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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - Fauna - animals
C of A - Postal Stationery
LETTER CARDS:1930-38 KGV 2d red with ½d Kangaroo added & price at upper-left scored-through, 'SPECIMEN' h/s in violet twice on the card & Double Impression One Inverted on the ½d, a few pinholes from where affixed to a notice board at the Melbourne GPO. Unlisted in the ACSC. An important item for collectors of 'SPECIMEN' material: the double handstamp error has not previously been seen by us. [Despite being a KGV issue, this item must date from 1942 when the rate was increased to 2½d & the cost to 3d]
C of A - Postal History
2001'Mooloolaba' postcard airmail to England with rare solo franking of $1 Koala 'International POST' overprint SG 628a and 'Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary' tab tied Southgate MC '13/MAR/2001' cancel, fine condition. A modern rarity, presumably from a tourist who visited the Sanctuary in Brisbane and bought the stamp there.
This emergency overprint converted a pre-GST stamp (which was sold 'GST-inclusive' after 1.7.2000) into an International Post issue sold GST-exclusive. It was only ever applied to this particular P-Sheet issue and was not available for sale at Australia Post counters. Mail Orders were supplied the overprinted stamp only with the generic AP employee Angela Thom tab; neither the order for this personalised stamp nor the date of withdrawal of the overprinted stamp are known, but in April 2001 it was replaced with an International Post $1 Kangaroo design.
NEW SOUTH WALES
1888-89 Centennial of New South Walesall-different imperforate colour trials on ungummed unwatermarked paper comprising 1d x4, 2d x6, 4d x6, 6d x10, 8d x8, 1/- x6, 5/- & 20/- x10, all but one 2d with full margins, a couple of minor blemishes. Largely complete & colourful array. Most of these are Ex John Bell (NSW). [65 different proofs have been recorded, with between 6 and 12 of each, some of which remain in blocks of 4]
No longer available
1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales1d to 20/- imperforate colour trials on ungummed unwatermarked paper, margins generally good to large.
1899 Chalk-Surfaced Paper1/- purple-brown Kangaroo Imperforate Pair SG 312a, minor hinge remainders, large-part o.g., Cat £700.
1899 Chalk-Surfaced Paper1/- purple-brown Kangaroo Imperforate Pair SG 312a from the top of the sheet, mounted in the margin only the stamps being unmounted, Cat £700+.
1902-03 Wmk '65' 1/- purple-brown Kangaroo SG 325 block of 6 from the base of the sheet with the Monograms 'G Pr O/NSW' (large-part) & '1888' and the sheet number printed in the same colour, the three lower units are unmounted, Cat £420++. Ex Jim Johnstone: acquired at the Prestige auction of 17.10.2008 for $575.
2d imperforate colour trial/plate proof in violet (close to the issued shade) on ungummed unwatermarked paper, small thin at upper-rtght. Rare. [We estimate that 1d & 2d proofs exist in a ratio of approximately 100:1. Bernie Manning's example sold at the Prestige auction of 13.6.2009 for $3105] [** The thin spot was not noted in the catalogue. Estimate/reserve reduced to $1200/$900 **]
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1856coastal shipping cover to Port Lincoln "Per Bandicoot" with London Printing 2d rose-carmine SG 2 (slight bend at upper-right otherwise very fine), dumb cancel & 'PAID/JA21/1856/=ADELAIDE SA=' cds in red, no arrival b/s. A neat little First Issue cover.
POSTAL FISCALS:1863-80 St George Perf 11½ 2/6d SG F23 mint with large-part o.g. & CTO, Platypus set mint & used plus 'SPECIMEN' 3d & 1/-, 'REVENUE' Overprint 2/6d SG F30 CTO and Platypus 1d 3d & 6d mint, generally very fine, Cat £1100.
TASMANIA - Postal History
1854 to GB with BN '35' on cut-to-shape 4d & mss "Hamilton 22 Dec" (stated to be Ex Purves), 1854 stampless from London, 1856 Hobart-Launceston with 'PRE-PAID' cds in red, 1860 & 1865 with Imperf 6d & BN '52' or superb '75', 1867 Hobart-Launceston mourning cover with Perf 10 4d, 1867 Hobart-Victoria with Perf 10 6d, 1869 mourning cover to GB with Perf 12 4d & 6d (in Private Contract Period) tied by BN '77' of Ross, 1870 with superb BN '63' plus private 'BOURNBANK/...' & postmaster's 'N NORFOLK' h/s (stamps removed), 1890 apparently commercial to GB with 6d Platypus, 1896 Registration Envelope to GB with 'd/2½' on 9d pair, Pictorial frankings with cds of 'BEACONSFIELD', 'LEFROY', 'LINDA', 'LOTTAH' x2, 'MOUNT DUNDAS' & 'ULVERSTONE' in blue, two OHMS with 'ONE PENNY' on 2d perf 'T', etc, plus a group of Postal Sttaionery including a very fine 2d+½d STO Envelope with embossed 'ET TENEO ET TENEOR' on the flap, condition rather mixed but excellent value at the estimate.
Fauna large album of Animals, Birds & Zoos, mostly American with some postmark interest, condition variable.
(Qty 250 approx)
NEW ZEALAND:1908 Canterbury Times PPC ('Weddell Seal') sent to "JJ Kinsey Esq, Official Representative, British Antarctic Expedition 1907, Christchurch" with New Zealand 1d 'King Edward VII/Land' overprint tied by 'BRIT ANTARCTIC EXPD/FE27/08' cds.
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea
1888Neu Guinea Compagnie 2mk Lion red & black/blue-grey 'Packetadresse/Parcel Address' card, unused. Superb!: the finest example we have seen.
1931-37used sets of both perfs ex SG 55a, Gordon set mint, 1938 Surcharges mint & used, 1941 Definitives used, etc, generally very fine, Cat £400+.