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Brit. Colonies continued...

New South Wales continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5410 image1854 (Jan-March): Laureated 2 d. chalky blue on yellowish wove paper with double-lined watermark figures, plate III, a horizontal pair with vivid colour and good to huge margins, cancelled by '95' numeral obliterator of Brisbane (Queensland) to 1855 cover to Sydney, endorsed for the vessel "Boomerang". Reverse with Brisbane despatch cds (Oct 10 1855) and Sydney NSW arrival (Oct 15) cds's in black. A very interesting double rate cover.rnProvenance: Collection Dale Forster, DF sale (May 2002). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5411 image1854/59: Garter 6 d. bluish grey with double-lined watermark figures, a fine adhesive with vivid colour and regular large margins all round, cancelled by Sydney mute obliterator in black to 1857 cover to Chipping-Norton, Oxfordshire, endorsed for the vessel "Columbian". Central strike of London Paid in red (June 12, 1857). Reverse with Sydney NSW despatch (Apr 9, 1857) in black and Chipping Norton arrival (June 12, 1857) cds's in blue. Fourth contract voyage of the European & Australian Royal mail Company at the direct 6 d. rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5412 image1860/72: Diadem 1 s. rose-carmine perf. 13, a fine adhesive tied by duplex "NSW SYDNEY AP 22 1868" datestamp in black to envelope to Rome, indistinct French entry cds in red alongside. Reverse with Alexandria and Lyon transit cds's as well as Roma arrival (June 15, 1868) cds's, all in black. Charged upon arrival. Some toning and edge wear, nevertheless a rare destination at that time.rnProvenance: Collection Druce; collection Dale Forster, DF sale (May 2002). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5413 image1860/72: Garter 6 d. violet perf. 13, a fine adhesive tied by two strikes of duplex "NSW SYDNEY NO 4 1870" datestamp in black to envelope to Newport, Shropshire, endorsed "Per R.M.S. Malta via Southampton". Reverse with Newport arrival (Jan 2, 1871) cds in black. A fine and interesting cover mailed per the P&O Steam Navigation Company.rnNote: Due to the Franco-Prussian war, this was the last journey with the option of travelling via Southampton or Marseilles, therefater Brindisi was used as the port of call. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
South Australia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5414 image1855: 2 d. rose-carmine, a fine and fresh example with good to large margins, lightly tied by '25' numeral obliterator of Gawler to entire letter to the Advocate General in Adelaide. Obverse with "GAWLER SOUTH AUSTRALIA SP 19 1855" despatch cds, reverse with "GPO SOUTH AUSTRALIA" arrival cds of the next day. Strong horizontal file fold, sensibly reinforced at the inside of the entire, which does not interfere with the attractive appearance of this item. Signed Calves. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
Tasmania
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5415 imageCoarse engraving 1853 (Nov): 4 d. yellowish orange, Plate II, lines of background blurred, an ample to large margined used example with parts of the right neigbouring stamp adjoined, on 1855 cover to Sydney NSW, cancelled by '59' numeral obliterator of Launceston in black. Square "POST OFFICE / LAUNCESTON / 5 JU 5 1855" datestamp in red alongside, reverse with "SHIP LETTER AU 18 1855" arrival cds. Horizontal filing fold, large tear in the obverse, nevertheless a desirable item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5416 image1863-71: 6 d. deep reddish mauve perf. 11½, wmk. double lined '6', a fresh and fine used example in a resonant shade, on 1870 cover to Newcastle NSW, tied by 'Oval of Bars' obliterator in black, clear and attractive "GENERAL POST OFFICE HOBART TOWN 12 AP 1870" cds in red alongside, reverse with Sdney (Apr 16) transit cds and arrival cds of the next day. Opened on two sides, an appealing cover and an interesting stamp, presumably perforated officially by Walch with the old 11.8 machine. Opinion Holcombe (1995). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
Victoria
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5417 image1900 (Apr 10): Envelope from Sydney to Southport, England with a handpainted design showing a sitting Geisha, franked with 1899 2½ d. Prussian blue, tied by duplex 'S' and "SYDNEY AP 10 00" cds. Reverse with Southport arrival cds (May 13). A charming item. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5418 image1855/75: Fine Group of four Victoria covers incl. 1857 cover Melbourne to London with Woodblock Issue 6 d. orange, 1855 cover Ballara to Melbourne with pair Lithographed 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. lilac, 1860 cover Killmore to England with pair Recess Perkins Bacon 'Queen on Throne' 6 d. rouletted, also 1875 cover Richmond to Melbourne with 1873-87 2 d. dull violet mauve. An interesting and attractive ensemble. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
Australia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5419 image1919 (Dec): £2 black and rose, Die II, Watermark narrow crown over A, a well centred example of this scarce stamp with full unmounted og. Certs. Holcombe (1996) and RPSL (1976) Gi = £ 5'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,400.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5420 image1934 (June): £2 black & rose, Die II, watermark Crown C of A perf. 12, a lower marginal example of this very scarce stamp in fresh and fine condition with full original unmounted gum. A most attractive adhesive, cert Holcombe (1999) Gi = £ 4'250 as hinged. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,600.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
New Guinea
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5421 image1939 (March 1): AIR MAIL POSTAGE, compl. set of 14 values in fresh and fine condition with full unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'100. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
Barbados
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5422 image1879 (Feb 10): Envelope from Barbados to London bearing horizontal pair 1875-81 Britannia 1 s. purple watermark Crown CC perf. 14 tied by BARBADOS datestamp with LONDON PAID datestamp (Feb. 28) in red alongside. Tear at top and part of backflap missing, nevertheless a fine and attractive double rate cover, cert. Holcombe (1991). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
Bermuda
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5423 image1932 (Aug): 12s. 6d. grey & orange, die II, watermark Multiple script CA perf. 14 showing varieties: 'break in lines below left scroll' & 'damaged leaf at bottom right', a fine and fresh example of this very scarce stamp with full original unmounted gum. A scarce and attractive adhesive, opinion Holcombe (1997) Gi = £ 900+ as hinged. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-11, 10:04 AM
British Honduras
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5424 image1913/21: GV definitives, the comp. set of ten from 1 c. to $5, watermark Multiple Crown CA perf. 14 incl. three marginal examples, all in fresh and fine condition with full original unmounted gum. An attractive set Gi = £ 400 as hinged. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
Brit. Post Turkey
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5425 imageBritish Levant 1857 (Dec 9): Prepaid Entire letter from Manchester to Constantinople endorsed "Via Marseilles per French packet" struck with despatch (Dec. 9) and London Paid transit (Dec. 10) datestamps as well as arrival "BRITISH POST OFFICE PAID DE 22 1857 CONSTANTINOPLE" cds (Gi Z6), all in red on front. A fresh and attractive entire, mailed in the first year of the British PO in Constantinople which was opened in July 1857. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5426 image1889 (Feb 12): Registered stationery envelope 2 d. blue bearing add. franking '80 PARAS' on 5 d. green, die I and a marginal example of the 'EXPRESS D'ORIENT' label in dull salmon, tied by "BRITISH OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE FE 12 89" cds. Reverse with Naumburg arrival cds's (Feb. 19). A scarce and appealing usage. Cert. Holcombe (1990).rnNote: Sent by Antoine Doursoun of the 'Chemins de fer Orientaux' agency in Constantinople and directed to Alwin Zschiesche (1843 . 1929), one of the editors of the first German periodical in German language (1863). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,400.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5427 image1896 (Feb 17): Stationery envelope '40 PARAS' on 2½ d. grey cancelled by "BEYROUT BRITISH POST OFFICE FE 17 96" and sent to Berlin. Reverse with Port Said transit and Berlin distribution cds (Feb. 29). Fine and fresh. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
Canada
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5428 imageColony of Canda 1851 (May 28): Entire letter from Bytown to L'Original bearing 1851 Beaver 3 d. orange-vermilion on laid paper, a fresh adhesive with good to large margins and fresh colour, tied by clear seven ring target obliterator with "BYTOWN U.C. MAY 28 1851" datestamp in black alongside. Lightest vertical fold, not distracting at all from the beauty of this very early cover, cert. BPA (1974).rnProvenance: E. C. Fox collection.rnNote: The Province of Canada began issuing stamps on April 23, 1851, designed by Sir Sandford Fleming and processed together with the 6 d. & 12 d. adhesives by the firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson of New York. In April 1851, the rate for inland letters to Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island was 3 d. per ½ oz. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF3,800.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM
5429 image1851 (May 15): Entire letter from Montreal to New York (Kennedy correspondence) bearing 1851 Prince Albert 6 d. slate violet on laid paper, a fresh and fine adhesive with good to huge margins including part of the lower neighbouring stamp, tied by seven ring target obliterator. "MONTREAL L.C. SP 24 1851" datestamp, straight line PAID and matching framed CANADA in arc exchange office handstamp, all in red alongside. Two vertical filing folds at left of stamp, a most attractive cover.rnProvenance: Carrington collection. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jan-25, 11:59 PM

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