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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
CINDERELLAS: 1934 Victoria & Melbourne Centenary labels in blocks of 20 x3 comprising two different configurations of designs, and blocks of 8 x5 with two configurations, unmounted. Superb!
(Qty 8 blocks)
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
Engraved 6d Kookaburra postally used or CTO x15; and Bridge 5/- green CTO x3 (all with aged o.g.).
1964-65 Birds original artwork for the 2/- Golden Whistler in black & colour pencils on tracing paper (180x238mm) ACSC #418E(1), artist's endorsements at the base re colours & at top "Rough idea for Golden Whistler" which proved, with '2/-' placed lower, to be the accepted design, initialled at L/R "BTW" = Betty Temple-Watts who designed the whole series, Cat $3000.
C of A - First Day Covers
1934 Victoria Centenary Perf 10 2d 3d & 1/- tied to plain FDC with Victoria Centenary label (Kookaburra) by 'REGISTERED/2JY34/ ADELAIDE SA' cds, blue & black 'R' label with Rat's Tail, Cat $800+.
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
1938 (Mar 10) double-rate commercial cover to South West Africa with scarce franking of 5/- Roo (rounded corner) + Large Kooka 6d tied by Brisbane cds, minor faults. [The All Up rate was 2/9d per ½oz to South Africa & accepted at that rate]
1966-79 solo frankings all different airmail usages mostly overseas including Fish 7c & 10c, Birds 13c PPC to USA, Navigators 50c, 1969 Primary Industry 15c Timber PPC to UK, AustraliaAsia 7c PPC to NZ & 15c greeting card to UK, 30c Cook & Qantas, Pioneers 10c, 15c, 50c & 60c, National Development 8c PPC to NZ, 30c Beef Roads & 35c Mapping, 1975 PNG Independence 25c PPC to Canada, 1976 Olympics 25c PPC to USA & 40c to Canada, 1978 Trees 45c to Finland, Christmas issues noted 1967 5c to NZ & 25c to UK, 1972 35c to UK, etc, a couple on illustrated envelopes, condition generally fine.
No longer available
1967 British Forces airmail cover to GB with rare franking of 6c Honeyeater & boxed Naval Concessional h/s.
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
Registered covers comprising 1) 1888 4d Registration Envelope via Pacific to "Boaz Island/Bermuda" uprated with 6d mauve & 1/- black, New York exchange office label affixed, 'HAMILTON/BERMUDA' arrival b/s, overall soiling; 2) 1912 to USA with ½d & 5d; and 3) 1913 double-rate to Stanley Gibbons in New York with 8d Lyrebird.
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)
1854 Penny Black Imperf 1d SG 1 horizontal pair, margins close to large, neat void grid cancels in black, Cat £600+. A very attractive multiple.
1854-55 Lithographs 4d blue/pale blue SG 3/4 group four singles with full margins, one with a Pre-Printing Paper Fold, two with Void Grid '14' cancels of Albany, Cat £800+.
1857-59 Hillman Lithographs Imperf 6d golden-bronze SG 18 with as strong a golden lustre as we have seen, three close margins & just touched at left, minor faults/repairs at U/R & L/R corners still a most attractive example of this rare stamp, Cat £2500.
1860-64 Printed in the Colony from Perkins Bacon Plates 4d blue as SG 26 marginal example from the right of the sheet with Faint Offset, unused, Cat £350. [Only one sheet is known to have been printed with the error]
1861 Perkins Bacon Very Rough Perf 14-16 1d rose-carmine SG 44 two examples in different shades, unused, Cat £700.
1861 Perkins Bacon Rough Perf 14-16 1/- dark green SG 46 with perfs at right & left and cut from the sheet at top & base, with part '[CANC]ELLED' handstamp applied vertically, large-part o.g., Cat £12,000. Ex Peter Jaffé and Bill McCredie: sold at auction in 2011 for $13,800.
Six examples each of the so-called "Ormond Hill Specimens" were produced by Perkins Bacon for all of "their" Colonies at the request of Rowland Hill's nephew and gifted to him, action that resulted in the Agent for the Crown Colonies terminating Perkins Bacon's printing contracts. 75 different stamps were involved, of 20 British Colonies and four stamps of Chile. The 'CANCELLED' h/s was applied to blocks of 6 that were later separated, often with scissors or a blade, resulting in many of the individual stamps having trimmed perfs on one or two sides. [NB: for the WA 1/-, based on application of the handstamp, it appears that a pair and block of 4 were supplied]
For Western Australia, the recorded stamps are 1d x2, 6d x4 & 1/- x5 (the most recently discovered with 'CANCELLED' removed!! by an idiot). A full "set" is in the Royal Collection.
1882-85 CA Perf 14 2d chrome-yellow SG 77 block of 9, exceptional centring, very lightly mounted with virtually full o.g., Cat £378++. A delightful block.