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  • Lot# : 6368 Victoria

    1841: Cover from Melbourne to Edinburgh, Scotland endorsed 'per Steamer 'Sea Horse' to Sydney', struck with superb framed PAID AT / MELBOURNE in orange-yellow ink, prepaid '7' (pence) in manuscript and struck in transit with PAID SHIP LETTER / Crown / SYDNEY in red (Nov 1). Reverse with oval 'Melbourne / Crown / New S. Wales' in black (Oct 28), octagonal LIVERPOOL / SHIP datestamp in black and '8' (pence) ship fee on front and Edinburgh arrival cds (April 13, 1842). A charming and scarce cover with all markings very fine.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, Sale III, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 531.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 6369 Victoria

    1854: Prepaid cover from La Rochelle, France with cds of despatch (July 29) on front, mailed via Bordeaux and London with 'Paid' transit in red (July 31) with rate '15' décimes on reverse in manuscript. On arrival struck with "14" Swan Hill Butterfly handstamp in red  and with three line "ADVERTISED / AND / UNCLAIMED" on obverse with circular SHIP LETTER / FREE / GPO VICTORIA datestamp (Oct 16) in red. A scarce and early cover from France with a very rare instructional handstamp.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6370 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan 5): Half-Length 1 d. orange-brown, Original State, the famous used block of six (3 x 2), with enormous margins for this issue, of outstanding fresh colour and each stamp neatly cancelled by "15" Butterfly handstamp of Geelong in blue. Imperceptible thin spot, the vertical crease described by Harmers in the Boker sale and Siegel in the 'KL' sale being the impressions of the Butterrfly handstamp showing through the soft paper to the reverse. Discussed in Kellow on page 32 "the greatest Victorian piece extant" and illustrated on Colour Plate 1. A beautiful, immaculate and extremely rare multiple of great importance to the connoisseur of classic philately. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 13'500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 1720.rn                   Collection John Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 85.rn                   Collection 'K. L.', Siegel, New York, 23 April 1996, lot 64.rn 
    Starting bid : 30,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 55,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6371 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan 5): Half-Length 2 d. lilac-mauve, Stone A, position 30, a wonderful corner marginal example from the lower right of the original pane of 30, huge margins and imperceptibly touched at upper left, used on 1850 OHMS cover to the Superintendent of Port Phillip, tied by fine strike of "39" Butterfly handstamp of Williamstown in black. Reverse with 'Williamstown / Crown / Port Phillip' datestamp of despatch (Sept 6) and Melbourne arrival of the following day. Exceptional and extremely rare, a delightful cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 16-18 Feb 1945, lot 996.rn                   Collection J. R. W. Purves, Sale III, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 656.

    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6372 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Feb): Half-Length 1 d. red-brown, 2nd. State, positions 24-25, a used horizontal pair with good to large margins all round, lightly cancelled by "1" Butterfly handstamp of Melbourne in black Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 6373 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. grey-lilac, Second State, a fine used example with two huge margins from lower right of sheet and clear to just touched at lower left, of excellent colour, well cancelled by "30" Butterfly handstamp of Warnambool in blue Gi = £ 200.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 6374 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. grey-lilac, Second State, position 2, a fine used example with four good to large margins, of good strong colour, well cancelled by "51" New South Wales numeral obliterator of Deniliquin in black. Rare and extremely attractive usage. Signed Calves Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 6375 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 rub at upper right, used on 1850 second page of entire letter (a shopping list) to Sydney, neatly cancelled by "23" Butterfly handstamp of Burn Bank in black. Reverse with oval 'PORT FAIRY / Crown / N.S.W' datestamp (April 30) in black, 'Melbourne / Crown / Port Phillip' transit (May 2) and 'Sydney / Crown / New South Wales' datestamp of arrival (May 10) in black. A rare and most attractive usage showing the acceptance of Victorian stamps in New South Wales.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 6376 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. dull grey-lilac, Second State, position 11, a fine used example with sheet margin at left and good margins on other three sides, well cancelled by "37" Butterfly handstamp of Melbourne (emergency / Ship Letter cancellation) in black Gi = £ 200.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 6377 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Nov): Half-Length 1 d. dull orange-vermilion, Third State, positions 16-17, a fine used horizontal pair, just shaved at base to large margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at top, each neatly cancelled by very scarce "35" Butterfly handstamps of Upper Glenelg in blue. Rare and most appealing multiple. Cert. RPSV (2012) Gi = £ 1'300+.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Barwis, Spink, London, 23 Oct 2012, lot 596.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 6378 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1851 (June): Half-Length 1 d. reddish brown, Third State, fourth printing, positions 3/7-12/1-6/7-12 (thus the lower two rows form a complete setting), the extraordinary unused block of 19 from the lower left coner of the sheet, of good colour and appearance, horizontally creased and with some aging primarily in margin at base, fresh and very fine, with large part original gum. A spectacular unused multiple, the largest recorded and an Exhibition item of the highest calibre Gi = £ 133'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 1733.rn                   Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, London, 14 May 1990, lot 214.
    Starting bid : 20,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 30,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6379 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1853 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. blue, Third State, fifth printing, 'White Veils', a fine used example showing an enormous Retouch showing 'VICTORIAI' at top and the entire vertical frameline at right disturbed, lightly cancelled by oval '1/V' obliterator of Melbourne Gi = £ 180.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 6380 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (May): Half-Length 2 d. dull brownish-lilac, Fourth State, Sixth printing, position 25, a fine used example, large margins all round, neatly cancelled by "1" Butterfly handstamp of Melbourne in black. Very scarce so fine. Cert. RPSV (1995) Gi = £ 180.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Barwis, Spink, London, 23 Oct 2012. lot 706.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 6381 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1851 (Jan): Half-Length 2 d. brown-lilac, Fourth State, Seventh printing, a fine unused example with large margins all round for this printing, of excellent rich colour, unused without gum. A choice example of a very rare stamp Gi = £ 5'000.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 11,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6382 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1851 (Feb): Half-Length 2 d. buff, Fourth State, Eighth printing, position 4, a fine used example, clear to large margins all round, cancelled by oval obliterator in black. Scarce stamp in such excellent quality Gi = £ 250.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Barwis, Spink, London, 23 Oct 2012, lot 758.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 6383 Victoria

    Recess printed by Thomas Ham 1852/54: 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. reddish brown, the famous imperforate Plate Proof block of 47 subjects with additional single example lettered 'ZC' added at lower right, all backed on to linen card paper (with manuscript in pencil 'Owner: Fred R. Ham, Woodstock Avenue, Taringa, Brisbane, 1st July 1956' on reverse), a few small imperfections and scuffs or stains mentioned for full accuracy, but a remarkable and extraordinary multiple of the greatest scarcity.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2038.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6384 Victoria

    Recess printed by Thomas Ham 1852 (Dec 27): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. deep purple-brown, position 35 (KP), a fine used example showing 'Double Print' variety most prominently at base, cancelled in black leaving the variety clear.

    THE DOUBLING IS FROM A RE-ENTRY. START PRICE REMAINS THE SAME

    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 6385 Victoria

    Recess printed by Thomas Ham 1852 (Dec 27): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. deep purple-brown, position 37 (MR), a magnificent used example of lovely colour, large margins all round, used on 1853 cover within Melbourne, tied by neat "1/V" oval obliterator with 'Melbourne / Crown / Victoria' datestamp (March 2) on reverse. Choice and fine 'drop letter' cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 6386 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Jan): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. brownish-purple, clear impression, position 46 (WZ), an unused example with large margins all round, marginal from base of sheet, with some minor gum creasing and part og. Scarce Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 6387 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Jan): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. purple-black, clear impression, position 4 (DH), used example on 1854 cover to Melbourne cancelled by oval "36" obliterator in black of Bacchus Marsh, with manuscript 'Pd. per Stamp' at right. Reverse with 'Bacchus Marsh / Crown / Victoria' despatch datestamp (Feb 28) and Melbourne arrival, the adhesive being further tied by fine strike of "14" Butterfly handstamp (Departmental usage) in orange ink. Small piece of margin missing and side flaps removed but an unusual cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 2098.rn                   Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, London, 14 May 1990, lot 246.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 6388 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Feb): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. greyish-black, poorer impression, position 32 (GM), a fine unused example with good margins all round, minor corner bend, without gum. Scarce stamp Gi = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 6389 Victoria

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    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Feb-June): Half-Length 1 d. orange-red on wove paper, a magnificent unused example with good to large margins on all sides, of excellent fresh colour, unused without gum. Rare and most appealing stamp. Cert. BPA (1983) Gi = £ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 6390 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (Feb-June): Half-Length 1 d. orange-red on wove paper, positions 13-14-15-16, a delightful used strip of four with large margins on all sides, of excellent fresh colour, second stamp with small defect in bottom margin and thin spot on position 13, otherwise extremely fresh and fine, lightly cancelled in black. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 560+.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 6391 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co. 1854 (June): Half-Length 3 d. blue, position 1, an unused example with exceptional margins all round, of vibrant colour and small part og. An extremely rare stamp unused Gi = £ 1'100.rnrnProvenance: Collection Baron Philipp von Ferrary, Sale 8, Paris, 7-9 Nov 1923, lot 463.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 6392 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (June): 3 d. blue (shades), a fine reconstruction of an intermediate Stone of 24 subjects (6 x 4), the re-plating made up of twelve horizontal pairs, margins fair to superb on all, most lightly cancelled by oval numeral obliterators in black. A fine reconstruction Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 6393 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Co., Melbourne 1854 (June): Half-Length 3 d. pale blue, positions 12-7, 8-9, two horizontal pairs with large margins all round (position 9 with value at base weak - reading 'THREL RENCE'), used on small 1854 cover to Dundee, Scotland tied by '1/V' oval obliterators of Melbourne in black. 'Melbourne / Crown / Victoria' datestamp at left in black (July 27) and reverse with London cds (Oct 6) and Dundee arrival in green where charged '1s.' to pay in manuscript. The envelope with small cleaned area at lower right but a charming and scarce franking.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6394 Victoria

    1854/1901: Composite Proof strip of five subjects for the 1 shilling value (138 x 33 mm.), printed in black and grey on somewhat creased surface glazed paper, with first Proof at left showing "POSTAGE / ONE SHILLING" unadopted wording, second Proof with accepted "VICTORIA / ONE SHILLING" (both the items with wording have been hand-painted), and the three further Proofs all without wording in the circular surround. Just two or perhaps three impressions (ref. Rod Perry) are believed to have been struck from the Original Die on the occasion of the Duke of Cornwall & York's (later King George V) visit to Australia in 1901. A splendid Proof and of great rarity.rnrnProvenance: Collection Henry Harvey, RL, London, 11 May 1976, lot 340.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,500 CHF

    Lot# : 6395 Victoria

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 6396 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson 1854 (July): Half-Length 1 d. (bright) brick-red, a magnificent unused example of phenomenal rich colour, with missing 'E' in 'ONE' at base, clear even margins all round, fresh and very fine, unused without gum. Extremely rare. Signed Georg Bühler Gi = £ 3'250.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 6397 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. brick-red on poorer quality paper, positions 6 and 20, two clear to large margined used examples, one with small corner crease, each lightly cancelled in black and most attractive Gi = £ 220.rnrnProvenance: Collection Gary Diffen, Spink, London, 14 Nov 2007, lots 298 and 300.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 190 CHF

    Lot# : 6398 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. dull rose-red on poorer quality paper, an unused example, of excellent colour and with large margins all round, paper with some natural airholes, fresh and fine, part og., but with repaired lower right corner Gi = £ 3'750.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 6399 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, four single examples in a bright shade, margins touched to huge, all used on 1855 cover, side flaps missing, mailed to Sydney, NSW tied by oval '1/V' obliterators of Melbourne in black. Reverse with oval 'Melbourne / Victoria' despatch (Oct 16) and 'Ship Letter / Sydney' arrival cds (Oct 19) in black. The cover with imperfections but a generally fine and attractive franking.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 6400 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. rose-pink shade on poorer quality paper, Stone 3, Eighth printing, position 16, showing 'Creased Transfer' lithographic flaw with Queen's face crushed at right, a lightly used example leaving the transfer flaw clear.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 6401 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. rose shade on poorer quality paper, Ninth printing, positions 1-2/7-8, a used block of four with large margins on three sides, just touched at lower left, of vivid fresh colour, neatly cancelled by circular "97" barred obliterator in black. Usual minor airholes in paper and one or two ironed bends but a delightful and most attractive multiple of great scarcity. Signed Holcombe.rnrnProvenance: Collection Baron Philipp von Ferrary, Sale 8, 7-9 Nov 1923, lot 431.rn                   Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 11 Feb 1964, lot 574.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200 CHF

    Lot# : 6402 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 1 d. 'dried' pink shade on poorer quality paper, Ninth printing, positions 17-18/23-24, a wonderful used block of four of vibrant colour and with huge margins all round, typical natural airholes, neatly cancelled by two strikes of oval '2/V' obliterator of Geelong in black. Exceptional and rare. Signed A. Diena.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 164.rn                   Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20189.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500 CHF

    Lot# : 6403 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 6-17-18-19, a fine used horizontal strip of four, just touched on position 6 otherwise with ample to fine margins all round, lightly cancelled in black. A charming and scarce multiple.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 6404 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 3 d. bright blue on poorer quality paper, Stone B, Seventh printing, positions 21-22, an unused horizontal pair in a fresh shade on poorer quality paper, with margins close to large (huge on position 22), two minor ironed creases otherwise fresh and very fine, unused without gum, one of just four recorded unused pairs of this stamp and the largest recorded unused multiple Gi = £ 4'500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Baron Philipp von Ferrary, Sale 8, Paris, 7-9 Nov 1923, lot 480.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400 CHF

    Lot# : 6405 Victoria

    Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson 1854 (July): Half-Length 3 d. blue, Second State, a fine used block of four in a deep shade, large even margins all round and imperceptibly touched at lower left, cancelled by four strikes of the oval 'V' obliterator in black. A scarce and most attractive multipe Gi = £ 280+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 6406 Victoria

    Lithographed by Campbell Ferguson 1854 (July): Half-Length 3 d. greenish-blue, a fine horizontal interpanneau pair, Pack types 6 and 1 with large margin between, positions 24-19, large margins all round, used on 1854 cover from Geelong to Melbourne tied by '2/V' oval obliterators of Geelong in black. Reverse with 'Geelong / Crown / Victoria' datestamp (Oct 24) and Melbourne arrival (Oct 25). File folds well away from the fine adhesives, a very scarce cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, Dec 6-15 1944, lot 1998.rn                   Collection John Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 140.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 6407 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne 1854/57: Half-Length 3 d. greenish blue on poorer quality paper, Stone D, Ninth printing, positions 11-12, an unused horizontal pair of fine appearance with rich colour, large margins all round, hinge thin not detracting from appearance, partial og. A scarce and attractive pair. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 3'800.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6408 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 9-10-11-12-7, a fine horizontal strip of five with ample to large margins all round, minor thin and vertical crease in the gutter margin between position 12 and 7, lightly cancelled by circular (probable) '23' numeral obliterator of Buninyong in black. Lovely appearance and a very scarce multiple.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 2073.rn                   Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, London, 14 May 1990, lot 234.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF

    Lot# : 6409 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 5-6, a horizontal pair, margins just touched at top right to large all round on each, used on 1856 cover addressed to 'George Smith, formerly of Geelong, Pawnbroker, but now it is believed an Innkeeper in Sydney', tied by oval "2/V" obliterator of Geelong. Reverse with 'Geelong / Crown / Victoria' despatch (Sept 7), Melbourne transit and front with ADVERTISED / UNCLAIMED handstamp in black (and docket number '42' in manuscript). Some file folds away from adhesives, a scarce and interesting cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 6-15 Dec 1944, lot 2067.rn                   Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, London, 14 May 1990, lot 244.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 6410 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1854 (Sept 13): 6 d. dull orange, imperforate, a fine used sheet marginal example used on 1855 cover to Launceston, Tasmania tied by oval "2/V" obliterator and by framed SHIP LETTER - INWARDS FREE datestamp in red (Nov 15). Reverse with Geelong despatch (Nov 12), Melbourne transit and SHIP LETTER - INWARDS FREE diamond datestamp in red. Minor soiling but an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 6411 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1854 (Sept 13): 6 d. dull orange, imperforate, a fine unused example in a deep shade, good to large margins all round, small gum skip on reverse otherwise fresh and fine with large part og. Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 6412 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1854 (Sept 13): 6 d. orange (shades), imperforate, single example used on 1856 cover, flap misssing, from Melbourne to Paris endorsed 'per Kent' at top, tied by circular "1" numeral of Melbourne and rated '8' décimes un arrival (Sept 5), and a horizontal pair, scissor cut at base, used on March 1857 entire letter to Paris endorsed 'Per European, via Marseilles' similarly cancelled and charged '5' décimes due on arrival, the latter signed A. Diena and G. Lamy. A scarce pair - neither listed by Palmer in 'Pre-UPU Victorian Mail'.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 6413 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1855 (Jan 1): 'Too Late' 6 d. lilac & green, a fine example in a bright vibrant shade, used on small piece with overlapped 1854 6 d. dull orange tied by oval "2/V" obliterator of Geelong in black. A charming piece Gi = £ 250+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 6414 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1854/55: 'Registered' 1 s. rose-pink & blue and 6 d. dull orange, fine examples used on registered cover to England endorsed 'per Kent via Melbourne', tied by scarce oval "50/V" obliterator of Port Fairy. Reverse with SHIP LETTER / FREE / G.P.O. VICTORIA datestamp in red (Sept 12) and London and Marlow (Nov 29). Obverse of cover with opening tear at right and manuscript '6' (pence) split rate correctly altered to 3d. to pay. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 6415 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1854 (Sept 1): 2 s. bluish-green on yellow, imperforate, an unused example with large margins all round, insignificant corner bend in margin only at top right, minor aging and some gum cracking, otherwise fresh and fine with large part og. A great rarity, there are believed to be only a dozen (but probably less) known unused examples, this being one of the finest Gi = £ 3'750.rnrnProvenance: Collection Tomasini.rn                   Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20294.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6416 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell and Fergusson 1855 (March): 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. brown-purple, early impression from over-used Stone, positions 39-40 (OT-PU), an unused pair on yellowish poor quality paper, one stamp slight stain and creasing, large part og. Despite faults, a very scarce unused multiple from this printing Gi = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 6417 Victoria

    1854/56: 'Queen on Throne' Perkins Bacon sunken Die Proof (53 x 65 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, signed at base "Humphrys" in pencil (extremely unusual and rare thus). 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.rnrnProvenance: 'Rarities', Spink, 6 June 2007, lot 1120.

    PROOF POSSIBLY PREPARED FOR A BANKNOTE

    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 6418 Victoria

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    1856: 1 d. in bright red and 1858 6 d. in violet, two superb imperforate Die Proofs by Perkins Bacon, imperforate on unwatermarked white wove paper, produced especially for the 1872 South Kensington Exhibition. Rare and beautiful. Cert. BPA (1993).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 6419 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856: 'Queen on Throne' 1 d. yellow-green, wmk. Star, a fine unused horizontal strip of three, close to large margins all round, of fresh bright colour and large part og Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 6420 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856: 'Queen on Throne' 1 d. yellow-green, wmk. Star, a fine unused block of four, margins ample to large all round, of good colour, third stamp showing clear re-entry in the value tablet at base, fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6421 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856: 'Queen on Throne' 1 d. yellow-green, wmk. Star, a wonderful horizontal strip of six, margins just grazed to large all round with prtios of four adjoining stamps at top, of excellent colour, used on 1856 cover to Gravesend, England cancelled by circular "1" numeral obliterators of Melbourne in black. Reverse with 'Melbourne' despatch in black (Dec 15) and Gravesend arrival in green (March 10, 1857), front with London cds in red and handstruck '3' split rate accountancy marking in red. A delightful cover, almost certainly the finest of this issue.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 72, 23-28 September 1985, lot 7392.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6422 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856: 'Queen on Throne' 1 d. yellow-green, wmk. Star, shaved at left otherwise with large margins all round, used with November 1856 Half-Length 3 d. Prussian blue, shaved at base but with portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1857 entire letter to Beechworth tied by circular "1" numeral obliterator of Melbourne in black. Reverse with Melbourne despatch (Jan 19) and 'Beechworth / Victoria' arrival (Jan 22) datestamp in black and fine (and very early) "James J. Blundell & Co. / Melbourne" blue wafer seal. A scarce combination and a charming entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 708.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 6423 Victoria

    Emblems Issue 1857 (Feb 18): 1 d. yellow-green, imperforate, wmk. Large Star, a very fine used horizontal strip of four with ample to huge margins all round, lightly cancelled by circular "60" numeral obliterator of Maldon in black. A choice multiple.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 6424 Victoria

    Emblems Issue 1857 (Feb 18): 1 d. deep green, imperforate, wmk. Large Star, with 1854/57 Campbell & Fergusson 3 d. greenish blue with large margins all round, used on 1857 cover to Creswick, sharing circular "5" numeral obliterator of Ballarat in black. Reverse 'Ballarat / Crown / Victoria' despatch in black (Aug 11) and 'Creswick's Creek / Crwon / Victoria' arrival (Aug 12). An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 6425 Victoria

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    Emblems Issue 1857 (Aug-Sept): 1 d. yellow-green, rouletted 7-9 by GPO clerks in Melbourne, a fine used horizontal pair cancelled by circular "1" of Melbourne. Scarce. Ex Tommy Allen. Cert. RPSL (1939) Gi = £ 220+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 6426 Victoria

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    Woodblock Issue 1857 (Aug-Sept): 6 d. orange-yellow, rouletted 7-9 by GPO clerks in Melbourne, a horizontal pair used on 1858 cover to England, separated by scissors horizontally, neatly tied by circular "1" numeral obliterator of Melbourne. Ampthill arrival cds on reverse. The stamps lifted for checking and hinged back in place. A scarce stamp on letter. Cert. RPSL (1942).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 6427 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1857 (Aug-Sept): 6 d. dull orange, serpentine roulette 10-10½ by Calvert on all four sides, two single examples from a vertical pair used on 1857 second sheet of entire letter endorsed 'per European' to London, tied by oval "1/V" obliterators in black of Melbourne. London arrival cds (Feb 8) in red on front. A very rare issue on cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 6428 Victoria

    Emblems Issue 1858 (June 1): 4 d. rose on smooth vertically laid paper, rouletted 5½-6½, used on 1859 entire letter to Belfast tied by circular "27" numeral obliterator in red, with corresponding 'Caramut / Crown / Victoria' datestamp at left (Feb 21) in same colour. Reverse with 'Belfast / Crown / Victoria' datestamp in black (Feb 25). File fold well away from scarce cancellations.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 6429 Victoria

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    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856: 'Queen on Throne' 6 d. Die Proof on India paper, printed in black, cut down and mounted on card, 39 x 43 mm., with wonderful depth of engraving, tiny scuff below 'S' of 'SIX' at base mentioned for full accuracy only and not detracting from the lovely appearance of a fine and rare Proof of which only five examples are recorded. Cert. BPA (1982).
    Starting bid : 1,250 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,250 CHF

    Lot# : 6430 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1858: 'Queen on Throne' Plate Proof for 6 d. value in black, imperforate on white paper without watermark, a sheet marginal block of twelve (3 x 4), showing excellent depth of engraving, position 36 (third stamp, top row) showing signs of retouching. Margins touched to large all round, minor crease in margin only, a scarce multiple with only one sheet of 240 subjects struck.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 6431 Victoria

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    Recess by De La Rue 1867: 'Queen on Throne' Die Proof for 6 d. value in deep violet, imperforate on white thin (almost pelure) paper without watermark, prepared by De La Rue from the Perkins Bacon plates for the 1867 Paris Exhibition. Narrow margins but of vivid deep colour and similar to the Proof offered in the first Purves sale. Rare and particularly fine Proof. Cert. Robson Lowe (1977).rn 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6432 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1858: 'Queen on Throne' 6 d. blue, wmk. Star, rouletted 5½-6½, a single example used on 1859 registered cover to Locarno, Switzerland with horizontal pair of 1859 1 s. pale blue, perf. 12, the 6 d. folded over top of cover, all tied by "13" numeral obliterators with, on reverse, 'Daylesford / Victoria' despatch datestamp July 12) in black. Thence via Melbourne and London with red transits (Sept 19) and manuscript '2/-' accountancy credit applied in red ink. CHARGÉ in black on front and Paris 'Bureau Centrale' cds in red, Basel transit and Locarno (Sept 23) arrival on reverse. Some aging but scarce, #100 in the Palmer 'Pre-UPU Destination Mail census.rnrnProvenance: Heinrich Köhler, sale 238, 8-12 Feb 1983, lot 1399.rn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 6433 Victoria

    1859: 1 s. blue, perf. 12 by Robinson, a single and vertical pair used with 1862 6 d. grey on registered 1862 cover from Chiltern (Sept 22) to Locarno, Switzerland, tied by circular "28" numeral obliterators in black. Fine REGISTERED / MELBOURNE in red of transit (Sept 24), oval 'PD' and 'Registered / London' datestamp in red (Nov 20) and manuscript accountnacy split '2/-' in red ink, thence via Calais with CHARGÉ in red on front and rate box in black on reverse. Small piece missing from flap but with Locarno arrival cds (Nov 24). Listed by Palmer in 'Pre-UPU Destination Mail', census #150. A fine and scarce franking.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 6434 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1859 (May): 2 s. dull bluish green on pale yellow in a horizontal pair and single 1863 4 d. rose-pink, used on 1864 registered cover to Locarno, Switzerland tied by circular "25" numeral obliterators of Hepburn. Reverse with 'Hepburn' despatch cds (Aug 23) with 'Registered / Melbourne' datestamp in red on front (Aug 24), thence via Suez and Marseille (Oct 15) with CHARGÉ applied on front in black. Rate box and Locarno arrival cds (Oct 18) on reverse. Cover #174 in the Ben Palmer 'Pre-UPU Destination Mail census. An extraordinary and rare cover.rnrnProvenance:  Plumridge & Co., London, sale 879, 6-14 March 1930, lot 696.rn                   Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20299.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 6435 Victoria

    Beaded Oval Issue 1860/66: Proof in black for the 4 d. value, imperforate on wove surfaced paper. See first Purves sale (lot 2116) 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.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 6436 Victoria

    Beaded Oval Issue 1866 (Feb 13): 3 d. maroon on T. H. Saunders paper, wmk.d in words, perf. 13 variety, the famous unused block of four, of outstanding rich colour and superb large part browned og. Extremely rare and probably the sole block extant Gi = £ 1'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2124.rn                        Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20364.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 6437 Victoria

    1863 (Sept): 1 d. pale green, wmk. numeral, on De La Rue paper, perf. 12, a fine unused block of four of good colour, diagonal crease, large part og. A scarce stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 520+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6438 Victoria

    Laureated Issue 1863/73: De La Rue paper, 1 d. deep green, perf. 13. a fine unused block of nine (3 x 3) with part selvedge from edge of sheet at left, of brilliant fresh colour, minor gum creasing, large part og. A delightful and scarce multiple Gi = £ 800+.rn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 6439 Victoria

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    1863/64: 4 d. deep rose, perf. 12, the famous example with un-printed tablet at top or missing 'VICTORIA', a used example cancelled by circular "3" numeral obliterator of Castlemaine in black. Extraordinary error and very rare: illustrated in the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia on page 229. Cert. RPS (1963) Gi = unlisted.rnrnProvenance: Collection Arthur Hind, Harmers, London, 2-4 July 1934, lot 526.rn                   Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, London, 9 Sept 1981, lot 242.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 6440 Victoria

    Laureated Issue 1863/73: Emergency printing on De La Rue paper, 3 d. lilac, wmk. '8', perf. 13, an unused block of four of rich deep colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 6441 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1865 (Sept): 2 s. dark blue on greenish paper, perf. 12, a single example used on large 1867 registered cover to Chesterfield, UK neatly tied in black with fine oval REGISTERED in red and 'Melbourne' despatch cds (Sept 26) in black at left. The adhesive with small closed tear at right and the cover with file folds but an extraordinary quadruple rate franking.rnrnProvenance: DF Auction, Geneva, 29 Nov-3 Dec, 2005, lot 31654.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 6442 Victoria

    Laureated Issue 1867/81: 1 d. green, perf. 12, Bell 1873 9 d. pale brown on pink, 1873/87 2 d. dull mauve, perf. 12 single and horizontal strip of five, all used on 1874 cover to Paris tied by 'Melbourne / Victoria' duplexes (May 19) in black. Slight file fold crosses the 9 d. value which has, along with the 1 d. value been lifted for checking wmk., but a delightful and colourful franking for the 1/10 d. rate for under ½ ounce.rnrnProvenance: Köhler, sale 225, 11-14 Oct 1978, lot 3602.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 6443 Victoria

    Laureated Issue 1867/70: Emergency printing, 1 d. green, Saunders paper, wmk. 'SIX PENCE' in words, perf. 13, an unused example centred to left, trivial aging on reverse at top, fine part og. A very rare stamp Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 6444 Victoria

    1873/74: Essay by William Bell for ½ bantam value, handpainted in deep rose-red and pale rose on card (56 x 38 mm.), extremely close to the issued design, initialled "J. P. A." by J. P. Atkinson, the stamp printer. Exceptionally rare and beautful Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2157.rn                   Collection Richard Stevenson, Spink, London, 6 April 2006, lot 1324.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF

    Lot# : 6445 Victoria

    1873/75: Engraver's Die Proof by William Bell for the 1 d. value printed in red on very thin slightly greyish pelure paper, 25 x 30 mm., showing the incomplete Die without figure of value at lower right corner and with additional rectangular frame surround. The completion of the Die was done on the premises of the Post Office to ensure no further impressions could be made. See Geoff Kellow 'Stamps of Victoria' page 194, this Proof being similar to Purves lot 2166. Small stain at top but a fragile, charming and very rare Proof.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 6446 Victoria

    1873/75: Essay for the proposed 6 d. value by William Bell, unadopted, with head plate vignette hand-painted in shades of pink, affixed to card, 39 x 45 mm., the frame hand-painted in shades of red and carmine. Delightful Essay which bears some resemblance to the issued 9 d. adhesive, see Geoff Kellow 'Stamps of Victoria' page 189. Unique.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2161.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6447 Victoria

    1873/81: Essays (2) by William Bell for the 2 s. design, both imperforate, one in brownish-purple and the other in black, with "2/-" in upper left corner only and the other three corners blank (the issued stamp had the value in all four corners), each on very thin paper, the black example with border surround in black, but with some aging. A scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 6448 Victoria

    Stamp Statute Issues 1884 (Jan 1): 3 d. mauve, wmk. V over Crown sideways, a fine unused example of fine delicate colour, merest trace of aging on two top perforations, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 6449 Victoria

    Stamp Duty 1879: Die Proof for 1 s. 6 d. value in black on cream wove paper, 43 x 50 mm., engraved by Arthur Williams of Sands & MacDougall, typographed at the Victorian Stamp Printer's. Unfinished State of the Die with letters 'J' and 'L' missing from the lower corners, these letters standing for Charles Jackson and Ludwig Lang who designed much of the 1879 Stamp Duty series. The sole recorded unfinished Proof of this value, see Geoff Kellow 'Stamps of Victoria' page 228. Scarce and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 6450 Victoria

    Stamp Duty 1884: Essay for the 15 s. value, designed by Charles Jackson and Ludwig Lang, handpainted on card, 76 x 89 mm., in reddish-purple shades, with FIFTEEN SHILLINGS in black and VICTORIA picked out in Chinese white, with hand drawn surround in pencil; similar to the design adopted for the 1 d. value. See Geoff Kellow 'Stamps of Victoria' page 227. Beautiful and unique.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2255.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 6451 Victoria

    Stamp Duty 1879: Die Proof for 2 s. value in deep yellow-brown on thick wove cream paper, 36 x 57 mm., engraved by Arthur Williams of Sands & MacDougall, typographed at the Victorian Stamp Printer's. Unfinished State of the Die with letters 'J' and 'L' missing from the top corners, these letters standing for Charles Jackson and Ludwig Lang who designed much of the 1879 Stamp Duty series. Eight Die Proofs are recorded of this value, see Geoff Kellow 'Stamps of Victoria' page 240. Scarce and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 6452 Victoria

    Stamp Duty 1879: Die Proof for 5 s. value in pale brown on cream wove paper, 35 x 50 mm., engraved by Arthur Williams of Sands & MacDougall, typographed at the Victorian Stamp Printer's. Unfinished State of the Die with letters 'J' and 'L' missing from the left and right of the 'Victoria Stamp Duty' frame, these letters standing for Charles Jackson and Ludwig Lang who designed much of the 1879 Stamp Duty series. Seven Die Proofs are recorded of this value of which three are in this colour, see Geoff Kellow 'Stamps of Victoria' page 241. Scarce and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 6453 Victoria

    Stamp Duty 1884/96: £ 2 bright blue, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, a superb unused example of excellent colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Rare Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 6454 Victoria

    Stamp Duty 1884/1900: £ 25 yellow green, £ 50 dull lilac-mauve and £ 100 crimson, perf. 12½, wmk. V over Crown sideways, upright on the £ 100, the set of three values all with margins all round, each with "Specimen" in manuscript ink in red or black (£ 100). A magnificent and extremely rare set in superb condition, fresh and very fine, superb og. A dramatic and extremely rare set.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,500 CHF

    Lot# : 6455 Victoria

    Stamp Duty 1884: Die Proof for the Nash 2 s. 6 d. value, imperforate and printed in violet on blue card (not as issued - note the colour block behind the Queen's head at right and the blocks of colour towards lower corners which were altered), together with the issued 2 s. 6 d. brown-orange, wmk. V over Crown, perf. 12½, fresh and fine, large part og. The Proof illustrated in Kellow 'Stamps of Victoria' on page 253. Scarce.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2181.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 6456 Victoria

    1885: Stamp Duty overprint in blue on 3 d. yellow-orange, a fine unused block of nine, marginal from right of sheet, fresh and very fine, superb og. with four stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 6457 Victoria

    1890: Die Proof for the 1 d. chestnut in close to the issued colour, on cream wove paper, 68 x 113 mm., engraved by Samuel Reading and typographed at the Victorian Government printing Office, with manuscript 'X' at top in ink. The stamp was issued to coincide with 1 d. postage for inland mail and was loosely based on the 1 d. black. A rare Proof with just six known in various colours, all come from the estate of the engraver and were discovered in 1952.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 6458 Victoria

    1887: Die Proof in red for 1 s. 6 d. design, imperforate on card paper, 26 x 31 mm., designed and engraved by Charles Naish and typographed at the Victorian Government printer's in Melbourne. The sole recorded Proof in this colour.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 6459A Victoria

    1886/89: £ 7 rosine & black, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, an unused example of excellent rich colour, slightly blunted perforations at base and regummed, nevertheless a marvellous example of an extremely rare and most elusive stamp. Certs. APS (1980), BPA (1991) Gi = £ 13'000.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6459 Victoria

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    1886/87: £ 6 yellow & pale blue, wmk. 'V over Crown' sideways, perf. 12½, a fine appearing unused example of good centering and colour, slight mark removed from face of stamp, diagonal crease unapparent on face and regummed, nevertheless a most attractive example of an extremely rare stamp. Certs. APS (1980) and BPA (1991) Gi = £ 12'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6459B Victoria

    1886/90: £ 8 mauve & brown-orange, wmk. V over Crown upright, perf. 12½, an unused example of splendid colour, centred to base, regummed, nevertheless a marvellous example of an extremely rare and most elusive stamp. Certs. APS (1980), BPA (1991) Gi = £ 14'000.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6459C Victoria

    1886/90: £ 9 apple-green & rosine, wmk. V over Crown sideways, perf. 12½, an unused example of excellent fresh colour, centred to left, regummed, nevertheless a marvellous example of an extremely rare and spectacular stamp. Certs. APS (1980), BPA (1991) Gi = £ 14'000.rnrnNote: Geoff Kellow records just three unused examples of each of these high values (£6-£9) as offered above, including the set in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Despite imperfections, these high values demonstrate the excellence of the printer's art and remain great rarities for both the Victoria and the British Commonwealth collector.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6460 Victoria

    1886/96: High Values: £ 6 yellow & pale blue, £ 7 rosine & black, £ 8 mauve & brown-orange and £ 9 apple-green & rosine, unused, perf. 12½, all wmk. Crown over V sideways except for the £ 8 value which is upright, overprinted "Specimen." in black, all of delightful fresh appearance although the £ 8 has a few soiled perfs. at top, fresh and fine with part og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 6461 Victoria

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    1900 (Jan 12): Boer War Patriotic Fund, the set of two values 1 d. (1 s.) olive-brown and 2 d. ( 2 s.) emerald green, unused, each diagonally overprinted 'SPECIMEN.' in violet (Samuel type NA2) upon receipt from the UPU by the Natal Post Office. A fine and unique set. Cert. BPA (1981).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 6462 Victoria

    1901 (Jan 29): 1 s. yellow, a superb unused block of eight, marginal from top of sheet of excellent centering and vivid colour, superb og. with four stamps unmounted og. Scarce and attractive Gi = £ 640+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 6463 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.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 6464 Victoria

    1901/10: Die Proof for £ 1 value in carmine on card, 62 x 68 mm., State 1 with two dashes below beard, some minor scuffing but most attractive and of great rarity.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF
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