Lot 559Tasmania, 1853, "Van Dieman's Land", 1d Pale Blue, 2nd Printing, large margins and bright color, tied by neat "60" barred oval handstamp on local Launceston town rate cover, red "Pre-Paid, 1 O'Clock, Ju 11, 1855" cds at center, Extremely Fine; with 2012 Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria certificate. Scott No. 1a var.
SG No. 3 Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE "VAN DIEMAN'S LAND" 1853 1D SECOND PRINTING ISSUE - A GREAT TASMANIA RARITY.
This cover is from an old-time collection with no records of ever appearing at auction and does not appear in census of Kellow or McNamee.
Lot 560Victoria, 1854-57, 3d Deep Blue (S.G. 31c) in combination with 1854-57, 1d brick red (S.G. 26a) on cover to Melbourne, tied by Forrest Creek "37/V" barred oval handstamps, cover forwarded to Geelong and uprated with 1854-57, 1d rose + 3d deep blue (S.G. 28a, 31c), both tied by 1/V barred oval handstamps of Melbourne, transit and receiving backstamp including Castlemaine, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A RARE DOUBLE RATE FORWARDING USAGE BEARING 3D QV ISSUES AND THE 1D QV ISSUES IN DIFFERENT SHADES.
Lot 561 ()Victoria, 1851, Queen Victoria ("Half Length"), Ham Printing, 4th Die State (Altered), 2d Drab, position 24, without gum, margins large to touching at top and bottom, bright color, trivial tiny edge nick at top not mention in cert, Very Fine for this, ex-Wawn, Barwis; with 2015 R.P.S.V. certificate. Scott No. 7 var.
SG No. 17a £3,750 ($5,340).
THE FINEST OF THREE UNUSED SINGLES OF THE 1851 2D HAM'S EIGHT PRINTING.
An unused pair exists but is cut into on three sides and an unused block of four also exists, however it is defective.
Lot 562Australia, 1919, Kangaroo and Map, £2 Black & Rose, 3rd watermark, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally well centered amid beautifully balanced margins, rich colors, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate. SG No. 45 £5,000 for hinged ($7,120).
Scott No. 58 $14,000.
A WONDERFULLY CHOICE AND RARE NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 £2 KANGAROO.
Lot 563Bangkok, 1883, "B" on Straits Settlements, 8¢ Orange, Crown CA watermark, tied by mute "Singapore PO" circular handstamp on 1884 cover to Pulicat, India, red "Singapore, Paid, Oc 24, 84" origin cds and reverse with "Pulicat, 12 Nov, 84" receiving backstamp, stamp additionally tied by portion of addressing and pencil manuscript, Very Fine; with 2016 B.P.A. certificate. SG No. 20.
Scott No. 17 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
AN EXTREMELY RARE ON COVER USAGE OF THE BANGKOK 1883 8¢ "B" OVERPRINT ISSUE.
Lot 564Barbados, 1892, Queen Victoria, ½d on 4d Deep Brown, Double Surcharge (Red & Black), horizontal pair, o.g., lightly hinged, strong color, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a scarce multiple; with 2007 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 69c.
SG No. 104b £1,800 ($2,560).
Lot 565British Central Africa, 1897, Arms of the Protectorate, 1d on 3s Black & Sea Green, Surcharge Double, top margin single, o.g., very fresh with bright colors, exceptional centering, Extremely Fine, a handsome mint example of this surcharge error; with 1976 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 57c.
SG No. 53c £750 ($1,070).