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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, 1854-72 DIADEMS

    Lot 25
    Estimate: $3,500

    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 26
    Estimate: $4,000

    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 27
    Estimate: $2,000

    1854-60 Watermark Double-lined Numerals Imperf 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 28
    Estimate: $25,000

    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 29
    Estimate: $600

    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 30
    Estimate: $3,500

    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
    Estimate: $4,000

    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 32
    Estimate: $2,750

    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 33
    Estimate: $650

    1860-72 Diadems Perf 12 3d Blue-green part OG, some typical ragged perfs, otherwise fine. SG 140, cat 1000

     

    Lot 34
    Estimate: $200

    1860-72 Watermark Double-lined Numerals Perf 13 6d, 8d (2) and 1/- overprinted diagonal SPECIMEN (McCredie Type 2), both 8d part OG (toned), 6d and 1/- no gum. Also 5d Diadem Wmk Crown over NSW (II) optd 'specimen' (McCredie Type 11), fine (5)

     

    Lot 35
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $55

    1860-72 Watermark Double-lined numerals Perf 13 1d Dull Red unused without gum, fine appearance. SG 155, cat 110

     

    Lot 36
    Estimate: $350

    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 37
    Estimate: $5,000

    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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