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Brit. Colonies continued...

Tasmania continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
401 image1875 (March): 1 s. orange-red, double lioned wmk., perf. 11½, a used example with superb all over "Double Impression" fiscally used and dated "1/2/76" in manuscript; a fine example partial double are not uncommon but complete examples such as this are very scarce; with normal type for comparison. Cert. RPS of Victoria (2020). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
402 image1892: £ 1 green & yellow, wmk. TAS, retouched matrices on film showing how Sperati made the forgeries, the Duty Plate exposure is from a £ 1 with a horizontal SPECIMEN overprint. A scarce group that ably demonstrating how these forgeries were produced. (Image 1)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
403 image1892: £ 1 green & yellow, wmk. TAS, two "used" examples created by Jean de Sperati, by photo lithography - taking the entire design and blanking over the Duty Plate, and then photographing the £ 1 Duty Plate and inserting the two together; a the First State £ 1 with "..STOWN / TASMANIA" datestamp (April 11, 1902) in black, unfortunately with damaged perfs. at base; and a Second State of the Forgery with partial "Lau(nceston) / Tasm(ania)" cds (No.. 190..) in black, perf. 13¾, this purchased from Sperati himself in 1956 and showing two white dots removed from the Greek border at lower left and the green in a faded state (not apparently considered good enough to sell). (Image 1)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Western Australia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
404 image1860/64: 2 d. orange-vermilion, imperforate, wmk. Swan, a slightly oxidised unused example, margins just clear to fine, variety "Watermark Upright", and also showing the marginal watermark line, without gum. An exceedingly rare stamp, listed but unpriced with unused or used in Stanley Gibbons, believed to be the second known example. Cert. BPA (2021) Gi = unpriced. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Australia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
405 image1928 (Nov): 2 s. 3 d. Booklet with printed green on pale green covers showing Principal P.O. Services and reverse with Postal Rates, containing three panes of six 1½ d. scarlet, all with watermark inverted (Gi 96w), complete interleaving, minute staining around the staple, fine and rare Gi = £ 450. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
406 image1930: 3 s. Booklet with black on blue covers 'Air Mail Saves Time', containing three panes of Airmail 3 d. green (Gi 115a) and AIrmail label pane, minute staining on front, but fresh and very fine for this rarity Gi = £ 850. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
407 image1932 (Jan): 2 s. Booklet green with printed green on pale green covers, reverse with Newspaper and Parcel Rates and 'Use the Air Mail', containing two complete panes of six 2 d. golden scarlet (Gi 127) with interleaving, minute staining around the staple, fine and rare Gi = £ 425. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
408 image1938 (Dec): 2 s. Booklet with black on green cover, containing pane of twelve 2 d. scarlet (Gi 184), fresh and very fine, rare Gi = £ 500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
409 imageChristmas Island 1996: $ 4.50 Booklet with black on red covers, framed "PROOF" on front, containing pane of ten 45 c. Shell issue (Turbo Petholatus) in vertical format (Gi 353). Believed to be just ten examples known thus Gi = £ 650 as normal. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
410 imageNorfolk Island 1989: $ 4.10 c. Booklet with emerald green cover, containing corner Control strip of ten 41 c. multicoloured (Gi 465). Fresh and very fine. Rare and unissued. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
411 image1913: Kangaroo £ 2 black & rose, Sperati Forgeries, Type A Sperati Die Proof of the Kangaroo only in black on glazed white card (signed) and ex the Carl Walske collection; and Type B, the British Philatelic Association negative card Proof of Kangaroo (handstamped Sperati Reproduction on reverse). An exceptional duo. (Image 1)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
412 image1913: Kangaroo £ 2 black & rose, Sperati Forgery, Type A with the 'Roo's Mouth Open, "used" and cancelled by blurred circular datestamp (signed "Jean de Sperati" in pencil on reverse) with three 1 d. red values from Sperati's stockbook of 'raw material' for creating his forgeries from the genuine watermarked paper. An exceptional and extremely rare assembly. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
413 image1913: Kangaroo £ 2 black & rose, Sperati Forgery, Type B with Mouth Closed, "used" and cancelled by barred NSW machine cancellation not found on genuine £2 adhesives, signed "Jean de Sperati" with Ceremuga certificate (2012). An exceptional example. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Barbados
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
414 image1932 (Nov 12): 2 s. Booklet with black on green covers, 'Morris Motors' advert on front, 'Austin Cars' advert on reverse, containing pane ½ d. green pane of ten (Gi 230), 1 d. scarlet pane of ten (Gi 231) and 1½ d. orange (Gi 231a) in a pane of six; some staining around the staple, but a Booklet rarity Gi = £ 2'250. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Betchuanaland
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
415 image1935 (May 4): Silver Jubilee 2 d. ultramarine & grey-black, an unused vertical pair from top left of sheet, lower stamp variety "Short Extra Flagtaff" (Plate 2, Row 2, stamp 1), fresh and fine positional pair, unmounted og. Gi = £ 225. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
British Honduras
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
416 image1891: Surcharged locally 6 c. on 10 c. on 4 d. mauve, an unused example showing variety "6 and Bar Inverted', fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Signed W.G.A (Aikman) on reverse in red ink. Signed Stanley Gibbons. Cert, Brandon (1994) Gi = £ 600. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Canada
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
417 image1834 (Aug 21): Entire three page letter in German language, written by the missionary Zacharias Glitsch of the Moravian Church in the settlement of Hoffenthal, today Hopedale in Labrador to his brother Johann Caspar Glitsch in Sarepta at the Volga, Russia. Sent from Labrador with a commercial ship to Germany and further through forwarder to Herrnhut, Saxonia where it was despatched at the post office and transported via Berlin and St. Petersburg. The entire was struck on obverse with a framed "HERRNHUTH 20 Dec 34" despatch cds (thus four months after the letter was written), reverse with light "BERLIN 23 DEC." transit datestamp and framed "POLUTSHENO 1834 DEK. 18 VECHER" (received on Dec 18, 1834 in the evening) transit datestamp of St. Petersburg (Dobin 4.01). The entire shows a plethora of debit markings and the addressee had to pay finally '363' (kopek) noted on reverse.rnNote: The sender Zachrias Glitsch came to Labrador in 1822 and served churches in Hopedale, Nain, Okak, and Hebron during his 25-year tenure in Labrador, he died in 1857 in Herrnhut. In this letter he describes, that he is now for 11 months in Hoffenthal and he describes the unpleasant and even dangerous journey with an eskimo boat coming down from Okak (partial transcription included). Hopedale was founded as an Inuit settlement named Agvituk, Inuit for "place of the whales". In 1782, Moravian missionaries from Germany arrived in the area to convert the population. They renamed the settlement Hopedale (Hoffenthal in German) shortly afterward. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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418 image1922 (Dec): 25 c. Booklet with blank on green covers, containing Admiral 2 c. green in two panes of six (Gi 247ab) complete, English text, some wear but very rare Gi = £ 600.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
419 image1929 (Jan 6): 72 c. Booklet with plain manila covers, with three panes of six 1 c. yellow-orange (Gi 275a), two panes of six 2 c. green (Gi 276a) and one pane of six 5 c. violet (Gi 279a), fresh and fine but for crack on back cover; nevertheless very rare and seldom seen Gi = £ 400. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Cape of Good Hope
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
420 image1863/64: De La Rue 4 d. slate-blue, a used pair, with good margins all round, somewhat heavily cancelled in black, nevertheless a scarce multiple of a difficult shade. Cert. Alcuri (1988) Gi = £ 600+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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