just clear to good, minor blemishes. Ex "Manwood". [Believed to be the equal record multiple. The other strip of 3 - Ex Slade-Slade - sold for $3910 at our auction of 4/3/2006]
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1850-51 Sydney Views 3d imperforate plate proof in greenish black on thick yellowish ungummed unwatermarked wove paper, margins close to large. BPA Certificate (2009).
1851-52 Laureates Plate I 2d four marginal examples from the base of the sheets that together exhibit the complete imprint 'Eng on Steel by John Carmichael Kent Strt North, Sydney' at the base, various printings & shades, the third creased in the margin, the last is thinned. Very difficult to assemble.
1854 Laureates with Numeral Watermark 2d chalky blue SG 86 block of 4 [1-2/11-12] from the upper-left corner of the sheet, margins close to large with virtually complete outer framelines, the right-hand units with an expertly ironed-out vertical crease, light bars cancels of Sydney.
1854 Laureates with Numeral Watermark 3d yellow-green SG 87 complete reconstruction of the 50 positions (10x5) including a pair, generally attractive examples & mostly with 2 or 3 margins and a couple with full margins including 'WACES' instead of 'WALES' SG 87a, mostly with Sydney cancellations but a few with Barred Numerals, Cat £1700+. Quite an achievement.
1854-59 Large Diadems Imperf 5d dull green SG 88, margins close to large, minor aging, part Sydney duplex cancellation, Cat £650. RPSofL Certificate (1963) as the then SG 114. An attractive example of this difficult stamp.
1854-59 Large Diadems Imperf 8d golden yellow SG 97, margins close to large, part Sydney duplex cancellation, Cat £1400.
1854-59 Large Diadems Imperf 8d dull yellow-orange SG 98, margins good to large, part Sydney duplex cancellation & small-part London cds in red, Cat £1300.
1854-59 Large Diadems Imperf 1/- rosy vermilion SG 99 upper-right corner block of 4, margins good to enormous, indistinct '71' (?) numeral cancellations, Cat £280++. Superb!
1856-60 Small Diadems Imperf 1d orange-vermilion SG 107 block of 4, margins good to large except at lower-right where a little cut-into, neat Sydney duplex cancellations.
1856-60 Small Diadems Imperf Plate 1 2d blue vertical pair [24/36] both showing Major Retouches SG 112a, margins close to large, a couple of small corner creases, neat 'N.S.W' "piecrust" cancellation of Sydney, Cat £900++. [Multiples - especially used - showing the retouches are rarely seen]
1856-60 Small Diadems Imperf Lithographic Transfer of Plate I 2d pale blue SG 118, margins good to large, part-'NSW' Sydney duplex cancellation, Cat £750. Ex John White: sold for £402 in 1997. A very fine example of this underrated stamp.
1860-63 'REGISTERED' Perf 13 Wmk '6' (6d) SG 125-127 group, complete reconstruction of the 50 positions (10x5) neatly mounted on an album page, generally very fine, mostly lightly cancelled including a few with numeral cancellations, Cat £1000 minimum. A difficult achievement. Ex George Ginger.
1860-63 'REGISTERED' Perf 12 (6d) rose-red & blue with Double Impression of the Frame SG 127a, well centred for this issue, a few characteristic short perforations, indistinct Rays cancellation, Cat £500. Underrated: one of the earliest bicolour errors from anywhere in the world. [There was no example in the John White, William Frazer, Ron Butler, Miles Rivett-Carnac & Sir Gawaine Baillie collections]
1862-65 De La Rue 1d die proof in black on wove paper reduced to stamp-size & affixed to a small piece from the NSW Government Printer's record book, small blemishes. Unique! [Note that this is not a proof produced by De La Rue. This design was also used for Postal Stationery Postal Cards (1875), Wrappers (1865) & Envelopes (1870) and may be related to those issues]
1862-65 De La Rue 2d two die proofs in black on glazed card & reduced to stamp-size, both with Stop after 'PENCE.', the latter a significantly finer-cut impression but with a vertical line - Die Crack ? - passing through the 'U' of 'SOUTH'. An interesting duo. Ex De La Rue Archives.
1862-65 De La Rue No Watermark 2d blue SG 188 marginal example from the base of the sheet with Plate Number '1' (unusually in an oval device), minor reinforcing of the perforations, minor blemishes, large-part o.g., Cat £110++. [The only plate number item from this issue that we have seen]
1862-65 De La Rue Wmk Double-Lined '2' 2d blue Perf 12x13 SG 189b wing-margin example, a few short perforations and discoloured from the effects of the characteristic "blackboy" gum, undercatalogued at £200. Ex Colonel Harrie Evans. RPSofV Certificate (2002). [Noted by Hutson as being "extremely rare"]
1867 New Values 4d die proof in black on glazed card (93x61mm) handstamped 'Jan 10 1870' at upper-left. Superb! Ex De La Rue Archives.
1871-1902 Wmk '36' 1/- die proof in black on glazed card (92x61mm) handstamped 'Aug 16 1875' at upper-left & 'BEFORE HARDENING' at upper-right. Superb! Ex De La Rue Archives.