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WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1901-12 Commonwealth Period
TWO SHILLINGS: V/Crown Single-Line Perf 12.4 2/- brownish red/yellow with the Watermark Sideways BW #W58Aaa (SG 124a var), 'DAY DAWN/AP7/05/WA' cds, Cat $500 (£250+). Rare. [The ACSC states "Watermark sideways is rare in this perforation. A dated example is recorded from Perth 22/8/1905." This example is dated four months earlier. NB: the comb perf stamps were issued only in mid-1906, and sideways watermark is recorded only from 1909]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Official Stamps
PERFORATED 'WA': £1 orange-brown, 'KALGOORLIE/WA' cds. Rare. RPSofV Certificate (2012).
Goldfields Local Stamps
COOLGARDIE CYCLE EXPRESS COMPANY: Bicycle 1/- & 2/6d with part-o.g.; and Camel 6d 2/- & 5/-, a few blemishes, large-part (sandy) o.g.; all but the 2/- are marginal examples. (Qty 5)
COOLGARDIE CYCLE EXPRESS COMPANY: 1895 Bicycle 1/- lower-right (with Double Perfs at right) & 2/6d lower-left corner blocks of 4 with part- or large-part o.g. (Qty 2 blocks)
COOLGARDIE CYCLE EXPRESS COMPANY: 1895 Bicycle 1/- with no gum & 2/6d with large-part o.g. marginal blocks of 8 (4x2). Blocks larger than 4 are scarce. [For illustrations, please visit our website] (Qty 2 blocks)
LAKE LEFROY GOLDFIELD CYCLE MAIL: 1897 (Jan) 6d pink/greenish, good colour of both paper & printing, characteristic misaligned perforations, a couple of very shallow & insignificant thin spots, unused. Reynolds & Pope Census #M23 of the 41 unused examples recorded. One of the few examples that don't have significant faults, and one of the finest examples we have seen. [A very fine example - with selvedge at the base - Ex Peter Basterfield, sold for $6612 at our auction of 14/8/2010]
LAKE LEFROY GOLDFIELD CYCLE MAIL: 1897 (Jan) 6d pink/greenish, good colour, significant faults but of reasonable facial appearance, light manuscript cancellation. Reynolds & Pope Census #U17 of the 24 used examples recorded. [More attractive than Cecil Walkley's defective example that sold for $862 (2010). His two fine used examples sold for $3335 & $2645 respectively]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1902-13 Avis de Réception forms 1) 1902 with 'P.O. 89' imprint 'CUE' to Perth with 2½d, large 'SEAL OF THE WARDEN'S COURT/[Arms]/CUE, MURCHISON' cachet in violet; 2) 1908 with '[P.O. 103.]' imprint 'CUE' to 'MOUNT MAGNET' with 1d strip of 3; 3) 1912 with No Imprint local usage with ½d & 1d x2 and superb 'L.C.ROOM/PERTH' cds; & 4) 1913 with '[P.O. 107.]' imprint 'GERALDTON' to 'GREENOUGH' unusually with 4d perf 'OS'; a few minor blemishes. A very scarce group. (Qty 4)
1902 1½d+1½d Reply Postal Card, irregular commercial usage to Hobart in 1908 with message written on the face stating "What do you think of my pet?" & photograph of a thorny devil (a desert lizard) affixed to the reverse of the message-half, 'MENZIES' duplex, minor blemishes, intact. Rare commercially used. [Until 1906, the face of all postcards was undivided because only the address could be written on that side. Therefore, this item would have been an illegal usage at the time of issue. However, by the time of use, it was permitted to place the message on the face]
No longer available
1908 No Text on the Reverse 2d blue/greenish LC5 to "Commercial Hotel/Southern Cross" with Perth Krag machine cancel of 5NOV10, very fine 'SOUTHERN CROSS' arrival b/s. Underrated: commercially used examples are rare. [The message concerns the creation of a new mining syndicate "for Flotation in Perth & Eastern States..." Margaret Hamilton had only a philatelic usage]
1912 Intermediate Die (22½x18½mm) 1d deep carmine on rough unsurfaced wove stock EN7, to Fremantle with 'DAY DAWN' cds of 18JE13.
1902-06 Text in Red Size G 3d bright red-brown Knife 2 but with the lower flap cut at 60 degree angle RE2, to Germany with 2½d tied by 'R'-in-oval h/s, rubber oval 'REGISTERED BRANCH/30AUG02/KALGOORLIE, W.A.' d/s, Perth transit b/s of 1SEP1902 & 'MAGDEBURG' arrival b/s. Sub-type unlisted in the PSAC. A highly desirable item, being the earliest recorded usage of any WA stamped Registration Envelope. ÞÞThis item is symptomatic of the problems with the PSAC listing. RE1.1 - red text, brown stamp, Knife 2 - was printed only in 1906. However, on the face of it, this item is RE1.1, used four years before it was printed!! Not only has the knife not been properly identified, the PSAC's ERU for RE1 - Knife 1 - of 30/8/1902, surely refers to this item, which is definitely not RE1.
1903-10 Text in Brown Size F 3d deep brown with the Text in Bistre RE6, to London with 1d Kangaroo tied by 'REGISTERED/KALGOORLIE WA' cds, scarce red/white 'KALGOORLIE' registration label, London arrival b/s in red, a couple of very minor blemishes. The only recorded used example, and a very desirable States/Commonwealth combination cover.
1903-09 Long Format Size H2 3d red-brown RE7, minor blemishes, unused. Rare. [Absent from Margaret Hamilton's collection. Dr Ed Druce's example was badly stained]
1903-09 Long Format Size H2 3d red-brown RE7, to "The Registrar/Supreme Court/Perth" with scarce franking of 1885-93 DLR 1/- olive tied by 'WILUNA/JU24/05/WA' cds, very worn 'R'-in-cogwheel h/s alongside, rubber oval 'REGISTERED/30JUN1905/ PERTH, W. A.' arrival b/s in blue, minor repaired flap fault clear of the printed stamp & ironed-out vertical fold. Rare. [Margaret Hamilton's example - tonespots - & Dr Ed Druce's example - three vertical folds - sold for $1100 & $1207 respectively]