Important Stamps and Covers of the World

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Date of the auction: 05.05.2021

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Antigua 1932 Tercentenary, three contemporary photographs from the printer's record book of unadopted designs for the 6d., 2/6d. and 5/-, affixed as a vertical strip of three to paper and dated '21.8.31' in black ink at the top; fine and unique. Photo

Lot #: 1

Reserve: £700 - £800

Date: 5 May 2021

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Ascension 1924-33 1d. grey-black and bright blue-green lower left corner example, variety cleft rock; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 11da, £1,000. Photo

Lot #: 2

Reserve: £600 - £800

Date: 5 May 2021

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Ascension 1924-33 8d. grey-black and bright violet mint pair; the left-hand stamp with shamrock flaw, very lightly mounted. S.G. 17d, £375+

Lot #: 3

Reserve: £150 - £250

Date: 5 May 2021

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Ascension 1924-33 1/- grey-black and brown (2), the first with variety broken mainmast and the second with cleft rock; both lightly mounted mint. S.G. 18a, c, £775. Photo

Lot #: 4

Reserve: £350 - £450

Date: 5 May 2021

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Ascension 1924-33 2/- grey black and blue on blue, variety broken mainmast; lightly mounted mint, fine. S.G. 19a, £750. Photo

Lot #: 5

Reserve: £250 - £350

Date: 5 May 2021

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Ascension 1924-33 3/- grey-black and blue on blue left marginal example, variety broken mainmast, lightly mounted and some hinge reinforcement between stamp and margin. S.G. 20a, £900. Photo

Lot #: 6

Reserve: £350 - £450

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1840 (7 Oct.) Weslyan Mission entire to London, rated "1/2" (deleted) and "1/4", showing rounded frame "parramatta/post paid" and oval "paid ship letter/sydney" d.s. (8.10) in red with, on reverse, "parramatta/new s. wales" oval d.s., Crowned "general post office/sydney" oval

Lot #: 7

Reserve: £200 - £250

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1850-51 Sydney Views One Penny Carmichael's essay horizontal pair, fine and scarce. Photo

Lot #: 8

Reserve: £600 - £700

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1850-51 Sydney Views One Penny Pl. II 1d. carmine on laid paper and without clouds (R.3/5), good to large margins, lightly cancelled, tiny corner crease nevertheless a lovely fine example with variety clearly visible. S.G. 14c, £1300. Photo

Lot #: 9

Reserve: £500 - £600

Date: 5 May 2021

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New South Wales 1850-51 Sydney Views Two Pence Plate I early impression, 2d. greyish blue [18], good to large margins with dividing lines at top and foot, centrally cancelled by dumb obliterator, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2018) states R2/5 which we believe is incorrect. S.G. 15, £600. Photo

Lot #: 10

Reserve: £120 - £150

Date: 5 May 2021

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New South Wales 1850-51 Sydney Views Two Pence Plate I intermediate impression, 2d. deep blue [1] with good to large margins showing dividing line at top, lightly cancelled, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2018). S.G. 16c, £450. Photo

Lot #: 11

Reserve: £120 - £150

Date: 5 May 2021

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New South Wales 1850-51 Sydney Views Two Pence Plate I intermediate impression, 2d. deep blue [17] with small to large margins, indistinctly cancelled, and later impression 2d. dull blue [15] with good to large margins and clearly cancelled "3", both fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2018 and 2020

Lot #: 12

Reserve: £150 - £180

Date: 5 May 2021

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New South Wales 1850-51 Sydney Views Two Pence Plate I 2d. dull blue with retouch [18], small to good margins, centrally cancelled "48", fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2018). S.G. 20, £350

Lot #: 13

Reserve: £80 - £100

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1850-51 Sydney Views Three Pence Yellow-green on greyish wove paper, double print, one albino, small to large margins, cancelled by Sydney obliterator, fine. The only recorded example and the most famous error of the Sydney Views. RPSV Certificate (2008). S.G. 42. Photo Note

Lot #: 14

Reserve: £1,600 - £2,000

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1851-1903 selection of errors arranged on Hagners including 1864-65 1d. pale red imperforate between stamp and margin at right, unused with part original gum, 1871-1902 2d. (2) and 8d. (5) with watermark inverted, all used, 1882-97 perf 12x10 6d. used imperforate between stamp

Lot #: 15

Reserve: £300 - £400

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1852-53 Laureated, imperf Pl. I 6d. grey-brown on bluish grey wove paper, close to good margins, unused, small thin otherwise fine and of excellent appearance. RPSV Certificate (2020). S.G. 76, £6,000. Photo

Lot #: 16

Reserve: £4,000 - £4,500

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1854-63 Diadem Issues 1854 imperforate 6d. fawn, watermark "8" inverted and reversed, close to good margins, unused without gum; light horizontal crease and thin spot, neither of which affect appearance. The only recorded example in this shade (others are known in the greyish

Lot #: 17

Reserve: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1854-63 Diadem Issues 1854 imperforate 6d. grey-brown with good margins, unused, fine. RPSV Certificate (2020). S.G. 94 shade, £3000. Photo

Lot #: 18

Reserve: £500 - £600

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1854-63 Diadem Issues 1854 imperforate 6d. grey-brown with close to good margins, unused, fine. RPSV Certificate (2020). S.G. 94 shade, £3000. Photo

Lot #: 19

Reserve: £350 - £400

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1854-63 Diadem Issues 1854 imperforate 6d. greyish brown horizontal pair, watermark "8" inverted and reversed, good to large margins, fine used. Only three pairs recorded, this being the finest. S.G. 96a. Photo

Lot #: 20

Reserve: £250 - £300

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1854-63 Diadem Issues 1854 imperforate 1/- pale red, watermark inverted and reversed, small to good margins, fine unused. S.G. 100, £5000+. Photo

Lot #: 21

Reserve: £800 - £1,000

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1854-63 Diadem Issues 1856 imperf 1d. orange-red, printed on both sides, the second impression inverted, small margin at foot, touched on other sides, cancelled "151" of Condamine (Moreton Bay District), fine. The only example recorded. B.P.A. Certificate (2003). S.G. 109a

Lot #: 22

Reserve: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1854-63 Diadem Issues 1856 imperf 2d. pale blue, watermark "1", mainly good to large margins (touched at lower left), indistinctly cancelled, fine. Extremely rare, one of two examples recorded, the other is in the Royal Collection. B.P.A. Certificate (1988). S.G. 112b, £8500

Lot #: 23

Reserve: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1854-63 Diadem Issues 1856-60 imperf 3d. yellow-green, small to large margins, unused without gum, very fine. S.G. 115, £1800. Photo

Lot #: 24

Reserve: £700 - £900

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1854-63 Diadem Issues 1856-60 imperf 3d. dull green with four good margins, unused with large part original gum. Superb condition for this stamp. S.G. 117, £1900. Photo

Lot #: 25

Reserve: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1854-63 Diadem Issues 1863 perf 13 6d. mauve, imperforate between stamp and margin at right, lightly cancelled; paper wrinkle at top left otherwise fine. The only example recorded. S.G. 165. Photo Note: The first perforation 12 machine resulted in all stamps at the edge being

Lot #: 26

Reserve: £120 - £150

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1862-65 no watermark, perf 14 2d. pale blue lower right corner strip of four with wing-margin at right, unused with large part original gum; the first stamp with light crease and the lower right corner of margin clipped, otherwise very fine. S.G. 188, £1,000+. Photo

Lot #: 27

Reserve: £400 - £500

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1882-97 perf 12x10 6d. mauve imperforate between stamp and margin at right, clearly cancelled, fine. Three postally used examples recorded. S.G. 235ca. Photo

Lot #: 28

Reserve: £150 - £180

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1888-89 Centennial 1d. lilac on Stamp Duty paper, an upper left corner pair, the left stamp without watermark, some perfs at top re-inforced, fine mint. S.G. 259. Photo Note: In late 1888, there was a shortage of Watermark Large Crown/NSW paper and the Government Printer was

Lot #: 29

Reserve: £120 - £150

Date: 5 May 2021

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(x) New South Wales 1888-89 Centennial 2d. Prussian blue imperforate block of four with margin at right showing part inscription, the upper right stamp with thin otherwise fine mint. S.G. 254a, £750. Photo Note: This is the largest recorded multiple and the only known block of four in private hands

Lot #: 30

Reserve: £600 - £800

Date: 5 May 2021