Prestige Philately Auction 236 CatalogueLot 839Catalogue by countryWestern Australia
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 55 Lots in Category - Western Australia
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Odd little lot with a few better stamps including QE 3½d booklet pane used, six covers to the USA with 2½d Roos, 1918 registered to the USA with KGV ½d & 1d x5 with 'HAY ST WEST/WA' cds & 'HAY STREET WEST' h/s on R label, etc, condition variable.
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
10/- grey & pink and £1 chestnut & blue, well centred (especially the 10/-), light 'WILUNA' (WA) cds, Cat $3875 (£2125). [** The £1 has an ironed-out vertical crease. Estimate & reserve reduced to $750/$575 **]
C of A - Decimal Issues
2013 Government Houses 60c Western Australia self-adhesive as SG 4004 completely Imperforate on small commercial piece. With a normal stamp for comparison.
No longer available
The balance of the collection with ACT x3, Northern Territory x4, AAT x5, Lord Howe Island, Christmas Island, Scouting x7 & Guiding x6, etc. [Illustrations are above Lot 190]
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Group with town datestamps, themes include pioneer settlement, shipping, mining, aboriginal art, Australian Rules football, etc.
C of A - First Day Covers
ARCHIBALD MOUBRE GUTHRIE: 1949-50 Arms £1 blue tied to generic cover by Perth cds of 28NO49, registered to 'LEEDERVILLE' (b/s).
NEVILLE MENZ: 1949-50 Arms 5/- red to £2 green tied to generic 'Darling Downs' covers by appropriately dated cds, the £1 & £2 are registered at Brisbane & Perth respectively.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1949 Sir John Forrest 2½d tied to handpainted cover by 'PARKVILLE/28NO49/VIC' cds. NB: the illustration is above Lot 224.
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1954 WA Stamp Centenary 3½d Swan tied to partly handpainted cover by 'RICHMOND/2AU54/VIC-AUST' cds, minor tonespots.
C of A - Postal History
1915 (Mar 6) commercial cover to USA with scarce combination franking of WA ½d + KGV 1d red pair tied by 'POPANYINNING/WESTN AUST' cds, double-boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR.' h/s of Perth in green, stain at U/R affects the 1d pair.
C of A - Military - World War II
1943 usage of KGVI 1d green Envelope with straight-line 'AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE CANTEENS' within outline map at upper-left, 'AIF FIELD PO/6JA43/No 8' cds. Very scarce. [These envelopes are believed to have been issued in WA only. Ted Proud records the cds used only in Palestine until 3.11.1942 & in TPNG from 23.9.1943]
SUBJECTS MINING: NSW 'Building Ore-Shoot, Broken Hill Mines', fine used in 1908; NT 'Copper Ore in Transit', very fine; Queensland 'Sapphire Mining at Anakie', minor blemishes; and Tasmania 'Smelters, Mt Lyell'; a few blemishes, postally used in 1908. Rare cards.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Bundle extracted from a postmark collection with better views, subjects & local publishers including from Busselton, Geraldton, Guildford & Kalgoorlie, condition variable but all are presentable to fine.
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
Well-filled Seven Seas album with New South Wales including Sydney Views 1d No Clouds apparently unused but it has been professionally repaired & 3d x3 (one with No Whip, & one with BN '78' - rated RR - of Cassilis), Laureates to 8d, 'REGISTERED' Imperf x4, Charity duo, 'OS' Overprints QV 10/- & £1 CTO reprints, Postage Dues set mint or CTO, etc; Queensland including 'Half-penny' on 1d Die II mint, Charity duo mint but a bit soiled, QV Revenues to £5 black, etc; South Australia Imperf 2d apparently a Double Print/Dry Print, 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' plate proof with blank value tablet & 'SPECIMEN' Overprints to £20, Thin 'POSTAGE' set mint or used/CTO, etc; Tasmania including Courier 1d with full margins, Tablets £1 used, 1899-1900 Pictorials mint, etc; Victoria with a couple of very attractive Half-Lengths, 'REGISTERED' 1/- with large margins, Laureates 8d orange & 10d grey, Bell Emergency Printings 1d green/drab, Stamp Statutes to £5 including an apparently mint 3d (no certificate), Large Stamp Duty £1/10/- CTO and 35/- & £6 to £9 all fiscally used, Ultra-High Values £50 (stained) & £100 both CTO, 1886-96 High Values fiscally used, 1900 Charity duo mint, KEVII £2 punctured 'OS' CTO, Postage Dues both sets mint or used, etc; and Western Australia including 1854-55 1d & 4d both with full margins, Hillman 2d with BPA Certificate, later issues to £1, Long Revenues postally used to 1/-, Telegraph duo postally used, etc; condition rather mixed but many including most of those mentioned are fine to very fine. Huge catalogue value, especially if one takes into account the numerous faked imperfs, forged overprints etc, that we have completely ignored in arriving at the estimate.
This & the next two lots are dated collections Western Australia in three expensive Lighthouse binders, from 1869 rather sparse until the 1890s then with a good degree of completeness, noted many better denominations to 5/- x5 & some Postal Fiscals.
(Qty few 1000)
1885-1912 Issues neatly mounted & annotated collection on Oriel pages with 1885-93 including ½d die proof in brown on wove paper reduced to stamp size, 1d imperf plate proof block of 4, 4d mint marginal block of 18, 4d with 'Medical' h/s, 5d mint block of 4, 6d Plate Number '1' block of 4, 1/- mint strips of 3 & 4 and used block of 8 & block of 4 punctured 'WA', 'SPECIMEN' set, etc; 1888 New Colours including mint blocks of 4, 'SPECIMEN' set x2, etc; 1898-1907 W[crown]A 1d mint with 'Medical' handstamp, 2½d 6d & 1/- imperf plate proof pairs, 2½d mint blocks of 8 & 10, etc; 1902-11 V/Crown including CTO presentation set to £1 orange, 2½d mint block of 18 and Plate Number '1' block of 12, 9d mint block of 4, 10d unmounted block of 12, 2/- mint shades x13, 2/6d rare used block of 6, 5/- mint block of 4 & irregular usage with 'PAID/BOULDER' cds, 10/- deep mauve mint x6 including rare 'WA' & 'OS' punctures, 10/- bright purple SG 127a mint x3, used x7 (four punctured 'OS') & CTO, £1 brown-orange mint x5 (one punctured 'OS') & used x3, £1 orange mint punctured 'OS' used x2 & CTO, Perf 11 4d used, 5d used, 9d used, 2/- mint x3 & used x3, etc; 1905-12 Crown/Double-Lined A including ½d Imperf at Base used ACSC #Wb (roughly separated clear of the design, Cat $2000), 8d unmounted block of 4, 9d mint & used blocks of 4, 5/- mint x2 & used x8 including a pair, Perf 11 1d two mint blocks of 4, 3d used block of 4, 4d yellow-brown punctured 'OS' & 4d orange-brown x2, 5d mint block of 4 (**), 9d used x2, Irregular Compound Perf 1d & 2d (RPSofV Certificate); 1912 Crown/Single-Lined A 6d mint block of 4 & 1/- used block of 4; 1912 Thin Pre-Gummed Paper 3d mint block of 4; 1912 'ONE PENNY' on 2d Irregular Compound Perf used; numerous other 'WA' & 'OS' punctures, generally very fine throughout, Cat £30,000+++ plus the Officials & other unlisted items. An outstanding collection that can be further developed. Ex 'Chartwell'.
[** NB: three clients have advised that the £1 with 'OS' upright is probably a forgery. Estimate & reserve reduced to $17,000/$13,000 **]
Scarce multiples comprising 1d ochre two blocks of 6 (one with 9-Bar '8' cancels), 1d bistre block of 4, 2d yellow with Commissariat Punctures block of 4 with 15-Bar '5' cancels, 2d chrome-yellow blocks of 4 & 6, 4d carmine block of 4 with 12-bar '16' cancels of York, and 6d mauve block of 6 with 'E'-in-Bars cancels of Eticup. A very appealing lot. Ex 'Tamiami'.
(Qty 8 blocks)
Collection on Plymouth leaves with Penny Black x4 including a vertical pair, Litho 4d shades unused x3 & used x2 (one with void grid cancel in red), 1/- shades unused & used x3 (one rouletted), 1857 Hillman 2d, 1860-64 4d unused x2 (one with Pre-Printing Paper Fold) & 6d (3½ margins), 1861 No Wmk imperf plate proofs 4d in carmine & 6d in grey-lilac, 1864-79 CC 1/- SG 61 unused, 1888 New Colours mint & used, V/Crown Perf 11 2/- mint block of 4 (corner fault), etc, a few forgeries, also Imperial Punctures Imperf 4d with Double Puncture, 4d carmine tied to piece & 1/- SG 62 pair one with Double Puncture, 'WA' Punctures 8d & 10d used blocks of 4 & 6d used block of 8, a page of numeral cancels including '12'-in-Circle in red on 4d carmine (we have no idea what this might be!) & 'GULLAWA' cds on 2d yellow, generally a very fine & appealing lot.
(Qty 250 approx)
Selection of better stamps extracted from a postmark collection with a few Imperfs in variable condition including 4d blue & 1/- green, Perf 4d vermilion x2, 6d purple-brown x6, Imperial Punches on Litho 4d & 2d yellow, Surcharges including 'ONE PENNY' on 2d yellow x4, 1888 New Colours 4d pair, CofA Period including ½d Plate Number '1' pair on piece, 2/- x16 including a strip of 3, 2/6d x7 including a pair & 5/- x13, a page of blocks of 4 or 6, Postal Fiscals 3d x8 including a pair & 6d x3, Telegraphs 1d x5 including a pair & 6d x2, etc, also eight 1913-14 pieces with WA/Australia combination frankings (weep!), perfs & watermarks unchecked by us, excellent postmark content including many Barred Numerals, generally fine to very fine. Ex 'Tamiami'.
(Qty 250 approx)