Prestige Philately Auction 185 CatalogueVICTORIA
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Displaying 17 Lots in Category - VICTORIA
1854-59 Shilling Octagonal 1/- blue SG 25/a [6, Exploding First 'I' of 'SHILLING'] x2 (one on piece with 6d orange Woodblock) & [7, Defecating 'N']; and 1859 Perf 12 by Robinson 1/- blue SG 81/a [6, White Splodge over 'OR' of 'VICTORIA'] x2. Scarce group.(Qty 5)
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1854-59 Shilling Octagonal 1/- blue SG 25/a with Retouch below 'IL' of 'SHILLING', three margins with fragments of two adjoining units; and 1859 Perf 12 by Robinson 1/- blue SG 81/a with the same retouch, a few short perfs. Ex Geoff Kellow & Michael Silvasich. RPSofV Certificate (2008) for the Perf 12 stamp.
1854-59 Shilling Octagonal 1859 Perf 12 by Robinson 1/- blue SG 81/a  with Creased Transfer affecting Cross at Right and Major Retouch Obliterating 'IN' of 'SHILLING', minor thin, light cancel that leaves both varieties unobstructed. Ex Geoff Kellow & Michael Silvasich. RPSofV Certificate (2008).
1859 Perf 12 by Robinson Emblems 2d pale lilac SG 77, a remarkably fine example of this underrated stamp, Cat £275.
1863-81 Laureates Single-Lined Numerals Wmk 8d orange SG 112 horizontal pair, large-part (brown) o.g., Cat £1100+. A rare multiple. [Geoff Kellow at page 172 states "It is a rare stamp unused: there is a block of 4 and several pairs". We have recorded only three pairs]
1873 Surcharge '½/HALF' on Perf 12 1d green SG 175 lower-right corner block of 8 (4x2), minor tonespots, full unmounted o.g., Cat £480++.
1884 Stamp Statute £5 black & green SG 233 with small 'SPECIMEN' (KTM Type 10) twice in black & once in red which is overstruck with the much larger Type 11c h/s also in red, a couple of tiny defects, large-part o.g. Ex Bill McCredie. [Illustrated by Kellow Turner & McCredie at page 31, and noted as only two other examples recorded] It must be stressed that the only way to obtain an unused or "mint" example of this stamp is with a Specimen handstamp, as here. Most examples are 1891 reprints overprinted 'REPRINT'. By way of comparison, we note that the famous £5 orange of Great Britain - a relatively common and readily available stamp - is catalogued at £14,000 mint.
1899-1901 Wmk '85' 1d rosine with the Watermark Sideways SG 357b, large-part o.g. with a hinge-remainder. Unpriced mint or used. RPSofV Certificate (2010). [Only one other mint example has been recorded]
1899-1901 Wmk '85' 2d violet with the Watermark Sideways SG 359a, some creasing, large-part o.g. Unpriced by Gibbons.
1901-10 V/Crown £2 deep blue BW #V132 (SG 432), a couple of small thins & damaged perf at upper-right, 'GAFFNEYS CREEK/VICTORIA' cds & 'R'-in-circle cancel, undercatalogued at $500 (£400). Rare commercially used. [Virtually all used examples are CTO, Cat $400. For every 100 CTO examples there might be one commercially used stamp, usually from the gold mining areas of Omeo or Gaffneys Creek]
POSTAGE DUES: 1905-09 Crown/A ½d scarlet & pale yellow-green, the right-hand unit Perf 11 at right resulting in Perf 12x11x12x12½ SG D34ba, a trifle soiled, large-part o.g., undercatalogued at £600. [Geoff Kellow at page 322 states "The only major perforation variety of all the postage dues...Perhaps 20 examples both mint & used are known...There are two forms i) a simple compound, with Perf 11 at right [as here] and ii) mixed perfs with Perf 11 added at right to correct an off-centre [sic] line of perfs". We expect that his figure of 20 includes both mint & used examples of both variants. Our vendor states he knows of only two other mint examples of this stamp in private hands. A very fine but poorly centred used example sold for $1955 at our auction of 17/8/2012]
ECHUCA RAILWAY STAMPS: 6d blue large-part sheetlet of 5 with the upper-right unit removed, the fourth unit thinned, light overall soiling, large-part o.g. Ex "Brussels Find".
MURRAY RIVER STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY: 1d red block of 6 (2x3) with margins except at the base, some minor toning/aging, some minor perf separation/reinforcing, large-part o.g. Ex "Brussels Find". [A fine rejoined sheetlet of 10 sold for $5520 at our auction of 7/5/2013]
MURRAY RIVER STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY: 1d red block of 6 with Double Perfs Vertically & Triple Perfs Horizontally, full unmounted o.g. A spectacular error. Ex "Brussels Find". [The similar block of 6 in our auction of 7/5/2013 sold for $1495]
CARRIER STAMPS: 1860s-86 McCulloch & Co Type 1 6d ultramarine with 'REGISTERED A' in Red at the top, straight-edge at left, ironed-out creases & a couple of small repaired tears, lightly cancelled. [Superior to Jon Tiernan's example that sold for $2185 at our auction of 7/5/2013]McCulloch & Co was based at Echuca, the largest inland port on the Murray River, from where it became the largest transport operator in the Colony, providing haulage & delivery services, as well as moving freight by paddle steamer. The firm was incorporated in 1868 but increased competition from the railways forced it to the wall in 1886.
CARRIER STAMPS: Type 1 6d rosine with 'REGISTERED B' in Blue at the top, a little soiled & characteristic crude smudged cancel. [Far superior to Jon Tiernan's example that sold for $1725 at our auction of 7/5/2013]
CARRIER STAMPS: Type 1 6d green with 'REGISTERED C' in Purple at the top, straight-edge at the base, ironed-out vertical crease, lightly cancelled. [Jon Tiernan's similar example sold for $2070 at our auction of 7/5/2013]