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  • Lot# : 3652 Victoria

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    1850/53: Half-Length 3 d. blue, 3rd State of the Dies, Ham 4th printing, an unused example of good colour and large margin at base, overprinted in 1879 with SPECIMEN handstamp (Type 10) in black. Unapparent horizontal crease at base, with large part og. Extremely rare, this being the Rod Perry example, just five examples were overprinted with the SPECIMEN handstamp with just two now recorded: this example and the example in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Unique in private hands. Cert. Ceremuga (2018).rnrnProvenance: Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20047.rn                   Collection 'Besançon', Corinphila sale 229, Nov 2018, lot 3510.rn 
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3653 Victoria

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    1852 (Dec): Half-Length 3 d. blue, Ham printing, 3rd State, used on 1852 second sheet of entire letter from Melbourne to Leith, Scotland endorsed 'By First Opportunity', tied by bold strike of oval "1/V" obliterator in black. Reverse with "Ship Letter / Melbourne" despatch in red (Dec 21) and London and Edinburgh cds's (July 2, 1853) in red, charged '8' (pence) due in manuscript on arrival. File fold but an attractive cover - a very early (first month) usage. Cert. Perry (2006).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3654 Victoria

    1854 (Feb-June): Lithtographed by Campbell, 1 d. orange-red on good quality wove paper, a used horizontal strip of five, margins touched to very large, first stamp with thin at top and creased between third and fourth stamps, of fine colour and not unattractive, neatly cancelled by "5/V" oval obliterators of Bendigo Creek.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3655 Victoria

    1854: 1 s. blue, used example, touched but with large margins on two sides, tied to 1855 cover from Melbourne to Hamburg endorsed 'per Red Jacket' clipper by oval "1/V" obliterator in black. Reverse with 'Melbourne / Crown / Victoria' despatch datestamp (April 30) and scarce oval "Ship Letter / Crown / Liverpool" of transit (July 25) - an 85 day journey - and London and Hamburg datestamps. Rated '8' for ship letter and altered to 1 s. in manuscript on obverse, charged '19' schillinge due on receipt. Listed by Ben Palmer on page 109 of the Victoria pre-UPU census. File folds and somewhat tired but a very scarce destination at this date.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3656 Victoria

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    1854/57: Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson, 1 d. brown, imperforate on poor quality paper, position 3, an unused example with clear to large margins all round, thin and crease not affecting the frontal appearance, a very rare stamp unused. Cert. RPSV (2008) Gi = £ 3'250.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3657 Victoria

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    1854/57: Campbell & Fergusson 1 d. pink and 3 d. deep blue, both with good to large margins all round, used on 1855 cover from Geelong to Melbourne, tied by oval "2/V" handstamps in black. Reverse with "Geelong / Crown / Victoria" despatch in black (Oct 29) and Melbourne arrival (Oct 30) alongside. File folds well away from the adhesives, a charming and scarce cover. Signed A. Diena, Sorani. Opinion Holcombe (1999).rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack; Collection John Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 178.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3658 Victoria

    1858: Rouletted 6 d. bright blue, 1859 perf. 1 s. blue and 2 s. dull bluish green on pale yellow paper, used on 1860 registered cover from Ballarat to Canton Graubrunden, Switzerland all tied by "5" numeral obliterators in black and by oval "Registered / London" transit datestamp in red (Oct 22). Front with "Registered / Ballarat" (July 30) in black and Melbourne transit in red (July 31) with straight line CHARGÉ in black. Reverse with Rate box, Zurich transit cds (Oct 25) and Chur cds in black. A marvellous and colourful franking paying the ½ ounce registered rate via Southampton, unrecorded in Ben Palmer's 'Pre-UPU Destination Mail of Victoria'.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3659 Victoria

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    1859 (Jan-May): Half-Length 3 d. blue, perforated 12 by Robinson, an unused example of fresh colour, unused without gum. A very scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (2004) Gi = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3660 Victoria

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    1859: 2 s. dull bluish green on pale yellow, perf. 12 by Robinson, a used example, marginal from right of sheet showing variety "Imperforate between Stamp and Margin", lightly cancelled by 'Melbourne' duplex (1863) in black. Rare and very fine. Cert. Ceremuga (2014) "The only example known to me" Gi = unlisted.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3661 Victoria

    1860: 3 d. deep blue on laid paper used with 1858 6 d. bright blue on 1860 cover from Melbourne to Scotland endorsed 'Salsette via Marseille', tied by '1' numeral obliterator in black. Reverse with Melbourne despatch cds (Aug 25) and Newburgh arrival (Oct 17). Slight file fold but a scarce and attracive franking.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3662 Victoria

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    1861/64: 1 d. pale green on Saunders paper, perf. 12, an unused example in the usual oily shade, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type 10), large part browned og. An extremely rare stamp, just five examples were overprinted with the SPECIMEN handstamp with just two recorded: this example and the example in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Unique in private hands. Cert. Ceremuga (2018).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3663 Victoria

    1870 (April 22): Cover from Mount Blackwood to Boston, USA franked in full payment via Southampton with Laureated 1863/74 6 d. blue and 1870 De La Rue 2 d. brown-lilac tied by numeral obliterators in black with BLACKWOOD datestamp (April 22) at left in black. 'London / Paid' transit in red (June 17) on obverse with '2 Cents' red credit marking of arrival (illustrated in Ben Palmer 'Pre-UPU Mail of Victoria' on page 213. Coupled with a further cover carried at 11 d. rate with defective three colour 1871 franking from Smeaton (Jan 2) to Saratoga, NY also via Southampton. Scarce.rnrnProvenance: Collection Ben Palmer AIEP, Corinphila sale 165, 1 Dec 2010, lot 2451.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3664 Victoria

    1876/82: Covers (2) to Italy with 1882 cover endorsed "per Lusitania" franked at 7 d. rate from Toorak to Florence, earlier 1877 cover with 1/1 d. franking paying the registered rate (7 d. + 6 d. registration) mailed from Sandhurst to Tirano: only two examples of the 6 d. registration fee on 'via Brindisi'  mail recorded in the Census*. Illustrated in Palmer on page 136. A fine and scarce pair.rnrnProvenance: Collection Mike Scott-Archer; Collection Ben Palmer AIEP, Corinphila sale 165, 1 Dec 2010, lot 2414.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3665 Victoria

    1880 (Feb): 4 d. bright lilac (aniline) rose on glazed paper, an unused example of fresh colour, overprinteed SPECIMEN in blue (12.5 mm.), fine appearance but with small thin on part og., nevertheless attractive and extremely scarce.rnrnProvenance: Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20406.rn                   Collection 'Besançon', Corinphila sale 229, Nov 2018, lot 3591.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3666 Victoria

    1882: Large Chalon 2 s. 6 d. vermilion (eight examples) and an astonishing 49 examples of the £ 1 deep green (incl. blocks of fifteen and of twenty), all manuscript cancelled on large document dated '10 September 1884'. A few with faults but an extraordinary piece.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3667 Victoria

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    1878 ((Feb 23): Emergency printing 2 d. dull violet-mauve on green paper, wmk. V over Crown, an unused example of excellent colour and centering for this issue, fresh and very fine, large part og. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3668 Victoria

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    1884 (Jan 1): Stamp Statute 10 s. red-brown on pink, wmk. Single Lined Numerals, perf. 13, an unused example of fine colour, minute thin spot on large part og. A very rare stamp. Cert. RPSV (2001) Gi = £ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3669 Victoria

    1884/96: Stamp Duty 1 d. blue-green, a horizontal pair used on 1900 cover from Yarraville to Sydney tied by circular 'Yarraville / Victoria' datestamp (Dec 22) in black. Sydney arrival (Dec 25) on reverse of an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3670 Victoria

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    1884/96: Stamp Duty £ 6 blue on pink paper, lithographed, wmk. V over Crown upright, perf. 13, an unused example centred to left, of fresh colour, overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally in black, part og. A very rare stamp "only several examples recorded". Cert. Ceremuga (2002).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3671 Victoria

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    1884/96: Stamp Duty £ 7 violet on blued paper, lithographed, wmk. V over Crown upright, perf. 12½, an unused example of fresh colour, overprinted by large "Specimen" overprint in black, unused without gum. A fine and very scarce stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2002).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3672 Victoria

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    1884/96: Stamp Duty £ 8 brownish red on yellow paper, lithographed, wmk. V over Crown upright, perf. 13, an unused example, well centred and of fresh colour, overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally upwards in black, part og. A very rare stamp "only several examples recorded". Cert. Ceremuga (2002).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3673 Victoria

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    1884/96: Stamp Duty £ 9 yellow green on pale green paper, lithographed, wmk. V over Crown upright, perf. 13, an unused example, centred to left, of fresh colour, overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally upwards in black, part og. A very rare stamp "only several examples recorded". Cert. Ceremuga (2002).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3674 Victoria

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    1884/96: Stamp Duty 1 s. bistre, typographed, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perrf. 12½, a fiscally used example with variety "Imperforate Between Stamp and Top Margin", cancelled "J.B. / 1.2.83" in ink. Diagonal creases but most unusual. Cert. Ceremuga (2012).
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3675 Victoria

    1884/96: Stamp Duty 6 d. dull blue, perf. 12, a used example tied to 1886 cover to London endorsed 'per Cuzco' by 'Melbourne / Victoria' duplex (April 2) in black. Receiver's cachet in violet on front and hooded London arrival in red (May 10) on reverse of a fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3676 Victoria

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    1879/84: Stamp Duty £ 5 rose-pink, typographed, wmk. second V over Crown, perf. 11½, an unused example overprinted with SPECIMEN diagonally downwards in black, fresh and fine colour, unused without gum. Extremely rare. Cert. Ceremuga (2011) who states "currently only 2 examples of this type known to me".
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3677 Victoria

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    1884/96: Stamp Duty £ 10 mauve, typographed, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, an unused example of excellent colour, overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally in black, hinge remnants on part og. A very rare stamp "only several examples recorded". Cert. Ceremuga (2002).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3678 Victoria

    1884/96: Stamp Duty £ 10 mauve, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, a used example cancelled by 'Melbourne' c.t.o. datestamp (Nov 20, 1900) in black. A most attractive stamp Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3679 Victoria

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    1885 (Jan): Stamp Duty engraved £ 25 deep green, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½ with part sheet margin at top and right, overprinted "Specimen" in manuscript red ink. Some paper thins, large part og. Extremely rare "with only a small number recorded". Cert. Ceremuga (2011).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3680 Victoria

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    1885 (Jan): Stamp Duty engraved £ 50 dark violet, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, overprinted "Specimen" in manuscript red ink, slightly suffused and "Specimen" written again above in black ink, a most unusual and unique combination, unused without gum. Extremely rare "with only a small number recorded". Cert. Ceremuga (2011).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3681 Victoria

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    1885 (Jan): Stamp Duty engraved £ 100 aniline crimson, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½ with nearly full sheet margins all round but for top right, overprinted with italic "Specimen" twice in blue ink. Tiny thin with large part somewhat browned og. Extremely rare "with only a small number recorded". Cert. Ceremuga (2011).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3682 Victoria

    1884/1900: Stamp Duty £ 100 aniline crimson, wmk. V over Crown upright, a superb used example with complete "Melbourne" (Feb 28, 1901) c.t.o. datestamp centrally struck in black. Fresh and fine, a scarce and attractive stamp Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3683 Victoria

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    1886 (Dec): ERROR OF COLOUR, 4 d. printed in lilac instead of magenta, an unused example of this rare stamp, centred to base, of good colour and apperarance, minor wrinkle, unused without gum. Cert. RPSV (2002) Gi = £ 12'000.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3684 Victoria

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    1886 (Dec): ERROR OF COLOUR, 4 d. printed in lilac instead of magenta, a fine used example of this rare stamp, neatly cancelled by 'Melbourne / Victoria' duplex (Jan 28, 1887) in black. A fine example of this very scarce error. Cert. RPSV (2012) Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3685 Victoria

    1891: 2½ d. red-brown on lemon used on 1896 cover with Stamp Duty 1884/96 1 d. ochre and 1 s. deep blue on blued tied by circular 'R' handstamp and by "Bourke Street East / Vic." cds (Nov 20) of despatch. Reverse with San Francisco arrival cds (Dec 17) in violet. A scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3686 Victoria

    1891: 5 d. purple-brown, a single example used on 1894 registered cover to New York endorsed 'via Sydney'. together with 1884/96 Stamp Duty 1 d. ochre, perf. 12½ (3) all tied by "Registered / Melbourne" datestamps in black (May 11). Reverse with 'W.M. Ackland / Foreign Stamp Importer' cachet in violet and is addressed to the American dealer G.B. Calman with New York arrival (June 7) in violet. Slight trim to envelope at top but a fine and unusual usage.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3687 Victoria

    1887/90: Stamp Duty £ 5 pale blue & maroon, an unused example, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, well centred and of superb fresh colour, overprinted italic "Specimen" in black, fresh and fine large part og. An extremely scarce stamp.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3688 Victoria

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    1887/90: Stamp Duty £ 6 yellow & pale blue, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, an unused example with corner fault at lower right and horizontal crease, unusually overprinted with italic "Specimen" twice in black, large part og. Cert. Ceremuga (2008).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3689 Victoria

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    1887/90: Stamp Duty £ 7 rosine & black, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, an unused example of good colour but for one tone spot at upper left, overprinted italic "Specimen" in black, struck three times at base, fresh and fine, large part og. A fine and very scarce stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2008).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3690 Victoria

    1887/89: £ 7 rosine & black, a used example of superb fresh colour, lightly cancelled by Melbourne c.t.o. datestamp in black Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3691 Victoria

    1887/89: £ 7 rosine & black, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, an unused example of excellent centering and superb fresh colour, nearly full large part og. A very rare stamp and a delightful example, this being the sole available example in private hands with gum: just three unused examples are recorded by Geoff Kellow RDP, this includes the set housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A wonderful stamp in the foremost quality and a great rarity of both Australian and British Colonial philately. Signed Holcombe Gi = £ 16'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Besançon', Corinphila sale 223, Zurich, 31 May 2018, lot 3482.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3692 Victoria

    1887/90: Stamp Duty £ 8 mauve & brown-orange, wmk. V over Crown upright, perf. 12½, an unused example of good colour overprinted italic "Specimen." in black, fresh and fine, part og. A very scarce and attractive stamp.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3693 Victoria

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    1890 (Aug 2): £ 8 mauve & brown-orange, wmk. V over Crown upright, perf. 12½, an unused example of good centering and glorious colour, fresh and very fine with part og. and slightest of horizontal gum cracks mentioned for full accuracy only. Geoff Kellow records just two examples in unused condition outside the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A delightful example of this great rarity of Australian philately. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 16'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3694 Victoria

    1887/90: Stamp Duty £ 9 apple-green & rosine, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, an unused example of good colour overprinted italic "Specimen." in black, short perf. at base and lower right corner perf. crease otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. A fine and very scarce stamp.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3695 Victoria

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    1896/99: Stamp Duty 15 s. brown, 3rd wmk. V over Crown sideways, a fine unused example, rich colour and large part og. A rare stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2019) Gi = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3696 Victoria

    1897: Charity 1 d. (1 s.) blue, a used example on fine postcard with illustration of Major General Sir Hector MacDonald DSO, cancelled by centrally struck "Wangarata" cds in red (Jan 6, 1912). Scarce and most attractive.rnrnNote: The son of a Scottish crofter, 'Fighting Mac' MacDonald enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders as a private at 17, and finished his career as a Major General. He distinguished himself in action at Omdurman (1898), became a popular hero in Scotland and England, and was knighted for his service in the Second Boer War. Posted to Ceylon as Commander-in-Chief of British forces, he committed suicide in Paris in 1903 following accusations of homosexual activity with local Sinhalese boys. His funeral attracted a crowd of over 30'000 in Edinburgh.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3697 Victoria

    1901: £ 1 carmine-rose, a used example on large piece with 1 d. dull red, 4 d. bistre, 6 d. emerald and 5 s. rose-red & pale blue all tied by 'Post Office / Stock Exchange' datestamps (March 3, 1905) with framed LATE FEE handstamp in black at left. Some creasing and imperfections but rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, London, 14 Jan 1981, lot 1048; Collection 'Besançon', Corinphila sale 221, Nov 2017, lot 6463.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3698 Victoria

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    1911/1958c.: Stamp Duty £ 1 yellow, typo, per. 11, fifth 'Narrow Crown / Q' wmk., an unused example of rich colour, fine unused without gum. Cert. Ceremuga (2019) Barefoot 18F.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3699 Victoria

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    1850/1912: The unused collection on leaves with Half Lengths 1 d. in rose and in lilac rose, 2 d. grey (shades) two from 4th and one from 7th printings (all three with certs.), 3 d. blue (shades) with two examples, Throne 2 d.(2), 1854 1 s. blue, 1854 Woodblock 6 d. and 2 s. unused (latter with cert.), 1854/55 Too Late 6 d. (cert.), 1 s. registration (cert), 1857 Emblems 1 d., 2 d. and 4 d. (2), 1857 1 s. blue perf., thereafter with good range incl. 1868/80 5 s. blue on yellow paper, 5 s. grey-blue & carmine (cert.), 5 s. red & blue, 1884 Stamp Statute 1 d., 3 d., 4 d., 6 d., 1 s. and 2 s. values and the 'Reprint' set near complete to £ 5,  1879/1900 Stamp Duty series with values to 10 s., and £ 25 blue-green, £ 50 purple and £ 100 rosine c.t.o. used; 1884 2 s. 6 d. yellow and brown-orange shades, 1887/90 High Values £ 5 - £ 9 used with c.t.o. cancels, 1897 Charity set of two and 'Specimen' set, 1900 Charity set of two, 1901/10 £ 1 red and £ 2 blue, Postage Dues, together with a collection of material overprinted 'Reprint' from 1850 onwards, condition varies but an excellent lot of very high catalogue value and much sought-after material.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 16,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3700 Victoria

    1850/1912: The used collection on leaves with Half Lengths range with 1 d. shades (3), 2 d. shades (3) and 3 d. blue (2); 1854 Woodblock 2 s.green, Too Late 6 d. and Registration 1 s., thereafter largely complete incl. 1884 Stamp Statute values incl. Fiscally used £ 5, 1879/1900 Stamp Duty values incl. 15 s. - 45 s. and £ 5, £ 6, £ 8 and £ 10 mauve fiscally used and £ 25 bluish green, £ 50 purple and £ 100 rosine with Melbourne c.t.o. datestamps, 1886/90 High Values £ 5 - £ 9 complete (2 sets), 1897 and 1900 Charity sets of two, 1901/10 £ 1 and £ 2 and the two Postage Due sets. A good lot.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3701 Victoria

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    1882: Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. imperforate Plate Proofs for 2 s. brown-vermilion, 5 s. steel blue, 10 s. emerald-green and £ 1 vermilion; in full sheets of 30 subjects (5 x 6) on thick card paper, each sheet with "Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Bank Note Engravers &c., London" imprints at base (the imprint was removed from the Plate before printing of the issued stamps commenced in Brisbane). The sheets were included in the BW despatch together with the steel printing plates sent to the Government Printing Office in Brisbane. Some trivial aging at the edges of the sheets not affecting the dramatic and splendid appearance. A sensational and unique group. Certs. Ceremuga (2012).
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3702 Victoria

    1901: Suplied by the GPO in Melbourne, "Stamp Duty" inscribed issues from 1886/1901, a fine set with thirty-three different values from ½ d. to 1887/1889 £ 5 pale blue & maroon, £ 6 yellow & pale blue, £ 7 rosine & black, £ 8 mauve & brown-orange and £ 9 apple-green & rosine, all cancelled by c.t.o. datestamps of Melbourne (June 21, 1901) with additional blocks of four of the 1 s. orange and 2 s. blue on rose, a fine and scarce group (36 items) Gi = £ 1'500+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3703 Victoria

    1901/13: The complete set of current definitives from ½ d. blue-green to £ 2 deep blue, each one cancelled by c.t.o. datestamps of Melbourne (Jan 17, 1907) in black. Fresh colours and very fine, a scarce and most attractive set.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF
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