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Displaying 1 - 20 of 113 Lots in Category - Western Australia
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)
CENTENARIES etc: Queensland 1924 Brisbane Centenary, 1940 Darling Downs Centenary x6 in two strips of 3, 1950 Redlands Centenary on commemorative cover; Tasmania 1938 Tasman's Regatta Centenary foil label, 1954 Sesqui label & 1960 Glamorgan Centenary on commemorative cover; & Western Australia Centenary x2 (one on cover), condition variable. (Qty 14)
C of A - Postal History
1932 cover with superb embossed crest of the Western Australian Government Railways in red on the flap, to Darwin with scarce franking of 3d Airmail Type B perf 'OS' (Cat $500 on cover) + KGV 2d optd 'OS' tied by Perth cds, Brisbane transit & 'DARWIN NT/AUSTRALIA' arrival b/s. [There was no all the way air route from Perth to the NT, so the cover was sent east via Adelaide, Sydney (?) & Brisbane to connect with the Qantas feeder service to Darwin. The rate was 2d postage + 3d internal air supplement, regardless of the distance travelled]
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Small tin of mostly WA Swans on paper, completely unchecked for varieties or postmarks.
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)
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 4d pale blue SG 3 vertical pair, margins good to large except to the right of the lower unit where just shaved, 15-bars '1' cancels of Perth, Cat £400+. Used multiples of any 4d printing are rare; vertical pairs are scarcer than horizontal pairs.
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1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 4d pale blue SG 3 vertical strip of 3, margins just clear to good except to the right of the central unit where just shaved, manuscript "IIII" cancels overstruck with void grid in black, Cat £600+. A very rare multiple.
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 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+.
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 4d deep dull blue SG 3b, good even margins, unused, Cat £2500. Much scarcer than SG 3c, the "slate-blue", which is priced 30% higher . BPA Certificate (2008) refers to a totally undetectable "vertical crease in the right margin". [This stamp has slightly larger and more regular margins than Sir Gawaine Baillie's example that sold for $4600]
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 4d deep dull blue SG 3b, margins close to good, unused, Cat £2500. [This is a rare shade from the first printing. According to Brian Pope it is difficult to correctly identify. At page 18 he states "The first printing sometimes seems to have smaller lettering & a greenish tinge & often lacks detail in the water below the swan", which might help identify the printing but is quite unhelpful for identifying the shade. In any event, most examples offered as SG 3b are deep but not dull shades of blue. We are of the opinion that the catalogue listing should be amended as follows: SG 3 deep dull blue; SG 3a blue/pale blue (shades); SG 3b slate-blue]
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs CATALOGUED TRANSFER VARIETIES: 4d blue with 'T' of 'POSTAGE' Shaved to a Point at the Foot SG 3d, margins just clear to good, 15-bars '8' of Fremantle, Cat £1000. [This variety occurs once in each pane of 60.
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 4d blue with Tilted Border SG 3i, margins close to good, unused, Cat £2000.
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 4d blue with Tilted Border SG 3i, a large example with 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'.
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 4d blue with Squat 'EN' of 'PENCE' SG 3m , margins close to good, unused, Cat £2000.
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 4d blue with Squat EN' of 'PENCE' SG 3m , 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]
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 4d blue with 'WESTERN' in Squeezed-Down Letters SG 3q , margins just clear to close, GPO duplex cancel largely clear of the variety, Cat £1300. [This variety occurs once in the sheet of 240]
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs 4d blue block of 4 [194-195/214-215] with 'PE' of 'PENCE' Closer Together SG 3t  & '7' for 'T' in 'POSTAGE' SG 3v , 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]
1854-55 Four Pence Lithographs ROULETTED 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]
1854-55 One Shilling Lithographs 1/- shades comprising deep red-brown SG 4a x2 (one a very large stamp, just touched at right), grey-brown SG 4b & pale brown SG 4c x2 (one with a Pre-Printing Paper Fold, the other very lightly cancelled), all with full margins but a couple are touched on one side, unused, Cat £4975.
1854-55 One Shilling Lithographs 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. RPSofV Certificate (2013) as "grey brown (dark shade)" which we consider unhelpful. [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". It is known and accepted by many advanced collectors as a separate and very distinct shade]