Lot 223 oNew South Wales, 1850, Sydney View, 1d Brownish Red, Plate I Re-Engraved, Bluish Paper, horizontal pair, positions 4-5, full to large margins all around, brilliant rich color with choice impressions, cancelled by light strikes of Cooma numeral "39" oval grids, Extremely Fine; with 2012 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 2m.
SG No. 12 £700+ ($1,000).
A GEM USED PAIR OF THE SYDNEY VIEW 1850 1D BROWNISH RED ON BLUISH PAPER.
Lot 224Queensland, 1887, Queen Victoria, 2d Blue, Perf 12, in combination with 1890, Queen Victoria, 6d green on 1890 cover to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, tied by "Brisbane, Fe 15, 90" duplex origin postmark, box deficiency/fine handstamp and bold straight line "More-To-Pay" handstamp with manuscript "26cts" due rate, reverse with Windsor, Ont transit and receiving date stamps, Very Fine. SG No. 180+196.
Scott No. 85+95 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 225 PSouth Australia, 1896, 5d Queen Victoria & Arms, Trial Colors Plate Proofs, on unwatermarked paper, gummed, in brown, olive buff, grey brown, bistre brown and blue, horizontal pairs, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. SG No. 238aTC.
Scott No. 110TC Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 226South Australia, 1904, Queen Victoria (thin "POSTAGE"), 8d Ultramarine, Perf 11½-12½, Value 16½mm Long, "Eignt", Crown and SA (close) watermark, o.g., very lightly hinged, strong bold color, attractive centering, very fresh, F.-V.F., a lovely example of this very scarce error variety. Scott No. 124Ab.
SG No. 272a £2,250 ($3,200).
Lot 227Tasmania, 1855, "Van Dieman's Land", 2d Deep Green, Imperf, clear to huge margins, in combination with 1855, 4d deep blue on fresh 1856 folded letter to London, England, "per Lighting" ship endorsement, tied by bold "68" barred oval handstamps, red "Hobart-Town, Au 18, 1856" general post office cds, red "Liverpool, Ship" tombstone transit date stamp and receiving backstamp, Very Fine and choice, an attractive early usage, ex-Bombieri. Scott No. 5a+6.
SG No. 15+17 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 228Tasmania, 1855, "Van Dieman's Land", 4d Deep Blue, Imperf, margins large to just shaving, tied by "68" barred oval handstamp on folded letter sheet to Geelong, red "Hobart Town, Mr 27, 1856" general post office origin cds, reverse with Launceston and Victoria Ship Letter transits and Geelong receiver, Very Fine. Scott No. 6.
SG No. 17 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 229Victoria, 1884-96, 10s Grey-Green, well centered with brilliant color, o.g., hinge remnant, fresh and Extremely Fine, A gem example of this difficult stamp.; with 2014 R.P.S. certificate.
SG No. 272a £650 ($920).
Lot 230Victoria, 1886, 2d Violet, Horizontal Pair, on 2d violet entire to New York City, endorsed via San Francisco., all tied by blue "79" barred oval cancels, matching "Streatham, Victoria, Ap 15, 89" cds, Melbourne transit and receiving backstamps; light cover file fold, Very Fine. Scott No. 162.
SG No. 314 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 231Victoria, Postage Due, 1906, ½d Aniline Rose & Pale Yellow Green, tied by manuscript on 1911 postcard to Melbourne redirected to Maffra, franked with Russia 1909, 3k carmine tied by Pori (Finland) cds, Melbourne receiving cds and "T ½" in oval handstamp with manuscript rate, Very Fine, an extremely rare single and quite possibly unique solo Victoria ½d Postage Due usage. SG No. D34.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 232Western Australia, 1902 (Dec. 15) Mt. Malcolm, Western Australia to Stephansort, German New Guinea, commercial usage of Western Australia 2d Envelope uprated with ½d stamp tied by unframed "Mt. Malcolm, DE 15, 02, W.A - PO" duplex to "Mr H Klink, Leader of the Ramu Expedition III, Stephansort, German New Guinea, reverse with various transits including Sydney (12.18), Brisbane (12.30) and Singapore (1.26) transits plus a very fine strike of the scarce "DEUTSCHE SEEPOST, NEU-/ GUINEA-/ZWEIGLINIE/ (SINGAPORE), 26/4 03" cds, unclaimed and redirected with Stephansort (4.9) cds to GPO Sydney, reverse with Brisbane (4.26) and Sydney (4.28) cds; small faults of no consequence, Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A REMARKABLE ITEM THAT IS SURELY ONE OF THE PREMIER DESTINATION COVERS FROM AUSTRALIA.
An amazing use and one of the great destination covers from Australia. Accompanied by a lengthy article "Expeditions in German New Guinea & an Ill-Fated Adventure" that gives extensive background about Herr Klink and the Ramu Expeditions.