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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAGE DUE STAMPS

    Lot 770
    LIT ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    Group of four unused Post Office forms related to the operation of the postage due system, comprising 1890s and 1900s forms for the supply of postage due stamps to postmasters, and 1890s forms for refunds on taxed letters (2). Each with filing holes, otherwise fine and scarce, useful collateral material

      

    Lot 771
    (*)/CTO/O ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    Double Perforation Varieties: 1890-94 6d Dull Blue and Brown-lake double perf at left (unused no gum), 1895-96 10d and 1/- Rosine and Bluish-green double perf at top (CTO), and 1897-99 1d Pale Scarlet and Yellow-green double perf at left (used). Very scarce varieties (4)

     

    Lot 772
    **/*/O ]
    Estimate: $1,500Starting Price: $1,150

    1890-1909 the large accumulation, largely sorted on hagners, with mint, used and multiples, including 1890-94 Blue and Browns to 2/- (5) and 5/- (5) mint; Red and Greens with V2 Wmk to 2/- mint (3) and used (8) and 5/- mint and used (2), also d mint block of 6 and 1d mint block of 15; V3 Wmk incl 4d (3) and 5d (3) mint, and d used block of 8; V4 Wmk to 2/- and 5/- (3) used; CrA Wmk incl quantities mint. Some postmark interest, a small proportion faulty but a wonderful lot for research (Approx 380 mint, 2,000 used)

                

    Lot 773
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $800Starting Price: $600

    1890-94 Watermark V over Crown (V2) d - 5/- Dull Blue and Brown-lake pairs (10d a strip of 3, and the d, 1d, 6d and 1/- with inverted wmk) with almost full OG and a number (incl 5/-) MUH. Also d, 1d (2), 2d and 4d later shades. Very fine, with very few multiples of the 2/- and 5/- known. SG D1-10, cat 1000++ (26)

     

    Lot 774
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $1,600Starting Price: $1,200

    1890-94 Watermark V over Crown (V2) d Dull Blue and Deep Claret, 1d and 2d Dull Blue and Brownish-red, 1d, 6d, 1/- and 5/- Dull blue and Brown lake, each in block of 4 with large part OG, some units MUH, stain on reverse of one 1/- stamp, otherwise very fine. Blocks of the first issue other than the low values are rare, and the 5/- offered here is the only one which we record. BW cat AU$2280++, SG cat 1284++

     

    Lot 775
    C ]
    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1890-94 Watermark V over Crown (V2) mint multiples with d Dull Blue and Brown-lake corner block of 6, d Dull Blue and Deep Claret block of 4 and corner block of 12, 1d Dull Blue and Brown-lake block of 9, 1d Dull Blue and Brownish-red blocks of 6 and 4, and 1d Dull Blue and Maroon block of 4, some blocks with inverted wmk, all part to large part OG with many units MUH. BW cat AU$755+, SG cat 435+ (45)

      

    Lot 776
    S/* ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1890-94 Watermark V over Crown (V2) d - 5/- (1d second shade) handstamped italic Specimen (Type 24a - 'S' incomplete), few with slightly toned gum, a couple of other minor faults (10)

     

    Lot 777
    S/*/(*) ]
    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1890-94 Watermark V over Crown (V2) d - 5/- (d, 1d, 2d second shades) handstamped italic Specimen (Type 24b - 'S' complete), d, 4d, 6d and 1/- no gum, others part OG and generally fine (10)

     

    Lot 778
    S/* ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1890-94 Watermark V over Crown (V2) d Dull Blue and Deep Claret, 1d, 2d, 4d Dull Blue and Brownish-red, and 5d to 5/- Dull Blue and Brown-lake overprinted italic 'Specimen' (Type 24b - 'S' complete), 2d, 5d and 1/- with thins, some gum thins on others, good appearance with part OG, ex Ron Butler (10)

     

    Lot 779
    S/*/(*) ]
    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1890-94 Watermark V over Crown (V2) d Dull Blue and Deep Claret and 1d to 5/- Dull Blue and Brown-lake overprinted italic Specimen (mixed types - 5d, 6d, 1/-, 2/-, 5/- Type 24a 'S' incomplete, and d, 1d, 2d, 4d, 10d Type 24b 'S' complete), 2d and 10d no gum, few other small faults (10)

     

    Lot 780
    CTO ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1890-94 Watermark V over Crown (V2) d to 5/- (1d, 2d Dull Blue and Brownish-red, 4d Dull Blue and Pale Claret), cancelled-to-order with various dates, all with no gum, fine. SG D1-10, cat 250 as used (10)

     

    Lot 781
    P ]
    Estimate: $4,500Starting Price: $3,400

    1890-94 d Value Tablet Die Proof in Black on thin card (41 x 40mm) with uncleared outer rectangle, superb and unique, ex Purves and Perry. BW VD1(DP)1, cat AU$10000

     

    Lot 782
    P ]
    Estimate: $5,000Starting Price: $3,800

    1890-94 5d Die Proof in Dull Blue and Black on thin card (36 x 44m), superb and unique, ex Purves and Perry. BW VD5(DP)1, cat AU$10000

     

    Lot 783
    S/* ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1890-94 Watermark V over Crown (V2) 5d Dull blue and Brown-lake handstamped italic Specimen (Type 24a - 'S' incomplete) inverted, fine with part OG. BW VD5xa, cat AU$200

     

    Lot 784
    * ]
    Estimate: $90Starting Price: $70

    1890-94 Watermark V over Crown (V2) 6d Dull Blue and Brown-lake block of 4 showing comb perf jump between vertical pairs, fine and with large part OG. BW VD6 cat AU$120+, SG D6 cat 100+

     

    Lot 785
    * ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1895-96 Watermark V over Crown (V2) d - 1/- Rosine and Bluish-green, 2/-, 5/- Pale Red and Yellowish-green, d, 1d, 2d, 4d and 5d Pale Scarlet and Yellow-green, plus d Rosine and Bluish-green block of 4 with 'cut and patch' perforation repair. Generally fine to very fine with part OG. SG cat 450+ (19)

     

    Lot 786
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1895-96 Watermark V over Crown (V2) mint multiples, comprising d Rosine and Bluish-green block of 16, 1d Rosine and Bluish-green block of 30, 2d Rosine and Bluish-green block of 15, and 6d Rosine and Bluish-green block of 6 (crease through top row), most units MUH. BW VD11A,12A,13A,16 cat AU$1065+, SG D11,12,13,16 cat 1180+ (67)

     

    Lot 787
    S/* ]
    Estimate: $350Starting Price: $270

    1895-96 Watermark V over Crown (V2) d to 1/- Rosine and Bluish-green and 2/-, 5/- Pale Red and Yellowish-green handstamped italic Specimen (Type 24b - 'S' complete), 5d with gum crease, otherwise very fine with part OG, ex Ron Butler (10)

     

    Lot 788
    S/*/(*) ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1895-96 Watermark V over Crown (V2) d - 1/- Rosine and Bluish-green and 2/-, 5/- Pale Red and Yellowish-green handstamped italic Specimen (Type 24b), with additional examples of d, 4d, 2/- and 5/- with Wmk Inverted, one each of 4d, 2/- and 5/- no gum, and one d stained at top, others generally fine and part OG (14)

     

    Lot 789
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1895-96 Watermark V over Crown (V2) 1d Rosine and Bluish-green mint block of 35 with full OG, only one unit hinged, very fine. BW VD12A cat AU$525++, SG D12 cat 180++

     

    Lot 790
    ** ]
    Estimate: $800Starting Price: $600

    1895-96 Watermark V over Crown (V2) 2d Rosine and Bluish-green mint block of 56 MUH full OG, few very minor gum creases, three units with stains on gum (not visible on face). A scarce multiple. BW VD12A cat AU$840++, SG D13 cat 1568++

     

    Lot 791
    ** ]
    Estimate: $1,500Starting Price: $1,150

    1895-96 Watermark V over Crown (V2) 10d Rosine and Bluish-green lower left corner block of 20 superb MUH and possibly the largest recorded multiple. BW VD17 cat AU$5400, SG D17 cat 960++

     

    Lot 792
    CTO ]
    Estimate: $60Starting Price: $46

    1895-96 Watermark V over Crown (V2) 2/- and 5/- Pale Red and Yellowish-green CTO, plus Watermark V over Crown (V4) 1d Scarlet and Deep Green also CTO, all three no gum otherwise fine (3)

     

    Lot 793
    O ]
    Estimate: $280Starting Price: $210

    1895-96 Watermark V over Crown (V2) 5/- Pale Red and Yellowish-green block of 6 (2 x 3) with manuscript cancel 'H J T/14 5 03', rare multiple from use for bulk postage by Education Department, also 1903 Watermark V over Crown (V4) 5/- Scarlet and Deep Green with portions of similar manuscript, overstruck by Williamstown cds. BW VD20,33 cat AU$875, SG D21,D33 cat 340+ (7)

     

    Lot 794
    * ]
    Estimate: $220Starting Price: $170

    1897-99 Watermark V over Crown (V3) 1d (2), 2d, 4d, 5d (2), 6d Pale Scarlet and Yellow-green, also 1d two blocks of 4 (one Wmk Inverted), plus 1d, 2d, 4d Dull Red and Bluish-green shade. One 1d block with creased pair, otherwise generally fine with part OG. SG cat 340+ (18)

     

    Lot 795
    S/(*) ]
    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1897-99 Watermark V over Crown (V3) 4d and 6d Pale Scarlet and Yellow-green, also 1900-04 Watermark over Crown (V4) d Pale Red and Deep Green, handstamped italic Specimen Type 24b ('S' complete). No gum and 6d with rounded corner, but very rare with very few examples of the Specimen handstamp recorded on the V3 and V4 Wmk issues. BW VD23x,24x,26x cat AU$600 (3)

     

    Lot 796
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $1,500Starting Price: $1,150

    1900-04 Watermark V over Crown (V4), d, 1d and 2d pairs, and 4d, 5d, 1/-, 2/- and 5/- blocks of 4, all in Scarlet and Deep Green shade. One 2d creased, and 4d block with toned gum, others generally fine with part OG and some units MUH. 2/- and 5/- blocks superb MUH ex Australia Post Archival Sale. BW cat AU$3860, SG cat 2100++

     

    Lot 797
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1900-04 Watermark V over Crown (V4) d Rose-red and Pale Green (Wmk Inv), and d, 1d and 2d Scarlet and Deep Green (2d Wmk Inv) each in a block of 4 with large part OG, some units MUH, fine. BW VD26A,C,27E,28E cat AU$300+, SG D26,26b,27,28b cat 440+ (16)

     

    Lot 798
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1905-09 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A d Aniline Rosine and Pale Green block of 8, d Scarlet and Pale Yellow-green block of 4, d Dull Scarlet and Pea-green block of 9, and 2d Dull Scarlet and Pea-green block of 12, scarce mint multiples, most units MUH. BW VD34A,B,C,36B cat AU$620+, SG D34,a,b,36a cat 472+ (33)

     

    Lot 799
    ** ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1905-09 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A d Dull Scarlet and Pea-green left half of sheet (divided into two blocks of 30), mounted on pages with constant varieties noted, very fine MUH. BW VD34C cat AU$1200+, SG D34b cat 390+

      

    Lot 800
    CTO ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1905-09 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A d Dull Scarlet and Pea-green right half of sheet (divided into two blocks of 30), Melbourne CTO DE 24 09 with full gum, mounted on pages with constant varieties noted

      

    Lot 801
    * ]
    Estimate: $2,000Starting Price: $1,500

    1905-09 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A d Dull Scarlet and Pea-green horizontal pair, the right unit showing Mixed Perfs 12 x 12 and 11 down right side, and showing patch repair of perfs at bottom of same unit. Fine and large part OG, very rare with only several examples recorded. BW VD39 cat AU$2500, SG D34ba cat 1600

     

    Lot 802
    C ]
    Estimate: $2,000Starting Price: $1,500

    1905-09 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A d Dull Scarlet and Pea-green from right side of sheet and showing Mixed Perfs 12 x 12 and 11 down right side, large part OG and apparently CTO with Private Box Room Melbourne cds, very rare.BW VD39 cat AU$2500, SG D34ba cat 1600

     

    Lot 803
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1905-09 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A 2d Dull Scarlet and Pea-green lower three rows of sheet divided into two blocks of 18 (one reinforced), mounted on pages with constant varieties noted. Fine with large part OG and most units MUH. BW VD36B cat AU$360+, SG D36a cat 504+

      

    Lot 804
    ** ]
    Estimate: $800Starting Price: $600

    1905-09 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A 4d Dull Scarlet and Pea-green block of 48 from left of sheet MUH and superb, possibly the largest surviving multiple. BW VD37 cat AU$1440+, SG D37 cat 1056+

     

    Lot 805
    ** ]
    Estimate: $4,000Starting Price: $3,000

    1905-09 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A Unissued 5d Dull Scarlet and Pea-green, superb MUH from top of sheet and ex Australia Post Archival Sale (from block of 4 subsequently split). Very rare, it is believed that only ten examples are in private hands. SG D38, cat 3000+

     

    Lot 806
    CTO ]
    Estimate: $2,500Starting Price: $1,900

    1905-09 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A Unissued 5d Dull Scarlet and Pea-green CTO with large part OG and lightly hinged. Believed to derive from the Australia Post part sheet and included in presentation sets for retiring dignitaries. Very rare with only several examples recorded, undercatalogued by SG (D38) at 1700

     

    Lot 807
    CTO ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    Cancelled-to-order: 1890-94 1d to 5/- (1d, 2d and 4d second shades) CTO Melbourne OC 8 00, d - 5/- Red and Green mixed watermarks CTO Melbourne JA 11 00, and a second set, also mixed watermarks, the majority CTO Melbourne MY 27 02. Generally fine and many with OG (30)

      

    Lot 808
    CTO ]
    Estimate: $350Starting Price: $270

    Cancelled-to-Order: Range on hagner, various dates, comprising 1895-95 Watermark V over Crown (V2) 10d (3), 1/-, 2/- (3), 5/- (7), and Watermark V over Crown (V3) d, 1d (4), 2d (5, incl scarce pair), 4d, 5d (3), 6d (3), 1/-, mostly very fine and about half with gum (32)

     

    Lot 809
    CTO ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    Cancelled-to-order: d - 5/- mixed watermarks CTO Melbourne FE 5 01 for Federal Presentation Set for State Parliamentarians, 5d and 2/- no gum, others part OG (10)

     

    Lot 810
    O ]
    Estimate: $600Starting Price: $460

    Cancellations: An extensive collection of the types of cancellations found on Postage Dues, including various types of 'T' handstamps, 'Belt & Buckle' oval ds, circle of dots, straight-line postmen's handstamps, G.D.B. and P.B.R. datestamps, 'wheel' cancellation, parcel post cds, boxed 'L.C.' ds, boxed 'REFUSED/ON ACCOUNT/OF TAX', and a range of numeral obliterators. All Postage Due issues represented including multiples, and with values to 2/- (8) and 5/- (6). A fine lot that would be very difficult to duplicate (199)

           

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