Prestige Philately Auction 213 CatalogueCatalogue by themeAirmail Stamps
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - Airmail Stamps
Selection on exhibit pages etc with publicity photograph, a range of Plate Number blocks of 4 x21 (some of which are probably Type B), Type A and Type B Imprint blocks of 4, Type A and Type B booklet panes, five usages on philatelic covers - one registered - & another on a souvenir packet tag, condition variable.
BOOKLETS: 1928 3/- with violet-blue cover BW #B40, Cat $1500 (2003). Advertised retail $1750.
BOOKLETS: 1935 3/- with dull green cover BW #B50, one stamp removed otherwise superb, Cat $2250 (2003). Advertised retail $2250.
PUNCTURED 'OS': Mint singles x2, CTO single & block of 4, vertical pair 'OS'/'OS' Omitted (probably a fake), imprint block of 4 (faint toning) & Plate 2 blocks of 4 & 6 (both unmounted), Cat $1500+ (unchecked for Type B stamps).
PUNCTURED 'OS': 1930 airmail cover with Swan 1½d, Air 3d, Sturt 1½d (rounded corner) & KGV 2d red all punctured 'OS' tied by 31mm 'PARLIAMENT HOUSE CANBERRA/FCT' cds, blue & black/white registration label. [The rate was 2d + 3d airmail + 3d registration = 8d. Both the Swan & the 3d Airmail are Cat $750 on cover]
No Watermark two gutter pairs & imprint block - lower units unmounted - with Retouched Shading Above-Left of Globe, and with Macarthur 3d on 1934 (Dec 8) airmail cover to Denmark; also unmounted Watermark Thick Paper Ash 42½mm Imprint block of 4 and two Thin Paper McCracken Imprint blocks of 4.
(Qty 7 items)
NO WATERMARK: John Ash imprint block of 4 with Retouched Shading Above-Left of Globe BW #161za, the upper units very lightly mounted, the lower units unmounted, Cat $400 (mounted). Superb!
NO WATERMARK: Single tied to airmail cover to London by superb 'AIR MAIL/ 1 1DE34 1/SYDNEY NSW' cds being the First Day of Issue BW #161y, tiny tear at upper-left, Cat $500.
WATERMARK THIN PAPER: WCG McCracken Imprint block of 4 as BW #163z but with Severely Damaged Imprint (the Second Line Omitted), unmounted. A dramatic variety. [The ACSC states in a footnote "...thought to be caused by paper folds". That is clearly not the case here]