Tradition und Erfahrung in klassischer Philatelie seit 1925

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  • Losnr. : 3493 Victoria

    1851: Entire letter to Geelong with framed PAID AT / MELBOURNE in red and manuscript '2' (pence) in crayon, reverse with 'Melbourne / Crown / Port Phillip' datestamp (May 17) and 'Geelong / Crown / Port Phillip' arrival of the same day in black. Closed hole on face panel and minor flap tear but fresh and fine.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, Sale III, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 533.
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : nicht verkauft

    Losnr. : 3494 Victoria

    1854: Cover to Melbourne struck on despatch with superb framed "PAID AT / AVOCA" in black and rated '6' (pence) in red manuscript alongside superb strike of "14" Swan Hill Butterfly handstamp struck in red. Reverse with 'Avoca / Crown / Victoria' datestamp (Nov 13) and Melbourne arrival datestamp of the same type (Nov 18) both in black. A charming and scarce cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, Sale III, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 658.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 360 CHF

    Losnr. : 3495 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan 5): Half-Length 2 d. lilac-mauve, Stone A, a fine four margined example used on February 1850 cover from Melbourne to Sydney Road, tied by "1" Butterfly handstamp of Melbourne in blue. Reverse with 'Melbourne / Crown / Port Phillip' datestamp (Feb 4) in black. The cover with vertical creases well away from the fine adhesive. Rare.
    Ausruf : 750 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.800 CHF

    Losnr. : 3496 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan 5): Half-Length 2 d. deep brown-lilac, Stone B, a used example with four good to large margins all round, of rich colour, neatly cancelled by "1" Butterfly handstamp of Melbourne in blue. A rare stamp so fine Gi = £ 500.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3497 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan 5): Half-Length 3 d. blue, 2nd. printing, a magnificent used example, marginal from upper right corner of the sheet, lightly cancelled by Butterfly handstamp in black. Exceptional and rare so fine. Signed Holcombe Gi = £ 450.
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 600 CHF

    Losnr. : 3498 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Feb): Half-Length 1 d. red-brown, 2nd. printing, a delightful used horizontal pair, corner marginal from upper right of sheet, imperceptibly touched at lower left, each neatly cancelled by "15" Butterfly handstamp of Geelong. Exceptionally aattractive and scarce multiple. Cert. RPSV (1995) Gi = £ 900+.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Barwis, Spink, London, 23 Oct 2012, lot 550.
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.400 CHF

    Losnr. : 3499 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Feb): Half-Length 1 d. red-brown, 2nd. printing, a used example sharing small piece with May 1850 2 d. lilac horizontal pair, 4th State, position 7-8, lightly cancelled by Butterfly handstamps in black. Minor imperfections but a scarce piece Gi = £  1'100+.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 550 CHF

    Losnr. : 3500 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. grey-lilac, Second State, position 2, a fine used example with four clear to large margins, of good strong colour, well cancelled by "30" Butterfly handstamp of Warnambool in blue Gi = £ 200.
    Ausruf : 120 CHF
    Zuschlag : 440 CHF

    Losnr. : 3501 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. grey-lilac, Second State, a used example with four good to large margins, slight scuff at upper left but with portion of adjoining stamp at lower left, used on 1850 entire letter from J. Blenden at Concongella to Melbourne, neatly cancelled by "23" Butterfly handstamp of Burn Bank in black. Reverse with unclear despatch datestamp and fine 'Melbourne / Crown / Port Phillip' arrival (June 6) in black. File fold well away from the adhesive, a fine and scarce entire.
    Ausruf : 250 CHF
    Zuschlag : 420 CHF

    Losnr. : 3502 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. grey-lilac, Second State, a used example with large margins all round, in a rich shade, used on 1850 entire letter from J. Blenden at Concongella (May 5) to Melbourne neatly cancelled by "23" Butterfly handstamp of Burn Bank in black. Reverse with 'Burn Bank / Crown' despatch datestamp (May 8) and 'Melbourne / Crown / Port Phillip' arrival (May 9) in black. A fine and most attractive entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 650.
    Ausruf : 250 CHF
    Zuschlag : 460 CHF

    Losnr. : 3503 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. grey-lilac, Second State, position 1, a used example from upper left corner of the sheet, with four enormous margins for this issue, of fine colour, slight thin and horizontal bend, well cancelled by "1" Butterfly handstamp of Melbourne in blue. A most attractive stamp Gi = £ 200.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 70, March 1984, lot 3914.
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 400 CHF

    Losnr. : 3504 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. dull grey-lilac, Second State, positions 1-3, a used horizontal strip of three, marginal from top of sheet with clear to large margins all round, in a rich shade, lightly cancelled by "15" Butterfly handstamp of Geelong in black. Central stamp with small repaired tear at top and first with minute thin, but a very rare and most attractive strip Gi = £ 675+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 1865.rn                        Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, London, 14 May 1990, lot 211.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 650 CHF

    Losnr. : 3505 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1851 (June): Half-Length 3 d. blue, Second State, an unused example with close to good margins all round and large at right, of good colour and large part og. A rare stamp unused. Cert. BPA (1983) Gi = £ 4'750.
    Ausruf : 800 CHF
    Zuschlag : 5.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3506 Victoria

    1851 (June): Half Length 3 d. blue, used examples (4), with attractive example on piece with POSTAGE NOT PAID / TO LONDON in red at left, three further fine large margin examples, two with Butterfly cancellations with one showing large Retouch to 'PE' of PENCE at base.
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.200 CHF

    Losnr. : 3507 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Nov): Half-Length 1 d. dull red, Third State, a sheet marginal vertical pair with huge margins at top and right, tiny contemporary scissor cut in-between and lower stamp just touched, used on 1854 cover to a timber merchant's at Collingwood, tied by Melbourne '1/V' obliterator in black. Framed 'TOO LATE' in red at left and 'Melbourne / Crown / Victoria' datestamp (Aug 19) in black. Some aging and minor envelope imperfections but a charming and unusual cover.
    Ausruf : 400 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.200 CHF

    Losnr. : 3508 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Aug): Half-Length 2 d. grey, Third State, fourth printing, position 8, a fine used example with close to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by "15" Butterfly handstamp of Geelong in blue. Scarce and very fine for this elusive stamp. Cert. RPSV (1995) Gi = £ 200.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Barwis, Spink, London, 23 Oct 2012, lot 631.
    Ausruf : 120 CHF
    Zuschlag : 190 CHF

    Losnr. : 3509 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Aug): Half-Length 2 d. grey, Third State, fourth printing, a fine example used on cleaned 1850 cover to Melbourne cancelled on desapatch by "51" New South Wales numeral obliterator of Deniliquin. Reverse, one side flap missing, struck with 'DENILIQUIN / Crown / NEW S. WALES' datestamp (July 25), 'Maiden's Point' datestamp and 'Melbourne' arrival (July 29) all in black. Despite imperfections an extremely rare and fine usage. Cert. BPA (1965, also signed personally by Purves), BPA (1996).
    Ausruf : 2.000 CHF
    Zuschlag : 2.600 CHF

    Losnr. : 3510 Victoria

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    1850/53: Halfength 3 d. blue, Ham 4th printing, an unused example with trimmed margins but large margin at base, of good colour, optd. SPECIMEN (Type 10, sans serif 13mm.) in black struck in 1879. Horizontal crease at base unapparent on face, fresh and very fine with large part og. An exceedingly rare stamp: this Specimen type applied to just 5 examples, this being the sole example in private hands outside the one in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Cert. Ceremuga (2018).rnrnProvenance: Collection Rod Perry, DF, 16-21 Nov 1987, ex lot 20047.
    Ausruf : 350 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.300 CHF

    Losnr. : 3511 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1851 (June): Half-Length 1 d. bright pinky red, Third State, fifth printing, 'White Veil', the wonderful unused block of ten from the top of the sheet with full margin at top, large margins on other three sides, some minor ironed bends, pinhole and a tiny thin otherwise in a near perfect state of preservation with large part original gum. Illustrated in 'Stamps of Victoria' by Geoff Kellow RDP on colour plate 3. A great rarity of exceptional provenance for the connoisseur of classic philately Gi = £ 22'500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Baron Philipp von Ferrary, sale 8, Paris, 7-9 Nov 1923, lot 421.rn                        Collection Arthur Hind, Harmers, London, 2-4 July 1934, lot 500.rn                        Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 11 Feb 1964, lot 537.rn                        Collection John R. Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 118.
    Ausruf : 10.000 CHF
    Zuschlag : 21.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3512 Victoria

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    Ausruf : Gebot
    Zuschlag : nicht verkauft

    Losnr. : 3513 Victoria

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    Losnr. : 3514 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1853 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. blue, Third State, fifth printing, 'White Veils' on machine made paper, a fine used horizontal pair, positions 1-2, huge margin at left and large all round with portions of adjoining stamps at base, lightly cancelled by oval Melbourne '1/V' obliterators in black. Rare and splendid multiple Gi = £ 160+.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Barwis, Spink, London, 23 Oct 2012, lot 675.
    Ausruf : 250 CHF
    Zuschlag : 750 CHF

    Losnr. : 3515 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1853 (Jan*): Half-Length 3 d. blue, Third State, fourth printing with retouched 'White Veils', two horizontal pairs in a deep shade, used on 1854 mourning envelope to Skipton, Yorkshire all tied by oval '1/V' obliterators of Melbourne with oval datestamp of despatch below in black. Reverse with London transit datestamps (July 18) and Skipton arrival in red. Note first stamp with retouch at top left corner of design. Minor imperfections but an exceptional usage.rnrn* Note: Contrary to the Stanley Gibbons listing, the earliest noted used example is dated 8 December 1852.
    Ausruf : 350 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3516 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (May): Half-Length 2 d. dull brownish-lilac, 4th State of the 2 d. Die, intermediate Stone position 25, a fine unused example of rich colour, somewhat touched at top but with large margins on the other three sides and portion of adjoining stamp at right, fresh and fine, unused without gum. An exceedingly scarce stamp unused. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 7'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Baron Philipp von Ferrary, sale 8, Paris, 7-9 Nov 1923, lot 439.
    Ausruf : 1.500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 9.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3517 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (May): Half-Length 2 d. red-lilac, Fourth State, Sixth printing, positions 12, used with 1850 2 d. grey-lilac, Third printing, position 6 and top marginal horizontal pair of 3 d. bright blue, First printing, positions 2-3, all tied to 1850 cover to Launceston, Tasmania by "4" Butterfly handstamps of Broken River in black. The addressee's name re-written and reverse with 'Broken River / Crown / Port Phillip' despatch (Sept 25), Melbourne transit (Sept 26) and Launceston arrival cds (Oct 10) in black. Rated '8' (pence) for double the Ship Letter rate, the letter mentions "I send you enclosed the returns for August....". Despite imperfections a rare and most unusual cover.rnOpinion Robson Lowe (1985).
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.800 CHF

    Losnr. : 3518 Victoria

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    1850/53: Half-Length 2 d. brown-lilac, Ham 7th printing, an unused example with trimmed to good margins, of good colour but with minor nick and thin at top, optd. SPECIMEN (Type 10, sans serif 13mm.) in black struck in 1879. Horizontal crease unapparent on face, fresh and very fine with part og. An exceedingly rare stamp: this Specimen type was applied to just 5 examples, this being the sole example in private hands outside the one in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Cert. Ceremuga (2018).rnrnProvenance: Collection Rod Perry, DF, 16-21 Nov 1987, ex lot 20047.
    Ausruf : 350 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.200 CHF

    Losnr. : 3519 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1851 (Feb): Half-Length 2 d. cinnamon, Fourth State, Eighth printing, positions 13-14, a fine used horizontal pair on part piece, large margins all round for this printing, tied by '2/V' oval obliterator of Geelong in black. A charming and very scarce multiple. Cert. BPA (1975) Gi = £ 340+.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 340 CHF

    Losnr. : 3520 Victoria

    Recess printed by Thomas Ham 1852 (Dec 27): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. deep reddish brown, pos 3-4/13-14 (CG-DH/NR-OS), a used block of four with each stamp cancelled by '1/V' oval obliterators of Melbourne in black. Despite faults at top and at base of the block, a multiple of great rarity, believed to be the sole known used block of four.rnrnProvenance: Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20223.
    Ausruf : 350 CHF
    Zuschlag : 650 CHF

    Losnr. : 3521 Victoria

    1854/1891: 'Queen on Throne', the reprinted Proof sheet of 50 subjects, imperforate on watermarked 'V over Crown' gummed paper, printed in pale sepia brown with full imprint 'Engraved on Steel by Thomas Ham, Melbourne' at base. Central vertical crease between the fifth and sixth horizontal rows otherwise fresh and very fine, a scarce sheet, with allegedly just four complete sheets extant.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves.
    Ausruf : 1.200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 2.600 CHF

    Losnr. : 3522 Victoria

    Recess printed by Thomas Ham 1852 (Dec 27): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. reddish-brown, position 13 (NR), a fine large margined example used on 1853 entire letter (dated August 8) from Melbourne to the Gold Commission in Bendigo, cancelled by Gold Escort Journey Number "49" in manuscript ink, with "49" also written at left. Two file folds well away from the adhesive, a rare and extremely fine entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 772.rnIt should be noted that the 'other' covers with Gold Escort Numbers '15' and '32' from this correspondence were also in the Purves sale (lots 770, 771) and the Rod Perry sale (lot 20005). The two earlier numbers are on covers dated March 21, 1853 and April 30, 1853 respectively.
    Ausruf : 1.500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3523 Victoria

    1852/55: 'Queen on Throne', the selection with December 1852 2 d. purple-brown, recess by Ham on thick unwatermarked paper, fine unused example from position 16 lettered QU, 1854 2 d. printings with unused examples (4) from pos. 8 (HM), position 17 (RV) on thin paper, pos. 18 (SW) in grey-lilac shade with large margins, pos. 26 (AF); May 1854 2 d. intermediate printing, pos. 28 (CH) fine unused but repaired at left, March 1855 printing with 2 d. values in both lilac (pos. 22, WA) and purple (pos. 32, OM) shades. A few with imperfections but a rare group Gi = £ 5'000+.
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.200 CHF

    Losnr. : 3524 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Jan): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. brownish-purple, clear impression, positions 16-17-18-19 (QU-RV-SW-TX), with large margins all round, tiny repair in top margin, neatly cancelled by three strikes of circular "1" numeral obliterator of Melbourne. An attractive and scarce multiple.
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 700 CHF

    Losnr. : 3525 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Jan): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. brownish-purple, clear impression, positions 44-45 (TY-UX), a fine horizontal pair used on 1856 O.H.M.S. cover to the Colonial Secretary in Melbourne, superbly cancelled by circular "64" numeral obliterator of Mount Blackwood. Reverse with 'Mt. Blackwood / Crown / Victoria' datestamp of despatch (April 25) and Melbourne arrival of the following day. A fine and attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack.
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.100 CHF

    Losnr. : 3526 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Jan): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. grey-brown, clear impression, position 27 (BG),  a fine unused example with good colour and large margins all round, smallest trace of thin spot in margin at base, otherwise extremely fine and a scarce example of this shade, unused without gum Gi = £ 700.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 440 CHF

    Losnr. : 3527 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Feb): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. violet-black, poorer impression, positions 46-47-48 (WZ-XA-YB), an unused strip of three from base of sheet, ample margins on the other three sides, some creasing but with part og. A scarce stamp unused Gi = £ 2'100+.
    Ausruf : 250 CHF
    Zuschlag : 2.400 CHF

    Losnr. : 3528 Victoria

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    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Feb-June): Half-Length 1 d. bright orange-red on good quality hard wove paper, position 11 on the intermediate Stone, a magnificent unused example with large margins on all sides, of excellent fresh colour, unused without gum. Rare and most appealing stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 3'000.
    Ausruf : 750 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.900 CHF

    Losnr. : 3529 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Feb-June): Half-Length 1 d. orange-red on wove paper, a wonderful used example with enormous margins all round and large portion of adjoining stamp at base, lightly cancelled by oval obliterator in black. Minor ironed bend and scissor cut in margin only, a lovely stamp Gi = £ 140.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Boker, Hamers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 136.
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 300 CHF

    Losnr. : 3530 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Feb-June): Half-Length 1 d. orange-red on wove paper, position 23 from base of stone, huge margins all round, used on 1854 local drop letter within Melbourne, tied by '1/V' obval obliterator in black with 'Melbourne / Crown / Victoria' datestamp (March 11) alongside. A rare and particularly fine cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 1739.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 7.500 CHF

    Losnr. : 3531 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (June): Half-Length 3 d. pale blue, position 22, a wonderful unused example with ample to large margins all round, of excellent vibrant colour, marginal thin spot and two ironed bends not affecting the wonderful appearance, fresh and very fine, unused without gum. A rare stamp of excellent pedigree Gi = £ 1'100.rnrnProvenance: Collection Baron Philipp von Ferrary, Sale 8, Paris, 7-9 Nov 1923, lot 463.rn                        Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 2001.
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 4.400 CHF

    Losnr. : 3532 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (June): Half-Length 3 d. blue, Second printing, position 4, a fine example with clear to good margins all round, paying internal postage on an 1857 cover from Geelong to London endorsed 'per Nile', tied by "15" Butterfly handstamp in black with '8' (pence) ship fee in manuscript. Reverse with 'Geelong / Crown / Port Phillip' datestamp (Feb 1) in black and red London arrival cds (June 4). A scarce and appealing cover.
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 900 CHF

    Losnr. : 3533 Victoria

    1854: The famous three hand drawn Essays on card (114 x 74 mm.), each with background to Queen's portrait in vignette coloured in brown watercolour, with frames picked out in pencil, originally for the 2 d. value but re-submitted with the values altered to 'One Shilling' at base for the 1854 Tender, the first example with Artist's initials "JCR" in upper corners, and endorsed on reverse with "Jas Redaway 18/4/54" signature and date. Illustrated in 'Stamps of Victoria' by Geoff Kellow RDP on page 81. Minor imperfections with pin holes away from designs and slight damp patches on the card of no great significance, being both a most delightful Essay of great philatelic importance and undoubtedly unique.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2049.rn                   Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20260.
    Ausruf : 2.500 CHF
    Zuschlag : nicht verkauft

    Losnr. : 3534 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson 1854 (July 6): 1 s. dull slate-blue, imperforate, early impression, the extraordinary unused block of twenty four (8 x 3), discovered in 1981, showing the lower three horizontal rows of the sheet including Type 36 with "VIGTORIA" for "VICTORIA" and the other recognised plate flaws (see the article from the 'Philatelist & PJGB' of April 1981 by Robson Lowe and Tony Banwell). The block with huge sheet margins, the right margin with closed tear, one or two minor stains and typical creasing for a multiple this size and with full original gum. Illustrated in 'Stamps of Victoria' by Geoff Kellow RDP on page 85. Last offered in the sale accompanying the third J. R. W. Purves auction in Zurich, otherwise never since offered on the philatelic market. A truly fantastic multiple of great philatelic importance for the connoisseur Gi. = £ 24'000+.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 247.
    Ausruf : 10.000 CHF
    Zuschlag : 16.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3535 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson 1854 (July 6): 1 s. blue, imperforate, a fine used example in a deep shade and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1855 cover to Leith, Scotland endorsed 'per Argo' tied by oval "1/V" obliterator with 'Melbourne / Crown / Victoria' datestamp (Jan 8) adjacent. Manuscript 'd.6' (pence) on front and reverse with London and Edinburgh cds's (March 18) in red. File fold well away from adhesive, a fine cover.rnNote: The "Argo" of the General Screw Steam Shipping Co. arrived at Southampton with Gold dust & Jewels valued at £ 310'918, together with 138 cases of material for the Paris Exhibition.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.300 CHF

    Losnr. : 3536 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. red-brown on poorer quality paper, in a near 'chocolate' shade, a vertical pair with ample to large margins all round, cancelled by two strikes of circular '1' numeral obliterator of Melbourne. Paper with some natural airholes and small nick in margin at lower right but an attractive pair Gi = £ 200+.
    Ausruf : 100 CHF
    Zuschlag : 400 CHF

    Losnr. : 3537 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. brick-red shade on poorer quality paper, Stone 2, Seventh printing used on 1856 cover to Melbourne with  3 d. deep blue from Stone D, each with large margins all round, tied by circular '5' obliterators of Ballarat. Reverse with Ballarat (April 16) despatch datestamp and Melbourne (April 18) arrival in black. A fine and extremely attractive cover. Signed A. Diena.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 1764.rn                   Collection John R. Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 9181, lot 179.
    Ausruf : 350 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3538 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. dull red shade on poorer quality paper, Stone 2, Seventh printing, positions 20-21, a fine used horizontal pair with good margins all round, of good colour, cancelled by Melbourne datestamp in black.rnrnProvenance: Collection John R. Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 151.
    Ausruf : 100 CHF
    Zuschlag : 100 CHF

    Losnr. : 3539 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. orange-brown shade on poorer quality paper, Seventh printing, Stone 3, positions 15-16, a fine used horizontal pair, margins just clear to large, lightly cancelled by oval datestamp (April 20) in black. A fine and attractive multiple Gi = £ 280+.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 152.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 460 CHF

    Losnr. : 3540 Victoria

    1854/57: Campbell & Fergusson lithographed Half Lengths, the used selection, with 1 d. (9 examples) in a variety of shades from orange-brown to pink including two pairs, 3 d. blue (11 examples) including three fine horizontal pairs and a single on small piece with 1 d. pink. Generally fair to very fine, a charming selection.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3541 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. rose-pink shade on poorer quality paper, Stone 4, Ninth printing, positions 9-10, a wonderful unused horizontal pair with huge margins on all sides, each with minor thin but not affecting the fresh vibrant appearance, large part og. Exceptional and extremely rare, a delightful multiple Gi = £ 2'800+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 1810.rn                   Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Hamers, London 14 May 1990, lot 225.
    Ausruf : 1.000 CHF
    Zuschlag : 2.800 CHF

    Losnr. : 3542 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. rose-pink shade on poorer quality paper, Stone 4, Ninth printing, positions 11-12-7-8, a fine used horizontal strip of four, typical natural airholes, large margins all round and of fine, fresh colour; lightly cancelled by '48/V' Melbourne oval obliterators (Dead Letter Office) in black. A charming and most attractive multiple of great scarcity.rnrnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, London, 14 May 1990, lot 226.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 500 CHF

    Losnr. : 3543 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. deep lilac-rose shade on poorer quality paper, Stone 4/5, Ninth printing, a fine large margined used example of exceptional rich colour, minor ironed bends not affecting the appearance, fresh and fine, unused without gum Gi = £ 1'500.
    Ausruf : 250 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.800 CHF

    Losnr. : 3544 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. dull red-brown shade on poorer quality paper, Stone 4, Eighth printing, positions 19-20/1-2, a re-cut transfer used block of four, just touched at top left otherwise with clear to huge margins all round, tiny scissor incision at left and ironed creasing not detracting from appearance, cancelled by single strike of oval obliterator in black. Despite faults an extremely rare multiple, illustrated in the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia on page 208.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. R. N. Wawn.
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 700 CHF

    Losnr. : 3545 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 3 d. Prussian blue on poorer quality paper, Stone C, Eighth printing, position 12, an unused example of rich colour and large margins all round, typical slightly worn appearance, thin in margin at base otherwise fresh and very fine, unused without gum. Rare with just six examples recorded in unused condition Gi = £ 3'000.
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 7.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3546 Victoria

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    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 3 d. blue, Ninth printing on poor quality wove paper, a fine used example with large margins all round and of excellent colour, he cancellation leaving the major Plate Flaw with 'vertical void' unprinted area running through 'O' of VICTORIA at top: the most significant variety from Stone D. Cere. Ceremuga (2018)
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 400 CHF

    Losnr. : 3547 Victoria

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    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 3 d. deep greenish blue on poorer quality paper, Stone D, Ninth printing, positions 1-2-3/7-8-9, a fine used block of six on large piece together with another vertical pair, small fault in margin only at top, all cancelled by circular "80" numeral obliterators of Swan Hill. Minor imperfections but a scarce multiple. Cert. RPSL (1927).rnrnProvenance: Collection E. J. Lee.rn                   Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, London, 14 May 1990, lot 233.
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 5.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3548 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 3 d. deep blue on poorer quality paper, Stone D, Ninth printing, positions 3-4, an unused horizontal pair of splendid appearance, of rich dark colour and with ample to large margins all round, position 3 with thin spot and both vertically creased, but with large part og. Rare Gi = 3'200+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 2065.rn                       Collection Dr. L. N. Wawn.
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 6.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3549 Victoria

    1854/56: Campbell Fergusson 3 d. deep blue, lithographed on poorer quality paper, a magnificent used vertical pair with enormous margins all round, lightly cancelled in black. Superb.
    Ausruf : 100 CHF
    Zuschlag : 220 CHF

    Losnr. : 3550 Victoria

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    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 3 d. blue, Ninth printing on poor quality wove paper, an unused vertical pair, large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, of excellent rich colour, top stamp with thin, lower stamp with heavy horizontal crease cut at top and diagonal creasing, however these faults do not greatly detract for the appearance of a rare pair. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 3'200.rnrnProvenance: Collection J.R.W.Purves, RL, Geneva, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2034.
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 2.200 CHF

    Losnr. : 3551 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1854 (Sept 13): 6 d. dull reddish brown, imperforate, a fine used example with good margins all round, used on 1857 entire letter endorsed 'per Mermaid' to London, neatly tied by circular "1" numeral obliterator of Melbourne, with split rate "3d" handstamp in red and London 'Paid' cds on front (March 10). Reverse with Melbourne despatch datestamp (Dec 16) in black. A fine entire.
    Ausruf : 100 CHF
    Zuschlag : 900 CHF

    Losnr. : 3552 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1854 (Sept 13): 6 d. orange-yellow, imperforate, a fine used block of four with good to large margins all round, some minor bends not noticeable on front, neatly cancelled by circular "8" numeral obliterator of Portland. A most attractive multiple.
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.100 CHF

    Losnr. : 3553 Victoria

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    1855 (Jan 1): 'Too Late' 6 d. lilac & green, imperforate, an unused example of good colour with ample to large margins all round, slight tone spot at beginning of 'TOO' otherwise fresh and fine unused. A scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 3'000.
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.700 CHF

    Losnr. : 3554 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1855 (Jan 1): 'Too Late' 6 d. lilac & green, a fine example, used on small piece with 1854 6 d. dull orange tied by circular "1" numeral obliterator of Melbourne in black, minor aging but attractive usage. Signed Bühler Gi = £ 250+.
    Ausruf : 100 CHF
    Zuschlag : 140 CHF

    Losnr. : 3555 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1854 (Dec 1): 'Registered' 1 s. rose-pink & blue, used on small piece with Campbell & Fergusson Half Length 1 d. orange-brown and 3 d. bright blue, margins generally fine, all tied by oval "1/V" obliterators in black. A scarce three colour mixed issue usage.
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 240 CHF

    Losnr. : 3556 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1856 (Jan 21): Entire letter from London to Melbourne prepaid in cash, endorsed at top 'per Sardinian Mail Packet', with, on reverse SHIP LETTER / FREE / G.P.O. VICTORIA datestamp of receipt in red (May 1). The addressee had moved and the letter was forwarded on under registered post from Melbourne to care of P.O. in Tarrengower with further mss. 'with 2 Newspapers', franked by Woodblock 'Registered' 1 s. rose-pink & blue, 1854/57 Campbell & Fergusson 1 d. rose and 3 d. bright blue, all tied by circular "1" numeral obliterator of Melbourne in black. Reverse with 'Maldon / Victoria' arrival datestamp (May 5) in black. The registration 1 s. slightly faded but all adhesives with good margins for these issues, a charming and extremely unusual entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Jewell.rn                   Collection R. W. Wilkins.
    Ausruf : 1.000 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.600 CHF

    Losnr. : 3557 Victoria

    1854/55: Woodblock 6 d. orange (shades), the collection on leaves with an unused example, single examples (3, one marginal), two fine pairs and a strip of three, another fine example on piece cancelled by late use of the Butterfly 'V/1' cancellation, small piece with single 6 d. and Registered 1 s. rose-pink & blue; also two covers with single 6 d. on 1857 cover 'per Royal Charter' to UK (April 12) and vertical pair on 1854 entire (Dec 24) from Geelong to London per 'Lightning' with "Australian / Paid / Liverpool / Packet" cds in red (March 24, 1855). Generally fine and attractive group (11 items).
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 500 CHF

    Losnr. : 3558 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1854 (Sept 1): 2 s. bluish-green on yellow, imperforate, a fine example with large even margins all round, used on 1854 entire letter (internally dated Sept 7) from Melbourne to London endorsed 'p. Croesus Str.', tied by oval "1/V" obliterator of Melbourne with oval datestamp (Sept 9) in black. Rated 1/4 d. to pay on arrival in manuscript (double the 8 d. ship fee). A superb and rare entire, the adhesive used in the first weeks of issue - believed to be the earliest recorded usage of this stamp. A lovely entire.rnrnProvenance. Collection Charles Jewell.rn                   Collection R. S. Wilkins.
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.200 CHF

    Losnr. : 3559 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell and Fergusson 1855 (July): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. lilac on poorer quality paper, positions 47-48 (XA-YB) from base of sheet, a fine large margined pair, right hand stamp showing 'Creased Transfer' at base reading TVO PENCE, lightly cancelled with "2/V" oval obliterators of Geelong, leaving the Plate Flaw clear. Thinned and with horizontal crease, but a scarce multiple. Illustrated in the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia on page 215 Gi = £ 1'300+.
    Ausruf : 400 CHF
    Zuschlag : 650 CHF

    Losnr. : 3560 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell and Fergusson 1855 (July): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. dull grey-lilac, later printing from worn Stone (D) on poor quality paper, blotchy print, positions 6-7-8-9 (PK-GD-HM-IN) from top of sheet, an unused strip of four with ample margins all round, thin spots and insignificant closed tear on position 8 at top, unused without gum. Despite faults, extremely rare, the largest known unused multiple outside the Royal Collection Gi = £ 2'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20258.
    Ausruf : 750 CHF
    Zuschlag : 4.400 CHF

    Losnr. : 3561 Victoria

    1854/56: 'Queen on Throne' Perkins Bacon sunken Die Proof (39 x 43 mm.), similar to the central vignette of the 1 d. value, with VICTORIA inscribed on lower step and laurel leaf surround, printed in black on thick card paper. The design was based on a watercolour drawing by Edward Henry Corbould. Scarce and most appealing, cut down but almost identical to the Die Proof offered (lot 2068) in the first Purves sale. Rare.
    Ausruf : 350 CHF
    Zuschlag : nicht verkauft

    Losnr. : 3562 Victoria

    1854/56: 'Queen on Throne' Perkins Bacon sunken Die Proof (61 x 74 mm.), similar to the central vignette of the 1 d. value, with VICTORIA inscribed on lower step and laurel leaf surround, printed in black on thick paper. The design was based on a watercolour drawing by Edward Henry Corbould. Scarce and most appealing, almost identical to the Die Proof offered (lot 2068) in the first Purves sale. Rare.
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 300 CHF

    Losnr. : 3563 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856: 'Queen on Throne' 1 d. yellow-green, wmk. Star, a fine unused horizontal pair, ample to large margins all round, of fresh bright colour and large part og Gi = £ 600+.
    Ausruf : 180 CHF
    Zuschlag : 180 CHF

    Losnr. : 3564 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856: 'Queen on Throne' 1 d. yellow-green, wmk. Star, a fine used horizontal pair, margins just touched to large all round, of rich colour, left stamp showing clear re-entry in the value tablet at base, cancelled away from the flaw by circular "3" numeral obliterator of Castlemaine.
    Ausruf : 100 CHF
    Zuschlag : 180 CHF

    Losnr. : 3565 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856: 'Queen on Throne' 1 d. yellow-green, wmk. Star, a fine unused block of four, marginal at right and with large margins all round, of good rich colour, large part og. Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Ausruf : 400 CHF
    Zuschlag : 950 CHF

    Losnr. : 3566 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856: 'Queen on Throne' 1 d. yellow-green, wmk. Star, a horizontal strip of four, just touched to large margins, fourth stamp showing the re-entry in value tablet at base, used on 1857 cover from Ballarat to Melbourne tied by circular "5" numeral obliterators in black. Unobtrusive file fold affects the fourth stamp which has small fault at top right. Reverse with 'Ballarat / Crown / Victoria' despatch datestamp (March 5) and part Melbourne arrival. A fine and attractive cover.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 400 CHF

    Losnr. : 3567 Victoria

    1856 (Oct 23): Throne 1 d. yellow-green, a fine used example with good margins used with December 1852 Half-Length 3 d. bright blue, 3rd Printing, on 1856 cover to Melbourne tied by circular "1" obliterator of Melbourne in black. Reverse with 'SHIP LETTER / FREE / G.P.O. VICTORIA' datestamp in red (Oct 24). A remarkable cover with the 1 d. yellow-green being used on second day of issue. Rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 16-18 Feb 1949, lot 1028.
    Ausruf : 350 CHF
    Zuschlag : 750 CHF

    Losnr. : 3568 Victoria

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    1854/57: Half Length 3 d. greenish blue, a fine example with clear to large margins all round, with 1854 1 s. blue, defective on application at upper right, and 'Queen on Thrine' 1856 1 d. yellow-green all used on large part 1856 cover and part back to Melbourne tied by "2" numeral obliterator. The cover re-folded for Exhibit display but with Geelong and Melbourne datestamps (Oct 27) in black on reverse. A scarce and most unusual three colour franking. Cert. BPA (2018).rnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 2061.
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 400 CHF

    Losnr. : 3569 Victoria

    Emblems Issue 1857 (Feb 18): 1 d. yellow-green and  2 d. rose, imperforate, wmk. Large Star, with 1854 1 s. deep blue, all used on 1857 cover to Brünsbuttel Hafen, Holstein, via Hamburg; all tied by circular "93" numeral obliterators of Cathcart in black. Front with various manuscript rates and 'Australie v. Suez' cds in red. Reverse with 'Cathcart / Crown / Victoria' despatch (Oct 8), slightly embellished in pencil, 'Melbourne' transit (Oct 9), 'Lyon-Paris' cds (Dec 4), 'KDOPA Hamburg' cds (Dec 7), with red crayon charge of '52' skilling to pay on arrival. Cover #3 in the Ben Palmer 'Pre-UPU Destination Mail' census. A remarkable and extremely rare cover to a most unusual destination.rnrnProvenance: Köhler, sale 238, 8-12 Feb 1983, lot 1401.
    Ausruf : 1.500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 7.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3570 Victoria

    1857/60: Emblems Issue, Tender Essay by William Bell, with Victoria's head in grey-black with ornate 'engine-turning' surround in oval, on small white card (20 x 25 mm.) affixed to further card for proposal. Some minor aging but a fine example of this engraver's work and very rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2086.
    Ausruf : 400 CHF
    Zuschlag : 550 CHF

    Losnr. : 3571 Victoria

    Emblems Issue 1857 (May 25): 2 d. pale lilac, imperforate on medium wove paper of good quality, a fine horizontal pair used on 1858 OHMS cover from 'Camp Ararat' to Melbourne tied by circular "93" numeral obliterator of Ararat. Reverse with 'Ararat / Victoria' datestamp (June 11), Ballarat transit and Melbourne arrival (June 14). Some unobtrusive spike holes in the cover but with full contents enclosed regarding the writer's son, on his way from England, who is 'a first rate draughtsman and photogrpaher and would be very useful to me in expediting my plans of Ararat Gold Fields...'.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 720.
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 320 CHF

    Losnr. : 3572 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1857 (Aug-Sept): 6 d. dull orange, rouletted 7-9 by GPO clerks in Melbourne, a horizontal strip of three used on small piece cancelled by circular "1" numereal obliterator of Melbourne. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 210+.
    Ausruf : 100 CHF
    Zuschlag : 160 CHF

    Losnr. : 3573 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1857 (Aug-Sept): 2 s. bluish-green on yellow, rouletted 7-7½ on three sides by GPO clerks in Melbourne, a single example used on 1858 cover from Melbourne to London endorsed 'Overland, By the European' at top, tied by circular "1" numeral obliterator of Melbourne. Reverse with Melbourne despatch cds (May 15) in black and obverse with 'London / Paid' cds in red at right (July 19). The cover with some creasing which has been ironed and closed opening tears at top, nevertheless an extremely rare stamp on letter with just three or four recorded usages.rnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, London, 9 Sept 1981, lot 161; Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20298.rn 
    Ausruf : 1.000 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3574 Victoria

    Emblems Issue 1858 (April): 1 d. emerald-green, imperforate on white wove paper, a block of four with clear to good margins all round, slight contemporary scissor cut at left, used on 1858 OHMS entire letter from Ballarat to Melbourne tied by circular "5" numeral obliterators. Reverse with 'Ballarat / Victoria' despatch (May 19) and Melbourne arrival cds. Slight file fold and aging but a most attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Tomasini.rn                   Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20336.
    Ausruf : 250 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.900 CHF

    Losnr. : 3575 Victoria

    Emblems Issue 1858 (June 1): 4 d. rose on smooth vertically laid paper, rouletted 5½-6½, a fine vertical pair with single Woodblock 1854 6 d. orange, all used on 1858 cover to Hamburg tied by oval "1/V" obliterators of Melbourne in black, with London 'Paid' cds oin red (Oct 18) and manuscript '8' (pence) split rate accountancy charge in manuscript. A fresh and fine cover - the earliest stamped cover known to Hamburg, unrecorded by Ben Palmer in 'Pre-UPU Destination Mail'.rnrnNote: Correctly rated at 1/2d.per ½ ounce via Southampton.
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 900 CHF

    Losnr. : 3576 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1858: 'Queen on Throne' Plate Proof for 6 d. value in black, imperforate on greyed toned paper without watermark, a sheet corner marginal block of twenty eight (7 x 4), showing excellent depth of engraving, position 36 (last stamp, third row) showing signs of retouching, the stamps above (positions 18-24) with fainter lettering in VICTORIA. Margins touched to large all round, crease in corner not affecting appearance, a scarce multiple with only one sheet of 240 subjects struck.
    Ausruf : 750 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.200 CHF

    Losnr. : 3577 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1858: 'Queen on Throne' 6 d. blue, wmk. Star, rouletted 5½-6½, a used block of six (3 x 2), cancelled by circular "1" numeral obliterator of Melbourne. Some splitting restored by hinges but extremely rare, Purves stated that this was the largest known used multiple.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, London, 9 Sept 1981, lot 150.
    Ausruf : 250 CHF
    Zuschlag : 320 CHF

    Losnr. : 3578 Victoria

    1858 (Nov 1): 6 d. bright blue, rouletted, the small group with Reprinted imperforate Die Proofs (4) without value tablet in grey-blue, black, red and in brown on thick card; a fine used example sharing small piece with 1852 Third State 3 d. blue (Gi 11), single example in a pale shade on 1860 cover from Warnamboo to Bangor, Wales (Nov 19).
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 440 CHF

    Losnr. : 3579 Victoria

    1859: 1 s. blue, perf. 12 by Robinson, a single example used on 1862 cover from Echuca to Plymouth, tied by circular "40" numeral obliterator with corresponding 'Echuca / Victoria' datestamp on reverse in black (Nov 22), Melbourne transit cds alongside (Nov 24) in red and Plymouth arrival cds (Jan 15, 1863) in black. Minor file fold from enclosure, red Inspector's marking on front of a fine cover.
    Ausruf : 100 CHF
    Zuschlag : 100 CHF

    Losnr. : 3580 Victoria

    Beaded Oval Issue 1860/66: Proof in black for the 3 d. value, imperforate on wove surfaced paper. See first Purves sale (lot 2115) for a similar Proof, which is thought to have been struck on the occasion of the visit of the Duke of Cornwall & York (later King George V) in 1901. Fine, attractive and very rare with just two, perhaps three, Proofs taken.
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 750 CHF

    Losnr. : 3581 Victoria

    Beaded Oval Issue 1866 (Feb 13): 3 d. maroon on T. H. Saunders paper, wmk.d in words, perf. 12, a superb unused horizontal strip of four, of fresh rich colour and large part browned og. Believed to be the largest known multiple of this scarce stamp Gi = £ 1'400.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves.rn                        Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20363.
    Ausruf : 250 CHF
    Zuschlag : 4.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3582 Victoria

    1860 (July 8): 1 d. pale yellow-green, wmk. 'One Penny' on T. H. Saunders paper, a fine used inter-pane strip of four, lightly cancelled by circular "21" numeral obliterators of Broadmeadows in black. Scarce.
    Ausruf : 100 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.500 CHF

    Losnr. : 3583 Victoria

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    1860/63: 1 d.  bluish grey on T. H. Saunders paper, wmk. 'Two Penny', perf. 12, an unused example overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type 10) of 1879; with large part browned og. Horizontal gum bend otherwise fine and extremely rare thus - of the 5 originally struck just this one example is known outside the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Cert. Ceremuga (2018).rn 
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.200 CHF

    Losnr. : 3584 Victoria

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    1861/64: 1 d. pale green on T. H. Saunders paper, wmk. 'One Penny', perf. 12, an unused example overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type 10) of 1879; with large part browned og. Clipped perf. at left and small diagonal crease at top, otherwise fine and extremely rare thus - of the 5 originally struck just this one example is known outside the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Cert. Ceremuga (2018).rn 
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 500 CHF

    Losnr. : 3585 Victoria

    1862: 6 d. adapted design, the famous composite Essay with black Proof in the 1860 design imperforate, country name and value cut away, 'VICTORIA' and 'SIX PENCE.' re-drawn in ink, affixed to card marked 'B' at base in black ink manuscript. Some minor gum staining but a unique and wonderful Proof, illustrated in 'Stamps of Victoria' by Geoff Kellow RDP on colour plate 9.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2114.
    Ausruf : 1.200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.200 CHF

    Losnr. : 3586 Victoria

    Beaded Oval Issue 1860/66: 6 d. grey-black on T.H. Saunders paper, perf. 12, single example used on 1865 cover to Ipswich, Queensland tied by 'Melbourne / Victoria' duplex (Sept 4), reverse with "Ship Letter / Queensland" datestamp and Ipswich arrival cds (Sept 11). Fresh and fine cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 759.
    Ausruf : 150 CHF
    Zuschlag : 160 CHF

    Losnr. : 3587 Victoria

    Laureated Issue 1863/73: De La Rue paper, 1 d. deep green, perf. 12, a fine unused inter-pane block of six, of excellent rich colour, fresh and very fine, one stamp with age spot on gum and a blunted perf. at right, otherwise superb with large part og. Inter-pane multiples are extremely rare Gi = £ 700+.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 380 CHF

    Losnr. : 3588 Victoria

    1863/73: Laureated series with 1 d. green perf. 13 unused og., 2 d. violet perf. 13 unused of good colour and superb og., 2 d. dull violet in an unused pair, 4 d. rose perf. 13 with superb og. and a pair in a duller shade, scarce 8 d. orange unused (2) both of good colour, one with hinge thin and the other with fine, large part og. Gi = £ 1'600+.
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 2.400 CHF

    Losnr. : 3589 Victoria

    Laureated Issue 1863/73: De La Rue paper, 1 s. deep blue on blued, perf. 13, a superb unused block of four of vivid colour, one stamp with negligible age stain, fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 1'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2141.
    Ausruf : 350 CHF
    Zuschlag : 950 CHF

    Losnr. : 3590 Victoria

    Laureated Issue 1867/81: 2 d. lilac, wmk. V over Crown, perf. 13, an unused block of four of good colour, some hinge reinforcement, large part og. A scarce stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 1'800+.
    Ausruf : 300 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 3591 Victoria

    1867/81: 4 d. bright lilac-rose on glazed paper, perf. 13, the February 1880 issue, an unused example of good colour overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black (12.5 mm.), fine appearance but with thin and minor imperfections, part og. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20406.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 500 CHF

    Losnr. : 3592 Victoria

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    1867 (Dec 26): 5 s. blue on yellow, wmk. V over Crown, perf. 13, first printing, an unused example of this rarity, typical gum cracking showing through to the surface, of good deep colour and large part, slightly disturbed og. Extremely rare. Cert. BPA (2018). Gi = £ 3'750.
    Ausruf : 750 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.400 CHF
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