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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 - 1855 "Penny Black"
FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with 'N' of 'PENCE' with Thin Left Leg & Tilted to Right SG 3n  with 3mm Imperial puncture, margins close to good, light 15-bars '1' cancel of Perth largely clear of the variety, Cat £1300. [This variety occurs once in the sheet of 240]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1901-12 Commonwealth Period
1902-12 V/Crown Perf 12.4 or Perf 12.4x12.2 annotated specialised study on pages with dies, sub-types, printings/shades & watermark variants all noted, with mint to £1 orange-brown x2 & £1 orange including 1d blocks of 4 x2 & 12, 4d block of 6, 5d to 10d blocks of 4, 2/- Watermark Sideways, 10/- violet x5 & 10/- red-violet ("bright purple") x2 etc; used to £1 orange-brown x4 (3 are CTO) & £1 orange (CTO) including 4d Watermark Sideways Reversed, 8d block of 6, 2/- block of 4, 2/- with 'F&G' Perfin, 2/- Watermark Sideways, & 2/6d block of 4, etc; 'WA' Perfins mostly used including 8d pair, 9d pair, 10d strip of 3, 2/- pair, 2/6d x3, 5/- x4 & 10/- x4 etc; 'OS' Perfins mostly used including 8d pair, 2/- x5, 2/6d x4, 5/- x2, 10/- x3 & £1 etc. An excellent lot that would provide the basis for an exceptional collection. (Qty 210 approx)
1902-12 V/Crown Perf 11 annotated range with mint 5d x10 (including a block of 4), 9d x4 (one with no gum) & 2/- x4; and used including 1d block of 4, 2d block of 4, 2d with Watermark Upright x2, 5d x5 (including a block of 4 with faint non-contemporary cds) & 2/- x4 (two with 'WA' Perfin); a few minor blemishes but generally fine to very fine, Cat $7000+ (£4500+). [** The 2d used block of 4 is actually a strip of 3 **]
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1905-12 Crown A Perf 12.4 or Perf 12.4x12.2 annotated specialised study on pages with mint including ½d block of 20, 1d block of 6, 3d blocks of 4 x3, 4d block of 4, 5d block of 4, 8d blocks of 4 x2 & Line Perf 12.4, 10d blocks of 4 & 12, 5/- Die I x3 & Die II x4, a few Plate Numbers blocks of 4 to 6d; used including 2d Watermark Upright, 4d bright chestnut x3, 4d strip of 4, 5d pale greenish yellow x2 (one on cover to Germany), 8d Line Perf 12.4 used at Sydney in 1917, 9d Double Perfs x2, 5/- Die I x2 (one CTO) & Die II x4 (one CTO); perf 'OS' including 2d block of 6 mint, 3d blocks of 4 x2 mint, 4d block of 4 mint & strip of 3 used, 5d strip of 3 used, 6d block of 4 used & 9d pairs x3 mint; generally fine to very fine. (Qty 290 approx)
1905-12 Crown A Perf 11 annotated range on leaves with mint including 1d x3, 2d x2, 3d block of 4, 5d blocks of 4 & 6, & 9d x2; used including 4d x2 (both with the perforations faked) & 9d x4; perf 'OS' including 1d used, 2d used x2, 3d pair mint, 4d used x2, 9d unused (poor) & used x4; generally fine to very fine, Cat $5500+ (£3800+). (Qty 59)
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
IMPERIAL PUNCTURES: Neatly presented group with 3mm Puncture 1854-55 4d & 1/- and 1860 2d all with full margins, 1861 Intermediate Perf 6d, Perf 14 at Somerset House 4d, Clean-Cut Perf 14-16 6d & 1/-, Rough Perf 14-16 1d & 6d, No Wmk 6d both shades, Crown CC Perf 12½ to 1/-; and 4mm Puncture Perf 14 at Somerset House 2d x2 & 4d, No Wmk 1d carmine pair, 1d carmine-lake strip of 3 & 6d, and Crown CC Perf 12½ to 1/-, condition variable but many are fine. Scarce lot. (Qty 36)
PERFORATED 'WA': Neatly presented collection with mint including ½d block of 9, 2d yellow block of 4, 3d 4d & 9d pairs etc, used including DLR 3d to 1/- plus 3d block of 6 (a very scarce multiple), and V/Crown range with watermark orientation noted & including 1d & 2d both with 'WA' Double, 2/- pair & Watermark Sideways, 2/6d x2, 5/- both dies plus 'WA' Sideways both dies, 10/- 'WA' upright & sideways, generally fine to very fine. An unusual opportunity. (Qty 71)
PERFORATED 'WA': 10/- deep violet with the Perfin Sideways Reading Upwards, oval Perth d/s of --DE04. Rare. RPSofV Certificate (2012). [Most examples have the perfin reading downwards]
PERFORATED 'WA': £1 orange-brown, 'KALGOORLIE/WA' cds. Rare. RPSofV Certificate (2012).
PERFORATED 'WA': £1 orange, excellent centring, 'RUSAUER' guarantee h/s on the reverse, unused. Rare. RPSofV Certificate (2012). [See also Lot 218]
PERFORATED 'OS': Neatly presented range including DLR 3d block of 4, 5d pair, 6d pair & 1/-, W[crown]A 6d & 1/-; V/Crown 8d, 9d, 10d, 2/- two shades, 2/6d (no gum), 5/- & 10/- (no gum); generally fine to very fine, Cat $2000+ plus the pre-1901 issues. Another scarce lot. (Qty 28)
PERFORATED 'OS': the companion used range including DLR 3d to 1/- and W[crown]A 6d & 1/-; V/Crown 5d (very scarce), 9d block of 4 (a very scarce multiple), 2/- x3 (one with the Watermark Sideways), 2/6d, 5/- both dies & 10/-; Crown/A 8d, generally fine to very fine, Cat $1850+ plus the pre-1901 issues. Another scarce lot. (Qty 48)
PERFORATED 'OS': 1905-12 Crown/A group including 1d with the Watermark Upright, 3d three shades (one **), 4d four shades, 5d three shades - one with no gum - including the 5d olive-green (noted in the ACSC as being "very rare"), 6d, 9d three shades, 1/- & the rare 5/- Die II (superb!), generally fine to very fine, Cat $1800+ plus a premium for the shades. Another scarce lot. (Qty 22)
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"]
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.