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Sale 91: The December Sale

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Lots 1359-1368 Lots 1369-1378

Lot 1359 o   

New South Wales, 1850, Sydney View, 1d brownish red, plate I re-engraved, bluish paper, hill unshaded, at left in horizontal pair with normal, neat "12" barred oval handstamps on Parramatta, full well balanced margins, deep rich color, left stamp with faint vertical crease visible only in fluid, otherwise Extremely Fine, a very scarce and beautiful multiple, ex-Ferrary and "Manwood"; with 2012 B.P.A. certificate.
SG No. 12b/12    £1,200 for singles ($1,560).

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Current Opening Bid: $1,400

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Lot 1360    

New South Wales, 1850, Sydney View, 3d yellow green, bluish wove paper, ample to large margins, tied by light mute bar oval handstamp on fresh folded letter to Rochdale, England, reverse with "Sydney, Ship Letter, Oc 9, 1852" despatch cds, manuscript "8" ship fee rating, red London entry and green "Rochdale, Ap 27, 1853" receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2019 B.P.A. certificate. SG No. 42.
Scott No. 9    Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

AN OUTSTANDING USAGE OF THE 1850 3D SYDNEY VIEW ISSUE ON COVER TO ENGLAND.

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Current Opening Bid: $7,250

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Lot 1361

Victoria, Campbell & Fergusson Bond & Work Schedule Contracts for the 1854 1d & 2d Issues, two original legal bond documents for the production of the 1854 1d & 3d issue by Campbell & Fergusson (S.G. #26-31d); first the handwritten schedule…"We hereby engage to prepare for the Postmaster General, four millions (4,000,000) penny and two millions (2,000,000) three penny postage stamps to be lithographed from plates now in the possession of the Postmaster General. We agree to provide paper, printing and gumming (specimen of the latter attached hereto)…", schedule and the sample of gummed stamp paper signed by Campbell, Fergusson and others (witnesses) sign before and after gumming, second the pre-printed bond contract for the 1854 Campbell & Fergusson printing; schedule with original bond folio, Very Fine.
Estimate    $7,500 - 10,000.

A UNIQUE PAIR OF ORIGINAL SIGNED DOCUMENTS FOR 1854 1D & 3D CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON ISSUE.

The postal rate increase of May 1854 and the plan for compulsory prepayment by adhesives effective January 1855, would greatly increase the demand for stamps. J.S. Campbell & Co. tendered for the task of producing the 1854 1d & 3d stamps. Their renamed company, Messrs. Campbell & Fergusson, was awarded the contract on June 2, 1854.

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Lot 1362    

Victoria, 1859, Queen Victoria, 1sh blue, horizontal strip of three, positions 35-37, position 35 showing retouch & creased transfer in right portion of value tablet, in combination with 1858, 6d deep blue on registered cover to Biasca, Switzerland, all tied by "25" in circular bar handstamps, reverse with "Hepburn, Victoria, Oc 22, 1859" oval origin date stamp, with red G.B. crown "Registered" handstamp, manuscript "2/-" rating and matching "London, Fe 9, 60" transit cds on reverse, French Calais transit and reverse with French octagonal due assessment handstamp, straight line Swiss Charge handstamp and reverse with transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, the only on cover usage of the 1859 1sh Queen Victoria issue bearing the retouch & creased transfer issue on cover; with 2016 R.P.S.V. certificate.
SG No. 81 var.+73    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,800

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Lot 1363 S   

Victoria, 1880, Queen Victoria, 1sh bright blue on blue, red "Specimen" overprint, type 12a overprint, without gum, nicely centered, rich color, illustrated in Kellow, Turner & McCreadie The Specimen Stamps of Victoria (page 33) and confirmed as unique (with no examples known in any institutional collection).
SG No. 180dS    Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.

THE UNIQUE SPECIMEN EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 1 SHILLING QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,900

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Lot 1364 S   

Victoria, 1884, £7 violet on blue, watermark upright, "Specimen" overprint, type 14 diagonal overprint, full o.g., well centered especially for this notoriously off-centered issue, fresh with rich colors, Very Fine and choice, illustrated in Kellow, Turner & McCreadie The Specimen Stamps of Victoria (page 44) and confirmed as unique (with no examples known in any institutional collection).
SG No. 250S    Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.

THE UNIQUE SPECIMEN EXAMPLE OF THE 1884 £7 "STAMP DUTY" ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,900

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Lot 1365 P   

Western Australia, 1854, Swan (litho), 1s black, plate proof on toned wove, reverse with an offset of 1854 4d impression and part of adjacent stamp showing "Western" tablet of frame inverted (from position 37 of the intermediate stone of 60) proving the 4d invert was an inverted frame and not an inverted center, Very Fine, ex-J. Gartner; with 1987 B.P.A. certificate.
SG No. 4P    Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.

A UNIQUE 1854 1 SHILLING SWAN PROOF WITH REVERSE OFFSET OF 4D CLEARLY SHOWING IN SE-TENANT THAT THE 4D FRAME AND NOT THE CENTER IS INVERTED.

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Current Opening Bid: $8,000

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Lot 1366    

Austria, 1867 Franz Joseph (coarse printing) 15kr brown, cancelled by "Marienbad, 29/7" cds on clean cover to Boston Mass., red framed "Franco" handstamp with red crayon "2" credit, red "New York, Paid All, Dec" exchange arrival cds also ties stamp, Very Fine. Michel No. 39 I.
Scott No. 31    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1367    

Austria, 1894 2kr Postal Card to Hong Kong, uprated with 3kr green (53) horizontal pair, tied by two strikes of Vienna (10.1.94) cds to Hong Kong, China, San Francisco (10.16) transit and Hong Kong (11.12) arrival cds; light fold through left 3kr, otherwise Very Fine and scarce postal card use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1368    

Austrian Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1871 Cover to the United States, blue folded cover to New York N.Y. from Lanman and Kemp correspondence bearing 15s brown pair, each cancelled by "Smirne, 22/7 71" cds and tied by red "Franco" framed handstamp, red crayon "15" credit rating, endorsed "Via Trieste", Trieste transit oval backstamp, red "New York, Paid All, Aug 12" exchange arrival cds; edge flaw at top, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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