Prestige Philately Auction 218 CatalogueVICTORIA
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Displaying 17 Lots in Category - VICTORIA
Unusual selection including Imperf 1/- Octagonal unused (3 margins) & used block of 4, Emblems posthumous die proof in violet on glazed paper (116x138mm), 1886-96 1/6d blue & 1/6d orange mint plus £6 & £8 CTO, Charities 1897 mint & with 'Specimen' Overprint and 1900 mint, KEVII £1 & £2 both CTO, Postage Dues both sets mint, and Echuca Railways set, condition variable.
1850-53 Half-Lengths by Thomas Ham Third State of the Dies with Frame Lines Added 1d dull orange-vermilion SG 8  from the base of the sheet with margins just touching to large, Butterfly '1' cancel of Melbourne, Cat £650. An unusually "large" example from this extremely close-set setting.
1850-53 Half-Lengths by Thomas Ham Third State of the Dies with Frame Lines Added 1d dull red SG 8a  an unusually bright shade - yes, we know "bright dull" is an oxymoron - just shaved at right but with a fragment of the adjoining unit at left, Barred Oval '2' of Geelong, Cat £200+.
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1850-53 Half-Lengths by Thomas Ham Third State of the Dies with Frame Lines Added 1d dull red SG 8a strip of 3 [13-15], ironed-out wrinkles at the base, Barred Oval '1' cancel of Melbourne, Cat £600+. A very rare multiple: only six strips of 3 are recorded & the only larger multiples are defective..
1854-57 Half-Lengths by Campbell & Fergusson Campbell & Fergusson Printings the original legal contract for the 1d & 3d printings SG 26-31d comprising 1) the handwritten schedule "We hereby engage to prepare for the Postmaster General Four millions penny and Two millions threepenny postage stamps to be lithographed from plates now in the possession of the Postmaster General. We agree to provide paper printing and gumming (specimen of the latter attached hereto)..."; 2) piece of gummed stamp paper (150x80mm) affixed to the reverse; and 3) the partly printed & partly handwritten Bond for the work; normal filing folds. A remarkable, historically & socially important group. Ex John Barwis.
The Bond exhorts the partners to "not make use of the said plate for taking or making...any other or more impressions or stamps...and shall obliterate and destroy all and every impression or impressions...not delivered to the Postmaster General..." All three items bear numerous signatures including "James S Campbell" and "James Fergusson". The stamp paper was signed before being gummed, and again after gumming! NB: the piece of stamp paper is guaranteed to have original gum!!
1854-57 Half-Lengths by Campbell & Fergusson 3d blue SG 31b, margins good to huge, ironed-out horizontal crease, unused, Cat £1900. RPSofV Certificate (2016).
1856 Perkins Bacon Queen-on-Throne Imperf 1d yellow-green SG 40 vertical strip of 4, margins just shaved to large, the last unit creased, Barred Numeral '5' of Ballarat, Cat £168++. Scarce multiple.
1882-84 Naish Wmk '33' 2d chocolate SG 210a block of 6 (3x2), virtually full o.g., Cat £330+. Stated to be the largest recorded mint multiple.
1884-96 Large Stamp Duty £5 hand-drawn stamp-size essay in pencil & watercolour wash on thin card, very similar to the approved version in which a number of design elements - lettering, numeral, corner & side ornaments - were changed. Ex JRW Purves. A unique and delightful example of "art in miniature". [Illustrated by Geoff Kellow at page 234 where he states "A beautiful pencil-drawn design as adopted [sic] has survived"]
1905-12 Crown/A £1 rose & £2 blue - exceptional centring - BW #V127C & 132 (SG 431a & 432), Cat $1100 (£1100).
POSTAGE DUES: 1890-94 Blue & Claret ½d to 5/- SG D1-10 plus ½d to 4d listed shades, large-part o.g., Cat £575.
POSTAGE DUES: ½d blue & claret BW #VD1 (SG D1) marginal block of 30 [L37-41/97-101] from the left of the sheet; ½d deep blue & bright claret with the Watermark Inverted BW #VD1Ba (SG D1a) half-sheet of 60 [7-12/115-120] with margins on three sides, a little fragile; and 1895-96 New Colours ½d rosine & bluish green with the Watermark Inverted BW #VD11Aa (SG D11) part-sheet of 76 (9x10, with an irregular block of 14 removed from the lower-right), virtually full o.g; most units unmounted, Cat $3750+ (£2000++).
(Qty 3 items)
POSTAGE DUES: 1890-94 Blue & Claret ½d to 5/- SG D2-10, the ½d & 4d are from the printings in deep blue & bright claret, all CTO with Melbourne cds of various dates BW #VD2w-10w, Cat $830 (£260+). [Absent from Bill McCredie's collection. Larry Birke had only pairs of the ½d & 1d]
POSTAGE DUES: 5/- blue & claret BW #VD10 (SG D10) vertical pair, large-part o.g., Cat $800+ (£380+); also 1897-99 2d to 6d SG D22-25 plus 2d & 4d shades SG D22a & 23a, CTO with Melbourne cds BW #VD22-25, under-catalogued at $180.
REVENUES: Selection comprising Stamp Statute values to £5 including 3d with 'Reprint' Overprint & 4d with large-part o.g. (probably an unoverprinted reprint), Stamp Duty Large Type £5 to £9 and 1886-96 £5 £7 & £9, condition variable but most are fine to very fine; also Stamp Statute bromide prints of incomplete dies with values to £1 of unknown origin x8.
REVENUES: 1884-96 Large Stamp Duty £5 two very different shades & £7 to £10, a few characteristic pinholes, 1880s manuscript cancels.
RAILWAY STAMPS: 1876 'VICTORIA/ECHUCA' 1d green horizontal strip of 3 Imperforate Vertically between the Units, additionally originally Imperf at the Top but patched from behind & then perforated, the units separated with a knife - causing trimmed perfs at left - but rejoined, part-o.g. Rare: the first example recorded. [A similar ½d black strip of 3 Imperf between the Units that sold at the Prestige auction of 7.5.2013 for $1207]