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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, 1854-60 DIADEMS IMPERFORATE

    Lot 19
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    Estimate: $3,500 Purchase Price : $3,146

    1854-60 Watermark Double-lined Numerals 1d Orange-vermilion Diadem block of four with experimental roulettes made by John Dutton in 1856, fine with large part OG (some roulettes at top reinforced). Accompanied by a 2-page signed letter from Dutton dated at Wooloomooloo, 3 November 1856, to the Postmaster-General (W.H. Christie) with a proposal to perforate stamps and enclosing a sample of his work. This block (ex Wiggins and 'Manwood') is believed to be the largest multiple of 1d roulettes now remaining from the block of 24 ex-Ginger

     

    Lot 22
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    Estimate: $4,000 Purchase Price : $3,495

    1854-60 Diadems Watermark Double-lined Numerals Imperf 1d Orange-Red error 'Printed Both Sides' unused without gum showing strong misplaced impression on reverse, with black mark towards base. The only recorded unused example of this error of which a total of only three are recorded, one of the used examples being in the Royal Collection. Ex Hutson and 'Manwood', with 1932 RPSL Certificate

      

    Lot 23
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    Estimate: $2,000 Purchase Price : $1,748

    1854-60 2d Diadem Die Proof in black on India paper from the penultimate state of the die mounted on card, 38 x 44mm, with small fault at lower right corner of proof, otherwise fine. 1979 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 24
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    Estimate: $25,000 Purchase Price : $22,135

    1854-60 2d Diadem Plate Proof Sheet of 120 in Black on wove paper with holes punched in positions 11, 12, 24, 36, 73, 97, 104 & 105 to indicate where repairs were required. The reverse bears manuscript notation 'The perforated labels to be renewed as speedily as possibly' and signed and dated by Thomas Richards with a Treasury handstamp of the same day. Heavily creased in places though a unique and extraordinary Exhibition item. Ex Osborne and White. Illustrated in Volume IV of the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia

     

    Lot 25
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    Estimate: $600 Purchase Price : $536

    1856-60 Diadems Imperf 2d Blue and 2d Ultramarine Plate I fine with four margins (each showing portion of adjoining unit at base), part OG (toned on former). Also 2d Blue Watermark Double-lined '5' part OG, touched along top. SG 111, 112, 112c, cat 1650 (3)

     

    Lot 27
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    Estimate: $3,500 Purchase Price : $3,146

    1856-60 Diadems Imperf 2d Blue Plate II strip of 3 (touched top and right) used on 1860 (12 Dec) cover from Sydney to Gladstone Qld, cancelled 'NSW' duplex, endorsed 'per Telegraph', reverse with Brisbane transit and Gladstone arrival (DE 22 60) datestamps. The Imperf 2d Plate II were only issued in Queensland, and this very rare use in New South Wales was possibly by a traveller writing home. A very significant cover from the Ginger, Gordon Kaye, 'Manwood' and Stevenson Collections

     

    Lot 31
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    Estimate: $4,000 Purchase Price : $3,495

    1854-60 6d Diadem Die Proof in Black in India paper backed on card (56 x 60mm). Some minor overall soiling otherwise fine and rare

     

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