Prestige Philately Auction 119 CatalogueLot 649Catalogue by countryWestern Australia
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LITERATURE - General Titles
"Fundamentals of Philately" by LN & M Williams (1963-68) published in five softbound parts by American Philatelic Society, generally very fine.
LITERATURE - Country Headings
Australia - Western Australia: "Western Australia: The Stamps & Postal History" by WASG (1979), hardbound with d/j, minor blemishes.
COINS & BANKNOTES
Spain: c.1650 8 Reales "Piece of Eight" Mexico Mint made from silver of 916.6 fineness weighing 26.35g. With Western Australia Museum 'Authority to Own' and an academic article about the recovery of artefacts from the wreck of the Dutch "Vergulde Draeck" ("Gilt Dragon") off the Western Australian coast].
DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA
Australia - Western Australia: Union Bank of Australia cheques for Cossack (3, 1890s), Roebourne (1903, 'ON PUBLIC SERVICE ONLY') & Fremantle (3, in 1920s chequebook), some faults. (7)
Australia - Western Australia: 1893 vellum 'MINER'S RIGHT' with printed 'Fee- One Pound' at upper-right issued to Ernest Hall for the Pilbarra Goldfield.
Australia - Western Australia: 1929 Centenary Year "Historical Calendar of Western Australia", illustration "The Founding of Perth" & Portrait of KGV, issued as a supplement to the "Western Mail", minor blemishes but not folded.
C of A - Flight Covers - Commercial
C of A - Military - World War II
1944 usage to Victoria of Air Mail Letter Card with printed 'POSTAGE/1d/PAID' in red & 'AUST UNIT POSTAL STN/2MR44/351' used at from 2/11 Field PO in Western Australia, minor stain at base. [The first example we have seen used from somewhere other than Papua or Northern Territory]
1945 use of POW postcard between German POWs in Western Australia & Victoria, '.../No 16 PW Camp Marrinup WA' cachet on the face. Rare inter-camp usage.
Unused/mint selection on Hagners with 1854-55 Imperf 1d 4d & 1/- plus Rouletted 4d, 1860 Imperf 2d & 4d plus Rouletted 2d, 1861 Intermediate Perf 1d, Perf 14 1d 2d & 4d, Perf 14-16 1d & 6d and Rough Perf 1d, No Wmk 1d & 6d (both), CC Perf 12½ to 1/- & Perf 14 to 6d (both), CA Perf 14 4d & 6d, 1888 New Colours, 'Half-penny' in Red & green on 3d (corner fault) & 1885-93 to 1/-, etc, generally fine, Cat £6800+ (41)
- the companion used selection on Hagners with 1854-55 1d 4d & 1/- plus Rouletted 4d & 1/-, 1857 Hillman 2d & 6d plus Rouletted 6d, 1860 Imperf 2d (both) & 6d plus Rouletted 2d, 1861 Intermediate Perf 1d 2d 6d & 1/-, Perf 14 1d 2d & 4d, Perf 14-16 6d & 1/- and Rough Perf 1d, and No Wmk 1d & 6d (both), Cat GBP5200+. (26)
Useful group including 1864 1d plate proof in bistre (with RPSofL Certificate!), Wmk CC Perf 12½ 4d & 1/-, Wmk CA Perf 14 1d (3) & 6d (2), '½' on 1d block of 8, '1d.' on 3d pairs (2,shades), 1885-93 New Designs ½d block of 20 with Plate Number '1' twice, 2d Plate '2' block of 6, 2½d block of 4 & 1/-, 'Half-penny' on 3d block of 9 plus gutter blocks of 6 & 10 etc, generally fine. (80)
1854 Penny Black selection with Imperf singles (4, two with striking red cancellations, horizontal pair & vertical pair (the upper unit very fine), margins at places; Rouletted horizontal pair & an apparently Pin Perf single. (11)
1854 Penny Black Imperf 1d black SG 1, two very fine examples each with margins close to large, lightly cancelled, Cat £380. (2)
1854-55 Lithographs Imperf 4d shades, one being Position  Dash after 'E' of 'POSTAGE', one with small stain & another with scissor-cut at base otherwise fine with full margins, Cat £1925+. (7)
1854-55 Lithographs Imperf 4d shades (2, one on piece), 'PQSTAGE' (faults), Thin 'U' in 'FOUR' (added corners, official punch, on piece), and two rouletted, condition variable, Cat £1500+. (6)
1854-55 Lithographs Imperf 4d slate-blue SG 3c, margins good to large but has been professionally rebacked, minor stain, very fine void-grid cancel, Cat £800. Very fine appearance. RPSofV Certificate (2005).