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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — Australian States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
822
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 822, Australian StatesNEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 1p Red (1; SG 3), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 1p Red (1; SG 3)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 1p Red (1; SG 3). Horizontal pair with full to large margins except in at top left, tied by oval grid on folded letter to Port Stephen, "Sydney New South Wales Dec 12, 1850" crown-circle backstamp, a couple light vertical file folds, one affects the right stamp, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
0
823
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 823, Australian StatesNEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 1p Carmine (1c; SG 2), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 1p Carmine (1c; SG 2)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 1p Carmine (1c; SG 2). Horizontal pair with full to large margins all around, rich color and a sharp impression, tied by light grid cancels on folded letter to Sydney, Cooma backstamp and "Sydney New South Wales Au 8 1851" crown-circle datestamp, cover with two vertical file folds not affecting stamps (one ends in small tear at top), otherwise a Very Fine inland-rate cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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824
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 824, Australian StatesNEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 1p Carmine Red on Grayish Paper (2c; SG 12), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 1p Carmine Red on Grayish Paper (2c; SG 12)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 1p Carmine Red on Grayish Paper (2c; SG 12). Three singles, with three to four margins, tied by oval grids on 1851 folded letter from Sydney to Longton, England, red "Sydney Paid Ship Letter Ap 5 1851" crown-circle datestamp, manuscript per first Ship, red British receiving backstamp and ms. "8" (pence) due on arrival, cover with some trivial soiling at bottom right

VERY FINE AND RARE USE OF THREE 1-PENNY STAMPS PREPAYING THE 3-PENCE SHIP-LETTER RATE.

Reportedly less than five such franked covers exist.

E. 3,000-4,000
1,700
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825
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 825, Australian StatesNEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 2p Blue on Yellowish Paper, Plate I, Late Impression (3; SG 17), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 2p Blue on Yellowish Paper, Plate I, Late Impression (3; SG 17)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 2p Blue on Yellowish Paper, Plate I, Late Impression (3; SG 17). Four large margins, tied by light oval grid on cover to Port Stephens, "Sydney New South Wales ? 24 1850" crown-circle datestamp on reverse, cover with small faults in the top left and bottom right corners, stamp is Very Fine and choice

E. 400-500
225
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826
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 826, Australian StatesNEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 2p Gray Blue on Yellowish Paper, Plate I, Intermediate Impression (3d; SG 16b), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 2p Gray Blue on Yellowish Paper, Plate I, Intermediate Impression (3d; SG 16b)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 2p Gray Blue on Yellowish Paper, Plate I, Intermediate Impression (3d; SG 16b). Two singles, both with four large margins, tied by "26" in oval grids on folded cover from Shoalhven to Sydney, "Sydney New South Wales Ap 6 1850" crown-circle datestamp on reverse, another faint datestamp

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME AND RARE INLAND DOUBLE-RATE COVER.

Double-rate covers with the early 2p stamps are rarely encountered.

E. 2,000-3,000
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827
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 827, Australian StatesNEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 3p Yellow Green (9; SG 42), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 3p Yellow Green (9; SG 42)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1850, 3p Yellow Green (9; SG 42). Three large margins, tied by oval grid on 1852 folded letter from Sydney to Liverpool, England, and redirected, sharp strike of "Ship Letter Au 12 1852 Sydney" crown-circle datestamp on back, manuscript directive "per Clifton", manuscript "8" pence due, Liverpool backstamps, cover with small tear at top and light soiling, Fine and scarce use

E. 400-500
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828
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 828, Australian StatesNEW SOUTH WALES, 1853, 2p Blue, Plate II, "Waees" Variety (15a; SG 61a), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1853, 2p Blue, Plate II, "Waees" Variety (15a; SG 61a)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1853, 2p Blue, Plate II, "Waees" Variety (15a; SG 61a). Tied on piece by light cancel, large balanced margins all around, rich color and a sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, SG £450

550
300
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829
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 829, Australian StatesNEW SOUTH WALES, 1856, (6p) Vermilion & Blue, Registration (F2; SG 102), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1856, (6p) Vermilion & Blue, Registration (F2; SG 102)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1856, (6p) Vermilion & Blue, Registration (F2; SG 102). Large margins, bright colors, used with 1856, 2p Blue (33; SG 112), tied by "81" oval grids, "REGISTERED/WARWICK" two-line handstamp on blue Apr. 1857 folded cover to Ipswich, backstamps of Warwick, Drayton and Ipswich offices, Very Fine, rare use within Moreton Bay District (Queensland)

E. 1,500-2,000
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830
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 830, Australian StatesNEW SOUTH WALES, 1856, (6p) Vermilion & Blue, Registration (F2; SG 102), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1856, (6p) Vermilion & Blue, Registration (F2; SG 102)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1856, (6p) Vermilion & Blue, Registration (F2; SG 102). Used with pair 1856 3p Green (34: SG 115), on 1858 cover from Raymond Terrace to Royston, England, stamps tied by light "57" in ray, red London oval registry cancel also ties 3p stamp, ms. "6" due, Raymond Terrace, Sydney and Royston backstamps, Fine, a rare use of the Registration stamp to England

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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831
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 831, Australian StatesNEW SOUTH WALES, 1860, 6p Orange & Blue, Registration, Perf 12 (F3; SG 119), NEW SOUTH WALES, 1860, 6p Orange & Blue, Registration, Perf 12 (F3; SG 119)NEW SOUTH WALES, 1860, 6p Orange & Blue, Registration, Perf 12 (F3; SG 119). Used with 1856 2p Blue (33; SG 114) on 1860 folded cover from Drayton (Queensland) to Tenterfield, "REGISTERED/DRAYTON" straightline, stamps tied by light "87" in ray, Drayton and Tenterfield backstamps, Fine, a rare combination of an imperforate stamp with the perforated Registration stamp, we are aware of only one other such cover, the ex Robert Horley Taylor example, with the cover offered here in far superior condition to the Taylor cover

E. 750-1,000
425
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832
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 832, Australian StatesSOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1856-59, 1p Deep Yellow Green, 2p Pale Red, 6p Slate Blue (5, 7-8; SG 6, 9-10), SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1856-59, 1p Deep Yellow Green, 2p Pale Red, 6p Slate Blue (5, 7-8; SG 6, 9-10)SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1856-59, 1p Deep Yellow Green, 2p Pale Red, 6p Slate Blue (5, 7-8; SG 6, 9-10). Singles of each, margins clear to touching, tied by blue "Paid Adelaide MY 18, 1859" circular datestamps on cover to Banbury, England, manuscript "per Contract packet to Suez and overland" directive, arrival backstamp, Fine, an uncommon three color franking

E. 300-400
1,200
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833
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 833, Australian StatesTASMANIA, 1855, 4p Dull Orange, Plate II (2b; SG 11), TASMANIA, 1855, 4p Dull Orange, Plate II (2b; SG 11)TASMANIA, 1855, 4p Dull Orange, Plate II (2b; SG 11). Single with four full to large margins tied by "60" in oval grid on folded cover to Sydney, red diamond shaped "Post Office Laumceston 28 Aug 29 1855" handstamp, blue merchant's oval corner card, "Sydney Ship Letter B Se 4 1855" backstamp, the stamp has an inconsequential flaw in the bottom left corner, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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834
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 834, Australian StatesTASMANIA, 1870s-1900s, Postal Reply Card and Letter Card, "Ultramar" Specimen, TASMANIA, 1870s-1900s, Postal Reply Card and Letter Card, "Ultramar" SpecimenTASMANIA, 1870s-1900s, Postal Reply Card and Letter Card, "Ultramar" Specimen. Two, one is reply side of 1p on -1/2p postal card cancelled Jan. 31, 1906 with "Ultramar" in violet, the other is 2p Letter Card (sealed) with design on reverse and large "Specimen" handstamp, small gum stain at top right, Fine, these were distributed by the UPU for postal archives of Portuguese Colonies

E. 150-200
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835
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 835, Australian StatesVICTORIA, Melbourne to London Stampless Letter, VICTORIA, Melbourne to London Stampless LetterVICTORIA, Melbourne to London Stampless Letter. Folded letter datelined "Melbourne 16th Decr. 1846" and addressed to London, England, endorsed "pr William Wilson" at top, red "Ship Letter Melbourne JA 12, 1847" backstamp, Liverpool transit, also with bill of Exchange from Bank of Australasia, some minor wear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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836
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 836, Australian StatesVICTORIA, 1850, 2p Lilac, Type I, First Printing (5; SG 2), VICTORIA, 1850, 2p Lilac, Type I, First Printing (5; SG 2)VICTORIA, 1850, 2p Lilac, Type I, First Printing (5; SG 2). Select single with large margins to clear, cancelled by Butterfly cancel "3" of Seymour on 1850 folded cover to Melbourne, departure Mar. 31 and arrival Apr. 1 backstamps, slight aesthetic restoration to address at center

VERY FINE. ONE OF A MERE 13 COVERS BEARING THIS PRINTING OF THE 2-PENCE LILAC "HALF-LENGTH" OF WHICH THIS IS THE FINEST KNOWN.

All recorded covers went at the single inland rate. Ex Wawn, Burrus, Baetgen, Perry and Barwis. With 1997 R.P.S.V. certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
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837
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 837, Australian StatesVICTORIA, 1894 Postal Card Cut Squares on Cover, VICTORIA, 1894 Postal Card Cut Squares on CoverVICTORIA, 1894 Postal Card Cut Squares on Cover. 1p Violet Brown, 1p Orange Brown and -1/2p Rose postal card cut squares illegally used but accepted, affixed and tied by "Melbourne AP 2 94" duplex cancels on cover to Pittsburgh Pa., arrival backstamp, Very Fine, an unusual cover

E. 200-300
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838
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 838, Australian StatesWESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1854, 4p Pale Blue (3; SG 3), WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1854, 4p Pale Blue (3; SG 3)WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1854, 4p Pale Blue (3; SG 3). Cancelled by "6" of Albany, large margins all around incl. part of the adjoining stamp's frameline at bottom, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, SG £200

275
80
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839
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 839, Australian StatesWESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1882, 1p, 3p, 6p, 1sh Postal-Fiscals (AR3, AR5-AR7; SG F11, F13-F15), WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1882, 1p, 3p, 6p, 1sh Postal-Fiscals (AR3, AR5-AR7; SG F11, F13-F15)WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1882, 1p, 3p, 6p, 1sh Postal-Fiscals (AR3, AR5-AR7; SG F11, F13-F15). Horizontal pair of 1p, singles of others, tied by light strikes of Perth duplex cancels on registered 1894 cover to New York, "R" in circle handstamp and red manuscript, New York arrival backstamp, Very Fine and rare

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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