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AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: Post Offices including Boort, Cheltenham, Colac, Euroa, Kilmore, Stawell, Violet Town & Wangaratta etc (33), also 11 small photographs of post offices.(Qty 44)
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Predominantly used collection with scrappy Roos including First Wmk ½d, 4d (CTO) and 5d; Third Wmk £1 brown & blue; CofA Wmk 5/- (CTO), £1 & £2; KGV Heads CofA Wmk 1/4d (*); Engraved Kooka, 5/- Bridge (commercially used), ANZAC 1/-, £1 Robes, Navigators to £2; then reasonably complete to 1989 including 1966 QE II 4c booklet pane (*), Cook M/S, 1971 Christmas se-tenant block of 25 (*), plus Yearbooks (1985 1989 1990-1994 1999 & 2001) & some Colonies; mixed condition. High catalogue value. (Qty 1000s)
TRADE EXHIBITIONS: Mostly poster stamps with NSW 1879 International Exhibition black/green label (71x73mm), 1932 Electrical & Radio Exhibition, 1939 Camping & Caravan Exhibition, 1957 Sydney Industries Fair; South Australia Adelaide Exhibitions 1930 pair, 1936 Centennial, 1940 & 1947; Victoria 1930s All Electrical Exhibition x2 different, 1937 RAS Grand Annual Exhibition, 1940s Radiolympia, 1955 Australian Industries Fair; etc, condition variable. (Qty 17)
C of A - Postal Stationery
LETTERCARDS: 1923 1½d emerald Perf 12½ BW #LC51 "THE GILDEROY RANGES/VICTORIA", stuck, unused, Cat $200.
No longer available
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
REVENUES: on annotated pages including NSW Family Endowment 5d 1/8d 2/1d 2/6d 7/6d & £5; Victoria Stamp Statute 1/- on Search document, 'CATTLE' Opts to 2/1d including 2/- pair on 1954 invoice, 'MOTOR TRANSFER' Opts 2/6d x4 (two on Transfer of Registration; faults), 'SWINE' Opts 1d x2 & defective 1/- on 1955 invoice & others to $5; etc, also Western Australia 'Medical' handstamp on 1d x6, 2d x3 & 3d; condition variable. (Qty 80 approx)
1854-59 Shilling Octagonal 1/- blue SG 25/a [6, Exploding First 'I' of 'SHILLING'] x2 (one on piece with 6d orange Woodblock) & [7, Defecating 'N']; and 1859 Perf 12 by Robinson 1/- blue SG 81/a [6, White Splodge over 'OR' of 'VICTORIA'] x2. Scarce group.(Qty 5)
1854-59 Shilling Octagonal 1/- blue SG 25/a with Retouch below 'IL' of 'SHILLING', three margins with fragments of two adjoining units; and 1859 Perf 12 by Robinson 1/- blue SG 81/a with the same retouch, a few short perfs. Ex Geoff Kellow & Michael Silvasich. RPSofV Certificate (2008) for the Perf 12 stamp.
1854-59 Shilling Octagonal 1859 Perf 12 by Robinson 1/- blue SG 81/a  with Creased Transfer affecting Cross at Right and Major Retouch Obliterating 'IN' of 'SHILLING', minor thin, light cancel that leaves both varieties unobstructed. Ex Geoff Kellow & Michael Silvasich. RPSofV Certificate (2008).
1859 Perf 12 by Robinson Emblems 2d pale lilac SG 77, a remarkably fine example of this underrated stamp, Cat £275.
1863-81 Laureates Single-Lined Numerals Wmk 8d orange SG 112 horizontal pair, large-part (brown) o.g., Cat £1100+. A rare multiple. [Geoff Kellow at page 172 states "It is a rare stamp unused: there is a block of 4 and several pairs". We have recorded only three pairs]
1873 Surcharge '½/HALF' on Perf 12 1d green SG 175 lower-right corner block of 8 (4x2), minor tonespots, full unmounted o.g., Cat £480++.
1884 Stamp Statute £5 black & green SG 233 with small 'SPECIMEN' (KTM Type 10) twice in black & once in red which is overstruck with the much larger Type 11c h/s also in red, a couple of tiny defects, large-part o.g. Ex Bill McCredie. [Illustrated by Kellow Turner & McCredie at page 31, and noted as only two other examples recorded] It must be stressed that the only way to obtain an unused or "mint" example of this stamp is with a Specimen handstamp, as here. Most examples are 1891 reprints overprinted 'REPRINT'. By way of comparison, we note that the famous £5 orange of Great Britain - a relatively common and readily available stamp - is catalogued at £14,000 mint.
1899-1901 Wmk '85' 1d rosine with the Watermark Sideways SG 357b, large-part o.g. with a hinge-remainder. Unpriced mint or used. RPSofV Certificate (2010). [Only one other mint example has been recorded]
1899-1901 Wmk '85' 2d violet with the Watermark Sideways SG 359a, some creasing, large-part o.g. Unpriced by Gibbons.
1901-10 V/Crown £2 deep blue BW #V132 (SG 432), a couple of small thins & damaged perf at upper-right, 'GAFFNEYS CREEK/VICTORIA' cds & 'R'-in-circle cancel, undercatalogued at $500 (£400). Rare commercially used. [Virtually all used examples are CTO, Cat $400. For every 100 CTO examples there might be one commercially used stamp, usually from the gold mining areas of Omeo or Gaffneys Creek]
POSTAGE DUES: 1905-09 Crown/A ½d scarlet & pale yellow-green, the right-hand unit Perf 11 at right resulting in Perf 12x11x12x12½ SG D34ba, a trifle soiled, large-part o.g., undercatalogued at £600. [Geoff Kellow at page 322 states "The only major perforation variety of all the postage dues...Perhaps 20 examples both mint & used are known...There are two forms i) a simple compound, with Perf 11 at right [as here] and ii) mixed perfs with Perf 11 added at right to correct an off-centre [sic] line of perfs". We expect that his figure of 20 includes both mint & used examples of both variants. Our vendor states he knows of only two other mint examples of this stamp in private hands. A very fine but poorly centred used example sold for $1955 at our auction of 17/8/2012]
ECHUCA RAILWAY STAMPS: 6d blue large-part sheetlet of 5 with the upper-right unit removed, the fourth unit thinned, light overall soiling, large-part o.g. Ex "Brussels Find".
MURRAY RIVER STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY: 1d red block of 6 (2x3) with margins except at the base, some minor toning/aging, some minor perf separation/reinforcing, large-part o.g. Ex "Brussels Find". [A fine rejoined sheetlet of 10 sold for $5520 at our auction of 7/5/2013]
MURRAY RIVER STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY: 1d red block of 6 with Double Perfs Vertically & Triple Perfs Horizontally, full unmounted o.g. A spectacular error. Ex "Brussels Find". [The similar block of 6 in our auction of 7/5/2013 sold for $1495]