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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Accumulation with some Roos & KGV Heads, Kooka M/S with red Exhibition cancel, Pre-Decimals unmounted including a few KGV Commems, Arms set, 5/- Cattle White Paper, Navigators (8), also Decimals ** with Navigators 'SPECIMEN' set then to 1990 in album & packs, condition mixed but mostly fine.
Mint accumulation1914-70s noted KGV 1d Engraved x28 including imprint block of 8, Kookaburra 3d M/S and 6d Engraved x2, 1930s plate number blocks **, Arms set plus £2 'SPECIMEN', coil tester pairs, quantity of KGVI & QEII imprint blocks, QEII 5d green booklet plate number '- 2 -' block, a few Decimals including booklet panes plus $00.00 Frama, also KGVI 5/10d parcel label cut-out, condition variable but many fine.
Mint & used accumulationnoted KGV Heads 2d orange Inverted Wmk punctured 'OS' x2, 2d brown SM Wmk marginal block of 4 **, some 'OS' and 'NWPI' overprints, Arms sets x2 plus 'SPECIMEN' set *, imprint blocks & larger multiples, then huge quantity used to modern on 100s of Hagner pages, in albums & envelopes, possible postmark interest, condition mixed but many fine.
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
Mostly used in quantity noted 10/- CofA x2, 5/- SM Wmk 'OS' CTO x2, 9d Large 'OS' x4, plenty of 2/- maroons plus other values on parcel pieces, bulk in envelopes to 1/-, possible postmark & variety interest.
Quality "Exeter" albumwith a mostly used collection starting with a simplified set to £2 (no £1 brown & blue) & Small 'OS' simplified to Third Wmk 5/- (mint), 10/- CTO x3 & £1 grey, then First Wmk mint to 5/- & used to 10/- (the 5/- CTO x3), Large 'OS' to 2/-; Second Wmk to 5/- plus mint to 1/-; Third Wmk to 10/- & £1 grey x2 plus mint to 5/- x2, 'OS' 5/- Harrison Imprint mint pair (a rare item but aged); SMult Wmk £2 plus mint to 5/-; CofA Wmk 10/- x6 £1 & £2; and a page of Specimens with First Wmk set, Third Wmk Type B 10/- £1 brown & blue and £2, Type C 10/- £1 x3 (one with unlisted Damaged 'N') & £2 x2, SMult very fine £2, and CofA three sets plus an unmounted £2 with Flaw on Roo's Arm ACSC #58x(V)m; the used material is generally good to very fine but many of the mint stamps have aged/toned gum so careful inspection is recommended.
Accumulationincluding First Wmk to 9d * and Third Wmk to 2/- (both) *, CofA 10/- and £1 used plus 'SPECIMEN' set, others used in quantity including 'OS' punctures, some NWPI overprints, possible postmark interest, condition very mixed so careful inspection recommended.
Mint groupincluding First Wmk 2/- brown fresh & well-centred, Third Wmk 10/- (possibly re-gummed) and £2 'SPECIMEN' Type B, SMult Wmk 1/- 'OS' puncture, etc, condition variable but many fine.
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
47x10/- grey & pink with 'Specimen' Handstamp ACSC #47x, unmounted, Cat $3500.
47x10/- with a trace of a second handstamp at left (rounded corner), £1 (a few short perfs) & £2 (faint bend) each with 'Specimen' handstamp, well centred, unmounted, Cat $13,500.
No longer available
47x10/- £1 & £2 marginal examples from the right of the sheet each with 'Specimen' handstamp, rich colours, light gum bend on the 10/-, a few short perfs & gum wrinkle on the £1, unmounted, Cat $13,500.
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
Annotated range with 3d Die II x3, 9d deep violet, 9d part-imprint single, 2/- brown x3, 5/- x3 and £1 brown & blue, punctured 'OS' 2/- brown x2 (one with the Watermark Inverted) & 10/- CTO, 'SPECIMEN' Type B 10/- x2 and £1 brown & blue, Type C £2 x2 (one with Hooked 'C') & Type D £1 grey, plus varieties including 2d 'OS' ACSC #7f j & k, 6d brown Broken Leg (**), 9d Die IIB #27(4)d g & n, 1/- Die IIB '1' for 'I' in 'SHILLING' in mint pair, & 5/- #44(D)m, most with cds cancels & generally very fine, Cat $11,000. A very good basis for expansion.
aSPECIMEN OVERPRINTS: 10/- (well centred), £1 grey & £2 all with Type C overprint, variable centring, very lightly mounted & the £1 appears to be unmounted, Cat $3675. [The 10/- is a very scarce stamp, with only 360 - three sheets - being printed. The example offered here is far superior to Aubrey Pitt's stamp - nibbled perfs & diagonal crease - that sold at the Prestige auction of 19.11.2011 for $2185]
a- 10/- grey & pink Type C BW #48xb, well centred, very lightly mounted, Cat $3250. Superb!
a- 10/- grey & pale "aniline" pink with Type C 'SPECIMEN' Overprint ACSC #48xb, exceptional centring, a few slightly nibbled perfs & a single tonespot, unmounted. A rare stamp, of which only 360 were printed. [The ACSC does not price this stamp unmounted; mounted is $3250. However, in the 2004 edition, prices of $2500 for mounted & $5000 for unmounted were given]
a- £1 grey Type C normal, with Hooked 'C' & with Shaved 'P' BW #53xb xd & xf, lightly mounted, Cat $2375.
a- £1 grey Type C with Shaved 'C' & 'N' BW #53xb(var), lightly mounted, Cat $375++. Not listed in the ACSC.
a- £1 grey Type C with Shaved 'P' ACSC #53xe, well centred, unmounted, Cat $1000+ (mounted; unpriced unmounted). [Aubrey Pitt's similar example sold at the Prestige auction of 19.11.2011 for $1207]
a- £2 black & crimson Type B BW #56x with Short Spencer Gulf #56(D)j, Cat $600+.
a- £2 purple-black & carmine-rose Type C with Shaved 'P' BW #56xf, unusually well centred, lightly mounted, Cat $1250.
C of A KANGAROOS - Small Multiple Watermark
1Annotated selection with 1/- & 2/- CTO, 5/- x3, 5/- 'OS' CTO, 10/-, 'SPECIMEN' Overprints 10/- x2 (one with Hooked 'C') & £2 with variety ACSC #57x(V)m, a few varieties including 9d #28(4)i, 1/- #34(4)ha (parcel cancel), etc, generally very fine, Cat $5000+.