Prestige Philately Auction 133 CatalogueQUEENSLAND
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - QUEENSLAND
Small but attractive selection including 1868-74 6d SG 68, 1897-98 to 2/- with shades to 1/- (3), Boer War 1d, 1903 9d Types A & B, 1907-11 2/- & 2/6d etc, large-part o.g., Cat £700+. (Qty 43)
Stockbook pages with a nice selection of two-line 'REGISTERED/...' handstamps including some cracker strikes, also a handy little collection of mostly 1901-12 period datestamps & a few other bits & pieces. (Qty 400+)
Shoebox of collector's duplicates partly sorted into packets going back at least to the Lined Background Second Sidefaces, also noted 1d Charity mint (2), 1864 OHMS front with Compound Perf 2d & 1866 cover to Sydney "pr Lady Bowen" with embossed 'VIA MARSEILLES' in red crossed-out. (Qty 1000s)
1860-61 Small Star Clean-cut Perf 14-16 1/- dull violet SG 10, excellent colour, disturbed o.g. (?), Cat £650. Rare. [Bernie Manning recorded only 6 singles - one in the Royal Collection - and a pair. His unused example sold for $2300 at our auction of 12/5/2007. William Frazer's example sold for £1175 at auction in 2003]
1880 Surcharge 'Half-penny' on 1d Die I and Die II SG 151 & 151a, large-part o.g., Cat £850. BPA Certificate (1961) for the Die II. (Qty 2)
1890-94 Lined Background Comb Perf 4d yellow SG 193 marginal blocks of 15 (5x3) from left of the sheet and 30 (5x6) from lower-right corner of the sheet with sheet number '387', full unmounted o.g., Cat £585 as hinged singles. Scarce multiples. (Qty 45)
1896-1902 Figures in Lower Corners Only 6d green BW #Q42A (SG 230), better perforated than many examples but with trimmed perfs at upper-right, early usage with superb '[PAR]CEL POST/BRANCH/3 15APR02/BRISBANE' cds, Cat $35,000 (£15,000). Royal Philatelic Society, London Certificate (1992). One of the great rarities of Queensland, and of the Commonwealth Period States issues.̃̃ACSC states "...sixteen examples are recorded. The stamp was first discovered in 1903 shortly after issue...Most examples have the Parcel Post Branch datestamp...The dates range between April and November 1902. The origin of these stamps is uncertain and remains controversial. Most examples show characteristically rough perforations...Many of the stamps show defects of various sorts..."̃̃Until quite recently this stamp was relegated by Gibbons to a footnote, although the indisputably unissued Shilling Violet from South Australia was accorded full catalogue status. While the circumstances surrounding the issue of the Lower Corners 6d remain shrouded in mystery, and some still harbour the fantasy that it should be classified as an "unissued" stamp, there can be no doubt that a small number of these stamps were sold to the public. Colonel Harrie Evans' very fine example was sold for $29,120 - then a record for a Queensland stamp - at our auction of 4/5/2002. Since then several other examples have sold at auction for similar prices. While the connoisseur might reject this example has having some trimmed perforations, it is nonetheless an above-average condition example that would rightly take pride of place in most collections.
1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners 9d colour-trial pair in coral-pink on gummed Crown/Q paper defaced with a ruled line in black ink BW #Q43(E)1Be, Cat $5000+. Unissued value in this series. Ex The Chapman Collection (1920s) and Colonel Harrie Evans. [Prepared in early-1903 to comply with the new basic telegram rate of 9d, but rejected in favour of the "Uniform" 9d design proposed by Postmaster-General Drake that was adopted by only NSW & Queensland. This is therefore a very significant item for the CofA collector. Similar pairs in yellow-orange & slate-purple - one pulled perf - sold for $2875 & $3335 in our auctions of 12/5/2007 & 1/9/2007 respectively]
1905-06 Crown/Q Litho Perf 12 £1 deep blue-green BW #Q64 (SG 274), well centred, very lightly mounted, Cat $600 (£375).