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WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1901-12 Commonwealth Period
TEN SHILLINGS: V/Crown 10/- bright violet BW #W65A (SG 127) block of 4, both right-hand units with Thick Frame at Right, the first & last units both with Left-Hand 'POSTAGE' Tablet Joined to Spandrel Above BW #W65d Cat $1200++ (£640++). [The ACSC states that "Mint blocks of the 10/- are very rare". Dr Cecil Walkley's block of 4 - no varieties noted - sold for $2185]
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TEN SHILLINGS: V/Crown 10/- "bright purple" or red-violet with Left-Hand 'POSTAGE' Tablet Joined to Spandrel Above BW #W65Bd (SG 127a var), unmounted, Cat $900++ (£750++) mounted. [The ACSC states that only 24,600 were delivered to Perth, of which 12,000 were punctured 'OS']
ONE POUND: V/Crown £1 orange-brown with Colour Flaw below 'ND' of 'POUND' BW #W66Ad (SG 128 var) marginal example from the right of the sheet, Cat $750 (£375+) mounted. [The ACSC states that the variety occurs 23 times on the sheet of 120]
ONE POUND: V/Crown £1 orange-brown with 'U' of 'AUSTRALIA' Joined to Frame Above BW #W66Ae (SG 128 var), Cat $800 (£375+) mounted. [The ACSC states that the variety occurs 3 times on the sheet of 120]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Official Stamps
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 '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"]
1879-92 Half-Penny annotated study on 12 pages including Post Office band (front only) for 12 cards, PC1 with 'SPECIMEN.' h/s, "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x11, early usage of JA29/1880 with electoral advert, PC6 on White with 'NOT KNOWN/BY LETTER CARRIERS' h/s, PC7 in Sepia/White unused x2 & uprated to Victoria, 1903 Post Office Emergency Issue with ½d stamp affixed below used to New Zealand, etc, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 20)
1890 2d carmine as PC3 but on a very unusual translucent white stock, curious 'C12' h/s in violet on the reverse, unused. Possibly a proof in the nature of a card stock trial. [The normal cards are quite opaque. This, however, when held to a light source allows the outline of an object behind it to be discerned]
1902 1d+1d Reply Postal Card with No Stop after 'CARD ' on the Message-Half, philatelic usage in 1905 to Switzerland - no message - with ½d tied by 'ALBANY' duplex,'BERN' arrival b/s. We have not previously been aware of this variety.
1902 1d+1d Reply Postal Card with No Stop after 'CARD ' on the Message-Half, CTO at Fremantle in 1910.
1905 & 1912 Surcharges annotated study on 5 pages with '1½d.' on 2d carmine PC14 unused, apparently commercial usages 1907 to Germany & 1910 to Holland, & philatelic usages 1905 to France & 1911 Toowoomba (Qld) to South Australia; and 'ONE PENNY.' in Violet on 2d carmine unused x2 & two apparently commercial local usages in 1912; a few blemishes but generally good to very fine. (Qty 9)
1908 Visit of the American "Great White Fleet" 1d PC16, unused. Superb! [These generic cards were printed in NSW. The relevant Queensland, South Australian, Tasmanian, or Western Australian 1d stamp was overprinted at Melbourne. The WA 1d electro with Decapitated Swan flaw (Pope & Thomas's "Die 11") is common to this and the next two lots]
1908 Visit of the American "Great White Fleet" 1d PC16, unused. Superb!
1908 Visit of the American "Great White Fleet" 1d PC16, to "Dudinalup/Via Balingup" with light 'COTTESLOE' cds of 22SP08 & light unframed 'BALINGUP' arrival b/s. Issued 1/9/1908: examples used in the month of issue are scarce & desirable. [The message is unusually between children, the senders practising their rudimentary French! Dudinalup is a locality near Nannup: it has never had a post office. Hugh Freeman's philatelic usage to the USA sold for $862 at our auction of 23/9/2011]
1909 New Style 1d blue on Unbordered & Unsurfaced Stock as PC17 but smaller size (126x77mm) with Wagin Agricultural Society notice printed on the reverse, locally used with 'WAGIN' cds of 25APR10, redirected to Perth, minor corner bend at lower-left. Unlisted & the only example we have seen. [PC17 measures 126x90mm or slightly larger. NB: The printed notice is perfectly positioned for the smaller-size card]
1902-12 Issues annotated study on 13 pages with 1902 2d blue x3 shades used (one to New Zealand & one to the Isle of Man, both redirected), 2d blue No Text on Back unused x2, then "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x16 comprising 2d brown unused x2, 2d blue (shades) with Text on Back unused x3 & used x4 (one CTO & addressed), and 'ONE PENNY.' in Red on 2d blue unused x5 & used x3 (one in 1929), condition variable. (Qty 22)
1902-12 Issues annotated study on 29 pages with 1902 1d unused x2 (different knives) & used x13 (including registered Tatts usage, 1904 from 'PADDINGTON', 1908 from 'ONSLOW' & 1912 from 'MARBLE BAR', also 1912 with Birk's Pharmacy label), then "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x9 comprising unused x2, used x6 & CTO; 2d orange/yellow x2 & used x9 (including 1902 from 'BOULDER', 1904 from 'HOPETOUN', 1906 from 'WAGIN' & taxed, 1908 from 'BREMER BAY'), then "Dies" as per Pope & Thomas x11 comprising unused x5 & used x6 (including 1906 from 'WAGIN', 1906 registered from 'DERBY' to Perth & 1910 to Germany); 'ONE PENNY.' in Blue on 2d orange/yellow x5 unused (one a "lemon-yellow" shade); condition very mixed. (Qty 51)
1902 1d EN1 in carmine, Pope & Thomas's "Die 11" with Decapitated Swan, locally used at Perth 3DEC10, very minor blemishes. [A new supply of envelopes in 1912 was printed in deep shades of carmine on rough unsurfaced stock. Carmine examples from earlier requisitions are rare. Pope & Thomas's reference to "dies" should be to "electros". The Decapitated Swan electro was used for the 1908 1d Fleet Card]
1912 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY.' in Blue on 2d orange EN8var on Highly Surfaced Stock, to London with Perth Krag machine cancel of 4NOV12.
1902-12 Issues on 7 pages with Text in Red unused x4 & used x2 (one with scarce 'ENGLISH MAIL/NSW' transit b/s), & with Text in Brown with Smaller 'REGISTERED.'-in-Box used 'PADDINGTON' to NSW x2 (one with scarce 'ENGLISH MAIL/NSW' transit b/s) & Perth-Sydney (poor), condition variable. (Qty 9)