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  • Lot# : 3600 South Australia

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    The 'Long' Stamps / Thin Postage 1902/04: The set of eleven values, wmk. Crown over SA upright, perf. 11½-12½, all on three pieces and pre-cancelled, (6 d. with surface scuff but the £ 1 blue showing damaged "N" in "ONE" flaw), all struck upon receipt from the UPU with "SPECIMEN." handstamps in violet (Samuel NA2) by the Natal Post Office. An attractive and unique set. Cert. BPA (1981).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3601 South Australia

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    1902/04: 'Thin Postage', 8 d. ultramarine (16½ mm.), an unused block of four, lower left stamp (Row 2, Stamp 9) showing variety "EIGNT for EIGHT" in Duty Plate, fresh colour and very fine, some protective hinge remnants on large part og. A scarce and most attractive multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2014) Gi = £ 2'500+.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3602 South Australia

    1902/04: 'Thin Postage', 1 s. brown, an unused vertical pair, marginal from base of sheet, variety: "Imperforate Between Horizontally and Imperforate Between Stamp and Margin", of good colour and appearance but with vertical crease, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 2'750.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3603 South Australia

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 3604 South Australia

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    1902/04: 'Thin Postage', 1 s. brown & red-brown (POSTAGE and Value), wmk. Crown over SA, perf. 11½, a fine used example of this scarce stamp, neatly cancelled by part 'GPO Adelaide' cds in black. Rare. Cert. Ceremuga (2011) Gi = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3605 South Australia

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    1902/04: 'Thin Postage', 3 d. olive-green (20 mm.), wmk. Crown over SA, perf. 12, an unused example, position 38, with variety: "Value Below Australia" with POSTAGE just above the perforations at base, fresh and very fine, large part og. Only one sheet with the error recorded, only 50 stamps on the sheet of 60 could show this error. Rare. Cert. Ceremuga (2015) Gi = £ 4'500.
    Starting bid : 1,250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3606 South Australia

    1904/11: 'Thick Postage' 6 d. blue-green, wmk. Crown over SA, an unused vertical pair, variety "Horizontally Imperforate Between", of slightly dull shade, large part browned og. Extremely rare - there was no example of this variety in the comprehensive 'Besançon' collection Gi = £ 5'000.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3607 South Australia

    1906 (Feb 2): 2 d. bright violet, an unused horizontal strip of six from the top right of sheet with Plate Number "3" in margin and requisition number '2 d. 658568' in black, showing double row of horizontal perfs. diagonally and double rows of vertical perforations. Fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og., an attractive multiple Gi = £ 160+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3608 South Australia

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    Official 1879 (Aug 19): Perkins Bacon 4 d. deep mauve, perf. 11½-12, a used example, variety "Overprint "O.S." Inverted", of excellent colour and centering for the issue, cancelled by "Quorn" squared circle datestamp in black. A rare stamp. Cert. RPSV (2007) Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3609 South Australia

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    1876: Official 1 s. brown, wmk. Broad Star, perf. 11½ x 12½, optd. 'O.S.' in black, a fine unused example of good colour, variety "Overprint Inverted", large part og. A very rare stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3610 South Australia

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    Official 1882 (Feb 20): Surcharged ½ d. on 1 d. green, wmk. Crown over SA, perf. 10, a used example with variety: "Overprint O.S. Inverted", somewhat buckled and with central thin, part og. Listed but unpriced by SG. A rare stamp. Cert. Brandon (2003) Gi = unpriced.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3611 South Australia

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    1891/99: 4 d. slate-violet, perf. 13, optd. 'O.S.' in black, an unused block of four from top of sheet, variety "Overprint Shifted Downwards" leaving just the one strike of the 'O.S.' on each vertical pair, upper pair with horizontal crease not affecting the dramatic appearance, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Cert. Ceremuga (2018).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3612 South Australia

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    1891 (May): Official 2 s. 6 d. pale violet, perf. 10, an unused example overprinted "O.S." in black, of fresh delicate colour and centering, superb large part og. Rare, with just one sheet of sixty stamps printed. An outstanding example. Signed Herbert Bloch. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 8'500.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3613 South Australia

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 3614 South Australia

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    1891 (May): Official 5 s. pale rose, perf. 10, an unused example overprinted "O.S." in black, of fresh delicate colour and centering but horizontally creased, fortunately not affecting the fine appearance, superb large part og. Rare, with just one sheet of sixty stamps printed. Cert. RPSL (1980) for the original horizontal pair Gi = £ 9'000.rnrnProvenance: Colonel H. Napier.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3615 South Australia

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    1891 (May): 5 s. pale rose, overprinted "OS" in black, wmk. Crown over SA, perf. 10, a fine used example cancelled by part "Adelaide" cds (probably Sept 15, 1902) in black. A most attractive example of this extremely rare stamp. Signed Tommy Allen. Cert. BPA (1980) Gi = £ 7'500.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3616 South Australia

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 3617 South Australia

    1902: Edward VII, Stamp Duty, the bicoloured set of twelve values from 1 d. to £ 10, all overprinted SPECIMEN. in red. Some slight rubbing to the glossy paper but generally fine, a scarce and unusual set.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3618 South Australia

    1855/1912: The used collection on leaves with imperforate 1855 1 d., 2 d., 1856 6 d. and 1 s., 1858/69 range rouletted or perf., Postage & Revenue 1886/96 Long Stamps 2 s. 6 d. to 50 s., £ 4 and £ 5 brown to £ 20 claret values with c.t.o. cancellations; Officials with 1874 1 d. green wildly off-centre, 6 d. and 1 s. etc. Condition varies but some useful stamps noted.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3619 South Australia

    1855/1912: The used collection on leaves with 1858 2 d. red and 1860/69 1 d., 2 d., 6 d. and 1 s. yellow, 6 d. blue with 'OS', 1860/79 3 d. on 4 d. sky blue, 9 d. grey and 9 d. claret, 2 s. carmine, 1886/96 Postage & Revenue Long Stamps from 2 s. 6 d. to 15 s., £ 2, £ 5 brown - £ 20 claret with c.t.o. cancels, Thin Postage 10 s. green, Thick Postage £ 1 blue, together with a collection with many values oveprinted SPECIMEN incl. 1886/96 Postage & Revenue Long Stamps set of 14 values optd SPECIMEN complete, superb range of issues both imperf. and perf. (much duplication) overprinted REPRINT etc. Condition varies but generally fair to fine, a good lot.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3620 South Australia

    1886: 'Postage & Revenue', the complete set of fifteen values from 2 s. 6 d. mauve to £ 20 claret (excl. the £ 5 brown issued in 1896), wmk. Crown over SA upright, all in unused horizontal strips of four, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type D15) in black. The £ 1 blue and £ 2 brown with some shaved perforations, the £ 1 also with one stamp with closed tear; however a set of great scarcity, especially so in multiples.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3621 South Australia

    1892: Printed form 'Reprints and Specimens / South Australian Postage and Revenue Stamps / With the Date of Issue' featuring South Australia issues arranged by face value with 47 Postage Stamps from 1855 through to 1894 including unissued 1855/59 1 s. violet, most with REPRINT horizontally struck in black, but twelve stamps with SPECIMEN in black. Folded in to quarto and a few age spots etc. but a scarce and most interesting insight into how these stamps were prepared for sale.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3622 South Australia

    1901: Federation Commemorative Set of 19 values, current De La Rue issues with twelve values from ½ d. to 2 s. carmine and 1886/96 'Postage & Revenue' 2 s. 6 d. violet, 5 s. rose-pink, 10 s. green, 15 s. brownish yellow and £ 1 blue, all cancelled by 'Adelaide' (March 10, 1901) c.t.o. datestamps or by double ring 'Adelaide - SA' datestamps, struck for presentation for the commemoration when each Postal Authority sent to each member State a presentation set of stamps currently in use. Rare and fine.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    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

    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
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