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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - Australia - Kangaroos First Wmk
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
½d to 5/- selection on leaves with duplicates, some mint, fine used to 2/-, large 'OS' to 2/-, CTO to 5/- plus 10/- and £1 with 'Specimen' handstamp, also 2nd Wmk used to 2/- (tear), noted 1/- 'OS' fine used.
1 ½d to 2/- complete, most with above-average centring the 3d 6d & 9d especially so, the 2½d with one pulled perf otherwise very fine & fresh, unmounted, Cat $7950. Advertised retail $4000+. A premium-grade set.
4(G)ka 1d red Die IIA Cracked Electro State II ("The Big Crack") BW #4(G)ka four examples showing different stages of the development of this enormous flaw, a few minor problems, Cat $2000.
30C 1/- blue-green BW #30C marginal example from the right of the sheet, rich shade, faint bend at the base, unmounted, Cat $1500. Ex Arthur Gray: from the lower-right of his block of 4 (weep!).
42 5/- grey & chrome, very well centred, unmounted, Cat $5000.
47 10/- grey & pink corner example from the upper-right of the left-hand pane, very well centred, unmounted, Cat $7500.
51 £1 brown & blue, well centred, Cat $4000. Advertised retail $3500.
51zb £1 brown & blue 'JBC' Monogram single BW #51zb, the monogram slightly trimmed at the base (as usual), two pulled perfs at left, Cat $90,000. [The ACSC states that only two mint singles - & a strip of 3 in the Royal Collection - have been recorded. The more attractive single in our auction of 19/6/2015 sold for $66,690]
No longer available
55 £2 black & rose-carmine, an unusually tall & well centred example with the faintest evidence of having been mounted, Cat $10,000.