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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - specimens
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
10/- grey & bright pink with 'Specimen' handstamp BW #47x marginal example from right of the left-hand pane, unmounted, Cat $2000. [** TWO PERFS AT LOWER-LEFT ARE THINNED. ESTIMATE/RESERVE REDUCED **]
£1 brown & blue with 'Specimen' handstamp BW #51x, slightly rounded corner at lower-left, unmounted, Cat $2250.
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
10/- grey & deep "aniline" pink (BW #48B) overprinted 'SPECIMEN' Type B BW #48x, exceptional centring, unmounted, Cat $600. Superb!
£1 light brown & pale blue (BW #52D) overprinted 'SPECIMEN' Type B BW #52x, unmounted, Cat $1500.
£1 grey overprinted 'SPECIMEN' Type B BW #53x, hinge remainder, Cat $3750. [The Type B 'SPECIMEN' is a notoriously difficult stamp to obtain well centred. This example is above average]
£1 grey overprinted 'SPECIMEN' Type C1 variant (Shaved 'S' and Damaged 'C') BW #53xc, unmounted, Cat $1250.
£2 black & rose (BW #56A) overprinted 'SPECIMEN' Type B BW #56x, unmounted, Cat $500. An exceptional example.
C of A KANGAROOS - Small Multiple Watermark
C of A KANGAROOS - CofA Watermark
10/- grey & pink overprinted 'SPECIMEN' Type D block of 4 BW #50xf, excellent centring, unmounted, Cat $400 mounted; unpriced unmounted.
£1 grey overprinted 'SPECIMEN' Type D block of 4 BW #54xa, unmounted, Cat $400 mounted; unpriced unmounted.
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1932 collectors' set of 'AUSTRALIAN POSTAGE STAMPS' in black/green folder with stamps laid out on 6 stock-pages including Kangaroos to 5/- plus perf 'OS' to 10/- and Type C 'SPECIMEN' Overprints on Third Wmk £1 grey & £2 and SMult Wmk 10/-, also KGV to SMult 1/4d (including 4½d Die II) plus perf 'OS' to 1/4d, 6d Engraved Kooka, Commemoratives including 5/- Bridge & Kingsford Smith 2d & 3d overprinted 'OS' etc, all except the 'SPECIMEN' trio Cancelled to Order, all with full unmounted o.g. Remarkably, with the original envelope in which the folder was sent by registered mail from Perth to Gabbin (WA). A rare presentation set, in as-new condition.
1965 black/green collector's presentation folder with current issues of Australia to 5/- CTO plus Navigators 7/6d to £2 (the 10/- & £1 on White Paper) overprinted 'SPECIMEN', plus issues of AAT & Cocos.
1883-99 De La Rue ½d imperforate plate proof pair in dull green on gummed unwatermarked paper, each unit with inverted 'SPECIMEN' handstamp, large-part o.g.
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