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Displaying 18 Lots in Category - Australia Other Pre-Decimals
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Pre-decimal duplicated array with mint including two pages of Roos with perf 'OS' Third Wmk 2½d & 1/- Die IIB **, Small Multiple Wmk unmounted group with 6d pair & block of 4, perf 'OS' 6d 1/- x2 & 2/- pair and 'OS' Overprint 6d pair; KGV unmounted group with Single Wmk to 4d orange & 4d violet including a superb 1d Die III & 1½d black-brown block of 6, and perf 'OS' 2d orange x5, 4d olive x4, 4½d & 1/4d, Large Multi Wmk set, Small Multi Wmk Perf 14 to 1/4d x2, CofA 5d imprint block of 4, etc; some useful items in the later period; also a used array of mostly KGV Heads with a few better values & some postmark interest; some condition problems but all those mentioned are very fine.
Large folio album with an array of KGV imprint pairs & blocks of 4 to 4d olive plus complete sheets of 1d Engraved with Plate 'No 1' (superb), No Wmk 1d green x2 (one toned) & CofA ½d with 'OS' Overprint (CTO, significant perf splitting), also 1927 Canberra complete sheet, WA Centenary Plate Number blocks set of 12, and complete sheets of the 1912 'ONE PENNY' on Tasmania 2d (with Monograms) & Victoria 2d, some faults but all units appear to be unmounted (generally hinged in the margins only, if at all). Ex Clive Hodgkinson. Unchecked by us for varieties so careful inspection will be rewarded.
Clive Hodgkinson, a resident of Rochester (Vic), was a major collector during the 1920s and 1930s. He died many years ago & it was believed his collections had been fully disposed of. However, just this year, his daughter decided to sell this last album. Included was a good range of Kangaroo imprint pairs & blocks that are also offered in this sale.
Used pre-decimal commemoratives in ex-dealer's stockbooks, noted 5/- Bridge CTO, Kingsford Smith 2d & 3d 'OS' CTO, £1 Robes x2 (one with forged cancel), also decimals to 2011 include M/Ss, AAT (with mint) and Framas.
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1927-65 ex-dealer's stock in album with blocks of 4 and imprints, better items include Engraved 6d Kookaburra **, Robes 5/- imprint blocks both papers, 10/- & £1 both papers plus £1 Ash imprint pair, £sd Navigators overprinted 'SPECIMEN' *, Arms, Cattle both papers etc, lots of duplication.
1927-54 issues in springback album plus 1913 6d Kookaburra x4, 1929 Kooka M/S, 1930 2d on 1½d block of 30 mint, 1/- Large Lyrebird x8, Vic Centenary, 5/- Bridge, £1 Robes fine used x2, KGVI with 3d White Wattles used, imprint blocks etc,condition variable.
1913 Engraved 1d red block of 4 all with Doubling caused by a Kiss Print BW #59ca, obvious on the left-hand units & especially on the third unit, plated as Plate 4 Rows 3 & 4 Pos 1-2, lightly mounted, Cat $2000+ (based on two units with obvious doubling of the design).
No longer available
1935 ANZAC 1/- black marginal block of 4 from the base of the sheet, light cds cancels, Cat $160++. A very scarce multiple.
1938-49 Definitives Perf 14x15 6d brown Kookaburra marginal block of 12 (4x3) from the left of the right-hand pane, the seventh unit with the famous "Top Hat" Variety BW #203o (SG 190ab), well centred, most units - including the variety - are unmounted, Cat $2500 (£1000) for the variety only. [John Blomfield's */** block of 16 sold at our auction of 5/3/2015 for $1638]
1938-49 Robes Thick Paper £1 blue marginal block of 4 from the left of the sheet, light cds cancels, Cat $180++. A very scarce multiple.
1948 William Farrer 2½d recessed die proof in scarlet BW #272DP(1), CBA cachet in violet on the reverse endorsed " 31 /10.6.48", Cat $3500. Ex "Whiskers". [The ACSC states that 8 die proofs were produced: one was given to the King, #31 was presented to WL Russell of the Stamp Advisory Committee. An almost identical item - No 27 - sold at the Prestige auction of 7/2/2009 for $2415]
1948 Baron Ferdinand von Mueller 2½d stamp-size photographic reductions of three alternative designs, a couple of very minor blemishes. Ex "Whiskers".
1948 Baron Ferdinand von Mueller 2½d recessed die proof in carmine-lake BW #273DP(1), CBA cachet in violet on the reverse endorsed " 55 /25.8.48", Cat $3500. Ex "Whiskers". [The ACSC states that 8 die proofs were produced: one was given to the King, #55 was presented to WL Russell of the Stamp Advisory Committee]
1949 Henry Lawson original pencil sketch on paper (folded to 170x129mm for display) by the distinguished artist Sir Lionel Lindsay with his notes to guide the engraver "This is an accident...this is the line of the hair...important shape...This is is missing..." and, significantly, "Eyebrows are a little tame they and the moustache are important accents like the blacks in the hair" BW #275E(2), Cat $1000. Ex ERM Jones (the engraver) and "Whiskers". A remarkable artefact. [This is almost certainly the item listed in the ACSC but noted there as being on "tracing paper"]
1949 Henry Lawson 2½d stamp-size photographic reductions of two alternative & unadopted designs. Ex "Whiskers".
1949 Henry Lawson 2½d recessed die proof in carmine-lake BW #273DP(1), CBA cachet in violet on the reverse endorsed " 25 /2.6.49", Cat $3500. Ex "Whiskers". [The ACSC states that 8 die proofs were produced: one was given to the King, #55 was presented to WL Russell of the Stamp Advisory Committee]
1949 Henry Lawson 2½d lower-left corner imprint block of 8 (4x2) with the fifth unit Partly Imperforate at Left (due to a Paper Fold) BW #275bb, unmounted, Cat $3250. Ex "Whiskers".
1963-65 Navigators 4/- Abel Tasman die proof in blue on cream wove paper (69x70mm) affixed to a slightly larger piece before the impression was made & "tied" by the instrument number 'R684' in reverse at upper-left. A delightful & important proof. Ex "Whiskers". Superb! [The ACSC states that 10 recessed die proofs were produced: BW #404DP(1), Cat $4000. However, this item shows no evidence of having been removed from an RBA mount and appears to be a previously unrecorded die proof, of different - and, we suggest - somewhat greater significance than the presentation proofs]
REVENUES - POSTAL NOTES: 1931 New Design with Coat of Arms at Left, All Text & Serial Numbers in Black and John Ash Imprint at the base on CofA Watermark Paper 'TASMANIA' 3/- superb, 1d maroon affixed at lower-left, 'OATLANDS/26JY44/TASMANIA' cds.