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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - specimens
British Commonwealth assortment of mostly single values but plenty of "meat" including Ceylon KGVI 1r SG 395 block of 4 **, better SWA including se-tenant pairs, Brunei Japanese Occupation to 15c mint/unused, Zululand 5d SG 7 used, CofGH Mafeking 3d SG 3 used, a selection of GB KGV control singles commercially used, nice group of St Helena "town" postmarks, India Used Abroad group etc, generally fine to very fine mint - many unmounted - or used. (Qty 200+)
Great Britain: De La Rue George IV "pattern stamp" inscribed 'SPECIMEN' in blue, imperforate marginal pair from base of the sheet, minor discolouration of the gum, unmounted.
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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
1938 "Set of Australian Postage Stamps" including Roos to 5/- plus CofA 'SPECIMEN' set, KGV to 1/4d including 4½d Die II, 5/- Bridge, Victoria Centenary set, KGVI to 1/4d plus Robes 5/- & 10/- ('SPECIMEN'), perf 'OS' range & 'OS' opts including Kingsford Smith pair etc, values to 5/- CTO, all with full unmounted o.g., in brown/buff folder. (Qty 65)
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
10/- £1 and £2 each with 'Specimen' handstamp, a few shortish perfs, the £2 regummed, Cat $1725. (Qty 3)
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1963 "Set of current postage stamps" of Australia AAT & Cocos including Navigators 7/6d to £2 overprinted 'SPECIMEN', values to 5/- are CTO, all with full unmounted o.g., in black/green folder with printer's imprint 'C.11841/63' on the reverse. A rare pack, in as-issued condition.
1964-65 Navigators 7/6d to £2 (both settings) overprinted 'SPECIMEN', unusually well centred, unmounted, Cat $800. (Qty 5)
C of A - Decimal Issues
1966-71 Navigators 'SPECIMEN' Overprints complete including the 15mm Overprint on 75c & $1, unmounted, Cat $280. (Qty 6)
Small Chalons 1d, 2d, 4d, 6d (handstamp inverted), 1/-, 5/- & 'REGISTERED' all with diagonal 'SPECIMEN' h/s, large-part o.g.
1880 Litho 2/- to 20/- each with diagonal 'SPECIMEN' h/s in varying directions, large-part o.g.
'REPRINTS AND SPECIMENS' presentation sheet (360x238mm) with various issues to 2/- overprinted 'REPRINT' (35, including Imperf 1/- violet) or 'SPECIMEN' (12) affixed or partly-affixed, unusually clean but repaired/reinforced along central fold.
VICTORIA - Postal Stationery
Postal Cards: 1885 'STAMP DUTY' 1d+1d Reply Card Stieg #P8a with diagonal 'SPECIMEN' overprint (Type 1b) on both halves, unfolded and superb! [Stieg states "No specimen copies have been reported". We know of two examples, the other realised $264 in our auction of 25/6/2005]
'SPECIMEN' h/s on 6d lilac, 6d mauve & 1/- bright green, part- to large-part o.g.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Issued Stamps
1952-85 complete & mostly unmounted mint plus 'SPECIMEN' Overprints 1952 10/- & £1, 1963 10/- & £1 (2) and 1964 Bird 10/-, 1960 Postal Charges set lightly hinged, plus used 6d on 7½d SG D1 that we believe to be genuine but without a certificate; also a few Papua including 1939-41 Air set*. Odd item with toning but generally fine. (Qty few 100)