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Displaying 1 - 20 of 32 Lots in Category - proofs




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Type

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THEMATICS & SUBJECTS


47

P

A+

JAMBOREES: 3d die proof in maroon in sunken card with 'CBA/NOTE PRINTING/BRANCH/("18/20.10.52")' cachet in violet on the reverse, Cat $3500. Superb! A key item for any collection of Scout stamps. [Only 8 such die proofs were prepared, of which two are in institutional collections. #18 was presented to the Governor-General Sir William McKell]

3000.00

$4,600.00



NEW SOUTH WALES


401

P

A-

REVENUES: 1866-75 Stamp Duty 5/- die proof in mauve & green, a couple of very minor blemishes.

300.00

$270.00



SOUTH AUSTRALIA


502

P

A

1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' 5/- imperforate plate proof pair in lilac with the value in scarlet on gummed unwatermarked paper.

200.00

No longer available


503

P

A-

1894 Tannenberg 2d die proof in black on glazed card (92x61mm) with datestamp '16OCT94' in blue at upper-left, a couple of minor surface marks.

450.00

No longer available






504

P

A

1894 Tannenberg 2d & 5d imperforate plate proof gutter strips & 5d block of 4 all in black on thin card, and colour trials on gummed unwatermarked paper comprising 2d pairs in sepia, bright ultramarine & brown-red, 2d block of 8 in blue, and 5d single in dark sepia, pair in dull blue & block of 8 in plum. (Qty 10 items)

450.00

No longer available

TASMANIA




567

P

(B)

1858 'TASMANIA' 6d dull lilac with Large Star Watermark block of 4, margins close to large, some ironed-out creasing, unused, Cat 3000+. An unusually attractive multiple of this stamp. BPA Certificate (1947) as the then SG 43 states "creased (as this variety always is)". [Gibbons mention this stamp in a footnote to SG 18 stating "Examples exist from a creased proof sheet". The footnote should appear below SG 41, the first issue inscribed 'TASMANIA']

1500.00

$1,900.00T






586

P

A

REVENUES: 1877 Impressed Duty Platypus 10/- 1 & 5 original drawings in pencil on tracing paper (89x115mm) endorsed in red "9" "10" or "11" at upper-right & with '22 MAR 77' handstamp at upper-centre. Ex De La Rue Archives & Michael Blake. [The original order was for 14 values to 20 with different geometric shapes & each with a central platypus. Additional values were subsequently ordered as required] (Qty 3)

1500.00

$1,150.00




587

P

A

REVENUES: c.1880 imperforate plate proofs in black 3d block of 4 on ungummed paper with faint 'TAS' watermark, close even margins. Ex Michael Blake. [The 'TAS' watermark without upper & lower lines was introduced only in 1880. Only the 2/6d value was issued with this watermark]

750.00

$575.00




588

P

A

REVENUES: c.1880 imperforate plate proofs in black 2/6d marginal block of 4 from the top of the sheet on ungummed paper with faint 'TAS' watermark, paper, margins just touched (at lower-right) to huge. Ex Michael Blake.

750.00

$575.00



VICTORIA

VICTORIA - Revenues




665

P

A

BEER DUTY: 1903 'BARLEY, MALT & HOPS EXCLUSIVELY' Imperf 4d black/dark grey (Elsmore Online Cat $170), 10d black/pale grey (unlisted) & 5/6d black/yellow (unlisted), the last with a previously unrecorded '5/10' surcharge handstamp in violet, unused. (Qty 3)

500.00

$700.00



WESTERN AUSTRALIA


790

P

B

1861 Perkins Bacon 2d imperforate plate proof in deep blue on ungummed unwatermarked paper, margins very close but virtually complete, small thin at upper-left. Ceremuga Certificate (2009) states "probably only one sheet printed". In fact, only 20 units were excised from the imprimatur sheet & most of those have faults.

450.00

$575.00T




791

P

A+

1861 Perkins Bacon 1/- imperforate plate proof pair in deep green on ungummed unwatermarked paper, margins good to large. Superb & gorgeous!

1500.00

$2,000.00




792

P

A

1864-79 Recess by De La Rue from Perkins Bacon Plates 2d imperforate colour trial in deep emerald-green - a gorgeous shade - on ungummed Wmk Crown/CC (Upright) paper, margins close to good, minor clipped corner at upper-right clear of the design. Rare. [The well-known series of colour trials - in which the 2d is in blue - are all on unwatermarked paper. Superior to the Ex "Daneswood" example - shaved at the base - that sold for $3910 at our auction of 24/5/2008. They are the only watermarked proofs from this series known to us]

2400.00

$2,500.00




794

P*/**

A

REVENUES: 1941 1d plate proof in scarlet on poor quality cartridge paper marginal block of 18 (6x3) from the right of the sheet. [The use of this paper was a wartime expedient]; also 1d scarlet with headache-inducing Double Print lower-left corner block of 6 (3x2), four units unmounted. (Qty 2 items)

400.00

No longer available

BRITISH WEST INDIES


838

P

A

BARBADOS: 1873 Britannia 5/- imperforate plate proof in black on ungummed unwatermarked wove paper, large even margins.

250.00

$320.00T



CEYLON


871

P

A+

1872-80 New Currency 16c die proof in black on glazed card (92x61mm), minor burnishing (not toning) at the edges. Superb! Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie.

450.00

No longer available


872

P

A

1872-80 New Currency 24c die proof in black on glazed card (92x61mm) with 'Sept 5 1871' & 'BEFORE HARDENING' handstamps, minor burnishing (not toning) at the edges, a trifle rubbed. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie.

400.00

No longer available


873

P

A+

1872-80 New Currency an almost identical proof. Superb! Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie.

450.00

No longer available

INDIA




967

E

A

c.1958 Definitives Gandhi perforated test stamp in grey & orange and inscribed 'SPECIMEN' on gummed Wmk Asokan Capital Wmk paper, single & block of 4, unmounted. (Qty 5)

450.00

No longer available


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