AUSTRALASIA, AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, 1854 4D COURIER PLATE II

Lot 151

Estimate: $2,500

Realised Price : $4,600

4d Orange [1], SG 10, very early impression, unused example with even margins. Ex Sebastian Earl

Lot 152

Estimate: $9,000

Realised Price : $14,500

4d Bright Red-Orange [1], SG 10, earliest impression with even margins neatly tied to 1854 (26 Jul) entire to Hobart by '59' cancel of Launceston with datestamp in black alongside, 'PAID' handstamp in red at right. This is one of the earliest Plate II usages recorded and generally accepted as the finest 4d Courier on cover in existence. 1979 BPA Cert states the stamp is SG 5, which we suspect is based purely upon the intense colour of the adhesive. Ex Robinson, Martin

Lot 153

Estimate: $300

Realised Price : $380

4d Orange - very dull shade [2], SG 10, very worn impression, good to huge margins, '31' cancel of Green Ponds

Lot 154

Estimate: $350

Realised Price : $300

4d Red-Orange [7], SG 10, early impression, close to good margins, indistinct cancel

Lot 155

Estimate: $9,000

Realised Price : $16,000

4d Red-Orange block of six (2x3) [7-8/13-14/19-20], SG 10, intermediate impression with close to large margins showing full imprint at base, lightly cancelled with '58' of Waterloo Point (rated R). Possibly the finest of the few blocks of six known. Ex Christies

Lot 156

Estimate: $500

Realised Price : $550

4d Red-Orange [8], SG 10, very early impression, good to large margins with '59' cancel of Launceston. 1998 BPA Certificate erroneously stating to SG 5

Lot 157

Estimate: $450

Realised Price : $500

4d Red-Orange [9], SG 10, early impression, close to large margins with '59' cancel of Launceston. 1984 Proschold Certificate

Lot 158

Estimate: $450

Realised Price : $340

4d Red-Orange [10], SG 10, early impression, close to large margins with '59' cancel of Launceston

Lot 159

Estimate: $400

Realised Price : $460

4d Red-Orange [16], SG 10, early impression, close to large margins with '59' cancel of Launceston

Lot 160

Estimate: $800

Realised Price : $750

4d Red-Orange [17], SG 10, very early impression, huge margins, portion of adjoining unit at right

Lot 161

Estimate: $350

4d Red-Orange [18], SG 10, intermediate impression, good to large margins, '47' cancel of Oatlands

Lot 162

Estimate: $2,000

Realised Price : $5,000

4d Red-Orange - lighter shade [19], SG 10, early impression, unused example with close (at base) to large margins

Lot 163

Estimate: $400

4d Red-Orange - lighter shade [22], SG 10, early impression, close to large margins

Lot 164

Estimate: $1,600

Realised Price : $3,000

4d Red-Orange [23], SG 10, very early impression, close to huge margins with portion of adjoining units at right tied to 1854 (4 Jul) large piece by '36' cancel of Huon (RRRR) 'PAID' handstamp at right. Believed to be one of the earliest Plate II usages

Lot 165

Estimate: $450

4d Dull Orange [1], SG 11, intermediate impression, close to large margins, '59' cancel of Launceston. 2000 BPA Certificate

Lot 166

Estimate: $400

Realised Price : $300

4d Dull Orange [2], SG 11, early impression, four even margins, indistinct cancel

Lot 167

Estimate: $400

4d Dull Orange [3], SG 11, early impression four even margins, indistinct cancel. 1989 Holcombe Certificate

Lot 168

Estimate: $400

4d Dull Orange [4], SG 11, early impression, close to good margins, '64' cancel of Hobart

Lot 169

Estimate: $400

4d Dull Orange [4], SG 11, early impression, close to good margins, '59' cancel of Launceston

Lot 170

Estimate: $400

Realised Price : $300

4d Dull Orange [5], SG 11, early impression, good to large margins, '68' cancel of Launceston

Lot 171

Estimate: $400

4d Dull Orange [7], SG 11, early impression, good to large margins, indistinct cancel

Lot 172

Estimate: $400

4d Dull Orange [8], SG 11, intermediate impression, good to large margins, '68' cancel of Hobart

Lot 173

Estimate: $500

4d Dull Orange [9], SG 11 variety on slightly thinner paper, early impression, close to large margins, showing slight doubling at base, '60' cancel of Hobart

Lot 174

Estimate: $350

4d Dull Orange [10], SG 11, intermediate impression, even margins, '60' cancel of Launceston. 2003 Ceremuga Certificate (as SG 10)

Lot 175

Estimate: $450

4d Dull Orange [12], SG 11, early impression, even margins, '68' cancel of Hobart. 1981 BPA Certificate

Lot 176

Estimate: $300

4d Dull Orange [12], SG 11, intermediate impression, good to large margins, indistinct cancel

Lot 177

Estimate: $300

4d Dull Orange [13], SG 11, intermediate impression, close to good margins, small pen mark at lower left, '59' cancel of Launceston. Ex Bombieri

Lot 178

Estimate: $800

Realised Price : $600

4d Dull Orange [16], SG 11, intermediate impression, huge margins, '59' cancel of Launceston. 1991 Alcuri Certificate. Ex John White

Lot 179

Estimate: $400

Realised Price : $320

4d Dull Orange [17], SG 11, intermediate impression, good to large margins, portion of numeral cancel

Lot 180

Estimate: $500

Realised Price : $380

4d Dull Orange [19], SG 11, intermediate/worn impression, close to large margins, large part of imprint at base, 2mm cut in top margin, '60' cancel of Launceston. 1999 Brandon Certificate (as SG 12)

Lot 181

Estimate: $400

Realised Price : $360

4d Dull Orange [20], SG 11, early impression, good to huge margins, indistinct cancel. 1989 Holcombe Certificate

Lot 182

Estimate: $450

4d Dull Orange [20], SG 11, worn impression, close to good margins, '59' cancel of Launceston

Lot 183

Estimate: $350

4d Dull Orange [21], SG 11, early impression, close to good margins, '64' cancel of Hobart and part of red handstamp

Lot 184

Estimate: $400

Realised Price : $300

4d Dull Orange [21], SG 11, intermediate impression, good to large margins, indistinct numeral cancel

Lot 185

Estimate: $1,500

Realised Price : $1,150

4d Dull Orange strip of three [22-24], SG 11, intermediate impression, close to large margins, just touching at lower right of [24], small central thin at top and tiny cut at between [23-24], '13' cancels of Bothwell. Rare multiple. Ex Sebastian Earl

Lot 186

Estimate: $600

Realised Price : $725

4d Dull Orange [24], SG 11, intermediate impression, good to huge margins with full imprint at base, '60' cancel of Launceston

Lot 187

Estimate: $1,500

Realised Price : $2,500

4d Yellowish Orange pair [1-2], SG 12, intermediate impression with large to huge margins, '60' cancels of Launceston. Ex Robinson

Lot 188

Estimate: $500

Realised Price : $950

4d Yellowish Orange [2], SG 12, intermediate impression, large to huge margins, '60' cancel of Launceston

Lot 189

Estimate: $350

Realised Price : $280

4d Yellowish Orange [3], SG 12, worn impression, close to large margins, indistinct numeral cancel

Lot 190

Estimate: $700

Realised Price : $525

4d Yellowish Orange [5], SG 12, worn impression, large to huge margins, '65' cancel of Three Point Hut (rated RRRR). Ex Bombieri

Lot 191

Estimate: $350

Realised Price : $420

4d Yellowish Orange [14], SG 12, intermediate impression, close to large margins, '59' cancel of Launceston

Lot 192

Estimate: $350

Realised Price : $750

4d Yellowish Orange [14], SG 12, worn impression, large margins, '60' cancel of Launceston

Lot 193

Estimate: $300

Realised Price : $420

4d Yellowish Orange [15], SG 12, intermediate impression, close to good margins, tiny thin at top, '64' cancel of Hobart. Ex Maxwell Hayes

Lot 194

Estimate: $50

Realised Price : $90

Forgery of Plate II 4d Dull Orange, '95' numeral "cancel"