Prestige Philately Auction 161 CatalogueQUEENSLAND
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 31 Lots in Category - QUEENSLAND
Selection of mostly imperforate Chalon plate proofs comprising 1d (2), 2d (3, one in black), 3d (2, one a marginal example in steel blue), 4d in pale blue, 6d & 1/- plus Lithographed High Values set all defaced with blue pencil (the 2/6d 5/- & 20/- are perforated), a few problems but generally fine to very fine. (Qty 17)
1860 Imperforate 6d green SG 3, margins close to large with complete outer framelines, unused, Cat £7000. RPSofV Certificate (2010). [One of the finest examples recorded: at least the equal of Bernie Manning's example that sold for $16,675 at our auction of 12/5/2007]
1862-67 Thick Toned Unwatermarked Paper Rough Perf 13 1d Indian red SG 21, a few faint tonespots on the reverse, unused, Cat £375. Underrated.
1862-67 Thick Toned Unwatermarked Paper 1d orange-vermilion to 1/- grey simplified set between SG 22 & 29, the 2d & 6d cut from the sheets to preserve the designs, large-part o.g., Cat £540. (Qty 5)
1868-78 Crown/Q (Type '5') Perf 13 4d First Transfer (No Additional Ornament at Right) imperforate plate proof vertical pair in yellow on thin card, margins good to large with complete outer framelines. [A similar marginal pair sold for $529 at our auction of 5/12/2009]
1879-80 First Sidefaces plate proof pairs on ungummed unwatermarked paper comprising 1d in red-brown or coral-pink, 2d in bright ultramarine & 6d in green, also 1/- singles x3; 2d plate proof pair in grey-blue on watermarked paper imperforate except at top where Perf 12; plus 'Half-penny' on 1d reddish brown Die I & Die II singles SG 151 & 151a, large-part o.g., Cat £850; a few minor faults. Colourful. (Qty 10 items)
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1882-95 Large Chalons Thin Paper Wmk '5' 5/- carmine as SG 154 but with Double Printing, 'SPECIMEN' h/s horizontally in blue, a few small tonespots, large-part o.g. Double Prints are unrecorded in the literature. Ex Bernie Manning. RPSofV Certificate (2010) states "showing partial kiss print".
1882-95 Second Sidefaces apparently imperforate singles comprising 2d blue SG 168 (2), Redrawn 2d blue SG 180 (3, one a cleaned fiscal) & 1890-94 1d (fiscal); Watermark Inverted 1d pale vermilion-red as SG 166 (unused) & 2d blue as SG 168 horizontal pair x2; 1895 Q/Crown plate proofs 1d perforated pair in orange-red & 2d imperf strip of 3 in blue. (Qty 10 items)
1882-95 Second Sidefaces 1884 Perf 9½x12 1d (large-part o.g.), 2d (unused) & 1/- (unused, repaired at right) SG 176-178, Cat £890. Very scarce.
1895-96 Wmk Q/Crown Type '6' 5d perforated plate proof blocks of 4 in slate-blue, dull orange, yellow-brown, dull grey-brown & three shades of brown-purple, all on gummed unwatermarked paper, a few minor blemishes, large-part o.g. with some units being unmounted. (Qty 7 blocks)
1896-1902 Redrawn Values (Figures in Lower Corners Only) 6d imperforate proof in brown on ungummed unwatermarked wove paper BW #Q42(DP)1F, minor thinning at top, Cat $3000. Ex Manning. [This is a progressive design with the spandrels in the lower corners represented by small white triangles only. The ACSC characterises such proofs as die proofs, and not plate proofs (but note there are traces of units at both left & right). They exist in 8 different colours, of each of which between 2 & 6 examples only are recorded]
1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners ½d perforated plate proof marginal horizontal strip of 5 from the top of the sheet in blue-green on gummed unwatermarked wove paper, a few bends, large-part o.g.
1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners 1d die proof block of 4 in dull carmine on ungummed unwatermarked wove paper, large margins, the upper units thinned. Unlisted in the ACSC. Ex Manning. [No die proofs for this value are listed but similar die proof blocks of 4 are listed for the 3d 4d & 6d, Cat $4000 to $5000 each]
1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners Two Figures 2½d imperforate plate proof blocks of 4 (x5) or 6 on ungummed blue-grey wove paper, in grey-brown (the block of 6), dull brown-purple, dull violet, dull rose, dull carmine or carmine BW #Q23(PP)1A to G (ex D, in green), the last two are marginal blocks endorsed "carmine" or "carmine appd" - though nothing like the issued colour - in the margins, generally fine but some minor thinning & a few bends, Cat $13,250. A rare & desirable group. Ex Wm Knight, JH Chapman & Colonel Harrie Evans: sold for $2352 (2002). At that time we had not recognised that these proofs belonged to the 1897 issue, for which - by virtue of their unusual nature - they are more highly regarded. [The ACSC confirms that these proofs were colour trials for the "Four Figures" 2½d on blue paper, issued in January 1899] (Qty 6 blocks)
1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners Two Figures 2½d imperf plate proof single in orange-brown & horizontal pair in yellow-brown on ungummed unwatermarked blue-grey paper as BW #Q23(PP)1 but in unlisted colours, margins just clear to large, minor shallow thinnings.
1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners Two Figures 2½d perforated plate proof marginal block of 12 (4x3) from the right of the sheet in carmine-pink on gummed unwatermarked blue-grey paper BW #Q23(PP)2, some thinning, large-part o.g. with six units being unmounted, Cat $3000+. Ex Manning.
1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners Four Figures 2½d perforated plate proof blocks of 4 in carmine or dull claret on gummed watermarked blue-grey paper BW #Q23(PP)3A & C, a few tonespots, Cat $2000. Ex Manning.
1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners 4d die proof block of 4 in yellow-orange on ungummed unwatermarked wove paper as BW #Q25(DP)1 but all units are Die II, huge margins, the lower units creased, Cat $4000+. Ex Manning. [The ACSC states "It is believed that all the recorded blocks are Die I"]
1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners 4d perforated plate proof in pale yellow-orange on gummed watermarked paper marginal block of 6 (3x2, the first four units are Die II) from the right of the sheet, endorsed on the reverse "prf for colour/not apprd 14.5.98" BW #Q28(PP)1A, Double Perforations at right, large-part o.g., Cat $1500. Ex Wm Knight, JH Chapman & Colonel Harrie Evans.
1897-1908 Figures in Four Corners ditto, marginal block of 6 from the left of the sheet in a deeper shade, endorsed on the reverse "proof for colour/apprd 14.5.98" BW #Q28(PP)1B, Double Perforations at left, large-part o.g., Cat $1500. Ex Wm Knight, JH Chapman & Colonel Harrie Evans.