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Displaying 1 - 20 of 32 Lots in Category - specimens
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
47B 10/- grey & pink with 'Specimen' Handstamp BW #47x, unmounted, Cat $3000. Advertised retail "POR".
No longer available
47z 10/- grey & pink 'CA' Monogram single with 'Specimen' Handstamp BW #47xz, the monogram slightly trimmed at the base (as usual) & the corners in the margin clipped, a couple of short perfs & with very little gum. [The ACSC records a 'Specimen' block of 6 with 'CA' monogram, but no singles. Hugh Morgan's fine Specimen single with 'JBC' Monogram sold on 13/11/2012 for £16,800]
51x £1 brown & blue with 'Specimen' Handstamp BW #51x, well centred, a couple of short perfs, Cat $950.
51x £1 brown & blue with 'Specimen' Handstamp BW #51x, well centred, unmounted, Cat $3750.
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
48x 10/-, £1 brown & blue (faint bend) and £2 each with Type B 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, unusually well centred, unmounted, Cat $4000. About as fine as they come! [NB: the ACSC price for the 10/- unmounted is omitted; for mounted it is $600]
48xb 10/- grey & pale "aniline" pink with Type C 'SPECIMEN' Overprint BW #48xb, exceptional centring, a few slightly nibbled perfs & a single tonespot, unmounted. The ACSC does not price this stamp unmounted; mounted is $3250. However, in the 2004 edition, prices of $2500 for mounted & $5000 for unmounted were given.
This is a rare stamp, of which only 360 were printed.
53x £1 grey with Type B 'SPECIMEN' Overprint BW #53x, unusually well centred, the gum evenly toned/aged but unmounted, Cat $4500 mounted or $7500 unmounted. Rare.
53xg £1 grey with Type D 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, exceptional centring, some short perfs, unmounted, Cat $475.
56xf £2 purple-black & rose-carmine with Type C 'SPECIMEN' Overprint with Shaved 'P' BW #56xf, well centred, unmounted, Cat $1000 mounted; unpriced unmounted.
C of A KANGAROOS - Small Multiple Watermark
49x 10/- grey & pink with Type C 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, well centred, unmounted, Cat $750. Superb!
49xe 10/- grey & pink with faint diagonal sans serif 'Specimen' Handstamp (12x2½mm) in violet, no gum. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2012) states "...most likely from a display of currently available stamps". [The ACSC records a single example with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint & an additional upper-case 'SPECIMEN' Handstamp - BW #49xe - applied in London. We don't share Mr Ceremuga's opinion regarding the origin of this stamp. All other display stamps we have seen have a seriffed 'SPECIMEN' Handstamp. We expect this stamp emanates from an internal Post Office file]
57x £2 grey-black & rose-carmine with Type D 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, well centred, Cat $900.
C of A KANGAROOS - CofA Watermark
50xd 10/- grey & pink with Type C 'SPECIMEN' Overprint with Shaved 'P' BW #50xd, well centred, a couple of short perfs, unmounted, Cat $2000 mounted but unpriced unmounted.
50xe 10/- £1 & £2 each with Type D 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, well centred, unmounted, Cat $435.
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1937-65 Issues complete as per Seven Seas hingeless album pages including all 3d blue Dies & Die I White Wattles, Robes both papers, Food blocks of 9, Cattle 5/- both papers, Navigators set of 8, BCOF set to 5/- Thick Paper, and 'SPECIMEN' Overprints on £1 Robes (one tiny tonespot, with Chris Ceremuga Certificate), Arms set & Navigators set of 4, very fine to superb unmounted. Advertised retail $4000+.
(Qty 230 approx)
1938-49 Robes Thick Paper £1 dull blue with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint BW #216x, well centred, unmounted, Cat $1500. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2001).
1963-65 Navigators 7/6d to £2 including White Paper 10/- & £1 all with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, unmounted, Cat $1100. Chris Ceremuga Certificates (2001).
C of A - Postage Dues
1902-04 Filled Tablet ½d to 20/- complete with sans serif 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, very fresh & very lightly mounted (several may be unmounted), Cat $2100 (£1100). An exceptional set. Advertised retail "POR". [Far superior to the "Shades of Green" set - a few blemishes & hinge remainders - that sold at the Prestige auction of 2/8/2013 for $1437]
1902-04 Filled Tablet 5d 1/- & 2/- each with seriffed 'SPECIMEN' Overprint Reading Upwards (5d & 2/-) or Downwards (1/-) BW #34x 42x & 45x, very fresh & lightly to very lightly mounted, Cat $375. The only three values overprinted in Hobart.
1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' Perf 10 'SPECIMEN' Overprints comprising 12mm Overprint on 2/6d 5/- 10/- £10 £15 & £20; 17mm Overprint on 10/- £1 £3 £4 (defective) & £5; and the rare 18mm Overprint on 2/6d 5/- & £1; also Perf 11½-12½ £20 reprint; a few problems but generally good to fine & mostly with large-part o.g.