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Sale 84: Foreign Stamps and Covers

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British Commonwealth

Lots 1019-1028 Lots 1029-1034

Lot 1019    

Australian States, 1842-1908 Due Cover Balance, of 24 covers and two cards; includes 8 early stampless showing various internal rates including 1847 Launceston to Cambelltown, Tasmania with manuscript "4" rating for ½ delivered beyond Hobart Town and Launceston, various stamped usages including 1894 Adelaide, S.A. to Cincinnati, O. official Post Office and Telegraph Dept. cover with Official 1891, 2½d on 4d deep green which no doubt was for return or more to pay letter, 1904 Brokenhill, N.S.W. "Officially Registered" handstamp cover to Hobart, Tas. with "T" and manuscript "4d" rating, 1894 Acknowledgment of Delivery form charge 2½d, early Victoria cover with half-length issues not belonging, 1904 unaccepted free frank of Empress Marie Caroline, etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $550

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Lot 1020 o   

New South Wales, 1851, Sydney View, 2d Prussian blue, plate IV, laid paper, horizontal pair with left stamp having Fan with six segments, paper showing part of papermaker's watermark, large to huge margins all around, each stamp cancelled by Raymond Terrace numeral "57" barred oval, faint vertical crease through left stamp not affecting appearance, otherwise Very Fine and scarce example of this variety, especially desirable in a pair with papermaker's watermark; with 2013 B.P.A. certificate.
SG No. 35, 35b    £650 ($900).

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Lot 1021    

New South Wales, 1852, Queen Victoria, 3d green, medium paper, tied by barred oval handstamp on folded letter sheet to Manila, Phillippines, manuscript "pr Shanghai" at top, reverse with "Sydney, N.S.W., My 31, 1853" origin and "Manila, 16 Ago, 1853" receiving cds's, "1" internal rate handstamp applied upon entry; slight cover mottling, Very Fine, a very scarce destination. Scott No. 17.
SG No. 66    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 1022    

New South Wales, 1867, Queen Victoria, 4d red brown, in combination with 1878, Queen Victoria, 6d pale lilac, perf 13 on 1875 folded registered letter to London, England, tied by "57" sunburst cancel and additional manuscript cancel, red London entry date stamp and reverse with Raymond Terrace origin and Sydney transit date stamps, Very Fine. SG No. 203+217.
Scott No. 50+57    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Lot 1023    

New South Wales, 1888, N.S.W. Centenary, 1d lilac, two singles, one with pre-use corner nick, in combination with 1888, N.S.W. Centenary, 2d Prussian blue, three singles on registered cover to New Bedford, Mass., all tied by 1455 barred oval handstamp with matching "Wyong, My 5, 1896" cds, transit and receiving backstamps; cover nick at left, F.-V.F.
SG No. 253+254    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Lot 1024    

New South Wales, 1891-97 Postage Dues, page of 21 stamps including complete set of "Specimen" overprints, unused issued stamps include some low values plus two unused examples of the 20 shilling (S.G. D10a and D10b, combined cat £1,900), generally F.-V.F.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $575

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Lot 1025

Withdrawn.

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Lot 1026    

Victoria, 1854, Queen Victoria ("Cameo"), 1s blue, tied by "1" barred oval cancel on cover to New York at the double 45¢ rate partially paid, Melbourne (8.29) backstamp, red Liverpool Paid (11.27) tombstone transit, Liverpool (11.28) backstamp and "6/Cents" debit rating handstamp, carried by Collins Line Baltic to New York where "48" due rating handstamp struck; small stamp and cover faults, Fine. SG No. 25.
Scott No. 18    Estimate $200 - 300.

This letter weighed between ½ and 1 ounce, thus a double-rate letter. The sender paid only to England at double the 6d "uniform empire rate" which Victoria adopted on 1 July 1855. In the UK the letter was treated as completely unpaid to the U.S., so a 6d debit marking was applied for double UK inland. New York rated the letter 48¢ due, double the 24¢ rate per the 1848 US-GB Treaty.

Realized: $325

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Lot 1027    

Australia, 1927, King George V, 4½d violet, perf 14, Small Multiple watermark, tied by red straight line "Packet Boat" handstamp on cover to Lynn, Mass., entered the mails with "Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec 30, 1927" machine cancel, Very Fine, an unusual and scarce usage via Honolulu. Scott No. 74.
SG No. 92    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $90

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Lot 1028    

Australia, 1929, Kangaroo and Map, 1s blue green, Small Multiple watermark, horizontal gutter pair with imprint, o.g., never hinged, strong color and quite fresh, trivial bend in gutter, Very Fine. SG No. 109.
Scott No. 98    $330 for singles.

Realized: $140

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