Prestige Philately Auction 178 CatalogueLot 317Catalogue by countryPortuguese Colonies
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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - Portuguese Colonies
PRESENTATION STAMPS: 1891 provision of stamps to the UPU for distribution comprising Wmk W[crown]A 2½d unused; V/Crown Perf 12½ 1d to £1 all CTO with concentric-circles cancels (Double Impression on the Pound); Crown/A 5d unused plus 3d 6d & 1/- CTO with Perth cds; all handstamped 'ULTRAMAR' in blue or violet & affixed to a page from an archival album, minor aging & a few tonespots mostly affecting lower denominations. Ex Portuguese India Post Office Archives and Bill McCredie: acquired for $2990. [Between 1895 & 1910, specimen stamps sent by the UPU to Lisbon were handstamped 'ULTRAMAR' (= overseas) prior to being distributed to the Portuguese Colonies. See also Lots 193 & 317]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1901-12 Commonwealth Period
NINE PENCE: Crown/A Perf 12½ 9d orange with the Watermark Sideways (Reversed) BW #W50Aaa (SG unlisted), CTO with Perth cds & additionally with 'ULTRAMAR' handstamp in violet, no gum, Cat $500. Ex Portuguese India Post Office Archives and Bill McCredie (part of Lot 525, with the watermark variety not identified. [The ACSC states "Stamps with watermark reversed are all cancelled-to-order at Perth in 1906. Only a few examples have been recorded"]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
UPU Distribution Issues Envelope 2½d blue (flap stuck) & Registration Envelope 3d brown size F (small spike-hole) both additionally with 'ULTRAMAR' h/s in blue, some spotting/toning especially on the 2½d Envelope. Ex Portuguese India Post Office Archives. (Qty 2)