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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, POSTAGE DUES

    Lot 201
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    Estimate: $3,000 Purchase Price : $2,680

    1891-97 Watermark Crown over NSW d - 20/- Green Perf 10 (2 x 20/-) blocks of 6 overprinted either Specimen (McCredie Type 11 - 4d, 6d, 8d, 10/-, 20/-) or SPECIMEN (Type 12 - d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 5/-, 10/-, 20/-), 2d Wmk Sideways as always, full OG and MUH, one or two instances of toning on gum of no significance. The largest recorded multiples and a magnificent set (66)

      

    Lot 205
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    Estimate: $180 Purchase Price : $158

    1891-97 Watermark Crown over NSW 5/- Green Perf 10 part OG, short perf at base otherwise fine. BW ND33 cat AU$750, SG D8 cat 275

     

    Lot 207
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    Estimate: $500 Purchase Price : $443

    1891-97 Watermark Crown over NSW 20/- Perf 12 x 10 part OG, perfs typically a little ragged, very scarce. BW ND40 cat AU$1250, SG D10b cat 650

     

    Lot 209
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    Estimate: $140 Purchase Price : $123

    1890 (4 Dec) cover from Kyneton (Vic) to Murrumburrah with 2d Stamp Duty, redirected on arrival to Wallenbeen and with manuscript '2d To Pay' for redirection fee. Reverse showing evidence of affixing of docket for the collection of the postage due, which once collected was removed and forwarded to the Accountant at the G.P.O. An interesting cover illustrative of the system used prior to the introduction of postage due adhesives

     

    Lot 210
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    Estimate: $350 Purchase Price : $315

    1890 (18 Dec) cover from Harwich (U.K) to Melbourne with 6d Jubilee tied by squared circle ds, re-addressed to Sydney on arrival (20 Jan 1891) and with '2D/MORE TO PAY' in oval applied, 2d Postage Due Perf 10 affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. This cover was posted prior to the issue of New South Wales postage dues, and is one of the earliest recorded covers. A cover crease at right does not affect the adhesives

     

    Lot 211
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    Estimate: $750 Purchase Price : $670

    1891 (14 Jan) cover (opened out) from Melbourne to Culcairn with 1d Reading Design tied by Melbourne duplex, underpaid for intercolonial rate and 'T' in oval applied with manuscript '2', 'manuscript '2d to pay' added in red pencil on arrival. Reverse with 1d Postage Due Perf 10 marginal pair affixed and tied by '1045' numerals of Culcairn (14 JA 1891 cds). Fine, and a very early use of New South Wales Postage Dues

     

    Lot 212
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    Estimate: $750 Purchase Price : $670

    1896 (26 Jun) large cover (360 x 125mm, opened out and affixed to backing sheet) with 1d Centennial strip of 3 cancelled Sydney duplex and addressed to Warren, with 'Legal Documents only' endorsement and '4/6 to pay' in blue pencil. On reverse has been affixed 1d Postage Due Perf 10 blocks of 30, 18 and 6 cancelled variously Warren datestamp or '395' in rays to meet the deficient postage. Few cover faults and there are some stamps with relatively minor defects, but an extraordinary franking representing the highest postage due franking recorded

     

    Lot 213
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    Estimate: $320 Purchase Price : $280

    1898 (Jan) cover from Tasmania with 2d Sideface posted shipside or on board and cancelled on arrival by Sydney cds (JA 10 98), and with double oval 'LOOSE SHIP/LETTER'. 2d loose ship letter fee indicated by handstruck '2D' and affixing 2d Postage due Perf 11 x 12 tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Most of back flap missing and some light soiling, but very scarce

     

    Lot 216
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    Estimate: $380 Purchase Price : $338

    1900 (15 Aug) stampless cover endorsed 'On active service unable to Procure stamps' and with 'ARMY P.O./S. AFRICA cds, addressed to Forbes and with handstruck '1D' added on arrival, 2d 'Record Reign' adhesive affixed and tied by double oval FORBES/N.S.W.' ds in violet. Reverse endorsed 'From Tryn(?) Brinstead/6043 I.Y. Scouts/Pretoria'. Peripheral cover faults, however a fine Boer War cover showing the rare use of postage stamps in lieu of postage due adhesives

     

    Lot 217
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    Estimate: $460 Purchase Price : $420

    1901 (2 Jul) Boer War cover endorsed '4607 Trooper Bueler NZMR/Active Service No Stamps Available' and with 'FIELD POST OFFICE/34/BRITISH ARMY S. AFRICA' double circle ds, addressed to Sydney with further endorsement 'over oz' and therefore charged 2d rather than the usual 1d military concession rate. 2d Postage Due Perf 12 x 11 affixed and tied by 'NSW' in ovals. Pietermaritzburg, Durban and Sydney backstamps. Some minor cover faults but a fine and scarce incoming Boer War cover

     

    Lot 218
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    Estimate: $180 Purchase Price : $158

    1902 (10 Jan) cover from Natal to Ashfield (re-addressed to Summer Hill) with 1d QV tied by Pietermaritzburg double circle ds, underpaid for 2d U.P.U. rate and with 'T/15c' in circle applied. On arrival the double deficiency was indicated by handstruck '3D', and 1d and 2d Postage Dues Perf 11 x 12 affixed and tied by Summer Hill cds. Two tears at top of envelope and flap faults

     

    Lot 219
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    Estimate: $220 Purchase Price : $199

    1902 (28 Jan) cover from Birmingham to Cuambeline with G.B. 1881 1d, underpaid for 2d U.P.U. rate and hexagonal 'T/15/L' applied, converted to double deficiency on arrival and handstruck '3D' added, with 1d Perf 11 and 2d Perf 11 x 12 PostageDues on Chalk-surfaced Paper affixed and tied by '470' in rays of Dandaloo. Most of back flap missing, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 221
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    Estimate: $1,100 Purchase Price : $991

    1902 (18 Dec) cover from Ellon, Scotland to Walgett, with 2d KEVII, rated as overweight and with hexagonal 'T/25' handstamp applied. On arrival in Sydney, the double deficiency was indicated by the handstruck '5D', and 2d Postage Dues Perf 11 x 12 Chalk-surfaced Paper (x 2) were affixed together with Commonwealth 1902-04 Base Completed 1d, all tied by Walgett cds. A couple of small tone spots on face, otherwise fine and an exceptional and rare State/Commonwealth postage due combination cover

     

    Lot 222
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    Estimate: $1,400 Purchase Price : $1,224

    1903 (10 Mar) cover from Manila, Philippines to Sydney with 2c and 3c (opts on U.S.) tied by Manila killers, underpaid for U.P.U. rate and with handstruck '25/CTMS/T' applied. On arrival the double deficiency of 5d was indicated by manuscript pencil, and 2d Postage Dues Perf 11 Chalk-surfaced Paper (x 2) in combination with Commonwealth 1902-04 Base Completed 1d were affixed and tied by 'NSW'. Fine and a remarkable and very rare State/Commonwealth Postage Due combination cover

     

    Lot 223
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    Estimate: $180 Purchase Price : $158

    1909 (Mar) picture postcard sent unstamped from Sydney to Walla Walla, with circular 'MORE TO PAY/2D' and 2d Jubilee affixed in lieu of postage due stamp, tied by Walla Walla cds. Fine and scarce

     

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