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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Mostly KGV Heads including Single Wmk 1d red Harrison One Line Imprint pair, 1½d brown & 4d olive Harrison Two Line Imprint pairs & 2d brown Large White Flaw in L/H Value Tablet in block of 4 (variety unmounted); LMult Wmk ½d 'JBC' Monogram block of 15 & 1d green perf 'OS' block of 4; etc; also 1928 3d Air corner block of 12 (2x6) **, KGVI 3d blue Die I block of 4, etc; condition a bit mixed, many units are unmounted.
(Qty 25 items)
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
4(G)g 1d red Die IIA with White Patch on Roo's Back BW #4(G)g in a strip of 4 on cover front with 'KOJONUP' (WA) cds & scarce red/white registration label.
12 3d "makeready" plate proof in black on poor quality blue-grey wove paper, a marginal Dies II-I pair from the right of the left-hand pane BW #12PP(1)Ba, the right-hand (Die I) unit with Large Void Areas at Right, margins large to huge, minor writing-ink spot at upper-right, a couple of very minor thins, Cat $4750. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2012). [This item may be the adjoining pair from the base of the pair illustrated in the ACSC]
12 3d olive Die I with minor Doubling of the Design most evident at the upper-right margin & along the Queensland coast, the gum a little aged. Unlisted in the ACSC & stated to be the only mint example recorded, along with a single used stamp.
No longer available
12(1)za 3d olive Die I No Monogram strip of 3 from the rigt-hand pane with Early States of Break in Top Frame above 'ST' of 'AUSTRALIA' & White Flaws below 'CE' of 'PENCE' BW #12(1)za, the gum a little aged, Cat $6000. Very scarce: absent from Arthur Gray's collection.
12B 3d olive Die II BW #12B, unmounted, Cat $1750.
16 5d chestnut Plate 2 upper-right corner block of 14 (2x7) with Snake in the Grass & Small Void at Upper-Right BW #16(2)e and Retouch off Queensland Coast #16(2)f, variable centring, very minor gum disturbance on a few units, unmounted, Cat $7700++. Advertised retail $5600 as singles, plus a significant premium for the varieties. Five Pence multiples larger than blocks of 4 are rare.
16(1)za 5d chestnut No Monogram strip of 3 from the right-hand pane the last unit with Damaged Frame above 'ST' of 'AUSTRALIA' BW #16(1)za, well centred, a few short perfs at left & a thin spot on the central unit, no gum, Cat $11,000. Ex Arthur Gray.
30 1/- blue-green with the Watermark Inverted BW #30a showing watermark lines from the corner of the sheet, light 'MONEY ORDER/--JA14/KYNETON' (Vic) cds, Cat $500. One of the finest commercially used examples we have seen.
47 10/- grey & pink with Significant Doubling of the Design in the Upper Section BW47var, lightly mounted. The only recorded example.
51 £1 brown & blue BW #51A upper-right corner block of 4, the third unit [R11] with UFO Over Cape York #51(D)k, the gum a little "suntanned" but unmounted!, Cat $60,000+ (as singles). An attractive and very rare block.
Our vendor states that only four blocks of four are recorded, of which this is the only corner block. Arthur Gray's mounted block of 4 - both right-hand units with repaired perfs - sold in February 2007 for $US35,000 (= $A48,500 at the time).
55 £2 black & rose-carmine with Kangaroo's Foot Broken and Pointed Tail BW #55A(V)n, unmounted, Cat $30,000. Enzo Diena Certificate (1990) states "è perfetto" (= is perfect). Advertised retail "POR".
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark (Official Stamps)
- 5d chestnut No Monogram strip of 3 from the right-hand pane the last unit with Damaged Frame above 'ST' of 'AUSTRALIA' BW #16ba(1)za, aged gum & the first unit with a tonespot that somebody has tried to "improve" otherwise unmounted, Cat $11,000+ (mounted).
- 5/- grey & chrome-yellow with Double Perforations at the top BW #42Ab, Cat $2000 used but unpriced mint. A "must have" for the collector of Official Stamps. [The ACSC states that Double Perfs are found only on stamps perf Large 'OS']
PERFORATED SMALL 'OS': 1d red Die IIA with a Major Kiss Print resulting in Doubling of the Design especially the Left Frame & South of Western Australia BW #4c, two short perfs at upper-left, 'LANG LANG/MY22/15/VIC' cds, Cat $6000. RPSofV (2009) & Chris Ceremuga (2012) Certificates. As suggested by the diagonal interruption to the printing from the 'T' of 'AUSTRALIA' to above the 'O' of 'ONE', the doubling was probably caused by the sheet of paper being retarded in the press.
First listed in the ACSC 2013 Edition, which states "Two examples punctured 'OS' representing a divided horizontal pair are known". This is the example illustrated in the ACSC.
- 6d ultramarine with the Watermark Inverted BW #17abc horizontal pair, well centred, 'MELBOURNE/ 10 /9JL15/VICTORIA' cds. A very rare stamp of which only a handful of examples have been recorded, this believed to be the only recorded multiple. [The ACSC states "Watermark Inverted has been recorded previously with Small OS puncture, but no evidence for its existence can be found"]
C of A KANGAROOS - 2nd Watermark
25a 9d violet with the Watermark Inverted BW #25a, unusually well centred, a couple of slightly nibbled perfs, light oval Telephone Accounts cancel in violet, Cat $3250.
25a 9d violet with the Watermark Inverted BW #25a, well centred, fine 'ARAMAC/11MY17/QUEENSLAND' postal cds, Cat $5000 postally used.
The ACSC states "Approximately...two dozen used examples are known".
43 5/- grey & chrome-yellow with the Watermark Inverted BW #43Ba also with Dent in Lower Frame below 'E S' #43(D)m, exceptional centring, central paper inclusion & "suntanned" gum that don't affect the very fine facial appearance, very lightly mounted, Cat $2900+.
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
Selection with 3d olive-green with the Watermark Inverted (VLMtd), 6d brown Broken Leg in marginal pair (**), 1/- with the Watermark Sideways x2 (one regummed, the other unmounted), 2/- brown with fluffy perfs, 2/- maroon with fluffy perfs (creased) & £1 grey with Type D 'SPECIMEN' Overprint (unmounted but aged gum); and SMult Wmk 6d imprint pair (unmounted); wayward centring, Cat $2000+.