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Displaying 1 - 20 of 35 Lots in Category - Imprints & Plate Numbers
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Oddmentswith KGV range * and used including SM Perf 13½x12½ 1/4d 'OS' puncture CTO and some annotated varieties, a few Colonies/States, etc, postmark interest, condition variable.
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
31d red Die I lower-right block of 30 (6x5) from the right-hand pane - Plate C - including listed variety ACSC #2(C)n plus varieties identified by Pope et al on units [37, 43, 51 (a), 55, 56 & 58] and the 'JBC' Monogram #2(C)zb, unmounted, Cat $2600++. A delightful single-page display.
C of A KANGAROOS - Small Multiple Watermark
John Ash Imprint blocks 6d 'N' over 'N' & 'N' over 'A' and 9d 'N' over 'N', plus imprint pairs 1/- 'N' over 'N' (rounded corner) & 'N' over 'A' and 2/- 'N' over 'N', a few units are unmounted, Cat $4000.
(Qty 6 items)
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
71(4)zhSmooth Paper 1d red Plate 4 block of 4 with 'JBC' Monogram 3mm below the Jubilee Line ACSC #71(4)zh, Cat $450+ (mounted). [The monogram is more deteriorated than even the Third State illustrated in the ACSC]
75zbWar Savings Paper 1d red Die III 'CA' Monogram strip of 3 ACSC #75zb, unmounted, Cat $3500++ (mounted).
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1931 Kingsford Smith3d blue overprinted 'OS' Plate Number '1' corner block of 4, lightly mounted in the margins only otherwise unmounted, Cat $6000+ (mounted). Rare. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2012).
No longer available
1931 Airmail6d brown John Ash Imprint block of 15 (5x3), generally well centred, unmounted, Cat $735+.
1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge5/- green single with full John Ash Imprint, a couple of tiny blemishes, Cat $500 plus premium for the imprint.
1937-49 KGVI DefinitivesPerf 15x14 1d green Die II Coil Perforation (Uniformly Large Holes) John Ash Imprint block of 4 ACSC #182zr, the first unit lightly mounted otherwise unmounted, Cat $3000. Rare. Ex John Sinfield: see Prestige auction of 26.1.2002. [The ACSC states "Several imprint blocks are recorded"]
1948-56 Arms5/- (minor faults), 10/- (one *) & £1 (no side-selvedge, **) imprint blocks of 4, & unmounted £2 upper-right corner block of 4.
(Qty 4 blocks)
NEW SOUTH WALES
1861-88 Five Shillings Coin5/- purple Perf 12x10 SG 180a (perf faults), Perf 11 horizontal pair form the left of the sheet with Floral Border at left, 1897 Reissue x6 (one with Floral Border) including a block of 4, large-part o.g., Cat £1375++.
1888-89 Centennial of New South WalesWatermark 'NSW' 2d blue SG 260 upper-left corner block of 12 (6x2) with the Watermark Inverted and 'POSTAGE - TWO PENCE' Imprint at the top, the first and seventh units Imperforate at Left and both additionally with No Watermark, virtually full o.g. with most units being unmounted, Cat £1320++. An unusually large multiple of this underrated stamp and an exceptional specialist piece. Acquired at the Prestige auction of 10.4.2010 for $4370. [Gibbons state that the shade is 'Prussian' blue; this is inaccurate. Gibbons also don't mention the No Watermark error, caused by the watermark being spaced for the significantly larger revenue stamps]
1888-89 Centennial of New South WalesWmk '5/-' 5/- Map deep violet SG 261a lower-right corner pair with '1888' Monogram, large-part o.g. Ex Colonel Harrie Evans and Jim Johnstone: acquired at the Prestige auction of 4.5.2002 for $3680.
1890 Centennial High ValuesWmk '5/ NSW'-in-Diamond 5/- Map selection noted as SG 263, 263a, 263b x2, 263c(i), 263c(ii), 263d & 263da, all but one with large-part o.g., Cat £3000+.
1890 Centennial High ValuesWmk '5/ NSW'-in-Diamond 5/- mauve Perf 11 SG 263da overprinted 'SPECIMEN' complete sheet of 50 (10x5) with 'CP' 'G Pr O/NSW' & '1888' Monograms in the lower margin & complete imprint in the upper margin, a few very minor perf separations in the margins, full unmounted o.g. Superb! Almost certainly Ex Australia Post Archival Sale Number 1 (part of Lot 18).
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.
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.
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]