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Displaying 1 - 20 of 42 Lots in Category - Fauna - birds
AUSTRALIA: 1996 Wetlands Conservation $15 Ducks x4 M/S for Taipei Exhibition, set of imperforate colour separation proofs on gummed paper, unmounted. Reasonable offers considered. (Qty 7 M/Ss)
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1928 International Philatelic Exhibition 3d Kookaburra M/S block of 4 with even toning, mounted in margins only, plus a single M/S with Exhibition cds of 29OC28 (first day of issue) in red and another mint (missing selvedge at left) signed in selvedge by John Ash & James Murray (the Exhibition Postmaster); also 3d Kooka perf 'OS' block of 6 */** and a facsimile "proof" in dull blue on thin watermarked paper (156x116mm) with 'Hélio-Vaugirard - 1949' imprint. (Qty 7 items)
1928 International Philatelic Exhibition 3d Kookaburra M/S from a central position with perforations on all sides, central horizontal perforations a bit weak, unmounted, Cat $225. [Only three positions in the sheet of 15 M/Ss have perforations on all sides]
1937-49 Definitives Perf 15x14 1/- Lyrebird block of 20 (10x2) with two Authority Imprints & lines in the gutter, also with part Plate Number '7' at base, the upper-right unit mounted otherwise unmounted. An important new discovery. [The ACSC records only three plate blocks of this stamp - '3' at top, '4' at top and '-6-' at base but states at page 4/107 that "...seven...plates were manufactured, of which six were used for printing". This could be from Plate 3 - in which case it would be the first plate block recorded from the base of the sheet - but the unique Plate 3 block BW #209z has a '3' with rounded top. It is almost inconceivable that the engraver would have placed a straight-top '3' at the base. In addition, the almost 90 degree angle of the downstroke adds to our confidence that this is the first record of stamps from Plate 7]
C of A - Booklets
1997-99 Wetland Birds $4.50 completely imperforate BW #B230a, Cat $750.
C of A - Postal History
1972 De Wolf Fletcher airmail cover to Germany with rare double-rate franking of 1972 Christmas 35c pair tied by Melbourne slogan cancel.
C of A - Commemorative Covers
1929 Kookaburra 3d pair taken from a M/S (lower-left corner sheet postion) tied to 'INTERNATIONAL PHILATELIC EXHIBITION' envelope by a typically light strike of the Exhibition '29OC1928' cds in green BW #133MSwa, some light tonespots. The first example of the green cancel we have seen on cover.
C of A - First Day Covers
1934 Large Kookaburra 6d tied to plain cover by 'BOULDER/1JE32/WESTN AUSTRALIA' cds, blue/black registration label, vertical fold clear of the stamp.
'SPECIMEN.' h/s on CC 1/- yellow-green (corner faults) & CA 6d lilac, Cat £300; and 'ULTRAMAR' h/s in blue on W[crown]A 2d yellow; large-part o.g. (Qty 3)
1854-55 Lithographs Imperf 4d deep dull blue SG 4b, margins good to large with a fragment of the adjoining unit at top, void-grid cancel, Cat £850.
No longer available
1902-12 V/Crown £1 orange-brown BW #W66A (SG 128) vertical pair, well centred, Perth cds, Cat $500++ (£340++). A rare commercially used multiple: acquired for $1904 at our auction of 15/3/2003.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1888 mourning cover to England with 6d lilac tied by fine 15-bars '17' cancel of 'AUSTRALIND' (largely fine cds at left), 'AYLESBURY' arrival b/s, a little soiled.
1907 stampless usage of Bon Marché PPC ("The Drive, King's Park") with Kalgoorlie cds & superb 'T'-in-circle h/s (worn ring), 2d Swan affixed in lieu of Postage Due & tied by 'SAVINGS BANK/LAVERTON WA' cds.
POSTAL STATIONERY: 1909 Large Die (24x20mm) 1d rose-pink Envelope EN6, unused, Cat $800. Superb! Rare. RPSofV Certificate (2009).