Lot 1862Antigua, 1867, 1d vermilion, two pairs and single. Tied by "A02" barred oval cancel on 1863 cover to Iowa, red "Antigua, Mr 13, 68" origin cds, reverse with "St. Thomas, Mr 14" transit cds, with red "4" crayon rate applied in St. Thomas, New York, "U.S. Notes 10, Mar 23" entry cds; slight defect in one 1d where it overlaps cover, Very Fine and choice, a scarce usage; with 1988 P. Holcombe certificate. SG No. 7.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 1863New South Wales, 1860, 6d violet, two singles. Tied by "Sydney, Ju 16, 1868" duplex postmark on 1868 cover to Rome, Italy, paying the 8d rate to France plus 4d rate to Italy, with appropriate French transit cds's and receiving backstamp, sent via Ceylon and Suez per 'Gelong', 'Surat' and 'Massilia' to Marseilles; cover edge and stamp tone spots, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 40 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1864New South Wales, 1859, 1sh rose. In combination with 1862, 2d blue + 1865, 1d red paying the 1sh3d rate on 1873 mourning cover to Munich, Germany, tied by "Sydney, No. 4, 73" duplex postmarks, sent via Suez and Brindisi per 'Baroda', 'Pershawur' and 'Ceylon', receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 42+45+49 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1865New South Wales, 1860, 6d violet + 1862, 2d blue, horizontal pair. Tied by "127" starburst numeral handstamps on 1863 red "Via Marseilles" ribbon endorsed cover to Georgefield, Scotland paying the 10d colonial rate (effective June 1, 1863 to July 1, 1864), reverse with "Hinton, N.S.W., Sp 21, 1863" origin and Sydney transit cds's, sent from Sydney per 'Norman', via Celyon per 'Carnatic' and Alexandria per 'Massilia', entry and transit backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 40+46 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1866New South Wales, 1882, 2d blue, horizontal pair and single. Tied by "Sydney, My 18, 87" duplex postmarks on mourning cover to Waterbury, Ct., purple "Paid All" in oval handstamp applied in San Francisco, New York entry and receiving backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 62 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1867 PNew South Wales, 1872, 6d rose, trial color die proof. On glazed card (92x60mm), strong color, fresh, Very Fine, a very rare trial color prepared for the 1872 South Kensington Exhibition.
Scott No. 57TC Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1868Queensland, 1868, 2d blue, horizontal pair and single. Tied by "86" starburst numeral cancels paying the 6d colonial rate on 1873 mourning cover to Elston, England, "Gayndah, Queensland, No 17, 1873" origin cds at right, sent via Ceylon and Suez per 'Bengalore', 'Mirzapore' and 'Bokhara' to Southampton, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 40 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1869South Australia, 1876, 2d orange + 1883, 6d blue + 1891, 2½d on 4d green. Tied by "Registered, Adelaide S.A., Ju 14, 92" postmarks overpaying the 10½d registry rate by 1d on cover to New York City, sent per Orient line 'Austral' to London and per Guion line 'Wyoming' to New York; cover edge wear, F.-V.F., an attractive 3-color franking.
Scott No. 65+80+94 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1870Victoria, 1859, 1sh blue, perf 12 + 1858, 6d blue, rouletted + 1857, 2d pale lilac, rouletted. All tied by "1" in grid cancels on 1859 folded letter sheet to Bordeaux, France, "Melbourne, Sp 17, 59" origin backstamp, sent from Melbourne per 'Bombay', via Alexandria per 'Vestis' to Marseilles, double rate of 6d colonial plus additional 4d rate to France, various transit postmarks, Very Fine, ex Purvis.
Scott No. 25+30+41 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1871Victoria, 1858, 6d blue, rouletted, two singles. Deep color, tied by two strikes of "60" barred grid of Maldon on 1860 folded letter sheet to Hobart Town, Tasmania paying the 1sh ship letter rate, reverse with "Ship Letter, Inwards Free, 16 Ju, 1860" boxed diamond date stamp, similar light red boxed date stamp of July 17 on front, Very Fine and choice, ex Seybold.
Scott No. 30 Estimate $500 - 750.