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  • Lot# : 3623 Tasmania

    1828 (Jan 10): Entire letter from Hobart Town to London, endorsed 'Single Sheet' and "per Lang, Capt. Lusk" at top, with long entire letter regarding legal problems, struck on reverse with fine step-type DEAL / SHIP LETTER in black and London arrival cds (April 24) in red. Charged '1/4d.' due in manuscript upon receipt. Slight splits on folds but an attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3624 Tasmania

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    1853 (Nov 1): Courier 1 d. pale blue on medium soft yellowish paper, a used example with large margins all round, cancelled in black and showing the distinct lines of the vignette clearly. A scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1994) Gi = £ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3625 Tasmania

    1853 (Nov 1): Courier 1 d. pale blue on medium soft yellowish paper, a used example with large margins on two sides, cancelled by "59" numeral obliterator of Launceston in black. Closed tear but a good spacefiller for this scarce stamp Gi = £ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3626 Tasmania

    1853: Courier 1 d. pale blue on yellowish paper with distinct cross-hatching, a used horizontal strip of four, with large margin at base but touched on three sides with some marginal indentations and ironed creases, nevetheless of attractive appearance and lightly cancelled by "59" numeral obliterators in black. A rare and attractive multiple Gi = £ 6'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3627 Tasmania

    1853: 1 d. Courier, the 1889 reprint sheet of twenty-four (6 x 4), struck in pale blue, imperforate, inset in card, each stamp with two defacing lines across the design vignette, fresh and fine and seldom seen nowadays. An interesting frontispiece for a collection.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3628 Tasmania

    First Issue on medium soft yellowish paper 1853 (Nov 1): 1 d. blue, positions 19-20, a fresh unused hoizontal pair with most of third stamp at right, all lines and cross-hatching clear and distinct, corner marginal from lower left of sheet, huge margins all round, the first stamp with trace of thin and sheet marginal inscription "Printed by C. H. Best", the third bisected stamp with fault. Some minor gum wrinkling of no significance on part og. A famous and truly extraordinary multiple of great beauty. Cert. RPSL (2019) Gi = £ 24'000+.rnProvenance: Collection John Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 72.
    Starting bid : 12,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 19,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3629 Tasmania

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    1853 (Nov): Courier 4 d. pale blue, worn impression, an unused example of excellent colour with clear to large margins all round, minute closed tear at right and trace of thin at upper right otherwise a fine example of this extremely rare stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2019) Gi = £ 12'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3630 Tasmania

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    1853 (Nov): Courier 1 d. pale blue on thin hard white paper, a used example with clear to ample margins all round, cancelled by "52" numeral obliterator of Ross in black with two small manuscript pen strokes at top and at base. A scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1952) Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3631 Tasmania

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    1853 (Nov 1): Courier 4 d. orange, Plate II with coarse engraving, imperforate, an unused example in a bright shade, margins on three sides and just shaved at top, light corner crease, large part og. A very rare stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2004) Gi = £ 7'000.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3632 Tasmania

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    1853: 4 d. dull orange, Plate II, position 19, a used example from an early impression, with 2 mm. diagonal pre-printing paper-fold variety, showing portion of the "Printed By H. & C. Best" imprint at base, cancelled in black. Small repair at upper left corner and small scissor cut at lower right not detracting from the appearance of this spectacular variety. Rare. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 375++.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3633 Tasmania

    1853: 4 d. yellowish orange, Plate II, coarse engraving, a vertical pair and two single examples, pre-application scissor cuts between, margins touched to large, all tied to small piece by "68" numeral obliterators of Hobart in black and by small part datestamp in red. A not unattractive and scarce multiple franking Gi = £ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3634 Tasmania

    1855 (Sept 16): 2 d. green, wmk. Large Star, imperforate, a used horizontal pair, good margins at right and at base, shaved at top right and at left, cancelled by "25" numeral obliterators of Deloraine Gi = £ 900.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3635 Tasmania

    1857 (May): 4 d. pale blue, no watermark, an irregular used block of seven, margins touched to fine, each stamp cancelled "58" numeral of Waterloo Point in manuscript. Pinhole and small internal closed tear not affecting the fine appearance of an extremely scarce multiple. The largest used multiple recorded (ref. Tinsley page 26). Despite the imperfections an impressive and important multiple Gi = £ 1'260+.rnProvenance: Collection T. V. Roberts, 'Manuscript Cancellations', RL, London, 26 April 1989.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3636 Tasmania

    1857/67: 1 d. pale red-brown, imperforate, wmk. '1', a used horizontal strip of six, large to touched margins all round, central ironed crease, nevertheless a rare multiple, individually cancelled by bold strikes of "91" numeral obliterators in black Gi = £ 240+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3637 Tasmania

    1857/67: 1 d. dull vermilion, imperforate, wmk. '1', an unused block of six (3 x 2) with large margins all round but fourth stamps shaved and with closed tear at left, horizontally creased between the rows not detracting from the attractive appearance, unused without gum Gi = £ 2'400.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3638 Tasmania

    1864/71: Chalon group all used fiscally, with 1 d. (6 in differing shades), 2 d. yellow-green, and 4 d. pale blue, perf. 10, in a remarkably attractive block of twelve with '15/3/67' manuscript cancels.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3639 Tasmania

    1863/71: 2 d. yellow-green, wmk. '2', perf. 12, a fine used horizontal pair, crsiply cancelled by "16" numeral obliterator of Bishopsbourne in black. A charming pair Gi = £ 200.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3640 Tasmania

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    1870/71: Sideface 4 d. blue, wmk. Single Lined 4, perf. 12 by Walch & Sons, a fine unused example of deep colour, fresh appearance, unused without gum. A very scarce stamp. Cert. RPSV (2013) Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3641 Tasmania

    1878 (Oct 28): De La Rue 8 d. purple-brown, perf. 14, an unused block of six (2 x 3), overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 2) in black. Minor bend in wing margin otherwise fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3642 Tasmania

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    1891 (Jan-June): Locally surcharged 2½ d. on 9 d. pale blue, wmk. TAS, perf. 11½, an unused example with variety "Surcharge Double, One Inverted", fresh and fine, part og. An attractive example of a scarce stamp: just one sheet of 120 subjects was found. Cert. Brandon (1996) Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3643 Tasmania

    1891 (April-Aug): ½ d. orange, wmk. TAS, an unused example, marginal from left of sheet, variety "Imperforate", fresh colour, slight wrinkle on part og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3644 Tasmania

    1891 (Apr-Aug): ½ d. orange, wmk. TAS, a spectacular unused block of twelve (6 x 2) from the base of the sheet, entirely imperforate and each overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type 2), showing 62 mm. gap between stamps and the base of the sheet with diagonal TAS watermark showing through and complete TASMANIA watermark at base. Without gum and minor creasing but most attractive and rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Besançon', Corinphila sale 221, November 2017, lot 6346.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3645 Tasmania

    1896: 2 d. pale bustre, wmk. TAS, perf. 12, an unused block of four from lower right corner of the sheet with current number '43' in margin, overprinted SPECIMEN in black. Minor bend in margin only, fresh and fine with large part og., lower pair unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3646 Tasmania

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    1886: De La Rue Keyplate unadopted Essays prepared for the replacement of the 1863/80 'George & Dragon' Fiscal issue, 2 s. 6 d. lilac overprinted TASMANIA / POSTAGE & REVENUE with value in two lines below and the 10 s. value in green, similarly overprinted in black, each on wmk. TAS paper, perf. 14. Fresh and very fine with large part og. Rare and extremely unusual, see 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP, page 6245.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3647 Tasmania

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    1900 (Nov 15): George & Dragon 2 s. 6 d. lake, an unused horizontal pair of deep colour, first stamp showing variety overprinted REVFNUE for REVENUE, tiny pinhole and diagonal gum crack on large part og., a rare and attractive pair. Cert. RPSL (1984) Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3648 Tasmania

    1900 (Nov 15): Duck Bill Platypus 1 d. blue overprinted REVENUE (Type F6), an unused block of six (2 x 3), of fresh colour with interpanneau margin at top, variety "Overprint Double", fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'950.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3649 Tasmania

    1900 (Nov 15): £ 1 green & yellow, overprinted REVENUE (Type F6) in black, an unused horizontal pair, variety "Overprinted Double, One Inverted" along the central line of perforations, fresh and very fine colour, superb unmounted og. A rare pair in the foremost quality Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3650 Tasmania

    1855/1901: The unused collection on leaves with Chalon Heads imperforate 1 d. red shades (3), 2 d. green with og., 4 d. blue, 6 d. grey and 1 s. vermilion; 1864/80 perf. Chalons 1 d. red shades (2), 6 d. violet and 6 d. claret, 1870/1912 Sideface with values to 5 s., 1892/99 De La Rue definitive issue to £ 1 complete, Pictorial issue set of eight, 1882 Postal Fiscals 3 d. to 10 s. values imperforate with both colours of the 5 s., perf. 3 d. green, 2 s. 6 d. lake and 10 s. salmon; 1880 Duck Bill Platypus set of four, set optd. 'Revenue' to £ 1, together with a fine collection from the Sideface issues overprinted SPECIMEN incl. 1892 set to the £ 1, Pictorial issue with twelve stamps showing different SPECIMEN opts., George & Dragon set optd. etc. Condition varies but many very fine stamps noted.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3651 Tasmania

    1855/1901: The used collection on leaves with 1853 Courier 1 d. blue and 4 d. orange, 1855/64 Chalons with 1 d. red shades (3), 2 d., 4 d. blue, 6 d. shades (3), 1 s., similar range of perf. Chalons, Sideface values complete to 5 s., 1892 De La Rue set to the £ 1, Pictorial and Revenues etc. Condition varies but generally sound.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF
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