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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]
PRESENTATION STAMPS: 1891 provision of stamps to the UPU for distribution comprising Crown/CC 3d (no gum), 6d lilac, 6d reddish lilac & 1/- bright green (no gum), New Colours 1d x3 different, 2d both shades & 4d x2 (one slurred), and DLR ½d 2d 2½d 4d 5d & 1/-, all with 'SPECIMEN' handstamp (mostly) or overprint, most with large-part o.g. & generally very lightly mounted. [More comprehensive than Bill McCredie's "set" of 12 that sold for $1207. See also Lot 166] (Qty 17)
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 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)
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
UPU Distribution Issues comprising Postal Cards 1d, 1d+1d & 1½d+1½d; Letter Cards 2d blue; Envelopes 1d 2d & 2½d, a few problems; Registration Envelope 3d size F; and Wrappers Double-Border 1d & Single-Border ½d (with Defective 'S' in 'WESTERN'); all with concentric-circles cancels, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 10)
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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)