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WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1855 "Penny Black"
FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with Thin Right Arm on 'A' of 'POSTAGE' SG 3w , margins close to good, unused, Cat £2000. [This variety occurs once in the sheet of 240] [** The printed catalogue states that this lot is accompanied by a Chris Ceremuga Certificate. That is incorrect. There is no expertising certificate for this stamp **]
FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue horizontal pair [165-166], the right-hand unit with Horizontal Line above 'AGE' of 'POSTAGE' SG 3x , margins close to good, unused, Cat £2450. [This variety occurs once in the sheet of 240]
FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: ROULETTED: 4d blue SG 5a  with rouletting on all sides & cut from the sheet at right to preserve the design, minor Pre-Printing Paper Fold at upper-right, light 15-bars '2' cancel of Perth, Cat £600.
FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with Tilted Border SG 5ai  with rouletting except at right & cut from the sheet at top to preserve the design, a little aged, light GPO duplex, Cat £1400+. Rare: very few of the listed transfer varieties have been recorded on rouletted stamps. [This variety occurs four times in the sheet of 240]
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FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: PIN-PERFORATED: 4d blue (deep shade) with 'T' of 'POSTAGE' Shaved to a Point at Foot SG 3d(var), pin-perforations on all sides well clear of the design, minor thin at the base, 15-bar '18' of Bunbury in blue, Cat £1000++. Rare. Ex Dr Cecil Walkley. Unlisted by Gibbons but mentioned in a footnote below SG 6a: we urge the editor to add these rare stamps to the main listing.̃̃The pin-perforating was almost certainly effected at Bunbury. All of the few examples we have seen have been similarly cancelled. Dr Cecil Walkley also had a pin-perforated 1860 2d vermilion similarly cancelled at Bunbury. This is a more attractive and better centred stamp than the example - without a listed Transfer Variety - that sold for $1035 at our auction of 19/11/2011.
ONE SHILLING - IMPERFORATE: 1/- pale brown SG 4c marginal inter-panneau block of 4 from the top of Panes 3 & 4, margins close to humungous with part of the Sheet Watermark 'POSTA[GE...]' at the Top, the last unit with 'I,A' in 'AUSTRALIA', unused. A rare & attractive multiple. Previously sold at a London auction for £4112 (Nov 2007). [Superior in quality & appearance to Sir Gawaine Baillie's 1/- pale brown marginal pair that sold for $2760, and Dr Cecil Walkley's 1/- grey-brown block of 4 that sold for $9775]
ONE SHILLING - IMPERFORATE: 1/- dark choclolate [40, Dot below 'IA' of 'AUSTRALIA'], margins close to large, 'STOLOW' guarantee h/s on the reverse. A rare & unlisted shade sometimes referred to as "Tomasini" brown. ̃̃It is quite perverse that Gibbons list difficult to identify shades such as the 4d deep dull blue & the 1/- salmon, but fail to list a really striking shade like this "dark chocolate". Certainly it is known and accepted by many advanced collectors as a separate and very distinct shade.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1857-59 Hillman Lithographs
TWO PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 2d brown-black/pale red SG 15 from the right of the sheet (with vertical marginal watermark lines), large margins at left & base with a portion of the adjoining unit below, just shaved at top & base, unusual speckled effect at right that suggests the red "paper" was in fact a red wash applied after the printing, unused, Cat £4000. RPSofV Certificate (2012). [A large and most unusual example of this rare unused stamp]
TWO PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 2d brown-black/pale red Printed on Both Sides SG 15a with the image on the reverse inverted, large margins with fragments of adjoining units at right & base, just touching at left & a bit cut-into at the top, unused, Cat £4500. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2007) states "Great rarity in unused condition".̃̃This variety is significantly underrated unused, and the Gibbons "premium" of only 12½% is ridiculous. This is the only example of which we could find a record: it was absent from all the major collections that we referred to.
TWO PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 2d brown-black/pale red Printed on Both Sides SG 15a with the image on the reverse inverted, good margins at left & base, just touching at top & right, the face additionally with Damaged Transfer ('WESTERN' & 'TWO PENCE' Defective), neat void grid cancel, Cat £800. Sergio Sismondo Certificate (2002).
TWO PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 2d brown-black/pale red Printed on Both Sides SG 15a with the image on the reverse upright, from the base of the sheet with a huge margin & marginal watermark lines at the base, large margin at left with a chunk of the adjoining unit, just clear to just shaved at top & right, void grid cancel unusually largely clear of the Swan, Cat £800. A remarkable example, and one of the largest 2d stamps we have seen. [In our experience, most examples have the two impressions inverted in relation to one another]
TWO PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 2d brown-black/Indian red Printed on Both Sides SG 16a with the image on the reverse upright, margins just shaved to good (at top), void grid cancel, Cat £850.
SIX PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 6d golden-bronze SG 17 [137, Clipped Wings], a deep rich shade with obvious metallic lustre, margins just clear - at left - to large with fragments of the adjoining units at right & the base, void grid cancel, Cat £2000+. Ex Dale-Lichtenstein. BPA Certificate (2005). Rare this fine. [A larger example than Dr Cecil Walkley's very fine stamp without a variety that sold for $7762]
SIX PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 6d black-bronze SG 18 [92, "Black & White Swan"] with metallic lustre, margins just clear to large, light void grid cancel, Cat £650+. Ex "Lionheart" (2005). BPA Certificate (2003) mentions a "horizontal crease" that is completely invisible to us.
SIX PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 6d black-bronze SG 18 [130, 'RN' of 'WESTERN' Missing] with metallic lustre, margins just clear to close, 15-bars '3' cancel of Perth, Cat £650+.
SIX PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 6d black-bronze SG 18 [131, Flat-Backed Swan] with metallic lustre, margins just clear to large, 15-bars '1' cancel of Perth, Cat £650+.
SIX PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 6d black-bronze SG 18 [156, Neckless Swan] with metallic lustre, margins just clear to good except at the base where just touched, superb 15-bars '1' cancel of Perth, Cat £650+.
SIX PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 6d grey-black SG 19, margins just touching to close, unused, Cat £6000. Rare. RPSofV Certificate (2012).
SIX PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 6d grey-black SG 19 [220, Huge Void at Right with 'AUSTRALIA' Completely Missing], margins just shaved - at lower-right - to huge with a fragment of the adjoining unit above, superb 15-bars '3' cancel of Perth, Cat £550+. An extraordinary transfer variety.
SIX PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 6d grey-black SG 19 [?, Beakless Swan], good even margins, a couple of insignificant stains, 15-bars '3' cancel of Perth, Cat £550+.