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WESTERN AUSTRALIA








1

O

1860-88 Two Pence plating study in two springback albums with a separate page for each of the 120 positions on the plate, each page with an enlarged diagram indicating the features of that position, all positions represented by examples in orange (41), blue (306), yellow (862) &/or grey (175), condition a bit variable but generally fine to very fine, some postmark interest, Cat £12,500 (minimum). Ex Max Reynolds. [The lot includes a copy of "The 2d Perkins Bacon Plate 1860-88" by Brian Pope & Max Reynolds (1995) - based on this collection - in which the authors speculate that the albums are the work of Dr Harry Osborne and Frank Chadwick. Careful inspection likely to reveal many better stamps that are not reflected in the quoted catalogue value] (Qty 1384)

5000.00

$3,800.00



WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1854 "Penny Black"




15

#

C

ISSUED STAMPS - IMPERFORATE: 1d black [R2/8] with "Double-Tailed Swan" (diagonal black line extending from the bird's rump) SG 1var, close even margins except at lower-right where just shaved, minor central thin, unused, Cat £1100+. BPA Certificate (1985) states "Major Re-Entry". [The "Double-Tailed Swan" also occurred on positions R9/10 & 10/2. Dr Cecil Walkley had no unused example of the variety]

400.00

$380.00




16

F

A/B

ISSUED STAMPS - IMPERFORATE: 1d black "Double-Tailed Swan" being the second unit in a horizontal pair, margins close to large, minor scissor-cut at the base between the units, the variety unit with a minor thin at the upper-right corner, superb void grid cancels in black, Cat £550+.

500.00

$400.00



WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 1855 "Penny Black"




20

#O

A/B

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d pale blue/blue SG 3 & 3a plated examples showing Intermediate Stone Flaws - that each appear four times on the sheet of 240 - unused x7 & used x2, and Final Stone Flaws - that each appear only once - used x5 (one cut-to-shape), mostly with full margins but a few are close in places, Cat £4000+ minimum plus a premium for the varieties. (Qty 14)

2000.00

$1,800.00




21

#

(A)/A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d pale blue SG 3 horizontal pair [108-109] the first unit with Diagonal White Line from between 'R' & 'P' of 'FOUR PENCE' to 'G' of 'POSTAGE', margins close to good, ironed-out vertical crease across the first unit & between the units, unused, Cat £750+. ̃̃In our experience, SG 3 & 3a are so often, and so easily, confused that there is no practical value in trying to segregate them. We believe a catalogue entry that states "blue/pale blue (shades)" would be more useful.

500.00

$500.00




24

#

(A)

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue SG 3a vertical pair [49/69] the lower unit with Spear in Swan's Breast, margins just clear to good, very light ironed-out crease, unused, Cat £900+. A striking variety. Ex "Austin" (du Pont) & Sir Gawaine Baillie: acquired for $920.

850.00

$650.00




25

#

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue SG 3a horizontal pair [155-156] the left-hand unit with Bug-Eyed Swan, margins good to large with a fragment of the adjoining unit at upper-left, unused, Cat £900+. An excellent specialist piece: [155] is one of the Creased Transfers recorded by Brian Pope, with the 'R' of 'FOUR' & 'PE' of 'PENCE' Compressed. [156] is one of the Substituted Transfers for the Inverted Frame, having a slight Bulge over 'AG' of 'POSTAGE' & the Frame almost Touching 'E' of 'POSTAGE'.

1000.00

$750.00




27

G

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue SG 3a lower-left corner example [221, with Dent on Inside of Right-Hand Leg of 'W' of 'WESTERN'], margins good to very large, bold 15-bars '1' cancel of Perth, Cat £250+.

400.00

No longer available




33

#

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d slate-blue SG 3c [156], margins just clear (at left) to good, unused, Cat £3250+. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie: sold for $1955. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2008). [156] is one of the Substituted Transfers for the Inverted Frame, having a slight Bulge over 'AG' of 'POSTAGE' & the Frame almost Touching 'E' of 'POSTAGE'.

2000.00

$2,500.00




34

G

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d grey-blue, a most unusual & unlisted shade, margins close to large with a fragment of the adjoining unit above, void grid cancel in black. [The shade is tending towards slate-blue but is paler than some of the other blue shades]

500.00

$400.00




35

G

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: CATALOGUED TRANSFER VARIETIES: 4d blue with 'T' of 'POSTAGE' Shaved to a Point at Foot SG 3d, margins just clear to good, 15-bars '8' of Fremantle, Cat £1000. [This variety occurs once in each pane of 60. [See also Lot 49]̃̃Gibbons lists twenty-two Transfer Varieties SG 3d to 3y. #3e to 3h - the famous Inverted Frame - are exceptionally rare & occur only in the first printing. All the others are very elusive. Fine examples appear at auction very infrequently. With five unused & six used stamps, this is the third largest group we are aware of having been offered at auction. The "Austin" (du Pont) Collection had 14 of these rare varieties. Frank Chadwick had 21. Dr Cecil Walkley had only SG 3d & 3w unused, and SG 3i 3j & 3s used.

600.00

No longer available


36

#

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with Tilted Border SG 3i, margins close to good, unused, Cat £2000.

1500.00

No longer available


37

#

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with Tilted Border SG 3i, margins close to good, unused, Cat £2000. RPSofV Certificate (2012). [This variety occurs four times in the sheet of 240. The Tilted Frame is apparently a Re-Entered Transfer: below the 'OS' of 'POSTAGE' there are vestiges of the same two letters. There is also an "Evil Eye" nick in the 'F' of 'FOUR'. [See also Lot 48]

2000.00

No longer available


38

H

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with Small 'S' in 'POSTAGE' & Distorted 'EN' of 'PENCE' SG 3L [77], margins close to good, untidy numeral cancel obstructs the 'S' of 'POSTAGE', Cat £1500. [This variety occurs once in the sheet of 240]

750.00

$575.00




39

#

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with Squat 'EN' of 'PENCE' SG 3m [104], margins close to good, unused, Cat £2000.

2500.00

No longer available


40

V

B

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with Squat EN' of 'PENCE' SG 3m [104], margins close to good, a little aged, void grid cancel (unusually in blue) well clear of the variety, Cat £1300. [This variety occurs once in the sheet of 240]

1000.00

No longer available


41

F

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with 'N' of 'PENCE' with Thin Left Leg & Tilted to Right SG 3n [116] 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]

750.00

$575.00




42

F

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with 'WESTERN' in Squeezed-Down Letters SG 3q [157], margins just clear to close, GPO duplex cancel largely clear of the variety, Cat £1300. [This variety occurs once in the sheet of 240]

1000.00

No longer available


43

#

B

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue block of 4 [194-195/214-215] with 'PE' of 'PENCE' Closer Together SG 3t [195] & '7' for 'T' in 'POSTAGE' SG 3v [215], good even margins, horizontal fold just clear of the upper units & small scissor-cut between the lower units, a little aged, unused, Cat £4900++. A rare block with se-tenant listed varieties. [Both varieties occur once in the sheet of 240]

6000.00

No longer available




44

F

A

FOUR PENCE - IMPERFORATE: 4d blue with Narrow 'N' of 'PENCE' SG 3u [196], margins close to large, 15-bars '16' cancel of York largely clear of the variety, Cat £1300. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2009). [This variety occurs once in the sheet of 240]

1000.00

$750.00




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