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TASMANIA continued...

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LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate in AU$'s
461 Ω image

PRESENTATION SHEETS: c.1900 large page headed 'POSTAGE STAMPS OF TASMANIA/SHOWING YEAR WHEN ISSUED' with Reprints including Courier Imperf 1d & 4d from the defaced plates, 'REPRINT' Overprints x15 with Chalons 1d to 1/-, Sidefaces 4d blue & 5/- and Postal Fiscals, 'SPECIMEN' Overprints x8 including Tablets £1 and Platypus 3d & 1/-, and CTO x19 including Tablets to 10/- & De La Rue Pictorials set, standard folds & a couple of minor blemishes but the stamps are unaffected. Rare. Ex Bill McCredie: sold for $2097.

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Estimate AU$1,500

Currently Opening at...AU$1,150.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
462 og image

UPU RECEIVING AUTHORITIES: 1899-1900 De La Rue Pictorials ½d to 6d overprinted 'Specimen', the ½d & 2½d additionally with rubber 'SPECIMEN' Handstamp, large-part o.g. Ex Natal Post Office Archives. [Each stamp has a small square paper-hinge remainder which indicates that these are an original set. Why were only two apparently random values handstamped?] (8)

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$500

Currently Opening at...AU$380.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
463 Ω image

UPU RECEIVING AUTHORITIES: 1899-1900 De La Rue Pictorials ½d to 6d overprinted 'Specimen' (the 2d from the Melbourne Printings), '1½d.' on 5d, Sideface 9d & Tablet 1/- all affixed to archival page, the 1d 1½d 2d 2½d 9d & 1/- each additionally with rubber 'ULTRAMAR' Handstamp in blue. Ex Goa Postal Archive. (11)

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Estimate AU$2,500

Currently Opening at...AU$1,900.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
464 Ω image

UPU RECEIVING AUTHORITIES: 1902-04 V/Crown 2d with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint & additionally with rubber 'ULTRAMAR' Handstamp in blue, no gum. Ex Portuguese Colonies Archive: sold at the Prestige auction of 11.5.2012 for $559. [Bill McCredie's 1899 1d sold for $559]

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$400

Currently Opening at...AU$300.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
465 Ω image

UPU RECEIVING AUTHORITIES: 1902-04 Melbourne Printings ½d (defective) 1d & 2d Pictorials + Sideface 9d & Tablet 1/- all with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint & tied to an archival page by the large 'POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES/COLLECTION/DE BERNE/ MADAGASCAR' cachet in rosine & officially certified at L/R. [The conventional wisdom is that three copies of each stamp were sent to each postal administration. In this instance, Madagascar appears to have been sent four sets. Bill McCredie's similar page with the other three sets plus '1½d.' on 5d x4 sold for $2097]

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Estimate AU$500

Currently Opening at...AU$380.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
Specimen Stamps - Reprints
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate in AU$'s
466 og/nh image

Partly annotated selection with unoverprinted Imperf Courier 1d x2 & 4d x2, Chalons including 4d pale blue block of 4, Sideface 4d blue x4 & Postal Fiscals St George set plus extra 2/6d 5/- & 10/-, Perf Courier 1d x2 & 4d, Chalons set plus extra 1d 2d & 4d, Sideface No Wmk 4d blue (small fault; could be easily mistaken for the original stamp), and Overprinted 'REPRINT' with Chalons 1d x3 to 1/- x2 plus strips of 4 of the 2d 4d 6d & 1/- (the strips with full unmounted o.g.), Sidefaces 2d 4d blue & 8d, St George Imperf set plus 3d with the Overprint Inverted x2, and Perf set, generally very fine & mostly with large-part o.g. A very clean lot. Ex Ron Butler. (88)

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Estimate AU$850

Currently Opening at...AU$650.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
467 R image

UNOVERPRINTED: 1853 Couriers 4d Plate II defaced plate complete sheet of 24 (6x4) with both imprints, in yellow on thick wove paper, several units showing significant plate wear. Superb!

Grade A+ (Image1)

Estimate AU$800

Currently Opening at...AU$600.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
468 R image

UNOVERPRINTED: 1853 Couriers 4d Plate II defaced plate complete sheet of 24 (6x4) with both imprints, in red-orange on thick wove paper (250x157mm), several units showing significant plate wear. Superb! [This is a rare item. Neil Russell's similar sheet had the outer margins removed]

Grade A+ (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,000

Currently Opening at...AU$750.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
469 P image

UNOVERPRINTED: 1858 'TASMANIA' reprinted die proof (in 1867) of the engine-turned frame design for the 6d in crimson on thin card (47x88mm) with a Sideface portrait that was used for a number of Colonies. Under close examination the outlined words 'TASMANIA' and 'SIX PENCE' can be discerned within the engine turning at top and base respectively. [This frame design was also used for the Ceylon 4d 8d & 1/9d]

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$750

Currently Opening at...AU$575.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
470 Ωog/nh image

UNOVERPRINTED: Sidefaces 4d blue imperf blocks of 12 with Plate Number '3' or Current Number '43', overprinted 'Halfpenny' on 1d imperf gutter block of 20 with Double 'Halfpenny' Overprint on the 12 R/H units, & on 'd/2½' on 9d Current Number '50' block of 4, also 'SPECIMEN' Overprint on ½d orange pane of 60. (5 items)

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$750

Currently Opening at...AU$575.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
471 Ω image

UNOVERPRINTED: Sidefaces 4d blue on thin ungummed card imperforate sheet of 120 with Plate Number '3' at U/R & L/L and Current Number '43' at U/L & L/R. Superb!

Grade A+ (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,000

Currently Opening at...AU$750.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
472 Ω image

UNOVERPRINTED: POSTAL FISCALS: St George & the Dragon 10/- yellow-orange complete imperforate sheet of 120 (12x10) on thin ungummed card, barely noticeable pencil notations in the margins, minor blemishes on the reverse. A rare sheet. Ex JRW Purves & Dr John Miler. [Bill McCredie's perforated half-sheet of 60 sold for $670]

This sheet clearly demonstrates the chaotic platelaying that was apparently inspired by the similarly dubious workmanship of Perkins Bacon.

Grade A/A- (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,000

Currently Opening at...AU$750.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
473 nh image

OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': Perforated blocks of 4 on Thick Paper comprising Chalons 2d 4d 6d & 1/-, Sideface 4d blue & 'd./2½' on 9d (upper units very lightly mounted), full unmounted o.g. Superb! [The reprints were produced in 1879 but overprinted only in 1886] (6 blocks)

Grade A+ (Image1)

Estimate AU$500

Currently Opening at...AU$380.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
474 og image

OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': Perforated blocks of 4 on Thin Paper comprising Sidefaces 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d bistre, 9d, 10d & 5/-, some units with trimmed perfs, some minor tonespots, large-part o.g. Ex Ron Butler. (7 blocks)

Grade A/B (Image1)

Estimate AU$750

Currently Opening at...AU$575.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
475 nh image

OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': Sidefaces 5/- dull claret on thin card gummed & perforated sheet of 120 (missing the U/R unit) with Plate Number '6' at U/R & L/L and Current Number '48' at U/L & L/R, full unmounted o.g. [Bill McCredie's similar pane of 60 sold for $699]

Grade A/A+ (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,000

Currently Opening at...AU$750.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
476 Ω image

OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': 1891 Surcharge 'Halfpenny' on 1d crimson ungummed & imperforate complete sheet of 120 with Plate Number '1' at U/R & L/L and Current Number '41' at U/L & L/R, the last unit with the Wedge Flaw. Superb! [Bill McCredie's L/R block of 30 sold for $268]

Grade A+ (Image1)

Estimate AU$750

Currently Opening at...AU$575.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
477 nh image

OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': 1891 Surcharge 'd./2½' on 9d gummed & perforated complete sheet of 120 with Plate Number '7' at U/R & L/L and Current Number '50' (trimmed) at U/L & L/R, some minor perf separation, full unmounted o.g.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$600

Currently Opening at...AU$460.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
478 nh/og image

OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': POSTAL FISCALS: Perforated blocks of 4 on Thick Paper comprising 3d sage-green, 2/6d carmine, 5/- sepia & 10/- vermilion, large-part o.g. with most units being unmounted. Superb! Ex Ron Butler. (4 blocks)

Grade A+ (Image1)

Estimate AU$400

Currently Opening at...AU$300.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
479 nh image

OVERPRINTED 'REPRINT': Platypus 9d dull violet gummed & perforated upper pane of 50 (10x5; the U/R unit removed) with Plate Number '1' at U/L, full unmounted o.g.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$500

Currently Opening at...AU$380.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM
480 P image

c.1900 reprinted die proofs of the Van Diemen's Land Chalon design with blank value tablet on coloured wove paper comprising in green/yellow, vermilion/green, vermilion/pink, brown/green & brown/pink. (6)

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$500

Currently Opening at...AU$380.00
Closing..Aug-30, 06:00 PM

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