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Sale 97: The Westpex Sale

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New South Wales to Burma

Lots 98-107

Lot 98    

New South Wales, 1856, Queen Victoria, 2d blue, plate I, full margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at lower left, tied by neat bold strike of "69" sunburst handstamp of Murrurundi on folded letter sheet to Sydney, reverse with perfect strike of "Murrurundi, N.S.W., Jy 28, 1858" origin cds and Sydney receiving cds, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem usage from Murrurundi. Scott No. 33.
SG No. 112    Estimate $500 - 750.

Reverse.

Realized: $450

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Lot 99    

Tasmania, 1878, Queen Victoria, 2d green, perf 14, unlined TAS watermark, tied by bold Loose Ship letter boxed handstamp with second strike alongside on cover to Melbourne, reverse with "Melbourne, Je 15, 95" receiving cds, obverse with "T 2d" in oval handstamp and Victoria 1895, 2d Postage Due (D13) tied by "L.C.3., Je 17, 95" boxed date stamp, Extremely Fine, a striking and rare Tasmania and Victoria due combination. Scott No. 61.
SG No. 157a    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Reverse.

Realized: $2,500

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Lot 100    

Victoria, 1854, Queen Victoria ("Wood Block"), 6d dull orange, horizontal pair, large even margins and bright color, tied by "2" in barred circle handstamp of Geelong on folded letter to London, England with manuscript "pr Ocean Chief" ship endorsement, reverse with "Geelong, Victoria, Fe 23, 56" origin rimless oval date stamp and bold Melbourne transit date stamp, obverse with red crayon "10" credit and red "Australian Packet, Paid Liverpool, My 13, 56" entry cds, Extremely Fine, a rare double rate clipper ship cover in exceptional condition; with 2016 R.P.S.L. certificate. Scott No. 17a.
SG No. 32a    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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Lot 101 o   

Western Australia, 1861, Swan (engraved), 6d sage green, imperf, Swan watermark, light barred oval cancels, full well balanced margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice; with 2009 Sismondo certificate. SG No. 28.
Scott No. 16    $875.

Realized: $270

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Lot 102    

Australia, 1915, Kangaroo and Map, 2s brown, 2nd watermark, full o.g., bright and fresh, Very Fine. Scott No. 43 $600.
SG No. 29    £700 ($910).

Realized: $160

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Lot 103 o   

Australia, 1916, Kangaroo and Map, 2s brown, 3rd watermark inverted, natural preprinting paper wrinkle, parcel cancel, F.-V.F. Scott No. 52 var.
SG No. 41w    £425 ($550).

Realized: $120

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Lot 104    

Barbados, 1861, "Britannia" (1d) blue, rough perf 14 to 16, tied by "1" bootheel cancel, matching sharp "Barbados, JY 3, 63" cds on July 3rd 1863 printed "Barbados Prices Current" to Trinidad, showing red crayon "1" pence rating, Trinidad (7.6) double-arc backstamp, Very Fine and scarce. SG No. 23.
Scott No. 16    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $240

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Lot 105    

Bermuda, 1910-25, ½d-£1 Caravel & KGV complete, full o.g., rich colors throughout, a Very Fine set. Scott No. 40-54.
SG No. 44/55    £660 ($860).

Realized: $325

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Lot 106    

British Commonwealth, 1948 Royal Silver Wedding Omnibus set complete, of all 138 issues, o.g., never hinged, all bright and fresh, a Very Fine set.
SG    £2,250 ($2,920).

Realized: $1,200

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Lot 107    

Burma, Myaungmya Issue, 1942, 1½a turquoise green, o.g., never hinged (offset on gum), rich color and well centered, Very Fine, a scarce key occupation issue. Scott No. 1N34 $900.
SG No. J9a    £950 ($1,240).

Realized: $170

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Lots 98-107

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