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Early November 2019


Australian States

New South Wales

DB102) NSW 1850 1d Sydney Views Reddish – Rose, no clouds, SG3. Decent looking 2 margin example, cancelled by barred numeral 63. Cat. £475 well priced at $249

NSW132)  1850-51 Sydney Views 3d yellow-green, bluish to grey wove paper SG 42, three good margins, close to touching at base, FU, Cat £275, Price $229

LM87) NSW 1855 small entire Sydney – Maitland NSW, bearing 2d Dark Blue Laureate, SG 54. Tied by barred cancel of Sydney the stamp has a huge margin at top coming from the top of the sheet. Left and lower margins are full, but torn away at top right. Reverse bears Sydney Circular Handstamp of JA 17 1855 and Maitland unframed Oval Handstamp of the following day. Scarce survivor. Price $110

NSW5) New South Wales 1859 small cover Sydney – Auckland. Bears 4 margin 6d Grey Brown Diadem, error of watermark (8 instead of 6) SG 96a (cat. £110 off cover) Stamp has been removed and re-affixed with a hinge to easily display the wmk. Variety. Exceedingly scarce on cover. Cancelled by Sydney cds of OC 13 59, and with Auckland arrival cds on face of OC 28 1859. Neat clean cover, minor tear centre top has been neatly repaired internally with a hinge.  Price $525

NSW23) NSW 1880 1d Salmon perf. 10, SG 208a. Mint Original Gum with massive diagonal plate scratch and two white voids either side of the Queen’s Crown. Striking error. Cat. £250 as normal. Price $395

NSW139) NSW 1884 small cover to Cambridge UK. Bears 6d Pale Lilac perf. 10, SG 234, cancelled by Sydney Duplex of FE 7 84. Endorsed “via Melbourne per “Orient” and with Cambridge UK arrival cds of MR 17 84. Steamship SS Orient with auxiliary barque rig and four masts. The Orient was built by John Elder & Co., Glasgow in 1879 (5,386 tons). Operated by the Orient Steam Navigation Co. (Orient Line) on the UK-Australia route. In November 1879 Orient's maiden voyage was between London and Melbourne via the Suez Canal. During the Boer War, Orient was used as the troopship HMS Orient (numbered on bow '24'). Her last voyage took place in 1909. Neat clean cover Price $54

NSW126) NSW 1885-86 5/- Lilac & green overprinted 'POSTAGE' in black perf 12 x 10 SG 238b, very slight gum wrinkling, few nibbled perfs at left, fresh Mint, Cat £800, Price $749

NSW137) NSW 1885-86 10/- Mauve & claret overprinted 'POSTAGE' in black (faint overprint) SG 239a, uneven perfs with a few possibly trimmed at left, FU, Cat £225, Price $199

NSW138) NSW 188-86 10/- Mauve & claret overprinted 'POSTAGE' in blue perf 12 x 11 SG 241c CTO with NSW in concentric circles, horizontal crease, Price $59

NSW134) NSW 188-86 10/- Mauve & claret overprinted 'POSTAGE' in blue perf 12 x 11 SG 241c, Fine used, Cat £70, Price $69

NSW127) NSW 1887-90 10/- Mauve & claret overprinted 'POSTAGE' in blue, overprinted 'OS', overprinted 'Specimen' SG O37as, nibbled perf at top, Cat £110, Price $99
DB105) NSW 1890 2.5d  Ultramarine Monogram block of 8 mint/mint unhinged.  Rare block, with CP, GPO NSW & 1890 Monograms. Fresh mint, with only 2 stamps lightly hinged at top. Some minor staining in selvedge, and perf separation to top left hand stamp hardly detract from fine appearance.  SG 265, individually stamps cat. £128 as hinged unhinged would be at least double.  Price $549

NSW24) NSW 1891 12½d on 1/- red, Listed by SG as perf 12 x 11½, but mostly  11½ with error in perf 12 at top right corner in 2 directions.  SG 268d. Used by indistinct cancel. Price  $149

NSW10) NSW 1904 3d Postal Stationery Registered letter uprated by marginal vertical pair of 2d Cobalt Blue SG 315, to Hobart. Cancelled by clear strikes of Booligal NSW cds’s of AU 3 1904. Reverse bears transit 245 duplex  of Hay NSW AU 5 1904 and Melbourne Registered cds 8.8.04 plus Hobart arrival cds of  A 11 1904. Rare cancellations. Price $149 

NSW66) NSW OVPT O.S. 1888-92 ½d - 5/- Between SG039-058, inc. shades. 2d & 1d used, 5/- MNG, others mainly mint OG, 5/- alone SG049 Cat £650 for mint. Price $300.


Q19) Queensland 1907 Crown over A wmk. Horizontal pairs.  4d Grey pair, line perf. mint, 1 unhinged. 6d Green pair, mint, 1 unhinged. 1/- Violet pair, MUH, irregular line perf. 12½/13, these were produced when comb perf. machines were under repair. Price $250.

Q32) Queensland 1866-68 Postal Fiscals no watermark 1d Blue SG F1, two distinct shades, with fiscal cancels, usual uneven perfs, Price $24.99

Q33) Queensland 1866-68 Postal Fiscals no watermark 6d Deep violet SG F2,  with fiscal cancel, usual uneven perfs, Price $39 

Q34) Queensland 1866-68 Postal Fiscals no watermark 1/- Blue-green SG F3, two distinct shades, with fiscal cancels, some perf faults, Price $49

Q36) Queensland 1866-68 Postal Fiscals no watermark 2/- Brown SG F4,  with light fiscal cancel, slightly uneven perfs, Price $39

Q37) Queensland 1866-68 Postal Fiscals no watermark 2/6d Dull red SG F5, with light fiscal cancel, slightly uneven perfs, Price $59

Q38) Queensland 1866-68 Postal Fiscals no watermark 20/- Rose SG F8, with crisp corner cds type fiscal cancel, slightly uneven perfs, a lovely stamp, SG Cat £1200 for postal use, Price $199

Q31) Queensland 1866-68 Postal Fiscals watermark Crown over Q 1d Blue SG F9, two distinct shades, both with cleaned fiscal cancels & full gum, Price $24.99

Q35) Queensland 1866-68 Postal Fiscals 2/- Brown tied to small piece by light '303' Barred numeral and indistinct cds, some minor wrinkles quite attractive, Price $169

Q45) Queensland 1866-68 Postal Fiscals watermark Crown over Q 6d Deep violet SG F10, fiscal cancel with usual uneven perfs, Price $34.50

Q39) Queensland 1871-72 Postal Fiscals watermark large crown & Q 1/- Green SG F18 with fiscal cancel partially cleaned and subsequently used postally with an almost full strike of  'BRISBANE/L/FE 2/86/QUEENSLAND' cds, Price $69

Q42) Queensland 1871-72 Postal Fiscals watermark large crown & Q 1/- Green & 2/- Blue SG F18 & F19 with light fiscal cancels, usual uneven perfs, Price $49

Q41) Queensland 1871-72 Postal Fiscals watermark large crown & Q 2/6d Brick-red & 5/- Orange-brown SG F20 & F21 with very light fiscal cancels, slightly uneven perfs, but above average for this issue, Price $99

Q43) Queensland 1871-72 Postal Fiscals no watermark with burele band 1d Mauve & 1/- Green, SG F24 & F27, light fiscal cancels, usual uneven perfs, Price $29

Q44) 1901 QV complete set of 63 Impressed Duty stamps, 3d to £500 with clear embossed cancels, 6d & £10 with small nicks, attractive set, Price $595

South Australia

SA28) South Australia 1876-85 4d Deep mauve wmk broad star perf 10 x 11½-12½ overprinted ‘OS’, SG O17, few trimmed perfs, full fresh OG, Price $119

SA33) South Australia 1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' 50/- Dull pink perf 11½-12½ SG 201a, light strike of Adelaide duplex, thinned at top, nevertheless a very scarce stamp with fine facial appearance, Cat £700, Price $399

SA34) South Australia 1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' £4 Lemon perf 11½-12½ SG 203as overprinted 'SPECIMEN' patchy gum Mint, Price $109

SA35) South Australia 1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' £5 Brown perf 11½-12½ SG 205as overprinted 'SPECIMEN' light crease at base Mint, Price $99

SA36) South Australia 1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' £10 Bronze perf 11½-12½ SG 206as overprinted 'SPECIMEN' patchy gum Mint, Price $109

SA37) South Australia 1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' £15 Silver perf 11½-12½ SG 207a overprinted 'SPECIMEN' aged gum Mint, Price $109

SA30) South Australia QV 1902-04 thin 'POSTAGE' 5/- Rose SG 277, hinge remains Mint Cat £120, Price $119

SA31) South Australia QV 1902-04 thin 'POSTAGE' 10/- Green SG 278, CTO, Cat £90, Price $89

SA32) South Australia QV 1904-11 thick 'POSTAGE' £1 Blue perf 12, short perf at base, hinge remains Mint Cat £325, Price $319

SA40) South Australia 1894-1906 QV 2½d Violet-blue & 5d Brown-purple perf 15 overprinted 'SPECIMEN' SG 234s/35s, Mint Cat £70, Price $79

SA39) South Australia small range of 5 different to 2/- overprinted 'SPECIMEN' includes 1891 5d on 6d surcharge SG 230s (Cat £35), mostly fine with gum, Price $79


T93) Tasmania 1857-67 Chalon imperf wmk double lined numeral 1d Brick-red SG 27, margins close to touching, Mint no gum, Cat £475, Price $179

T95) Tasmania 1857-67 Chalon imperf wmk double lined numeral 2d Deep green SG 33, two close margins, just cut into at left, Mint no gum, Cat £950 as Mint, Price $399

T91) Tasmania 1857-67 Chalon imperf wmk double lined numeral 2d Deep green SG 33 (a deeper shade than the one above) , two close margins, two touching, Mint no gum, Cat £950 as Mint, Price $349

T18) Tasmania 1900 ‘REVENUE’ overprint on 1d Blue Platypus SGF36, fresh Mint, Price $29

T89) Tasmania Revenues 1900 ‘REVENUE’ overprint on St George & Dragon 5/- Brown, used in 1903 with a partially indistinct cds that appears to be postal in nature, however the words that are visible appear to be ‘STAMP’ and ‘ACT’ which would suggest fiscal usage, Price $39


V233) Victoria 1850 Half-length second state of the dies 2d Grey-lilac SG 6 with four large to close margins, light, full strike of ‘15’ Butterfly cancel, Cat £200, Price $229

V157) Victoria 1850 Half-length second state of the dies 1d Pale dull red-brown SG 5a, three good margins, cut into at right, indistinct barred numeral cancel, Cat £450, Price $299

V234) Victoria 1851 Half-length third state of the dies 1d Brownish-red SG 9b horizontal pair, margins close to touching, stated to be positions 5 & 6, two strikes of the ‘11’ Barred oval cancel, Cat £360, Price $249

V23) Victoria 1854 1d Rose Half Length SG 23a. Superb 4 margin example of this scarce Melbourne printing, cancelled by light duplex. Expertised twice on reverse. Cat. £750, price $995

V232) Victoria 1854-57 QV Half-length Campbell & Fergusson printing on poorer quality paper 1d Brick-red SG 26a, four good to large margins, indistinct oval cancel, Cat £120, Price $119

V96) Victoria 1854-55 Woodblocks imperf 2/- dull bluish green SG 35, three large margins, just touching at base, used on small piece. Advertised retail $375. Price $249

V97) Victoria 1855 6d Too Late stamp, SG 33. Magnificent Huge 4 margin example, neatly cancelled by Barred Numeral 1 of Melbourne. Nicest I have seen in 55 years. Cat. £250. Price $425

V103) Victoria 1854 1/- Registered stamp SG34, Cat £200, attractive example with 4 large margins, very light surface rub at lower left, indistinct barred numeral cancel, fine used. Price $199

V268) Victoria 1856 “Australian Packet Paid Liverpool JU 9 56” cds in red, clear full strike on small cover “per Mermaid” to Plymouth UK with large 5d also in red, presumably tax for underpaid item. Bears 6d Orange woodblock with some evidence of rouletting at left and top, cancelled by Melbourne barred numeral cancel No. 1 of Melbourne type A1. Reverse bears Melbourne oval cancel of MA 11 1856 and Plymouth arrival cds in Green of JU 11 1856. Fine scarce cover, price $240 

V88) Victoria 1860-63 Emblems wmk 'One Penny' P12 1d pale yellow-green vertical strip of 3, stated to be one of the largest known used multiples of this issue with the largest believed to be a block of 4, scarce. Price $149

DB56) Victoria 1864 2d Violet SG 109 Imperforate! Not listed in SG, definitely big enough margins to be imperf. Nicely used with barred Numeral cancel. Imperf between vertical pair of the 1/- from this issue is Cat. at £6500. Price $495

V270) Victoria 1870. Small registered cover, Malmsbury – Melbourne. Bears 2d Dull Violet Laureates Perf. 13 SG 109ad, cancelled by Malmsbury Duplex No. 98 Type 2, rated SS. 1 adhesive removed. Has rectangular boxed “registered” in black and oval registered in Red. Melbourne small transit cds of AP 19 70 on face and arrival cds of Carlton on the following day. Price $98 

V265) Victoria 1883 small cover to Torquay UK. Bears 6d Blue SG 

V31) Victoria 1895 Halfpenny Yellow/Orange wrapper used to London. Cancelled by Duplex 327 Tarnagulla JE 28 95. Fine and scarce, price $69

LM13) Victoria 1854 6d Dull Orange Imperf Woodblock  on cover, SG 32a. Neat small cover Melbourne to Dublin via ship Colombia. Nice  4 margin stamp affixed inverted, possibly to warn of bad news.  Cancelled by barred numeral 1, and with arrival stamp  MR 16 1858. Price $395

BD515) Victoria 1857 small cover bearing 6d Dull Orange  Woodblock  4 margin example, tied by barred Numeral 4 of SANDHURST (renamed BENDIGO) and Red cds “Paid 5 SP 1857” to Essex, UK. Fine and attractive, flap torn on opening. Price $195

V67) Victoria 1895 ½d Yellow-Orange newspaper wrapper simply addressed to “Punch Melbourne” Cancelled by clean strike of Nagambie second 712 Duplex of AP 5 95. Clean and attractive, small tear at left does not detract. Price $59

V84) Victoria 1896 ½d Emerald SG 331 fresh mint lightly hinged with full double row of perfs at top. Well centred with full perfs. Spectacular! Price $169

V41) Victoria 1897 Diamond Jubilee 2/6d Red Brown Hospital  Charity stamp, cto Melbourne OC 25 97, 3 days after issue. Clean stamp with gum full perfs. And expertisation mark on reverse. Price $195

V42) Victoria 1897 Diamond Jubilee 2/6d Red Brown Hospital  Charity stamp, cto Melbourne AU 24 06, late usage. Clean well centred stamp without gum and full perfs. Price $210

V90) Victoria 1901-13 QV 'Postage' 1/- orange or yellow x 10 unchecked for perfs etc, great range of shades, advertised retail $200+. Price $99

V85) Victoria 1905 1d Rose red SG 417, Double Perfs. Used by Melbourne machine cancel is well centred with full perfs. Complete row of double perfs. at top and also double perfs. along right side. Spectacular! Price $169

DB58) Victoria 1909 5/- Moss Green Stamp Duty re-issue, fresh mint unhinged, perf. 11. Listed only as used in Barefoot No. 103. Scarce thus, price $75

V18) Victoria Revenues 1934 1/8d Yellow & Black Tax Instalment Rouletted stamp with gum in unhinged horizontal pair.  Wmk V over Crown. Cancelled by Fountain Pen manuscript 26-1-40 and 2-2-40 respectively . Fine and scarce, price $95

Western Australia

WA130) Western Australia 1885 1d on 3d surcharge, both the Pale brown and Cinnamon shades, SG 91 & 91a, Cat £70, fine Used, Price $79

WA26) Western Australia 1885 – 93, Halfpenny Green/Yellow Green SG98/98a. 34 examples on 2 album pages, inc. 2 Fresh Mint Blocks of  9. 1  from left hand side of sheet with Guide Cross in margin. The other is a lower left corner plate 1 block.  6 units on each are unhinged. Then used block of 4, 3 pairs and 6 singles. Mostly very fine. Price $629

WA28) Western Australia 1885 – 93, 2d Bluish Grey/ Grey, SG 96/96a.  32 examples on 2 album pages, inc. 4 Fresh Mint Blocks of  4. 2 only are hinged on each block, plus 3 used pairs and 10 used singles.  Very fine group. Price $375

WA29) Western Australia 1885 – 93, 2.5d Deep Blue/Blue, SG 97/97a.  26 examples on 2 album pages, inc. a block of 4 Fresh Mint,  2 only are hinged, plus 3 mint pairs and a single and 4 used pairs and 7 singles.  Very fine group. Price $365

WA32) Western Australia 1885 – 93, 6d Bright Violet, SG 100.  34 examples on 2 album pages, inc. a block of 6 and 2 blocks of 4 Fresh Mint, 2 only are hinged on each, plus a mint pair and 4 mint singles  and 14 used singles.  Very fine group. Price $569

WA78) Western Australia 1895 ½d surcharge in red & green on 3d Cinnamon, SG 111a, Mint, some hinge remains, Price $199

WA57) 1910 usage of 1d Blue Postal Stationary Postcard, Mount Magnet to Perth. Cancelled by cds of Perth 14 NO 10. H & G 17, cat. $400. Very fine with 2 staple holes and bend to upper left corner. Price $195

WA34) Western Australia 1911 real photographic postcard “Greetings from Fremantle” to St. Louis, USA. Bears Halfpenny Green and 1d Rose Pink SG 138/9. Cat   £12.25 and from x 12 on cover. Neat & clean, price $175

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