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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
793 1 1857 1p Brown Violet on Thick Wove Paper With Mesh, Imperforate A choice mint example with brilliant fresh colour, ample to very large margins and full dull, white original gum characteristic of the 1857 issue; VF+ NH

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480.00
794 3 1857 3p Green on Thick Wove Paper With Mesh, Imperforate A post office fresh unused example, large margins, characteristic bright colour and thick white paper associated with the elusive 1857 printing; a nice stamp, VF

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1,000.00
795 7 1857 6p Scarlet Vermilion on Thick Wove Paper With Mesh, Imperforate A remarkable mint single with ample to enormous margins, brilliant fresh colour and sharp impression on pristine paper, large part original gum. An attractive stamp in well-above average condition, VF OG; 2012 Greene Foundation cert.

Photo (74K)
12,000.00
796 11i 1860 2p Orange on Thin Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate Selected mint with deep fresh colour, showing complete watermark "ST" letters, large part OG; pencil signed by expert Peter Holcombe with his 1995 certificate, VF

Photo (67K)
1,600.00
797 12 1860 4p Orange on Thin Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate An impressive used pair, right stamp showing a small portion of the papermaker's watermark, just clear at right to otherwise large margins, unobtrusive grid cancellations, small faults including a faint horizontal pressed crease. An extremely rare pair of the four pence orange, being the largest surviving multiple and likely unique with one stamp watermarked, F-VF; 2007 Greene Foundation cert.

Photo (48K)
3,000.00 +
798 12A 1861-1862 5p Violet Brown on Thin Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate A beautiful mint block of four in an unusual deeper shade, full original gum, VF NH

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960.00
799 13 1860 6p Orange on Medium Wove Paper, Imperforate An impressive used example with large margins and exceptional colour, ideal light barred cancels. Seldom encountered in superior quality, XF; 1983 Greene Foundation cert.

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1,600.00
800 19, 19a, 19b 1861-1862 5p Heraldic on Thin Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate Three selected, fresh and full margined mint singles - in reddish brown, orange brown and chocolate brown shades; a beautiful and desirable trio, VF+ NH

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760.00
801 20 1861-1862 6p Rose on Thin Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate Mint sheet of 20, light bends entirely confined to margin at right, eighteen stamps are NH, VF LH (Unitrade cat. $1,140+)

Photo (44K)
Est. 350.00 +
802 21 1861-1862 6p Rose on Thin Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate A beautiful mint sheet of twenty, bright fresh colour with full original gum, sixteen stamps are NH; very few sheets of the 6p rose survive, VF (Unitrade $4,320+)

Photo (42K)
Est. 2,000.00 +
803 21i 1861-1862 6p Rose on Thin Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate A choice mint example with margin at foot, showing papermaker's watermark "STA", VF+ NH

Photo (69K)
400.00
804 22i 1861-1862 8p Rose on Thin Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate A superb mint single surrounded by very large margins, brilliant fresh colour and watermark "CEY" of STACEY WISE, XF NH

Photo (59K)
400.00 +
805 22i 1861-1862 8p Rose on Thin Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate Lovely bright fresh mint single showing large portion of "Y W" watermark letters of STACEY WISE / 1858, with full original gum, VF NH

Photo (61K)
400.00
806 23 1861-1862 1sh Rose on Thin Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate A choice mint corner block, remarkably fresh, VF NH

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480.00
807 P 25 1868 (circa.) 5c Harp Seal ABNC Trade Sample Proofs - in blue (issued colour) on white bond paper, slight thin but striking, plus another in dull rose red on horizontal wove paper, VF

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Est. 200.00 +
808 27 1870 10c Black on Stout White Wove Paper, Perf 12 An well centered mint block of four of this notoriously difficult stamp, lower pair with large margins, a few trivial split perfs strengthened by a hinge, original gum with lower right stamp being very lightly hinged, unusually fresh true colour; blocks of this stamp are scarce indeed, F-VF OG


Photo (82K)
1,400.00
809 P 28Pi, iii, iv 1868 12c Red Brown Top left corner margin plate proof block of fifteen in the issued colour on card mounted india paper, showing Unitrade listed Re-entries on Positions 24 and 25 - (lower right pair); minor mount adhesion on reverse only. An ideal block for an exhibit, VF (Unitrade cat. $1,500+)


Photo (47K)
Est. 500.00 +
810 30 1865 13c Orange Schooner on Thin Wove Paper Lower right corner margin block of eight unused, ABNC imprint at right; an appealing multiple, Fine and very scarce in any condition. (Unitrade cat. $2,250 for mint plate block)

Photo (64K)
Est. 750.00 +
811 P 32TC, ii, iv, vii 1868 1c Prince of Wales (First Engraving) Trial colour plate proof pairs on card mounted india paper - in dark red brown, red, chestnut brown and blue green, a beautiful group, VF and choice

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800.00
812 35a 1874 6c Bright Rose, Perf 12 An unusually well centered mint block, lovely fresh colour and full original gum, lower pair is NH. A scarce multiple, VF LH

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560.00
813 37 1877 1c Brown Violet on Medium Wove Paper (Re-engraved), Rouletted An extraordinary mint example of this challenging stamp, very well centered and exceptionally fresh with a clear, bright impression on pristine paper, possessing full immaculate original gum, NEVER HINGED. This stamp is a condition rarity and grossly undercatalogued in our view in such superior quality, XF NH

Photo (58K)
800.00 +
814 41 1880 1c Violet Brown, Perf 12 A remarkable mint block of the elusive first printing, well centered with intact perforations, brilliant colour as fresh as the day it was printed, full streaky original gum, NEVER HINGED. Rarely seen in such selected quality, VF NH; seriously under-catalogued in our opinion


Photo (73K)
1,440.00 +
815 42 1880 1c Grey Brown Prince of Wales A remarkable mint example, well centered within enormous margins, one improved perf, VF NH JUMBO, rarely seen with intact OG.

Photo (62K)
360.00
816 43 1896 1c Brown Prince of Wales A very well centered mint example with true rich colour, tiny natural gum wrinkle, full original gum, VF NH

Photo (69K)
600.00
817 45a 1896 1c Yellow Green Extremely well centered mint example with brilliant fresh colour and full pristine original gum, XF NH

Photo (66K)
150.00 +
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