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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Large accumulation with a few Roos & KGV Heads then extensive Pre-Decimals including imprint & plate number blocks, 'OS' overprints & punctures, noted 1/- ANZAC ** & used block of 5, Arms set ** & used in blocks of 4 plus 10/- 'SPECIMEN', Navigators ** & used, a few Decimals including 1971 Christmas block of 25, also Colonies range from imperfs with values to £1, potential postmark interest, condition mixed but many fine.
Accumulation in two cartons noted some plate & imprint blocks, Northern Territory Stamp Duty 1c pane of 50 with Authority Imprint, then Decimals ** with a few M/Ss, booklets & packs, plus some FDCs.
Collection of blocks of 4including Kangaroos 3rd Wmk 1/- Harrison Imprint with Break in Tasmanian Coast, CofA Wmk 9d Ash Imprint (Second State), KGV Heads Single Wmk 4d orange, 4d violet & 4½d, SM Wmk 2d brown punctured 'OS', CofA Wmk 5d Ash Imprint, 1931 Kingsford Smith & 1936 SA Centenary sets of imprints, Decimals with some booklet panes & 1971 Christmas block of 25, etc, many fine but some aging/toning on earlies so careful inspection recommended.
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
Used accumulationwith First Wmk 6d blue apparent kiss print showing doubling of '6d', Third Wmk 6d blue 'CA' monogram single on piece with Melbourne cds (faults), CofA 10/- and £2 with small corner cds, then quantity including 2d x150+, 3d x250+ (unchecked for dies), 6d blue x400+, 6d brown x100+, 9d x100+, 1/- x300+, 2/- brown x50+, 5/- x 24 etc noted some blocks of 4 and larger, a few annotated flaws & inverted wmks, plus considerable postmark interest, condition variable but many fine.
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
196d ultramarine Die II monogram pair the left-hand unit with Plate 2 'CA' monogram ACSC #19(2)ze (substituted for 'JBC'; shaved marginal line) and minor creasing, the right-hand unit with a few faults, fine 'MELBOURNE/ 22 /7JL19/VICTORIA' cds, extremely rare intact commercially used example, Cat $4000 for mounted mint single.
33aa1/- blue-green with the Watermark Sideways AJ Mullett Imprint block of 8 with Sprouting NW Cape of Tasmania ACSC #33aa(3)zb, better than average centring, upper units very lightly mounted, lower units unmounted, Cat $2550++ (mounted).
xPUNCTURED 'OS': 2d grey Plate 1 'CA' Monogram single BW #7ba(1)zb, unmounted, Cat $1800 (mounted). [The ACSC states "Prices for varieties with OS puncture are twice the price of unpunctured stamps"]
C of A KANGAROOS - CofA Watermark
485/- grey & yellow-orange, marginal with part-imprint, unmounted, Cat $1500.
C of A KGV - King George V Issues
Mint accumulationwith values to 5d noted ½d pale green block of 22, 1d red inverted wmk block of 4, some imprints including Small Multi Wmk 2d brown Plate 1 & Plate 2 imprint blocks of 4 and 2d red imprint block of 6 with double perforations in margin, a few 'OS' and 'OS/NSW' punctures, condition variable but many fine.
THREE HALFPENCE:the second volume with numerous plated varieties including Red Void Corner x9 & Corrections x3 all used, strength in the imprint blocks including Single Wmk Black-Brown Harrison block of 8 (very fragile), Green Harrison pair, LMult Wmk Brown Harrison block of 4, No Wmk Red Harrison block of 4, SMult Wmk Perf 14 Red Plate 1a Plate Dot pair, Harrison block & Mullett block of 8 with Void Corner, Perf 13½x12½ Red Mullett block of 8 with Void Corner, etc, also CofA Brown CTO block of 6, a few problems but generally very fine, Cat $11,000+.
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
71(3)zbSmooth Paper 1d scarlet-red with the Watermark Inverted 'CA' Monogram corner strip of 3 ACSC #71a(3)zb, well centred, minor faults & some reinforced perfs, Cat $1250 plus a significant premium for the watermark being inverted. Scott Starling Certificate (2017) states "a very rare combination".
88(16)z1½d green Electro 16 TS Harrison Imprint block of 4 ACSC #88(16)z, unmounted, Cat $1500+ (mounted).
89(22)za1½d scarlet Electro 22 No Imprint block of 21 (7x3) ACSC #89(22)za on annotated page identifying varieties on twelve units, most units including the No Imprint block of 4 are unmounted, Cat $650++ (mounted).
1104d orange monogram block of 6 with Plate 1 'CA' monogram and adjoining unit with 'White Flaw Behind Emu's Leg' ACSC #110(1)zb, unmounted (hinge remain in margin only), some minor gum toning but still very attractive, Cat $1500 for mounted mint corner pair only.
C of A KGV - Large Multiple Watermark
73(3)zCooke Printings Plate 3 1d carmine-pink 'CA' Monogram block of 12 (4x3) ACSC #73A(3)z, the left-hand unit in the second row with Small White Scratch behind Roo, minor perf reinforcement in the lower margin otherwise unmounted, Cat $12,500 for a mounted monogram strip of 3 + $11,250 for nine unmounted singles. Outstanding rarity in this format. Scott Starling Certificate (2017) states "A fine and fresh example of a very rare block".
No longer available
C of A KGV - Small Multiple Watermark P14
91(1a)z1½d red Plate 1a Plate Dot and AJ Mullett Imprint pairs ACSC #91(1a)z & za, lightly mounted, Cat $2750 as blocks of 4. [The identifiers for Plate 1a are distinctive: the plate dot is 50% larger than on Plate 1 and on the imprint the first 'A' of 'AUSTRALIA' is deformed]
(Qty 2 pairs)
91(2)za1½d red Plate 2 Void Corner at Upper-Right [2L59] AJ Mullett Imprint blocks of 8 comprising Early State, Obvious State, Third Imprint ("Comet" in margin below R55) and Fifth Imprint (Small Vertical Line in margin below R55), well centred for imprint blocks, Cat $1725.
(Qty 4 blocks)
115(4)z4d greenish olive Plate 4 John Ash Imprint block of 4 with Diagonal White Line on King's Neck (Early State) ACSC #115(4)z, unmounted, Cat $1200+ (mounted).
C of A KGV - Small Multiple Watermark P13
92(4)zc1½d red Plate 4 John Ash Imprint block of 12 (4x3) with varieties j & nb ACSC #92(4)zc, additionally with Type A-B Pairs with Re-Entries behind Roo & Doubling of Shading above Wattles at U/R #92(4)fd & hb, most units - including the imprint black of 4 & Re-Entry  - are unmounted, Cat $2000+. A rare block.
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1927-65 mint selection with singles, pairs, plate number & imprint blocks noted 3d Airmail plate '4' block **/*, 6d Kingsford Smith imprint block **, 6d Kooka imprint block **/*, Macarthur 2d & 3d imprint strips of 16 **, Robes £1 imprint blocks for both papers ** plus 5/- & 10/- hinged in margins (one without side margin), 1d Princess coil perf gutter block of 64, 1951 Stamp Centenary 2½d complete sheet, some coil pairs & strips including join, booklet panes & minor varieties, generally fine.