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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Officials on Leuchtturm leaves mostly used with Kangaroos including First Wmk perf Large 'OS' 2½d 6d 2/- & 5/- and perf Small 'OS' 4d 5d 6d 1/- & a mint 2/-, Second Wmk 5/- with parcel cancels, Third Wmk 9d (mint), 2/- brown & 10/- (CTO); KGV selection incl Rough Paper 1d red Die II & 'OS' Overprints mint or used; a few mostly CTO Commemoratives; condition variable. (Qty 120 approx)
c.1932 specimen folder inscribed 'AUSTRALIAN POSTAGE STAMPS' with Kangaroos to 5/- plus perf 'OS' 2/- 5/- & 10/-, Third Wmk £1 grey & £2 and the very scarce Small Multiple Wmk 10/- all with 'SPECIMEN' overprint Type C, Engraved Kooka, KGV to 1/4d including 4½d Die II plus some 'OS' perfins & overprints, commemoratives including 5/- Bridge, overprinted 'OS' including Kingsford Smith 2d & 3d etc. All values to 5/- are CTO, and all have full unmounted o.g. Superb! With the original buff manilla envelope. [A similar but c.1938 folder with the standard CofA Type D 'SPECIMEN' set, sold for $2530 at our auction of 10/4/2010] (Qty 65)
c.1932 specimen folder another c.1934 folder with a slightly different selection but all the same key stamps, a few are more off-centre & we noted a couple with perf faults. Again, with the original envelope. (Qty 68)
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
Annotated mostly used collection balance including First Wmk CTO 4d x2, 5d x2, 9d, 1/- Watermark Inverted & 5/- x3 plus 10/- with fake cds; Second Wmk very fine 2/-; Third Wmk 6d blue Die II Wmk Inverted, 2/- brown x10, 10/- (4, three are perf 'OS' CTO) & £1 grey (well-centred); SMult Wmk 5/- (4, two perf 'OS') & 10/-; CofA Wmk 5/- (7, three are CTO); also lots of varieties including Inverted Watermarks, 6d brown Broken Leg commercially used (very scarce but with a rounded corner) & 1/- Watermark Sideways (fake cancel), multiples including First Wmk ½d perf 'OS' pair with German New Guinea defaced seal cancellation, SMult Wmk 1/- block of 4, CofA Wmk 9d block of 8 & 2/- block of 4 etc, condition very mixed. Inspection highly recommended. (Qty 100s)
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark (Official Stamps)
4d orange BW #15bb horizontal strip of 6, well centred, a few tonespots on the last two units, heavy Sydney cds, Cat $750+. Rare multiple.
6d ultramarine BW #17Aba, well centred, unmounted, Cat $500 (2004). Advertised retail $750.
No longer available
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark (Official Stamps)
Plate 3 6d chestnut BW #21ba block of 48 (6x8) being the lower 8 rows of the left-hand pane with Hairline from Value Circle to Map [L54], variable centring as usual, some creasing but about 20 units are unaffected, unmounted, Cat $2900+. A rare multiple.
C of A KANGAROOS - Small Multiple Wmk - Official Stamps
2/- maroon BW #39b, excellent centring, unmounted, Cat $500. Advertised retail $625 +50% for the centring. Superb!
C of A KGV - Single Watermark - Official Stamps
½d emerald Electro 3 Cracked Electro through the Lower-Left Corner BW #63(3)h, very well centred, Sydney machine cancel clear of the variety, Cat $2000+. Superb! [The ACSC states that varieties in this issue are priced at double for perf 'OS' stamps. They are even scarcer with State official perfins. Non-perfin examples of this flaw sold for $1092 at our auctions of 7/2/2009 & 5/12/2009]
Smooth Paper 1d red Plate 3 block of 36 (6x6) from the top of the sheet with margins on two sides, most units well centred, mounted in the margins only otherwise unmounted, Cat $1260++.
C of A KGV - Small Multiple Watermark P13 - Official Stamps
Plate 1 1½d red BW #92(1) complete sheet of 120 with Ash Imprint & single Plate Dot, a few listed varieties, unmounted, Cat $1000+.
a similar sheet.
3d blue Die Ia BW #107ba left-hand pane of 60 (excepting the lower-left corner block of 4) with eight Type A/Type B pairs BW #107ca, generally well to very well centred, unmounted, Cat $12,000++. A rare multiple. (Qty 56)
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1929 Airmail 3d green Type B (Horizontal Mesh) perforated 'OS' upper-left Plate '3' block of 4 BW #135bzc, unmounted, Cat $800 (mounted): see note 2 in the ACSC.
1931 Kingsford Smith 2d red & 3d blue both overprinted 'OS', well centred, unmounted, Cat $800. Ceremuga Certificate (2001) states "Mint with never hinged original gum, without any faults". (Qty 2)
C of A - Postal History
NEW SOUTH WALES
QUEENSLAND - Barred Numeral Cancellations
486: Barred Numeral '486' of Petrie Terrace three light strikes on Roos 1d red perf Large 'OS' strip of 3. Rated RRRR on CofA issues.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Official Stamps
OVERPRINTED 'O.S.': 1876-85 Perf 10x11½-12½ 6d bright blue SG O18 horizontal strip of 5, minor toning, squared circle cancels; and 6d Prussian blue (this shade not recorded by Gibbons overprinted 'O.S.') horizontal strip of 6, untidy cancels. Rare multiples. (Qty 2 strips)
OVERPRINTED 'O.S.': 1891-1903 Perf 10x 11½-12½ 2/- rose-carmine SG O35 block of 4, GPO cds. Very scarce multiple.