Prestige Philately Auction 153 CatalogueLot 279Catalogue by countrySouth Australia
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 31 Lots in Category - South Australia
AUSTRALIA: Small box of mostly Queensland (24, including two real photo types of Thursday Island) & South Australia (41), plus a few strays including two early Duntroon Military College (ACT) types, some postmark interest especially SA squared-circles including 'PT DARWIN' (2), condition variable, some are unused. (Qty 69)
C of A - Postal History
1919 cover to USA with Third Wmk 6d blue (small fault) tied by 'KAPUNDA' (SA) cds, straight-line h/s on Victorian-type registration label, endorsed "Permit No 11" (export permit??), US 'REGISTERED' h/s in purple.
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Array on leaves & Hagners including NSW 20/- Carrington optd 'Specimen' & 1897 5/- Coin *, South Australia P&R 10/- & £1 fiscally used (very scarce), Victoria 1867 5/- blue & yellow used, also Queensland & few mint Western Australia. (Qty 100s)
Superior selection including London Printing 6d SG 3, Roulettes to 1/- orange (corner fault), '3-PENCE' in Red on 4d dull ultramarine SG 91, Thin 'POSTAGE' £1 CTO, Thick 'POSTAGE' 4d & 9d perf 'SA' blocks of 4 **, 5/- mint (2) & £1 with 'TELEGRAPH OFFICE/ADELAIDE' squared-circle, and a few strays, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 22)
1855 1d green SG 1 almost full margins with Diamond Numeral '1' & part London cds in red & 2d rose-carmine SG 2 horizontal pair, margins close to huge with a fragment of the adjoining unit at right &Diamond Numeral '25'; Red 'G.P.' on Rouletted 1/- brown (Rated RR); & Black 'P.S.' on Perf 11½x10 4d dull violet (Rated RRRRR) with trimmed perfs at top & GPO cds of AU13/74. (Qty 5)
Modest collection on leaves with some better values including Officials, condition variable, STC £900+.
1856-58 Adelaide Printings 2d blood-red SG 8, an unusually large example with margins good to very large, light '61' cancel of Gambierton, Cat £60+. Superb! [This is a very unusual stamp. The impression is quite blotchy, possibly a Dry Ink variety. However, the resulting white "halo" behind the head is suggestive of a major Double Print]
1868-79 Large Star 2/- carmine Printed on Both Sides SG 67a, straight-edge at left, GPO cds of MR30/76, undercatalogued at £425. [The first printing was barely inked, but the impression - inverted in relation to the subsequent printing on the "face" - is quite obvious]
1902-04 Thin 'POSTAGE' 1/- brown with Value in Red-brown BW #S30a, weak corner perf at upper-right, 'PT DARWIN/SA' squared-circle, Cat $2000 (£900). Rare usage in the Northern Territory. [The ACSC states "Postally used is scarcer than mint"]
DEPARTMENTAL OVERPRINTS: Black 'N.T.' on '3-PENCE' on 4d ultramarine, a couple of short perfs, light Port Darwin cds cancel. Rated RR. Ex Colonel Napier. RPSofL Certificate (1965). [This value was issued only for this user & for the Private Secretary to the Governor. "Sir Humphrey's" similar example sold for $920 at our auction of 8/10/2005]
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
Group mostly to United Kingdom at 6d rate (8, two at double-rate - one with 1/- brown, one with 'P.P. RAILWAY' transit b/s), another registered to Ireland with 4d & 6d, with various 6d issues, also a local cover front with Rouletted 2d, condition variable. (Qty 10)
1847 outer to Scotland "p.Cressy to Bombay and thence/p. overland mail via Southampton" with fine strike of the 30mm 'GPO/SOUTH AUSTRALIA' cds in black & rated "5/4" with 'M' in same hand scored through, British transit b/s & fine 'ABERDEEN' arrival b/s, some tears etc at back where seals have been removed.
1898 commercial return usage of German 10pf+10pf Reply Card remaining intact & the reply-half with Adelaide duplex. A very scarce item that illustrates the UPU regulation allowing for such usage of foreign "stamps" in another country.
POSTMARKS: 'NAVAN/JU10/83/S.A' cds largely very fine "socked-on-the-nose" strike on DLR 2d. PO 1/3/1866; renamed Giles Corner 1/11/1889.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Northern Territory Postal History
Modest postmarks collection with strength in earlier material where the strikes are generally partial only but there is some duplication including on SA Long Types to 5/-, a few better items noted including 1975 rubber 'DARWIN NORTH', 'FINKE/N.T.-AUST', 'GALWINKU', 'GROOTE EYLANDT' on 1938 flight cover, 'KATHERINE/NORTH-AUST', 'MARANBOY TS', 'MATARANKA', 'PINE CREEK/NT --' (postcode excised) etc, condition variable. (Qty 200+)
Extensive collection on display pages with numerous post offices represented (no Alice Springs or Darwin) and many scarce to rare strikes throughout, also registered mail, flight covers including Callaghan covers, commercial airmails, Change of Postcodes etc, condition variable. An excellent basis for expansion (Qty 100s)
The duplicated remainders with a few better items.