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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
1913-1986 collection in two Rapkin "Favourite" albums including simplified Roos to Third Wmk 10/- & CofA £1, KGV Heads to 1/4d, 1930s commemoratives including 5/- Bridge CTO and Kingsford Smith optd 'OS' duo CTO, later issues reasonably complete including £sd Navigators, Decimals with a few booklet panes, condition variable. (Qty 100s)
Modest pre-decimal collection with pickings including Roos First Wmk 3d Die I *, Third Wmk 6d blue Die II perf 'OS' *, KGV SMult Wmk Perf 13½x12½ 1/4d *, a few 1930s commemorative sets mint or used; also some Australian Colonies. (Qty 100s)
1913-1985 well-presented collection in two quality albums including Roos simplified to CofA 5/- & 10/- (toning) plus 'SPECIMEN' trio (**), KGV simplified to 1/4d (2, Single & CofA Watemarks), Engraved Kooka 6d, 1930s commemoratives including 5/- Bridge lightly mounted & Kingsford Smith duo optd 'OS' (without certificate, offered "as is"), Robes Thick Paper £1 **, Arms, £sd Navigators, BCOF set to 5/- Thick & Thin Papers **, the pre-decimals mostly mounted the decimals mostly unmounted from 1968; some toning issues but generally fine. (Qty 100s)
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
OFFICIALS: Array on leaves mostly used including First Wmk perf Large 'OS' 2/- (2), perf Small 'OS' 4d & 2/- plus 1/- (toning) *, perf 'OS/NSW' 4d (3), Second Wmk perf 'T' 9d * and perf 'OS/NSW' 2/-, Third Wmk 5/- perf 'OS' and perf 'OS/NSW', SMult Wmk perf 'OS' 5/- CTO, CofA perf 'G/NSW' 5/- (short corner) & 10/- (short perfs), mixed condition. (Qty 104)
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
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 *.
PERFORATED 'OS/NSW': £1 chocolate & dull blue BW #52A, pulled perf at base & a little aged, Sydney cds. One of the rarest of the State Officials & the first example we have offered for several years.
C of A KANGAROOS - Small Multiple Watermark
PERFORATED 'OS': 1/- emerald BW #34b block of 4, unmounted, Cat $300++. Superb! Ex Arthur Gray: acquired for $604 at our auction of 7/7/2007.
C of A KGV - King George V Issues
Thick blue stockbook with an array of values to 1/4d (6) including 500+ Penny Reds and a section of varieties mostly on 1d greens 1½d or 2d values, plus lots of shades, official perfins or overprints & some limited postmark interest, also a few mint low values. [** Withdrawn **]
No longer available
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
PERFORATED 'OS/NSW': 4d lemon-yellow with 'OS/NSW' Inverted, Sydney cds. Rare. [The design is so suffused that it's a wonder inverted perfins aren't common]
C of A KGV - No Watermark
PERFORATED 'OS': 1d green BW #79ba horizontal strip of 3 from the right of the sheet, characteristic rough perfs, unmounted, Cat $450+. Advertised retail $525 as singles.
- 1½d rose-red BW #90ba block of 4, above-average centring, unmounted, Cat $800++. A rare multiple.
C of A KGV - Small Multiple Watermark P13
PERFORATED 'OS': 1d green gutter block of 12 (2+4x2) including Die II block of 4 to the right of the gutter resulting in four Dies I-II Pairs BW #81(1)fb/fc, all Die II units with an erect spur, the right-hand pane units all with exceptional centring, unmounted, Cat $1800+. [Acquired for $862 at our auction of 17/10/2008]
- 3d blue Type A with Watermark Inverted BW #107aba, poorly centred, with genuine Melbourne cds, Cat $7500: the ACSC states "Varieties with OS puncture are priced the same as for unpunctured stamps".
C of A KGV - CofA Watermark
PERFORATED 'OS': 1d green Watermark Reversed BW #82(OS)aa, light Queensland cds, Cat $2500. A most attractive example.
C of A - Postal History
1920 entire OHMS printed lettersheet with Rough Paper 1d red Die II perf 'OS' BW #7bb(1)f tied by Melbourne machine cancel, scarce '20 Posted' h/s required to qualify for concessional bulk posting rate. [Contains comparative statistics for births deaths & marriages in Victoria. Interesting document]
1932 OHMS airmail cover 'PINE CREEK//N.T.' to Canberra with scarce franking of KGV 2d perf 'OS' & Kangaroo 6d optd 'OS' (Cat $450 on cover), Council for Scientific & Industrial Research imprint at lower-left, a few small repaired peripheral tears.
1934-36 KGV commemorative frankings on airmail covers comprising 1934 OHMS registered to Brisbane with Victoria Centenary 2d x2 & Perf 10½ 1/-, 1935 to England with 2/- Jubilee, 1936 to England with 1/- SA Centenary & 6d Large Kooka, and 1936 to Scotland with 2d Cable (6, including a strip of 4) & KGV 5d & 1d, condition variable. (Qty 4)
NEW SOUTH WALES
OFFICIAL STAMPS: 1882-85 Wmk '40' 3d yellow-green with Watermark Sideways SG O22a, rounded corner at upper-right, imperforate sheet margin at the base, large-part o.g. Unpriced by Gibbons.
PERFORATED 'OS': Crown/Q 2/6d bright (aniline) vermilion BW Q52Cb & Crown/A 2/6d vermilion BW #Q55Ab both with 'OS' perfin Reversed, Cat $240+. (Qty 2)
Modest collection on leaves with some better values including Officials, condition variable, STC £900+.