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Displaying 17 Lots in Category - Maps
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+.
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]
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 Wales5/- Map imperforate colour trial pair in dull green on ungummed unwatermarked paper, margins good to large.
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).
NEW SOUTH WALES - Official Stamps
'OS' OVERPRINTS:1890 Wmk '5/-' 5/- deep purple Map overprinted 'O S' in Red SG O47, well centred, indistinct numeral cancellation, Cat £800. Rare. Ex John Bell (NSW): acquired at the Prestige auction of 8.5.2013 for $920. BPA Certificate (1986).
'OS' OVERPRINTS:1890 Wmk '5/-' 5/- deep purple Map overprinted 'O S' in Red SG O47, Sydney cds, Cat £800. Rare. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2016) states "superb example" and "only 100 printed".
'OS' OVERPRINTS:1890 Wmk '5/-' 5/- deep purple Map overprinted 'O S' in Red SG O47, Sydney cancel, Cat £800. Rare. Ex Keith Harrison: acquired at the Prestige auction of 2.8.2013 for $2875. RPSofL Certificate (1980). [In our opinion this is the finest and most atractive of the three examples]
'OS' OVERPRINTS:1890 Wmk '5/-' 5/- purple overprinted 'OS' in Red as SG O47 but in the distinctive shade of the official reprints & Perf 12, CTO with 'NSW' or 'GPO' cancels, full unmounted o.g. Very scarce. (2)
'OS' OVERPRINTS:1890 Wmk '5/ '-in-Diamond 5/- mauve Perf 10 SG O49a with Deformed 'S', large-part o.g., Cat £400+.
'OS' OVERPRINTS:1890 Wmk '5/ '-in-Diamond 5/- mauve Perf 10 SG O49a overprinted 'SPECIMEN' vertical pair, full unmounted o.g., Cat £800. A very scarce & superb multiple. [Acquired at the Prestige auction of 24.4.2009 for $483]
'OS' OVERPRINTS:1890 Wmk '5/ '-in-Diamond 5/- dull lilac Perf 12 SG O49b, large-part o.g., Cat £800.
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea
Oddments with German stamps cancelled with cds of Finschhafen, Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen, Herbertshöhe or Stephansort (2mk), Overprints mint plus 25pf shade & used plus 3pf shade, Ships set mint, three blue/white seals, Lost Colonies label x2 (one 'used'), Rabaul registration label with 'GRI/3d' Overprint (stained), four unused PPCs and German-period map of GNG from an atlas, condition variable.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Postal History
1955cover airmail from a Catholic missionary (endorsed on the flap) with rare solo franking of Pictorials 10/- Map - paying 2/- per ½oz airmail rate x5 - tied by 'WEWAK/PAPUA NEW GUINEA' cds, couple of minor blemishes.