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C of A - Flight Covers
1930 (Feb 20-21) Camooweal-Daly Waters & return AAMC #151-2 carried on the inaugural Australian Aerial Services route and both covers signed by the pilot "FNeale", Cat $650. [50 & 30 flown, respectively]
No longer available
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Untidy collection but lots of little gems including NSW Imperf 'REGISTERED' with superb BN '81' of Warwick (Moreton Bay District), 20/- Governors, Charity duo, 'OS' to 5/- Coin & 5/- Map; Queensland 'REGISTERED' SG 20 mint pair, 6d SG 69 unused & Crown/Q 6d SG 92 superb used block of 4; South Australia 2d with superb Diamond Numeral '158' (rated RR); Tasmania Tablets mint to 5/- & DLR Pictorials and Crown/A 6d used strip of 3; Victoria earlies & 1/6d blue; Western Australia earlies & later to 10/-, etc, condition variable but many are fine to very fine.
(Qty few 100)
Collection on Hagners with numerous better items with NSW including a very fine 3d Sydney View, 20/- Governors, Charity duo, 'OS' to 5/- Coin (unused), KEVII Stamp Duty 14 values to £1; Queensland Large Chalons £1 postally used & very fine mint Charity duo; South Australia Imperf 1/- orange, 'TEN-PENCE' on 9d yellow x3 (one unused), '3-PENCE' in Red on 4d; Tasmania Courier 1d (attractive but rebacked) & 4d x3, Star Wmk 2d with full margins, Tablets to 10/-; Victoria good range of Imperfs including Half-Lengths 1d x4, 2d x 3 & 3d x4 + Perf 12 3d, Woodblocks 6d Experimental Separations x5, Imperf 2/- & Perf 12 2/-, Laureates 8d orange x3, 10d grey & a very fine 5/- blue/yellow, both Charity pairs, KEVII £2 mint, Stamp Statute to £5 including postally used ½d on 1d; Western Australia Litho 4d unused & £1 VFU; etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A very good lot and an excellent basis for serious expansion.
1854-55 Lithographs 4d blue SG 3a, margins good to large, void grid cancel unusually in red, Cat £250 but worth a large premium for the cancellation. Ex Lord Vestey.
1857-59 Hillman Lithographs 6d grey-black SG 19, good even margins, void-grid cancel, Cat £550. An attractive stamp.
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]
1864-79 Crown/CC 2d imperforate colour trial in emerald-green on ungummed watermarked paper, margins close to large. Ex Lord Vestey. [The well-known series of colour trials - in which the 2d is in blue - are all on unwatermarked paper. [A similar example - slightly cut-into at the base - sold at the Prestige auction of 24/5/2008 for $3910]
1864-79 Crown/CC 6d violet with the Watermark Sideways (Crown to the Right as seen from the Face) SG 57b, well centred, characteristic irregular perfs, unused, Cat £750. [Gary Diffen advises he has recorded only five examples]
1885-93 New Designs master die proof of the design with blank value tablet on thin glazed card (92x60mm) with 'AFTER/STRIKING' & '23JAN89' handstamps, initialled to lower-right of the impression. An important proof. Ex De La Rue Archives. [This design was used for the 2½d to 1/- denominations]
1905-12 Crown/A ½d green Imperforate at Base from the last row of the upper pane BW #W4b, central thin, unused, Cat $2000 used; unpriced unused. Rare: Gary Diffen advises he has recorded only one other unused example. [The ACSC states that five [used] examples have been recorded, including three in the Western Australian Museum. A used example roughly separated at the base sold at the Prestige auction of 14/4/2005 for $4600]
1905-12 Crown/A 2d yellow with the Watermark Upright BW #W22aa (SG 140a), very well centred, a few short perfs, Fremantle cds of 2MY10, Cat $500 (£350). [The ACSC states that most sheets from this printing were surcharged 'ONE PENNY']
1905-12 Crown/A Perf 11 1d rose-pink with the Watermark Upright BW #W13B (SG 151b) marginal block of 4 from the right of the sheet, full unmounted o.g., Cat $500++ (£260++) mounted. Superb!
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postmarks
Batch of PPCs with some useful postmarks including 15-bar '17' & 'AUSTRALIND' "tie", 'COOKERNUP' duplex, 'DARDANUP' & 'ISRAELITE BAY', etc, condition variable.
(Qty 50 approx)
Handy collection on Hagners with a selection of Barred Numerals including 15-bars '3' on very fine Penny Black, '20' of Champion Bay, '22' of Blackwood & '36' of Ludlow, 12-bars '25' of Lockeville & '27' of Bannister, datestamps including double-oval 'POST & TEL.../BAMBOO...' in violet, 'BLACK RANGE', 'DUKETON'. 'HANNANS' 1895 usage at Kalgoorlie etc, good range of KGV era markings including 'WEST CLAREMONT', also 1950s 'KENT RIVER' in violet. Inspection is sure to be rewarded.
(Qty 120 approx)
Australind: 15-bars '17' of 'AUSTRALIAND' (cds alongside) on Rotophot Postcard to "Preston/Nr Donnybrook". Unlisted in the Pope & Reynolds Census.
Big Brook: 'BIG BRO[OK]/23SE1914/WESTERN [AUSTRALIA]' (ERD) largely very fine strike on KGV 1d red. From Wandagarrup 1/6/1914; renamed Pemberton 1/11/1915. [PMI records 13JA1915 to 19FE1915 only & the illustration is incomplete]
Bridgetown: 15-bars '10' & 'BRIDGETOWN/AP23/94/WA' cds both light but obvious strikes on cover to "Portland/Victoria" where redirected to South Australia with seven backstamps, minor blemishes. Not included in the Pope & Reynolds Census of ten covers. This would be the fourth-earliest.
Cheangwa: Void Grid '15' light strike on New Colours 1d pink SG 103 (issued 1888). Originally allocated to Champion Bay, renamed Geraldton 5/6/1874. Re-allocated to Cheangwa PO 7/1/1878; replaced by Murgoo 1889.
Kurawa: 'KURAWA/AU27/98/[W]A' superb strike in violet on 2d grey. RO from Broad Arrow (1) c.1896; renamed Broad Arrow (2) c.1898. [Goldmining; 35km NNW of Kalgoorlie]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery
POSTAL CARDS: 1d die proof in black on thin glazed card (92x61mm) with 'Dec 6, 1878' handstamp at upper-right. Ex De La Rue Archives. [This design was first used in 1879 for Postal Cards. It was used for stamps only from 1890]