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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, 1854-72 DIADEMS

    Lot 37
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    Estimate: $2,500TStarting Price: $1,900

    1856 1d and 3d Diadems: 1854 original estimate prepared by Postmaster-General Raymond for the procurement of steel printing plates plus printing inks from England for 1d and 3d postage stamps. Affixed in the margin of the first page are unused examples of the 1d Orange-vermilion and 3d Yellow-green Wmk Numerals of Value (1d fine with margins all round, 3d touched at right). Some splitting along folds and some repairs have been made to some tears, nevertheless a remarkable and highly significant document. This estimate was forwarded to Messrs Perkins Bacon & Co. who provided tenders for the two stamps, resulting in the production of the 1d and 3d Diadems.

       

    Lot 38
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    Estimate: $4,400TStarting Price: $3,400

    1856 1d Diadem Die Proof in Black on india paper impressed on card (50mm x 52mm), some slight soiling clear of design. Probably only six examples were originally produced, this is believed to be the only one on which the india paper has not been reduced to stamp size

     

    Lot 39
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    Estimate: $4,000Starting Price: $3,000

    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 40
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    Reprints: 1871 1d Orange-red (Wmk Crown over NSW) and 2d Blue Wmk '2') Imperf Diadem Reprints overprinted SPECIMEN (McCredie Type 4), both part OG but with some toning on reverse (2)

     

    Lot 41
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    Estimate: $4,600TStarting Price: $3,600

    1856 2d Diadem Die Proof in Black on india paper impressed on card (32mm x 40mm), very fine. Probably only six examples were originally produced, this is believed to be the only example on which the india paper has not been reduced to stamp size.

     

    Lot 42
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    Estimate: $20,000Starting Price: $15,000

    1856-60 Diadems Imperforate 2d Blue Plate I irregular block of 15 [pos 12/23-24/31-36/43-48] mint with part OG, unit [24] with extensive retouch (third state) to much of stamp, unit [36] with retouch to top and right panels. [43] with torn corner and vertical tear between [33] and [34], two units with pinholes and some creasing, however of fine facial appearance. Despite the faults, this block is of major technical importance and must be considered one of the most important multiples of Australian Colonial philately, with unused examples of any of the retouches being of the greatest rarity. Ex Ginger and Hutson, with 2013 RPSL Certificate.

     

    Lot 43
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    Estimate: $3,500Starting Price: $2,700

    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 44
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    Estimate: $22,000TStarting Price: $17,000

    1854 Diadems Die Proof of Queen's had Vignette in Black on india paper impressed on card (75mm x 107mm), fine and ex Hutson, 'Manwood' and 'Alvarado'; 6d and 1/- Progressive Die Proofs with blank value and labels in Black on india paper impressed on card (69mm x 80mm and 57mm x 92mm respectively), 6d with small stain spot well clear of design, each ex Yardley, Hutson, 'Manwood' and 'Alvarado'. Three examples of the Queen's Head proof and 6d recorded, and two only of the 1/- recorded, with one of each in the Royal Collection. A magnificent and important set, each with 2013 RPSL Certificate (3)

       

    Lot 45
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    Estimate: $4,000Starting Price: $3,000

    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

     

    Lot 46
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    Estimate: $90TStarting Price: $70

    1854-59 Diadems Imperf 6d Grey, 6d Olive-grey (top marginal) and 6d Greyish-brown, all very fine with large margins, choice examples. SG 94,95,96, cat 131 (3)

     

    Lot 47
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    Estimate: $400TStarting Price: $400

    1854-59 Diadems Imperf 1/- Pale Red lower right corner block of 4 with typical smudged numeral cancels, short split in right selvedge, and light horizontal bend in lower pair, otherwise of very fine appearance, signed in pencil 'AD(iena)' and 'G Bolaffi' on reverse. SG 100, cat 300+

     

    Lot 48
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    Estimate: $280TStarting Price: $210

    1856 Imperf (6d) Registered, two large-marginned examples, in Vermilion and Prussian Blue cancelled '68' in rays of Scone, and Orange and Prussian Blue cancelled '10' in rays of Carcoar (Type 2R20, rated RRR) (2)

     

    Lot 49
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    Estimate: $2,750Starting Price: $2,100

    1860-72 Diadems 2d Pale Blue Plate I Perf 12 strip of 3 from base of sheet imperforate at base plus pair in deeper shade used on 1860 (14 Feb) cover to Exeter, tied by Sydney duplexes and paying the 10d via Marseilles rate, with Exeter backstamp (AP 5 60). Fine and used on the first day of use of perforated stamps, a very rare and important cover

     

    Lot 50
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    Estimate: $350Starting Price: $270

    1860-72 Watermark Double-lined Numerals Perf 13 6d Purple Emergency Printing on Wmk Double-lined '5', centred lower right with part OG, a few blunt perfs. SG 165a Cat 650

     

    Lot 51
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    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $240

    1860-72 Diadems Watermark Figures of Value Perf 13 1/- Carmine and 1/- Crimson-lake, both unused without gum and of fine appearance. SG 169,170, cat 750 (2)

     

    Lot 52
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    Estimate: $5,000Starting Price: $3,800

    1860-72 Watermark Double-lined Numerals Perf 13 1/- Carmine marginal block of four from the lower left corner of sheet with burelage in left margin. Large part OG, perforations at base reinforced and a diagonal crease at lower left affecting the third unit. Nevertheless an impressive multiple and possibly unique from this position. Ex Frazer

     

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