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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, 1854-72 DIADEMS

    Lot 37
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    Estimate: $2,500T Purchase Price : $2,214

    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 39
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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 40
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    Estimate: $150 Purchase Price : $134

    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: $4,600T Purchase Price : $4,194

    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: $20,000 Purchase Price : $17,475

    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: $3,500 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 44
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    Estimate: $22,000T Purchase Price : $19,805

    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 49
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    Estimate: $2,750 Purchase Price : $2,447

    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 52
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    Estimate: $5,000 Purchase Price : $4,427

    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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