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C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1937 NSW Sesquicentenary2d 3d & 9d all handstamped 'SPECIMEN' in green, affixed to a small piece from record book, a couple of very minor blemishes. Ex Bill McCredie: acquired in 2012 for $977. Michael Drury Certificate (2004) states ex Portuguese India Archive.
NEW SOUTH WALES
1888-89 Centennial of New South Walesincluding imperf colour trials 1d x2, 6d x3, 8d & 20/- x2, then 2d pair with 'INSPECTOR GENERAL' h/s, 5/- 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, 20/- x3 plus 'Specimen' & 'SPECIMEN' Overprints; 'OS' Overprints 1d pane of 60, 5/- (creased) & 20/- CTO, and a few others; generally fine to very fine.
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]
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1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales1d to 20/- imperforate colour trials on ungummed unwatermarked paper, margins generally good to large.
1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales20/- Governors imperforate colour trial pair in claret on ungummed unwatermarked paper, margins good to large.
1888-89 Centennial of New South WalesWmk '5/ ' (Sideways) 20/- Governors dull blue SG 262, characteristic irregular perfs, large-part o.g., Cat £750.
1890 Centennial High ValuesWmk-in-Circle 20/- cobalt-blue SG 264, 264a (hinge remainder), 264c & 264cb(ii), large-part o.g., Cat £1750.
1890 Centennial High ValuesWmk-in-Circle 20/- cobalt-blue group comprising SG 264, 264a, 264c, 264ca (hinge remainder), 264cb(i) & 264cb(ii), an unusually well centred 'set', large-part o.g., Cat £2575. The last with RPSofL Certificate (1984) as the then SG 280b.
1890 Centennial High ValuesWmk-in-Circle 20/- cobalt-blue Perf 12x11 SG 264cb lower-right corner block of 4 with '1888' Monogram, part- to large-part o.g., Cat £1500++. Ex Colonel Harrie Evans and Jim Johnstone: acquired at the Prestige auction of 24.5.2008 for $12,075.
1905 Crown/A Chalk-Surfaced Paper20/- bright cobalt-blue Perf 12 BW #N76 (SG 350a) marginal single from the base of the sheet with 'GPrO/NSW' Monogram, exceptional centring, large-part o.g., grossly undercatalogued at $400++ (£400++). Rare. [Jim Johnstone's similar Perf 11 example sold at the Prestige auction of 24.5.208 for $2415]
1905 Crown/A Chalk-Surfaced Paper20/- bright cobalt-blue Perf 11x12 BW #N74 (SG 350b) lower-right corner single with '1888' Monogram, well centred, slight yellowing of the gum, large-part o.g. & very lightly mounted, grossly undercatalogued at $400 (£400++). Rare.
1905 Crown/A Chalk-Surfaced Paper20/- bright cobalt-blue Perf 11x12 BW #N75B (SG 350b) lower-left corner pair with large-part 'CP' (Charles Potter) Monogram, rich shade, very lightly mounted. Superb! Ex Colonel Harrie Evans: acquired at the Prestige auction of 30.4.2011 for $8050. [The ACSC notes the presence of monograms in this issue but states "The existence of marginal monograms in the various perforations is not well documented, and at present no attempt has been made to list these". We note that the equivalent face-value Kangaroo First Wmk £1 - issued throughout the country, not just in one State - monogram singles are catalogued at $90,000+ each]
NEW SOUTH WALES - Official Stamps
'OS' OVERPRINTS:Wmk '5/-' (Sideways) 20/- cobalt-blue SG O48, CTO with 'NSW' cancel.
PUNCTURED 'OS': 1905-12 Crown/A Perf 11 20/- BW #N77b, very lightly mounted, grossly undercatalogued at $400. Rare: absent from the Colonel Evans, Jim Johnstone and Carrington (Mark Dankin) collections.
VICTORIA - Postmarks
Deakin (2):'DEAKIN/28MY15/VIC' (RO period) very fine strike on KGV 1d red. Rated RRRRR: the earlier of only two recorded examples. RO 1.11.1909; PO 1.7.1927; closed 30.11.1930. [Goulburn Valley]