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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1850-57 HALF-LENGTH ISSUES

    Lot 635
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    Estimate: $1,300 Realised Price: $1400

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham range on hagner, comprising 1d 2nd Printing, 1d 3rd Printing (2), 1d 4th Printing (3), 1d 5th Printing (2), 2d 3rd Printing (3), 2d 4th Printing (3), 2d 5th to 8th Printings (22), 3d 2nd Printing (heavy crease), 3d 3rd Printing, 3d 4th Printing (3), 3d 5th Printing (2), many shades represented, most are touched or cut into on one or more sides, some postmark interest, and a useful group of very high catalogue value (43)

     

    Lot 636
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    Estimate: $750 Realised Price: $1900

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Lilac-mauve Original State of Dies, First Printing from Stone A, Type [26], good to large margins all round, cancelled crisp Butterfly '15' on Geelong. a very attractive example of this very scarce stamp. SG 2, cat 1000

     

    Lot 637
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    Estimate: $350 Realised Price: $270

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Brown-lilac Second Printing (Printing Stone B), Type [30], mostly good margins, just touched at bottom right corner, cancelled messy Butterfly obliterator. SG 3, cat 550

     

    Lot 638
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price: $270

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Grey-lilac Second Printing (Printing Stone B), Type [14], margins close to touching down right side, others fine, tiny crease at upper right and thin at middle left, cancelled 'Butterfly '23' of Burn Bank. SG 3a, cat 600

     

    Lot 639
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    Estimate: $400 Realised Price: $625

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 3d Blue Second Printing, Type [7], close to large margins all round, fine and cancelled by light strike of Butterfly '15' of Geelong. SG 4a, cat 500

     

    Lot 640
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    Estimate: $250

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Grey-lilac Third Printing, Type [28], very fine with four good to large margins, cancelled Butterfly '1'. SG 6, cat 225

     

    Lot 641
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    Estimate: $250 Realised Price: $190

    1850-54 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Dull Grey Third Printing Type [8] good to large margins and showing portion of adjoining unit at left, cancelled somewhat messy Butterfly '35' in blue-black (Upper Glenelg, rated RRRR). SG 6a, cat 225

     

    Lot 642
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    Estimate: $1,200

    1850-54 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham: 2d Dull Grey Third Printing (SG 6a, superb with four large margins) on 1850 (6 Apr) entire letter to Sydney cancelled by Butterfly '29' of Port Fairy, backstamps of Port Fairy, Melbourne and Sydney. Exceptional quality, ex Guy Linfield

     

    Lot 643
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    Estimate: $600

    1850-54 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 3d Blue Third Printing (SG 7, large margins three sides, close at base) cancelled indistinct Butterfly 1 used on 1851 (25 Dec) entire from Melbourne to Rochester, Kent, manuscript '1/4' due from recipient and with Melbourne despatch and Rochester arrival datestamps, both in blue. Slight peripheral wear, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 644
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    Estimate: $700 Realised Price: $525

    1850-54 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1d Dull Red Third Printing (SG 8a, close at top, large margins other sides with portions of adjoining units at right and base) tied by Barred Oval' 1' obliterator to Melbourne town letter. Some minor toning otherwise fine and a rare usage

     

    Lot 645
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    Estimate: $350

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1d Dull Red Third Printing horizontal pair, Types [26-27], close to just touching on all sides, cancelled Barred Oval '2' of Geelong. An attractive pair of this notoriously difficult stamp. SG 8a, cat 450+

     

    Lot 646
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    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price: $1900

    1850-54 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1d Bright Pinky Red Fifth Printing (SG 12a) and 2d Brown-lilac Seventh Printing (SG 16b) (both margins large to just touching in places) cancelled Butterfly 1 on 1851 (30 May) outer from Melbourne to London, endorsed 'Per "Success" ', manuscript '8'(d) incoming ship letter charge, Melbourne and London backstamps. A fine and rare cover, ex Rod Perry

     

    Lot 647
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    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price: $4400

    1850-54 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 3d Blue Fourth Printing (SG 14) strip of four (touched at left and top of first unit) cancelled Barred Oval 83 and used on 1854 (9 Aug) cover from Yowen Hill to Chichester, Sussex, subsequently redirected to Emsworth, rated '8'(d) incoming ship letter rate altered to '9' with redirection. A fine multiple usage

     

    Lot 648
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    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price: $1250

    1850-53 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 3d Blue Fifth Printing horizontal strip of 5 (Types 2-6), just touched in one or two places, showing sheet margin at right, and large portion of adjoining unit at left, Type 6 with variety 'Major Retouch for Full Length of Right Border (No. 108 on sheet), very fine and cancelled Barred Oval '1'. One of the most spectacular pieces extant of these 3d retouches, ex William Frazer. SG 14/c, considerably undercatalogued at 550++

     

    Lot 649
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    Estimate: $250 Realised Price: $420

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Red-lilac Sixth Printing, Type [25], margins all round (close at left), and cancelled by Sydney barred obliterator, and very scarce as such. Tiny scissor cut barely touching design at base, otherwise fine. SG 15, cat 350+

     

    Lot 650
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    Estimate: $220 Realised Price: $300

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Red-lilac Sixth Printing, Type [25], margins close to large and fine, cancelled crisp Butterfly '15' of Geelong. SG 15, cat 350

     

    Lot 651
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    Estimate: $300 Realised Price: $230

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Red-lilac Sixth Printing, Type [25]?, close margins three side, large at base, and showing unusual underinking of bottom tablet, cancelled Butterfly '29' of Port Fairy. SG 15, cat 350

     

    Lot 652
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    Estimate: $200 Realised Price: $150

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Dull Brownish-lilac Sixth Printing, Type [1], showing wide corner margins top and left, close at right and bottom, fine and cancelled Barred Oval '50' of Port Fairy. SG 15c, cat 200

     

    Lot 653
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    Estimate: $220

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Dull Brownish-lilac Sixth Printing, large margins two sides, close to touching at left and top, cancelled Barred Oval '27'

     

    Lot 654
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    Estimate: $20,000

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Dull Brownish-lilac Sixth Printing variety 'Retouch to N.E. Corner Square and Upper Right Frame' (Type 23), fine unused without gum, small but clear margins (barely touching at base), good colour. Tiny black dot on dress and trace of slight crease in the upper half of the stamp on reverse (not visible from front). A major Half-length rarity, and the only unused example of this retouch which we record, ex Purves and Perry. SG 15e, cat 10000

     

    Lot 655
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    Estimate: $500 Realised Price: $675

    1850-54 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Drab Eighth Printing (SG 17a, close to just touching all round) cancelled somewhat indistinct Barred Oval 19, used on 1851 (27 Nov) outer from The Grange to Melbourne, fine and with appropriate backstamps

     

    Lot 656
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    Estimate: $600 Realised Price: $1450

    1850-54 Half-lengths Lithographed by Thomas Ham 2d Drab Eighth Printing (margins three sides, just touched along top) cancelled Butterfly 28 on 1851 (5 Aug) outer from Muston's Creek to Melbourne, small tear at top, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 657
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    Estimate: $600 Realised Price: $550

    1854-57 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Campbell & Co. and Campbell & Fergusson, used range on hagner, with Campbell 1d (4, incl pair) and 3d (6, incl pair), and Campbell & Fergusson 1d shades (11, incl 1d Pink unused) and 3d shades (11, incl pair cancelled by Adelaide cds). Couple of faults, but mostly full margins and fine. Also 3d Campbell Rouletted (2), and 3d Campbell, 3d Campbell & Fergusson Perf 12. High cat value (36)

     

    Lot 658
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    Estimate: $500 Realised Price: $380

    1854 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Campbell & Co. 1d Orange-red very fine with good to large margins and showing spectacular pre-printing paper crease. Ex Barelli, and with Rod Perry Certificate of Opinion

     

    Lot 659
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    Estimate: $220 Realised Price: $170

    1854 Half-lengths Lithographed by Campbell & Co. 1d Orange-red horizontal pair, types [13-14], close to large margins, fine and cancelled Newspaper oval ds. SG 23, cat 300+

     

    Lot 660
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    Estimate: $500

    1854-57 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson 1d Brick-red Stone 2 showing unofficial roulettes on all four sides, fine and cancelled Barred Numeral '1'. SG 26a var, with 1986 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 661
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    Estimate: $220 Realised Price: $440

    1854-57 Half-lengths Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson 1d Pink (Stones 4/5) horizontal strip of 4, close to large margins all round, used on small piece and cancelled '96' numerals of Balmoral. A scarce multiple. SG 28, cat 200+

     

    Lot 662
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    Estimate: $750

    1854-57 Half-Lengths Lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson 1d Pink Stones 4/5, fresh unused (gum not guaranteed), close to touching at left, good to large margins otherwise. SG 28, cat 1500

     

    Lot 663
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    Estimate: $120 Realised Price: $115

    Forgeries: 1d (2), 2d (4), 3d (2) Half-lengths by various forgers, five with cancellations, plus 1854 1/- Octagonal forgery by Jeffryes (2), one cancelled, all fine (10)

     

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