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Consignment remainders with Australia Postage Dues mint & used including 1909-10 2/- & 5/- *, 1940s Concessional mail, State perfins mostly perf 'G/NSW' or 'VG' on used pre-decimals plus perf 'WA' on KGVI imprint blocks or 5/- Robes imprint pair */**; NWPI including mint Roos 1915-16 First Wmk 6d Watermark Inverted SG 78w (Cat £160), Second Wmk 5/- & 1918-23 2/-; also AAT and Christmas Island. (Qty 100s)
DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA
AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: 1873 commission promoting Captain Henry Keane Grant of the Victorian Volunteer Force to the rank of major, signed "James Service" (the later Premier?) at lower-right & "GFBowen" (Governor Sir George Ferguson Bowen) at upper-left, 'Fergusson & Mitchell Lith Melb' imprint at lower-left, three folds & minor blemishes.
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
Imprint pairs comprising SMult Wmk 9d (non-contemporary cds) & 1/- (mint, hinge remainder) and CofA 9d (non-contemporary cds); also Third Wmk 1/- Watermark Sideways with bogus cds. (Qty 4 items)
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
2d grey Die I Plate 2 'JBC' Monogram single #7zh, well centred, unmounted, undercatalogued at $450 (mounted). Ex Greg Pope: acquired for $862 at our auction of 24/1/2004.
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PERFORATED 'OS': 6d brown Plate 3 Ash ('N' over 'N') Imprint block of 8 (4x2) with White Hairline from Value Circle to Map BW #21baze, exceptional centring for an imprint block, the upper units with minor hinge remainders, the lower units unmounted, Cat $350 as imprint block of 4 *.
C of A KANGAROOS - Small Multiple Watermark
9d violet Plate 3 Ash Imprint block of 4 BW #28z, three units unmounted, Cat $500. [The ACSC doesn't distinguish between the Plate 3 & Plate 4 imprints. On the Plate 3 imprint there are white patches towards the base of the left-central Jubilee Line]
9d violet Plate 4 Ash Imprint block of 4 BW #28z, upper units with hinge remainders, the lower units unmounted, Cat $500. [The ACSC doesn't distinguish between the Plate 3 & Plate 4 imprints. On the Plate 4 imprint there is a white nick towards the base of the left-central Jubilee Line]
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
4d orange Plate 1 'JBC' & 'CA' Monogram singles BW #110H(1)za & zc, the latter well centred but with a few separated/reinforced perfs, very lightly mounted, Cat $800.
4d lemon-yellow Plate 1 'JBC' Monogram single BW #110C(1)za, very lightly mounted, Cat $1500. [The ACSC catalogue value of $500 at p4/259 is an error. The correct figure is $1500, and $3600 for a monogram pair]
4d lemon-yellow Plate 1 'CA' Monogram single BW #110C(1)zc, well centred, very lightly mounted, Cat $1500. [The ACSC catalogue value of $500 at p4/259 is an error. The correct figure is $1500, and $3600 for a monogram pair]
4d orange Plate 2 'JBC' Monogram block of 4 BW #110H(2)z but without the left-hand margin, well centred, tiny gum-side fleck on the monogram unit, hinge remainders on the upper units, the lower units unmounted, Cat $1180+ (mounted).
4d orange Plate 2 'CA' Monogram strip of 3 BW #110H(2)zb, excellent centring, a little aged & fault at upper-left of the monogram unit, Cat $1000+.
Harrison Plates 4d bright ultramarine [L54-55/59-60] from the base of the sheet with large-part Harrison Two-Line Imprint BW #113(1)z or #113(2)z, Cat $15,000 for a gutter block of 4 with full imprint.
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1914-65 array on leaves including 1929 WA Centenary 1½d imprint block of 6 with Re-Entry to Swan's Neck & 'T' of 'AUSTRALIA', block of 4 with Re-Entry to Swan's Neck & 'TR' both *, Sturt 3d Deformed 'AU' *, perf 'OS' 1½d & 3d corner blocks of 10 **, Kingsford Smith 3d Plane Dropping Mailbag (2, one in a Plate 3 block of 6) ** and 6d Re-Entry to 'T' of 'AUSTRALIA' in an imprint block 8 **, Extra Islands in a block of 4 *, Kingsford Smith optd 'OS' pair ** (3d looks highly dubious), 6d Airmail Re-Entry in imprint strip of 3 and in block of 6 **, 5/- Harbour Bridge CTO, Macarthur set in imprint blocks of 4 *, most other 1930 commemoratives * and/or used plus varieties, imprint & plate blocks, also Navigators with White Papers ** (4/- is *) & BCOF to 5/- plus a few covers, some items with toning, mostly fine, Cat well over $3000. (Qty Qty)
1929 Airmail Sheet Stamps 3d Type A (toning) & Type B imprint blocks of 4 **, Type A Plates 1 to 4 blocks of 4 **, Type B perf 'OS' **; Booklet Stamps Type A Long Wing to Plane in a block of 4 */** (variety stamp **) and a used single, also a 1929 flight cover and a 1938 cover with 'ADEN/ PAQUEBOT' cds tying adhesive, some toning, Cat $1500+. (Qty 20 items)
1934 Victoria Centenary Perf 10½ 2d to 1/- imprint blocks of 4, the lower units unmounted, Cat $235+. (Qty 12)
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 - Postage Dues
Attractively annotated collection on leaves with Blank Tablet sets mint & used plus set to 8d with vertical 'SPECIMEN' opt; Filled Tablet used to 5/- (2, one Perf 11), Perf 12x11 2d block of 12 unmounted, 'SPECIMEN' set of 14 (no gum), 6 values to 1/- with WA rings cancels, 1907 Victoria Paper mint set; Victorian Design 1909-10 mint set to 10/- & used set to £1 plus ½d 'CA' & 'JBC' Monogram blocks of 8 (no side-margins), CofA Perf 11 mint set, strong group of post-WWII issues including 1938-46 4d with Misplaced Vignette (**), etc; numerous multiples including used group to 5/- plus a useful range of imprint pairs & blocks, a good range of varieties including in positional blocks; condition of the earlier material a little variable but generally fine to very fine throughout. An excellent basis for expansion. Ex David Watson (UK). (Qty 100s)
1931-37 CofA Perf 11 3d carmine & yellow-green Ash Imprint ('N' over 'EA') block of 4 with 'R-A' Join BW #D118za, exceptional centring, unmounted, Cat $1400. A gem! [Far superior to Sir Gawaine Baillie's block - off-centre & rough perforations - that sold for $1840 in July 2005]