Prestige Philately Auction 169 CatalogueLot 885Catalogue by themespecimens
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Ex-dealer's postal history stock with better items including Jamaica 1810 & Antigua 1841 pre-stamp, Leewards 1930 to Panama with 'COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE/(crown)/LEEWARD ISLANDS' oval h/s, lots of BWI censored mail including St Kitts 1939 with 'ST KITTS/(crown)/PASSED BY CENSOR' circular h/s in red and a 1942 censored postcard, New Zealand flight covers, postal stationery including Hawaii Postal Card H&G #UY1 unused, Leewards group with 'SPECIMEN' opts, New Zealand and lots of Europe particularly Austria, France & Germany. Heaps of material that will retail in the $20 to $100+ bracket. (Qty few 100s)
Modest Australia including KGV 5d yellow brown optd 'OS' used & Surcharge multiples, pre-decimal covers & stamps on- and off-piece, and decimals with some mint including $5 Paintings block of 25 optd 'SPECIMEN'. (Qty 100s)
THEMATICS & TOPICALS
SPACE: Collection in 14 volumes much unmounted including Albania 1962 Space Flight Airs, 1962 Cosmic Flights M/S perf & imperf, 1963 Cosmonauts imperforate, Cameroun 1968 Satellites set of three proofs in black & white signed by Decaris (designer), Hungary 1961 2f Venus Rocket imperf sheetlet of 4, 1964 Stamp Day imperf M/S, North Korea 1958 Geophysical Year imperforate *, Mali 1969 Air triptyche optd in blue-black (only 35 issued), Niger 1969 500f Air optd in black (only 75 issued), Paraguay 1961 Space Flight perf & imperf sets plus perforated M/S, Romania 1958 Brussels Exhibition set in triptyches *, Russia 1961 Cosmic Flight 1r & Congress Overprint 1r *, Upper Volta 1969 100f Air optd in black (only 75 issued), plus lots of imperforates, overprints including 'MUESTRA' types, FDCs and other unusual material seldom seen on the Australian market. Estimate may prove to be very conservative. (Qty many 100s)
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Plastic tub with Roos 1d red perf Large 'OS' & Small 'OS' covers, KGV 1d green vertical strip of 3 the central unit with Extra Row of Perforations **, 1½d black-brown with 'TA' of 'POSTAGE' Joined at Top BW #83(2)e * & 1½d red with 'HALEPENCE' & Thin 'RAL' #89(22) i & j *, Kooka M/S with red Exhibition cds, 1931 Kingsford Smith 6d block of 4 with Re-Entry to 'STRALI' and Plane's Wing #144d *, 1946 BCOF *, Territories including AAT 1966 Pictorials *, Papua New Guinea 1963 10/- & £1 optd 'SPECIMEN', etc. (Qty many 100s)
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
Specimen Overprints comprising Third Wmk £1 grey Type C (3, two with C1a Deformed 'C' Variant) and Type D, £2 Type B x2 & Type C, CofA Wmk Type D 10/- (11), £1 (4) & £2 (12), variable centring & some toning, Cat $2700+. (Qty 34)
C of A KANGAROOS - Small Multiple Watermark
10/- grey & pink optd 'SPECIMEN' Overprint with Shaved 'P' BW #49xd, unmounted, Cat $650 (mounted).
£2 grey-black & carmine-rose overprinted 'SPECIMEN' BW #57x, excellent centring, Cat $500.
C of A KANGAROOS - CofA Watermark
10/- grey & pink with Type C 'SPECIMEN' Overprint with Shaved 'P' BW #50xd, quite lightly mounted, Cat $750.
FIRST WATERMARK: 10/- (exceptional centring), £1 and £2 (minor wrinkles) with 'Specimen' handstamp Type A, as well centred a set as we have seen, Cat $1725 (£900). Advertised retail $1975 +50% for centring.
THIRD WATERMARK: 10/- grey & deep "aniline" pink Type B BW #48x, unmounted, Cat $600. Advertised retail $750.
THIRD WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C BW #48xb, a few nibbled perfs and minor diagonal crease at lower-right, Cat $2500. Advertised retail POR. [Only 360 - three sheets, or six panes - were printed, of which 12 were Type C1 and 48 were Type C1a]
THIRD WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C1 - Shaved 'S' and Hooked 'C' - BW #48xd from the lower-left of the pane with lower and left-hand marginal watermark lines, lightly mounted, Cat $4500. Advertised retail POR. A rare stamp, of which only 12 examples can exist. [Type C1 occurs only once on the forme of 30, at positions 25 & 55 in the pane of 60, being the first unit on the fifth & tenth rows: see the ACSC at pages 2/13-14. This is the first example that we have offered]
THIRD WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C1a - Hooked 'C' only - BW #48xe from the left of the pane with left-hand marginal watermark line, rough perforations cleaned-out, lightly mounted, Cat $3500. Advertised retail POR. [Type C1a occurs on each unit in the first column of each pane: see the ACSC at pages 2/13-14]
THIRD WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C with Shaved 'P' BW #48xf, very lightly mounted, Cat $3500. The catalogue numbering of the sub-types is truly perverse. The Hooked 'C' occurs 5 times in each forme of 30 and should be designated Type C(a). The last of these units -  &  - also has the Shaved 'S' and, as a sub-type of Type C(a), should therefore be designated Type C(aa). The Shaved 'P' - which also occurs 5 times in the forme of 30 - should be designated Type C(b). The catalogue listing then needs to be re-ordered to be consistent with this situation. NB: These comments, of course, apply also to the Type C overprints on the Third Watermark £1 grey and £2, the Small Multiple Watermark 10/- and the CofA Watermark 10/-.
THIRD WATERMARK: £1 brown & blue Type B BW #52x, well centred, rough perforations cleaned-out, lightly mounted, Cat $675. Advertised retail $750 +50% for centring.
THIRD WATERMARK: £1 grey Type B BW #53x from the upper-right of the pane with top & right-hand marginal watermark lines, very well centred, rough perforations cleaned-out, unmounted, Cat $6000. Advertised retail POR. Surely one of the finest examples extant. [This is a notoriously difficult stamp to obtain well centred. Vastly superior to the ugly unmounted example that sold for $3910 at a Melbourne auction in August 2011]
THIRD WATERMARK: £1 grey Type C & Type D BW #53xa & xf, the latter with hinge remainder, Cat $325. Advertised retail $325.
THIRD WATERMARK: £1 grey Type C1 - Shaved 'S' and Hooked 'C' - BW #53xc from the lower-left of the pane with lower and left-hand marginal watermark lines, unlisted large coloured flaw at upper-right, very lightly mounted, Cat $1250. Advertised retail POR. [An unmounted example sold for $3450 at our auction of 22/4/2006]
THIRD WATERMARK: £1 grey Type C1a - Hooked 'C' only - BW #53xd, very lightly mounted, Cat $300. Advertised retail $325.
THIRD WATERMARK: £1 grey Type C with Shaved 'P' BW #53xe, well centred, unmounted, Cat $300 (mounted).