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WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1864-81 Watermark CC
IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOFS ON CROWN/CC PAPER: 6d single in deep (aniline) indigo-violet with the Watermark Upright with small sans serif 'SPECIMEN.' handstamp (Samuel #D5), margins just clear to large, part o.g. Ex "Koh-i-Noor" and Bill McCredie. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2004) states "very rare".
IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOFS ON CROWN/CC PAPER: 1/- block of 4 in bright green with the Watermark Upright, margins close to good, large-part o.g. with the third unit being unmounted. Blocks are rare.
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IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOFS ON CROWN/CC PAPER: 1/- perforated single in bright green with the Watermark Upright with small sans serif 'SPECIMEN.' handstamp (Samuel #D5) applied vertically (reading downwards), cut from the sheet to preserve the design, no gum. Rare. Ex Bill McCredie. [This handstamp was used mainly for stamps retained by De La Rue for their archives]
ISSUED STAMPS: 1871-73 De La Rue New Design 3d imperforate plate proof marginal block of 4 from the base of the sheet in pale brown on ungummed unwatermarked highly surfaced paper, all units overprinted 'CANCELLED', minor toning on the reverse. [Dr Cecil Walkley's similar corner block of 4 sold for $1552]
ISSUED STAMPS: 1874 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY' in Green on 2d yellow stated to be the three settings identified by Mogens Juhl, the second with a small filled thin, the last is creased, part- to large-part o.g., Cat £1500+. See "Philately from Western Australia" at page 33. [While there are minor differences in the placement of the overprint on the second and third stamps, they are essentially the same]
ISSUED STAMPS: 1874 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY' in Green on 2d yellow central setting (Juhl Stg 2 or 3) as SG 67 but with the Watermark Reversed, one tiny pinhole, unused. Unlisted by Gibbons. [Gibbons list the watermark inverted & reversed SG 67y, which may be a typographical error. That variety is unpriced unused]
ISSUED STAMPS: 1874 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY' in Green on 2d yellow low setting (Juhl Stg 1) with Triple Surcharge, well centred, neat 9-bar '4' cancel of Greenough, Cat £5000. Ex Dr Cecil Walkley: acquired for $4140. [Juhl states that one trial sheet with three impressions of the surcharge was placed into stock. Half the sheet was sent to Greenough - from where 5 examples are recorded - and the other half was sent to was sent to Geraldton, from where 4 examples are recorded]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1884-85 Surcharges
1884 HALFPENNY ON PENNY: '½' on Wmk Crown/CC Perf 14 1d yellow-ochre SG 89 block of 10 (5x2), the fourth unit with Defective (Grinning) '2' in '½' & the eighth unit with '2' in Fraction Misplaced to Left of '1', large-part o.g. with eight units being unmounted, Cat £230++. [Dr Cecil Walkley's block of 9 - at the time believed to be the largest surviving Perf 14 block - sold for $1035]
1884 HALFPENNY ON PENNY: '½' on Wmk Crown/CC Perf 14 1d yellow-ochre SG 89 marginal block of 10 (5x2) from the left of the sheet [R11/1-5 & R12/1-5], the seventh unit with Thin Fraction Bar SG 89a, large-part o.g. with six units being unmounted, Cat £230++.
1885 PENNY ON THREEPENCE: '1d.' with Curved Upper Serif on 3d pale brown as SG 91 but with the Overprint Double in Pale Yellow & in Pale Green, no gum. Rare. [John Gartner had a block of 4, with a RPSofL Certificate stating "presumably of proof status": its current whereabouts is unknown. Ric Slade-Slade had two singles: as his sale was only months after Gartner, it is unlikely that these were from the Gartner block. A single was sold at a Sydney auction in 2008 for $3450. That & this example may well be the Slade-Slade stamps. Neither the Gartner nor Slade-Slade stamps were illustrated]
1885 PENNY ON THREEPENCE: '1d.' with Curved Upper Serif on 3d cinnamon SG 91a block of 12 (4x3), a few characteristic minor gumbends, full unmounted o.g., Cat £900++ (mounted).
1885 PENNY ON THREEPENCE: '1d.' with Curved Upper Serif on 3d cinnamon SG 91a complete pane of 60 (10x6) with wing-margins at the base & the external margins removed, the last row all with Flat Upper Serif on Skinny '1' resulting in ten se-tenant vertical pairs SG 91b, a few characteristic minor gumbends & the last unit with a few short perfs at the base, very fresh with full unmounted o.g., Cat £6000++ (mounted). Ex Dr Cecil Walkley (2007): acquired for $2875.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1893-95 Surcharges
1895 HALFPENNY ON THREE PENCE: 'Half-penny' in Green on Crown/CC 3d pale brown with Double Overprint SG 110b, marginal example from the base of the sheet, large-part o.g. with hinge remainder, still undercatalogued at £1200. Ex Ric Slade-Slade & Dr Cecil Walkley: acquired for $2645 at our auction of 2/10/2010. RPSofV Certificate (2008). [One pane of 60 was affected. Singles are rarely available as most examples survive in strips & blocks including two blocks of 12]
1895 HALFPENNY ON THREE PENCE: 'Half-penny' in Green & in Red on Crown/CC 3d cinnamon SG 111a block of 4, horizontal crease at the top of the lower units, large-part o.g., Cat £360+.
1893 ONE PENNY ON THREEPENCE: 'ONE PENNY' in Green on Crown/CC 3d cinnamon SG 108 complete upper pane of 60 (10x6) with wing-margins at the base & sheet margins at top & right, all but two units with full unmounted o.g., Cat £840++ (mounted). [This is an interesting specialist piece. The WASG "Handbook" at page 103 states that the overprinting forme was "6 rows of 10". However, from the variation in positioning of the overprint on this half-sheet, it is clear that the forme was quite different, possibly 6 rows of 5, or even 2 rows of 5. For illustrations, see the website]
1893 ONE PENNY ON THREEPENCE: 'ONE PENNY' in Green on Crown/CC 3d cinnamon SG 108 marginal block of 42 (7x6) from the base of the sheet; 'Half-penny' in Green on 3d pale brown SG 110 marginal block of 20 (4x5) from the top of the sheet; and on 3d cinnamon SG 110a block of 40 (5x8) with margin at the top & gutter with wing-margins, a couple of faults & one unit hinged; full unmounted o.g., Cat £1150++ (mounted). [For illustrations, see our website] (Qty 3 blocks)
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal Fiscals
1881 'I. R.' Surcharges on 3d Lilac 'ONE PENNY' on 3d, 'HAY STREET/NO2/00/EAST PERTH' cds, Juhl Cat $300 (1992). Very scarce postally used. Simon Dunkerley Certificate (2008). Acquired for $862 at our auction of 31/3/2008.
1881 'I. R.' Surcharges on 3d Lilac 'ONE SHILLING' on 3d, large-part o.g., Juhl Cat $800 (1992). Very scarce.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1893 flapless cover to Guildford (duplex backstamp) with very early & scarce franking of 'ONE PENNY' on 3d pair tied by Perth duplex of FE27/1893, minor blemishes. Acquired for $437 at our Bushfire Charity Auction of 13/3/2009. [Gibbons give "Feb 93" as the date of issue]
1893 (Feb 24) local mourning cover to George Clifton with scarce franking of 'ONE PENNY' on 3d brown SG 108 (?) tied by the unusual Perth duplex with vertical cuts through the bars (#DxB-6). Ex Dr Cecil Walkley: acquired for $264. [Most covers seen with this stamp are of a philatelic nature]