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WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1861 Printed by Perkins Bacon
VERY ROUGH PERF 14-16: 1d rose-carmine SG 44, superb part-strike of the 'CANC[ELLED]' handstamp used on the Ormond Hill presentation stamps, Cat £17,000 if genuine. Offered "as is". [Only two of the six examples were recorded by Peter Jaffé in "CANCELLED by Perkins Bacon", and this is not one of them. Because of the orientation of the handstamp, this stamp could not have been horizontally adjacent to either of them. However, if the two central units were single stamps then this could be one of those. That, though, would have been most irregular, and is considered to be a highly unlikely scenario. Under ultra-violet light, the handstamp is unobjectionable. However, under illuminated magnification, there are numerous flecks of blue through the black ink. This causes us to believe that the "handstamp" has, in fact, been printed onto the 1d Swan, and is thus a fake]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1901-12 Commonwealth Period
SPERATI FORGERIES: £1 orange-brown as SG 128 but with the Flawed Top of Second 'A' in 'AUSTRALIA' that is characteristic of the Sperati Forgery BW #W66c perf 'OS', unused, Cat $3000. Rare. RPSofV Certificate (2012). [The first perf 'OS' example, and the only "unused" example, we have seen]
SPERATI FORGERIES: £1 orange as SG 128a but with the Flawed Top of Second 'A' in 'AUSTRALIA' that is characteristic of the Sperati Forgery BW #W66c perf 'WA', light indistinct cancel, Cat $3000. Rare. RPSofV Certificate (2012). [The first perf 'WA' example we have seen. NB: The shade is not as orange as SG 134a but is significantly more orange than the previous lot]