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Sale 76: Gems of Philately

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General Foreign

Lots 290-291

Lot 290    

Great Britain, 1897 Hand Illustrated & Colored Cover, skillfully rendered pen and watercolor design showing Dorthy Ruth Reaching 1887 Two Mile Marker (Birthday) With Fairy Revealing "Victorias Jubilee" and Golden Crown, on oversized cover franked with 3d QV tied by "London, May 25, 97" postmark; minor cover edge wear, Very Fine, a wonderful birthday cover celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, ex-Grunin.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $375

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Lot 291    

New South Wales, 1850, Sydney View, 3d yellow green, yellowish wove paper, horizontal strip of three, positions 18-20, clear to large margins, left pair showing "No whip" variety, in combination with 1850, Sydney View, 1d pale red, plate I, bluish paper, ample margins, all tied by "2" in barred oval handstamps on double rate ship letter from Parramatta to London, England, red "Sydney, Paid Ship Letter, Au 10, 1850" oval date stamp and manuscript "1/4" rate for double the 8d incoming ship charge, reverse with faint Parramatta despatch and red London "2 Ja, 1851" arrival postmark; cover with left flap missing and stamps lifted and placed in a clear mount, Very Fine, ex-Burrus and Butterwick; with 2014 B.P.A. certificate.
SG No. 39/a+5    Estimate $25,000 - 35,000.

A STUNNING SYDNEY VIEW 3D STRIP OF THREE AND 1D COMBINATION USAGE TO LONDON - ONE OF THE FINEST AND MOST IMPORTANT SYDNEY VIEW COVERS IN EXISTENCE.

There are only four Sydney View covers recorded showing the double 5d inland + ship letter rate. One of these is in the Vickery collection in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Only two examples bear a 3d strip of three in combination with a 1d and this example offered here is by far the finest of the two.

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Current Opening Bid: $18,000

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Lots 290-291

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