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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
Collection with Roos First Wmk to 2/- including ½d Watermark Inverted and ½d & 1d 'ROSTAGE' all *, 3d Watermark Inverted, Second Wmk 2d & 2½d *, Third Wmk Die II 6d blue & Die IIB 1/- *, KGV Heads used to Single Wmk 1/4d (10) with listed varieties, packets with Roos including multiples & KGV with 1d Reds, also a "Lincoln" album with worldwide collection, mixed condition.
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
Inverted Watermarks group comprising First Wmk ½d, 1d Die II, 3d Die I & 1/- (CTO), Third Wmk 2d Die I, 3d Die I, 6d blue, 9d Die II marginal pair (mint, a couple of tiny faults, Ex Arthur Grey) & 1/- Die II, also ½d 'ROSTAGE' Flaw (2, one with Weakness over 'US' Retouched BW #1hb), some minor blemishes & untidy cancellations, Cat $1800+. (Qty 12)
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
½d to 1/- complete, 2d with Inking Flaw at Top of Left Frameline, variable centring, 4d with toning, some perf blemishes, Cat $800+. (Qty 10)
5/- grey & chrome-yellow with Roo Misplaced 2mm to the Left horizontal pair, crayon line across perfs at right, CTO with central 'MELBOURNE/DE3/13' without gum. A rare multiple.
PERFORATED LARGE 'OS': 1d red Die II with Full Offset BW #3c, unmounted, Cat $500 (mounted). [The ACSC states "Most offsets are punctured Large OS"]
C of A KANGAROOS - 2nd Watermark
9d violet Watermark Inverted BW #25a, excellent centring, some light toning and a few short perfs at base, 'CAIRN(S)/26AP17/QUEENSLAND' postal cds, Cat $4000. [The ACSC states "Approximately...24 used examples are known. All used stamps have Queensland cancels of April-May 1917: about half have non-postal...markings". A similarly centred example sold for $2605 in our sale of 24/4/2009]
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
10/- grey & aniline pink with Break in Shading under 'N' of 'TEN', excellent centring, faint Melbourne CTO cds BW #48Cw, Cat $600.
No longer available
C of A KANGAROOS - CofA Watermark
10/- grey & pink with Type C 'SPECIMEN' Overprint with Shaved 'P' BW #50xd, quite lightly mounted, Cat $750.
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 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).
THIRD WATERMARK: £2 purple-black & rose Type C1 - Shaved 'S' and Hooked 'C' - BW #56xd, light diagonal crease - invisible from the face - at lower-left & minor hinge remainder, Cat $2250. Advertised retail POR. Ex Greg Pope.
THIRD WATERMARK: £2 purple-black & rose Type C1a - Hooked 'C' only - BW #56xe, exceptional centring, very lightly mounted, Cat $475. Advertised retail $475 +50% for the centring.
THIRD WATERMARK: £2 purple-black & rose Type C with Shaved 'P' BW #56xf, rough perfs cleaned-out, very lightly mounted, Cat $475.
SMALL MULTIPLE WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C1 - Shaved 'S' and Hooked 'C' - BW #49x, the gum a little aged/toned but unmounted, Cat $1750 (mounted). Rare: the first example we have offered. Advertised retail POR.
SMALL MULTIPLE WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C1a - Hooked 'C' only - BW #49xc, well centred, very lightly mounted, Cat $650. Advertised retail $750 +50% for the centring.