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Displaying 14 Lots in Category - Buildings - Bridges
Selection on exhibit pages & Hagners including 2d two blocks of 4 with incomplete plate dots, 3d Plate Number '1' to '4' blocks of 4, 5/- CTO x2 (one with fake "postal" cancel added), 'OS' Overprints imprint blocks of 4 & CTO blocks of 4, etc, condition variable; also a colour photograph of the unique composite die proofs.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK: Official photographic reduction to 200% stamp-size of Frank Manley's original artwork for the issued 2d design, oval 'Commonwealth Bank of Australia/STAMP/PRINTING BRANCH/Fitzroy Vict' [sic] cachet in violet on the reverse. Superb! Unlisted in the ACSC.
PLATE DOTS: Recess 2d red two marginal blocks of 4 from the left of the sheets, the first with One Plate Dot BW #146z (Cat $400), the other with the horizontal line but the Plate Dot Omitted (unlisted), both very lightly mounted.
(Qty 2 blocks)
POSTAL FORGERY: 2d red BW #149c horizontal pair from the lower-left corner of the sheet, both units defaced with manuscript "X", a few split/rejoined perfs between the units, large-part o.g., Cat $4000+. [Arthur's marginal strip of 3 sold for $4998]
FIVE SHILLINGS: Lower-left corner example, very lightly mounted, Cat $550.
FIVE SHILLINGS: Upper-left corner example with Plate Dot, a little aged but unmounted, Cat $3000 (mounted). [Arthur's very fine unmounted example sold for $1785]
FIVE SHILLINGS: John Ash Imprint strip of 3, well centred, the first & third units with hinge remainders, the central unit is unmounted, Cat $3000+ (mounted).
COVERS: Opening Day cover with the commemorative slogan cancel & 'SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE/ 1 ' cds; parcel label with 3d Plate Number '4' pair + Large Kookaburra 6d x3; Local OHMS cover with 2d overprinted 'OS'; and window-envelope for the illustrated telegram.
(Qty 4 items)
COVERS: 2d 3d & 5/- (with full imprint) tied to separate covers by the commemorative slogan cancel, a couple of minor blemishes.
(Qty 3 covers)
COVERS: 2d & 3d tied to plain cover by Adelaide cds of 14MR32 being the First Day of issue, 5/- later added across the cds which was nefariously "reinstated", minor blemishes.
COVERS: 2d & 3d both overprinted 'OS' tied to CSIRO cover by air to "Cloncurry NT" - Cloncurry is actually in Queensland - by 'CANBERRA/28OCT/1932/FCT AUST' machine cancellation, Brisbane & Cloncurry transit datestamps, forwarded to "Burnside Station/Brocks Ck/NT", Cat $800 for just the 3d on cover. The rate was 2d letter rate per ounce + 3d airmail supplement per half-ounce. [Arthur's similar cover - both stamps damaged before being affixed - sold for $1130]
COVERS: Samuel Wood (Sydney) illustrated 'BRIDGE/SYDNEY HARBOUR/LETTERETTE' with five fold-out postcard-size photos of the bridge, Typo 2d tied by Opening Celebrations slogan cancel of 28MAR/1932.
ILLUSTRATED TELEGRAMS: Telegram with South-East Pylon cds of 21MR32, the matching envelope with Opening Celebrations slogan cancellation.
(Qty 2 items)
ILLUSTRATED TELEGRAMS: Telegram with South-East Pylon cds of 19MR32 (the Opening Day), the matching envelope - minor repaired tear at the top - with 'SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE/ 1 ' cds.
(Qty 2 items)