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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Album of post-KGV varieties with lots of mostly minor flaws many in positional pieces. A bit chaotic but better items noted include Medallion Flaw on 2d mauve (2, in blocks **) & 2½d on 2d, 1960 Guides block of 4 with unconvincing Offset, 1963 Export 5d blocks of 6 (4) with Retouches, 1963 Royal Visit 5d & 5d red blocks of 4 with Misplaced Perfs, decimal plate numbers, QE 1c 2c 5c & 6c all with Major Offsets, 10c Lyons Printed on the Gum, 18c Kingsford Smith Imperforate Pair, 18c Ulm scarce shade BW #793B. Anticipate lots of fun here but allow plenty of time to work your way through it. (Qty 100s)
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
Partly annotated range of mostly Penny Reds including mint coil strip of 3 with join, perf Large 'OS' corner block of 6 & strip of 3, duplicated used array of varieties, 1d red Die I Plate C 'CA' Monogram pair BW #2(C)za and Die IIA Plate H 'JBC' Monogram single with White Scratches through Words of Value BW #4(H)zc; also Third Wmk 2d Plate 1 'JBC' Monogram single, Small Multiple Wmk 6d imprint strip of 4, 2/- CofA imprint blocks of 4 (12) etc, condition variable. (Qty 200+)
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
½d green Watermark Inverted Plate 1 No Monogram strips of 3 from the left-hand and right-hand panes BW #1azd & ze, very lightly mounted with the central unit in each strip being unmounted. Rare. [ACSC records Watermark Inverted monogram pieces with 'CA' ("at least 3") and 'JBC' (one only) monograms but makes no mention of No Monogram strips. Note that the right-hand strip includes  Thickening of Inner Vertical Frame at Lower-Right: see Pope at pages 61-62. This confirms that at least the right-hand strip is correct, some bogon having trimmed the wide side-margins to make it appear that they are from the left of the right-hand pane and the right of the left-hand pane respectively]
1d red Die IIA Plate H 'CA' Monogram strip of 3 BW #4(H)z, the second unit with an early state of Archipelago off Cape Londonderry #4(H)g, light overall gum toning, unmounted, Cat $600+ (mounted).
1d red Die IIA Plate H 'JBC' Monogram single with White Scratches through Words of Value BW #4(H)zc being the last unit in a block of 4, the second unit 'ST' of 'AUSTRALIA' Joined (see Pope et al at pp320-1), minor toning, the lower units unmounted, Cat $350++ (mounted).
1d red Die IIA Plate K No Monogram strip of 3 before breaks appeared in the value circle on [R60] BW #4za, the first unit with ironed-out vertical crease, minor toning, very lightly mounted, Cat $750.
6d ultramarine Watermark Inverted BW #17a, excellent centring, a couple of nibbled perfs at top, Perth cds, Cat $750.
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark (Official Stamps)
9d violet an enormous corner stamp - with part of the adjoining unit below - from the upper-right of the sheet with Double Perforations at Top BW #24b, the extra line of perfs coincident with the Jubilee Line, unmounted, Cat $600 (mounted). Spectacular.
C of A KANGAROOS - 2nd Watermark
2d grey Plate 1 No Monogram strip of 6 from the right-hand pane BW #6ze, gutter at left but the right-hand margin has been removed, Double Perforations #6b at base of all units and vertically in the margin, a few short perfs and hinge remainders, Cat $3000++, A rare piece. [ACSC records a No Monogram block perf 'OS' with Double Perforations at the Base, which is priced at $5000 in a footnote]
C of A KANGAROOS - 2nd Watermark - Official Stamps
2½d indigo marginal horizontal pair from top of the sheet with Double Perforations at Top and Sides BW #10b, 'WA' Perfins Inverted, a single tonespot on the right-hand unit, mounted in the selvedge, Cat $700+ (mounted).
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
2d grey Die IIA Plate 3 (upper) Harrison Imprint block of 8 (4x2) BW #8zd, units [L59] & [R50] have varieties listed by Pope while units [R55] & [R56] have frame-breaks by 'TWO' that Pope mentions at page 79, in addition the marginal lines show significant deterioration, a few very minor blemishes & a few rejoined perfs at the base, very lightly mounted and the central imprint block of 4 is very fine unmounted, Cat $2000++ (mounted).
3d yellow-olive Die I Plate 1 Inserted 'JBC' Monogram block of 8 (4x2) BW #13zd, unmounted, Cat $2000++ (mounted). A gem! [Greg Pope's similar block of 12 sold for $5290 at our auction of 24/1/2004]
6d chestnut Plate 3 Harrison ('N' over 'M') Imprint block of 8 (4x2) with Line from Value Circle to Map BW #21za, four units lightly mounted and four units unmounted, Cat $730+.
1/- emerald Die IIB Plate 4 listed varieties complete comprising Break in Top Frame at Left (with corner selvedge, unmounted), Deformed 'LI' of 'SHILLING' and the Retouch in horizontal pair, White Flaw through 'TRA' in horizontal pair, '1' for 'I' in 'SHILLING' in horizontal pair BW #33e f fa g & h, Cat $880+ (mounted); also marginal singles with unlisted Submarine off North-West Cape and Surfer near Rockhampton (both unmounted) and a marginal single from top of the sheet with Aberrant Perfs in the Margin. An excellent group. (Qty 8 items)
1/- Die IIB Watermark Sideways Plate 3 Mullett Imprint block of 4 BW #33azb, a pale shade, the upper units lightly mounted, the lower units unmounted, Cat $2000.
5/- grey & pale yellow Harrison Imprint pair with Tsunami off NSW Coast BW #44ze, well centred, the left-hand unit with one pulled perf at right (!), unmounted, Cat $2250 (mounted). [Sir Gawaine Baillie's two similar - mounted - pairs sold for $1495 and $1380 respectively at auction in July 2005]
5/- grey-black & yellow-orange Ash Imprint pair with Tsunami off NSW Coast BW #44zg, minor hinge remainders, Cat $2500. [Sir Gawaine Baillie's similar pair sold for $1725 at auction in July 2005]
£1 grey (minor hinge remainder) & £2 purple-black & rose (a few nibbled perfs at the base) both with 'SPECIMEN' Type C overprint with Deformed 'C' (the so-called Type C1a variant) #BW53xc & 56xe, well centred, Cat $775. (Qty 2)
£2 purple-black & rose with 'SPECIMEN' Type C overprint with Deformed 'C' (the so-called Type C1a variant) #BW56xe, unmounted, Cat $500+. [NB: the variety is catalogued at $475 for a mounted example]
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark (Official Stamps)
2d grey Die I Watermark Inverted Plate 2 'JBC' Monogram (trimmed) single BW #7zh(var), very lightly mounted, Cat $450+.