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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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British Commonwealth

Lots 17-26 Lots 27-36

Lot 17    

Aitutaki, 1916, King George V, 1s vermilion, se-tenant strip of 4, overprints showing (1st to 4th stamp) "Tai" without dot variety, normal overprint, "Tiringi" without dot on third "i", and "Tiringi" without dot on second "i", o.g., rich color, Fine and rare.
SG No. 14ab,14,14ad,14ac    £960 for singles ($1,320).

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Lot 18 o   

New South Wales, 1850, Sydney View, 1d pairs, two pairs; horizontal pair of plate I pale red (S.G. 5) on small piece canceled "48" of Tarcutta, and vertical pair of plate II early impression, deep color (S.G. 7) canceled Sydney bars; later with slight crease in top stamp, otherwise F.-V.F. Scott No. 1b, 2.
SG No. 5, 7    £1,700 ($2,350).

Realized: $220

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Lot 19 o   

New South Wales, 1850, Sydney View, 1d dull carmine, plate I re-engraved, hard grayish paper, block of 4 (positions 19-20, 24-25), light barred numeral cancels, clear to large margins, rich color and crisp detailed impressions, Very Fine, ex-T. Mann, Pack & Dale-Lichtenstein; with 2012 B.P.A. certificate. SG No. 11.
Scott No. 2c    Estimate $40,000 - 60,000.

THE FINEST OF TWO KNOWN BLOCKS OF THE 1850 1D PLATE I RE-ENGRAVED SYDNEY VIEW ISSUE.

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Lot 20    

New South Wales, 1850, Sydney View, 3d yellow green, yellowish wove paper, in combination with 1851, Queen Victoria, 2d ultramarine slightly overlapping on 1851 folded letter to Barnsley, England, tied by two strikes of barred "57" oval handstamps with red "Paid Ship Letter, Sydney, Oct 29, 1851" crown circle date stamp, reverse with oval "Raymond Terrace, New S. Wales, Oc 28, 1851" origin date stamp, manuscript "8" ship rate and reverse with red London entry and "Barnsley, Ap 5, 1852" receiving date stamp, Very Fine and choice. Scott No. 9a+11.
SG No. 39+51    Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

AN EXCEPTIONAL SYDNEY VIEW & LAUREATE MIXED FRANKING TO TO ENGLAND.

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Lot 21 E   

New South Wales, 1854 (ca.) Queen Victoria "Official Postage" vignette and frame essays, two matching essays in brown orange on India die sunk on card; includes head essay of Queen Victoria (83x51mm) and circular 1sh frame design with additional "One Penny", "Two Pence" and "Six Pence" values below, the latter with corner crease not affecting die sink area, Very Fine, ex-Judge H. Montgomerie Hamilton.
Estimate    $5,000 - 7,500.

A UNIQUE PAIR OF EARLY QUEEN VICTORIA VIGNETTE AND FRAME ESSAYS.

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Lot 22 P   

New South Wales, 1854, Queen Victoria "Diadem", Perkins Bacon & Co. progressive and final state die proofs, three different in black on India mounted on card; includes progressive primary die proof prepared for the 6d value (56x61mm) showing head and outerframe with spandrels, void duty/value ribbons, progressive primary die proof prepared for the 1sh value (43x75mm) of head and outer frame "after entering the head", and final state die proof of head only (40x66mm) with the inner background strengthened, each in exceptional condition, Very Fine and choice, the 6 pence die is one of three recorded (one of which is in the Royal Collection), the 1 shilling die is one of two recorded (the other is in the Royal Collection) and both are ex-Yardley, Ginger, Hutson & Manwood, and the head die is one of only two examples in private hands and is ex-Hutson & Manwood; each with 2013 B.P.A. certificate.
Estimate    $15,000 - 20,000.

A WONDERFUL TRIO OF EXTREMELY RARE PROOFS OF THE 1854 DIADEM ISSUE.

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Lot 23 P   

New South Wales, 1854, Queen Victoria, 6d "Diadem", Perkins Bacon & Co. progressive die proof, in black on India mounted on card; primary die proof prepared for the 6d value (49x56mm) showing head and outerframe with spandrels, no value or labels, Very Fine.
Estimate    $7,500 - 10,000.

ONE OF THREE KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THIS 1854 6D DIADEM PROGRESSIVE DIE PROOF - ONE OF WHICH IS IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION.

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Lot 24 P   

New South Wales, 1856, Queen Victoria, 1d black, Perkins Bacon & Co. die proof, on India mounted on card (50x51mm), Very Fine, of the original number printed (thought to be six) a number of these have been reduced to stamp size.
Estimate    $4,000 - 6,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE 1856 SMALL DIADEM DIE PROOF - WITH ONLY A FEW EXAMPLES KNOWN.

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Lot 25 o   

New South Wales, 1856, Queen Victoria, 1d orange red, watermarked "1", block of 12, 1858 Sydney town cancels, mostly large to huge margins, slightly touching second stamp at top, rich color, horizontal creases between rows, Very Fine, ex-Burrus, Espana, Manwood & Alvarado. Scott No. 32a.
SG No. 109    Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1856 1D QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE.

Realized: $4,500

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Lot 26 P   

New South Wales, 1856, Queen Victoria, 2d black, Perkins Bacon & Co. die proof, on India mounted on card (36x39mm), bright an fresh, Very Fine, a high percentage of the few proofs are cut down to more or less stamp size.
Estimate    $5,000 - 7,500.

AN EXTREMELY RARE 1856 SMALL DIADEM DIE PROOF - WITH ONLY A FEW EXAMPLES KNOWN.

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Lots 17-26 Lots 27-36

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