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Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC Sale - 711

British Commonwealth

Great Britain
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1001   imageGreat Britain, 1837, Mary Shelley, Author of Frankenstein, clipped autograph reading "Yours truly/MShelley"; a tremendous addition to any autograph or book collector's collection, Fine to Very Fine, one of the most desirable signatures from English literature.
Estimate $500 - 750

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.
(Image)
Suggested Bid $500-750
SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
1002 1 imageGreat Britain, 1840, 1d black (Scott 1), plate 7, position LH, ample to large margins and neat red Maltese cross cancel, Very Fine.
SG 2; £400 ($550).
Scott $320.
Estimate $200 - 300. (Image)
Suggested Bid $200-300
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1003 117 imageGreat Britain, 1867, Queen Victoria, 1s green, Spray of Rose watermark (SG 117), fresh and bright with full, lightly hinged o.g., Fine to Very Fine, signed A. Diena.
Scott 54; $825.
SG £800 ($1,100).
Estimate $300 - 400. (Image)
Suggested Bid $300-400
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
Australia & States
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1004 / 161 imageGreat Britain, 1881, Queen Victoria, 6d gray, Imperial Crown watermark (SG 161), block of 4, plate 17, o.g., upper left stamp lightly hinged, others never hinged, fresh and well centered; minor separation, light horizontal bend across top stamps, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott 86; $1,760 as hinged singles.
SG £1,700 as hinged singles ($2,330).
Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image)
Suggested Bid $750-1,000
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1005 183a imageGreat Britain, 1884, Queen Victoria, 10s pale ultramarine on white paper, Anchor watermark (SG 183a), fresh and beautifully centered with full, lightly hinged o.g.; inconsequential, light natural gum bend, Very Fine.
Scott 109 var.; $2,250+.
SG £2,500 ($3,430).
Estimate $600 - 800. (Image)
Suggested Bid $600-800
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1006 187a-190a imageGreat Britain, 1924, King George V, ½d-2d Watermarked sideways (Scott 187a-190a), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
SG 418a-421b; £288 ($400).
Scott $305.
Estimate $150 - 200. (Image) (Image2)

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Suggested Bid $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1007 266 imageGreat Britain, 1902, King Edward VII, De La Rue printing, £1 dull blue green (SG 266), most o.g.; small natural gum crease; slight overall toning not visible on face, otherwise Fine.
Scott 142; $2,000.
SG £2,000 ($2,750).
Estimate $250 - 350. (Image)
Suggested Bid $250-350
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1008 402 imageGreat Britain, 1913, King George V "Seahorse", Waterlow printing, 10s indigo blue (SG 402), deep rich color and bright white paper with full, never hinged original gum, signed A. Diena.
Scott 175; $2,000.
SG £1,200 for hinged ($1,650).
Estimate $800 - 1,200. (Image)
Suggested Bid $800-1,200
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1009 476, 477, 478 imageGreat Britain, 1942, King George VI, 2s6s-10s, original colors (SG 476, 477, 478), horizontal pairs, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott 249, 250, 251; $865.
SG £750 ($1,030).
Estimate $350 - 500. (Image) (Image2)

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Suggested Bid $350-500
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1010   imageGreat Britain, 1997, Queen Elizabeth II, deep green (as used for 2p), light grey (as used for the 29p), flame (as used for 1st class, undenominated trials), full panes of 100, a limited supply of these were discovered, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, each with photocopies of 2017 R.P.S.L. certificates that were issued for the discovery set of sheets.
Estimate $12,000 - 18,000

Machin trials discovered after 20 years

Sheets of three trials of the Machin head, produced in 1997, have come to light in this the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Arnold Machin's iconic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Machin definitives were first printed in lithography in 1980 as Royal Mail expanded its range of suppliers. However, by the mid-1990s it had decided that all the standard definitives should be printed in gravure. At the time The House of Questa, based in south London, did not have gravure capability.

As the company wished to participate in all future tenders for Royal Mail stamps, whether printed by litho or gravure, in gummed or self-adhesive versions in sheets or stamp booklets, it decided to make a major investment in a gravure press and an automated booklet maker. To achieve the best, Questa partnered with a number of highly qualified and renowned organisations to deliver the skills, processes and technology required to ensure it would be ready for production in less than 18 months.

Courvoisier, based in Switzerland, was at that time arguably the finest gravure stamp printer in Europe. The company agreed to assist Questa with technical advice and cylinder making. As part of this process Royal Mail gave permission for a print trial at Courvoisier using the Machin head: the original material to enable the trial to take place was supplied by Questa. Part of the thinking at the time was that Courvoisier might undertake the production of the cylinders needed for final stamp printing on behalf of Questa, but this did not materialise.

The undenominated trials were produced in October 1997 in sheets of 100 (from larger sheets of 200 guillotined in two) with the Courvoisier imprint along the vertical margins. They exist in three colours: deep green (as used for the 2p), light grey (as used at the time for the 29p), and flame (as used for 1st class). Courvoisier had printed the then current Kenya definitives, these being of the same overall size as the Machin definitives. As a consequence, the trials were printed on coated paper without phosphor bands, and have perforation 15 x 14. However, the stamp image is slightly smaller than that used on Machin definitives.

Barry Robinson, then Design Director of Royal Mail, visited Courvoisier to see the preparations. It is believed the trial sheets were printed on one of the small gravure printing presses at Courvoisier, some being printed during the visit.

The gravure press and the automated booklet line were produced by ATN in France. The new machinery would not fit within Questa's original base in Camberwell: the move to Byfleet was part of the development.

Courvoisier was founded in 1880 and started printing stamps in 1937. It was noted for the high quality of its photogravure work, but sadly it ran into financial difficulties and ceased trading in 2001.
(Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Suggested Bid $12,000-18,000
SOLD for $10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
Australia
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1011 21e var. imageAustralia, 1918, King George V, 1d rose red on rough unsurfaced paper, Die II, inverted watermark (Scott 21e var.), o.g., never hinged; slightly rounded lower right corner, otherwise Fine, with 2013 M. Drury certificate.
SG 47iw; £1,100 for hinged ($1,510).
Estimate $500 - 750. (Image)
Suggested Bid $500-750
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1012 S 57S var. imageAustralia, 1924, Kangaroo and Map, £1 gray, overprinted "Specimen" type C (Scott 57S var.), 3rd watermark, shaved "P" in "SPECIMEN", fresh and perfectly centered with barely hinged o.g., Extremely Fine. A rare Specimen variety.
SG 75s. ACSC 53 xf.; $1,000 ($1,010).
Estimate $200 - 300. (Image)
Suggested Bid $200-300
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1013 95 imageAustralia, 1928, 3d Kookaburra (Scott 95), Small Multiple watermark, 3rd watermark, complete sheet of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
SG 106.
Scott $200.
Estimate $150 - 200. (Image)
Suggested Bid $150-200
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1014 95a imageAustralia, 1928, 3d Kookaburra miniature sheet (Scott 95a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
SG MS106a.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200. (Image)
Suggested Bid $150-200
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1015 S 102S imageAustralia, 1930, Kangaroo and Map, £2 black & rose (Scott 102S), Small Multiple watermark, o.g., lightly hinged, bright, fresh and virtually perfectly centered, Extremely Fine.
SG 114s. ACSC 57x.
ACSC $900 ($900).
Estimate $200 - 300. (Image)
Suggested Bid $200-300
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1016 J36 imageAustralia, Postage Due, 1908, 5s dull green (Scott J36), perf 11½x11, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $775.
Estimate $350 - 500. (Image)
Suggested Bid $350-500
SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
Basutoland
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1017 J1c, J2b imageBasutoland, 1951-52, 1d & 2d Postage Dues on chalky paper, St. Edward's Crown watermark error (Scott J1c, J2b), full pane of 60 of each value, with the error occurring once in each pane, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
SG D1bb, D2ac; £340+ ($470).
Scott $320+.
Estimate $150 - 200. (Image) (Image2)

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Suggested Bid $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
Canada and Provinces
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1018 P 1R, 2R, 3P imageNew Brunswick, 1851-90, 3d & 6d reprints and 1s plate proof on card (Scott 1R, 2R, 3P), fresh and bright, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300. (Image) (Image2)

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Suggested Bid $200-300
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1019 2F//23F imageNewfoundland, 1857-62, "Rectangulars", 2d to 1s, Oneglia-engraved forgeries (Scott 2F//23F), the six values se-tenant in two sheets of 36 (six of each value in vertical rows of six): one sheet in red orange on wove, ungummed, the other in rose brown on thin paper without mesh, gummed and never hinged; also included are single lithographed forgeries of the 2d, 6d & 1s in red on card, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Suggested Bid $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1020 o 6 imageNewfoundland, 1857, 6d scarlet vermilion (Scott 6), four nice, perfectly balanced margins with bright color and a light grid cancel along with partial red cancel lower right; tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200

An exceptionally attractive example of one of the most difficult of the Pence issues.
(Image)
Suggested Bid $800-1,200
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction

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