Prestige Philately Auction 205 CatalogueLot 1014Catalogue by themeUnissued Stamps
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Displaying 14 Lots in Category - Unissued Stamps
C of A - Decimal Issues
1982 Whales 60c Humpback Whale with Solid Blue Background BW #930E(1) lower-right corner block of 4, unmounted, Cat $1400+. With a normal block of 4 for comparison. [The ACSC characterises this stamp as an "essay". However, several sheets were sold by the Post Office & postally used examples - including at least one cover - have been recorded]
1863 De La Rue Essay for a 1d White (!) Swan design imperforate plate proof in ultramarine on thin ungummed unwatermarked paper, reduced to stamp-size with close but complete margins. A lovely item. Ex Michael Brachi and Lord Vestey. [Presumably this design was rejected because the Colony had only black swans. Only four examples - in different colours - have been recorded]
No longer available
NATIONALIST ISSUES: 1949 Tundra Swans $1 to $10 SG 1344-7 plus the unissued 10c blue (two shades) & 16c (imperf), no gum as issued, Cat £375.
1954 Universities Centenary 10np Madras University three perforated proofs in brown (close to the issued colour), turquoise or bright blue, all affixed to India Security Press card (176x151mm) signed by the Master of the Works & the designer (?, dated "30.9.57"). Unissued. Probably unique. A marvellous item for the collector of modern India, of Architecture, or of Education.
BRITISH MILITARY ADMINISTRATION: 1945-48 Overprints 2c orange & the unissued 8c grey tied to small piece by 'SUNGEI GADUT' cds, Cat £450 mint; unpriced used. See footnote below SG 18. Rare.
MALAYSIA: 1986-2000 Fruit $1 Mangosteen unadopted design upper-right corner block of four with Plate Numbers '1A' from a trial sheet, full unmounted o.g. Unissued. With a marginal block of 4 of the very different issued stamp.
MALAYA - Japanese Occupation
GENERAL ISSUES: 1943 Pictorials unadopted design for the 10c Fishing Village stamp with Large '10' at Lower-Left in brown-purple, marginal perforated plate proof from the top of the sheet, unmounted. With the issued stamp for comparison.
1958 Kingsford Smith original artwork by JE Lyle for an alternative horizontal design of the "Southern Cross" & a modern turbo-prop plane in shades of blue & Chinese white highlights (228x150mm) on thin artboard (310x257mm).
1996 Health (Road Safety) 40c Teddy Bear sheet stamp CP #T68a, unmounted, CP Cat $NZ2000. With the redrawn 40c for comparison. [The Teddy Bear stamps were supposed to not be issued because the design indicated the baby was facing forwards in the car, which is contrary to safety regulations]
1996 Health (Road Safety) 40c Teddy Bear self-adhesive CP #T68b, "unmounted", Cat $NZ4500. With the redrawn 40c for comparison.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Issued Stamps
1985 Ceremonial Structures Smaller Format & without 't' after the Value '10' (instead of 15t) to '60', unmounted. Unissued: see note in Gibbons after SG 499. With a normal set for comparison. [This is a weird situation. The unissued stamps were printed by Leigh Marden in Melbourne while the issued stamps were printed by the Spanish firm Heraclio Fournier]
1987-88 Ships Lithographed on Ordinary Paper Perf 13½ 45t "Eendracht", 70t "Neva", 80t "San Pedrico" & K2 "Merrie England" (with Turquoise Border), unmounted. Very scarce.
These stamps were not "officially issued" but were sold by PNG's New York agent "in error": see footnote below SG 557. Shades of New Zealand's Kapa Haka debacle! For the issued stamps - printed in photogravure on "granite" paper Perf 11½ - designs for the 45t & 70t were transposed; no 80t was issued, the design being used for the 35t value; and the K2 was issued with a Pink Border. Tim Rybak's & John McNabb's sets sold for $2415 & $1380 respectively.
1995 Tourism 21t SG 747a plus 45t 60t & 90t setenant pairs, unmounted. Unlisted by Gibbons. With a normal set of pairs for comparison. Very scarce: apart from the 21t, these stamps were issued only with higher surcharged values.
(Qty 8 pairs)
1897 Rejected Design 1 att to 10 atts SG 82-86 (F&O 57-61; H 73-77) complete set, CTO - various dates in December 1899 - with the 'KORAT' cds as usual, undercatalogued at £1900 (65,000 baht = $A2166). [Norbert Spohn's similar set sold at the Prestige auction of 14/9/2002 for $3808]