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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - Perfins
PRESENTATION STAMPS: V/Crown 2/- brownish red/yellow & £1 orange BW #W66ba, and Crown/A ½d 4d & 5/- all perforated 'OS', all CTO with an unidentified cds probably of the Melbourne GPO (the 'O' is obvious on all stamps; a couple also show fragments of a final 'E'), large-part o.g. Superb & rare! Believed to be from a presentation set for which there is no archival evidence.
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]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Official Stamps
PERFORATED 'OS': Crown/A Perf 12.4 1d rose-red with the Watermark Sideways BW #W14A marginal block of 13 (5x3, less the first two units) from the base of the sheet, some creasing, unmounted. Unlisted & rare. [The ACSC states that "OS punctures are found only in the rose-red shade with watermark upright, and are very scarce"]
No longer available
PERFORATED 'OS': Crown/A Perf 11 4d brown BW #W37Ab, well centred, some creasing & disturbed gum, Cat $1000. Rare. [This and the next lot appear to have been a vertical pair, this being the lower unit]
PERFORATED 'OS': Crown/A Perf 11 4d brown BW #W37Ab, well centred, some creasing & disturbed gum, Cat $1000. Rare. RPSofV Certificate (2009) wrongly states "pale chestnut BW #W37Bb."
PERFORATED 'OS': Crown/A Perf 11 4d brown BW #W37Ab, well centred, Perth machine cancel, Cat $400.
PERFORATED 'OS': Crown/A Perf 11 4d bright chestnut BW #W37Bb, well centred, Perth cds. Previously unrecorded with 'OS' perfin.
PERFORATED 'OS': Crown/A Perf 11 9d dull orange BW #W37Bb horizontal pair, weak/split central perfs reinforced, Cat $600+. [The ACSC states the shade is "yellow-orange", which this pair clearly is not]