Prestige Philately Auction 211 CatalogueNEW SOUTH WALES
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1850-51 Sydney Views Plate II (Horizontally Lined Background) Earliest Impressions 2d bright blue SG 24 marginal example from the top of the sheet, margins close to huge with complete outer framelines at top & right, tiny scissor-cut in the margin at lower-right otherwise superb, light indistinct numeral cancellation, Cat £300. BPA Certificate (2010) states this is [Pos 2, Fan as in Plate III & Inner Circle Intersects the Fan]. This is an error. However, there is a rather distinctive unlisted variety Iriquois Indian Impersonating "Commerce"!
1861-88 "Coin" 5/- die proof in black on India paper affixed to thin card (37x39mm). Ex George Boucher & A Leslie Leon. RPSofV Certificate (2011). [A superb example of the engraver's art. Only three examples recorded, one of which is in the Royal Collection. Sir Miles Rivett-Carnac's similar proof - larger margins - sold for £4830 at a London auction in 2004]
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1905-10 Crown/A 6d orange Perf 11 BW #N41 (SG 342a) block of 4, the lower units are unmounted, Cat $3000++ (£1400++) mounted. Guy Hutson's similar block of 4 - all units mounted - sold for £1320.
OFFICIAL STAMPS: 1887-90 Stamp Duty overprinted 'POSTAGE' in Black 10/- mauve & claret/blue Perf 12 with Sans-Serif 'O S' SG O36, ironed-out horizontal crease, neat 'NSW'-in-concentric-ovals cancels, Cat £3750. Ex Guy Hutson.
OFFICIAL STAMPS: 1887-90 Stamp Duty overprinted 'POSTAGE' in Black 10/- mauve & claret Perf 12 with Seriffed 'O S' SG O37, two strikes of 'SYDNEY/OC17/89/ 12 ' duplex, Cat £1300. Underrated. Ex Guy Hutson.