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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - Australia Decimal Issues
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Mainly unmounted accumulation in one Leuchtturm and three Schaubek hingeless albums including Kookaburra M/S **, a folder of sheets and blocks, 2 binders of PO packs, 2006 Commonwealth Games Collection, a few PO packs, M/Ss & booklets, bundle of mainly unused Leuchtturm hingeless pages to 2004, binder with 1995-2009 Territories Annual Packs and a Territories collection on Seven Seas hingeless pages. Bring a calculator.
C of A - Decimal Issues
Australia Post Yearbooks 1981-97, 1999-2009 from 1997 unopened plus 1990/91 & 1991/92 Frama, Booklet & Self Adhesive Stamps. Face value $1350.
(Qty 30 albums)
Australia Post Yearbooks 1982-97 and 1999-2009, from 1997 unopened. Face value $1300.
(Qty 28 albums)
1986-2010 (ex 2007 & 2009) Executive Edition year albums plus extra 1988 2000 & 2004 standard or deluxe editions. Heavy.
1986-2005 Year Albums, mostly Executive editions with duplicates including 2000. Heavy.
Athens 2004 Australian Gold Medalists three albums complete with sheetlets, Athens 1896 to Athens 2004 sheetlets (3), Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games album, unopened with the sheetlets to add, and AFL Stamp Booklet Collection.
Carton and two stockbooks with issues to 2013, sheetlets, M/Ss, gutter strips, International Post, later issues including FDCs are still in envelopes as sent by Australia Post standing order service, high face value, conservative estimate. Bring a calculator.
1967 5c QEII with Major Pre-Printing Paper Fold (the left-hand portion removed) & Self-Adhesive 45c Bird Grossly Misperforated.
1966-72 Decimal study on album leaves with plate number blocks, coil strips and coil starters, Helecon ink and paper types including 4c red Non Helecon Ink or Paper used and 5c blue Non Helecon block of four mint, both with BSAP Certificates, 1967 Experimental Helecon Paper set of 6 x 60c booklets, Navigators, 1971 Christmas sheets of 100 (2), Wesley & Royal FDCs, Forces Concession covers from Vietnam, aerogrammes and 1974 Paintings to $10 ($110 face value towards posting the lot!).
1966-75 Publicity Cards as released by the PMG's Department including for Weather Watch pairs & Intelsat block of 4, 1968 & 1970 Famous Australians booklet stamps, 1969 Primary Industries set, Captain Cook with 5c strip & another with 30c, Australia-Asia set, 1971 Animals & Aboriginal Art sets, 1971 Christmas block of 4 (!) etc, twenty are very fresh & fine, the others have varying degrees of even suntanning from being displayed in post office windows. Such large selections are rarely available. [We were surprised to see that some are not listed in the ACSC, suggesting they are very scarce. Single cards usually sell for between $150 & $200 each]
(Qty 32 cards)
1966-71 QEII 7c bright purple lower-left block of 15 (3x5) with a pre-printing paper crease resulting in a huge Void Area affecting Eight Units to varying degrees with Two Units Completely Blank & another 99% Blank, unmounted. An astonishing and highly visual error.
1971 Aboriginal Art 25c Body Painting horizontal pair from the right of the sheet, the second unit with the Black Printing Partly Omitted, unmounted. This is a newly discovered variant of the "Missing Black" error BW #565c-cb. In this instance, part of the background behind 'AUSTRALIA' is omitted, resulting in a significant void at the base. In addition, the facial features of the right-hand native are omitted. Finally, there are numerous white specks on the left-hand native.
1972 35c Olympic Equestrian complete sheet of 100 with unfolded gutter, all listed varieties, autotrons and sheet numbers, unmounted.
No longer available
1977 Performing Arts 20c Violinists horizontal strip of 10 from the right-hand pane with selvedge at left & right. Unit 1 is normal; Unit 2 has Dark Grey Printing (violin strings & the rear chair) Partly Omitted; Units 3 to 10 have Dark Grey Printing (violin strings and both chairs) Completely Omitted, unmounted. Unrecorded in ACSC. [In 2006, a complete pane of 50 comprising 5 such strips was discovered in a safety deposit box where it had lain undisturbed for many years. This is only the third strip to be released. The others sold at the Prestige auctions of 18/11/2006 & 12/5/2007 for $13,800 & $18,400 respectively]
1982 Whales 60c with Solid Blue Background BW #930E(1), unmounted, Cat $350. With a normal stamp for comparison. Includes a photocopy of a 1985 Australia Post letter stating "... Cambec Press have advised that the stamps originated from an unapproved proof sheet, one or more of which was inadvertently included with stamp stocks supplied to Australia Post."