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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
1928 Kookaburra M/S from centre of sheet; £2 CofA Wmk Kangaroo used; and 5/- Harbour Bridge used & lightly mounted, well centered with margin.
(Qty 3 + M/S)
C of A - Flight Covers
1933-34 New Guinea & Papua group including 1933 Australia 6d Roo & KGV 1d on cover flown by New England Airways with their label on face and by New Guinea Air Service with pilot O Denny signature alongside, then various July 1934 'Faith in Australia' covers including New Zealand despatches x2, also 1936 Melbourne Cup flight signed Tommy O'Dea Pilot and 1938 Carpenters covers x6 including one registered with 'R/WAU' cachet and three signed O Mant pilot, 1945 QANTAS service re-opening flight from Brisbane (without vignette), 1947 "Bird of Paradise Service" with Birds 2½d & 6d 'AIR MAIL' overprints & 'RABAUL' R label plus Port Moresby intermediate, condition mixed but mostly fine.
C of A - Postal History
1966-75 solo frankings on overseas usages from the 'classic' Decimal period including Fish 7c & 10c, Birds 13c, 15c & 30c, 1969 Primary Industry 15c Timber greeting card airmail to UK, AustraliaAsia 7c airmail PPC to New Zealand, 30c Cook, Qantas & UPU, Pioneers 10c, 50c, 60c & 80c, National Development 30c Beef Roads & 35c Mapping, 1975 PNG Independence 25c on airmail PPC, Christmas issues noted 1969 5c airmail to New Hebrides, 1972 35c to Switzerland, etc, other destinations including Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Netherlands, etc, condition generally fine.
1978-82 Birds usages accumulation with all values represented including single, multiple & mixed frankings, many overseas airmails plus some on postcards & stationery, noted 45c Perf 14 on airmail PPC, illustrated 'tourist' covers, registered & overseas express delivery, a few taxed & OHMS items. Opportunity to form a 'single issue' modern exhibit.
1941 to USA from civilian in Papua with airmail indicia endorsed "TO AUST" and Pictorials 2d Bird & 4d Mother tied 'PORT MORESBY/-3MY41/PAPUA' d/s paying 3d airmail surcharge to Australia plus 3d foreign surface rate, censored in transit with 'OPENED BY CENSOR' deep red/white label rouletted at top & '1/3/PASSED/BY/CENSOR/1' diamond cachet both applied at Cairns Qld.
No longer available
1944-45 Air Letter Censorship: District 6 (Tasmania) with admonition crossed out to a serviceman in England with Hobart '12SEP/1944' cancel, lengthy personal message and regular red/white '6/OPENED BY CENSOR' label cut in half affixed at top, re-directed first to "HMS Robin" and then to "RNAS" with British 'MARITIME/MAIL' cancel in red, finally "c/o NZ Army Base" label affixed and delivered with 'NEW ZEALAND/ARMY POST OFFICE' b/s, endorsed inside "Rec. eventually at NZABPO on 21/10/44". [John Little does not record any regular Tasmanian labels cut-down & used on Air Letters]
Artists & Subjects range noted 'Blinky Bill' Koala & Kangaroo comic, BE Minny Aboriginal couple, 'Familiar Australian Singers' advert for Singer Sewing Machine Co plus 12 more individual birds cards, Tuck's Oilettes of Mining & Wool Industry in Australia x14, Weston Series 'The Bullocky' & 'The Musterer' then various Australian Series bush scenes by JA Turner & others, etc, condition mixed but mostly fine.
Artists group comprising Maisie Carte Patriotic x3 'We don't want to lose you ...', 'My Favourite March' & 'Something Doing' wounded birds, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite 'Fairy' cards x8 including 'The Fairy Bridget and the Kookaburra', and May Gibbs 'Gumnut Babies' Sports x3 Surfing on Leaf, Tennis with Spiderweb Net & Football kicking Gumnut and Patriotic x3, a few with minor blemishes but mostly very fine.
NEW SOUTH WALES
1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales all-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 Wales Watermark '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]
Small group on two pages with Swans 1/- pale brown imperf (4 margins; close at top) fine used with small part corner cancel & 4d blue (damaged), then later issues mostly used but noted 1885 2½d to 1/- * and 1902-11 V/Crown 9d *, Postal Fiscals to 1/- postally used (ex 2d) plus 2/6d & 3/- fiscal cancels, also Telegraphs 1d postally used, a couple with minor toning.
1854 Penny Black Rouletted 1d black SG 2 horizontal pair, rouletting on all sides & between the units remarkably not intruding on the design except at L/R of the first unit, light horizontal ironed-out crease, void-grid cancels in black, both units with 'RCalves' guarantee h/s, Cat £1500+. A rare multiple.
1857-59 Hillman Lithographs 6d black-bronze SG 18 with large Transfer Flaw Void at U/R, margins just touching to good, light void-grid cancel, Cat £650. BPA Certificate (2004).
1861 Perkins Bacon Intermediate Perf 14-16 6d purple-brown SG 36, straight-edge at the top, unused, Cat £1100. A very scarce stamp. Pascal Scheller Certificate (2015).
1863-88 Middle Period collection on Godden pages with modest duplication allowing for good representation of shades, many better stamps including No Watermark 1d unused (3) & 6d used (8), CC 2d mint, 1/- mint (faults) & 1/- bright green two used pairs & 1/- sage-green used (4), 'ONE PENNY' on 2d used (4), CC Perf 14 4d used (3) & 6d unused, 1871 3d mint (3), CA Perf 14 4d unused, Perf 12x14 1d used, Perf 12 used 4d (3) & 6d (6), useful Surcharges including '½' on 1d mint block of 4 & 'Half-penny' in Red & in Green on 3d mint strip of 3, etc, generally fine to very fine, STC £3750+. Ex "Daneswood": sold at the Prestige auction of 13.9.2008 for $1840.
1863 (c.) essay for a 1d White Swan die proof in pale grey-blue on thin card (32x35mm), light crease that barely detracts from the beautiful facial appearance. Rare: only three examples, in different colours, are recorded. [NB: all Australian swans are black. A plate proof of the same design sold at our auction of 24.11.2018 for $1322]
1885-93 De La Rue ½d 2d 4d & 1/- with 'SPECIMEN.' Handstamp plus 2½d & 5d with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, large-part o.g., Cat £550. [This is a complete Specimen set]
1902-10 V/Crown the unique complete set of die proofs in issued colours on ungummed unwatermarked paper & Line Perf 12½, comprising 8d (tiny thin spot), 9d, 10d (perfs trimmed at left), 2/- (a couple of trimmed perfs at the base), 2/6d (a couple of trimmed perfs at the top), 5/- & 10/- (tiny thin spots), the 9d 2/- & 2/6d with part-Papermaker's Watermark, each with manuscript "X" cancel, Cat $37,500. Each stated by the ACSC to be unique! Individual Chris Ceremuga Certificates (2016) each state "...the only such example recorded".
The ACSC states "...possibly pulls from the zinc dies". In our opinion, there is no doubt about these items being die proofs. They were produced in Melbourne, where the same technique of perforating die proofs was employed for the KEVII £1 & £2.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Postmarks
64pp stockbook of mostly KGV material with numerous small &/or closed offices, noted 'BAMBOO CREEK' on 5/- Roo, 'BALKULING', 'BLACK RANGE' (1905), 'BURBANKS' (1913), 'CLAYMORE', 'GABANINTHA' (1910), 'GOODLANDS', 'HARRIS' (1907), 'HOLLOWS FIND', 28mm 'JARRAHDENE MILL', 'KATHLEEN VALLEY' (1907), 'KULINN', 'KURRENKUTTEN', 'LARKINVILLE', 'LUNENBURGH', 'MANDIGA/WESTN AUST', '[MIDDL]ESEX', 'MOOLIABEENIE', 'MUCHEA/WA', 'NABAWAH', '---/NANNINE WA' ('PAID' removed), 'PADDINGTON' (1900), 'PARKERS ROAD', 'TIMBER MILLS GREENBUSHES/20MY26/WESTN AUSTRALIA', 'TOOLIBIN', many very fine strikes.
(Qty many 100s)
Oddments on Swans including 'MALINGA MARLEY' x3 part-strikes, oval 'POST OFFICE/MARBLE BAR' x2 on pairs, large-part 'MULLINE' & 'PRINCESS ROYAL' x5, etc.