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Displaying 1 - 20 of 51 Lots in Category - Western Australia
UNSURFACED THIN CHALKY STOCK ACSC #LC3: 'MOSMAN'S BAY/SYDNEY NSW' in claret, to Germany with rare uprating with Western Australia ½d Swan Imperforate at Base ACSC #W4b (Cat $2000+ in 2004) & 1d tied by light 'BALBARRUP/NO9/11/WESTERN AUSTRALIA'. A delightful & rare usage. RPSofV Certificate (1991). [The ACSC states that five examples of the error stamp are recorded, of which three are institutionalised, and "one...is used on a 1913 postcard", surely an error for this 1911 Letter Card. Cecil Walkley's used stamp - roughly separated at the base - sold at the Prestige auction of 14.4.2005 for $4600]
PALE GREEN STOCK ACSC #LC5: 'ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS/PERTH WA' in sepia-brown, intact but with minor blemishes on the address side, unused, Cat $1000.
No longer available
'MOSMAN BAY...' (Ferry in Mid-Distance) to Germany, superb but philatelic; & 'LOG TRAIN...' to Holland, commercially used; both uprated with South Australian ½d & 1d. Scarce CofA/State combination frankings.
UNSURFACED GREYISH/GREENISH STOCK WITH COMMA AFTER 'Australia,' ACSC #LC8: 'BLUE LAKE MT GAMBIER SA' in dull purple (superb!), 'BUSH HUT/VIC' in sepia, 'MONTEZUMA FALLS HOBART' in violet (superb!), 'MOSMAN'S BAY/SYDNEY NSW' in bright blue, 'PINEAPPLES/Q' in dull violet, 'SYDNEY HARBOUR/NSW' in crimson, 'THE GORGE/LAUNCESTON TAS' in pale emerald (sealed) & 'ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS/PERTH WA' in sepia, unused, Cat $1675.
UNSURFACED GREYISH/GREENISH STOCK WITH COMMA AFTER 'Australia,' ACSC #LC8: 'ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS/PERTH WA' in sepia, underpaid to Germany with South Australian ½d only tied by 'CALLINGTON' (SA) cds, superb 'T/20CTS'-in-circle h/s of Adelaide but no evidence that the postage due was collected. [1½d was the foreign postcard rate. However letter cards had to be paid at the letter rate of 2½d]
OUTER (MESSAGE) CARDS: 'GIANT RED GUM VIC' in red-violet with seriffed 'OHMS/STATISTICS' Overprint & printed 'STATISTICS ACT, 1907...' notice within, to Ejanding with 'GOOMALLING/JY23/12/WA' cds, very minor opening fault at right, Cat $750. Rare: seen only for Western Australia. [The notice required the farmer to provide information about his operations on the inner (reply) half & return to the local police station]
OUTER (MESSAGE) CARDS: 'HOBART FROM THE BAY' in red-violet with KGV ½d green - paying the wartax - tied by 'SOUTHERN CROSS/17MY20/WESTN AUST' cds, Cat $400. A very late usage: most remaining cards were severed, overprinted, & re-issued as single cards in 1917. [Interesting letter between female railway workers]
OUTER (MESSAGE) CARDS: 'ZOO ADELAIDE SA' (flamingoes) in bright blue with sans serif 'OHMS/STATISTICS' Overprint & printed 'STATISTICS ACT, 1907...' notice within, locally used with 'DENMARK/28JL13/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' cds, remarkably with the outer margins intact, Cat $750. Rare.
INNER (REPLY) CARDS: 'QUEEN'S GARDENS/PERTH WA' in red-violet, used at Melbourne in 1917, Cat $1000.
'QUEEN'S GARDENS/PERTH WA' in purple-black, to Costa Rica with Kangaroo ½d & 1d added & tied by 'GEORGE STREET/NSW' cds, superb 'SAN JOSE/MAY/9/1914/COSTA RICA' arrival cds in violet. Terrific destination.
'ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS/PERTH WA' in purple-brown with Grossly Misplaced Perforations, unused, Cat $500.
'ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS/PERTH WA' in purple-brown with Grossly Misplaced Perforations corrected with a second strike of the perforating head, unused, Cat $500+. [Illustrated in the ACSC]
'GIN GIN WEST AUST' Bicolour with the Stamp in Claret and the Text & View trending to Purple Die 1 Perf 12½ ACSC #LC18, unused, Cat $200++.
'GIN GIN WEST AUST' Recut with Sky Removed Die 1 Perf 12½ ACSC #LC18, sealed, unused, Cat $1000. [The ACSC states "...only one unused example is recorded..."]
The workmanship was so poor, people complained that the farmhouse appeared to be on fire!, causing the view to be withdrawn.
'HARVESTING WEST AUST' (horse-drawn cart) Bicolour with the Stamp & Text and the View trending from black to green Die 1 Perf 12½ ACSC #LC18, unused, Cat $200+.
'MURRAY RIVER WEST AUST' (Bridge & Rowboat) Recut with Sky Removed in black Die 1 Perf 12½ ACSC #LC18, unused, Cat $300. [Considering Cooke's numerous other inscriptional errors, one could almost expect this was an error for South Australia, Victoria or NSW. However, there really is a Murray River in Western Australia]
'ORCHARD WEST AUST' in claret Die 1 Perf 12½ ACSC #LC18, minor spots on the address side, unused, Cat $400. [This view was badly worn - note the "tornado" at upper-left) & was substituted part-way through the print-run]
'PERTH ROAD ARMADALE WA' Original State in black, First Recut with Sky Removed in brown-purple & Second Recut with the Large Tree Reshaped in blue (very fine used) in blue all Die 1 Perf 12½ ACSC #LC18, unused, Cat $385.
'ROYAL MINT WEST PERTH' (rectangle) Die 1 Perf 12½ LC18 overprinted on the view side 'From GLOBE TIMBER MILLS COMPANY, Adelaide' & with pro forma advice within, used Adelaide to Strathalbyn. Rare advertising.
'SOUTH PERTH' (Yachting Regatta) in dull purple Die 1 Perf 12½ ACSC #LC18, used at Melbourne, a couple of minor ink-blots at top of the view, Cat $500.