Sale 770 — The V.P. Manwood Collection of New South Wales

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 November, 1995

Category — 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4124°
c
1850, 2p Blue, Retouched Pl. I (SG 19; Sc. 4). Vertical pair, Positions 3/15, bottom stamp retouched (other SG 17), large margins, beautiful color and impression, ties by oval grids on folded cover from Sydney to Merriwa, Backstamped Sydney Feb. 22, 1850, fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb double-rate usage

E. 5,000-6,000
0
4125°
og
1850, 2p Indigo, Pl. II Early (SG 21; Sc. 5h). Full original gum, top right corner sheet margin, large margins on other sides, beauitful deep shade and impression, couple trivial thin spots

A BREATHTAKING CORNER COPY OF THE 2-PENCE SYDNEY VIEW

Illustrated on color plate in Hutson book. Ex Hutson. With 1956 R.P.S. certificate. Scott Retail $4,000.00

3,500
5,500
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4126°
og
1850, 2p Bright Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 24; Sc. 5h). Unused, large even margins, beautiful deep shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1950 B.P.A. certificate, Scott Retail $4,000.00

3,500
2,400
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4127°
og
1850, 2p Bright Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 24; Sc. 5h). Large part original gum, three large margins, ample to touched at upper right, Fine and very rare, with 1989 R.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail $4,000.00

3,500
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4128°
 
1850, 2p Indigo, Pl. II Early (SG 21; Sc. 5h). Pos. 24, enormous margins showing full dividing lines on all sides, beautiful color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, Scott Retail $225.00

275
425
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4129°
 
1850, 2p Indigo, Pl. II Early (SG 21; Sc. 5h). Pos. 6, large margins, oval grid, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $225.00

275
425
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4130°
 
1850, 2p Indigo, Pl. II Early (SG 21; Sc. 5h). Pos. 3, full margins all around, choice color and impression, oval grid, Very Fine, Scott Retail $225.00

275
270
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4131°
 
1850, 2p Indigo, Pl. II Early (SG 21; Sc. 5h). Pos. 17, full even margins, deep shade and impression, oval grid, Very Fine, Scott Retail $225.00

275
0
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4132°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4132, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Indigo, Pl. II Early (SG 21; Sc. 5h). Pos. 7, ample to large margins, oval grid, trivial corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail $225.000

275
0
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4133°
 
1850, 2p Indigo, Pl. II Early (SG 21; Sc. 5h). Horizontal strip of four, Positions 9-12 (10 with pick & shovel omitted), large margins all around, intense shade and prooflike impression, oval grids, Extremely Fine Gem strip, very rare, ex Pack, Mann and Caspary

E. 5,000-7,500
9,500
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4134°
c
1850, 2p Indigo, Pl. II Early (SG 21; Sc. 5h). Ample to large margins, remarkable deep shade, minor gum toning, used with 1850, 1p Reddish Rose, Pl. I (SG 3; Sc. 1), large margins to touching, tied by oval grids, red "PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY/JU 5/1850" crown circle oval on folded cover to Stokesley, Yorkshire, with one flap showing red transit and blue receiving cds, ms. "8" (pence) due on arrival, Very Fine ship-letter usage

E. 2,500-3,500
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4135°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4135, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Lilac Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 22; Sc. 5h). Pos. 12, full top right corner sheet margin, full to large on other sides, unusually fresh color and fine impression, "1" oval grid (Hyde), Extremely Fine Gem, ex Clayton, with 1983 R.P.S. certificate, this shade is unlisted in Scott

1,000
2,600
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4136°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4136, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Lilac Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 22; Sc. 5h). Pos. 7, large even margins, beautiful early impression and shade, "8" oval grid (Hartley), Extremely Fine Gem, unlisted in Scott

1,000
1,600
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4137°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4137, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Lilac Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 22; Sc. 5h). Large even margins, deep shade, "37" Butterfly cancellation (Victoria), slight thin, Extremely Fine appearance, unlisted in Scott

1,000
1,100
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4138°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4138, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Lilac Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 22; Sc. 5h). Margins all around, oval grid, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott

1,000
425
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4139°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4139, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Lilac Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 22; Sc. 5h). Dark shade, margins all around, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott

1,000
350
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4140°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4140, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Lilac Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 22; Sc. 5h). Horizontal strip of four, ample to large margins, beautiful color and impression, "48" oval grids (Tarcutta), Very Fine and the only recorded multiple of the distinctive Lilac Blue, ex Mann, Caspary and Hutson, SG £1,000 per stamp

E. 5,000-7,500
5,500
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4141°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4141, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Gray Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 23; Sc. 5h). Pos. 19, large even margins, beautiful color and impression, indistinct oval grid, Extremely Fine Gem, Scott Retail $225.00

225
325
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4142°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4142, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Gray Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 23; Sc. 5h). Pos. 15, large margins, lightly cancelled, slight creases, Extremely Fine appearance, Scott Retail $225.00

225
180
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4143°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4143, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Gray Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 23; Sc. 5h). Pos. 12, full to large margins, indistinct oval grid, Very Fine, Scott Retail $225.00

225
300
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4144°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4144, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Gray Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 23; Sc. 5h). Pos. 14, full to large margins, "77" oval grid (Merriwa), Very Fine, Scott Retail $225.00

225
120
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4145°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4145, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Gray Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 23; Sc. 5h). Pos. 18, full to large margins, indistinct oval grid, tiny thin specks, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail $225.00

225
60
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4146°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4146, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Gray Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 23; Sc. 5h). Pos. 21, ample margins, oval grid, small thin, Fine appearance, Scott Retail $225.00

225
50
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4147°
bl
Sale 770, Lot 4147, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Gray Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 23; Sc. 5h). Pos. 3-4/15-16, block of four, ample to large margins except touched at upper left, "89" oval grid (Kempsey)

A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK FROM PLATE II EARLY

Ex Pack

E. 5,000-7,500
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4148°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4148, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Gray Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 23; Sc. 5h). Horizontal pair, full to huge margins, bright shade, oval grid, crease ion right stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine pair, Scott Retail $450.00+

450
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4149°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4149, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Bright Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 24; Sc. 5h). Pos. 23, ample margins, oval grid, small thin, Fine appearance, Scott Retail $175.00

225
50
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4150°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4150, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Bright Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 24; Sc. 5h). Pos. 4-5, horizontal pair, three huge margins, full at left, deep shade and fine impression, oval grids, Extremely Fine, with 1955 R.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail $450.00+

450
800
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4151°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4151, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Bright Blue, Pl. II Early (SG 24; Sc. 5h). Pos. 23-24, horizontal pair, full margins all around, oval grids, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail $450.00+

450
300
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4152°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4152, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Bright Blue, Ty. C Fan, Pl. II Early (SG 24a; Sc. 5h). Pos. 1, large margins, "62" oval grid (Morpeth), Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $225.00

375
510
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4153°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4153, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Bright Blue, Ty. C Fan Shaded, Pl. II Early (SG 24b; Sc. 5h). Pos. 2, full to large margins, oval grid, Very Fine, Scott Retail $225.00

375
100
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4154°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4154, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Bright Blue, Pick & Shovel Omitted, Pl. II Early (SG 24c; Sc. 5d). Pos. 10, large even margins, "54" oval grid (Carrington), small thin, Extremely Fine appearance, Scott Retail $225.00

375
375
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4155°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4155, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Bright Blue, "CREVIT" Omitted, Pl. II Early (SG 24d; Sc. 5c). Pos. 13, ample margins, "18" oval grid (Mudgee), Fine, Scott Retail $300.00

600
325
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4156°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4156, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Bright Blue, No Whip, Pl. II Early (SG 24e; Sc. 5e). Pos. 8, large to huge margins, indistinct oval grid, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $250.00

300
180
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4157°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4157, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Bright Blue, No Whip, Pl. II Early (SG 24e; Sc. 5e). Pos. 20, large even margins, "3" oval grid (Windsor), thin along top margin, Extremely Fine appearance, Scott Retail $250.00

300
100
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4158°
og
Sale 770, Lot 4158, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Prussian Blue, Pl. II Late (SG 26; Sc. 5). Unused, large even margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Caspary, Scott Retail $1,150.00

1,900
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4159°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4159, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Dull Blue, Pl. II Late (SG 25; Sc. 5). Pos. 9, full margins, "3" oval grid (Windsor), Very Fine, Scott Retail $175.00

130
160
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4160°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4160, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Prussian Blue, Pl. II Late (SG 26; Sc. 5). Pos. 5, large margins, oval grid, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $175.00

170
0
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4161°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4161, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Prussian Blue, Pl. II Late (SG 26; Sc. 5). Pos. 11, large to huge margins incl. top sheet margin, oval grid, creases, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $175.00

170
80
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4162°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4162, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Prussian Blue, Pl. II Late (SG 26; Sc. 5). Pos. 16, full to large margins, "18" oval grid (Mudgee), Very Fine, Scott Retail $175.00

170
220
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4163°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4163, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Prussian Blue, Pl. II Late (SG 26; Sc. 5). Pos. 22, full to large margins, oval grid, tiny corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail $175.00

170
50
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4164°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4164, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Prussian Blue, No Whip, Pl. II Late (SG 26e; Sc. 5e). Pos. 4, large margins, "64" oval grid (West Maitland), Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $250.00

225
150
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4165°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4165, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Bright Blue, Pick & Shovel Omitted, Worn Pl. II (SG 26c; Sc. 5d). L-shaped block, Positions 9-10/22, top right stamp the variety, bottom stamp Retouched (SG 28), lightly cancelled, large margins to just touching top of left stamp, the righthand vertical pair containing both varieties is Very Fine, ex Pack, SG cat. £580 as singles

E. 750-1,000
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4166°
c
Sale 770, Lot 4166, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Dull Blue, Pl. II Late (SG 25; Sc. 5). Positions 1 and 12, tete-beche straddle-pane pair, large to huge margins, cancelled by oval grids on folded cover (with one flap and tear in address panel, well clear of stamps), originating in Sydney with ms. endorsement "O.H.M.S." and "Col. Treasury 30th July 1850" (Colonial Treasury Office) and addressed to C. J. La Trobe, Superintendant in Melbourne, backstamped with "Sydney Jy 30 1850" circular datestamp and "Port Phillip Au 8 1850" oval datestamp, the pair is sound and superb, the cover is clean and attractive

THIS FAMOUS AND UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE SYDNEY VIEW ISSUE IN TETE-BECHE FORM IS RENOWNED AS THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM IN AUSTRALIAN PHILATELY AND ONE OF THE WORLD'S OUTSTANDING PHILATELIC PIECES

To date this is the only confirmed multiple of any Sydney View showing a complete tete-beche configuration of the stamps. The 2p Plate II, from which this pair was printed, comprised 24 subjects arranged in two horizontal rows of 12 each. Sheets of 48 stamps were created by a print-and-turn technique (see Figure 1), resulting in tete-beche (head-to-foot) orientation between one pane and the other on the same sheet. In evidence of this printing method, we have some stamps that show so-called "double compartment lines", which are, in fact, the outer framelines of an adjoining tete-beche impression printed close together. We also have this complete tete-beche pair; no other pair or multiple of any size is known.

This cover was discovered in 1903 by a Sydney stamp dealer, Fred Hagen. The cover was part of the Clarke and Meinertzhagen collections before passing into the Alfred F. Lichtenstein collection of Australian States. It was retained by the Dale-Lichtenstein Foundation until 1990.

Illustrated in Rare Stamps, L. N. and M. Williams. Exhibited in ADDITIONAL CITATIONS! (Life Magazine, etc etc)

With 1990 B.P.A. certificate KIDS I

E. 150,000-200,000
150,000
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4167°
og
Sale 770, Lot 4167, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Prussian Blue, Retouched Pl. II (SG 27; Sc. 5F). Unused, ample margins, Very Fine, with 1983 R.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail $1,850.00

2,750
900
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4168°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4168, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Prussian Blue, Retouched Pl. II (SG 27; Sc. 5F). Pos. 14, bottom sheet margin, large even margins all around, oval grid, Extremely Fine Gem, Scott Retail $200.00

225
375
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4169°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4169, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Dull Blue, Retouched Pl. II (SG 28; Sc. 5F). Pos. 15, large even margins, oval grid, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $200.00

150
220
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4170°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4170, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Dull Blue, Retouched Pl. II (SG 28; Sc. 5F). Pos. 23, large margins, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $200.00

150
220
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4171°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4171, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Dull Blue, Retouched Pl. II (SG 28; Sc. 5F). Pos. 16, ample even margins, oval grid, thin, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail $200.00

150
105
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4172°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4172, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Dull Blue, Retouched Pl. II (SG 28; Sc. 5F). Positions 17-21, horizontal strip of five, large margins to clear at places, "84" oval grids (Tenterfield), two faint creases, still Fine-Very Fine, extremely rare used multiple from Plate II Retouched, ex Ginger, Hutson

E. 2,500-3,500
2,000
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4173°
 
Sale 770, Lot 4173, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Prussian Blue, Retouched Pl. II (SG 27; Sc. 5F). Pos. 1/13, bottom stamp retouched (top stamp SG 26), large even margins, tiny scuff in upper right margin, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $375.00+

395
0
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4174°
c
Sale 770, Lot 4174, 1850 2-Pence Sydney View Issue - Plate II1850, 2p Dull Blue, Retouched Pl. II (SG 28; Sc. 5F). Pos. 16, full to large margins, tied by "64" oval grid on Aug. 1850 folded cover from West Maitland to Sydney, backstamps of each office, Very Fine, early usage from the retouched plate

E. 600-800
625
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