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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Collection in Seven Seas album with many unmounted stamps including Roos SMult 6d optd 'OS', CofA Wmk to 2/- (2), KGV (some lightly mounted) including LMult Wmk set of 5 & No Wmk pair, SMult Wmk Perf 14 to 4½d, Perf 13x12½ to 5d (excluding 4½d Die II), CofA Wmk to 5d, 6d Engraved Kooka (crease) & Kooka M/S **, mostly unmounted 1930-40s commemoratives (no 5/- Bridge) including perf & optd 'OS' issues (Kingsford Smith pair are dubious), later issues including KGVI coil pairs, 3d White Wattles, Robes Thick & Thin Papers, Arms, 5/- Cattle White Paper, £sd Navigators (plus White Paper 10/- & £1) all **. Condition generally fine to very fine. (Qty 100s)
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark (Official Stamps)
2d grey, 6d blue Die IIB & 2/- maroon (characteristic rough perfs), exceptional centring, unmounted, Cat $800. (Qty 3)
2/- maroon, exceptional centring, characteristic rough perfs, unmounted, Cat $400.
10/- grey & pink BW #48ba, attractive commercial usage, Cat $500.
C of A - Postal History
1915 Postmaster-General's Department OHMS cover to United States with scarce perf 'OS' franking of KGV ½d green & Second (?) Wmk 2d Roo tied by Melbourne cds of 18AU15, 'PASSED' h/s in violet, minor aging. [The Second Wmk 2d was issued in December 1914, while the Third Wmk 2d wasn't issued until November 1915. We expect that the Post Office would have used up stocks of the First Wmk 2d before April 1915]
1920 OHMS cover to the American Surgeon-General in Washington DC with perf 'OS' KGV Single Wmk ½d green & 5d chestnut tied by Melbourne cds, 'QUARANTINE SERVICE/Melbourne' imprint at lower-left, a couple of very minor faults.
No longer available
1922 long OHMS registered cover to Mortlake with rare KGV franking of perf 'OS' ½d green & 4d violet (exceptional centring; Cat $900 on cover), Elizabeth Street (Vic) cds & red registration label, minor soiling & a tear above but not affecting the 4d stamp.
1934 OHMS airmail cover to Perth with KGV 3d Die II & 6d brown Kangaroo both perf 'OS' tied by 'PORT HEDLAND/WA' cds, oval 'GOVERNMENT STATISTICIANS OFFICE/PERTH WA' dated arrival cachet on the face.
Overprinted 'O.S.' (Type O1): 1874-77 Perf 11½-12½ 1d deep yellow-green SG O6, GPO cds, Cat £250.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Official Stamps - Departmental Overprints
The "rats & mice" of the collection. A selection of mostly defective but generally presentable stamps from 22 users with values to 2/- (2) and including Red (10) & Blue (3) Overprints. The best item is Red 'C.S.' on 1/- with GPO cds of AP1/68 being First Day of the Departmentals. (Qty 39)
The very colourful balance of the collection with 76 stamps from 29 users and values to 2/- (3) including 'P.S.' '3-PENCE' in Black on 4d blue (Ex Colonel Napier, with RPSofL Certificate). The lot comprises Red (19), Blue (3) & Black (54) Overprints. Grossly misplaced perfs, early dates and some fine stamps noted. The condition is rather mixed but most are attractive and quite presentable. By any measure this is an appealing opportunity, especially at such an enticing estimate. [See our website for scans of the entire lot] (Qty 72)
Scurrilous group of generally quite amateurish forged overprints including 'A' & 'V.' both rubber-stamped in violet!, 'A.O.' in blue on 9d red-violet!, 'L.L.' on '8 PENCE' on 9d!, a gorgeous 'I.A.' in rosine on 1d yellow-green & an almost convincing 'P.A.' on Rouletted 2d pair. (Qty 13)
"The Departmental Stamps of South Australia" by Butler (1978), hardbound with dustjacket. A very fine copy of one of the most sought-after titles in Australian philatelic literature, a number of copies having been sold for between $250 and $400 at auction.
"A Priced Catalogue of the Departmental Stamps of South Australia" by Presgrave (1st Edition, 1992), hardbound in red cloth, inscribed "Privately printed and bound in a limited edition of fifty". Rare. [A copy in our December 2006 on-line literature auction sold for $437!]
ARCHITECT: Red 'A' (No Stop, as always on this value) on 1d yellow-green, small abrasion at upper-right, 'GAMBIERTON/DE9/68/SA' cds. Rated RRR. [Usage in the first year of the Departmentals is always desirable. "Sir Humphrey's" & Victor Bullock's examples sold for $483 & $604 respectively]
ARCHITECT: Red 'A ' (No Stop) on Rouletted 6d dull blue, misplaced roulettes at left (and apparently imperforate at base) but cut from the sheet to preserve the design, large-part o.g. Rated RRR.
ATTORNEY-GENERAL: Blue 'A.G.' on Rouletted DLR Star 2d, separation faults at upper-left & lower-right, GPO cds. Rated RRRR.
ATTORNEY-GENERAL: Black 'A.G.' on Perf 11½ 4d, a little aged, light cds. Rated RR. [Victor Bullock's fine example sold for $207]